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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast and EPs Discuss the Dystopian World in New Featurette (Watch)

2 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Imagine if all the fertile women in the world were rounded up and enslaved by an extreme regime that takes away their rights and their families.

According to the stars and creators of Hulu’s upcoming drama “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, that horrible reality “seems far away, but it also seems like it could be so close.”

“It’s really a dystopian world where an extreme regime rises up and says we have a better way,” explains executive producer Warren Littlefield in an exclusive new featurette for the show.

Turns out that better way is to snatch fertile women away from their friends and families and forbid them from even speaking about their previous lives.

In one scene from the new trailer, we see the captured women being lectured on how the world has become so filled with chemical pollution and radiation, that »

- Will Thorne

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The Leftovers: Final Season Teaser Released by HBO (Mature Video)

20 February 2017 5:25 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"Please prepare for final departure." HBO has released a new teaser for the final season of The Leftovers.Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, the drama follows what happens when 2% of the world’s population abruptly vanishes without explanation. The cast includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, and Janel Moloney.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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What Makes TV ‘Very Good’ in 2017? Damon Lindelof, Aya Cash, The Cast of ‘Casual’ and More Share Insights

20 February 2017 2:42 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If television were a universe, it would be the Marvel universe: so large and loosely tied together, it’s kinda scary.

But within that universe lies more treasures than Thor has in all of Asgard. Comedy, drama, limited series, films, variety shows, talk shows — and those are just Emmy categories. Television provides challenging ongoing narratives like “The Leftovers” and momentary blips of brilliance (like this). Moreover, television opens doors to new worlds and provides revealing facts about the ones we already know. It’s a medium of great power and untapped potential. Television is very good, in many, many different ways.

So to celebrate the 100th episode of IndieWire’s Very Good Television Podcast, co-hosts Ben Travers (IndieWire TV Critic) and Liz Shannon Miller (IndieWire’s TV Editor) reached out to a few of their favorite influential people working in television today. The question sounds simple: What makes for “very »

- Ben Travers

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What Makes TV ‘Very Good’ in 2017? Damon Lindelof, Aya Cash, The Cast of ‘Casual’ and More Share Insights

20 February 2017 2:42 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If television were a universe, it would be the Marvel universe: so large and loosely tied together, it’s kinda scary.

But within that universe lies more treasures than Thor has in all of Asgard. Comedy, drama, limited series, films, variety shows, talk shows — and those are just Emmy categories. Television provides challenging ongoing narratives like “The Leftovers” and momentary blips of brilliance (like this). Moreover, television opens doors to new worlds and provides revealing facts about the ones we already know. It’s a medium of great power and untapped potential. Television is very good, in many, many different ways.

So to celebrate the 100th episode of IndieWire’s Very Good Television Podcast, co-hosts Ben Travers (IndieWire TV Critic) and Liz Shannon Miller (IndieWire’s TV Editor) reached out to a few of their favorite influential people working in television today. The question sounds simple: What makes for “very »

- Ben Travers

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Film Review: ‘The Great & the Small’

17 February 2017 12:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At once starkly eccentric and deeply humane, writer-director Dusty Bias’ “The Great & the Small” offers a sympathetically bemused look at interconnected lives of quiet (or else colorfully voluble) desperation. The time-tripping narrative structure, which becomes apparent only after 30 or so minutes of running time, is a tad too distracting for the movie’s own good, and may cause needless frustration for any viewer who tries to suss out after the fact just what happened when, and why. Still, it’s no small measure of this technically proficient indie’s ability to engage that, yes, many viewers actually will want to make the effort.

At the center of it all is Scott (Nick Fink), a taciturn twentysomething who’s on probation for undescribed petty crimes, and forced to work for Richie (Ritchie Coster), a grandiloquent low-life who operates something or other — it may be a salvage yard or a construction supply company (again, »

- Joe Leydon

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The Leftovers: brave, beautiful television drama

15 February 2017 3:41 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jamie Andrew Feb 16, 2017

HBO's The Leftovers returns for its third and final season this April. Here's why it deserves your time...

I’d like you to stick with me, fellow geeks, because this word-train you’ve boarded is taking a rather circuitous route to its final destination. First stop, the Wild West. Or a robotic simulation of it at least.

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In HBO's Westworld, the following piece of transcendent wisdom is offered up by William, one of the theme park's human tourists: 'I used to think this place was all about pandering to your baser instincts. Now I understand it doesn't cater to your lower self, it reveals »

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Escape Planned: Bart Layton’s “American Animals” Arrests Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan & Jared Abrahamson

9 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

One of the most anticipated projects from the Sundance film labs is getting into gear for an immient shoot and Variety reports that Blake Jenner (most recently seen in Shawn Christensen’s Sidney Hall), Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd (seminal perf in Zobel’s Compliance) and legend veteran Udo Kier have been cast alongside Evan Peters in Bart Layton‘s fictional feature debut.

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- Eric Lavallee

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Blake Jenner, Four Others Join Evan Peters in Indie Heist Film ‘American Animals’

9 February 2017 8:49 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rising star Blake Jenner has joined the cast of Bart Layton’s “American Animals.” The actor was one of five new cast additions announced Thursday. Young actors Barry Keoghan and Jared Abrahamson will also join the heist film, alongside veteran character actors Ann Dowd and Udo Kier.

American Animals” is Layton’s first film since his BAFTA-winning documentary “The Imposter” and marks his first foray into narrative feature film. It is based on the true story of four young men who mistook their lives for a movie and attempted one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history. Evan Peters also stars.

Layton also wrote the film which is a Raw production, co-financed and developed by Film4 and AI Film. It is produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger and Mary Jane Skalski. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales.

The film is expected to begin principal photography later this year in the U. »

- Robert Mitchell

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Berlin: Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson Join 'American Animals'

9 February 2017 8:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Jared AbrahamsonAnn Dowd and Udo Kier have joined Bart Layton's heist crime-drama American Animals. The group joins Evan Peters, who was previously announced to star.

The story is based on the true story of four men who under the delusion that they are characters in a movie, commit one of the boldest heists in American history.

The film is co-financed by AI Film and Film4, while Layton's production company Raw is producing. Sierra/Affinity is in charge of international sales at the Berlin Film Festival this week.

Layton, who wrote and will direct the film, is most well known for 2012 »

- Katherine Sanderson

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Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Barry Keoghan joins 'American Animals'

9 February 2017 6:48 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd and Udo Kier have joined the heist film alongside previously announced Evan Peters.

Film4 and AI Film are co-financing and developed American Animals, a Raw production based on a true story about four young men who mistook their lives for a movie and attempted one of the most audacious heists in Us history.

Sierra/Affinity has added the project to its bumper Berlin slate and principal photography is scheduled to begin in the Us this year.

Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger and Mary Jane Skalski will serve as producers.

The executive producers are Aviv Giladi and Len Blavatnik for AI Film, David Kosse, Film4’s Sam Lavender and Daniel Battsek, and Tory Metzger for Lava Bear Films.

Keoghan will be seen this summer in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Andrea Riseborough to Play Serial Imposter in Psychological Drama ‘Nancy’ (Exclusive)

6 February 2017 1:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Birdman” actress Andrea Riseborough is set to star in the psychological drama “Nancy.”

The film from director Christina Choe also stars J. Smith-Cameron, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo, and Steve Buscemi.

Riseborough plays a serial imposter, who becomes perilously close to losing her entire identity — and the only person who’s ever truly loved her — when her elaborate lies inevitably unravel.

Principal photography has started in upstate New York with a crew comprised of all-female department heads. The film will be produced by Amy Lo, Michelle Cameron, and Riseborough. “Nancy” is a Mental Pictures, Mother Sucker, and Eon Productions movie, in association with Gamechanger Films.

Executive producers are Eon’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, best known for producing the “James Bond” franchise, and Gamechanger’s Mynette Louie.

“Nancy” marks Choe’s feature directorial debut, following her Slamdance Film Festival grand jury award win for a short film, a residency at The MacDowell Colony, »

- Justin Kroll

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Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale Super Bowl Teaser Plans To Survive

3 February 2017 6:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though the Super Bowl is mainly about the football game, it’s also a tremendous advertising opportunity. For years, movie studios have snuck 30-second advertisements for their hottest (and not so hot) properties between the multi-million dollar game. But television is now ready to compete with the big boys. Netflix announced earlier today that they’ll show their first Stranger Things season 2 trailer during the game and now, Hulu has unveiled the Super Bowl teaser for The Handmaid’s Tale, their warmly-anticipated Margaret Atwood adaptation of the same name.

While this TV spot doesn’t tell us more than the first trailer did last month, it’s nevertheless an unnerving, suspenseful tease for the Elisabeth Moss-starring miniseries. Those who are familiar with the book won’t find anything they don’t know here, but for those left in the dark, it’s intriguing, to say the least.

The teaser »

- Will Ashton

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The Handmaid’s Tale gets a Super Bowl TV spot

3 February 2017 2:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hulu and MGM Television have released a Super Bowl spot for the upcoming original series The Handmaid’s Tale entitled ‘My Name is Offred’. The dysotopian drama is set to premiere in April and stars Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale here

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women »

- Amie Cranswick

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Win a Copy of Quarry the Complete First Season

3 February 2017 12:54 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Our pal, Max Allan Collins, has been writing stories about Quarry, the Vietnam veteran turned cold hitman, since 1976. Now Quarry is also a Cinemax series and our friends at the premium channel have given us a copy of Quarry the Complete First Season to give away.

To be considered for the prize, tell us what you find most appealing about the series, its premise and characters. We’re looking for interesting, well-considered commentary about the show not just a dashed off one-liner.

We want your entries no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 10. The contest is open to United States and Canadian residents only and the decision of ComicMix‘s judges is final.

Set in and around Memphis during the early 1970s, Quarry is a thrilling action drama that centers on the character of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home from a second tour of duty in Vietnam. »

- ComicMix Staff

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New Handmaid's Tale Promo Warns a 'Better World' Isn't Better for Everyone

3 February 2017 7:33 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In an extended promo for Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, set to air during Sunday’s Super Bowl Li, Elisabeth Moss’ Offred questions Joseph Fiennes’ Commander about the “better world” that allegedly has been created by the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic military dictatorship.

His answer to her is… not reassuring, to say the least.

RelatedHandmaid’s Tale Series Ep Explains Removal of White Supremacy Element

The new promo also shares a glimpse of the Commander’s icy wife, Serena Joy (played by Yvonne Strahovski), as well as handmaid Ofwarren aka Janine (Madeline Brewer), who in »

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2017 SAG Awards Winners and Nominees – Complete List

29 January 2017 4:45 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Screen Actors Guild held the 23izd SAG Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Here is a complete list of all the winners and nominees.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck / Lee Chandler – “Manchester By The Sea” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

Andrew Garfield / Desmond Doss – “Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate)

Ryan Gosling / Sebastian –“La La Land” (Lionsgate)

Viggo Mortensen / Ben – “Captain Fantastic” (Bleecker Street)

Denzel Washington / Troy Maxson – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures) – Winner

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Amy Adams / Louise Banks – “Arrival” (Paramount Pictures)

Emily Blunt / Rachel – “The Girl On The Train” (Universal Pictures)

Natalie Portman / Jackie Kennedy – “Jackie” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Emma Stone / Mia – “La La Land” (Lionsgate) – Winner

Meryl Streep / Florence Foster Jenkins – “Florence Foster Jenkins” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali / Juan – “Moonlight” (A24) – Winner

Jeff Bridges / Marcus »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Hulu unveils the first trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale

9 January 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for the upcoming dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale. Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 award winning novel of the same name, the Hulu original series stars Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Elisabeth Moss Intends To Survive In Beautiful Trailer For Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

8 January 2017 2:44 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hulu doesn’t share the same ranks as Netflix and Amazon just yet, but the streaming site is slowly but surely building its own prestigious status. Casual, 11.22.63 and The Path, for instance, have all demonstrated their growth, and they’ll only continue to rise with this year’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which now has a beautiful and unsettling first trailer and poster.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale finds Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a woman attempting to survive a male-dominated totalitarian regime. She’s also among the few remaining fertile women forced to serve in sexual servitude in an attempt to repopulate the earth. Sounds like some pretty intense stuff, eh?

The ten episode first season, created, written and executive produced by Bruce Miller, was quite a challenge for Moss, as she told EW the following:

“This »

- Will Ashton

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The Handmaid's Tale Trailer: 'So Many Things Are Forbidden Now'

7 January 2017 11:35 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hulu is getting lots of buzz for its upcoming adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, and the first trailer shows why, promising a dark, dystopian drama with plenty of star power.

In the 30-second trailer — which you can watch above — a raspy-voiced Offred (Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss) says ominously, “I had another name… but it’s forbidden now. So many things are forbidden now.” Based on the Margaret Atwood novel, The Handmaid’s Tale imagines a world ruled by a militant theocracy, where women’s rights have been severely reduced and certain women (“handmaids”) serve as reproductive vessels for the ruling class. »

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer: Elisabeth Moss Risks It All in Hulu Adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Drama

7 January 2017 9:15 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Elisabeth Moss. The actress will be starring in two major dramas series: Season 2 of “Top of the Lake” and the new Hulu series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which just released its first trailer during the streaming service’s TCA panel. 

Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name, Moss stars as handmaid Offred, a woman trying to survive in a male-dominated totalitarian regime. She is one of the few remaining fertile women who is forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In hopes of surviving and finding the daughter that was taken from her, she goes from one miserable situation to the next.

Read More: ’The Handmaid’s Tale’ New Photos: Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley and More Bring Margaret Atwood’s Novel to Life

The cast is rounded out by “Orange is the New Black »

- Liz Calvario

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