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Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch & Heather Morris To Star in Dark Comedy Podcast ‘The Bystanders’ For Black Label Media and the Bleav Podcast Network

Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch & Heather Morris To Star in Dark Comedy Podcast ‘The Bystanders’ For Black Label Media and the Bleav Podcast Network
Exclusive: The Bleav Podcast Network is launching the new dark comedy podcast The Bystanders starring Jane Lynch and Emmy and Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth. It will also mark the first scripted podcast from Black Label Media. Heather Morris will also co-star and produce the show with Jaclyn Hales and Ash Lendzion writing, directing and producing the show.

The star-studded cast also includes Oscar Nunez, Ed Westwick, Ki Hong Lee, Michael Hitchcock, Karen Huie, Matt Mattson and Jim Lau.

The Bystanders is the twisted tale about a group of neighbors who witness one of their own get brutally murdered in the courtyard of their apartment complex and do absolutely nothing to stop it, or so we think. As the tenants become suspects themselves, the whodunnit will keep audiences guessing the identity of the real murderer until the very end.

The series also takes a closer look at The Bystander Effect, which
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Roku Follows Quibi Deal By Slating Premiere Of Action Drama ‘Cypher’

Roku Follows Quibi Deal By Slating Premiere Of Action Drama ‘Cypher’
The Roku Channel, which entered the original programming realm this year with its acquisition of shows from failed streaming startup Quibi, has slated the premiere of action drama Cypher.

The series will have its premiere on March 19 in the U.S. and Canada. Roku emphasized that the show is a licensed program, not, in its view, a true original since it was produced elsewhere and owned by a third party during production.

Still, the Roku run will be the first appearance for the seven-episode show on any domestic platform. It will be free for viewers on the Roku Channel, the ad-supported outlet that Roku recently said has reach to households with 63 million people. The channel’s viewership has doubled over the past year.

Quibi programming is expected to roll out on the Roku Channel later this year.

Cypher stars Martin Dingle Wall as an FBI cryptanalyst who deciphers a coded
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Roku Channel to Premiere First Exclusive Series, Crime Thriller ‘Cypher’

Roku Channel to Premiere First Exclusive Series, Crime Thriller ‘Cypher’
Roku is gearing up to stuff a bunch of exclusive and original programming into the Roku Channel — and the company has set the premiere date for its first licensed content on this front for the free, ad-supported streaming service.

Cypher,” an FBI-set crime drama series, will premiere exclusively on the Roku Channel on March 19 in the U.S. and Canada. The seven-episode hour-long show, from Cairo-based Aroma Studios and United Bros., will be available to Roku Channel viewers for free. All episodes will drop simultaneously in binge-friendly fashion.

It’s just the beginning of a big slate exclusive content coming to the Roku Channel, which the company said doubled its U.S. audience to 61.8 million in the fourth quarter. Roku acquired global rights to more than 75 of original shows from Quibi, the startup headed by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman that went belly-up six months after launch. Roku plans to add the Quibi lineup,
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"Extinction" On Netflix

Sneak Peek "Extinction", the post-apocalyptic science fiction TV series directed by Ryan Little ("Hounds of Love") and written by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston, now streaming on Netflix:

"...400 years after the human race has been exterminated by hostile interplanetary aliens, 'Ezra', 'Abram' and 'Feena' are revived by an alien faction for the purposes of restarting the human civilization.

"The group cultivates their relationship with the alien restorers while dealing with conflicts from those genocidal aliens which destroyed humanity..."

Cast includes Chad Michael Collins, Victoria Atkin, Jaclyn Hales, Yorke Fryer, Jack Depew, Matthew Bellows, Jake Stormoen, Kirby Heyborne and Anna Vocino.

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"Extinction" On Netflix

Sneak Peek "Extinction", the post-apocalyptic science fiction TV series directed by Ryan Little ("Hounds of Love") and written by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston, streaming on Netflix July 27, 2018:

"...400 years after the human race has been exterminated by hostile interplanetary aliens, 'Ezra', 'Abram' and 'Feena' are revived by an alien faction for the purposes of restarting the human civilization.

"The group cultivates their relationship with the alien restorers while dealing with conflicts from those genocidal aliens which destroyed humanity..."

Cast includes Chad Michael Collins, Victoria Atkin, Jaclyn Hales, Yorke Fryer, Jack Depew, Matthew Bellows, Jake Stormoen, Kirby Heyborne and Anna Vocino.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Extinction"...
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Extinct

Network: BYUtv. Episodes: 10 (hour). Seasons: One. TV show dates: October 1, 2017 — November 19, 2017. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Chad Michael Collins, Victoria Atkin, Jaclyn Hales, Yorke Fryer, Jack Depew, Matthew Bellows, and Jake Stormoen. TV show description: A post-apocalyptic science fiction drama from creators Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, the Extinct TV show unfolds 400 years after the extinction of humanity. Now that aliens have regenerated the human race, mankind is on quest to find direction and make sense of it all, amidst ETs and advanced alien technology. The action centers on Ezra (Collins), Feena (Atkin), and Abram (Fryer), who have been reborn centuries into the future. Despite vastly different backgrounds, they must learn
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Extinct: Cancelled by BYUtv; No Season Two

Extinct has gone the way of the woolly mammoth. BYUtv has cancelled its Extinct TV show after one season of ten episodes. In a refreshing turn of events, the non-profit network issued a statement acknowledging the Extinct cancellation, and didn't try to reframe it as as a "limited event series" which was always intended to be a single season program. A post-apocalyptic science fiction drama from creators Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, Extinct stars Chad Michael Collins, Victoria Atkin, Jaclyn Hales, Yorke Fryer, Jack Depew, Matthew Bellows, and Jake Stormoen. The BYUtv series kicks off with aliens regenerating the human race, 400 years after its extinction. Now that they're back, those who have returned embark upon quest to understand what is going on and why they are here. Read More…
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Official Trailer for Alien Invasion Film 'Alienate' Starring Blake Webb

"If we ever did stand a chance, we sure don't anymore." Gravitas Ventures has released a new trailer for the sci-fi indie thriller Alienate, about an alien invasion. From director Michael Shumway, a composer turned filmmaker, the story follows a man named David who leaves on a business trip to give his wife much-needed space, when the invasion lands. He fights to return home to find whatever is left. The cast includes Blake Webb, Tatum Langton, Jaclyn Hales, and Keith Hottinger. One review from IMDb says the film less about aliens and more about a "down to earth issue which is 'alienation' in erotic relationships." The footage doesn't do much to make me interested, as it seems fairly forgettable, but I can't help be curious about sci-fi. Here's the official trailer (+ two posters) for Michael Shumway's Alienate, direct from YouTube: At the end of his marriage, David (Blake Webb
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Trailer for Orson Scott Card's Intriguing New Sci-Fi Series Extinct

Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has created a new sci-fi TV series called Extinct and we have the first trailer to share with you for it today. This actually looks like it could be solid series and It definitely has an intriguing story that grabbed my attention.

The 10-episode action-packed series takes place 400 years after the extinction of the human race and follows a small group of humans who are revived by an alien civilization. The aliens claim they want to restore the human species, but the reborn humans uncover new dangers, hidden agendas and powerful secrets that challenge that claim and threaten to annihilate the human race all over again.Extinct carries the colony of revived humans through struggles with the aliens who extinguished humankind centuries before — while trying to understand and get along with the mysterious aliens who revived them. Nothing is as it seems to be,
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Extinct: BYUtv Announces Second Original Scripted Drama Series

Brigham Young University's BYUtv network has ordered the scripted Extinct TV show drama, with an eye toward a 2017 premiere. A futuristic sci-fi series created by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, who wrote the pilot, Extinct is a co-production of Taleswapper and Go Films. Adam Abel is producing, with Ryan Little directing.Chad Michael Collins stars as the male lead, Ezra in the series that takes place after the extinction of the human race. The Extinct TV series cast also includes: Victoria Atkin, Jaclyn Hales, Yorke Fryer, Jack Depew, Matthew Bellows, and Jake Stormoen. Extinct marks BYUtv's second scripted program. Get the details from this BYUtv press release. Read More…
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Chad Michael Collins Starring in Lead Role of BYUtv’s Sci-Fi Pilot Extinct (Exclusive)

Chad Michael Collins Starring in Lead Role of BYUtv’s Sci-Fi Pilot Extinct (Exclusive)
Chad Michael Collins is courageously fighting a higher power in order to revive the human race in the upcoming sci-fi series, ‘Extinct.’ Shockya is exclusively revealing that the actor will topline the cast of the independent sci-fi television pilot for the cable and satellite channel, BYUtv. ‘Extinct’ was created, written and will be executive produced by Hugo and Neptune Award-winning science fiction writer Orson Scott Card and partner Aaron Johnston for their production shingle Taleswapper, with Adam Abel and Ryan Little producing through their production shingle Go Films. Little will also direct the pilot episode. Victoria Atkin, Yorke Fryer, Jaclyn Hales, Nic Luken and Matthew Bellows round out the regular [ Read More ]

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‘Alienate’ DVD Review

Stars: Blake Webb, Tatum Langton, Jaclyn Hales, Nathan Day, Keith Hottinger, Marlys Miller-Fladeland, Cuyle Carvin, Richard Sharrah, Jack Diamond, Sue Rowe, Tye Nelson, Brandyn Cross, Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Kenneth Applegate, Courtnea Hyland | Written by Rick Hansberry, Lex Hogan | Directed by Michael Shumway

Obviously inspired by the likes of Gareth EdwardsMonsters – only with Independence Day style aliens rather than giant monsters, Alienate sees David, inn the midst of a crumbling marriage, leave home for an important business trip. However when aeroplanes start mysteriously falling out of the sky and cell towers fail, he finds himself trapped away from his wife and family. With the Earth falling to an alien invasion, David fights to return to whatever is left of his home and marriage…

The feature-length debut of Michael Shumway, Alienate is a low-budget, human-focused look at what would happen if the Earth was invaded by alien entities, showing things unfolding
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Red Sea in Cannes with eight-strong slate

Exclusive: Roman Kopelevich’s La-based sales company is in Cannes with a varied roster of completed titles.

Morning stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Laura Linney and Leland Orser in the story of a couple moving towards hope in the aftermath of their child’s death. Orser wrote and directed.

Paws, Bones & Rock ’n’ Roll screens in the market and bears the distinction of a Timur Bekmambetov producer credit. Maxim Sveshnikov directed the tale about two dogs home alone who defend the home against intruders.

Also screening is the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival world premiere It’s Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (pictured) from writer-director Emily Ting. Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg star in the romance.

Michael Shumway directed and produces Alienate from a screenplay by Rick Hansberry and Lex Hogan about a man flying home to his family who becomes trapped on a plane during an alien invasion. Blake Webb, Tatum Ponce and Jaclyn Hales star.

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