In this edition of TV Bits:
- Get Out director Jordan Peele is making an HBO show with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions
- AMC’s Preacher gets an explosive new season 2 trailer
- The Young Pope gets a second season and a new name
- ABC heads under the sea for The Little Mermaid Live!
- And more!
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What is it with exorcism movies? Earlier today we had word that Anthony Hopkins had been cast in The Rite. Now there’s another exorcism movie in the works called Miracle Workers, with Zach Galifianakis attached to star.
STYD has the report, saying the script is “a buddy supernatural comedy in which the actor is put on a path that has him posing as an exorcist with a pal. The two think they’ve got a good thing going until they’re faced with a real menace.” So…kinda like The Frighteners? Or The Brothers Grimm? Fine with me — I can easily see Galifianakis killing a role like that. (Even though the best thing about The Frighteners was a wickedly messed-up turn from Jeffrey Combs. Top that, guys!) This news comes from producer Michael Aguiler, who also produced this week’s The Crazies. No director is set yet.
After the break, Mickey Rourke is looking to go to war with the gods, and a genre veteran continues his comeback. Read More »