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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Better Call Saul’ Return Date, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Not Moving Forward, Constance Zimmer Joins ‘Big Sky’, ‘The White Lotus’ Adds Cast, ‘Young Justice: Phantoms’ Trailer, ‘Raven’s Home’ Trailer, and More!

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The sixth and final season of AMC’s Better Call Saul will premiere with its first seven episodes beginning April 18. Following a short break, the series will return for its final run of six episodes July 11. Three original short-form series connected to the world of Better Call Saul will also debut this spring, including the animated series Slippin’ Jimmy, Cooper’s Bar, starring Saul’s Rhea Seehorn, and new episodes of Better Call Saul Employee Training

Disney+’s Beauty and the Beast prequel series will not be moving forward. Creative issues and delays have pushed the planned summer filming resulting in issues regarding actors schedules and possible weather delays. The series was set to star Luke Evans and Josh Gad reprising their roles from Beauty and the Beast, along with Briana Middleton, Fra Fee, Jelani Alladin and Rita Ora. 

Constance Zimmer has joined season two of ABC’s Big Sky. Zimmer will play an accountant who is romantically involved with Veer Bhullar, the father of Ren and Jag. She will recur in the second half of the season. 

HBO’s The White Lotus has added Meghann Fahy, Theo James, Will Sharpe and Leo Woodall to the second season cast. The second season will take place at a different White Lotus hotel, this time in Italy. They join Aubrey Plaza, Michael Imperioli, F. Murray Abraham, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander and Haley Lu Richardson. 

New episodes of Young Justice: Phantoms will return to HBO Max this spring. The teenage Super Heroes are back, striving to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.

Season five of Raven’s Home will premiere on Disney Channel March 11. In the new season Raven and Booker move back to San Francisco to help take care of her dad after a mild heart attack. Now Raven finds herself parenting her parent, raising her young cousin, and settling into life in her old hometown. Meanwhile, Booker is “the new kid” at Raven’s old high school and has to keep his visions a secret from a new group of friends. Rondell Sheridan will reprise his role as Raven’s easygoing and loveable dad, Victor, from That’s So Raven. Also joining the cast are Mykal-Michelle Harris, Felix Avitia, and Emmy Liu-Wang. Adrienne Bailon-Houghton will recur, reprising her role of Raven’s arch-nemesis Alana from That’s So Raven. Marissa Reyes will also recur. 

Ali Wong’s upcoming comedy special Ali Wong: Don Wong premieres on Netflix February 14. Comedian, writer and actress Ali Wong returns just in time for Valentine’s Day. Ali reveals her wildest fantasies, the challenges of monogamy, and how she really feels about single people. The new special will be Ali Wong’s third original comedy special on Netflix, including Ali Wong: Baby Cobra and Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife. The special was filmed at The Count Basie Theater in New Jersey in November of 2021. 

Interactive animated series Cat Burglar premieres on Netflix February 22. From the creators of Black Mirror, by answering trivia questions, the viewer helps Rowdy Cat vex Peanut the Security Pup and break into a museum with the goal of making off with a priceless prize. With an average runtime of ten minutes, and over an hour and a half of animation to choose from, the viewer could play Cat Burglar a hundred times and never view the same cartoon twice! 

David Alan Grier is set to recur on FX’s upcoming limited series The Patient. Starring Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson the series follows a psychotherapist who recently lost his wife, who finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer with an unusual request, to curb his homicidal urges.

Andrew Rannells will recur in hulu’s upcoming limited series Immigrant. The eight episode Chippendales origin story series stars Kumail Nanjiani, Annaleigh Ashford and Murray Bartlett and 

Adam Rose has joined NBC’s New Amsterdam as a guest in a multi episode role. He will portray someone who has a problem with the doctors, acting as an antagonist. The series returns with new episodes February 22. 

AMC Networks renewed six series across their streaming platforms. Kin has been renewed for season two at AMC+. Bloodlands and My Life is Murder have been renewed for season two and season three at Acorn TV along with London Kills for season three and season four. Shudder has renewed Creepshow for season four and Slasher has been renewed for a fifth season. 

Apple TV+ has ordered The New Look starring Ben Mendelsohn and Juliette Binoche. Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, The New Look is a live-action, World War II-era thriller that centers on the pivotal moment in the Twentieth Century when Paris led the world back to life through its fashion icons: Christian Dior, whose creations dominated world fashion in the decade following World War II. The interwoven saga will include the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals: the grand dame Coco Chanel, Balmain, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and more. 

IFC’s Documentary Now! will return this year with season four’s six new episodes. The series is hosted by Dame Helen Mirren and known for lovingly paying homage to the world of documentaries. Each episode takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries.

Rupert Graves and Shaunette Renée Wilson have joined the cast of hulu’s limited series Washington Black. Graves will be a series regular while Wilson will be recurring. The series stars Ernest Kingsley Jr., Sterling K. Brown, Eddie Karanja, Tom Ellis, Iola Evans, Edward Bluemel and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.

BBC America will air Mood later this year after boarding the series as co-producers. The ground-breaking six-part series is told in part through the songs that Sasha Clayton, a 25 year old wannabe singer, creates and features an innovative original soundtrack performed by actor, writer, and singer-songwriter Nicôle Lecky.

Nickelodeon has ordered a new golf special titled Nickelodeon Slime Cup. The hour-long special will feature a “Nick-ified” golf course with one-of-a-kind tee boxes, far-out fairways and greens, physical challenges, and lots of slime, culminating with an exciting final hole taking place inside the iconic Rose Bowl stadium. Nickelodeon Slime Cup will feature four teams of three that consist of a professional golfer, a celebrity and a Nickelodeon star. Confirmed participants include golfers Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson and Jon Rahm, NFL superstars Saquon Barkley and Justin Herbert, actor, host and author Terry Crews, and Nick stars Isaiah Crews, Kate Godfrey, Jaidyn Triplett and Tyler Wladis. Nickelodeon star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green will provide commentary in the booth. It will premiere this summer. 

SundanceTV’s True Crime Story will continue with new episodes of It Couldn’t Happen Here and Indefensible. It Couldn’t Happen Here is hosted by Hilarie Burton Morgan and the eight new episodes will continue to lend empathy and advocacy to small-town American crime stories in order to explore how major crimes impact these tight-knit communities. She will also continue to shed light on previously adjudicated cases where doubt about the existing verdict lingers. Indefensible, hosted by Jena Friedman will return with six new episodes where Friedman uses her unflinching comedic point of view and disarming interview skills to uncover the “why” and “how” not only of crimes themselves, but of our sometimes dysfunctional criminal justice system. 

ALLBLK has ordered Snap, a new series in the vein of Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone. The series is a psychological thriller that intends to deal with difficult social and ethical topics, head on, through a unique method of storytelling that disrupts conventional opinions. The anthology series will follow a perfectly imperfect God named “A.O.” who serves as the “moral compass” for the protagonist of each episode. When A.O. comes across a protagonist facing an unexpected scenario, he/she/they challenge(s) them to see themselves from the outside looking in… which in a “snap” will change the beliefs they’ve held onto for most of their lives. 

Sundance Now has acquired drama series The Suspect and Showtrial. Both will premiere later this year. The Suspect is based on the book by Michael Robotham and stars Aidan Turner. Gripping courtroom drama Showtrial tells the story of a murder trial that captivates the nation, placing victim and accused – as well as their families – at the heart of a media storm. 

HBO Max’s original series The Tourist will premiere March 3 with all six episodes. Jamie Dornan stars as a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes in the hospital, hurt, but somehow alive – except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, The Man’s search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback. 

Anime series Kotaro Lives Alone will premiere on Netflix March 10. Due to circumstances, four-year-old Kotaro Sato, a lonely little boy, comes to live by himself in a ramshackle apartment building, Shimizu Apartments, and makes friends with the broke manga artist who lives next door. Both grown-up and childish at the same time, Kotaro starts to affect the people around him with his wise ways. This is the story of a four-year-old boy who is determined to live strong until the day he can live with his parents.

HGTV’s new series Mash-Up Our Home premieres March 12. Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia know how to settle the score between couples struggling with drastically different design preferences. In each episode, the married design team will combine diverse styles to create an ideal “mash-up design” dream home that caters to the homeowners’ unique tastes. 

BASTARD‼ -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- is coming to Netflix in 2022. Four hundred years since the collapse of modern civilization, the world is dominated by the chaos of swords and sorcery. The Dark Rebel Army, which plans to resurrect the god of destruction Anthrasax, continues to expand its power in a bid to rule the world, led by the overwhelmingly powerful Four Divine Kings. The Kingdom of Metallicana on the Central Metallion Continent is assaulted by the sorcerer-led Dark Rebel Army. In order to save the kingdom, Tia Noto Yoko, daughter of the Great Priest, has a decision to make – she must resurrect the ancient great wizard who once plotted to rule the world, and who is sealed within her childhood friend Lucien Renren.

All sixteen episodes of Disney+’s new series Snowdrop are available to stream now. When a blood-soaked man bursts into the dormitory of a women’s university in Seoul, Korea, Yeong-ro will go against her better judgment and risk being expelled to hide the man from his attackers and tend to his wounds. Unbeknownst to Yeong-ro, the man has a harrowing secret that threatens to put her friends’ and family’s safety at risk, and the two young lovers will have to work together to overcome the obstacles. 

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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