CBS All Access isn’t exactly overflowing with must-see content, with Star Trek Discovery and The Good Fight being the only two original hits in their library. But since The Twilight Zone reboot came along, plenty more people have been flocking to the streaming subscription service, and the show is bound to end up with some Emmy nominations later this year, but not in the category you might think.
Unlike other anthology shows that have landed accolades from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, such as American Horror Story or Fargo, The Twilight Zone won’t be competing in the category for Outstanding Limited Series. Instead, the sci-fi series reboot will be vying for a spot in the Outstanding Drama Series category. That will give the series much more competition, but that’s not the only hurdle the series is facing when it comes to landing Emmy nominations.
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Ryan Murphy, the prolific writer/producer/director of Glee and American Horror Story who signed one of the biggest production deals in television history with Netflix last year, has lined up another project for the streaming service.
He’ll produce a film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, a 1968 play that was revived on Broadway in 2018 with a cast that included Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart), and more. Those actors, and the rest of their co-stars from the Broadway revival, will reprise their roles in the film, which is heading to Netflix next year. Read More »
In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- PizzeRizzo is coming back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Disneyland is getting its own hard-ticket Halloween event.
- The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is getting a new bar themed to an unexpected movie.
- And more!
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I know we’re all hyped for Avengers: Endgame this month, but that’s only the tip of the summer movie iceberg. Next month will bring us John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the latest stylish action flick starring Keanu Reeves and a bunch of bullets. A new John Wick 3 featurette highlights the continued world building of the franchise, and the ever-expanding mythology behind assassin hotel The Continental.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Check out a new behind-the-scenes look at Good Omens.
- Broadway musical Oklahoma! is being turned into a TV series.
- Timothy Olyphant talks about his hesitation to return to Deadwood.
- Alden Ehrenreich will star in Brave New World series.
- John Cusack joins Gillian Flynn’s Utopia.
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Saturday Night Live is about the wrap up season 44 with a trio of exciting hosts lined up. We already know Adam Sandler is making a surprising comeback to his old stomping grounds to host the sketch show for the first time ever. But after that, the last two episodes will bring around a first-time host with a buzzworthy coming out this summer and a fan favorite host who is one of the stars of what could be the biggest movie of the year. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we spark it up for 4/20, get into a slight tussle, luxuriate in the mud for three days, examine one of music’s greatest artists, and pick grapes as the world burns itself down. Read More »
Even though the Hellboy reboot bombed, is David Harbour‘s portrayal better than Ron Perlman? Ready for some Avengers: Endgame updates for your favorite Marvel mobile games? Did Johnny Depp really try to have Amber Heard fired from Aquaman? What can we expect from Shazam! deleted scenes? What comic book answer won the new Jeopardy record holder another round? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
The Japanese studio behind Godzilla is planning to expand to Hollywood. Toho, the movie group responsible for the creation of the iconic giant lizard, is expanding a subsidiary in the U.S. with the goal of working more with Hollywood. This may put in question the fate of Legendary’s mammoth MonsterVerse, the first series of Godzilla films to be completely produced by a Hollywood Studio. Read More »
Today in “shut up and take my money” news, MGM is set to make Yasuke, a film based on the true story of the only African samurai in history. Yasuke was perhaps the first black man to set foot in Japan, and his arrival caused an uproar and piqued the interest of a warlord named Oda Nobunaga. There’s no director or actor attached to the Yasuka movie yet, but this is the kind of original project that is bound to get a lot of attention.
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