In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Hollywood creators are listening even more to the demand for more Black voices to be heard in film and television. And in the case of two animated series featuring mixed race characters, we will literally be hearing more Black voices.
Netflix’s Big Mouth and Apple TV+’s Central Park, a pair of animated comedies for adults, have featured female mixed race characters voiced by actresses Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell respectively. Now, after careful consideration, both of the actresses will be stepping away from those characters in order to allow a Black or mixed race voice actress to take over the roles. Read More »
There’s nothing better than a big, splashy old-fashioned musical that turns the streets of New York City into a candy-colored stage. And an animated musical comedy series from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard set in Central Park? Even better.
Apple TV+ has released the trailer for Central Park, a musical comedy series that follows a family of park caretakers who must protect Central Park from a greedy land developer. And they do it all in song. Watch the Central Park trailer below.
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Posted on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 by Fred Topel
Apple TV+ presented panels to the Television Critics Association for the first time since its launch on November 1. Two of the shows appearing on the panel shows have already been renewed for a second season before they premiere (just like some of the shows that have already debuted on the streamer), and Apple announced premiere dates for them and a couple other upcoming original series.
Chris Evans, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, Rob McElhenney, and more star in the upcoming Apple TV+ shows Defending Jacob, Central Park, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banqet, and Home Before Dark. And you can find out all about them below. Read More »
In this edition of TV bits:
- No season 3 for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
- Parks and Rec stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman reunite for Making It
- A new trailer for Netflix’s Alexa & Katie
- The Americans season 6 trailer is here
- Apple orders a new animated comedy from Bob’s Burgers creator
- John Krasinski has an idea for the rumored The Office revival
- And more!
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