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TV News Roundup: HBO Set Premiere Date for Spanish-Language Comedy ‘Los Espookys’

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, HBO sets a premiere date for “Los Espookys,” a Spanish-language horror-comedy.

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Produced by “Saturday Night Live’s” Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels, “Los Espookys” premieres on HBO on June 14 at 11 p.m. Et/Pt. The six-episode, mostly Spanish-language series follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a business, giving out scares to people who need them. Co-creators Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega star alongside Cassandra Ciangherotti and Bernardo Velasco.

Following the release of the teen lifeguard comedy “Malibu Rescue,” Netflix will launch a series with the same characters. The film will premiere on May 13 and stars Ricardo Hurtado and Breanna Yde as junior lifeguards from The Valley competing against snobby locals for bragging rights and the highest lifeguard tower on the beach. “Malibu Rescue: The Series” keeps most of the same cast, including Alkoya Brunson, Abby Donnelly, Jackie R. Jacobsen,
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‘Los Espookys’ Premiere Date: HBO Comedy From Fred Armisen & Lorne Michaels Set For Summer

  • Deadline
Los Espookys has its scaredate. HBO’s mostly Spanish-language comedy whose executive producers include Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels will premiere at 11 p.m. Friday, June 14, on the premium cabler.

The series follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life. It stars Ana Fabrega and Julio Torres along with Cassandra Ciangherotti and Bernardo Velasco as The Espookys with José Pablo Minor and recurring guest star Armisen.

Check out the first-look photos above and at the top.

Co-EPs Fabrega and Torres created Los Espookys.with Armisen, and Andrew Singer exec produces alongside Armisen and Michaels. Fernando Frias directed the pilot. The series is produced by Broadway Video in association with Antigravico, Más Mejor and the Oscar-winning Chilean production company Fabula
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‘Los Espookys’: Fred Armisen’s Spanish-Language HBO Comedy to Premiere at ATX Festival

‘Los Espookys’: Fred Armisen’s Spanish-Language HBO Comedy to Premiere at ATX Festival
To the growing list of offerings at the 2019 ATX Festival — which already includes a screening of clips from the never-aired “Tremors” pilot — add some Fred Armisen. “Los Espookys,” which stars Armisen and is HBO’s first Spanish-language series, will make its premiere at the Austin-based festival on the first weekend of June. Per HBO’s official synopsis the series “follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.”

Co-written by “Saturday Night Live” writer Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega (“At Home with Amy Sedaris”), the six-part season of “Los Espookys” is slated to arrive on HBO in June, following its Atx Festival premiere. Torres, Fabrega, and Armisen will also be on hand for a panel following the ATX screening.

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HBO Sets Premiere Dates For Big Little Lies, Veep, Chernobyl, Leaving Neverland & More!

  • TVfanatic
HBO has finally confirmed when two of its most popular series and some incredible new content will be making it to air.

There is a lot of talent involved with their offerings, and we haven't even scratched the surface of their documentaries which are always essential viewing.

First up, Big Little Lies will return to the network in June.

"On the surface, in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same," reads the official logline for Big Little Lies Season 2.

"The mothers continue to dote, the husbands support, the children remain adorable and the houses are just as beautiful."

"But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling as the 'Monterey Five' -- Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata, and Bonnie -- bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives."

It stars amazing women Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie, Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright,
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HBO Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Leaving Neverland’, ‘Veep’, ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘Chernobyl’ & ‘Los Espookys’ – TCA

  • Deadline
HBO has set premiere dates for the new seasons of Veep and Big Little Lies along with the debuts of miniseries Chernobyl and comedy series Los Espookys. The premium channel also said at during its TCA panel today that it will air Leaving Neverland, the controversial Michael Jackson documentary that shook up Sundance, on March 3-4.

The seventh and final season of Veep, which was delayed by star Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ cancer diagnosis, will bow on Sunday, March 31. The sophomore season of Big Little Lies, which adds Meryl Streep to the A-list retuning cast of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz, is set for June but didn’t get a firm date.

Chernobyl, the five-part miniseries HBO/Sky about the 1986 nuclear tragedy in the Soviet Union, will premiere in May, and the mostly Spanish-language comedy series Los Espookys premieres in June. Neither has an exact date.
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Principal Entertainment La Promotes Kaelyn Hutchins & Anthony Ippolito To Managers

  • Deadline
Kaelyn Hutchins and Anthony Ippolito have been elevated to managers at Principal Entertainment La. The promotions were announced by Principal Entertainment La partners Marsha McManus and Larry Taube.

Hutchins has been with the management/productions company since 2014 assisting multiple managers and co-owner/partner Marsha McManus. Before joining Principal, she began her career at the boutique management company Jordan Lee Talent. Some of her clients include Dead Women Walking star Maya Lynne Robinson, Terrence Terrell (Unsolved), Michael Ornstein (Sons of Anarchy) and Angela Sprinkle (Teachers).

With a focus primarily on developing comedic talent, Ippolito worked under co-owner/partner Larry Taube and now represents clients including Ana Fabrega, the co-writer, co-executive producer and costar of the HBO/Broadway Video series Los Espookys; Ikechukwu Ufomadu, whose Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons earned him a spotlight in Time Out New York’s “Comics to Watch in 2018” shortlist; and Lorelei Ramirez who is currently developing
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Fred Armisen, Lorne Michaels Spanish-Language Comedy Ordered to Series at HBO

  • The Wrap
Fred Armisen, Lorne Michaels Spanish-Language Comedy Ordered to Series at HBO
A new half-hour comedy from Fred Armisen and “Saturday Night Live” boss Lorne Michaels has been ordered to series at HBO. And it’s in Spanish.

According to the logline, “Los Espookys” (working title) is set in a strange and dreamy version of present-day Mexico City and follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business. Formerly known as “Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen,” the series is written and executive produced by Armisen.

Bernardo Velasco will play Renaldo, the leader of Los Espookys. He’s noble, kind, serene and obsessed with gore. He’s always running out of cell phone minutes. Cassandra Ciangherotti stars as Ursula, a calm and collected dental assistant. She provides teeth for the group’s monsters. She loves horror and her sister Tati but above all, teeth. Ana Fabrega will play Tati, Ursula’s sister and Los Espookys’ test dummy.
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HBO Orders Fred Armisen Spanish-Language Comedy to Series

  • Variety
HBO has given a series order to the Spanish-language comedy “Los Espookys,” formerly known as “Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen.”

Fred Armisen is a writer and executive producer on the project and will also appear in the role of Tico. The half-hour series is set in a strange and dreamy version of present day Mexico City following a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business. The project was ordered to pilot at HBO in November.

Bernardo Velasco will star as Renaldo, the leader of Los Espookys. He’s described as noble, kind, serene and obsessed with gore. He’s always running out of cellphone minutes. Cassandra Ciangherotti will play Ursula, a calm and collected dental assistant. She provides teeth for the group’s monsters. She loves horror and her sister Tati but above all, teeth. Ana Fabrega stars as Tati, Ursula’s sister and Los Espookys’ test dummy.
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HBO Orders Spanish-Language Comedy Los Espookys to Series — See Photo

HBO is headed south of the border for its next project: The premium cabler has given a series order to the Spanish-language comedy Los Espookys, TVLine has learned.

Counting Saturday Night Live‘s Lorne Michaels and Fred Armisen among its executive producers, Los Espookys is set in a strange and dreamy version of present-day Mexico City, where a group of friends turn their love for horror into a peculiar business.

The half-hour project stars Mexican actor Bernardo Velasco as Renaldo, the noble, kind, serene and gore-obsessed leader of Los Espookys. Armisen will co-star as Tico, Renaldo’s reliable uncle who
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Fred Armisen Spanish-Language Comedy ‘Los Espookys’ Gets Series Order By HBO

  • Deadline
Fred Armisen Spanish-Language Comedy ‘Los Espookys’ Gets Series Order By HBO
HBO has picked up to series Los Espookys (working title), its half-hour Spanish-language comedy pilot from Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen and Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video.

Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres and Armisen star in the project, fka Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen. Co-written by Armisen, Fabrega and Torres, Los Espookys is set in a strange and dreamy version of present day Mexico City and follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business.

Velasco, an actor, acting coach and casting director, plays Renaldo, the leader of Los Espookys. He’s noble, kind, serene and obsessed with gore. He’s always running out of cellphone minutes.

Mexican actress Ciangherotti plays Ursula, a calm and collected dental assistant. She provides teeth for the group’s monsters. She loves horror and her sister Tati but above all,
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HBO Orders Spanish-Language Comedy 'Los Espookys' From Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels

HBO is looking to Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels for its next comedy.

The network has greenlighted Los Espookys, a new half-hour series that's entirely in Spanish. The foreign-language comedy is set in a strange and dreamy version of present-day Mexico City and follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business. Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega and Julio Torres will star.

The show hails from Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen, who is writing the series alongside Fabrega and Torres. Michaels' Broadway Video will produce in association with Antigravico and Más Mejor....
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YouTuber Logan Paul Sparks Controversy With Disturbing Video of Apparent Dead Body

YouTube celebrity Logan Paul is under fire for posting a controversial video depicting an apparent dead body hanging from a tree. The video was filmed in Aokigahara, a forest in Japan which is known as “the suicide forest” due to the many suicides that occur there. The video, which has since been removed by YouTube, was posted with the title “We Found A Dead Body in Japan’s Suicide Forest.”

“This is not clickbait. This is the most real vlog I’ve ever posted to this channel,” Paul said in the video’s intro. “I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history because I’m pretty sure this has never hopefully happened to anyone on YouTube ever. Now with that said: Buckle the fuck up, because you’re never gonna see a video like this again!” When Paul and members of his entourage stumble across a dead body
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Fred Armisen Spanish-Language Comedy ‘Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen’ Gets Pilot Order At HBO

HBO has given the green light to Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen, a half-hour Spanish-language comedy pilot from Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen, Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video and Más Mejor. Co-written by Armisen, Ana Fabrega (The Chris Gethard Show) and Julio Torres (Saturday Night Live), the comedy, set in a dreamy version of present day Mexico City, follows a group of friends obsessed with horror films and monster makeup. Armisen, Febrega and Torres also…
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‘Neurotica’: IFC’s Web Series About a Dominatrix With Ocd Slaps the Funny out of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ — Watch

Among the many folks who rolled their eyes at the “Fifty Shades of Grey” phenomenon, there exists a surprising faction of critics: The proudly kinky. Not only did the books and subsequent films get a lot of things dangerously wrong about Bdsm, they say, but “Fifty Shades” was seriously devoid of the joy or playfulness that leads many practitioners to don leather bodices and ball gags. That questionable lack of humor is what led Jenny Jaffe to write “Neurotica,” a bite-sized series about a dominatrix with Ocd currently running on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

The idea began percolating for Jaffe around the time that “Fifty Shades” started taking off. “It was so self-serious and dour,” she said. “There was clearly an appetite for stories about kink, but I found it really strange that the topic gets approached with this really heavy hand. Human sexuality is so expansive and funny, and when it’s good,
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Hari Nef and Ana Fabrega Flirt Awkwardly in Dark Lesbian Comedy ‘Let Me Die a Nun’ — Exclusive Clip

Hari Nef and Ana Fabrega Flirt Awkwardly in Dark Lesbian Comedy ‘Let Me Die a Nun’ — Exclusive Clip
When stand-up comedian Ana Fabrega first read the script for “Let Me Die a Nun,” the comedy was so dark she didn’t think it was a comedy at all. “She thought it was a drama just from reading the script, because it was such a dry comedy,” said writer and director Sarah Salovaara. “She was very confused as to why I was interested in her, but we worked it out.”

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Salovaara wanted a comedian in the lead role, even though she’s the straight woman. “Everyone around her is very heightened, and she has to be the one that grounds the experience in her emotional turmoil,” said Salovaara. “I wanted someone who could play drama, but in a comedic context, which comedians can do really well.” Fabrega stars alongside trans model and “it” girl Hari Nef,
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Web Series Trailer Watch: Let Me Die a Nun

A team of notables are behind a forthcoming independent web series about “the opposing but intersecting trajectories of a lesbian soon-to-be nun (Ana Fabrega), her Jewish stalker (Carl Kranz), and the object of her affection (Hari Nef).” In addition to the actors above, the cast includes Eleanore Pienta (star of Filmmaker favorite See You Next Tuesday) and 2015 25 New Face Zia Anger, and the series is written, directed and edited by Sarah Salovaara (the short Google Ambien and also a former Filmmaker Contributing Web Editor). It’s produced by Rachel Wolther — whose Snowy Bing Bong was a delirious highlight […]
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New York Television Festival Announces Award Winners And Development Deals

New York Television Festival Announces Award Winners And Development Deals
In the golden age of television, the New York Television Festival is quickly becoming the place to find the next crown jewel. Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to grow each year both in scope and prestige, boasting a record number of submissions, artists, and industry participation.

“It’s taken us a couple of years to get to this point, but we’re hitting our stride at a time where there is great creativity in TV and digital,” said Nytvf Founder and Executive Director Terence Gray, surveying the room bustling with pitch meetings on plush couches. “It’s fun, you see these incredibly talented people that are being given a shot to sit down with agents and managers and executives.”

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

Grey founded Nytvf twelve years ago, shrewdly filling an opening for a Sundance-like festival for independent television creators.
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