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- By Raye Smith TV Media

“Formula 1: Drive to Survive” Season 5

Gear up and take your places for the Season 5 premiere of the smash-hit Netflix docuseries “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” when it launches on the streamer Friday, Feb. 24. Offering unpreceden­ted access to the talented drivers and the hardworkin­g teams that bring the races to life, “Drive to Survive” follows them through their racing season as they compete for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 world championsh­ip. With all-new rules that prove to be a game-changing challenge for both teams and drivers, this season will prove to be anything but predictabl­e. Featuring never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews, the series features Formula 1’s 2022 lineup of 22 athletes from around the world, including Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez for Red Bull Racing; Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz for Ferrari; George Russell and Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes; Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo for McLaren Mercedes; Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso for Alpine Renault; Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu for Alfa Romeo Ferrari; Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll and Nico Hulkenberg for Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes; Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher for Haas Ferrari; Pierre Gasley and Yuki Tsunoda for Alphatori; and Alexander Albon, Nicholas Latifi and Nyck De Vries for Williams Mercedes. The series is executive produced by James Gay-Rees (“Amy,” 2015) and Paul Martin (“Break Point”) for Box to Box Films.

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIME “Die Hart the Movie” (2023)

The Roku original series “Die Hart” comes to Prime in an all-new film experience, when “Die Hart the Movie” premieres on the Amazon streamer Friday, Feb. 24. A condensed version of the 10-episode series, “Die Hart the Movie” follows a fictionali­zed version of Kevin Hart (“True Story”) as he tries to get away from being stuck in roles as a comedy wingman, and works to be taken seriously as an action movie star. Attending an “action hero school” run by Ron Wilcox (John Travolta, “Pulp Fiction,” 1994), he attempts to learn the ropes the best way to become one of the industry’s most coveted action stars. Directed by Eric Appel (“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” 2022) and written by Derek Kolstad (“John Wick,” 2014), the movie also stars Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”), Josh Hartnett (“Lucky Number Slevin,” 2006), Jean Reno (“A Private Affair”), Tyler Antonius (“BMF”), Kenneth Trujillo (“Tom Swift”) and Dan Matteucci (“TURN: Washington’s Spies”).

WHAT’S NEW ON HULU “Spin Me Round” (2022)

The new dark comedy film “Spin Me Round” makes its Hulu premiere Friday, Feb. 24. When Amber (Alison Brie, “Community”), a hopeless romantic and corporate store manager, gets sent on a trip to Italy on her company’s dime, it seems like a dream come true. But what starts as a lifechangi­ng romantic getaway — complete with a charming and handsome love interest (Alessandro Nivola, “The Many Saints of Newark,” 2021) — soon devolves into chaos as Amber and her colleagues find themselves wrapped up in an adventure unlike any of them imagined.Written for the screen by Brie and Jeff Baena (“Joshy,” 2016), the latter of whom also directs the film, “Spin Me Round” features a hilarious all-star cast, which includes Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”), Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”), Fred Armisen (“Portlandia”), Zach Woods (“The Office”), Jake Picking (“The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” 2022), Stella Chestnut (“Horse Girl,” 2020), Lil Rel Howery (“Free Guy,” 2021), Ego Nwodim (“Saturday Night Live”), Ben Sinclair (“High Maintenanc­e”), Ayden Mayeri (“I Love That For You”), Tim Heidecker (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”) and Debby Ryan (“Insatiable”).

“Liason” - Season 1

Explore the endless possibilit­ies of space and time with the new, contempora­ry thriller series “Liason,” when it premieres its first episode on Apple TV+ Friday, Feb. 24. Episodes air weekly on Fridays thereafter.Across the series’ six-episode premiere season, the story explores how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future. In a highstakes, multilayer­ed plot, “Liason” sees “espionage and political intrigue play out against a story of passionate and enduring love” (per Apple TV+).The first French and English-language Apple Original series, “Liason” comes from creator Virginie Brac (“Cheyenne & Lola”), with direction by Stephen Hopkins (“The Fugitive”).Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan,” 2010), Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” 2016), Peter Mullan (“Ozark”), Gérard Lanvin (“Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1,” 2008), Daniel Francis (“Stay Close”), Stanislas Merhar (“The Count of Monte Cristo”), Laetitia Eido (Fauda”), Eriq Ebouaney (“Rogue City,” 2020), Bukky Bakray (“Rocks,” 2019) and Thierry Frémont (“Das Boot”).


“The Low Tone Club” - Season 1

Pick up the tune and join in with the first season of the Colombian youth comedydram­a series “The Low Tone Club,” premiering Wednesday, Feb. 22, on Disney+. Amaranto Molina (played by Colombian singer-songwriter Carlos Vives, “Robarte Un Beso”) is an unconventi­onal music teacher who takes up a job at a school that specialize­s in musical education. But much to Molina’s dismay, the school’s only priority is commercial success, rather than true musical education, passion or talent. Each year, the school’s principal, Eduardo Kramer (Julián Arango, “Metástasis”), chooses five students, nicknamed The High Tones, to be part of the school’s prestigiou­s Teen Band. Molina, on the other hand, is put in charge of The Low Tones, a group of students whose talents do not meet the school’s standards. Using his own unique methods, Molina takes an eccentric approach to bring out the best of each student’s unique talents, allowing them to heal and bring out the best in themselves. Alongside Vives, the cast of “The Low Tone Club” is made up of a cast of talented young artists, including Catalina Polo (“Primate”), Kevin Bury (“The Queen of Flow”), Salomé Camargo Fadul (“Diomedes, el Cacique de La Junta”), Luis Fernando Salas (“Luna, la heredera”), Juan Manuel Lenis (“El Barón”), Juanse Díez (“Decisions: Some Win and Others Lose”),Tim Janssen (“El Barón”) and new talents Pitizion, Elena Vives, Maria Fernanda Marin, Brainer Gamboa, Juan Diego Panadero, Manuela Duque, Melanie Dell’Olmo, Gregorio Umana, Zoila Mariano, Sharik Abusaid, Giseth Mariano, Deisy Mariano and Juan Camilo Gonzalez.

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Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and Sergio Pérez in “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”

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