Showtime just made some big announcements at the TCA Summer Press Tour including season renewals (Your Honor, Flatbush Misdemeanors, Desus & Mero), new show pickups (The Wood), and premiere dates (Yellowjackets, Return of the Taliban: A Vice Special Report).

("Your Honor": Skip Bolen,  "Flatbush Misdemeanors:" Grace Rivera, Christina Ricci in "Yellowjackets:" Paul Sarkis, Juliette Lewis in "Yellowjackets:" Kailey Schwerman, all photos credit Showtime)

("Your Honor": Skip Bolen, "Flatbush Misdemeanors:" Grace Rivera, Christina Ricci in "Yellowjackets:" Paul Sarkis, Juliette Lewis in "Yellowjackets:" Kailey Schwerman, all photos credit Showtime)

What’s Happening:

  • Presidents of Showtime Entertainment, Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, just made the following announcements at the TCA Summer Press Tour.
  • Ratings hit Your Honor has been renewed for a second season, set to premiere in 2022 with Bryan Cranston returning as Michael Desiato.
  • Flatbush Misdemeanors has been renewed for a second season, with series creators and stars Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman returning.
  • Deus Knight and The Kid Mero’s late night talk show, Desus & Mero, has been picked up for a fourth season while season three continues through December 12th on Sunday and Thursday nights.
  • A pilot for a comedy series based on the 1999 feature film The Wood is in the works, written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa.
  • Acclaimed documentary series VICE will return with a new special report on September 10th called Return of the Taliban, with six additional investigative episodes to be announced this fall.
  • A trailer has been released for the survival drama Yellowjackets, which premieres on November 14th. The 10-episode series stars Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress.
  • More information on each project can be found below.

About Your Honor

  • Showtime’s Your Honor broke network ratings records for a new series last season with 6.6 million weekly viewers.
  • Bryan Cranston will return for season 2 as Michael Desiato, a respected New Orleans judge who risks his integrity to protect his son.
  • Season 2 will contain 10 new episodes with production scheduled to start in 2022.
  • Your Honor is based on the Israeli series Kvodo created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach.
  • The show is made for Showtime by CBS Studios in association with KingSize Productions.

About Flatbush Misdemeanors:

  • Flatbush Misdemeanors is an adaptation of the digital series of the same name, created by Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman, who also star.
  • The comedy series follows the two characters in their new home of Flatbush, Brooklyn as they learn to connect with others.
  • The cast also includes Kristin Dodson, Hassan Johnson, Kareem Green and Kerry Coddett.
  • Flatbush Misdemeanors is a co-production between Avalon (Breeders) and Showtime.

About Desus & Mero: 

  • Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, co-hosts of Bodega Boys podcast, will return for a fourth season of Showtime’s late night talk show.
  • The show airs on Sunday and Thursday nights at 11 pm ET/PT with conversations about the day’s hot topics.
  • Notable guests have included Lil Nas X, Matt Damon, YoYo Ma, Eddie Murphy, Idris Elba, H.E.R. and Glenn Close.
  • Desus & Mero is produced by JAX Media for Showtime.

About The Wood:

  • Showtime has ordered a pilot for a potential comedy series inspired by the 1999 Paramount film, The Wood.
  • The story centers around three young Black men raised in a gentrified suburb of L.A. who begin to grow apart as life hands them new challenges like relationships and fatherhood.
  • The film’s writer and director Rick Famuyiwa will executive produce and direct the pilot.
  • The pilot is being written by Justin Hillian, who also serves as executive producer.
  • The Wood is being developed for Showtime by Paramount Television.

About VICE:

  • From VICE News, Showtime’s Peabody Award-winning VICE is a half-hour investigative series covering “Untold stories of social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from remote parts of the globe.”
  • Season two will kick off on September 10th at 8pm ET/PT with Return of the Taliban: A VICE Special Report.
  • Seven additional episodes will debut throughout this fall.

About Yellowjackets:

  • Yellowjackets is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.”
  • The series stars Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress,  Ella Purnell, Samantha Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie Nélisse, Steven Krueger, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Warren Kole.
  • Yellowjackets premieres Sunday, November 14th at 10 pm ET/PT.
  • A trailer was released today and the show is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) for Showtime.

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