FIRST LOOK: Two New Netflix Holiday Specials

Netflix has revealed its holiday programming today – and it included two new animated specials of note. First up, Alien Xmas (November 20th) based on a 2006 picture book by the Chiodo Bros, and is an homage to the classic Rankin-Bass holiday specials. The stop-motion special is directed by Stephen Chiodo, produced by Edward Chiodo, and executive produced by Jon Favreau, David Ellender of Sonar Entertainment, Sander Schwartz, Charles Chiodo, Jim Strain and Karen Gilchrist.

Stephen King’s ‘Mr. Mercedes’ Crime Thriller Drama Series Lands At Peacock

Peacock has acquired crime-thriller drama series Mr. Mercedes, from David E. Kelley based on Stephen King’s bestselling Bill Hodges trilogy.

The first two seasons will premiere exclusively on the NBCUniversal streaming service on Thursday, October 15, with a premiere date for Season 3 TBD. The announcement came Monday, on King’s birthday.

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Acquired by Peacock

The first three seasons of “Mr. Mercedes” have been acquired by Peacock.

‘Hunters’ Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon

Amazon Studios has ordered a second season of its hit conspiracy thriller drama series Hunters, starring Al PacinoLogan Lerman and Jerrika Hinton.