As if Dwayne Johnson weren’t already busy enough with his own TV show Ballers, not to mention the two dozen or so movies he has in various stages of production and development, he’s adding another project to his roster.
The Fast and Furious franchise star will be returning to his roots in the wrestling world by teaming with Will Ferrell to produce a comedy series set behind the scenes of a fictional wrestling organization. The concept of the show is actually inspired by the real-life experiences shared by the former wrestler who was known as The Rock and Brian Gewirtz, who had no experience in the wrestling world before he went on to become the head writer at WWE.
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We know that Netflix has plans for at least two more seasons of its hit crime drama Narcos, but with the big bad transitioning from Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and the Medellin Cartel to Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar) and the Cali Cartel. Now that Netflix is beginning to announce the cast for Narcos season 3, we wonder if Boyd Holbrook‘s character agent Steve Murphy will be reuniting with Pedro Pascal‘s Javier Pena in the new season. Hit the jump to learn about four new members being added to the Narcos Season 3 cast, and let’s talk about who might be returning from the previous seasons.
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Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Westworld Bits:
- Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy talk about that gruesome “self-sabotage” scene.
- Yes, Dolores is supposed to look like a Disney princess.
- Read the script for Dolores’ loop and check out an underground park map.
- A video explores Westworld’s visual symmetry.
- A deep dive into the design of Westworld and its visual effects.
- Could Game of Thrones ever crossover with Westworld?
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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Fred Topel
After the enormous success of Grease Live, Fox is putting on another musical this year. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not live, but it has a twist. The new remake of the 1975 film includes an audience who participates in the show, like performance groups have done at midnight shows of Rocky Horror for 40 years.
Fox presented a Rocky Horror panel to the Television Critics Association this summer that included director Kenny Ortega, cast members including Tim Curry himself, and producer Lou Adler. At the Fox TCA party that evening we got to speak with Adler about the history of Rocky Horror leading up to the new version. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We’re knee-deep into season one of Westworld and HBO’s new science fiction series has made a habit out of asking big questions, offering complicated answers, and generally being one of the most promising, intriguing, and downright entertaining new shows of the year. The fact that I can write nearly 4,000 words dissecting a single episode is evidence of that. The fact that we can discuss the show’s philosophical implications and then pivot to talk about the show’s crazy mysteries reminds me Lost‘s heyday and that’s only a good thing – if Westworld can deliver as much joy as that series did throughout its run, I can deal with the frustrating hiccups that will surely arise every now and again.
A new batch of images from the fourth episode of the season, titled “Dissonance Theory,” have arrived online, teasing which characters and storylines will be touched upon in the coming hour.
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If there’s one person who knows a lot about walking, it’s John Cleese. Therefore, while it might seem completely out of left field to have the comedian from Monty Python give us a recap of all six season of The Walking Dead, it’s actually brilliant.
This coming weekend brings the seventh season premiere of The Walking Dead, and we’ll finally get to see who Negan knocked into the next world with his signature weapon, Lucille, in the cliffhanger from last season. If you need a reminder of what’s happened over the past six years of the show, this recap is a rather entertaining way to catch up. Actually, it’s pretty entertaining even if you don’t need to catch up.
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Westworld is certainly a show that presents the audience with many mysteries and just as many questions, something we’ve come to expect from Bad Robot and Jonathan Nolan. We’re only three episodes into the first season of this HBO series adaptation, and already we’ve seen our fair share of Westworld theories. Some theories question the location and time of this story, while others try to draw connections between the characters. Some of the most exciting theories may already be debunked (or were they?) . And other theories have been directly addressed by the showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Nolan, who would neither confirm or deny your assumptions.
With a couple of days to digest the third episode, “The Stray,” we have rounded up a new batch of Westworld theories for you to consider. In this edition we ask the big question of “Who is Arnold?” and how will his presence impact the future of this series? Also, where does the Maze lead and how does the constellation of Orion connect with what we know so far about the Westworld backstory? All this and more, after the jump.
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Even people who aren’t die hard Saturday Night Live fans like myself know who Lorne Michaels is. When you’re the man responsible for creating one of the biggest, groundbreaking television shows of all time, and you continue to run the show for nearly four decades (there were some years he wasn’t in charge), even casual fans are bound to learn your name. But for the past 10 years, there’s been another man responsible for bringing SNL to your screen.
Don Roy King has been the director of Saturday Night Live for 10 years now (not quite as long as Kenan Thompson’s time on the show which began in 2003). He calls the shots for a 90-minute sketch comedy show that is broadcast live across the nation on network television after being put together in a single week. There is no other job like it, and it’s a miracle the show even gets off the ground each week. But with the work of Don Roy King, more often than not it goes smoother than it ever should, and a new video profile dives into his career and work on the fast-paced show. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
CBS is hoping to turn your mobile game addiction into TV ratings gold. The network has just given the greenlight to Candy Crush, based on the video game franchise that everyone was hooked on a couple of years ago. The TV version will be an hourlong live-action game show played on giant interactive boards with some sort of play-along component for fans watching at home. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I won’t be convinced that Twin Peaks season 3 actually exists until the closing credits roll on the first episode sometime next year. Until that happens, the return of one of television’s most beloved and most frustrating shows is purely theoretical. Not even this new featurette, which features members of the original cast and a few newcomers discussing what it’s like to return to that bizarre small town, has me certain about this.
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