Pam & Tommy Photos Show Lily James as Baywatch Pamela Anderson

by Tyler Treese

Lily James Pamela Anderson

Lily James and Sebastian Stan recently shocked fans with their great transformation for the upcoming Hulu series Pam & Tommy. James wowed in a leather outfit, while Stan looked just like Tommy Lee in their reenactment photos.

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Now we have a look at James in Pamela Anderson’s most iconic role, Baywatch‘s C. J. Parker. James looks just like the blonde bombshell in her red one-piece swimsuit. Many fans on social media state that they would’ve thought the photos were of Anderson if they didn’t have context.

Check out the Lily James set photos as Baywatch Pamela Anderson below:

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Pam & Tommy follows the tumultuous relationship between the Motley Crüe drummer/co-founder and former Baywatch star/model, including the notorious incident in which their honeymoon sex tape was stolen and subsequently leaked to the public. Though it will be included, the story will not focus on the scandal but rather explore their relationship going back to their marriage after only 96 hours of knowing each other.

The 8-episode miniseries will see Stan and James joined by Seth Rogen (This is the End) as the man who stole the couple’s sex tape and sold it off, and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as porn impresario Uncle Miltie. Directing the series is Craig Gillespie, who previously worked with Stan in the acclaimed 2017 film I, Tonya. The screenplay is written by Rob Siegel, while Rogen and Evan Goldberg will produce through their Point Grey banner. Other producers include Dave Franco, Sue Naegle, Limelight’s Dylan Sellers, and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison.

CBS Cancels All Rise and The Unicorn

by Anthony Nash

All Rise CBS

All Rise CBS

CBS has canceled both All Rise and The Unicorn.

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All Rise, which followed an idealistic Los Angeles judge (played by Simone Missick) and the cases and personal lives of various courthouse figures, filmed just two seasons, with the second season set to conclude later this month. The Unicorn, which starred Walton Goggins as a recently widowed father trying to re-enter the dating scene, aired its second season finale earlier this year. 

While The Unicorn seemed to be a victim of normal cancellation, All Rise did have some behind-the-scenes turmoil affecting it throughout its run. The series had seen most of the writing staff for the show leave after the first season, due to reported clashes with showrunner Greg Spottiswood regarding the show’s treatment of race and gender. Spottiswood was dismissed as showrunner earlier this year, but the show seemingly wasn’t doing well enough to continue. 

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Alongside the news of the cancellations, CBS announced that comedies United States of AI and B Positive have both been renewed for second seasons. Elsewhere, the company also announced that both SEAL Team and Clarice would be moving to Paramount+ at the beginning of their next seasons.

CBS Moving SEAL Team and Clarice to Paramount+

by Anthony Nash

Seal Team and S.W.A.T. have been renewed for another season by CBS

CBS will be moving two of its high-profile drama programs, SEAL Team and Clarice, to Paramount+ next season.

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According to a report from Deadline, deals are still being finalized, but SEAL Team will reportedly be beginning its fifth season on CBS next fall, where it will air around four episodes on the network before moving to the streaming service. As for Clarice, the second season will reportedly stream exclusively on Paramount+.

The move for this shift to streaming apparently came down to shelf space, as CBS already had picked up three new franchise dramas for next season, as well as the medical drama Good Sam. With the addition of new shows being brought into the mix, CBS likely thought it best for the shows and themselves to migrate some to Paramount+, where they can continue to thrive without having to worry about battling it out in the ratings department.

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SEAL Team follows an elite unit of United States Navy SEALs, Bravo Team, a sub-unit of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group. The cast includes Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J Buckley,  and Toni Trucks. Clarice will be based on the best-selling novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris and will star Rebecca Breeds as the titular character.

Loki Gets New Image, Writer Talks Time Variance Authority’s Role

by Anthony Nash

Loki Time Variance Authority

A brand new look at Loki, Marvel Studios’ upcoming series based on Tom Hiddleston’s character, has been released, alongside some more information on just what role the Time Variance Authority will play. 

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In a new look at the show from Entertainment Weekly, Hiddleston’s Loki can be seen in what looks to be the custody of the Time Variance Authority, and he doesn’t look too pleased. Alongside the image, Loki’s head writer Michael Waldron spoke about the role the group will play in the show. 

“My pitch for the show was kind of a big, crazy, fun time adventure,” Waldron said. “The TVA is just an entirely new world [with] a new cast of characters, and that’s what felt most exciting about the show: building a new corner of the MCU.”

Loki tells the story of the Time Variant Authority, a bureaucratic organization tasked with making sure the flow of time stays safe and secure. After arresting Loki due to his escape from time in Avengers: Endgame, the agent of chaos will need to help the group as they fix various timelines in the universe. 

Golden Globe winner Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Sophia Di Martino (YesterdayFlowersInto the Badlands), Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror: San Junipero), Cailey Fleming (The Walking Dead), and Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Sasha Lane (American Honey) and Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country).

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Kate Herron directs Loki, and Michael Waldron (Rick and MortyDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) serves as head writer and executive producer. Loki is set to premiere on Disney+ on June 9, 2021.

Hades PlayStation 4 Version Revealed by South Korean Rating

by Anthony Nash

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Hades, the roguelike hack-and-slash from Supergiant Games, has recently received official classification in South Korea. While that means the game will likely see a release in the country, it also gives hope for those looking for a PlayStation 4 version of the critically acclaimed title.

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In the official classification, Hades received a rating of being for everyone aged 15 or older due in part to its “realistic or fantasy representation of violence” and its use of “red blood and physical damage.” Most notably, it says the game is rated on PlayStation 4, which is a new platform for the roguelike.

As of yet, Hades hasn’t released on any systems outside of the Nintendo Switch and PC. While Supergiant Games hasn’t spoken much about a release outside of those two systems, the game being officially rated in South Korea for the system suggests that a PlayStation 4 release could be arriving sooner rather than later.

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In Hades, players take on the role of Zagreus, the prince of the Underworld, who is trying to escape the realm to get away from his father, Hades, and reach Mount Olympus. Along his journey, Zagreus meets a variety of Olympians, who grant him special abilities in his various trips through the Underworld. In true roguelike fashion, players can attempt to make it through randomly generated levels of the Underworld while they face off against enemies trying to send them back to Hell. 

Marvel’s What If Disney+ Show Gets Updated Release Timeframe

by Anthony Nash

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One of the most interesting Disney+ shows in development is Marvel’s What If…?, which is an animated show based on the What If comics that Marvel occasionally puts out. Now we have a better idea of its release month. 

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the show will release on Disney+ sometime in August. This will give Marvel fans something to check out during the summer months. The animated anthology will reimagine tons of events from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Peggy Carter becoming Captain Britain and Steve Rogers becoming Iron Man, among other stories. The main character in the series will be Uatu the Watcher, who Jeffrey Wright will voice.

Most notably, Marvel’s What If…? will feature Chadwick Boseman, who was able to reprise his role as T’Challa, also known as the Black Panther, for the show. His episode will revolve around T’Challa being abducted by the Reavers that took Peter Quill (Star Lord) in The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Every story in the show will be non-canonical, as the stories will feature some wildly different outcomes from their actual events in the MCU. 

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The original What if comic book series debuted in 1977 and 200 issues have been published over time. The stories ranged from implausible scenarios to more humored-filled takes. It’s a great way for Marvel to use the streaming service to tell more out-of-the-box stories unachievable through live-action.

NBC Orders Holiday Specials For Young Rock, Kenan, and More

by Anthony Nash

Young Rock Holiday Special

NBC is getting ready for the holidays, as the company has ordered holiday specials for a handful of its biggest comedies. 

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The company recently announced that they would be airing special holiday episodes of Kenan, Young Rock, and Mr. Mayor this coming season. With all three shows slated to return for second seasons sometime in January, this means that all three holiday specials will be standalone episodes, not connected to either Season 1 or Season 2 of the show. 

This isn’t entirely uncommon across the world but is normally not seen in the United States, with shows opting to air special holiday-themed episodes within a season instead of a special It’s unclear when exactly the holiday specials will air, but they will join NBC’s 2021 holiday programming, which includes Annie Live!, Trolls Holidays in Harmony, and Jimmy Fallon’s Five More Sleeps ’Til Christmas. 

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Both Young Rock and Kenan join a strong roster of veteran shows heading into NBC’s next season. New comedy Mr. Mayor previously gained a second season alongside longtime drama like Law & Order: SVU, the Chicago franchise, and The Blacklist.

Zack Snyder Shows First Photo of Justice League’s Green Lantern

by Anthony Nash

Wayne Carr Green Lantern Actor

Fans got a taste of what Zack Snyder had in store for the DCEU when the director’s cut of Justice League released earlier this year. Recently, the director shared a photo of what his version of the iconic Green Lantern would have looked like had he made it into the film.

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During a recent screening of his upcoming film Army of the Dead, Snyder gave fans a look at the superhero, who would’ve been based on the John Stewart comic book character. Initially, Snyder wanted to use Green Lantern in the Justice League epilogue instead of Martian Manhunter but plans changed after Snyder was forced to use another character.

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As seen in the photo, the crew was able to film the scene with Wayne T. Carr, who was the actor that Snyder cast as Stewart. Unfortunately, the photo itself isn’t extremely high quality, as Snyder showed a photo of the character from his cellphone, but fans were happy to at least see the character for a moment. 

“This is kind of crazy because we shot it in what I’m going to call ‘Driveway Studios.’ He called me after he showed it to everyone,” Carr said of the filming in a recent interview. “I think it was the second time because they had watched it in parts. He was like, ‘They’re not letting me do this thing.’”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is available now on HBO Max.

California Wildfires Taught Sam Zvibleman to ‘Play Jazz’ Directing PEN15

by Tyler Treese

Pen15

PEN15 is one of Hulu’s most critically acclaimed comedies, but filming for the second season of the show didn’t go as planned. Director and co-creator Sam Zvibleman recently discussed how the second season got off to a messy shoot due to a natural disaster.

“All sorts of productions face this issue of you want to create this world, but the world has no interest in your plans,” Zvibleman told ComingSoon of directing the critically acclaimed second season of PEN15. “So, we’re not unique in having production problems, but for instance, we’re supposed to shoot day one of Season 2 on a Monday and come Friday, right before a few days before we had these fires in California and we lost our location that we’re supposed to shoot in in a couple of days. That was like the pool party. It was also Maura’s house for the sleepover. So we had to almost completely flip our schedule. So we had to shoot stuff that I hadn’t planned for at all in a couple of days, then the same thing happens another week later we’re supposed to shoot in the woods, but there was, it was too dangerous because of I believe the Santa Ana winds come in.

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Ultimately, the hectic schedule and constant changes taught Zvibleman to improvise as a director and change plans at a moment’s notice.

“Okay. So you’re going to shoot something else. You don’t have any idea what you’re going to do. Then there’s like personal tragedy in our, in our cast and crew too that would happen. So things just kept coming up that threw curve balls at us. I really had to learn to fly by the seat of my pants and sort of play jazz instead of my usual way, which is sort of meticulously knowing what I’m planning and what I’m going to do. It was just, you know, shoot from the hip, take what’s coming and, and try to make it work. It was super stressful, you know, ’cause I like to know what I’m going to do. I know the crew likes to know what I want to do, but that’s life. So it was a really amazing sort of boot camp for shooting and for life in certain ways.”

The second part of PEN15 Season 2 is on the way, but it isn’t filmed yet and no timeframe has been determined just yet.

“Well, the long and short answer is no [I don’t know when filming will start],” Zvibleman told ComingSoon. “Anna and Maya are just are raising the new, you know, 2050 cast of PEN15. They had kids during quarantine. They’re enjoying being new moms. So, you know, it’s going to happen, but I don’t truly [know]. I’m not even being like coy. I have no idea, but it’ll happen.”

Starfield Will Be Exclusive to Xbox and PC, No PS5 Version

by Tyler Treese

Starfield exclusive

Even more Starfield news is starting to come out as the highly anticipated Bethesda title is said to be exclusive to Xbox and PC.

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“Starfield is exclusive to Xbox and PC,” said Venture Beat reporter Jeff Grubb. “Period. This is me confirming that.” Previously, no consoles were announced, although some fans were still holding out hope that it would come to PlayStation consoles.

This isn’t shocking news as Microsoft purchased Bethesda, but it is a major statement. Fallout and The Elder Scrolls have been highly popular on PlayStation consoles, so this means Microsoft has a potential system seller in Starfield. Microsoft hasn’t been releasing next-gen exclusives so far, so expect the game to follow suit and work on a wide range of Xbox systems from the Xbox One on the low end to the Xbox Series X on the high end.

Earlier today, images from a 2018 build leaked from the game. Clearly, many improvements have been made since then and we’ll get to see them soon. The game was hinted at for years by Bethesda and is said to be the sci-fi equivalent to Skyrim. It was officially revealed back in 2018 but hasn’t been seen much since then.

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Current rumors indicate that Bethesda will reveal the game at E3 2021. There is even word that it could release this fall, although that has been debated between reports. Either way, Microsoft is making a huge move with Starfield and will be using it as a marquee Xbox title going forward. Expect to hear more soon and likely at Micorosft’s June press conference.

ABC Cancels American Housewife, Rebel, Mixed-ish, & For Life

by Kylie Hemmert

ABC Cancels American Housewife, Rebel, Mixed-ish, & For Life

Following today’s earlier announcement that ABC had renewed a handful of fan-favorite series, the network has revealed that American Housewife, Rebel, Mixed-ish, and For Life have been canceled, according to TVLine. It was previously announced that Kyra Sedgwick’s sitcom Call Your Mother had also been canceled after one season.

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American Housewife, created by Sarah Dunn, aired for five seasons and starred Katy Mixon as a mother of three raising her flawed family in a wealthy Connecticut town. The series also starred Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Ali Wong, and Daniel DiMaggio.

Rebel, the crime drama starring Golden Globe winner Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), was canceled after only five episodes into its freshman run. The series was inspired by the real-life activist Erin Brockovich and was created by Emmy nominee Krista Vernoff. Rebel centers on Annie “Rebel” Bello (Sagal), a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She’s a funny, messy, brilliant, and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost. The series also stars Andy Garcia, John Corbett, James Lesure, Lex Scott Davis, Tamala Jones, Ariela Barer, Kevin Zegers, and Sam Palladio.

Black-ish spinoff Mixed-ish has been canceled after two seasons on the network. From Emmy nominees Peter Saji and Kenya Barris, and Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), the comedy follows Rainbow Johnson, played by Arica Himmel with Ross narrating, as she recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. The series also stars Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Christina Anthony, Ethan William Childress, Mykal-Michelle Harris, and Gary Cole.

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For Life, created by Emmy nominee Hank Steinberg, will not be returning for a third season at the network. Sony Pictures TV is expected to shop the series to other buyers, including Hulu (via Deadline).

Executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and starring Nicholas Pinnock, the series is inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. who was wrongfully convicted as a drug kingpin but got his conviction overturned while in prison and became a licensed attorney. It is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace (Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves – his estranged wife and daughter – and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. For Life also examines the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems. Joy Bryant, Ty Harris, and Indira Varma also star.

The Wonder Years Reboot, Three New Shows Picked Up By ABC

by Tyler Treese

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The Wonder Years reboot is officially getting the go-ahead from ABC alongside three other shows.

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The single-camera comedy is helmed by Saladin Patterson (Dave), Lee Daniels (Empire), and Fred Savage, who starred in the original show that ran from 1988 through 1993. Instead of the Arnolds, the show will focus on the Montgomery, Alabama-based Williams family in the 60s. The show will focus on a 12-year-old named dean played by Elisha Williams. Dule Hill (Psych) and Saycon Sengbloh (In The Dark) will play his parents, while Laura Kariuki is his sister. Don Cheadle will serve as the narrator, an adult version of Dean.

Besides The Wonder Years reboot, other new series ordered by ABC include the drama Queens. This will focus on a 90s female hip-hop group reuniting while the women are in their forties. It will star Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velasquez. Zahir McGhee (Scandal) is the series creator and executive producer.

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Additionally, ABC has ordered two comedies: Abbott Elementary and MaggieAbbott Elementary is created by Quinta Brunson, who will also star in the comedy. It takes place in a Philadelphia school and follows teachers that have to deal with a clueless principal. Tyler James Williams (The Walking Dead), Janelle James, Chris Perfetti (In the Dark), Lisa Anne Walter (Emeril), and Sheryl Lee Ralph (Ray Donovan) will also star.

Meanwhile, Maggie follows the titular psychic, who is played by Rebecca Rittenhouse. After seeing into her own future, Maggie decides to live in the present. It also stars David Del Rio, Nichole Sakura (Superstore), and Angelique Cabral. Co-creators on the series are Justin Adler and Maggie Mull, who will both executive produce as well.

Law & Order: Organized Crime Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

by Michael Ruiz

Law & Order: Organized Crime

The SVU spinoff Law & Order: Organized Crime has been renewed for a second season at NBC.

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 will air as part of NBC’s “all-Law & Order Thursdays” this fall. This will include Law & Order: For the Defense at 8/7c, SVU at 9/8c, and Organized Crime at 10/9c. The newest entry of the beloved series franchise stars Chris Meloni reprising his role from SVU as Detective Elliot Stabler.

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According to TVLine, franchise creator Dick Wolf said in a call that Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 would likely consist of 24 episodes broken into three eight-episodes arcs. Wolf described each portion of the season by attaching specific movies to them, giving an idea of what you can expect from the upcoming season.

“The first third of the season is The Godfather. The second third is American Gangster. And the last third is Scarface,” Wolf said. “And these villains are going to be really bad guys that give [Stabler] a constant source of energy, outrage, belief in justice, and a different way of pursuing criminals than we’ve had before.”

Additionally, with Meloni’s character having an integral role in both Organized Crime and SVU, Wolf gave some insight on whether we would see more crossover events for the shows.

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“We’re going to do it whenever it gives both shows a different way to shine,” Wolf said, adding that he’d likely use as a template the way that his Chicago Fire/P.D./Med shows have handled similar episodes. “And, obviously, there is a portion of the audience that says, ‘Geez, this is frustrating. Why don’t you just put them both on the same show again?’ It’s not exciting. This, to me, is much more engaging.”

Law & Order: Organized Crime made its debut on April 1 on NBC. Its premiere garnered 7.9 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating.

James Gunn: Starro Isn’t The Suicide Squad’s Only Villain

by Alex Santa Maria

Starro Suicide Squad Comics

The big news coming out of The Suicide Squad‘s full trailer was the identity of its villain. Starro, the giant starfish monster who takes over planets via facehugger-esque creatures and the power of mind control, has terrified multiple DC heroes over the years. He’s now ready to take on the combined forces of Harley Quinn, a giant shark man, and John Cena’s Peacemaker, but he’s not the only villain in the film.

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Director James Gunn recently sat down with Den of Geek and revealed that the film’s story won’t just have Starro as its villain, but Starro does work perfectly for the movie’s plot. “He does work really well as the villain of this movie, as one of the villains, actually, of this movie,” said Gunn. Considering the mechanics of Starro’s mind-control powers, it’s possible that these other villains could be just about anyone in the DC Universe with a face that a starfish can settle onto.

Gunn has also promised that the appearance of this inherently goofy character won’t just be a joke a-la Deadpool’s team of companions in Deadpool 2. “We get to see Starro’s story as well. We get to know a little bit about that character, and it’s not a one-dimensional guy.”

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In fact, Gunn tells Den of Geek that Starro was one of his favorite villains as a kid, even though he knew how ridiculous the concept was. That ridiculous is key to why Starro fits so well into the film. “I think that he’s perfect—that exemplifies what this movie is. It is ridiculous, and it’s also terrifying and serious at the same time.”

The Suicide Squad will release on August 6, 2021, both theatrically and on HBO Max.

Marvel Sets Directors for Secret Invasion Disney+ Series

by Tyler Treese

Marvel Secret Invasion

Marvel has found a pair of directors for its upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion that will star Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn.

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Hollywood Reporter is saying that Marvel has tapped Let Him Go director Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim (The Looming Tower) to direct episodes of the upcoming show. They will join executive producer Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) on the project, which is said to be shooting in Europe later this year. It’s unknown how many episodes each man will direct, but it’s said to likely be a three-three split or four-two.

The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series, which was first announced in September and confirmed to be an adaptation of the comic storyline in December, will see Jackson reprising his role of former S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury alongside Mendelsohn as Talos, a pseudo-leader of the Skrulls. Jackson as Fury has been a mainstay of the MCU and a source of connective tissue between many of the films. Mendelsohn is reprising his role from Captain Marvel as well as Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s post-credits scene, in which he was revealed to be impersonating Fury throughout the film.

The comic story was penned by Brian Michael Bendis and saw a long-term invasion of Earth by the Skrulls. It was first published in June 2008 and revealed that the species had secretly replaced many Marvel superheroes.

Killian Scott Negotiating Role in Marvel’s Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion is also set to include Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami), who will play the series’ main villain, Olivia Colman (The Crown), and former Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. Not much about the plot is officially known, as Marvel has been keeping things under tight security for what could be one of its biggest projects ever. 

Biomutant Gameplay Footage Unleashed Ahead of May Release

by Alex Santa Maria

Biomutant Colorful Gameplay Reveal

 Biomutant can finally see exactly what they’ll be experiencing when the game comes to PC and consoles on May 25. Several videos of gameplay footage reveal a cartoonish visual flair, a wide-open world to explore, and plenty of swordplay.

When the action starts, it’s easy to see that developer Experiment 101 has several former members of Just Cause makers Avalanche Studios in their midst. Explosions rain down from the tiny weapons in our mammalian warrior’s hands. This comes alongside comic-book-style exclamations that wouldn’t be out of place on Adam West’s Batman. Overall, it’s a striking change from the normal open-world experience.

Check out the new Biomutant PC gameplay below:

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THQ Nordic has pre-orders set up for those who like what they see in Biomutant‘s brief tease. Those with current-gen consoles will have to wait until early next week to see even more high-fidelity gameplay, but there will be no delay on release day. The game is launching across generations and all major PC storefronts at the end of the month.

Players have been waiting a long time to see Biomutant in action. The publisher revealed the game in 2017, and gameplay footage has been hard to come by. It was playable at several industry events, but the game has gotten a considerable upgrade since then and looks mighty polished for its debut this month.

Check out Biomutant PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X gameplay below:

Anime Leaving Crunchyroll May 2021: 18 Shows Exit Including Durarara

by Michael Ruiz

Crunchyroll May 2021

Another month, another set of anime series leaving Crunchyroll. For May 2021, a total of 18 shows will be leaving the streaming service. This includes Durarara, Samurai Flamenco, Wagnaria!!, and Silver Spoon. You can check out the full list below.

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  • Classroom Crisis
  • Day Break Illusion
  • Durarara
  • Durarara X2
  • Durarara X2 The Second Arc
  • Durarara X2 The Third Arc
  • High School Fleet
  • I’ve Always Liked You
  • Occult Academy
  • R.O.D.
  • Silver Spoon
  • Samurai Flamenco
  • The Moment You Fall in Love
  • Vividred Operation
  • World Conquest Zvezda Plot
  • Wagnaria!!
  • Wagnaria!! 2
  • Wagnaria!! 3

Crunchyroll announced all 18 shows will be making their exit on May 28. So, if you’ve been itching to watch (or re-watch) Classroom Crisis, High School Fleet, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, or any of the other shows listed above, it may be a good time to check them out.

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Among the anime series leaving Crunchyroll, Durarara is one of the most popular. The 2010 anime is an adaptation of the Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda. The anime follows Mikado Ryugamine as he moves to Ikebukuro in an attempt to bring some excitement to his life. There are some strange things happening in the Tokyo district, like invisible gangs and other supernatural events, that somehow intertwine the people’s pasts and present.

While it won’t be on Crunchyroll for much longer, the first season of Durarara is available on Netflix right now.

Leaked Starfield Images Show Bethesda’s New IP Before Rumored Reveal

by Alex Santa Maria

Starfield logo

It seems that the makers of modern Fallout and Skyrim are about to pop the lid off Starfield. Set to be Bethesda Game Studios’ first new universe in years, leaked images of the upcoming game are already starting to flood the Internet.

Provided via self-styled game news investigator @SkullziTV on Twitter and confirmed by gaming insider Jeff Grubb among others, the leaked images reveal even more of the interiors of spaceships players can expect in this supposedly open-world adventure.

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The leaks include warning that the images are from the same 2018 build that has leaked out previously, meaning that the final game will have several layers of polish not seen in these screenshots. @SkullziTV also confirmed that Starfield will have factions, including The Black Fleet and the Space Nation Alliance.

The Internet has been trying to piece together what Starfield is for a long while. First revealed in 2018 and hinted at for years before that, the space equivalent to the fantasy-inspired Skyrim is one of the most anticipated video games in development currently. Every game the Skyrim team has produced in recent memory has been a bonified blockbuster, and that’s just the type of game Bethesda’s new owners at Microsoft are looking for.

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There have been some rumors that Bethesda will reveal the game at E3 and turn around with a release this fall, although others have suggested that development was delayed further. Both sides agree that it should be a big part of Microsoft and Bethesda’s joint press conference next month, so those who have been absorbing every drip of information should be quite satisfied in a month’s time.

Bridgerton: Netflix Orders Limited Series Spinoff Focusing on Queen Charlotte

by Kylie Hemmert

Bridgerton: Netflix Orders Limited Series Spinoff Focusing on Queen Charlotte

The Bridgerton-verse is expanding as Netflix and Shondaland have announced plans for an all-new limited series based on the origins of Queen Charlotte — the reimagined and beloved character who captivated 82 Million households around the world in Season 1. While the series will center on the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte, it will also tell the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury. Shonda Rhimes will write the series and serve as executive producer alongside Betsy Beers and Tom Verica. An official title and more details will be revealed at a later time.

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“Many viewers had never known the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton brought her to the world, and I’m thrilled this new series will further expand her story and the world of Bridgerton. Shonda and her team are thoughtfully building out the Bridgerton universe so they can keep delivering for the fans with the same quality and style they love. And by planning and prepping all the upcoming seasons now, we also hope to keep up a pace that will keep even the most insatiable viewers totally fulfilled,” said Netflix’s Bela Bajaria.

Additionally, Netflix and Shondaland are proud to welcome Jess Brownell (Bridgerton S1 & S2, Inventing Anna, and Scandal) as Showrunner for Seasons 3 and 4.

“As we continue to expand the world of Bridgerton, we now have the opportunity to devote even more of the Shondaland fold to the Bridgerton-verse,” says CEO of Shondaland, Shonda Rhimes. “We’ve worked with Jess Brownell for over a decade and have long wanted to find the right project to place in her hands. When it came time to pass the baton, I knew this unique voice was vital to the future of the show.” Betsy Beers added, “Chris has been part of the Shondaland team for his entire entertainment career, and Shonda and I are very proud of all he contributed to help create this series for fans around the globe.”

Brownwell added: “It’s been incredibly rewarding working alongside Shonda, Betsy, and Chris Van Dusen on the first two seasons of Bridgerton. And now, as these beloved characters are entrusted to me, I cannot wait to lend my unique vision to the next two seasons. I feel so fortunate to have found a home at Shondaland and to have the support of Shonda and Betsy as I move forward into this new chapter.”

Showrunner Chris Van Dusen who brought Season 1 to life is currently in production on Season 2.

“With Bridgerton, I set out to make the period show I always wanted to see. I never could’ve anticipated how much the rest of the world also wanted to see it. I’m deeply proud of this remarkable cast and incredible crew, and I’m so grateful for the enduring support of Shonda, who I’ve worked alongside for 17 years. Shondaland is where I learned how to make TV, craft incredibly complex characters and how to tell stories. And while it’s been an incredible journey, I have my sights set on a few new stories to tell. To that end, I’ll continue as showrunner — writing and producing season two of Bridgerton — and look forward to seeing Jess continue the magic in seasons three and four. I’d also like to thank Julia Quinn and her passionate fans — for embracing my vision for bringing these beloved books to the screen. See you in Grosvenor Square!” said Van Dusen.

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Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all.

The show continues to reimagine the world of Julia Quinn’s high society series of books, this time adapting The Viscount Who Loved Me, which centers around the pursuit of a suitable marriage for Anthony, the eldest Bridgerton sibling. New cast members for Season 2 include Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma, Shelley Conn as Mary Sharma, Calam Lynch as Theo Sharpe, and Rupert Young as Jack. They join Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey, who take up the romantic mantle as Season 2’s leads. Ashley stars as headstrong Kate, who is more than prepared to handle anything that comes her way including Anthony Bridgerton (Bailey).

Hulu’s The Great Season 2 Adds Gillian Anderson as Catherine’s Mother

by Maggie Dela Paz

Hulu's The Great Season 2 Adds Gillian Anderson as Catherine's Mother

Coming off from her Golden Globe-winning performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown Season 4, Gillian Anderson has found her next TV project in the form of Hulu’s acclaimed comedy-drama The Great. Anderson has officially signed on for a guest-starring role in the upcoming second season of the Elle Fanning-led series. She will also next be seen in the long-awaited third season of Netflix’s Sex Education and in Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady.

Anderson is set to appear in two episodes of The Great Season 2 and will be playing the role of Catherine’s mother Joanna. Described as a glamorous socialite from Germany, Joanna is sometimes also known as the “maestro of marriage” for her abilities to arrange high-profile partnerships for her daughters. She has heard rumors of her daughter’s coup and come to Russia to see it for herself. Though the apple of Catherine’s eye and a doting mother, it soon becomes clear Johanna has more sinister intentions to save her family’s reputation.

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The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great through 18th Century Russia from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. Season 1 is a fictionalized, fun, and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past that encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as a lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter.

The series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great, Nicholas Hoult as Russian emperor Peter, Phoebe Fox as Marial, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee as Grigor, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, and Sacha Dhawan.

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The Great is written and executive produced by Tony McNamara (The Favourite) with Matt Shakman (Game Of Thrones) serving as the director. Fanning and Marian Macgowan are also set as executive producers.

For its first season, the series had earned three major Golden Globe nominations including Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy as well as Best Actress and Best Actor for Fanning and Hoult.

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