Ready to head back to Castle Rock? The second season of the Stephen King-inspired Hulu series has just announced its cast, and the King work from which it’ll be drawing influence. King’s 1987 novel Misery will serve as a jumping-off point for season 2, with Lizzy Caplan set to play deranged nurse Annie Wilkes – a role made famous by Kathy Bates in the Misery film adaptation. Other new cast members include Tim Robbins, Elsie Fisher, and Garrett Hedlund. More on the Castle Rock season 2 cast below.  Read More »

stranger things season 3 trailer breakdown

It’s the first day of spring, which means summer is right around the corner. And you know what that means: Stranger Things is back. The third season of the hit Netflix series just debuted its official trailer, giving us a glimpse of a summer of big changes for the kids of Hawkins, Indiana. Aside from the obvious first trappings of puberty, the gang’s dynamic is shifting as romance is in the air and fireworks are flying. But greater changes are afoot in Hawkins, as a new morally corrupt Mayor Kline (Cary Elwes) takes office and opens the new Starcourt Mall, all the while strange disappearances begin to take place.

We try to unpack what this all means and more in our Stranger Things season 3 trailer breakdown. Let’s dive in.

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American Crime Story proved that true crime could be addicting television, and each season could tell a complete new story. Hulu’s new series The Act is about to tell you a more recent true crime story. Season one is about Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King), whose mother Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) was committing Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, keeping her daughter sick so she could keep taking care of her. Gypsy eventually found a man online, Nick Godejohn to kill Dee Dee so she could escape.

Nick Antosca, the creator of Channel Zero and a writer on Hannibal, brought The Act to Hulu. He had help from Michelle Dean, author of the 2016 Buzzfeed article that brought this case to national attention. Dean is a producer and writer on The Act and lead the writer’s room. Her article also became the subject of the HBO documentary. Mommy Dead and Dearest.

“The show though isn’t a factual retelling of the case,” Dean told /Film in a separate interview. “It’s more inspired by the case, something like that. Over the years this case has become like an ocean for me of information. Apprehending that ocean is a big part of constructing the show.”

Antosca spoke with /Film about adapting the true story into eight episodes of television. He’s also in the works on a Chucky TV series with Child’s Play creator Don Mancini, as part of his overall deal with Univesral Cable Productions. The Act premieres on Hulu today.

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stranger things season 3 trailer

After long, tortuous months of waiting, Netflix is finally feeding us with the first official Stranger Things season 3 trailer. Part 3 of Netflix’s hit sci-fi/horror show is set to debut on the streaming service this summer, but we’ve learned little about it in the past year and a half since Stranger Things Part 2 first premiered. But from the looks of the Stranger Things season 3 trailer, things are getting quite explosive in Hawkins, Indiana.

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game of thrones season 7 pacing

For the first several seasons of Game of Thrones, the show made a point to take things slowly in terms of travel, establishing huge distances between its major cities and building the reality of its fantasy world by having characters traverse those distances across long stretches of episodes. But in season 7, it was as if the show mounted an ACME rocket, lit the fuse, and hung on for dear life as it rocketed forward at a breakneck pace.

Now some of the folks involved with creating the show have addressed that increase in speed and defended their choice to pick up the pace. Read their comments below, and learn about if we can expect a similar speediness in the upcoming final season.
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game of thrones prequel cast

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel cast is getting a little dose of magic.

Harry Potter veteran Miranda Richardson, who played gossip columnist Rita Skeeter in two Potter films and one theme park attraction, is the latest to head to Westeros – but she’s not the only Wizarding World alum who’s crossed over between franchises.
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Ewoks TV show

Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ is going to be home to all sorts of original Star Wars content, from live-action shows to animated series. Confirmed shows include The Mandolorian, a series about Rogue One character Cassian Andor, and a new animated Clone Wars. Then there are rumors about a series involving Solo character Qi’ra, and even a potential Obi Wan series. Now we have yet another rumored series to add to the pile: a show about Ewoks! Yes, those furry freedom fighters who love to dance, sing and murder stormtroopers, might be getting their own TV show. Details are extremely vague at the moment, but that won’t stop us from speculating!

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halo showrunner

The history of a Halo adaptation is rife with stops and starts, but it seems as if Showtime is finally going to bring the popular video game to the small screen – and they’ve hired a second showrunner to do it.

Steven Kane (TNT’s The Last Ship) is joining original showrunner Kyle Killen to tackle the premium channel’s “most ambitious series ever,” and you can read on to learn why this show requires two people to lead the charge.
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chilling adventures of sabrina season 2 trailer

Just like magic, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back in no time at all with its second season. Or rather, part 2 of the Netflix teenage fantasy-drama series, based on the streaming service’s confusing labeling of its recent original shows. But you know who’s not confused? Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka), who has fully embraced the wicked side of herself and is exploring her identity and relationship with Satan — as well as her romantic relationships with poor ex-boyfriend Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch) and warlock Nicholas Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood). Being a witch is such toil and trouble.

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 Why Rupert Wyatt Left Halo TV Series

A TV series adaptation of the hit video game series Halo has been stuck in development for years. Just recently, the series set up at Showtime made some progress by hiring Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst to be at the helm of what will be quite the expensive sci-fi series. But before that, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt was supposed to executive produce the series and direct a few episodes. Unfortunately, he left the project late last year, and now the filmmaker has provided some new insight into why he didn’t stick around to make it happen. Read More »