TV News: DS9, Work, Bears, Fresa, Alaska

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What We Leave Behind
The crowdfunded “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” documentary feature “What We Left Behind,” examining the legacy of Star Trek’s darkest and most different series, screened in cinemas earlier this month and now will be released in North America on home video on August 6th.

Two versions will be available: a standard release with seven special features (including over 45 minutes of deleted scenes), and a version exclusive to Shout Factory’s online store that includes a 50-minute roundtable discussion with director Ira Steven Behr about the actual production of the documentary. [Source: TrekMovie]

Work in Progress
Showtime has given an eight-episode series order to the comedy series “Work in Progress” which has been picked up following a Sundance debut of the pilot. The series was created by Abby McEnany and Tim Mason and is executive produced by Lilly Wachowski with all three to co-write the season. McEnany plays a fat, queer woman whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Theo Germaine, Karin Anglin and Celeste Pechous also star. [Source: The Live Feed]

We Bare Bears the Movie
Cartoon Network has announced that “We Bare Bears” is getting a TV movie and a spinoff, both of which are currently in production. The telemovie, slated for a 2020 premiere, will follow the stackable bear bros as their love of food trucks and internet fame leads to a bit of unexpected mayhem. The spinoff series is based on the Baby Bears is also in development. [Source: The Los Angeles Times]

La Fresa
Amazon has put in development the action comedy series “La Fresa” from “Girlboss” creator Kay Cannon, up-and-comer Michele Grogin, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Co-written by Cannon and Grogin, the story follows a privileged girl who discovers that her cushy life was built by nefarious means. When her life is turned upside down, she must embark on a dangerous rescue mission and will come to do things she never thought she could (or would) do. Cannon is set to direct and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. [Source: Decider]

Looking for Alaska
Hulu’s eight-episode limited series “Looking for Alaska,” based on John Green’s novel of the same name, is set to premiere Friday October 18th. “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl” duo Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage created the series.

The story is told through the eyes of teenager Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter (Charlie Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth), and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his friends attempt to make sense of what they’ve been through. [Source: Deadline]