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Former ‘Daredevil’ Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight Signs Multi-Year Overall Deal With Netflix

Former ‘Daredevil’ Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight Signs Multi-Year Overall Deal With Netflix
Former “Daredevil” showrunner and executive producer, Steven S. DeKnight, is headed back home with a new multi-year overall deal at Netflix.

Under the pact, the writer, director and producer DeKnight will create new series and other projects for the streaming service.

DeKnight’s relationship with Netflix began with his work on the first season of Neflix and Marvel’s “Daredevil” series. His other small screen credits include creating and executive producing the Starz series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” and “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” along with his extensive work inside Joss Whedon’s TV universe, with writing, directing and producing credits on series like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Dollhouse.”

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His most recent work was on the big screen, however, as the writer and director on his first feature film,
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The Originals: Jaime Murray Cast in Final Season as Mysterious Vampire — What's Her Connection to Elijah?

The Originals: Jaime Murray Cast in Final Season as Mysterious Vampire — What's Her Connection to Elijah?
After nearly destroying Emma Swan’s family on Once Upon a Time, Jaime Murray is setting her sights on an even more powerful supernatural clan.

Murray will appear in the upcoming final season of The CW’s The Originals (premiere date Tbd), TVLine has learned exclusively, playing Antoinette — a beautiful, “old-school” vampire who meets Elijah shortly after he loses his memories. Her flirtatious, free-spirited nature masks dark secrets about her painful past.

Antoinette will be introduced in the third episode of the season, which is directed by star Joseph Morgan.

In addition to playing Once‘s Black Fairy, Murray’s
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Sam Raimi, Debbie Liebling Sign First-Look Deal With Skydance Television

Sam Raimi, Debbie Liebling Sign First-Look Deal With Skydance Television
Sam Raimi and his producing partner Debbie Liebling have signed a multi-year first-look deal with Skydance Television, Variety has learned.

“Over Sam’s prolific decades-long career, he has proven time and again his capacity to tell stories that simultaneously embrace action, adventure, humor, thrills, and mystery,” said David Ellison, CEO of Skydance Media. On behalf of our entire team, I’d like to welcome Sam into the Skydance family.”

Raimi is primarily known for his work as a film director, producer, and screenwriter who created the cult horror “Evil Dead” film franchise and directed the original “Spider-Man” trilogy. His television producing credits include “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and its spinoff “Xena: Warrior Princess.” He is also the executive producer of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” “Spartacus: Vengeance,” and “Spartacus: War of the Damned.” He is repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson.

Liebling is a film and television executive and
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'Wolf Creek' star Dustin Clare joins newly re-titled 'Pacific Rim: Uprising'

Dustin Clare.

Aussie actor Dustin Clare has joined the newly retitled Pacific Rim: Uprising (previously Pacific Rim: Maelstrom) alongside John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.

Steven S. DeKnight is directing the project, with Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and Guillermo del Toro (the director of the original) producing alongside Boyega and Femi Oguns..

Cale Boyter is exec producing the Universal/Legendary pic, which will bow in theaters February 23 next year.

Clare appeared in Stan's recent Wolf Creek series. His other credits include All Saints, McLeod's Daughters, Underbelly, The Eye of the Storm and Goddess.

The actor is probably best known internationally for starring roles in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus: War of the Damned. Starz's Spartacus franchise has form with Australians, with the late Andy Whitfield and Suicide Squad's Jai Courtney starring in the first season..

Clare moved into writing and producing with 2014 indie feature Sunday,
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Fantasy Fridays: Scully & Mfr Cast Green Lantern Corps w/ A Special Guest!

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Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Fridays here at Lrm, where two real-life best friends put their heads together and pretend to be studio execs as they try to cast and hire other pertinent talent for upcoming geek properties.

Previous Entries:Casting The BatmanAssigning Directors For Man of Steel 2, The Flash, and Captain MarvelPitching What The Next Marvel/Netflix Collaborations Should BeCasting and Pitching Shazam!

This week, we turn our attention towards Green Lantern Corps, since there were recent developments on that front recently. The film recently snagged David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and Justin Rhodes (Grassroots) to write the script, with DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns producing and overseeing the project. There's also been talk that it'll have a sort of Lethal Weapon vibe to it, and that it'll sort of base itself off of the Sinestro Corps Wars.

Naturally, this news got all of us here at Lrm talking,
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Once Upon a Time: Yep, Defiance's Jaime Murray Is Playing [Spoiler]

Once Upon a Time: Yep, Defiance's Jaime Murray Is Playing [Spoiler]
Here’s a fun bit of casting quietly nestled at the bottom of ABC’s press release for the next episode of Once Upon a Time: genre-tv fave Jaime Murray will be guest-starring.

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In the ninth episode of Season 6, titled “Changelings” (and looking very ominous for Rumple and Belle), the Brit beauty will be playing the Black Fairy, TVLine has confirmed. (Her first name was spelled “Jamie” in an early version of the release, conjuring a bit of confusion.)

Murray most recently played the milky-complexioned alien Stahma Tarr on Syfy’s Defiance.
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‘Spartacus’ Star Nick Tarabay Joins ‘Pacific Rim 2’ (Exclusive)

‘Spartacus’ Star Nick Tarabay Joins ‘Pacific Rim 2’ (Exclusive)
Spartacus” star Nick Tarabay has joined the cast of “Pacific Rim 2,” which began shooting this week in Australia.

Steven S. DeKnight is directing based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham in the 2013 original. DeKnight was the showrunner on Starz’ “Spartacus.”

John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Jing Tian are starring in “Pacific Rim 2.” Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and del Toro will produce the action adventure film along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. Cale Boyter will serve as the film’s executive producer.

The film will be released Feb. 23, 2018 by Universal Pictures around the world with the exception of China.

Pacific Rim” was set in the near future with Earth at war with monsters that emerged from an interdimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The movie went on to gross more than $410 million at the worldwide
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Cyber wins Get Reel short film competition

Cyber.

A story about the victims of cyber bullying is the 2016 winner of Get Reel: Top Ten Filmmakers. Festival.

Cyber, produced by young filmmaker Georgia Cramp, was declared the winner at the finalist screening on July 24 at the Ritz Cinema in Sydney. Happy Thoughts by Michael Hall was the runner-up.

The Get Reel Short Filmmakers. Festival received more than 1650 entries from across Australia and New Zealand. Entrants were asked to respond to the theme of .Being Seen. through a short film ten minutes or less shot on a smart device.

The competition awarded $4500 in prizes, and films were voted by a judging panel that included the likes of Danielle Cormack, Jessica Grace Smith, Socratis Otto and Marcario De Souza.

The competition was aimed to start a conversation around mental health. Funds raised from the finalist screening go to Suicide Prevention Australia.

Cyber tells the story of how an attacker eventually
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Isabel Lucas and Luke Ford join cast of Aussie sci-fi SFv1

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Isabel Lucas and Luke Ford have joined the cast of Shane Abbess. new sci-fi feature SFv1.

They join Kellan Lutz (Expendables 3, Hercules 3-D, The Twilight Saga) and Daniel MacPherson (Infini, Shannara Chronicles, The Cup).

The ensemble cast includes Temuera Morrison (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III . Revenge of the Sith, Once Were Warriors), Bren Foster (Infini, The Last Ship, Terminus, Days Of Our Lives), with Rachel Griffiths (Saving Mr Banks, Beautiful Kate, Brothers & Sisters, Six Feet Under, Muriel.s Wedding), Firass Dirani (House Husbands, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, The Combination, The Black Balloon) Dwaine Stevenson (Infini, Gabriel), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists 1 and 2, Infini, Hiding) and introduces Teagan Croft.

Currently filming in Sydney and outback South Australia, the film is set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, when Sy (Kellan Lutz), a drifter,
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‘Power’ Finale Sets All-Time Ratings Records for Starz

‘Power’ Finale Sets All-Time Ratings Records for Starz
Starz drama “Power” wrapped its second season in strong fashion last Saturday, and has become the 21-year-old premium cable network’s most popular original series on record.

The drama, which stars Omari Hardwick as a New York City nightclub owner who doubles as a drug kingpin to an elite clientele, drew 2.39 million viewers in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates, which includes both same-night viewership (1.54 million) and time-shifted playback done over the next three days (850,000). This was up 51% vs. the show’s first-season finale last year (1.59 million) and broke the network’s “live plus-3” record set the previous week when “Power” averaged 2.29 million.

Prior to this season’s final two episodes of “Power,” the most-watched episode of a Starz original series had been 3.88 million for the wedding episode of “Outlander” last September.

When quickie encores are included in its total, “Power” drew 4.42 million gross viewers over the weekend, also a network
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Daredevil showrunner answers fans questions on Twitter; defends Ben Affleck

Last week it was revealed that Netflix’ upcoming and highly anticipated series of Daredevil will land on April 10th. Apart from a few still images and some vague plot details we still don’t really know what to expect.

Now the showrunner for Daredevil, Steven S. DeKnight – who has previously worked on Angel, Smallville, Dollhouse and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena – has been answering fans questions via his official Twitter account and while most of what he said is short and a little ambiguous he does weigh in on certain aspects of the show including how much blood we’ll see, what the music score will be like, the possibility of an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D crossover and if there’s a connection with The Avengers.

Oh and he also defends Ben Affleck’s version of Matt Murdoch saying: “Ben got a bad rap, in my opinion.
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Giveaway: Win 'Spartacus' the Complete Series on Blu-ray

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Giveaway: Win 'Spartacus' the Complete Series on Blu-ray
Fans of the hit Starz series Spartacus can now enjoy the entire three-season run with Spartacus: The Complete Series, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. All 33 episodes are included in this boxed set, along with never-before-seen special features such as Spartacus Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre and The Last Word: John Hannah, which will offer even more entertainment after the series has run its course.

We have a giveaway lined up where fans can take home Spartacus: The Complete Series on Blu-ray to enjoy this show in high-definition, the way it was meant to be seen. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win below.

Winners Receive:

Spartacus: The Complete Series Blu-ray

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us
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'Strike Back' Season 4: Find Out Who's Joining The Cast!

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'Strike Back' Season 4: Find Out Who's Joining The Cast!
"Strike Back" has announced who is joining the cast for the Cinemax series' fourth season.

The action-packed drama, starring Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton, will have a host of international cast members.

Michelle Yeoh from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II," Dustin Clare, who starred in Starz's "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," Will Yun Lee of HBO’s “True Blood," James Wilby from “Gosford Park," "Highlander" series star Adrian Paul, "Banshee's" Joseph Gatt, Christian Antidormi from “Spartacus: War of the Damned” and British mixed martial arts champion and Ufc fighter Michael Bisping are all a part of the Season 4 ...

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Lucy Lawless talks her 'badass' 'Agents of Shield' character: 'She's a dangerous gal'

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Lucy Lawless talks her 'badass' 'Agents of Shield' character: 'She's a dangerous gal'
(Cbr) The slogan "Trust No One" applies to more than just "The X-Files." In season one of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the team was blindsided and betrayed by their teammate Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), as well as long-time agent and main character Phil Coulson's (Clark Gregg) friend, John Garrett (Bill Paxton). Both secretly served Hydra and were instrumental in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s dismantling. Now, to rebuild the organization and to continue to confront major threats, Coulson -- now director of the new S.H.I.E.L.D. -- has added to his ranks. One new recruit is Isabelle Hartley (Lucy Lawless), a mercenary agent who has a history with Coulson. Seen most recently as Ron Swanson's love interest in "Parks and Recreation," Lawless has an especially storied career in genre television, including her starring role as "Xena: Warrior Princess," plus the acclaimed "Battlestar Galactica" revival and multiple "Spartacus" series.
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Contest: Spartacus: The Complete Series: A Starz Epic Steeped in Blood

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Spartacus: Blood and Sand & Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Contest Giveaway Sweepstakes. This Spartacus: Blood and Sand Blu-ray & Spartacus: Gods of the Arena DVD contest, giveaway, sweepstakes illustrates Spartacus: The Complete Series‘ release on Blu-ray on September 16, 2014. “Spartacus: The Complete Series” is the classic tale of Spartacus, the [...]

Continue reading: Contest: Spartacus: The Complete Series: A Starz Epic Steeped in Blood
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TVLine Items: Once Finds Belle's Mom, Earlier Haven, Nashville Guest and More

TVLine Items: Once Finds Belle's Mom, Earlier Haven, Nashville Guest and More
After raising A.I., Frances O’Connor will now play mother to a fairy tale character.

Once Upon a Time has tapped the Mr Selfridge and Cashmere Mafia actress to guest-star as Belle’s mom Colette in Season 4, EW.com reports.

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Colette will appear in Episode 6 via flashbacks to Belle’s past, pre-Rumple. It will be revealed that she had an immense impact on her daughter’s life.

Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept. 28, at 8/7c on ABC.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets?
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'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive

'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive
Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.

Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with
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'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive

'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive
Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.

Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with
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'Spartacus' Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD Coming September 16th

'Spartacus' Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD Coming September 16th
All hail Spartacus - his legend will live on! Anchor Bay Entertainment releases every season of the acclaimed Starz Original series in a complete muscular thirteen-disc Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD box set on September 16th. From executive producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, here is every moment - uncut and uncensored - of the series that broke all the rules and took no prisoners! Spartacus: The Complete Series is a beautifully packaged collection that contains a full disc of new bonus features. The Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet edition contains three new audio commentaries for the first season that are exclusive to this collection. A limited edition Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet set packaged with a Spartacus collector's figurine will also be available with an Srp of $199.99. Srp is $149.99 for the Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and $119.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 13th.
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Spartacus Complete Series

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Sept. 16, 2014

Price: DVD $119.98, Blu-ray $149.99, Limited Edition Blu-ray with Figurine $199.99

Studio: Starz/Anchor Bay

The dust has settled and the blood-stained ground is quiet for Spartacus. But for those who haven’t witnessed the epic struggle of a gladiator forced into combat who would become the stuff of legend, the journey is about to begin.

The entire Spartacus TV show is collected in these box sets.

Every release of the Spartacus series, especially the Blu-ray versions, have been spectacular both in their visual representation and sound. The Blu-ray discs are reference material without a doubt, and we don’t expect any less from this new complete series release.

If you’re a fan of the sandal epic then you really Need this set if you don’t already own them.

The series will be released in the standard Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet, as well as
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