Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ ‘Castle Rock’ Sets Comic-Con World Premiere + More
EXCLUSIVE: Castle Rock doesn't premiere on Hulu until July 25, but San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get a lot more than a sneak peek at the psychological-horror drama. The entire opening episode of the J.J. Abrams-produced series based on Stephen King's stories will be played for fans at the confab next month, I've learned.
Additionally, the home of The Handmaid's Tale is planning a big Rock presence offscreen at SDCC.
Abrams is working on the next Star Wars movie over… Read
‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ HBO Documentary – First Trailer Out
The first trailer from the forthcoming documentary on comedian Robin Williams is out from HBO Documentary Films.
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind bows on July 16 on HBO, offering an intimate portrait of one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians, Told largely by Williams himself, the documentary examines his life, career, and what drove him to give voice to the characters in his mind.
The documentary promises never-before-seen footage and in-depth… Read
‘The Fourth Estate’ Director Liz Garbus On The Plight Of Journalists In The Trump Era
Watching the 2016 presidential election play out, Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus was as surprised as anyone by the outcome, as Republican candidate Donald Trump took a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.
“All the predictors were telling us it was going to turn out one way, and it turned out another, and I think there was a moment in which storytellers were figuring out, what is our role in this new political landscape?” Garbus said in conversation with… Read
New York Split Screens TV Fest Slate: Sandra Oh To Be Honored; ‘Snowfall’, ‘Younger’ Episode Premieres
Premiere episode screenings of FX’s Snowfall and TV Land’s Younger, retro-dives into creepy classics Twin Peaks and The Outer Limits, and in-person conversations with David Costabile of Showtime’s Billions and Jeffrey Wright of HBO’s Westworld are among the highlights announced today for the second annual Split Screens television festival in New York.
Running May 30 to June 3, the fest will also honor Sandra Oh with its Vanguard Award and a special episode screening of… Read
‘Good Girls’ Renewed For Season 2 By NBC
NBC has given a second-season pickup to Good Girls, its new midseason drama from The Family creator Jenna Bans. The series, starring Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman, marks the second drama renewed by NBC for next season, joining This Is Us, and the first NBC freshman series to get a Season 2 (unless the Will & Grace revival is counted as a new series).
Boosted by The Voice lead-in, Good Girls has averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers… Read
Shania Twain & Jake Owen To Host Country Music Competition Series For USA Network
A star search for fresh country music talent in solo artists, duos, and groups will bow this fall on USA Network with hosts Shania Twain and singer-songwriter Jake Owen.
Titled Real Country, the series has been picked up for eight parts that will film this summer in Nashville. The show is produced by Wilshire Studios, with Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin set to executive produce.
It marks USA’s return to the competition reality space where the… Read
‘Last Outpost’ Hopes To Build Discovery Channel Audience With Ingenuity
Fans of souped-up monster trucks, airplane-converted survival pods, and other ingenious builds now have a television home.
Backcountry builders Clint Greathouse and Todd Anderson are the team featured on the new series Last Outpost, a Discovery Channel show devoted to watching them create one-of-a-kind builds using nothing but recycled parts. It’s a survivalist mentality that marks the Alaskan tradition of off-gridding, where ingenuity and sheer determination are the… Read
Winter Olympics Opening Film Voiced By ‘This Is Us’ Actor Sterling K. Brown
Emmy award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown from NBC’s This Is Us will be the voice of the opening film for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.
The seven-minute film, Always Start With the Dreams, will be presented tomorrow at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT to start coverage of the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The film celebrates the world’s athletes coming together for the games.
Brown stars as Randall Pearson in This Is Us and won the Emmy Award for… Read
Netflix Sets Hip Hop Documentary Series ‘Rapture,’ Produced By Mass Appeal
Netflix plans a March 30 premiere for the eight-episode series Rapture, produced by New York urban culture brand Mass Appeal.
The show goes inside the world of hip hop, featuring the artists Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze. A press release from Netflix promises the show will enable viewers to experience everything from “the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and… Read
Santa Barbara Film Festival To Open With Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’
The world premiere of Emilio Estevez’s the public has been selected to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which kicks off January 31. Estevez wrote, directed and stars with Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams and Jeffrey Wright.
The film follows a group of homeless library patrons, who, after learning that emergency shelters are at capacity during a brutal Midwestern… Read
‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ NY Premiere Canceled; Fox Donating Budgeted Money To Hurricane Telethon
Fox said today that it has canceled the New York premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which was set for the same night as the hurricane relief telethon. The studio said it will donate the money budgeted for its Kingsman soiree to Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
“Given the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the important fundraising efforts happening on September 12, we have canceled that evening’s planned New York film premiere event for Ki… Read
‘Loving Vincent’ Premiere Gets Broadcast; Cornerstone Nabs ‘Apostasy’; Content Takes ‘Bees Make Honey’ – Global Briefs
The premiere of Loving Vincent, the fully painted animated feature starring Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, will be broadcast live from the National Gallery on Monday, October 9, to audiences in cinemas across the U.K. A Q&A with special guests will following the premiere. Tickets will go on sale from Wednesday August 23. The broadcast was announced by the 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express… Read