Corus Entertainment recently announced the company’s 2022/23 lineup of premium specialty programming that will deliver star-studded scripted series, must-see factual and reality titles, and best-in-class kids’ content as a part of the #CorusUpfront. Debuting across Corus’ powerful roster of networks and streaming platforms, this newly acquired content includes Uzumaki, Housing Complex C, Gremlins: The Secrets of Mogwai and so on.
“With new and longstanding partnerships, beloved brands that viewers love, big talent and always-fresh content, Corus continues to be the leader in Canada’s entertainment and kids specialty programming. As the exclusive Canadian home to the most coveted content, Corus is proud to deliver the most sought-after lineup of must-see TV year after year. By offering all of our top premium programming live and on demand on our streaming platforms, including STACKTV, we continue to generate new audiences and increase reach of our content. This year on STACKTV, audiences are up 80 per cent and continue to grow as we expand our distribution,” said Corus Entertainment Broadcast Networks SVP Daniel Eves.
Adult Swim continues to offer the best in original animation and live action programming to its massive loyal fanbase of young adults. Adult Swim fans can look forward to some of the upcoming programs:
1. Housing Complex C – This show centres around Kimi who lives in a small, low-cost housing complex located in the seaside town of Kurosaki, where trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes and horrific incidents begin to occur.
The series will be produced at Drive Inc., and directed by Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-shi, Flowers of Evil). The score will be created by Colin Stetson (Hereditary, Red Dead Redemption 2). Housing Complex C is directed by Yuji Nara with script and original concept by amphibian. The animation studio is Akatsuki. The half-hour animated series is executive produced by Jason DeMarco and produced by Maki Terashima-Furuta (Production I.G USA).
2. Royal Crackers – The animated series follows two brothers who live in their comatose father’s house waiting for him to die (he never does) so they can inherit his cracker company empire.
The half-hour animated comedy series is created by Jason Ruiz, who also serves as executive producer along with Seth Cohen (The Last Man on Earth, Hoops). The series is produced by Titmouse.
3. Uzumaki – This is a four episode mini-series based on the Shogakukan manga by legendary author Junji Ito. Plus, fans can get excited for an anime spin-off of the Emmy-winning series.
The story follows a high-school teenager, Kirie Goshima; her boyfriend, Shuichi Saito; and the citizens of the small, fictional Japanese town of Kurouzu-cho, which is cursed by supernatural events involving spirals. The series will be produced at Drive Inc., and directed by Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-shi, Flowers of Evil). The score will be created by Colin Stetson (Hereditary, Red Dead Redemption 2).
4. Rick and Morty: The Anime – Based on the Emmy-award-winning adult animated series, Rick and Morty: The Anime is a 10-episode adventure debuting on Adult Swim and HBO Max. The show coming to the network is directed by Takashi Sano (Tower of God).
Sano previously directed two anime shorts, Rick and Morty vs. Genocider and Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil), which received widespread fan and critical acclaim upon release, generating over 10 million combined views on Adult Swim digital platforms. While celebrated anime director (and Rick and Morty superfan) Sano will adapt themes and events of the main series, Rick and Morty: The Anime will stand on its own as an original work.
New seasons of Rick and Morty, Harley Quinn, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and The Eric Andre Show will also return.
On TELETOON, hilarious comedy, unexpected surprises and edge-of-your-seat action ensues through best-in-class animation. The list includes:
1. Gremlins: The Secrets of Mogwai – The epic prequel Gremlins: The Secrets of Mogwai from HBO Max is coming this fall exclusively to TELETOON. The adventurous tale unlocks the mystery of how a 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 Gremlins movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo.
The Wing family is voiced by an esteemed cast led by Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Mandalorian, Mulan), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner, Mulan)—who was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month, BD Wong (Mr. Robot, Jurassic World film franchise), and Izaac Wang.
2. Batwheels – The preschool animated action-adventure comedy series featuring the most heroic and iconic vehicles from the DC universe, comes to the network this fall.
Batwheels is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register (Looney Tunes Cartoons) serves as executive producer. Michael G. Stern (Doc McStuffins) serves as co-executive producer, Simon J. Smith (Baymax Dreams) is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is producer.
3. Bugs Bunny Builders – In this show, at ACME Construction Company, Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny manage a crew of builders who by working together as a team, use their tools and wild vehicles to pull off some of the looniest construction jobs ever.
4. Treehouse – This show is devoted to children from breakfast to bedtime providing a strong balance of educational, imaginative and entertaining programs in a safe place trusted by parents.