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We've already heard from Charlie Cox on all things Daredevil, but in this latest interview with HeyUGuys the former Boardwalk Empire actor explains how he found out the acclaimed show had been renewed for a second season. He's also asked one again about the rumored plans to have the character join the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Avengers: Infinity War movies, and still claims to know nothing about it... but, he does reveal that he's contacted to appear should the studio decide to use him. With the first season of "Marvel's Daredevil" proving a smash success with both audiences and critics, Netflix and Marvel will continue to create further adventures of the Man Without Fear! Doug Petrie ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "American Horror Story") and Marco Ramirez ("Sons of Anarchy"), who worked closely with Executive Producers Steven S. DeKnight and Drew Goddard during the first season, will serve as showrunners »
Netflix does a lot of things right. From cheap DVD’s and blu-ray’s delivered right to your door to a streaming service that is damn-near perfect (thousands of shows and movies for only $9! You seriously can’t beat it.) But the Best thing they do are their Netflix Original Series. I mean, we as a society, are this close to relying on them solely for our television needs, amiright?
They create these amazing shows and give them to us in an entire season at a time to binge watch at our leisure. Almost every month, it seems a Netflix Original Series releases a new season to stream and it has made our lives infinitely better.
Of the dozens of original series and continuations of shows, these are the top five that you should be dedicating your precious time to because seriously, they deserve it.
- Sarah Sommer
First-time feature writer-director Felix Thompson makes one heck of an entrance with King Jack, an exceptionally powerful coming-of-age story that pairs the charm and heart we’ve come to expect from the genre with some especially intense and brutal drama. The movie centers on 15-year-old Jack (Charlie Plummer). He doesn’t have many friends, lives in a rough part of town and is also in the middle of a heated feud with a nasty and sadistic bully named Shane (Danny Flaherty). On top of that, when Jack’s aunt falls ill, he’s stuck babysitting his young cousin, Ben (Cory Nichols). Much to Jack’s surprise, they wind up getting along quite well - that is until Shane and his buddies put Jack’s relationship with Ben to the test by exposing Jack’s insecurities. King Jack’s got an abundance of quality components, but there’s no way this »
- Perri Nemiroff
Netflix seems to have a penchant for renewing its original series faster than subscribers can click “play.” The streaming video-on-demand platform has renewed its Daredevil series for a second season, and has brought on Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez to head the show’s production.
Co-created with Marvel Television and ABC Studios, Daredevil stars Charlie Cox (of Boardwalk Empire fame), a blind lawyer-by-day named Matt Murdock endowed with superhuman senses he uses to fight crime at night dressed as the titular superhero. Netflix’s series co-stars several recognizable names in the film industry, including Vincent D’Onofrio, Ayelet Zurer, and Rosario Dawson. The first season of Daredevil debuted on Netflix on April 10, 2015.
One of Daredevil’s original executive producers, Steven S. DeKnight, is leaving the show for season two. Netflix has tapped Petrie (known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Ramirez (writer for Orange Is the New Black »
- Bree Brouwer
That was fast. Eleven days after bowing Marvel's Daredevil, Netflix has renewed the superhero drama for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Daredevil, starring Boardwalk Empire alum Charlie Cox, was the first of five Marvel series to debut on the streaming service. The series will return in 2016 — with new showrunners Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), who will take over for Steven DeKnight. (DeKnight took over for initial showrunner Drew Goddard, who exited to focus on Marvel features.) The series will lead into forthcoming dramas Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and
- Lesley Goldberg
While HBO execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
Scripted HBO shows listed: Boardwalk Empire, The Comeback, Eastbound & Down, Game of Thrones, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Jonah from Tonga, The Leftovers, Looking, The Newsroom, Silicon Valley, Togetherness, True Blood, True Detective, and Veep.
Last update: Most recent ratings for Silicon Valley, Veep, and Game of Thrones added.
There's lots of data that HBO execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of how popular a show is. Here's an updated listing of HBO's »
Before Game of Thrones, True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire and even The Sopranos, there was Oz. HBO’s first dramatic series launched in 1997 and ran for six seasons, paving the way for all of HBO’s popular dramas since and inviting viewers inside the walls of the Oswald State Correctional Facility for a brutal – albeit intensely fictional – look at life in prison.
Amidst all the drugs, nudity and sexual, physical and psychological violence that took place in the cell block of Emerald City, a sprawling cast of characters perpetually attempted to survive another day, regardless of whether they were staff or inmate. Across its run, countless faces dropped in and out of the prison, with most often leaving in a body bag, keeping characters and viewers alike on their toes in a world where anything could happen.
Many of these faces fans will remember the rest of their lives, »
- Geoff Cox
Starring: Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Meegan Warner, Kevin R. McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus Macfadyen, Samuel Roukin, Jj Feild, Ian Kahn, Stephen Root, Idara Victor, Ksenia Solo, Owain Yeoman, Nick Westrate
Running Time: 452 mins
These days anyone can have an opinion on the use of military intelligence and the way governments use that information in conflict. Social media is awash with conspiracy theories, so it’s refreshing to see a show that takes everyone back to the American War of Indpendence, when the Us was also a political chess board, but when things were supposedly simpler. The emergence of spycraft as a key element of battle in the late eighteenth century forms the backbone of Turn, a dense, frustrating yet ultimately thrilling narrative based on the book Washington »
- Steve Palace
In possibly his biggest part yet, the 32-year-old British actor’s lovely face is largely hidden from view. Which is a real shame
Charlie Cox has an undeniably cute face. If I had to describe it, I would go for boyishly handsome, lovely, appealing. It is open, and devoid of guile, which means you trust it – and whatever character he happens to be playing. His everyman appeal means you may not have realised how many times you’ve seen him on screen; in Sky Atlantic’s Boardwalk Empire, for example, playing Irish immigrant Owen Slater, and in The Theory Of Everything, playing Jonathan Hellyer Jones.
But now, in possibly his biggest part yet, the 32-year-old Brit actor’s lovely face is largely hidden from view. He is starring as Marvel’s blind and masked superhero, Daredevil (all 13 episodes are on Netflix). The decision to give the job to “some random »
- Bim Adewunmi
Sequels to massive summer blockbusters arrive in theaters with a built-in audience who, like most people, want to see a story to its conclusion. An added bonus for those same moviegoers is when studios manage to corral the same actors back into the fold. You know, so you’re not left wondering why Tony Stark’s dad looks loads different to the last time you saw him. Luckily, Roland Emmerich has for the most part convinced the cast of Independence Day to reprise their roles for its sequel Independence Day 2 (which may be called Independence Day Forever: Part 1).
While Will Smith has turned down offers to star (’cause he’s busy filming a little movie called Suicide Squad), the majority of his onscreen chums have said yes to those same exact opportunities. Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox and even Brent Spiner have signed on for another battle with the extraterrestrials. »
- Gem Seddon
“If anyone believes in synchronicity, this was a case of it,” exclaims The Wannabe star and producer Vincent Piazza. The actor who many HBO auds know as soft guy-gone-fierce mobster Charlie Luciano on Boardwalk Empire, told Deadline at our Tribeca Film Festival studio how many of the creatives courted to be involved on Wannabe, coincidentally wound up working on Boardwalk Empire — and it wasn’t because both were gangster genre tales. “I was asked to read the screenplay… »
This story first appeared in the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Real estate is at a premium in New York City, with land scarce and prices high. But despite those challenges, the city's soundstages are not only booming, but growing. Consider the case of Steiner Studios: Founded 11 years ago, it's served as the production base for The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire and Girls, and it now occupies 580,000 square feet spread across 10 soundstages and production facilities in Brooklyn. Since 2013, it has experienced a 150,000-square-foot growth spurt. The Steiner
- Billy Gray
Given that he’s probably the main draw (the human one, at least) for its massive summer hope Jurassic World, it’s perhaps not that surprising that Universal would want to stay in the Chris Pratt business. The studio has acted quickly to snap up a pitch that could potentially star the actor, The Real McCoy. Bill Dubuque, who wrote The Judge, worked on the idea based on a suggestion from producer Tom McNulty, with the pair teaming up to sell Pratt on the concept. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s a story about real-life bootlegger Bill McCoy, who became the inspiration for the phrase “the real McCoy” referring to his unsullied liquor. McCoy himself was ironically a non-drinker who prided himself on never having to pay protection money to anyone, criminal or otherwise, as he smuggled alcohol during Prohibition in the United States. A character based on the »
Production has begun on “The Great Wall,” Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s first English-language film. The movie is also the first for Legendary East, the ambitious Chinese offshoot of Hollywood super-producer Legendary Entertainment.
Legendary describes the story as “an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.” Locations include the China Film Group Studios at Huairou, near Beijing, and the coastal city of Qingdao.
A topnotch crew includes cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh (“The Piano,” “Once Were Warriors,” “Boardwalk Empire,”); costume designer Mayes Rubeo (“Avatar,” “Apocalypto”); production designer John Myhre (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Nine”); VFX supervisor Phil Brennan (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Wolverine”); and film editor Craig Wood (“Pirates of the Caribbean, »
- Patrick Frater
This year at the Tribeca Film Festival, Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, with a screening and Q&A moderated by Jon Stewart. But it won't be the only mafia tale hitting screens at the fest. "The Wannabe" tells its own story about a young man who always wanted to be a gangster.... Written and directed by Nick Sandow and starring "Boardwalk Empire" actor Vincent Piazza (who also produces) and Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, the 1990s-set story follows the Gotti-obsessed Thomas who falls in love with Rose who embark on a crime spree robbing the mob elite in New York City. And as you'll see in this clip, getting their schemes off the ground isn't always the easiest thing. "The Wannabe" will have its first screening at Tribeca on Friday, April 17th. Watch below. »
- Edward Davis
Marvel’s ever-growing dominance over the comic-book film and TV world shows no sign of stopping any time soon, with the release of web series “Daredevil” just the latest superhero venture they have embarked upon.
However, this time things are slightly different – because Daredevil is the first in a host of collaborations between Marvel and Netflix that will see several comic-book-inspired series broadcast through the on-demand internet streaming service.
The decision to begin with Daredevil, a character who has not been portrayed on screen since Ben Affleck took up the role in the largely-disappointing 2003 film of the same name, is a brave one. With that being the case, then the actor chosen to play the blind but extremely athletic and acrobatic Matt Murdock – Aka Daredevil – was always going to be of the utmost importance.
The executive producers of the series are confident that in 32-year-old British actor Charlie Cox »
- Chris Waugh
Daredevil, Season 1: Episodes 1 to 6
Created by Drew Goddard
Premiered April 10th, 2015 on Netflix
With the immense commercial success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel’s foray into original television programming was an inevitability. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and its spin-off, Agent Carter, have built a respectable small-screen re-creation of the Marvel line, building off minor characters and tying storylines into the bigger films. Daredevil, however, is something else altogether. Though it, too, is meant to take part in the same universe as the films and current live-action series, Daredevil‘s tone and atmosphere more closely resemble Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Comparisons to those films since they were first released have been inescapable for all superhero/comic book adaptations, but rather than it being used here to describe Daredevil as a knock-off or protege, it’s mainly one step towards attempting to explain what Daredevil is, since Drew Goddard’s »
- Sean Colletti
After releasing the first trailer for new comedy The Brink this morning, HBO has now unveiled the first Ballers trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming series. Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson (Entourage, Boardwalk Empire), the show stars Johnson as a former football superstar who gets his life on track in retirement by mentoring other current players. The show very much looks to have a strong Entourage vibe, making swell use of its Miami location and ensemble cast. The main draw here is that Dwayne Johnson has his own TV series, so that’s reason enough to tune in. Though it’s a half-hour series, it looks like Ballers will also delve into a bit of drama—that’s not uncommon at HBO, though, where only 50% of its “comedies” are straight-up comedies. The series also boasts Friday Night Lights alum and feature film director Peter Berg as an executive producer alongside Mark Wahlberg, »
- Adam Chitwood
A deal under the 20th Century Fox TV banner is oiling the wheels for a souped-up new theater company, in an unusual pact that could become a new model for producing live theatrical entertainment in a variety of venues.
Playwright and TV writer-producer Rolin Jones (“Weeds,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Boardwalk Empire”) inked a two-year pact in January with 20th TV to develop projects for network and cable under the shingle New Neighborhood.
But in a departure for Hollywood deals, Jones’ group will also create theater projects with a virtual company of artists from across the country, coming together in real life at various sites as projects demand. The troupe will co-produce with interested regional theaters, offering fresh product, talent, energy and some enhancement dollars.
“It’s all about storytelling,” says Jones, pictured above left with fellow New Neighborhood company member Jackson Gay. “We envision it a lot less like theater »
- Frank Rizzo
One episode in and I'm already sold. Daredevil episode 01 - 'Into the Ring' is the best superhero TV pilot of all-time. As a fan of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Agents of Shield and Constantine, each of those shows had serviceable pilots but none are as well-rounded as the first episode of our first Marvel-Netflix collaboration. The show excels on all fronts - casting, fight choreography, lighting, editing and VFX. While the show has yet to play all its cards, Daredevil has a maturity and sense of purpose that no other ongoing superhero drama possesses. Praise for Daredevil has to being with the stellar cast. While not initially sold on Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as Matt Murdock he has a charm and charisma reminiscent of the Murdock from the recent Daredevil comic book run from Mark Waid and Chris Samnee. Likewise, Elden Henson (The Mighty Ducks, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay »
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