Gaslit Watergate Drama Series

Gaslit, a Watergate drama series based on the Slow Burn podcast, has found a home at Starz. Julia Roberts and Sean Penn are set to star in the series, which has gone through a few changes in the last few months. At one point, Joel Edgerton was set to star and direct – but Edgerton is no longer involved. Armie Hammer was also originally part of the cast, but he’s since dropped out. The series is described as “a modern take” on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon.

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american gods season 3 trailer

American Gods season 3 is all about destiny — which it turns out you can’t outrun, nor put on ice. Even when you attempt to lay low in a wintry Wisconsin town, as Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is doing in the third season of the fantasy thriller series based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel of the same name. Watch the American Gods season 3 trailer below.

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Blindspotting TV show

The gentrification-themed comedy/drama Blindspotting was one of the best movies of 2018, and it’s been more than a year since we heard that a TV spin-off was in the works at Starz. Now the cast for the Blindspotting TV show has been locked in. We already knew the series would focus on Jasmine Cephas Jones‘ Ashley character from the movie, but now we know that Rafael Casal, who co-wrote and co-starred in the film, will be serving as the showrunner and will also reprise his role as Miles in a recurring capacity. Read More »

Watch HBO for Free and Other Premium Content on AT&T and Xfinity Cable

Millions of Americans are going to be stuck at home for at least another month, maybe more, as we continue to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the United States. That means you’ll need all the movies and TV shows you can get your hands on in order to help pass the time, and cable giants Xfinity and AT&T will be helping out by making premium channels like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Epix and more available for free for a limited time throughout April. Get the details below on how and when you can watch HBO for free and much more. Read More »

SXSW Cancellations

Concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus strain known as COVID-19 have been sweeping the globe. The United States doesn’t have nearly as many cases as Europe and Asia, but the numbers are starting to grow, and concerns about a pandemic have prompted cautious behavior from some of the world’s biggest companies, especially when it comes to attending events with large crowds. That’s why Netflix, Apple, Amazon and Warner Media have all pulled out of the South by Southwest (SXSW) film, TV, music and tech festival, slated to start on March 13. That means all of the premieres and screenings of the movies, TV shows, and panels they were bringing to the fest have been canceled as well.

UPDATE: Starz and Lionsgate are skipping the festival too. Get the new details below with the rest of our original report. Read More »

Starz first announced plans for a series set in the John Wick universe in January 2017, one year after the success of John Wick Chapter 2 in theaters. There have been sporadic updates on the series at each TCA and this year was no exception.

Starz President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch gave an executive session for the Television Critics Association and /Film asked for an update on The Continental

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Starz Response to Orlando Jones Firing

Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods has had a troubled life on the network. After a successful first season, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green exited in a dispute. Season 2 showrunner Jesse Alexander left before it aired. Season 3 has dropped cast members Orlando Jones and Mousa Kraish, with Jones claiming his firing was racially motivated.

Starz President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch gave an executive session for the Television Critics Association on Tuesday. /Film asked for clarification on Jones’ firing, although Hirsch mostly backed up production company Freemantle’s version of event.

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american gods orlando jones

American Gods is having trouble in paradise…again. The constantly embattled Starz series which, after an acclaimed first season under showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, has seen a slew of replacement showrunners and an alarming number of cast turnovers. But the dropping of two actors of color who were upgraded to main roles in the second season has earned American Gods the wrong kind of attention again, especially after Orlando Jones‘ claimed that he was fired from the series for racial reasons.

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weeds sequel series

Weeds is taking root again at Starz. The Emmy-winning dramedy starring Mary-Louise Parker, which originally aired on Showtime for eight seasons, is getting a sequel series set 10 years later — in the era of legalization. It sounds like the Weeds sequel series will be a whole new vibe.

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Disney+ will soon make the streaming wars even more complicated when it launches next week, but getting their library of content in place wasn’t as easy as gathering all the titles they’ve distributed over the years. That’s because long before Disney+ was ever an idea, The Walt Disney Company had sold the licensing rights to their movies in deals with the likes of Netflix and Starz, giving them the exclusive opportunity to air and stream some of the studio’s biggest hits. And that came back to bite them in the butt when they needed those movies for Disney+. But in the end, a deal was struck to get the rights to some of those movies back, though it requires Disney+ to do something they never wanted. Read More »