Don Cheadle and Steven Soderbergh are executive producing the series “The Other Hamilton” (about Wall Street’s first black millionaire) for HBO Max, according to an individual with knowledge of the project. Read more via The Wrap.
Deadline: ‘American Idol’: ABC Talent Contest Teases Alums To Replace Bobby Bones, Aims For Studio Audience
American Idol isn’t planning to replace mentor Bobby Bones directly and will instead lean on a number of alums of the talent contest. Read more via Deadline.
Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela will be back with more fun in small-town America in a third season of We’re Here which was greenlit on Thursday by HBO. Read more via Deadline.
Digiday: Future of TV Briefing: In 2021, TV, streaming and video productions returned to business as usual and became unusually busy
Industrial Media’s Aaron Saidman weighs in on how he and the company have settled into a new normal of producing content in 2021. “As things stand now at the end of 2021, ‘business as usual’ is not the exact right phrase, but having adapted to the new normal, it does feel like business as usual,” said […]
ABC has made winter plans for more singing. The network said today that Season 5 of American Idol will premiere on Sunday, February 27. Read more via Deadline.
Elle: The Dawn Of Influencer Culture: A Conversation With The Curse Of Von Dutch Director Andrew Renzi
There’s a telling scene in Hulu’s new docuseries The Curse of Von Dutch: A Brand To Die For, in which pop icon Whitney Houston arrives at the brand’s flagship store and departs with dozens of logo-adorned products, all gifted to her for free. It’s the early-aughts, nearing the peak of Von Dutch’s feverish strangle-hold on the fashion […]
Independent production group Industrial Media has entered into a deal with Alex Stapleton’s new unscripted prodco House of NonFiction. Read more via Realscreen.
The early 2000s have been back in style for what feels like forever now, reviving demand for the velour tracksuits, low-rise jeans, rhinestone-studded baby tees and trucker hats that defined an era of consumerism. Now, a new docuseries aims to examine the legacy of one of the aughts’ most sought-after brands. Read more via The […]