Future Man

Hulu presented a Future Man panel to the Television Critics Association with creator Seth Rogen, showrunner Ben Karlin, executive producers Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shafir, and cast members Josh Hutcherson (who is also an EP), Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson. Hutcherson plays Josh, a janitor who wins a video game, which causes time travelers from the future, Tiger (Coupe) and Wolf (Wilson), to come to tell him the game was designed to find a savior for the future. Josh immediately calls out The Last Starfighter.

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Marvel's Runaways

Hulu presented a panel on Marvel’s Runaways for the Television Critics Association. The series is based on the comic created by Brian K. Vaughan in which a group of teenagers learn their parents are villains. The series is adapted by The O.C.’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. On the panel, Schwartz said the second episode of Runaways will deal with the same events as the first, but from the parents’ perspective.

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TGIF on Hulu

Hulu presented panels to the Television Critics Association today. A full report on the Marvel’s Runaways panel is coming up, but in opening announcements, SVP of Content Craig Erwich revealed that the original ABC “TGIF” line-up, ABC’s block of four family friendly comedies on Friday nights in the ‘80s and ‘90s, will be available on Hulu.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 teaser

HBO began its TCA panel for the long-awaited ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm with a clip reel of Larry David’s upcoming frustrations. Let’s kick this off with a look at some of the highlights, shall we?

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On Wednesday, July 19, HBO made headlines when they announced the new show from Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The news wasn’t high anticipation for their follow-up – it was controversy over the show’s racially charged concept. Confederate is a dystopian drama about a world in which the South won the Civil War, and slavery still exists in modern day. Addressing the Television Critics Association, Head of Programming Casey Bloys said he expected a volatile reaction and regrets HBO’s handling of the press release announcement. However, he explained that creators Weiss, Benioff, Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman have earned his trust.

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New Snowpiercer TV Series Details Revealed

TNT and TBS President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Reilly spoke with the Television Critics Association in an executive session. /Film asked him about the upcoming TNT adaptation of Snowpiercer, based on the Bong Joon-Ho film. The story is set on a train that is the last habitable shelter in a post-apocalyptic ice age, which makes it like an outer space sci-fi series to Reilly.

“What I love about it is it’s like a spaceship show,” Reilly said. “It’s a contained environment with wide swath of characters stuck together in an intense environment, a game of survival but it makes for epic character drama. It will have a heightened feel but it is really an internal potboiler of character dynamic and there is an ongoing mystery.”

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HBO’s executive session for the Television Critics Association was dominated by news for their controversial announcement for Confederate. During the panel with Head of Programming Casey Bloys, the exec also gave updates on some highly anticipated returning and current HBO shows.

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Mr. Mercedes TV Series

David E. Kelly and Lost director Jack Bender have adapted Stephen King’s book Mr. Mercedes as a series for Audience Network. King has written three books featuring Bill Hodges, the retired detective played by Brendan Gleeson on Mr. Mercedes. Chris Long, Head of Audience Network, told the Television Critics Association he hopes to produce multiple seasons to cover subsequent books.

“Obviously we have to see how it performs, but that is the plan,” Long said. “I think the plan is to go into the other two books.”

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The Last Tycoon Trailer

Amazon’s new series The Last Tycoon might be Mad Men for the film industry. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Last Tycoon is set at the fictional Brady-American Studios in the 1930s. Matt Bomer plays studio executive Monroe Stahr and Kelsey Grammer is the studio namesake Pat Brady.

Brady and Stahr navigate the politics of pre-WWII international relations and personality clashes with movie stars. Some major players of Hollywood’s Golden Age share scenes with the fictional Stahr and Brady, and The Wizard of Oz script is floating around while Brady-American makes their fictional silent films and musicals.

The Last Tycoon series comes from Billy Ray and Christopher Keyser. As a screenwriter and director, Ray has tackled true stories like Captain Phillips, Breach and Shattered Glass, along with science-fiction like The Hunger Games and Volcano. Keyser has produced television as diverse as Tyrant and Party of Five. Ray and Keyser spoke with /Film by phone out of New York about their new series.

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Get Shorty TV Series

Pay cable network Epix just launched its first scripted original series in 2016 with Berlin Station and Graves. For its third, show runner Davey Holmes has adapted Get Shorty. The series will apparently be closer to the Elmore Leonard source material than the 1995 movie which was based on the book.

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