Starz Announces Romantic Drama From Ava DuVernay, Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson





Starz Announces Romantic Drama From Ava DuVernay, Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson
The project has received a script-to-series commitment for three seasons (18 episodes) upon official greenlight.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ ANNOUNCES ROMANTIC DRAMA FROM AVA DUVERNAY, LAUREN RIDLOFF AND JOSHUA JACKSON

Santa Monica, Calif. – May 19, 2022 – STARZ President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch announced today at the company’s inaugural #TakeTheLead Summit that it is developing an untitled romantic drama executive produced by award-winning director, producer and filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar,” “When They See Us,” “Colin in Black & White”), Lauren Ridloff (Eternals, “The Walking Dead”) and Joshua Jackson (“When They See Us,” “Dr. Death”). The project has received a script-to-series commitment for three seasons (18 episodes) upon official greenlight. Kat Candler (“Queen Sugar,” “13 Reasons Why”) will write the first episode and serve as executive producer and showrunner. Paul Garnes (“Queen Sugar,” “Colin in Black & White”) will also executive produce.

The prospective series follows two polar opposites who become intertwined in a love affair that turns their worlds – and those of everyone around them – upside down. Ridloff and Jackson, who will star in the project, previously starred opposite each other in Broadway’s “Children of a Lesser God.” They were featured in a Spotlight Conversation at the #TakeTheLead Summit where they were introduced by DuVernay and discussed the project, along with the importance of continuing to improve representation on and off the screen.

Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming, STARZ, who moderated the Summit conversation with Ridloff and Jackson, said, “There is nothing like this series on TV and we are thrilled to be in development with Ava, a trailblazer and unparalleled champion of diversity. Lauren is a true inspiration and together with Joshua, a brilliant veteran actor, they will bring their incredible talents to this project – both in front of and behind the camera. This series exemplifies our #TakeTheLead mission, and we couldn’t be prouder.”

The half-hour drama will chronicle what it takes to fall and stay in a radical, rebellious love. One person is ambitious, while the other is restless. One is ready to commit, while the other debates the merits of relationships. One is Black and one is white. One is deaf and one is not. Though wildly different, the two are emotionally and physically drawn to each other despite personal expectations and public assumptions. Their attraction passionately disrupts notions of race, gender, class, physical ability, and normative culture, elevating to true love that surpasses difference.

“On behalf of my producing partner Paul Garnes and everyone at ARRAY Filmworks, I’m thrilled to develop this passion project with Lauren, Josh and Kat,” said DuVernay. “STARZ and Warner Bros. Television have made a bold production commitment to immediately explore three seasons, and we’re revved up and ready to begin what I hope will be a beautiful journey for all involved.”

DuVernay will oversee the writing for the series through her Peabody Award-winning narrative change collective ARRAY Filmworks and its overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. ARRAY Filmworks and Warner Bros. Television will produce the project for STARZ. Exemplifying the company’s #TakeTheLead commitment to amplifying narratives for, by and about women and underrepresented audiences, the series will be overseen by Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Kathryn Tyus-Adair, on behalf of STARZ.

About Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay is a writer, director, producer and film distributor. An Academy Award nominee and winner of the Emmy, BAFTA and Peabody Awards, DuVernay’s directorial work includes the historical drama “Selma”, the criminal justice documentary “13th” and Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time”, which made her the highest grossing Black woman director in American box office history. Based on the infamous case of The Central Park Five, her four-part series “When They See Us” was honored with 16 Emmy nominations. Currently, she is overseeing production on her critically-acclaimed TV series “Queen Sugar,” as well as recent and upcoming television productions including “Colin in Black and White,” “DMZ,” “Cherish the Day,” “Naomi,” “Home Sweet Home” and “One Perfect Shot.” Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Best Director Prize for her micro-budget film “Middle of Nowhere,” DuVernay amplifies the independent work of people of color and women of all kinds through her non-profit narrative change collective ARRAY. ARRAY is the 2021 winner of the Peabody Institutional Award. DuVernay sits on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, representing the directors branch. She is also a Vice-President of the Directors Guild of America and an advisory board member of the American Film Institute. She is based in Los Angeles, California.

About Lauren Ridloff

Lauren Ridloff began her meteoric rise as an actor just five years ago. Prior to that, she won the title of Miss Deaf America and was a kindergarten teacher in Manhattan for a decade. After leaving that job to take care of her two young children, she was hired in 2016 to tutor director Kenny Leon in American Sign Language as he readied the Broadway revival of “Children of a Lesser God.” After working together for months, Kenny and the producers concluded that Lauren was the ideal and only choice for the lead. She pulled it off with resounding success, including multiple rave reviews from The New York Times and a Tony nomination. She soon became a series regular on the long running AMC series, “The Walking Dead.” She then became the first Deaf superhero opposite Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in Marvel’s worldwide hit, Eternals. Lauren received a 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough award recognizing the most promising stars of film and television. Ridloff is repped by Schachter Entertainment, Gersh and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin and Dunham

About Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson is currently starring in Peacock’s “Dr. Death,” based on the popular Wondery podcast of the same name. His powerful performance exploring the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of a system designed to protect the defenseless earned Jackson a 2022 Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television. Jackson will soon begin production on a series adaptation of “Fatal Attraction” for Paramount+ starring opposite Lizzie Caplan. Most recently, Jackson starred opposite Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in the Hulu limited series “Little Fires Everywhere,” the award-winning Netflix mini-series “When They See Us” for Ava DuVernay, Showtime’s “The Affair,” the National Geographic Channel’s Emmy Award-winning documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” and FOX/Warner Bros. Television’s “Fringe,” co-created by J.J. Abrams. In 2018, Jackson made his Broadway debut in “Children of a Lesser God” alongside Lauren Ridloff, telling the story of an unconventional teacher at a school for the deaf and the remarkable woman he meets there. His television and film credits include “Dawson’s Creek,” Sky, Curse, Apt Pupil, Cruel Intentions, Lay the Favorite and Inescapable, among several others.

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 60 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

About Warner Bros. Television

One of the entertainment industry’s most-respected providers of original programming since its founding in 1955, Warner Bros. Television produces scripted dramas, comedies, limited series, and original movies for multiple platforms. As of May 2022, Warner Bros. Television is producing more than 60 scripted series for Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO Max, external on-demand/streaming services, premium/pay and basic cable channels, and the five U.S. broadcast networks.

About ARRAY

Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a Peabody Award-winning multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. The organization catalyzes its work through a quartet of mission-driven entities: the film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, the content company ARRAY Filmworks, the programming and production hub ARRAY Creative Campus and the non-profit group ARRAY Alliance.



Starz to Develop Drama Series “Lovesong” From “Vida” Creator Tanya Saracho





Starz to Develop Drama Series “Lovesong” From “Vida” Creator Tanya Saracho
The half-hour drama will follow two Mexican American childhood friends living in London as they both become entangled in a torturous love-triangle with the same captivating singer-songwriter.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ TO DEVELOP DRAMA SERIES “LOVESONG” FROM “VIDA” CREATOR TANYA SARACHO

SARACHO TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE POWER OF ALLYSHIP AT STARZ’S INAUGURAL #TAKETHELEAD SUMMIT

Santa Monica, Calif. – May 19, 2022 – STARZ announced today it is in development on “Lovesong,” a drama created, written and executive produced by award-winning playwright and television writer Tanya Saracho. She is also the acclaimed creator and showrunner of STARZ’s groundbreaking series “Vida” which aired for three seasons on the platform. Saracho is set to join STARZ in its inaugural #TakeTheLead Summit today participating in a panel conversation about the power of allyship in fighting for representation.

“Lovesong,” is a half-hour drama that will follow two Mexican American childhood friends living in London as they both become entangled in a torturous love-triangle with the same captivating singer-songwriter. A love story born out of betrayal and paid for with the cost of friendship. Steeped in the East London music scene, the series embarks on a cinematic contemplation of love, sex, identity, purpose and the price of happiness.

“We are beyond thrilled to partner with Tanya to bring her bold and tantalizing love story to life,” said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming, STARZ. “Throughout her career and from ‘Vida’ to ‘Lovesong’ on STARZ, her dedication to Latine representation embodies the spirit of #TakeTheLead.”

“This story is very much a child of the pandemic, born from those times when we were yearning for love stories to soothe the soul and light the way through the dark times. This is also when the light of Johnny Flynn’s music found me and lit the way into the story. While I spent five months in London, Johnny was generous enough to lead me through his lived experience of the East London music scene, which now comprises the world of ‘Lovesong,'” said Saracho. “It’s wonderful to be coming home to STARZ to conceive of my new story of love, a place that truly nurtured and supported me while I crafted the love story of the two Hernandez sisters in ‘Vida,’ and I couldn’t be happier to return to bring this new narrative to life.”

Through her overall deal with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, Saracho will executive produce “Lovesong,” along with co-executive producer Christine Dávila, under her production banner Ojalá Productions. Musician and actor Johnny Flynn will also co-executive produce and serve as composer.

“Lovesong” will be produced by UCP and Lionsgate Television for STARZ. Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Kathryn Tyus-Adair will oversee the series on behalf of STARZ. Directors of Development Liz Wile and Ebonie Hicklin are overseeing for UCP, and Executive Vice President & Head of Scripted Development, Scott Herbst and Senior Vice President, Jocelyn Sabo will both oversee for Lionsgate Television.

About Tanya Saracho

Tanya Saracho is a playwright and television writer who most recently served as creator, showrunner and executive producer of the critically acclaimed series “Vida” on STARZ, which earned 100% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes for all three of its seasons. The show, which aired its third and final season on STARZ in May 2020, featured all Latine writers, along with all Latine directors, including Saracho who made her television directorial debut. Saracho is currently developing projects under her overall deal at Universal Content Productions (UCP).

Saracho co-founded the Untitled Latinx Project (ULP), whose mission is to increase Latine representation in television, broadcast, cable and streaming platforms through content created by Latine writers, along with co-founding the Writers Access Support Staff Training Program, to help increase representation and opportunities for underrepresented communities. In addition, Saracho launched the Ojalá Ignition Lab in June 2021, as part of her deal with UCP, which is a lab and incubator program aimed to nurture, amplify, guide and empower intersectional Latine voices and stories. The fellows and finalists for Ojala’s inaugural lab were announced in January 2022.

Saracho was the recipient of the Norman Lear Writers Award at the 2021 Imagen Awards. Named one of “TV Scribes to Watch” by Variety in 2018, Saracho was also honored by the LGBTQ California Legislative Caucus as their 2020 Pride Month Honoree. She received the Rising Star Award at the Outfest Legacy Awards and was awarded the New Voice Award by Final Draft. “Vida” won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2019 and was nominated for seasons two and three as well. The series was also honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with the 2019 Impact Award, won the Audience Award at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, and made its season two premiere as an Official Selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 60 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

ABOUT UCP

UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, is a best-in-class content studio that leverages the power and scale of NBCUniversal while collaborating with visionary storytellers. The studio is responsible for commercially successful and critically acclaimed programming, including “The Umbrella Academy,” “Chucky,” “Mr. Robot,” “One of Us Is Lying,” “Monk,” “Dr. Death,” “Homecoming,” “The Sinner,” “Suits,” “Resident Alien,” “Psych,” “Joe vs Carole” and “Gaslit.”

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.



FBI: Most Wanted 5/24 (Season Finale) on CBS





THE TEAM CHASES AN OLIGARCH WHO GOES ON A TERROR SPREE IN NEW YORK CITY IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE HIS IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION, ON THE THIRD SEASON FINALE OF “FBI: MOST WANTED,” TUESDAY, MAY 24

“A Man Without a Country” – The team chases an oligarch who goes on a terror spree in New York City in a desperate attempt to escape his impossible situation, on the third season finale of the CBS Original series FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, May 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.

REGULAR CAST:

Dylan McDermott

(Supervisory Special Agent Remy Scott)

Alexa Davalos

(Special Agent Kristin Gaines)

Roxy Sternberg

(Special Agent Sheryll Barnes)

Keisha Castle-Hughes

(Special Agent Hana Gibson)

Miguel Gomez

(Special Agent Ivan Ortiz)

RECURRING CAST:

Wendy Moniz

(Judge April Brooks)

Rebecca Brooksher

(Claire Scott)

Matt Mercurio

(George Kouka)

Catherine Wolf

(Betsy Scott)

Robert Farrior

(Kevin Carragher)

Oriana Bustamante

(Ingrid Vargas)

Jay Cobian

(Jack Vargas)

Erika Longo

(Female Reporter)

Greg Lee

(Male Reporter)

GUEST CAST:

Rudolf Martin

(Trofim Sarkov)

Lyanka Gryu

(Polina Sarkov)

Kristof Konrad

(Aleksander Pavlishchev)

Celeste Oliva

(Heather Suarez)

Bhavesh Patel

(Agent Brad May)

Jeff Kim

(Dave Kim)

Jonathan Spivey

(Mark Muldoon)

Jordan Mann

(Cuqui Purcell)

Tony Naumovski

(Yuri)

Denise Pillott

(Officer Smith)

Josue Ledesma

(Officer West)

Eduard Osipov

(Viktor)

Stanislav Tabirta

(Lev)

Dave Bobb

(Transient)

Chance Casaus

(Bike Messenger)

STORY BY: David Hudgins & Wendy West

TELEPLAY BY: David Hudgins

DIRECTED BY: Heather Cappiello

GENRE: Drama



FBI: International 5/24 (Season Finale) on CBS





AFTER A PRIVATE JET CARRYING AMERICAN CITIZENS IS SHOT DOWN OVER EUROPE, THE FLY TEAM LOOKS INTO THE MAN WHO MISSED THE FLIGHT, ON THE FIRST SEASON FINALE OF “FBI: INTERNATIONAL,” TUESDAY, MAY 24

Elizabeth Mitchell Returns as Angela Cassidy, Forrester’s Mother

“Crestfallen” – When a private jet carrying American citizens is shot down over Europe, the Fly Team looks into the man who missed the flight. Also, Forrester is conflicted when he receives information on a case from his mother, Angela (Elizabeth Mitchell), on the first season finale of the CBS Original series FBI: INTERNATIONAL, Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.

REGULAR CAST:

Luke Kleintank

(Special Agent Scott Forrester)

Heida Reed

(Special Agent Jamie Kellett)

Carter Redwood

(Special Agent Andre Raines)

Vinessa Vidotto

(Special Agent Cameron Vo)

Christiane Paul

(Europol Agent Katrin Jaeger)

GUEST CAST:

Elizabeth Mitchell

(Angela Cassidy)

Aaron Serotsky

(Michael Rafferty)

Moe Irvin

(General Finley)

Lotte Verbeek

(Astrid Jensen)

Alon Aboutboul

(Pavel Novikoff)

Michael Torpey

(Ken Dandridge)

Adam Fidusiewicz

(Vladislav)

Philip Rosch

(Greg Hutchinson)

TBD

(Clerk)

Temiloluwa Ami-Williams

(Flight Attendant)

WRITTEN BY: Matt Olmstead

DIRECTED BY: Rob Greenlea

GENRE: Drama



FBI 5/24 (Season Finale) on CBS





AS THE TEAM INVESTIGATES A DEADLY ROBBERY, THEY DISCOVER ONE OF THE PERPS IS A CLASSMATE OF JUBAL’S SON, ON THE FOURTH SEASON FINALE OF “FBI,” TUESDAY, MAY 24

“Prodigal Son” – As the team investigates a deadly robbery that garnered a cache of automatic weapons for the killers, they discover one of the perps is a classmate of Jubal’s son, who is reluctant to cooperate with the case, on the fourth season finale of the CBS Original series FBI, Tuesday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.

REGULAR CAST:

Missy Peregrym

(Special Agent Maggie Bell)

Zeeko Zaki

(Special Agent Omar Adom “OA” Zidan)

Jeremy Sisto

(Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine)

Alana De La Garza

(Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille)

John Boyd

(Special Agent Stuart Scola)

Katherine Renee Turner

(Special Agent Tiffany Wallace)

RECURRING CAST:

Shantel VanSanten

(Special Agent Nina Chase)

Taylor Anthony Miller

(Kelly Moran)

Vedette Lim

(Elise Taylor)

James Chen

(Ian Lim)

Roshawn Franklin

(Agent Hobbs)

Mara Davi

(Samantha Kelton)

Caleb Reese Paul

(Tyler Kelton)

GUEST CAST:

Scot Wade Cain

(Perp One/Zach O’Connor)

John Patrick Hayden

(Jack O’Connor)

Laura Shoop

(Nancy O’Connor)

Micah Scroggins

(Perp Two/Clayton Hall)

Will Blomker

(Robert Hall)

Lauren Hines

(Allison Hall)

AJ Dyer

(Simon Branch)

Michael Dean Morgan

(Ryan Bell)

Jessie Hooker-Bailey

(Emily Fallin)

Adam Monley

(Mark Whitman)

Erica Wong

(Linda Viola)

Charle Webb

(Local Cop)

John Noble Barrack

(Man at Warehouse)

John Toon

(Clerk/Ted Whitman)

David Wenzel

(Jeremy Brosnihan)

WRITTEN BY: Rick Eid

DIRECTED BY: Alex Chapple

GENRE: Drama



The Rookie 5/28 (Rerun) on ABC





The Rookie: Enervo (5/28)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/1/22)
“Enervo” – The team alongside the LA Division of the FBI are in a race to stop bombs that have been scattered throughout the city by a suspected terrorist. Meanwhile, the joint task force is suspicious of the CIA’s involvement in the situation on “The Rookie,” SATURDAY, MAY 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/1/22)

Guest starring is Niecy Nash as Simone Clark, Felix Solis as Matthew Garza, Kat Foster as Casey Fox and Frankie Faison as Christopher “Cutty” Clark.

“Enervo” was written by Alexi Hawley and Terrence Paul Winter, and directed by Bill Roe.



Showtime Sets New Premiere Date for Season Three of “City on a Hill”





Showtime Sets New Premiere Date for Season Three of “City on a Hill” and Releases Official Poster
The original premiere date of July 10 has been moved due to scheduling shifts.
[via press release from Showtime]
***SHOWTIME(R) SCHEDULING UPDATE ***

SHOWTIME(R) SETS NEW PREMIERE DATE FOR SEASON THREE OF “CITY ON A HILL” AND RELEASES OFFICIAL POSTER

Drama Series To Return on Sunday July 31 at 10 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES – May 18, 2022 – The third season of acclaimed Boston drama series CITY ON A HILL starring Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge will now premiere on Sunday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The original premiere date of July 10 has been moved due to scheduling shifts. The series also stars Jill Hennessy, Lauren E. Banks and Matthew Del Negro, and guest stars including Corbin Bernsen, Joanne Kelly and Ernie Hudson.

Season three of CITY ON A HILL brings us to Boston’s high society Beacon Hill. Having left the FBI and thrown his badge into Boston Harbor, Jackie Rohr (Bacon) lands a lavish new gig running security for a wealthy family. Life is good until secrets begin to unravel. When an investigation opens, ADA Decourcy Ward (Hodge) sees an opportunity to finally rip out the machinery perpetuating a broken criminal justice system. Siobhan Quays (Banks), representing a construction worker who was severely injured on the Big Dig, encounters the city’s corruption first-hand, all while coping with the traumatic events of her past year. As Jenny Rohr (Hennessy) can attest, given her history with her father, some experiences will haunt you beyond your breaking point.



The Rookie 5/26 (Rerun) on ABC





The Rookie: Simone (5/26) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/24/22)
“Simone” – Officer Nolan and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark when one of her former students is suspected of terrorism following an explosion at a local power station on “The Rookie,” THURSDAY, MAY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/24/22)

Guest starring is Niecy Nash as Simone Clark, Felix Solis as Matthew Garza, Kat Foster as Casey Fox and Frankie Faison as Christopher “Cutty” Clark.

“Simone” was written by Alexi Hawley, Terence Paul Winter and directed by Liz Friedlander.



“Doctor Who” Gains Its Own Heartstopper as Yasmin Finney Joins Cast





“Doctor Who” Gains Its Own Heartstopper as Yasmin Finney Joins Cast
Finney has joined the cast of “Doctor Who” playing the character of Rose and is filming scenes that are due to air in 2023 to coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary.
[via press release from BBC]

Doctor Who gains its own heartstopper as Yasmin Finney joins cast


Currently captivating audiences with her performance as Elle Argent in Heartstoppers, Yasmin is receiving rave reviews across the globe.

Yasmin Finney has joined the cast of Doctor Who playing the character of Rose and is filming scenes that are due to air in 2023 to coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary. Currently captivating audiences with her performance as Elle Argent in Heartstopper, Yasmin is receiving rave reviews across the globe.

Speaking of joining Doctor Who Yasmin says: “If anyone would have told 8 year old Yasmin that one day she’d be part of this iconic show, I would have never in a million years believed them. This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life. I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms. Get Ready.”

Russell T Davies, Showrunner adds: “Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder, how can there be another Rose? You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set. We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world – and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”

AK/JA2



Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” Begins Production for the Highly Anticipated Fifth Season





Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” Begins Production for the Highly Anticipated Fifth Season of TV’s #1 Series
The series chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States.
[via press release from MTV Entertainment Studios]
PARAMOUNT NETWORK’S “YELLOWSTONE” BEGINS PRODUCTION FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIFTH SEASON OF TV’S #1 SERIES

PRODUCED BY 101 STUDIOS, RECORD-BREAKING SEASON FOUR GARNERED 11 MILLION AVERAGE VIEWERS AND FIRST TIME SAG(R) AND PGA(R) NOMINATIONS

NEW YORK – May 16, 2022 – Paramount Network today announced that Yellowstone, TV’s #1 show, has kicked off production on its highly anticipated fifth season in Montana following a staggering 11 million average total viewers and first-time SAG and PGA nominations.

Yellowstone chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and vicious business rivalries.

The beloved ensemble cast will return led by Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner, alongside Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham with Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly upped to series regulars.

Yellowstone is co-created by Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario) and John Linson. Executive producers include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari and Stephen Kay.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.

About 101 Studios:

101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. 101 empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. On the television side, 101 produces Taylor Sheridan’s Emmy nominated series “Yellowstone,” “Mayor of Kingstown,” “1883” and the upcoming “George & Tammy,” “Kansas City,” “Lioness” and “Bass Reeves.” 101 Studios oversees and manages the newly formed Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform based on the most compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future. Upcoming projects include “Paradise Found” based on the true story of high school football coach Rick Prinz; a docuseries about the sexual abuse and cover-up at Ohio State University, co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures; and the docuseries “Covers,” a behind-the-scenes look at Sports Illustrated’s top cover stories of all time. SI Studios has also exclusively partnered with iHeartMedia to create and distribute original podcasts through the iHeartPodcast network. On the film side, past releases include “The Current War: Director’s Cut,” the Sundance Audience award winner “Burden” as well as the family comedy “The War with Grandpa.”

About Bosque Ranch Productions:

Bosque Ranch Productions currently produces the hit TV series, Yellowstone. On the feature side, the company recently wrapped the Angelina Jolie starring film, Those Who Wish Me Dead, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan.