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NBCUniversal's Peacock Steaming Service Original Series Slate, Catalogue Shows, Library Movies, and Launch Date

NBCUniversal revealed a lot of details regarding their new streaming service, which is called Peacock, which is obviously a nod to NBC’s iconic logo.

The company also unveiled its initial programming slate. We already reported on the reboot of Battlestar Galactica from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, as well as Saved By the Bell with Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Elizabeth Berkley set to star; and Punky Brewster, with Soleil Moon Frye set to reprise her role as the title character.

There are a lot of other original shows coming to Peacock, though, along with catalogue series and library films. There will also be original films that will be created by Universal Pictures, Focus Features, and DreamWorks Animation.

Peacock will launch in April of 2020. It will be both advertising and subscription supported streaming service. Details on pricing and distribution will be announced as it gets closer to launch.

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Peacock Programming: Here’s What NBCU’s Streaming Service Will Offer

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NBCUniversal today revealed Peacock as the name and April as the launch month for its streaming service. Among the series that will be available when the service goes live are four new dramas — including Sam Esmail’s take on Battlestar Galactica — and reboots of the decades-old NBC comedies Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster.

There also will be a Season 4 of the NBC sitcom A.P. Bio, a limited series about L.A. billboard queen Angelyne and a second telefilm based on USA Network dramedy Psych, starring James Roday and Dulé Hill. On the unscripted side, Peacock will launch with Who Wrote That, The Amber Ruffin Show and an untitled Real Housewives franchise spinoff.

Here is what the Peacock will offer starting in the spring, with loglines and credits supplied by NBCUniversal: The service will launch in the spring with 15,000 hours of content, largely acquired. Peacock’s first original scripted
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Daveed Diggs & Wyatt Russell Join ‘The Good Lord Bird’ For Showtime – TCA

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Daveed Diggs & Wyatt Russell Join ‘The Good Lord Bird’ For Showtime – TCA
Grammy and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49) are for key roles opposite Ethan Hawke in Showtime’s The Good Lord Bird based on James McBride’s novel, from Blumhouse Television. The eight-part limited event series will premiere on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10 Pm ET/PT.

The Good Lord Bird is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Johnson-Lionel), a fictional enslaved boy, who is part of Brown’s motley crew of abolitionist soldiers during the time of Bleeding Kansas, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the instigating event that started the Civil War.

Diggs will play Frederick Douglass, the well-known orator and leader of the abolitionist movement and Union Civil War effort. Douglass works with Brown and encourages the raid on Harpers Ferry,
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Daveed Diggs to Play Frederick Douglass in Ethan Hawke’s Showtime Limited Series ‘The Good Lord Bird’

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Daveed Diggs to Play Frederick Douglass in Ethan Hawke’s Showtime Limited Series ‘The Good Lord Bird’
Daveed Diggs and Wyatt Russell have joined “The Good Lord Bird,” Ethan Hawke’s Showtime drama, the premium cable channel revealed during the Television Critics Association press tour Friday.

Diggs will play Frederick Douglass, the historical figure, orator and leader of the abolitionist movement. “Lodge 49” star Russell will star in several episodes as U.S. Army Officer Jeb Stuart. Hawke executive produces and stars as John Brown.

The eight-part limited event series comes from Blumhouse Television and is based on the novel of the same name by James McBride. It is set to premiere in February.

According to Showtime, “The Good Lord Bird” is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Johnson-Lionel), a fictional enslaved boy, who is part of Brown’s motley crew of abolitionist soldiers during the time of Bleeding Kansas, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid
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‘Brave New World’: Demi Moore Set To Recur In USA Drama Series

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‘Brave New World’: Demi Moore Set To Recur In USA Drama Series
Demi Moore has booked a recurring role in Brave New World, the upcoming USA Network drama series from Ucp and Amblin Television based on the Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 novel.

Written by David Wiener, Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself. Alden Eisenreich, Harry Lloyd and Jessica Brown Findlay also star.

Moore will play Linda, the brash, hard-living mother of John the Savage (Ehrenreich).

As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion.
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Demi Moore Joins ‘Brave New World’ Adaptation at USA Network

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Demi Moore Joins ‘Brave New World’ Adaptation at USA Network
Demi Moore is joining USA Network’s adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.”

Moore will play Linda, the “brash, hard-living mother” of Alden Ehrenreich’s John the Savage. The “Solo” alum’s character is described as a “subversive outsider who threatens to disrupt the stability of New London’s utopian society.”

Based on Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, the adaptation was ordered to straight-to-series at USA earlier this year. The book imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.

The rest of the cast includes Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan and Nina Sosanya.
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Demi Moore Joins ‘Brave New World’ Series at USA Network

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Demi Moore Joins ‘Brave New World’ Series at USA Network
Demi Moore is the latest name to jump aboard Ucp’s “Brave New World” series.

The actress will play the recurring character of Linda, the brash, hard-living mother of Alden Ehrenreich’s character, John.

The series, based on the Aldous Huxley novel of the same name, imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.

As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London.
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‘Brave New World’: Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan & Nina Sosanya Added To USA Network Drama

USA Network has added a raft of series regulars to its Ucp and Amblin Television drama Brave New World including When They See UsKylie Bunbury and Killjoys’ Hannah John-Kamen.

The series, which is based on the Aldous Huxley novel, has also added Origin’s Sen Mitsuji, The OriginalsJoseph Morgan and Killing Eve’s Nina Sosanya in series regular roles. They join stars including Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay and Harry Lloyd.

Written by David Wiener, Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor based on Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.

As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore
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‘Brave New World’ Series Adds Five to Cast, Including Kylie Bunbury, Joseph Morgan

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The upcoming “Brave New World” series produced by Universal Content Productions (Ucp) and Amblin Television has rounded out its main cast.

The series, based on the Aldous Huxley novel of the same name, has cast Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan, and Nina Sosanya. They join previously announced series regulars Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Harry Lloyd.

Brave New World” imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion.
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‘Deadly Class,’ ‘Happy’ Canceled by Syfy

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Syfy has canceled “Happy!” and “Deadly Class,” TheWrap has learned.

“Deadly Class,” which ran for one season, will be shopped elsewhere by Sony Pictures Television, while Universal Content Productions will seek out a new home for a potential third season of “Happy!”

An adaptation of the 2014 Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, “Deadly Class” follows a homeless teen recruited into a storied elite private school where the world’s top crime families send their next generations.

Also Read: 'Nightflyers' Canceled After One Season at Syfy

Newcomer Benjamin Wadsworth starred in the series, alongside “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” breakout Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Benedict Wong, Luke Tennie, Liam James and Michel Duval. Remender served as co-showrunner with Miles Orion Feldsott and Mike Betancourt. Executive producers included “Avengers: Infinity War” filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo and Mike Larocca.

“Happy!” is
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‘Happy!’ & ‘Deadly Class’ Canceled By Syfy

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Syfy has opted not to renew Happy! for a third season and Deadly Class for a second. Both shows are based on graphic novels and both are being shopped. Happy! comes from Syfy sibling Ucp, while Deadly Class is from Sony Pictures TV, which co-produced with Ucp.

After a breakout first season for Happy!, linear ratings for the quirky comedy/drama series, starring Christopher Meloni and featuring the voice of Patton Oswalt, dropped sharply in Season 2. But the hybrid live-action/animated series reportedly has been doing well in its second window on Netflix where it is said to be the streamer’s top performing second window drama, besides You, in key male demos and teens. You also was not doing well in its first-window linear run (on Lifetime), leading to the drama becoming a Netflix original for Season 2. Happy! producer Ucp is shopping the show, and Netflix would be a natural home for it.
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Jessica Brown Findlay Joins ‘Brave New World’ Series at USA Network

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Jessica Brown Findlay Joins ‘Brave New World’ Series at USA Network
Jessica Brown Findlay has been cast as the female lead in the series adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” Variety has confirmed.

She joins previously announced series stars Alden Ehrenreich and Harry Lloyd. Brown Findlay is best known for her role as Lady Sybil Branson in “Downton Abbey.” She also stars in the Hulu/ITV series “Harlots,” which will air its third season in the U.S. in July. Her other TV credits include “Misfits,” “Black Mirror,” and “Whatever After.”

She is repped by Wme, Management 360, and Troika

Brave New World” imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex.
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Jessica Brown Findlay to Star in Ucp and Amblin TV’s ‘Brave New World’ Series

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Jessica Brown Findlay to Star in Ucp and Amblin TV’s ‘Brave New World’ Series
Jessica Brown Findlay has been set to star as the female lead opposite Alden Ehrenreich and Harry Lloyd in “Brave New World,” a TV series adaptation of the Aldous Huxley novel from Ucp and Amblin Television, a spokesperson for Ucp confirmed to TheWrap.

Brown Findlay will play Lenina Crowne, a Beta Plus Hatchery worker who has begun to question her position within the strict social strata of the New World.

The adaptation was ordered straight-to-series at USA earlier this year. Huxley’s book imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself.

Also Read: 2019 Emmy Contenders, From Sophie Turner to Richard Madden (Exclusive Photos)

Brave New World” centers on Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay), citizens of New London who have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture
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Jessica Brown Findlay To Star In ‘Brave New World’ TV Series From Ucp & Amblin

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Jessica Brown Findlay To Star In ‘Brave New World’ TV Series From Ucp & Amblin
Downton Abbey alumna Jessica Brown Findlay is set as the female lead opposite Alden Ehrenreich and Harry Lloyd in Brave New World, a series adaptation of the Aldous Huxley novel, from Ucp and Amblin Television.

Originally developed at Syfy and given a straight-to-series pickup at USA Network in February, the big-scope drama, whose budged is rumored to be in the neighborhood of $10 million an episode, is now rumored as a potential flagship series for the NBCU streaming platform, set to launch in 2020.

Written by David Wiener, Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor based on Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.

As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture
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Happy! Season 2: Jeff Goldblum Is The Ultimate Imaginary Friend In Finale Clip (Exclusive)

Andrew Husband May 29, 2019

Happy comes face to face with the almighty in this exclusive clip from the Happy! Season 2 finale.

Last week, Den of Geek broke the news that Jeff Goldblum would be guest starring in the Season 2 finale of Happy! on Syfy. Well, that’s happening tonight folks, and as you can see, the veteran actor has joined the series to play the role of the ultimate imaginary friend. Yes, that’s right -- Jeff Goldblum is God.

In an exclusive clip from the episode’s final moments, Goldblum’s cloudy deity reveals itself to Patton Oswalt’s intangible blue unicorn.

Video of Happy! | Season 2, Episode 10: Happy Meets God | Syfy

“Let’s call me an imaginary friend,” he tells Happy. “Only my friend happens to be a whole civilization. At this point, thankfully, an ever-dwindling portion of a civilization. That’s a funny name for it, isn’t it?
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Happy! and the Art of Adaptation with Patrick Macmanus

Michael Ahr May 28, 2019

As Happy! season 2 nears its finale, executive producer Patrick Macmanus spoke about adapting the comic and taking on Vonnegut next.

Patrick Macmanus serves as executive producer on Syfy’s Happy!, but he gives the bulk of the credit for the show’s quirky dark comedy to co-creators Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor. However, with Macmanus steering steering the ship through two seasons, Universal Content Productions (Ucp) decided to give him an exclusive overall deal to develop other properties for distribution on television. Macmanus spoke to us about the evolution of Happy! beyond its original source material and how his upcoming adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic Slaughterhouse-Five presented a particular challenge moving forward.

As Happy! prepares to wrap up its second season on May 29, 2019, Macmanus reflected on Taylor and Morrison’s choice to make season 1 centered around Christmas and season 2 around Easter. “From the very beginning when I got involved with it,
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Happy! Season 2: Jeff Goldblum To Guest Star In Finale (Exclusive)

Andrew Husband May 22, 2019

The veteran film and television actor pops up in the season finale of Syfy’s strange show Happy!

Toward the beginning of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the 1997 sequel to the classic Steven Spielberg film Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum’s character Ian Malcolm delivers one of the franchise’s most iconic lines. “Yeah. ‘Ooh, ah,’ that's how it always starts,” he tells his more novice companions as a herd of Stegosauruses roams past. “But then later there's running and screaming.”

Just over twenty years later, the sentiments behind this line could very well apply to Goldblum’s latest role in the second season finale of Syfy’s depraved action-comedy series Happy!

“As an ‘80s sci-fi kid, Goldblum was pretty much god to me,” Brian Taylor -- writer, executive producer and occasional episode director of Happy! -- tells Den of Geek. “So when it came time to cast this particular role,
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‘The Good Lord Bird’: Albert Hughes To Direct & EP Showtime Limited Series Starring Ethan Hawke

‘The Good Lord Bird’: Albert Hughes To Direct & EP Showtime Limited Series Starring Ethan Hawke
In his first major foray into television, filmmaker Albert Hughes has signed on to executive produce and direct multiple episodes of Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird, starring Ethan Hawke.

The Good Lord Bird, based on James McBride’s 2013 novel, is told from the point of view of Onion, an enslaved teenager who becomes a member in Brown’s motley family during the time of Bleeding Kansas, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the instigating event that started the Civil War.

Hawke stars as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and is co-writing and executive producing with Mark Richard.

“Albert Hughes is an incredible addition to The Good Lord Bird,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment,
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Albert Hughes to Direct Ethan Hawke Series ‘Good Lord Bird’ at Showtime (Exclusive)

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Albert Hughes to Direct Ethan Hawke Series ‘Good Lord Bird’ at Showtime (Exclusive)
Albert Hughes is stepping into the director’s chair of the upcoming Showtime limited series “The Good Lord Bird,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Hughes takes over directing multiple episodes of the series from Anthony Hemingway, who departed the project due to scheduling conflicts. Hughes, who will also executive produce the series, will make his television directing debut on “The Good Lord Bird.”

“Albert Hughes is an incredible addition to ‘The Good Lord Bird,’” said Gary Levine, president of entertainment for Showtime. “We are so pleased to meld Albert’s intelligence, talent and perspective with the remarkable creative team that is adapting James McBride’s wildly imaginative and profound novel into a singular Showtime limited series.”

The series is based on the novel of the same name by James McBride, and will star Ethan Hawke as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown. Hawke is also slated to co-write and executive produce the project
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Jason Statham in Crank Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray May 21st

The adrenaline inducing film, Crank comes to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (Plus Blu-ray and Digital) on May 21 from Lionsgate.

One of action-superstar Jason Statham’s most iconic roles – as Chev Chelios – will be seen in Ultra High Definition for the first time ever when Crank arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) and on Digital in 4K Ultra HD May 21 from Lionsgate. Starring alongside Statham are Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Carlos Sanz, and Dwight Yoakam in a film that “Access Hollywood” calls “an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride!” Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision® Hdr, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.
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