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Laura Dern to Star as a Bartender With a Sympathetic Ear in New Quibi Series

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Laura Dern to Star as a Bartender With a Sympathetic Ear in New Quibi Series
Big Little Lies” star Laura Dern is set to star in “Just One Drink,” a fictional series where Dern plays a bartender who, in a series of vignettes, interacts with customers who are all in various states of emotional distress.

Few other details on the show were shared by Quibi. The show is written by Nick Hornby, who earned an Academy Award nomination a few years ago for his adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn. Dern, who is coming off performances in Oscar-nominated films like “Marriage Story” and “Little Women,” will serve as executive producer, as well as Jayme Lemons for Jaywalker Pictures. Hornby and Elisa Ellis for Platform One Media, the studio behind the show, will also Ep.

Quibi is set to launch on April 6. It’ll cost $4.99 per month for ad-supported streaming, and $7.99 for ad-free service. Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman gave the world its
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Solar Opposites: Release Date Set for Hulu Series from Rick and Morty Team

Joseph Baxter Jan 20, 2020

Rick and Morty team Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan will debut a new series about a family of aliens, titled Solar Opposites, on Hulu.

Solar Opposites, a new animated offering from Rick and Morty creative duo Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, is headed to Hulu, set to showcase the story of a family of advanced extraterrestrials who have been forced to take refuge on a planet in the backwater part of the galaxy, called Earth, specifically in suburban middle America.

Brandishing obvious aesthetic similarities to the ultra-popular Adult Swim series, Solar Opposites will feature a voice cast consisting of Roiland, joined by Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs), Mary Mack (Golan the Insatiable) and Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley).

Hulu was clearly confident in Roiland and McMahan, having given their new brainchild a two-season order back in August 2018, confirming 16-episodes overall and cementing Solar Opposites Season 2 nearly two years before the series would ultimately premiere.
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Justin Roiland Developing a New Animated Series “Gloop World”

Justin Roiland definitely caters to a different crowd that happens to love his zany ideas since Gloop World really does sound like another nutty invention from the type of mind that would help to come up with Rick and Morty. But really if people get into this then he’s obviously on to something since the whole idea of taking what sounds like a nutty idea about characters that are basically just blobs of clay apparently has already piqued the interest of several people, Joey Paur of GeekTyrant being among them. Ideas such as this do make it hard for people

Justin Roiland Developing a New Animated Series “Gloop World”
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TV News Roundup: Hulu Reveals ‘Ramy’ Season 2 Premiere Date

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In today’s TV news roundup, Hulu released premiere dates for “Ramy,” “The Great” and “Solar Opposites,” and Variety obtained an exclusive clip from “Duncanville.”

Dates

Showtime announced Mo’nique‘s new standup comedy special, “Mo’nique & Friends: Live From Atlanta,“ will air Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. The hour-long special features a variety of talented newcomers including Prince T-Dub, Just Nesh, Tone-x and Correy Bell alongside veteran comedian Donnell Rawlings. “Mo’nique & Friends: Live From Atlanta” is executive produced by Sidney Hicks and Mo’nique Hicks, and produced by Matt Schuler, Eric Abrams and V.W. Scheich.

Freeform announced “Motherland: Fort Salem” will premiere March 18 at 9 p.m. Set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, the show follows three young women through basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment.
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‘Solar Opposites’: Hulu Unveils New Animated Comedy From ‘Rick and Morty’ Team

‘Solar Opposites’: Hulu Unveils New Animated Comedy From ‘Rick and Morty’ Team
Hulu’s next animated series is “Solar Opposites,” an adult-oriented comedy from “Rick and Morty” alums Justin Roiland and Mike McMahn. Craig Erwich, senior vice president of Hulu originals, announced the series amid offered a host of other updates during his executive session at the Television Critics Association 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena Friday morning.

Solar Opposites” will focus on a family of aliens from an advanced planet who are forced to live in middle America. The extraterrestrial protagonists must determine whether this is “awful or awesome.” The jury’s still out on that one, but the answer will become clearer on May 8, when all eight “Solar Opposite” episodes hit Hulu.

Erwich also announced that “Dollface” and “Wu Tang: An American Saga” had each been renewed for second seasons. He noted that the former series, a Kat Dennings-led comedy about a young woman who rekindles her friendships with women
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Hulu Sets Premiere Dates For ‘The Great’, ‘Ramy’ And ‘Solar Opposites’ – TCA

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Hulu said Friday that it has set series debut dates for two of its originals, the Elle Fanning-starring The Great from Oscar-nominated The Favourite scribe Tony McNamara, and its animated series Solar Opposites. The streaming service also unveiled the Season 2 premiere date for Ramy, created by and starring newly minted Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef.

The news was revealed during Hulu’s turn at the TCA winter press tour in Pasadena.

The Great, which debuts on Friday, May 15, is a comedy that chronicles a genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia and follows the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great. Fanning is Catherine, with The Favourite alum Nicholas Hoult also starring alongside Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge and Sacha Shawan.

Hulu released a teaser for the project today:

McNamara created, wrote and executive produced The Great, which hails from Civic Center
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Ramy Season 2, Elle Fanning Comedy The Great Get Hulu Premiere Dates

Ramy Season 2, Elle Fanning Comedy The Great Get Hulu Premiere Dates
Ramy Youssef’s spiritual journey will resume this spring, when the critically acclaimed Ramy returns for Season 2.

Hulu has confirmed that the semi-autobiographical comedy — which earned Youssef a Golden Globe for Lead Actor in a Comedy or Musical — will drop all 10 episodes on Friday, May 29.

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As previously reported, Season 2 will feature two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in an as-yet-unspecified role. The new episodes will follow the
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Bill Burr to Star in ‘Immoral’ Comedy Series for Quibi

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Bill Burr to Star in ‘Immoral’ Comedy Series for Quibi
Comedian Bill Burr will star in a new comedy show for Quibi, the upcoming mobile-only streaming service, that will explore how far people are willing to go to get what they want.

Each episode of the series, currently being produced under the working title “Immoral Compass,” will have a character facing a “desperate desire: love, fame, money, intelligence, family, power, and intelligence, among a number of other hot button topics,” according to Quibi. They’ll then be faced with an “extremely unethical decision” that would land the character whatever they desire — if they choose to do it.

“Immoral Compass” will feature several standup comedians, Quibi said. The show is inspired by YouTuber Tyler Falbo’s digital shorts. Falbo will also write, direct and executive produce the show.

Also Read: Reese Witherspoon to Narrate Quibi Docuseries on 'Fierce' Female Animals

“I was blown away by the originality and style of Tyler’s work,
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Hulu Orders Comedy Series Starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

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On Friday, at the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour, Hulu announced a straight-to-series order for a series starring comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Described as a series about “three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one,” it is co-created by Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie”), who will serve as executive producers alongside “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman. The project hails from 20th Century Fox Television.

“Hulu’s success in original content is driven by highly curated programming from world class talent, said Craig Erwich, Svp of Originals, Hulu. “From the Steve Martin project, second series orders of ‘Ramy’ and ‘Dollface,’ to shows like ‘Little Fires Everywhere,’ our momentum in original content is stronger than ever.”

This series is the latest creative offering to come out of Martin and Short’s 35-plus year friendship and comedic collaboration.
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Hulu Reveals Premiere Dates for ‘Ramy’ Season 2, Elle Fanning-Led Royal Comedy ‘The Great’

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Hulu has set the premiere date for the second season of “Ramy,” as well as the series debut dates for royal comedy “The Great,” starring Elle Fanning, and “Rick & Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland’s new cartoon, “Solar Opposites,” the streaming service announced during the Television Critics Association press tour Friday.

Created by “The Favourite” screenwriter Tony McNamara, “The Great” launches Friday, May 15. The comedy chronicles the genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th Century Russia and follows the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great, played by Fanning.

The series also stars Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge and Sacha Shawan.

Also Read: FX Chief on Hulu Partnership and Why Streaming Will Lead to an 'Overwhelming Amount of Content'

The Great” is created, written and executive produced by McNamara and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West,
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Reese Witherspoon to Narrate Quibi Docuseries on ‘Fierce’ Female Animals

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Reese Witherspoon is set to narrate and present a new Quibi docuseries on remarkable female animals, the new mobile-only streaming service shared on Thursday morning.

The show, titled “Fierce Queens,” will “explore phenomenal female animals: the rebel matriarchs, powerful leaders and dangerous lovers of the natural world. From hyenas to fireflies, meerkats to humpback whales, the documentary series will bring you the most dramatic natural history stories from a fresh female perspective,” according to Quibi.

Joining Witherspoon on the project is executive producer Jo Shinner. “Fierce Queens” is being produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit. Witherspoon, who currently stars in “Big Little Lies” on HBO and “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+, one of the other new streaming services that debuted last year, is represented by CAA and Lbi Entertainment.

Also Read: How Much Is Too Much? The Coming Avalanche in Streaming Entertainment

Quibi is set to launch on
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‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Dan Harmon Left His Starburns Industries Production Company Some Time Ago

‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Dan Harmon Left His Starburns Industries Production Company Some Time Ago
Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon has been hard at work with Justin Roiland on new episodes of the popular Adult Swim animated series. So far we’ve only seen five episodes of the latest fourth season, but with an unprecedented order for 70 total new episodes, we’ve got plenty more to come. In fact, it’s […]

The post ‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Dan Harmon Left His Starburns Industries Production Company Some Time Ago appeared first on /Film.
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Fox Orders Stop-Motion Holiday Special for “Not So Silent Nights” from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

Fox Entertainment has ordered a stop-motion holiday special from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the Emmy Award-winning company founded by Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner. The all-new, irreverent special, written by Emmy Award winner Tom Root (Robot Chicken), will premiere next winter on Fox, as part of its “Not So Silent Nights” holiday-themed programming. The news comes on the heels of the studio's new Quibi show with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. Green teased a holiday special during our chat with him last year for Season 10 of Robot Chicken, …
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TV News Roundup: Mike Epps To Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Stumptown’ (Exclusive)

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TV News Roundup: Mike Epps To Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Stumptown’ (Exclusive)
In today’s TV news roundup, Mike Epps has been cast as a guest star in an upcoming episode of “Stumptown,” and Freeform set a premiere date for its upcoming film, “The Thing About Harry.”

Castings

Comedian Mike Epps has been cast in a guest role on “Stumptown,” Variety has learned exclusively. Epps will portray Judge Antonio Price, the star of “Black Justice,” which is a fictional highly-rated court TV show within the universe of the ABC drama. Theatrical and charismatic, Epps’ Price entertains the room while passing down judgement. When not on the bench, he has a more serious side and hires Dex to handle a situation concerning his brother. His episode will air Jan. 8 on ABC. See a first look at Epps in the role above.

Victor Cruz will join E! Network’s “Pop of the Morning” as the third co-host with Lilliana Vazquez and Scott Tweedie. The former football player,
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TVLine Items: Patricia Arquette's Apple Gig, John Legend on This Is Us and More

TVLine Items: Patricia Arquette's Apple Gig, John Legend on This Is Us and More
Patricia Arquette will be getting Severance at Apple TV+: The recent Golden Globe winner has joined the streamer’s upcoming workplace thriller starring Parks and Recreation vet Adam Scott.

The series is set at Lumen Industries, a company that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level. Scott portrays Mark, an employee with a dark past who’s trying to put himself back together, while Arquette will play Mark’s boss.

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Rick And Morty's Justin Roiland goes to Quibi for claymation series Gloop World

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Rick And Morty co-creator Justin Roiland is a talented and creative guy, and one of the things he’s weirdly good at is fleshing out and expanding on jokes that seem like they were just made up on the fly—like, say, Mr. Poopybutthole. It’s only fitting, then, that he’d find a home at Quibi, the streaming service with…
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Justin Roiland & Stoopid Buddy Stoodios to Bring Claymation Series ‘Gloop World’ to Quibi

While fans await the second half of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, co-creator Justin Roiland is hard at work on a brand-new show. The Emmy-winner is teaming up with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, itself an Emmy-winning animation studio (Robot Chicken), for a claymation series bound for upcoming streaming service, Quibi. The new streaming platform, which is expected to launch on April 6th, aims to air short-form programs made for mobile video streaming. So while we don't yet know just how long Roiland's new show is going to be episode to episode, we do …
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Quibi Sets ‘Gloop World’ Stop-Motion Series From ‘Rick & Morty’s Justin Roiland, Others

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Quibi Sets ‘Gloop World’ Stop-Motion Series From ‘Rick & Morty’s Justin Roiland, Others
It’s a Gloop World, and Quibi is going to live in it. The upcoming digital shortform service has greenlighted the stop-motion series developed by Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland along with John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner.

Gloop World is described as a clay-based stop-motion series that chronicles the absurd but strangely relatable lives of roommates Bob Roundy and Funzy, two anthropomorphic blobs who navigate the malleable suburbia and outskirts of Gloop World.

The project hails from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, whose Seth Green, Harvatine, Matthew Senreich, Towner and Chris Waters will serve as executive producers on the project.

“Gloop World has been a dream of mine to make for almost seven years,” Roiland said. “A tactile clay animation show with a mysterious, weird and expansive world and really fun characters, fingerprints and all. I couldn’t have done this without the folks at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, who understood exactly
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'Rick and Morty' Co-Creator Sets Claymation Series at Quibi

'Rick and Morty' Co-Creator Sets Claymation Series at Quibi
Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and the studio behind Robot Chicken are teaming for an animated series at Quibi.

The show, Gloop World, is a clay-based stop-motion series that centers on two anthropomorphic blobs, roommates Bob Roundy and Funzy. The series will follow the absurd, strangely relatable adventures of the pair around the malleable, clay-mated suburbia and outskirts of the title location.

Roiland created the series and developed it with Robot Chicken executive producers John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner of Stoopid Buddy Studios. Harvatine will direct.

"Gloop World has been a dream of mine to make for almost seven years,” said ...
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Get Schwifty With These 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Rick And Morty

Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s animated sci-fi comedy series Rick and Morty has quickly become one of the most popular shows on the air. Something about this curious pastiche of the Back to the Future trilogy, albeit with a lot more alcohol abuse and existential musings, has really clicked with audiences across the world.

Related: Rick And Morty's 10 Saddest Moments, Ranked

In Adult Swim’s last renewal of the series, the network ordered a whopping 70 episodes. So far, we’ve only been treated to five of those episodes, so there’s still a lot more to come. So, Get Schwifty With These 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Rick And Morty.
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