TNT's Animal Kingdom.

This year's Tribeca Film Festival features a new TV strand, Tribeca Tune In, which will feature six season premieres, three sneak peeks and season finales.

One of the big premieres, at least for Australians, will be TNT's Animal Kingdom, executive produced by Liz Watts and David Michôd and directed by John Wells.

After the screening there will be a conversation with the stars, including Ellen Barkin (in the Smurf role made famous by Jacki Weaver) and Scott Speedman.

Other series premiering include HBO’s limited drama series about the criminal justice system The Night Of, starring John Turturro; OWN’s new original drama series Greenleaf, which marks Oprah Winfrey's return to acting in a recurring role; the History series Roots starring Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin and Laurence Fishburne; and AMC’s espionage drama The Night Manager directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, which premiered in Berlin and is screening on Foxtel March 20.

The producers and stars of Broad City – Ilana Glazer,  Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello – will also premiere their new three-episode Comedy Central limited series (with a priceless name) – Time Traveling Bong

There will be finale screenings of The Good Wife and Six Feet Under along with commemorative chats with the cast and crews, as well as a marathon screening of ESPN Films’ O.J.: Made in America, a seven and a half hour documentary about O.J. Simpson.

“Since TFF celebrated the show finale of Friends in 2004 to last year’s festival which showcased premieres of Inside Amy Schumer, Chef’s Table, and the Golden Globe winning Mr Robot, TFF has long since championed storytelling in a multitude of ways including traditional and online television platforms,” said Tribeca festival director Genna Terranova.  

"Tribeca Tune In gives us the opportunity to invite people off their couches and share their love and curiosity for great storytelling together. This year's selection is a showcase of the innovative voices, comedic creators and visionary producers who are making TV the exceptional medium it is today.”

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