Kingkiller Chronicle TV show

The Kingkiller Chronicle TV show is dead at Showtime, but it’s hoping to live long enough to sing another day elsewhere.

The fantasy TV series, set a generation before the events of the first book in Patrick Rothfuss’s acclaimed novels, has been in development for years with the multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Mary Poppins Returns) on board as both a creative producer and musical mastermind. (Music plays a large part in the books.) But now Showtime has let the project revert back to rights holder Lionsgate TV, and the company is on the hunt for a new home for The Kingkiller Chronicle.

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Twin Peaks box set

Here’s something that diehard Twin Peaks fans are going to want even more than a cup of coffee and a piece of cherry pie. A massive, 21-disc Blu-ray box set called Twin Peaks: From Z to A is on the way, and this baby will include basically everything any Twin Peaks fan could ever desire: the original TV show, the entirety of Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return, never-before-released making-of content for The Return, the film Fire Walk With Me (complete with its deleted scenes), and more.

But this is a limited edition set, so you may have to act quickly if you want to get your hands on it.  Read More »

halo tv series

The Halo TV series has been long in the making, with the video game’s developer 343 Industries working with Showtime to bring the project to life for nearly 5 years now. But maybe Halo has just been waiting for a Game of Thrones-sized hole to be vacated. According to the 343 Industries transmedia chief, the Halo TV series could be the heir to the HBO fantasy series — except without the incest.

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city on a hill trailer full

Has anyone ever considered making a crime drama set in Boston? Could be a good idea! I jest, of course – there are an innumerable amount of crime stories set in Bean Town, and now here comes another: City on a Hill. The Showtime series follows a corrupt FBI agent (Kevin Bacon) who has to form an alliance with an idealistic assistant district attorney (Aldis Hodge). Watch the City on a Hill trailer below.

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Jaden Smith as Kanye West

Showtime is getting into the anthology series game with Omniverse, a new half hour series “examining the many doors of perception.” And with such a trippy concept, it should come as no surprise that both Kanye West and Jaden Smith are involved, with Smith playing a younger version of West in an alternate reality. Buckle up, people – this one’s going to get weird.

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The Loudest Voice Trailer

Fox News has generated millions by giving some of the world’s most obnoxious caricatures a platform in the world of political punditry. Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Jeanine Pirro, Laura Ingraham, Megyn Kelly, and whatever trio of airheads is still on Fox & Friends are just some of the dispiriting voices in cable television news, and it’s all thanks to one man: Roger Ailes. Now, the story of how Roger Ailes took fear and pandering to a dangerous level and turned it into a profitable cable news channel will be told in a new limited series on Showtime called The Loudest Voice, and the first teaser trailer is already making our stomachs turn. Read More »

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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 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 »

apple streaming service networks

Apple is gearing up to be a strong competitor against streaming giants Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. In addition to its slew of forthcoming original titles, the Apple streaming service is currently negotiating with high-profile cable networks HBO, Showtime, and Starz to feature their shows and movies on its platform. With most of Apple’s star-studded originals still early in development, these potential deals would allow the service to draw new subscribers in with the help of established libraries from content partners. Read more about the Apple streaming service networks negotiations below.

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Good Lord Bird Series

Having recently delivered the best performance of his career in First Reformed, Ethan Hawke is going to give TV a try. The actor will star as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown in the Showtime limited series Good Lord Bird, adapted from the James McBride novel of the same name. Hawke will also co-write and executive produce the series, with Underground‘s Anthony Hemingway directing.

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