Just this morning, we heard about what’s in store for Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, on the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Now we know who will be at the helm of the new series: Kari Skogland (The Walking Dead) has been hired to direct the six-episode show. She already has several major TV credits to her name, including another MCU show in the now-cancelled Netflix series The Punisher.
In addition to the news about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier director, a couple of cast members from Captain America: Civil War may be joining stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the cast. Plus, we finally have a release date for this show. Read on to get the details. Read More »
McG, director of the Charlie’s Angels films, Terminator: Salvation and more, is set to turn James Cameron’s 1994 action-comedy True Lies into a TV series for Disney+. Yes, really. While a True Lies series may not seem like an obvious choice for Disney’s streaming service, the House of Mouse owns the title now, and damn it, they’re going to make use of it. And in case you were wondering, yes, James Cameron is aware of this, and gave McG his blessing. More on the True Lies TV series below.
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Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 movie Das Boot was nominated for six Academy Awards and is considered one of the best movies to ever come out of Germany. That’s a high bar for a TV adaptation to clear, but thankfully Hulu’s Das Boot TV show isn’t burdened with depicting the exact same events – instead, it picks up nine months after the movie ends.
Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming series and meet the show’s stacked cast, which includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), and Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones). Read More »
Despite delays and a network change, it seems like nothing can stop the perpetual train that is the Snowpiercer TV series from chugging along. The sci-fi series adaptation of Bong Joon-ho‘s acclaimed 2014 film of the same name has already been renewed for a second season at TBS before it has made its 2020 release.
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Have you been watching the What We Do in the Shadows series on FX? If not, then last night you missed out on an incredible assembly of cameos from celebrities who have played famous vampires over the years, including Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and Jonathan Brugh as the original trio of vampires from the mockumentary film that inspired the series. But they’re not even the biggest names who make an appearance. Find out all about the What We Do in the Shadows cameos below. Read More »
Are you ready to sink your teeth into What We Do in the Shadows season 2? The vampire mockumentary comedy series has just received a second season order from FX, with one of the network’s presidents of original programming saying that the TV spin-off of Taika Waititi‘s 2014 movie has “more than delivered on the high expectations of Shadows fans”. Read more about the renewal below. Read More »
Cobra Kai has given the Karate Kid franchise a new lease on narrative life. After the massively successful first season, fans can’t wait to see season two, and many are rediscovering the original films or discovering them for the first time.
Karate Kid stars Martin Kove and William Zabka, who reprise their roles as John Kreese and Johnny Lawrence on Cobra Kai, were at WonderCon to discuss the series. During their interviews, each revealed some new details about the original classic film. We’ll have complete interviews with Kove, Zabka and the rest of the cast and creators of Cobra Kai later this month, but here’s what Kove and Zabka said about the original film.
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Looks like that High Fidelity TV series originally planned for Disney+ has found a new main squeeze. The series, based on the 2000 comedy starring John Cusack, will now air on Hulu. Disney has a controlling stake in Hulu, so they win either way. The reasoning behind the move? Disney+ is meant to be a more family friendly streaming service, and the High Fidelity TV show is turning out to be more R-rated than Disney anticipated.
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What We Do In the Shadows was a funny vampire comedy that Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement made in New Zealand, but it made a splash worldwide. They hooked up with Flight of the Conchords writer/producer Paul Simms to bring the series to American television. Now, FX’s What We Do In The Shows introduces a new house of vampires living in New York. The series maintains the film’s mockumentary style, which makes What We Do In The Shadows a spoof of reality TV as well as vampire lore.
Simms spoke with /Film by phone out of Austin, where he was about to premiere the first episodes of the series at SXSW. What We Do In The Shadows premieres March 27 on FX.
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Viewers who were hoping to see Daniel-San crane kicking through Miyagi-do in the first season of Cobra Kai may have been disappointed. The YouTube original series from Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald wisely saved their most crowd-pleasing moments for the beginning of Season Two, after viewers were already in the bag. Season One of the Karate Kid sequel, set 34 years after the original film, focused instead on Daniel’s rival Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) as he climbs out of a decades-long run of bad luck and worse decisions and re-opens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. On the other side of the San Fernando Valley, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is a happy husband and father and owner of a very successful car sales empire. But the season ends with Daniel’s determination to open a dojo of his own to combat Cobra Kai’s dominance – and just in time for the return of Johnny’s bad-news sensei John Kreese (Martin Kove).
It’s a clever move. After having earned accolades on the strength of its original story in the first season, Cobra Kai finally makes with the crane kicks in the opening episodes of Season Two, picking that low-hanging fruit and giving fans what they’ve been clamoring for since the beginning. The first two episodes of the sophomore season are such a good time, tossing around entertaining melodrama and heartwarming Miyagi nods in equal measure. Read More »