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TV News Roundup: Hulu Releases First Teaser Trailer for ‘Marvel’s Runaways’

In today’s roundup, Hulu shares the first teaser trailer for “Marvel’s Runaways,” Disney Channel announces the hire of a new executive, and more.

TRAILERS

Hulu has released the first teaser trailer for its new series “Marvel’s Runaways.” The series focuses on six teenagers who can’t stand each other but must cooperate to fight their evil parents. On Nov. 21, the first three episodes of the 10-episode series will be released on Hulu.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Disney Channels Worldwide has announced the appointment of Dina Hillier as vice president, original series, Disney Channel. Hillier will work alongside Jonas Agin, vice president, original series, Disney Channel, to develop live-action series for various distribution platforms. She will report to Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, original programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. From 2001-2011, Hillier worked in an executive position at Sony Pictures Television, where she held roles in current programming and comedy development. She has been an advisory board member of the ATX Television Festival since 2011.

DEVELOPMENT

Production is underway in Atlanta, Georgia, for TV One‘s “Behind the Movement,” the network has announced. The new TV One original movie will star Meta Golding as Rosa Parks, Isaiah Washington as E.D. Nixon, Loretta Devine as Jo Ann Robinson, Roger Guenveur Smith as Raymond Parks, and Shaun Clay as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The film, which is slated to premiere during Black History Month, February 2018, portrays how Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content have shared the official key art for the new animated series “Constantine.” The series, which will premiere on CW Seed in early 2018, follows DC comic book character John Constantine (voiced by Matt Ryan), a “seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult.”

CASTING

Ella Purnell has been cast as a the lead in the new Starz series “Sweetbitter,” based on the novel by Stephanie Danler. Purnell will play Tess, a 22-year-old recent New York transplant who works at a celebrated restaurant and is quickly introduced to a world of vice. Danler has written the script for the first episode. Stu Zicherman (“The Americans,” “The Affair,” “Six Degrees”) joins Danler, and both will serve as executive producers along with Plan B Entertainment and Richard Shepard. Donna Bloom will serve as producer on the six-episode freshman season.

HONORS

NBC’s Writers on the Verge, part of the network’s talent infusion programs (NBC TIPS), has named Nick Bouier, Octavia Bray, Eugene Garcia-CrossFelicia Pride, Celena Cipriaso, William Garroutte, Amy Lambert, and Eileen Shim as its 2017-18 class of writers. Now in its 12th year, Writers on the Verge is an annual program for aspiring writers of diverse backgrounds who are “on the verge” of breaking out. The program offers a refined touch to their writing and pitch presentation skills to equip them for a career in television. This year’s class was chosen from an applicant pool of more than 2,600 submissions, the most in the program’s history.

AGENCY MOVEMENTS

Television producer and director Robert Deaton has signed with UTA. Deaton most recently produced the Nashville portion of the “Hand in Hand” benefit for Hurricane Harvey relief. He has also helmed “CMA Music Fest,” “The Billboard Music Awards,” and “CMA Country Christmas.’’

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