Showtime Cinema Toast Series

There are a lot of new movies and TV shows inspired by the coronavirus pandemic coming down the pipeline. Thankfully, there are still plenty of ideas being generated as a result of the pandemic without shining more of a light on COVID-19, and Showtime has picked one of them up in the form of a new anthology series called Cinema Toast.

Created by Jeff Baena (Horse Girl, The Little Hours) and produced by Mark & Jay Duplass (Room 104, The Overnight), Cinema Toast will take footage from old movies in the public domain and re-contextualize them into new stories through editing and voice dubbing, including the voices of Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, John Early, Christina Ricci, Megan Mullally, Chloe Fineman and Christopher Meloni. Read More »

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Trailer

Netflix brought back Wet Hot American Summer for a series revival back in 2015 after development of a sequel to the 2001 Sundance comedy hit was happening for years. Instead of making good upon the promise of a 10-year reunion teased at the end of the movie, the series went back to the first day at Camp Firewood, which was all the more ridiculous simply because it had a cast of actors and actress in their 30s and 40s playing teenagers. But now the reunion we’ve all been waiting for is finally coming.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is a new eight episode continuation of the goofy camp comedy that brings back (almost) all of the original cast members again as we flash forward to their lives in 1991. It looks just as insane as the prequel series was, and it even has some new cast members joining the fun.

Watch the Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later trailer after the jump. Read More »

Netflix Presents The Characters

Netflix may not be a comedy channel per se, but with shows like W/ Bob & David, Master of None, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, not to mention standup specials by the likes of Chelsea Peretti, Nick Offerman, John Mulaney, and Mike Epps, it’s fast becoming a destination for comedy fans. Now, with The Characters, they’re looking to give the next generation of comedians a boost.

Each 30-minute episode of the series is written by and stars a different comedian, who can do whatever they wish with the time allotted. The slate of talents includes Paul W. Downs (Broad City), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black), John Early (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Tim Robinson (Saturday Night Live), Natasha Rothwell (Saturday Night Live), Henry Zebrowski (Heroes Reborn), Kate Berlant (The Greggs), and Phil Burgers (Dr. Brown). If you haven’t heard of some of these folks, that’s okay — the whole point is that they aren’t established stars just yet. Read More »