‘Wild Cards’: 2 TV Series Based On George R.R. Martin’s Books In Works At Hulu
George R.R. Martin’s popular Wild Cards book series is getting closer to the small screen. The project, from Universal Cable Prods., has been set up at Hulu, and a writers room is about to open for two new series that would create a Wild Cards universe for the streamer.
The two series will be written and executive produced by The Secret Circle creator Andrew Miller, who is under an overall deal with UCP. Melinda Snodgrass, Vince Gerardis and Martin will executive… Read
Disney And WarnerMedia Will Emerge As Winners In Streaming Space, Media Analyst Says
Veteran media and tech executive Michael J. Wolf predicts that established media brands — including The Walt Disney Co. and WarnerMedia– will be among the handful of winners in the emerging direct-to-consumer world.
Wolf’s consulting firm, Activate, ranked potential winners in the streaming sweepstakes in his annual tech and media presentation at the Wall Street Journal’s Tech D.Live conference in Laguna Beach.
This year, Wolf wades into some meaty topics: including the… Read
Megyn Kelly’s Departure Immediately Boosts ‘Today’ At 9 and 10 AM
Megyn Kelly has been gone as host of Today show’s 9 AM hour for two full weeks.
Viewers are expressing approval with ratings.
Kathie Lee and Hoda could not be happier.
Megyn Kelly Today was canceled on October 26, though NBC News had pulled the former Fox News star off its air two days earlier when she seemed to say Halloween costume blackface used to be okay when she was growing up and wonder why it was not okay now.
That week, Megyn Kelly Today clocked 2.522 million… Read
‘Black Lightning’ Casts RJ Cyler; Antonio Jaramillo Joins ‘SEAL Team’
RJ Cyler (Sierra Burgess is a Loser, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) is set for a recurring role opposite Marvin “Krondon” Jones III in the current second season of the CW’s Black Lightning. He’ll play Todd Green, the gangly and awkward tech genius who's passed over for a research grant. He doesn't take it well, until he gets an offer to join Tobias Whale (Jones). Produced by Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the DC… Read
FX To SCOTUS: Don’t Let Olivia De Havilland Make A Federal Case Of ‘Feud’ Suit
FX Networks and Olivia de Havilland’s battle over her depiction in Feud: Bette and Joan has been grinding through the courts for nearly a year and a half, and now the cabler is trying to keep her from taking her case to Washington, D.C.
FX today filed a writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear her case, which was rejected by California’s high court in July after it had been dismissed by an appellate court a few months before.
“The Petition's central… Read
The One Where UK Police Arrest David Schwimmer Look-Alike Beer Thief
UK police have made an arrest in an alleged beer theft that made international headlines last month because the suspect looked so much like Ross from Friends.
Lancashire Police posted a tweet today saying that they’d arrested a 36-year-old man in London yesterday on suspicion of theft. The Lancashire department made a special note of thanking Friends‘ actor David Schwimmer for his support.
“Thank you for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer!”, tweeted the police… Read
‘The Good Cop’ Tony Danza-Josh Groban Dramedy Canceled By Netflix After One Season
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has opted not to renew The Good Cop, its hourlong dramedy starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban.
“The Good Cop will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement to Deadline. “We’re grateful to creator Andy Breckman and his fellow producers, writers, the incredible crew and especially stars Tony Danza and Josh Groban for bringing this classic odd couple father-son story to Netflix.”
The move is not a surprise as the dramedy, from Monk… Read
‘Berlin Station’ Season 3 Timely Trailer Warns “This Place Is A Time Bomb”
EXCLUSIVE: "The stakes have grown this season," says showrunner Jason Horwitch of Berlin Station's December 2 debuting third season. "Berlin Station becomes the tip of the spear, Fort Apache, out in front of an unfolding global crisis of Russia’s making," the former House of Cards and Luke Cage producer adds of the Epix spy drama.
Or as Richard Armitage's Daniel Miller of the CIA declares in the exclusive trailer above: "This place is a time bomb!"
Armitage, now Chief of… Read
Legendary Developing ‘Black Hammer’ Comic Series For TV & Film
Legendary Entertainment is taking a big swing with Black Hammer, Jeff Lemire’s award-winning comic book series, which is envisioned as the source material for both film and television projects.
Lemire will serve as an executive producer with Dean Ormston, the co-creator and illustrator of the Black Hammer comic series, which Oregon-based Dark Horse Entertainment has been publishing since 2015. The acclaimed series has been nominated for eight Eisner Awards and won two… Read
‘The Mandalorian’ Targets Pedro Pascal For Title Role In Disney+ Series
Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal is headed to the Jedi universe to portray the title character in The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series that will be a flagship program for Disney+, the ambitious streaming service launching in 2019.
The native of Santiago, Chile, is in final negotiations to star in the series, which chronicles the lone-wolf odyssey of a character who hails from the planet Mandalore, which Star Wars fans know as the homeworld of the… Read
Disney Channel’s ‘Andi Mack’ Tween Series Takes On Gun Safety In Upcoming Storyline
Disney Channel’s Andi Mack will feature a story arc on gun safety in two upcoming episodes of the critically praised tween series. Disney Channel programmers developed the episodes under the consultancy of the child development experts at The Brady Center and Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. The episodes include a public service announcement about gun safety.
The episodes will air Friday, November 16 and Friday… Read
‘Temptation Island’ Reboot Officially A Go At USA; Mark L. Walberg Returns As Host
USA Network has confirmed its upcoming reboot of the 2001 reality series Temptation Island. The 10-episode revival, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will premiere on January 15 with Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original, returning as host.
Temptation Island, which had been in the works at USA for the past few months, is part of the network’s aggressive expansion into unscripted series as it is preparing for the departure of WWE Smackdown next fall.