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Deadline is reporting that Netflix has placed a ten-episode series order for Everything Sucks!, a half-hour coming-of-age dramedy set in the 1990s.
The show hails from writers Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date) and is described as a quirky, funny coming-of-age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon.
“Some of our favorite shows of all time — The Wonder Years, Happy Days, That 70s Show, Freaks and Geeks — looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight,” said Jones and Mohan. “We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music, and attitudes of the mid-’90’s the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward, and exciting.”
“We’re looking forward to spending some time back in the ‘90s, »
- Gary Collinson
The Netflix animated comedy series “F Is for Family” has been renewed for a third season.
The series was created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. Burr tweeted the news on Wednesday saying, “Really happy to announce there will be a season 3 of Fiff. Thanks to everyone for watching! @netflix #FIsForFamily #gaumontTV”
The series follows the Murphy family, an Irish-American clan living in the 1970’s, a time when political correctness was the last thing on people’s minds. Burr voices family patriarch Frank, while Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Haley Reinhart, and Sam Rockwell also provide voices on the series.
Burr also executive produces along with Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Price, who also serves as showrunner. Michael Lagnese and Victoria Vaughn from Wild West Television are co-executive producers on the series.
The series marks the latest collaboration between Netflix and Burr. The streaming service has run four of Burr’s stand up comedy specials, including »
- Joe Otterson
The 10-episode series follows two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon. The series stars Peyton Kennedy and Winston as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil. The series also stars Patch Darragh and Claudine Nako as their respective parents. Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling, and Rio Mangini will also star. »
- Joe Otterson
Variety picks 30 stellar academies in the U.S. and abroad:
Altos de Chavon Film School
The La Romana film school is a two-year program in audiovisual media, offering both theoretical and practical study in screenwriting, film production, animation techniques, digital post-production and design. The school integrates its other disciplines — fine art, fashion and visual communication — into the film studies program to provide a broader perspective of artistic and cultural images.
Entering the second year of offering its pioneering Mfa in cinema and media production, Boston University’s Department of Film and Television at its College of Communication promotes a collaborative team approach focused on developing, prepping and shooting a thesis project, aimed at preparing students for the creative collaboration they will experience in the professional sphere.
California Institute of the Arts
- Variety Staff
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