Tribeca: Jay-Z's Trayvon Martin Series, 'Karate Kid' Spinoff 'Cobra Kai' Highlight TV Lineup
The festival will also feature the world premiere of Nat Geo's 'Genius: Picasso' and the New York premiere of the second season of HBO's 'Westworld.'
The Tribeca Film Festival continues to unveil programming for its 17th annual edition, taking place in New York this spring.
The festival has announced its TV and New Online Work selections.
The TV lineup will feature world premieres of Jay-Z's Trayvon Martin doc series, Rest in Power, based on the book of the same name; Starz's Sweetbitter, a coming-of-age series about a young woman working in the restaurant industry in New York City; and YouTube Red's Karate Kid spinoff Cobra Kai, starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.
The festival will also host the world premiere of National Geographic's second installment of its Genius series, this one devoted to Picasso, with Antonio Banderas playing the iconic artist.
And the second season of HBO's hit Westworld will have its New York premiere at Tribeca with stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and James Marsden in attendance.
There will also be world premieres of documentaries about the TV series Freaks and Geeks and Soul! and Netflix's Bobby Kennedy for President documentary.
Many of these screenings will be followed by panel discussions with the talent involved.
Tribeca will also showcase five new unaffiliated pilots. The NOW showcase will feature the latest work from 18 online creators, including episodic and short-form programs, a creators' market and five New York Times Op-Docs.
“Tribeca TV has become a destination for some of the most highly anticipated and well-received shows on television,” Tribeca Film Festival programming director Cara Cusumano said in a statement. “While we continue that tradition with an exciting slate of new and returning series premieres, we also sought to pay homage to the rich cultural history of TV through two feature documentaries about groundbreaking shows of the past, and all-new episodes of a true-crime trailblazer.”
Said Tribeca Film Festival senior programmer Liza Domnitz, “We started Tribeca NOW five years ago to recognize a truly unique brand of storytellers emerging from the online space. Here were creators who found the Wild West landscape of the web the perfect playground for their hysterical, provocative and moving visions. Tribeca is proud to be a leader in recognizing these diverse filmmakers who, this year, have created vastly different work ranging from an episodic, dark comedy about addiction, to a visual extension of a popular podcast, to a serial version of a beloved Oscar®-nominated animated short film.”
More information about the TV and NOW lineups is available here.
The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival is set to take place April 18-29.