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Oprah Winfrey Signs for Interview Show at Apple TV Plus, Millie Bobby Brown to Star in 3 Netflix Movies

Fern Siegel

Shows both silly and serious were announced this week. Here’s a quick-hit of some upcoming titles and greenlit projects:

  • Oprah Winfrey is launching a new interview show, “The Oprah Conversation,” for Apple TV+. It will be shot remotely and showcase interviews with newsmakers and thought leaders. The first episode airs today at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University.

  • “The Girls I’ve Been” is being adapting from the Tess Sharpe novel into a Netflix feature film. Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) will star, while Jason Bateman (“Ozarks”) will produce. Brown is currently developing “A Time Lost” at Netflix, which she’ll also star in and produce. And she’ll do double duty in her next project for the streamer, “Enola Holmes.”

  • “Captain Fall,” a new animated comedy series, will expand Netflix’s relationship with Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen. It’s ordered 20 episodes. The duo created “Norsemen,” which just premiered its third season on the streamer.

  • “Pursuit of Love,” the Nancy Mitford novel, is being adapted into a series, produced by Amazon and BBC One. Emily Mortimer (“The Newsroom,” “Hugo”) will direct and star in the three-episode show. The cast also includes Lily James, Emily Beecham, Dominic West and Andrew Scott. “Pursuit” takes place in Europe, between the two world wars.

  • “Eye Candy” is a partnership between Quibi and Nippon TV, starring Chrissy Teigen. The show is adapted from the “Sokkuri Sweets” format. Both celebrities and everyday people are asked to identify culinary artistry designed to look like ordinary objects. Once they decide, they have to take a bite.

  • “Parkland Rising” is a new documentary on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting co-executive produced by Katie Couric and Black Eyed Peas rapper It will live stream on The Young Turks YouTube channel and August 3 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. The doc looks at the youth-led gun violence advocacy movement born from the 2018 shooting in which 17 people died.

  • “What’s Good, Africa” will stream on REVOLT TV, owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs. The 10-episode series debuts August 12. The half-hour unscripted show explores all aspects of hip hop culture in Africa, from emerging artists to fashion, sports to entrepreneurship. The deal is a new content partnership between REVOLT and What’s Good Networks. Revolt is carried on OTT platforms AT&TV Now, Sling TV, Fubo TV and Philo TV.

  • VENN will kick off a beta launch August 5. VENN (Video Entertainment and News Network) will stream to audiences interested in gaming, pop culture and esports. It will be available on connected-TV platforms representing more than 30 million U.S. households, including Vizio’s smart TVs, Comcast’s Xumo streaming service, Sinclair’s STIRR and DistroTV.

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