The Alienist Angel of Darkness trailer

Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl, and Luke Evans are back to hunt a new killer – or is that killers? – in The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, TNT’s follow-up to its stylish limited series from 2018. A new trailer has arrived, showing how this trio reunites in an attempt to track a serial killer of children. You know, just your run-of-the-mill light and breezy TNT viewing. Read More »

Beauty and the Beast spinoff

A few days before the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt, word came out that Disney+ was developing a live-action Beauty and the Beast spinoff series that would tell a prequel story about what the arrogant Gaston (Luke Evans) and his submissive pal LeFou (Josh Gad) were doing before they entered the narrative of the movie. And while the pandemic has thrown a wrench into many a project over the past few months, it sounds like this one is still chugging full steam ahead.
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nine perfect strangers cast luke evans

Luke Evans is the latest actor to join the Nine Perfect Strangers cast. The new Hulu series is a dark, gritty reboot of the classic sitcom Perfect Strangers, and Evans is set to play Cousin Balki. Oh, no, my mistake. Nine Perfect Strangers is actually a new thriller based on the book by Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies. Evans joins a cast that includes Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

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the alienist season 2 trailer

Though The Alienist was a minor summer sensation in 2017, the TNT 19th century psychological thriller remains a criminally underrated treat. A 19th century detective drama starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Bruhl, and Luke EvansThe Alienist followed the unlikely trio as they resolved to find the culprit behind a series of child murders in 19th century New York using early methods of criminal profiling. It was macabre, creepy, and just a touch camp, which was just the right kind of combination for fans of Hannibal and True Detective looking for a new series. But The Alienist was intended as a one-season thing, until TNT renewed it for an unexpected second season that finally comes out this July. Watch The Alienist season 2 trailer below.

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disney family singalong

We’re all in this together — from at least six feet apart. Disney has enlisted Disney Channel and Disney movie stars in a star-studded Disney Family Singalong set to air this week on ABC. The socially-distanced singalong event will reunite High School Musical stars Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens, along with other cast members of the beloved Disney Channel movie to perform “We’re All in This Together,” while mega-stars like Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, Disney legends like Moana star Auli’i Cravalho and Alan Menken join in for a medley of Disney classics.

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Beauty and the Beast prequel

Josh Gad, who played LeFou in Disney’s 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, is developing a Beauty and the Beast prequel series for Disney+ which will reunite Gad with his co-star Luke Evans and explore the origins of Gaston and LeFou.
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angel of mine trailer

Parental grief can take many forms, but for Noomi Rapace’s Lizzie in Angel of Mine, it takes the form of deranged stalking and kidnapping. The domestic thriller stars the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress as a grieving mother who becomes obsessed with another woman’s daughter after she comes to believe that the girl is her own dead daughter. Watch the Angel of Mine trailer below.

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state like sleep trailer

Katherine Waterston stars in the noir thriller State Like Sleep as a widow who is haunted by the mysterious death of her celebrity husband (Michiel Huisman). The first State Like Sleep trailer released by The Orchard follows her as she soon discovers a web of secrets that sends her deep into the seedy underbelly of Brussels, where she meets enigmatic characters played by Michael Shannon and Luke Evans.

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The Alienist season 2

TNT has given the green-light to The Alienist season 2. Like the Alienist follow-up book of the same name, the new season will be titled The Angel of DarknessAlienist stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will all reprise their roles for the limited series.

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The Alienist

When The Alienist was first published in 1994, author Caleb Carr said, “I was always aware that if done correctly, this could end up being a great movie.” Well, we’ll never know if a great movie could’ve been made from this material, and not for lack of trying. Paramount Pictures bought the movie rights before publication in 1993, but behind-the-scenes squabbles about budget and scripts kept The Alienist from the big screen for more than two decades.

Now Carr’s serial killer novel finds new life as a TNT TV series, with True Detective season 1 director Cary Fukunaga serving as producer and Black Mirror director Jakob Verbruggen at the helm. The verdict, after all that delay, is this: perhaps it would’ve made a better movie than TV show.

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