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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Heartstopper’ Renewed, First 8 Minutes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4, ‘Baymax!’ Trailer, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Departures, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Renewed Ahead of Season 3, and More!

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Netflix has renewed Heartstopper for two seasons. The series is based on the graphic novel of the same name. When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick and their circle of friends must navigate the ever-relatable journey of self discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves. There is no word on how many episodes will be in season two and three at the moment. 

Netflix has announced how the upcoming season of Stranger Things will be broken up and released the first 8 minutes of the season premiere. Volume 1 of Season four will consist of seven episodes. Volume 2 will consist of the final two episodes. It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

Disney+ has released a new trailer for the upcoming series Baymax! which will premiere June 29. The all-new series of healthcare capers returns to the fantastical city of San Fransokyo where the affable, inflatable, inimitable healthcare companion robot, Baymax, sets out to do what he was programmed to do: help others.

Saturday Night Live airs its season finale May 21 on NBC. The episode will be hosted by Natasha Lyonne who will host for the first time. She will be joined by Japanese Breakfast as musical guest. This may be longtime cast members Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Pete Davidson’s final episode as it is reported they are leaving the series. Additional exits may come as some cast members have been on the series for many years and may be ready to move on. 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has been renewed for season four at Disney+. The renewal comes ahead of the third season premiere set for July 27. Season three will consist of eight episodes with Frozen being the musical being performed this season. 

OWN has canceled Delilah after one season. The series starred Maahra Hill as a lawyer. The news comes as Hill has been cast in NBC’s The Irrational pilot alongside Jesse L. Martin. 

Neve Campbell is set to recur as a guest star in Peacock’s upcoming new comedy series Twisted Metal. She joins Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz and Thomas Haden Church in the series based on the video game franchise.

Starz announced it is developing an untitled romantic drama executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson with a script-to-series commitment for three seasons totaling 18 episodes. Ridloff and Jackson will also star in the project. The series will follow two polar opposites who become intertwined in a love affair that turns their worlds – and those of everyone around them – upside down. 

In honor of National Streaming Day, hulu is offering its basic ad-supported tier for $1/month for the first three months for new and select returning subscribers. The deal will run through May 27. 

Alanna Ubach has joined the cast of Peacock’s upcoming series Ted. She joins Seth MacFarlane, Giorgia Whigham, Max Burkholder and Scott Grimes in the series based on the film franchise of the same name. 

Michaela McManus and Yasha Jackson have been cast in ABC’s National Parks drama pilot. This is the network’s second attempt at a drama about an agency tasked with solving crimes and cases at a national park. 

Lupita Nyong’o has exited Apple TV+’s limited series Lady In The Lake. Natalie Portman is still expected to star in the series. 

Sarah Wayne Callies, James Saito, Tim Chiou, Freda Foh Shen and Felicia Terrell have joined ABC’s The Company You Keep drama pilot. They join Milo Ventimiglia and Catherine Haena Kim. 

Episodes of Glee will be available to stream on hulu and Disney+. The episodes will join the streamers June 1. The series consists of six seasons. 

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have ordered six new 22 minute Care Bears: Unlock The Magic specials. The episodes will air in the network’s Cartoonito block. 

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area premieres on Netflix June 24. The series is a remake of Spanish series La Casa De Papel. In this new retelling, there is a Joint Security Area – located where today’s North and South Korea are divided – which contains a mint that becomes the focus of the action. Amid reunification, the mint is printing a new unified currency as the groundwork to build a stable joint economy. 

You Don’t Know Me premieres on Netflix June 17. A young unnamed defendant stands in the dock accused of murder. He has fired his barrister and is now representing himself. It seems to be an open and shut case. But is it? The defendant starts to tell us a story. A love story where he falls in love with a girl named Kira. Their love story shatters when she disappears. His search for her ends up embroiling him in London’s underworld.

The reboot of anime series Urusei Yatsura will premiere in Japan in October. The original series ran for 195 episodes in the 1980s. No word on where the series will air in the US right now. 

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

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