4 items from 2015
Back in November, Netflix renewed their hit vampire TV series Hemlock Grove for a third and final season, although we haven't heard anything about the show since. Earlier today, the streaming service debuted the first trailer for Hemlock Grove Season 3, which revealed the final season will debut in its entirety on Friday, October 23. The trailer also confirms that this last season is known as "The Final Chapter," featuring Roman (Bill Skarsgård) drinking his way through a room stocked with blood bags.
The second season launched on Netflix in July 2014 to a tremendous outpouring from fans. In the second season, the town of Hemlock Grove continued to come to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman (Bill Skarsgård) and Peter (Landon Liboiron) faced new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman struggled with his relationship with his mother (Famke Janssen) as »
AMC is moving ahead with three of the scripts recently selected by the network for further consideration: dramas Goliath, from writer David Kajganich and director Sean Durkin; The Son, from Sonar Entertainment and producer Michael Connolly — both book adaptations — and Lodge 49, produced by Paul Giamatti. But in a twist, instead of going to pilot, the three projects will set up writers rooms and work on scripts and outlines with an eye toward straight-to-series orders. I… »
USA Network is doubling down on WWE, bringing “SmackDown” over from Syfy next year as part of an effort to hike the volume of live programming on NBCUniversal’s flagship entertainment cabler.
The move of “SmackDown,” a slew of development projects, new programs featuring the Chrisley clan and summer scheduling announcements were unveiled Tuesday morning at USA Network’s press upfront gathering held at 30 Rock’s Rainbow Room.
USA Network president Chris McCumber made it clear in his presentation that the cabler is shifting the focus of its original programming to court a millennial audience. He noted that the generational shift of millennials now making up the largest component of the 18-49 audience is well under way. USA’s new shows are built around stories and characters that exhibit “bravery, optimism, self-reliance and hope” — all themes that resonate with millennials, per McCumber.
Alex Sepiol, USA’s senior VP of scripted programming, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Mad Hatter Entertainment is developing a movie project about the 1978-79 Boston College point-shaving scandal.
The point-fixing scheme, which was orchestrated by mobster Henry Hill of the Lucchese crime family, involved several Boston College players attempting to hold down the score so that the team would fall short of the point spread.
The conspiracy was discovered when Hill was arrested on drug trafficking charges and resulted in the conviction of Jimmy “the Gent” Burke, wanted for masterminding the Lufthansa Airlines heist.
The FBI ultimately used this scandal to bring down one of the most powerful crime families in New York, responsible for multiple murders and the largest cash heist in U.S. history. Hill testified against his associates and went into the federal witness protection program.
Hill was portrayed »
- Dave McNary
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