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‘Echo 3’ Gets First Look, November Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)

Apple announced the premiere date and shared a first look (pictured above) of “Echo 3,” Mark Boal’s 10-episode action thriller starring Luke Evans and Michiel Huisman, opposite Jessica Ann Collins. The show will premiere with the first three episodes on Wednesday, November 23, followed by a new weekly episode every Friday through January 13, 2023.

The action series, filmed in Colombia with dialogue in English and Spanish, follows Amber Chesborough (Collins), a young scientist who is the emotional heart of a small American family. When she disappears on the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother Bambi (Evans) and her husband Prince (Huisman), two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts, struggled to find her in the middle of a secret war.

Additional cast includes Martina Gusman as Violetta, a noted political columnist, James Udom, Maria Del Rosario, Alejandro Furth, Juan Pablo Raba, and special guest star Bradley Whitford. The show’s narrative is based on the series “When Heroes Fly,” created by Omri Givon and inspired by the novel by Amir Gutfreund.

“Echo 3” is produced for Apple TV+ by Keshet Studios, the US production arm of Keshet International. Boal serves as showrunner and director, and is an executive producer along with Keshet Studios’ Peter Traugott, Jason Horwitch, Omri Givon, Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Mark Sourian, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman and Karni Ziv. Pablo Trapero directed four episodes, including the pilot, and serves as executive producer.

So on today’s TV news:

OFFERS

BeIN Media Group and Group One Holdings have announced an exclusive multi-year partnership to broadcast One Championship events live in the Middle East and North Africa for the first time in the MENA region. The partnership will mark the first time that BeIN has distributed mixed martial arts content to its audience, underscoring the growth of the sport across the region and its growing fan base.

BeIN Sports, the group’s flagship channel, will broadcast One’s international events with commentary in Arabic and English in 24 territories in the MENA region. Participation and commitment to martial arts has grown significantly at MENA in recent years. This announcement by ONE follows recent deals with the Qatar Investment Authority and Media City Qatar, hoping to become the leader in martial arts and gaming across the region.

PROGRAMMING

Comedy-based digital channel studio Best Ever Channels and The Stand Group, Inc. announced their new FAST channel, WItz-Comedy TV, set to premiere in November 2022 with new original series and stand-up comedy specials. . Talent attached to Joke Comedy TV includes Sal Vulcano, Ari Shaffir, Big Jay Oakerson, Laurie Kilmartin, Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane, Bret Ernst, Yannis Pappis and more.

Witz original series such as “Upstairs at The Stand,” “Passed” and more will join the new channel’s comedy lineup. Also included in the lineup are Vos’s “Anonymous,” a new comedy special and the first production filmed at a Narcotics Anonymous convention, and Laurie Kilmartin’s “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad.” Angry Buddha will produce its slate of specials and original programming for the WItz network, with WItz’s Jonathan Schwartz working with the production company to develop new series, features and additional formats for Witz.


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