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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ Teaser, ‘The Upshaws’ Trailer, ‘Tulsa King’ Teaser, ‘Maggie’ Trailer, ‘Entergalactic’ Premiere Date, ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Trailer, and More!

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Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is set to premiere on HBO Max July 28. Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a disparate group of teen girls – a brand-new set of Little Liars – find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe – in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.

The Upshaws Season 2 Part 1 will premiere on Netflix June 29. The series is a multi-camera comedy that centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it. In season 2 part 1, the Upshaws continue to ride life’s ups and downs, including new loves, old flames, big dreams, life changes and the love and drama that comes with family.

Paramount+’s Tulsa King premieres November 13 on Paramaount+. The series follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. 

Hulu’s upcoming comedy series Maggie premieres July 6 with all thirteen episodes. Dating is hard enough – it’s even harder when you also happen to be a psychic. Maggie’s gift allows her to see into the future of her friends, parents, clients, and random people on the street. But when she begins to see glimpses of her own destiny after meeting an unexpected stranger, her romantic life suddenly gets a lot more complicated. Can you let yourself fall in love when you think you know how it ends? She probably should have seen this coming…

Netflix’s Entergalactic will premiere September 30. Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and Kenya Barris join forces to presentan original, animated story about a young artist named Jabari – voiced by Mescudi – as he attempts to balance love and success. Finding the latter brings Jabari a step closer to the former, when moving into his dream apartment introduces him to his new neighbor, photographer it-girl, Meadow – voiced by Jessica Williams. An explosion of art, music, and fashion, Entergalactic takes place in the only city that can handle all three: New York. The voice cast also includes Timothée Chalamet, Ty Dolla $ign, Laura Harrier, Vanessa Hudgens, Christopher Abbott, 070 Shake, Jaden Smith, Keith David, Teyana Taylor, Arturo Castro and Macaulay Culkin. 

Adult Swim’s Tuca & Bertie will return with season three July 10, and the next day on HBO Max. It’s another confidently weird season, full of new emotional and vegetative growths! Tuca is dating someone new. Will this relationship bear fruit? Bertie has a new boss. Will they be sweet or salty? Speckle is also going through some stuff! In addition to Justina Machado, Matthew Rhys, Nico Santos and Janelle James, this season’s voice guest stars will include Maria Bamford, Paget Brewster, Nicole Byer, Margaret Cho, Kether Donohue, Cole Escola, Victoria Moroles, Randall Park, and Paul F. Tompkins, among others. Season two will begin streaming on HBO Max June 24.

Disney Television Animation, Disney Junior and Disney EMEA Original Productions have unveiled their upcoming slate during Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Monsters at Work and Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life have both been renewed for second seasons on Disney+. Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends and Mickey Mouse Funhouse have both been renewed for third seasons on Disney Junior. ZOMBIES: The Re-Animated Series, based on the Disney Channel movie franchise, has been ordered to series. EMEA original series Dragon Striker and The Doomies were also announced. Upcoming new series Hamster & Gretel, Kiff, Hailey’s On It and Primos were given ten episode additional orders to their first seasons, bringing each of their episode totals to 30. 

Comedy series Bad Sisters will premiere on Apple TV+ August 19. The ten episode series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. It is a delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller set in the breath-taking coast of Ireland. 

Peacock’s cyber thriller The Undeclared War will premiere August 18. The six episode series, set in 2024, tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run up to a general election. When a routine stress test of internet infrastructure goes awry 21-year-old GCHQ intern Saara Parvan (played by Hannah Khalique-Brown) suddenly finds herself operating on the invisible frontier of high-stakes cyber warfare. The series is a result of meticulous research by BAFTA award-winning creator Peter Kosminsky, lifting the veil on the most urgent battle of our time. In a thrilling cat and mouse game, Saara and the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents every hidden move. The clock is ticking as a battle with high stakes and unpredictable enemies takes place entirely online, with very real consequences. But how do you win a war most of the public don’t know you’re fighting? 

Paramount+ has ordered School Spirits to series. The eight episode series is set to star Peyton List and is based on the upcoming young adult graphic novel by Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen. It focuses on a teen stuck in the afterlife who decides to investigate her mysterious disappearance alongside a group of other students who are also stuck in limbo at their high school.

Apple TV+ has renewed drama series Swagger for a second season. The emotional sports drama series is inspired by NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s experiences in the world of youth basketball. It explores the world of elite youth basketball clubs, the players, their families and coaches and, “the game within the game.” Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America.

Sian Clifford, Rachel Marsh, Emma Ferreira and Aaron Branch have joined the cast of Netflix’s Unstable. They join John Owen Lowe and Rob Lowe as series regulars. Joining the series as recurring are Fred Armisen, Tom Allen and JT Parr.  

The voice of Love Island UK, Iain Stirling, is set to be the voice of Peacock’s Love Island. The upcoming season will mark the first time Iain lends his iconic voice to the US version of the series. Peacock’s new season premieres July 19 with 6 episode drops per week. 

Apple TV+’s upcoming limited series Five Days at Memorial will premiere August 12. Based on actual events and adapted from the book by Sheri Fink, the series chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, power failed, and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come. 

Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers returns for season seven July 7. Kathy Griffin, Bobby Moynihan, Adam Carolla, Paul Scheer, Kevin Nealon, Desus & Mero, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown, Kyle Dunnigan, JB Smoove, Wanda Sykes, Tiffany Haddish, Natasha Leggero and Jimmy Kimmel will each lend their voices to the puppet series. 

The Roku Channel’s The Lesbian Bar Project will premiere October 2022. The three episode limited series spotlights Lesbian bars and the colorful communities that they serve across the United States. In the 1980s, there were roughly 200 Lesbian Bars in the United States. Today, there are fewer than 25. As these bars disappear, the series helps celebrate, support, and amplify the remaining Lesbian bars. Each episode will tell the lively and powerful stories of different Lesbian bar owners and patrons in Houston, Phoenix, and Chicago. 

MotorTrend star Cristy Lee will star in HGTV’s six episode series Steal This House. Cristy sees the potential in the most unexpected, inexpensive properties in the greater Detroit area and aims to turn them into astonishing homes. For her clients, Cristy will prove that it’s worth the risk to buy a lower-priced house that needs work, create a smart budget and invest in a renovation to create the home of their dreams. Known for her expertise fixing cars, trucks and bikes, Cristy will apply her unique talents to personalize clients’ homes with custom amenities, including fabricating metal work for fireplace surrounds and kitchen hoods and repurposing wood to create a one-of-a-kind 3D map. 

Paul Reiser will appear as a guest star in an upcoming episode of Prime Video’s The Boys. He will play The Legend. 

Janet Hubert, Caleb Eberhardt, and Shakira Ja’nai Paye have been cast in AMC’s Demascus. The six episode comedy sci-fi series stars Okieriete Onaodowa. 

Prime Video has ordered an adaptation of the podcast Last Known Position. It will star Gina Rodriguez who starred in the podcast. The podcast followed the disappearance of an airplane over the Pacific Ocean. 

Ian Duff has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Criminal Nature. He joins Michaela McManus and Parker Young in the National Parks drama series. 

Apple TV+ has ordered limited series Before. The series will star Billy Crystal. The series follows a recently widowed child psychologist who encounters a troubled kid. 

Thomas Mann has been promoted to series regular in HBO’s Winning Time. Mann guest starred as Johnny Buss in the first season. 

Tiffany Boone has been cast in Apple TV+’s The Big Cigar. Boone joins Andre Holland in the limited series about Huey P. Newton’s escape to Cuba. 

Manny Montana has been cast in Disney+’s upcoming Marvel drama series Ironheart. Dominique Thorne stars in the series as Riri Williams, a young girl who makes her own suit similar to Iron Man. 

Garret Dillahunt, Jeanine Serralles, Kaya Rosenthal, Michael Drayer, Ellie Barone and Taja V. Simpson will recur in the upcoming third season of Starz’s Hightown. The scripted crime drama begins when a body washes ashore on Labor Day weekend and is discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer, Jackie Quinones, who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case. 

Richard Sherman has joined Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football as an analyst. Sherman will join Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez on the streamer’s wraparound coverage of each Thursday Night Football game

Comedy special Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual premieres on Netflix June 21. Filmed at Catch One in Los Angeles, Joel Kim Booster makes his Netflix comedy special debut with a uniquely crafted three set act. Booster discusses learning the cultural nuances of being Asian as he gets older, shares his preference for threesomes with tips for successful masturbation and his fascination for human sexuality and much more. 

Three episode docuseires Supreme Team will premiere on Showtime July 8. It will make its linear debut on Showtime on air July 10. The docuseries chronicles the Supreme Team, the notorious Queens, New York crime syndicate, and tells the real story directly from its two leaders, Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff and Gerald “Prince” Miller. Through the voices of these two infamous entrepreneurs and the syndicate’s members, as well Hip Hop legend LL Cool J, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, journalist Joy Reid, singer Ashanti, producer Irv Gotti and others in the local community, politics, law enforcement, academia and popular culture, viewers are given access beyond the headlines to examine the broader cultural dynamics and the impact that this small group from South Jamaica Queens has held on hip hop and society at large.

Netflix’s Alchemy of Souls will premiere on the streamer June 18. A powerful sorceress in a blind woman’s body encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny. 

The History Channel’s eight episode docuseries Colosseum premieres July 17. The series vividly brings to life the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lens of one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in the history of humanity – the Colosseum. From the savage truth of a gladiator’s life as a slave-warrior to the fascinating ways Rome’s Emperors used the vast amphitheatre to demonstrate total power, the series offers viewers a unique and personal look inside history’s most iconic empire. 

Docuseries Hurts Like Hell premieres on Netflix July 13. The series is inspired by true events in the Muay Thai scene, where a sport long regarded as a national heritage is ridden with untold and unexpected truths away from the spotlight. Get a look into the inner circle with Nat Kitcharit, Pu – Vithaya Pansringarm, Peter – Nopachai Jayanama, Ek – Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Tok – Suppakorn Kitsuwan, Phu – Phuriphat Poolsuk and more.

HBO Max has ordered animated sci-fi drama Scavengers Reign to series. When a deep space freighter is damaged by a solar flare its surviving crew are stranded on a beautiful and unforgiving planet. They begin to learn the true nature of this planet as they try to survive long enough to escape or be rescued. It will premiere in 2023. 

BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- will premiere on Netflix June 30. 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 Meta-llicana 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 Renlen. The only thing that can undo the seal is a virgin’s maiden kiss. Facing imminent danger, Yoko puts her lips on Lucien’s, and in that moment, a dark and powerful energy fills the air. The strongest, wildest, and most beautiful protagonist, the legendary wizard Dark Schneider, is finally revived!

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

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