Renewal round-up: HBO orders ‘True Detective’ S5; Paramount+ renews ‘Frasier’; Netflix returns ‘Manny’

True Detective

HBO orders True Detective S5

HBO has extended True Detective into a fifth season and struck an overall deal with showrunner Issa López.

The S5 greenlight follows the success of the franchise’s fourth installment, True Detective: Night Country, which concluded 18 February in the US, where it has become the series’ most-watched season.

The multi-year overall deal with HBO, meanwhile, will see López create content exclusive to HBO and Max, including the next season of True Detective.

Paramount+ renews Frasier

Paramount+ has ordered a second season of its rebooted comedy Frasier.

The show will again star Kelsey Grammer and is being produced by CBS Studios, with filming set to take place in front of a live studio audience at Paramount Studios in LA.

The series follows Frasier Crane (Grammer) in the next chapter of his life after he returns to Boston to face new challenges, forge new relationships and – with hope – finally fulfill an old dream or two.

The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution outside of the Paramount+ markets.

Netflix returns Mexico’s Manny

Manny, the Mexican dramedy from Jane The Virgin writer Carolina Rivera, is returning for a second season.

Netflix has extended the show after its first season topped Mexico’s Top 10 most-watched TV series and remained there for seven weeks.

The show, which debuted in December, also became entered Netflix’s global non-English language TV series Top 10 with 8.2 million views.

Rivera is writer and showrunner, with La Granja TV Narrative producing.

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