Apple TV+ has unveiled the trailer for “The New Look,” a new historical drama series starring Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior and Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel. Inspired by true events, the series from Todd A. Kessler chronicles the fashion designers and their contemporaries as they launched modern fashion, set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris.
The first three episodes will premiere on Feb. 14, followed by one episode dropping every Wednesday through April 3. Per the release, “The New Look” follows “the pivotal moment in the 20th century when the French city led the world back to life through its fashion icon Christian Dior. As Dior rises to prominence with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence, Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer is put into jeopardy. The interwoven saga follows the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals from Chanel to Pierre Balmain, Cristóbal Balenciaga and more; and, provides a stunning view into the atelier, designs and clothing created by Christian Dior through collaboration with the House of Dior.”
Mendelsohn and Binoche are joined by Maisie Williams as Catherine Dior, John Malkovich as Lucien Lelong, Emily Mortimer as Elsa Lombardi, Claes Bang as Spatz and Glenn Close as Carmel Snow.
The series soundtrack is curated and produced by Jack Antonoff, featuring covers of early- to mid-20th century songs performed by Bleachers, Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey, Matty Healy (The 1975), Beabadoobee, Nick Cave and Perfume Genius, among others.
“A New Look” is produced by Apple Studios and DB-AK Productions. Kessler writes, directs and executive produces with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark A. Baker.
See the full trailer below.
In other TV roundup news:
Peacock has released first look photos at “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” the limited drama series set to premiere May 2 starring Harvey Keitel, Melanie Lynskey and Jonah Hauer-King. The series will be available to stream on Peacock for U.S. audiences and Sky for UK audiences. A Sky and Peacock series, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” is based on Heather Morris’ 2018 novel of the same name.
As per the press release, Hauer-King stars as Lali Sokolov, who is sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. He becomes one of the tätowierer (tattooists) there, made to ink identification numbers on the prisoners. While tattooing her number, Lali meets and falls in love with Gita (Anna Próchniak). 60 years later, an older Lali (Keitel) narrates his story to writer Heather Morris (Lynskey).
Executive producers are Claire Mundell; Adrian Burns; Mark Young for Synchronicity Films; and Serena Thompson for Sky Studios. Director Tali Shalom-Ezer serves as co-executive producer, with Jacquelin Perske as executive producer and writer. Also writers are Gabbie Asher and Evan Placey, with the latter serving as associate producer.
See first look images below.
The second season of Amy Schumer’s Hulu series “Life & Beth” has released a trailer. In addition to starring in the leading role, Schumer serves as director and executive producer.
Audiences will see Beth (Schumer) getting married to John (Michael Cera) and easing into having a family. At the same time, Beth faces challenges in her relationship with her new husband and questions if it’s because of her own traumatic history with men, according to the series description. Guest stars this season include Beanie Feldstein, Jennifer Coolidge, Tim Meadows and more.
“Sometimes, I have no idea what he’s thinking,” says a conflicted Beth of John in the trailer.
Season 2 debuts on Hulu Feb. 16. Watch the trailer below.
Netflix has dropped the trailer for “The Vince Staples Show,” which premieres on Feb. 15.
The five-episode limited series will feature satirical tales created by Vince Staples, Ian Edelman and Maurice Williams.
Per the release, the synopsis reads, “Who’s Vince Staples? Well, that’s a tricky question. He’s kind of famous, but he’s not. He’s kind of rich, but he’s not. He’s also kind of a criminal. But he’s…not? Follow him on his daily adventures, where anything that can go wrong usually does.”
Vanessa Bell Calloway and Andrea Ellsworth will be recurring guest stars, and additional guest stars will include Naté Jones, Arturo Castro, Scott MacArthur, Bryan Greenberg and Myles Bullock.
Staples, Kenya Barris, Corey Smyth, Edelman, Williams and William Stefan Smith executive produce.
See the full trailer below.
PBS has announced its new series “The Express Way with Dulé Hill” starring “The West Wing” actor and performer Dulé Hill. Directed by Danny Lee, who also serves as executive producer alongside Sophia Kruz, the four-part series will feature Hill embarking on a road trip and traveling to destinations across California, Appalachia, Texas and Chicago. In each episode, Hill will speak to creatives, activists and community leaders about artistic expression.
“What would it be like to create art without sight? How does one explore dance through music that cannot be heard? And how can creative expression be used to break down barriers, combat hate and create safe spaces for everyone?” reads the series description. “As Hill crisscrosses the country, he explores these questions and more.”
Christopher Howard and Josh Jacobs executive produce. Margaret Ebrahim spearheads the series for PBS, and Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill are executive producers for Simon Says Hill.
“As a lifelong dancer, actor and singer, the arts are what drive me,” said Hill. “There’s something about when you see yourself reflected that allows you to believe that you exist.”
“The Express Way with Dulé Hill” will premiere April 23 on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS app. New episodes drop weekly until May 14.
The second season of reality television series “The Family Stallone” will premiere Feb. 21 on Paramount+. Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions, “The Family Stallone” follows the lives of actor Sylvester Stallone, wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone and their daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet.
“After four decades as one of Los Angeles’ most famous families, the Stallones are leaving Hollywood for good and moving east,” the series description reads. “With daughters Sophia and Sistine following their dreams in New York City and Scarlet navigating college and a new love in Miami, Sly and Jen set up roots in Palm Beach as empty nesters. But distance can’t keep this family apart as the season culminates in a life-changing trip to Italy to explore their family history, rekindle love and make a lifetime of memories.”
Benjamin Hurvitz and Nadim Amiry are executive producers for MTV Entertainment Studios. For Bunim-Murray Productions, Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam and Jonathan are executive producers with Chris Ray and Jason Williams as co-executive producers.
FX’s “Spermworld,” a documentary about the online sperm marketplace, will premiere March 29 on FX. It will be available to stream the next day on Hulu.
Directed by Lance Oppenheim, “Spermworld” is inspired by Nellie Bowles’s New York Times article “The Sperm Kings Have a Problem: Too Much Demand.” The New York Times and Edgeline Films co-produce the film, which will look at online forums in which potential sperm donors communicate with hopeful parents.
Kathleen Lingo and Elyse Steinberg executive produce for the Times. Josh Kriegman and Eli Despres produce for Edgeline Films. Lauren Belfer also produces.
“I wanted to make a film that touched on modern loneliness and the quest to solve that feeling through the Internet, altruism and reproduction,” said Oppenheim. “I’m thrilled to have realized this portrait with partners as bold and supportive as FX, Edgeline Films and The New York Times.”