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Pete Davidson to Play Joey Ramone and More Netflix News

Netflix has announced the biopic I Slept with Joey Ramone, revealed the trailer for Selena: The Series Part 2, and provided us with the first photos from the second season of Never Have I Ever.

Pete Davidson to Play Joey Ramone and More Netflix News

I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE

Netflix and STXfilms have partnered to develop and produce I Slept with Joey Ramone, a biopic chronicling the life of the king of punk. Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live, The King of Staten Island, upcoming The Suicide Squad) will play Joey Ramone in the film.

I Slept with Joey Ramone will be directed by Jason Orley (Big Time Adolescence, Pete Davidson: Alive from New York, upcoming I Want You Back). The writers are Davidson and Orley, who based the script on the Mickey Leigh memoir of the same name.

“When you share a bed with someone — and not just a bed, but a childhood, a family, and a lifetime — you know that person better than anybody else. Mickey Leigh not only collaborated with his big brother’s band – he has irreplaceable memories of and insights into Joey Ramone, having supported him when no one else would and witnessed him overcome adversity in the most dramatic way,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman STXfilms Motion Picture Group.

“I Slept with Joey Ramone is a great rock anthem that will make an equally great rock biopic, set apart by a universal story of family. Pete is perfect for this role and we’re excited he and Jason will be bringing this icon of rock to life and thrilled to be collaborating once again with our friends at Netflix.”

The executive producers are Rory Rosegarten (Everybody Loves Raymond), Pete Davidson, Mickey Leigh, and David Spiegelman.

The film will be made with the cooperation and support of the Estate of Joey Ramone and with the assistance of Rosegarten Films.

SELENA: THE SERIES PART 2

You heard her sing, now you’ll hear her voice. Selena: The Series Part 2 will premiere on Netflix May 4, 2021.

Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. The two-part coming-of-age drama Selena: The Series explores the once-in-a-generation performer’s journey as a young artist, from singing small gigs in Corpus Christi with her family to becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all time – and the years of grit and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together before Selena’s meteoric rise to fame.

Now on the brink of stardom, Selena Quintanilla’s journey through the Tejano music world continues. Learning how to handle her newfound success, Selena struggles to balance, family, love, and a burgeoning career. Part 2 of Selena: The Series chronicles the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigate together as she becomes the most successful female Latin artist of all time.

Created by Moises Zamora, the series stars Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, Seidy López, Jesse Posey, Julio Macias, and Natasha Perez. The executive producers are Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh, Hiromi Kamata, and Moises Zamora.

NEVER HAVE I EVER

Netflix has also released first look images and announced Common as a recurring guest star for the second season of Never Have I Ever. The second season will debut in July 2021.

Common joins the cast as Dr. Chris Jackson, a suave and debonair dermatologist who works in Nalini’s (Poorna Jagannathan) building. His high-end practice and celebrity clients are impressive to everyone — except Nalini.

In Season 2 of the coming-of-age comedy, Indian American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships.

Never Have I Ever is created by executive producer Mindy Kaling, with Lang Fisher serving as executive producer, showrunner and writer. The Universal Television project is also executive produced by 3 Arts Entertainment’s Howard Klein and David Miner.


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