By: Susan Berman Hammer
We can’t wait for the spring thaw in a few weeks. But we have even more exciting news to report -- the start of a sizzling summer when some very hot TV series will air on Netflix. The streaming service just announced its June and July premiere dates for several popular TV series and specials. And, the countdown starts now!
- Season three of the Netflix runaway hit, Orange is the New Black, debuts June 12. The ladies of Litchfield Correctional Facility are all returning though Jason Biggs will not return to the Taylor Schilling-led series - at least not this season. The “American Pie” star is currently working on Broadway.
- Sense8, a sci-fi thriller from Andy and Lana Wachowski, premieres June 5.
- Netflix's TV adaptation of the cult classic, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, returns July 17when Camp Firewood's class of '81 assembles for their first day of camp in the eight-episode series about a camp reunion. Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm have been added to the all-star cast, including Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce.
- The original special, What Happened, Miss Simone, premieres June 26. It’s a biographical documentary about Nina Simone, directed by Liz Garbus, which premiered at this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Groundbreaking TV Series on Cancer Airs March 30-April 1
A groundbreaking Ken Burns documentary about cancer will air on PBS television stations this spring. The six-hour documentary based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, an oncologist and assistant professor at Columbia University in NY, will run in two-hour segments from March 30-April 1. Viewers will learn about the 4,000-year-old history and science of cancer and listen to contemporary case studies.
Everyone is touched by this disease. One in two men and one in three women will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes and this year, 1.7 million Americans are facing cancer and 600,000 will die.
Watch this exclusive video to discover more about Stand Up To Cancer’s involvement in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.
Three influential women in the media were also instrumental in the making of this monumental film titled, Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies A Film by Barak Goodman.
- Katie Couric, TV news journalist and Yahoo global anchor whose first husband died from cancer
- Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA-TV in Washington, D.C. and a cancer survivor herself, and
- Laura Ziskin, legendary film producer who passed away after her own battle with cancer.
Ziskin’s dream, according to those who knew her well, was to make a film that would create a tipping point for cancer research, as An Inconvenient Truth has done for global warming. "She wanted to jump-start the conversation and make sure that people understand that we must make it a priority to conquer this disease."
SUSAN BERMAN HAMMER - News
Susan Berman Hammer brings more than 35 years of professional communications, management and parenting experience as well as journalism training to The Honey Good team of writers. Susan is also PR counsel and a business strategist to HoneyGood.com. Susan previously served as the Senior VP-Account Supervisor of a Chicago PR agency and later headed her own agency. She earned graduate and undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University. Follow Susan on Twitter: @SueBermanHammer