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Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious Big: USA Network Orders Scripted True-Crime Drama

13 May 2017 8:17 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

USA Network has ordered the true-crime anthology drama, Unsolved, to series. The first season of the show is Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious Big. Season one centers the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka The Notorious B.I.G.) and the subsequent police investigations. Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious Big stars Marcc Rose as Shakur and Wavyy Jonez as Wallace. The USA Network cast also includes: Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine, Jamie McShane, Brent Sexton, Luke James, Aisha Hinds, and Letoya Lucket. Read More… »

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Tupac and Biggie Smalls Murder Drama Unsolved Greenlit at USA Network

12 May 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

USA Network’s got a story to tell about rap music loyalty.

The cable network on Friday announced a formal series order for Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.The true crime series, which is envisioned as an anthology, will spend Season 1 chronicling “the dual police investigations into the controversial murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players,” per USA’s official synopsis.

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Straight Outta Compton‘s Marcc Rose and newcomer Wavyy Jonez play Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls, »

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Tupac-Biggie Smalls Series ‘Unsolved’ Greenlit at USA Network

12 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network has given the greenlight to “Unsolved,” the scripted true crime series based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, Variety has learned.

The series is expected to premiere in early 2018.

Unsolved” will chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The series is based on the experiences of former Lapd Detective Greg Kading, who led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders.

Josh Duhamel stars as Kading in the series, alongside Jimmi Simpson and Bokeem Woodbine, who both play detectives. Newcomer Marcc Rose plays Tupac and Wavyy Jonez plays The Notorious B.I.G.

Announced today, Jamie McShane and Brent Sexton have joined the series as two more detectives who were integral in the murder investigations. Other cast members are Luke James as Sean Puffy Combs, Aisha Hinds as Biggie Smalls’ mother, Voletta Wallace, and Letoya Luckett as Sharitha Golden, the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The 15 Greatest Lesbian Movies of All Time, Ranked

8 May 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Narrowing down the 15 best movies in any genre is tough, but for lesbian films you have to begin with a reductive question: What is a lesbian film? What, in fact, is a lesbian? (But that’s a different piece). Must the film focus primarily on a gay storyline, or can it feature strong lesbian characters doing something entirely different than just being lesbians? Is subtext enough? How much cinephile wrath will rain down on us for the absence of a certain recent Oscar nominee?

Ultimately, the best lesbian films honor the traditions of queer cinema in all of its glory: Strong women, high entertainment value, and bold visuals reign supreme. Too often, lesbian characters are either unattractive man-haters or used for titillation. These movies reclaim all of that; they’re the movies you will see played on a loop in the club, or at an underground rooftop movie night. Some »

- Jude Dry

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Hap And Leonard Renewed for a Third Season by SundanceTV

1 May 2017 3:33 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Joe R. Lansdale fans rejoice: SundanceTV has renewed Hap and Leonard for a six-episode third season that will premiere in 2018.

An adaptation of Lansdale's book series that is essential reading for those looking for top-notch entertainment on the printed page, Hap and Leonard will probably (according to the current pattern) adapt the third novel in the series, The Two-Bear Mambo, following season 1's take on Savage Season and the Mucho Mojo adaptation of season 2. You can read the official press release below, and prepare to likely head to Grovetown in season 3...

Press Release: New York – May 1, 2017 – SundanceTV announced today the renewal of the network’s genre-bending original scripted anthology series “Hap and Leonard.” The darkly comic series set in the late 1980s is based on the celebrated book series of the same name by famed author Joe R. Lansdale, and follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Hap and Leonard’ Renewed for Season 3 on SundanceTV

1 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hap and Leonard” has been renewed for Season 3 on SundanceTV, Variety has learned.

The series is based on the celebrated book series of the same name by Joe R. Lansdale, and follows best friends Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white guy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. The show is currently SundanceTV’s highest-rated original series, and will return for six episodes in 2018.

The third season of “Hap and Leonard,” will take inspiration from “The Two-Bear Mambo,” the third installment of Lansdale’s book series. Season one was inspired by the first “Hap and Leonard” novel “Savage Season,” and season two from “Mucho Mojo,” the second book in the series.

“At once darkly funny and socially relevant, there’s no other series like the southern-noir, ‘Hap and Leonard,’ and we couldn’t be prouder that it will continue for another »

- Joe Otterson

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Westworld: Louis Herthum to Be a Season Two Regular

30 March 2017 9:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It looks like Peter Abernathy is staying in Westworld. Deadline reports star Louis Herthum has been promoted to series regular for season two of the HBO TV show.The sci-fi drama is set in a futuristic theme park where visitors pay a lot of money to act out their Wild West fantasies while interacting with lifelike robot “hosts." The cast also includes Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, and Jimmi Simpson.Read More… »

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Westworld Season 2 Probably Won’t Have Multiple Timelines

28 March 2017 5:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Almost right from the start, HBO’s Westworld had viewers hooked. Whether it was the intriguing premise, the brilliant writing or the fantastic performances – not to mention all the sex and violence – there was a lot to love about the new sci-fi show. But perhaps what kept people coming back most was the shocking twists and turns, and all the fun everyone had in trying to keep up with them.

One of the best twists, despite some people figuring it out ahead of time, was the multiple timelines. Of course, we’re referring to how the show gave us two different versions of William, one played by Jimmi Simpson in the past and the other portrayed by Ed Harris in the present day. While Westworld was running through its first season, fan theories pointed to both characters being the same person, and by the finale, it was revealed that yes, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Westworld: Producers Working to Avoid Season Two Delays

27 March 2017 8:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's in store for Westworld? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show's creators are trying to avoid production delays on season two of the HBO series.The sci-fi drama is set in a futuristic theme park where visitors pay a lot of money to act out their Wild West fantasies while interacting with lifelike robot “hosts”. The cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, and Jimmi Simpson.Read More… »

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‘Westworld’: Stars, Producers Talk Season One Surprises at PaleyFest

26 March 2017 7:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fans of HBO’s “Westworld” weren’t the only ones fascinated by the show’s continuous twists and turns. During Saturday’s PaleyFest session at the Dolby Theater, stars of the fantasy drama revealed that they were kept in the dark throughout the production process on season one.

Ed Harris, who plays the mysterious Man in Black, got a big surprise early in during filming.

“I walked by my trailer and someone told me that Jimmi (Simpson) was the guy playing the younger me and I was like, ‘What?’ ” said Harris.

Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Dolores, had just as much fun as many fans guessing what potential storylines for rest of the season would be.

“One of my theories was that Arnold was at the center of the maze or that all of our human versions were going to be locked in there! I didn’t know Bernard was a host when we were doing our »

- Maria Cavassuto

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‘Westworld’: Thandie Newton Rules PaleyFest Panel as Showrunners Confirm One Major Theory

25 March 2017 11:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Just fucking stonewall them. Nothing!”

These were the words of encouragement that “Westworld” executive producer Jonathan Nolan issued to co-showrunner Lisa Joy on stage Saturday night at the show’s PaleyFest panel, as the duo fought off a wide array of questions about Season 2. While he maintained the Nolan family mandate of secrecy at all costs, Joy was tempted time and time again to reveal show secrets — but to no avail.

“We’re writing right now, and we’re terribly excited about what we’re writing,” Nolan said, noting they would have all the episodes written before shooting begins. “Reddit has already figured it out. So, the third episode twist, we’re changing that.”

During the panel (which also featured executive producer Roberto Patino, and cast members Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, and Jimmi Simpson), the creators and cast were peppered with questions about suspicions connected to Season 1 — Dr. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Westworld’: Thandie Newton Rules PaleyFest Panel as Showrunners Confirm One Major Theory

25 March 2017 11:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“Just fucking stonewall them. Nothing!”

These were the words of encouragement that “Westworld” executive producer Jonathan Nolan issued to co-showrunner Lisa Joy on stage Saturday night at the show’s PaleyFest panel, as the duo fought off a wide array of questions about Season 2. While he maintained the Nolan family mandate of secrecy at all costs, Joy was tempted time and time again to reveal show secrets — but to no avail.

“We’re writing right now, and we’re terribly excited about what we’re writing,” Nolan said, noting they would have all the episodes written before shooting begins. “Reddit has already figured it out. So, the third episode twist, we’re changing that.”

During the panel (which also featured executive producer Roberto Patino, and cast members Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, and Jimmi Simpson), the creators and cast were peppered with questions about suspicions connected to Season 1 — Dr. »

- Ben Travers

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'Westworld' Bosses Finally Answered One of Our Biggest Lingering Questions -- Plus, 4 Details About Season 2!

25 March 2017 10:45 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy deserve a prize -- the Westworld bosses aren't giving away any major details when it comes to season two!

The co-creators (and couple) behind the HBO drama were quizzed by fans at Westworld's PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles on Saturday, and while they stayed tight-lipped on the show's sophomore season, Nolan did slip in an answer to one of the biggest lingering questions about season one's finale: Was Maeve's emotional decision to get off the train all according to script?

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"The way we designed it, the way we shot it, you know, the beautiful performance, in that moment, that is really the first decision she's ever made," Nolan said, revealing that the move was of Maeve's own free will.

"For me, it's a very emotional moment in the episode, because you're »

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Westworld: Season Two to Feature More of Talulah Riley

24 March 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Looks like Angela is sticking around Westworld. Deadline reports Talulah Riley, who recurred as Westworld host Angela, in the sci-fi western thriller's first season on on HBO, has been promoted to a series regular role in season two.Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Shannon Woodward, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Clifton Collins, Jr., Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.Read More… »

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Talulah Riley Bumped Up To Series Regular Ahead Of Westworld Season 2

23 March 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems Angela has impressed the Powers That Be over at Delos.

Deadline is reporting that Talulah Riley has been bumped up to a series regular in anticipation of Westworld season 2, which is expected to air via HBO sometime next year. Neither Deadline nor HBO offered up any further details to accompany the announcement, but it does essentially confirm that Riley’s enigmatic Host will enjoy more screentime come 2018.

Without delving into spoilers, Talulah Riley’s impossibly attractive synthetic was introduced early on in Westworld‘s first season, when she lent a helping hand to Jimmi Simpson’s William as he took his first steps onto Robert Ford’s prized creation. From there, Angela’s narrative became intertwined with that of the Man in Black and, by the time Westworld reached its grisly finale – these violent delights have violent ends, remember – her Host was heavily involved in the bloody events »

- Michael Briers

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Westworld Upgrades Talulah Riley to Series Regular for Season 2

23 March 2017 1:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One of Westworld‘s robot hosts is getting a software update for Season 2.

Talulah Riley, who plays host Angela on the HBO sci-fi drama, has been promoted to series-regular status for the show’s sophomore season, per our sister site Deadline.

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Fans remember Angela as the gorgeous host who welcomed William (Jimmi Simpson) to the park in Season 1’s second episode. She was later revealed to be a follower of cult leader Wyatt, and her reappearance was a big hint that — spoiler alert! — William and Ed Harris’ Man »

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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

23 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Year’s Winner: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: While a number of actors have won this category twice, we haven’t seen a repeat victor since Ray Walston won for “Picket Fences” in 1995 and 1996. That streak will continue at least one more year, given last year’s winner is ineligible in 2017.

Fun Fact: “The West Wing” won this category four times with four different actors: Richard Schiff (2000), Bradley Whitford (2001), John Spencer (2002), and Alan Alda (2006).

With “Game of Thrones” ineligible, this field is wide open. Only three of last year’s six nominees are eligible to earn another nomination in 2017 — Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), and Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”) — meaning even if all three get back in, we’re going to see some new blood this year…

…starting with John Lithgow. The beloved Emmys presence (a five-time winner and 11-time nominee »

- Ben Travers

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USA’s Tupac-Biggie Pilot Unsolved Adds Three

22 March 2017 2:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it’s still in search of an official title at the time of writing – Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac is the current working one – USA Network’s true-life crime drama Unsolved is beginning to beef up its ensemble cast.

Four weeks ago, we brought you the news that Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Last Knight), Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Westworld‘s Jimmi Simpson had all signed on, and now, Deadline is reporting that the network has added another three: Luke James, Aisha Hinds and Letoya Luckett (Ballers).

From today’s report, it’s understood James has closed a deal to play Sean “Puffy” Combs (Aka Puff Diddy), the “young and wildly successful founder of Bad Boy Records, the label of Christopher Wallace.” Hinds, meanwhile, has climbed aboard to play the coveted part of Wallace’s grieving mother, Voletta Wallace, who became a vocal campaigner for justice »

- Michael Briers

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USA’s Biggie and Tupac True Crime Series Casts Luke James, Aisha Hinds, LeToya Luckett

22 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA’s anthology series “Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac” is rounding out its cast.

Luke James will play Sean “Puffy” Combs, the founder of label Bad Boy Records. James, who most recently appeared in Bet’s successful miniseries “The New Edition Story,” is a two-time Grammy nominee. He is repped byICM Partners and Jme Management.

Aisha Hinds has been cast as Voletta Wallace, Smalls’ mom. Wallace talked to her son every day before his death and, ever since, has never stopped seeking justice. Hinds can currently be seen on Wgn America’s “Underground” as Harriet Tubman, as well as Fox’s limited series “Shots Fired.” She is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency.

LeToya Luckett will play Sharitha Golden, the estranged wife of Death Row records CEO Suge Knight and seemingly one of the only people at the time not intimidated by him in 1997. Luckett has recurred on Fox’s “Rosewood” and HBO’s »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Westworld season 2: Evan Rachel Wood ready to unleash Dolores

14 March 2017 3:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood has been talking about the evolution of her character Dolores in season 2 of HBO's Westworld...

If you've seen Evan Rachel Wood in more than a few things, you'll know she's an immensely talented woman, so clued-in viewers may have been a bit confused at the start of Westword to see her playing Dolores, a kind of trifling, two-dimensional character from the outset, only to witness the actress behind such standout performances as Veda in Mildred Pierce or Tracy in Thirteen shake the very foundations of everything the season had built in that final episode. 

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Whether Wood knew what was in store for Dolores when she signed on to the HBO show is up for debate - showrunner Jonathan Nolan has admitted they were pretty much writing that first season as »

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