TV News Roundup: YouTube Red Releases First Teaser for ‘Karate Kid’ Followup ‘Cobra Kai’ (Watch)

In today’s roundup, Netflix reveals first look at new original series “The Innocents” and YouTube Red releases trailer for “Karate Kid” follow up series “Cobra Kai.” 


Bonnie Soper and Maggie Sullivun have been cast as Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II in Lifetime’s “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.” The feature is currently in production and is set for to air in spring to coordinate with the Royal Wedding.


Bounce has acquired repurpose rights to “The Wendy Williams Show,” which it will begin airing on March 5 at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT. The rights mark the first-ever programming deal by a multicast network.

Cartoon Network‘s new animated series “Craig of the Creek” will premiere on Feb. 19 on the CN App and Vod, and will debut on the network March 30 at 6:25 p.m. ET/PT. Created by “Steven Universe” writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, the show follows the precocious Craig as he leads his friends on journeys at their neighborhood creek.


Netflix announced a new original series “The Innocents,” which will launch on the streaming service in 2018. It also released a first look at the show, which stars Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott and Guy Pearce, and follows two teenagers who run away from home to be together. Watch below.

YouTube Red offered a first look at original series “Cobra Kai,”which revisits the two leads from “Karate Kid” 30 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their original roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence in the show.


Bravo announced “Top Chef” is heading to Kentucky for season 16, which will begin production in spring 2018. The season will focus on the area’s culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland with the backdrop of Kentucky staples bourbon, bluegrass and horses.


Kristen Bell will be honored by the National Association of Broadcasters with the NAB Television Chairman’s Award, which celebrates those with significant achievements in TV. “The Good Place” star will receive the word at the NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration on April 10 in Las Vegas.

More TV

  • Liza Koshy Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

    How Nickelodeon Capitalizes on Social Media to Stay on Top of Kids' Campaigns

    When Nickelodeon’s green slime first oozed its way over talent’s heads 40 years ago on the acquisition Canadian series “You Can’t Do That on Television,” there was no way of knowing the stuff would transcend series and generations of children — let alone launch a festival. But green goop was just the beginning of the [...]

  • Grime Star Stormzy Joins Upcoming BBC

    Grime Star Stormzy Joins Roc Nation Exec Produced BBC Drama ‘Noughts & Crosses’

    “Noughts and Crosses” just added another musical heavy hitter with grime supremo Stormzy set to star in the adaptation of the Malorie Blackman novels for the BBC. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is already on board and will exec produce, as will Participant Media. Stormzy has an on-screen role and will play Kolawale, a newspaper editor and [...]

  • Cineflix Alum Launches New Banner Fugitive,

    Cineflix Alum Launches New Banner Fugitive, Tees Up Alex Gibney, Yolanda Ramke Shows

    Anthony Kimble, formerly of Cineflix, National Geographic, and Viacom’s Channel 5, has launched Fugitive and will develop, finance, and exec produce drama and unscripted TV through the new banner. Its first projects include “Uncanny Valley: The Truth About Thinking Machines,” which comes from producers Topic and Jigsaw. A series about A.I. and the future of [...]

  • Cineflix Rights Scoops Icelandic Political Series

    Cineflix Rights Scoops Icelandic Political Series 'The Minister'

    Cineflix Rights, a leading U.K. content distributor, has acquired “The Minister,” the anticipated political drama series headlined by Icelandic star Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”). Produced by the Icelandic company Sagafilm, “The Minister” centres on Benedikt Ríkhardsson (Ólafsson), a populist politician who becomes Iceland’s Prime Minister. However, Benedikt is suffering from [...]

  • WGA Authorizing Managers, Lawyers to Make

    WGA Authorizing Managers, Lawyers to Make Deals if Agents are Fired

    The Writers Guild of America has authorized managers and lawyers to negotiate deals for writers in place of agents — if the guild tells members to fire their agents on April 7. The guild’s negotiating committee notified members of the plans in a message Wednesday. The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents having made [...]

  • Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna'Jane

    Rachel Bloom on the 'Beautiful Mystery' of the 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Series Finale

    While four seasons of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” have explored musical genres from boy bands to country, the one type of music series co-creator and star Rachel Bloom admits the show will not explore before the end is Rebecca’s own style. “Basically the idea is that part of the music in her mind is her looking inside [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content