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‘The Terror’: Derek Mio To Star In AMC Anthology Series

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‘The Terror’: Derek Mio To Star In AMC Anthology Series
Exclusive: Derek Mio has been cast as the lead in Season 2 of AMC’s anthology series The Terror.

Season 2 is co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) with Woo, who is currently under an overall deal at AMC Studios, set as showrunner. Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) will direct the first episode. The next iteration 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. The 10-episode Season 2 is expected to air on AMC in 2019.

Mio will play Chester Nakayama, the son of Japanese born immigrants who has dreams of leaving his insular Japanese-American community and joining the army. Throughout the season, Nakayama transforms from a naïve kid to a war hero.

Mio, a fourth generation Japanese American, has a personal connection to this story.
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Season 2 of The Terror Confirmed To Be Set During World War II

I thought the first season of the Ridley Scott-produced AMC series The Terror was incredible! I love those kinds of supernatural stories and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what Season 2 will entail. The first season was inspired by the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s.

Deadline has confirmed that The Terror Season 2 will be set during World War II in a Japanese-American internment camp. The story is said to “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.”

We never really see any stories set in the Japanese-American internment camps and it’s sure to make for a fascinating story. I’m looking forward to seeing exactly how this story will play out.

It was also announced that Narcos director
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Janina Gavankar to star opposite Ben Affleck in Torrance

Deadline has reported Janina Gavankar (Blindspotting) has begun final talks to star in the sports drama Torrance opposite Ben Affleck. If the deal goes through, she will take on the role of Affleck’s ex-wife in the film, which also stars Al Madrigal (Night School) and Sal Velez Jr. (Mayans M.C.).

Torrance, also known as The Has Been for the film’s working title, follows a former basketball all-star, played by Affleck, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction. He attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a losing high school basketball team at his alma mater before his drinking gets the best of him.

The film will be directed by Gavin O’Connor, who also directed Affleck in The Accountant. O’Connor wrote the script with Brad Ingelsby (American Woman) with O’Connor and Affleck producing alongside Mark Ciardi,
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‘Narcos’ Director Josef Kubota Wladyka to Helm First Episode of ‘The Terror’ Season 2

In case you had not heard, AMC's excellent limited series The Terror is being set up as an anthology, which means it will be back for Season 2 with new showrunners and a new story. If it can live up to to the heights reached by Season 1, we're in for more exceptional TV next year. Season 2 is being co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), and will run for 10 episodes, with Woo showrunning. The new season "will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter …
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Janina Gavankar Joining Warner Bros’ ‘Torrance’ Opposite Ben Affleck

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Janina Gavankar Joining Warner Bros’ ‘Torrance’ Opposite Ben Affleck
Exclusive: We’re hearing that Sleepy Hollow actress Janina Gavankar is in final talks for the female lead in Gavin O’Connor’s Torrance at Warner Bros. She’ll play the ex-wife of Ben Affleck’s character.

Torrance, he working title of the project also known as The Has Been, follows a former basketball all-star, played by Affleck, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction. He attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a losing high school basketball team at his alma mater before his drinking gets the best of him.

Gavankar has had a great year starring in the Sundance Film Festival premiere Blindspotting which Lionsgate acquired. Up next for her is Steve Anderson’s White Orchid. On TV, Gavankar’s notable turns include playing Diana Thomas on Sleepy Hollow, Meredith Bose on The Mysteries of Laura, Shiva
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‘The Terror’: Josef Kubota Wladyka To Direct First Episode Of Season 2 Of AMC Anthology Series

‘The Terror’: Josef Kubota Wladyka To Direct First Episode Of Season 2 Of AMC Anthology Series
Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) has been tapped to direct the first episode of Season 2 of AMC’s anthology series The Terror.

Season 2 is co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) with Woo, who is currently under an overall deal at AMC Studios, set as showrunner. The next iteration 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. The 10-episode Season 2 is expected to air on AMC in 2019.

“We are so thrilled to have gotten our dream director in Josef Kubota Wladyka,” said executive producer/showrunner Woo. “Not only is he a proven talent in both features and television, but his Japanese-American background gives him a personal connection to the material as well.”

The Terror season two is executive produced by
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HBO TV Show Ratings (updated 10/16/18)

While HBO execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted HBO shows listed: Animals, Ballers, Big Little Lies, Boardwalk Empire, The Brink, Camping, The Comeback, Crashing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Deuce, Divorce, Eastbound & Down, Game of Thrones, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Here and Now, High Maintenance, Insecure, Jonah from Tonga, The Leftovers, Looking, Mosaic, The Newsroom, The Night Of, Room 104, Sharp Objects Silicon Valley, Succession, Togetherness, Tracey Ullman's Show, True Blood, True Detective, Veep, Vinyl, Vice Principals, Westworld, and The Young Pope.

Last update: Most recent ratings added for Camping and The Deuce.

There's lots of data that HBO execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV
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It’s about time ‘Doctor Who’ was nominated at the Golden Globes

When it comes to TV at the Golden Globes, the newer the better. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association often awards shows when they’re shiny and new like first-year Best TV Drama Series winners “Mr. Robot” (2016), “The Crown” (2017) and “The Handmaid’s Tale” (2018). By that standard, the 55-year-old “Doctor Who” doesn’t fit the bill, but what’s old is new again. The show has gotten renewed attention thanks to its brand new cast led by the show’s first ever female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. As the show’s own marketing campaign has said, “It’s about time.”

Doctor Who” is about a time-travelling alien who assumes different forms, but the 13 actors who previously played the title character over the course of more than five decades were all men, even though it was established in the show’s canon that he can change gender as well. When writer Chris Chibnall
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13 Scary Shows to Stream Now

  • Variety
Scary movie marathons are a staple for Halloween, but in recent years the small screen has exploded with Demogorgons and serial killers, and television has never been scarier. From psychological thrillers to dark comedies, everyone can find their favorite kind of spooky series to gorge on all throughout October. Check our recommended list of 13 horror series available on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime right now, starting with “The Haunting of Hill House,” which comes out Friday on Netflix.

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The Haunting of Hill House” (Season 1)

Many have called Shirley Jackson’s gothic novel the scariest book of fiction, as it drew from characters’ psyches rather than spotlighting cheap scares or the house itself. Starring Carla Gugino and Michiel Huisman, the Netflix adaptation looks to inspire terror in the same way, by plunging into the deepest fears and psychological scars of the now grown-up inhabitants of Hill House.

Stranger Things” (Seasons
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The ‘Blindspotting’ Cast: Who Are They?

Blindspotting (in cinemas 5th October), sees a black man, Collin, trying to make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his hometown of Oakland, California. After witnessing a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets, Collin’s relationship with his volatile best friend, Miles, as Collin finds himself trying to stay out of trouble for a fresh start. The relatively unknown cast deliver standout performances with Daveed Diggs (of Hamilton fame) paving the way. To celebrate the upcoming release, we’re looking at who these up-and-coming talents are.

Daveed Diggs

Co-writer Daveed Diggs shot to stardom in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi award-winning musical production Hamilton. As part of the original Broadway cast, Diggs won a Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his dual role as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton.
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 27)

1965: Four new daytime soap operas premiered: Morning

Star and Paradise Bay on NBC, along with The Nurses and

Never Too Young on ABC."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1962: Primetime serial The Nurses premiered on CBS. The was titled was changed to The Doctors and The Nurses a year later.

1965: Two new Ted Corday daytime soap operas, Morning Star and Paradise Bay, premiered on NBC. Both shows lasted less than a year, with the final episodes airing on July 1, 1966.

1965: The Nurses premiered on ABC. The show, set at Alden General Hospital, was a daytime continuation
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Tripp Dalton on Days Of Our Lives — Everything You Need to Know!

Tripp Dalton has been part of the next generation of Days Of Our Lives for over a year, but some fans still wonder exactly who he is, and even who plays Tripp. Well, his handsome young portrayer is actor Lucas Adams, but as for where Tripp came from, well, that’s slightly more complicated! Let us explain… In January of 2016, mafia princess Ava Vitali revealed to Steve that she’d had a son with him that was sold onto the black market by her father, Martino Vitali. However, after digging into the boy’s whereabouts, they were told that the child had died of pneumonia. Ava was devastated, and was later was murdered by Steve and Kayla’s son Joey Johnson! Tripp lost his mother but found a whole new family! (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com) A year later, Steve learned that his son had not died, and was, in fact,
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Women in Entertainment Announces 4th Annual Summit

Women In Entertainment (Wie) announced today that it will host its fourth annual summit in Los Angeles, on October 11, 2018, at the iconic Skirball Cultural Center.

Over the course of the day, Wie will once again gather some of the most creative game-changing minds in television, film, and sports for a series of powerful keynotes, thought-provoking panel discussions, and inspirational fireside chats. Founded by two innovative leaders in the entertainment and marketing worlds Gretchen McCourt and Renee Rossi (Relativity Ventures), Wie is designed to address a range of pivotal and timely issues that affect women. Topics to include: the rise of women’s leadership, addressing our evolving world in the wake of the Me Too movement, how storytelling can impact social change, and empowering the next generation of extraordinary women creatives.

This year DreamWorks Animation Television will present the “She-Ra: Evolution of a Warrior Princess” panel at Wie ahead of it
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Jurnee Smollet-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Join 'Birds of Prey'

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Warner Bros. already has their Harley, now they've found their Black Canary and Huntress!  More within...

Warner Bros. has told us about a lot of DC superhero film ideas that just haven't happened to pan out (looking at you Nightwing movie), but this one isn't one of them.  Since WB announced plans to create a movie based around the all-female crime-fighting team, Birds of Prey, they've been firing at all cylinders to make this movie happen.  With Christina Hodson's script in hand and Margot Robbie on board, WB hired acclaimed director Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs), named a villain in Black Mask, and have recently spent the last two days dominating the newswaves with a release date and casting news for Black Canary and Huntress.  

I think it's safe to say, it's being fast-tracked.

The release date for Birds of Prey to set for February 7, 2020.  Joining Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn
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‘Birds of Prey’: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell Snag Superhero Roles in Cathy Yan’s Dceu Film

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‘Birds of Prey’: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell Snag Superhero Roles in Cathy Yan’s Dceu Film
Looks like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is getting some cool new friends. Deadline reports that Cathy Yan’s upcoming Dceu film, “Birds of Prey,” has cast Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary in the “girl gang” superhero feature.

There’s no word yet just which iteration of the flying superheroes will hit the big screen, but Variety shares that “there are several versions of Huntress, aka Helena Bertinelli, throughout DC comics, but the ‘Birds of Prey’ version is a former mafia princess who was devastated at a young age when her family was killed in a mob hit, turning her into a vigilante and eventually leading her to join the Birds of Prey team. Black Canary, aka Dinah Lance, is a good-natured and idealistic streetfighter in the comics.”

Deadline also notes that the role of Gotham City detective Rene Montoya has yet to be decided,
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‘Birds of Prey’ Adds Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Black Canary and Huntress

  • Variety
‘Birds of Prey’ Adds Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Black Canary and Huntress
After testing a round of actresses to join Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in “Birds of Prey,” Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are closer to assembling its team of female superheroes.

Sources tell Variety that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell have been tapped to join Robbie in the comic-book spinoff, with Winstead playing Huntress and Smollett-Bell portraying Black Canary.

Robbie is reprising her role of Quinn, which she first unveiled in “Suicide Squad,” and is also on board to produce with Sue Kroll and Bryan Unkeless.

There are several versions of Huntress, aka Helena Bertinelli, throughout DC comics, but the “Birds of Prey” version is a former mafia princess who was devastated at a young age when her family was killed in a mob hit, turning her into a vigilante and eventually leading her to join the Birds of Prey team. Black Canary, aka Dinah Lance, is a good-natured
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Sofia Vergara Reveals Some "Funny, Sweet and Sad" Facts About Joe Manganiello

Sofia Vergara Reveals Some
Sofia Vergara is sharing some secrets about her husband Joe Manganiello. The Modern Family star was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, where she talked about her marriage to True Blood alum Manganiello. The gorgeous couple, who tied the knot in Nov. 2015, will soon be celebrating their third wedding anniversary. During Vergara's chat with host Jimmy Kimmel, the actress talked about visiting her husband's hometown of Pittsburgh. "I was surprised because I've never really heard that much about Pittsburgh," Vergara said. "You know, you always hear about New York, Miami, L.A., but I was very surprised because it's a very beautiful city, a lot of nice places to eat, and the people...
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Painless Trailer: Jordan Horowitz Considers Pain vs. Suffering in New Thriller

Painless is a new thriller from the mind of Jordan Horowitz (Angel of Nanjing). The film follows a man named Henry Long who has a rare condition - congenital analgesia - and cannot feel pain, but can still feel strong emotion. So, what is the difference between pain and suffering? In the film, Henry (played by Joey Klein from 12 Monkeys) searches for a cure to his condition with the mysterious Shani (played by Evalena Marie from True Blood) as time is running out. Trapped in his deadened body, Henry struggles to relate to others, while desperately struggling to find a drug or a surgery that can relieve his suffering. And when Shani enters his life, he is finally motivated to find his own breakthrough,...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Indican Pictures to Release the Dramatic Thriller Painless on Digital Platforms this October 2nd!

Tagline: "If You Can't Feel Pain, How Do You Know You Are Alive?" Painless is a dramatic thriller, based on the real life struggles of Henry Long. In the film, Long is played by Joey Klein ("12 Monkeys"). Long cannot feel physical pain, causing distress. When Joey meets Shani, he is motivated to find his own cure, in the face of corrupt doctors. Painless recently started a theatrical run, in Los Angeles, at the Laemmle Music Hall. This theatrical showing brought the film's director, Jordan Horowitz (Angel of Nanjing) to the premiere and a couple of subsequent showings. Now, Painless is set to show on home entertainment platforms in early October, through Indican Pictures. The trailer begins with the character Henry. He explains the nature and purpose of pain, in a subway train. He has a run-in with another passenger, which reveals more details on his personal struggles. Part rogue scientist,
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No Activity: Season 2 of CBS All Access Comedy Will Be Released All at Once

CBS All Access will deliver a Thanksgiving bounty to fans of its comedy series No Activity: All eight episodes of Season 2 will become available on Thursday, Nov. 22, the streaming service announced Tuesday.

No Activity‘s release will mark the first time that CBS All Access has dropped an entire season of one of its original series all at once.

Based on the Australian series of the same name, the comedy stars Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Aussie actor Patrick Brammall (Home and Away) as Detectives Judd Tolbeck and Nick Cullen, two low-level cops who have spent far too
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