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SENSE8 Renewed for Season 2

August 8, 2015 by  
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SENSE8 will return for a second season, Netflix announced on Twitter.

The news came on the Sensates’ shared birthday, and the cast sang to celebrate the occasion — and Brian J. Smith announced the season 2 renewal.

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MTV Renews SCREAM

July 29, 2015 by  
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MTV has renewed SCREAM for a second season, the network announced during its Television Critics Association session.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with Bob Weinstein and his team who are such connoisseurs of this genre and we are thrilled by how our viewers have responded to the reinvention of SCREAM,” MTV Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Scripted Programming, Mina Lefevre said in a statement. “We look forward to another season filled with suspense, horror and more twists and turns.”

“We couldn’t be happier ‘Scream’ has been renewed for a second season and that we have a wonderful working relationship with Doug Herzog, Stephen Friedman, Susanne Daniels, Mina Lefevre and her team,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. “The SCREAM franchise has been such a huge part of our history and to watch it evolve, find a new generation of fans and succeed at MTV makes this all the more sweet. We promise even more scares, surprises, romance and of course kills in season two.”

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SENSE8: Co-Creator ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Season 2, Cast Reflects on Season 1

July 28, 2015 by  
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SENSE8 launched its first season in June, but its fate is still very much up in the air.

“We’re still awaiting word,” co-creator J. Michael Straczynski told reporters during the show’s Television Critics Association panel. “[But] we’re cautiously optimistic.”

If the series does move forward Straczynski, acknowledged he and co-creators The Wachowskis have a five-year plan. “We’re long-game kind of people,” Straczynski said. “[But] it would not be in the best interest of the surprises we have in mind to [reveal it all now].”

For Straczynski — who recently made the trek to Comic-Con to panel the series — he shared that while talking to fans, “what you realize after talking to them is [the fans have] seen it three, four, five times.”

By being on Netflix, “you don’t have to dilute what you’re trying to do by appealing to everyone,” SENSE8 star Brian J. Smith (Will) added. “You can make your thing and be satisfied with it.”

“The whole reaction has been wonderful…it’s gone so well,” executive producer Grant Hill shared. “There are always people it’s not going to be their thing…[but] the overwhelming enthusiasm has been great.”

And the enthusiasm is also felt by the actors. During the panel, they praised the ability to do different takes on the same scene — and the emotions that get showcased in it — over the course of several months (and cities) due to the nature of the interconnected characters.

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UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Cast, Producers Talk Season 2 and ‘Pinot Noir’

July 28, 2015 by  
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UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT will return in 2016 for a second season. And while the show will remain on Netflix for its sophomore year, this will be the first season where the season was crafted while everyone knows it’ll air on the streaming site. (Originally, the series was set to air on NBC before they opted not to air it and Netflix stepped in.)

“I think the tone of the show feels set,” co-creator Tina Fey told reporters at the show’s Television Critics Association panel. She noted people have told her they watch the show with their teens/tweens, so to alter it now would jeopardize that.

But there is one freedom the producers are thrilled to have: flexible run times. Network needs had their original season 1 cuts coming in at 20 minutes and 15 seconds, and Fey noted it would often take two days to shave the episodes down to that length. Now, they’ll have the freedom to go beyond that.

“I think it will be very enjoyable for us,” she said. “We have to be our own guides so we don’t get too fat [in time] or slow.”

For the stars, one of the perks of being on Netflix is getting to launch the entire season at once, which felt “a bit like opening night,” Jane Krakowski (Jacqueline) said. “We made the pure product that [the writers] had in mind.”

As fans discovered the show in season 1, a key moment resonated strongly with many: Titus’ (Tituss Burgess) viral song, “Pinot Noir.”

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Netflix at TCA: Executive Session Live-Blog

July 28, 2015 by  
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We’re starting off the Television Critics Association summer press tour with Netflix. The streaming site’s boss, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix Executive Session, is up first, so follow along for a live-blog… Read more