7:15am PT by Kate Stanhope
CNN Gives Early Order to 'The Eighties' From Tom Hanks' Playtone
CNN is ready to travel back in time to The Eighties.
The cable news network has ordered a third installment of the documentary series from Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone, CNN announced Wednesday.
Although The Seventies won’t premiere until June, The Sixties bowed to strong numbers for CNN in 2014 and earned two Emmy nominations.
Much like the previous editions, each hourlong episode will explore the individuals and events that shaped the decade. In addition to Playtone, The Eighties also hails from Mark Herzog’s Herzog & Company, and HBO.
Additionally, CNN has picked up new seasons of The Wonder List With Bill Weir and This Is Life With Lisa Ling for 2016 as part of the network’s overall push for more original series programming.