the handmaid's tale season 2

Showrunner Bruce Miller, star Elisabeth Moss, and producer Warren Littlefield were on a Television Critics Association panel for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Despite trailers indicating substantial departures from Margaret Atwood’s book in the sophomore season, the creators of the Hulu show promised season 2 would still depict the book.

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Amy Adams in Enchanted

Adam Shankman was on a Television Critics Association panel for Step Up: High Water, the YouTube Red series he is producing based on the Step Up films. After the panel, he spoke with /Film about the sequel to Enchanted. Shankman is set to direct the film, which is titled Disenchanted.

“We are handing in a script in a couple weeks that I’m super happy with,” Shankman said. “Then gotta get the music written.”

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John Wick TV Series

On Friday, Starz announced development on the series The Continental, a series set in the John Wick universe. After their panels, /Film spoke with Carmi Zlotnick, President of Original Programming for Starz, about additional details of the series. Since the series is set at the titular hotel for assassins, where Ian McShane‘s Winston is a manager, the network and producers are considering him to appear on the show.

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daphne and velma

Ashley Tisdale and her sister Jennifer Tisdale are producing a Scooby-Doo spin-off for Warner Brothers Digitals’ Blue Ribbon Content. Daphne & Velma stars Sarah Jeffrey and Sarah Gilman as Mystery Gang members Daphne and Velma respectively. In this prequel, before they met Scooby, Fred and Shaggy, Daphne and Velma were already solving mysteries as best friends.

The Tisdales were on a Television Critics Association panel for Blue Ribbon Content to speak about the film. Jennifer Tisdale said the feature will exist as on traditional home video formats as well.

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Eliza Dushku Molestation Accusations

This weekend, actress Eliza Dushku took to Facebook with a story alleging that True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer molested her during production when she was just 12 years old. Kramer has denied these allegations, but no one is taking this situation lightly at all.

True Lies director James Cameron appeared on a Television Critics Association panel, the day after Dushku revealed this story, for his AMC docuseries James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. When asked about Dushku’s post, Cameron said he had only just heard about it, and he did not know that this happened behind the scenes. Read More »

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James Cameron Talks Avatar 2

Director James Cameron appeared on a Television Critics Association panel this weekend for his upcoming AMC docuseries James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. Inevitably, the panel ended with a question about the new Avatar sequels. As always, Cameron’s response was an interesting one, and he also discussed the young new cast members who will make their first appearance in Avatar 2. Read More »

The Problem with Apu

Last year, comedian Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, addressing problems the titular character from The Simpsons, a convenience store owner of Indian-American descent. Hank Azaria, who voices Apu, was on a Television Critics Association panel for season two of his IFC series Brockmire when he was asked about the documentary. Azaria was grateful for the chance to respond, but does it mean The Simpsons will make any changes to the character?

Find out what Hank Azaria had to say about The Simpsons Apu problem below. Read More »

Karate Kid YouTube Series

YouTube Global Head of Original Content Susanne Daniels was on an executive panel for the Television Critics Association, an /Film got the chance to ask her about the upcoming YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai, based on the 1980s classic The Karate Kid.

In Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their rival roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence from the original movie. Though the series comes from Harold and Kumar franchise creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and Hot Tub Time Machine writer Josh Heald, Daniels said Cobra Kai is not a straight comedy.

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Twin Peaks Season 4

Kyle MacLachlan was on a Television Critics Association panel for the upcoming final season of Portlandia with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. After the panel, /Film was able to ask him about coming back to Twin Peaks: The Return, including his initial reaction to the character of Dougie. Plus, MacLachlan offered his own thoughts on the possibility of Twin Peaks season 4. Read More »

the jungle book vfx

During /Film’s interview with screenwriter Justin Marks, creator of Starz’s new series Counterpart, we asked about his screenplay for the developing live-action Jungle Book sequel.

The Jungle Book 2 was announced back in April of 2016, but we haven’t heard much on development since then. Jon Favreau is busy directing a new version of The Lion King in a way similar to how he made The Jungle Book, so it’s tough to say when we might see the sequel. Thankfully, Marks offered some details as to what we might see from the sequel. Read More »