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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Nathan Lane Penny Dreadful

Tony and Emmy Award winner Nathan Lane is about to take a trip back to 1930s Los Angeles.

Lane (The Producers, The Lion King) is the latest actor to join Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Showtime’s spin-off that’s being described as a “spiritual descendant” of the original series, which saw public domain characters from Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Picture of Dorian Gray share the screen. In this new chapter of the story, the action moves from Victorian England to sunny California, during a time of intense political and societal tension. Read more about the new series below. Read More »

Natalie Dormer Penny Dreadful

Natalie Dormer, who played Margaery Tyrell across five seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, is heading to Showtime to play a demon in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the upcoming spin-off of the network’s Victorian-era original series, which came to an end back in 2016. This “spiritual descendant” of the original drama takes place in Los Angeles in the 1930s and features an entirely new group of characters, and you can read all about Dormer’s demon below. Read More »

Halo TV series director

The long road to adapt Halo to the screen (be it big or small) is almost at an end. Showtime is turning the video game franchise into a new TV series, and they’ve found their director – Otto Bathurst, the filmmaker behind the recent Robin Hood reboot. Bathurst will direct multiple episodes of the live-action series, and serve as executive producer.

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City on a Hill Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon has appeared in Boston-set projects before in films like Mystic River, Black Mass, and Patriots Day, but now he’s returning to Beantown as the lead of a new Showtime drama called City on a Hill. Bacon plays a corrupt FBI veteran who reluctantly teams up with a hot new assistant district attorney to take down a family of armored car robbers. Check out the first City on a Hill trailer below. Read More »

black monday premiere episode

The premiere episode of Black Monday, Showtime’s new comedy series that looks a bit like a TV adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street, is now available to stream for free. The series, which stars Don CheadleRegina Hall, and Paul Scheer, purports to tell the true story of what caused the worst stock market crash in history, on October 19, 1987. Watch the Black Monday premiere episode below.

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Unaired Who Is America Segment

Sacha Baron Cohen turned plenty of heads with his Showtime series Who Is America?, where he put himself under heavy make-up to become various characters who interviewed politicians, pundits and everyday American citizens, ultimately embarrassing them or making them severely uncomfortable, and showing the ugliest side of their instinctual proclivities and behavior. But there was one dark turn that a particular interview for the series took that was too horrendous to make light of, so much that footage from the segment was turned over to the FBI and never aired on the show.

Find out about this unaired Who Is America segment from Sacha Baron Cohen himself below. Read More »