Amazon Freevee’s Hot Heist Drama Series “Leverage: Redemption” Returns on November 16





Amazon Freevee’s Hot Heist Drama Series “Leverage: Redemption” Returns on November 16 Exclusively in the U.S. and UK
The second season consists of 13 episodes with the first three episodes available immediately and a new episode releasing each Wednesday until the season finale on January 25.
[via press release from Amazon]
Amazon Freevee’s Hot Heist Drama Series “Leverage: Redemption” Returns on November 16 Exclusively in the U.S. and UK

The official Season Two trailer and key art now available

CULVER CITY, California – September 29, 2022 – Amazon Freevee announced today the return of its fan-fueled heist drama Leverage: Redemption premiering on November 16 exclusively in the U.S. and UK. Leverage: Redemption follows a Robin Hood-esque team of criminals as they stage elaborate cons against wealthy and powerful individuals on behalf of clients who have been wronged. The second season consists of 13 episodes with the first three episodes available immediately and a new episode releasing each Wednesday until the season finale on January 25, 2023. The fan-favorite first season of Leverage: Redemption is also available on demand and as a FAST channel on Amazon Freevee.

In Season Two, corporate bad guys and dirty dealers are stepping on the little guy in their quest for money and power and the Leverage team is back to teach them a lesson. No matter the danger, when someone needs help, they provide… Leverage. This time around, their criminal skills are put to the test by everything from a husband-and-wife team running a multi-level marketing scam and a shipping magnate dumping boatloads of plastic waste to a music producer who abuses his position over vulnerable women. This season also sees an old friend of Sophie’s unexpectedly coming out of the woodwork, making her question her choices.

Leverage: Redemption stars Gina Bellman as Sophie Devereaux, Beth Riesgraf as Parker, Christian Kane as Eliot Spencer, Aldis Hodge as Alec Hardison, Noah Wyle as Harry Wilson, and Aleyse Shannon as Breanna Casey. Season Two guest stars include Pierson Fodé, Alanna Masterson, Anand Desai-Barochia, Steve Coulter, and Doug Savant.

Kate Rorick serves as co-showrunner and executive producer, alongside co-showrunner and executive producer Dean Devlin, and executive producers Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electric Entertainment. John Rogers and Chris Downey served as consulting producers.

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About Electric Entertainment

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Electric Entertainment is an independent studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with his partners Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Electric Entertainment also houses acquisitions and sales divisions, with domestic sales headed up by Steve Saltman and the international division headed by Sonia Mehandjiyska. Electric also has a satellite office located in Vancouver, Canada.

Among Electric’s hit television series are The Librarians and Leverage, which ran for four and five seasons respectively on TNT, The Outpost, which premiered its fourth season on The CW in 2021, and is now streaming on Amazon Freevee, and Almost Paradise, which is currently streaming on Amazon Freevee after having premiered on WGN America. Season two of Almost Paradise is currently in production. Electric’s new series The Ark is currently in post-production for the SYFY Channel. Electric’s spin-off continuation of Leverage, Leverage: Redemption, is currently streaming in the U.S. and the U.K. on Amazon Freevee, as one of the service’s first original programs.

Electric’s Feature Films have included Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, the award-winning film Say My Name starring Lisa Brenner and Nick Blood, the critically acclaimed documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, and most recently The Deal starring Sumalee Montano and Emma Fischer. Electric also acquires, distributes and sells worldwide rights to Electric’s produced and acquired content, as well as theatrical films from around the world, including Blood On The Crown, starring Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell, Heavy, starring Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto, Rob Reiner’s historical biopic LBJ, starring Woody Harrelson, and Book Of Love, starring Jessica Biel and Jason Sudeikis. The company’s domestic distribution division, headed by Steve Saltman, is a full-service operation serving all significant outlets with various rights to films and series including: TVOD, EST, AVOD, SVOD, PTV, Linear Basic Cable and Broadcast.

ABOUT AMAZON FREEVEE

Amazon Freevee, formerly IMDb TV

Amazon Freevee is a free ad-supported streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows, including Originals and FAST channels, available anytime, for free.

· Expansive Catalog: Amazon Freevee offers viewers ambitious Originals, including Bosch: Legacy; Emmy-winning court program Judy Justice; reality design series Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis; comedy series Sprung; music documentary Post Malone: Runaway; heist drama Leverage: Redemption; spy thriller Alex Rider; and the sports docuseries UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers. Combined with an always updating library of broadly appealing hit movies and TV shows across a wide selection of genres, and a catalog of more than 100 FAST channels, Freevee delivers customers the content they would expect to see on a paid service.

· Free: The entire catalog of content on the service is free. No paid subscriptions necessary.

· Limited Ads: Freevee provides customers highly sought content supported by limited advertising.

· Instant Access: Freevee is available as an app on Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and as a free Channel within Prime Video, across hundreds of devices. Freevee content can also be accessed within the “Free with Ads” tab and “Live TV” tab on Prime Video. Freevee is available as an app on third party devices including Roku, Samsung smart TVs (2017-2021 models), Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, Comcast’s Xfinity Flex, Xfinity X1, Chromecast with Google TV, NVIDIA SHIELD and other Android TV devices, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, as well as LG Smart TVs (2018-2021 models). The app is also available on iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

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Video: Paramount Network Reveals Explosive “Yellowstone” Season Five Trailer





Video: Paramount Network Reveals Explosive “Yellowstone” Season Five Trailer
Following a record-breaking season, the new trailer gives eager fans a sneak peek at what’s ahead this season for the Duttons, the new trailer opens with John Dutton (Kevin Costner) being sworn in as Governor of Montana, and shows the chaos, enemies and “war” that immediately follow.
[via press release from Paramount]
PARAMOUNT NETWORK REVEALS EXPLOSIVE “YELLOWSTONE” SEASON FIVE TRAILER

FROM MTV ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS AND 101 STUDIOS, TV’S #1 SHOW MAKES MASSIVE RETURN WITH TWO NEW EPISODES ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH AT 8/7c ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK

· Paramount Network today revealed the explosive trailer for Yellowstone, TV’s #1 show, which returns for its highly-anticipated season five on Sunday, November 13th with two all new episodes.

· Following a record-breaking season, the new trailer gives eager fans a sneak peek at what’s ahead this season for the Duttons, the new trailer opens with John Dutton (Kevin Costner) being sworn in as Governor of Montana, and shows the chaos, enemies and “war” that immediately follow.

· Paramount Network has also launched the official Yellowstone Newsletter, which will feature exclusive photos, videos, news, episode recaps, giveaways, and more! Fans can subscribe by visiting Yellowstone’s Twitter at 10am ET.

· Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, 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.

· From Academy Award(R) nominee Taylor Sheridan, season five features a critically-acclaimed ensemble cast including Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham with Mo Brings Plenty, Wendy Moniz, Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly upped to series regulars. The upcoming season will also feature the return of Josh Lucas as young John Dutton alongside Jacki Weaver, Kylie Rogers, Kyle Red Silverstein and Rob Kirkland with Kai Caster, Lainey Wilson, Lilli Kay and Dawn Olivieri joining the star-studded cast.

· Paramount Network’s Yellowstone season four premiere was cable’s highest rated show, bringing in over 14 million viewers total.

· Catch-up on previous seasons of Yellowstone on the official show page and the Paramount Network app.

· 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 Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios: Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, The Smithsonian Channel, Paramount Network and TV Land – and its Studios arm which produces acclaimed series and movies as well as award-winning documentaries through 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,” “Tulsa King,” “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.

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The Equalizer 10/9 on CBS





THE TEAM HELPS AN NYPD FIREFIGHTER’S DAUGHTER AFTER HER FATHER SUDDENLY GOES MISSING, ON “THE EQUALIZER,” SUNDAY, OCT. 9


“Where There’s Smoke” – The team helps an NYPD firefighter’s daughter when her father suddenly goes missing. Also, Aunt Vi and Delilah continue to cope after McCall’s abduction, on the CBS Original series THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, Oct. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.

REGULAR CAST:

Queen Latifah

(Robyn McCall)

Tory Kittles

(Detective Marcus Dante)

Adam Goldberg

(Harry Keshegian)

Liza Lapira

(Melody “Mel” Bayani)

Laya DeLeon Hayes

(Delilah)

With: Lorraine Toussaint

(Viola “Vi” Marsette)

GUEST CAST:

Chance Kelly

(Fire Captain Sanders)

Brett Diggs

(Derrick)

Riley Cooper

(Samantha Doyle)

Michael Emery

(Xavier Morrow)

Michel Vidal

(Juan)

Vincent Loretta

(Clay)

Anne Bates

(Forensic Tech)

Ka’Mani Sanai’ Brown

(Tall Girl)

Drew Brock Baker

(Passed Out Man)

Sean Donnelly

(Shooting Range Instructor)

WRITTEN BY: Joe Gazzam

BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan

DIRECTED BY: Randy Zisk

GENRE: Drama



East New York 10/9 on CBS





DEPUTY INSPECTOR REGINA HAYWOOD FIGHTS TO ENSURE TWO MURDER CASES RECEIVE THE SAME RESOURCES TO BRING THE PERPETRATORS TO JUSTICE, ON “EAST NEW YORK,” SUNDAY, OCT. 9

New CBS Original Drama Makes the Move to Its Regular 9 PM Time Slot

“Misdemeanor Homicide” – When two homicide victims – a young man from the housing projects and a fast-rising hedge fund partner – are discovered in the community, Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood fights to ensure both cases receive the same resources to bring the perpetrators to justice, on EAST NEW YORK, Sunday, Oct. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.*

REGULAR CAST:

Amanda Warren

(Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood)

Jimmy Smits

(Chief John Suarez)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

(Officer Marvin Sandeford)

Kevin Rankin

(Detective Tommy Killian)

Richard Kind

(Captain Stan Yenko)

Elizabeth Rodriguez

(Detective Crystal Morales)

Olivia Luccardi

(Officer Brandy Quinlan)

Lavel Schley

(Officer Andre Bentley)

RECURRING CAST:

C.S. Lee

(Sgt. Jimmy Kee)

GUEST CAST:

Randall Newsome

(Chief Ervin Kidd)

Stephen Plunkett

(Det. Desmond Troy)

JB Chen

(Det. Phil Nakashima)

Natalie Gold

(Dr. Faith Sorenson)

Kati Sharp

(Vanessa Farrow)

Fred Tolliver Jr,

(Percy)

Howard Feller

(Froggy)

John Earl Jelks

(James Hilliard)

Zachary Le Vey

(Ira Nyswaner)

Mili Diaz

(Isabel Valdez)

Onye Eme-Akwari

(Warren Draymore)

Alex Kramer

(Kevin Reese)

Asha Etchison

(Latasha Quick)

Christopher Laing

(Ray-Ray)

Lynda Gravatt

(Alberta Moore)

WRITTEN BY: William Finkelstein

DIRECTED BY: Mike Robin

GENRE: Drama



NCIS: Hawai’i 10/10 on CBS





WHEN A NAVY SAILOR WASHES UP DEAD IN A SACRED, FORBIDDEN KAPU SITE, THE NCIS TEAM BRINGS CGIS SPECIAL AGENT PIKE TO HELP UNMASK THE MYSTERY AND CATCH A POSSIBLE SERIAL KILLER ON THE ISLAND, ON “NCIS: HAWAI’I,” MONDAY, OCT. 10

LeVar Burton Returns to Direct

“Primal Fear” – When a Navy sailor washes up dead in a sacred, forbidden kapu site, the NCIS team brings CGIS Special Agent Pike to unmask the mystery and catch a possible serial killer on the island. Also, Tennant meets Alex’s new girlfriend, on the CBS Original series NCIS: HAWAI’I, Monday, Oct. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. This episode is directed by LeVar Burton.

REGULAR CAST:

Vanessa Lachey

(Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant)

Alex Tarrant

(Kai Holman)

Noah Mills

(Jesse Boone)

Yasmine Al-Bustami

(Lucy Tara)

Jason Antoon

(Ernie Malik)

Tori Anderson

(Kate Whistler)

Kian Talan

(Alex Tennant)

GUEST CAST:

Seana Kofoed

Mark Gessner

Sierra Swartz

Lily Bleu Andrew

Cindy Ramirez

Jeremy Isaiah Earl

Eric Ladin

Don Swayze

(Commander Chase)

(CGIS Agent Neil Pike)

(Cassandra Souza)

(Ella Baird)

(Ava Nakama)

(Ranger Delroy Windell)

(Ranger Bryson Stone)

(Joe)

WRITTEN BY: Ron McGee

DIRECTED BY: LeVar Burton

GENRE: Drama, Crime, Mystery



So Help Me Todd 10/13 on CBS





WHEN TODD REUNITES WITH A CHILDHOOD FRIEND WITH A CHECKERED PAST, HE CONVINCES MARGARET TO REPRESENT HIM IN A MINOR LEGAL CASE, ON “SO HELP ME TODD,” THURSDAY, OCT. 13

“Second Second Chance” – When Todd reunites with a childhood friend with a checkered past, he convinces Margaret to represent him in a minor legal case, on the new CBS Original drama SO HELP ME TODD, Thursday, Oct. 13 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

REGULAR CAST:

Marcia Gay Harden

(Margaret)

Skylar Astin

(Todd)

Madeline Wise

(Allison)

Tristen J. Winger

(Lyle)

Inga Schlingmann

(Susan)

Rosa Arredondo

(Francey)

GUEST CAST:

Clayton James

(Chuck Grant)

Thomas Cadrot

(Chet)

Lydia Campbell

(Kate)

Matthew Sears

(Elliot)

Erik Knudsen

(Brian McAtee)

Andrew J. Hampton

(Derek)

Shawn Richard

Jeremy Gimenez

Cruze McKinnon

Paul McGillion

Julie Howgate

Camille Mitchell

Frank Crudele

Bobby L. Dupree

Matt Afonso

Greg Kean

Karen Khunkhun

Nikki Chohan

Matthew Mandzij

Sarah Hayward

(Will)

(Johnny McAtee)

(Danny McAtee)

(Trevor Rapp)

(Erica)

(Desiree)

(Jerry)

(Judge Dupree)

(Grady Tibbels)

(Ray McAtee)

(Reporter)

(Police Officer #1)

(Police Officer #2)

(Mrs. Garrison)

WRITTEN BY: Lisa Kyonga Parsons

DIRECTED BY: Robert Duncan McNeill

GENRE: Drama



So Help Me Todd 10/20 on CBS





MARGARET AND TODD WORK TO BRING JUSTICE TO AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE WHO LOST HIS LEG IN A PLANE CRASH RESULTING FROM A DEFECTIVE AIRCRAFT, ON “SO HELP ME TODD,” THURSDAY, OCT. 20


Jeffrey Nordling Guest Stars as Famed Lawyer Gus Easton

“Corduroy Briefs” – Margaret and Todd work to bring justice to an Olympic athlete who lost his leg in a plane crash resulting from a defective aircraft, on the new CBS Original drama SO HELP ME TODD, Thursday, Oct. 20 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

REGULAR CAST:

Marcia Gay Harden

(Margaret)

Skylar Astin

(Todd)

Madeline Wise

(Allison)

Tristen J. Winger

(Lyle)

Inga Schlingmann

(Susan)

Rosa Arredondo

(Francey)

GUEST CAST:

Clayton James

(Chuck Grant)

Thomas Cadrot

(Chet Venables)

Sommer Carbuccia

(Sean Phillips)

Jeffrey Nordling

(Gus Easton)

Simon Arblaster

(Dirk Dobkin)

Tasha Simms

TJ Riley

Raphael Kepinski

Alvina August

Akeem Hoyte-Charles

Regan Ross

David Epstein

Justin Lacey

June B. Wilde

(Judge Sauceda)

(Konner Preston)

(Nathan Shaw)

(Tyesha Johnson)

(Justin Mobley)

(Bailiff)

(Chad)

(Passerby)

(Marjorie)

WRITTEN BY: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter and Nicole French

DIRECTED BY: Nancy Hower

GENRE: Drama



CSI: Vegas 10/20 on CBS





THE CSI TEAM INVESTIGATES AFTER THREE MASKED ASSAILANTS MURDER AN ENTIRE FAMILY IN THEIR HOME, ON THE CBS ORIGINAL SERIES “CSI: VEGAS,” THURSDAY, OCT. 20


Episode Written By “CSI” Franchise Creator Anthony E. Zuiker

Katie Stevens Reprises Role as “Lindsey Willows”

“Koala” – When three masked assailants invade a home and murder an entire family, including a pregnant woman, the CSIs are called to the scene to investigate. Catherine leads the team through the emotional case, which intensifies her own longing to reconnect with her estranged daughter, Lindsey (Katie Stevens), on the CBS Original series CSI: VEGAS, Thursday, Oct. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

REGULAR CAST:

Paula Newsome

(Maxine Roby)

Marg Helgenberger

(Catherine Willows)

Matt Lauria

(Joshua Folsom)

Mandeep Dhillon

(Allie Rajan)

Ariana Guerra

(Detective Serena Chavez)

Lex Medlin

(Beau Finado)

Jay Lee

(Chris Park)

GUEST CAST:

Sarah Gilman

(Penny Gill)

Katie Stevens

(Lindsey Willows)

Kimberlee Kidd

(Darcy Marshman)

Melissa Saint-Amand

(Lucia Marshman)

Carol Hoyt

(Mrs. Geice)

Joseph Callari

(Mr. Geice)

Walker Barnes

(Teenager)

Samuel Davis

(Medic)

Shelley Robertson

(CPS Officer Mary Philippen)

Will J. Jackson

(Lead Officer)

Jonathan R. Freeman

(Edwards Allen)

Michael Trotter

(Justin Einsteen)

WRITTEN BY: Anthony E. Zuiker

DIRECTED BY: Claudia Yarmy

GENRE: Drama



MORE CAST ANNOUNCED FOR SHOWTIME DRAMA SERIES KING SHAKA





MORE CAST ANNOUNCED FOR SHOWTIME DRAMA SERIES KING SHAKA
CHARMAINE BINGWA, NKEKI OBI-MELEKWE, TONY KGOROGE, SINDI DLATHU AND BAHLE HADEBE

JOIN SHOWTIME® DRAMA SERIES KING SHAKA

LOS ANGELES – September 29, 2022 –SHOWTIME announced today that Charmaine Bingwa (The Good Fight) and Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (Tina -The Tina Turner Musical) will star, and Tony Kgoroge (Invictus), Sindi Dlatu (The River) and Bahle Hadebe (Bone of My Bones) will guest star in the highly anticipated new series KING SHAKA, an epic drama centered around one man’s personal journey from stigmatized childhood to legendary king. The CBS Studios production will shoot in the historic KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South Africa province, the birthplace of King Shaka, and will be fully shot in South Africa. The series is produced with Propagate and Hill District Media and will debut on SHOWTIME in 2023.

Bingwa stars as Isisa, a fierce and formidable warrior whose loyalty is thrown into question by a fateful encounter and Obi-Melekwe will star as the Locust Queen, the mysterious leader of a nomadic tribe of outcasts who uses her deep knowledge of the spiritual world to her advantage. Kgoroge is guest starring as Chief Senzangakhona, the proud leader of the Zulu people who denies Shaka’s birthright, Dlathu as Inyoni, a council leader and midwife, and Hadebe as young Shaka.

Bingwa stars in the Paramount+ series The Good Fight as Carmen Moyo and starred in the feature film Black Box. She will next be seen in KING SHAKA executive producer Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation. Additional credits include Trees of Peace, Little Sista and Nekrotronic. Obi-Melekwe earned acclaim in her Broadway debut as Tina Turner in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. She also appeared in the CBS series Bull and the SHOWTIME series SMILF.

Kgoroge starred most recently as police chief Khaya Meyer in the dark comedy series Recipes for Love and Murder. Additional credits include Imbewu: The Seed, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Blood Diamond, Lord of War and Hotel Rwanda. Dlathu is best known for her work in the drama series The River as the villainous Lindiwe Dlamini and as Nomthandazo Buthelezi in Muvhango. She also worked alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the feature film Sarafina. Additional credits include Khululeka and Soul City. Hadebe started his career as a host on the series Yo, and later as a host on Epic Hangout. His credits include Deep State, Down the Zambezi, The Estate and Cash and Carry.

Rooted in actual events, KING SHAKA tells the story of the Zulu Empire founder Shaka (Charles Babalola) and his unlikely rise to power, uniting multiple tribes across vast stretches of Africa in the early 19th century to transform his power into legend, on par with history’s most seminal figures. The outcast son of a Zulu Chief, Shaka is a visionary who is prophesized to become a king like none before him. In ferocious battles that test the body and soul, in alliances that test the bonds of love and friendship, a complex sociological system plays out that renders the human cost front and center, for the victors as well as the vanquished, all in an effort to carve out a semblance of identity, fulfillment and ultimately, survival.

KING SHAKA is created and executive produced by Olu Odebunmi and Tolu Awosika, and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua, Bridget Carpenter, Propagate’s Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Rodney Ferrell. Seith Mann, who is directing the pilot, and Spencer Medof are also executive producers. Scott Greenberg is a producer, and Michael Callas is producing for Hill District Media. Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube and Pepsi Pokane also produce.

As part of the production investment in South Africa and the KZN province, nearly 1,000 locals have been hired for jobs across all facets of the production, including cast, crew, performers and craftspeople. In addition, the production is working in concert with leading South African production services company Film Afrika to help facilitate filming in the region. They are also working closely with the KZN Film Commission and with career-building training programs such as SA Film Academy (SAFA) and the Academy of Creative Excellence to provide production internships and other opportunities.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Paramount, owns and operates the premium service SHOWTIME®, which features critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service across all major streaming devices and Showtime.com, as well as via cable, DBS, telco and streaming video providers. SNI also operates the premium services THE MOVIE CHANNEL™and FLIX®, as well as on demand versions of all three brands. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®. For more information, go towww.SHO.com [sho.com].



The Good Doctor 10/10 on ABC





The Good Doctor: Change of Perspective (10/10)
“Change of Perspective” – On their first day as surgical attendings, Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park are introduced to the first year residents they will be overseeing, Dr. Danica Powell and Dr. Daniel Perez,who make quite the first impression. Meanwhile, Lim returns to work while facing her new reality and the emotions surrounding the changes on an all-new episode of “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, OCT. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, V) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

“Change of Perspective” was written by Thomas L. Moran and April Fitzsimmons, and directed by Anne Renton.