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TV Review: ‘Nightflyers’ on Syfy

  • Variety
TV Review: ‘Nightflyers’ on Syfy
“Nightflyers” begins with a compelling sequence taken from late in its story’s action, in which Dr. Agatha Matheson (Gretchen Mol) is fighting for her life on a space journey gone horribly wrong. She’s fleeing an assailant who seems compelled by something unearthly, and goes on to send a warning to whomever out there is listening not to bring her ship back to Earth but to leave it where it lies, a vessel too compromised to breach our familiar atmosphere. She goes on, within the show’s first five minutes, to kill herself.

It’s a striking opening to a show that doesn’t quite earn it. “Nightflyers,” based on the pre-Westeros writing of George R. R. Martin, is a fine addition to an onscreen canon that’s already well-stuffed — that of the space horror story. But it flails when it comes to doing anything new with a metaphor that’s been worn thin,
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Large Adult President Loves Memes, Fan Accounts

President Trump is tweeting memes again.

It began Tuesday night, just as Cindy Hyde-Smith won the special election runoff in the Mississippi senate race. Before Trump congratulated Hyde-Smith, he took a strange shot at Brenda Snipes, the departing Broward Country, Florida, election official who came under fire as the state counted outstanding votes following the November midterms. The high-profile races in question were both decided well over a week ago, but Trump on Tuesday tweeted that Snipes was “just spotted wearing a beautiful dress with 300 I Voted signs on it,
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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

  • Deadline
It’s been a long, slow post-Thanksgiving weekend for President Donald Trump. Although the tweets have been few, their impact has been huge.

On Saturday, the Commander-in-Tweet underlined his “no crossings” border policy, vowing to keep out the caravans of immigrants massing on the Mexican side.

Today, Trump added to that message, telling other countries it would Smart (his caps) if they kept their citizens in their own countries.

He also gave thanks to – who else? – Trump, for keeping the economy on track and growing, singling out oil prices as a particular throttle. He also found time to review a Fox News broadcast, tout his Monday Mississippi rallies, and point out the root of France’s economic riots – Europe’s mistreatment of Us interests.

The tweetstorm so far:

Clinton Foundation donations drop 42% – which shows that they illegally played the power game. They monetized their political influence through the Foundation. “During
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‘Nightflyers’: Syfy Sets Multi-Platform December Rollout For George R.R. Martin Horror Thriller

  • Deadline
Syfy has set a multi-platform rollout for Nightflyers, the anticipated original space horror drama based on the novella by George R.R. Martin. Beginning December 2, all 10 episodes will debut across all Syfy platforms timed to the beginning of the linear telecast.

Episodes 1-5 will debut Sunday, December 2 through Thursday, December 6 at 10/9c, and episodes 6-10 on Sunday, December 9 through Thursday, December 13 at 10/9c with limited commercial interruption across all platforms. Weekend marathons will give fans an additional opportunity to catch up on the series.

Later today New York Comic Con attendees will get an exclusive look at Nightflyers in a world premiere screening, followed by a Q&A with the show’s cast and creators.

Set in the year 2093, Nightflyers, based on Martin’s novella, follows a team of scientists aboard The Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their
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‘Nightflyers': Space Travelers Have No Escape in New Teaser (Video)

  • The Wrap
A new promo for Syfy’s upcoming series “Nightflyers” teases “no escape” for the space travelers on board the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built.

“Each of us had our own reasons for boarding this ship,” a disembodied voice says in the teaser. “We were all running from something. But on the Nightflyer, there’s no place to hide. There is no escape.” The series, set in 2093 is about a team of scientists that sets out into space to find other life forms and is based on “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin’s novella.

It was announced Friday that the first five episodes will be available to fans from Dec. 2 – Dec. 6, and episodes 6-10 from De. 9 – Dec. 13. Viewers will be able to watch on the Syfy channel, Syfy On Demand, online at Syfy.com and the Syfy app.

Also Read: NBC Universal's Syfy Extends Partnership
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Sierra Burgess's Dad Is So Much More Than, Well, Sierra Burgess's Dad

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Sierra Burgess's Dad Is So Much More Than, Well, Sierra Burgess's Dad
The cast of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is filled to the brim with familiar faces. Its star, Shannon Purser, is better known as Stranger Things's beloved, beleaguered Barb. The actress playing her mother, Lea Thompson, is a Hollywood legend in her own right. And, of course, the leading man is none other than the internet's Summer obsession, Noah Centineo. These actors have been in some of the most talked-about projects of the past few decades. But it turns out they're not the only ones: Alan Ruck, who plays Sierra's dad, has an iconic role under his belt too.

In the 1980s, Ruck broke onto the scene alongside members of the "Brat Pack." He costarred with Sean Penn and Ally Sheedy in 1983's Bad Boys and with Andrew McCarthy and John Cusack in Class. Although his roles in these movies were supporting ones, they gave him steady work and
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Sierra Burgess's Dad Is So Much More Than, Well, Sierra Burgess's Dad

  • BuzzSugar
The cast of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is filled to the brim with familiar faces. Its star, Shannon Purser, is better known as Stranger Things's beloved, beleaguered Barb. The actress playing her mother, Lea Thompson, is a Hollywood legend in her own right. And, of course, the leading man is none other than the internet's Summer obsession, Noah Centineo. These actors have been in some of the most talked-about projects of the past few decades. But it turns out they're not the only ones: Alan Ruck, who plays Sierra's dad, has an iconic role under his belt too.

In the 1980s, Ruck broke onto the scene alongside members of the "Brat Pack." He costarred with Sean Penn and Ally Sheedy in 1983's Bad Boys and with Andrew McCarthy and John Cusack in Class. Although his roles in these movies were supporting ones, they gave him steady work and
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Bret Easton Ellis: Free Speech Is Being “Muzzled” In Current Political Climate

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Bret Easton Ellis: Free Speech Is Being “Muzzled” In Current Political Climate
Screenwriter and author Bret Easton Ellis claims free speech is being muzzled in the current political climate and that Hollywood has become “more uninteresting” as creativity is stifled.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the author of the generation-defining book Less Than Zero and screenwriter for American Psycho awaits a Hulu version of Less Than Zero that just wrapped.

He said the recent stifling of speech in the current political climate means “everyone feels muzzled now, and it comes down to how much you can take. Can I talk about what I’m feeling and say my opinion? You get to a point where there’s a break, a fissure, and you either decide to go through it and be yourself, or you decide to hide. I don’t know what kind of life it’s like to hide. I feel more comfortable expressing myself as a completely transparent man now.”

Ellis,
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The Walking Dead’s Austin Abrams to star in Bret Easton Ellis adaptation Less Than Zero

THR is reporting that The Walking Dead and Paper Towns actor Austin Abrams has been cast as the lead in Less Than Zero, a new TV adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel.

The project, which has a pilot order from Hulu, is being written by Craig Wright (Greenleaf), who produces with Ellis, and will see Abrams as Clay, a college freshman who returns home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend Blair and his friend Julian, who struggles with addiction. Clay’s holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.

Less Than Zero was previously adapted for the big screen in 1987, with Andrew McCarthy starring as Clay alongside Jami Gertz, Robert Downey, Jr. and James Spader.

The post The Walking Dead’s
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Hulu’s ‘Less Than Zero’ Pilot Adds Six to Cast, Including ‘Dead of Summer’ Alum

  • Variety
The “Less Than Zero” pilot at Hulu has rounded out its main cast with the addition of six more actors, Variety has learned.

Lily Donoghue, Cooper Koch, Keenan Jolliff, Ronen Rubinstein, and James Bloor have all joined the drama pilot, which is based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name. They join previously announced series lead Austin Abrams, who will play Clay.

The story follows Clay, a college freshman returning home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction. The series is described as a look at the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles. The book was previously adapted into a 1987 film of the same name starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., and James Spader.

Donoghue will play Blair, described as Clay’s sexy, smart former girlfriend who hopes to rekindle their relationship. Koch will play Julian,
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‘Less Than Zero’: Hulu Drama Pilot Rounds Out Cast

  • Deadline
‘Less Than Zero’: Hulu Drama Pilot Rounds Out Cast
Hulu has rounded out the cast for its drama pilot Less Than Zero, an adaptation based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel, from Ellis, Greenleaf creator Craig Wright and Fox 21 Television Studios. Joining lead Austin Abrams are Lily Donoghue (The Goldbergs), Cooper Koch (Fracture), Keenan Jolliff (Rebel in the Rye), Ronen Rubinstein (Dead of Summer) and James Bloor (Dunkirk).

Adapted by Wright and directed by Brett Morgan, Less Than Zero follows Clay (Abrams), a college freshman returning home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction. Less Than Zero presents a look at the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles.

Donoghue will play Blair, Clay’s sexy, smart former girlfriend who hopes to rekindle their relationship. Koch is Julian, Clay’s childhood best friend who has forgone college to live as a free spirit — but that freedom is coming at a hard price.
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Hulu Orders 6 Episodes of Aidy Bryant Comedy ‘Shrill’ From Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks

  • The Wrap
Hulu has ordered six episodes for Aidy Bryant comedy “Shrill,” which hails from Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks.

The streaming service has also rounded out the cast with Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens and John Cameron Mitchell co-star.

“Shrill” is an adaptation of Lindy West’s memoir “Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman.” West’s — a comedian and blogger — book is about of a fat young woman who wants to change her life, but not her body. Banks first optioned the TV rights for “Shrill” back in December 2016.

Also Read: Hulu Orders 'Less Than Zero' Pilot, Casts 'Walking Dead' Alum in Andrew McCarthy's Role

Creators West, Bryant and Ali Rushfield penned the script for the comedy, which will be produced by Andrew Singer for Michaels’ Broadway Video banner (but will be produced outside of the “SNL” boss’ home at Universal Television). Banks and Max Handelman will
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TVLine Items: Time Traveler's Wife HBO Series, Victoria Return Date and More

TVLine Items: Time Traveler's Wife HBO Series, Victoria Return Date and More
Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is once again time-hopping, this time with The Time Traveler’s Wife at HBO.

The cable network has given a series order to Moffat’s adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, which was previously made into a 2009 film starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, our sister site Deadline reports.

The show is described as an intricate and magical love story about Clare and Henry, whose marriage has one major problem: time travel.

“I read Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife many years ago, and I fell in love with it,” Moffat told Deadline.
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‘Less Than Zero’ Drama Pilot Ordered By Hulu; Austin Abrams Cast As Lead

  • Deadline
‘Less Than Zero’ Drama Pilot Ordered By Hulu; Austin Abrams Cast As Lead
Hulu has given a pilot order to an adaptation of Less Than Zero, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name, from Ellis, Greenleaf creator Craig Wright and Fox 21 Television Studios, with Austin Abrams cast as the lead, Deadline has learned. The project has been in development at the premium cabler since April.

Adapted by Wright, Less Than Zero follows a college freshman returning home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction. Less Than Zero presents a look at the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles.

Abrams will play Clay. Having grown up in the “excess and lavish 80s Los Angeles,” but unlike all of his friends who stayed behind for college, Clay is in now in his freshman year on the east coast. He returns home for winter break in the
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Hulu Orders ‘Less Than Zero’ Pilot, Casts ‘Walking Dead’ Alum in Andrew McCarthy’s Role

  • The Wrap
Hulu Orders ‘Less Than Zero’ Pilot, Casts ‘Walking Dead’ Alum in Andrew McCarthy’s Role
The “Less Than Zero” is alive at Hulu and found its leading man.

The streaming service has ordered a pilot for the TV reboot and cast “The Walking Dead” alum Austin Abrams in the role originally played by Andrew McCarthy in the 1987 feature film, a person with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

In April, TheWrap reported Hulu had a drama in the early stages of development based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel and the subsequent 1987 flick of the same name, starring McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., Jami Gertz and James Spader.

Lost” writer and producer Craig Wright is set to pen the script and executive produce the adaptation alongside author Ellis.

More to come…

Read original story Hulu Orders ‘Less Than Zero’ Pilot, Casts ‘Walking Dead’ Alum in Andrew McCarthy’s Role At TheWrap
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Austin Abrams Lands Lead in Hulu’s ‘Less Than Zero’ Adaptation

  • Variety
Austin Abrams Lands Lead in Hulu’s ‘Less Than Zero’ Adaptation
Austin Abrams has landed the lead role in Hulu’s “Less Than Zero” adaptation, Variety has learned.

Abrams will play Clay in the television project based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel of the same name. Clay is described as having grown up in the “excess and lavish 80s Los Angeles,” but unlike all of his friends who stayed behind for college, Clay is in now in his freshman year on the east coast. He returns home for winter break in the pilot and has a complicated relationship with Blair, his high school girlfriend, and is worried about his friend Julian.

Abrams’ most recent television credits include the final season of “The Americans” on FX and the first season of “Smilf” on Showtime. He previously appeared in “The Walking Dead,” “Silicon Valley” and “Shameless.” On the film side, he is known for “Paper Towns,” “Gangster Squad” and “The Kings of Summer.
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Hulu's 'Less Than Zero' Reboot Casts Its Star

Hulu is moving forward with its take on Less Than Zero.

The streamer has handed out a pilot order to the reboot and cast The Walking Dead and Paper Towns actor Austin Abrams to step into the role originally played by Andrew McCarthy in the 1987 feature film.

Based on Bret Easton Ellis' 1985 novel and subsequent feature film, the drama follows a college freshman who returns home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction. The Hulu take will explore the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles.

Abrams will take ...
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President Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition Tackles The “Witch Hunt”

President Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition Tackles The “Witch Hunt”
It’s Sunday, which means it’s the traditional time for President Trump to get a few things off his chest via Twitter.

The Commander-in-Tweet was busy earlier today, taking on such topics as Carter Page, “Crooked” Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and his perennial favorite, the ongoing Mueller “witch hunt.”

Naturally, the President had a different take on things than his mainstream media foes.

The Sunday selections:

I had a Great meeting with Putin and the Fake News used every bit of their energy to try and disparage it. So bad for our country!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018

.@PeteHegseth on @FoxNews “Source #1 was the (Fake) Dossier. Yes, the Dirty Dossier, paid for by Democrats as a hit piece against Trump, and looking for information that could discredit Candidate #1 Trump. Carter Page was just the foot to surveil the Trump campaign…
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Full Trailer For Netflix Original Series ‘Nightflyers’

The full trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Nightflyers, based on the novella by George R. R. Martin, has been unleashed at the San Diego Comic-Con in California.

Nightflyers follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain — in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other – and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.

Nightflyers is based on the novella by George R. R. Martin, who also serves as an executive producer and is produced by Universal Cable Productions and co-produced by Netflix. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and is the showrunner and executive producer. Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill and Andrew McCarthy serve as executive producers.
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Nightflyers Official Trailer: A Flight To Save Humanity But Who Will Save Them?

It's only the first official day of San Diego Comic Con but we already have some significant science fiction to tide us over for fall.

In addition to Doctor Who and Origin, we can now add George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers to the list.

These people are going to have to fight harder to stay alive than they've ever fought for anything.

In 2093, in hopes of making contact with a mysterious alien life at the edge of our solar system, a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath embark on an expedition aboard The Nightflyer.

Related: Origin Teaser: YouTube Red Premieres First Look at Comic Con!

As they race towards first contact, terrifying and violent events begin to occur, causing the once tight-knit crew to mistrust each other.

It's not long before their main mission becomes survival.

This sounds very familiar to me and most like the fantastic but
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