Neil Mahoney, an Emmy-nominated editor for “Key & Peele” and “Drunk History,” among other comedy shows, has died. He was 43. Actor and comedian Jonah Ray first announced the news on Instagram.”Ask anybody, they will tell you that Neil was the best guy,” Ray wrote. “He cared so much about his friends. He kept up […]
Dwayne Johnson has unveiled the first trailer for NBC's 'Young Rock' series, based on his life story.
Chernobyl director Johan Renck was originally set to direct the pilot, but due to a scheduling conflict, a new director is stepping in
Entertainment One (eOne) has tapped “John Wick” writer Derek Kolstad to develop a “Dungeons & Dragons” TV-series pitch. Dungeons & Dragons, which has been adapted for the big-screen before, is a popular board game from the Hasbro-owned Wizards of the Coast. (Wizards of the Coast also created the popular Magic the Gathering card game.) Following a $3.8 billion acquisition, Entertainment One is also now part of Hasbro, which knows a thing or two about board games (Monopoly, Clue, Yahtzee, Scrabble, etc.). In addition to this small-screen development project, which we are told by an insider with knowledge of the process is in the “very early stages,” eOne is also working with other writers on other D&D projects. One of those is a new “Dungeons & Dragons” film, which is being directed by Jonathan Goldstein and Jonathan Francis Daley. Also Read: 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' Trailer: Sam and Bucky Team Up, With 'No Plan' (Video) As first reported by TheWrap, Kolstad co-wrote “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” series for Disney+. He is represented by APA, Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson Levy. The “Dungeons & Dragons” movie in 2000, directed by Courtney Solomon and written by Topper Lilien and Carroll Cartwright, does not inspire much confidence in another go at the franchise. That D&D adaptation has just a 10% rating with the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience has the film at 20%. That movie starred Jeremy Irons, Bruce Payne and Marlon Wayans, among others. Also Read: Bryan Edward Hill to Write 'Power Rangers' Reboot for eOne and Hasbro The 21-year-old movie was not just a critical nightmare, it was also a box-office bomb, drawing south of $34 million worldwide on a budget of $45 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Still, it inspired a sequel, which in 2005 had a very limited foreign release. The Dungeons & Dragons board game is the stuff of legend in nerd culture. It has often crossed-over onto TV and film countless times, most recently as the go-to game for the kids in Netflix series “Stranger Things.” On Dan Harmon’s “Community,” the gang plays through a whole game. THR first reported the news of Kolstad developing a “Dungeons & Dragons” show for Entertainment One. Read original story ‘John Wick’ Writer Is Developing a ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ TV Series for Entertainment One At TheWrap
Marvel Studios has found its villain for “Moon Knight.” Ethan Hawke will square off against Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector on the Disney+ series, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. There are no details as to which character Hawke will play. In the comics, Moon Knight’s nemesis is Bushman, a fellow mercenary-turned-terrorist. The cast for the Marvel series also includes “Ramy” star May Calamawy. The series expects to start shooting in March in Budapest. Marvel Studios declined to comment. Also Read: There's a Very Specific Reason Monica Rambeau Is in 'WandaVision,' Kevin Feige Says Moon Knight, aka Spector, is a former CIA agent who was almost killed by Bushman before his life was saved by the Moon God Khonshu. Four different personalities all fight for control over his body. “Moon Knight” will be led by Jeremy Slater, who co-created Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.” Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead serve as the show’s directors. “Moon Knight” is among 11 different series that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+ over the next few years. The first, “WandaVision,” debuted on Friday. That will be followed by “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” in March and “Loki” in May. Three more series — the animated “What If…,” “Ms. Marvel” and “Hawkeye” — will also premiere on the streaming service later this year. Those series will be followed by “Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk,” “Secret Invasion,” “Ironheart” and “Armor Wars.” Hawke is most recently coming off his starring role in Showtime’s adaptation of “The Good Lord Bird.” The Hollywood Reporter first reported the casting of Hawke. Read original story Ethan Hawke to Play Villain in Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ At TheWrap
Season 2 of "Batwoman" stars a new face as its titular superheroine. After the departure of Ruby Rose, Javicia Leslie is suiting up as Gotham's new masked vigilante. Leslie recently talks to us about what it means to be the first Black performer in live action to wear the Batsuit.
GLAAD’s latest “Where We Are on TV” report listed Shonda Rhimes as one of just four executive producers who account for 17 percent of all LGBTQ TV characters — and she is “not OK” with that. GLAAD’s annual report on LGBTQ inclusion (detailed here) pointed out that “out power players” Greg Berlanti, Lena Waithe and […]
Hydra, S.W.O.R.D. and Agatha Harkness all have a place in the retro-sitcom surrealism of the MCU Phase 4's first TV show.
Organizers say the special "will showcase the American people's resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild"
Al Watkins, the attorney who represents alleged Capitol Hill insurrectionist Jacob Chansley, appeared on "Cuomo Prime Time," Thursday night.
Scaramucci believes that due to his role in inciting the riot at the Capitol, historians will video Trump in the same way as the Oklahoma City bomber.
She was instrumental in projects including the 2019 movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."
Peter Mark Richman, who made numerous film and TV appearances including recurring roles in “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Three’s Company,” and toplined the early 1960s series “Cain’s Hundred,” died Thursday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 93. Richman was born in Philadelphia and worked as a pharmacist before joining the Actors Studio in New York. […]
Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has been hospitalized after experiencing pain. According to the actor's team, cancer is the cause.
Shyamalan has crafted his own cult story in Servant, the Apple TV+ series that debuts its second season on Jan. 15.
In the upcoming series, the two play best friends Tully and Kate, who meet as teens and remain close through 30 years of highs and lows
The actor talks to Yahoo Entertainment about returning to "Grey's Anatomy" as well as shooting the pilot for political drama "Ways and Means" and “possibly fitting 'Enchanted 2' in this year." He's also the new face of Poland Spring Origin.
HBO Max has given an eight-episode series pickup to “Julia,” the scripted series based on the life of world-renowned celebrity chef Julia Child. The series, which stars “Happy Valley’s” Sarah Lancashire as Child and “Frasier” alum David Hyde Pierce as Child’s husband, is set to resume production in the late spring. The hourlong series from Lionsgate Television is described as an exploration into “an evolving time in American history – the emergence of a new social institution called public television, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural growth” through the lens of Child’s life “and her singular can-do spirit.” Also Read: David Hyde Pierce Joins HBO Max's Julia Child Pilot in Recasting In addition to Lancashire and Hyde Pierce, “Julia” also stars Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Fiona Glascott, Bebe Neuwirth, Isabella Rossellini and Jefferson Mays. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” alum Daniel Goldfarb is writer on the series, with “The Society’s” Chris Keyser as showrunner and “House of Cards” vet Charles McDougall directing. “We are so happy to help bring the incomparable Julia Child back to the small screen, when we need her more than ever. This show’s look into her life, marriage and trailblazing career as she transformed the way we talk about food is an absolute delight,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max. “Our incredible cast and formidable creative team are a recipe for success, and we couldn’t be more excited.” “We’re delighted to expand our relationship with HBO Max by teaming with our production partners at 3 Arts on ‘Julia,’ the complex and compelling story of the celebrated chef, author and TV personality who almost single-handedly invented the world of food television,” added Jocelyn Sabo, Lionsgate Television Group’s senior vice president. “Combining an extraordinary creative team, powerhouse cast and timely subject matter, the series has all the ingredients to resonate with HBO Max audiences for years to come.” “Julia” is produced by Lionsgate and 3 Arts Entertainment. Executive producers on the series include 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff and Kimberly Carver. Todd Schulkin is a consulting producer on behalf of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. Read original story Julia Child Series Starring Sarah Lancashire Gets Series Pickup at HBO Max At TheWrap
Apple TV+ has ordered a two-part docuseries about Oprah Winfrey from director Kevin MacDonald and executive producer Lisa Erspamer, the team behind “Whitney,” the streaming service said Thursday. Per Apple, “The Oprah Winfrey documentary will chronicle 25 years of American history through the lens of one show and one woman, who rose from humble roots to become a billionaire, philanthropist, actress, media executive and agent of social change.” Rolake Bamgbose will serve as showrunner on the currently untitled project, which is being produced by Happy Street. Also Read: Oprah Winfrey and Apple Create Oprah's Book Club Podcast This is the latest project that Apple and Winfrey have collaborated on, after the iconic producer and talk show host’s “The Oprah Conversation,” “Oprah’s Book Club” and “Oprah Talks COVID-19” currently streaming on Apple TV+. Winfrey signed a multiyear content partnership deal with Apple in June 2018. Under the nonexclusive pact, Winfrey produces “original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.” In addition to her partnership with Apple, Winfrey has a deal to remain chairman and CEO of the Discovery-owned Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) through at least 2025. Last month, Discovery increased its ownership of the OWN cable network to 95%. In exchange, Winfrey receives a $35 million stake in Discovery, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap. Read original story Oprah Winfrey Docuseries From ‘Whitney’ Team Ordered at Apple TV+ At TheWrap
The “Doogie Howser” reboot at Disney Plus, “Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.,” has cast Peyton Elizabeth Lee in the title role, Variety has learned. The rebooted series will focus on Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha (Lee), a mixed race 16-year-old girl who works as a doctor in Hawaii. The 10-episode half-hour comedy follows Kameāloha as she juggles a budding […]
The Bordelons are back, and coming back again. A month before the fifth season of Queen Sugar is set to debut, OWN has renewed the Ava DuVernay-created drama for Season 6. “What a joy and an honor to continue the stories of Queen Sugar with our partners at OWN and Warner Bros.,” said EP DuVernay […]
“Animal Kingdom” has been renewed for Season 6 at TNT, which will also be the show’s last. News of the final season comes ahead of the Season 5 premiere of the crime drama, which is set to launch this summer on TNT. The series stars Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Leila George, Rigo […]
LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television has retreated slightly this season due to delays and shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study out Thursday by the advocacy group GLAAD. The percentage of regularly seen LGBTQ characters on streaming as well as prime-time broadcast TV and cable during the 2020-21 season fell. “We’re hoping that is just a blip and not the beginning of a trend,” GLAAD’s President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in an interview, adding that the decrease overall was largely due to fewer shows being made.