Hulu announced “Nine Perfect Strangers” will premiere on August 18 and be released weekly, while “Only Murders in the Building” will premiere on August 31 and be released weekly.
Based on the bestselling book by Liane Moriarty, “Nine Perfect Strangers” takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. Nine “stressed city dwellers” try to get on a path to a better way of living there over the course of 10 days (taking place over eight episodes).
“Nine Perfect Strangers” stars Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving, Melvin Gregg, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, Tiffany Boone and Manny Jacinto.
Director Jonathan Levine serves as an executive producer alongside Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Jodi Matterson for Made Up Stories; Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films; Moriarty, David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth, Molly Allen, Samantha Strauss and McCarthy. Co-showrunners Kelley and Butterworth wrote the series with Samantha Strauss.
“Only Murders in the Building” is a comedic murder-mystery that follows three strangers with a shared true crime obsession who suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth, recording their own podcast to document the case and unraveling the complex secret history of the building. Soon, they realize a killer might be living amongst them.
The series stars Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, Martin Short, Aaron Dominguez and Amy Ryan. It was co-created and written by Martin and John Hoffman. Short, Gomez, Dan Fogelman, Jamie Babbitt and Jess Rosenthal serve as executive producers.
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
Netflix announced that the second and final season of “Feel Good” will premiere on June 4. The season will continue to follow Mae (Mae Martin) and George’s (Charlotte Ritchie) complicated love story when, following her relapse, Mae begins to realize she’ll have to face her past in order to move forward. Lisa Kudrow, Philip Burgers and Adrian Lukis will also return for the second season. New cast members include Anthony Head, Jordan Stephens, John Ross Bowie, Eleanor Matsuura and Eve. Co-writers and creators Martin and Joe Hampson produced the season alongside Charlotte Lewis, Kelly McGolpin and Ben Farrell.
FX placed a two-season order for “Welcome to Wrexham,” a docuseries from Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds that explores the duo’s purchase and stewardship of the Welsh football team Wrexham AFC. In hopes of turning the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for, the series will track their crash course in football club ownership as well as the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious change to a community that could use it. “Welcome to Wrexham” is executive produced by McElhenney, Reynolds, Nick Frenkel, John Henion and Boardwalk Pictures’ Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Jordan Wynn and Sarina Roma. The series is produced by Boardwalk Pictures.
ViacomCBS announced that “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” will launch a new charitable line of merchandise called “The Daily Show Dogs Collection” that will benefit the Best Friends Animal Society. Items available for sale include bandanas, collars, hand towels and bowls. All ViacomCBS proceeds will be donated to Best Friends.
Marvel Entertainment and SiriusXM announced the launch of their first original scripted podcast series, “Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord.” The first two episodes of the 10-episode series will debut June 1 on all major podcast platforms and be released weekly. This will be the first installment of the “Marvel’s Wastelanders” multi-part podcast epic, which will feature other heroes such as Old Man Wolverine, Old Man Hawkeye and Grey Widow. Each series will take place in a shadowy alternate future of the Marvel Universe where the villains have finally won and heroes are nothing but a bad memory. “Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord” finds Peter Quill and Rocket a little paunchier, a little slower and a lot saltier than they were during the glory days of the Guardians of the Galaxy. After crash landing on Earth, they quickly discover that the planet isn’t what it used to be. Doctor Doom has ruled over a barren, desolate wasteland for 30 years where all the world’s super-villains seized control, including the outlaw Ghost Riders and the bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter. “Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord” stars as Star-Lord, Chris Elliott as Rocket Raccoon, Nadine Malouf as Cora, Patrick Page as Kraven the Hunter, Vanessa Williams as Emma Frost, and Danny Glover as Red. Other voice actors include Eric T. Miller, Elizabeth Francis, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Marylouise Burke, Blake Stadnik, Dylan Baker and Aasif Mandvi. The series is directed by Kimberly Senior and sound designed with original scoring by Mark Henry Phillips. Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Daniel Fink, Sarah Amos, Stephen Wacker, Ellie Pyle and Jill DuBoff from Marvel serve as executive producers. Jenny Radelet Mast from Wave Runner Studios serve as a producer.
Chris Rock and Willow will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Royal Blood will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Conan” will feature Deon Cole, while Morgan Freeman and Tig Notaro will appear on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Nick Jonas, Sam Jay, Deb Haaland and Brian Frasier-Moore will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”; “The Late Late Show With James Corden” will feature Regina Hall and Moby, and A.R. Rahman will be on “A Little Late With Lilly Singh.”
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