MSNBC has officially announced the renewal of its “Total Drama” series.
The news comes as HBO’s “The Sopranos” returns to HBO in a limited run for its first season, the network announced Monday.
The “Total” series is based on the award-winning “Total War” series of novels and movies, written by Tony Soprano, that has become a hit in the US.
Its cast includes James Franco, Sarah Paulson, Jane Lynch, Paul Giamatti and James Franco.
Its first season is expected to air in 2016.
“The Soprano” has become an international phenomenon and has sold more than 5.7 million copies in the U.S. alone, the HBO announcement said.
The show has been renewed for a second season, and the network also plans to launch a new series of dramas, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.”
“Total Drama,” a term coined by the BBC, is a new term that encompasses all the major drama series that feature people from the past, present and future.
“As we continue to invest in new content, we’re thrilled to be partnering with HBO on another season of ‘Total,'” said Jim Bell, CEO of HBO Programming.
“The series has been the gold standard of British drama for the past decade and we’re excited to continue to build upon the incredible success of this hit series and its iconic cast.”