‘Banshee’ To Stop Screaming After Season Four
Though the network hasn’t confirmed it, we’re hearing that Cinemax’s smalltown cops and criminals drama Banshee is set to end following the upcoming eight-episode fourth season. TV Line first reported the news. Speculation that the show was facing the end of the road started in earnest back in June, however speaking to Deadline at the time, HBO denied the rumors. Word is that the producers have known this was coming for some time, giving them enough leeway to bring the… Read
‘Lavalantula’ Sequel Greenlighted By Syfy
Syfy is looking to build another monster mashup franchise, greenlighting a sequel to original movie Lavalantula, which premiered on Saturday as part of Sharnado week.
Set for summer 2016, the Lavalantula sequel, from Cinetel Films, will be titled 2 Lava 2 Lantula! The original movie saw Steve Guttenberg star as Colton West, a 90s action movie star who is on the waning end of his career and in trouble with the law when volcanoes erupt in the Santa Monica mountains. The… Read
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Cast On How They Moved The Needle For The LGBT Community – TCA
With the recent amount of progress in the LGBT community, from SCOTUS making same-sex marriage a right to the Boy Scouts ending its ban on gay leaders, the castmembers of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black spoke about how they’ve been on the cusp of this revolution.
Lea DeLaria, who plays Carrie “Big Boo” Black on the Netflix series, said today during the series TCA panel: “What we’ve done is a large part of the LGBT community getting rights, fighting for rights and… Read
Female ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Security Guard Kidnapped & Assaulted; Three In Custody
Police in the Georgia city where Sleepy Hollow is filming arrested three youths in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a female security guard who was working on the set of Fox’s fantasy drama series.
Police in Conyers, GA, arrested the three suspects in the assault July 23 and they face armed robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, financial card fraud, carjacking and weapons charges. More charges may be forthcoming. According to reports, the victim was guarding the… Read
Aziz Ansari Explains Casting His Mom And Dad In Netflix’s ‘Master Of None’ – TCA
Netflix’s Master of None is sort of based on Aziz Ansari’s stand-up, and kinda based on his book Modern Romance, but "we're really trying to do a wide breadth of topics and subject matter," Ansari told TV critics this afternoon at Summer TV Press Tour 2015.
Unlike Parks And Recreation, the NBC ensemble comedy on which Ansari previously starred, Netflix affords producers the freedom of structure and form to only feature characters relevant to each episode.
Master Of None,… Read
’13 Hours’ Trailer: Michael Bay Bengazi Drama Peers Into The Myth
Michael Bay is back with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Bengazi, a film whose topic is sure to make holiday dinners civil, polite affairs. Based on the nonfiction book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff, the film follows a group of US special forces who find themselves forced to make tough decisions in the chaos surrounding the September 11-12, 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic compound in Benghazi that took the lives… Read
Syfy Orders Grindhouse Series ‘Blood Drive’ From John Hlavin & David Straiton
Syfy is tapping into the classic grindhouse movie tradition with Blood Drive, which has received a 13-episode straight-to-series order. The drama, from Universal Cable Prods. and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) and David Straiton (Bates Motel), who will also direct, is described as a high-octane, over-the-top scripted series set in a near-apocalyptic future that centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country… Read
‘Longmire’ Creators Tease Season 4 & Talk About Netflix Comeback – TCA
“Never before had I wept in a meeting.” Such was Longmire executive producer Greer Shephard’s emotional reaction when Netflix decided to move forward with Season 4 of the series.
The EPs discussed at TCA today their journey from A&E Network’s cancellation following their Season 3 cliffhanger in late August 2014 to its Netflix Season 4 resurrection scheduled to stream beginning on September 10. In addition, the Longmire panel teased some string from next season’s 10… Read
Gil Kenan To Direct ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ For Warner Bros
EXCLUSIVE: Gil Kenan has made a deal with Warner Bros to direct Five Nights At Freddy's, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon. It is an online sensation that takes place in a Chuck-E-Cheese-like eatery, where an animatronic animal that is part of the house band becomes a murderer at night. Players who’ve been locked inside try to survive the rampaging murder machine and his furry cohorts. Hatched in 2014, this became a popular… Read
Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have joined the cast NBC's upcoming The Wiz Live! special, slated for the coming holiday season. It airs on Thursday, December 3.
Queen Latifah plays The Wiz, the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City, but whose metamorphosis from ordinary to extraordinary is itself a hoax. She rose to her lofty position after being transported by accident to Oz in a hot air balloon during a snowstorm. Blige will play… Read
‘Vacation’ Review: R-Rated Gags Rachet Up Raunch – And Fun – In Franchise Reboot
Time to hit that “holiday road” again with the Griswolds as Warner Bros and New Line Cinema have rebooted the highly successful ’80s comedy franchise Vacation, and as I say in my video review (click the link above) that is a very good thing. The new Vacation is decidedly NOT your father’s version which starred Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo — first in 1983’s National Lampoon’s Vacation and followed by three theatrical sequels. Now the plot has Rusty, the son in those… Read
‘The Night Before’ Trailer – A Very Seth Rogen Christmas
Welcome, extremely fun people. A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas finally has the perfect double feature companion for when you’re completely blotto during the holidays and need something to watch, and of course it’s from the other reigning kings of stoner comedy. Sony Pictures gives you The Night Before, a drug fueled comedy about three childhood best friends who have spent every christmas eve for the past decade-plus partying in a completely debauched haze. As they all… Read