Yes, that’s right – Loki’s back with his own Marvel series simply titled: Loki. The new show debuted on May 9th on Disney+ so now this long-awaited series – featuring Owen Wilson who plays the role of a Time Variance Authority Officer who has to reign Loki in. Plus, Australia’s Isla Fisher will star in a new original series from Stan called Wolf Like Me, also starring Josh Gad. The series will begin shooting in Australia in the coming months.
Marvel Studios’ Loki will debut on Wednesday June 9th on Disney+
Tom Hiddleston has let us all know that Loki will premiere two days ahead of schedule on June 9th on Disney+ The new series features of course the God of Mischief – Loki – as he steps out of his brother’s shadow after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Tom Hiddleston returns as Loki, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron is the director and Michael Waldron is head writer.
The great thing is the person holding the God of Mischief accountable is none other than Owen Wilson. He steps into the role of a Time Variance Authority officer who’s been following Loki’s every move, every backstab and every single moment of messing things up until he warped out with the Cube and formed another timeline.
After running around in this newly-formed timeline for however long, Loki’s then captured by the TVA team and brought into the Time Keepers’ realm to help mend the reality he created, and restore the track of time. So we have a series which is pretty much mostly about Loki having to retrace his various realities to actually pay his dues.
Considering Wanda Vision was so great and Falcon & Winter Soldier is still proving the MCU works in series format, this will be worth watching to see the God of Mischief really showing his true colours. For more – take a look at the video below where Tom Hiddleston talks more about Loki’s place in the Marvel Studios’ line of characters.
Loki will stream from Wednesday June 9th on Disney+…
Isla Fisher’s new series comes from acclaimed producers, Jodi Matterson (Nine Perfect Strangers), Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies) and Steve Hutensky (The Dry). The genre-bending six-part drama series will begin shooting in Australia in the coming months.
Stan commissioned the brand new series in association with NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, in the US. The six-part, half-hour drama series will star Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast) and AACTA Award-winning Australian actress Isla Fisher (Arrested Development, Wedding Crashers).
Wolf Like Me is reported to be a heartfelt drama, written by three-time AACTA Award nominee Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters) and it’s based on his own life experience as a 40-something single parent. Forsythe will also direct all six episodes of the series.
The story line is all about a new relationship where Gary (Gad) is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary (Fisher) has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone.
Writer and director Abe Forsythe said: “Wolf Like Me is a very meaningful project for me, the stakes are extremely high but grounded by things we can all relate to. I’m so excited to have Isla and Josh on board and I know the audience will be surprised seeing them in a different way as these characters. I was never going to tell this story with anyone other than Made Up Stories and I feel very fortunate for us all to be teaming up with Endeavor Content and to have found a home with Peacock and Stan.”
Made Up Stories’ Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky said: “After our partnership with Abe on Little Monsters, we were excited to find another project to collaborate on. Abe is just one of those rare talents, with an incredibly distinctive voice. As soon as he explained the concept for Wolf Like Me, we knew we had to be part of it. And we couldn’t be happier to have Isla Fisher and Josh Gad on board, they are perfect for the roles of Mary and Gary.”
Stan’s Chief Content Officer Nick Forward said: “Wolf Like Me promises to be a premium Australian made drama that will see Stan expand its partnership with NBCUniversal and Peacock. We look forward to seeing the talented production team at Made Up Stories, alongside Abe Forsythe, Josh Gad and Isla Fisher, bring this world-class Australian story to life.”
Production on the Stan series, Wolf Like Me, will begin production in Australia soon…
Come join Selena Gomez in the kitchen for Selena Chef, Seasons 1 and 2
Musician and actor, Selena Gomez, invites audiences into her kitchen for the much-hyped cooking series Selena + Chef, with every episode of Seasons 1 and 2 now streaming from 23rd May on Binge.
Created and developed during quarantine and recently renewed for a third season, Selena + Chef is an unapologetically authentic cookalong with Gomez who, with the support of her Quaranteam, takes virtual cooking lessons from a roster of all-star chefs.
Together, they’ll tackle cuisines of every variety, share invaluable tips and tricks and deal with everything from smoking ovens to missing ingredients. Each episode highlights a food-related charity and embraces both the struggle and the joy of learning to cook — while inviting audiences to follow along at home.
The second season of Selena + Chef sees Selena Gomez continues her cooking adventures with a new roster of all-star chefs including Australia’s own Curtis Stone, Aarti Sequeira, Evan Funke, Graham Elliot, JJ Johnson, Jordan Andino, José Andrés, Kelis Rogers, Marcela Valladolid and Marcus Samuelsson.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Selena + Chef will stream from 23rd May on Binge…
New animated comedy series, The Great North, will stream from 3rd May on Binge
Featuring the vocal talents of Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate and Will Forte, the brand-new animated comedy series The Great North is streaming new episodes weekly from Monday 3rd May on Binge.
The 11-episode series follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family. As a single dad, Beef (Offerman) does his best to keep his slightly odd bunch of kids close - especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter Judy (Slate) lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall.
Rounding out the family are Judy's older brother, Wolf (Will Forte); his fiancé, Honeybee (Dulcé Sloan); her middle brother, Ham (Paul Rust); and ten-year-old-going-on-fifty little brother, Moon (Aparna Nancherla). While the children's mother is not in the picture, Judy seeks guidance from her new boss, Alyson (Megan Mullally) and her imaginary friend, Alanis Morissette (guest-voicing as herself), who appears to her in the Northern Lights.
The Great North is streaming new episodes weekly from Monday 3rd May on Binge.
Watch Australia’s Biggest Singalong! Live on Saturday 5th June on SBS at 8.30pm AEST
Live, loud and never been done before, SBS invites you to warm up your vocal cords with actor and TV Host, Julia Zemiro, and Actor Miranda Tapsell for Australia’s Biggest Singalong! The two-hour musical event will be broadcast live on SBS, NITV and SBS On Demand on Saturday 5th June at 8.30pm AEST.
In an Australian television first, the world-renowned team behind Pub Choir are inviting the nation to join some of our most loved musicians and vocalists to learn some classic Australian songs, including the classic hit Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunters and Collectors. Guided by Pub Choir co-founder and choirmaster, Astrid Jorgensen, viewers will learn to sing this Australian anthem in perfect harmony. Hunters and Collectors lead singer, Mark Seymour, will join the broadcast for the final performance of this legendary song.
From pubs across Australia to the comfort of your own loungeroom, everyone of any singing ability is invited to join in. SBS is encouraging audience members to submit videos of themselves singing Throw Your Arms Around Me via sbs.com.au/singalong for their chance to have their personal rendition featured during the broadcast.
Julia Zemiro said: “Is there anything more joyful than hundreds of voices singing in harmony? It’s thrilling just thinking about it. I love singing in a choir, a group, with friends and strangers. We have created this event as a wonderful opportunity for all Australians. Everyone should get the chance to experience the true delight that is singing in a choir and learning such an iconic song together. We can promise you a night full of incredible storytelling, entertainment and unrelenting enthusiasm.”
Miranda Tapsell said: “I am thrilled to be co-hosting such a bold and beautiful event for SBS. Australia’s Biggest Singalong! is a celebration of the power of music and will be a truly unique television experience. We invite everyone to join us from wherever you are. Don’t be shy, bring whatever singing pipes you got!!!”
Mark Seymour said: “I am delighted that SBS has chosen Throw Your Arms Around Me for Australia’s Biggest Singalong! At its heart, it’s a song about love and this event is all about bringing people together through the greatest unifier we have, music. I can’t wait to join the stage for what’s sure to be an incredible rendition of this song.”
SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald said: “We are so excited to bring this one-of-a-kind television event to our audience. SBS recognises the cultural significance singing has played over the course of time in strengthening identities, languages and bringing people together. Australia’s Biggest Singalong! connects Australians from all walks of life, amplifying diverse voices and unifying a diverse nation through song.”
Astrid Jorgensen said: “I won’t stop until I’ve convinced every person in Australia that their singing voice is already good enough to share with others! Music belongs to all of us, and Australia’s Biggest Singalong! is exactly what we need to remind ourselves that we are always better when we work together.”
For more information visit: sbs.com.au/singalong or join the conversation on social #SingalongSBS
Australia’s Biggest Singalong! premieres on Saturday 5th June at 8.30pm AEST live on SBS, NITV and on SBS On Demand…
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