I suppose this was inevitable, but it still stings a little. After four creepy seasons, Syfy has cancelled the excellent, but under-watched, anthology series Channel Zero. While the series had fans (myself included), it failed to generate the same amount of buzz as American Horror Story. Now, it’s over. One can hope that now that with Channel Zero cancelled by Syfy, another network – or streaming service – might pick it up. But in the meantime, we’ll have to be content with the four memorable seasons that we were able to see.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have a new streaming series premiering on YouTube Premium today, although they did not create Wayne. They are producing the half hour series for creator Shawn Simmons, and YouTube Head of Original Content Susanne Daniels calls the show “Dirty Harry in high school.”
Wayne (Mark McKenna) is a teenager heading south to recover his late father’s stolen ’78 Trans Am. Wherever he stops along the way, trouble seems to find Wayne, but he’s resourceful enough to get out of it and continue towards Florida.
Reese and Wernick spoke with /Film by phone before the holidays, when they also previewed Once Upon a Deadpool and the upcoming Zombieland sequel. At the time, they weren’t addressing the news they were attached to a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, which has since been confirmed. Wayne premieres today on YouTube Premium.
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After the success of Julia Roberts’ Homecoming, it seems like all the big projects starring high-profile actresses are starting to come out of the woodwork at Amazon. The latest Amazon series, The Widow, is an eight-episode thriller starring Kate Beckinsale as a woman whose “late” husband may not be so dead after all. Watch The Widow trailer below.
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If you thought there were already too many streaming subscription services out there, you’re not going to like what NBCUniversal has planned for their library of TV shows and movies from NBC and Universal Pictures.
Joining the likes of the forthcoming Disney and Warner Bros. streaming subscription services, media conglomerate NBCUniversal is creating their own ad-supported direct-to-consumer streaming subscription service that would be full of shows from NBC and movies from Universal Pictures, as well as original content. That might not sound too enticing to some of you, but you might pay more attention when you hear that the NBCUniversal streaming service may take The Office away from Netflix after 2021. Read More »
If you like the comedic stylings of Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington in the ongoing web series On Cinema at the Cinema, then we have some good news for you. The hapless duo is going on tour this spring with stops in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas, and they have a multimedia stage show planned featuring their “famed movie expertise and exuberant feuds.”
Find out more about Gregg Turkington and Tim Heidecker’s On Cinema at the Cinema tour below. Read More »
Step aside, Robert Downey Jr. – there’s a new Perry Mason in town, and it’s The Americans star Matthew Rhys.
Downey was all set to play the fictional defense attorney in a movie several years ago, but that project morphed into a limited series at HBO. Now the show is finally going to happen, but since Downey’s film commitments have gotten in the way, Rhys is taking over in the lead role. Read More »
It’s a new year, but the 44th season of Saturday Night Live is only halfway done. The late night sketch series returns this weekend with first-time host Rachel Brosnahan, who has been getting acclaim and awards left and right for her leading role on the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Then later this month, SNL will bring even more characters out of James McAvoy beyond those he plays as the split personality monster from M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and the upcoming Glass. Read More »
Michelle Yeoh is the captain now — kind of. The Crazy Rich Asians actress had a recurring role on CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery season 1, and now she’ll be taking the helm in her own Star Trek spin-off. But the untitled Michelle Yeoh Star Trek spin-off won’t center around her first character, the noble Captain Philippa Georgiou. Instead, Yeoh will get to stretch her vamping skills as Georgiou’s evil doppelganger who was introduced during a journey to the Mirror Universe.
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Can you feel the chill in the air? Winter has come, and that wind from an ice dragon’s wings is cutting straight to the core of Game of Thrones fans everywhere. After nearly seventeen months of waiting for a new episode of the beloved fantasy series (suffering through our own version of author George R.R. Martin’s Long Night), we finally know when Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere, thanks to a new teaser featuring the Stark children who have gathered at Winterfell walking through the crypts. Read More »
Soon, you can be the one that knocks — on your phone screen. A Breaking Bad mobile game is on its way to teach fans of the AMC drama the inner workings of the empire business and test the limits of their moral codes. The free-to-play mobile game is titled Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements and is expected to launch later this year.
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