Netflix Shares First Look At Michael B. Jordan-Produced Superhero Series 'Raising Dion'

The streaming giant also shared news of an upcoming Dave Chappelle special and released a trailer for 'Styling Hollywood.'
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By Sydney Scott · August 16, 2019

There’s never a shortage of new film and television news and this week we’ve got info on some of the most anticipated projects coming to a screen near you.

From new Netflix releases to more Coming 2 America casting news, here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Hollywood.

Netflix Drops First Look At Raising Dion

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The Michael B. Jordan-produced Netflix series Raising Dion finally has a premiere date. The streaming service will launch the series October 4 and has unveiled a first look at the upcoming series. Raising Dion stars Alisha Wainwright and Ja’Siah Young as a mother and son, Nicole and Dion, coping with the loss of Nicole’s husband Mark, played by Jordan. Things become even harder when Dion starts to exhibit superhero-like powers that Nicole must hide from the world.

Styling Hollywood Is About To Be Our New Favorite Show

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Netflix has shared a new trailer for its upcoming reality series Styling Hollywood. The show follows celeb stylist Jason Bolden and his hubby, interior designer Adair Curtis, as they make magic throughout Hollywood.

There’s Another Dave Chappelle Special On The Way

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On August 26, Netflix will release a new special from Dave Chappelle. Sticks & Stones will be Chappelle’s fifth Netflix original and will include all the humor that we’ve love from the comedian.

Phoebe Robinson Set To Helm Comedy Central’s Queen Of Talk

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Comedy Central has ordered a 10-episode interview show from comedian and actress Phoebe Robinson. The half-hour show will feature Robinson having one-on-one interviews with notable guests. In a statement via Variety, Robinson said, “This show will hit that sweet spot between educational and charmingly ignorant. Who doesn’t love that? Well, all older Black people who struggled and marched for my rights. But besides that, everyone else does!”

The Read Has A Premiere Date

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Fuse has announced the premiere date for Crissle West and Kid Fury’s The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West. Based on the duo’s podcast, the talk/variety show will feature many of the things we love about the podcast and more. The series will premiere Friday, October 11.

Vanessa Bell Calloway And Shari Headley Join Coming to America Sequel

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Another exciting casting announcement from the upcoming Coming To America sequel—Shari Headley and Vanessa Bell Calloway are returning! Calloway originally played Prince Akeem’s queen-to-be before the prince fell in love with Headley’s Lisa.

Cicely Tyson Joins Ava DuVernay’s Cherish the Day

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Earlier this week it was announced Cicely Tyson has joined OWN and Ava DuVernay’s Cherish the Day. The Emmy-winning icon will star alongside Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller in the anthology series that follows a couple’s romance day-by-day.

Kerry Washington’s American Son Will Premiere In November

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After its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Kerry Washington’s adaptation of American Son will be made available on Netflix. The adaptation will premiere November 1. American Son tells the story of a psychology professor looking for answers surrounding the disappearance of her teenage son.

Pose Star MJ Rodriguez Makes History

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MJ Rodriguez made history this week when she won the award for Best Actress – Television at the Imagen Awards, an annual celebration for Latinos in Hollywood. Rodriguez’s win makes her the first transgender woman to win the award for her role as Blanca on FX’s hit series Pose. Thanking her mom, Janet Mock, and Pose co-creators Steven Canals and Ryan Murphy, Rodriguez said, “Obviously, this is not just for me. This is for the little kids like me … and I’m just trying to speak as much as I can for my community as possible and that goes for my Latino community.”