TV News: Secretary, Bird, Primal, Preacher

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Madam Secretary
CBS has announced that the recently ordered sixth season of “Madam Secretary” will be the show’s last. The series closed out last season with episodes averaging a 0.4 rating and 4.8 million total viewers.

Clocking in at just ten episodes, the farewell season is effectively tying up storylines including Elizabeth’s experiences as a candidate in a political primary and presidential election. [Source: TV Line]

The Good Lord Bird
“Alpha” and “Book of Eli” filmmaker Albert Hughes has signed on to executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the Showtime limited series “The Good Lord Bird” starring Ethan Hawke as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and based on James McBride’s 2013 novel.

The story follows an enslaved teenager who becomes a member in a motley family during the time of Bleeding Kansas, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry which became the instigating event that started the Civil War. [Source: Deadline]

Genndy Tartakovsky makes his highly anticipated return to TV with Primal, an Adult Swim animated series that looked to be as ambitious and visionary as his acclaimed show Samurai Jack. But even the title, and the show’s premise of a caveman who befriends a dinosaur, couldn’t prepare us for just how bloody this show would be. Watch the Primal trailer below.

Primal
Following its announcement earlier this week, the first trailer for “Samurai Jack” creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s highly anticipated return to TV with the Adult Swim animated series “Primal” has arrived. Beautiful and bloody, the animated tale follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction who form an unlikely friendship which becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world. The series premieres this Fall.

Preacher
AMC has released the first three photos from the fourth and final season of “Preacher,” the shots coming ahead of the season premiere on Sunday, August 4th. In the new season, God’s endgame for the universe begins to click into place. Trapped between heavenly prophecies, hellish prisons, and all-out nuclear war, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy make their bloody way to the Most High.