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The Terror: Season One Ratings

Even though AMC made a name for itself with dramas like Mad Men and Breaking Bad, horror and fantasy programming, like The Walking Dead franchise and Into the Badlands, have been big Nielsen race winners for the cable network. Now they have introduced The Terror TV show. Based on the Dan Simmons novel of the same name, although this period drama is rooted in historical events, it has something of a supernatural twist. How will it go over with the TV audience? Will The Terror be cancelled or renewed for season two on AMC? Stay tuned. **Status update below. An AMC anthology drama, based on the Dan Simmons novel of the same name, and inspired by a true story, The Terror stars Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart, and Trystan Gravelle. The first season centers
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‘The Americans’ could follow its TCA Awards windfall with Emmys for Best Drama Series, Best Actor and Best Actress

‘The Americans’ could follow its TCA Awards windfall with Emmys for Best Drama Series, Best Actor and Best Actress
The Americans” was a critics’ darling throughout its six-year run, but the Television Critics Association lavished it with more nominations this year than it has since the show’s very first season. The FX espionage drama about undercover Kgb spies is up for four TCA Awards, including its fourth bid for Program of the Year. That windfall could translate to Emmy wins for Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor (Matthew Rhys) and Best Drama Actress (Keri Russell).

It took a while for “The Americans” to get on the Emmy radar. It received just five nominations over the course of its first three seasons combined. But season four was a breakthrough for the series in 2016, earning a nom for Best Drama Series for the first time, in addition to overdue bids for lead actors Rhys and Russell. The show dropped out of the Drama Series race in 2017, but Rhys and Russell stayed in.
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Anthology Series The Terror Renewed by AMC for a Second Season, World War II Setting Announced

One of the biggest treats for horror fans this year has been AMC's The Terror, and while the first season was based on Dan Simmons' book of the same name, the show has been renewed for a 10-episode second season that will air in 2019 and switch the setting to a World War II backdrop:

Press Release: New York, NY, June 22, 2018 – AMC today announced that it has renewed its popular and critically acclaimed anthology series, “The Terror” for a second season. The next iteration of “The Terror” anthology will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific. Season two of “The Terror” anthology is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein. Woo is also set to serve as showrunner.
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Emmy spotlight: Sam Heughan (‘Outlander’) deserves a nomination despite the Emmys’ slap-the-stud bias

Emmy spotlight: Sam Heughan (‘Outlander’) deserves a nomination despite the Emmys’ slap-the-stud bias
Sam Heughan is more than just a pretty face. He’s a skilled and talented actor whose portrayal of Jamie on “Outlander” should not be overlooked again by the Emmys, though he missed the cut in the first two seasons of Starz’s popular time-travel romance. Can he overcome the Emmys’ “Slap the Stud” curse?

The Emmys have had a long history of slapping handsome leading men — it took them eight years to finally give Best Drama Actor to Jon Hamm for “Mad Men” and six years to even nominate Kit Harington for “Game of Thrones.” But could the tide be turning? Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) won Best Drama Actor just last year and his co-star Milo Ventimiglia was nominated alongside him. And relative youth didn’t stop actors like Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”) and Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”) from collecting trophies. Heughan deserves similar consideration.
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David Morrissey Has Joined The Cast Of ‘Good Omens’

British actor David Morrissey has joined the cast of the in-production Good Omens for Amazon Prime Video. Morrissey will play Captain Vincent, the captain of the Morbillo, a cruise ship which encounters the sunken city of Atlantis in the series, which will launch globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date.

The news of Morrissey’s casting was announced on social media late yesterday by executive producer Neil Gaiman and director Douglas Mackinnon.

Look who is next to join the cast of #GoodOmens ! The magnificent David Morrissey as Captain Vincent, who encounters Atlantis… ?@neilhimself? pic.twitter.com/d1iclXe1D2

— Douglas Mackinnon (@drmuig) June 21, 2018

Based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the six-part series for Prime Video boasts an already impressive cast. In addition to leads, Michael Sheen
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With ‘Strange Angel,’ CBS All Access Advances Originals Strategy in a Weird Way

With ‘Strange Angel,’ CBS All Access Advances Originals Strategy in a Weird Way
Mark Heyman sits in a director’s chair on the New York street set of the Paramount lot. In front of him is a cart bearing a monitor and a copy of “Portable Darkness: an Alastair Crowley Reader.” New York is doubling for Los Angeles as the crew from “Strange Angel” shoots a scene from the CBS All Access drama’s season-one finale. Heyman, the show’s creator, gets a call asking him to walk over to Stage 5, where another unit is wrapping shooting episode nine.

“They have a question about occult symbols,” Heyman says. “I’ve sort of become the de facto expert.
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The Walking Dead's David Morrissey Joins Amazon's Good Omens

The Walking Dead's David Morrissey Joins Amazon's Good Omens
‘Ello, Governor.

The Walking Dead alum David Morrissey will play Captain Vincent, captain of the pleasure cruiser Morbilli, on Amazon’s forthcoming Good Omens adaptation.

Series director Douglas Mackinnon tweeted a photo with the actor Wednesday, which Good Omens co-author/showrunner Neil Gaiman retweeted Thursday.

The last big scene to be filmed. https://t.co/gFVqnjUXL2

— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 21, 2018

A six-part comedy, the upcoming Amazon/BBC co-production is based on the acclaimed fantasy novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett (Colour of Magic).

Good Omens takes
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Lionsgate, Nevision Pact for Drama About Middle East Oil (Exclusive)

Lionsgate U.K. and Nevision are drilling into the simultaneously murky and glamorous world of the oil business in the Middle East in the 1970s. The British arm of the U.S. studio and the London-based indie are co-developing “Oil,” from Alan Whiting (“Kingdom”), Matthew Faulk (“Titanic: Blood and Steel”) and Mark Skeet (“Vanity Fair”).

The eight-part drama will be set in the Persian Gulf. It will blend the geopolitics of the oil business, the stories of the individuals concerned, and what happened in the compounds in which foreign executives and their families lived. Based on real historical events, the
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‘Halt and Catch Fire’: How Two Green Creators Blew Up Their ‘Mad Men of Tech’ Premise to Discover Something Special

When Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, who at the time were working in social media for Disney, pitched their show to AMC the premise was rather simple. Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) was the slick Don Draper-like (Jon Hamm) antihero of the early Wild West days of the personal computer industry. Each season, the visionary but dangerous salesman would lead a team racing to achieve some game-changing technological breakthrough, if the interpersonal debris he left in his wake didn’t stop them.

“You can see [our green-ness] in the first season,” said Cantwell when he and Rogers were guests on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. “I feel like we were trying to copy shows we loved in the beginning, but halfway through that season we found our own voice. [I feel like you] see us starting to make moves that are moves we like, and I feel like that’s a direct reaction to us
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‘Glow’ interviews: Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin, Jackie Tohn exclusive chats [Watch]

Netflix is bringing some girl power to the Emmy race with their new comedy series “Glow.” Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the show centers around the personal and professional lives of a group of female wrestlers in Los Angeles known as the “Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling.” Gold Derby spoke with stars Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin, and Jackie Tohn about their work. Scroll down and click on their names below to be taken to their full interviews.

“It’s so fun to play Zoya in the ring. I’ve never felt so exhilarated. Hearing 200 background artists booing me was the greatest feeling,” Brie reveals. The actress reaped Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics Choice nominations for playing Ruth, a struggling actress-turned-professional wrestler who learns to embrace villainy in the ring when she creates her evil Soviet alter ego Zoya the Destroyer. “With Ruth I’ve been getting my
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Amy Adams Goes Dark: 'Sharp Objects' and a Female Antihero for a Troubled Time

It's not 20 minutes into our interview, and already Gillian Flynn is in tears.

The best-selling author of Gone Girl is huddled with Mad Men writer Marti Noxon and five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams in a private room at a bustling Brentwood steakhouse. They're here to talk about their prestige murder mystery, Sharp Objects, adapted from Flynn's lesser-read debut novel about a deeply troubled newspaper reporter, Camille Preaker, who cuts and draws all over her skin. On the surface, Flynn, 47, wouldn't seem to have much in common with the character — except that she too was once ...
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Contest: Win The Strangers: Prey At Night on Blu-ray / DVD

If you missed the return of Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and Man in the Mask in theaters, you can now invite them into your house with the home media release of The Strangers: Prey at Night, and to celebrate, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has provided us with one Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy to give away to one lucky reader!

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‘Mindhunter’: The David Fincher Look is All About Power and Control

‘Mindhunter’: The David Fincher Look is All About Power and Control
David Fincher brilliantly pushes his cinematic formalism in “Mindhunter,” Netflix’s 10-episode crime drama that explores the FBI’s fledgling Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, in the late ’70s. But, for the dialogue-heavy creepy interrogations with imprisoned serial killers by agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), executive producer/co-director Fincher manages to visually convey constant power shifts.

“It’s about control and dominance and also about misogyny,” Fincher said. “People forget that this goes all the way back to Jack the Ripper.”

Read More: David Fincher and Editor Kirk Baxter’s Dance of Death

And Fincher’s collaboration with production designer Steve Arnold (“House of Cards”) and gaffer-turned cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt (“Mad Men”) was crucial to the authentic ’70s look and dynamic blocking of the interrogation scenes, particularly those involving Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton), who captivates and mentors Holden.

Visualizing a Walk and Talk

“There
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Emmy Nominations 2018: Variety’s TV Critics on Their Dream Picks

This year’s Emmy nominations are almost upon us, and with the possibilities more scattered than usual, so are our opinions on who deserves to get a nod. So, with voting now underway, Variety’s TV critics got together to hash out their favorite contenders and — more importantly — point to some of the stellar performances that might not have enough support or clout to be recognized, but really ought to be.

Outstanding Drama Series

Daniel D’Addario: We seem to be looking at a field of all of last year’s most exciting new shows—as well as the comeback
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Gold Derby TV Awards 2018: Vote now for the nominations!

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Gold Derby TV Awards 2018: Vote now for the nominations!
The Primetime Emmys released their ballots on June 11, but now it’s time for the awards voting that really counts. You can now vote for nominees for the 15th Annual Gold Derby TV Awards, honoring the best television that aired between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. But Gold Derby observes the same hanging-episodes rule as the Emmys, so the final June episodes of shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Westworld” are also eligible for consideration.

Nobody knows awards better than Gold Derby’s experts, editors and thousands of users, so we launched our own prizes for film in 2002 and for TV in 2004. Pick your favorites in 30 categories for the Gold Derby TV Awards 2018 Nominations by visiting our predictions center.

Vote by clicking on a category at the top of the predictions page. Below that, grab contenders one by one from the left column and add them to the right column by clicking on the green + symbol.
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Emmys 2018: Lead Actress in a Limited Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees!

Emmys 2018: Lead Actress in a Limited Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees!
Elisabeth Moss could very well walk off with two Emmy trophies at this year’s ceremony. Not only is there a very good chance the Handmaid’s Tale star will score a repeat win for Best Actress in a Drama Series, but her acclaimed performance in Top of the Lake: China Girl could also land her a trophy for Best Actress in a Limited Series.

Moss has already cleared the first hurdle on her way to scoring a double triumph: As revealed in the accompanying gallery, the Mad Men vet is making her second appearance on TVLine’s 2018 Dream Emmy short list.
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Emmy spotlight: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ spins ‘Party Monster’ into true crime mockumentary gold

Emmy spotlight: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ spins ‘Party Monster’ into true crime mockumentary gold
American Vandal” is the Netflix true crime mockumentary that has all the Emmy buzz, but there is another one that voters must consider: “Party Monster: Scratching the Surface.” Ok, it’s sadly not a real doc, but it is a real episode of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” that finds the comedy operating at the peak of its abilities.

The third episode of Season 4, “Party Monster: Scratching the Surface” is a standalone episode presented as a half-hour HouseFlix documentary — the streaming offshoot of Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) and Titus’ (Tituss Burgess) cassette tape mail-order company of choice, Columbia House — “directed & everything by” DJ Fingablast (Derek Klena). “Kimmy Schmidt” die-hards will immediately recognize him as Douglas, Jacqueline’s (Jane Krakowski) dog masseuse/boy toy, from Season 2, and as the Mets party cruise DJ in the Season 3 finale. Profoundly, delightfully dim, Finga decides to film his quest to locate his childhood DJ idol, DJ Slizzard,
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‘The Terror’ interviews: Jared Harris, Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh exclusive chats [Watch]

AMC is back in the Emmy race this year with its limited series “The Terror.” Based on the book by Dan Simmons, the show is a fictionalized account of a lost expedition to the Arctic from 1845-1848. Gold Derby recently spoke with star Jared Harris, executive producer Ridley Scott, and showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh about their work. Scroll down and click on any of their names below to be taken to their full interviews.

Harris plays Francis Crozier, captain of the Hms Terror. In his research for the role, Harris discovered letters Crozier wrote before embarking on his journey. “It’s a really interesting snapshot of what this man’s state of mind was,” he reveals. “It was quite sad in that he had basically understood that at this point of his life he had nothing except … the Royal Navy.” Harris was previously nominated for Best Drama Supporting
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Kurt Russell, Beau Knapp, Luke Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel and more cast in thriller Crypto

THR is reporting that Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds), Luke Hemsworth (Westworld), Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jeremie Harris (Legion) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) have been cast in the money-laundering thriller Crypto.

The film follows “a young anti-money laundering agent (Knapp) tasked with investigating a tangled web of corruption and fraud in his remote New York hometown, where his father (Russell) and brother (Hemsworth) are struggling to maintain their family farm in a changing economic landscape. The agent quickly finds himself enmeshed in a dangerous underworld populated by a mysterious art dealer (Bledel), a crypto-currency enthusiast turned cyber-sleuth (Harris) and a corrupt accountant doing the bidding of ruthless clients (Kartheiser).”

John Stalberg Jr. (High School) is directing the film, which is described as in the vein of The Firm and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

“I am overjoyed to be working with such
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21 Worst Dads in Film and TV, From Homer Simpson to Darth Vader (Photos)

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21 Worst Dads in Film and TV, From Homer Simpson to Darth Vader (Photos)
Worst dads on tv and film

Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons

Homer Simpson is TV’s most famous dad but not exactly a role model. He may be good at heart but some of his favorite past times include drinking, laying on the couch, and strangling his son Bart whenever he gets out of line.

Daniel Plaineview, “There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) says it straight out, “he’s an oilman”; he puts family second behind his own greed. That becomes abundantly clear as his relationship deteriorates with his adopted son throughout the movie.

Al Bundy, “Married With Children

Ed O’Neill was a very different kind of family man on “Married With Children” than he is now on “Modern Family.” Al’s cynical outlook on life has a hard time not having an effect on his kids.

Frank Gallagher, “Shameless

Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) is a drunk,
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