Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, better known as The Hulk, has signed on to executive produce an upcoming documentary series that explores the struggle against the systemic injustice of indigenous communities.
“Indigenous” aims to highlight the pioneering achievements of Indigenous activists and their allies in what Ruffalo has called the “native century” – an age when younger and older generations of Aboriginal people can better connect with their cultural heritage.
Ruffalo is a three-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Emmy winner for his performances in such works as the 2015 film “Spotlight” and the 2020 mini-series “I Know This Much Is True.” Earlier this year, the CEO produced the documentary Lakota Nation vs. the United States, which exposes the exploitation of indigenous peoples by colonial rule from the late 14th century to the present day.
Working alongside Ruffalo are executive producers Sean Flakes, Margaret Riley, Sarah Eagle Hart, and showrunner David Cheek. The upcoming series, produced by Check Point Productions, will feature Native American voices on screen and behind the camera, and the episodes will be directed by Native filmmakers and directed by Eagle Heart.
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HBO has reported that Season 4 of Max Originals “Titans” will begin with two episodes on Thursday, November 3, on HBO Max, followed by one episode per week until December 1. Six new additional episodes of Season 4 will be released in 2023.
After they saved Gotham City, the Giants opened the new season by hitting the road back to San Francisco. But a stop in Metropolis finds himself caught in the crossfire of a powerful supernatural cult – a new threat they haven’t faced yet.
“Titans” was produced by Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. It is based on characters from DC. Greg Walker is the show director and serves as executive producer alongside Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Jones, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Richard Hatem.
Check out the season 4 teaser below.
HBO has announced that Season 4 of the Max Original series “Doom Patrol” will begin with two episodes on Thursday, December 8 on HBO Max, followed by one episode per week until January 5. Six new additional episodes will be released from the fourth season. in 2023.
The show reimagines one of DC’s most beloved superhero groups: “Robotman” aka Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), “Negative Man” aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), and “Elasti-Woman” aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby), “Crazy “Jane” (Diane Guerrero), “Cyborg” aka Victor Stone (Joivan Wade), is joined by former villain “Madame Rouge” aka Laura de Mille (Michelle Gomez). The season begins. The fourth involves the team unexpectedly traveling to the future to find an unwelcome surprise, forcing them to decide which is more important: their happiness or the fate of the world.
The series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with show director Jeremy Carver, Jeff Jones, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Chris Dinges and Tamara Beecher Wilkinson as executive producers. It is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani.
Check out the season 4 teaser below.
Upgrade Productions has named Carolyn Koser as executive vice president, and president of the series, announced by co-chairs Matt Brodlie and Jonathan Kier. She will report directly to Brodlie and Kier.
In the new position, Koser will oversee the development, distribution strategy, and production of the Upgrade series of projects alongside Brodlie and Kier. She will be based in Los Angeles for this role.
Koser previously held the position of Executive Vice President of International Co-Production at Mediawan and Leonine Studios, where she was responsible for all television co-production activities and management and coordination of shows across more than 60 production companies. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President of International Co-Production and Distribution at Fremantle, where she was involved in co-production deals with Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, Starz and Nat Geo.
Revry announced the original reality series “Drag Latina” from first-time TV producer Chiru Adams. On the show, ten contestants will compete head-to-head for a shot to feature “Drag Latina”.
The series premieres in Spanish on October 16 and features an extensive depiction of the magic and stress of drag. Contestants in the series’ pilot season feature a diverse group of artists from Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The drag queens in season one are Afrika Mendiola, Annika Leclerc, Amalara Sofia, Chichi Voera, Laila Edwards, Maria Spanik, Sunil Molina, Valeria Sparks, Venus Karangi and Vicki Chavarria.
Chris Rodriguez, chief business officer and co-founder of Revry, said in a press release.
Mexican singer and TV actor Ninel Conde will host the first season of the show, and fellow singer Fedro will be a mentor and referee. Each week, drag queens will hop on the runway, compete in lip-sync fights and tell personal stories to beat the judges – all culminating in the season finale on November 20 where one queen will emerge with the title of “Drag Latina.”
Watch the trailer for “Drag Latina” below:
The CW has teamed up with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and legendary musician Stevie Wonder to spread awareness about the fragile state of mental health among American youth through the Bold to Love, Challenge Hate initiative.
“It gives me great pleasure to team up with The CW Network and US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy to be part of such an important and needed life-changing initiative that has the potential to create energy that can motivate all of us to breathe love and positivity into our lives,” Wonder said in a press release. all of humanity around the world.”
The acclaimed recording artist’s song “Where Is Our Love Song” became the official anthem for the CW’s “Dare to Love, Defy Hate” initiative, which the network explained was aimed at motivating all generations to promote “the theme of love and harmony worldwide.”
The CW released a Youtube video For the initiative that cuts between pieces of interviews with a selected group of young people on the topic of mental health. Similarly, The CW aired a public service announcement In line with World Mental Health Day, which features network stars such as members of the “All American” cast emphasizing the negative power of cyberbullying.
More public service announcements are scheduled to be released throughout this month to coincide with National Bullying Prevention Month with the help of a collaboration from the Cybersmile Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to provide resources for young people experiencing cyberbullying.
Throughout the remainder of the fall television season, shows on The CW such as “All American,” “All American: Homecoming,” “Nancy Drew,” “Superman & Lois,” “Walker,” and “Walker Independence” will pay homage to the campaign through Storylines and episodes centered around mental health issues.