Peacock Unveils Official Angelyne Trailer (TV News Roundup)
Peacock has released the official trailer for “Angelyne,” the new drama miniseries starring Emmy Rossum. “Angelyne” tells the story of the titular D-list celebrity, who rose to prominence in the 1980s through a series of provocative billboards across Los Angeles. Rossum portrays Angelyne, with the series intended to cover her rise to local prominence.
“Ever since I was a girl, I’ve known that fame is my destiny,” Rossum-as-Angelyne says in the trailer. “Huge, gigantic fame. So I said, “I’m going to win the love of the world!”
In addition to Rossum, the series also stars Alex Karpovsky, Lukas Gage, Martin Freeman, Hamish Linklater, David Krumholtz, and Michael Angarano. The series is created by Nancy Oliver and produced by Rossum, Sam Esmail, Lucy Tcherniak, Chad Hamilton and Angelyne herself.
All eight episodes of “Angelyne” will air on May 19. Watch the full trailer below.
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
Volume 3 of Netflix’s “Love, Death and Robots” will premiere on May 20. Produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher, the animated anthology series features a different animation team handling each episode. Since its premiere in 2019, the show has received critical acclaim, winning 11 Emmys. Netflix also shared a teaser for the series; look below.
The Canadian comedy series “Children Ruin Everything” has been acquired for the American airwaves by the Roku channel, where it will air on May 13. Created by Kurt Smeaton, the series originally aired on CTV in Canada in January and was one of the biggest hits on the network. Meaghan Rath and Aaron Abrams star in the series as Astrid and James, a married couple trying to define their lives apart from their two young children. In addition to the first season airing in the United States, Roku has also picked up the show for an upcoming second season, which will consist of 16 episodes. Ennis Esmer, Logan Nicholson, Mikayla SwamiNathan, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Veena Sood, Lisa Codrington, and Darius Rota also star in the series. Rath executive produces alongside Chuck Tatham and Mark Montefiore. Roku also released a trailer for the series; look below.
Season 5 of “The Chi” premieres Friday, June 24, Showtime has announced. The first episode will be available to stream and on-demand to all Showtime subscribers ahead of its on-air debut Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James and Curtiss Cook. New guest stars Nia Jervier and Carolyn Michelle Smith join returning guest stars Kandi Burruss, La La Anthony, Jason Weaver and Iman Shumpert. Artist Jazelle and Antonyah Allen also join the season five cast. The series is produced by Common, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of ID8 Multimedia. Hillman Grad Productions CEO Rishi Rajani and show runner Justin Hillian are also serving as executive producers with Jewel Coronelm moving from co-executive producer to executive producer for the new season.
The A&E documentary series “Origins of Hip Hop” will premiere on May 30. Narrated by rapper Nas, the series features interviews with famous hip hop artists as they recount the experiences that set them on the path to fame. Busta Rhymes, Eve, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Ja Rule, Lil Jon and Uncle Luke will be featured in the show’s first season. The series is produced by Mass Appeal, with Peter Bittenbender and Slane Hatch executive producing for the production company. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson produce for A&E. After premiering on Monday, May 30, the show will move to its regular timeslot on Tuesdays.
Kelsa Ballerini, Gloria Estefan, Little Big Town, LL Cool J, Pitbull and Shania Twain will be guest musicians for Season 1 of “Superfans,” CBS has announced. The next competition pits the contestants against each other on a game show to prove that they are the ultimate fans of their favorite musical artist. The winners of each episode will receive a special prize from their musical idol. Additionally, CBS Mornings’ Keltie Knight and Nate Burleson will host the series. Knight produces with Jodi Roth and showrunner Jack Martin.
Fantasy Football completes its cast with Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland and Rome Flynn. The new live-action film from Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films stars Marsai Martin as Callie A. Coleman, who discovers that she can control her professional football player father (Hardwick) on the pitch through video gaming “EA SPORTS Madden NFL”. Other cast members announced today include Elijah Richardson, Hanani Taylor, Abigail Killmeier, Tyla Harris and Isaac Ivan. Anton Cropper directs the film. Based on an original screenplay by Richard T. Jones, Jeremy Loethen and Tim Ogletree, “Fantasy Football” is written by Dan Gurewitch and David Young. It is produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter media conglomerate The SpringHill Company in partnership with Genius Entertainment’s Marsai Martin and Joshua Martin. The SpringHill Company producers include LeBron James, Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson. Marsai Martin and Joshua Martin are producers, and Carol Martin and Jamila Jordan-Theus are executive producers for Genius Entertainment. Syrinthia Studer, executive vice president, Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films, and Jessica Smith, director of development, oversee production at Awesomeness. Timothy Bourne is a producer.
“Into the Wild Frontier” has been renewed for a second season, INSP announced today. the docudrama examines the stories of pioneers who explored new territory as America expanded westward. The series is produced for INSP by Warm Springs Productions.
Bardo S. Ramírez and Chris Hutchison have been named vice presidents of Disney Branded Entertainment. Ramírez, who previously worked at Disney before serving as co-executive producer at Universal Animation Studios, will serve as the studio’s vice president of strategy and operations. He will be responsible for strategic planning, production resource management, physical delivery and workplace culture initiatives for Disney Television Animation, and will report to David Cobb, senior vice president of operations and planning. content at Disney Branded Television. Hutchison, a Disney employee since 2009 who has worked primarily for the company’s Disney Junior channel, has been promoted to vice president of production. He will now oversee content related to Disney Junior and report to Sarah Finn, senior vice president of production.
Andrew Roy has been named Vice President and London Bureau Chief of CBS News. In these roles, Roy will oversee all editorial coverage for CBS News in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. He joins the company after 34 years at the BBC, where he was a producer and news director, most recently overseeing the channel’s international coverage. He will report to Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, executive vice president of news gathering for CBS News, and will begin on May 3.
Magical Elves, veteran producer of unscripted content including “Nailed It!” and “Top Chef,” hired Dan Goldsack as executive vice president of development. Goldsack previously worked for Burning Bright as head of factual entertainment and at Mentorn, a Tinopolis company, as head of development and executive producer. In his new role at Magical Elves, Goldsack will lead the development team, oversee all development across the company, and report directly to co-CEOs Jo Sharon and Casey Kriley.
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