ICYMI: Amazon renews Lore for a second season!
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Amazon has renewed its horror anthology, Lore, for a second season. No details were revealed regarding the premiere date or episode count, but Exorcist showrunner Sean Crouch will take over going into season two.
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Hot Topic: Heathers reboot delays premiere date, ITV teams up with Netflix to create darknet series, and more!
Following the deadly shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school, Paramount Network has delayed the premiere of the Heathers reboot. The network released a statement stating “’Heathers’ is a satirical comedy that takes creative risks in dealing with many of society’s most challenging subjects ranging from personal identity to race and socioeconomic status to gun violence.” Out of respect for the victims and the survivors, they opted to postpone the premiere to later this year.
ITV has teamed up with Netflix to make a documentary series about the darknet. Dark Web will dive deep into this secretive world on the Internet through multi-episodes in the series. This is one of many SVOD projects has taken on including Vanity Fair for Amazon, Harlots for Hulu, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy for Netflix.
Netflix has landed a new vigilante superhero film called Past Midnight and hopes to cast Keanu Reeves as the lead. The film will be produced by the Russo brothers (Avengers: Infinity War). Details for the upcoming film have not yet been released.
Guess Who: Martin Short and Steve Martin land a Netflix comedy special, John Magaro joins the cast of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, and more!
Martin Short and Steve Martin are joining the world of Netflix with a comedy special. The series will follow their national comedy tour based on their South Carolina performance. The special will be named after their comedy tour, Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life and is set to premiere later this summer.
Netflix continues to add to the cast of The Umbrella Academy with its newest addition, John Magaro (The Big Short). Magaro will play a character by the name of Leonard Peabody, who shares a romantic connection with his music teacher, Vanya (Ellen Page).
Facebook Watch has added Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kevin Carroll (The Leftovers), Kiana Madeira (Dark Matter), and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary) to the cast of its drama series, Sacred Lies. The series follows the story of a handless teen who manages to escape a cult and lands in juvenile detention.
Netflix’s Stranger Things has promoted season two fan favorite Priah Ferguson to a recurring role for the upcoming third season as Lucas’s sassy sister, Erica Sinclair. Additionally, Maya Hawke (Little Women) has been added to the cast as a new character by the name of Robin, who will uncover one of Hawkin’s dark secrets in season three.
Interviews: Oliver Berben, exec of German film company Constantin, talks about teaming up with Netflix and shifting to television!
German film producer/company, Constantin, has joined forces with Netflix to co-produce German crime thriller, Perfume, for which they produced a film adaptation in 2006. Constantin exec Oliver Berben shared his thoughts about making the move to television-based projects.
“We see a lot of potential to grow our non-theatrical business, particularly in the sphere of large German and European co-productions. We expect to significantly increase the number and volume of TV series, and we expect to be hiring on more people to expand our German and European production operation.” -Oliver Berben (Constantin executive)
Coming Soon: Paramount Network releases a new trailer for Yellowstone, M. Night Shyamalan signs a deal with Apple, and more!
Apple has ordered a half-hour psychological thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan. The series has received a straight-to-series order and will consist of ten episodes. Shyamalan will take on the role of executive producer and direct the pilot episode. This is one of a few projects Apple’s streaming service has begun adding its slate of original content.
Amazon Prime Video and Disney India are teaming up to make content available on Amazon immediately after its airtime` in the U.S. This deal will air seven shows including Marvel’s Runaways, Inhumans, and Cloak and Dagger and ABC’s The Crossing and Station 19. The deal will also allow Amazon to stream past seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds, Scandal, and Scrubs.
Netflix has begun production on its animated children series, The Last Kids on Earth. The series is set to premiere in 2019 and follows a group of 13-year old kids as they live out their lives amidst a monster apocalypse. The series is based on Max Brallier’s book series, who will also be executive producing and co-writing the series.
A new trailer has been released for Paramount Network’s Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner. The series is written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) and stars Gil Birmingham (Hell or High Water), Wes Bentley (American Horror Story), Danny Huston (Gotham), along with many more. Yellowstone illustrates and tells a hidden story of ranch life and the political and personal battles of its inhabitants. The series is set to debut on June 20th. Check out the trailer below!
Amazon Prime Video has added 20 reality TV series’ to its service including Hell’s Kitchen, Toddlers & Tiaras, Unsolved Mysteries, and Whale Wars. Be sure to check out the inclusive list here!
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