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Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ to Premiere in October (TV News Roundup)

Madison Iseman in "I Know What
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Amazon Prime Video announced “I Know What You Did Last Summer” will premiere with its first four episodes on Oct. 15. The additional four drop weekly through Nov. 12.

Based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel of the same name, this TV version of a fan-favorite franchise is a thriller that follows a group of teenagers who have been bonded by a fatal car accident on their graduation night. That tragic event was one year prior to the main events of the series, which sees them now hiding a dark secret and being stalked by a brutal killer.

The series stars Madison Iseman, Bill Heck, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck and Brook Bloom. It is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television. Sara Goodman writes and executive produces alongside Original Film’s Neal. H Moritz and Pavun Shetty, Erik Feig, Peter Guber, Michael Clear and Rob Hackett, Craig William Macneil and Shay Hatten. James Wan’s Atomic Monster produces the series in partnership with Original Film, Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

DATES

Epix announced that “Fiasco,” a new docuseries about international politics and power, will debut on Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. The six-episode first season will focus on the Iran-Contra affair, a scandal involving a secret war in Nicaragua and an arms-for-hostages deal with Iran that implicated American administration officials and threatened Ronald Reagan’s presidency. “Fiasco” is hosted by Leon Neyfakh and based on his podcast of the same name, which is available on Luminary. Neyfakh’s Prologue Projects produces along with Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. Neyfakh, Andrew Parsons and Steven Fisher executive produce, with Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver and John Marks executive producing on behalf of Left/Right. Watch a trailer below.

TNT announced that “Rhodes to the Top,” starring AWE’s Cody and Brandi Rhodes, will debut on Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. The series follows the couple as they navigate their growing family and help build AEW’s global wrestling empire. The series is from Warner Bros. Unscripted Television and produced by Shed Media. Executive producers are Dan Peirson and Lisa Shannon of Shed Media, Bernie Cahill and Jon Kanak of Activist Artists Management and Tony Khan of AEW. ​​Additionally, Sam Berns and Paul Storck serve as executive producers with Berns as showrunner. Watch a teaser below.

FIRST LOOKS

HBO Max released a trailer for the second season of “The Other Two,” premiering Aug 26. The second season sees ChaseDreams (Case Walker) entering retirement, leaving his older siblings Cary (Drew Tarver) and Brooke (Heléne Yorke) to contend with a new famous family member: their mother Pat (Molly Shannon), who is now a talk show host. The show is created, written and executive produced by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider and also executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Tony Hernandez. Eddie Michaels, Toye Adegboro and Kaylani Esparza produce. Directors for the season include Kelly, Schneider, Kim Nguyen, Mike Karnell and Charlie Gruet. Watch the trailer below.

Disney Plus released a trailer for the six-episode National Geographic original series, “Growing Up Animal,” streaming on Aug. 18. The series, narrated by Tracee Ellis Ross, follows animal mothers and babies from the womb as they go through their journeys in the outside world of nature. Each hour-long installment shows the birth of a different animal and life as they continue to grow. “Growing Up Animal” is produced by Wall to Wall Media for National Geographic. For Wall to Wall Media, executive producers are Jeremy Dear and Dominic Weston. Meanwhile, Pamela Caragol executive produces for Nat Geo and Janet Han Vissering is the senior vice president of unscripted development and production. Watch the trailer below.

Netflix released a trailer for “Clickbait,” which premieres on Aug. 25. The eight-episode limited series follows a mystery that unfurls around Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier), who appears to be a loving father, husband and brother but who one day turns up on the internet, clearly kidnapped, and holding a sign that says, “I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die.” Not knowing whether this is a threat or a true confession, Nick’s sister, Pia (Zoe Kazan), and his wife, Sophie (Betty Gabriel), try to race the clock to find and save him. Each episode is told from a different character’s perspective and the series also stars Jessica Collins, Camaron Engels, Jaylin Fletcher, Motell Gyn Foster, Daniel Henshall, Abraham Lim, Ian Meadows and Phoenix Raei. “Clickbait” comes from co-creators Tony Ayres and Christian White. Ayres also serves as showrunner, while White is a co-producer and writer. David Heyman and Tom Winchester serve as executive producers. Brad Anderson serves as lead director. The show is produced by Matchbox Pictures, Tony Ayres Productions and Heyday Television. Watch the trailer below.

INITIATIVES

In partnership with WarnerMedia, MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau has launched the WarnerMedia Access Early Career Bootcamp. The initiative seeks to serve the untapped potential of early career talent who aspire to work in entertainment but have little access to resources and opportunity. The week-long bootcamp in September will give 40 participants a glimpse into the industry through the lifespan of a TV show, from network development to post-production. Applications, which can be found here, are due on Aug. 20.

LATE NIGHT

Billy Crystal, Katie Ledecky, Jean Hanff Korelitz and Jackie Fabulous will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while James McAvoy, Taika Waititi and Max with Ali Gatie will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with guest host Sarah Silverman. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will have on Alan Alda and Gabriel Iglesias, and Andy Samberg, Hannah Waddingham and Tom Odell will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”