All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘original content’

Twilight Is Back, and Coming to a … Facebook Near You

Twilight isn’t dead, y’all. Like its sparkly subject matter, the series lives eternal – and will be coming to a Facebook news feed near you. Lionsgate has partnered with Facebook, the non-profit Women In Film, and crowdsourcing platform Tongal to produce a handful of original shorts “based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, with guidance provided …

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Alpha House Season 2 Premieres October 24

Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau’s comedy Alpha House has just received a premiere date for its second season. According to Amazon, its first original series will return for season two on October 24. The show, which stars John Goodman as a Republican Senator sharing a Washington D.C. house with other senators, also stars Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy. Here’s …

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Netflix’s Marco Polo Premieres December 12

Netflix has announced the premiere date for its anticipated historical series Marco Polo – December 12th. The first season will contain ten episodes. Relative newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy (Il Terzo Tempo) will play the title role. Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Tom Wu (Skyfall), Remy Hii (Treading Water) and Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen) will also feature in the …

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Amazon’s Newest Original Pilots Now Available

Need something to watch? Amazon has just released its five newest pilots – three comedies and two dramas. Here’s a quick rundown of the five new pilots: The Cosmopolitans is a comedy starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny as part of “a group of young American expatriates in contemporary Paris searching for love and friendship.” Really comes to us from …

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Netflix’s First French Original Series, Marseille, Announced for Late 2015

Netflix has just announced its first ever French original series, a “tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city,” titled Marseille. Production is set to kick off next spring and it’ll land in all Netflix markets in late 2015. The drama’s creator and writer is Dan Franck, who co-wrote the Golden Globe-winning …

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Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Lands September 26th

Amazon’s next original series, Transparent, will premiere on September 26th. Part of a trio of comedy pilots greenlit last October (alongside Mozart in the Jungle and The Outlaws), Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor as the transgender patriarch of a family filled with secrets. “The series stars Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort—the Pfefferman family patriarch. When she …

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Netflix Originals Have Been Seen by a Majority of Subscribers

Despite criticism, Netflix has held firm in its decision to forgo traditional reporting techniques when it comes to its original programming. In other words, don’t expect Netflix to give you any “ratings” numbers for House of Cards or Orange Is The New Black. We do know that Orange Is The New Black is Netflix’s most popular show. We also know …

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Here’s Amazon’s Next Batch of Kids Pilots

Amazon Studios has just announced a new round of original kids pilots, set to debut early next year. Like with previous pilot batches from Amazon, viewer feedback will help determine which series get picked up for full season runs. The new batch of kids pilots features three animated shows and two live-action shows. Here’s what you can look forward to: …

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Amazon’s Five New Pilots Land Aug 28

Amazon’s next batch of original shows, five new comedy and drama pilots dubbed the ‘third pilot season’, will debut on August 28th. This batch of potential series is arguably the most promising yet, pulling in some heavy hitters both in front and behind the camera. The five new shows dropping in a few weeks include The Cosmopolitans, Really, Red Oaks, …

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Amazon’s First Live-Action Kids Show Now Available

Amazon has just released the first seven episodes of their first ever live-action show for kids. It’s called Annedroids, and it’s aimed at introducing scientific concepts to kids aged four through seven. According to Amazon: Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about “Anne,” a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the amazing scientific discoveries they …

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Sam Waterston Joins Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’

Netflix’s new original series Grace and Frankie has reportedly added another big name. The Hollywood Reporter says that the comedy has signed Law & Order and The Newsroom‘s Sam Waterston for a starring role. Waterston will play the gay husband of Frankie (Lily Tomlin), who is having an affair with Grace’s (Jane Fonda) husband. Last month, we learned that role …

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Amazon Rounds Out New Pilot Season with Soderbergh-produced ‘Red Oaks’

Amazon’s third round of pilots, inarguably its most promising set of original content yet, has just been finalized with the addition of a new comedy, Red Oaks. Amazon describes it as “a coming-of-age comedy set in the “go-go” 80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt, Red Oaks is about enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end …

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