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Jon Hamm to star in new supernatural thriller

Alec Bojalad Nov 6, 2017

Jon Hamm will be lending his talents to Off Season, director Jonathan Van Tulleken's feature debut

Late bloomer-turned TV royalty-turned feature film darling Jon Hamm has been tapped to star in the feature debut from BAFTA nominated director Jonathan van Tulleken, Off Season.

Hamm, of course, rose to prominence for his Emmy and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Don Draper on modern television classic Mad Men. He has since parlayed that Don Draper success into further his career as a comedic actor on television as Tina Fey's muse in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and as a dramatic actor in films such as Baby Driver.

Hamm will now be offering his talents to director Jonathan van Tulleken in bringing his award-winning short film Off Season to full feature status. Off Season, the short, debuted in 2009 and went on to be the rare short film nominated for a BAFTA award.
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‘Genius’: Alex Rich To Star As Young Picasso; Five More Cast In Nat Geo Anthology Series

Alex Rich (Glow, True Detective) has been tapped as a lead, sharing the title role of Pablo Picasso with Antonio Banderas in the second season of National Geographic's anthology series Genius. In addition, Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, In Bruges), Robert Sheehan (Fortitude, Misfits), Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Aisling Franciosi (Game of Thrones, The Fall) and Sebastian Roché (Young Pope, The Man in…
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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – The Commuter Review

Villordsutch reviews Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: “The Commuter”…

The latest serving of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, titled “The Commuter”, was originally published way back in 1953 within the Science Fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and is now brought up to date by Jack Thorne (creator of the excellent Fades) and directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, Misfits).

Ed Jacobson (played be the brilliant Timothy Spall) is trapped within his own life. His daily job as a train station employee finds him dealing with numerous confused customers, sorting out blocked toilets, and fishing the odd tea-bag out of the bin to satisfy the need for a brew.

Outside of his workplace we discover his home life isn’t any better. The street in which he lives upon is strewn with rubbish, muffled music echoes from random houses and run down cars are parked across pavements. Yet, things become even
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The Good Doctor Premiere: Grade It!

The Good Doctor Premiere: Grade It!
ABC’s The Good Doctor boasts an incredible pedigree, a killer cast and a provocative premise — but is it any, you know, any good?

From House creator David Shore, the rookie medical drama — which bowed Monday at 10/9c behind DWTS — stars Bates Motel leading man Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young pediatric surgeon and autistic savant who is about to join the staff of the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. And to say the hospital’s administration is resistant to his controversial hiring is a gargantuan understatement. Lucky for him, he’s got an ally and mentor
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Game of Thrones and Salem Stars Head to Carnival Row

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More casting news has arrived for Amazon’s upcoming original series “Carnival Row,” as Deadline is reporting that David Gyasi (Interstellar), Karla Crome (Misfits), Indira Varma (“Game of Thrones”), and Tamzin Merchant (pictured; “Salem”) have been added to the eight-episode straight-to-series… Continue Reading →

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‘Carnival Row’: David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma & Tamzin Merchant Join Amazon’s Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon is rounding out its cast for Carnival Row, adding David Gyasi (Interstellar), Karla Crome (Misfits), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Tamzin Merchant (Salem) to the eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan and Legendary Television. They join previously cast Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. Carnival Row is described as a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn…
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Three Summers review – Ben Elton's folk music festival comedy misses a few notes

A roll call of Australian talent fills out this slight and sunny love story but while the jokes arrive at a steady pace, more than a few fall short of their mark

If a Western Australian folk music festival seems like a left-field setting for a film by Ben Elton – once a premier humorist of Britain’s grimy absurdities in shows including The Young Ones and Blackadder – bear in mind that the comedian has held dual citizenship in Australia since 2004, taking up residence in Fremantle with his Australian wife.

A slight and sunny love story, Three Summers is set over three consecutive iterations of the fictional Westifal music festival (slogan: “Let’s get folked up”). MisfitsRobert Sheehan and Home and Away’s Rebecca Breeds star as the prospective partners. She’s a boot-stamping, fiddle-playing folk chick; he’s a know-it-all muso with a passion for the theremin. He’s
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Inumans: Iwan Rheon Talks How Maximus And Game Of Thrones' Ramsay Are Different.

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I first remember Iwan Rheon when he portrayed the meek and very socially reserved character of Simon Bellamy on the British show, Misfits. His turn as the psychotic Ramsay Bolton on HBO’s Game of Thrones was a complete 180 from his Misfits character, and is a testament to Rheon’s acting range. Rheon is now set to be a part of Marvel’s Inhumans, playing Maximus, a powerless character intent on overthrowing his Inhuman brother, Black Bolt. Rheon recently sat down with Moviefone and talked about what it’s like to join the Marvel Universe and how Maximus is different from Ramsay Bolton:

"I think every young boy wants to be in the superhero show, so it's lovely to join it. Even though I don't actually have a superpower in the show, it's cool just to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- they make such amazing stuff and
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The Best Underdog Networks and Streaming Services You Should Be Watching — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Underdog Networks and Streaming Services You Should Be Watching — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which lesser known network or streaming service deserves more love? Why?

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

I just wrote about this for TVInsider.com! Recently, I am obsessed with truTV, which has unleashed two of my favorite summer programs: “The Chris Gethard Show” and Andrea Savage’s perfect “I’m Sorry.” The first is the “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” of live late-night talk shows featuring the supremely likable comedian and the second, sort of a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for suburban marrieds, Finally gives Savage a chance to carry a show after years of scene-stealing support. Originally designed as a true-crime network, the rebranding to comedy (and edgy comedy at that!
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The Best Underdog Networks and Streaming Services You Should Be Watching — IndieWire Critics Survey

  • Indiewire
The Best Underdog Networks and Streaming Services You Should Be Watching — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which lesser known network or streaming service deserves more love? Why?

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

I just wrote about this for TVInsider.com! Recently, I am obsessed with truTV, which has unleashed two of my favorite summer programs: “The Chris Gethard Show” and Andrea Savage’s perfect “I’m Sorry.” The first is the “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” of live late-night talk shows featuring the supremely likable comedian and the second, sort of a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for suburban marrieds, Finally gives Savage a chance to carry a show after years of scene-stealing support. Originally designed as a true-crime network, the rebranding to comedy (and edgy comedy at that!
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A Sneak Peek At New ABC Show ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’

The multimedia juggernaut, also known as Marvel, has been dominating multiplexes for well over a decade now. The small screen however, is a slightly different story. While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has survived four years on network television (with a fifth on the way), the show has also suffered from poor reviews, and steadily declining ratings since its debut.

Netflix has had a slightly more successful run of Marvel adaptations with the critically acclaimed Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. But, this year’s Iron Fist was plagued with negativity surrounding its controversial casting, and weak storytelling. Regardless, ABC have their sights set on another piece of the ever-lucrative Marvel pie with the upcoming Inhumans.

The series initially began as a feature film adaptation from Marvel Studios, before an extremely public breakup between Kevin Feige and Ike Perlmutter derailed the project. Now, this 8 episode television event promises to combine the epic storytelling of Game of Thrones,
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Fantasia Review: ‘S.U.M.1’ is a High Concept, Low Budget One-Man Sci-Fi Show

It’s been decades since a new world order changed Earth forever, an alien invasion by creatures known as the Nonesuch forcing humanity underground. The old guard who survived remembers the war that drove them subterranean, memories of life on the surface and the beasts that present-day generations hope to never encounter. If any of them do want to risk their lives for a glimpse of the sun they’ve only heard about through stories, though, they can enlist in the military and become a soldier tasked with a one hundred day mission meant to find stragglers and point them towards sanctuary: Exilium. Battles still rage, but humanity has all but resigned itself to its defeat. Now it’s a matter of staying alive to save those who were left behind.

This is the background to Christian Pasquariello’s debut feature S.U.M.1 — a high concept, low budget one-man science fiction show.
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Michael Alago, Who Signed Metallica and White Zombie, Gets the Documentary Treatment in ‘Who the F**k Is That Guy?’

Michael Alago, Who Signed Metallica and White Zombie, Gets the Documentary Treatment in ‘Who the F**k Is That Guy?’
If the histories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre warrant four hours of prime HBO real estate in “The Defiant Ones,” then certainly Michael Alago, the flamboyant New York punk habitue who signed Metallica to Elektra and White Zombie to Geffen during his stints as an A&R executive, deserves his 77 minutes of recognition.

In the spirit of similar documentaries on behind-the-scenes heroes such as Rodney Bingenheimer (“The Mayor of Sunset Strip”) and Danny Fields (“Danny Says”), “Who the F**k Is That Guy?” recounts the remarkable journey of Alago, a Puerto Rican kid who grew up on Brooklyn’s New Utrecht Avenue with his bedroom facing an elevated subway track. That undoubtedly influenced his passion for post-punk hardcore rock. “I love the noise,” he says at one point in the movie. “I love the sweat. I love when I go to concerts and it’s 99% guys.”

The documentary was directed by punk-rock veteran Drew Stone, who
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Dave Foley Joins Misfits Remake Pilot

Dave Foley Joins Misfits Remake Pilot
Many of the characters in Freeform’s Misfits remake pilot have supernatural abilities. The one played by new cast addition Dave Foley (NewsRadio) really, really doesn’t.

Foley has joined the potential superhero drama as as series regular, our sister site Deadline reports. His character, Bernie, is a schlubby, desperate car-service driver who is clumsy and rather desperate.

Misfits, an adaptation of a British cult hit, centers on a group of young offenders in a community-service program who develop otherworldly powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm. The cast includes Ashleigh Lathrop (Sirens) as Alicia, a spoiled, vapid,
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans

The Flickering Myth team react to the first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans

Marvel’s Inhumans series dropped its first trailer yesterday [watch it here] and the online reaction has been overwhelmingly negative. What did the Flickering Myth staff think of this first look? Read on to see how much our writers matched up with public opinion…

Shaun Munro: Scott Buck’s the showrunner, so of course this looks and plays incredibly flat. It did almost nothing for me, unfortunately. I imagine the IMAX treatment will just enhance how cheap it all looks.

Tai Freligh: I know nothing about the Inhumans at all, so I went into this trailer with no preconceptions. It looks somewhat interesting, but I’m not sure I can handle another show where Iwan Rheon plays a Ramsay Bolton type of character. If so, I’d be rooting for him to get killed off right away as I can’t handle more of that.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Joseph Gilgun

It is easy to assume that stars of film and television have few struggles in life. However, just because their talent and hard work has given them fame and fortune does not mean that they do not have struggles like the rest of us. One star who has overcome some significant challenges to see remarkable success as an actor is the highly talented Joseph Gilgun. Gilgun has achieved incredible popularity with performances in shows like Emmerdale, Misfits, and Preacher. His frank attitude and self-confidence have earned him just as many fans as his powerful performances. While he has a significant

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Joseph Gilgun
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Marvel's Inhumans TV Premiere Date Revealed--Do You Have Room for Another Comic Book Show?

Marvel's Inhumans TV Premiere Date Revealed--Do You Have Room for Another Comic Book Show?
The Inhumans are coming to ABC just in time for viewers to have a solid month of Halloween costume planning. ABC announced Marvel's Inhumans will hit the small screen on Friday, Sept. 29 with a two-hour premiere starting at 8 p.m. Marvel's Inhumans will premiere its first two episodes globally in IMAX theaters for two weeks starting on September 1. ABC then gets the entirety of the series throughout the fall. New content will be added to the premiere for the September 29 debut. This is the first time a TV series has premiered in IMAX theaters before actually airing on television. Marvel's Inhumans stars Hell on Wheels' Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Game of Thrones and Misfits veteran Iwan Rheon as Black...
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British Superhero Show ‘Misfits’ is Getting an American Remake on Freeform, Which is Probably a Bad Idea

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British Superhero Show ‘Misfits’ is Getting an American Remake on Freeform, Which is Probably a Bad Idea
The original Misfits wasn’t a spectacular show, but it was definitely a show the hooked and held onto your attention. Crude, violent, and bizarre, it felt like lightning in a bottle: a combination of a stellar cast, including a pre-Game of Thrones Iwan Rheon and a pre-Loving Ruth Negga, outlandish plots about teens who use their […]

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Freeform Orders “Misfits” Reboot Pilot From Diane Ruggiero-Wright

Diane Ruggiero-Wright: WithAnAccentTV/YouTube

We’re one step closer to getting an American version of “Misfits.” Freeform has given a pilot order to a sci-fi drama inspired by the cult British series, Deadline reports. The project hails from Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz’s Fake Empire and “iZombie” co-creator Diane Ruggiero-Wright, who penned the pilot and is signed on to serve as showrunner. Victoria Mahoney will helm the pilot.

The original E4 series ran for five seasons and follows a motley crew of young offenders sentenced to participate in a community service program. The young adults obtain supernatural powers in the aftermath of a mysterious electrical storm.

Four of the five leads of the U.S. reboot have been cast: Ashleigh Lathrop (“Fifty Shades Darker), Allie MacDonald (“Orphan Black”), Tre Hall (“Rebel”), and Jake Cannavale (“Nurse Jackie”).

Savage, Schwartz, and Ruggiero will serve as executive producers alongside the creator of the original series, Howard Overman, and Clerkenwell FilmsMurray Ferguson, who produced the UK version. Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce.

Ruggiero co-wrote the “Veronica Mars” movie and wrote for the critically acclaimed teen detective series. She’s penned episodes of “The Ex List,” “Cupid,” and “Dirty Sexy Money.” “iZombie” is currently in its third season and was recently renewed by The CW for a fourth.

Mahoney’s directing credits include “American Crime,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Queen Sugar.”

Freeform Orders “Misfits” Reboot Pilot From Diane Ruggiero-Wright was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Pretty Little Liars Photos: Will the Cops Put a Damper on [Spoiler]'s Wedding?

Pretty Little Liars Photos: Will the Cops Put a Damper on [Spoiler]'s Wedding?
As one couple prepares to swap wedding rings on Tuesday’s Pretty Little Liars (Freeform, 8/7c), another could be squeezing into handcuffs.

RelatedPretty Little Liars: Chloe Bridges Reacts to Sydney’s Latest ‘Gnarly’ Twist

Though we don’t technically know which Rosewood pair will make its way down the aisle — Caleb and Hanna got engaged last night, joining Aria and Ezra on the road to holy matrimony — we do know that the couple’s path to happily ever after is, well, swarming with cops.

TVLine has an exclusive batch of photos from the episode, in which Aria and
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