Showtime has announced that the Emmy-nominated drama “Yellowjackets” will return for a second season on March 24 for all Showtime streaming and on-demand subscribers, before it goes on the air March 26 at 9 p.m. EST/PT. Produced by studio Entertainment One, the series is currently being produced in Vancouver.
Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the series stars Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, and Tony Cypress. Lauren Ambrose and Simone Kessell also joined the second season as series regulars, along with Elijah Wood in a long guest arc. The second season also stars Sophie Nelis, Jasmine Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, Courtney Eaton, Liv Hewson, Stephen Krueger, Warren Cole and Kevin Alves.
In other TV news for the day:
Disney+ has released the trailer for the second season of Lucasfilm Animation’s popular series, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” As the new season opens, months have passed since the events on Kamino, and the Bad Batch continues their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. The second season stars Dee Bradley Baker as the voice of Bad Batch and Michelle Ang as the voice of Omega. Rhea Perlman returns to guest star as Syed, Nosheer Dalal returns to guest star as Vice Admiral Rampart and Wanda Sykes make her first guest star in the series as Phee Genoa.
The series is produced by Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, Jennifer Corbett, and Carrie Beck, with Josh Rimes and Alex Spotswood as producers. Rau also serves as supervising director with Corbett as head writer and Matt Michnovetz as story editor.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting January 4th along with the first two episodes. Check out the trailer below.
Apple TV+ has released the official trailer for the fourth and final season of M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant, which sees the long-awaited revenge of series stars Lauren Ambrose as Dorothy Turner, Toby Kebbell as Sean Turner, Neil Tiger Free as Lian Grayson and Rupert Grint in The role of Julian Pearce.
“It’s Leanne. When she’s happy things are good; when she’s angry, things go wrong,” Sean says to Julian in the trailer, foreshadowing an inevitable confrontation.
Over the past three seasons, the psychological thriller has chronicled the strange events that plague a young couple, Dorothy and Sean Turner, after hiring full-time nanny Leanne Grayson to care for a doll they believe is the reincarnation of their deceased newborn. .
When the Season 3 finale aired in March 2022, viewers were left with unanswered questions, such as what is the truth about Leanne’s story and who lives in the Turner family home? These questions will be placed with the 10-episode finale of the series, which is scheduled to start with one new episode each week.
Shyamalan’s daughter, Ishana Knight Shyamalan, is also attached for the final season as director alongside Carlo Mirabella-Davis, Dylan Holmes, Celine Held, Logan George, Kitty Green, Nimrod Antal, Veronica Franz, and Severine Fiala.
The first episode of Season 4 premieres January 13, 2023. Watch the trailer below.
The second season of the HBO drama series “Perry Mason” premieres March 6 (9 p.m. ET/PT) and will be available to stream on HBO Max. The operator has shared a teaser for the upcoming season.
Months after the conclusion of the Dodson case, the scion of a powerful oil family is brutally murdered. When a DA goes to the town’s Hoovervilles to identify the most obvious suspects, Perry, Della, and Paul find themselves at the center of a case that will expose far-reaching conspiracies and force them to reckon with what it really means to be guilty. The show’s cast includes Matthew Rhys, Juliette Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Eric Lange, Justin Kirk, Diara Kilpatrick, Katherine Waterston, Hope Davis, Fabrizio Guido, Peter Mendoza, Mark O’Brien, Paul Rasey, Jane Tulloch, John Chaffin, Onawa Rodriguez Ji Young Han, Sean Astin, Tommy Dewey, Wallace Langham.
The show’s executive producers are Jacques Amell, Michael Pegler, Amanda Burrell, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Joe Horacek, Reese and Tim Van Patten with co-executive producer Regina Heymann. The series is based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner. Check out the trailer for season two below.
Season 3 of Epix’s “Godfather of Harlem,” starring Forest Whitaker as notorious crime boss Pompey Johnson, has a new trailer. Season 3 will find Johnson continuing to fight for control of Harlem with other aspirants to the throne, namely the Cuban mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Taking on the Cuban mob would put Pompey, his loved ones, and his community in the crosshairs of not only his rival Italians, but his ruthless Latino killers, and ultimately the CIA.
In addition to Whitaker as star and executive producer, season 3 cast members include Vincent D’Onofrio, Elfinish Hadra, Lucy Fry, Antoinette Crowe Legacy, Giancarlo Esposito, and Whoopi Goldberg as Miss Willa. New cast members include Michael Raymond James as Joe Columbo and Jason Alan Carville as Malcolm X.
Produced by ABC Signature, the series is produced by Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Marquan Smith and Joe Chappelle. Swizz Beatz serves as Executive Music Producer.
Check out the trailer below.
Apple TV+ has announced that the third season of the hit drama “Truth Be Told,” starring Octavia Spencer and Gabrielle Union, will premiere January 20th on streaming. From writer, host, and executive producer Nichelle Tramble Spellman, the 10-episode third season sees Spencer reprise her role as investigative reporter turned Bobby Scoville. A new episode will air weekly, every Friday through March 24 on Apple TV+.
Based on the novel While You Were Sleeping by Kathleen Barber, Truth Be Told offers a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the quest for justice is put on stage. In Season 3, Scoville teams up with an unorthodox manager (played by Union) to keep the victims’ names in the public eye while chasing leads to the suspected sex trafficking ring that may have ensnared them. In addition to Union, returning cast members include series regulars Mekhi Phifer, David Lyons, Ron Cephas Jones, Merle Dandridge, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, Mychala Faith Lee, and Tami Roman.
Maesha Clawson is serving as showrunner for the third season. Executive producers include Klauson, Spencer, Mikkel Norgaard, Reese Witherspoon, and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for Chernin Entertainment, and Brian Clesham for Orit Entertainment. “Truth Be Told” is produced for Apple by Hello Sunshine, Chernin Entertainment, Orit Entertainment, and Fifth Season.
The upcoming Peacock drama series “Mrs. Davis, starring Betty Gilpin, will premiere on streaming with four episodes on April 20, with a new episode airing weekly on Thursdays. The new series comes from Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof and is about the most powerful algorithm in the world named Ms. Davis. Gilpin plays Simon, a nun dedicated to destroying the Algorithm.
Gilpin stars alongside Jake McDorman and Andy McQueen. The recurring cast includes Ben Chaplin, Margo Martindale, David Arquette, Elizabeth Marvel, Katya Herbers, Chris Diamantopoulou, Ashley Romans, Tom Walachia, and Mathilde Oliver. The series will consist of eight eight-hour episodes and will be produced by Warner Bros. Television. Owen Harris has directed several episodes of the series, including the pilot, while directing duties are also handled by Alethea Jones.
The Nine Lives of Vince McMahon, an upcoming documentary, is scheduled to premiere on Vice TV December 13 at 9pm ET. The doc offers an inside look at the life of titular subject McMahon, whose legacy in the professional wrestling industry took a dark turn as accusations began to surface of his alleged sexual misconduct and physical abuse of the wrestlers he mentored.
The former head of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) bought the company in the early 1980s, beginning a successful 40-year career getting professional wrestlers in notable rings around the country. It wasn’t until 2022 when The Wall Street Journal discovered that McMahon paid $12 million in hush money to four different women to quash their allegations of sexual assault from reaching the public, prompting McMahon’s swift retirement. Other reports compiled by Vice World News for the documentary contain assertions that McMahon was also responsible for the injury and even death of some WWE wrestlers.
Executive produced by Lee Hoffman for Vice TV as well as Christopher Martin and Dolores Gavin for VICE World News, the two-hour special will be available for viewing through the Vice TV app and all major satellite and cable providers.
Season 22 of NBC’s singing competition series “The Voice” will conclude with a star-studded lineup of Kane Brown with Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Maluma, OneRepublic, Adam Lambert, Breland and Girl Named Tom during the two-hour live season finale. On December 13 (9-11pm EST/PT). Coaches Camila Cabello, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will perform with their final artists. One of the five nominees — Bodhi, Omar Jose Cardona, Brayden Lab, Bryce Leatherwood, and Morgan Miles — will be crowned winner of the US vote.
Country artist Brown, joined by Shelton, will perform lead single from Brown’s latest album, “The Different Man.” Clarkson will perform a solo rendition of her duet with Ariana Grande, “Santa, Can’t You Hear Me,” from her holiday album, “When Christmas Comes Around.” Clarkson will return as a coach on “The Voice” for season 23, which premieres in March. Maluma will be performing the single “Junio”, while OneRepublic will be performing “I’m Not Worried”. Lambert will perform Duran Duran’s song “Ordinary World”. Breland will appear for the first time on the season finale of “The Voice” performing his single “For What It’s Worth”. They’re back after their win last season as the only group to ever win “The Voice,” the Girl Named Tom trio, who will perform “One More Christmas” from their first EP.
Olivia Grace Applegate, whose previous films included minor roles in shows like “Euphoria” and “Dirty John,” will appear in the upcoming Hulu movie “Honeymoon Friends.”
The comedy, which was written and directed by Clay Tarver, recently wrapped shooting on location in Hawaii. The feature is a sequel to Tarver’s 2021 comedy “Vacation Friends” and follows a couple who meet on vacation in Mexico and things that ensue when their relationship dynamics are put to the test.
The new installment of the series sees Applegate play Veronica, a woman whose platonic gestures are seen as romantic interest by a man she meets on vacation.
Other confirmed cast members include John Cena, Meredith Hagner, Jake Choi, Lil Real Hory, Yvonne Orji, Mariana Novak, Julie Cerda, Carlos Santos, Sam Bass, advisor Wolf Lee, and Tory Mail.
No release date has been announced, but after the premiere of “Honeymoon Friends,” Applegate is set to star in the upcoming Paramount film “Organ Trail” as well as appear in the HBO Max limited series “Love & Death” alongside Elizabeth Olson and Tom Belfry.
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