Comedy Central has announced a January 24th premiere date for the fifth and final season of its critically acclaimed comedy series “Broad City”. The premiere will be followed by the debut of the new scripted series “The Other Two”. Series creators and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson signed a new first-look agreement with Comedy Central earlier this year with several new shows in development, meaning this won’t be the last we’ll see of them. [Source: Comedy Central]
Netflix German Titles
In the wake of its success with “Dark,” Netflix is set to produce five new German original series kicking off from next year, including the ambitious historical series “The Barbarians” that chronicles a bloody and decisive battle in the Teutoburg Forest between Germanic tribes and the Roman Empire.
Also on the way is the sci-fi series “Tribes of Europa,” a teen spin on ‘Breaking Bad’ called “Don’t Try This at Home,” the music and organised crime drama “Skylines,” and a holiday-themed mini-series about four generations of women from the same family. All of the new German titles will be available globally on Netflix. [Source: Variety]
Untitled Apple Morning Show Series
Billy Crudup (“Watchmen”) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Black Mirror”) are set to co-star with Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell in Apple’s untitled morning show drama series from writer Kerry Ehrin. The currently untitled series provides an inside look at the lives of the morning show TV hosts who help America wake up in the morning. Crudup will play Cory Ellison, the forward-thinking president of the network’s news division. Mbatha-Raw plays Hannah Shoenfeld, the whip-smart and charming head booker of talent. [Source: Deadline]
Facebook Watch has released the first trailer for “Queen America,” its new dark comedy scripted series starring Catherine Zeta-Jones as the most renowned pageant coach in all of Oklahoma whose reputation is put at stake when she gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished and hapless Samantha to take the title of Miss America. The ten episode series will release new episodes weekly on Facebook Watch starting November 21st.