Sunday, May 16, 2021
M-Net unveils the first character teaser for its new serial killer crime drama series Reyka starting 25 July in the Sunday night 8pm timeslot.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Israel targets and bombs the bureau-building of Al Jazeera and Associated Press (AP) in Gaza, 'incredibly disturbing development' says AP, 'barbaric actions' says Al Jazeera.
Netflix commissions a limited Bridgerton spinoff series that will tell a Queen Charlotte origin story together with a young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.
Shonda Rhimes, CEO of Shondaland, says "As we continue to expand the world of Bridgerton, we now have the opportunity to devote even more of the Shondaland fold to the Bridgerton-verse".
"We've worked with Jess Brownell for over a decade and have long wanted to find the right project to place in her hands. When it came time to pass the baton, I knew this unique voice was vital to the future of the show."
Chris Van Dusen says "With Bridgerton, I set out to make the period show I always wanted to see. I never could've anticipated how much the rest of the world also wanted to see it".
"I'm deeply proud of this remarkable cast and incredible crew, and I'm so grateful for the enduring support of Shonda, who I've worked alongside for 17 years. Shondaland is where I learned how to make TV, craft incredibly complex characters and how to tell stories."
"And while it's been an incredible journey, I have my sights set on a few new stories to tell. To that end, I'll continue as showrunner - writing and producing season two of Bridgerton - and look forward to seeing Jess continue the magic in seasons three and four."
"I'd also like to thank Julia Quinn and her passionate fans - for embracing my vision for bringing these beloved books to the screen. See you in Grosvenor Square."