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Brainerd Dispatch • September 5 - 11, 2021 •19 By Raye Smith TV Media WHAT'S NEW ON DISNEY+ Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Season 1 Do it all with "Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.," the new family series com - ing to Disney+ this Wednesday, Sept. 8. Lahela "Doogie" Ka- mealoha (Peyton Elizabeth Lee, "Secret Society of Second Born Royals," 2020) is a teenage prodigy balancing her high school life with her impressive, blossoming career in the medical field. Doogie juggles medical emergencies, the strains of teenage life, a strict mom and a dad who doesn't want to let go of his little girl. A reboot of the popu - lar '90s medical drama "Doogie Howser, M.D.," this brand-new take is set in modern-day Hawaii. The series comes from creator and writer Kourtney Kang ("How I Met Your Mother") with director Sean Kavanagh ("Fresh Off the Boat"). The series also stars Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ("UnREAL"), Jason Scott Lee ("Lilo & Stitch," 2002), Mapuana Makia ("Aloha," 2015), Kathleen Rose Perkins ("Fresh Off the Boat"), Matthew Sato ("Chicken Girls"), Alex Aiono ("Royal Crush") and Wes Tian in his professional debut. WHAT'S NEW ON NETFLIX Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali (2021) Don't miss the new documentary film "Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali," airing Thursday, Sept. 9, on Netflix. Based on the book "Blood Brothers" by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, this new film chronicles the friendship of these two iconic men, from their chance meeting to their shifting ideals and eventual fallout. Even as two of the 20th century's most influential figures, much about their friendship and their influence on each other is largely unknown, so director Marcus A. Clark ("Un- solved Mysteries") is helping audiences learn more. From "Black- ish" creator Kenya Barris, the film features never before seen archival footage and takes a deeper look at the tumultuous friendship between the legendary boxer and the civil rights leader. Kate (2021) Dive into an all-new action flick when "Kate" premieres on Netflix on Friday, Sept. 10. Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," 2010) stars as Kate, a deadly assassin with a time-sen- sitive mission. After learning she's been poisoned and only has 24 hours to live, Kate goes on a bloody manhunt through Tokyo to take down the person who killed her be- fore she dies. From director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan ("The Huntsman: Winter's War," 2016) and writer Umair Aleem ("Extraction," 2015), the film also stars Woody Harrelson ("True Detective"), Michiel Huis- man ("The Age of Adaline," 2015), Elysia Rotaru ("Supernatural"), Tadanobu Asano ("Thor," 2011), Miku Patricia Martineau ("Finny the Shark"), Miyavi ("Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," 2019), Amelia Crouch ("Alice Through the Looking Glass," 2016) and Jun Kunimura ("Kill Bill: Vol. 1," 2003). WHAT'S NEW ON HULU Wu-Tang: An American Saga – Season 2 Formed in 1992, the Wu-Tang Clan has been highly influential in the rap/hip-hop scene for decades. Now, fans can get a closer look at the group's very beginnings with the biographical drama "Wu-Tang: An American Saga," debuting the first three episodes of its second season this Wednesday, Sept. 8, on Hulu. The rest of the 10-epi- sode season will air weekly on Wednesdays. Disillusioned by his life in New York's projects, Bobby Diggs, a.k.a. RZA (Ashton Sand- ers, "Moonlight," 2016), brought together 12 young black men torn between music and a life of crime. Battling adversity, self-doubt and a drug epidemic, the group fights to make something great for themselves. Season 2 continues the story as Diggs knows music is their way to a better life but struggles to convince the others to drop everything else. With resentment within the group and struggles in their personal lives, the Clan faces a fracture that may prove too difficult to overcome, especially while trying to record an LP. Diggs serves as the project's co-creator and executive producer, with the Clan's Method Man also on board the project as an executive producer. The series cast is rounded out by Shameik Moore ("Spider-Man: Into the Spider- Verse," 2018), Siddiq Saunderson ("Messiah"), Julian Elijah Martinez ("Elementary"), Marcus Callender ("Power"), Erika Alexander ("Get Out," 2017), Zolee Griggs ("Bride Wars," 2009), T.J. Atoms ("You"), Justus Davis Graham ("Passing," 2021) and Dave East ("Beats," 2019). WHAT'S NEW ON PRIME Pretty Hard Cases - Season 1 Get ready for a ride-along when the series premiere of "Pretty Hard Cases" airs Friday, Sept. 10, through IMDb TV on Prime. This IMDb TV original crime comedy-drama follows two drastically different female detectives in their early 40s. Det. Sam Wazowski (Meredith MacNeill, "Baroness Von Sketch Show"), from the guns and gangs unit, and Det. Kelly Duff (Adrienne C. Moore, "Orange is the New Black"), from the drug squad, are forced to come together to take down a common enemy, but their clashing personalities and work styles get them into all kinds of hi- larious trouble in the process. From executive producers Alex Patrick ("Frontier") and Tassie Cameron ("Rookie Blue"), the series also stars Al Mukadam ("Kodachrome," 2017), Karen Robinson ("Schitt's Creek"), Tara Strong ("The Pow- erpuff Girls"), Dean McDermott ("Open Range," 2003), Percy Hynes ("The Gifted"), Katie Douglas ("Mary Kills People") and Daren A. Herbert ("Dreamgirls," 2006). While IMDb TV comes at no addi- tional cost, it should be noted that the service is ad-supported. WHAT'S NEW ON HBO MAX Malignant (2021) Tune in to HBO Max on Friday, Sept. 10, for the premiere of "Malig- nant," the new crime horror film from Warner Bros. Entertainment. Madison (Annabelle Wallis, "Peaky Blinders") becomes plagued with gruesome and grisly visions of shocking murders. These wak- ing nightmares plague her every thought, and her torment becomes even worse when she discovers that the violent visions turn out to be crimes that are really happen- ing. The film is based on an original story by James Wan ("Saw," 2004), Akela Cooper ("Grimm") and Ingrid Bisu ("The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It," 2021), with a screenplay by Cooper and Wan as director. Bisu stars in the film alongside Maddie Hasson ("Impulse"), George Young ("Con- tainment"), Michole Briana White ("Black Mafia Family"), Jaqueline McKenzie ("Deep Blue Sea," 1999), Paula Marshall ("Euphoria"), Jake Abel ("Supernatural"), Patrick Cox ("Aquaman," 2018) and Rachel Winfree ("Donnie Darko," 2001). WHAT'S NEW ON APPLE TV+ Come From Away (2021) An all-new musical experience comes to Apple TV+ this Friday, Sept. 10. This filmed version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical "Come From Away" launches on the platform, recorded live from the Gerald Shoenfeld Theater in New York City. After all flights were grounded on Sept. 11, 2001, 7,000 people were stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, in Canada. As the townspeople graciously welcome the visitors into their homes, providing them with housing, clothing and food, they begin to form unexpected new bonds while processing the terrifying events. Filled with laughter, love and new hope, "Come From Away" tells the story of strangers from all walks of life coming together in the face of adversity. Originally written for the stage by Canadian writing duo and married couple David Hein and Irene Sankoff, the film adaptation is directed by Christopher Ashley ("Lucky Stiff," 2014). Petrina Brom- ley ("The Bread Maker," 2003), Jenn Colella ("Urban Cowboy" on Broadway), De'Lon Grant ("Jersey Boys" on Broadway), Joel Hatch ("While You Were Sleeping," 1995), Tony LePage ("It Could be Worse"), Caesar Samayoa ("Sister Act" on Broadway), Q. Smith ("Evil"), Astrid Van Wieren ("The River You Step In," 2019), Emily Walton ("Submission," 2017), Jim Walton ("Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway), Sharon Wheatley ("The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway) and Paul Whitty ("The Full Monty" on Broadway) star in the musical. Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Mapuana Makia in "Doogie Kamealoha, M.D." Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Kate" Siddiq Saunderson and Shameik Moore as seen in Season 2 of "Wu-Tang: An American Saga"

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