In today’s roundup, HBO sets May premiere date for “Fahrenheit 451” and Showtime releases season two trailer for “I’m Dying Up Here.”
HBO Films announced “Fahrenheit 451,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, will premiere on the network May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The drama is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books.
“I’m Dying Up Here,” executive produced by Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Dave Flebotte, will return for season two on May 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. The show, which explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene, stars Melissa Leo and Ari Graynor. Watch the trailer for the new season below.
Acorn TV announced it has commissioned its first straight-to-series program with original British drama “London Kills.” Created for television and co-written by Paul Marquess, the show, about a team of top murder detectives, is currently casting and will go into production in May for a winter 2018 North American premiere.
Popular on Variety
Questions the 'Game of Thrones' Cast Can't Wait to Never Be Asked Again
'Game of Thrones' Cast Pick the Best Death Scenes
'Game of Thrones' Cast Relives Their Wildest Fan Encounters
Taron Egerton Calls Paramount's Attempt to Cut Out 'Rocketman' Gay Sex Scene 'Nonsense'
'Shazam's' Zachary Levi Credits Self-Love for His Success
Linda Hamilton Calls Last Three 'Terminator' Movies 'Forgettable'
Michelle Wolf Roasts Trump for Skipping Third Correspondents' Dinner
Hugh Jackman Was Rejected From His High School Production of 'The Music Man'
Watch Bette Midler's Impassioned Plea for a More Just, Civilized and Loving Planet
Christiane Amanpour: 'We Are Bludgeoned Over the Head by Untruthful Trope of Fake News'
Jimmy Kimmel’s long-gestating live sitcom special is finally coming to fruition. Kimmel announced Thursday night on his ABC late-night show that the special, which was first announced in May 2017, will air Wednesday, May 22, from 8-9:30 p.m. ET. The special will see a cast of celebrity guests recreating two classic episodes of the sitcoms [...]
The Writers Guild of America estimated that over 92 percent of their members who support a new code of conduct for talent agencies have fired those representatives. Letters announcing formal termination will be delivered on Monday, the guild said in a late-hitting memo on Thursday, as most agencies will be closed tomorrow in observance of [...]
NBC is changing the timeslots of Tuesday shows “The Voice” and “The Village.” Up to this point, freshman scripted drama “The Village” has aired at 9 p.m. ET Tuesdays immediately after “The Voice” at 8 p.m. Beginning April 23, “The Village” will air at 8 followed by “The Voice” at 9. The schedule will remain [...]
The Association of Talent Agencies is asking its members to drop a dime on managers and lawyers who help writers find jobs while the battle between the ATA and WGA rages on. ATA executive director Karen Stuart decried what she called “unlawful conduct” on the part of the WGA. On Monday, the guild told its [...]
In today’s roundup, “Cobra Kai” moves up its second season premiere on April 24 and Netflix releases the trailer for “Tuca & Bertie,” starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong. FIRST LOOKS Netflix has released the trailer for its new animated comedy series “Tuca & Bertie.” The series stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as two [...]
HBO is firing back at President Donald Trump after he sent another “Game of Thrones”-inspired tweet in response to the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation. “Though we can understand the enthusiasm for ‘Game of Thrones’ now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer [...]
Joel Edgerton has signed on for a role in the Barry Jenkins’ Amazon series “The Underground Railroad,” Variety has learned exclusively. Edgerton will play the part of Ridgeway, a slavecatcher. He joins previously announced cast members Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, and Aaron Pierre. The role will mark Edgerton’s first regular TV role in some time. [...]