TV News: Insatiable, Dead, Dark, Quazi, Sabrina

Tv News Insatiable Dead Dark Quazi Sabrina

Netflix’s controversial dark comedy “Insatiable” has been renewed for a second season. The series, about a woman (Debby Ryan) who is bullied and ignored for years and finds herself suddenly thin and out for payback, suffered terrible reviews and a public backlash for its promotion of fat shaming. Dallas Roberts, Alyssa Milano, Christopher Gorham, Erinn Westbrook and Michael Provost co-starred. [Source: Variety]

Dead to Me
James Marsden and Ed Asner are set to co-star in Netflix’s-hour dark comedy series “Dead to Me”. Liz Feldman pens the series which has a ten-episode straight-to-series order and follows the powerful friendship that blossoms between Jen (Christina Applegate), a tightly wound widow, and Judy (Linda Cardellini), a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Marsden will play a love interest to Judy, outwardly confident and logical but underneath is vulnerable with a complicated past who is drawn to Judy’s big heart and free spirit. Asner will portray a quick-witted resident at the assisted living facility where Judy works. [Source: TV Line]

His Dark Materials
HBO will co-produce the upcoming drama series “His Dark Materials,” the announcement coming just one day after the BBC picked up the series for a second season. Based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy of young-adult fantasy novels, the eight-episode first season is currently in production in Wales.

Under the agreement, HBO will co-produce the two eight-episode seasons and takes worldwide distribution rights for it outside the United Kingdom. Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne-Marie Duff, Clarke Peters, Ariyon Bakare and Will Keen star. [Source: Variety]

Monumental will produce “Quazi,” its first English-language television series based on the best-seller from Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth overrun by evolved, intelligent zombies who form a fragile alliance with the remaining humans surviving within fortress city-states. Then, a sinister murder threatens the balance of power. [Source: THR]

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Ahead of a trailer for the series arriving tomorrow, Netflix has released the official poster for the upcoming series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” based on the Archie Comics title. The series reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. It’s slated to premiere October 26th.