TV Information Roundup: HBO Unveils ‘The Weight of Gold’ Trailer (Watch)

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TV News Roundup: HBO Unveils 'The Weight of Gold' Trailer (Watch)

In right this moment’s TV information roundup, HBO revealed the trailer for “The Weight of Gold,” a documentary about Olympians’ psychological well being challenges, and Netflix introduced the premiere date for its upcoming animated comedy “Hoops.”

GREENLIGHTS

Epix introduced “By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem,” a four-part docuseries that explores the music scene of 1960s Harlem and connects it to music developments seen right this moment, will premiere this fall. The collection will mix moments from the cabler’s drama collection “Godfather of Harlem” with archival footage and interviews to inform the story of Harlem musicians who used their voices, devices and music as weapons in opposition to oppression. Up to date artists will probably be featured as properly. The docuseries is government produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Keith McQuirter.

FIRST LOOKS

HBO unveiled the official trailer for “The Weight of Gold,” set to premiere July 29. That includes interviews with Michael Phelps, Apollo Ohno, Shaun White and extra, the documentary covers the psychological well being tolls and “post-Olympic depression” usually confronted by Olympic athletes. The athletes clarify mindsets that led to the problems they finally confronted as their Olympic competitions got here to an finish. “The Weight of Gold” is directed by Brett Rapkin and narrated by Phelps. Phelps and Rapkin are additionally government producers for the movie, alongside Peter Carlisle and Michael O’Hara Lynch. Watch the trailer beneath.

DATES

Teenage Bounty Hunters” will premiere on Netflix on Aug. 14. The comedy follows bounty hunter Bowser Jenkins (Kadeem Hardiso) as he works with fraternal twins Sterling and Blair Wesley (Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini, respectively). The teenager women discover themselves balancing the duties of their new job whereas additionally navigating the equally daunting difficulties of highschool. The 10-episode season was created and run by Kathleen Jordan, whereas Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann, Robert Sudduth and Blake McCormick, and Jesse Peretz government produced and directed the primary episode. View some first look photographs beneath.

TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS (L to R) METHOD MAN as TERRANCE COIN in episode 105 of TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS Cr. TINA ROWDEN/NETFLIX © 2020

TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS (L to R) MADDIE PHILLIPS as STERLING WESLEY and ANJELICA BETTE FELLINI as BLAIR WESLEY in episode 102 of TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS Cr. TINA ROWDEN/NETFLIX © 2020

Netflix introduced an Aug. 21 launch date for its animated comedy, “Hoops.” Within the present, small-time highschool coach Ben Hopkins (voiced by Jake Johnson, who additionally government produces) hopes to show his life round by instructing basketball to a misfit workforce of youngsters. “Hoops” is produced by 20th Century Fox Tv and created by Ben Hoffman, who additionally government produces the present alongside Johnson, Seth Cohen, M. Dickson, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Watch the date announcement beneath.

Syfy has introduced documentary “Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won’t” will premiere July 25 and also will be out there on YouTube and NBCU’s OneApp. The documentary supplies perception into the success of McFarlane, a comic book e-book creator, CEO of McFarlane Toys and President of Picture Comics. The movie, directed by David Oster, will probably be a part of a Comedian-Con@House panel Thursday, as properly. It’s produced by Syfy Wire in partnership with Tongal.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later,” will premiere Aug. 2 on Historical past in the united statesand Hulu Japan. The 2-hour documentary, co-produced by A+E Networks Worldwide, Historical past and Hulu Japan, will even be out there Aug. 30 on Historical past Japan. The characteristic will air never-before-seen footage from archives and embody testimonies from each the bomb’s designers and victims to mark the 75th anniversary of the nuclear assaults on Japan, humanizing the tragedy and devastation from the first-person views of these concerned. The movie is directed by James Erskine.

On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries,” an HBO Max authentic produced by CNN Movies, will premiere Aug. 6. The characteristic follows 10 feminine journalists as they cowl the presidential election. Government produced by Amy Entelis, Katie HinmanToby Oppenheimer and Courtney Sexton, the documentary additionally reveals CNN’s political correspondents and the journalists navigating the bizarre terrain of overlaying a significant election within the midst of an ongoing pandemic.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

ABC Information has promoted Rachel Scott to the positions of White Home Correspondent & D.C. Correspondent. Scott has labored with the community to cowl the 2020 presidential election since earlier than the Iowa caucuses, and been a distinguished reporter overlaying the Trump administration and marketing campaign path. She additionally reported on the protests following George Floyd’s dying by chatting with leaders exterior the Whitehouse and coated President Trump’s first pandemic-era marketing campaign rally. Scott started working with ABC Information in 2016 as a manufacturing assistant. By 2019, she had grow to be a Producer on the White Home workforce and later took on the function of a full-time on-camera reporter.

Play-by-play announcer Adam Amin will be part of Fox Sports activities for MLB and NFL protection. He will even be concerned within the community’s faculty basketball protection. Amin’s first broadcast, alongside Eric Karros, will happen July 25, because the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers face off in Wrigley Area. Amin will even be the first play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls in the course of the 2020-2021 season. He beforehand labored at ESPN for 9 years, overlaying numerous completely different sports activities. Amin additionally graduated from Valparaiso College with a level in tv and radio.

DEALS

Inventive Artists Company introduced it has signed Tommy Dorfman, an actor greatest recognized for enjoying Ryan Shaver in “13 Reasons Why.” Dorfman can also be a author, director and photographer. They’re presently concerned within the Freeform restricted collection “Love In The Time Of Corona” set to premiere in August. Additionally they art-directed a Ferragamo digital marketing campaign that includes trans, queer and plus-sized fashions, photographed and art-directed Pete Davidson‘s “Paper Magazine” cowl shoot and have been featured in Calvin Klein and Fendi campaigns.

LATE NIGHT

Tonight, Russell Wilson and Billy Strings will seem on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” alongside visitor host Joel McHale, and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will characteristic David Schwimmer, Alison Brie and Jimmy Buffett. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will embody company Andy Cohen and Phoebe Bridgers, whereas Colin Jost, Cristin Milioti and Nikki Glaspie will probably be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”


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