Coming Attractions: Tv and Film News From 17/09/2021

coming-attractions-17092021-insideno9Latest Update: This week we’ve info on the latest series of Inside No.9, the return of How To With John Wilson, Anthony Mackie starring in the series based on the Twisted Metal console games, the ridiculously huge cast for The Proud Family, the return of the Talking Bottom podcast, a very belated sequel to the movie Twins, Newsjack, Generation and Final Space being cancelled, and much much more.

Early Doors – The live show from a couple of years ago has now been released on video on demand.

Final Space – The show’s creator has announced that the show has been cancelled, though there is hope that it might get an hour long final episode to wrap up loose ends, but we shouldn’t apparently be too hopefully.

Generation – This teen dramedy has been cancelled after just one season by HBO Max.

The Great Sewing Bee – Sara Pascoe is replacing Joe Lycett as the new host of this show.

High School Musical: The Musical – Will be coming back for a third season on Disney+.

How To With John Wilson – Is returning for a second season on HBO on November 26th with the PR blurb saying “John Wilson continues his heartfelt mission of self-discovery, exploration and observation as he films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on six new deceptively simple topics. Building upon season one, the episodes take unexpected turns, but are grounded in John’s refreshing honesty. New York Times named season one of HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON the best half-hour comedy in 2020, while Vanity Fair named it “the year’s best television show,” calling it, “an extraordinarily heartfelt exploration of what it means to be a person in the world.”

Inside No.9 – The seventh series has now begun filming, and the guest stars have been revealed too – “Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Good Omens), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The OA), Sophie Okonedo (The Escape Artist, Britannia), Jessica Hynes (There She Goes, W1A), Diane Morgan (Mandy, Motherland), Daisy Haggard (Back To Life, Breeders), Annette Badland (EastEnders, Doctor Who), Siobhan Redmond (The Replacement, Unforgotten) and Ron Cook (Hot Fuzz, The Salisbury Poisonings)…Also set to feature in the upcoming series is Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s fellow co-creator, writer and star from The League of Gentlemen, Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula)”.

Love Life – The second season will debut on October 28th. “The second season of the romantic dramedy centers on Marcus Watkins (William Jackson Harper), who comes out of a years-long relationship and is forced to once again look for the perfect love he thought he had already found. The season also stars Jessica Williams, Punkie Johnson and Chris “Comedian CP” Powell. Arian Moayed, Leslie Bibb and John Earl Jelks are recurring guest stars and Maya Kazan, Ego Nwodim, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood, Janet Hubert, Jordan Rock and Steven Boyer are guest stars. Keith David narrates. Season 1’s Anna Kendrick, who also executive produces, Zoë Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compére and Nick Thune will appear”.

Newsjack – The Radio 4 series has been cancelled after 12 years.

Only Murders In The Building – Has been given a second season by Hulu.

The Outlaws – Some images and info about Stephen Merchant’s forthcoming comedy are now online: “The plot of the show focuses on seven strangers with disparate lives who find themselves thrown together as they finish a Community Payback scheme – which is a non-custodial sentence sometimes handed down for less severe crimes – in Bristol, in the South West of England. The scheme requires participants to wear high-vis orange vests as they carry out their tasks”.

Mrs Browns Boys – Will return for a Halloween special which will go out live.

The Proud Family – Disney+ have revealed the cast details of this animated revival, with the following set to star: ” Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Chance the Rapper, Normani, Leslie Odom Jr., Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Debbie Allen, James Pickens Jr., Courtney B. Vance, Jane Lynch, Marsai Martin, Jaden Smith, Glynn Turman, Lamorne Morris, Brenda Song, Tina Knowles, Eva Longoria, Holly Robinson Peete, Al Roker, Bretman Rock, Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez. Additional recurring stars include Asante Blackk as Penny’s boyfriend Kareem, Artist Dubose aka A Boogie wit da Hoodie as Maya’s brother Francis “KG” Leibowitz-Jenkins, Raquel Lee Bolleau reprising her role as Nubia Gross and Marcus T. Paulk reprising his role as Penny’s classmate Myron. “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” will pick up the story of Penny Proud and her family and friends. Many of the leading cast members from the original series will also return, including Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, JoMarie Payton as Suga Mama, Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby, Carlos Mencia as Felix Boulevardez, Maria Canals-Barrera as Sunset Boulevardez, Alvaro Gutierrez as Papi, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer, and Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez. Other previously announced recurring voices are Keke Palmer as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, Billy Porter as Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins, Zachary Quinto as Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, and EJ Johnson as Michael Collins”.

Real Time With Bill Maher – The normally reliable HBO has renewed this shit for another three seasons.

Stranded Assets – Sam Richardson and Chris Pratt are going to star in a new action comedy that Richardson is writing, but otherwise little is known about the project.

Succession – It’s finally been announced that the show will return on October 17th. “HBO also sent out the official logline for the upcoming season: “Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season two, Logan Roy begins Season 3 in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.””.

Talking Bottom – Legendary comedians Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson’s hit sitcom Bottom first landed on BBC2 on 17th September 1991 and to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the popular podcast Talking Bottom is releasing a new series delving into the themes of Bottom and honouring its comedy legacy. The podcast will release weekly episodes examining topics intrinsic to the cult comedy show, made famous for its perverted characters and outrageously violent slapstick comedy. The topics covered will include: 17th September: Physical Comedy / 24th September: Class and Poverty / 1st October: The Costumes / 8th October: A Dark and Gross Universe / 15th October: Base Needs / 22nd October: Waiting for Godot / 29th October: Fan favourites. Each week will also see exclusive interviews with creatives who worked on Bottom, both in front of and behind the camera. Guests include comedy producers Paul Jackson and Jon Plowman, plus actor Lee Cornes, who played landlord Dick Head, and Mark Lambert, known to Bottom audiences best as the unlucky Gas Man. You can follow @TalkingBottom on Twitter for more information.

Triplets – A sequel to the Danny DeVito, Arnold Schwarzenegger movie is in the works, with Tracy Morgan set to play a third, previously unknown brother. “Reitman also shared the plot, that as you can imagine—with the inclusion of Morgan as the missing triplet—is extra bonkers: “Secretly, there was a third baby born, a Black baby, who hasn’t been in touch with his siblings. They don’t know each other and very early in the movie they meet and it’s how they achieve a bond together after all these years.” This brings up so many questions but Twins was barely logical, so a plot this wild is just keeping the nonsensical spirit of the original movie alive”.

Twenties – Returns for its second season on Oct. 13 at 10 p.m.”Along with a new original after-show hosted and executive produced by B. Scott, Variety has learned exclusively. From creator, writer and executive producer Lena Waithe of Hillman Grad Productions, “Twenties” follows Hattie (Jonica T. Gibbs), a masculine-presenting queer Black woman in her 20s, and her two straight best friends, Marie (Christina Elmore) and Nia (Gabrielle Graham), as they navigate romantic and professional endeavors in Los Angeles. Sophina Brown and Jevon McFerrin also star. With “Twenties After-Show,” B. Scott will become the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a show at BET. The first episode will feature Waithe and Gibbs, who will take a deep dive into the new season”.

Twisted Metal – More news has been revealed about this action comedy, based on the console games. “The show is about motor-mouthed outsider John Doe (Anthony Mackie) who is offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown named who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck, whom fans of the game will know as Sweet Tooth”.

Untitled Simon Amstell Film – Amstell has spoken about his forthcoming third film. “Focusing on a “deranged” woman in her thirties embarking on an emotional journey, the comic plans to begin work on his semi-autobiographical third feature when his stand-up tour Spirit Hole concludes, with the current dates running till November. Reflecting once again on freeing himself from ego and shame in his latest live show, as well as potential parenthood, Spirit Hole and the film share similar themes of “control” and anxiety about middle-age. With the title yet to be disclosed, the film is “a bit about what the stand-up starts being about, which is about a person terrified of getting older and what do you do about that?” he told Dominic King on his BBC Radio Kent show.”Her crisis is worse than mine is, slightly. It’s about learning to grow up, learning to take responsibility, for yourself and other people.””.

Wednesday Addams – Gwendoline Christie is the latest cast addition, with the actress playing “Larissa Weems, a longtime rival of Morticia Addams in Netflix’s “Wednesday.” Christie is a series regular. The eight-episode series — a live-action, comedic, supernatural mystery that Netflix ordered in February — revolves around Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) going to the Nevermore Academy. Larissa (Christie) is the principal there, and according to Netflix, she “still has an axe to grind with her former classmate Morticia Addams” (guest star Catherine Zeta-Jones). Netflix previously announced that Luis Guzmán will guest star on “Wednesday” as Gomez Addams”.

Wurzel Gummidge – Toby Jones will guest star in the next series of Mackenzie Crook’s hit show.

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