Showtime Announces ‘We Need To Talk About Cosby’ Premiere Date

Showtime Documentary has announced that “We Need To Talk About Cosby” will premiere on January 30 at 10 p.m., following the Sundance Film Festival’s premiere.

Directed by Emmy Award-winning W Kamau Bell, the four-part documentary series will delve into the influential Bill Cosby’s career and eventual downfall – over accusations of rape, drug sexual assault, sexual violence, and other forms of misconduct by more than 60 women. .

“When I was a child of Bill Cosby, I was a huge fan of all of his shows and wanted to be a comedian because of him,” Bell said in a statement. “I never thought I’d ever wrestle with who we all thought Cosby and who we understand now. I’m not sure he’d want me to do this job, but Cliff Hostable definitely will.”

Vinnie Malhorta, Executive Vice President of Reality Programming, Showtime Networks, added: “Kamau has bravely ventured into an extremely complex and nuanced area of ​​Bill Cosby’s story, which has yet to be explored in such depth. It is an important and under-reported perspective on the legacy of one of the most famous artists. African Americans in History”.

Bill, Andrew Fried, Katie A. King, Dean Lilligaard, Jordan Wayne, and Sarena Roma serve as executive producers, while Geraldine Porras serves as co-executive producer. “We Need to Talk About Cosby” is a product of Boardwalk Pictures in association with WKB Industries for Showtime.

Watch a trailer below.

Also in today’s TV news report:

dates

Bravo announced The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return for season 12 on February 1 at 8 p.m. Among the returning housewives this season are Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Joseph, Dolores Catania, Jackie Goldschneider, and Jennifer Aiden — with his new girlfriend Tracy Johnson. . In a trailer that you can watch below, Teresa moves in with boyfriend Luis Ruelas, Margaret deals with causing pain to Jennifer, Dolores decides to rent a new house, Jennifer faces insecurity in her marriage, and Traci reconsiders previous allegations about her marriage. Andy Cohen, Jordana Hochman, Amy Kohn, Lauren Volonakis, Eric Fuller and Taylor Lucy Choi serve as executive producers. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” was produced for Bravo by Sirens Media, an ITV America company.

first looks

Trioscope Studios and Lumenscapes have released a trailer for George RR Martin’s latest project, “Night of Cooters” with Vincent D’Onofrio set to star and direct. The film, based on the 1987 science fiction novel by Howard Waldrop, chronicles the time Mars invaded Pachuco, Texas in the 1800’s. “Obviously, the idea of ​​telling this particular story as a movie in the style and style of a graphic novel was a perfect fit. D’Onofrio said in a statement that the production – both as director and as one of the cast in the piece – required a lot of hard work, but less than it would have been if we had done so. Filming the movie in the usual traditional way.. LC Crowley, CEO of Trioscope, added, “Here at Trioscope, we’ve created a mix of animation and live drama that amplifies the best of both genres. Particularly significant in the structure of the short film, our unique approach transports the viewer and immediately immerses them in a new, dramatic world – a world that gives nuance to the actors’ performances and characters. We are honored to partner with dreamers George R. R. Martin and Vincent Donofrio to bring their wild imaginations to vibrant life.” ‘Night of Cooters’ was produced by Trioscope Studios. Watch the trailer below.

Awards

The Writers Guild of Western America (WGAW) has announced Mark McCorkel and Bob Scully as the 2021 Animation Writers Group Animation Book Award. The makers of “Kim Possible” will receive the award at the AWC Gala in January. In addition to the “Kim Possible” series and films, they have also adapted movie characters from “Penguins of Madagascar”, “Monsters vs. Aliens”, “Hercules” and “Aladdin: The Series” into series. Additional screenwriter credits include “Hotel for Dogs” and “Sky High,” with writing credits including “Aladdin,” “King of Thieves,” “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins,” and “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.”

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