‘Heathers: The Musical’ To Premiere on Roku (TV News Roundup)

Roku is ready to launch a stay seize of the West Finish stage present “Heathers: The Musical” as a Roku Authentic particular on the Roku Channel. The particular shall be obtainable to stream within the U.S. on Friday, Sept. 16.

Primarily based on the 1989 cult basic movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, the musical adaptation follows Westerberg Excessive scholar Veronica Sawyer, the attractive but merciless Heathers, and mysterious insurgent Jason “J.D.” Dean. Ailsa Davidson (Veronica), Simon Gordon (J.D.), Maddison Firth (Heather Chandler), Vivian Panka (Heather Duke) and Teleri Hughes (Heather McNamara) star within the musical.

Andy Fickman directs the musical, with guide, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe. Fickman, Murphy and O’Keefe will produce, together with Village Roadshow Photos (VRP) and Invoice Kenwright’s BKStudios. “Heathers: The Musical” shall be filmed at The Different Palace, the place the stage present made its U.Ok. debut in 2018.

Try the teaser trailer under.

 

Additionally in in the present day’s TV information:

CASTING

Merle Dandridge, Josh Randall and Pat Healy have been upped to the function of sequence common for Season 6 of “Station 19,” ABC introduced Tuesday. Dandridge (“Greenleaf,” “The Flight Attendant”) performs Chief Natasha Ross within the latest season of the “Gray’s Anatomy” spinoff based mostly in Seattle. The primary responder drama additionally finds Randall (“Ozark,” “Westworld”) as Captain Sean Beckett, a profession firefighter with a consuming drawback. Lastly, Healy (“Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Unhealthy Schooling”) will play former chief Michael Dixon.

Freeform’s new unscripted sequence “The Come Up,” one in every of three authentic nonfiction sequence the community is releasing this yr, in the present day introduced its ensemble solid. Becoming a member of the brand new sequence is Taofeek Abijako, Fernando Casablancas, Ben Laborious, Claude Shwartz, Ebon Trower and Sophia Wilson. Every of the brand new members thieves of their respective fields of modeling, style design, pictures, appearing and nightlife organizing. “The Come Up” is a glimpse into the emotions and moments that outline coming-of-age as a inventive in a post-pandemic New York. The six younger New Yorkers comply with their goals and pursue love and artwork on their very own phrases. The sequence premieres on Freeform on Tuesday, Sept. 13, with the primary 4 episodes airing again to again. After that, two episodes will air every week. All episodes shall be obtainable to stream on Hulu the day after they air.

ACQUISITIONS

FilmRise has acquired the digital distribution rights to all 21 seasons of Goldstein Photos Company’s “Cheaters.” The bundle consists of over 1,000 episodes of the fact sequence, which premiered in 2000 and focuses on individuals who imagine their vital different is dishonest on them, so that they rent the “Cheaters Detective Company” to research the scenario. “Cheaters” is at the moment obtainable within the U.S. on VH1 and Pluto TV, in addition to the FilmRise app, The Roku Channel and Amazon’s FreeVee. The deal was negotiated by FilmRise’s Max Einhorn and Octopean Media’s Jeff Goldman, on behalf of Goldstein Photos Company.

EXECUTIVES

BBC Studios has named Janet Brown and Tara Maitra to 2 newly created govt roles, the corporate introduced Tuesday. Brown, who beforehand labored at unbiased leisure studio Gunpowder & Sky, has been named president of content material distribution in North America and Latin America. Within the function, Brown will create the imaginative and prescient and set strategic route to be able to drive continued progress throughout BBC Studios’ diversified business enterprise within the areas. In the meantime, Maitra has been promoted to chief business officer of worldwide distribution. Beforehand the chief business officer at BBC Studios Americas, Maitra is now charged with oversight for world syndication and promoting gross sales in addition to enterprise transformation and digital enterprise improvement. Brown and Maitra shall be based mostly in New York and report on to Rebecca Glashow, CEO of worldwide distribution.

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