Based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name, the eight-episode series revolves around Regus Patoff (Waltz), a consultant who is hired to improve the business at the gaming company CompWare. Under his guidance, the employees begin to experience new and twisted demands. In addition to Waltz, the series stars Nat Wolff, Brittany O’Grady and Aimee Carrero.
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“The Consultant” is from MGM Television and Amazon Studios. Creator and showrunner Tony Basgallop serves as an executive producer alongside Waltz, Matt Shakman, Steve Stark and Andrew Mittman, while Kai Dolbashian produces.
“The Consultant” premieres Feb. 24 on Prime Video. Watch the teaser below.
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CNN has hired former Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger as a senior political commentator. Kinzinger raised his profile over the past year as one of only two Republican members of the House’s Jan. 6th Committee and one of the few in the GOP to openly criticize former President Donald Trump. Kinzinger represented Illinois’ 16th district, outside Chicago, for 12 years. Before that, he served in the Air Force and served in Iraq.
Apple TV+ has revealed a sneak peek at the “The Foundation” Season 2, which is set to debut this summer on the streamer.
Based on Isaac Asimov’s stories, the drama series follows a band of exiles as they attempt to rebuild civiliation amid the fall of the Galactic Empire. Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann and Cassian Bilton return for the second season, with Isabella Laughland, Kulvinder Ghir, Sandra Yi Sencindiver, Ella-Rae Smith, Dimitri Leonidas, Ben Daniels, Holt McCallany, Rachel House and Nimrat Kaur joining the cast.
“Foundation” is produced for Apple by Skydance Television. Showrunner David S. Goyer executive produces alongside Robyn Asimov, Alex Graves, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost.
Hulu has unveiled a first look at the original comedy series “History of the World, Part II.”
A sequel to Mel Brooks’ “History of the World, Part I,” the series features a variety of sketches that take place during different periods of human history. Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll and Ike Barinholtz star.
“History of the World, Part II” is a production of Searchlight Television and 20th Television. Brooks serves as a writer and executive producer along with Kroll, Sykes, Barinholtz, David Stassen, Kevin Salter, David Greenbaum and Christie Smith.
The series premieres this spring on Hulu.
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