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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Andor’ Premiere Date, ‘Willow’ Premiere Date, ‘Birdgirl’ Trailer, ‘The Mandalorian’ Return Month, Jude Law to Star in ‘Skeleton Crew’, Jodie Foster to Star in ‘True Detective: Night Country’, and More!

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The next Star Wars series Andor is set to premiere on Disney+ August 31. The twelve episode first season is a prequel to the prequel film Rogue One. Diego Luna returns along with many others. The series follows Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero. The series has been renewed for a second season of twelve episodes which will lead directly into Rogue One. 

Disney+’s Willow, a new live-action fantasy adventure series based on the classic 1988 feature film, will premiere November 30. The series is an epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty. The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.

Season two of adult swim’s Birdgirl premieres June 19. The Birdteam is back and still not learning from their mistakes. Judy Ken Sebben and the Birdteam attempt to navigate the troubles of modern corporations, tackling everything from ethics in new tech to cancel culture and rejuvenating skin sack health fads. Will they fail? Spectacularly! But sometimes it’s not about the solutions we come up with, it’s about the new problems we make along the way. New episodes will be available to stream on HBO Max the following day. 

Disney+ has announced that The Mandalorian will return in February 2023. The third season will also see the return of Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze. Season two last aired in December 2020. 

Jude Law is set to star in an upcoming new Star Wars series for Disney+. Skeleton Crew will focus on a group of ten year old kids who get lost in the Star Wars universe. It will star kids but will not be a kids series. The new series comes from Jon Watts and Christopher Ford. 

Jodie Foster will star in the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s True Detective. Foster will play a detective. The fourth season of the anthology series is titled True Detective: Night Country.

Netflix’s Geeked Week returns June 6 through June 10. The event focuses on Netflix genre series, films and games, including exclusive teaser and trailer premieres, sneak peeks, surprise announcements, never-before-seen footage, cast interviews, script table reads, and much more covering more than 60 Netflix projects. Day one will feature series while day two will focus on films. Day three will be dedicated to animation. Day four will be all about Stranger Things. Day five will focus on games. Feature series include The Umbrella Academy, The Sandman, Resident Evil, One Piece, First Kill, Alice in Borderland, All of Us Are Dead, Fate: The Winx Saga, Locke & Key, Manifest, Shadow and Bone, Sweet Tooth, Vikings: Valhalla, Warrior Nun, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Love, Death & Robots, The Dragon Prince, Arcane, Inside Job, Stranger Things, The Cuphead Show!, Sonic Prime, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Tekken: Bloodline and more!

Apple TV+ is developing a Speed Racer series. The live action series will be based on the manga series from the 1960s It was previously adapted as an animated series, movies and more.

Netflix is developing a series based on the Horizon Zero Dawn video game. The post apocalyptic action adventure game takes place in the US where robots inhabit the world. 

The CW’s DC’s Stargirl has recast the voice of Thunderbolt. Seth Green will take over the role in the upcoming third season. Jim Gaffigan voiced the role in season two. 

Simu Liu is set to host Time100: The World’s Most Influential People. The special will feature musical performances by Mary J. Blige and Miranda Lambert, and appearances by members of the iconic list of the most influential people in the world including Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Quinta Brunson and others. It will air on ABC June 12. 

Jerzdays return to MTV June 23. Jersey Shore Family Vacation will premiere at 8. New series Buckhead Shore will follow at 9. The series follows a group of longtime friends and former flames making a name for themselves in Atlanta’s “Beverly Hills of the South.” JuJu Barney, Katie Canham, Savannah Gabriel, Adamo Giraldo, Parker Lipman, Bethania Locke, Pat Muresan, Chelsea Prescott and DJ Simmons head to the lake for their annual summer getaway. It’s time for wild fun, high drama hook-ups, and maybe even a few broken hearts. 

Man Vs Bee will premiere on Netflix June 24. Bumbling dad Trevor tries to get the best of a cunning bee while house-sitting a posh mansion – but only unleashes more chaos in this comedy series. Rowan Atkinson stars in the series. 

Netflix’s new reality series Snowflake Mountain will premiere June 22. The series takes a bunch of clueless kidults who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at a wilderness survival retreat to try and kickstart them into standing on their own two feet. The back-to-basics camp is a rude awakening to just how pampered their lives have been so far. At stake is a transformative cash prize for the lucky winner. There’s no running water, no parents to wait on them, and, worst of all, no Wi-Fi. But, by connecting to nature, they’ll learn to graduate as fully-functioning adults. 

Surviving Summer premieres on Netflix June 3. Expelled from school and exiled to Australia, a rebel New York teen makes waves among a young surfer’s inner circle – and leaves a mess in her wake. 

Six episode anthology series Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet premieres on Netflix June 15. The series tells stories of people caught in the dark and twisted web of modern misinformation and digital deception. Haunting, bizarre and up-to-the-moment relevant, the series explores consequences of “SWATing”, takes a chilling trip down the rabbit hole of white supremacy, joins a Federal hunt for the suspect of a brazen IRS heist and dives into Russian election interference. Rich with distinctive characters and surprising plotlines, reality is distorted when the ordinary American household collides with a chaotic web of misinformation. 

Loretta Devine, Sheila E., Misty Copeland, Ellie Kemper, Jack McBrayer, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Wendell Pierce have been cast in Disney’s upcoming animated series Eureka! The series will premiere on Disney Junior June 22. 

National Geographic has renewed Life Below Zero: First Alaskans for a second season. The renewal comes ahead of the first season premiere set for May 30. The series is a spinoff of Life Below Zero

Jolie Jenkins, Eva Carlton and Annaka Fourneret have been cast in Paramount+’s live action The Loud House series. They join the cast which includes many actors reprising their roles from A Loud House Christmas. 

Discovery+ has renewed Selling the Hamptons for a second season. The real estate docuseries follows larger-than-life personalities, super exclusive luxury properties, a red hot seller’s market and the potential for mega-dollar sales. Two new faces will join them in the battle to dominate the elite East End property market. With high demand, limited inventory and a short selling season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the pressure will reach explosive levels and loyalties will be tested. It will premiere in early 2023. 

Martin: The Reunion premieres on BET+ June 16. Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carly Anthony Payne II reunite in a 90 minute special hosted by Affion Crockett. Other series premiere dates announced include I Love Us which will premiere June 2. Season 3B of American Gangster: Trap Queens premieres June 9. College Hill: Celebrity Edition premieres June 27. The Black Hamptons premieres July 1. Season two of All The Queen’s Men premieres July 14. Season four of Family Business premieres July 28. Season two of The Ms. Pat Show premieres August 11. 

Netflix has renewed Welcome to Eden for a second season. A group of young adults attend a party on a remote island, but the tempting paradise they find waiting for them holds dangerous secrets and entrapments.

Gregg Sulkin has been cast in PBS’s World War II series World on Fire. The second season will take place a year after the end of the fist and will continue to portray the war from both sides of the conflict. 

CMA Fest will premiere on ABC August 3. The three hour primetime concert special, bringing Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience, will be hosted by Dierks Bentley and Elle King. Filmed during Nashville’s four day CMA Fest Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, the television special features performances and surprise collaborations onstage at Nissan Stadium. This year marks the 19th consecutive year CMA has produced a summer concert TV special. 

The NFL is developing NFL+. The streaming service would stream live games in market. It would likely include other streams including radio and podcasts. 

Rhythm + Flow: France premieres on Netflix June 9. French-speaking Rap stars Niska (Paris), Shay (Brussels) and SCH (Marseille) seek out new breakout talent in their local towns: This Rap competition show sees aspiring artists explore everything from freestyling to rap battles, making a music video to writing and producing an original track, in pursuit of their dreams. 

Season two of Love & Anarchy premieres on Netflix June 16. After receiving heartbreaking news, Sofie’s reluctance to deal with her grief sends her life, career and relationship with Max into a tailspin.

Miniseries The Barking Murders premieres on BritBox June 6. The true story of the courageous families of four young men who lost their lives to killer Stephen Port. Facing police failings, they fought for justice for their loved ones. 

As the Crow Flies will premiere on Netflix June 3. A young fan maneuvers her way into a seasoned anchor’s newsroom but soon confronts the dark side of ambition, envy and the desire to be seen.

Docuseries Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey premieres on Netflix June 8. The docuseries is an in-depth look into the secretive polygamous sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the rise of self-professed prophet Warren Jeffs. From forced underage marriage and pregnancy to a complete unraveling into an oppressive criminal cult under Warren Jeffs’ rule, the story uncovers extraordinary bravery battling tyrannical control in modern America. 

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

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