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Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Mayans Mc Ordered to Series at FX — First Photo

Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Mayans Mc Ordered to Series at FX — First Photo
FX is moving full steam ahead with Mayans Mc, officially ordering the long-in-the-works Sons of Anarchy spinoff to series with a 10-episode order.

As TVLine reported back in July, the original Mayans Mc pilot, which was shot last winter, was scrapped for creative reasons. Norberto Barba (The Bridge, Preacher, The Path) was brought in direct a new pilot. Several roles were recast and a handful of new characters were added.

RELATEDPost Mortem: Sons of Anarchy Ep on ‘Shakespearean’ Finale, Audience Satisfaction and That Crazy Car Chase

Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller and Mayans Mc has the raw energy and
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Mayans Mc: Michael Irby (The Unit) to Star in Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Pilot

Michael Irby is headed to FX. Deadline reports the star of The Unit has joined the network's Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot, Mayans Mc.Set after the events of Sons of Anarchy, the drama centers “on the struggles of Ez Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border.” The cast includes Jd Pardo, Raymond Cruz, Edward James Olmos, John Ortiz, and Clayton Cardenas.Read More…
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Sons of Anarchy Spinoff: Michael Irby to Star in Reshot Mayans Mc Pilot

Sons of Anarchy Spinoff: Michael Irby to Star in Reshot Mayans Mc Pilot
With production on FX’s rejiggered Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot Mayans Mc about to rev up, franchise creator Kurt Sutter has locked up his first new series regular. Sources confirm to TVLine that Michael Irby (True Detective, The Unit) has signed on to play the newly-created role of Obispo “Bishop” Losa, President of Mayans Mc’s Santo Padre Charter.

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From a broken home in the Salton Sea, Bishop was taken in by the family of his cousin, Marcus Alvarez, Mayan Mc founder and National President.
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‘Mayans Mc’: Michael Irby Set for Lead Role In FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff Pilot

The Unit alum Michael Irby is set for a lead role opposite Edward James Olmos in Kurt Sutter's retooled Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot Mayans Mc for FX. Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller's death at the end of SoA's seven-season run in 2014, Mayans Mc will focus on the struggles of Ez Reyes (Jd Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border. The pilot has been undergoing reshoots and recasting of some key roles. FX says Irby’s role is a new…
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Taken – Season One Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 26th

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy.

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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Film News Roundup: Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen Thriller ‘Three Seconds’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Film News Roundup: Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen Thriller ‘Three Seconds’ Gets U.S. Distribution
In today’s film news roundup, thriller “Three Seconds” gets distribution through Aviron, Samuel Goldwyn buys “Saturday Church,” Gravitas picks up frat thriller “Haze,” and the fourth “Insidious” movie gets a new title.

Acquisitions

Aviron Pictures has bought North American distribution rights to Andrea Di Stefano’s thriller “Three Seconds,” starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, and Ana de Armas.

The script, based on the Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, was written by Matt Cook with revisions by Rowan Joffé and Alex Garland, and current edits by Di Stefano.

Kinnaman plays a reformed criminal and former special ops soldier who, in order to free himself from jail, has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers (played by Pike, Common, and Owen) to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York.

Thunder Road PicturesBasil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing alongside The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones
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Supernatural Vet Joins CBS' Seal Team

Supernatural Vet Joins CBS' Seal Team
Supernatural alumna Alona Tal is taking on a non-military role in CBS’ fall drama Seal Team, our sister site Deadline reports.

The series, starring David Boreanaz (Bones), follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. (View a trailer here, then read our first impression.) Tal will recur as Stella, a grad student who meets young Seal Clay (Bates Motel‘s Max Thieriot) in a bar that he and his colleagues tend to frequent. In addition to
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Surprise NBC Hit Taken Comes to Disc in Sept.

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The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) delivers an action-packed prequel to the international blockbuster Taken franchise. Clive Standen (Vikings) stars as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the Taken films.

Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Special Features
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Win Fist Fight on DVD

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Meet the teachers that don’t mess about! Fist Fight is out now on DVD and Digital Download. Ice Cube (Ride Along) and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) star as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way in the comedy Fist Fight, directed by Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). To mark the launch we are giving 3 lucky readers the chance to win Fist Fight on DVD.

On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby.

But things go from bad to worse when Campbell crosses the school’s toughest and most feared teacher, Ron Strickland
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Hollywood Foreign Press’ Philanthropy Runs Both Broad and Deep

In the course of Meryl Streep’s much lauded state of the artistic union remarks at January’s Golden Globes ceremony, the screen legend made a pointed reference to her hosts, requesting “the famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press, and all of us in our community, to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists. Because we’re going to need them going forward, and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.”

Drawn to the Cpj website’s grim record of Fifth Estate members killed or missing, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. president Meher Tatna says she “connected back to Meryl’s speech and I thought, this is a no-brainer. … It’s horrifying, in this day and age, what they have to go through to get the story.”

The proposal of a $200,000 grant to Cpj was unanimously approved by her board.

Yet this was no bequest in isolation. Even as the HFPA celebrates its 75th year, many
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Hulu Adds Himym, NYPD Blue, White Collar, M*A*S*H, Dollhouse and Others

Hulu Adds Himym, NYPD Blue, White Collar, M*A*S*H, Dollhouse and Others
How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice and the acclaimed Korean War dramedy M*A*S*H are among the series of which Hulu will now be streaming every episode, as part of a monster deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

Other series set to make their Hulu debut in the coming weeks include Raising Hope, White Collar, The Glades, Dollhouse, NYPD Blue, The Unit, Better Off Ted and Witches of East End.

Additionally, the complete libraries for Glee and Bones will finally be available on the streamer.

RelatedSissy Spacek, Jane Levy Join Cast of Hulu’s Castle Rock

All told,
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Showtime Lands ‘Guantanamo’ Series; Oliver Stone To Direct Opening Episode

Exclusive: In competitive bidding, Showtime has landed Guantanamo, a drama series series that will start with a 10 episode first season. Oliver Stone is poised to direct the two-hour opening episode in what marks the 3-time Oscar winning filmmaker’s first foray in scripted television. Weinstein Television acquired the project in May. Created by Daniel Voll (The Unit), who will also serve as showrunner, Guantanamo focuses on the detainees held in the world's most…
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Oliver Stone heading to the small screen for Guantanamo TV series

Weinstein Television has announced that it has tapped Oliver Stone to direct the first season of the upcoming drama series Guantanamo, which will mark Stone’s first foray into TV directing.

The show, which has been created by Daniel Voll (The Unit), is set to revolve around the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, which was established in 2002 by the U.S. to house detainees from the War on Terror. It will focus on the detainees themselves, along with the soldiers, lawyers, doctors, journalists and civilians at the naval base.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to work with Oliver,” said Harvey Weinstein. “I’m a longtime fan and he’s one of our greatest filmmakers of all time. This is explosive material that will work from all sides. Daniel Voll’s incredible resume will make this amazing collaboration between him and Oliver both newsworthy and super watchable.
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Weinstein TV Nabs Oliver Stone's 'Guantanamo' Prison Drama

Oliver Stone is readying his first foray into scripted television.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is teaming with Weinstein Television for a scripted drama about Guantanamo Bay.

Written by Daniel Voll (The Unit), Guantanamo focuses specifically on the detainees held in one of the world's most controversial prisons, and those who defend and condemn them. Opened after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was used to interrogate and imprison suspects in the war on terror. However, human rights organizations have condemned the treatment of the 780 prisoners held there, specifically the various types of torture used. President Obama vowed...
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Weinstein TV Acquires ‘Guantanamo’ Series From Oliver Stone & Daniel Voll

Oliver Stone is making his first foray into directing for scripted television with Guantanamo, a multi-season dramatic series. Weinstein Television has acquired the series and plans to shop it in upcoming weeks. Created by Daniel Voll (The Unit), who will also serve as showrunner, Guantanamo focuses on the detainees held in the world's most controversial prison, and those who defend and condemn them. Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street) will produce with Weinstein…
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Better Call Saul Recap: Assault, Battery

Better Call Saul Recap: Assault, Battery
Need to catch up? Check out our previous Better Call Saul recap here.

Better Call Saul shelved all the drug-trade stuff this week and went full-on courtroom drama, building to a climactic brother-vs.-brother showdown between Jimmy and Chuck.

We start off with a scene-setting flashback: Chuck prepares an elaborate gourmet dinner by lantern light after Jimmy ominously warns him, “The bigger the lie, the harder it is to crawl out.” (And he should know.) The big lie here is Chuck’s condition: He’s invited over his ex-wife Rebecca for dinner, but makes up a story about his electricity
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90
Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his audience with his two key signature phrases
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Taken Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Ready

For someone who has spent years in the military, Bryan Mills still has a lot to learn about being a team player.

That's one clear takeaway from his first missions as a member of Christina's super-secret, covert-ops team on Taken Season 1 Episode 2.

It's pretty obvious from the beginning that Bryan was still haunted by his sister Cali's death, and that's going to get in the way of effectively doing his job.

Hell, he would have beaten a man to death during a training mission if others hadn't stepped in.

Dave: He's not a real terrorist. He's Delta Force playing a terrorist.

Bryan: I got the hostage. Easy. I got this.

Delta Force Guy: There's something wrong with you, in the head.

Christina: Let's just say he's still a work in progress.

Permalink: Let's just say he's still a work in progress. Added: February 26, 2017

Christina rightfully sidelined him for that stunt.
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Dennis Haysbert to Star in NBC’s ‘Reverie’ Pilot

Dennis Haysbert to Star in NBC’s ‘Reverie’ Pilot
Dennis Haysbert has signed onto NBC’s virtual reality thriller “Reverie,” co-starring with Sarah Shahi, Variety has learned.

Reverie” is a drama about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Shahi will play that former detective, and Haysbert will play Charlie Ventana, an ex chief of police who started his own security company and now works as a liaison for the company, Reverie, a customizable virtual reality program. He hires Mara Kint (Shahi), his former hostage negotiator who quit after a personal tragedy, to enter the consciousness of one of the comatose users in the hopes that she can negotiate his journey back to real life. Charlie knows Mara’s story well and has utmost faith in her, but the pressure is on to keep Reverie alive.

Haysbert starred on “24” and “The Unit,” among
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