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Season two of Arcane is coming this November on Netflix. It will be the final chapter in the animated series. Jinx’s attack on the Council sets the stage for a dire escalation of the conflict between Piltover and Zaun. The series is envisioned as the first of many stories to be told in Runeterra. 

Season two of The Serpent Queen premieres July 12 on Starz. In season two, Catherine de Medici is Queen Regent of France now that her son, Charles IX has come of age. Distracted by the personal conflicts of the Valois children, a new mysterious prophet named Edith gains a loyal following who vow to challenge the current religious establishment, sparking tension across the country. Feeling threatened by the rising strain, the divided court turn to their own schemes for selfish benefit. The Guises commit unholy acts while the Bourbons turn to a familiar foreign sovereign, Queen Elizabeth I of England in hopes of personal gain. As France falls into political and religious turmoil, Catherine struggles to maintain her power, but The Serpent Queen will do whatever she needs to regain control. 

Docuseries Homicide: Los Angeles premieres July 16 on Netflix. The series from Dick Wolf is a follow-up to the successful true-crime docuseries Homicide: New York, which premiered earlier this year. The series illuminates the stories of notorious murder cases as told by the people who know them best: the detectives and prosecutors who cracked them. 

The Boys will be ending with its recently ordered fifth season on Prime Video. Creator Eric Kripke envisioned the series ending with five seasons. Season four will premiere on the streamer June 13. 

CBS has renewed After Midnight for a second season. Inspired by Comedy Central’s @midnight, with celebrated comedian Taylor Tomlinson at the helm and a panel of guests from the worlds of entertainment, comedy, music and beyond, the series is a late-night comedy about what set the internet abuzz that day. 

AMC has ordered a third series in its expanding “Anne Rice Immortal Universe”, a drama slated for AMC and AMC+ focused on a secretive society called The Talamasca. With a working title of Anne Rice’s The Talamasca and slated for a 2025 premiere, the six episode series will feature the men and women responsible for tracking and containing the witches, vampires, werewolves and other creatures scattered around the globe. Members of The Talamasca are introduced in Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire and Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, the two current series in AMC’s Immortal Universe franchise. 

Nate Burleson is set to host the upcoming new Hollywood Squares series. The celebrity-stacked game show, starring Drew Barrymore as the famed center square, will air Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) starting in January on CBS. The series sees two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. The “board” for the game is a vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The celebrities are asked questions and the contestants judge the legitimacy of their answers to win the game.

Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of Paramount+’s Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. He will recur as a villain in the first season. The series also stars Holly Hunter and introduces viewers to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself. 

Following the release of the soundtrack for Bridgerton Season 3: Part 1, acclaimed composer Kris Bowers returns with an additional line up of contemporary pop songs transformed into instrumental covers for Part 2, premiering June 13. From Ariana Grande’s “POV,” Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder” and Demi Lovato’s “Confident” to Coldplay’s “Yellow,” Taylor Swifts’ “You Belong With Me” and Ellie Goulding’s “Lights,” part 2 of the soundtrack will continue to delight. The soundtrack for Part 2 will be released globally on June 13 from Capitol Records. The franchise’s first-ever original song, “All I Want” performed by Tori Kelly is written by Rogét Chahayed, Wesley Singerman, Taylor Dexter, and Nicole Cohen.

TNT Sports, has reached a groundbreaking 10-year agreement with the French Tennis Federation to add Roland-Garros to its portfolio of premium sports rights in the U.S. beginning in 2025. TNT Sports will exclusively present all live action from the Parisian Grand Slam in the U.S. including featured live matches on TNT, with additional live coverage across TBS and truTV. All live matches available on Max – nearly 900 matches across all competitions – including simulcasts of matches airing on TNT, TBS and truTV. 

Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams premieres June 14 on Netflix. The supernatural sci-fi series is about ordinary people encountering mysterious phenomena we have never seen before. Is this a sign of a threat attacking our world?

One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit premieres June 25 and 26 on HBO. A young woman is plagued by crippling anxiety after her GPA drops. A young man struggling with depression is recovering from an overdose. A first-generation college student repeatedly contemplates suicide. These are the stories of some of the patients on the “One South” unit of Northwell’s Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, New York. They are not alone. One in 10 young adults in the United States are diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Utilizing rare access, it demystifies the treatment process and offers a compassionate understanding of mental health issues young adults are facing today and how to help them. 

Season two of Savage Beauty premieres June 28 on Netflix. With the face of Bhengu Beauty on the run, the family wrestles over control of their empire as they each fight for their own future.

Sausage Party: Foodtopia premieres July 11 on Prime Video with all eight episodes. Based on the 2016 animated feature Sausage Party, the series follows Frank, Brenda, Barry, and Sammy as they try to build their own food society. Original feature film cast members Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, and Edward Norton will return. Natasha Rothwell, and Yassir Lester are also set to lend their voices to the animated series, in addition to Will Forte, who will portray a human named Jack, and Sam Richardson, who will portray an orange named Julius. 

Season three of Kota Factory premieres June 20 on Netflix. Jeetu Bhaiya and the students are back for their biggest exam yet.

Disney has announced a lineup of new animated projects. Prep & Landing is back with a new special Prep & Landing: The Snowball Protocol set to premiere in 2025. When their holiday missions go awry, Wayne thinks he is in BIG trouble with Santa, which opens a vault of merry mishaps from the past. It’s going to be hard to dig their way out of the snowbank this time. Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Moon Girl’s Lab is a new musical S.T.E.M.-focused short-form series in which Moon Girl is dropping knowledge AND dropping bars as she uses the power of science to take down some serious baddies. Each of the eight shorts will feature a new song by Raphael Saadiq, and a science theme, including adaptations, states of matter, plants, force and motion, light, echolocation, and coding. The shorts will premiere June 28, on Disney Channel and Disney Channel YouTube. All eight shorts will be available on Disney+ the same day. SuperKitties: Su-Purr Adventures will premiere August 7, on Disney Jr. and Disney Channel and next day, Thursday, August 8, on Disney+ and Disney Jr. YouTube. Big City Greens has been renewed for a fifth season. Season two of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere August 14 on Disney+ and Disney Jr. Disney Jr.’s Ariel premieres June 27 on Disney Jr. and June 28 on Disney+. Kindergarten: The Musical will premiere on Disney Jr. and Disney+ later this year. StuGo premieres this fall on Disney Channel and Disney+. Spooky comedy animated series The Doomies will stream soon on Disney+. 

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

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