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The Russo Bros. "Deadly Class"

Sneak Peek a new teaser trailer from the Russo Bros. supporting their executive producer involvement in Syfy's "Deadly Class" TV series adaptation of the Image Comics title:

"...set in a dark world against the backdrop of the late 1980's counterculture, a homeless teen is recruited into a storied elite private school where the world's top crime families send their next generations. He maintains his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties..."

Cast includes Benedict Wong ("Doctor Strange"), Benjamin Wadsworth ("Teen Wolf"), Lana Condor ("X-Men: Apocalypse"), Maria Gabriela de Faria ("Sitiados"), Luke Tennie ("Shock and Awe"), Liam James ("The Killing") and Michel Duval ("Queen of the South").

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SyFy Releases Great Promo Spots For The Russo Bros. Deadly Class and George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers

The SyFy Channel is starting to promote a couple of its big upcoming shows. One is called Deadly Class, which comes from the director of Avengers: Infinity War. The other is called Nightflyers, which comes from Games of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin. Both of them look like they could be great shows!

Deadly Class is based on the Image Comics property created by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. This is the synopsis that was released for it.

The series is set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late 1980s counter culture. It follows a homeless teen recruited into a storied elite private school where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital.

The series stars Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Benjamin Wadsworth
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Patty Jenkins Celebrated with Women in Motion Award at Festive Kering Bash

Patty Jenkins Celebrated with Women in Motion Award at Festive Kering Bash
Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins talked about expanding opportunities for women in filmmaking at an elegant, star-packed dinner on Sunday hosted by luxury goods firm Kering and the Cannes Film Festival. The filmmaker was being honored with the 2018 Women in Motion Award.

Jenkins, who received the honor from festival president Pierre Lescure, artistic director, Thierry Fremaux and Francois-Henri Pinault, president and CEO of Kering, said she was thrilled to see more and more women getting the opportunity to tell universal stories. The Women in Motion’s Young Talent award went to Carla Simon, who recently made her feature debut with “Summer 1993,” which won best first film at last year’s Berlin Film Festival.

“For more than a hundred years, universal stories have been told from one perspective only; it’s time to change that because we all have universal stories to tell,” said Jenkins, who told Variety that “Wonder Woman 2
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Dark Star Acquires U.S. Rights to ‘Word of God’ From LevelK (Exclusive)

Dark Star has acquired U.S. rights to Henrik Ruben Genz’s (“The Killing”) Danish drama-comedy “Word of God” from LevelK.

Based on the best-selling Danish book by the same name, “Word of God” stars the renowned Swedish singer Lisa Nilsson and Danish actor Søren Malling. It portrays a family’s life in suburbia and the madness that lurks behind their curtains when the patriarch decides to write his memoirs and considers calling them “Mein Kampf.”

“‘Word of God’ is a very unique snapshot of an oddball family. Highlighted by spectacular performances, sharp dialogue and brilliant cinematography; the film takes audiences on a roller-coaster through the full spectrum of emotions,” said Michael Repsch, president of Dark Star Pictures.

The film was produced by Signe Leick Jensen and Morten Kaufmann at Toolbox Film, in co-production with Deluca Film and with production funding from the Danish Film Institute. Scanbox Entertainment helmed the distribution in Scandinavia.
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LevelK’s SXSW Player ‘Heavy Trip,’ ‘Word of God’ Set for U.S. Distribution (Exclusive)

Music Box Films’s genre label Doppelgänger Releasing and Germany’s Ascot Elite have acquired U.S. and German distribution rights, respectively, to Finnish back metal comedy “Heavy Trip” from LevelK.

The film, which had its world premiere at SXSW, follows Turo, a musician from a small village in Northern Finland who takes his undiscovered heavy metal band on an eventful road trip to play at Norway’s biggest heavy metal music festival. The band went on to become the famed Finnish group Impaled Rektum. The movie stars Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen and Ville Tiihonen.

“We’ve been on the hunt for something a little different for Doppelgänger Releasing,” said Lisa Holmes of Music Box Films/Doppelgänger Releasing. “’Heavy Trip’ is such a fun combination of humor, heart and of course, heavy metal that we couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring this to American audiences.”

Ascot Elite Entertainment CEO
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‘Lady Bird’s Beanie Feldstein To Lead ‘How To Build A Girl’ – Cannes

Exclusive: Lady Bird and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising star Beanie Feldstein has been set for the title role in Caitlin Moran novel adaptation How To Build A Girl, which Protagonist is launching world sales on in Cannes. The comedic coming-of-age story from UK producer Monumental Pictures will start shooting on location in the UK from July. Director Coky Giedroyc, whose TV credits include episodes of The Killing and BBC drama The Hour, will helm the feature from the…
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Cannes 2018: Patty Jenkins to Receive Women in Motion Award

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Patty Jenkins is heading to Cannes. The “Wonder Woman” director will be honored with the 2018 Women in Motion Award. A press release announcing the news emphasized that the trailblazing filmmaker’s work “has enabled significant progress to be made in the fight for gender equality.”

Wonder Woman” is the highest-grossing live-action film ever directed by a woman, and Jenkins became the highest-paid female filmmaker of all-time when she signed on to helm and co-write the sequel of the Gal Gadot-starrer.

Besides “Wonder Woman,” Jenkins is best known for writing and directing Charlize Theron breakout “Monster,” a biopic of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. She’s helmed the pilot of “The Killing” and “One Day She’ll Darken,” an upcoming TNT limited series about an adopted woman who investigates her mysterious past.

“I’ve never been more aware of a duty than I was in this deal,
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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins to Receive 2018 Women in Motion Award

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins to Receive 2018 Women in Motion Award
Patty Jenkins will receive the 2018 Women in Motion award during the Cannes Film Festival. The “Wonder Woman” director will receive the honor from festival president Pierre Lescure, its artistic director, Thierry Fremaux, and Francois-Henri Pinault, president and CEO of luxury goods firm Kering, which is behind the Women in Motion initiative. The presentation will take place at a Women in Motion dinner on May 13.

It will be the fourth edition of Women in Motion, which is part of the film festival’s official program. It spans industry talks focused on women’s contribution to cinema, both in front of and behind the camera, and the annual awards.

Robin Wright, Salma Hayek, and Diane Kruger were among those who spoke at last year’s event. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are past recipients of the Women in Motion award. The young talent award has gone to honorees including Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid
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Capa Drama Ramps Up International Slate With ’10 O’Clock People,’ ‘L’Infiltré’ (Exclusive)

Capa Drama Ramps Up International Slate With ’10 O’Clock People,’ ‘L’Infiltré’ (Exclusive)
Rolling off “Versailles” and “Thanksgiving,” which is competing at Series Mania in Lille, Newen-owned Capa Drama is developing a raft of internationally-driven series with French and U.S. partners, including “The 10 O’Clock People” and “L’Infiltré.”

Headed by Claude Chelli, Capa Drama has partnered up with U.S. company Fabrik Entertainment to co-develop “The 10 O’Clock People,” a series adapted from a short novel by Stephen King which was published in the Nightmares & Dreamscapes collection. The story revolves around a Boston bank employee who discovers that many people, including some powerful ones, are inhuman monsters disguised as people. Pearson finds allies who,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 3)

1974: Another World aired a one-hour special.

1983: Peter Reckell debuted on Days of our Lives.

1991: The Dallas series finale aired on CBS.

2013: Jeanne Cooper's final Y&R scene aired."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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...

1968: On The Doctors, Ralph Anderson (Al Hinckley) held Matt (James Pritchett), Althea (Elizabeth Hubbard) and Nick (Gerald Gordon) hostage in Matt's office. As Maggie (Bethel Leslie) banged on the door,
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'Read My Lips' series in works under David Manson Paramount deal

The adaptation is about an ex-convict and a deaf secretary navigating the worlds of blue- and white-collar crime.

Paramount Television has signed David Manson to an exclusive two-year overall deal, with the first project for the House Of Cards writer and executive producer being a series adaptation of Jacques Audiard’s 2001 French feature Read My Lips (Sur Mes Levres).

Manson will develop the adaptation – about an ex-convict and a deaf secretary navigating the worlds of blue- and white-collar crime – with Nic Sheff, a writer on Paramount’s 13 Reasons Why series and the Us version of The Killing.

The overall deal
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Bruce Campbell Squashes Hope for ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Revival: ‘I’m Retired as Ash’

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Despite hopes of an 11th-hour fan campaign to save Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” the show’s star Bruce Campbell put the final nail in the coffin for his leading character, Ash Williams.

Responding to a post from Bloody Disgusting that tried to mobilize fans to petition Netflix to save the show, which Starz canceled last week, Campbell took to Twitter to say thanks, but he’s done with the character.

Big props to fans for the effort, but I’m retired as Ash. #timetofrysomeotherfish https://t.co/Di1aeBV0dl

— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) April 23, 2018

Last week, Starz announced the series would end after the upcoming season three finale, which is scheduled for April 29.

Also Read: 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' Canceled After 3 Seasons on Starz

Campbell first played the character in the Sam Raimi-directed “Evil Dead” in 1981, returning for a slew of sequels before Starz revived it as a TV series in 2015.

You can’t blame them for trying since it wouldn’t be the first (or second, or third) time Netflix revived a canceled show. The streamer has previously brought back “Longmire,” “The Killing” and most famously, “Arrested Development.”

But it looks like “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is, well, dead.

Read original story Bruce Campbell Squashes Hope for ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Revival: ‘I’m Retired as Ash’ At TheWrap
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TV News Roundup: Michael C. Hall’s ‘Safe’ Gets First Trailer, Netflix Release Date

In today’s roundup, Netflix dropped the trailer and announced the release date for new thriller series “Safe,” and multiple characters are returning for Disney Channel’s “Descendants 3.”

Dates

Netflix released the trailer for the new drama “Safe” starring Michael C. Hall and also announced the series will be added to the streaming platform on May 10. The show, from best-selling crime thriller novelist Harlan Coben, stars Hall as a widowed surgeon who discovers dark secrets about the people around him following his teenager daughter’s disappearance. Watch the trailer below.

Casting

Sarah Jeffery, Thomas Doherty, and Dylan Playfair will
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‘Bosch’ Producer Fabrik Entertainment Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

Production company Fabrik Entertainment has signed with United Talent Agency, Variety has learned.

“United Talent Agency is the ideal partner for Fabrik as we continue to expand our production slate and enjoy more interest from domestic and international distributors for our content,” said Henrik Bastin, Fabrik Entertainment CEO. “We are attracted to thought-provoking and cutting edge storytellers and subject matter and UTA will work to expand our influence among creatives and potential distribution partners.”

Fabrik, part or Red Arrow Studios, is the television-production company behind series such as “Bosch” and “The Killing.” Fabrik was acquired by Red Arrow Studios in
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Netflix Cancels Seven Seconds After Only One Season

I recently finished watching the first season of Seven Seconds on Netflix and I thought it was a great series with well-drawn out complex characters. It also carried a power message. If you haven't seen it yet, you really need to watch it. 

I was looking forward to seeing what they would do with Season 2, but that's not going to happen. Netflix has canceled the series. I guess it's okay though, because the first season stands on its own and didn't leave audiences with a cliffhanger. 

The series was created and executive produced by Veena Sud (The Killing), and the story centered on a white cop who accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager. That tragic event causes a northeastern city to explode with racial tension, and there's an attempted to cover up the accident, and everything leads to the trial of the century. 

Regina King starred as the
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'Seven Seconds,' Starring Regina King, Canceled at Netflix

Time has run out for Netflix's Seven Seconds.

Less than two months after the streaming giant premiered the drama from The Killing showrunner Veena Sud and starring Regina King, the series from producers Fox 21 has been canceled.

The anthological drama explored race in America through a story involving the hit-and-run of an African-American teenager by a white Jersey City cop (Beau Knapp) and the crime's subsequent cover-up by the mostly white police force. It premiered Feb. 23 on Netflix to mixed reviews. (In his review, The Hollywood Reporter's Daniel Fienberg called Seven Seconds a "well-acted wallow in murder and...
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‘Seven Seconds’ Won’t Return for a Second Season on Netflix

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‘Seven Seconds’ Won’t Return for a Second Season on Netflix
Seven Seconds” will not be getting a second season at Netflix.

Starring Regina King, Clare-Hope Ashitey with Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley and David Lyons, the drama followed people involved in an investigation of the death of a young black boy, as well as the boy’s family. The ten-episode season debuted on the streaming service February 23.

“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of ‘Seven Seconds.’ Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come,” said Netflix VP of Originals Cindy Holland in a statement provided to TheWrap.

Though the show won’t be returning to the streaming service, Netflix isn’t abandoning it. An individual with knowledge tells TheWrap that the streaming service will likely submit the show for limited series Emmys consideration.

Seven Seconds” was created by “The Killing” alum Veena Sud, who also served as executive producer alongside Gavin O’Connor, Lawrence Bender, Kevin Kelly Brown, Alex Reznik and Dan Nowak.

Read original story ‘Seven Seconds’ Won’t Return for a Second Season on Netflix At TheWrap
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‘Seven Seconds’ Not Returning for Season 2 at Netflix

‘Seven Seconds’ Not Returning for Season 2 at Netflix
Seven Seconds” has been canceled after just one season at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

In the series, which was created and executive produced by Veena Sud (“The Killing”), a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, causing a northeastern city to explode with racial tension. Regina King starred as the mother of the boy who was hit, alongside Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Raul Castillo, Zackary Momoh, Patrick Murney, Michelle Veintimilla, Nadia Alexander, and Coley Mustafa Speaks.

Despite the cancellation, Netflix still plans to submit the series for Emmy consideration in the limited series category.
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"Deadly Class" TV Series

Syfy has given a series order to "Avengers: Infinity War" co-directors The Russo Bros. to executive produce "Deadly Class", based on the Image Comics title, created by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, in a co-production between Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions:

"...set in a dark world against the backdrop of the late 1980's counterculture, a homeless teen is recruited into a storied elite private school where the world's top crime families send their next generations. He maintains his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties..."

Cast includes Benedict Wong ("Doctor Strange"), Benjamin Wadsworth ("Teen Wolf"), Lana Condor ("X-Men: Apocalypse"), Maria Gabriela de Faria ("Sitiados"), Luke Tennie ("Shock and Awe"), Liam James ("The Killing") and Michel Duval ("Queen of the South").

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MipTV: ’Bullets’ Wins Buyers’ Coup de Coeur Award

Cannes — “Bullets,” a women-driven political thriller which adds a new cutting edge to Nordic crime suspense, won the first Buyers’ Coup de Coeur, facing off with tough competition from other often high-end dramas from ambitious producers across Europe.

Created by “Border Town’s” co-screenwriter Antii Pesonen and Vertigo Production’s Minna Virtanen, and written by Pesonen Matti Laine (“Bordertown”) and Kirsi Vikman (“Mother of Mine”), “Bullets” drew heat when it hit October’s Mipcom with Nadcon, headed by Peter Nadermann (“The Bridge,” “The Killing”) and Belgium’s Lunanime/Lumière on board as co-producers, plus Sky Vision handling international sales.

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