9 items from 2017
Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from "Black Swan" writer/director Darren Aronofsky's latest psychological thriller, "Mother!", starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Michelle Pfeiffer, opening September 15, 2017:
"...'Veronica' (Lawrence) has her tranquil life with her creepy husband (Bardem) at their remote country home, upended and challenged by a couple who arrive and lodge with them..."
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- Michael Stevens
Network: HBO Episodes: 28 (hour)Seasons: ThreeTV show dates: June 29, 2014 -- June 4, 2017Series status: Ended Performers include: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Emily Meade, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Chris Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, and Amanda Warren.TV show description: Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, this dramatic series follows what might happen if 2% of the world's population abruptly vanished without explanation. The remaining population struggles to come to terms with what has happened. Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is the father of two and the chief of police in the small New York suburb of Mapleton. He's struggling to keep his family together, to keep his town from descending into chaos, and to keep himself in control. »
As two-time winner Margo Martindale was promoted to the supporting actress race for her work on “The Americans,” the category is free to crown a new winner. But it’s still likely to be a previous Emmy winner or nominee. Laverne Cox and Cicely Tyson have all been nominated for their roles here before; look for repeats. Khandi Alexander in particular enjoyed a fantastic turn in the “Scandal” finale, complete with memorable Mama Pope monologues. Carrie Preston has actually won for playing quirky lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni on “The Good Wife,” but now she’s moved to its spinoff “The Good Fight.” If enough voters caught the show on CBS All Access, she should be a lock for a nom. Alison Wright and Kim Dickens could earn their first nominations for their work on “The Americans” and “House of Cards,” shows they’ve been a part of for some time now. New »
- Variety Staff
Bravo has elected a female mayor. According to Deadline, the network is developing “Candy,” a drama about the youngest — and first African-American female — mayor in an unnamed city’s history. The series comes from “Insecure” writer Ben Cory Jones and Universal Cable Productions.
The show will follow the mayor, Candy, “as she navigates the treacherous political terrains of one of America’s most violent and poorest cities while balancing her marriage and an illicit affair,” the source summarizes. “The city, the school system, a group of disenfranchised high schoolers, and Candy are all in varying degrees of crisis, putting her and the city’s future in jeopardy. She will either become a player on the big stage, or die trying.”
We love narratives about women in politics. A study from Dr. Martha Lauzen and the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that male characters on TV are “almost twice as likely as females to be portrayed as leaders.” Only five percent of female characters in the 2015–2016 television season were portrayed as leaders, and that number is even smaller for women of color.
There have been few depictions of black women in politics or public office in pop culture. In 2014 Alfre Woodard portrayed the first prominent black female president in film and TV history as President Constance Payton on NBC’s “State of Affairs.” Other notable portrayals of women of color in politics include “The Leftovers’” Mayor Lucy Warburton (Amanda Warren) and “Veep’s” President Laura Montez (Andrea Savage).
Bravo Developing Drama Series About African-American Female Mayor was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Fox Searchlight Pictures has debuted the first red band trailer and poster for the upcoming Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which doesn't have a release date in place at this time. This dark comedy marks the return of Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh, whose films In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths have both achieved cult status. With his third feature film, Martin McDonagh heads to the Midwest, to tell the tale of a mother who uses some unique tactics to find justice for her slain daughter.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. »
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The potential series revolves around detective Sonya De La Reina (Alonso), who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family — the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, »
As The Vampire Diaries is nearing its end, co-star Matthew Davis has been set as a lead opposite Daniella Alonso and John Corbett in ABC‘s drama pilot Las Reinas. Also cast in the project, from feature writer Dean Georgaris, ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co., is The Leftovers alumna Amanda Warren. Written by Georgaris and directed by Liz Friedlander, Las Reinas centers on Detective Alex De La Reina (Alonso) who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to… »
A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.
Go ahead. We can wait. Take a moment. And another Kleenex. Just breathe…
All set? This week’s episode of This Is Us scaled the poignant peak of Heartbreak Hill — as in William Hill — which has been looming forebodingly in the distance for a while now, and brought us the final verse of the gentle, world-weary poet/musician. Recovering from an overwhelming anxiety attack, Randall (Sterling K. Brown) hopped in a car with his terminally ill, oxygen tube-wearing father — whom he just started to get to know 36 years into his »
- DAN SNIERSON
This Is Us is going back to the past with William.
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9 items from 2017
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