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TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Voters, Here Are The Hot Races We’re Talking About

TV Talk Podcast Deadline

We are in the final days of phase 1 of Emmy voting and for this week's Deadline Podcast: TV Talk we spotlight the races and shows that are the greatest hits of television 2018. From the drama of the Best Actress, Drama category with The Crown's Claire Foy vs. The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss to the potential Jeff Daniels and Benedict Cumberbatch battle in the Best Actor Limited Series or TV Movie, there are primetime hits galore to be mined. In a year when HBO’s Veep… Read


‘The Good Doctor’: Lisa Edelstein To Recur On Season 2, Sets ‘House’ Reunion

EXCLUSIVE: Great news for House fans: Lisa Edelstein is set to join the cast of the ABC medical drama The Good Doctor. She is slated to recur in several episodes beginning with the Season 2 premiere, reuniting with The Good Doctor creator/executive producer David Shore for the first time since their seven-year tenure together on another hit medical drama, Fox’s House. On The Good Doctor, from Sony Pictures TV and ABC Studios, Edelstein will play Dr. Blaize, an expert… Read


‘Black Panther’ Items To Be Displayed At Smithsonian African-American Museum

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired several objects from the Black Panther film, including the costume worn by star Chadwick Boseman. The Smithsonian NMAAHC announced the acquisitions on its website and via Twitter with the hashtag #WakandaForever. The museum did not indicate when the display would go live. In addition to the costume, also acquired were a shooting script signed by Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan… Read


Johnny Depp’s $650M Film Fortune “Almost All Gone”, New Rolling Stone Exposé Says

Johnny Depp — “alternately hilarious, sly and incoherent” in a major new Rolling Stone profile focusing on the actor’s legal and financial woes — has, according to the article, made $650 million on films that netted $3.6 billion. “Almost all of it,” says the magazine, “is gone.” The piece, titled “The Trouble With Johnny Depp” and written by Stephen Rodrick, details Depp’s lawsuits against The Management Group, run by Depp’s longtime business manager Joel Mandel and his… Read


Steven S. DeKnight Inks Overall Deal With Netflix

Writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight is expanding his relationship with Netflix, signing a multi-year overall deal with the Internet TV network for series and other projects, including feature films. DeKnight was the creative force behind the first season of Netflix’s Marvel’s Daredevil, serving as showrunner and executive producer. The series is going into its third season on Netflix later this year. He also created, wrote and executive produced Starz series S… Read


David Ayer Sets Gritty LA Crime Thriller ‘Tax Collector;’ Shia LaBeouf, Bobby Soto Star

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EXCLUSIVE: David Ayer is squeezing a gritty indie crime thriller in between directing Bright and its sequel. Ayer has begun pre-production on Tax Collector, a crime thriller he wrote and will direct in Los Angeles this summer with Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto starring. Cross Creek Pictures is funding the film, which is a co-production between Cross Creek and Cedar Park Entertainment. Latter is led by Ayer and Chris Long, who just made a first look deal with eOne for… Read


WGA West Board Elections: 15 Candidates Will Vie For Eight Seats

WGA West

Fifteen candidates have been nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGA West's board of directors, including incumbents Patti Carr, Jonathan Fernandez, Courtney Ellinger and former guild president Patric Verrone. The other candidates chosen by the guild's nominating committee are Deric Hughes, David Slack, Akilah Green, Ashley Gable, Spiro Skentzos, VJ Boyd, Travis Donnelly, Dante W. Harper, Eric Heisserer, Deborah Amelon, and Betsy Thomas. Eligible members also can… Read


Scoot McNairy Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

EXCLUSIVE: Quentin Tarantino has set Scoot McNairy to join the cast of his Sony Pictures film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. McNairy will play the role of a cowboy named Business Bob Gilbert, a character in the Western TV show from the time period that is an element of a Pulp Fiction-like tapestry of the summer of 1969 in Los Angeles. McNairy joins a killer cast that is led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota… Read


‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Review: Marvel & Netflix Series Is Truly The Real For Real

Luke Cage

The launch of Season 1 of Marvel's Luke Cage in 2016 crashed Netflix. The June 22-debuting second season may or may not repeat that feat, but it sure packs a lot more punch. I was a big fan of the first cycle of the Cheo Hodari Coker-run and Mike Colter-led Harlem hero series, but there's no argument things went a little sideways towards the end of Season 1. This time around, former music journalist and Ray Donovan co-EP Coker has listened to his ear for knowing it is… Read


Imagine Buys Zach Dean Pitch ‘Canary’ As Ron Howard Directing Vehicle

EXCLUSIVE: Imagine Entertainment has pre-emptively bought the film rights to the female-driven grounded sci-fi pitch Canary from Zach Dean. Imagine chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard made the deal and will produce a project that will be developed as a directing vehicle for Howard. Imagine's Erica Huggins and Tyler Mitchell, who brought in the project, will oversee for Imagine. Dean will also serve as an executive producer. Dean is currently adapting Billy Graham: My Life… Read


Kevin Costner Talks ‘Yellowstone’, Varied Roles & A Venice ‘Fandango’ Lesson – Cannes Lions

Kevin Costner

Paramount Network's cinematic first original drama series, Yellowstone, debuted last night in the U.S., and star Kevin Costner was in Cannes today to talk up the show. Costner plays John Dutton, patriarch of the family that owns America's largest contiguous ranch who bumps up against land developers, a Native American reservation and America's first National Park. It’s an intense study of a violent world that hails from writer-director Taylor Sheridan. Discussing his… Read


‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Producers On “Ambitious” Season 2 – The Contenders Emmys Video

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Now in its second season, The Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller had one thing to say about the award-winning Hulu series’ sophomore run: “You just don't want to f*ck it up.” Miller was joined onstage by executive producer Warren Littlefield at Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys event to talk about going beyond Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel for Season 2, while at the same time staying loyal to the universe she created. Miller said they are “still in… Read