Small Screen: New In Streaming & History In Television
Network: CBS made history last week unveiling CBS Stages Canada, the first major network to open a production facility in Canada. The center itself has six sound stages, and over 260,000 square feet located just out of Toronto. Head of CBS Television Studios, David Stapf said that $200 million is expected to be generated on the soundstages once they are filled. The center will be used to film more than 70 series for CBS and currently, the space is being used to shoot CW series, In The Dark.
Cable: The TBS comedy series, The Guest Book will not be returning for a third season. Emmy winning writer and creator of the show, Greg Garcia was behind the single-camera styled comedy show, with familiar faces like Eddie Steeples (My Name Is Earl), Charles Robinson (Night Court), Garret Dillahunt (Fear The Walking Dead), Aloma Wright (Scrubs), and Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is The New Black).
Syfy’s live-action adaptation, Vagrant Queens releases the first trailer starring, Adriyan Rae (Light as a Feather). Originally a comic written by Magdalene Visaggio and artist Jason Smith, under Vault Comics, Rae will play the character of Elida, a former child queen forced from her galaxy and now on the run from galactic forces. Premiering in 2020, Rae will co-star with, Tim Rozon, Alex McGregor, and Paul du Toit.
Online: Seeing Double! Actress, Tiffany Boone has been cast playing the younger version of Kerry Washington in the upcoming Hulu drama series, Little Fires Everywhere, also starring Reese Witherspoon. Boone will be portraying Young Mia, her character description is described as a student willing to go to extreme lengths to stay in art school after her scholarship has been revoked. Viewers can watch Boone, alongside AnnaSophia Robb, Alona Tal, Matthew Barnes, Andy Favreau, and Luke Bracey. Based on the novel by Celeste Ng of the same namesake, the show will chronicle the lives of the seemingly perfect lives of the Richardson family. The eight-episode series will premiere in on Hulu 2020.
As HBO Max slowly announces what new series will be on their platform, the cast for the upcoming series Generation is just about wrapped up, with notable names like Justice Smith (Pokémon) and Martha Plimpton (Younger). Produced by Lena Dunham, the series seems typical to a new trend for HBO: dark teenage dramas. This one is portrayed with more humor though than say the edgy breakout hit, Euphoria. The casting is diverse with names like Nathanya Alexander, Nava Mau, and Hayley Sanchez. Chloe East, Michael Johnston, Uly Schlesinger, Lukita Maxwell, and Chase Sui Wonders round out the rest of the cast.