New this week: 'Ted Lasso,' U2 and 'The Boston Strangler'

Streaming HUBMarch 13, 2023

Here’s a collection curated by entertainment journalists from The Associated Press about what’s coming to TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week.


– Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon play Boston Record American reporters Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole, who link several Boston-area murders in the early 1960s to a single suspect, whom they dubbed the Boston Strangler. The serial killer sexually assaulted and murdered at least 11 women between 1962 and 1964. The case has been the subject of numerous books and movies over the years, but writer-director Matt Raskin first focused on the journalists. “The Boston Strangler” debuts on Hulu on Friday.

— A new documentary on Netflix, “Money Shot: The Pornhub Story” coming Wednesday, takes a look at the Pornhub phenomenon and allegations that the porn website hosted and profited from videos of rape and underage sex . The filmmakers speak to lawyers, Pornhub employees who were told “nothing was wrong” and sex workers delve into the complex subject. “Our hope is that this film generates important conversations about sex and consent, both on the Internet and in the world,” said director Suzanne Hillinger.

– AP Film Writer Lindsey Behr


— Lots of U2 in the works, fitting for St. Patrick’s Day. “Bono and the Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, With Dave Letterman” is set to premiere globally on Disney+ on Friday, the same day U2 dropped “Songs of Surrender,” which covers 40 seminal songs from the Irish band’s catalog. is a collection of U2 songs. Re-recorded and re-imagined. The Age stated that the project “began as an experiment” but quickly “became an obsession as so many early U2 songs turned out for a new interpretation.” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” blends a cowboy vibe and unpredictable honky-tonk electricity. “Desire” has Bono high in his falsetto against a strumming dulcimer and the effect is hypnotic.

– Maybe some old fashioned rock is more your speed? Look no further than hard-hitting, riff-heavy Theory of a Deadman, whose new album is “Dinosaur”. It was produced by Martin Tereff and recorded in Sweden at Atlantis Studios, made famous by ABBA. The 10-track collection from the quartet of Tyler Connolly, Dave Brenner, Dean Back, and Joey Dandeneau includes the rocking title tune, party song “Ambulance” — lyrics for “cheap drinks / sticky floors / in my safe place” — and “Two of Us”. (Stuck)”, a new take on the classic song “Just the Two of Us” with a darker take.

– AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy


— “Ted Lasso” returns to Apple TV+ on Wednesday with the heartwarming, one-liners and pop culture references that viewers have appreciated from its first two seasons. The Emmy-winning series starring Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple begins months after season two ended. Sudeikis, who is a co-creator of the series, has said that season three is the end of this story, but has not given a clear answer as to whether the show could take a new direction, launch a spinoff, or continue with the next season. can return for. Street.

Elvis Presley famously loved comic books and now the late singer is the star of his own animated series coming to Netflix. In “Agent Elvis,” Presley — voiced by Matthew McConaughey — is still the king of rock ‘n’ roll, but also moonlights as a government spy by night. Caitlin Olson, Johnny Knoxville, Niecy Nash and Don Cheadle also voice the characters. Priscilla Presley, who is a co-creator and executive producer, plays herself. “Agent Elvis,” premiering Friday, is the first adult animated project from the studio behind “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” The show is violent, profane and features an NSFW chimpanzee, so definitely not suitable for children.

— A new re-telling of “Marie Antoinette” comes to PBS on Sunday. This version stars Emilia Schulze as a teenage Antoinette, who is sent to Versailles to marry the future King of France, played by Louis Cunningham. PBS says it tells the “Marie Antoinette” story from a more modern lens, focusing on how the young woman navigated the politics of the French court, the pressure to deliver an heir and her mark on Versailles and history. Left it. James Purefoy plays Louis XV.

– Alicia Rancilio

Video game

Platinum Games completed its Bayonetta Trilogy a few months back. But no video-game series ever really ends, and the studio is already back with a prequel, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon. Cereza is a young, outcast witch who summons a demon named Cheshire who possesses her favorite stuffed toy. Can Cereza help Cheshire find his way home? Will this adorable girl really turn into the fiery fighter fans know and love? Can Platinum really deliver a family-friendly version of this ultra-violent franchise? Find out Friday on Nintendo Switch.

– John Cena is back in the ring for WWE 2K23, the latest edition of 2K Sports’ long-running pro wrestling series. The “Peacemaker” actor is featured in this year’s Showcase Mode, which brings you major jibes during the biggest matches of his career. You can also choose from dozens of other WWE stars, from legends like Hulk Hogan to current headliners like Roman Reigns, or create your own rookie brawler from scratch. The 2023 model also features the fan favorite WarGames, in which teams of three or four compete in two rings covered by a steel cage. Chaos Friday releases on PlayStation 5/4, Xbox X/S/One and PC.

Lou Keston


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