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In brief, new movie news and television show news has broken. Below you will find a brief rundown on all that news and their most significant segments, distilled down to the most salient information.

Movie News

Sesame Street and Tom & Jerry Movies Given Release Dates by Warner Bros.

A Sesame Street movie will be released in U.S. theaters through Warner Bros. on January 15, 2021.

A Tom & Jerry movie will be released in U.S. theaters through Warner Bros. on April 16, 2021.

Disney Gets Closer to Acquiring 21st Century Fox

The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger expects The Walt Disney Company acquisition of 21st Century Fox “to become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time on March 20.”

TV Show News

The Blacklist Renewed for Season Seven by NBC

The Blacklist has been renewed for a seventh season by NBC.

New TV Series Green-lit in Orphan Black Universe

A new TV show in an expanded Orphan Black universe has been green-lit by AMC. The series will not be a prequel or a sequel with characters from the original series. It will be its own separate story set in the Orphan Black universe. There is no word yet if any of the characters for the original Orphan Black TV series will appear in the series.

Disney+ Gets Marvel “What If” TV Series

A Marvel “What If” animated TV series adaptation is coming to Disney+. “What If is an animated anthology series that will explore how the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have unfolded if key moments in its history had not occurred as they did in canon.”

Mike Judge Signs Two Year Extension and Comedies Deals with HBO

Mike Judge has received and signed a two year contract extension with HBO culminating in the production of comedies A5 and QualityLand.

A5 is TV mini-series “described as a limited series centered on a bioengineer who discovers the gene that makes a person an asshole and attempts to answer the questions nagging at all of us: Why do assholes exist? Why have they come to dominate our culture? And can they be cured?”

QualityLand, based on the novel by Marc-Uwe Kling, is “described as the story of humanity’s struggle against the tyranny of convenience.”

Judge will co-write both TV series.

Amy Adams Gets First-look Deal with HBO

Amy Adams has received a first-look deal with HBO and is developing a TV mini-series based on the Barbara Kingsolver book Poisonwood Bible.

Poisonwood Bible‘s plot synopsis: “The story follows Orleanna Price, the wife of an evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959. What follows is a suspenseful epic of tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction in the interlocked fates of one family and a newly independent African nation.”

Gods & Heroes TV Series Ordered by Netlfix

The Gods & Heroes animation TV series has been ordered by Netflix.

Gods & Heroes‘ plot synopsis: the series, set in the world of Greek mythology, “chronicles the illegitimate son of Zeus, a young man tasked with saving heaven and earth despite the interference of a vengeful goddess and her monstrous forces.”

Jason O’Mara, Mamie Gummer, and Chris Diamantopoulos are some of the voice actors in the series.

An Anonymous Girl TV Series in Development at USA

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen‘s book An Anonymous Girl is being developed into a TV series by USA Network.

An Anonymous Girl‘s plot synopsis: the story “follows Jessica Farris, who signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields. She thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking–and what she’s hiding.”

TV Mini-series News

Chernobyl TV Mini-series premiere date announced by HBO

The Chernobyl TV mini-series will premiere on HBO on May 6, 2019.

All The Light We Cannot See Adaptation Rights Acquired by Netflix

Netflix has acquired the rights to Anthony Doerr’s book All The Light We Cannot See. The book will be made into a TV mini-series.

All The Light We Cannot See‘s plot synopsis: “Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.”

TV Talk Show News

Red Table Talk Renewed for Additional Episodes by Facebook

The Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield Norris-hosted talk show Red Table Talk has been renewed by Facebook for an additional twenty episodes.

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