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Megan Amram got 2 Emmy nominations for ‘An Emmy for Megan,’ but the job is not done yet

Megan Amram got 2 Emmy nominations for ‘An Emmy for Megan,’ but the job is not done yet
Megan Amram is one step closer to an Emmy. The TV writer and Twitter must-follow received two Emmy nominations Thursday for her web series “An Emmy for Megan” — Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Actress — proving that shameless, hilarious and totally by-the-rules self-promotion does make your dreams come true.

As Amram, who’s responsible for all your favorite puns on “The Good Place,” explained in the first of her six-episode series, she was watching last year’s Emmys when she realized that, hey, those short form categories don’t sound too hard. “I thought to myself, ‘Wow, I could win that,’” she said. So she looked up all the requirements — six episodes that are under 15 minutes and are released by April 27 — and got to work, releasing them all on the deadline.

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

The meta series,
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Hooded Justice May Make An Appearance During HBO’s Watchmen Pilot

Filming continues apace on the Macon set of HBO’s Watchmen pilot, and another batch of photos have arrived to prove it. Only this time, there’s a twist.

As reported by Heroic Hollywood, the following pics appear to confirm the addition of Hooded Justice, a character molded after the Kkk all throughout the original comics. It’s by no means official, of course; HBO is keeping mum on any and all details relating to Watchmen. Hell, all we know for sure is that Damon Lindelof is behind the wheel, and it’ll be a pretty huge departure from the hyper-stylized cult classic from Zack Snyder.

Exactly where these photos fit into the overall Watchmen timeline is anyone’s guess, really, but they certainly present food for thought:

Foto set de Watchmen tirada a alguns dias. As filmagens principais do piloto já foram encerradas. #Watchmen #HBO #Lindelof pic.twitter.com
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Jason Blum Has a Secret for Making Great Horror Films: Hire from TV

Jason Blum Has a Secret for Making Great Horror Films: Hire from TV
Jason Blum made his name in the movies, but he loves television. The Blumhouse founder loves television so much, he wishes he could be a showrunner.

“My wife is a writer, and I always say the one thing that I would aspire to more than anything else is the job of a showrunner,” Blum said in an interview with IndieWire. “The single most interesting job to me in Hollywood is a showrunner. The idea of creating a world, getting to see the world live and breath over multiple years — if you’re good at it — is fascinating.”

This admiration, in part, is why Blum respects television enough to know what separates it from film.

“It is different,” Blum said, ticking off divergent examples like TV’s “rhythm”, or how its time restrictions are really creative gifts in disguise (“parameters create better storytelling”), or even just the shooting style: “[TV] is shot
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Evangeline Lilly Wouldn’t Do a ‘Lost’ Reboot: ‘I Don’t Like Them in General, Period’

  • The Wrap
You can forget about a “Lost” revival that includes Kate Austen, as, unlike seemingly the rest of Hollywood, Evangeline Lilly does not have reboot fever.

“There’s a rumor every year that they are going to reboot ‘Lost,'” Lilly, who starred on the ABC series for its entire six-season run, told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview while promoting “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” “The thing about reboots and remakes is that I don’t like them in general, period. I want people to leave ‘Star Wars’ alone! I did love ‘Rogue One,’ as an aside. But for the most part, I don’t usually love them.”

“I feel like it’s just tainting something that’s precious,” she added. “I’ve said I don’t want to do things in the past and I’ve done them — you know, never say never — but sitting where I am today, my assumption is no.
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Lost Revival: Evangeline Lilly Weighs In on That Persistent 'Rumor'

If and when ABC ever pulls the trigger on a Lost revival, the project will have to make due without a key component: Kate Austen.

Evangeline Lilly, who played the series’ lead heroine during its entire six-year run, concedes to EW.com that “there’s a rumor every year” that the Alphabet net will give birth to a new iteration of the seminal sci-fi drama. But, for her part, she’d prefer to leave the original’s legacy in tact.

“The thing about reboots and remakes is that I don’t like them in general, period,” she tells the site.
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Rumour: Jeremy Irons’ Watchmen role reportedly revealed

Last week it was reported that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League star Jeremy Irons has signed on for a role in HBO and Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen TV series, where it was said he’ll be portraying “an aging and imperious Lord of a British manor”.

Well, according to That Hashtag Show, Irons’ character is portraying “The Blond Man”, and that he is described as “highly intelligent and won’t let you forget it. Think William Hurt with slight Asperger’s. He’s used to being obeyed and always correct. Arrogant, erudite and patrician. Physically fit, he’s never missed a workout in his life.”

Based on that description, the assumption is that Irons will actually be portraying an older version of Adrian Veidt, a.k.a. Ozymandias, one of the original Watchmen, and the primary antagonist of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic superhero epic.
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Jude Law Returns for Young Pope Follow-Up, John Malkovich Joins Cast

Here’s some heavenly news for fans of The Young Pope: Jude Law will be back for HBO’s forthcoming follow-up, The New Pope.

According to our sister site Deadline, Law — who portrayed Lenny Belardo aka Pope Pius Xiii in the pay cabler’s 2017 limited series — is on board for the new project, which will also be set in the world of modern papacy. Though The New Pope is an entirely different miniseries, it’s unclear if Law will reprise the role of Lenny, as his fate was left up in the air at the end of The Young Pope‘s 10-episode run.
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Jeremy Irons is Rumored to Be Playing Ozymandias in HBO's Watchmen Series

Last week we learned that Jeremy Irons had landed a lead role in HBO and Damon Lindelof's Watchmen series. There were no details on the character initially given, but some new information has come to light. This info seems to indicate that Irons could be portraying an older version of Adrian Veidt, a.k.a. Ozymandias.

According to That Hashtag Show, Irons' character is referred to as the "Blond Man", and they offer up a more detailed description of what the character is like saying that he's "highly intelligent and won’t let you forget it. Think William Hurt with slight Asperger’s. He’s used to being obeyed and always correct. Arrogant, erudite and patrician. Physically fit, he’s never missed a workout in his life."

I don't know about you, but to me, that sounds a lot like Ozymandias, who, as you know, was the mastermind behind
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II & Sara Vickers added to Lindelof's Watchmen pilot cast

  • JoBlo
Damon Lindelof's HBO Watchmen pilot is making some inspired moves this week with the reveal of their latest casting additions for the highly-anticipated TV series. Earlier today, it was announced that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) and Sara Vickers (Sunlight On Leith) will walk the broken streets inspired by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic comic book series. Upon boarding the... Read More...
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HBO’s Watchmen adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Sara Vickers

After the recent castings of Jeremy Irons and Tom Mison, you’d think the roster for the pilot for HBO’s Watchmen would be complete, but you’re wrong. Variety has reported Yahya Abdul-Manteen II (The Get Down) and Sara Vickers (Shetland) are now the latest to join the pilot.

Like the majority of their fellow cast, their roles for the pilot are unknown. This will not be the first comic book property Abdul-Manteen has starred in as he’ll be seen later this year in the villainous role of Black Manta in James Wan’s Aquaman.

Vickers, meanwhile, is best known for her role as Joan Thursday in the Inspector Morse prequel series Endeavour and is coming off the latest season.

Abdul-Manteen and Vickers join a cast that includes Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Louis Gossett Jr. (Roots), Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), Andrew Howard
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Aquaman Star Joins HBO’s Watchmen Pilot

Despite being a lover of Watchmen just as much as any comic book aficionado (and someone who was fortunate enough to have their copy signed by co-creator Dave Gibbons), I must confess that I’m simultaneously relieved and concerned about HBO’s upcoming series being an original story, not an adaptation.

Don’t get me wrong, the source material would lend itself well to a serialized television show, but Zack Snyder’s film from 2009 was very much accurate to that. As such, yet another adaptation at this point would seem quite redundant, barring the inclusion of the giant squid.

Of course, there were other stories to use as inspiration, namely the Before Watchmen series of prequel books, but I guess showrunner Damon Lindelof has an entirely separate sequel of sorts in mind that’ll diverge greatly from the currently ongoing Doomsday Clock being published by DC Entertainment. Long story short,
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HBO's Watchmen Adds Aquaman Villain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Regular

HBO’s Watchmen has its eye on Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The Get Down alum — who’s poised to break out in a big way later this year via his role as Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman pic — has joined the Damon Lindelof-Ep’d pilot in a series regular role, TVLine has learned. Additionally, English actress Sara Vickers (The Alienist, The Crown) has boarded the project. HBO confirmed both castings but declined to reveal details on their respective characters.

The pair round out an impressive ensemble that also includes Tom Mison, Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr.,
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‘Aquaman’ Villain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

  • The Wrap
HBO added two more to the growing cast of Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” adaption, as Sara Vickers and “Aquaman” star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II joined the project.

As with its other castings, details on the two roles are being kept under wraps. Abdul-Mateen II is set star as the villain, Black Manta, in Warner Bros. upcoming DC Comics film, “Aquaman.” He also starred in last summer’s “Baywatch” and Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series, “The Get Down.”

Vickers, meanwhile, is best known for starring in the British series, “Endeavour,” having also appeared in “The Alienist,” “The Crown” and “Lovesick.”

Also Read: John Goodman and Danny McBride to Star in HBO Televangelist Comedy Pilot

HBO has quickly built out the cast for the adaptation of Alan Moore’s famed graphic novel series, adding Jeremy Irons, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher and Jacob Ming-Trent this week alone. The “Watchmen” cast also includes Regina King,
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‘Watchmen’ Pilot Adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers

‘Watchmen’ Pilot Adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers
The cast of HBO’s “Watchmen” pilot continues to grow.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Sara Vickers have both joined the project, which hails from Damon Lindelof. As with previous “Watchmen” casting announcements, HBO provided no details about the characters the two will play.

They join previously announced cast members Regina King, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, and Jacob Ming-Trent.

This project marks the second superhero property in which Abdul-Mateen will appear. He is also set to appear as Black Manta in the upcoming “Aquaman” film opposite Jason Momoa.
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‘Watchmen’: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II & Sara Vickers Cast In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (First Match) and Sara Vickers (Endeavour) are the latest cast additions to Damon Lindelof's HBO Watchmen pilot, a take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' iconic limited comic series. They join previously cast Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher and Jacob Ming-Trent. Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces…
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HBO’s Watchmen casts Sleepy Hollow’s Tom Mison

Following the news that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Jeremy Irons has joined HBO’s Watchmen pilot, TVLine is now reporting additional casting for the potential series. Sleepy Hollows lead star Tom Mison has gained a role in the comic book adaptation.

Mison isn’t the only one who is now joining the series as Frances Fisher (Titanic) and Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous) have also been cast in the pilot, though their roles, like many of the other actors, are being kept under wraps.

Mison, Fisher and Ming-Trent join a cast that already includes Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Louis Gossett Jr. (Roots), Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), Andrew Howard (Limitless) and now Jeremy Irons, with Damon Lindelof (Lost) serving as executive producer.

The series will not be a straight adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal comic book epic, but rather a new,
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HBO Orders Televangelist Comedy Pilot Starring Danny McBride, John Goodman

HBO has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy that hails from creator Danny McBride.

The project is titled “The Righteous Gemstones.” It is the story of the world famous Gemstone televangelist family, which has a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

John Goodman will star as Eli Gemstone, the patriarch of the Gemstone family. The character is described as unbending and a force in the Ministry game. He’s known the world over for his aggressive salvation techniques, his worldwide ministries, and his award winning weekly television program.
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Watchmen: Everything We Know About HBO's Adaptation of the Beloved Graphic Novel

  • Popsugar
Watchmen: Everything We Know About HBO's Adaptation of the Beloved Graphic Novel
The world is getting another taste of Alan Moore's critically acclaimed comic series Watchmen, but this time it'll be on the small screen. HBO is taking on the beloved series with Lost cocreator Damon Lindelof at the helm as showrunner. The network is keeping mum on plot specifics, but Lindelof wrote a note to fans where he shared his vision. Apparently the series won't be a retelling of the graphic novel, but an original story set in the world of Watchmen in the present day. Keep reading for all the details of the upcoming series, and stay tuned for updates!
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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Alum Tom Mison Joins HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Pilot

  • The Wrap
HBO continues to fill out the cast for Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” adaptation, adding Tom Mison, Frances Fisher and Jacob Ming-Trent to the project based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel series.

Details on the three roles are being kept under wraps. Mison previously starred on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow.” The three join a cast that includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr.

Not much is known about HBO’s take on the famed comic series, except that it will be separate from Zack Snyder’s 2009 “Watchmen” film. Last month, Lindelof took to instagram to share his early ideas for his take, explaining that the HBO series won’t be an adaptation or a sequel, but a “remix.”

Also Read: Jeremy Irons Joins HBO's 'Watchmen' Pilot

“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. [Dave] Gibbons created thirty years ago,
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‘Watchmen': Tom Mison Lands Lead Role in Damon Lindelof’s HBO Series

Though there may be some doubts and confusion over Damon Lindelof's "remixed" version of Watchmen for his HBO series, there is no doubt that the production has secured an A+ cast based on intrigue alone. We recently learned that Jeremy Irons will be joining the project, (which just wrapped its pilot -- more on that in a moment), alongside Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr. (Hap and Leonard), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), and Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys). This new version of Watchmen, based on the classic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (which Zach …
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