New project: Netflix has ordered “The OA,” a new drama series starring Brit Marling. Zal Batmanglij will direct, and Marling and Batmanglij will co-write. Eight hour-long episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.
“We are thrilled to be the home of the first television series Brit and Zal create together,” Cindy Holland, vice president of Original Content at Netflix, says. “Whether in front of or behind the camera, or both, their creative voice is always uniquely captivating.”
Winner, winner: Two-time Grammy Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff will host the “2015 mtvU Woodie Awards,” which airs live at 6 p.m. Friday, March 20, on MTV.
The show will originate from the 2015 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Antonoff will be making his third appearance on the Woodies stage, having previously performed with his bands Fun. and Bleachers at the “MTV Woodie Awards Festival.”
Love is in the air: Danica McKellar has been cast in “A Perfect Wedding,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere in June , part of the network’s June Wedding Month.
McKellar stars as a wedding planner extraordinaire who plans everything to perfection. However, wedding bells clash when she and a spirited and adventurous competitor are both brought on board to plan a wedding, only to discover that opposites can produce the most unexpected and incredible results.
“At the heart of Hallmark Channel, we celebrate life’s special moments in which romance is an integral part of our storytelling,” says Michelle Vicary, executive vice president for programming and publicity at Crown Media Family Networks. “Danica, a multi-talented actress, has created one of TV’s most memorable characters, and we know our audience will find her instantly relatable and unforgettable in ‘A Perfect Wedding.’ ”