Apple TV+ 'Hijack' Starring Idris Elba Gets First Official Trailer (TV News Digest) (2023)

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Apple TV+ has released the official trailer for "Hijack," the upcoming thriller that will premiere two episodes on Wednesday, June 28. week until August 2nd.

According to the official log, "'Hijacked' is a thriller about the journey of a hijacked plane to London during a seven-hour flight as authorities on the ground scramble to find out."

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"Hijacking" stars Idris Elba as Sam Nelson, a business negotiator who sets out to save the lives of fellow travelers. Elba Island stars Kristen Adams, Max Beasley, Eve Miles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Mitchell, Amy Kelly, Mohammad Elsander and Ben Miles join.

From writer George Kay (Lupin, Criminals) and director Jim Field Smith (Criminals, Truth Seekers); the duo also feature Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier Together as executive producers.

Check out the trailer below.


CBS has set premiere dates for its summer reality show, which includes three returning episodes and one new one.

Celebrity Secrets kicks off with its July 28 premiere, followed by the August 2 premiere of Big Brother's 25th season. The Challenge: America returns for its second season on August 10.

Season 25 of "Big Brother" premieres Wednesday, August 2 at 8 p.m. ET with a 90-minute special. ET arrives at "Big Brother"'s house as a group of new guests. After the premiere, the series airs every Sunday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Followed by Thursday at 9pm. Featuring live evictions.

In the all-new "Superfan" series, hosts Nate Burleson and Keltie Knight lead contestants on a quest to prove they're behind their favorite artist number one supporter. Celebrities this season include Kelsea Ballerini, Gloria Estefan, Little Big Town, LL COOL J, Pitbull and Shania Twain.

The CBS version of MTV's hit franchise "The Challenge" will premiere its second season, "The Challenge: USA," on August 10 at 10 p.m. on CBS. Two episodes air every Sunday at 9:00pm. and Thursday at 22:00. Fan-favorite contestants from previous CBS reality shows like "Survivor," "Big Brother" and "The Amazing Race" return to take on the "Challenge" icons.

Nischelle Turner will host "Secret Celebrity Renovation," which is scheduled to premiere on July 28 at 9 p.m. KST. Celebrities this season include Damar Hamlin, Phil Keoghan, JB Smoove and Max Thieriot. Rob “Boston Rob” Mariano and interior designer Sabrina Soto return to the design team.


Tubi announced Monday that the June 25 release date for the second season of its original adult animated series "Freak Brothers" has been set.

Freak Brothers is an adaptation of Gilbert Shelton's underground comic series The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. The second season of the animated series will star Woody Harrelson, John Goodman, Pete Davidson, Tiffany Haddish, Adam Devine, Blake Anderson, Andrea Savage, Lara Anthony and rapper ScHoolboy Q star. Joseph Sikora will join as a guest star.

"With more original animation than any other free streaming service, 'The Freak Brothers' will return to Tubi this summer with the voices of our stars, Freak'in hilarious over eight episodes," said Adam Lewinson, Tubi's Chief Content Officer. Our commitment will continue to cement Tubi's position as the must-visit destination for adult animation."

Freak Brothers is executive produced by Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton, along with Alan Cohen and Alan Friedland. Harrelson, Haddish, Davidson, Devine, Anderson, Shelton and Manfred Mroczkowski also serve as executive producers.

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Paramount+ has released the official trailer for the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which will premiere on Thursday, June 15. The 10-episode season will air on Paramount+, with one episode released each week.

In the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the crew of the USS Enterprise will explore new territories and discover new civilizations while facing life-threatening obstacles.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds stars Anson Mount as Christopher Peck, Rebecca Romijn as Oona Kinrelly, Ethan Peck as Spock, Jesse Bush as Kristen Chase Poole, Christina Chung as Raan Nunian Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Neota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Erica Ortegas, Babs Olusanmokun as Joseph M'Benga, Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk, Carol Kane as Pelia.

Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners and executive producers, along with Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Aaron Baiers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Check out the trailer below.


AMC Networks streaming has announced that Acorn TV's upcoming international romantic crime drama "Cannes Confidential" will premiere on June 26. The six-part series will release two new episodes each Monday through July 10.

"Cannes Confidential" stars Lucy Lucas as Camille Delmas, Jamie Bamber as Harry King and Tamara Marter as Lea Roberts.

'Cannes Confidential' follows Detective Camille and international con man Harry as they tackle crime on the French Riviera. But while solving crimes on the coast, Camille tries to strike a deal with her colleague Leia to clear her father of corruption charges.

“Cannes Confidential” was created by Chris Murray. Patrick Nebout, Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, Catherine Mackin and Bea Tammer serve as executive producers along with producer Daniel J. Cottin. Camille Delamar ( Camille Delamarre directed all six episodes.

Check out the trailer below.


The third season of “The Snoopy Show” returns on AppleTV+ with all 12 episodes on June 9.

"The world's most famous beagle is back for a close-up shoot! Join Snoopy, his best friend Woodstock, and the rest of the Peanuts comic book community in a new adventure," reads the release .

After helming Snoopy in Space, director Rob Boutilier reunites with the Peanuts gang for The Snoopy Show. Josh Scherba, Anne Loi, Stephanie Betts, Paige Braddock, Craig Schulz and Mark Evestaff serve as executive producers.

"The Snoopy Show" was followed by several other "Peanuts" shows, including "Snoopy Presents: The One and Only Marcy," "Camp Snoopy" and "Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin."

Check out the trailer below.


Max's upcoming romantic documentary series "Swiping America" ​​will premiere on June 15, the anchor announced Monday. The upcoming eight-part series will premiere the first two episodes on June 15, followed by four episodes on June 22 and the final two on June 29.

According to the official log, "Swiping America" ​​follows "a group of diverse New York City singles on an introspective dating-app journey as they explore personal questions about sex, relationships, love, and connections across eight cities. The group was found in a new U.S. city, [including] Asheville, Miami, Austin, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Boulder, Seattle and Honolulu."

Created and produced by Johnnie Ingram and Stephen Warren, "Swiping America" ​​is also executive produced by producer Stephanie Schwam and directors Jyllian Gunther, Eli Holzman, Sabrina Mar, Jennifer O'Connell and Aaron Saidman.

Check out the trailer below.

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ally lovehas joined NBC's "Today" as a contributor, the network announced on Tuesday.

Love will present "Love Your Mornings," a regular series centered on mindfulness and motivation. On the "Today" show, she will contribute to a vertical lifestyle focused on health, wellness and fitness.

"We're excited to welcome Ally to the 'Today' family," said Libby Leist, Executive Vice President, 'Today'. .Their enthusiasm is inspiring and we can't wait to share it with our audience. "

Love is a Peloton instructor and host of the Netflix dance competition series "Dance 100." She is also the Founder/CEO of Love Squad, a platform for empowering women through conversation.

"I'm happy and grateful to be joining the TODAY family," Love said. "I believe in the daily work of this community and am honored to be a part of all platforms. I look forward to sharing the small, achievable changes we can all make that can make a big difference to health and caring for ourselves and others in our daily lives Influence."


NBC4 and Telemundo 52 announced Tuesday that Marina Perelman has been promoted to vice president of news for NBC4, while Miguel “Mike” Gaytán has been named vice president of news for Telemundo 52. Perelman and Gaytán will be responsible for the main news of their respective stations.

"As a local news station, we have a responsibility to uphold the trust of our viewers, reflect their stories and provide the most complete information to help them navigate each day in Southern California," said Todd Mokhtari, president and general manager of Telemundo 52 and NBC4. "Marina and Mike are both outstanding news leaders who are committed to service. I am confident that they will help develop our talented news team and strengthen our position in the Los Angeles market."

Perelman most recently served as KNBC's assistant news director, where she helped grow the newsroom while reporting on the pandemic, the racial justice movement and the 2020 election. Gaytán is the former Vice President of News at Telemundo 20/KUAN, where he launched "Telemundo 20 Investiga" and helped the station win several Golden Mikes.

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Netflix has set the season 3 premiere of "Sweet Magnolia" for July 20 and released the first images from the upcoming season.

"Sweet Magnolias" is based on the Shirley Woods book series of the same name. Season three continues with three best friends Tracy (Joanna Garcia Swisher), Helen (Heather Headley) and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) as they navigate their lives in family, friendship and love. get along with.

Swisher, Elliott, Headley, Chris Klein, Jamie Lynn Spears, Justin Bruening, Carson Rowland, Logan Allen, Chris Medlin, Anneliese Judge, Brandon Quinn and Dion Johnstone are among the extras.

"Sweet Magnolia" is executive produced by Woods, Dan Paulson and showrunner Shirley J. Anderson.

See the first image below.

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Netflix has released a series of first images from the second season of the romantic drama Destroyer starring Kit Connor and Joe Locke, which is scheduled to premiere on August 3 Premiere.

Season two will focus on Nick (Connor) and Charlie (Rocke) as they navigate their new relationship. With the students heading to Paris before prom, the group of friends realize they "have a lot to do on this next stage of their journey in life, love and friendship".

In season two, Connor and Rock will join forces with Yasmine Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kiz Edger, Sebastian Croft, Toby Donovan, Rhea Norwood, Jenny Walser, Cormac Hyde-Colin and Olivia Colman also star.

"It's been an absolute honor to continue the story of Nick, Charlie and the rest of the 'Heart Killers' gang in season two," said executive producer Patrick Vox. "Alice Osman and I have been able to see the cast Progress in every aspect of the show, this season is so exciting because of their fantastic work. Get ready!"

Heartstopper was written and created by Alice Oseman and directed by Euros Lyn. In addition to Osman, Vox and Lynn, Ian Canning and Emil Sherman serve as executive producers.

See the first image below.

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Josha Stradowski and Rosamund Pike bring the old world to life in their latest look from Season 2 of The Wheel of Time. Prime Video revealed the first images ahead of the series' premiere on September 1.

According to Prime's synopsis, "In season two, threats old and new alike seek out their young friends who are now scattered across Mesopotamia around the world. The women who found and guided them are now powerless, so they must find other sources of power. In each other , or in themselves. In the light...or in the dark.

The second season also stars Daniel Henney, Zoe Robbins, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Donal Finn and Ceara Coveney. The show is based on the book series of the same name by Robert Jordan and adapted for television by executive producer and showrunner Ralph Judkins. Additional executive producers include Larry Mondragon, Rick Selvage, Ted Field, Mike Webb, Darren Lemke, Marigo Keo, Justin Jule Gill Moore, Sana Hamri and Amanda Kate Schuman. Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Studios.

See the first image from season two below.

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Netflix's upcoming comedy series "The Thick Ones" will premiere eight episodes on July 13, the streamer announced Wednesday.

Based on a collection of essays by Michelle Buteau, "Survival of the Thick" follows single, black, plus-size fashion designer Mavis Beaumont (Buteau) as he tries to rebuild his fashion business with the help of his family.

Buteau estrela ao lado de Tone Bell, Christine Horn, Tasha Smith 和 estrelas convidadas Annisa Felix, Allan K. Washington, Ambre Anderson, Anna George, Anthony Michael Lopez, Becca Blackwell, Christine Jones, Garcelle Beauvais, Hugh Moore, J. Riley Jr.、Mark McKinnon 和 Marouane Zotti。

Created and produced by Buteau, "Survivor" also executive produces from producers Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Ravi Nandan, Alli Reich and Anne Hong. Buteau also served as series writer along with Hillary Handelsman, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, ER Fightmaster, Ian Edwards and Solomon Georgio. Kim Nguyen, Linda Mendoza, Amy Ainobi and Kimmy Gatewood will direct the series.

Check out the trailer and first screenshots below.

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Netflix has set a June 22 release date for its new series "Glamorous," complete with a set of early images.

"Glamour" will tell the story of Marco Mejia (Miss Benny), a queer, gender non-conforming man who ends up working for makeup mogul Madolyn Addison (Kim Cattrall). Throughout the series, Marco will explore his personality "and what it really means to be queer to him" on a journey of self-discovery, according to an official Netflix statement.

The series will star Miss Benny and Cattrall as well as Zane Phillips, Jed Payton, Michael Xu Rosen, Aisha Harris and Graham Parkhurst.

"Glamour" was written and produced by Jordan Nadino and executive producer Damon Wayans Jr. and Kameron Tarlow of Two Shakes Entertainment.

Check out the first image below.

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The Netflix animated series Skull Island premieres June 22 and features the voices of Nicholas Cantu, Mae Whitman, Darren Barnett, Benjamin Bratt and Betty Gilpin. The animated series is part of Legendary Television's monsterverse, following the 2017 feature film Kong: Skull Island. It tells the story of a strange and terrifying island that is home to creatures, monsters and kings, and the story of shipwrecked explorers who finally get there.

Skull Island was created, written and produced by Brian Duffield, producer of Cocaine Bear and Love and Monsters creator. Additionally, Jacob Robinson, Brad Graeber, Jen Chambers and Thomas Tull serve as executive producers. The animation was made by Powerhouse Animation.

Watch the series trailer below.


Stranger Things actress Grace Van Dien joins the FaZe Clan roster under the name FaZe Bluefille. Van Dien, who played cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham on season 4 of Netflix's Stranger Things, is now giving fellow gamers an inside look into her life via Twitch.

"Since I first met with FaZe, we've shared a vision of working together to create lasting change for female gamers in the industry," Van Dien said.

"We chose each other for a reason, and I'm excited to play an important role in advancing women. It's not just announcing that I'm joining FaZe, it's something we're going to do together."

Van Dien joins the team, which includes FaZe player Kalei and the FaZe Women's Warriors.


Televisa Univision's ViX has joined the premium version of Roku's premium subscription lineup, the streaming platform announced Thursday.

ViX's premium tier will feature a library of Spanish-language content across a variety of genres and formats -- including serials, movies, soap operas, reality TV, live news and sports. Subscribers will have access to over 20,000 hours of content, including over 70 original ViX series.

"We're excited to connect millions of streamers with ViX's unparalleled Spanish-language entertainment and sports programming as a premium subscription," said Randy Ahn, head of monetization and subscriptions at Roku.

"We're excited to further expand ViX's reach on Roku by adding to its premium membership lineup, enabling ViX to unlock new audiences through the Roku Channel and be remembered by audiences through the unique built-in discovery experience on the Roku platform," said Adam Waltuch. , Executive Vice President, Global Distribution and Streaming Partners, TelevisaUnivision.

All U.S. Roku users can use the new ViX premium tier for $6.99 per month or $59.99 per year with a seven-day free trial.


Kino Lorber and First Look Media have teamed up to form a new streaming venture. The new company will house and operate First Look's Topic streaming service and Kino Lorber's MHz Choice SVOD service.

MHz Choice, an American streaming company dedicated to international series, will soon join Topic's library of thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries.

Kino Lorber's MHz Networks founder Frederick Thomas will oversee programming, marketing and technology for the upcoming service. General Manager of Themes Ryan Chanatry and VP of Programming Strategy, Acquisitions and Sales Jennifer Liang will advise during the transition.

"As American audiences embrace entertainment from around the world, we're proud to have two of the best streaming services for international series and movies," Kino Lorber president and CEO Richard Lorber said in a statement.


Faith-based network Impact is teaming up with Fox First Run to add shows like "You Bet Your Life" and Jay Leno's "Divorce Court." The additions follow Impact's efforts to expand its entertainment programming from its current two-hour "Super Saturday" slot to 28 hours of full content per week. Entertainment will be shown at 4pm. 20:00 and 15:00 on weekdays. Saturday at 11pm.

Other titles added from the Fox First Run library are "DISH Nation," "Laughs," and "25 Words or Less" by Meredith Vieira.

"The new show really drives our commitment to diversify and expand Impact's audience, brand and content," said Royal Jackson, Impact executive vice president. There's more content to be developed in the scripted and unscripted space."

Impact Network is an independent cable TV channel owned and operated by Black people. The deal was brokered by Ze3no's Dennis Ray and Jahid Mirza.


Paramount will chronicle the career of Israeli-Palestinian all-male pop group As1One in a five-part documentary series. The boy band, Universal Music Israel's first international signing, was formed through an audition process led by experienced music executives James Diener and Ken Levitan. The former signed their first record deal with Maroon 5; the latter managed the Kings of Leon for 20 years.

The Paramount series will follow the artistic journey and backstory of the six-piece boy band of singer, rapper and instrumentalist, and will document their international release.

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Along with Levitan and the Diener EP, James Carroll, whose credits include Waco: American Apocalypse and Netflix's Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, will executive produce. Carroll will also co-direct and edit the series. InventTV, the Los Angeles-based production company behind the series, also produced Meghan and Harry, After Neverland, The Oprah Conversations and The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

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