TV News: Dark, Girls, Ranch, Mum, Shook

Tv News Dark Girls Ranch Mum Shook

Into the Dark
Hulu has renewed Blumhouse’s “Into the Dark” anthology series for a second season of nine more episodes. Each episode of the first season’s 12-episode run was inspired by a holiday from the month of its release, albeit with Blumhouse’s genre/thriller spin on a traditional story. [Source: Vulture]

Bad Girls Throughout History
Liz Hannah (“The Post”) will pen a series adaptation of Ann Shen’s book “Bad Girls Throughout History” about notable women in history, with each episode focusing on a different person ranging from Ada Lovelace to Rosa Parks to Mata Hari. Universal Content Productions will produce the anthology series while Ry Russo-Young (“The Sun Is Also a Star”) is set to direct. The project is currently being shopped to networks and streaming outlets. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Ranch
Netflix has announced a September 13th premiere date for the ten-episode first half of the fourth and final season of sitcom series “The Ranch” starring Ashton Kutcher, Elisha Cuthbert, Sam Elliott, Debra Winger and Dax Shephard. The remaining ten episodes will air in 2020.

Set in the present day on a Colorado ranch, Kutcher plays a failed semi-pro football player who returns home to run the family ranching business with his father Beau (Elliott), whom he hasn’t seen in 15 years. [Source: Netflix]

Producer Scott Rudin and Big Talk Productions are developing a U.S. adaptation of British comedy “Mum” with “Killer Joe” writer Tracy Letts penning the remake of the original which airs on BritBox.

Mum follows Cathy (Lesley Manville), a mother who is about to clock 60 and who deals with life’s crossroads in the wake of her husband’s death and turns a new leaf. She’s also surrounded by a zany family who she contends with. Peter Mullan, Sam Swainsbury and Lisa McGrillis co-star. [Source: Deadline]

Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass are set to produce the hip-hop dance short-form scripted series “Shook” starring Sofia Wylie exclusively for the Disney Channel’s YouTube channel. The series will debut on Saturday September 28th. Jonathan Hurwitz pens and Hannah Peterson directs.

The single-camera show centers on fifteen-year-old Mia (Wylie), who yearns to dance professionally but is hindered by daily obligations to her little sister and their single registered nurse mom. Mia begins to express her true and best self through dance with the support of her extroverted best friend, Fredgy, and a new mentor, Ritz, who introduces her to the world of street dance. [Source: Variety]