Chiwetel Ejiofor has already been set to lead The Man Who Fell to Earth, a TV series adaptation of the novel and film of the same name that recently moved from Paramount+ over to Showtime. Now the cast is expanding with Skyfall actress Naomie Harris and Westworld co-star Jimmi Simpson. Find out who they’re playing below. Read More »
In 2019, we learned that CBS All Access was developing a TV adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth, based on Walter Tevis’s 1963 novel and Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 sci-fi cult classic film version. That streaming service is being rebranded to Paramount+, but the show is still in the works – and it has now found its star.
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Doctor Strange) will play a new alien character who lands on Earth. That news – especially the latter half of it – is probably music to the ears of people who are especially fond of David Bowie’s performance in the original movie. But while Bowie’s work will undoubtedly loom over this production, at least Ejiofor has room to do his own thing without having to portray that same exact character. Read More »
Last week, word broke that Star Trek: Discovery had already been renewed for season 4, and that the new season would start production next month. This raises one big question: how? As we all know, the coronavirus – which is still very much around, with cases starting to spike again in the United States – has made production on TV and movies somewhat tricky right now. But Discovery has an ace up their sleeve: home-based post-production. At least, that’s what was used to finish the recently-premiered season 3. Who knows what the future holds?
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Alex Kurtzman, one of the architects and overseers of modern Star Trek, has a plan. He actually has several plans, all spinning at once like Earl Grey teacup saucers balancing on the ends of multiple sticks. Such is the case when you hold the future of a massive piece of intellectual property in the palm of your hand – but fans can rest easy, because Trek isn’t going anywhere any time soon. In a new interview, Kurtzman says he has mapped things out for the CBS All Access TV shows all the way through 2027. Read More »
Alex Kurtzman‘s television and movie production company Secret Hideout has scored the rights to Jackson Ford’s novel The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind, with the intent of adapting it to TV. The novel follows a girl with telekinetic powers who is forced to clear her name after she’s accused of murder. The book is the first in a series, with a sequel due out this summer.
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After NBC gave us a series focused squarely on The Silence of the Lambs serial killer Hannibal Lecter, CBS is looking to follow the classic movie with a sequel series called Clarice, focusing on Jodie Foster’s character of FBI agent Clarice Starling one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. However, the series doesn’t have any connection to the NBC series Hannibal. Read More »
The new series Star Trek: Picard isn’t slated to premiere on the CBS All Access subscription service until January next year. But there’s already a strong vote of confidence in the return of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, because the new series has just been given a second season order by CBS, not to mention a hefty tax incentive from California.
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CBS All Access announced that Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, and John Hlavin are developing a streaming series based on The Man Who Fell to Earth. The 1963 novel by Walter Tevis was previously adapted into a movie starring David Bowie, directed by Nicolas Roeg.
Kurtzman is already working with All Access on the Star Trek universe, with Discovery and Picard already in production and more Trek series in development. Here are a few hints we could glean from the press release and announcements.
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The official title for the Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard spin-off has been revealed, and the results will shock you. Okay, not really – you probably could’ve guessed this on your own. The show is now officially called Star Trek: Picard, and there’s a new logo to boot. It’s not much, I know, but it’s just one tiny step closer to this show being a reality. See the logo 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 »