Planet Earth III
BBC America have announced “Planet Earth III” and “Frozen Planet II,” new installments in both natural history series that hail from BBC Studios. “Frozen Planet II” is set to premiere in 2021, while “Planet Earth III” will follow in 2022. They join “One Planet: Seven Worlds” which airs in 2020. [Source: EW]
Epix has hopped onboard “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes’ forthcoming ITV and Carnival Films six-part period drama series “Belgravia”. The U.S. cable network will air it day-and-date with the U.K. debut with casting now underway and filming to begin this spring.
The story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, when the Duchess of Richmond throws a party in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. Twenty-five years later the secrets and events of that ball still resonate. [Source: Deadline]
British police drama “Bergerac” is set to score a contemporary reboot by Paramount Network International with Gub Neal (“The Fall,” “Prime Suspect”) serving as executive producer. Set on the island of Jersey, the original starred John Nettles and ran for nine seasons as it followed the investigations of maverick detective Jim Bergerac. [Source: Variety]
“BlacKkKlansman” scribes Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz are set to pen “Madness,” a TV drama series set in the world of college basketball for Gunpowder & Sky.
Dealing with the corrupt inner workings of a prestigious college basketball program through the eyes of its new assistant coach, the tone is said to be along “House of Cards” as the team faces repercussions after their head coach makes a bad deal. [Source: Deadline]
NBC has premiered the trailer for the second season of its sitcom “A.P. Bio”. The new episodes see advanced-placement biology teacher Jack (Glenn Howerton) forming a new plan on how to get out of his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. Tom Bennett and Patton Oswalt co-star in the series which returns March 7th.