ICYMI: The Heathers reboot postpones premiere, M. Night Shyamalan signs on for series with Apple, and Netflix confirms Black Mirror’s fate!
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Paramount Network has decided to delay the premiere of the Heathers reboot after the deadly shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Paramount Network released a statement behind their reasoning for the delay, and said:
“’Heathers’ is a satirical comedy that takes creative risks in dealing with many of society’s most challenging subjects ranging from personal identity to race and socioeconomic status to gun violence.”
The company ultimately decided to postpone the premiere out of respect for the victims and their families.
Night Shyamalan has signed a deal with Apple for a psychological thriller for their streaming platform. The straight-to-order series will have 10 episodes and Shyamalan will act as executive producer.
Check out our last issue here to see the rest of what you may have missed!
Hot Topic: Netflix is reportedly producing television shows with the Obamas!
That’s right! Netflix may have attained a deal an Obama sized deal! The former President and First Lady of the United States, according to Variety, may be producing a series for the streaming service. There are reportedly several ideas for what the series may be, including President Obama moderating conversations like climate change, or Michelle speaking about nutrition and other health topics. Given the Obamas’ last book deal for over $65 million dollars, a possible series would be one massive deal.
Guess Who: Homecoming casts Julia Roberts and Alex Karpovsky, Nick Offerman cast in Good Omens, Leslie Odom Jr. cast in CBS All All Access series $1 and more!
Alex Karpovsky of Girls has been cast as a series regular alongside Julia Roberts in Homecoming, a drama series by Universal Cable Productions and the creator of Mr. Robot, Sam Esmail. Homecoming is a psychological thriller based at a government facility. Dermot Mulroney has also been cast in the series. The series has been given a two-season straight-to-series order at Amazon.
Amazon has also ordered its first adult animation show titled Undone, which is created by the same team as the hit Netflix animation series BoJack Horseman. Amazon has also given a straight-to-series order for Undone. It is expected to premiere in 2019.
Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman has been cast in Amazon’s Good Omens. The series consists of six parts and is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Offerman is only one of many other high-profile actors that have already joined.
CBS All Access has cast roles for its series $1. According to Variety, the series is a mystery based in post-recession America where the changing of a single dollar connects a group of people together in a murder. The cast so far includes John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, and Leslie Odom Jr.! The series will begin production in late March in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!
In Facebook news, the social media giant is working to create their own platform called Facebook Watch, which will be a separate streaming platform within Facebook. News broke that one of the projects under Facebook Watch has ordered a 10-episode dark comedy series titled Sorry For Your Loss. Janet McTeer of Me Before You has been cast in the series as the lead opposite Elizabeth Olsen.
Next, we have been reporting the several new cast members that Netflix has tapped for the upcoming Sabrina series. Bronson Pinchot of Perfect Strangers is set to play George Hawthorne, the evil principal of Baxter High! Pinchot joins a slew of other cast members including Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, and Chance Perdomo!
Christopher Abbott of First Man has reportedly been cast in the highly anticipated limited series, Catch-22, which is directed by and also stars, George Clooney. The series is based on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name and set in Italy during World War II.
Interviews: Janet McTeer talks Jessica Jones season 2 and creator of Hard Sun, Neil Cross, discusses the violence on the show!
Janet McTeer is discussing her character on Netflix’s Marvel series, Jessica Jones, ahead of the shows’ highly anticipated second season. Here’s what she had to say about imagining her role in preparation for playing her still unnamed character:
“It took quite a lot of imagination. Quite a lot of hammering out a story for myself with the help of Melissa and Raelle. Lots of kind of getting the story clear in my head of what happens when and why and what the effect those things have on me — and keeping that within the bounds of reality for myself.”
Neil Cross discussed the show he created and leads, Hard Sun. The series is a new Hulu thriller series and the release has been highly anticipated among fans! When asked about the characters, he had this to say!
“I had no idea what genre or world it would take place in, but I had this relationship floating around in my head. One day, I was sorting out my vast overspill of books, boxing them up for my local charity, all while playing music. David Bowie’s ‘Five Years’ came on. But it becomes a song about in the light of our imminent destruction, everything and everyone has infinite value: all the tall and short people, all the fat and skinny people, all the nobody people and all the somebody people. Instead of becoming this self-indulgent dirge, it’s this delicately triumphant song about the value of the here and now. As I was packing my books, I realized it: that’s the world I can put these characters in.”
‒ Neil Cross (creator/series lead)
Coming Soon: Trailers released for Santa Clarita Diet, the Lost In Space Netflix remake, the final season of House of Cards starring Robin Wright, and more!
Now onto the trailers, promotional videos, and more fun stuff that have been released this week! First off, Netflix has released the first full trailer for the remake of the sci-fi film Lost in Space! The remake is set 30 years in the future and has been turned into a series starring Don West, and Parker Posey! See the trailer below!
Netflix also released the first teaser trailer for the final season of House of Cards. The sixth and final season will now star Robin Wright after the Kevin Spacey allegations surfaced last year. The teaser was posted to the series’ Twitter page. View the trailer below!
We're just getting started. pic.twitter.com/h2XafRynew
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) March 5, 2018
Netflix released the trailer for season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet this past week. The second season premieres on March 23rd and Sheila’s zombie problem has not changed. Watch the trailer below!
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