TBS announced that “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” will be releasing a comedy special about gun reform called “Full Frontal Wants To Take Your Guns,” which will air on May 12 at 10:30 p.m.
The special will “explore how appalling and frankly stupid it is that we as Americans are told there’s simply nothing we can do about gun violence. Don’t even get us started on the whole “good guy with a gun” thing. It’s high time to figure out how America’s gun problem got this bad, and what we as citizens of this glorious mess can do to help fix it.”
The series is executive produced by Bee, Jason Jones, Tony Hernandez of Jax Media, Miles Kahn and Alison Camillo.
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
Netflix and Riot Games are bringing the “League of Legends” franchise to television with the new animated series “Arcane,” which will premiere this fall. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart. Marking their first television series, Riot Games developed and produced “Arcane” in partnership with Fortiche Productions.
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) May 3, 2021
AMC announced that the upcoming AMC Plus series “Too Close” starring Emily Watson will premiere on May 20. Watson, best known for appearing in “Chernobyl,” “Little Women” and “Punch-Drunk Love,” will play a forensic psychiatrist named Dr. Emma Robertson in the three-part psychological thriller. She will be assessing the criminal suspect Connie Mortensen, who has a searing insight into Emma’s deepest insecurities and starts to brutally exploit them. While these sessions were meant to uncover what happened on the night where Connie’s despicable crime occurred, Emma starts to fall victim to her insightful but manipulative nature. The cast also includes Thalissa Teixeira, James Sives, Risteard Cooper, Chizzy Akudolu, Eileen Davies and Nina Wadia. Based on the novel of the same title written by Natalie Daniels, “Too Close” is written by Clara Salaman and directed by Susan Tully. Letitia Knight serves as producer. Watson, Ruth Kenley-Letts, Kate Crow, Jenny Van Der Lande, Clara Salaman and Neil Blair serve as executive producers.
Netflix released a trailer for the upcoming limited series “Halston,” which stars Ewan McGregor as the titular American celebrity fashion designer and premieres on May 14. Set in New York during the 1970s and ’80s, the limited series will showcase Halston turned his invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that’s synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame. After a hostile takeover occurs, he is forced to battle for control over his most precious asset: the name Halston itself. In addition to McGregor, the cast includes Krysta Rodriguez as Liza Minnelli, Rebecca Dayan as Elsa Peretti, Bill Pullman as David Mahoney, Gian Franco Rodriguez as Victor Hugo, David Pittu as Joe Eula, Sullivan Jones as Ed Austin, Rory Culkin as Joel Schumacher, Kelly Bishop as Eleanor Lambert and Vera Farmiga as Adele. The series is executive produced by McGregor, series director Daniel Minahan, Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Sharr White, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will feature Vince Vaughn, Aidy Bryant and Girl in Red, while Sean Hayes, Casey Wilson and Jason Aldean will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight. “Conan” will feature Nasim Pedrad, while Michael Che, Richard Kind and Mario Duplantier will be on “Late Night With Seth Myers”; Tiffany Haddish and Dominic Fike will be on the “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” and “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” will feature MJ Rodriguez.