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The Network streaming service launches John Leguizamo, Steve Coogan shows

John Leguizamo stars in "The Green Veil" on The Network. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
John Leguizamo stars in "The Green Veil" on The Network. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

March 19 (UPI) -- The Network announced Tuesday it will launch April 30 with two new original shows. The Network will be free to watch and supported by ads.

The first two episodes of The Green Veil and Chivalry will premiere April 30. Following that, dramas will debut Tuesdays and comedies Thursdays.

The Green Veil is a sci-fi drama starring John Leguizamo as a secret government agent in the 1950s. Leguizamo executive produces the eight-episode series with The Network creator Aram Rappaport.

Green Veil also stars Hani Furstenberg, John Ortiz, Irene Bedard, and Isabelle Poloner. Irene Bedard and Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel are executive producers and Native American consultants.

Chivalry is a comedy created by and starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani. The show is about a female director replacing a male director on a production after a scandal.

Steve Coogan co-created and stars in "Chivalry." File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI
Steve Coogan co-created and stars in "Chivalry." File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI

Wanda Sykes and Sienna Miller also star in Chivalry. Chivalry already aired in the U.K. and will have its U.S. premiere on The Network.

The Network will feature two shows at a time to avoid the clutter of other streaming service libraries. It will be available on Apple, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire and web based devices.

Sarah Solemani co-created and stars in "Chivalry." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Sarah Solemani co-created and stars in "Chivalry." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI