With Jordan Peele’s Us making big box office bank in theaters and getting everyone buzzing about the metaphors and allegories at the center of the story, people feel like horror is making some kind of comeback. The fact is horror never left. Some people just weren’t looking in the right place. And soon enough, you won’t have to look very far at all for some new scares.
Chambers is a new psychological horror series coming to Netflix this spring. Starring newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose as Sasha Yazzie, the story focuses on a young heart attack survivor who is lucky enough to be the recipient of a heart transplant to save her life. However, she might not be as lucky as it seems when she slowly starts taking on the traits of the person who died in order for her to receive. Read More »
I don’t think anyone expected iconoclastic German director Werner Herzog to be playing a swashbuckling hero in the upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian, but in a new interview, Herzog himself has shed the tiniest bit of light on his role in the new Disney+ series. And yes, he’ll be playing a villain. Read his description of his role below.
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Cameras aren’t yet rolling on the forthcoming Star Trek series that will bring Sir Patrick Stewart back to the final frontier as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. However, writer/producer Alex Kurtzman was already brought to tears by the return of the Star Trek: The Next Generation character, one of the most beloved Starfleet officers in the history of the sci-fi franchise. Read More »
Grant Morrison’s comic Happy! was an unusual choice for a TV series. The initial limited run had to be expanded considerably, especially since Nick (Christopher Meloni) survived the first season, leaving room for a second season. So Happy! is back in all new uncharted territory.
Nick has retired from the force and Happy (Patton Oswalt) is now his imaginary friend, having disappeared from Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo). Smoothie (Patrick Fischler) and Sonny Shine (Christopher Fitzgerald) have a new evil plot involving Easter, so Nick and Happy will have to stop them. And it begins with suicide bomber nuns.
Morrison called from Scotland to speak with /Film about the new season of Happy! It was just announced that he is helping Ezra Miller write a new script for The Flash movie, and he’s also a writer and producer of USA’s Brave New World series. Issue 5 of his new Green Lantern comic is out now and Happy! returns Wednesday, March 27 on Syfy. Naturally, we talk about all of this in the interview.
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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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If you’re one of the Marvel Television fans who has been hoping Disney would revive the canceled Netflix shows Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist at the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service, we have bad news. Marvel Entertainment and Prop Store have announced a live-action that will take place late this summer featuring costumes, props and set decoration from the three aforementioned Marvel TV shows that were give the axe by Netflix. That pretty much means they’re done for good. Read More »
Jordan Peele‘s star-studded Twilight Zone reboot is arriving on CBS All Access soon, and to celebrate, two new episode trailers have been released. One focuses on the episode starring Kumail Nanjiani as a desperate stand-up comedian, while the other has Adam Scott experiencing a “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.” Watch the Twilight Zone reboot trailers below.
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Today brought Apple’s announcement of their new subscription streaming service AppleTV+. While the presentation didn’t have much footage to show from the various original program that will be part of the service launching this fall, they had no problem showing off the slate of storytellers that they already have working on shows.
The first AppleTV+ trailer features heavy hitting storytellers like Steven Spielberg, Sofia Coppola, J.J. Abrams, Ron Howard, and many more passionately talking about the art and power of storytelling. This is going to get you so jazzed, and not just because Damien Chazelle is part of the line-up too. Read More »
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This year, Star Trek: Discovery has given us a delicious mix of the old Star Trek storytelling traditions combined with a contemporary spin. With the mysterious Red Angel at the center of our characters’ past, present and future, everything feels like it’s coming around full circle. That circular through-line continues within the show’s costumes, which are just as nostalgic as they are futuristic.
/Film was able to speak with Discovery’s costume designer Gersha Phillips about her process, combining the old with the new. Phillips also focused on how the costumes help push characterizations forward, whether that’s including Terran influences, pulling from earlier costumes, or drawing from real world influences like Black Ops uniforms.
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TV’s most complicated, twisted relationship returns with Killing Eve season 2. Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s unclassifiable series comes back strong, roaring out of the gate mere seconds after season 1 concluded, and almost never letting viewers catch their breath. This season, Waller-Bridge has stepped back a bit, with Emerald Fennell stepping in as head writer. Anyone worried that this change-up might alter the show significantly can rest assured, as Killing Eve is better than ever.
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