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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire’ Renewed, ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Trailer, ‘Tulsa King’ Premiere Date, ‘Bluey Minisodes’ Trailer, ‘Alex vs America’ Premiere Date, Jeffrey Wright Joins ‘The Agency’, and More!

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AMC has renewed Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire for a third season. In season three, resentful of the perfunctory portrayal in the trashy bestseller “Interview With The Vampire,” the Vampire Lestat sets his story straight in a way only the Vampire Lestat can – by starting a band and going on tour. Gabrielle. Nicholas. Magnus. Marius. Those Who Must Be Kept. They join Louis, Armand, Molloy, Sam, Raglan, Fareed and others we can’t tell you about yet on a sexy pilgrimage across space, time and trauma. No Auto-Tuning. No Trigger Warnings. All Feels Amplified. AMC’s “Anne Rice Immortal Universe” now includes three series: Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, which is currently in production on its second season, and the recently greenlit Anne Rice’s The Talamasca

Batman: Caped Crusader premieres August 1 on Prime Video. Welcome to Gotham City, where the corrupt outnumber the good, criminals run rampant and law-abiding citizens live in a constant state of fear. Forged in the fire of tragedy, wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne becomes something both more and less than human – the BATMAN. His one-man crusade attracts unexpected allies within the GCPD and City Hall, but his heroic actions spawn deadly, unforeseen ramifications.

Season two of Tulsa King premieres September 15 on Paramount+. In season two, Dwight and his crew continue to build up and defend their growing empire in Tulsa, but just as they get their bearings, they realize that they’re not the only ones who want to stake their claim. With looming threats from the Kansas City mob and a very powerful local businessman, Dwight struggles to keep his family and crew safe while keeping track of all his affairs. Plus, he still has unfinished business back in New York.

The first seven episodes of Bluey Minisodes will begin streaming July 3, on Disney+ at 12:00 a.m. PDT and rolling out on Disney Jr. and Disney Channel throughout the week. The collection of one- to three-minute episodes highlight funny and sweet moments featuring Bluey and Bingo, leaning into playful interactions and games that further explore the characters and world of Bluey

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli returns with more intense culinary battles on a new season of Alex vs America, premiering July 14. In each episode, host Eric Adjepong invites three talented chefs from across the United States who share the same mastery of a specific culinary genre to battle it out in two rounds of intense cooking challenges where anyone can be sent home — even Alex. This season will feature chefs with even more culinary credentials and notoriously extreme cuisines, meaning Alex must bring her A-game to land on top against her ambitious challengers. With ultimate bragging rights and $15,000 on the line, the chefs will put their specialty skills to the test to see if they have what it takes to beat the best. 

Jeffrey Wright has joined the cast of Paramount+ with Showtime’s The Agency. He joins Michael Fassbender in the espionage political thriller. The series follows Martian, a covert CIA agent, ordered to abandon his undercover life and return to London Station. When the love he left behind reappears, romance reignites. His career, his real identity and his mission are pitted against his heart; hurling them both into a deadly game of international intrigue and espionage.  

La Maison premieres on Apple TV+ September 20 with the first two episodes. The French-language family drama is set within an iconic Paris-based high-fashion atelier. High fashion meets high stakes in this behind-the-curtain look at how an iconic fashion house is thrown into scandal and reinvention by a viral video featuring star designer Vincent Ledu, leaving his family’s iconic and legendary haute couture house, LEDU, hanging by a thread. Perle Foster, Vincent’s former muse who is still in his shadow, teams up with visionary next-generation designer Paloma Castel to save, evolve and renew the century-old Maison LEDU. Taking advantage of Vincent’s demise, Diane Rovel, the ruthless CEO of the powerful Rovel luxury group, launches an offensive to acquire what she sees as her most important prize: Maison LEDU. To achieve her goal, anything is fair game, as this is more than acquiring just another brand – it’s about revenge. 

Francesca Gardiner has been named showrunner and executive producer for HBO’s upcoming Harry Potter series. Mark Mylod will direct multiple episodes and serve as executive producer. The series will be a faithful adaptation of the beloved “Harry Potter” book series by author and executive producer J.K. Rowling. The series will feature a new cast to lead a new generation of fandom, full of the fantastic detail and much-loved characters “Harry Potter” fans have loved for over twenty-five years. Each season will bring “Harry Potter” and these incredible adventures to new audiences around the world, while the original, classic and cherished films will remain at the core of the franchise and available to watch globally. 

Apple TV+ has ordered a six part docuseries titled Vietnam: The War That Changed America. The unique series combines first-person testimony and immersive archival footage to tell the extraordinary, personal and profoundly human stories of those who lived through the war, and the changed America that emerged in its wake; commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the war in Vietnam. 

NBC is re-imagining its Olympic primetime coverage for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 and renaming its signature show, Primetime in Paris, which will deliver enhanced storytelling and bring viewers closer to the Olympics than ever before every single night on NBC and Peacock. Mike Tirico will host Primetime in Paris from Paris’ famed Trocadero, with the iconic Eiffel Tower and River Seine serving as the backdrop for NBCU’s Olympic primetime coverage. 

The nominees have been announced for The 2024 ESPYS Presented by Capital One. The event airs July 11 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on ABC. Simone Biles, Jaylen Brown, Caitlin Clark, Coco Gauff, Patrick Mahomes and Shohei Ohtani lead the nominees of the fan voted awards show. It will be hosted by Serena Williams. 

NBC will honor Toby Keith with a special titled Toby Keith: American Icon. The star-studded event, to be filmed at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, will feature an A-list lineup of musical performances and special guests who will come together to share their love for one of music’s most iconic artists. The evening will include musical performances from country music’s biggest artists. Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Jelly Roll, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson, The War And Treaty and more will perform Keith’s greatest hits as well as their original songs. 

Season two of How I Caught My Killer premieres July 18 on hulu with all ten episodes. The true crime docuseries highlights the real-life stories behind unique homicide cases with in-depth interviews, authentic archival material and cinematic recreations all packaged together into a fresh spin in the genre. Whether it’s a fraught letter to a friend, an urgent text message detailing a heated argument, a private diary entry describing a horrifying experience, or an ominous social media post revealing a motive for murder… these victims all leave a case-breaking clue that will one day help to solve their crime. 

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder premieres August 1 on Netflix. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend Sal Singh. Case closed. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But smart and single minded Pip Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure and she’s determined to prove it. And if Sal Singh isn’t a murderer and the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth? The series is based on the mystery YA novel by Holly Jackson. 

Eight part series Rivals premieres on hulu later this year. Set against the backdrop of the drama, excess, and shocking antics of the power-grabbing social elite of 1980s England, the series delves headfirst into the ruthless world of independent television in 1986. It is based on the iconic novel by Dame Jilly Cooper, which is part of her “Rutshire Chronicles” series packed full of romantic entanglements, dastardly deals, sex and wit. 

Dirty Pop: The Boy Band Scam premieres July 24 on Netflix. Lou Pearlman changed music culture forever. The architect of an extraordinary era of pop, he launched the careers of The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Britney Spears, O-Town and so many more. But he also carried a dark secret. With never-before-seen archive and unique access highlighting the artists’ epic rise to global stardom, this series uncovers Pearlman’s web of lies, revealing the harsh realities of fame, power, exploitation and greed.

“Reality competition” series The Hungry Games: Alaska’s Big Bear Challenge premieres July 11 on Peacock. Rhys Darby will narrate and provide color commentary. The series puts a playful competition spin on the bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park as they bulk up for winter hibernation. Over 150 days, the bears battle the elements – and each other – using brains and brawn to consume three million calories and gain up to 200 pounds in Nature’s real-life survival show. Unbeknownst to the bears, their progress is being tracked and ranked for a television audience with narration that combines fascinating facts about bear behavior with clever color commentary. 

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


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