Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’: Wynn Everett, Lotte Verbeek, More Join Season 2 Cast
Marvel’s Agent Carter is bulking up its cast as the series heads to Hollywood for Season 2. The Newsroom alumna Wynn Everett, Lotte Verbeek (The Fault In Our Stars), Currie Graham (Pompeii) and Reggie Austin (Devious Maids) have joined as regulars for the second season of the ABC action-drama series. In addition, Dominic Cooper and Bridget Regan, who recurred last season, both will be back for Season 2. Cooper will reprise his role as Howard Stark and Regan will be back… Read
‘American Gothic’ Murder Mystery Drama Gets CBS Series Order For Summer 2016
CBS is keeping the number of its summer original drama series at three. As it recently opted to end Under The Dome after three seasons and Extant after two, the network has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to American Gothic, a twisty family drama from writer Corinne Brinkerhoff (Jane The Virgin) and Under The Dome and Extant producers, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and CBS TV Studios. American Gothic will air next summer, joining fellow newcomer, comedic… Read
The ABCs Of Relativity: What Happened In Its Bankruptcy Case, And What’s Next?
EXCLUSIVE: Don’t blame yourself if you’re struggling to figure out where things stand in Relativity Media’s effort to extricate itself from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A lot of important decisions were made this week in a case that’s unusually tortuous, even for bankruptcy attorneys and financiers who feast on complexity.
One of them likened the multiple all-night negotiations leading to those rulings as a “death march.”
CEO Ryan Kavanaugh’s studio is known… Read
‘In Jackson Heights’ Trailer: 50 Years Of Frederick Wiseman Docus
EXCLUSIVE: Frederick Wiseman has made 40 documentary films in the past 50 years and the trailer for No. 40 is now here: the New York love letter In Jackson Heights, a feature-length snapshot of the diverse neighborhood in northwestern Queens. It is in the midst of its fall fest run, having premiered in Venice before screening in Toronto and now getting a slot in its hometown fest, the New York Film Festival, on Sunday, with Wiseman in attendance.
Wiseman, now 85, has won… Read
Live-Action ‘Tiger & Bunny’ Coming From Imagine And Anew
Just-announced at New York Comic Con is the news that Ron Howard and Brian Glazer are getting into the superhero game. Imagine Entertainment is partnering with All Nippon Entertainment Works and Namco Bandai on a live action, English-language remake of Namco Bandai’s popular anime series Tiger & Bunny.
For those who haven’t checked it out, Tiger & Bunny explores themes familiar to fans of deconstructionist takes on superheroes like Powers, Watchmen and the like (though… Read
‘Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Gets Second Season On Disney XD
Looks like 2017 is shaping up to be a bountiful year for fans of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer. Disney XD today ordered a second season of its toon series Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy to bow that year, with the live-action theatrical sequel starring Chris Pratt due in May 2017.
Since its September bow, the series has drawn 4.4 million unique total viewers including 1.9 million kids 2-11, the cable net said. Season 2 will dive deeper… Read
Christopher Nolan Mum On New Project At London Film Festival Talk
Christopher Nolan took the BFI London Film Festival stage this afternoon to continue his crusade for the preservation of film as digital continues to dominate production, archive and exhibition. But he stayed silent on details of his next movie. That silence has been deafening since Warner Bros announced a release date: July 21, 2017. The studio has world rights on the new one, as it has had with all of Nolan's recent pictures except for Interstellar, which it shared with… Read
‘Extant’ Cancelled After 2 Seasons; Halle Berry To Produce Legal Drama For CBS
After two seasons and one creative revamp, CBS and star Halle Berry have pulled the plug on summer sci-fi drama series Extant. The network is staying in business with the Oscar-winning actress, putting in development Legalease, a drama which Berry will executive produce.
"CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the Extant story after last season's exciting and fitting conclusion," said Glenn Geller, President of CBS Entertainment. "Extant played an… Read
Joy Behar Lands TLC Late-Night Series
TLC, a network best known for Josh Duggar, Honey Boo Boo, and Kody Brown and his four wives, has signed Joy Behar for a late-night talk show. The weekly, half-hour Late Night Joy will be shot in Behar’s NYC apartment. Behar, who rejoined ABC’s daytime talker The View this season, will be joined on her TLC show by longtime pal Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm); others appearing in the initial five-episode order include Behar’s The View colleague Sherri Shepherd, as well… Read
Paramount Extends Brad Grey To 2020 Amid Viacom Efforts To Rebuild Studio
Viacom has extended Brad Grey’s contract as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures into 2020, providing some stability at a time of uncertainty at the entertainment giant. A studio insider tells Deadline the deal was completed months ago, though it just became public today.
The renewal comes as Viacom launches efforts to rebuild Paramount, which is expected to account for about 24% of the parent company’s revenues but little of its cash flow. It cut the studio’s slate… Read
Cameron Thor Sentencing Postponed As Acting Coach Hires Mark Geragos
Acting coach Cameron Thor, who was convicted last month of lewd conduct with a minor, has obtained famed defense attorney Mark Geragos to fight the conviction. Sentencing, which was scheduled to take place today in Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys, CA, has been continued until November 20.
Thor, who appeared in court today in handcuffs and a blue LA County Jail jumpsuit, was convicted of lewd conduct with one of his students, Jordyn Ladell, when she was a… Read
‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Clocks Highest-Rated First Season In Cable History
AMC’s zombie-drama Fear The Walking Dead is officially the highest-rated series first season in cable TV history, with total viewers and in key demo, with Live+3 viewing tabulated.
In its six-episode Season 1, FtWD averaged 11.2 million viewers, 7.3 million adults 18-49 and 7.2 million adults 25-54, tallying three days of time-shifted viewing.
Only Donald Trump could argue that these numbers don’t justify AMC taking a victory lap today; no doubt he’d boast his two… Read