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‘Gormenghast’ Series Lands at Showtime With Neil Gaiman, Akiva Goldsman Producing

  • Variety
The planned adaption of Mervyn Peake’s “Gormenghast” book series has found a home at Showtime.

The premium cabler has given the project a script-to-series order and will co-produce along with Fremantle, with a writers room set to be opened soon. Fremantle announced last year that they were developing a series based on the books.

The books center on the inhabitants of the city-sized castle Gormenghast. Its denizens are only vaguely aware of how or why the castle came to be, but over the course of the series the powers that have held the castle in place are challenged and the ensuing disruptions reveal its fantastical secrets.

Toby Whithouse will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Neil Gaiman, Akiva Goldsman, Dante Di Loreto, Oliver Jones, Barry Spikings, and David Stern will also executive produce.

Whithouse previously created the BBC series “Being Human,” with an American version airing on Syfy in the U.
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Queen Montreal Rock And Live Aid Screening at The Mad Art Gallery September 5th

“She’s a Killer Queen. Gunpowder, gelatine. Dynamite with a laser beam”

Culture Shock, a traveling film series, presents Queen Montreal Rock And Live Aid which will be screening at The Mad Art Gallery (2727 S 12th St. in St. Louis) on Thursday September 5th at 7pm . A Facebook invite can be found Here. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or purchased in advance Here. There will be a Freddy Mercury Look-a-like contest and snacks. All net proceeds benefit Mercury Phoenix Trust to help fight AIDS.

Queen Montreal Rock ( filmed in 35mm) and the Live Aid concert represent Queen at the pinnacle of the quartet’s career. It was voted the “greatest live gig ever” by fans and critics alike. Riding high after the release of The Game, the group experienced a surge of popularity not only in the Us and Europe, but also in South America. Drawing
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The CW Moves ‘Black Lightning’ Season 3 Premiere Up by 2 Weeks

  • The Wrap
The CW has moved up the return of “Black Lightning” by two weeks. Now starting on Monday, Oct. 7 at 9/8c, the “Black Lightning” Season 3 premiere will immediately follow the “All American” Season 2 premiere, which the network feels is a better pairing.

The move takes away one of two planned encores for the “Batwoman” series premiere and eliminates an encore of the “Nancy Drew” series premiere. Now that The CW has its own in-season streaming rights, those encores are seen as less vital for catch-up viewing.

Below is The CW’s revised fall premiere dates schedule, as revealed at the broadcast channel’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour day.

Also Read: CW Boss Says Salim Akil's Legal Issues Have 'Nothing' to Do With 'Black Lightning': Cast and Crew 'Deserve to Work'

Sunday, Oct. 6

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Batwoman” (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 p.m. “Supergirl” (Season Premiere)

Monday,
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‘A Discovery Of Witches’: ‘Victoria’ Star Tom Hughes Joins Cast Of Supernatural Drama For Season Two

  • Deadline
Victoria star Tom Hughes is joining the cast of Sky and AMC Networks drama A Discovery of Witches.

Hughes will star as Kit Marlowe, an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era, for the show’s second season. Hughes, who also starred in BBC Cold War drama The Game, is the first name revealed to join the cast after the British pay-broadcaster made a bumper two-season order for the supernatural series.

Downton Abbey and The Good Wife star Matthew Goode stars as vampire Matthew Clairmont in the Bad Wolf-produced show, while Hacksaw Ridge‘s Teresa Palmer plays heroine Diana Bishop in the series.

A Discovery Of Witches is the first installment of Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, which has sold more than 3.5M copies worldwide. Originally published in 2011, Discovery is the story of Diana, a young scholar at Oxford who is a descendant of the Salem witches. When she accidentally unlocks an enchanted manuscript,
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Former Bet Networks Chief Debra Lee Joins AT&T Board

  • Deadline
Debra Lee, who last year stepped down as chairman and CEO of Bet Networks after a three-decade career at the Viacom brand, has been added to the board of directors at AT&T. She becomes the first media-tied name to join the board as the company continues to evolve after its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner and its entertainment assets.

Lee began her career with Bet as its first VP and General Counsel in 1986, was elevated to president and COO in 1996 and became chairman and CEO in 2005. Her retirement came amid a revamp at Viacom, which implemented several leadership changes as part of reorganizations implemented by Bob Bakish since he became Viacom CEO in 2017.

Lee was Bet’s Evp and general counsel in 1991 when it became the first African-American-owned company to be publicly traded on the NYSE. Some of of the network’s biggest success stories with Lee at the helm
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Jason Momoa’s 10 Most Badass Roles, Ranked

You may know him as Aquaman, but his real name is Jason Momoa. Born in Hawaii to a photographer and a painter, Momoa has become one of the biggest action stars around. He got his start on Baywatch, if you can believe it, as Jason Ioane. From there he went on to star in shows like North Shore and Stargate: Atlantis.

He then made appearances in comedies like The Game, but it wasn't until Momoa was cast as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones that he truly began to gain notoriety. From there he went on to be cast as Arthur Curry in the DC Cinematic Universe. He's been in a ton of stuff, and we're ranking of Momoa's most badass roles.

Related: 10 Most Underrated Superhero TV Shows
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Supergirl: Mehcad Brooks Quits!

The end is fast approaching for James Olsen on Supergirl.

EW.com is reporting that original cast member Mehcad Brooks is leaving the popular CW drama series in the fall.

Brooks reportedly wants to “focus on feature films and develop a cable series in which he would star,” in addition to writing a book.

“We love Mehcad and we’re sad to see him leave the show as a series regular,” said showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller in a statement to EW.

Related: Brandon Routh, Tyler Hoechlin Will Both Play Superman

“[W]e look forward to James returning to National City at some point to visit his sister [Kelly, played by new series regular Azie Tesfai] and his super friends.”

The good news here is that it sounds like James is not being killed off. This is thanks to the wording of the statement.

Supergirl is in the early stages of production on its fifth season,
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David Fincher Directing Mank for Netflix, Gary Oldman to Play Citizen Kane Writer

David Fincher Directing Mank for Netflix, Gary Oldman to Play Citizen Kane Writer
David Fincher is heading back to the director's chair for a new biopic, which he's making for Netflix, and Gary Oldman is coming with him. It's been revealed that Fincher will make his first new movie in five years with Mank, which will chronicle the life of famed screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, the man who co-wrote Citizen Kane, amongst many other classics. What's more, the movie was actually, originally written by the filmmaker's late father, Howard Fincher.

According to several new reports, David Fincher has locked down a deal for Mank with Netflix and the plan is to begin filming in November. The movie will shoot in Los Angeles, with Gary Oldman set to portray the legendary screenwriter. Perhaps most interesting of all, Fincher will shoot the movie in black and white. Netflix has proved that they don't have any issue allowing filmmakers to shoot high-dollar, high-profile dramas in black and white,
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David Fincher Will Direct Gary Oldman in a Citizen Kane Biopic

Director David Fincher has found his next film project and this is one he’s been trying to get made since the late 90s after he made The Game. The film will star Gary Oldman and it will tell the story of Herman Mankiewicz, the newspaper man-turned-screenwriter who is best known for collaborating with Orson Welles on the classic film Citizen Kane.

The film will be called Mank, which was the nickname for Mankiewicz, and it’s being produced by Netflix. Oldman will be taking on the role of the screenwriter who is said to have had an “outsized influence in the Golden Age of Hollywood.”

The script for the film was written by Jack Fincher, David’s dad. He was also a newspaper man, and the filmmaker will shoot the film in black and white so that it has that classic Hollywood vibe. Here are some details on Mankiewicz
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David Fincher to Direct Gary Oldman in Black-and-White ‘Citizen Kane’ Biopic ‘Mank’

Been a while since any film news — much less, let’s be honest, some concerning the second-most-powerful company in Hollywood — got a fully thought-through “Whoa! This is nuts!” from me, but David Fincher is, of course, no normal studio player. Per THR, his next feature will be Mank, a black-and-white biopic of Citizen Kane scribe Herman J. Mankiewicz scripted by his father, Jack Fincher, led by Gary Oldman, and funded by Netflix.

The “over 20-year journey for Fincher, who initially wanted to tackle the story after making his 1997 feature The Game,” comes to a head when cameras roll this fall. Mankiewicz’s story is classic Hollywood fare inside and out: a writer on the aforementioned picture, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Wizard of Oz, he also feuded with Welles over necessary credit and stands as a perpetual object du jour in the fight against dastardly auteurism, which my Twitter feed
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David Fincher to Direct Netflix Biopic ‘Mank,’ His Long-Awaited First Movie Since ‘Gone Girl’

David Fincher to Direct Netflix Biopic ‘Mank,’ His Long-Awaited First Movie Since ‘Gone Girl’
David Fincher is at long last readying his return to feature filmmaking with the Netflix biopic “Mank,” Variety reports. The drama will star Oscar-winner Gary Oldman as “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz in a story that focuses on the Hollywood legend’s tumultuous development of Orson Welles’ iconic 1941 movie. Mankiewicz won an Oscar for “Citizen Kane.”

“Mank” is set to be Fincher’s first feature directorial project since the release of “Gone Girl” in 2014. The filmmaker has since been behind the camera for his Netflix serial killer drama “Mindhunter,” which is expected to return to the streaming platform for its second season later this year. Fincher also produces the Netflix animated anthology series “Love, Death & Robots” and started Netflix’s original TV series boom with “House of Cards.” “Mank” is set to keep the Netflix-Fincher partnership alive in a major way. The script was written by Fincher’s father,
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David Fincher, Gary Oldman Team On B&w ‘Mank’ At Netflix; Film On ‘Citizen Kane’ Writer Herman J. Mankiewicz Scripted By Fincher’s Late Father Howard

  • Deadline
Breaking: After making the groundbreaking series House of Cards and Mindhunter at Netflix, David Fincher will direct his first feature film for the streaming service. He’ll helm Mank, a long gestating dream project for the filmmaker about the man who shared the Best Original screenplay for Citizen Kane with Orson Welles. Gary Oldman is going to star as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz in a drama that was scripted by Fincher’s late father, Howard Fincher.

The film is coming together for a November shoot in Los Angeles, and Fincher will shoot in black and white. Ceán Chaffin will produce the picture with Douglas J. Urbanski, Oldman’s partner who was Oscar nominated for producing Darkest Hour, the film that won Oldman the Best Actor Oscar.

Mank was once going to be Fincher’s follow his 1997 film The Game, and at one time it was going to star his future
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Star-Studded Black Lady Sketch Show Features Angela Bassett, Lena Waithe and Patti Labelle — Watch HBO Trailer

Star-Studded Black Lady Sketch Show Features Angela Bassett, Lena Waithe and Patti Labelle — Watch HBO Trailer
Move over, Saturday Night Live. There’s a new late-night sketch comedy series in town.

HBO on Sunday released the first trailer for A Black Lady Sketch Show, which counts Insecure‘s Issa Rae among its executive producers. The half-hour program is created by comedian Robin Thede, who most recently hosted Bet’s The Rundown.

Thede stars opposite Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal With Samantha Bee), Gabrielle Dennis (Marvel’s Luke Cage, The Game) and Quinta Brunson (iZombie). The show is described as a “narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests.
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‘Ballmastrz: 9009,’ ‘Tigtone’ Second Seasons Ordered by Adult Swim (Exclusive)

  • Variety
‘Ballmastrz: 9009,’ ‘Tigtone’ Second Seasons Ordered by Adult Swim (Exclusive)
Cartoon Network’s Adults Swim has ordered second seasons for two popular series from international animation studio Titmouse: Christy Karacas’ sci-fi comedy “Ballmastrz: 9009” and Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian’s fantasy series “Tigtone.”

According to Koehler, now an executive producer on “Tigtone” – along with Martin and “Workaholics” alum Blake Anderson, “‘Tigtone’ is doing what legends do best: continuing! If he were real, he’d be beyond excited for his shiny new second season.”

The series, which participated in the TV competition at last month’s Annecy Festival, is a fantasy series based on its quest-addicted hero, Tigtone. Poking fun at the fantasy genre and tropes from the video games, table-top games, films and series spawned from it, Tigtone hacks and slashes his way from one adventure to the next with little to no regard for his surroundings or the damage he causes to it along the way.

Its unique animation
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Jason Bourne series Treadstone casts Michelle Forbes and more

USA Network’s Jason Bourne spin-off series Treadstone has added more to its growing cast. Per Deadline, joining the series is Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Patrick Fugit (First Man), Michael Gaston (The Leftovers), Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant) and Bollywood actress Shruti Haasan.

Forbes and the other newcomers join Brian J. Smith (Sense8), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Omar Metwally (The Affair), Tracy Ifeachor (The Originals), Han Hyo-joo (The Beauty Inside), Gabriell Scharnitzky (The Game) and Emilia Schule (Berlin Station). Character descriptions for most of the cast can be found here.

Created by Tim Kring (Heroes), Treadstone “explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone — a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins.” It has a straight-to-series order, and is expected to premiere later this year.

Treadstone spins out of the Jason Bourne film series
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Full Release Details for Scream Factory’s Silent Hill Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

If you listened to our Silent Hill / Resident Evil episode of Corpse Club, then you know that here on Daily Dead, we're big fans of Christophe Gans' 2006 adaptation of the haunting Konami video game, so we're thrilled to share the full list of bonus features for Scream Factory's Silent Hill Collector's Edition Blu-ray ahead of its July 9th release:

"Dare to step inside the horrific town of Silent Hill, where darkness preys on every soul and Hell’s creations await around every corner. But know that once you enter… there is no turning back. On July 9, 2019, Scream Factory™ is proud to present cult horror thriller Silent Hill Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by Christophe Gans, this stylish horror film stars Radha Mitchell (London Has Fallen), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Deborah Kara Unger (The Game), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Tanya Allen (The Newsroom
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Travis Barker Drops Over Six Figures On Daughter's Epic 14th Birthday Party

  • TMZ
Travis Barker Drops Over Six Figures On Daughter's Epic 14th Birthday Party
It's good to be one of Travis Barker's kids ... he pulled out all the stops for his daughter's birthday party, throwing an Epic rager for hundreds of her friends with special appearances by tons of celebs!!! Alabama Luella Barker, daughter of the Blink-182 drummer and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler, turns 14 Christmas Eve ... but she usually opts for an early birthday party in May, and Daddy always comes through with a blowout bash at his Calabasas estate!
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The Flash Season 5 and Arrow Season 7 home-entertainment release details revealed

Warner Bros. has announced the home entertainment release of season five of the DC superhero series’ The Flash which arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and digital on August 27th and the seventh season of Arrow which is set for release on August 20th, check out the cover artwork and special feature details below…

Just in time for the sixth season premiere of the highest-rated series on The CW, you will be bolting into stores to pick up The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD on August 27, 2019. Fans will be able to speed-watch all 22 electrifying episodes from the fifth season, plus the show’s 2018 Comic-Con Panel, three featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel and more! All three DC Crossover: Elseworlds episodes will be available only for fans who purchase the Blu-ray set. The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at
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Flash Season Five Zips onto Disc 8/27

  • Comicmix
Burbank, CA – Just in time for the sixth season premiere of the highest-rated series on The CW, you will be bolting into stores to pick up The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD on August 27, 2019. Fans will be able to speed-watch all 22 electrifying episodes from the fifth season, plus the show’s 2018 Comic-Con Panel, three featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel and more! All three DC Crossover: Elseworlds episodes will be available only for fans who purchase the Blu-ray set. The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at $39.99 Srp for the DVD ($51.99 in Canada) and $44.98 Srp for the Blu-ray ($52.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (available in the U.S.). The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

Shortly after defeating The Thinker, Barry Allen/The Flash and his wife,
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