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The first season of Own's Queen Sugar TV show did pretty well in the ratings. It was the cable channel's second-most watched scripted series, in terms of the 18-49 year old viewer demo and third, in terms of total audience size. Can they repeat the magic or even build on its audience in season two? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned. Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. Own's contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More… »
Vulture Watch Will the Bordelon family lose their sugarcane farm? Has the Queen Sugar TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Queen Sugar season three. 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 Own cable channel, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. This contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they reunite in order to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More… »
DreamWorks Pictures has released a first look at their upcoming film Thank You For Your Service.
The drama follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.
Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.
No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous “surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever.
In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel follows many of those same men as they return home and struggle to reintegrate―both into their family lives and into American society at large. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like―not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of two essential questions: When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for?
Universal Pictures will release the film October 27.
- Michelle Hannett
Initially expected to contend for Oscar attention last year, Thank You For Your Service is now gearing up to make a 2017 run. The film is a much more intimate take on the war genre, offering up a Miles Teller showcase in the process. Yesterday, a Trailer dropped for the flick, suggesting that the delay had nothing to do with quality. You’ll be able to see it at the end of this article, as per the usual around here, but first…some discussion is in order. I’ve been including Thank You For Your Service here and there in predictions for some time now. Was I nuts? Read on to find out. The project is a drama centered on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or Ptsd) and the cost of war. Here, we follow Adam Schumann (Teller), a soldier coming home to his wife Saskia Schumann (Haley Bennett) and child after serving bravely in the Middle East. While initially he is happy to be home and spending time with his beautiful wife, Ptsd quickly rears its ugly head. Reluctant to discuss what went on over there, he struggles to deal with the price of war and what he’s brought home with him. Jason Hall adapts the book by David Finkel and directs here. The cast here includes the likes of Hunter Burke, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Joe Cole, Omar J. Dorsey, Scott Haze, Amy Schumer, Kate Lyn Sheil, and many more. Thomas Newman contributes the score, while the cinematography is from Roman Vasyanov. This initial Trailer suggests a potentially devastating film. The devil will be in the details, but the skeleton is there for sure. Teller seems to be giving a strong performance, which could be what anchors things and puts it into awards contention (though more on that later). If Hall can prove a solid director and turn in a script slightly more well developed than his acclaimed one for American Sniper, there’s real potential. A lot remains to be seen, but just as a first Trailer, this is good stuff. If it lives up to the potential, it could be an emotional and important movie that plays to all sorts of audiences. Oscar wise, Thank You For Your Service seems potentially right up their alley. If things shake out right, look for an across the board campaign, including plays in Best Picture, Best Director (for Hall), Best Actor (for Teller), Best Supporting Actress (for Bennett), Best [...] »
- Joey Magidson
Tensions were running high in the season two premiere of Queen Sugar, as the Bordelons adjust to a new family dynamic following the unexpected passing of their father.
The critically acclaimed series, led by director Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, follows the Bordelon siblings, Charley West (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Nova (Rutina Wesley), as they come together to run the family business.
As Charley continues to juggle her high-profile split from Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) and the sugar cane farm with Ralph Angel, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) finds himself being profiled by a police officer. Following a heartbreaking split in season one, Violet (Tina Lifford) addresses her true feelings for Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey)…but is she too late? And will Ralph Angel pursue his right to the property after discovering his late father’s will?
The first trailer has arrived online for Jason Hall’s upcoming Ptsd drama Thank You for Your Service. Based on the non-fiction novel of the same name by David Finkel, the film marks the directorial debut of Hall and stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith; watch it below after the official synopsis…
Thank You For Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.
Thank You for Your Service is set for release on October 27th. »
- Amie Cranswick
Author: Zehra Phelan
Based on the book from Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel and inspired from a true story, Miles Teller plays U.S. soldier Adam Schumann, a soldier who returns from Iraq consumed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, keeping a secret from his wife, played by Haley Bennett that he saved the life of one of his fellow soldiers.
“I was a good soldier, I had purpose and I loved it” very aptly accompanied with Rag’N’Bone Man’s Human, the trailer focuses on Adam as he struggles to fit back into family life once home after his tour of duty, flashbacks to his time at war consume his waking and sleeping »
- Zehra Phelan
Entertainment One have debuted a brand new trailer for the upcoming Miles Teller-led drama Thank You For Your Service, which is released in cinemas later in the year. More on the the Thank You For Your Service trailer below.
Thank You For Your Service trailer lands online
The film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. The gripping drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.
- Paul Heath
“American Sniper” screenwriter Jason Hall chose to tackle another war drama for his directorial debut, “Thank You for Your Service,” and Universal Pictures has just released the trailer for the film, via USA Today. Hall adapted the script from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Finkel’s 2013 bestselling book of the same name, and cast Miles Teller in the lead role. The film looks at how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects American servicemen and women after returning home from war. Finkel spent time embedded with the members of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion in Iraq.
Teller plays a soldier named Adam Schumann, who received two Army commendation medals and an Army achievement medal before returning home to his wife (Haley Bennett) and small children. The film also stars Amy Schemer, Haley Bennett, »
- Graham Winfrey
Based on David Finkel’s 2013 book, “Thank You for Your Service” follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. The cast includes Haley Bennett, Amy Schumer, Joe Cole, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar Dorsey, and Jayson Warner Smith.
- Dave McNary
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Thank You For Your Service” starring Miles Teller and Amy Schumer will be released on Oct. 27, 2017. The film also stars Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith. Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay for “American Sniper,” makes his directorial debut with this project and also wrote the script. Jon Kilik will produce the film, while Ann Ruark will executive produce. Also Read: Blame Trolls for Amy Schumer's Negative Reviews The drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
There is always a lot to celebrate during Oscar week, but many of this year’s special occasions toasted to something in particular: a historical year for Oscar nominations by the Academy. Diversity and inclusion was front and center for celebrations throughout the week, from Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, to Common’s pre-Oscar dinner (pictured above), to African-American publications Ebony and Essence toasting to black Hollywood at their respective fetes.
Women were also a part of the conversation. While the landmark moment for people of color was applauded, the ladies in the industry were still pushing for progress at the Women in Film’s annual cocktail reception, which sprinkled in motivational speeches from Brie Larson and Meryl Streep with the hors d’oeuvres.
Take a peek inside this year’s pre-Oscar celebratory gatherings below:
The Ultimate Oscar Party Guide 2017
Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree:
Progress, not politics, was what »
- Variety Staff
Sometimes the best of intentions don’t get you far, and Danny’s decision to help protect an ex-con and find the real killer ended with tragic results.
First off, I was thrilled to see Omar J. Dorsey guest starring as Ernie “Goodnight” Mason. I became a big fan of his after watching him as Hollywood on Queen Sugar this fall, and he didn’t disappoint here on Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 12.
Ernie: You always said if there was ever anything you could do for me when I get out…
Danny: That's something I say a lot. That's not actually something I mean when I say it.
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But the truth was that Danny did mean it. He wanted to help Ernie because he always believed in his innocence, even as the »
- Christine Orlando
13 items from 2017
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