How Hard Can It Be

In this edition of TV bits:

  • That Bad Boys spin-off series now has a title
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda is about to make his DuckTales debut
  • Watch the first 3 minutes of the Fear the Walking Dead season premiere
  • Antonique Smith joins Luke Cage season 2
  • A trailer for FX’s Pose
  • Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be? will be adapted for TV
  • BET Orders Finding Justice docuseries from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia
  • Warren Ellis‘ Injection comic being adapted for TV

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His Dark Materials movie

Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials series is getting adapted for the screen, again. The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper will helm a new BBC adaptation of the YA fantasy series, and Logan breakout Dafne Keen will star. Also, rumor has it that Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the cast as well. More on the new His Dark Materials adaptation below.

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2018 Oscars Highlights

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special 2018 Oscars edition, watch Jimmy Kimmel‘s opening monologue and some of the comedian’s other amusing bits from the night, including a fantastic prize handed out to the winner who gave the shortest acceptance speech of the night. But stick around for an Oscars prank that has some of Hollywood’s finest stars surprising a movie theater full of unsuspecting fans.

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mary poppins returns trailer

Disney dropped the highly-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns trailer during the Academy Awards, and the result is…kind of ominous? This may not be the best way to sell your big musical sequel, but it’s certainly attention-grabbing. Watch the Mary Poppins Returns trailer below.

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Kingkiller Chroncile Sam Raimi

Evil Dead director Sam Raimi is teaming with Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda for a big screen adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss‘ The Kingkiller Chronicle. Raimi will direct the film, with Miranda producing and writing music for the project. This is part of a multiplatform deal that will develop Rothfuss’ book series for film, television, and video games. More on the Kingkiller Chronicle director news below.

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Saga Musical

For a comic series that will not be adapted into a film or television show at any point in the near future, I sure have written many words about Saga on this film and television website. Perhaps it’s because Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, is one of the best comics I’ve ever read. Maybe it’s because I’m just tickled by two comic creators deliberately shunning the fat paycheck that would come with selling the rights. Eh, it’s both!

But now, Vaughan and Staples have opened the door just a crack: they wouldn’t say no to Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda making a musical adaptation.

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The Kingkiller Chronicle Showtime

It’s been nearly a year since we heard that Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was involved with The Kingkiller Chronicle, a fantasy book series written by author Patrick Rothfuss. Info has been scarce, but the floodgates have now opened: Showtime has officially scooped up a television adaptation, which Miranda will executive produce and for which he’ll compose music. Plus, a showrunner has been announced. Get all the latest news about The Kingkiller Chronicle Showtime series below.
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the magic school bus rides again trailer

All aboard the Magic School Bus! The enchanted vehicle pulls up for a second go-around with a frizzy-haired teacher behind the wheel in the Netflix reboot-sequel of the beloved PBS animated series. In The Magic School Bus Rides Again, the teacher is a little less frizzy-haired, though she’s still a Frizzle.

That’s right, that’s Kate McKinnon as Ms. Frizzle’s younger sister with better hair, Ms. Fiona Felicity Frizzle, taking the keys from Lilly Tomlin‘s legendary teacher as the older Frizzle goes off to…save the world, I guess? But the most important thing about The Magic School Bus Rides Again trailer is that Netflix has recruited Lin-Manuel Miranda to sing the updated theme song. Yep, that definitely made our day complete.

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Lin Manuel Miranda to Score The Little Mermaid Remake With Alan Menken

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his streak as Disney’s darling, first jumping on the House of Mouse’s ship to co-write the songs to 2016’s animated Polynesian-set adventure, Moana. He then was announced as the co-lead of Mary Poppins Returns, the new sequel with Emily Blunt to the musical classic that originally starred Julie Andrews.

Now, Miranda is signing on to score the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid with one of his idols, and the original composer of the 1989 animated classic, Alan Menken.

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simon and garfunkel universe

With the uncanny coincidence of two Simon and Garfunkel-inspired movie titles, Marc Webb‘s The Only Boy Living in New York and Edgar Wright‘s Baby Driver, coming out this summer, Wright made a tweet for the asking of others to join this accidental Simon and Garfunkel Song Title Cinematic Universe.

Amazingly, Wright managed to recruit Rian Johnson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dwayne Johnson, in what possibly might be the best imagined cinematic universe ever. Though who knows, with projects started on Twitter now becoming a thing, the Simon and Garfunkel movie universe may not be a fake premise for long.

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