|NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS
WE Orders New Series “Untold Stories of Hip Hop”
WE tv announced its new original tell-all series, “Untold Stories of Hip Hop,” featuring never-before-told tales from the biggest names in hip hop. Set to premiere this fall, the series from Creature Films (“Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.“), features interviews with Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Ja Rule, Fat Joe and more, and is hosted by radio personality Angie Martinez.
The logline: From iconic rap verses to historic artist beefs, “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” puts the stories behind the moments front and center. Each hour-long episode of this fresh and fast-paced series shines a new light on hip hop’s most influential artists with unforgettable revelations directly from the stars themselves. As a pioneer and one of the most respected legends in hip hop journalism, Host and Executive Producer Angie Martinez has those who are notorious for being guarded, open up to her in ways they have never done before.
“Untold Stories of Hip Hop” host Angie Martinez has been a beloved and influential fixture “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Creature Films, with Executive Producers Tara Long for eOne, and Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Yemisi Brookes, and Sarah Girgis for Creature Films. Host Angie Martinez also serves as an executive producer on the series. Lauren Gellert, Lauren Lazin, and David Stefanou are Executive Producers for WE tv.
Science Channel Greenlights “Homemade Astronauts”
Science Channel has ordered “Homemade Astronauts” (working title), which follows three self-financed teams with sky-high dreams, in their cosmic quest to explore the final frontier on shoe-string budgets. The series will premiere in 2020.
The logline: Mike Hughes and Waldo Stakes are working on a manned rocket to space, designing a “Rock-oon” – part rocket, part balloon – that they hope to use to get Mike to the Karman line, the border between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space at about 62 miles high. To raise money and awareness for that pricey venture, they plan to first launch Mike 5,000 feet high in a steam-powered rocket.
“Homemade Astronauts” is being produced by World of Wonder. Executive Producers for World of Wonder are Jeremy Simmons, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell. Executive Producer for Science Channel is Caroline Perez. Lindsey Foster Blumberg is Supervising Producer for Science.