ICYMI: Hulu gives series order to George Clooney’s Catch 22 and cancels Shut Eye after two seasons, plus more!
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George Clooney’s Catch 22 gets a series order on Hulu. Along with starring in the series, he will take on the role of executive producer.
Hulu has canceled drama series, Shut Eye, after two seasons. The series starred Jeffrey Donovan and was created and executive produced by Les Bohem.
In one sweep move, Amazon has canceled three shows including One Mississippi, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and I Love Dick.
Apple has acquired rights to a 10-episode comedy series starring Kristen Wiig, who is also on board as an executive producer. The series will be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine.
Now let’s dive into the rest of our Streaming After Dark issue!
Hot Topic: Fuller House has been renewed for a fourth season, A Series of Unfortunate Events to end after season 3, and more!
Oh, My-Lanta! Netflix announced on their official Facebook page that Fuller House has been renewed for a fourth season. The series is set to premiere later this year.
Netflix will be releasing a new comedy series, On My Block, following four friends in high school from the inner city in South Central LA. The series will focus on the drama of their teenage years in a rough neighborhood and is set to premiere March 16th on Netflix.
7TV, a free German streaming service, has brought on Google exec, Alexandar Vassilev, as the Chief Executive – who will be working on growing the digital platform. This service will be set up by Discovery Communications and ProSiebenSat.1.
Look away, Look away! Neil Patrick Harris announced that A Series of Unfortunate Events will conclude after its third season. New episodes from season 2 will be available for streaming on Netflix on March 30th.
DreamWorksTV, geared for families and kids, will be launching an Over-The-Top (OTT) service on Amazon Channels. This will allow subscribers to view original content, with new episodes every week and cost approximately $4.99/month.
HBO has made a deal with Amazon Video in Japan to air nearly 50 series’ on their streaming service–including True Detective, Game of Thrones, and Westworld, beginning April 1st.
Guess Who: Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane join the final season of House of Cards, and more!
Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane have been brought on for major roles in the final season of Netflix’s House of Cards. They will be playing opposite Robin Wright for this eight-episode sixth and final season.
Netflix drama series, Messiah, has recently cast Tomer Sisley (We’re The Millers) and Mehdi Dehbi (London Has Fallen). This ten episode series will explore the boundaries of religion, politics, and faith.
Interviews: The cast and showrunner talk about the futuristic world of Altered Carbon!
The cast and showrunner of Netflix’s Altered Carbon discussed the futuristic world of the series and how the role of diversity and violence factored into it.
“The world that we live in isn’t uniform looking, and the future that we’re headed toward isn’t uniform looking. It was very, very important to me to represent a broader swath of humanity that often isn’t seen in futuristic sci-fi.” -Laeta Kalogridis (showrunner)
TVAD Writers Room: Check out what our roundtable had to say about Electric Dreams!
This week we dove into the fantastical world of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams with our roundtable. See what they had to say about the last six episodes!
Coming Soon: Our Cartoon President releases its first episode on Showtime, Amazon releases trailer for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and more!
Netflix’s Jessica Jones is all set to stream on March 8th with 13 episodes. The streaming service released more photos for the upcoming season hinting at a difficult time ahead for the edgy, badass hero.
Showtime released the first episode of Our Cartoon President online, allowing viewers an early sneak peek of this new animated series. This half-hour parody follows the antics of the 45th President of the United States and is executive produced by Stephen Colbert. The series will air on February 11th with two back-to-back episodes!
DC Entertainment and WB Television are prepping up for another live-action series called Metropolis for their upcoming digital network. The series will begin production later this year for the first season and is slated for release in 2019 with 13 episodes.
Amazon has released the upcoming Super Bowl trailer for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, set to premiere on August 31st. The series will star John Krasinski as the iconic Jack Ryan.
Coming to Netflix on April 27th is comedy movie The Week Of starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. The movie is directed by fellow SNL alum, Robert Smigel. Check out the trailer below!
Netflix is adding to its Kids & Family Division with comedy series, The Prince of Peoria. They recently gave a 16-episode order for the series which will essentially be the children’s version of Coming to America–following a 13-year old prince who comes to the U.S in disguise.
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