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David Harbour says the ending of Stranger Things is already decided

David Harbour, one of the stars of Stranger Things, has revealed that the show’s ending is already decided upon.

Netflix’s Stranger Things is certainly one of the most popular shows of the day and fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of season three. However, we might be closer to the ending than first thought.

David Harbour says that he already knows where the show is heading and that he is aware of the story’s arc while not being sure exactly how many seasons it will take to tell. Speaking to CNET, the actor said:

“We’re either going to season 4 or season 5. It’s still being debated. I do know the arc of the story, though. This was something that I discussed with [show creators] the Duffer brothers right from Day One. I feel very proud of that because we’re not going to get sort of lost in
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Canadian Animation Firm Tangent, Ddi & Eum Launch ‘Jill & Evan’ From ‘The Nut’ Job Writer-Director — Afm

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Exclusive: Canadian animation firm Tangent, whose project Next Gen was snapped up by Netflix for big money in Cannes, is teaming up with sales firm Ddi and Eum Entertainment to launch family film Jill & Evan at the Afm this week.

Pic follows twin ten year-old adventurers Jill and Evan who, after their famous archaeologist Dad goes missing in search of the mysterious Crown of Loxocronos – a mythical artifact that allows the wearer to speak to animals – decide to pick up the trail hoping to find out what happened. In the process, they discover a plot by poachers who are also after the Crown. The project is currently in pre-production at Tangent’s studios in Toronto, Canada.

Screenplay comes from Michael Schwartz and Peter Lepeniotis (The Nut Job) and is based on an original script by Lorne Cameron (Over The Hedge) with Lepeniotis also set to direct.

Producers are Ken Zorniak,
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Animation Firm Tangent Follows Big Netflix Buy ‘Next Gen’ With ‘War Of Their Worlds’, Sc Films To Launch Sales — Afm

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Exclusive: After making a splash in Cannes with animation Next Gen, which was snapped up by Netflix in a big-dollar deal, Canadian firm Tangent Animation is teaming up with Sc Films to produce family pic War Of Their Worlds, which the latter will launch sales on at the Afm.

Described as a classic cat and mouse story of sworn enemies, the film will follow Nipsy the mouse and her family who have a happy life in an abandoned house that just won’t sell. That is until a ruthless property developer sees potential in their run-down space and sends in two eager cats to chase the mice out of their home. Cast has yet to be set.

The animation is the first developed from Sc Films’ original intellectual property. Jeff Bell, Ken Zorniak and Phyllis Laing of Tangent Animation will co-produce and handle the animation at their emerging Canadian studio,
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Odin’s Eye revs up distribution in Oz, starting with ‘Wheely’

‘Wheely.’

Odin’s Eye Animation is launching Wheely, a computer-animated action comedy produced by South-East Asia’s Kartun Studios in Australian cinemas next month, kicking off a plan to release three to four titles each year.

The initiative by the sister company of Odin’s Eye Entertainment is counter-cyclical while most indie distributors are trimming their release slates.

“We’ve found there is room in the marketplace for a strategy such as ours,” says Martin Gallery, Odin’s Eye Entertainment head of international sales and distribution.

“We’re focusing on super-commercial, studio quality animated features. The only way audiences would notice they’re indie films would be the lack of a major studio’s logo at the start. No one cares how the film was financed as long as it’s polished, accessible and tells a good, fast-paced story. We do our research and only acquire titles that are as close as possible to a no-brainer.
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Netflix Would Like Hollywood To Know It’s A Star Factory

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Netflix Would Like Hollywood To Know It’s A Star Factory
Updated with comments from Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos

As competition for top talent intensifies, Netflix used its earnings results to send a message to Hollywood’s talent: we’re the new star factory.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings observed that the streaming giant has come a long way since it launched the original series, House of Cards, five years ago. This year, he noted, it collected 112 Emmy nominations for 40 of its shows, documentaries and specials, and tied the long dominant premium TV channel, HBO, for the most wins (23).

“We’re also thrilled that Netflix has been a launching pad for a new generation of global stars like Millie Bobby Brown, Jacob Elordi, Noah Centineo and Gaten Matarazzo,” said Hastings. “When our service helps our talent develop huge fan bases … we can attract the best talent in the world.”

Netflix took the extraordinary step of charting the social media ascent of
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Watch the ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Walk Through the Halloween Horror Nights Maze

The folks at Universal Studios added a mighty exciting maze to Halloween Horror Nights this year in the form of Stranger Things, and now some of the cast members of the film have had a chance to experience it for themselves. In the video below, you can watch as Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, and Priah Ferguson walk through the Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights maze at Universal Studios Hollywood after attending the event’s red carpet premiere. Their reactions are, unsurprisingly, pretty great, but it’s also just neat to see actors from a popular TV show see …
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Party Report: Emily Ratajkowski Blows Kisses, ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Get a Real Scare (Photos)

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Party Report: Emily Ratajkowski Blows Kisses, ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Get a Real Scare (Photos)
Party Report: Emily Ratajkowski Blows Kisses, ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Get a Scare (Photos)

The supermodel heats up the grand opening of Found Hotel Chicago, while Jamie Lee Curtis and “The Purge” cast terrify at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights launch

Emily Ratajkowski looks to have found her new favorite spot. The model/actress/Instagram phenomena attended the grand opening of Found Hotel Chicago on Saturday night at a VIP party hosted by The h.wood Group and Hawkins Way Capital.

Ratajkowski proved that models really do eat steak and dessert when she dined at Mason steakhouse before the party before heading downstairs to speakeasy and upscale karaoke lounge Blind Dragon.

Back west in Los Angeles, the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights opening night lured the stars of some of the year’s biggest horror hits, including the “Stranger Things” kids Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Priah Ferguson and Caleb McLaughlin.

Horror
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We're Flipping Out Over How Cute the Stranger Things Cast Looks at the Emmys

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We're Flipping Out Over How Cute the Stranger Things Cast Looks at the Emmys
If you're feeling the void of Stranger Things and are counting down the days 'til season three, we have the next best thing. The cast arrived in style for the Emmys on Sept. 17, and the young stars are looking so grown up. The core four boys - Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, and Finn Wolfhard - showed up in individually sleek and stylish suits, while Millie Bobby Brown stole our hearts as soon as we saw her.

Plus, who doesn't love a little cute red carpet Pda from Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton? The sweet couple kept close as they walked the red carpet - we can't wait to see how their onscreen romance as Nancy and Jonathan progresses. While we patiently wait for more season three hints, keep scrolling to see the cast in action during their awards show night-out.
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Stranger Things Stars Tease Season 3's Sweet New Location at the 2018 Emmys

Stranger Things Stars Tease Season 3's Sweet New Location at the 2018 Emmys
I scream, you scream, the Stranger Things kids scream for ice cream! Three of our favorite Stranger Things stars Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp took a field trip away from Hawkings, Indiana, to attend the 2018 Emmys on Monday night, where the show is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.  And the Netflix hit's trio took some time to chat with E!'s Jason Kennedy on the gold carpet, where they were super-careful not to reveal any major spoilers about season three, something they all find super hard to do, especially considering the show doesn't return until 2019.  "[It's] so hard to keep it a secret!" Matarazzo, said of the upcoming season, "Especially...
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Tiffany Haddish, Constance Wu, Sterling K. Brown Party at Variety and Women in Film Bash

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Tiffany Haddish, Constance Wu, Sterling K. Brown Party at Variety and Women in Film Bash
Stars from across television spent the night celebrating one another’s achievements at the Variety and Women in Film’s annual Emmy nominee party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood. The event honored people above and below the line, while also highlighting the recent achievements that women have made in regards to inclusivity in television.

“We’ve made some progress in women directing television for the first time, but a lot of the other statistics have not moved,” said Women in Hollywood executive director Kirsten Schaffer. “For those of you that have helped move the numbers, I want to thank you for all your work that you’ve done towards gender parity inclusivity.”

The stars of both “Queer Eye” and “Stranger Things” mingled as did Jeffrey Wright, Adina Porter, Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox.

Sarah Silverman, whose Hulu series “I Love You, America,” is up for the sketch series statue this year,
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PETA Announces First-Ever TV Awards

Just ahead of the Emmys on September 17, PETA's Animals in Film and Television Division is announcing its first-ever Elly Awards, honoring some of television’s most compassionate stars and shows for promoting animal-friendly storylines and for entertaining viewers without exploiting wild animals.

Winners include Lily Tomlin, who scored the award for Best Lead in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of vegetarian Frankie in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and whose real-life work in behalf of animals includes using her sense of humor to protest against SeaWorld and her sense of justice to object to Texas A&M University’s cruel muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs. Best Lead in a Drama Series is a tie between Chrissy Metz of This Is Us — for her character Kate’s promotion of homeless-animal adoption — and actor and real-life vegetarian Gaten Matarazzo, whose character in the sci-fi hit Stranger Things shows compassion in caring for “Dart” the demogorgon.
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‘Stranger Things’: How VFX Made Season 2 ‘A Beautiful Hell’ By Introducing New, Scarier Monsters

‘Stranger Things’: How VFX Made Season 2 ‘A Beautiful Hell’ By Introducing New, Scarier Monsters
Building on the first season’s gloom and doom, “Stranger Things” returned for an even creepier second season, thanks to the introduction of the Shadow Monster baddie and its shape-shifting Demogorgon minions.

This meant that the show’s VFX had to raise the bar with greater use of CG characters (Hydraulx) and a mind blowing cavern (Atomic Fiction) for the Emmy-nominated finale (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”).

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’: Hawkins Gets More Colorful and the Upside Down Grows Darker in Season Two

“This season they wanted more characters, so the Duffer brothers wanted the visual effects to be more polished [and gross],” said Paul Graff, senior visual effects supervisor. The volcanic lightning storm that introduces the giant, spider-like Shadow Monster (also referred to as the Mind Flayer) sets the chilling tone for the return of a more menacing Upside Down.

But most of the heavy lifting involved the CG Dart
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David Harbour Discusses Hopper's Role in Stranger Things Season 3 and His Adjustment To Domestic Life

Apparently, David Harbour loves talking about Stranger Things Season 3! In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the actor opens up a little bit more about what we can expect to see from his character Hopper in the upcoming season. He explains that things have come to a boiling point for Hopper and how he'll be adjusting to domestic life.

“In terms of Hopper, all the things that we’ve had from Season 1 and Season 2 come to a boiling point for him in the beginning of Season 3.”

He goes on to say:

“So, this is a year for Hopper of real domesticity. Eleven’s been validated, she has a birth certificate. She’s a part of the world in some way. It’s really how Hopper deals with domestic issues, like real day-to-day stuff, that takes him to this place of . . . he might be better at drama than he is at
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Millie Bobby Brown hopes Eleven loses her powers in Stranger Things

One of the stars of Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown, hopes that her character Eleven loses her powers.

There’s no question that Stranger Things is one of the most speculated about shows on TV right now and when it comes to what might occur in the much anticipated season three, this is doubly true.

One person who has a few hopes for what might occur in the future is Millie Bobby Brown, who stars as super-powered Eleven on the show. Speaking to Variety, the young actress described what she hopes happens to her character:

“I think Eleven should sacrifice herself in some way. That’s how I kind of want that situation to go. I want to have her really sacrifice her powers. If Eleven loses her powers, is she as powerful just as a character? I think that would be very cool. I want to build her to
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David Harbour on Taking Risks With Stranger Things Season 3 and Teases Hopper's Story

While we all impatiently wait for Stranger Things to return to Netflix, we have a few new comments from David Harbour to share with you in which he talks about what we can expect from Season 3. He shares the fact that they are all out of their comfort zone this season and teases a few things regarding Hopper's story arc. While talking to THR, the actor said:

"Certainly, acting is my favorite thing to do — but acting on this material with this group of people is just beyond. The scripts are really great this year. And in the new directions that we're going, all of us are taking a lot of risks. We're all a little bit out of our comfort zone."

As the interview continued, Harbour went on to tease the scope of the series and how it has continued to expand in Season 3. He also offers a little insight into Hopper's story arc.
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David Harbour on Hopper’s fatherly journey in Stranger Things season 3

One of the big surprises to come out of the second season of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things was the relationship between David Harbour’s Chief Hopper and Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven as Hopper took her in and protected her from the dark forces lurking in Hawkins. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Harbour teased what’s in store for Hopper in the upcoming third season of Stranger Things now that he has legitimately adopted Eleven as his daughter.

“I wish I could characterize the season, but to me it’s so big,” Harbour said. “For example, did you find last season to be darker? There were certainly elements of it that were scary, but I thought there was also a lot of fun, a lot of joy and a lot of silliness, with Steve being a dad and the kids as Ghostbusters. Just taking my story, for example,
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‘Stranger Things’ David Harbour: “There’s Nothing He Can’t Do,” Say Duffer Brothers – Exclusive Video

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‘Stranger Things’ David Harbour: “There’s Nothing He Can’t Do,” Say Duffer Brothers – Exclusive Video
Exclusive: There’s a lot of love for David Harbour among the creators and cast of Stranger Things, as the video above unveils.

“It feels like there’s nothing he can’t do,” proclaims executive producer and co-creator Ross Duffer in the video above of The Newsroom vet who plays rough around the edges Hawkins, Indiana top cop Jim Hopper on the Netflix series. “He’s making this character really popular, far more interesting than we originally imagined,” Matt Duffer adds of Harbor’s Critic’s Choice winning and Emmy nominated work on the 1980s set sci-fi horror show.

As you can see, the Duffer Brothers’ praise for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nominated Harbour is joining by the likes of cast mate Gaten Matarazzo and more in the documentary style footage. Back for a third cycle next year, Season 2 of Stranger Things has received five Primetime
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New Stranger Things Season 3 Set Pics Feature The Whole Gang

It only took two seasons (and a truckload of Eggos) for Stranger Things to cement its status as a Netflix staple.

Inspired by some of the movie greats of yesterday (and starring the stars of tomorrow), the 80s-set sci-fi series is all about the quaint town of Hawkins, Indiana, which finds itself smack bang in the middle of a government conspiracy after the local energy department begins experimenting with forces beyond their control.

And so, the Upside Down was born. It’s the realm in which dark and evil things fester, and though Eleven and the gang were able to fend off the Shadow Monster and his pack of Demodogs during season 2, Stranger Things season 3 will once again blur the line between our world and the next, resulting in a whole new saga of thrills and supernatural spills.

But it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom; over on Just Jared,
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Teen Choice Awards 2018 Winners: Riverdale Leads the Way

The TeenChoice Awards made a splashy return to Fox Sunday night, and some of the biggest teen dramas were well-represented in the winners' circle.

Riverdale secured nine wins out the nine categories it was nominated in. It was nominated more than once in three categories, meaning it had 12 total nominations.

This is great news for the buzzy CW drama which benefited from increased ratings when it returned last October.

Shadowhunters, which was canceled at Freeform earlier this year was also well-represented.

All told, have a look at the full list of winners below.

Teen Choice Drama TV Show (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)

Empire

Famous in Love

Riverdale (Winner)

Star

The Fosters

This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actor (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)

Cole SprouseRiverdale (Winner)

Freddie HighmoreThe Good Doctor

Jesse Williams — Grey’s Anatomy

Jussie Smollett — Empire

K.J. Apa — Riverdale

Sterling K. Brown — This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)

Bella Thorne — Famous
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Teen Choice Awards 2018: Riverdale, Shadowhunters and More TV Winners

Teen Choice Awards 2018: Riverdale, Shadowhunters and More TV Winners
Another trip around the sun means another Teen Choice Awards, a ceremony in which Team TVLine is surprisingly invested despite being told we’re “too old to vote.”

Hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons, Sunday’s main event once again celebrated pop culture’s best favorite acts in TV, movies, music and more — and once again, we only care about the TV part.

So scroll down for a list of nominees in all 25 (!) TV-related categories. As winners are announced throughout the ceremony, winners’ names and titles will be Bolded. When you’re done scrolling, drop a comment with your
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