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The Punisher Renewed for Season 2

The Punisher Renewed for Season 2
Netflix is handing out more punishment: The streamer has renewed Marvel’s The Punisher for Season 2.

The announcement was made via a video on the show’s Facebook page.

RelatedJessica Jones Gets Season 2 Premiere Date, Spider Man-Mocking Teaser

The series follows Daredevil adversary The Punisher, aka Frank Castle (played by Jon Bernthal), as he uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. The vigilante must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than just the family that he lost.

The cast also includes Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil), Paul Schulze (Suits, Nurse Jackie
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Vincent D’Onofrio returning as Kingpin in Daredevil Season 3, new showrunner announced

When Daredevil returns for its third season, it will see the return of the show’s first villain as Vincent D’Onofrio will be returning for a regular role as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. The Kingpin.

“Vincent is an exceptional actor who returns with the incredible gravitas he brings to Fisk,” Daredevil‘s executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said in a statement.

In addition to D’Onofrio’s return is the news Daredevil is gaining a new showrunner. Erik Oleson, who has worked on Kings, The Man in the High Castle and written several episodes for Arrow, is taking over as showrunner for the third season. He’s replacing Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, both of whom acted as showrunners on Daredevil‘s second season. This isn’t the first time the show has changed showrunners, though, as that duo replaced Steven S. DeKnight from the first season.
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Marvel's The Punisher Gets November Premiere Date, New Trailer

Marvel's The Punisher Gets November Premiere Date, New Trailer
Daredevil’s adversary finally has a debut date, with Marvel’s The Punisher set for release on Friday, Nov. 17. In addition, Netflix has released a new trailer for the forthcoming series (as seen above).

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

In the 13-episode first season, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) “uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld,” per the official logline. “Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.”

The premiere date announcement comes less than two weeks
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The Punisher Cancels Comic Con Panel, Citing Las Vegas Mass Shooting

The Punisher Cancels Comic Con Panel, Citing Las Vegas Mass Shooting
In light of Sunday’s mass shootings during a country-music concert in Las Vegas, Marvel’s The Punisher has chosen not to move forward with its planned New York Comic Con appearance this weekend.

Netflix’s violence-laden forthcoming series, starring Jon Bernthal as comic-book vigilante Frank Castle, was scheduled to be the subject of a panel on Saturday, Oct. 7.

RelatedThe Punisher: Rosario Dawson Won’t Appear in Netflix’s Marvel Series

A joint statement from Netflix and Marvel released Wednesday stated: “We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas. After careful consideration,
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TVLine Items: Bloody Punisher Trailer, Amy Poehler's Netflix Series and More

TVLine Items: Bloody Punisher Trailer, Amy Poehler's Netflix Series and More
The Punisher is going to have a heck of a time getting that blood off his hands.

In the first full-length trailer for Netflix’s Daredevil offshoot, Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle happily shoots on sight as he uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. The vigilante known as The Punisher must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than just the family that he lost.

RelatedMarvel’s Inhumans Review: Even on Big Screen, New ABC Drama Feels Small

The show — which does not yet have a premiere date — also stars Deborah Ann Woll
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Film News Roundup: ‘Downton Abbey’ Star Allen Leech Joins ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Film News Roundup: ‘Downton Abbey’ Star Allen Leech Joins ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
In today’s film news roundup, “Bohemian Rhapsody” rounds out its cast with “Downtown Abbey” actor Allen Leech, Kenny Leu and Ciara Renee will star in a police drama, and the AFI Latin American Film Festival rolls out its lineup.

Castings

Fox has rounded out the cast of the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Allen Leech cast as Freddie Mercury’s personal manager, Paul Prenter.

Rami Malek is starring as the frontman, with Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Joe Mazzello as members of Queen. Production on the film will begin this fall, with Bryan Singer directing from Justin Haythe’s script. New Regency and Graham King’s Gk Films are the production companies.

Prenter was fired by Mercury for disclosing inside information about the singer after working with him for nine years, from 1977 to 1986.

Leech’s credits include “Bellevue” opposite Anna Paquin, “Downton Abbey,” and “The Imitation Game” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. He
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The 25 Best One-Season Television Shows of the Last 25 Years

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The 25 Best One-Season Television Shows of the Last 25 Years
In the age of peak TV, we’ve gotten to see many series which are constructed to be satisfying after just one season of storytelling. But it’s important to remember that this is a relatively new phenomenon, that all too often, potentially great shows will get cancelled before getting the chance to reach their full potential.

Read More:8 Cancelled TV Shows That Got A ‘Twin Peaks’-Style Revival

The list below focuses on scripted series, reaching back over two decades to cover some of television history’s most disappointing ends. The aim is to remember some of network and cable’s most audacious experiments, for better and for worse.

25. “Almost Human” (2013-2014)

In many ways, “Almost Human” was deeply flawed to a degree that made its cancellation understandable — it struggled to balance too many plot threads with an over-reliance on recycled world-building, ultimately failing to coalesce despite some ambitious
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The 25 Best One-Season Television Shows of the Last 25 Years

The 25 Best One-Season Television Shows of the Last 25 Years
In the age of peak TV, we’ve gotten to see many series which are constructed to be satisfying after just one season of storytelling. But it’s important to remember that this is a relatively new phenomenon, that all too often, potentially great shows will get cancelled before getting the chance to reach their full potential.

Read More:8 Cancelled TV Shows That Got A ‘Twin Peaks’-Style Revival

The list below focuses on scripted series, reaching back over two decades to cover some of television history’s most disappointing ends. The aim is to remember some of network and cable’s most audacious experiments, for better and for worse.

25. “Almost Human” (2013-2014)

In many ways, “Almost Human” was deeply flawed to a degree that made its cancellation understandable — it struggled to balance too many plot threads with an over-reliance on recycled world-building, ultimately failing to coalesce despite some ambitious
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘13 Reasons Why’ Adds Seven New Actors for Season 2

‘13 Reasons Why’ Adds Seven New Actors for Season 2
“13 Reasons Why” is beefing up its cast, adding seven new actors to Season 2 of the Netflix hit, Variety has learned.

Anne Winters, Bryce Cass, Chelsea Alden, Allison Miller, Samantha Logan, Kelli O’Hara, and Ben Lawson have joined the second season of “13 Reasons Why,” which is currently in production. None of the new cast members are series regulars, but many will appear in majority of the episodes throughout the season.

The new actors will play a variety of roles, including new students, and also more mature characters, such as a litigator, who will presumably be central to the storyline that is expected to revolve around a lawsuit filed by parents (Kate Walsh and Brian d’Arcy James) against the high school in the series, in light of last season’s suicide by student Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford).

Among the students are Winters, who will play Chloe, the beautiful “it girl” at Liberty High and the new head
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Narcos Season 3 Trailer: The Cali Cartel Reigns Supreme

Pablo Escobar may be dead, but life goes on for Netflix’s Narcos series.

In fact, soon after the fallout of season 2, the online streamer went ahead and ordered a two-season renewal, thereby ensuring its hit crime saga will be with us until at least 2018. That’s a resounding vote of confidence for a show that’s now beginning to mosey into uncharted territory, but as today’s all-new trailer reveals, Pedro Pascal’s DEA agent Javier Peña is back, and he has the Cali Cartel firmly between his crosshairs.

In a post-Escobar world, the Drug Enforcement Administration has turned its attention toward that cartel and its so-called Four Kings: Damian Alcazar as Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, Francisco Denis as Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, Alberto Ammann as Pacho Herrera, and Pepe Rapazote as Chepe Santacruz Londono. Together, that foursome begins to spread its tentacles to New York City, and its up to
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Ian McShane Thought He Had Seen It All, Then Along Came ‘American Gods’

Ian McShane Thought He Had Seen It All, Then Along Came ‘American Gods’
When you’re a screen legend like Ian McShane, you kind of think you’ve seen it all. Then showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green come along with a blood-soaked vision of Neil Gaiman’s mind-bending fantasy novel “American Gods” to remind you there are always new corners to turn.

The 74-year-old actor spoke to Variety about tackling one of those eponymous deities in Starz’s bold new series, sharing the screen with fellow Manchester native Ricky Whittle and that proposed “Deadwood” feature film that has many western fans waiting with bated breath.

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So, uh, you don’t see this kind of thing on TV too often.

[Laughs.] It is quite a show. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to do it and I’m even more responsive to it after seeing it. It went better than I thought it ever would. It’s quite right too. I mean, if
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Security and Netflix row dominate Cannes 2017

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Security and Netflix row dominate Cannes 2017
The festival was forced to react to anger over the inclusion of Netflix titles, then the Manchester terror attack.

Monday’s night’s devastating attack in Manchester cast a pall over the final throes of a sluggish Cannes market and a festival selection that has lacked exuberance heading into its final stretch.

Flags flew at half-mast on Tuesday and there was a minute’s silence out of respect to the victims of the atrocity.

Swift messages of condolences came from the festival and the local mayor while Pixar cancelled a Cars 3 media event.

Security was never far from the agenda in Cannes. Heavily armed police were a constant presence and Cannes’ heightened state of alert kicked into action on Saturday when an ultimately harmless suspect package resulted in an evacuation of the Debussy during a press screening of Michel Hazanavicius’ Redoubtable.

The sudden death, aged 57, of Busan deputy director Kim Ji-seok at the start of the
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American Gods: Bryan Fuller interview

Louisa Mellor Apr 28, 2017

As the terrific American Gods TV series finally arrives on screens, here’s our chat with showrunner Bryan Fuller

I met Bryan Fuller to talk American Gods in early December 2016 when he and the rest of the world were reeling from the fallout of the Us election. It was an uncanny experience, Fuller said, being in post-production on a show about immigration, religious belief and opportunistic power grabs while the Clinton V Trump circus played out. Inadvertently, his and Michael Green’s fantasy drama adapted from Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel had taken on real-world significance that none of them had seen coming.

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Knowing this interview would be embargoed until the series launch in five months’ time, I joked that we had no clue what kind of world we’d be facing then.
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‘The Good Fight’ Finale: Robert & Michelle King Talk Law, Disorder and Plans for Season 2 (Spoilers)

‘The Good Fight’ Finale: Robert & Michelle King Talk Law, Disorder and Plans for Season 2 (Spoilers)
“There’s a whole lot of people who want to see this country fail, Diane,” Adrian Boseman tells Diane Lockhart in the season finale of “The Good Fight.”

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watch the season finale of “The Good Fight,” titled “Chaos.”

The spinoff of “The Good Wife” concludes its first season with a strong episode, “Chaos,” that does a good job of capturing the unsettled, post-election moment. Protesters are screaming in the streets, hackers are running amok, fake news is pervasive, Internet trolls are malicious and government is overtaxed at best and corrupt at worst.

“It feels like something’s come detached — like a piece of machinery that doesn’t sound right,” Boseman says.

In this environment, it’s a gift to have “Good Fight” to pick up the mantle of its predecessor and offer an entertaining and thought-provoking weekly look at defense lawyers who are basically trying to do the right
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The Dark Tower teaser poster invites you into new worlds

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

Many fans of Stephen King will certainly be familiar with his series of novels, The Dark Tower. On the 28th of July his ambitious story comes to the big screen. not as the typical adaptation we’ve all come to expect but as a quasi-sequel which is a continuation from the ending of The Dark Tower VII.

Nikolaj Arcel, who directed A Royal Affair, has taken the helm on Kings sci-fi western horror with a cast of Idris Elba as Roland Deschian, a frontiersman Knight, Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim, an ageless deceiver and sorcerer and Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers a son like figure to Deschain who helps him complete his journey.

With a lack of official synopsis for The Dark Tower available we can’t divulge too much of the plot but it centres around Jake, a child adventurer who uncovers numerous clues regarding another dimension.
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American Gods Trailer: Shadow Moon Gets Mixed Up in 'Some Really Weird $#*!' in First Look at Starz Drama

American Gods Trailer: Shadow Moon Gets Mixed Up in 'Some Really Weird $#*!' in First Look at Starz Drama
An incredible, eye-popping war is brewing between Old Gods and New in this first trailer for Starz’s American Gods series, which premieres Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c.

RelatedGillian Anderson Joins American Gods, Reuniting With Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller

Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Kings), American Gods finds traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fearing irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology and celebrity offered by the New Gods. The 100‘s Ricky Whittle plays Shadow Moon, an ex-con who, left
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Bloody New Look at American Gods [Trailer]

I must admit that considering the release of "American Gods" is just around the corner, I'm just not that excited about the project. I'm having a hard time putting my finger on exactly why that is but I have a feeling it may have something to do with the fact that I'm still not really sure what the show is about beyond the plot that has a guy named Shadow taking the job of bodyguard to a guy named Wednesday.

Based on Neil Gaiman's much-beloved novel, the show comes to us from Bryan Fuller (of "Hannibal," "Dead Like Me," "Wonderfalls" and "Dead Like Me" fame) and Michael Green (of the short-lived but amazing "Kings," "Heroes" and "Everwood") and stars Ricky Whittle ("The 100") as Shadow, Ian McShane as Wednesday as well as Gillian Anderson, Emily Browning, Dane Cook, Peter Stormare, Or [Continued ...]
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Premiere Date & Key Art for Starz Series American Gods

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Based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name, the Starz series American Gods will premiere on Sunday, April 30th (following its world premiere at SXSW) and is teased in new key art.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic): Beverly Hills, Calif. - February 23, 2017 - Starz announced today that the highly-anticipated eight-episode first season of FremantleMedia North America produced Starz Original Series "American Gods," adapted from Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, will make its network premiere on Sunday, April 30th at 9Pm Et/Pt.

Starz also debuted the U.S. key art. Both announcements come ahead of the World Premiere and extended Q&A of the series at SXSW in March. The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 Am Ct at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by Kcrw's Elvis Mitchell. Showrunners and cast in attendance will include Bryan Fuller,
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No Tights Here. Logan Looks Like Serious Business [Trailer]

Let me be perfectly honest: I love a good superhero movie but we don't talk about them here much because, let's face it, they tend to be cookie cutter affairs. Then you get the convoluted X-Men movies which never quite feel like the movies the Disney-Marvel team put out. They tend to be messier, more willing to take chances and far more fun to watch.

Hugh Jackman has been bringing us Wolverine since the very first X-Men movies and what better way to retire the character (at least his version of it) than with a gritty stand-alone movie?

Enter Logan.

Co-written by Scott Frank and Michael Green (of "Everwood," "Heroes," "Kings" and the upcoming "American Gods"), the movie unfolds in the not too distant future with Logan caring for Professor X in a hideout just outside the [Continued ...]
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Oscars 2017 Documentary Shortlist Predictions: Anne Thompson Weighs In With Top Picks

Oscars 2017 Documentary Shortlist Predictions: Anne Thompson Weighs In With Top Picks
Many are called, few are chosen: The number of high-quality, awards-worthy documentaries seems to grow every year, but there’s still only 15 slots on the Oscar documentary shortlist. That will be announced December 5; the final five will be revealed on nominations morning, January 24. This year, 145 features were submitted.

This is the white-knuckle portion of the final campaign stretch, as documentary filmmakers and distributors hope their movies make it onto documentary branch voters’ viewing piles before they file their final grades. Those with the advantage are high-profile established hits and festival award-winners with the right combination of engaging accessibility, artful filmmaking, and gravitas.

So what’s looking like a strong bet? It’s a diverse list in more ways than one. Here are my picks for the Top 15, which are not listed in order of likelihood.

See more ‘Amanda Knox’: Why It Took Five Years to Unravel the Story of
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