Take a look at the latest Emmy-worth television teasers and trailers highlighted by HBO’s hotly anticipated ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.’
No matter how the weather treats you, spring TV has sprung. As the 2017 Emmy window winds down to its May 31 conclusion, programmers unveil their highest quality television teasers and trailers. The goal? Simply to attract the attention of the Television Academy amidst the embarrassment of riches. With that, here are a few of the higher profile items we’ve see today.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, with the help of journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. George C. Wolfe directs from his screenplay; Oprah Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher executive produce. A Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films and Cine Mosaic production.
Master of None Season 2
Aziz Ansari’s Master of None returns Friday, May 12. The release date confirms what we’d long suspected – that Ansari’s series would indeed return to the Emmy game. Season 1 received an Emmy for writing, so Ansari and company will likely factor into the conversation again. Season 2 offers Dev Shah (Ansari) returning to New York after an extended trip abroad. Netflix describes his return as taking “challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity, and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him.”
Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller and Michael Green bring Neil Gaiman’s classic novel American Gods to the small screen. This one feels like a massive wild card. The trailer appears visually intriguing (and very gory), but it will be difficult to capture the expanse and depth of the original source material. Good thing it’s an extended series, something like Starz’s Game of Thrones. Starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Crispin Glover, the 8-episode Season 1 premieres April 30 on Starz.