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Emmys 2018 exclusive: AMC and Sundance categories for ‘McMafia,’ ‘The Terror,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for AMC and Sundance. While AMC does not have perennial favorite “Better Call Saul” eligible for this cycle, they do have new drama contender “McMafia” (starring James Norton), returning drama “The Walking Dead” (Andrew Lincoln) and limited series “The Terror” (Jared Harris). Sundance has limited series “Top of the Lake: China Girl” among their 2018 contenders.

See‘The Walking Dead’ creator on how show’s timeline connects with ‘Fear Twd’ crossover: Answers are ‘vaguely’ coming

Below, the list of AMC and Sundance lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series plus unscripted programs. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

“Cold-blooded: The Clutter Family Murders”

Documentary Special
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Into the Badlands: Season Three Ratings

Despite a sizable drop in the ratings during its sophomore outing, the Into the Badlands TV show was still the top rated AMC TV series that doesn't use the words Walking Dead in its title. Now the post-apocalyptic adventure is back for a third season. Can it stanch the bleeding or even rebuild its audience this time around? Will Into the Badlands be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. An AMC martial arts drama, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu, Eleanor Matsuura, Stephen Lang, Sherman Augustus, Babu Ceesay, Orla Brady, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Ally Ioannides, Lorraine Toussaint, Ella-Rae Smith, Lewis Tan, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Nick Frost. The series unfolds centuries into the future in a feudal society called the Badlands.   Season three kicks off after Veil's death. Sunny (Wu) and his son, Henry, are living off
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Into the Badlands on AMC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch How many more times must Sunny venture into the Badlands? Has the Into the Badlands TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Into the Badlands, season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? An AMC martial arts drama, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu, Eleanor Matsuura, Stephen Lang, Sherman Augustus, Babu Ceesay, Orla Brady, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Ally Ioannides, Lorraine Toussaint, Ella-Rae Smith, Lewis Tan, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Nick Frost. The post-apocalyptic series unfolds centuries into the future, in a feudal society called the Badlands. Season three kicks off after Veil’s death.
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Into the Badlands: Season Three Viewer Votes

How bad do things get during the third season of the Into the Badlands TV show on AMC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Into the Badlands is cancelled or renewed for season four. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Into the Badlands season three episodes below. An AMC martial arts drama, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu, Eleanor Matsuura, Stephen Lang, Sherman Augustus, Babu Ceesay, Orla Brady, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Ally Ioannides, Lorraine Toussaint, Ella-Rae Smith, Lewis Tan, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Nick Frost. The post-apocalyptic series unfolds centuries into the future, in a feudal society called the Badlands.
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 4)

"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

Generations included Martin Luther King Jr.

in its opening sequence.1968: Just after 6 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers' strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him
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Into the Badlands Season 3 Video Introduces The New Villains

A new video for Into the Badlands introduces the villains for season 3, Pilgrim (Babou Cessay) and Cressida (Lorraine Toussaint), who will come to the Badlands as religious zealots looking to build a kingdom. After two short seasons, the series was renewed by AMC for an extended 16-episode third season.

Developed by Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Milles Millar, Into the Badlands is a martial arts drama set in a post-apocalyptic world.
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‘Into the Badlands’ Trailer Sees War On The Horizon

AMC has released a new trailer for season 3 of Into the Badlands, teasing all out war. We’re only weeks away from the premiere and things look to be heating up quickly! The trailer for the hit AMC martial arts drama was revealed during WonderCon Anaheim 2018 at the Into the Badlands panel.

The panel featured series star and executive producer Daniel Wu (Tomb Raider) who returns as Sunny, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) who returns as Bajie, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) who joins the cast this season as Cressida, and showrunner, executive producer and writer Alfred Gough.

Into the Badlands, which closed its second season as a top-ten scripted cable series averaging 3 million viewers per episode, is a story of survival and dominance set in a future feudal society. Within the territory known as the Badlands, a variety of clans struggle for supremacy over one another.
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Into the Badlands: Season Three; AMC Unveils First Trailer

Are you ready for this? Watch the official season three trailer for the Into the Badlands TV show, from AMC. Into the Badlands, season three, premieres on AMC, on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The network introduced its first trailer for the third season, during a panel at WonderCon Anaheim 2018, over the weekend. An AMC post-apocalyptic, martial arts drama, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu, Eleanor Matsuura, Stephen Lang, Sherman Augustus, Babu Ceesay, Orla Brady, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Ally Ioannides, Lorraine Toussaint, Ella-Rae Smith, Lewis Tan, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Nick Frost. The AMC series takes place centuries into the future, in a feudal society called the Badlands. Read More…
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‘Into The Badlands’ Debuts Season 3 Trailer; Cast & Creator Talk Show’s Inclusivity – Wondercon

Wondercon went Into The Badlands on Saturday morning. The AMC series took the dais with stars Daniel Wu (who was sporting a “Straight Outta The Badlands” T-shirt), Lorraine Toussaint, and Nick Frost along with showrunner Alfred Gough to talk about the upcoming season, but more than that, it talked about the groundbreaking inclusivity of the acclaimed show. Moderated by journalist Jeff Yang, the panel started off with a new trailer for season three (which debuts on Sunday…
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SXSW Review: ‘Fast Color’ is an Empowering, Clichéd Sci-Fi/Family Drama

Set in a dry, dystopian future where a half gallon of clean water goes for $12, Julia Hart’s Fast Color is a superhero origin story about a unique family on the run that has come to back to the safest place: home. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as Ruth, a former drug addict who now makes ends meet doing dishes at various places in exchange for a meal. She left behind mother Bo (Lorraine Toussaint) and daughter Lila (Saniyya Sidney), outrunning a scientist named Bill (Christopher Denham), who hopes to study Ruth in a government lab.

Despite terrific technical aspects including lush dusty cinematography by Michael Fimognari and an empowering story that puts a woman of color at the center of a superhero film (something Hollywood is shamefully just starting to do on a larger scale), Fast Color never quite finds its narrative footing. Ruth’s superpowers–which include a Hulk-like ability
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Season 3 of ‘Into The Badlands’ Returns To AMC In April

The third season of AMC’s groundbreaking show Into The Badlands returns Sunday night April 22nd at 10 pm. Into The Badlands, which closed its second season as a top-ten scripted cable series, is a story of survival and dominance set in a future feudal society. Within the territory known as the Badlands, a variety of clans struggle for supremacy over one another; these clans have been formed by the destruction of familial bonds and skirmishes over power. The show’s interwoven themes of martial arts, love and redemption are highlighted by what the show is best known for: its stunning cinematography and striking fight sequences.

The ensemble cast is led by Daniel Wu (Tomb Raider), Aramis Knight (Enders Game) Emily Beecham (Daphne), Orla Brady (“Fringe”),Ally Ioannides (“Parenthood”) and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead). They will be joined by new series regulars Lorraine Toussaint(“Orange is the New Black
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‘Into the Badlands’ Showrunner Previews Season 3

‘Into the Badlands’ Showrunner Previews Season 3
The very enjoyable second season of “Into the Badlands” hits Netflix on March 21, where that wonderful concoction joins the show’s frisky six-episode first season.

As I’ve said a few times, you should seek out this post-apocalyptic adventure drama out if you’re a fan of gorgeous visuals, memorable action and ferocious characters engaged in a hard-fought battle to survive in a semi-feudal society where resources are scarce, but friendship, hope and love are always possible. (If you’re intrigued, check out this primer on the show.)

Newcomers to the series have a month, then, to get caught up
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Fast Color’

SXSW Film Review: ‘Fast Color’
Fast Color” stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a woman who can literally rattle the earth with her pain. Her kinetically super-powered Ruth is an addict on the run from the government, a dash that starts with her breaking free of rope wrist-cuffs and continues across a dust-bowl America where rain hasn’t fallen in eight years. It’s been roughly that long since Ruth has seen her daughter Lila (Saniyya Sidney), though she can blame herself for that. Now clean, or trying to be, she’s sprinting for sanctuary in “Miss Stevens” director Julia Hart’s simple allegory about destructive women who can’t handle their powers.

Technically, this is a story about generations of women. While Ruth scrapes up the cash to buy water to wash off the blood from her latest close scrape (here, water runs $12 a liter, doled out in battered plastic containers sealed with rubber bands and
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SXSW Review – Fast Color (2018)

Fast Color, 2018.

Directed by Julia Hart.

Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint, Christopher Denham, and Saniyya Sidney.

Synopsis:

A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

You’ll be hearing from a lot of people comparing Julia Hart’s latest film, Fast Color to a Storm origin story, and while you shouldn’t get your hopes up thinking this is a stealth X-Men film, they’re all right. This is the first superhero film in a post-Black Panther world, and the future is bright.

Fast Color is set in a prettier version of the world of Mad Max, a near-future where the Earth has gone dry, and water has become the most precious commodity. It is here we meet Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a woman on
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‘Fast Color’ Review: Another Empowering Black Superhero Movie, But Don’t Expect ‘Black Panther’ — SXSW 2018

‘Fast Color’ Review: Another Empowering Black Superhero Movie, But Don’t Expect ‘Black Panther’ — SXSW 2018
The catchy spin on “Fast Color” is that it’s another black superhero movie, and a woman is the hero. Entering circulation just days after “Black Panther” crossed $1 billion at the box office. However, “Fast Color” is something far stranger and subtler than the McU, providing an allegorical story about generations of black women who are forced to suppress their strengths, and the mounting courage they find in finally taking charge.

The second feature from director Julia Hart (“Miss Stevens”) has a solemn, hypnotic quality, hovering between the profound ramifications of its intimate story and the hints of an otherworldly drama. Co-written with her husband and producer Jordan Horowitz, the movie presents a fresh variation on the superhero story, a near-future setting that may as well take place in the same dystopian landscape where “Logan” found its own wayward mutant hiding from the world. However, while the Wolverine gave up on his responsibilities long ago,
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14 Movies From Female Filmmakers to See At SXSW, From ‘Fast Color’ to ‘Sadie’

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While Hollywood continues to struggle towards parity in the director’s chair, the film festival world is playing major catch-up. At this year’s SXSW Film Festival, the push towards parity is becoming more of a reality than ever before, as 33% of all feature films at the fest are directed by women, while the shorts section boasts 59% female directorship across its slate. It’s a stark difference to the studio side of the industry.

The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s latest study, “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair? Gender, Race & Age of Directors across 1,000 films from 2007-2017,” found that, of the 109 film directors associated with the 100 top movies of 2017, 92.7 percent were male; 7.3 percent were female. Days later, the San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film followed with the “Celluloid Ceiling” study,
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Pilot News: The Flash Vet Joins God, Teen Wolf Star's False Profits and More

Pilot News: The Flash Vet Joins God, Teen Wolf Star's False Profits and More
The Flash’s Violett Beane is taking on a new gig in the Berlanti-verse.

The actress will star opposite The Mayor‘s Brandon Micheal Hall in the CBS dramedy pilot God Friended Me, from Flash producer Greg Berlanti, our sister site Deadline reports.

Beane — who recurs on the aforementioned CW series as speedster Jesse Quick — will play a confident and quick-witted online magazine writer whose life takes an interesting turn when she meets Miles (Hall), an outspoken atheist who is “friended” by God.

In other pilot casting news, per Deadline:

* Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf) will co-star in ABC’s comedic
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‘The Village’: Lorraine Toussaint & Dominic Chianese To Star In NBC Drama Pilot

Lorraine Toussaint (Rosewood) has been tapped for a lead role and The Sopranos alum Dominic Chianese is set to co-star in NBC's drama pilot The Village. Written/executive produced by Mike Daniels and directed by Minkle Spiro, The Village is a sprawling ensemble drama. Despite differences in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become…
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First-look images from Into the Badlands season 3

AMC has revealed five first look images from the third season of its Martial Arts drama series Into the Badlands featuring Sunny (Daniel Wu), The Widow (Emily Beecham), Pilgrim (Babou Ceesay), Cressida (Lorraine Toussaint), and Tilda (Ally Ioannides); check them out here…

“Season 3 finds Sunny living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant son, Henry, in the wake of Veil’s death. It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with Bajie (Nick Frost) and journey back into the Badlands, where The Widow and Baron Chau (Eleanor Matsuura) are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region. No longer supported by Tilda or Waldo (Stephen Lang), The Widow must find new allies in Lydia (Orla Brady) and in Nathaniel Moon (Sherman Augustus) — the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season 2. But when
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Film Review: ‘Love Beats Rhymes’

Film Review: ‘Love Beats Rhymes’
Pop star Azealia Banks enters the ring in the rap battle romance “Love Beats Rhymes” veiled in black with a microphone, a dead rose and a coffin. Her character Coco Ford, a struggling New York singer, looks like a witch, and Banks’ fans might shiver remembering that the singer-turned-actress actually is one (last year, she posted a Snapchat video of the bloody closet where she sacrifices chickens). That first image of Banks haunts the film long after director RZA, the head of the Wu-Tang Clan, attempts to exorcise it with an inspirational drama about Coco’s summer-semester poetry class. With a plot as predictable as a haiku, RZA and screenwriter Nicole Jefferson Asher would have done better to embrace the strangeness.

Coco is at a crossroads. Her four-person freestyle group wants a record deal, but the three dudes in the band don’t want to write down lyrics — especially her flaky crush Mahlik (John David Washington of “Ballers
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