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‘Damnation’ Trailer: ‘Hell and High Water’ Director David McKenzie Ignites a Battle Between the Rich and the Poor

‘Damnation’ Trailer: ‘Hell and High Water’ Director David McKenzie Ignites a Battle Between the Rich and the Poor
USA Network’s newest original drama “Damnation” isn’t based on the Great Depression taught in schools nationwide. Instead, it’s a fictional account of cultural revolution. The network has released a new trailer for the series, which is set to premiere Tuesday, November 7 at 10/9 p.m.

Damnation” tells the tale of Iowa preacher Seth Davenport (Killian Scott) who vows to instigate a farmer’s strike. “If your neighbor is siding with wealth,” Davenport pleads in the recently released trailer, “then you need to recognize that neighbor for what he is — the enemy.”

Seth fights corruption and corporate greed unknowingly beside a professional strikebreaker, Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green), who has been hired by an industrialist tycoon. But as Turner and Davenport are set to squabble, those around them don’t know about their secret, violent past.

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‘Damnation’ Trailer: ‘Hell and High Water’ Director David McKenzie Ignites a Battle Between the Rich and the Poor

  • Indiewire
‘Damnation’ Trailer: ‘Hell and High Water’ Director David McKenzie Ignites a Battle Between the Rich and the Poor
USA Network’s newest original drama “Damnation” isn’t based on the Great Depression taught in schools nationwide. Instead, it’s a fictional account of cultural revolution. The network has released a new trailer for the series, which is set to premiere Tuesday, November 7 at 10/9 p.m.

Damnation” tells the tale of Iowa preacher Seth Davenport (Killian Scott) who vows to instigate a farmer’s strike. “If your neighbor is siding with wealth,” Davenport pleads in the recently released trailer, “then you need to recognize that neighbor for what he is — the enemy.”

Seth fights corruption and corporate greed unknowingly beside a professional strikebreaker, Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green), who has been hired by an industrialist tycoon. But as Turner and Davenport are set to squabble, those around them don’t know about their secret, violent past.

Read More:‘All the Money in the World’ First Trailer: Kevin Spacey Will Shock You as J.
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American Gods series 1 episode 7 review: A Prayer For Mad Sweeney

Ron Hogan Jun 12, 2017

Emily Browning continues to impress in American Gods. Here's our review of the latest episode...

This review contains spoilers.

1.7 A Prayer For Mad Sweeney

It’s strange to think that Emily Browning might just become the breakout star of American Gods, but here we are. You’d expect someone like Ricky Whittle to blow up, or perhaps Corbin Bernsen will get that career renaissance I spoke about last week. Maybe Omid Abtahi will translate the beatific charm of Salim into a big career, or Chris Obi will become a household name after displaying both calculated menace, kindness, and comic timing, usually in the same scene. And yet, Emily Browning, who played the lead in several huge-budget movies, is poised to make a career leap with performances like her most recent in A Prayer For Mad Sweeney.

The tale of Essie McGowan (Emily Browning playing a second role
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American Gods episode 6 review: A Murder Of Gods

Ron Hogan Jun 5, 2017

The casting continues to be top notch on American Gods, which straddles the line of dark comedy brilliantly...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.6 A Murder Of Gods

There's something of an art to splitting the main cast of a television show into two groups. I've seen it done very poorly, and I've seen it done very well. Some shows, like Game Of Thrones, seem to deliberately break their episodes up into little segments and chunks, so viewers get to spend five minutes here, five minutes there, and only occasionally get a full-on episode in one location with one or two major characters. American Gods, being a travelogue at its core, has two groups of characters on the road, and they're two groups that function very well separately from one another.
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‘American Gods’ Renewed for Season 2 at Starz

‘American Gods’ Renewed for Season 2 at Starz
American Gods” has been renewed for Season 2 at Starz, Variety has confirmed.

The series is based on the best-selling Neil Gaiman book of the same name. It stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, an ex-con who finds himself in a tug-of-war between America’s old gods — the ones brought here via millennia of immigration, like Ian McShane’s “Mr. Wednesday” (Odin) and Orlando Jones’ “Mr. Nancy” (Anansi) — and the new gods, like Gillian Anderson’s Media.

Other cast members include Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife Laura, Pablo Schrieber as Mad Sweeney, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Kristin Chenoweth as Easter, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Chris Obi as Anubis; Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis, Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan, and Mousa Kraish as The Jinn.

FremantleMedia North America produces the series. Bryan Fuller
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Studiocanal Takes Multi-Market Home-Entertainment Rights to ‘American Gods’

Studiocanal has bought exclusive home-entertainment rights to Starz’s “American Gods” for the U.K., France and Germany. The deal with producer and global distributor FremantleMedia Intl. sees Studiocanal taking physical and digital transactional home-entertainment rights to the highly anticipated series across the three major European markets where it operates.

“We’re hugely excited to be releasing ‘American Gods’ in the U.K., France and Germany. ‎The combination of the unique creative vision of Neil Gaiman with the extraordinary imagination of [showrunners and writers] Bryan Fuller and Michael Green was impossible to resist,” said John Rodden, general manager of U.K. home entertainment for Studiocanal. “We think the series will delight and amaze fans of these visionary artists and become must-see event television for a wide audience of new believers.”

The show, which is adapted from the 2001 fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman, stars Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane (both pictured) alongside Emily Browning and Pablo Schreiber.

It follows
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Watch the Newest ‘American Gods’ Trailer, Featuring Ominous Ian McShane

Watch the Newest ‘American Gods’ Trailer, Featuring Ominous Ian McShane
By now, you’ve probably seen some sort of promotion for Bryan Fuller’s upcoming series “American Gods.” But the latest trailer for Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel lays out the conflict a little more clearly than the previous, more oblique promos: The old gods brought to America by various groups of immigrants are fading, supplanted in the public consciousness by the new gods of tech and media and conspiracy theories. There’s not enough belief to go around — but the old gods, led by Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) aren’t going to go quietly.

In the middle of all this is Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-con widower. He tags along as Wednesday’s muscle, encountering other gods in dire straits like Anansi (Orlando Jones), Czernobog (Peter Stormare), and Easter (Kristin Chenoweth) during Wednesday’s attempt to drum up an army. “We’re at war already,” Wednesday
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Premiere Date & Key Art for Starz Series American Gods

  • DailyDead
Based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name, the Starz series American Gods will premiere on Sunday, April 30th (following its world premiere at SXSW) and is teased in new key art.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic): Beverly Hills, Calif. - February 23, 2017 - Starz announced today that the highly-anticipated eight-episode first season of FremantleMedia North America produced Starz Original Series "American Gods," adapted from Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, will make its network premiere on Sunday, April 30th at 9Pm Et/Pt.

Starz also debuted the U.S. key art. Both announcements come ahead of the World Premiere and extended Q&A of the series at SXSW in March. The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 Am Ct at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by Kcrw's Elvis Mitchell. Showrunners and cast in attendance will include Bryan Fuller,
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Starz Sets ‘American Gods’ Premiere Date for April 30

Starz Sets ‘American Gods’ Premiere Date for April 30
Starz’s “American Gods,” the long-gestating TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel, finally has a premiere date: April 30.

Bryan Fuller is at the helm of “American Gods,” with Ricky Wittle starring as protagonist Shadow Moon. Shadow is an ex-con who finds himself in a tug-of-war between America’s old gods — the ones brought here via millennia of immigration, like Ian McShane’s “Mr. Wednesday” (Odin) and Orlando Jones’ “Mr. Nancy” (Anansi) — and the new kids, like Gillian Anderson’s Media. America is intrinsically poor spiritual soil for gods in Gaiman’s world, leading to inevitable conflict among the generations of deities.

Other cast members include Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife Laura, Pablo Schrieber as Mad Sweeney, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Kristin Chenoweth as Easter, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Chris Obi
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‘UnReal’ Renewed for Season 3 Ahead of Season 2 Premiere

‘UnReal’ Renewed for Season 3 Ahead of Season 2 Premiere
Lifetime has renewed “UnReal” for Season 3, the cabler announced Thursday, just days ahead of the show’s Season 2 premiere on June 6. Season 3 will consist of 10 episodes, scheduled to bow in 2017.

“‘UnReal’ is that rare series that redefines a network. It not only reflects culture, but pushes culture forward by creating television’s first female antihero,” said Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime. “The overwhelming fan and critical reaction set the bar incredibly high, but the writers and executive producing team, coupled with the outstanding performances by Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, have taken the second season to even greater creative heights. We are thrilled about the new ground we will break with season three while continuing our work with the incredible A+E Studios as we together build Lifetime’s Fempire.”

The series has already earned a Peabody award, a Critics’ Choice Award for Constance Zimmer’s supporting role,
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Hannibal, Ep. 3.07, “Digestivo” provides gruesome, satisfying closure

Hannibal, Season 3, Episode 7, “Digestivo”

Written by Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller

Directed by Adam Kane

Airs Saturdays at 10pm (Et) on NBC

From its very first episode, Hannibal has had to contend with a certain element of dramatic irony. One needn’t be a cinephile or fan of Thomas Harris’ novels to know of Hannibal Lecter, Hannibal the Cannibal, and for the name to immediately conjure the image of Anthony Hopkins locked in a cell, or wearing a straightjacket and strapped to a gurney. It feels safe to say that everyone watching the series Hannibal knows that at some point, barring a complete break from the source material, Hannibal Lecter will end up in police custody. With “Digestivo”, Bryan Fuller and company finally bring this moment to pass, catching up to the lesser informed segment of the audience—those only peripherally familiar with Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs—and doing so in style.
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Hannibal Recap: Where You Can Always Find Me

  • Vulture
Hannibal Recap: Where You Can Always Find Me
"Digestivo” is an ellipsis of an episode, the transitional, and transitory, chapter that skulks between the season’s two halves. It begins with Hannibal Lecter sawing into Will Graham's skull; it ends with Will Graham saying good-bye to Hannibal Lecter. In the 45-minute interval between those two moments, life is engendered and life is ended and Will and Hannibal's relationship reaches its inevitable conclusion. It’s an appropriate first episode in the wake of NBC’s unceremonious dumping of Hannibal into the Saturday night graveyard slot, where they hope the show will die out of sight.Without remorse or consolation, director Adam Kane tosses us into the thralls of the episode: A storm of polizia boots ascend stairs as music culled from the nightmares of freak-show performers plays. The police smash into the room where Hannibal is cutting into Will's head, where Jack sits and watches. They're not here to make any arrests,
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Im Global’s Young TV Division Boots Up With Eight Projects

In August, Im Global launched a television division, Im Global Television, and now has eight projects in various stages of development.

“Our plan was very much to be methodical, and we’re well ahead of where I expected,” says Mark Stern, president of Im Global Television. Actually, Stern and his assistant comprise the entire television division, although he expects to add a development executive once they have a series or two in production.

Having next to no staff might seem daunting, but Stern enjoys the entrepreneurial vibe and the support he gets from the rest of the company’s infrastructure. He says Im Global founder-ceo Stuart Ford’s focus on pursuing new challenges, entertaining new business approaches and diving right into projects perfectly complements today’s rapidly changing TV landscape.

“It’s an exciting time for television, and there’s great opportunity if you can be flexible and look for
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Im Global Television to make ‘Cat’s Cradle’

  • ScreenDaily
Co-founders Stuart Ford and Mark Stern have announced a raft of new product led by a swoop on rights to Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical bestseller.

Im Global Television plans to hire a “high-level writer-showrunner” on Cat’s Cradle. Brad Yonover is on board as executive producer and Elkins Entertainment’s Sandi Love will serve as co-executive producer.

The company has also obtained rights to the Darkover sci-fi-fantasy series by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Ilene Kahn Power and Elizabeth Stanley are the executive producers.

Im Global Television is out to buyers with the crime drama Den Of Thieves to star Carla Gugino. Trigger Street’s Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey will serve as executive producers and Sebastian Gutierrez has written the first 10 episodes and plans to direct.

The company is also developing the six-hour mini-series 1906, which chronicles the San Francisco earthquake and fire of that year. Writer David S Ward will serve as executive producer with director Martin Campbell. Mark
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Complete Daredevil Writing Team Revealed

Previously we learned the titles and directors of the first three episodes of the Daredevil series: Episode 01: Into The Ring directed by Phil Abraham (Halt & Catch Fire, Mad Men) Episode 02: Cut Man directed by Phil Abraham Episode 03: Rabbit in a Snow Storm directed by Adam Kane (Heroes, Being Human, Hannibal) Drew Goddard was originally slated to write and direct the first episode of the Daredevil series but the Joss Whedon protege departed the series for Sony's Sinister Six.  We all now how that turned out, but don't feel bad for Goddard as he's rumored to be directing Marvel Studios' Spectacular Spider-Man.  Goddard was replaced by Spartacus showrunner Steven S. DeKnight who also shares scripting duties on the series.  Below, is a complete list of the writing team, though we don't have a breakdown of who wrote what specific episode: Steven S. DeKnight -- in addition to serving as showrunner,
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Daredevil: 15 rating, first directors and episode titles confirmed

  • Den of Geek
Plenty of info here about Marvel’s Daredevil series on Neftlix. And a 15 rating? Yes please…

As the folks at Collider spotted, the British Board Of Film Classification have spilled a few beans with regards to Marvel Studio’s Daredevil Netflix series.

Promisingly for fans of gritty street-level violence, the show is the first Marvel Studios property to garner a 15 rating. Many may have been hoping for an 18, but 15 definitely allows a lot more than a 12A. ‘Strong bloody violence,’ is the reason given, but it would sound creepy for us to say that sounds promising wouldn’t it? Moving on…

We also learnt some interesting details from the first three episodes. The premiere episode will be titled Into The Ring – a crime ring, perhaps? Or should we expect some boxing (Matthew Murdock's father was a boxer after all)? The McU debut of The Ringmaster? We don’t know, but
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'Daredevil' Rating Promises Strong Bloody Violence

  • MovieWeb
'Daredevil' Rating Promises Strong Bloody Violence
Earlier today, we reported that the British Board of Film Classification had revealed the titles and directors for the first three Marvel's Daredevil episodes. The BBFC has also released the runtime of these three episodes, along with their official British rating. And fans expecting a more gritty adventure series shouldn't be disappointed.

As the Netflix series was heading into production, we often heard that this would be darker than Marvel's more recent fare. The first three episodes have earned a 15 rating, which falls between an American PG-13 and an R, and indicates that no one under the age of 15 should watch the show without the accompaniment of a parent or guardian. If you couldn't tell from some of the more realistic fight scenes witnessed in the trailer and teased by series show runner Steven S. DeKnight, Daredevil has earned it's 15 for 'strong bloody violence'.

Daredevil's first episode is titled
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Directors and ratings for first three episodes of Netflix’s Daredevil revealed

We’re just over a month away from the debut of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, which will kickstart the TV Universe that will be followed by A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and team-up The Defenders.

Thanks to the BBFC (British Board of Classification), we now know the first three episode titles and their directors – as well the fact the show will be rated 15 here in the UK, and TV-ma in the Us according to Netflix’s official website.

Episode 1: “Into the Ring”, directed by Phil Abraham (Mad Men, Orange is the New Black)

Episode 2: “Cut Man”, directed by Phil Abraham

Episode 3: “Rabbit in the Snow”, directed by Adam Kane (24: Live Another Day)

According to the BBFC, Daredevil has been rated 15 for, “strong violence” and “bloody images”.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock,
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First 3 'Daredevil' Episode Titles and Directors Revealed

  • MovieWeb
First 3 'Daredevil' Episode Titles and Directors Revealed
The British Board of Film Classification has handed out their official ratings for the first three episodes of Marvel's Daredevil, which has revealed their official titles, directors and runtimes. The first episode is called "Into the Ring", followed by "Cut Man" and "Rabbit in a Snow Storm". Both "Into the Ring" and "Cut Man" are likely references to the father of Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), since he was a boxer, but we're not sure what to make of "Rabbit in a Snow Storm" quite yet.

Both "Into the Ring" and "Cut Man are directed by Phil Abraham, a TV veteran who has directed episodes of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and, most recently, The Strain and Orange Is the New Black. "Rabbit in a Snow Storm" is directed by Adam Kane, who has worked on Falling Skies, Supernatural and Sleepy Hollow. All three episodes are just under one hour,
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TV News: Guardians, Powers, Daredevil, Thrones

  • Dark Horizons
Guardians of the Galaxy

Several of the voice cast members for the upcoming Disney Xd animated series "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" have been revealed.

Kevin Michael Richardson is set to voice Groot, Will Friedle will play Star-Lord, and Trevor Devall will be Rocket Racoon. The cartoon 'Guardians' is slated to premiere later this year. [Source: The Live Feed]

Powers

Sony's Playstation Network has unveiled a new eight-minute featurette about their upcoming original series based on the acclaimed comic book title "Powers". The clip offers easily the most in-depth look to date at the series which follows two cops dealing with crimes related to people with superpowers. The series will premiere on March 10th on Psn.

Daredevil

The British Board of Film Classification have revealed the first three titles and directors for episodes of the upcoming Netflix series "Daredevil". Phil Abraham ("Mad Men," "Orange is the New Black") helms the first entitled "Into the
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