TORONTO, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Hot on the heels of a recent multi-studio deal announcement, and the announcement of its second original series, CraveTV announced today a winning summer schedule, led by the exclusive acquisition of award-winning series DEUTSCHLAND 83. To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/28PVrld #SummerCravings
An international breakaway hit, DEUTSCHLAND 83 is an engrossing, coming-of-age espionage thriller set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. With a killer 80s soundtrack, the series that The New Yorker described "…as aesthetically aspirational as MAD MEN ever was…" has already garnered massive critical acclaim and a 2016 Peabody Award.
"The addition of DEUTSCHLAND 83 reinforces CraveTV's ambition to be the home of critically acclaimed, award-winning international programming," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, and CraveTV. "CraveTV's slew of must-see content over the next few months delivers an incredible summer lineup."
Additionally, CraveTV today announced that it is the exclusive SVOD home of Jerry Seinfeld's COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE, which follows Jerry and a host of well-known comedians in vintage cars as they sharing stories and laughs over coffee, as well as the exclusive home of the complete series of the action-packed Captain America spin-off MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER.
Additionally, CraveTV continues to add hundreds of hours of new seasons, series, and specials over the next few months, which will be added to the service on #iCraveFridays. From Jason Reitman dramedy and O.J. Simpson true crime, to superheroes and vampires, CraveTV's tent-pole series keep the summer months full of the buzziest must-watch series.
Tuesday, June 14:
CASUAL – Season 2
June kicks off with a touch of awkward family drama in Season 2 of the critically acclaimed, hit series CASUAL. The CraveTV exclusive series, which comes from Oscar®-nominated, Canadian director Jason Reitman, follows a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. New episodes of CASUAL stream weekly all summer long.
Tuesday, June 16
COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Season 8 – *PREMIERE*
Season 8 of the ever-popular Jerry Seinfeld series COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE begins streaming this month, with new episodes available weekly. In the series, Seinfeld is joined by well-known comedians for a cup of coffee and a ride in a classic car, sharing stories and jokes along the way. Viewers can catch up in advance, with Seasons 1-7 now available on CraveTV.
Friday, July 8
TRUE BLOOD Season 1-7 – *PREMIERE*
Viewers can take a bite out of summer when all seven seasons of TRUE BLOOD begins streaming in July. A steadfast fan-favourite, the thrilling, bloody HBO drama is the perfect series for a steamy Louisiana-style summer marathon.
Friday, July 29
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA Parts 1-5 – *PREMIERE*
In August, one of the most defining cultural tales of the 20th century launches on CraveTV with O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA. Centring around two of America's greatest fixations: race and celebrity, the five part ESPN Films event seriesexplores these themes while tracing the personal journey of Orenthal James Simpson: from how he became a prolific NFL legend and why the country fell in love with him off the field, to his being accused of murdering his ex-wife and his subsequent acquittal, and why he is now sitting in jail 20 years later for another criminal charge.
Friday, August 5
MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER Season 1 & 2 – *PREMIERE*
Paired with the June addition of MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., (Friday June 17), this August CraveTV turns up with heat with the addition of the complete action-packed MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER series. Joining the Dramas, Superheroes and Action & Adventures collections, the action-packed series follows Agent Peggy Carter, as she navigates life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Captain America.
Friday, August 26
DEUTSCHLAND 83 – *PREMIERE*
Rounding out the end of August, CraveTV exclusively launches the Peabody Award- winning DEUTSCHLAND 83, an eight-episode series distributed in Canada by FremantleMedia. It's 1983. The Cold War is hot. Russian SS20 Missiles in East Germany are already pointed West. American Pershing II Missiles will soon be placed in West Germany, pointing East. The threat of nuclear conflict looms. Meanwhile, the Peace movement, encouraged by the Protestant church, gains momentum on both sides of the border. And the West German government prepares to loan their archenemies in the East one billion Deutschmarks. DEUTSCHLAND 83 is fast-paced and full of high-tension. A coming-of-age story within a suspenseful thriller, the series is set against the real events, and the culture wars and political realities of Germany in the 1980s.
Viewers can get involved on social media and tweet what they are watching this summer using the hashtag #SummerCravings.
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada's premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV's most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO's iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs, and CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.
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