Netflix has released a teaser for the upcoming limited series “Florida Man“, which will air on April 13.
Starring creator, showrunner, and executive producer Donald Todd (“This is Us”), the show portrays an ex-cop (Edgar Ramírez) who must return to Florida and find a runaway girlfriend. The quick concert turns into a long journey that reveals family secrets.
In addition to Ramírez, the show stars Anthony LaPaglia, Abbey Lee, Otmara Marrero, Lex Scott Davis, Emory Cohen, Clark Gregg, Isaiah Johnson, Paul Schneider, and Lauren Buglioli. Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan produced the series for Aggregate.
Check out the trailer for the seven-episode series below.
Also on today’s news:
E ! announced three original romantic comedy movies, “Arranged Love,” “Ms. Match” and “Platonic” will premiere on the cable channel this summer.
“Arranged Love” will follow Meera after leaving India and her inheritance until she suddenly finds herself returning to India to reclaim her inheritance. But, to receive the inheritance, Meera needs a husband, so she recruits Rama – as the two try to keep up the facade, the fake relationship naturally evolves into something more real.
“SP. Match” follows as Athena navigates the sudden reappearance of her ex-boyfriend from college, while trying to maintain her job reporting anonymously on the LA dating scene. Balancing the two becomes difficult and Athena must ultimately decide exactly what she wants professionally and personally.
“Platonic” centers on two best friends, Peter and Lexa, after they make the confusing decision to date. The two friends will learn whether their chemistry is romantic… or strictly platonic.
CNN’s latest special, “Navalny and the Cost of Standing Up to Putin,” airs March 3 at 9 p.m. ET.
CNN anchor Erin Burnett will speak with Bellingcat senior Russian investigator Christo Grozev and Dasha Navalnaya, the daughter of imprisoned Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalnaya will provide updates on her father’s health and case, since his nine-year sentence began in March 2022.
Burnett will also speak with Daniel Roher, the director of the Oscar-nominated feature-length documentary, “Navalny,” which focuses exclusively on the Russian prisoner. Following the premiere of “CNN Primetime: Navalny & the Cost of Standing Up to Putin,” CNN will air “Navalny” on Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET.
NBCU announced that the application window for the NBCU TV Writers program opened and will close on March 7.
The initiative invites aspiring and emerging TV writers to develop their skills with the goal of joining a writers room and one day becoming showrunners and content creators. The program lasts eight months and those selected will participate in weekly evening workshops, which will cover television writing topics such as branding, pitching and interviews.
The program will include opportunities for participants to work with industry professionals and culminate in the development of an original pilot project and eventual consideration to join an NBCU writers room.
See here for more information on the application process and eligibility requirements.
Common Sense Networks, the for-profit subsidiary of Common Sense Media, has announced the formation of its first Board of Directors.
Those selected for the board include former Sesame Workshop CEO and National Geographic Partners chairman Gary Knell; Eric Berger, co-founder and CEO of Common Sense Networks; Cumulus Media President/CEO Mary Berner; Geraldine Laybourne, co-founder of Nickelodeon and Oxygen; Chairman and CEO of Miller Publishing Group Robert L. Miller; Robert S. Townsend, impact investor and entrepreneur, and James P. Steyer, co-founder and CEO of Common Sense Media.
The newly appointed board of directors joins Common Sense Networks as it works to develop child-safe digital media options, with the goal of helping brands and media companies engage with families.
“The collective expertise of this board is astounding and will be a tremendous asset as we enter this new chapter in the growth of Common Sense Networks. I couldn’t imagine a more powerful team of executives to join in our journey to improve the state of digital media for children,” said newly elected Board Member Steyer.
Berger added, “It is a privilege to partner with this esteemed council of changemakers to navigate the next stage in the evolution of Common Sense Networks. With our goal of driving meaningful business results at scale for the world’s leading brands, we are optimistic about what the future holds.