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With the 66th Primetime Emmys only days away, Gold Derby Editors Rob Licuria, Matt Noble and Charles Bright joined me for a live Best Drama Series slugfest on the Gold Derby home page. We asked for input from our savvy Gold Derby users and read many of your comments and questions live on air. (Watch the slugfest below.) -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube While we all agree that "Breaking Bad" is the frontrunner (and has been all year), our second-place choices are all across the board. Some of us say "Game of Thrones" is the spoiler, others champion "True Detective," while some think it's "House of Cards." Unfortunately that means "Mad Men" and "Downton Abbey" don't factor much in our discussion for who's out front to win. We also took a moment to recognize the races for Best Drama Directing and Best Drama. »
NBC has opted not to move forward with "Emerald City," a ten episode modern and dark reimagining of the classic L. Frank Baum Oz tales said to be more akin to the likes of "Game of Thrones" than the 1939 MGM film.
Matthew Arnold and Josh Friedman's project would've drawn from Baum's original fourteen books and featured more battles, political maneuvers and a very different take on the infamous wizard. Though ordered straight to series, the plan has been scrapped due to a "difference in vision" between the network and show runners. [Source: Variety]
Set in the English countryside in 1888, the story follows a gentleman farmer who is obsessed with proving the existence of the afterlife. »
- Garth Franklin
At an event this week in London, Martin revealed that as the story he's writing is coming to an end and more characters begin to converge, the body count in the series will only rise. Martin says:
"I have a large number of important characters who I switch between to tell the entirety of the story, and that limits who I can kill. Sometimes there's only one character who's my eye in a particular location, and if I kill that character, everything going on in that particular subplot is going to be lost.
The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that. And now it's »
- Garth Franklin
Aaron Paul will be returning to TV, but next time he'll be the boss. The “Breaking Bad” actor has inked a first look deal with Sony Pictures Television, a studio representative told TheWrap. Also read: ‘Game of Thrones’ Upsets ‘Breaking Bad?’ Facebook Reveals Emmy Winners The projects will be produced through his newly formed production company, Lucid Road Productions. In making the deal, Paul is sticking with a company that he knows fairly well. Sony Pictures TV produced “Breaking Bad.” It also has an overall deal with “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and a first look deal with co-star Bryan Cranston. »
- Jethro Nededog
“Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is among the writers who will participate in a special summer iteration of Haven Entertainment and Firefly Theater & Films's popular “Unscreened” series, TheWrap has learned. The “Unscreened Summer Series” will feature staged readings of five new plays that will feature cast members such as Coster-Waldau and his “Game of Thrones” co-star Gwendoline Christie, who is currently filming “Star Wars: Episode VII,” plus major TV stars Beth Behrs (“2 Broke Girls”) and Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”), as well as Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”), Michael Stahl-David (“Cloverfield”), Adelaide Clemens and Eliza Coupe. Also read: ‘Cloverfield’ Star Set. »
- Jeff Sneider
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Pedro Pascal and more Game of Thrones stars could be calling you, but first, they'll need your number. Stand Up to Cancer—a star-studded telecast airing Sept. 5 across all major networks—is once again looking to Hollywood to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. The fundraiser headed by the Entertainment Industry Foundation will feature performances by Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Common and others, while Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry and more notable names will be present to lend their support and man the phone bank. In years past callers had to hold to speak to their favorite »
Despite initially giving “Emerald City” a straight to series order for next season, NBC has opted not to move forward with the “Oz”-inspired drama.
The project hailed from Matthew Arnold, who penned the series’ original script, and Josh Friedman, who tweaked the pilot for the network. Conceived as a 10-episode series, “Emerald City” was planned as a modern and dark reimagining of the classic L. Frank Baum Oz tales more akin to “Game of Thrones” than the 1939 Judy Garland pic. “Emerald City” would’ve drawn from Baum’s original 14 books and featured more battles, political maneuvers and a very different take on the infamous wizard, as a 20 year-old Dorothy Gale embarked on a journey that thrust her into a vicious battle for control of Oz.
Deadline first reported the news, citing a difference in vision between NBC execs and Friedman about the show’s direction, which lead to the »
- Shelli Weinstein
Arya Stark can officially hit the road!"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams passed her driving test with Red Driving School on Friday, posing for pictures with her new driving certificate. We're loving how completely British her real name looks on paper below -- "Miss Margaret Constance Williams.""Game of Thrones" Star Maisie Williams Proves She's No Tomboy The 17-year-old actress admitted that she was nervous prior to taking the test, but she used the same techniques she practices on the "GoT" set to calm her nerves. "It’s similar to acting because you’ve got to be in control of yourself at all times and it’s important to keep relaxed," she told Red."I didn’t tell anyone my test date, so no one knows I had my test this morning!" she added. "I was really scared leading up to it as it’s not something you can »
- tooFab Staff
Don’t bother following the Yellow Brick Road; you won’t find anything there.
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NBC has decided not to move forward with Emerald City, an hour-long drama that had already been ordered to series, our sister site Deadline reports. Emerald City was to be a modern re-imagining of the classic Wizard of Oz universe, blending elements from author L. Frank Baum’s 14-novel collection. (Think Game of Thrones, but with flying monkeys.)
As TVLine exclusively reported, the series was to feature a colorful cast of characters, including Dorothy, her love interest Henry, »
Take a sip of Hennessy’s Ginger Apple cocktail while perusing the biggest celebrity news of the day.
Is Jessica Simpson going to be the next celeb to buy herself a big butt? [Radar Online] Your first look at the new season of Girls has come via Lena Dunham‘s Instagram. Thank her later. [Vulture] Tom Hardy accidentally photobombed a wedding party, but unfortunately his beautiful face was covered. [Uproxx] Katie Holmes and cutie-pie Suri are now neighbors with Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. [TMZ] Get your Tivo ready. Great Britain has gifted us with another amazing television show—this time a couples therapy show where lovebirds get it on in a box. [Jezebel] Comment below on this sneak peak of Brittany Murphy‘s Lifetime biopic, including an Ashton Kutcher appearance. [BuzzFeed] Kevin Hart celebrated his new engagement at the strip club, wearing the most romantic T-shirt ever and partying alongside his ex. [TMZ] Game of Thrones creator, George R.R. Martin »
- Shannon Marcec
2013 wasn’t the best of years for Keanu Reeves, so he’ll no doubt be hoping that the upcoming action thriller John Wick helps to get his career back on track. Ahead of its October release, we now have our first look at The Matrix star in the title role of a former hitman who finds himself back in action and out for vengeance after an old friend takes on a contract to kill him…
John Wick is set for release in the States on October 24th, with David Leitch and Chad Stahelski directing a cast that also includes Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), Willem Dafoe (The Fault in Our Stars), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Daniel Bernhardt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Dean Winters. »
- Gary Collinson
The director of the cult killer clown film Stitches is back with an all-new film called From the Dark, and we have the first details and a still for you. We're good like that. Well, actually we're kind of obligated to show you or we'd go out of business, but still!
From the Press Release:
Mpi/Dark Sky Films announce the end of principal photography on From The Dark, the latest film from Conor McMahon, director of the successful Stitches. Produced by Mpi Pictures Dublin in partnership with Workshed films, From The Dark was shot on location in Laois, Ireland.
A tense and frightening film, From The Dark tells the story of a young couple who embark on a road trip through the Irish countryside; car trouble lands them in an place that »
- Steve Barton
The world of prestige TV is not a safe one for children. When people aren't being eaten by dragons, they're getting pushed in front of subway cars or murdered in other dangerous ways. What's one way to make these shows more kid-friendly? Remake them with actual kids, of course! In anticipation for Monday night's Emmy Awards, the folks over at mom.me decided to rework the six shows nominated in the Best Drama category with adorable tykes. The new juvenile take of shows like Game of Thrones and True Detective reveal some startling insights, including one unexpected message from the »
- Nate Jones, @kn8
Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting. Between now and then, Dan and I will be making our picks for both who should and will win many of the major categories — if you're wagering, keep in mind that Dan tends to be much better at predicting the winners than I am, but also that he was just as flummoxed as I by last year's winners like Jeff Daniels, Merritt Wever and Bobby Cannavale — concluding with our predictions for Outstanding Drama Series. Outstanding Drama Series "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of Thrones" (HBO) "House of Cards" (Netflix »
- Alan Sepinwall
You don’t know why you haven’t watched it. Your nerdier friends have loved it since it was on PBS back in the day, and you knew a girl in high school who knit her own giant scarf during homeroom because that actor who looked kind of like Harpo Marx wore one when he played “the Doctor.” Maybe you’re like me, and when Doctor Who fandom started pushing Star Wars and Star Trek out of your local comic convention, your adolescent heart turned cold and rejected the low-budget British sci-fi series out of hand.But now you feel out of step. It’s one of those zeitgeist-y Game of Thrones “Winter Is Coming” moments, and you’re on the outside, looking in. You’ve heard that the new (well, newish, the reboot was almost ten years ago) Who is more popular in the U.S. than it’s »
- Ivan Cohen
As Cersei Lannister said, when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. And as fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga and the subsequent Game of Thrones television series will know, there’s a much greater chance of you dying.
We’ve already seen numerous characters from the epic fantasy killed off, usually in rather shocking fashion, and as Martin continues to chip away at The Winds of Winter, the author has revealed that death is looming over a number of fan favourites:
“I have a large number of important characters who I switch between to tell the entirety of the story, and that limits who I can kill. [However] the viewpoint characters are meeting up with each other and being in the same point at the same time, which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people.”
- Gary Collinson
Rob Stark himself, "Game of Thrones" star Richard Madden, will play gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in a TV movie adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" for BBC1. Jed Mercurio ("Line of Duty") helms the project which will come from "Sherlock" producer Hartswood Films
Queen of Earth
Dockery and Elisabeth Moss play two women who retreat to a beach house to get a break from the pressures of the outside world. Although they grew up as best friends, they soon realize how disconnected from each other they have become. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
Pee-wee’s next big adventure is landing him on The Blacklist.
The NBC drama has tapped Paul Reubens (Pushing Daisies, Dirt) to appear in multiple Season 2 episodes as Mr. Vargas, a dapper, finicky “muscle” who handles delicate situations in the criminal underworld, EW.com reports.
Related The Blacklist Season 2 Premiere Photos: Are Liz and Red On the Run?
Executive producer Jon Bokenkamp notes that the role will be “totally different” from Reubens’ well known Pee-wee character.
The Blacklist returns Sept. 22 at 10/9c.
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The list of presenters also includes Emmy-nominated actors who will find out their fates at the ceremony. They include Ricky Gervais, who is nominated in the lead actor in a comedy category for Netflix’s “Derek” and Lena Headey, who is nominated for supporting actress in a drama for HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Other presenters announced include Scott Bakula, Chris Hardwick, Katherine Heigl, Mindy Kaling, John Mulaney, Hayden Panettiere, Liev Schreiber, Kate Walsh and Allison Williams.
The Emmys will air live at on NBC 5 p.m. Pt/ 8 p.m. Et on Aug. »
- Kevin Noonan
I can’t stop gushing about Image Comics. Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s Deadly Class is my favorite series on the stands at the moment. And between the Hickman powerhouse (East Of West, Manhattan Projects) and the Brubaker-Phillips (Fatale, The Fade Out) deal they inked earlier this year, Image is unstoppable in every genre market. Here are three more series to look forward to: epic Sci-Fi, explosive (and purposefully exploitative) satire, and broad strokes of fantasy… starring animals.
From the press release: “Mankind has spread across the universe in a frantic rush to survive and has colonized and strip-mined countless planets in the process. Abram Pollux barely survives a crash landing on Ouro, a lawless backwater world where life is cheap. This world’s unique properties set the stage for a story that combines the dark wonder of a strange and alien landscape with the struggles of an abandoned and lawless frontier town. »
- Holly Interlandi
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