DreamWorks animation announced that Julia Stiles, Marcus Scribner, Aimee Garcia, Ashley Liao, Lauren Tom, Keston John, Justina Machado and D’Arcy Carden have been cast in “Dragons: The Nine Realms,” which premieres on Hulu and Peacock on Dec. 23.
They join Jeremy Shada, who stars as Tom Kullersen in the “How to Train Your Dragon” spinoff. The six-episode series is set 1,300 years after the events of the original movies, where dragons have become just a legend to the modern world. When a geological anomaly opens up an miles-deep fissure in the Earth’s surface, scientists from all over the world gather at a new research facility to study the phenomenon. Soon, a group of misfit kids brought to the site by their parents, uncover the truth about dragons and where they’ve been hiding — which they must keep secret in order to protect what they’ve discovered.
Stiles voices Olivia Kullersen, with Scribner as D’Angelo Baker, Garcia as Alexandra Gonzalez, Liao as Jun Wong, Tom as May Wong, John as Philip Baker, Machado as Carla Gonzalez and Carden as Linda. John Tellegen serves as showrunner and executive produces along with Chuck Austen and Henry Gilroy. Beth Sleven serves as supervising producer.
Watch a trailer below.
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Netflix announced that “The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window” will premiere on Jan. 28. The series stars Kristen Bell as Anna, who is heartbroken and lonely until a handsome man (Tom Riley) and his young daughter (Samsara Yett) move in across the street. Anna thinks things are getting better until she witnesses a gruesome murder. Michael Ealy, Mary Holland, Shelley Hennig, Cameron Britton, Christina Anthony and Benjamin Levy Aguilar also star. Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson and Larry Dorf serve as creators. Executive producers include Bell, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Brittney Segal for Gloria Sanchez Productions. See a teaser and first look photo below.
Paramount Plus announced that “South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID” will premiere on Dec. 16. A follow-up to “South Park: Post COVID,” the special follows Stan (Trey Parker), Kyle (Matt Stone) and Cartman (Parker) as they go back in time to try to prevent the pandemic and save Kenny’s life, until they meet Victor Chaos. Co-creators Parker and Stone executive produce along with Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers. Christopher Brion is the creative director of South Park Digital Studios. See a teaser below.
Bravo announced that Season 6 of “Summer House” will premiere on Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. The reality series follows a group of friends spending the summer together in a house in Montauk, N.Y. Returning stars Lindsay Hubbard, Paige DeSorbo, Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Carl Radke, Danielle Olivera, Ciara Miller and Luke Gulbranson are joined by Andrea Denver, Mya Allen and Alex Wach with additional special appearances from Craig Conover and Austen Kroll of Bravo’s “Southern Charm.” Executive producers include Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Jamie Jakimo, Trish Gold and Maggie Langtry on behalf of Truly Original, Matt Odgers and Scott Teti on behalf of Left Hook Media and Sean Clifford. See a teaser below.
Scott Sternberg launched three new digital divisions, Resort Livestream, Crimestream and TodayLive, under Scott Sternberg Productions. Resort Livestream already boasts “Vail Daily Live,” a news show about five resorts in Vail, Colo. in partnership with regional newspaper Vail Daily, and will soon expand the format to other resort cities. Under the new Crimestream banner, a podcast titled “Producing Crime,” premiering in early 2022, will feature conversations with crime producers, police agencies, investigators and legal experts. The third division, TodayLive, offers daily daytime content with a new talk strip, court show and game show to be announced soon.
HBO Max has partnered with Little Cinema to release a web-based augmented reality activation that lets fans join in on the “Magic Mike Live” action from virtually anywhere, starting Dec. 8. Featuring contestants from the show, users can choose which dancer’s routine they’d like to enjoy up close and personal and can even make it rain with Magic Mike’s signature pink neon dollars or raise a glass of champagne to toast the show. Little Cinema partnered with Powster to build the concept. The Finding Magic Mike AR Experience is available at the website.
Allied Global Marketing announced that Kelly Estrella has been promoted to chief of marketing operations after serving as executive vice president of client solutions since 2018. She has led campaigns for accounts including Amazon, HBO and Sephora and spearheaded cross-functional account teams for clients such as AMC Networks and Herschend Family Entertainment.
Estrella Media has appointed Jacqueline Hernández, Flavio Morales and Michael Rubenstein to its board of directors. Hernández is the CEO and co-founder of multicultural marketing and strategy consulting company New Majority Ready. Previously, she has held roles as chief marketing officer of Hispanic enterprises and content at NBCUniversal and COO of Telemundo. Morales is executive vice president of Endemol Shine Latino and the former senior vice president of programming and production at NBCUniversal Telemundo. Rubenstein is the co-founder and president of OpenStore, with previous experience as president of AppNexus and Xandr and founder of DoubleClick Ad Exchange.
Nicole Kidman, Úrsula Corberó and Stromae will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Rob McElhenney, Ariana DeBose and Sting will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Brian Cox, George Stephanopoulos and Wet Leg will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Mariah Carey will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”