Netflix has ordered a spinoff documentary series from the creators of “Lenox Hill” called “Emergency NYC.”
“Emergency NYC” will extend beyond just one hospital and will follow multiple departments within the city’s health system, with doctors from “Lenox Hill” among those spotlighted. The in-depth look at one of New York City’s most complex operations shows the interweaving function of transplant and pediatric trauma units; ambulance and helicopter emergency teams and more. It is produced by Yulari Films and executive produced and directed by Adi Barash and Ruthie Shatz.
“Lenox Hill” followed the lives of four doctors in New York City, culminating with an episode at the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
Ray Panthaki (“Away,” “Colette”) joined the cast of Starz’s new 16th century drama, “The Serpent Queen.” He will portray Charles Guise, a Catholic Cardinal who revels in stealing from Protestants under the guise of raising funds for war, but really puts it toward funding their families lifestyles. He joins previously announced cast members Samantha Morton, who stars as Catherine de Medici, Enzo Cilenti, Barry Atsma, Nicholas Burns and Danny Kirrane. Charles Dance and Colm Meaney have recurring roles in the series from writer and executive producer Justin Haythe. Francis Lawrence also serves as executive producer.
Disney Channel will premiere “Spin,” “The Descendants: The Royal Wedding” and “Disney’s Magic Bake-Off” on Aug. 13 beginning at 8 p.m. In addition, Disney also debuted the trailer for “Spin.” The new DCOM centers on Rhea, an Indian American teen who discovers her passion for producing mixes that blend the rich textures of her South Asian culture and the world around her. Watch below.
The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts will launch its first-ever narrative podcast on June 26 and stars Lisa Kudrow. “Jack & Lou: A Gangster Love Story” comes from the school’s film and television production division. Inspired by the real-life Jack “Machine Gun Jack” McGurn and the Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929, the six-episode podcast features Kudrow as Louise Rolfe, otherwise known as “The Blonde Alibi,” and Leigh Joel Scott as McGurn. Intended to be a feature film, it was adapted for audio storytelling by students and recent graduates of the film school when the pandemic forced the closure of USC’s in-person classes. “Jack & Lou” was produced entirely remotely.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will have on Charlize Theron, Willie Nelson and Beabadoobee.