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Terra Mater, WildBear projects part of PBS ‘Nature’ fall line-up



American pubcaster PBS’s long-running natural history documentary strand ‘Nature’ has unveiled its programming line-up for this autumn, with Pandas: Born to be Wild (pictured) and Australian Bushfire Rescue highlighting the season.

The 39th season of ‘Nature’ will embark on a global journey to film never-before-seen animal behaviors and conservation efforts for at-risk species. The latest season kicks off Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with the premiere of Pandas: Born to be Wild, from Terra Mater Factual Studios and Mark Fletcher Productions, in association with Thirteen Productions for WNET.

Produced and photographed by Jacky Poon and Yuanqi Wu, the series will seek to explore – with filmmakers, scientists and rangers – the secretive world of wild pandas in China’s Qinling Mountains.

Filmmaker Max Bourke’s Australian Bushfire Rescue will follow, airing on Oct. 28. The doc provides an intimate look at those who have rescued and cared for the animal survivors – from kangaroos, koalas and wombats – of Australia’s 2019 bushfires. It is narrated by Anja Taylor and produced by WildBear Entertainment and Thirteen Productions for WNET, ZDF/ARTE and ZDFE. Bettina Dalton executive produces alongside producer Dr. Holly Trueman.

Also joining the programming line-up is the BBC Studios three-part miniseries Primates, which will provide an intimate understanding of several species of primates, from gorillas and chimpanzees to the slow loris and tarsier. The series launches over three consecutive Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. BBC’s Gavin Boyland is series producer and Michael Gunton exec produces. It is produced and directed by Nikki Waldron, Nick Easton and Victoria Buckley.

Additional titles slated to broadcast across the latest season of ‘Nature’ include Terra Mater Factual Studios and Thirteen’s Santa’s Wild Home (Nov. 25); Otmar Penker’s two-part miniseries The Alps (winter/spring 2021); Pumas (w/t; winter/spring 2021) from Terra Mater Factual Studios, Wildlife Films, Thirteen and Doclights/NDR Naturfilm; Big Bend (w/t; winter/spring 2021) from Crossing the Line and Thirteen; and Sharks in Hawaii (w/t; winter/spring 2021) from Pangolin Pictures, Thirteen and Terra Mater Factual Studios.

PBS ‘Nature’ is a production of Thirteen Productions for WNET and PBS. Fred Kaufman is executive producer. Bill Murphy is series producer.


Updates About Highschool DXD Season 5 Release Date, Cast, and News




High School DXD is a Japanese Manga series that has become highly popular over the years. The writer of this show is Ichiei Ishibumi, and the illustrations are by Miyama-Zero. The show has completed four seasons. It is an anime full of drama and fantasy. Fans are now waiting for the fifth season filled with enormous excitement. Here are some updates about the fifth season of High School DXD.

What to Expect from the Fifth Season of the Show?

It is a story that revolves around angels and demons. Kuoch academy was an all-girls school but later on converts into a co-ed school. Issei Hyodo is a student at the academy. He has plans of ruling over the Harem, but everything changes when his first date murders him. On the other hand, there is an entry of Rias Gremory.

Gremory is a senior of Issei Hyodo, as well as a fallen angel. He gives Issei his life back, for which he is forever grateful. Issei becomes a follower of Gremory and does everything according to him. The plot will most likely revolve around this storyline.

Apart from the plot, The fourth season covers volumes 9 and 10. The adaptations for the fifth season will be from volumes 11 and 12.

Where to Watch High School DXD?

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The first season of High School DXD was out in 2012. As the years went by, its fanbase is continuously increasing. Netflix saw potential in the series, and the show now lists under Netflix Originals. All four seasons of the show will be available on Netflix.

As and when season five releases, it will be available on the streaming giant, Netflix.

The Cast of Season 5 of High School DXD

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The show is an anime and has voice-over artists. You can expect all the following actors to be back for the fifth season of Hih School DXD.
Asia Argento by Azumi Asakura
Rias Gremory by Yoko Hikasa
Issei Hyodo by Yuki Kaji
Akeno Himejima by Shizuka Ito
Yuuto Kiba by Kenji Nojima
There is no official update on the list of actors who will be a part of the fifth season. There are many more actors who will be coming back for season 5.

What is the Premiere Date for High School DXD Season 5?

Season five of High School DXD is continuously delaying because of the global pandemic. Due to the coronavirus, the creators are unable to release the show. The script is ready, they have a story, and filming is over, but due to some production technicalities, the show is on hold.

The makers state that as soon as the COVID situation gets into control, they will be releasing the fifth season. But no official update is this respect is out yet. Expectations for a fifth season were by the end of this year. However, it looks like fans will have to wait until next year for the premiere of High School DXD season 5.

The fourth season of the show has attracted a vast number of fans. Due to being supernatural and filled with fantasy, the anime is attractive. The fifth season is going to be even more intriguing and appealing.

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Stranger (Secret Forest) season 2, episode 12 recap and breakdown





Episode 12 benefits from slowing down, focusing on the detail and the power and politics at play as we reach the last chapters.

This recap of K-drama Netflix series Stranger season 2, episode 12 (Secret Forest) contains spoilers.

Check out the archive of all the recaps

The opening

Episode 12 opens with Jeon Gi-hyeok giving his witness account at the line-up after learning of the 10 million won reward. He was clearly prepared and organised. Yeo-jin updates Chief Choi of the situation. Chief Choi explains how they could have done more earlier if they had more investigative authority rights. The fight for those rights continues to be a burning issue in episode 12 and it thickens in intrigue every time.

These two like their private meetings

Woo and Choi meet privately on a park bench. He’s wondering if he should meet Park Gwang-su’s wife and ask what Si-mok spoke to her about. A flashback shows Woo speaking to the wife about her husband, wanting details about him before he died. In the present day, Choi claims she isn’t worried about the wife — she thinks someone else might know about the situation — she raises the lawyer Oh Ju-seon. She wonders whether it might be worth meeting the lawyer. As they walk back and finish their meeting, Woo raises how Si-mok and Yeo-jin share a lot of information. Episode 12 sees colleagues concerned how close Si-mok and Yeo-jin are.

The investigation is now over?

And it’s very true, they are close professionally — in the next scene, Si-mok and Yeo-jin enjoy dinner and drinks together and talk work. Si-mok raises the contradictory witness statements about Park Gwang-su and his drinking. Si-mok then gets a text that the second Police/Prosecution council has been arranged — Yeo-jin rings Chief Choi and learns that the investigation is over now and it’s a regular case for Dong-jae. Chief Choi doesn’t believe they will find the lawyer alive. This is Woo and Choi’s way of keeping everyone busy and distracted. This is a demonstration of how easy it can be to distract and deflect from a position of power and move people’s priorities.

A bag full of money

Ms. Lee Yeon-jae is updated on the company’s performance but she asks if they should stop with lawyer Oh Ju-seon. Her assistant believes they can reign in their efforts now. But then she learns Ju-seon is meeting Choi and panics — she doesn’t want the police talking to him. The assistant meets Oh Ju-seon with a big bag of money — he asks him why Choi wants to meet him and reminds him that he’s still under confidentiality promises that he works for their company as well.

Oh Ju-seon reveals he wants to know about the connection between Choi and Park Gwang-su. He’s also spoken to Kang Won-chul as well. When Ms Lee Yeon-jae learns about this she wants insurance for herself. As you can tell, episode 12 has calmed down the thriller-esque scenes and focused on the corruption and power plays between the characters.

Scolded for doing the right thing

When Si-mok gives his opinions on a reformation to Woo, he’s shouted at for being too smart and is asked to leave the room. Woo believes Si-mok is ruining everything regarding investigative rights. He’s told not to take it personally as he has still done the right and moral thing recently. This scene shows how backwards the system is; Si-mok helped release an innocent cop but because of politics and discussion on processes, he’s seen as a disruptor.

And here we go again…

The second Police / Prosecution Council happens in episode 12. The police highlight reasons their warrant process is disruptive. The prosecution brings their own arguments to dismiss that and accuses the police of covering something up in another case — Woo admits that the prosecution needs to change but they don’t need to change investigative rights. The prosecution’s main argument is that the police do not have enough legal rights to have all the rights. Detective Jang awkwardly states that both sides are just arguing needlessly. It is all needless and nowhere near constructive — it’s a distraction and serves well in the plot to why both sides are participating in this type of politics.

Unbearable pain

Si-mok’s head starts to ringing unbearably and he’s in pain. He walks out of the council meeting and Yeo-jin helps him walk down the stairs — he’s struggling badly. Eventually, Si-mok feels better and Yeo-jin compliments him for dealing with the pain.

The ending

Woo and and Choi go to meet the lawyer privately, however they are met by Ms Lee Yeon-jae — this was obviously not the plan. Meanwhile Oh Ju-seon meets Kang Won-chul in another room; he tells Kang Won-chul that he is torn on whether he should turn a blind eye. Oh Ju-seon gives Kang Won-chul a financial statement that reflects Hanjo Engineering. Ms Lee tells Chief Choi that she hasn’t heard much about her and wonders how she and Woo met. She then asks Choi directly, “Why did Mr. Park die?”. It goes silent and Woo asks Ms Lee what her involvement was.

Stranger season 2, episode 12 benefits from slowing down, focusing on the detail and the power and politics at play as we reach the last chapters.

Additional points
  • Captain Baek is freed after he is found innocent. He wishes he had stopped the bribes back then with his police unit.

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Prison Break Season 6 is Happening, According to Series Star




Prison Break may not be over at FOX. 

Dominic Purcell, who appeared on all five seasons of the show as Lincoln Burrows, has dropped a big hint that a sixth season is in the works. 

“Rumor number 1. I’m old. Yes,” said in a light-hearted post on Instagram, adding:

“I’m 50…..Rumor number 2. I’m bald. No I have a full head of hair; the people demand I shave it.”

“Rumor number 3, Will season pb 6 happen. Yes…,” he added, clearly teasing another season of the series. 

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“Rumour number 4. Do I like humans? No. Not on mass. Definitely not.”

The actor has been open about wanting a sixth season for quite a while now, telling fans earlier this year that he was hearing about an October start. 

“I get smashed with ‘when is #prisonbreak 6 happening.’ What I can promise is this. We are all in agreement that if the story is worthy it will get made.”

“Now with the horror of this #virus the calamity of it all drills inside me a new focus a steely resolve with PRISON BREAK 6– I’m very optimistic with #socialdistancing and a fierce adherence to expert opinion on how to beat this catastrophic unprecedented event, we all as one will be victorious over #coronavirus – corporations such as #netflix are desperate for content,” said Purcell.

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“The biggest gift all #artists #atheletes etc can give to you the people is entertainment so let’s get our f**kin lives back listen to the experts! I won’t comment on pb 6 until it is time. Be safe. Be smart. Be vigilant. Yours truly Dom.”

In a 2019 interview, Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment’s CEO, said that the network had no plans for the show’s return, despite rumors that a sixth season was on the way.

“There’s no plan right now to revive Prison Break or any of the other franchises, but when the creators come with a story that they think is the right time to tell, we are so ready to listen because those are some franchises of which I’m so proud and feel so fortunate that they’re in our stable,” he said. 

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The series returned to the air with a truncated fifth season in 2017 after being canceled in 2009. 

The revival was met with a tepid response and weak ratings, but the series is a hit internationally. 

We’ll keep you up to speed on if FOX confirms the news, or if it is moving to another destination. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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