Abigail Shapiro has joined the cast of the second season of DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol”. Shapiro will play Dorothy Spinner, eleven-year-old daughter of Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton). Niles loves her very much and has gone through great sacrifice to protect her, and the world, from her special abilities. Now that she is no longer hidden, Niles will go to even greater lengths to protect her. [Source: TV Line]
The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe
101 Studios and Seven Seas Films will co-produce the drama series “The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe,” detailing the turbulent final months of the star’s life before her death in 1962. Dan Sefton (“The Good Karma Hospital,” “The Mallorca Files’) will write based on Keith Badman’s provocative tell-all “The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe.”
The series will take viewers back to a time when Monroe found herself caught between the warring factions of the Mafia, the Kennedy political dynasty and the Hollywood elite. It marks the first-ever film or TV project to be endorsed by Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of the Marilyn Monroe Estate. [Source: Variety]
A Winter’s Tale From Shaun the Sheep
Netflix and the BBC have signed up with Aardman for a half-hour “Shaun the Sheep” Christmas special which will air on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix in select territories. The half-hour special will start shooting in late 2020, and will air Christmas 2021.
“Winter’s Tale” sees Shaun’s seasonal excitement turn to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to the disappearance of his cousin Timmy. A previous Christmas special aired in 2015. [Source: Deadline]
Justin Bieber: Seasons
The first episode of the docuseries “Justin Bieber: Seasons” has broken a record for YouTube – becoming the most-viewed premiere in its first week of all the platform’s originals to date with 32.65 million views – ahead of the second season premieres of “Liza On Demand” (25.4M) and “Cobra Kai” (21M).
YouTube reportedly paid upwards of $20 million for the ten-part docuseries, its most expensive content acquisition to date. It offers a revealing look at the making of the pop star’s first new album in over four years. [Source: Variety]
Locke & Key
Netflix has released the first ten minutes of the long in the works series adaptation of Joe Hill’s acclaimed comic “Locke & Key” which hits the streamer today. In the series the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s untimely death.