wayne trailer

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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weird city trailer

Jordan Peele may be horror’s new favorite son, but the ever-busy writer/producer/director is finding ways to acknowledge his comedy roots. Jordan Peele and former Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders teamed up to create the YouTube Premium series Weird City, a sci-fi anthology that brings the funny to futuristic dystopias. Set in a society where classes are starkly divided by the haves and have-nots, labeled in this case as “Above the Line” and “Below the Line,” Weird City stars LeVar Burton as a mad scientist who introduces all kinds of bizarre gadgets to better optimize love and life — to hilarious results according to the Weird City trailer.

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edge of seventeen cast

YouTube’s The Edge of Seventeen series has found its lead. Hunger Games star Isabelle Fuhrmann will take on the role of the awkward teen girl originated by Hailee Steinfeld in the 2016 coming-of-age fim. Joining Fuhrmann in The Edge of Seventeen YouTube series cast is Liana Liberato (Hulu’s Light as a Feather), who will play the best friend, Lou.

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Cobra Kai Trailer

The good news: starting next year, YouTube will pull all of its original content out from behind the Premium paywall, letting users enjoy an ad-supported version of shows like Cobra Kai. The bad news: this move also means that YouTube won’t be investing in as many scripted shows, instead focusing on reality-driven projects headlined by celebrities and YouTube stars.

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gatz

You know those “The Great Gatsby parties” that everyone throws that are only vaguely inspired by 1920s fashion and completely miss F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s whole message on decadence and the fallacy of the American dream? The upcoming YouTube Premium series, Gatz, is that, but worse.

This Great Gatsby origin series is being developed at YouTube Premium, which will reimagine the tragic figure in the Fitzgerald classic novel as a mixed-race man, based on some academic theories that posit that Jay Gatsby was mixed race. But because this is an origin story TV series, you can bet that this Jay Gatsby will at least be hot and young, and possibly solving mysteries.

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wayne trailer

Disgruntled teens on the run from oppressive adults, expressing their nihilistic worldview through wry wit and brutal violence, seems to be a popular template these days for a TV show. It worked for Netflix’s critically acclaimed The End of the F***ing World, and now the new YouTube Premium series Wayne looks to capture that lightning in a bottle again.

Produced by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul WernicWayne follows a teen malcontent (Sing Street‘s Mark McKenna) who sets off on the road with his new crush (Ciara Bravo) to take back the vintage car stolen from his dad before he died. See the first Wayne trailer below.

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Free YouTube Movies

Maybe you’re familiar with this scenario: you really want to see a certain movie, but it’s not streaming anywhere online. You just paid rent, so you can’t afford to buy it right now. Maybe, in a moment of desperation, you turn to YouTube to see if a version has been uploaded there. It’s not your best moment, but damn it, you really want to watch that movie.

Now YouTube is offering you an alternative to watching a garbage copy of the movie that only takes up half of the screen because it was uploaded illegally. The world’s largest streaming video platform is now offering legitimate versions of nearly 100 films to audiences for free – movies like The Terminator, Legally Blonde, the first five Rocky films, and Hackers.
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Origin early buzz

The reviews are in for YouTube Premium’s next big original science fiction series Origin, and almost all of them include a variation of this line: “it’s like Lost, in space.” Puns aside, that’s some high praise – but does the comparison extend beyond the show’s use of flashbacks to explore the backstories of its characters? Read some excerpts from the reviews below to find out. Read More »

Origin - Tom Felton

YouTube Premium’s latest original series Origin premieres this week. The first series created by writer Mika Watkins is a sci-fi ensemble show. Paul W.S. Anderson directed the first two episodes and executive produces alongside Watkins.

In the series, the spaceship Origin is on its way to a new colony, but several of its passengers wake up early. As they explore the ship to try to figure out what went wrong, they also learn about each other as the audience sees their backstory in flashbacks. The cast includes Natalia Tena, Tom Felton, Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder and Fraser James.

Anderson spoke with /Film by phone from the set of his next movie, Monster Hunter, based on the Capcom video game franchise. Origin premieres Wednesday, November 14 on YouTube Premium.

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the edge of seventeen tv series

The Edge of Seventeen continues to make its way from the big screen to the small screen, as YouTube gives a pilot order to a half-hour comedy series adapting the critically acclaimed 2016 dramedy starring Hailee Steinfeld.

But The Edge of Seventeen TV series won’t be a sequel or remake, or even a spin-off as had been previously reported. Much like FX’s successful TV series adapting the Coen Brothers’ classic crime drama FargoThe Edge of Seventeen TV series will only be loosely inspired by the Kelly Fremon Craig film.

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