David Johansen Documentary

While we’ll have to wait a while before we see Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of the Flower Moon, a different new Scorsese movie is headed our way much sooner. Scorsese will direct a documentary for Showtime about David Johansen, lead singer of the New York Dolls. The doc will chronicle Johansen’s shifting career, from his childhood and beyond.

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Brendan Gleeson As Donald Trump

Showtime looks to be the first cable network to dramatically dig into the controversial dealings of the presidential administration of Donald Trump with the new limited series The Comey Rule. Based on former FBI director James Comey’s memoir, A Higher Loyalty, the series chronicles Russia’s manipulation of the United States election process and the investigation into the Trump presidency that followed after evidence pointed to collusion between his campaign higher-ups and Russian operatives. A first look at the series has just arrived, showing Brendan Gleeson looking like the spitting image of Donald Trump. Read More »

the good lord bird trailer

Ethan Hawke gets intense in the first trailer for The Good Lord Bird. The new Showtime series has Hawke playing abolitionist John Brown during Bleeding Kansas, “a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces.” The seven-episode limited series drops on Showtime this August. For now, watch The Good Lord Bird trailer below.

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Penny Dreadful City of Angels trailer

It’s been almost four years since Showtime’s Penny Dreadful wrapped up its three season run, but creator John Logan is back with a “spiritual descendant” series that’s set in a totally different time period. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels moves the action from Victorian England to Los Angeles in the late 1930s, and the newest trailer shows how Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones)’s shape-shifting demon character slices through the new show like a knife. Check it out below.
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penny dreadful city of angels trailer

Victorian England is out and 1930s LA is in here in the trailer for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The new series isn’t so much a sequel to the previous Penny Dreadful, but rather something of a spiritual successor. The new show deals with grisly murders in 1938 Los Angeles, and how they tie into plots involving Nazis and a shape-shifting demon played by Natalie Dormer. Watch the Penny Dreadful: City of Angels trailer below.

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talented mr. ripley tv series

Andrew Scott, hot off his turn as the “hot priest” in the Emmy-winning second season of Amazon’s Fleabag, has just scored another major television gig. He’ll play Tom Ripley in Ripley, a new eight-episode Showtime series based on Patricia Highsmith‘s novels – the same books that inspired Anthony Minghella’s 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley. Learn more about the new show below. Read More »

halo tv show update

During his executive session at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Showtime President of Entertainment Gary Levine announced that production on the network’s Halo TV series will begin in Budapest this fall, to air in early 2021. After the session, Levine stuck around to speak with reporters, so we were able to ask him even more Halo questions.

Find out Showtime’s goal for the level of violence on Halo, whether we’ll ever see star Pablo Schrieber’s face while he’s playing Master Chief, and how the series will navigate the canon of the Halo world. Read More »

Halo TV show cast

Showtime’s Halo TV series hit a snag at the end of last year when Rupert Wyatt departed the project as director. Today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Showtime executive Gary Levine made some Halo announcements and took our questions, indicating that the Halo series is very much on track. 

Find out when Halo goes into production, when we can see it, what has changed since Wyatt left, and who has been cast alongside Pablo Schreiber‘s Master Chief. Read More »

on becoming a god in central florida trailer

When you’ve got Kirsten Dunst in a black comedy coming to cable television, you know you’ve struck gold. And striking gold is exactly what Dunst’s character aims to do in On Becoming a God in Central Florida, a dark comedy series about a low-wage waterpark employee cons her way up through the ranks of a pyramid scheme in order to achieve her American Dream. Watch the On Becoming a God in Central Florida trailer below.

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the loudest voice trailer

Roger Ailes is a name that lives on in infamy, in part because of his creation of the fear-mongering punditry machine that is Fox News, but also because of the sexual assault accusations that ended his career. Now Showtime will give us seven episodes of Ailes’ rise and fall in an upcoming series led by A-list stars including Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts,  Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Simon McBurney, andAnnabelle Wallis. Watch the new The Loudest Voice trailer below.

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