TV News: Missions, Paddington, Odd, Cinemax, Love

BBC Four has acquired critically acclaimed ten-part French sci-fi series “Missions” which is set in the not too distant future when the first-ever manned mission to Mars is launched by eccentric Swiss billionaire William Meyer (Mathias Mlekuz). On the surface, they encounter a cosmonaut who died on a mission to space in 1967. [Source: Deadline]

Just weeks before the “Paddington” sequel hits cinemas, Studiocanal has announced they have put an animated TV series based on Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear books into development.

The series will consist of fifty-two episodes that run eleven minutes each and is eyed for launch in late 2018 or early 2019. Vivendi is expanding the franchise in new ways such as the upcoming official mobile game “Paddington Run”. [Source: StudioCanal]

Odd Mom Out
Bravo has canceled its Jill Kargman-led comedy series “Odd Mom Out” which will not proceed with a fourth season. The third season finale aired September 13th and averaged a 0.19 Live+Same Day rating and scored 517,000 total viewers. [Source: Variety]

Cinemax has announced a February 2nd start date for its official rebranding which will see HBO’s genre-centric little brother become a more “fun, action-packed original programming” destination. To that end the network will premiere four series in 2018.

Those series? The return of “Outcsst” for a second and much lighter season, the mini-reboot of “Strike Back,” and newcomers like the crime drama “C.B. Strike” and thriller “Rellik”. Not part of the group but could make the 2018 grade is “Warrior” based on original material by Bruce Lee. [Source: Deadline]

Sarah Silverman’s I Love You America
Hulu has premiered the first promo trailer for their upcoming new weekly series, “I Love You, America” starring comedian Sarah Silverman. The series premieres starting Thursday, October 12th only on Hulu. New episodes of the series will stream weekly on Thursday nights.