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Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ Will Be Shocking, but Won’t Go as Far as the Comics [TCA 2019]

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have produced another TV series based on a Garth Ennis comic book.  The Boys is about a world in which superheroes are A-holes and cause lots of collateral damage, including civilian death. The title characters are the group who step up to keep the superheroes in line. Rogen, Goldberg, EP Eric Kripke and cast were on an Amazon panel for the Television Critics Association to discuss the new streaming series coming later this year. Here are five things we learned...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Jimmy Fallon, Amc, Seth Rogen, Batman, Hitler, Lance Armstrong, Television Critics Association, Rogen, Kripke, Ennis, Evan Goldberg, Comic Book/Superhero, Garth Ennis

Killing Eve Season 2 Trailer: Your Favorite Obsession Returns!

Killing Eve season 2 trailer: Your favorite obsession returns! BBC America has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming and highly-anticipated second season of their hit drama series Killing Eve. The video gives us a glimpse of what happens to Eve and Villanelle right after the show’s season one finale before offering even more footage from the new episodes. Starring Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer, the show is set to return on April 7. Check out the v...
Tags: Europe, TV, Movies, America, Bbc, TV News, Bbc America, Television Critics Association, Sandra, Luke Jennings, Eve, Phoebe Waller Bridge, ComingSoon, Fennell, Jodie Comer, Comer

Amazon Gives ‘Jack Ryan’ a Third Season, Offers Updates on ‘Homecoming,’ ‘A League of Their Own,’ and ‘The Expanse’ [TCA 2019]

Amazon closed the Television Critics Association winter press tour with a bang, making many announcements. Amazon Studios head of originals Jennifer Salke and co-heads Vernon Sanders and Albert Cheng spoke with reporters, revealing news about  Jack Ryan, A League of Their Own, Homecoming , The Expanse and Amazon’s Woody Allen deal. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’s Early Pickup Amazon’s Tom Clancy series has been blessed with early pickups. Season 2 was ordered before season one even premie...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Television, Movies, Julia Roberts, Jessica Lange, Cia, Woody Allen, Sanders, Tom Clancy, Television Critics Association, Allen, Roberts, Julia, Amazon Studios, Kathy Bates

Benedict Cumberbatch Cast as Satan in Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’, Premiere Date Revealed [TCA 2019]

Amazon presented a panel on their upcoming series Good Omens on the last day of the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where they announced the show’s official premiere date. Author and showrunner Neil Gaiman was on the panel with stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant and executive producer and director Douglas Mackinnon, where they revealed that Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in the series opposite Frances McDormand as God. Here are four things we le...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Drama, Casting, Neil-Gaiman, Frances Mcdormand, Adaptation, David Tennant, Terry Gilliam, Cumberbatch, Michael Sheen, Television Critics Association, Sheen

The Russo Brothers’ Mysterious Amazon Show is a “Global Spy Series” With International Spin-Offs Coming [TCA 2019]

During their summer Television Critics Association last year, Amazon announced a new series from Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo…and didn’t offer any information about it. Just having the Russo Brothers create a show was enough, and there were some hints that it would be international in multiple languages. Today, Amazon revealed more details about the Russo Brothers show – though still not a title. Here are three things we now know about the Russo Brothers’ new Amazon s...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Drama, India, Amazon Prime, Italy, Russo brothers, Anthony, Captain America, Joe, Television Critics Association, Rosenberg, Joe Russo, Russos, Appelbaum

‘Goldbergs’ Spin-off ‘Schooled’ Wants to Do ‘Titanic’ and ‘Clueless’ Episodes, Does ‘Rent’ This Week [Interview]

Class is in session for The Goldbergs‘ new spin-off this year.  Schooled follows Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka) as she becomes a teacher at William Penn Academy. Mr. Glascott (Tim Meadows) is now the principal and Mr. Mellor (Bryan Callen) and Mr. Ball (Stephen Tobolowsky) are still around too. What The Goldbergs is to the ’80s, Schooled is to the ’90s. Mark Firek, who co-created Schooled with Adam F. Goldberg, was at ABC’s party for the Television Critics Association and spoke with /Film abo...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Abc, Interviews, America, Features, Ferris Bueller, Ball, Television Critics Association, Tim, Breakfast Club, Adam, Goldberg, Reebok, Lainey

Amazon is Open to Peter Jackson Being Involved in Their ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series [TCA 2019]

During their summer Television Critics Association panel last year, Amazon announced JD Payne and Patrick McKay would write and run their Lord of the Rings series. Announcements from this winter’s Amazon TCA session weren’t quite as major, but we still got some updates on the streaming series. /Film asked Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios Television, what exactly Peter Jackson’s involvement in the series may be. There have certainly been rumors that he would be involved, having br...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Adaptation, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Television Critics Association, McKay, Payne, Aragorn, Morgan Library, Patrick McKay, Tolkein

‘Crank Yankers’ is Returning to Comedy Central With More Than Prank Calls

Ever since caller ID came along and people started blocking unfamiliar phone numbers on their cell phones, prank calling became a relic of the past. But Comedy Central doesn’t think so, because they’re bringing their prank call series Crank Yankers back to cable with an order for a 20-episode revival. For those who may not be familiar, Crank Yankers was a comedy series that featured comedians making prank calls to unsuspecting businesses and people. But the prank calls themselves were recreated...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Jimmy-Kimmel, Comedy Central, Mtv, Eminem, Ed, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Bush, Television Critics Association, Kimmel, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Carolla, Fred Topel

Neil Gaiman Says ‘American Gods’ Hasn’t Changed Since Showrunners Left, Ian McShane Says It’s Closer to the Book [TCA 2019]

It’s been two years since Starz had a Television Critics Association panel for American Gods . That’s because it took two years to make the second season. In that time, original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left. The new showrunner Jesse Alexander left as well  and the only producer on the season 2  panel was original author Neil Gaiman. Despite the problems behind-the-scenes, the TCA panel assured fans that everything was all good for the new season. Nothing’s Changed in...
Tags: Television, Movies, Media, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Green, Ireland, Adaptation, Starz, Gillian Anderson, Anderson, New Media, Michael, Television Critics Association, Tca, Ian Mcshane

Comedy Central Lands David Spade for New Late-Night Show

Comedy Central lands David Spade for new late-night show David Spade will be hosting a new late-night show for Comedy Central. No, this news didn’t come from 1998, it was announced yesterday at the Television Critics Association’s winter tour. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googlet...
Tags: TV, Movies, Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central, TV News, Cbs, Larry Wilmore, David Spade, Television Critics Association, Jordan Klepper, Spade, Kent Altman

WarnerMedia Streaming Service Will Be Discounted for HBO Subscribers, Beta Launch Planned [TCA 2019]

TBS/TNT President Kevin Reilly presented his vision for the yet unnamed Warner streaming service during the Television Critics Association presentation on Monday. Warner Bros. wants in on those sweet, sweet streaming dollars, so they’re going to use their library and forthcoming original programs to launch their own answer to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, CBS All Access, FXNow and the upcoming Disney+. Reilly is heading up WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, and took questions from the tel...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Television, Movies, Friends, Disney, Netflix, Harry, Warner, Warner Bros, Hulu, Warner Brothers, Tcm, Steven Universe, Television Critics Association, Reilly

TNT Executive Explains ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Shuffle [TCA 2019]

One year ago, TNT ordered a series based on Snowpiercer, the French comic that was adapted into a movie by director Bong Joon-ho . Doctor Strange filmmaker Scott Derrickson directed the pilot and Avatar 2 writer Josh Friedman signed on to run the show, but just weeks later, both Derrickson and Friedman were out. Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson is now running Snowpiercer. TNT president Kevin Reilly gave an executive session for the Television Critics Association and /Film was able to a...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Avatar, Adaptation, TNT, Snowpiercer, Turner, Television Critics Association, Tca, Reilly, Josh-Friedman, Friedman, Kevin Reilly, Manson

‘The Devil In the White City’ Movie is Now a Hulu Series From Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio were hoping to one day adapt Erik Larson’s fantastic book The Devil in the White City into a feature film, with Scorsese directing, and DiCaprio starring as the notorious H.H. Holmes, thought to be America’s first serial killer. But now, things have changed. Instead of a movie, we’re getting a Devil in the White City Hulu show, and while Scorsese and DiCaprio will still be producing, it’s doubtful their involvement will go much further than that. And that’s...
Tags: New York, Movies, Washington, America, Chicago, Adaptation, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Scorsese, Hulu, True Story, Devil, Martin-Scorsese, Television Critics Association, Holmes, Flatiron Building, White City

New ‘Star Wars’ Film Series from ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Seems to Be a Trilogy

Over a year ago, Lucasfilm announced that Game of Thrones executive producers and showruners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were working on a new series of Star Wars films. Since then, we’ve heard absolutely nothing about their prospective movies. But that may have changed today. HBO president Casey Bloys appeared during the cable network’s Television Critics Association panel and fielded questions about the worrisome and controversial Confederate project that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were at...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Sci-fi, David, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Television Critics Association, Dan, Confederate, Weiss, David-Benioff, Casey Bloys, Benioff, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, D.b. Weiss

The New ‘Veronica Mars’ Hulu Series Will Grow Up With Kristen Bell [TCA 2019]

Hulu presented panels to the Television Critics Association today. During an executive panel, Hulu’s SVP of Originals Craig Erwich said that the streamer’s upcoming limited series of Veronica Mars would “grow up,” just like series star Kristen Bell has since the show premiered in 2004. “Rob Thomas, who is the steward of the franchise, has really threaded the needle,” Erwich said. “From what I’ve seen of the show and read, it is very true to the character, very true to the world, true to th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Thriller, Kristen Bell, Hulu, Thomas, Television Critics Association, Veronica-Mars, SVP, Veronica, Craig Erwich, Rob Thomas, Roswell New Mexico, Sam Spade, Warner Brothers Television

‘Howard the Duck’ From Kevin Smith, ‘M.O.D.O.K.’ From Patton Oswalt, and Other Marvel Animated Shows Coming to Hulu [TCA 2019]

Hulu announced to the Television Critics Association a new partnership with Marvel for four animated series and a standalone special. This follows Hulu’s partnership with Marvel on the live-action Marvel’s Runaways.  The four series are Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard the Duck. The special is Marvel’s The Offenders . Writers and producers on the shows include Kevin Smith, Patton Oswalt, Chelsea Handler, Erica Rivinoja, Dave...
Tags: Television, Movies, Abc, Marvel, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hulu, George Lucas, Patton Oswalt, Marvel Studios, Chelsea Handler, Television Critics Association, Kevin Smith, Jordan Blum

AMC Cancels Into the Badlands and The Son

AMC cancels Into the Badlands and The Son AMC has announced the end of two of its series, the post-apocalyptic Into the Badlands and the western The Son. The cable network made both announcements during the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Into the Badlands will conclude its run after the final eight episodes of its current third season, which kicks of Sunday, March 24 after The Walking Dead. The show will then run its course after moving to its regular Monday night timeslot...
Tags: TV, Texas, Movies, Amc, New York Times, TV News, Stacey Sher, Television Critics Association, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Wu, McCullough, ComingSoon, Into the Badlands, Michael Shamberg, Philipp Meyer, Miles Millar

Television’s new ‘genius’ is Aretha Franklin

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. “GENIUS” IS ARETHA The late singer Aretha Franklin will be the subject of the National Geographic network’s third installment of its “Genius” series. The network said on […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Nation, National Geographic, Television Critics Association, Pasadena Calif

Batman Prequel ‘Pennyworth’ Goes to an Alternate ‘60s, Takes a Cue from Christopher Nolan Films [TCA 2019]

The creators of Gotham are going even further back into the Batman legend with their Epix series Pennyworth. We’ve already learned how the origin story of Alfred Pennyworth will show how a young Alfred (Jack Bannon) met Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) in 1960s London and ends up battling the descendants of Jack the Ripper. Now we have a few more details. Pennyworth creators Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon were on a Television Critics Association panel this weekend for Pennyworth along with cast membe...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, England, London, Television, Movies, America, Gotham, Michael-Caine, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Nolan, Jack, Gary Oldman, Sas, Alfred, Tarantino

Zachary Quinto Still Hopeful ‘Star Trek 4’ Will Happen Eventually [TCA 2019]

At the beginning of 2019, news came that a fourth Star Trek film featuring the younger crew of the USS Enterprise had been shelved. The culprit was reportedly contract disputes involving Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth. However, not everyone is giving up hope on the sequel coming together. Star Trek franchise star Zachary Quinto was on a Television Critics Association panel for his upcoming AMC series NOS4A2. After the panel, /Film asked if he was surprised to learn Star Trek 4 was on the back b...
Tags: Movies, Amc, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, Sequels, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Paramount Pictures, Kelvin, Paramount, Television Critics Association, Tca, Joe Hill, Zachary-Quinto, Chris Pine, J J Abrams

‘Dear White People’ Season 3 Tackles Problematic Heroes and Jumps One Semester Ahead [TCA 2019]

Dear White People has always used topical issues to inspire its storylines. Season one dealt with the aftermath of a blackface party on a college campus and an incident of police violence. Season two dealt with social media trolls and the rise of the alt-right. Series creator Justin Simien told the Television Critics Association what season three would tackle when the press visited the set of the show’s third season. “This year, some would call it an overcorrection but I think it’s probab...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Russia, Netflix, Liam Neeson, Television Critics Association, Seagal, Simien, Justin Simien, Dear White People, Film to TV, Steven Seagal Seagal, Reggie Green Marque Richardson

‘LA’s Finest’ Will Feature ‘Bad Boys’ Easter Eggs and Characters [TCA 2019]

Spectrum invited the Television Critics Association to the set of their first original series, L.A.’s Finest . The show is a spinoff of the Bad Boys movies, starring Gabrielle Union as her character Syd Burnett from Bad Boys II . Speaking with the cast and producers, /Film learned about several connections to Bad Boys the show will retain. Another Bad Boys Character Will Be In L.A.’s Finest Syd was introduced in Bad Boys II as the sister of Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence)...
Tags: Television, Gabrielle Union, Movies, La, Los Angeles, Miami, Union, Will Smith, Smith, Samuel L Jackson, Hudson, Marcus, Television Critics Association, Mike, Joseph, Lawrence

Exclusive: Ernie Hudson Has Spoken to Jason Reitman About the New ‘Ghostbusters’ [TCA 2019]

Ernie Hudson was on the set of the upcoming Spectrum original series L.A.’s Finest when the Television Critics Association visited the set this week. /Film spoke to Hudson one-on-one, and before we let him go, we of course had to ask him if he’s spoken to Jason Reitman about the new Ghostbusters film that was recently announced. “I reached out to Jason,” Hudson said. “I’ve talked to Jason. I’ve also had a conversation with Ivan [Reitman] just to congratulate him. They confirmed that t...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Jason, Hudson, Television Critics Association, Harold Ramis, Reitman, Ernie-Hudson, Bill Murray Dan Aykroyd, Winston Zeddemore, Patty Tolan Leslie Jones, Ernie Hudson Has Spoken, Jason '' Hudson

Robin Lord Taylor Filmed One Day on ‘John Wick 3,’ But His Character Could Return in Another Movie [TCA 2019]

Robin Lord Taylor was on a Television Critics Association panel for the final season of Gotham . After the panel, he spoke with reporters further and /Film asked him about his role in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum . IMDB calls his character The Administrator and Taylor confirmed it was a small part. “In the hiatus, between season four and season five, I had one day on John Wick, just their very first day of principal photography,” Taylor said. The Administrator sounds like someone...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Gotham, Sequels, Starz, John, Taylor, Keanu Reeves, Continental, Television Critics Association, WINSTON, John Wick, Robin Lord Taylor, Lionsgate Films, Action/Adventure, Oswald Cobblepot

That Rumored ‘Spider-Verse’ Animated Series is News to Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller [TCA 2019]

After the success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse , now nominated for the Best Animated Film Oscar, Sony Pictures was quick to announce sequels and spin-offs to the film. One rumored idea was an animated series,  but producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller haven’t even heard that one. They were at a Television Critics Association panel for their upcoming Fox animated series Bless the Harts , and were surprised when we asked them about the Spider-Verse TV series. “That’s news to ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Spider-Man, Animation, Sony, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Sony Pictures, Lord, Miller, Television Critics Association, Tca, Miles Morales, Mike Mitchell, Rodney Rothman, Harts

’24’ Spin-offs are on the Backburner, But Fox Still Wants to Bring the Series Back [TCA 2019]

Last summer, previous Fox network presidents Dana Walden and Gary Newman said that two 24 spinoffs were in the works . Walden and Newman knew that they would not necessarily remain at the network after the Disney/Fox merger goes through and as the final merger looms, Charlie Collier has taken over as Fox CEO. Today, he told the Television Critics Association that no iteration of 24 is currently in the works. “You talk about what is the right time to jump on a moving train,” Collier...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fox, Gillian Anderson, 24, Kiefer Sutherland, Television Critics Association, Tca, Newman, Scully, Walden, COLLIER, Jack Bauer, Gary Newman, Charlie Collier, Disney Fox

Fox Stands by ‘Rent Live’ in Face of Taped Rehearsal Snafu [TCA 2019]

With Grease: Live and A Christmas Story , Fox can claim at least 50% credit for bringing the live musical back to TV. NBC has done their share of live musical heavy lifting too. However,  Rent: Live was the first production that did not go according to plan. An injury prevented star Brennan Hunt from performing live, so a prerecorded dress rehearsal was aired instead. Speaking with the Television Critics Association today, new Fox Entertainment president Charlie Collier stood by the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Fox, Broadway, Rent, Musical, Rupert Murdoch, Television Critics Association, COLLIER, Marc Platt, Dana -LSB- Walden, Marc, Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment, Gary -LSB- Newman

‘The Simpsons’ Renewed For Two More Seasons in Deal With Disney [TCA 2019]

Fox announced today that  The Simpsons  has been renewed for two more seasons, ensuring the animated show will last through season 32. However, this is more than just a renewal of their longest legacy show. As the Fox/Disney merger comes to fruition, 20th Century Fox productions falls under the Disney side. 20th Century Fox produces The Simpsons , but this renewal is the first time the Fox network has made a Simpsons deal with Disney in the mix. Separating the production and the ne...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Time, Disney, NFL, Fox, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Universal Studios, Television Critics Association, Springfield, Charlie Collier, Disney/Pixar, The-Simpsons, Fox Disney, Fox Entertainment

Eva Longoria a triple threat with ABC series ‘Grand Hotel’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. STAR TURN Eva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series “Grand Hotel,” it took a bit for the actress to realize there was no […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Abc, Nation, Eva Longoria, Television Critics Association, Pasadena Calif

ABC President Says the Oscars Went Host-less to Cut Time [TCA 2019]

ABC President Karey Burke gave her first executive session for the Television Critics Association today. Many of the questions posed to her centered around the Oscars telecast, which has been in flux since late 2018. Since Kevin Hart stepped down, the Academy decided not to have a host and just have presenters. Burke said this decision was made not due to the Hart controversy, but simply to keep the running time of the show down. “I was just coming into the job and I think there wasn’t me...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Awards, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Kevin Hart, Academy Awards, Academy, Gaga, Television Critics Association, Hart, Burke, Karey Burke

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