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Issa Rae & City Girls’ HBO Max Series Rap Sh*t Gets Trio of Actresses

(Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images) Aida Osman, KaMillion, and Jonica Booth have all been cast in Issa Rae’s HBO Max comedy Rap Sh*t (working title). MORE: Loki: Marvel Studios Moves Up Disney+ Series Premiere Date Confirmed today by WarnerMedia, the three actors are also joining Sadé Clacken Joseph, who was announced to be the director for the pilot episode of the hour-hour comedy. According to the logline of the series, Rap Sh*t follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Miami, Vh1, Mia, Thomas, Janeane Garofalo, Pierre, Osman, Shawna, Issa Rae, ComingSoon, Kevin `` Coach K '' Lee


Adrien Brody Joins HBO’s Succession for Season 3

(Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images) Following Monday’s announcement that Alexander Skarsgård had joined the cast of HBO’s Succession, Variety brings word that Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Peaky Blinders, The Grand Budapest Hotel) has also been added to the hit drama series’ third season. Brody, whose upcoming projects also include The French Dispatch, Blonde, and the Epix series Chapelwaite, will guest star as Josh Aaronson, described as a billionaire activist investor who becom...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Drama, TV News, Brian Cox, Streaming, Roy, Grand Budapest Hotel, Adrien Brody, Kendall, Epix, Alexander Skarsgard, Brody, Succession, Sanaa Lathan


Samuel Goldwyn Films Nabs Rights to Night Raiders From EP Taika Waititi

According to Deadline, Samuel Goldwyn Film has successfully acquired the North American distribution rights to Danis Goulet’s directorial debut feature titled Night Raiders, which is executive produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi, who is currently in production at Australia for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder. The dystopian sci-fi thriller drama had its world premiere last March at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival. “We are thrilled to partner with Samuel Goldwyn F...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Australia, Berlin, Sci-fi, US, Canada, New Zealand, North America, Samuel Goldwyn, Taika Waititi, ComingSoon, Movie News, Goulet, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Chelsea Winstanley


HBO Releases First House of the Dragon Photos

HBO has released the first House of the Dragon photos from its upcoming Game of Thrones prequel ahead of its 2022 debut. The photos show Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon. RELATED: House of the Dragon Set Photos: First Look at Matt Smith & Emma D’Arcy Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood,  House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, House, Game Of Thrones, Rhys Ifans, Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, George R R Martin, Sonoya Mizuno, Olivia Cooke, Valyria, HBO Max, House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra Targaryen, Alicent Hightower


‘House of the Dragon’ First Look Images Reveal the Cast of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel series set 300 years before the events of that show, has unleashed its first crop of official images featuring some Targaryens, Velaryons, and Hightowers looking very moody on the beach, as if they were posing for the worst swimsuit calender ever created. House of the Dragon is currently in production and will arrive on HBO Max in 2022. It’s one of several Game of Thrones spin-offs in the works. See the first look images below. House of the Dr...
Tags: Images, Hbo, Television, Movies, Fantasy, House, Game Of Thrones, Rhys-Ifans, Matt Smith, George R R Martin, Otto, Westeros, Aegon, Olivia Cooke, Greg Yaitanes, Miguel Sapochnik


Interview: Pink Skies Ahead Director Kelly Oxford Finds Humor in Anxiety

(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) Author Kelly Oxford found success due to her honest writing, and now her anxiety-tinged coming of age film Pink Skies Ahead is set to air on MTV this Saturday, May 8 at 9 p.m. commercial-free. Starring Jessica Barden (The End of the F***ing World) as the 20-year-old Winona, the comedic film chronicles her first anxiety attack after dropping out of college. ComingSoon.net Managing Editor Tyler Treese got the chance to discuss the film with Oxford ahead of...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Mtv, Oxford, Henry, Winona, Jessy, Movie News, Jessica Barden, Kelly Oxford, HBO Max, Pink Skies Ahead, Tyler Treese, Pink Skies Ahead Director Kelly Oxford, David Livingston Getty Images Author Kelly Oxford, Henry Wrinkler


Martin Scorsese Will Introduce ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Mean Streets’ for the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival

The 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival is being presented virtually on TCM and HBO Max next month, and it will bring with it two new introductions from Martin Scorsese. Scorsese will (virtually) be on hand to introduce both Goodfellas and Mean Streets for the fest, which means we’ll get to hear one of our greatest living filmmakers talk about his filmmaking, and honestly, you can’t beat that, folks. An excerpt from Scorsese’s Goodfellas introduction is available below. Martin Scorsese Goodfella...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Scorsese, Goodfellas, Martin Short, Michael Douglas, Tcm, Martin-Scorsese, Barry Levinson, Ray Liotta, Debbie Allen, Film Festivals, Ed Wood, Dana Gould, Los Angeles Opera, Bill Morrison


Superhero Bits: Andrew Garfield Denies ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Rumors, ‘Sin City’ 30th Anniversary Re-Release & More

Which Marvel Comics character almost ended up appearing in The Mitchells vs. The Machines? Could a third season of Pennyworth end up being ordered by HBO Max? Could Sacha Baron Cohen be appearing in Thor: Love & Thunder? Is the Green Lantern Corps. movie still happening? Why is Andrew Garfield denying Spider-Man: No Way Home rumors? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Here’s the trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Hellfire Gala comic book arc, introducing a new mutant line-up....
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Spider-Man, Superman, Disney, Suicide Squad, Thor, Andrew Garfield, Cw, Machines, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sin-City, Loki, Mitchells, Warner Bros TV, Green Lantern Corps


Elizabeth Olsen to Star in ‘Love and Death’ Limited Series at HBO Max

If grieving over the loss of her synthezoid husband in WandaVision wasn’t enough, Elizabeth Olsen is about to face even more neighborhood woes in a new HBO Max limited series called Love and Death. Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles called “Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II” from Texas Monthly, the series follows two churchgoing couples in a small town in Texas whose lives take a dark turn when someone ...
Tags: Texas, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Thriller, Nicole Kidman, Scott Brown, Elizabeth Olsen, Elizabeth, Nicole, Lionsgate Television, Texas Monthly, Saari, Kevin Beggs, David E. Kelley


Hugh Jackman’s Sci-Fi Thriller Reminiscence Moves Up a Week

Warner Bros. Pictures has officially changed the release date again for Westworld creator Lisa Joy’s upcoming sci-fi thriller film Reminiscence, starring Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson. Originally scheduled to debut on August 27, the film will now arrive in theaters and on HBO Max, a week earlier on Friday, August 20, which puts the film against Lionsgate’s action pic The Protégé starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, and Maggie Q. This marks the fourth time that Reminiscence‘s release ...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Sci-fi, Netflix, Thriller, Hugh Jackman, Streaming, Miami, Maggie, Rebecca Ferguson, Marvel Studios, NICK, Joy, Golden Globe, Warner Bros Pictures, Florian Zeller


Latest ‘In the Heights’ Trailer Showcases the Song “96,000”

Hey, how about yet another look at In the Heights? The other big Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is headed to theaters soon, and Warner Bros. really wants to sell it as the movie of the summer. And who can blame them? It looks like a big, fun, energetic movie with a diverse cast and great songs from the guy who created Hamilton. Lots of folks can get behind that. Watch a new In the Heights trailer below featuring the song “96,000.” In the Heights Trailer – 96,000 There have already been mult...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Warner Bros, Movie Trailers, Musical, Warner Brothers, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, WB, Jon M Chu, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Jimmy Smits, In The Heights, HBO Max, Stephanie Beatriz Dascha Polanco, 181st Street


Gomorrah Season 4 Trailer Released for HBO Max’s Gritty Italian Mafia Drama

HBO Max has released the official Gomorrah Season 4 trailer teasing a gritty new installment in the critically-acclaimed Italian mafia drama. The streamer will launch the entire fourth season of the Max Original on Thursday, May 20, marking the season’s premiere for U.S. audiences. The third season of Gomorrah debuted exclusively on HBO Max this January and the first three seasons are available to stream now. You can check out the trailer for the fourth season in the player below! RELATED: Hugh...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Drama, Hugh Jackman, TV News, Streaming, Levante, Naples, Gomorrah, Roberto Saviano, Pietro, Cattleya, Genny, Francesca Comencini


Those Who Wish Me Dead Featurette Previews a High-Stakes Story

Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have released a first look featurette for Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming neo-Western thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Oscar winner Angelina Jolie. The video features interviews by Sheridan and the main cast as they talk about the film’s three converging themes of survival and redemption while highlighting its practical sets. The film will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: New In the Heigh...
Tags: Video, Movies, Action, Streaming, Angelina Jolie, Warner Bros, Don McCullin, Tyler Perry, Aidan Gillen, Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sheridan, Bron, HANNAH, Jon Bernthal


The Final Episode of ‘Conan’ Airs in June, and the Next Couple Months Will Get Nostalgic

Last fall, comedian Conan O’Brien announced that he would be ending his nightly Conan talk show on TBS in 2021 in favor of a weekly series that he would be taking to HBO Max. Well, last night the comedian officially started the countdown to the end by announcing that the final episode of Conan would air in June. Thankfully, that’ll give the comedian and his crew plenty of time to say goodbye. Conan O’Brien announced the final episode of Conan will air on June 24 as a special hour-long episode...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Jay Leno, Conan, Tbs, James Corden, Conan O Brien, Yankee, Billy Crystal, O Brien, Conan-OBrien, Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Kimmel Stephen Colbert, HBO Max, HBO Max Well, Team Coco YouTube


Conan on TBS Final Episode Set for June

Conan has been a staple on TBS since 2010, but will finally end this June as host Conan O’Brien moves on to new projects. The channel revealed that the Conan on TBS final episode will air on June 24, 2021. This will allow host O’Brien to focus on his new HBO Max show, which is currently in development with WarnerMedia and is a “departure from his current traditional talk-show format.” MORE: Exclusive Chad Clip – Nasim Pedrad Gives Hilarious Presentation TBS promises that the final weeks of Cona...
Tags: TV, Movies, Jay Leno, Nbc, Conan, TV News, Tbs, Conan O Brien, Brien, O'Brien, ComingSoon, Conaco, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, Nasim Pedrad Gives Hilarious Presentation TBS, TBS O Brien


Batman-Adjacent Prequel Series ‘Pennyworth’ Could Move From Epix to HBO Max

Batman’s future butler may have just found a new home – and it appears to be an upgrade. Pennyworth, the prequel series that focuses on DC Comics character Alfred Pennyworth’s pre-butler adventures as a British SAS agent, might shift from its current home on Epix to greener pastures at HBO Max. Negotiations are taking place right now, and you can read the details below. Deadline reports that negotiations are ongoing between Epix and Warner Bros. TV for a third season of Pennyworth to end up ...
Tags: Hbo, London, Television, Movies, Adaptation, Harley Quinn, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Sas, Epix, Warner Bros TV, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Bob Kane, Alfred Pennyworth, Danny Cannon


HBO Max Orders Love and Death Starring Elizabeth Olsen

  HBO Max has ordered the limited series Love and Death starring Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) as real-life Texas killer Candy Montgomery. It’s based upon the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by Jim Atkinson and Joe Bob Briggs, plus articles from Texas Monthly. The logline for the series is, “Two church-going couples, enjoying small-town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.” RELATED: Interview: Jacqueline Pereda Talks HBO Short Generation ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Texas, Movies, Lionsgate, Nicole Kidman, Scott Brown, TV News, Streaming, Elisabeth Moss, Elizabeth Olsen, Elizabeth, Nicole, Lesli Linka Glatter, Aubrey, Alexander Skarsgard


New In the Heights Trailer Previews 96,000 Musical Number

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new trailer for Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical In the Heights, which is scheduled to premiere on June 18 in theaters and on HBO Max. The video provides us a preview of one of the film’s big musical numbers titled “96,000,” which is now available on music streaming sites. Check out the In the Heights trailer in the player below! Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by lead st...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Movies, Drama, New York City, Netflix, Broadway, Streaming, Warner Bros, Musical, Steven Spielberg, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa, Marc Anthony


Succession Season 3 Adds Alexander Skarsgård in a Recurring Role

More than a year since starring in the acclaimed first season of Big Little Lies, Alexander Skarsgård is officially heading back to HBO for the highly-anticipated third season of Succession. Skarsgård has signed on for the recurring role of Lukas Matsson, described as a successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO. Production on the upcoming new season is currently underway in New York City. This marks the Swedish actor’s latest collaboration with HBO after starring in 2008’s limited series...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, TV, Movies, Drama, White House, New York City, TV News, Brian Cox, Roy, Jeremy, Godzilla, Adam Mckay, Kendall, Armstrong, Taika Waititi


Christopher Nolan Is Right. Don’t Watch 'Tenet' On HBO Max

By Cedric Voets  Published: May 03rd, 2021 
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Humor, Cedric Voets, HBO Max


Interview: Jacqueline Pereda Talks HBO Short Generation Por Qué?

Generation Por Qué? is a unique comedy short that focuses on the life of a first-generation American and being the child of immigrants. Comedian Jacqueline Pereda created, starred in, and directed the short, which premiered May 1 on HBO Latino and is now on HBO Max for everyone to stream. ComingSoon.net’s Managing Editor Tyler Treese had the pleasure of speaking with Pereda about her role, the unique lives that first-generation Americans live, and how the special came to be. Check out our Jacqu...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, Movies, America, Broadway, Poland, TV News, Cuba, Andrea, Daniela, Andrea Burns, ComingSoon, Sandor, Pereda, Jacqueline Pereda


‘Mortal Kombat’ Featurette Looks at the Creation of the Fantastical, Bloody Fight Scenes

Mortal Kombat is out in theaters and on HBO Max, and if you’re wondering how director Simon McQuoid brought the video game action to life, a new featurette digs into the creation of the fight scenes. They didn’t even need to use a player’s guide to pull off the killer combos. Mortal Kombat Featurette Even though Mortal Kombat takes some liberties with the mythology of the video games, the fight sequences are still rather impressive. Not only do they incorporate the fantastical elements o...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Earth, Jackson, Kano, MMA, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Cole, Action/Adventure, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Lewis Tan, Simon McQuoid, Shang Tsung, Mortal-kombat


Interview: Simon McQuoid Explains Leaving the Tournament for Mortal Kombat 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures provided ComingSoon.net with the chance to chat with the director of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie! We took the opportunity to ask Simon McQuoid -who makes his feature debut- about whether the big tournament teased in this movie will make its way into Mortal Kombat 2 or beyond. Check out his answer in the player below! “The tournament is both an opportunity and also a constriction in some ways,” McQuoid explained to us. “There’s so...
Tags: Games, Movies, Interview, China, Earth, Action, Warner Bros, Kano, MMA, Scorpion, Warner Bros Pictures, Cole, Larry Kasanoff, New Line Cinema, ComingSoon, Movie News


The 52 best HBO series streaming right now

HBO still puts out some of the best series you can find. Having a tough time choosing? Check out our list of the best HBO and HBO Max has to offer.
Tags: Hbo, Entertainment, Trends, Home Theater, Movies & TV, HBO series, HBO Max, Tier 4


‘Our Flag Means Death’ Will Feature Taika Waititi as Blackbeard

Last year it was reported that Taika Waititi would produce and direct the pirate series Our Flag Means Death for HBO Max. Now, it’s been revealed Waititi will appear in the series as well, playing infamous pirate Blackbeard. The series is inspired by the true story of Stede Bonnet, “a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.” Rhys Darby is set to play Bonnet. The Wrap, and others, are reporting that not only is Taika Waititi directing the pilot episode and ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Casting, Virginia, David, Thomas, Blackbeard, Taika-Waititi, David Jenkins, Bonnet, Waititi, Taika, Rhys Darby, HBO Max, Sarah Aubrey HBO Max


HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death Adds Taika Waititi as Blackbeard

Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFI Oscar-winner Taika Waititi, who is currently shooting Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder, has been set to portray the role of Blackbeard in HBO Max’s upcoming period comedy series titled Our Flag Means Death. Blackbeard was one of history’s most famous and feared pirates. “Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic soul, and quite possibly insane,” series creator David Jenkins said in a statem...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, TV, Movies, New Zealand, TV News, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Elisabeth Moss, Blackbeard, Darby, Gardner, Taika Waititi, David Jenkins, Conchords, Waititi


The White House Plumbers: Lena Headey Returns to HBO for Watergate Miniseries

Following the recent addition of Domhnall Gleeson as John Dean, Deadline brings word that Game of Thrones vet Lena Headey has signed on for a leading role in the upcoming limited series titled The White House Plumbers, which is centered around the Watergate scandal. This project will also reunite Headey with HBO, who is co-producing with wiip. Gleeson and Headey will be joining previously announced cast members Woody Harrelson (Zombieland: Double Tap) and Justin Theroux (Maniac), who both previ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, White House, Justin Theroux, TV News, Starz, Woody Harrelson, Cia, Dorothy, Colin Firth, Nixon, Domhnall Gleeson, Golden Globe, Watergate, Gleeson


Green Lantern: Finn Wittrock Lands Guy Gardner Role in HBO Max Series

Finn Wittrock photo by Morgan Lieberman/FilmMagic After securing an official series order from HBO Max two months ago, Greg Berlanti’s newest DC series Green Lantern has finally found its first hero in the form of American Horror Story alum Finn Wittrock. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wittrock has successfully landed the leading role of Guy Gardner, one of the many Green Lanterns that will be featured in the upcoming superhero series. The outlet also notes that the casting for Alan Sco...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Earth, Fbi, Action, TV News, Streaming, Dc, James Gunn, Ryan Reynolds, American Horror Story, Cw, Green Lantern, Superhero


Toni Collette Joins Colin Firth in HBO Max’s Crime Drama The Staircase

According to Variety, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Toni Collette has officially signed on to star opposite Oscar winner Colin Firth in HBO Max’s upcoming limited series adaptation of The Staircase. It’s based upon Netflix’s true crime docuseries of the same name. Collette is set to portray the role of Kathleen Peterson, a corporate executive, mother, stepmother of five and wife of American novelist Michael Peterson who was convicted for the murder of Kathleen in 2003. RELATED: Toni Col...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Netflix, United States, TV News, Streaming, True Crime, North Carolina, Colin Firth, Collette, Peterson, Campos, Cohn, Kathleen, Antonio Campos


‘Green Lantern’ HBO Max Series Casts Finn Wittrock as Hot-Headed Lantern Guy Gardner, New Plot Details Revealed

The HBO Max Green Lantern series has found one of its members of the Green Lantern Corps. Finn Wittrock is joining the cast as Guy Gardner, the rebel of the group and second Earthling to join the corps. The series is being written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Seth Grahame-Smith, and will span multiple decades and focus on multiple Lanterns. Hopefully, none of them will be wearing weird CGI suits like in the Ryan Reynold Green Lantern movie. Deadline has the scoop that Finn Wittrock...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Casting, San Francisco, Earth, Fbi, Justice League, Warner Bros, Ryan Reynolds, American Crime Story, Green-Lantern, Snyder, Reynolds, Gardner, Seth Grahame Smith



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