Amazon Prime Video announced the upcoming series “As We See It” will premiere all eight episodes on Jan. 21, 2022 and released a trailer for it.
The series follows 20-something roommates — Jack (Rick Glassman), Harrison (Albert Rutecki) and Violet (Sue Ann Pien), who are on the autism spectrum — as they strive to get jobs, make friends and fall in love. The trailer features each of the roommates tackling their goals, with the help of family and friends along the way. “I think you are such a beautiful person that you shouldn’t have to hide who you are,” says their aide Mandy (Sosie Bacon) to Jack. “That makes me want to throw up,” he responds.
The series also stars Chris Pang as Violet’s brother Van and Joe Mantegna as Jack’s father Lou. Writer Jason Katim executive produces with Jeni Mulein, Danna Stern, Dana Idisis, Yuval Shafferman and Udi Segal. Jesse Peretz directs and executive produces the first episode. “As We See It” comes from True Jack Productions, Universal Television, Israel’s yes Studios and Amazon Studios. Watch the trailer below.
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Starz announced that Season 6 of “Outlander” will premiere on March 6, 2022 at 9 p.m. with an extended episode. Based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series of the same name, “Outlander” follows Claire Randall (Caitríona Balfe), a former military nurse in 1945 Scotland who finds herself transported back in time to 1743. Season 6 picks up after Claire escapes a violent encounter with Lionel Brown (Ned Dennehy) and returns to her home in Fraser’s Ridge in colonial America with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). “Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ronald D. Moore, Matthew B. Roberts, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg executive produce.
HBO Max has released an official trailer for the adult stop-motion animated series “Santa Inc.,” which is set to debut Dec. 2 with all eight episodes. In this series, intrepid elf Candy Smalls will do anything to be named as the first female Santa, even if she has to fight like a man to get it. The film stars Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen, along with Leslie Grossman, Gabourey Sidibe, Craig Robinson, Nicholas Braun, Maria Bamford and Joel Kim Booster. Creator and writer Alexandra Rushfield executive produces, as well as Silverman and Amy Zvi; Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Joshua Fagen for Point Grey Pictures; Rosa Tran, Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner and Chris Waters. Harry Chaskin directs. Watch the trailer below.
Peacock announced the comedy series “MacGruber” based on the “Saturday Night Live” recurring character and 2010 film is set to premiere all eight episodes Dec. 16. With Will Forte reprising his titular role, the series follows MacGruber as he’s released from prison, where he has been for more than a decade since the events of the film. His new mission is to take down a villain from his past, Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth (Billy Zane), with the help of Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) and Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe). The series also features Sam Elliott, Laurene Fishburne, Joseph Lee Anderson and Timothy V. Murphy returns as Constantine Bach. The show is written and executive produced by Forte, John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, who all serve as showrunners. Solomon and Taccone also direct. Other executive producers are Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer and Erin David. “MacGruber” hails from Universal Television and Broadway Video. Peacock released an in-depth prison interview with the character as well as first look images, which you can view below.
Showtime announced “Ray Donovan: The Movie” is set to premiere Jan. 14, 2022 at 9 p.m. It will also replay Jan. 15 at 8:15 p.m. and Jan. 16 at 8:15 p.m. The film picks up where the seventh season of the drama series left off, in a script from star Liev Schreiber and David Hollander, who also directed the film. In it, Mickey (Jon Voight) is in the wind and Ray (Schreiber) is determined to find and stop him before he can cause any more carnage. Other original cast members reprising their roles include Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Katherine Moennig and Kerry Condon. “Ray Donovan: The Movie” is executive produced by Hollander, Schreiber, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro. Watch a trailer below.
Blink Studios appointed Carolyn Newman as executive vice president of global scripted effective Nov. 22 and Virginia Rankin as in-house executive producer effective immediately. Based in Los Angeles, Newman will focus on the development of scripted content and will report to CEO John Morayniss. Newman previously worked with Will Packer Media, Netflix and Amazon Studios, boasting an array of productions she helped develop or produce including “Clickbait,” “Run” and “Bosh,” among others. Based in Toronto, Rankin will work closely with Newman to discover and work with new and diverse voices in Canada and internationally. Previously, Rankin was the executive producer of Sphere Media’s drama “Transplant” and Netflix’s “Bad Blood,” among other series.