Apple has released the trailer for season two of its anthology series, Little America, which chronicles inspirational stories of immigrants across America. Developed by Lee Eisenberg, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, the series is based on Epic Magazine’s photo-essay series of the same name.
Episodes in the second season build on the first’s premise of following immigrant stories to pursue the American dream, including episodes in which a Sri Lankan woman competes in a marathon car kissing competition in Texas, a Somali chef in Minneapolis who preparing for the Minnesota State Fair, a Korean medical student who dreams of becoming a hat designer, among other things.
The premiere of the second season with all episodes on the streamer is scheduled for December 9th. Check out the trailer below.
In other TV news for today:
Shondaland announced the Seat At The Table initiative, in which the company will collaborate with artists from their various productions to create products that are both representative of the creators’ work on their respective shows. The first collaboration is with Ellen Mirojnick, “Bridgerton’s” costume designer and jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann. This partnership will produce a fine jewelry collection that captures the romantic world of the series.
Kosann and Mirojnick designed three main styles for the collection: a poetry ring, a pendant and a locket. The partnership will continue through 2023 with fine jewelry collections consisting of special pieces in limited editions.
Catwoman joins Cartoonito’s preschool animated series Batwheels this month, and the stealthy antihero is voiced by actress Gina Rodriguez. The upcoming episode “Rev and Let Rev” will premiere Monday, November 21 on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito block and stream the next day on HBO Max’s Cartoonito hub.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batwheels marks DC’s first-ever Batman preschool series. The series introduces preschoolers to a Latina iteration of Selina Kyle as Catwoman, with Rodriguez providing the voice for the character.
Check out the clip below.
Tamron Hall will sit down with former First Lady and author Michelle Obama for an exclusive daytime interview about “Tamron Hall” that will air Monday, November 21st. The conversation will continue with the recent release of Obama’s new book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, and will look behind the scenes as she returns to tour life. This will be Obama’s second appearance on the nationally syndicated show.
Tamron will travel to Philadelphia for the exclusive interview as part of the show’s “Road Trip with Tamron” series, which most recently took the host to Las Vegas to interview R&B Usher at his residence at Park MGM. The daytime talk show is produced by ABC News and nationally syndicated by Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. The show is executive produced by Hall and Quiana Burns.
44 Blue Productions, a North Road company, announced that it has hired Jill Dickerson as Executive Vice President & Head of Development. Dickerson will oversee the development of content across multiple genres, reporting to Blue’s 44 co-CEOs and co-founders, Rasha Drachkovitch and Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch.
In a joint statement, Drachkovitch and Noonan Drachkovitch said: “On behalf of everyone at 44 Blue, we are delighted that Jill has come on board at this very exciting stage in the company’s growth. We are thrilled that her creative vision, strategic thinking, strong relationships with high-profile talent and experience as a producer are helping to take 44 Blue to the next level of content creation.”
Dickerson most recently served as Head of Unscripted Originals at Snap, Inc., Snapchat’s parent company. Before joining Snap in January 2020, Dickerson served as senior vice president of programming & development at the Oprah Winfrey Network, where she helped launch the network’s unscripted division.
CBS News has announced their upcoming investigative podcast, Missing Justice, which will give listeners an up-close look at the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American peoples in the United States. CBS news reporters Cara Korte and Bo Erickson host the original six-part investigative podcast series investigating the circumstances of the death of Christy Woodenthigh, a Native American woman from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana. The first two episodes of the podcast will be available Tuesday, November 22nd, with a new episode being released weekly wherever podcasts are available.
The foundations for the podcast were laid over 19 months of more than 150 interviews, led by the two reporters, who both cover the federal government for CBS News. Korte and Erickson started at CBS News in 2014 and 2016, respectively, and later covered a number of presidential candidates extensively during the 2020 election cycle.
NBCUniversal and Roku are expanding their partnership, bringing a variety of local, national and international news to users of the Roku Channel. Four new Spanish-language regional news channels — Noticias Telemundo California, Noticias Telemundo Florida, Noticias Telemundo Noreste and Noticias Telemundo Texas — are now available on the platform, with each channel being operated by Telemundo-owned stations in each state or region.
Additional FAST channels, including Dateline 24/7, TODAY All Day, and Sky News International, will launch on The Roku Channel through early 2023. The expanded partnership also includes an extension for NBC News NOW on The Roku Channel. Existing NBCUniversal content on The Roku Channel includes NBC News NOW, several local NBC news networks, and The Rotten Tomatoes Channel.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/little-america-season-two-trailer-tv-news-roundup-1235433272/ Little America Season 2 Trailer: Eight New Immigrant Stories