TV News: Mindhunter, Debras, Dads, Intercepted

Tv News Mindhunter Debras Dads Intercepted

Actress Charlize Theron is also known for being a producer on multiple projects. Recently she revealed on the Howard Stern Show that Netflix is targeting an August 2019 premiere date for the second season of “Mindhunter” which she produced alongside filmmaker David Fincher. That date puts the new season of the period serial killer profiler drama arriving almost two years on since the first season. [Source: Twitter]

Three Busy Debras
Adult Swim is set to tackle the absurdist suburbia comedy series “Three Busy Debras,” issuing a series order for the quarter-hour live-action comedy about the surreal day-to-day lives of three deranged housewives (Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, Alyssa Stonoha), all named Debra, in their affluent Connecticut town. The show, which Amy Poehler will executive produce, will go into production later this year. [Source: Variety]

Council of Dads
NBC has ordered the one-hour drama “Council of Dads” to series. The story focuses on an extended family when Scott, a loving father of four, whose entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis. A few of his closest allies step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family’s life. Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and Michael O’Neill star. [Source: Variety]

Black T-Shirt
Working Title TV is adapting rising playwright Inua Ellams’ stage play “Black T-Shirt Collection” into a four-part TV series. Set across Nigeria, Egypt, England and China, the story follows two Nigerian foster brothers, Matthew and Muhammed, whose handmade t-shirts become a global streetwear brand. Against the backdrop of tragedy their success is tainted by blood as their personal lives and growing business empire cross the lines of globalised capitalism, sectarianism and homophobia. [Source: Deadline]

Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson (“Power”) and La La Anthony are teaming for a new series project at premium cabler Starz based on Alexa Martin’s bestselling novel “Intercepted”. The funny and fresh contemporary romance, Anthony plays a woman who has been dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last decade. But when her relationship unexpectedly ends, she vows to never date an athlete again. Only one problem: Gavin Pope, the new star quarterback in town, has Marlee in his sights. [Source: Deadline]