71st Emmy Winners Revealed: Game of Thrones Wins Best Drama

by Spencer Perry

71st Emmy Winners

71st Emmy Winners Revealed: Game of Thrones Wins Best Drama

The Television Academy held the 71st Emmy Awards tonight from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, and you can find the full list of winners below!

Drama Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)

Comedy Series
Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon Prime)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek
Veep

Limited Series
Chernobyl (HBO)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)

Television Movie
Black Mirror
Bandersnatch
Brexit
Deadwood
KingLear
MyDinnerWithHerve

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Mile Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul
Alfie Allen – Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly – House of Cards
Chris Sullivan – This Is Us

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gwendoline Christie – Game of Thrones
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Sophie Turner – Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones
Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve
Julia Garner – Ozark

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Writing for a Comedy Series
Barry – “ronny/lily” – Alec Berg and Bill Hader
Fleabag – “Episode 1” – Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Pen15 – “Anna Ishii-Peters” – Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Stacy Osei-Kuffour
Russian Doll – “Nothing In This World Is Easy” – Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, and Amy Poehler
Russian Doll – “A Warm Body” – Allison Silverman
The Good Place – “Janet(s)” – Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan
Veep – “Veep” – David Mandel

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sarah Goldberg – Barry
Sian Clifford – Fleabag
Olivia Colman – Fleabag
Betty Gilpin -GLOW
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Marin Hinkle – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky – Veep

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Carrigan – Barry
Stephen Root – Barry
Henry Winkler – Barry
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tony Hale – Veep

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Luke Kirby – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rufus Sewell – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Adam Sandler – Saturday Night Live
John Mulaney – Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon – Saturday Night Live
Robert De Niro – Saturday Night Live
Peter MacNicol – Veep

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Fiona Shaw – Fleabag
Kristin Scott Thomas – The Good Place
Maya Rudolph – The Good Place
Jane Lynch – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Emma Thompson – Saturday Night Live
Sandra Oh – Saturday Night Live

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Mahershala Ali (True Detective)
Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us)
Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us)
Joey King (The Act)
Niecy Nash (When They See Us)
Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)

Directing For A Comedy Series
Alec Berg – Barry
Bill Hader – Barry
Mark Cendrowski – The Big Bang Theory
Harry Bradbeer – Fleabag
Amy Sherman-Palladino – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Daniel Palldino – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Directing For A Drama Series
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss – Game Of Thrones – The Iron Throne
David Nutter – Game Of Thrones – The Last Of The Starks
Miguel Sapochnik – Game Of Thrones – The Long Night
Daina Reid – The Handmaid’s Tale – Holly
Lisa Brühlmann – Killing Eve – Desperate Times
Jason Bateman – Ozark – Reparations
Adam McKay – Succession – Celebration

Writing for a Drama Series
Better Call Saul – “Winner” – Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz
Bodyguard – “Episode 1” – Jed Mercurio
Game of Thrones – “The Iron Throne” – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Killing Eve – “Nice and Neat” – Emerald Fennell
Succession – “Nobody Is Ever Missing” – Jesse Armstrong
The Handmaid’s Tale – “Holly” – Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder

Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Johan Renck – Chernobyl
Ben Stiller – Escape At Dannemora
Jessica Yu – Fosse/Verdon
Thomas Kail – Fosse/Verdon
Stephen Frears – A Very English Scandal
Ava DuVernay – When They See Us

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Amy Adams – Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora
Aunjanue Ellis – When They See Us
Joey King – The Act
Niecy Nash – When They See Us
Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Mahershala Ali – True Detective
Benicio del Toro – Escape at Dannemora
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal
Jared Harris – Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome – When They See Us
Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:
Stellan Skarsgård – Chernobyl
Paul Dano – Escape at Dannemora
Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal
Asante Blackk – When They See Us
John Leguizamo – When They See Us
Michael K. Williams – When They See Us

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or TV Special
Johan Renck – Chernobyl
Ben Stiller – Escape at Dannemora
Jessica Yu – Fosse/Verdon
Thomas Kail – Fosse/Verdon
Stephen Frears – A Very English Scandal
Ava DuVernay – When They See Us

Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Variety Talk Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Read the complete nominations list by clicking here

Downton Abbey Takes the Top Spot, Ad Astra & Rambo Battle for 2nd

by Spencer Perry

Downton Abbey Takes the Top Spot, Ad Astra & Rambo Battle for 2nd

Downton Abbey Takes the Top Spot, Ad Astra & Rambo Battle for 2nd

The Downton Abbey movie from Focus Features opened in first place this weekend with an estimated $31 million haul, giving Focus their highest opening of all time. Internationally the continuation of the hit TV series brought in $10 million for an international total of $30.8 million and a worldwide total of $61.8 million. With success like this, a sequel will no doubt be in the cards down the road.

New Regency and 20th Century Fox’s Ad Astra snuck ahead for second place with a $19.2 million domestic haul, internationally the sci-fi thriller flick brought in $26 million for a global opening of $45.2 million.  Directed by James Gray, Brad Pitt stars.

Lionsgate and Millennium Media’s Rambo: Last Blood debuted just below Ad Astra with an estimated $19.015 million domestic opening. When solid numbers arrive tomorrow though, the films could swap places. The film opened above the previous John Rambo movie (2008’s Rambo) which opened at $18.2 million unadjusted.

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s IT Chapter Two slipped from first to fourth place, a dramatic drop but considering the popularity of the three new releases, not unexpected. The sequel brought in  $17.25 million for a domestic total of $179.17 million, still down considerably from the original film in 2017 but the film is the #7 domestic release for the year. Internationally the sequel grossed  $21.3 million, crossing the $200 million mark at the interntional boxo ffice and pushing the film’s global total to $385.1 million.

Hustlers slipped into fifth place but dropped just 49% and brought in another $17 million in the US for a domestic total of $62.55 million. Produced on a budget of $20 million, the film will no doubt be one of the major success stories for the year. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the film also stars Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, with Mercedes Ruehl and Cardi B. The film also stars an outstanding ensemble cast that includes Lizzo, Mette Towley, Madeline Brewer, and Trace Lysette.

 

Neil Gaiman Promises Netflix Sandman Series Will Remain Faithful To Comics

by Grant Hermanns

Neil Gaiman Promises Netflix Sandman Series Will Remain Faithful To Comics

Neil Gaiman promises Netflix Sandman series will remain faithful to comics

Since it’s announcement in July, anticipation has been through the roof for Netflix’s series adaptation of the classic Vertigo comic character The Sandman. Creator of the character Neil Gaiman has promised that his team is working hard to faithfully bring the story to the screen.

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In an AMA session on Reddit (via CBR), the 58-year-old author not only assured fans that the adaptation would remain faithful in spirit to the source material, but that it would also follow the comics’ story properly. Wonder Woman co-writer Allan Heinberg will serve as showrunner with both Gaiman and David Goyer executive producing.

There have been countless attempts to turn the seminal Sandman comics into live-action adaptations before, dating back into the 90s when the series began. Recently Joseph Gordon-Levitt was attached to star in and direct a feature film adaptation at WB’s New Line Cinema before that version failed to materialize.

Pick Up the first volume of Sandman by clicking here!

Sandman, which launched DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman’s worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny).

The Sandman series adaptation marks another high-profile comic adaptation for Netflix, which already has Dark Horse’s Umbrella Academy in production on a second season along with many Mark Millar works like The Magic Order & Jupiter’s Legacy.

First Blood Author Calls Rambo: Last Blood a Mess

by Grant Hermanns

First Blood Author Calls Rambo: Last Blood a Mess

First Blood author calls Rambo: Last Blood a mess

The Rambo franchise has never been one to garner critical love, aside from its debut installment in 1982, and the latest installment Last Blood is taking the worst beating not only from critics but also from First Blood author himself, David Morrell, who took to Twitter to voice his disappointment in the film.

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Rambo: Last Blood finds its titular hero coping with intense PTSD while living on a ranch in Arizona, trying to pick up casual work wherever he can. Soon his friend and estate manager Maria informs him that her granddaughter went missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, so John travels south of the border to find the youngster. The quest quickly turns into a violent descent into hell as he uncovers a sex-trafficking ring, teaming up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been kidnapped. He has to deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.

The film is directed by Adrian Grunberg with Matt Cirulnick (Absentia) and Stallone writing the screenplay for Last Blood, which Avi Lerner and Kevin King will produce.

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Stallone last played the titular role in 2008’s Rambo, which he wrote and directed, earning $113.2 million worldwide on a $50 million budget.

Will Ferrell & Ryan Reynolds to Star in A Christmas Carol Musical Movie

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Will Ferrell & Ryan Reynolds to Star in A Christmas Carol Musical Movie

Will Ferrell & Ryan Reynolds to Star in A Christmas Carol Musical Movie

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds are set to star in a musical re-imagining of A Christmas Carol. It’s unclear who they pair will be playing in the film.

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The film will reunite Ferrell with Daddy’s Home team Sean Anders and John Morris who will write and produce the film. No studio is currently attached but the project is being pitched across Hollywood.

Ferrell and Reynolds both previously appeared in the Richard Nixon/White House comedy Dick in 1999 but shared no scenes and haven’t properly collaborated ever. Reynolds can next be seen in Netflix’s 6 Underground and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard from Lionsgate, with Ferrell set to star in Netflix’s EuroVision feature film and Downhill, the Fox Searchlight remake of the 2014 Swedish film Force Majeure.

Charles Dickens’ immortal classic was first published in 1843 and has seen nearly two dozen film adaptations since the advent of the medium, starting in 1901 all the way through the Jim Carrey/Robert Zemeckis performance capture version in 2009, with just as many done for television.

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Watchmen Poster Debuts Ahead of October Premiere

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Watchmen Poster Debuts Ahead of October Premiere

Watchmen Poster Debuts Ahead of October Premiere

HBO has released a new motion poster for Watchmen, featuring star Regina King as the sequel series’ protagonist. Check it out in the gallery below!

RELATED: The Full Trailer for HBO’s Watchmen is Here!

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in 1986, Watchmen quickly become one of sequential art’s most acclaimed stories. The original story centers on a murder-mystery before unfolding into a planet-altering conspiracy that ultimately asks where the fine line is drawn between heroes and villains. Check out the original comic for yourself by purchasing it here.

The series is made up of an ensemble cast that includes Jeremy Irons (Justice League) as an older Ozymandias, Regina King (The Leftovers), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Louis Gossett Jr. (Hap and Leonard), Tim Blake Nelson (Colossal), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Andrew Howard (Bates Motel), Frances Fisher (Masters of Sex), Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sara Vickers (The Crown), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Jean Smart (Fargo) as a mysterious FBI agent, and James Wolk (ZooTell Me a Story). 

RELATED: HBO’s Watchmen Premiere Date Announced With New Key Art

Lindelof serves as creator, writer, showrunner, and executive producer on the Watchmen series, with Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph Iberti also executive producing. Nicole Kassell will executive produce and direct the pilot. The series comes from Lindelof’s White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television and is based on the DC Comics characters.

Lauren Ridloff, Ryan Hurst & More Promoted to Walking Dead Series Regulars

by Maggie Dela Paz

TWD Season 10 Promotes Lauren Ridloff, Ryan Hurst & More to Series Regulars

Lauren Ridloff, Ryan Hurst & more promoted to Walking Dead series regulars

AMC have officially announced that Eternals star Lauren Ridloff (Connie), Ryan Hurst (Beta), Cailey Fleming (Judith), Cassady McClincy (Lydia), Cooper Andrews (Jerry), Nadia Hilker (Magna), and Eleanor Matsuura (Yumiko) have been promoted to series regulars for the upcoming tenth season of The Walking Dead. The seven cast members were first introduced in the second half of the last season with McClincy’s Lydia playing a big part on the ongoing feud between our main survivors and the Whisperers.

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The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That family grew and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived and gave birth to a new generation. It is a tale of humankind and there are more stories to tell.

It is now Spring, a few months after the end of Season 9 when our group of survivors dared to cross into Whisperer territory during the harsh winter. The collected communities are still dealing with the after-effects of Alpha’s horrific display of power, reluctantly respecting the new borderlines being imposed on them, all while organizing themselves into a militia-style fighting force, preparing for a battle that may be unavoidable.

But the Whisperers are a threat unlike any they have ever faced. Backed by a massive horde of the dead it is seemingly a fight they cannot win. The question of what to do and the fear it breeds will infect the communities and give rise to paranoia, propaganda, secret agendas, and infighting that will test them as individuals and as a society. The very idea of whether civilization can survive in a world filled with the dead hangs in the balance.

The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Cailey Fleming, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Cooper Andrews, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Lauren Ridloff, Angel Theory, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, and Ryan Hurst. Thora Birch and Kevin Carroll have joined the cast for Season 10.

RELATED: New The Walking Dead Season 10 Posters and Synopses Released

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image ComicsThe Walking Dead reigns the number one drama on television among adults 18-49 for the last six seasons. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.

The series is scheduled to return on Sunday, October 6 at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT

Smallville’s Erica Durance Reprising Lois Lane Role for Arrowverse Crossover!

by Kylie Hemmert

Smallville's Erica Durance Reprising Lois Lane Role for Arrowverse Crossover!

Smallville’s Erica Durance reprising Lois Lane role for Arrowverse crossover!

Erica Durance will be reprising her role as Lois Lane and reuniting with Smallville co-star Tom Welling for The CW’s upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, TVLine has confirmed.

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Durance will guest star in multiple episodes in the highly-anticipated Arrowverse crossover, reuniting the WB’s original Lois and Clark almost a decade after Smallville ended. Durance previously appeared on Supergirl as Alura Zor-El/Noel Neill. Durance’s other post-Smallville credits include Saving Hope, Painkillers, and Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.

Also guest-starring in the five-part event are Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf, Supergirl), Elizabeth Tulloch (Supergirl), and Brandon Routh (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Superman Returns). With the addition of Welling, three Supermen will be appearing in the crossover from different universes.

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The Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover will begin with Supergirl on Sunday, December 8, followed by Batwoman on Monday, December 9, The Flash on Tuesday, December 10, Arrow on Tuesday, January 14 (after the winter hiatus), and will conclude with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, airing after Arrow on January 14.

Grudge Photos Offer First Look at Nicolas Pesce’s Horror Remake

by Kylie Hemmert

Grudge Photos Offer First Look at Nicolas Pesce's Horror Remake

Grudge photos offer first look at Nicolas Pesce’s horror remake

Three new Grudge photos have been released, offering fans a first look at director Nicolas Pesce’s horror remake of the 2004 film The Grudge, which is itself a remake of the 2002 Japanese film Ju-On: The Grudge. You can check out the photos now in the gallery below!

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The film stars John Cho (Searching), Demian Bichir (The Nun) and Andrea Riseborough (Waco). Filmmaker Sam Raimi, who produced the first two installments of the American versions of the horror trilogy, is producing alongside Rob Tapert for Ghost House. The movie was co-written by Pesce and Jeff Buhler.

The Japanese Ju-On franchise is currently at nine feature films including a “versus” movie with The Ring. The original 2004 American version of The Grudge starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an exchange student who moves to Tokyo and finds herself tormented by spirits of the dead. Gellar returned for a 2006 sequel, but not for the third film, which went direct to home video.

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Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman are executive producing for Good Universe alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, and Doug Davison. Romel Adam is overseeing the movie for Ghost House and Brady Fujikawa is overseeing for Good Universe. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions recently picked up worldwide rights to The Grudge reboot.

Grudge will hit theaters on January 3, 2020.

Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik to Reunite for New FOX Comedy Carla

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The Big Bang Theory alums Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik will be reuniting to star in Fox's upcoming multi-cam comedy titled Carla

Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik to reunite for new FOX comedy Carla

According to Variety, The Big Bang Theory alums Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik will be reuniting to star in Fox‘s upcoming multi-cam comedy titled Carla. The series will mark Parsons and Bialik’s first TV project since The Big Bang Theory which had premiered its twelfth and final season last May.

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Carla will follow the story of a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you cannot have everything you want and still be happy. That is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Cat Café in Louisville, KY.

“In pursuing a hand-crafted approach to our scripted development, Charlie and I knew ‘Carla,’ written by Darlene Hunt, was a project with great potential that could become the centerpiece of our comedy slate – and Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik coming to Fox Entertainment is obviously an enormous part of that equation,” Fox Entertainment’s President of Entertainment for Fox Entertainment, Michael Thorn said “‘Carla’ is an unapologetically big, broad multi-cam with a strong female point-of-view, pushing the format in a way that will be distinctive. With the A+ creative team, our partners at Warner Bros., led by the inimitable Peter Roth, and BBC Studios, we think we have something truly special here.”

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Based on the BBC original Miranda, the series is created by Miranda Hart. It will be written and executive produced by Darlene Hunt. Parsons serve as an executive producer through his That’s Wonderful Productions banner along with Angie Stephenson of BBC Studios. Bialik is also set to executive produce along with Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught through their Sad Clown banner. That’s Wonderful’s Eric Norsoph will also be producing.

Carla will be a co-production between Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment. The project is a part of Parsons and Bialik’s overall deals with WBTV. It is expected to debut in Fall 2020.

Netflix Renews GLOW For Fourth and Final Season

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Netflix Renews GLOW For Fourth and Final Season

Netflix renews GLOW for fourth and final season

The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Netflix has given a fourth season renewal to its acclaimed wrestling comedy GLOW, however it will also act as the end of the road for the women wrestlers after the cliff-hanger third season.

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Inspired by the short-lived, but beloved show from the ’80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture-perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Brie (CommunitySleeping With Other People) stars along with Betty Gilpin (Nurse JackieTrue Story) and Marc Maron (Almost FamousMarc Maron: Thinky Pain). Breeda Wool (UnRealMr. Mercedes) has also signed on for a recurring role in Season 3 alongside Geena Davis. GLOW was created by Liz Flahive (HomelandNurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse JackieOrange Is The New BlackWeeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch who are serving as showrunners.

“We have a full story to tell and whether or not we’re idiots for not giving ourselves an ending this season remains to be seen,” Flahive told THR. “We’ve played it this way every season, where we’ve sort of left it all on the field. This show has a big heart and a big cast and big story to tell, and other people are not going to set that limit for us. We can’t do that, because it wouldn’t be fair to what we’re trying to do. We’d love to have the opportunity to give the show a satisfying ending.”

See the real women of G.L.O.W. upon which the Netflix series is based on.

“They have sort of screwed themselves by making the model be that there is no model — that they have to reinvent the wheel every season,” Gilpin said of a fourth season. “So I hope they are hard at work reinventing the wheel. Because this is the greatest job ever, and I want to do it again and again.”

This marks the second Netflix series Davis has joined in the third season, as she will also voice Huntara in She-Ra and the Princess of Power. She recently concluded her multi-season run as Dr. Nicole Herman on Grey’s Anatomy.

The fourth and final season will consist of ten episodes, while no premiere widow has been announced.

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Showtime Delays The Affair Finale, Kidding Premiere to Pair with Homeland

by Grant Hermanns

Showtime Delays The Affair Finale, Kidding Premiere to Pair with Homeland

Showtime delays The Affair finale, Kidding premiere to pair with Homeland

Showtime is shaking its upcoming schedule a bit as the second season of the Jim Carrey-led Kidding, which was set to premiere in November, will now premiere in February alongside the premiere of the final season of Homeland, while the series finale of its soapy drama The Affair has now been extended one extra night, according to TVLine.

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Kidding centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children’s television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality’s family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

The series also stars Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out), Judy Greer (Married), Cole Allen and Juliet Morris. Guest stars include Justin Kirk (Weeds), Ginger Gonzaga (I’m Dying Up Here) and Tara Lipinski.

Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is “Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time,” and of his executive producer, Seb (Langella). Seb fears Jeff’s mental state could ruin the branding empire they’ve built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre (Keener), the head puppet maker, grapples with her own professional and personal issues, including with her daughter, played by Morris. Greer stars as Jeff’s estranged wife, and their son is played by Allen.

Kidding is executive produced by Holstein, who wrote multiple episodes and serves as showrunner. The series reunites Carrey with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), who serves as executive producer and directed several episodes. In addition, season one of Kidding is executive produced by Carrey, Michael Aguilar (I’m Dying Up Here), Roberto Benabib (Weeds), Raffi Adlan (The Green Hornet), Emmy nominee Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Jim Garavente (Bad Words).

The second season of Kidding will premiere on Sunday, February 9 following the premiere of Homeland.

RELATED: The Affair Season 5 Trailer & Official Poster Released by Showtime

The Affair Season 5 stars Golden Globe nominee Dominic West (Colette), Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (Beautiful Boy) and Sanaa Lathan. The series finale was set to air as a two-hour episode on October 27 but will now divide into two episodes, with the finale now airing on November 3.

Season 5 will chronicle the aftermath of last season’s horrific events and find the characters coming to terms with the consequences of their choices – as they make the realization that if they really want to change their futures, they must first face the past. Helen (Tierney) begins the season involved in an intoxicating new affair with a charismatic movie star (guest star Claes Bang), who offers to give her everything she’s been missing. Noah (West) meanwhile has to swallow his pride and his jealousy and step in to take care of his family in her absence.

But just when things seem to have stabilized, a chance encounter with someone from the distant past sets in a motion a sequence of events that brings them both to their knees. Paquin stars as Alison and Cole’s now adult daughter Joanie Lockhart, who returns some years in the future to piece together the truth about what happened to her mother, bringing the whole story full circle.

In addition to West, Tierney, and Paquin, season five series regulars include Julia Goldani Telles and Jadon Sand as Noah and Helen’s children, Whitney and Trevor Solloway; and Lathan, as Janelle, Noah’s girlfriend and the principal at the school where he teaches. New guest stars in season five include Jennifer Jason Leigh (Patrick Melrose), Claes Bang (The Square) and Lyriq Bent (She’s Gotta Have It), with Russell Hornsby (Fences) returning. Emily Browning, Omar Metwally, John Doman, Kathleen Chalfant, Max Fowler, Michael Braun, Abigail Dylan Harrison, and Jake Siciliano will also guest star.

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The series was created by WGA Award-winning playwright, writer, executive producer and showrunner Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment). The Affair is also executive produced by Jessica Rhoades (Sharp Objects), Hagai Levi (In Treatment) and Michele Giordono (Nurse Jackie).

Season 8 of Homeland catches up with Danes’ Carrie Mathison recovering from months of confinement in a Russian gulag. Memory issues from the tortures she’s suffered prove problematic for Saul, who calls on her to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios for Showtime, Homeland was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for season seven are Chip Johannessen, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Ron Nyswaner, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir, and Ran Telem.

Production on the final season of Homeland is currently underway. The series will return on Sunday, February 9.

New Poster for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Released

by Maggie Dela Paz

New Poster for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Released

New poster for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood released

Sony Pictures has released a brand new poster for their upcoming biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, featuring Mister Rogers as he invites you to have a little kindness. Starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks as the legendary TV personality, the film is set to arrive in theaters on November 22. Check out the full poster in the gallery below!

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the story of the real-life friendship that blossomed between the beloved Fred Rogers and cynical journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys, The Americans). The film will see the cynical journalist begrudgingly accepting an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed, carrying the potential for a heart-warming story that could rival 2013’s drama Saving Mr. Banks, also starring Hanks.

The screenplay was written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Transparent, Beautiful Ruins) and is directed by Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). The movie also stars Chris Cooper (The Town) as Junod’s father. Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach will produce alongside Youree Henley (The Beguiled20th Century Woman).

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Leah Holzer of Big Beach will executive produce, along with Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster. The project originated from a true story developed by Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster, first appearing on the Black List in 2013.

Disney’s Cruella Adds Into the Badlands’ Emily Beecham

by Grant Hermanns

Disney's Cruella Adds Into the Badlands' Emily Beecham

Disney’s Cruella adds Into the Badlands’ Emily Beecham

Deadline has brought word that the upcoming Disney live-action prequel to its acclaimed 101 Dalmatians, Cruella, has expanded its cast further with the addition of Into the Badlands vet Emily Beecham, who just wowed the crowd at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with her performance in the upcoming drama Little Joe, for which she won the festival’s Best Actress award.

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The Cruella De Vil movie will explore the villainess who originated in Dodie Smith’s 1956 book, “The Hundred and One Dalmatians.” The role was voiced by Betty Lou Gerson in Disney’s 1961 animated adaptation and played by Glenn Close in the 1996 live-action take (as well as in that film’s 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmatians).

Pick up the original animated Disney classic here.

The film will be starring Academy Award-winning actresses Emma Thompson (Howards End), and Emma Stone (La La Land), who is set to portray the titular fur-obsessed antagonist. The upcoming prequel is expected to be set in the 1970s, with Stone calling her take on the character “punk rock.”

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Joining Stone and Thompson are British actor Joel Fry (Game of Thrones, Yesterday) as Jasper and Paul Walter Hauser as Horace (the bumbling henchmen from the original 101 Dalmatians). The long-in-development film will be directed by I, Tonya filmmaker Craig Gillespie (The Finest HoursMillion Dollar Arm).

(Photo Credit: Backgrid Images)

Cruella

Haley Lu Richardson & Barbie Ferreira to Star in HBO Max’s UNpregnant

by Maggie Dela Paz

Haley Lu Richardson & Barbie Ferreira to Star in HBO Max's UNpregnant Movie

Haley Lu Richardson & Barbie Ferreira to star in HBO Max’s UNpregnant

HBO Max has announced that they’re in the process of developing a film adaptation of UNpregnant, based on authors Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan’s coming-of-age novel. Five Feet Apart actress Haley Lu Richardson and Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira have been tapped for the lead roles of Veronica and Bailey, respectively.

“When the opportunity to produce a film based on UNpregnant arose in partnership with the incomparable Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Erik Feig, I knew HBO Max was the right place for this story,” HBO Max’s Head of Content, Sarah Aubrey said in a statement. “We want to create authentic, relevant films that are told with grace and humor to serve our young adult audience, and this is exactly that.”

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UNpregnant will follow the story of seventeen-year-old Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson), who never thought she’d want to fail a test – that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with two solid pink lines. With a promising college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she’d have to make. This tough and never-taken-lightly decision leads her on a 900+ mile road trip to New Mexico over three days with her ex-best friend Bailey (Barbie Ferreira), where they discover that one of the most important factors in your life is who your friends are.

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The film will be directed by Emmy winner Rachel Lee Goldenberg (The Mindy Project). It will feature a mix of humor and grounded human emotion as it explores complicated friendships and the difficult road to adulthood, all while in a stolen El Camino.

UNpregnant will be produced by Berlanti Productions in partnership with PICTURESTART. Berlanti’s Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon; Arrow), Sarah Schechter (Supergirl) and Michael McGrath will be serving as executive producers along with PICTURESTART’s Erik Feig (La La Land), Lucy Kitada (The Babysitters Club) and Jessica Switch (Nerve).

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

Leigh Whannell Underpromises The Invisible Man Remake Will Surprise Audiences

by Grant Hermanns

Leigh Whannell Underpromises The Invisible Man Remake Will Surprise Audiences

Leigh Whannell underpromises The Invisible Man remake will surprise audiences

Writer/director Leigh Whannell and production studio Blumhouse took to Twitter recently to not only reveal that production has wrapped on the upcoming remake of the classic Universal Pictures sci-fi horror flick The Invisible Man, but also to “underpromise” that the film will surprise audiences. Check out the video from set below!

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Starring Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House), the film will make its debut on February 28, 2020.

The Invisible Man centers on Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist. She escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

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Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.

Purchase the original The Invisible Man film here.

The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson, and Jeanette Volturno. The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures.

The Star Wars News Roundup for September 20, 2019

by Scott Chitwood

The Star Wars News Roundup for September 20, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of September 20, 2019

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Warsnews from the week of September 20, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed.

Let’s get to it!


Rise of Skywalker News and Rumors


Television News and Rumors


Around the Web


Books


Comics


Attractions


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Jesse Plemons and Dominique Fishback Join Jesus Was My Homeboy

by Jeff Ames

Jesse Plemons and Dominique Flashback Join Jesus Was My Homeboy

According to Deadline, Jesse Plemons (Fargo, The Post) and Dominique Fishback (The Deuce) have signed on for the Black Panthers pic Jesus Was My Homeboy. The pair will join Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) in the Ryan Coogler-produced film.

Directed by Shaka King (High Maintenance) and co-written by King and Will Berson (Scrubs), the film will follow the rise of Black Panther Fred Hampton leading up to his assassination, all told from the perspective of William O’Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated the Panthers and gave the information that led to Hampton’s death.

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Fishback will play Hampton’s lover Deborah Johnson, while Plemons will portray Roy Mitchell, one of the primary FBI agents acting against Hampton.

Coogler has been breaking new ground in the film industry with the 2015 sports sequel spin-off Creed and last year’s critical and commercial smash Black Panther, which earned seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, becoming the first superhero film to earn the nomination. He is currently working on writing the script to the Marvel superhero hit, as well as attached to direct the drama Wrong Answer based on the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal and producing the long-awaited Space Jam sequel starring LeBron James (Trainwreck).

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Plemons got is big break on the TV series Friday Night Lights, and has gone on to feature in critically praised films such as Steven Spielberg’s The Post (as well as Bridge of Spies), the Tom Cruise thriller American Made and the TV series Fargo. He will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

Fishback will next appear opposite Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Netflix sci-fi film Power. She recently starred in Fox 2000’s The Hate U Give as well as the indie drama Night Comes On.

Natalie Morales Joins Denzel Washington and Raimi Malek in The Little Things

by Jeff Ames

Natalie Morales Joins Denzel Washington and Raimi Malek in The Little Things

Deadline is reporting that Natalie Morales has joined Denzel Washington (FencesTraining Day), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers ClubSuicide SquadBlade Runner 2049) in the Warner Bros. thriller The Little Things. The actress is set to play a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department detective who works with the Washington and Malek to find Leto’s serial killer.
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The Little Things follows a burned-out Kern County, Calif. deputy sheriff named Deke (Washington) who teams with Baxter, a crack LASD detective (Malek), to reel in a wily serial killer. Deke’s nose for the “little things” proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past.

John Lee Hancock (The Blind SideThe Highwaymen) is writing and directing the film.

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Morales appeared in the popular TV comedy Parks & Recreation and played the title character in the NBC series Abby. She also appeared in Fox’s Stuber and The Grinder.

Bob Odenkirk Action-Thriller Nobody Set for August 2020 Release

by Jeff Ames

Bob Odenkirk action-thriller Nobody set for August 2020 release

Universal Pictures has set an August 14, 2020 release date for the upcoming action-thriller Nobody starring Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk.

The film, which hails from Hardcore Henry director Ilya Naishuller, follows a quiet suburban dad named Hutch – a typical nobody – who’s long-simmering rage suddenly erupts when two thieves break into his home. Propelled by this anger, Hutch journeys down a brutal and bloody path that will ultimately force him to confront secrets he fought to leave behind.

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John Wick scribe Derek Kolstad wrote the screenplay.

David Leitch and Kelly McCormick produced the pic via 87North, while Odenkirk and Marc Provissiero will produce through their Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. Braden Aftergood will also serve as producer for Eighty Two Films.

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Odenkirk is best known for his role as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and its spinoff series Better Call Saul. He also had a role in Steven Spielberg’s The Post, the Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen comedy Long Shot, and is set to appear in Sony’s remake of Little Women this Christmas.

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