Renewals round-up: ZEE5 reports ‘The Broken News’ S2; USA Network tops up ‘Barmageddon’; Apple TV+ revisits ‘Prehistoric Planet’

The Broken News

ZEE5 reports ‘The Broken News’ S2

Indian streamer ZEE5 has commissioned a second season of BBC drama series The Broken News.

Produced in collaboration with BBC Studios India, the new season will continue to capture the lives, lies, loves and struggles of journalists and their battle between truth and sensationalism.

The Broken News is based on the original UK series, titled Press, which was created and written by Mike Bartlett for BBC One in the UK and on PBS Masterpiece in the US.

The Broken News is a series which authentically showcases the complications in the world of media. The first season of the show received enormous love from the audience. We hope to further fortify the creative ecosystem by presenting a gripping second chapter that sheds light on news narratives,” said, Manish Kalra, chief business officer, ZEE5 India.

USA Network tops up ‘Barmageddon’

USA Network has ordered a second season of bar-game competition show Barmageddon.

Produced by White Label Productions and JLP Pictures, the second season will see a new batch of celebrities let loose and a new set of outrageous games, upping the antics and intensifying the competition – with no shortage of heckling from hosts Blake Shelton and Carson Daly.

Challenges will include Air Cannon Cornhole, Keg Curling, Drunken Axe Hole, Sharts, with each episode seeing two celebrities play a unique set of five games in the bar to win a much-needed prize for a viral Internet sensation each has chosen to support.

Prehistoric Planet

Apple TV+ revisits ‘Prehistoric Planet’

Prehistoric Planet is returning for a second season on Apple TV+.

The series from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton and BBC Studios Natural History Unit, which is narrated by David Attenborough, will begin a second five-episode season in a week-long event beginning 22 May.

“The award-winning first season of Prehistoric Planet brought dinosaurs back to life in a way global audiences had never seen before,” said Jay Hunt, creative director, Europe, Apple TV+. “Collaborating with the brilliant Jon Favreau and our fantastic partners at the BBC, we are thrilled that viewers will once again have the opportunity to be immersed in our world as it was 66 million years ago and to experience even more weird and wonderful creatures.”

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