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Keenen Ivory Wayans Will Showrun Season 3 Of “The Last O.G.”

Writer, director and producer Keenen Ivory Wayans is joining TBS to serve as showrunner on season three of The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. He will also direct four episodes of the comedy series. 

“I’m thrilled and excited to be working with such a great cast, team of producers and reuniting with Tracy Morgan,” said Wayans, “Together we’re all going to take the show to the next level.”

Per TBS description, The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.

Wayans is best known for creating, executive producing and hosting the influential Emmy-winning sketch comedy series In Living Color. The groundbreaking variety show introduced audiences to a new type of comedy and launched the careers of Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey, among others. Wayans additional credits include directing White Chicks, Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2.

 TBS has not yet announced a premiere date.

 

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Apple Releases The First Trailer For ‘See’ Starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard

Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa stars in Apple TV’s upcoming series titled See as Baba Voss, the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see—who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who believes it’s witchcraft and wants them destroyed. Alfre Woodard stars as Paris, Baba Voss’ spiritual leader.

The Apple TV original will premiere November 1.

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Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in a New Showtime Series ‘First Ladies’

Viola Davis is set to play our forever First Lady Michelle Obama in the new Showtime scripted White House series titled First Ladies, Deadline reported. Davis will executive produce via her JuVee Productions with Aaron Cooley (The Guns of Ridgewood: A Western of Modern America), who is also writing the script.

“Proud to spotlight these brave, extraordinary women,” the Oscar winner tweeted on Monday.

Per Showtime’s description, First Ladies is set in the East Wing, where many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. The series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of our most enigmatic heroes. The first season will center around Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama.

Davis currently stars in ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, which airs its sixth and final season this fall.

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Regina King Is A Badass Vigilante In The Newly Released “Watchmen” Official Comic Con Trailer

The full trailer to HBO’s first superhero series Watchmen was recently released at San Diego Comic-Con. 

According to show’s creator Damon Lindelof (Lost), the new series is a ‘remix’ of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal graphic novel by the same title, which was released in the late 1980s. Per HBO‘s description, the remake is “set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, the series embraces the groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”

In this newly released trailer, Regina King‘s character Angela Abar appears to be a vigilante superhero cop, who is seen kicking down doors and busting heads while hiding her identity under a mask. 

Watchmen also stars Jean Smart (as as a new character named Agent Blake), Jeremy Irons (as Ozymandias), Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson (as an FBI agent), Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and Lily Rose Smith.

The show will make its debut this October. Watch the full trailer below.

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