Disney Junior has ordered a third season of the hit kids show “Muppet Babies” ahead of its second season’s August 9th premiere on Disney Channel. The series chronicles the playroom antics of a young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Summer Penguin. Season two will see more beloved Muppets, including Scooter and Skeeter, Sweetums, and Swedish Chef, make their way to the playroom for all-new adventures. [Source: Variety]
HBO Max has begun development of the half-hour single-camera dramedy series “Drama Queen” based on the childhood of TVLine co-founder Michael Ausiello and set to be produced by Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. Ausiello is writing the pilot script and will serve as an executive producer alongside Abrams and Ben Stephenson should the project move forward.
Set in the 1980s, the story centers on a closeted, TV-obsessed teenager who copes with the harsh realities – and relative mundaneness – of life in small-town New Jersey by escaping to an alternate soap opera universe of his own creation. [Source: Deadline]
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling
Netflix has released an official trailer for “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling,” the movie revival of Nickelodeon’s popular and iconic animated series. The original followed the adventures of an Australian wallaby and his two companions through their adventures in their home of O-Town. Rocko, Heffer Wolfe and Filburt return as they try to fit in the 21st century after spending two decades in space in the telemovie which will be available for streaming on August 9th.
Showtime has scored the rights to Lisa Taddeo’s bestselling nonfiction novel “Three Women” and have given the project a series commitment. Taddeo will write and executive produce the adaptation which tells the true story of three American women who suffered private and/or public backlash for their sexual desires.
One is a thirtysomething mother who rekindles her high school sweetheart flame when her husband refuses physical affection, a 23-year-old woman who reports her former teacher for pursuing a sexual relationship with her when she was 17, and a fortysomething restaurant owner whose husband and business partner picks out her experimental sexual partners. [Source: Deadline]
Game of Thrones
Two months on from the final season wrapping up, Scanline VFX has released a visual effects reel for their work in the eighth and final season of HBO’s mega-budget fantasy drama “Game of Thrones”. The reel tracks the massive destruction in the fifth episode along with other scenes from the final three episodes.