It is a fact known to even the dogs and cats in the street that more than 500 new scripted shows aired on network, cable and streaming in the U.S. in 2019. That figure excludes non-English language shows and PBS. It also doesn’t include Canada, where effort is mustered annually and a handful of new series get made.
Growing up as a young Jewish boy in Long Island, N.Y., “Hunters” creator David Weil used to hear a lot of stories about his grandmother’s time during the Holocaust. She was a survivor, and what she described felt to him then “like the stuff of comic books and superheroes,” he said at the Television Critics Assn. press tour panel for the show Tuesday.
“Utopia Falls” will launch on Feb. 14, Hulu announced in partnership with Sonar Entertainment. Set in a reimagined future, the series follows a group of teens chosen to compete in the prestigious Exemplar performing arts competition in the colony of New Babyl.