"It's a modern fantasy world and we want to represent the modern world," says director Dan Scanlon of the breakthrough character voiced by Lena Waithe.
"Queen and Slim" director Melina Matsoukas, writer Lena Waithe and stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith say the comparisons are misguided, film wanted to show "how human black people are."
Things have looked grim for women in television, both in front of and behind the camera. Amazon, however, is stepping up to the plate and striking development deals with several powerful women in Hollywood.Amazon has inked a first-look deal with Blake Lively and announced two other high-profile development deals with Dirty John star Connie Britton and powerhouse writer/creator Lena Waithe.Amazon will be developing a New York-set series with a fashion component with Lively, as well as a few other projects, according to Deadline. The online giant will also develop a horror TV series entitled Them with Waithe. Additionally, Amazon will work to develop a series with Britton, though there are no details yet as to what the series might entail.Amazon Studios’ head, Jennifer Salke, sung the praises of all three women during Amazon’s Television Critics Association summer press tour, specifically highlighting Waithe’s “gift for identifying exciting and authentic voices,” and Britton’s “ability to create memorable characters and identify compelling stories.” Salke also mentioned that Lively is developing another series that’s based “around a specific piece of IP,” but did not elaborate further on what it might be.Salke seems to be on the hunt to uplift more female voices after the wild success and critical acclaim of Fleabag. The series’ creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is not planning on making a third season anytime soon, but Salke remains optimistic about the chances of either a new season or a new project from Waller-Bridge.“Anything Phoebe wants to do, nothing would make us happier to bring another season of her show. Anything she wants to do. I’m forever the optimist,” Salke told Deadline.While no release dates have been offered for any of the projects, we’d advise getting an Amazon Prime subscription now, lest you miss any of the action.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?WTF Happened During Jules’ Trippy Hookup On Euphoria?Where Is Piper Kerman Now?Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman Respond To Backlash Over Big Little Lies Director Drama
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The first trailer is out for the new BET series Boomerang, co-produced by Lena Waithe and Halle Berry. Based on the film of the same name, the series picks up roughly 25 years after the 1992 theatrical release. The subversive comedy follows the children of the original cast as they try to balance making their mark on the professional world while navigating the personal struggles of young professionals. The first-look clip includes interviews and BTS footage with Waithe…
One of Boomerang‘s original stars will help bring the film to the small screen next year. Halle Berry has boarded BET’s series adaptation of the 1992 movie as an executive producer, along with The Chi creator Lena Waithe, TVLine has learned. The film starred Eddie Murphy as a womanizing, chauvinistic ad exec who realizes his […]
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