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Legion: Season Two Episode Order Revealed; Saïd Taghmaoui Joins Cast

21 July 2017 6:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's in store for the new season of Legion? This week, FX announced the episode count for season two of the Marvel TV show, Deadline reports.From Ep Noah Hawley, the sci-fi drama centers on David Haller (Dan Stevens), the troubled son of Charles Xavier (aka Professor X) who may be more than human. The cast also includes Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, and Jean Smart.Read More… »

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Film Review: ‘Awaken the Shadowman’

21 July 2017 1:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A slow burn of a horror drama that doesn’t build toward quite enough of a blaze to be truly memorable, “Awaken the Shadowman” nonetheless ranks a cut above the genre norm for its atmospheric and confident setup. This debut feature for director “J.S. Wilson” (actually a pseudonym for the three scenarist-producers, two of whom are also the male leads) finds estranged brothers reunited over their mother’s disappearance, but increasingly troubled even more by weird goings-on in the town where they grew up. Some horror fans will decry the lack of gore — or even much violence — here. More discerning ones, however, may just lament that a film with such a strong first two-thirds grows rushed and underwhelming in the last lap.

After a brief prologue depicting an imperiled young woman and baby in 1964 Connecticut, we meet present-day protagonist Adam (James Zimbardi), a Redding, Calif. construction worker struggling to meet the needs of his small family — to »

- Dennis Harvey

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Exclusive: Dan Stevens on The 'Beauty and the Beast' Motion Capture Suit We Can't Unsee

20 July 2017 11:44 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you cringed while watching footage of Dan Stevens in his motion capture suit for Beauty and the Beast, you're not alone.

Et's Leanne Aguilera caught up with the actor and his fellow Legion cast members at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Thursday, where he finally addressed the Beast in the room -- and gave major props to his Beauty and the Beast co-star, Emma Watson.

Exclusive: 'Beauty and the Beast' Star Emma Watson Says She's a Lot Sillier Than People Think

"She's a total pro! Nobody's dealt with weird things than she has," Stevens confessed of the Harry Potter star.

"You were pretty hot in that outfit," Stevens' Legion co-star, Jean Smart, joked. "You're Ok on your own, but..."

"Thank you," he graciously replied. 

Exclusive: 'Legion' Star Dan Stevens Wants Patrick Stewart to Reprise His Role as Professor X

As for whether Stevens' suit might find a new home on [link »

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Legion: Is the FX TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

7 July 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchIs David Haller schizophrenic, or is it something more? Has the Legion TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on FX? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Legion season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the FX cable channel, Legion stars Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, and Jean Smart.  Based on the Marvel comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, the Legion TV show tells the story of David Haller (Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic in childhood, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. While »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Comic-Con 2017: FX Announces Panels for The Strain and Legion

30 June 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The strigoi are coming to San Diego, as FX has announced a Comi-Con panel for The Strain's fourth and final season (premiering on July 16th), with the network's series Legion also being featured on the panel schedule.

According to multiple sources, including EW, The Strain Season 4 Comi-Con panel will take place on Thursday, June 20th from 3:45pm–4:45pm in Ballroom 20. New footage will be featured at the event, along with showrunner Carlton Cuse, executive producer Chuck Hogan (who also co-wrote the novels upon which the series is based), and cast members Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, and Max Charles. The Strain

Taking place right after The Strain panel will be the Legion panel, featuring showrunner Noah Hawley, executive producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Jeph Loeb, along with cast members Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Fargo’: Noah Hawley Explains the Season 3 Connections to Past Seasons, ‘The Leftovers,’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’

10 June 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The third season of “Fargo” has seen its fair share of strange connections. Some have been carefully orchestrated, others happy accidents, and still more entirely inexplicable. So when Noah Hawley joined director John Cameron and cast members Michael Stuhlbarg and Mary McDonnell for a post-screening panel session at the Atx TV Festival, the man who improbably built an award-winning TV series out of an untouchable Oscar-winning film was ready to identify his intentions.

Below, we’ve outlined the various connective tissue between scenes, characters, and themes of Season 3 with what Hawley said inspired them.

Read More: ‘FargoReview: A Brutal Episode 8 Brings a Character Back From the Dead for Two Very Different Goodbyes

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, up to and including Episode 8.]

Season 1

First up, the return of Mr. Wrench.

The deaf hitman introduced in Season 1 made a surprising return at the end of Episode 6 in Season 3. Sitting next to Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Nikki Swango on a prisoner transport bus, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Fargo’: Noah Hawley Explains the Season 3 Connections to Past Seasons, ‘The Leftovers,’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’

10 June 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The third season of “Fargo” has seen its fair share of strange connections. Some have been carefully orchestrated, others happy accidents, and still more entirely inexplicable. So when Noah Hawley joined director John Cameron and cast members Michael Stuhlbarg and Mary McDonnell for a post-screening panel session at the Atx TV Festival, the man who improbably built an award-winning TV series out of an untouchable Oscar-winning film was ready to identify his intentions.

Below, we’ve outlined the various connective tissue between scenes, characters, and themes of Season 3 with what Hawley said inspired them.

Read More: ‘FargoReview: A Brutal Episode 8 Brings a Character Back From the Dead for Two Very Different Goodbyes

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, up to and including Episode 8.]

Season 1

First up, the return of Mr. Wrench.

The deaf hitman introduced in Season 1 made a surprising return at the end of Episode 6 in Season 3. Sitting next to Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Nikki Swango on a prisoner transport bus, »

- Ben Travers

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Awaken the Shadowman with new trailer for the supernatural horror

8 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Awaken the Shadowman set for release next month, a new poster and trailer have arrived online for director J.S. Wilson’s upcoming supernatural horror which stars James Zimbardi, Skyler Caleb, Jean Smart, Emily Somers, Andrea Hunt, Robert R. Shafer, Raam Weinfeld, Grace Van Dien, Sophie Labelle, Casey Kramer, Carlos Pratts,and Jasper Cole; check them out below…

After the mysterious disappearance of their mother, estranged brothers reunite and discover an unknown supernatural force.

Awaken the Shadowman is set for a limited theatrical release on July 21st, followed by a VOD release on July 25th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Emmy Contenders 2017: Supporting Actress in a Drama

6 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

New blood is bound to infuse the category this year as four of last year’s nominees (including winner Maggie Smith of “Downton Abbey”) are ineligible. Smith’s show came to an end, and the three other nominees were for “Game of Thrones,” a series that returns in July, thus missing the deadline for 2017. That’s good news for two of last year’s nominees, Maura Tierney (“The Affair”) and Constance Zimmer (“UnReal”), who could repeat this year. It also opens the door for previous winner Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”) to return, along with Margo Martindale, who won in the guest category last year on “The Americans” and has been promoted to supporting this year. But there are several new shows to consider, and many introduced brand new faces we’ve come to love. Two virtual unknowns won our hearts in the past year: Millie Bobby Brown on “Stranger Things” and Chrissy Metz on »

- Variety Staff

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TV News Roundup: Nat Geo to Re-Release ‘Before the Flood’ After Trump’s Paris Climate Decision

2 June 2017 3:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, National Geographic will re-release ‘Before the Flood’ and Jay Z and Harvey Weinstein to be honored at SoCal Journalism Awards Gala.

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National Geographic Channel announced a commercial-free re-release of “Before the Flood,” from June 2 – 9 on the heels of the Trump Administration’s announcement to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. The climate change feature documentary, released last October, was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Brett Ratner and James Packer and was executive produced by Martin Scorsese. “Before the Flood” will be among six honorees recognized at the Television Academy Honors on Thursday, June 8.

Amazon announced Friday, July 28 as the premiere date for “The Last Tycoon” and released the official trailer for the one-hour series based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last work. The new drama, airing exclusively on Prime Video, stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, and Lily Collins, and is executive produced by Academy Award nominee Billy Ray and »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Horror Highlights: Salem Horror Fest, Domitianus, Midnighters, Dances with Films 2017, Good Time

17 May 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead will be featured at the Salem Horror Fest, and we have info on the special screening. Also in today's Horror Highlights is an excerpt from Nicholas Forristal's Domitianus, stills from Midnighters, Dances with Films 2017 details, and the trailer for A24's Good Time.

Salem Horror Fest: Press Release: "Salem, Ma. - Salem Horror Fest, in partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum and CinemaSalem, today announced four weeks of screenings, parties, concerts, panels and exhibits that explore societal themes of fear and anxiety in horror at the Halloween capital of the world; Salem, Massachusetts

Amidst the notorious backdrop of the 1692 Witch Trials, the festival will feature a city-wide program set to kick off at the Peabody Essex Museum on Thursday, September 21 as part of the Pem/Pm evening party series in conjunction with their upcoming exhibit “It’s Alive” Classic Horror and Sci-Fi »

- Derek Anderson

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Gravitas Ventures boards ’Awaken The Shadowman’

17 May 2017 2:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Gravitas ventures acquires North American rights to horror-thriller

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Awaken The Shadowman from director J.S. Wilson

International rights are still available on the film that stars James Zimbardi, Skyler Caleb and Jean Smart.

Awaken The Shadowman centres on two brothers who reunite after their mother’s mysterious disappearance. During their search for her, the pair uncover a hidden cult and a supernatural force. Also starring are Emily Somers, Andrea Hunt and Robert R. Shafer

Caleb, Zimbardi and Woodrow Wilson Hancock III wrote the script, and produced via their WildStory Productions.

Gravitas plans a limited theatrical release on July 21, followed by a digital and on-demand release on July 25.

“The film’s concept is based on actual phenomena, and the story is in part inspired by true life events from my early childhood. We’re thrilled to be debuting a new villain to the world this summer through Gravitas Ventures,” Hancock »

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Jean Smart’s Supernatural Thriller ‘Awaken the Shadowman’ Lands at Gravitas

16 May 2017 5:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American rights to the supernatural thriller “Awaken the Shadowman,” starring James Zimbardi, Skyler Caleb, and Jean Smart, Variety has learned exclusively.

Gravitas will launch a limited theatrical release July 21, followed by a digital and on-demand release on July 25.

Awaken the Shadowman,” formerly called “The Ones Above,” centers on two brothers who reunite after their mother’s mysterious disappearance. In their search, they uncover a hidden cult and supernatural force.

The film also stars Emily Somers, Andrea Hunt, and Robert R. Shafer. It was written and produced by Woodrow Wilson Hancock III, Caleb, and Zimbardi under their WildStory Production Company. J.S. Wilson directed.

“The film’s concept is based on actual phenomena, and the story is in part inspired by true life events from my early childhood,” said Hancock. “We’re thrilled to be debuting a new villain to the world this summer through Gravitas Ventures. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Fargo’ Cast Talks Season 3 Challenges (and Fun) at Fyc Event

12 May 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Television Academy voters got a fun surprise with the appearance of Damon Lindelof as the moderator of the “Fargo” Fyc panel Thursday night, which makes sense as his HBO drama “The Leftovers” shares DNA with actress Carrie Coon. She stars in both FX’s “Fargo” and the current season of “The Leftovers.” The Fyc panel consisted of show creator Noah Hawley, cast members Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Olivia Sandoval, and Coon, executive producer Warren Littlefield, and director John Cameron.

Fargo” has the high-class problem of trying to top itself with each successive season and Hawley shared how Season 3 took shape. “I took a nap. I’m not joking. It usually starts with a scenario,” Hawley explained. “This time, it was there’s two brothers and they’re played by the same actor and their dad left them a car and a stamp collection.”

McGregor talked about playing dual roles in brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy, noting »

- Diane Gordon

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Ephraim Lopez, Jean Smart Join William Shatner Comedy ‘Senior Moment’

8 May 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ephraim Lopez and Jean Smart have joined William Shatner in the romantic comedy “Senior Moment,” currently filming in Palm Springs, Calif., Variety has learned exclusively.

Christopher Lloyd, Katrina Bowden and Esai Morales are also in the cast. Giorgio Serafini is directing the movie from a screenplay by Kurt Brungardt and Christopher Momenee. Gina G. Goff is producing the film.

Shatner plays a retired Top Gun Navy pilot who used to test aircraft for Nasa. After speeding around town in his vintage convertible hot rod with his best friend (played by Lloyd) in tow, he gets caught in a major crackdown to get dangerous senior drivers off the road, resulting in his car being impounded and his license revoked.

López is portraying the dog walking neighbor who tries his best to befriend the oblivious senior. Smart is playing the romantic interest in the movie.

López appeared in the Kevin Smith comedy “Cop Out, »

- Dave McNary

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Alex Russell & Rose McIver To Star In ‘Brampton’s Own’; Joe Estevez Has ‘Senior Moment’

5 May 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Chronicle‘s Alex Russell and iZombie‘s Rose McIver are set to star in Brampton's Own, the sophomore directorial effort from This Thing With Sarah writer-director Michael Doneger. Scott Porter, Spencer Grammer, John Getz and Jean Smart are also in the pic, which starts shooting this week in Los Angeles. Russell stars as a recently retired minor-league baseball player who returns to his small hometown in hopes of repairing the strained relationships between him, his family… »

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'Fargo' Season 3: Noah Hawley and Cast on Sex, Lies and Stamp Collections

19 April 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Most showrunners have their own particular ways of coming up with storylines or charting full seasons for returning series. For Noah Hawley, the process usually starts with taking a nap. "It's kind of always been like this," he says sheepishly, calling in from a chilly set in Calgary, Alberta. "I mean, what became Fargo started when I lied down one afternoon while I was writing and dreamed about two men, one civilized and one not, meeting in an emergency room. For the second season, same thing – only it was a »

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FX Networks Upfront: Stars Hit the Lanes for Bowling, Banter and Beer

7 April 2017 4:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX Networks’ upfront gathering in New York on Thursday night was short on ad sales pitches and long on pitchers — of Guinness, Sam Adams, Corona et al — as stars turned out to bowl and banter with media buyers.

The company’s typically off-kilter event was held at Lucky Strike Manhattan. It followed a screening at the Sva Theater of the premiere of “Fargo’s” third season, which bows April 19.

Ewan McGregor, who toplines this season of “Fargo,” showed some flair with his bowling technique. The casts of “The Americans,” “You’re the Worst” and “Archer” were among those who were out in force in bowling shoes. Chris Geere of “You’re the Worst” gleefully ran over to take a selfie with McGregor, a fellow U.K-er. Darren Criss was all smiles as he made the rounds and talked of his preparations to play the killer in “American Crime Story: Versace,” which »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Carrie Coon on What She’s Learned From ‘The Leftovers’ and Moving on to ‘Fargo’

5 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Unreadable. That word comes up frequently when producers talk about why they cast Carrie Coon: Onscreen, it’s hard to know what her characters are thinking.

That enigmatic quality has landed her two prominent roles this month — returning for the final season of HBO’s “The Leftovers” (premiering April 16) and starring in the third iteration of FX’s “Fargo” (April 19) as police chief Gloria Burgle, the latest in the series’ famed canon of female sheriffs.

But in person, Coon, 36, is anything but inscrutable. Warm, funny, and charmingly down-to-earth, she’s as stunned by her TV moment as anyone.

“I love Nora Durst so much, and she’s such a hard person to live up to,” she says of her character in “The Leftovers,” over midafternoon tea at the Culver Hotel in Los Angeles, on a rare, welcome escape from the “epically cold” set of “Fargo” in Calgary. “So the fact that I got to move on »

- Debra Birnbaum

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A Supercut Celebrating the Power and Beauty of ‘Legion,’ the Best New Show of 2017

4 April 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The game-changing series gets a succinct and gorgeous tribute.

If you missed Noah Hawley’s Legion on FX, you missed one of the greatest television series to come along since, well, Noah Hawley’s Fargo. Not only is Legion an inventive take on the Marvel Comics’ character it’s based on, it’s also a new kind of “superhero” story, one that places fragile humanity ahead of indestructible superhumanity, one that delves into the cursed psyche of the genetically blessed, one that emphasizes how not all heroes are born heroic, and one that reveals the power — great or small — derived from mastering our personal flaws.

Besides being a fascinating narrative game of Chutes and Ladders played on a Moebius Strip between two mirrors, and in addition to featuring career-altering performances from Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Bill Irwin (Interstellar), Jean Smart (Designing Women) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Rec) — who is “Alex DeLarge,” “Hannibal »

- H. Perry Horton

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