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The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: Jason Bateman, Jonathan Tucker, And The ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast

From Arrested Development and Ozark star Jason Bateman to the cast and showrunner of Queen Sugar to our Contenders Emmys video series, there are tons of Deadline videos and podcasts to catch up on from the past two weeks. In addition to chatting with This Is Us star Mandy Moore, Pete Hammond talked to Jason Bateman about his duo of Netflix shows Arrested Development and Ozark on The Actor’s Side video series. On the Next Generation TV video series, Dominic Patten chatted… Read


President Kim Kardashian West? “Never Say Never,” Says The Celebrity

Fresh off her political triumph in getting a prison sentence commutation for Alice Johnson, Kim Kardashian West isn’t ruling herself out of an eventual run for office. Appearing on CNN’s The Van Jones Show, Kardashian West said a political career isn’t likely right now. But, she added, “I guess never say never. But that’s not going to be like, Kim’s running. That’s not where I am.” The Kardashian clan hasn’t clearly declared its party affiliations. Kim appeared at the… Read


‘The First Purge’ Director Gerard McMurray On Adding Real World Elements To The Horror Genre

In telling the story of Universal’s The First Purge, which introduces the inauguration of the day when laws are unenforced and pent-up violence unleashed, director Gerard McMurray found inspiration in pulling from real-life events to underscore the film’s themes of abuse of power and resistance. “Right now we're living in a time where people are waking up and seeing how things really are and are needing to stand up and voice their opinion,” said McMurray, speaking with… Read


‘Insecure’ Star Yvonne Orji Says Season 3 Is “A Season Of Growth”

Yvonne Orji

With the August 12 premiere date for Season 3 of HBO hit comedy Insecure approaching, star Yvonne Orji gave more clarity on what to expect, calling the new installment “a season of growth.” “This is definitely a checks-and-balances season, and some people will get checked,” she told Deadline on the sidelines of the 22nd annual American Black Film Festival in Miami. In recent interviews, star and creator Issa Rae has hinted that Season 3 will focus on the topic of black… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Queen Sugar’ Showrunner & Cast On What To Expect In Season 3 – ATX

This week, Amanda N’Duka and I are excited to bring you a special live episode from the ATX Television Festival featuring Queen Sugar cast Dawn Lyen-Gardner, Rutina Wesley and Kofi Siriboe as well as season three showrunner Kat Candler. After an advanced screening of an episode of the OWN drama series from Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, the panel talked to us and the audience at the Alamo Drafthouse about what to expect from this season which continues DuVernay’s… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: Sonequa Martin-Green Talks ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, Importance Of Representation In Sci-Fi

Actress Sonequa Martin-Green is associated with two huge franchises with enormous followings: The Walking Dead and Star Trek: Discovery. Her character Sasha met her maker in The Walking Dead, but she still lives on in our hearts. As for her role as Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery, she has broken ground as the first Black female lead in a Star Trek franchise that probably has one of the most inclusive casts in the history of the iconic sci-fi property. Martin-Green… Read


‘The Affair’ Creator On Season 4: Characters Explore “Relationships With Themselves” – ATX

Sarah Treem of The Affair

Season 4 of Showtime’s The Affair will explore the “concept of moving on, and how much of that is possible, and how much of it is impossible,” said series co-creator Sarah Treem at the Austin ATX Television Festival. Following a screening of episode 401, Treem took the stage with star Maura Tierney and exec producer Jessica Rhoades. Season four finds Noah (Dominic West), Helen (Tierney), Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Joshua Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from… Read


Anthony Boyle & Hailey Kilgore: Broadway Stars, First Time Out – Tony Watch

He’s 24 (today, in fact), from Belfast. She’s 19, was born in a Texas town called Humble and grew up in an Oregon suburb called Happy Valley. This Sunday evening, both will sit in the audience at Radio City Music Hall, hearing their names read as, at least, Tony Award nominees. In their Broadway debuts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s Anthony Boyle and Once On This Island‘s Hailey Kilgore have scored levels of acclaim and recognition few of their acting peers – or… Read


Steve Harvey ESPN Remarks Draw Fire From Conservative Sports Analyst

Steve Harvey

Talk and game show host Steve Harvey twice referred to the Golden State Warriors as “gorillas” in a conversation with ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith on Wednesday during an NBA championship pre-cast. Harvey made the remarks when asked whether his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers could do anything to derail the Warriors, who are up 3 games to none in the best-of-seven championship series. So far, there has been little uproar over the comments. Harvey twice used the… Read

Awards News

Sponge-Worthy: Ethan Slater Soaks Up Broadway Success – Tony Awards Watch

Ethan Slater was a sophomore at Vassar when he took the train from Poughkeepsie for a casting call that would change everything, and he was on the train back when he got the word. “Oh, man, I must’ve left my backpack in the room,” he thought. Now 26, Slater, in his Broadway debut as the title invertebrate of SpongeBob SquarePants – The Broadway Musical, has been Tony-nominated in the Best Performance By A Leading Actor in a Musical category. He’s been with the show since… Read


‘The Fosters’ Series Finale: Co-Creator Bradley Bredeweg Says Goodbye, Talks Impact Of Show’s LGBTQ Storytelling

The time has come to say goodbye to what can arguably be TV’s most progressive family in history — or as some of the kids may say these days: TV’s most “woke” family. Created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, The Fosters ended its five-season run tonight after providing television landscape with a series that gave a new meaning of a modern family. The Fosters tackled normal family drama such as sibling dynamics, teen angst, parent-child conflict, and domestic strife… Read

Awards News

Harry Hadden-Paton Brings Henry Higgins Into New Century; Talks ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie – Tony Awards Watch

When Harry Hadden-Paton was informed by his agent that he’d been asked to audition for the Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady, his first response thought was Freddy Eynsford-Hill, the lovesick young swain smitten with flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Told they were interested in him for the leading – and older – character, Professor Henry Higgins, Hadden-Paton’s next question was, Will I have to wear a cardigan? “Because, ultimately, I know they’re just going… Read