“Conversations With Friends” sets the release date for Hulu

“Conversations With Friends”, the upcoming adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, will premiere on May 15 in Hulu, the BBC announced today, in addition to the release of a new trailer for the show.

The series follows 21-year-old Francis (Allison Oliver), who, after three years, is still best friends with her ex-girlfriend, Bobby (Sasha Lane). The two are inseparable, but in one of their poetic performances in Dublin, they meet Melissa (Jemima Kirk), an older writer they catch. Bobbi and Frances start hanging out with Melissa and her husband, Nick (Joe Alwyn), a beautiful actress. Melissa and Bobby openly flirt with each other, but Nick and Frances start a serious relationship, which tests the bond between Frances and Bobby, forcing Frances to reconsider her vulnerabilities.

“Will you be depressed sleeping with someone who loved someone else?” Frances asks Bobby in the trailer. “Not if they love me too,” Bobby replies.

The trailer also includes a new Phoebe Bridgers song, “Sidelines”, which is her first new original song since her 2020 album, “Punisher”.

“Conversations With Friends” is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham. The series is a production of Element Pictures and is adapted from Sally Rooney’s debut novel by Alice Birch, Mark O’Halloran, Meadhbh McHugh and Susan Soon He Stanton. The show has been commissioned by BBC Drama Auditor Piers Wenger and BBC Three Auditor Fiona Campbell in the UK and is co-sponsored by Northern Ireland Screen. Executive producers are Ed Guiney, Emma Norton and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Rose Garnett and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC and Lenny Abrahamson. Catherine Magee is a series producer and Jeanie Igoe is a producer.

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See the whole trailer below.

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DATES

The travel documentaries “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” and “Nomad with Carlton McCoy” will premiere on May 1, CNN reported. “Searching for Italy”, hosted by Tucci as he travels to Italy exploring the country’s cuisine, returns for a second season after its premiere in February 2021. Tucci’s executive is the production of the series with Tom Barry and Eve Kay for Raw, as well as Amy Entelis, Lyle Gamm and Jon Adler for the CNN Original Series. “Nomad” is a new series in which McCoy explores the food and culture of major cities such as Seoul, Ghana, Paris, Toronto and his hometown of Washington DC. for Zero Point Zero Production, as well as for Entelis, Gamm and Adler for the CNN Original Series.

first sight

The 2nd season of Amazon Prime Video “Fairfax” will premiere in all eight episodes on June 10, the streamer announced. The disrespectful animated comedy follows four high school students on their adventures as they try to match, stand out and kiss their first crash. The series is created and performed by Matthew Hausfater, Aaron Buchsbaum and Teddy Riley. “Fairfax” stars Skyler Gisondo as Dale, Kiersey Clemons as Derica, Peter S. Kim as Benny and Jaboukie Young-White as Truman. Season 2 guest stars include Billy Porter, Zoey Deutch, Camila Mendes, Rob Delaney, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ben Schwartz, JB Smoove, Tim Simons, Pamela Adlon, Annie Murphy, Guy Fieri, Jeff Bottoms, Larry Owens, Michaela Diguizamo , Michael Rooker, Edi Patterson, Mark Proksch, David Strathairn and Colton Dunn. Additional executive producers include Jon Zimelis and Jason U. Nadler for Serious Business, Ben Kalina and Antonio Canobbio for Titmouse, and Peter A. Knight and Chris Prynoski. The artist Somehoodlum, who designed the characters of the series, is a consulting producer along with the clothing and multimedia brand Pizzaslime. Take a first look at Season 2 of “Fairfax” below.

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PROGRAMMING

The iconic “Password” game is coming to NBC primetime this summer. The series, which first started in 1961, will be presented by actress Keke Palmer. Jimmy Fallon will play in each of the eight episodes of the series, as the celebrity / contestant twins compete for cash prizes by guessing a secret password using only one word. The premiere episode will be dedicated to Betty White, who has long been considered the best player of “Password”. “Password” first aired for six seasons, with NBC reviving the show in 1979 and 1984 before becoming a hit on both “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Tonight Show.” “Password” is produced by Fremantle in collaboration with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Electric Hot Dog. John Quinn is the runner-up and executive producer along with Jimmy Fallon, Jim Juvonen and Jennifer Mullin.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

The Film and Television Fund (MPTF) is expanding its Board of Directors with four new additions. Greg Berlanti, writer, director and producer, Berlanti Productions, is a member of the Board of Directors. Lauren Shuler Donner, producer; Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, director, businessman, actor and producer. and Ann Sarnoff, former President and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group. The MPTF serves to support employees and retirees in the entertainment community with a safety net for health and social services. The new four members will sit next to current members, such as JJ Abrams, Byron Allen, Betsy Beers, Channing Dungey, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Tony Goldwyn, Bonnie Hammer, Kevin McCormick, Christopher Nolan, Peter Rice, Karen Rosenfelt, Emma Thomas and John. Wells.

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AWARDS

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) has announced the full list of nominees for the Rockie Awards 2022 International Program Competition. from all over the world. It will be presented by Rakhee Morzaria, author and protagonist of the original CBC comedy “Run the Burbs”. The Grand Jury of the Rockie Awards, which selects the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize, includes Vanessa Brookman, Head of Kids EMEA, WarnerMedia. Trish Williams, Executive Director, Scripted Content, CBC. James Blue, Chief, Smithsonian Channel & Senior VP, MTV News and Docs, ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands. Young-kyu Kim, Co-CEO, Studio Dragon. Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama, Channel 4; and Candice Wilson Cherry, Head of Development and Production, LOL and Monika Ille, Director, APTN. For a full list of candidates, visit: https://rockies.playbackonline.ca/nominees

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