Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal November 13 Premiere Date for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus”





Video: Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal November 13 Premiere Date for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and First Look at “Shenmue the Animation”
Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami, the network’s popular anime programming block and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global audience of more than 120 million registered users and more than 5 million subscribers.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal November 13 Premiere Date for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and First look at “Shenmue the Animation”

All-New Assets Unveiled for Blade Runner: Black Lotus and Shenmue the Animation During Virtual New York Comic Con

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s highly anticipated new series Blade Runner: Black Lotus is set to premiere on November 13 at midnight ET with two new back-to-back episodes, revealed today during New York Comic Con’s The Future of Blade Runner: Black Lotus virtual panel along with a new trailer and key art from the series.

The panel featured Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), and futurist Maurice Conti, who shared his take on how the Blade Runner world stacks up against our own future.

The series is produced by Alcon Television Group and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer. Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami, the network’s popular anime programming block and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global audience of more than 120 million registered users and more than 5 million subscribers.

The official Blade Runner: Black Lotus soundtrack album arrives November 5 and features Grammy-Award winning singer songwriter Alessia Cara’s new original song “Feel You Now.” Pre-save the album HERE.

Fans also got a first look at Shenmue the Animation, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s next original co-production during the Shenmue: Continuing the Legacy virtual panel that featured Yu Suzuki (Shenmue video game creator) and how he brought his Sega creations to life through anime. Additional panelists include Chikara Sakurai (director), Yû Kiyozono (producer, Telecom Animation), Joseph Chou (producer, Sola Entertainment).

About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories through the content they love. Best known as a top streaming service delivering AVOD and SVOD content, Crunchyroll also provides experiences to deepen fan engagement and community through social, events, games, consumer products, content distribution, content creation, and manga publishing.

Fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts – top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll’s services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, consumer product, and video game rights.

Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Anime Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store). Crunchyroll joined the Funimation Global Group in August 2021 to bring even more anime to more fans worldwide.

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Lausanne, Chisinau, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands.

About Alcon Television Group

Alcon Television Group was founded in 2012 as a division of Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group finances, develops, produces and distributes a diverse slate of scripted content with global market appeal for distribution on premium subscription networks, digital platforms and major cable and broadcast networks.

Alcon Television Group’s latest projects include the upcoming season six of the critically acclaimed epic space series The Expanse which airs on Amazon and boasts a 100% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes; the animated children’s series Pete the Cat, a co-production with Amazon Studios based on the best-selling children’s book series currently available on the streaming service; and Blade Runner – Black Lotus, a highly-anticipated anime series developed in partnership with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll inspired by Alcon’s Oscar-winning feature Blade Runner 2049.

Past projects for Alcon Television Group include the Grammy award-winning and 5-time Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series The Defiant Ones which chronicled the divergent roots and unlikely partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The Company’s first co-production was the Emmy-nominated documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All for HBO from Oscar winning director Alex Gibney. The intimate portrait of Sinatra as a singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist remains one of HBO’s most successful shows in the 50+ demographic.



COMEDY CENTRAL ANNOUNCES VOICE CASTS FOR UPCOMING ANIMATED PROJECTS WASHINGTONIA AND FAIRVIEW





COMEDY CENTRAL ANNOUNCES VOICE CASTS FOR UPCOMING ANIMATED PROJECTS WASHINGTONIA AND FAIRVIEW
Washingtonia to include Emmy® award-winning Stephen Colbert, Roy Wood Jr., Thomas Lennon among others and Fairview to star Aparna Nancherla, James Austin Johnson, Marina Cockenberg and more
Executive Producer R.J. Fried and select cast members from both to appear at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 8th

New York, NY – October 7, 2021 – Comedy Central, in partnership with CBS Studios, announced today the robust cast list for their newest adult animation projects, as well as two panels at New York Comic Con.

The boundary-pushing, provocative animated feature, Washingtonia will premiere in fall 2021. Joining the cast for Washingtonia is Aaron Landon, Alise Morales, Amanda Philipson, Andy Daly, Anna Drezen, Anna Eilinsfeld, Atsuko Okatsuka, Emily Lynne, Gary Cole, Henry Zebrowski, Iman Crosson, Jack Bensinger, James Adomian, James Austin Johnson, Jason Kravits, Jen Spyra, Jill Bartlett, Joey Romaine, John Viener, Jon Glaser, Jonathan Roumie, Keisha Zollar, Matt Rogers, Meg Stalter, Mike MacRae, Nathan Min, Neil D’Astolfo, Olivia Harewood, R.J. Fried , Roy Wood Jr., Stephen Colbert, Stephen Tobolowsky, Thomas Lennon, Thomas Whittington, Zach Cherry, and Zach Smilovitz. Notable characters featured will include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Barack Obama, Rachel Maddow, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Pete Buttigieg, Tucker Carlson, Jeff Bezos, Chuck Todd, Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, Bernie Sanders, Elon Musk, Chuck Schumer, and more.

Fairview a weekly, hyper-topical, half-hour, eight episode series set to premiere in early 2022 taps Aparna Nancherla, Atsuko Okatsuka, Blair Socci, Carl Foreman Jr., Graham Techler, Jack Bensinger, James Austin Johnson, Jeremy Levick, Joey Romaine, Lisa Gilroy, Marina Cockenberg and Otter Lee to star.

In preparation for the respective premieres, Comedy Central has announced that R.J. Fried, Zach Cherry, Atsuko Okatsuka, Marina Cockenberg and Blair Socci are scheduled to appear on two back-to-back panels moderated by Washingtonia castmate and announcer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Jen Spyra at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 8th to discuss the launch of their projects and share exclusive clips, promos, behind the scenes moments and a special message from executive producer Stephen Colbert. Fans will also be able to watch the panels live on the NYCC website.

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.



DANICA McKELLAR, BENJAMIN AYRES AND JASON HERVEY STAR IN ‘YOU, ME & THE CHRISTMAS TREES’





DANICA McKELLAR, BENJAMIN AYRES AND JASON HERVEY STAR IN ‘YOU, ME & THE CHRISTMAS TREES’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING OCTOBER 22, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL

McKellar and Hervey Reunite On-Screen for the First Time since “The Wonder Years”
STUDIO CITY, CA – September 27, 2021 – Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years,” “Domino
Masters”), Benjamin Ayres (“Suits”) and Jason Hervey (“The Wonder Years”) star in “You, Me &
The Christmas Trees,” a new, original movie premiering Friday, October 22 (8 p.m. ET/PT),
on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming
event, your home for the holiday.

Olivia (McKellar) is Connecticut’s resident expert on evergreens. Days before Christmas
she gets a plea for help from Jack (Ayres), a Christmas tree farmer in need of her skills to figure
out what mystery illness is causing their trees to die out and ruining their business, which has
been his family’s legacy for 100 years. After calling off her Christmas wedding six months earlier,
Olivia isn’t eager to head home for the holidays so she agrees to make a detour and stop at Jack’s
farm in Avon to examine the trees. Unable to immediately discover the cause, Olivia is determined
to get to the root of the problem and extends her stay to run advanced tests. With time to kill
while she waits for test results for the trees, Olivia joins Jack and his friends at the holiday
festivities around town and finds their traditions a welcome change to the reserved holidays she
grew up with. As they spend more time together, they begin to fall for each other and Jack helps
Olivia reconnect to Christmas, her parents and herself. In the end, her tenacity pays off and
Olivia not only devises a way to preserve Jack’s trees but she discovers the shocking truth about
why his firs were fizzling – much to the dismay of Dwayne (Hervey), a rival local tree farmer.
“You, Me & The Christmas Trees” is from Round Road Productions Ltd. Michael Shepard
and Jean Abounader are executive producers. Charles Cooper is producer and Allen Lewis serves
as supervising producer. David Winning directed from a script by Julie Sherman Wolfe.



Video: Apple Debuts Sneak Peek at New Original Series and Films Coming Soon to Apple TV+





Video: Apple Debuts Sneak Peek at New Original Series and Films Coming Soon to Apple TV+
The teaser features first looks and newly released footage from upcoming programs including “Foundation,” “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” “Swagger,” “Finch,” “The Shrink Next Door,” “Invasion,” “Swan Song,” “Acapulco” and more.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple debuts sneak peek at new original series and films coming soon to Apple TV+

Apple unveiled today a new trailer showcasing a highly anticipated lineup of Apple Original series and films that will soon make their global debut on Apple TV+. The teaser features first looks and newly released footage from upcoming programs including “Foundation,” “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” “Swagger,” “Finch,” “The Shrink Next Door,” “Invasion,” “Swan Song,” “Acapulco” and more. Customers around the world can look forward to new original series and films premiering on Apple TV+ throughout the fall, from the world’s most creative storytellers, starting with the season two premiere of “The Morning Show” this Friday.

“The Morning Show” – Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are back for the second season of the Emmy Award-winning series, set to premiere this Friday, September 17.

“Foundation” – Premiering September 24 with the first two episodes, the epic, world-building saga marks the first-ever on-screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s iconic novel series.

“The Problem with Jon Stewart” – The new current affairs series from acclaimed host, writer, producer, director and advocate Jon Stewart premieres on September 30.

“The Velvet Underground” – A new feature documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Todd Haynes launches on October 15.

“Invasion” – Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg and David Weil’s sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series premieres on October 22.

“Swagger” – A new basketball-themed drama series inspired by NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s youth basketball experiences from writer, director and executive producer Reggie Rock Bythewood makes its global debut on October 29.

“Finch” – On the heels of the blockbuster Apple Original Film “Greyhound,” Tom Hanks’ latest film releases around the world on November 5.

“Dickinson” – The third and final season of creator Alena Smith’s Peabody Award-winning series starring and executive produced by Hailee Steinfeld debuts on November 5.

“The Shrink Next Door” – A new, dark comedy series starring and executive produced by Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd launches around the world on November 12.

“Swan Song” – The highly anticipated Apple Original Film starring and produced by Mahershala Ali will debut in theaters and globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 17.

All these titles – and more – will premiere globally on Apple TV+ alongside premium compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment.

Apple TV+ is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 143 wins and 517 awards nominations.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.*

For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and see the full list of supported devices.

*Special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. One offer per Family Sharing group. Plans automatically renew until cancelled. Other restrictions and terms apply; visit apple.com/promo for more information.



Video: “Misfit: the Series” – Official Teaser – Netflix





Video: “Misfit: the Series” – Official Teaser – Netflix
The Misfits are in for a wild year as they prepare a school musical. But when the strict new headmaster bans the show, it’s up to Julia to save the day.
[via press release from Netflix]
Misfit: the Series | Official Teaser | Netflix

The Misfits are headed for a crazy year as they begin working on a super cool musical. While they are busy creating music and choreography, they receive news that the musical will be banned. The new headteacher, Agnes, wants the focus to be on discipline, high grades, and studying. Julia (Djamila) doesn’t want this to happen and comes up with a plan. Together with the Misfits and their new friends, they find a way to sabotage the headteachers’ rules and work on the musical in secret. Will the group of friends manage to perform their dream musical and get their school back?



Three New Documentaries from Steve McQueen to Premiere September 17 on Amazon Prime Video





Three New Documentaries from Steve McQueen to Premiere September 17 on Amazon Prime Video: “Uprising,” “Black Power: A British Story of Resistance,” and “Subnormal: A British Scandal”
Directed by Steve McQueen and James Rogan, “Uprising” is a vivid and visceral three-part documentary series (comprised of three hour-long episodes) examining three events from 1981 in the UK.
[via press release from Amazon]
Three New Documentaries from Steve McQueen to Premiere September 17 on Amazon Prime Video: “Uprising,” “Black Power: A British Story of Resistance,” and “Subnormal: A British Scandal”

Uprising is a three-part documentary co-directed by Steve McQueen and James Rogan

Black Power: A British Story of Resistance is directed by George Amponsah

Subnormal: A British Scandal is directed by Lyttanya Shannon

CULVER CITY, California – August 30, 2021 – Amazon Prime Video announced today that three new documentaries from Academy Award-, BAFTA-, and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (Hunger, 12 Years a Slave), will premiere on Friday, September 17 on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and Canada. Directed by Steve McQueen and James Rogan, Uprising is a vivid and visceral three-part documentary series (comprised of three hour-long episodes) examining three events from 1981 in the UK: The New Cross Fire that killed 13 Black youths, the Black People’s Day of Action, which saw more than 20,000 people join the first organized mass protest by Black British people, and the Brixton riots. Uprising will reveal how these three events are intertwined, and how, in the process, race relations were defined for a generation.

Black Power: A British Story of Resistance, directed by BAFTA-nominated director George Amponsah, is a searing 90-minute account of the Black Power movement in Britain. The documentary examines how the Black Power movement came into being in the UK in the late 1960s and fought back against police brutality and racism, challenging the British establishment and helping to shape a new political and cultural landscape in the UK. It features rare archival footage of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael’s activities in Britain, and footage of leading figures in the movement in the UK, including Altheia Jones-LeCointe, Darcus Howe, and Roy Sawh.

Subnormal: A British Scandal, directed by Lyttanya Shannon, is an hour-long documentary examining one of the biggest scandals in the history of British education, where Black children in the 1960s and ’70s were disproportionately sent to schools for the so-called “educationally subnormal.” It explores the controversial debates on race and intelligence that led to the scandal, the devastating impact it had on the children affected, and illuminates how Black parents, teachers, and activists banded together to expose the injustice and force the British educational system to change.

All three documentaries explore key themes and events depicted in Steve McQueen’s award-winning Small Axe anthology, which is currently streaming on Prime Video in the U.S. and Canada. Each documentary features first-hand interviews with key participants in the events, many of whom are telling their stories for the first time. McQueen is an executive producer on all three documentaries alongside James Rogan, Tracey Scoffield, and Soleta Rogan.

Steve McQueen, co-director of Uprising and executive producer of the three documentaries said, “It is an honor to make Uprising with testimonials from the survivors, investigators, activists, and representatives of the machinery of state. We can only learn if we look at things through the eyes of everyone concerned; the New Cross Fire passed into history as a tragic footnote, but that event and its aftermath can now be seen as momentous events in our nation’s history.”

On Black Power: A British Story of Resistance and Subnormal: A British Scandal, McQueen added, “Looking at the past is an indication of what we have achieved today. These two documentaries show us of how far we still have to travel for liberty and justice.”

James Rogan, co-director of Uprising and executive producer of the three documentaries said, “The New Cross Fire that claimed the lives of so many young people and affected many more remains one of the biggest losses of life in a house fire in modern British history. What happened, and how Britain responded to it, is a story that has been waiting to be told in depth for 40 years. In the series, survivors and the key participants will give their account of the fire, the aftermath, the impact it had on the historic events of 1981, and the profound legacy it has left behind.”

Uprising, a three-part series that premiered on BBC One, was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, chief content officer, and Clare Sillery, head of commissioning, documentaries, history, and religion. It is produced by Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios, and Amazon Studios. The executive producers are Steve McQueen, Nancy Bornat, James Rogan, Soleta Rogan, Tracey Scoffield, Anna Smith Tenser, David Tanner, and Vivienne Steele. The series producer is Helen Bart; and the directors are Steve McQueen and James Rogan.

Black Power: A British Story of Resistance, and Subnormal: A British Scandal, which both premiered on BBC One, were commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC chief content officer, and Clare Sillery, head of commissioning, documentaries, history, and religion. Both documentaries were produced by Rogan Productions, Lammas Park, Turbine Studios, and Amazon Studios. The executive producers are Steve McQueen, James Rogan, Tracey Scoffield, and Soleta Rogan, with Helen Bart serving as senior producer. George Amponsah directed Black Power, and Lyttanya Shannon directed Subnormal.



BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART TWO COMING JULY 27, 2021





BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART TWO COMING JULY 27, 2021 TO DIGITAL;

ARRIVING AUGUST 10, 2021 ON BLU-RAY™

ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDES JENSEN ACKLES, NAYA RIVERA, JOSH DUHAMEL,

KATEE SACKHOFF, BILLY BURKE, DAVID DASTMALCHIAN & TITUS WELLIVER

Trailer

BURBANK, CA (May 19, 2021) – The Dark Knight must combat a unified front of classic DC Super-Villains, diffuse an escalating mob war and solve the mystery of the Holiday Killer in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two, the thrilling conclusion to the two-part entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the feature-length animated film – which will be accompanied by the latest DC Showcase animated short, Blue Beetle –arrives July 27, 2021 on Digital and August 10, 2021 on Blu-ray. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two is rated R for some violence and bloody images.

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two will be available on Blu-ray (USA $34.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP) as well as on Digital. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. In 2022, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack as a combined film presentation with Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One.

Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two continues as the Holiday Killer is still at large and, with Bruce Wayne under the spell of the venomous Poison Ivy, Batman is nowhere to be found. Liberated by an unlikely ally, Bruce quickly uncovers the real culprit: Poison Ivy’s employer Carmine Falcone. The Roman, his ranks decimated by Holiday and his business spinning out of control, has been forced to bring on less desirable partners – Gotham City’s rogues’ gallery. In the meantime, Harvey Dent is confronting battles on two fronts: attempting to end the mob war while also dealing with a strained marriage. And, after an attack that leaves Harvey hideously disfigured, the District Attorney unleashes the duality of his psyche that he’s strived his entire life to suppress. Now, as Two-Face, Dent decides to take the law into his own hands and deliver judgment to those who’ve wronged him, his family and all of Gotham. Ultimately, the Dark Knight must put together the tragic pieces that converged to create Two-Face, the Holiday Killer, Batman and Gotham City itself.

Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Batman: Under the Red Hood) leads an all-star cast as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne alongside the late Naya Rivera (Glee) as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Billy Burke (Twilight, Revolution, Zoo) as Commissioner James Gordon, Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica, Batman: Year One) as Poison Ivy, Titus Welliver (Bosch, Deadwood) as Carmine Falcone, Julie Nathanson (Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Gilda Dent, David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Dune, Ant-Man,) as Calendar Man & The Penguin, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight) as The Joker, Amy Landecker (Your Honor, Transparent) as Barbara Gordon & Carla Vitti, Fred Tatasciore (American Dad!, Family Guy) as Solomon Grundy, Alyssa Diaz (The Rookie, Ray Donovan) as Renee Montoya, and Alastair Duncan (The Batman, Batman Unlimited franchise) as Alfred. In addition, Robin Atkin Downes (The Strain, Constantine: City of Demons) voices both Scarecrow & Thomas Wayne, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Disenchantment) is the Mad Hatter, Laila Berzins (Genshin Impact) is Sofia Falcone, Jim Pirri (World of Warcraft franchise) is Sal Maroni, and Zach Callison (The Goldbergs, Steven Universe) is Young Bruce Wayne. Additional voice work was provided by Gary LeRoi Gray and Rick Wasserman.

The entire filmmaking team returns for Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two as led by supervising producer Butch Lukic (Justice Society: World War II, Superman: Man of Tomorrow), director Chris Palmer (Superman: Man of Tomorrow), and screenwriter Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen, Superman: Man of Tomorrow). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Executive Producer is Michael Uslan. Sam Register is Executive Producer.

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two – Special Features

Blu-ray and Digital

DC Showcase – Blue Beetle (New Animated Short) – Sufferin’ Scarabs! Silver Age Blue Beetle is back! And, had he ever starred in a 1960s Saturday-morning limited-animation cartoon with its own jazzy earworm of a theme song, it would have been just like this! Welcome to the adventures of Ted Kord, alias the Blue Beetle, as he teams up with fellow Super Heroes Captain Atom, The Question and Nightshade to battle that nefarious finagler of feelings, Doctor Spectro.

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Animated Movie – An advanced look at Injustice.

DC Universe Movies Flashback
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
Batman: Hush

From the DC Vault
Batman: The Animated Series – “Two-Face, Part 1”
Batman: The Animated Series – “Two-Face, Part 2”

Want to check out more animated DC Super Hero entertainment before seeing Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two? HBO Max has a wide array of DC Universe Movies available for viewing. And you can catch up on all of the comic book source material by0 visiting DC UNIVERSE INFINITE (US-only).

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, Google Play and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Chromecast; Roku® devices; and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

ABOUT DIGITAL

Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services, go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

BASICS

PRODUCT SRP

Blu-ray $34.98 USA, $39.99 Canada

Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French, German

Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

Running Time: 87 minutes

Rated R for some violence and bloody images

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s physical and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

ABOUT DC

DC, a WarnerMedia Company, creates iconic characters, enduring stories, and immersive experiences that inspire and entertain audiences of every generation around the world and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. As a creative division, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverseinfinite.com.

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART TWO © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. BATMAN and all related characters and elements TM & © DC.

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham, and Wings of Fire for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Batwheels, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Little Ellen, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Velma and Young Justice for HBO Max, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).



OWN Orders New Seasons of Five Unscripted Hits and Greenlights New Series “Young and Gospel”





OWN Orders New Seasons of Five Unscripted Hits and Greenlights New Series “Young and Gospel”
“Family or Fiancé,” “Black Love,” “Ready to Love,” “Put A Ring On It” and “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” are all due back.
[via press release from OWN]
OWN ORDERS NEW SEASONS OF FIVE UNSCRIPTED HITS AND GREENLIGHTS NEW SERIES “YOUNG AND GOSPEL”

Returning to OWN’s Popular Friday/Saturday Unscripted Block In 2021 Are New Seasons of “Family or Fiancé,” “Black Love,” “Ready to Love,” “Put A Ring On It” and “Love & Marriage: Huntsville”

LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it has ordered more than 90 new episodic hours of five popular series to air during the network’s established Friday/Saturday night unscripted programming block throughout 2021, as well as a brand-new unscripted series “Young & Gospel.” The announcement was made by Tina Perry, president, OWN.

“When we expanded our original unscripted programming block to Friday and Saturday nights last fall, viewers showed up in a big way,'” said Perry. “In response to that success, we are giving our audience more of the shows they love along with the new series ‘Young & Gospel,’ which will be a perfect addition to our growing roster.”

Season three of “Ready to Love” with 13 new episodes is set to premiere Friday, April 2 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT), along with 11 new hours of season two of “Put A Ring on It” and 18 new hours of season three of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” both of which will premiere Summer 2021.

In addition, all-new seasons of “Black Love” (six episodes) and “Family or Fiancé” (20 episodes) have been greenlit and will air in 2021, with the fifth season of “Black Love” currently slated to air in late spring, and the second season of “Family or Fiancé” scheduled to air this summer.

The network has also greenlit production on the all-new unscripted series “Young & Gospel,” which will follow the lives of four young gospel artists as they pursue their dreams and live life on their own terms while staying true to their faith and their families. These young women have formed an unconventional sisterhood filled with love, admiration, friendly competition and respect. The series stars singers Koryn Hawthorne, Bri Babineaux, Jekalyn Carr and Christian rapper Wande. It is produced by Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company. Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Jordana Hochman, Phil Thornton and Jen McClure-Metz are executive producers.

About the Current Shows:

“Ready to Love” (Season 3 premieres Friday, April 2 from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT)

Record-breaking Hollywood producer Will Packer’s popular dating series hosted by Tommy Miles returns with an all-new cast in Houston exploring the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship. “Ready to Love’s” most recent cycle helped make OWN #1 on Friday nights for African American viewers. The series is produced by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment.

“Black Love” (Season 5 premieres Spring 2021)

“Black Love,” created by husband-and-wife filmmakers Codie and Tommy Oliver continues to present real, honest, emotional, and transparent love stories of Black love from some of the most successful people in business and entertainment, as well as everyday couples. The new season will feature Chance & Tabitha Brown, R&B singer Kenny Lattimore & Judge Faith Jenkins, Grammy winner Ledisi & husband Ron Young, among others! The series is produced by Confluential Films.

“Put a Ring On It” (Season 2 premieres Summer 2021)

Will Packer’s newest unscripted relationship series “Put A Ring On It” returns with all-new episodes featuring three longtime couples who embark on the ultimate relationship test. With help from master relationship coach Dr. Nicole LaBeach, the couples are pushed outside their comfort zones to confront the question they’ve been too afraid to ask: why haven’t they walked down the aisle? While the couples work to confront their deepest fears, they are also given the chance to look outside their current relationships by dating other people. Will they decide it’s time to go their separate ways, or is it finally time to put a ring on it? The series is produced by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment.

“Family or Fiancé” (Season 2 premieres Summer 2021)

Hosted by relationship expert Tracy McMillan, “Family or Fiancé” follows engaged couples who bring their disapproving families together for three days under one roof. In this high-stakes social experiment, the couples and extended families participate in activities designed to strengthen their bonds, unpack their differences, and show some very complicated relationships in a whole new light. In the end, the families’ concerns may make the couples reconsider their unions, or revelations might cause any concerns to fall away. “Family or Fiancé” is from Bunim/Murray Productions.

“Love & Marriage: Huntsville” (Season 3 premieres Summer 2021)

“Love & Marriage: Huntsville” follows the lives of three successful and powerful couples in the thriving city of Huntsville, Alabama. The series features longtime friends Melody and Martell Holt, Marsau and LaTisha Scott and Maurice and Kimmi Scott, whose goals are to put Huntsville on the map, but reality sets in as they struggle with the highs and lows of balancing friendships, marriage and business. “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” which recently premiered its second season, is currently Saturday night’s #1 original cable series for women and the #1 series across broadcast and cable for African American viewers. The series is produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment and ITV America.

About OWN’s Friday/Saturday Unscripted Programming Slate

OWN is among the top cable networks on Friday and Saturday nights for African American women with its hit unscripted series focusing on love, relationships and family drama. Saturday’s slate of popular shows includes the long running “Iyanla: Fix My Life” starring Iyanla Vanzant which after 10 years on the network will air its final season beginning April 10. Saturdays are also home to the smash hit “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” from Carlos King. Friday nights feature the new series “Belle Collective” and “Behind Every Man” also from King along with “Black Love” from filmmakers Tommy and Codie Oliver and “Ready to Love” and “Put a Ring On It” from hit-making producer Will Packer.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs.



“Havana Street Party Presents: Beatriz Luengo” A Concert Special





“Havana Street Party Presents: Beatriz Luengo” A Concert Special Featuring the Eight-Time Latin Grammy(R) Nominated Singer Debuts Exclusively on HBO Max and HBO Latino on February 12
This is the second edition of the Havana Street Party series.
[via press release from HBO]
HAVANA STREET PARTY PRESENTS: BEATRIZ LUENGO A Concert Special Featuring the Eight-Time Latin Grammy(R) Nominated Singer Debuts Exclusively on HBO Max and HBO Latino on FEBRUARY 12

Following the success of HBO’s “Havana Street Party Presents: Orishas,” Spanish singer-songwriter Beatriz Luengo takes the stage in Cuba for an intimate acoustic special. HAVANA STREET PARTY PRESENTS: BEATRIZ LUENGO premieres FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (9:30-10:18 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO Latino and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

The second installment of the hit HBO concert series “Havana Street Party Presents” features exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, hits from “Cuerpo y Alma,” and reimagined versions of Ha*Ash’s “Ex de Verdad,” CD9’s “I Feel Alive,” Alejandra Guzmán’s “Quítatelo,” Ricky Martin’s “La Mordidita,” and Orishas’ “Sabor, Sabor.” Joining Beatriz on stage is a gospel choir, string quintet, live DJ, and fan-favorite guests Manuel Medrano, Farina, Blas Cantó, and Orishas.

Having the opportunity to work with HBO on this special project has opened a beautiful door for me to talk about my album “Cuerpo y Alma,” said Beatriz Luengo. “Havana was the perfect setting for this album. That’s why the “Havana Street Party Presents” series was the perfect format to tell my story. Like my music, Havana is a mix of the past and present, melancholy and trap, tradition and technology, and it created an intimate encounter where I was able to speak to you as a composer and as a restless woman who wants to unite the world.”

HAVANA STREET PARTY PRESENTS: BEATRIZ LUENGO will delight fans as they enjoy some of her famous singles (“Caprichosa,” “Cadilac” or “Ojos de Mandela,”) and also receive an up-close and personal look at the artist who rewrote Maluma’s and Nicky Jam’s lyrics from a feminist perspective.

This is the second edition of the Havana Street Party series. The first group featured was “Havana Street Party Presents: Orishas,” which premiered in March 2019 and is available to stream on HBO Max.

Beatriz is undoubtedly one of the most successful musical composers of her generation. In addition to her own compositions she has written for various film soundtracks like “Fast & Furious 7,” as well as for some of the top musical artists in the industry including Thalia, Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Wisin, Yandel, Cristian Castro, Ruben Blades, Diego Torres, CNCO, Alejandra Guzman, Ricky Martin and more.

Stay up to date with HBO Latino’s latest news, view compelling video content and sneak peeks with behind-the-scenes footage on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. For more information on HAVANA STREET PARTY PRESENTS: BEATRIZ LUENGO follow #BeatrizHBO.



NEW DISCOVERY DOCUMENTARY ‘EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY’ REVEALS THE TRUTH





DOES HISTORY HAVE IT WRONG?
NEW DISCOVERY DOCUMENTARY ‘EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY’ REVEALS THE TRUTH BEHIND THE FIRST EXPLORERS TO SUMMIT MT. EVEREST

Premiering Sunday, October 11, the Documentary Is Part of Discovery’s New
UNDISCOVERED Series

In addition, TO LIVE OR DIE ON EVEREST, a New Documentary Will Air on October 9th

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became international heroes by reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, accomplishing what many had tried before and failed. Their names went down in the archives of history, with Hillary now considered one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. But what if Hillary and Tenzing weren’t actually the first to reach the summit? What if another group of explorers made it first? Could history be wrong?

In an all new Discovery documentary, EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY, a team of expert mountaineers undertake an epic adventure to solve the mystery of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, two explorers who perished on their journey to Everest’s peak in 1924.

EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY premieres Sunday, October 11 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery, as part of UNDISCOVERED, the new Discovery documentary strand that explores some of our greatest mysteries, potentially rewriting the history books along the way. Two days before the EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY premiere, Discovery will also spotlight the events that led to one of the most-deadly climbing seasons ever on Everest. In the spring of 2019, the same group of explorers searching for Mallory and Irvine became first-hand witnesses to chaos and tragedy on the mountain. TO LIVE OR DIE ON EVEREST will debut Friday, October 9th at 9pm.

In addition to watching the documentaries on Discovery, viewers can view by downloading the Discovery GO app. People can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #EverestsGreatestMystery and #ToLiveOrDieOnEverest and follow Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

After setting off on an expedition to summit Mt. Everest in 1924, carrying only essential tools and a Vest Pocket Kodak camera, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared. After the discovery of Mallory’s preserved body on the north face of the mountain in 1999 by a group of researchers, many have speculated whether the two explorers did indeed successfully summit the mountain before they perished. However, Irvine’s resting place – and with it, the famed Kodak camera – remain a mystery. If found, and in salvageable condition, the developed film from their trek could have the potential to vindicate Hillary’s historic ascent in 1953 and rewrite the record books once and for all.

Journeying to the top of Everest to investigate the scene of a tragedy just shy of its peak, the team of expert explorers and climbers, led by Jake Norton, are tasked with settling one of the greatest debates of all time. Norton is an avid Everest historian and, at just 25-years-old at the time, was one of the climbers who discovered the remains of George Mallory in 1999. Collectively, Norton and his team have summited Everest 17 times, but this time they’re not on the mountain to reach its peak, but instead to unravel one of history’s greatest mysteries.

Using satellite images as a search guide, EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY pieces together the clues and evidence that could lead to Irvine, the camera, and resolution once and for all.

While on the search expedition in the spring of 2019, the team experienced extraordinary weather conditions and severe overcrowding that proved to be nothing less than catastrophic, taking the lives of 11 people. Told through the eyes of the world’s most experienced climbers, TO LIVE OR DIE ON EVEREST highlights exactly what it takes to survive a season like that and ponders the question if anything could have been done to prevent this tragedy.

EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY is produced for Discovery Channel by MAK Pictures. For MAK Pictures, Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, and Andy Robertson are executive producers. For Discovery Channel: Howard Swartz is executive producer and Joe Mazzeo is associate producer.

TO LIVE OR DIE ON EVEREST is produced for Discovery Channel by MAK Pictures. For MAK Pictures, Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, and Anuj Majumdar, and Andy Robertson are executive producers. For Discovery Channel: Howard Swartz is executive producer and Joe Mazzeo is associate producer.

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Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.