That’s a wrap! WarnerMedia takes on the TCAs
HBO, TBS and TNT took center stage at the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on July 24 with talent and executives from across WarnerMedia, where the company presented some of its most anticipated new and returning shows.
TBS and TNT made quite a splash, rolling out big announcements for the future of the networks.
TBS unveiled its network expansion plan to include dramas – starting with “Snowpiercer,” a pulse-pounding thriller that will launch next spring and stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony and Grammy Award winner Daveed Diggs. Additionally, “The Alienist” will return next year with the team hunting down a new serial killer menace.
“The Last O.G.” will also be returning for a third season on TBS with writer, director and producer Keenen Ivory Wayans joining the series as showrunner.
“Chasing the Cure,” starring Ann Curry, will join the TBS and TNT lineup beginning Aug. 8. The weekly, live 90-minute show harnesses the power of crowdsourcing to help people suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries.
"We are each other's greatest resource and have been since the beginning of humankind." - @AnnCurry with @KimBondy at #TCA19. @ChasingTheCure premieres August 8 on @tntdrama and @TBSNetwork: https://t.co/2jJJgb93vb pic.twitter.com/GfTcwbxJTY— WarnerMedia (@WarnerMediaGrp) July 24, 2019
TNT announced “All Elite Wrestling”— a new professional wrestling league unlike anything else, which premieres Oct. 2. That means bigger flips, more action and top-notch athletic talent like Cody and Brandi Rhodes and the legendary Chris Jericho. The new league is all inclusive, featuring male and female wrestlers of all ethnicities and the LGBTQ+ community. AEW will also be featured on B/R Live, providing viewers with multi-platform access.
TNT also announced the return of its popular series, “Animal Kingdom,” for a fifth season.
HBO highlighted two of its highly-anticipated series slated to debut this fall, “Watchmen” and “His Dark Materials.” “Watchmen” is set in a world where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws and stars Academy Award winner Regina King. “His Dark Materials” – starring James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda – is based on the award-winning book trilogy of the same name about a young girl from another world who uncovers a child kidnapping conspiracy (and in case that didn’t grab your attention, did we mention there’s an armored polar bear who joins in the quest?)
.@Lin_Manuel is a such a huge fan of Philip Pullman’s award-winning triology #HisDarkMaterials that he says he would have been happy to play James’ snow leopard. Lucky for us though, he’s starring as Lee Scoresby in @HBO’s @daemonsanddust! #TCA19 pic.twitter.com/3TkFt4XHie— WarnerMedia (@WarnerMediaGrp) July 24, 2019
The network also plugged a few of its other standouts, including “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Our Boys,” “The Righteous Gemstones” and the second season of “Succession” – all of which premiere in August. Fan favorite “Silicon Valley” will also be returning in October for its sixth and final season.
And stay tuned for HBO’s upcoming slate of documentary programming, including “Very Ralph” about fashion icon Ralph Lauren and a new series examining the Atlanta Child Murders of the late-70s and early-80s.
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