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'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Arrested for Her Alleged Role In the Notorious Sex Cult, Nxivm

Actress Allison Mack — best known for playing Clark Kent's friend Chloe Sullivan on the TV show Smallville — has been arrested for her role in the alleged sex cult, Nxivm. The Daily News reported that the 35-year-old was a "recruiter" that not only lured innocent women in, but also required the slaves to engage in sexual acts with the group's leader, Keith Raniere. She also allegedly gave Raniere naked photos of the slaves. Allison — who reportedly ranked right below Raniere in the cult's hierarchy — last made headlines after she was seen chasing Raniere as cops arrested him in Mexico. The group, which was founded by Raniere, was first exposed in a New York Times feature. Back then, Frank Parlato, a former spokesman for Nxivm, claimed in his blog that Allison was second in command, which turned out to be true. In fact, he stated that she was running a sorority
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Win Bruce Willis box set with Acts of Violence

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To mark the release of Acts of Violence on 2nd April, we’ve been given 3 Bruce Willis Box sets to give away on Blu-ray.

How far would you go for the one you love? When Mia, the fiancée of Roman MacGregor (Ashton Holmes), is abducted into a human trafficking ring, Roman and his brothers Brendan (Shawn Ashmore) and Deklan (Cole Hauser) decide to save Mia on their own. Brendan is the trio’s big-hearted protector, and Deklan is the troubled war vet trying to find his footing. They’re guided by Det. Avery (Bruce Willis), the cop on the case whose sense of duty will be pushed to its limits. Behind the abductions and trafficking is snake-like overlord Maxwell Livingston (Mike Epps), a man who sees people as “products” and morality as weakness.

As the MacGregors sidestep official boundaries to rescue Mia, every second counts. But are they prepared for
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Bruce Willis forgoes his Death Wish to commit ‘Acts of Violence’

Starring Bruce Willis (soon to be seen in the upcoming Death Wish remake and Die Hard Year One), Cole Hauser (Rogue, Olympus Has Fallen), Sophia Bush (Chicago Fire, One Tree Hill), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, The Following) and Ashton Holmes (Revenge, A History of Violence), Acts of Violence asks how far would you go for the one you love? For the MacGregor brothers, that question becomes a life-or-death decision that tests their strength, courage, and sense of family…

When Mia, the fiancée of Roman MacGregor (Ashton Holmes), is abducted into a human trafficking ring, Roman and his brothers Brendan (Shawn Ashmore) and Deklan (Cole Hauser) decide to save Mia on their own. Brendan is the trio’s big-hearted protector, and Deklan is the troubled war vet trying to find his footing. They’re guided by Det. Avery (Bruce Willis), the cop on the case whose sense of duty will be pushed to its limits.
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‘The Following’ begins in Teen Titans #17, check out a preview here

The new story arc ‘The Following’ gets underway in Teen Titans #17 this Wednesday, and we have a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

The Following” part one! In the aftermath of “Super Sons of Tomorrow” the Teen Titans are left without a place to call home. But a Titan’s work is never finished, and when a series of strange murders crop up in San Francisco, it’s up to the team to crack the case and prevent further bloodshed. Are the killings the work of a single serial killer…or is there a greater conspiracy at work?

Teen Titans #17 is out on February 28th, priced $3.99.

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Peak TV Treasure: Sneaky Pete

Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

Sneaky Pete

Network | Amazon Prime

Created By | David Shore (House) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad star)

Number Of Episodes | 10

Episode Length | 50-60 mins.

Premise | Imprisoned conman Marius Josipovic (My Name Is Earl‘s Giovanni Ribisi) is indebted to underground casino operator Vince (recurring guest star Cranston). Upon his release,
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Scream Scribe Kevin Williamson Inks Deal With Miramax To Develop Genre Films

Even if you don’t know the name of Kevin Williamson offhand, there are very strong odds that you’re familiar with his body of work in some fashion. For starters, he breathed new life into the teen slasher genre back in the 1990’s with the game-changer that was Scream and a franchise somewhat similar to it, that being I Know What You Did Last Summer.

In the time since, he’s kept busy by being one of the chief architects behind television series such as The Vampire Diaries and The Following, both of which were markedly different, but each had their own rabid fanbases. With that, it comes as no surprise that he still be in demand over in Hollywood.

According to Deadline, Williamson has signed “a new first-look pact to develop elevated genre film content” with Miramax. Of course, this wouldn’t limit him to horror, as he
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'Scream' Creator Kevin Williamson Signs First-Look Deal With Miramax

'Scream' Creator Kevin Williamson Signs First-Look Deal With Miramax
Kevin Williamson, the creator of Scream, Dawson’s Creek and The Vampire Diaries, has signed a first-look deal with Miramax, the production banner that is being rebuilt by CEO Bill Block, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Under the deal, Williamson will develop what the company calls "high-level motion picture genre content." More precise details were not revealed.

Williamson created the Scream horror franchise and wrote the 1990s horror movies I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Faculty. More recently, he developed the long-running vampire sudser The Vampire Diaries and created gritty shows such as The Following and Stalker.

The...
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The Mayor's Brandon Micheal Hall Cast in CBS Drama Pilot God Friended Me

The Mayor's Brandon Micheal Hall Cast in CBS Drama Pilot God Friended Me
The Mayor is officially out of office.

Brandon Micheal Hall — who starred in the aforementioned ABC comedy — will headline CBS’ procedural drama pilot God Friended Me, from über producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Riverdale), our sister site Deadline reports.

RELATEDPilot Season ’18: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Described as “humorous” and “uplifting,” the project follows an outspoken atheist (Hall) whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. He then becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others as questions of faith, existence and science are explored.
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This Altered Carbon Star Is Terrifying Your Subconscious For a Reason

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Season one of Altered Carbon dropped Friday (Feb. 2) on Netflix, taking viewers on a violent, visceral journey into the future. Set 300 years from now, the series is about an ex-military operator named Takeshi Kovacs whose consciousness (or "stack") is taken out of storage and reuploaded into a new body (or "sleeve") by a millionaire named Laurens Bancroft. Bancroft wants to hire Kovacs to solve his murder - and if that sounds confusing, we aren't going to spoil the hows and the whys here, so just go watch the show already. But if you have been been watching and feel like Bancroft looks familiar, here's where you've seen that charming British face before. Us audiences will most likely recognize James Purefoy from the Fox drama The Following, which starred the actor as incarcerated serial killer Joe Carroll, whose followers start committing crimes in his name on the outside. He also currently
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Altered Carbon Premiere: Grade It!

Humanity has figured out a way to live virtually forever! Yay! But by doing so, it has sent society tumbling into a morass where issues of class, morality and wealth distribution have created a soul-sucking dystopia. Booooooo.

And when Netflix’s Altered Carbon reawakens a 22nd-century warrior centuries after his death and thrusts him into this terrible new world, things get even more complicated.

VIDEOSAltered Carbon Trailer: Body-Swapping, Slick Fights and a Murder Mystery Fill Netflix’s New Sci-Fi Thriller — Watch

In a moment, we want to hear what you thought of the new sci-fi series, all 10 episodes of which began streaming Friday.
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Lena Waithe’s “The Chi” Renewed for Season 2, Ayanna Floyd Davis Named New Showrunner

The Chi”: Showtime

Showtime is making itself at home in “The Chi.” Shadow and Act reports that Lena Waithe’s sprawling Southside Chicago-set drama will receive a second season. Series writer Ayanna Floyd Davis will also come onboard as showrunner in Season 2, succeeding Elwood Reed.

Created and exec produced by Waithe, “The Chi” recently aired its fourth episode, which reached “a 41 percent increase in viewership since the premiere.” Shadow and Act confirms that “The Chi” is Showtime’s highest-rated new series since “Billions.”

“From viewers and critics alike, the response to ‘The Chi ’has been so enthusiastic from the very start that our decision to renew the series was an easy one,” remarked Showtime Networks programming prez Gary Levine. “We love the vibrant characters and the nuanced world that Lena has created. Her vision for ‘The Chi’ has clearly struck a chord, and we know she has many more moving,
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“Conviction” Co-Creator Liz Friedlander Directing ABC Crime Dramedy Pilot

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Liz Friedlander is the first hourlong directing hire of the 2018–19 season. Deadline writes that the “Conviction” co-creator will helm and Ep the pilot of ABC’s straight-to-series crime dramedy “The Rookie.” This news (hopefully) bodes well for 2018 being a better year for female TV directors than 2017, when only one of the 41 drama pilots was helmed by a woman.

Starring Nathan Fillion, “The Rookie” follows the oldest newbie on the Lapd and is inspired by a true story. “At an age where most are at the peak of their career, John Nolan (Fillion) cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to La to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous, and unpredictable world of a ‘young’ cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.”

Friedlander was the one woman
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Altered Carbon Review: Sci-Fi Drama Is Visually Stunning, Unevenly Paced

When technology advances to the point that death is more a minor inconvenience and less a consciousness-ending blow, humans will have the theoretical ability to live forever. But Altered Carbon, Netflix’s optically impressive yet frustratingly off-balance new drama, makes a convincing argument that we probably shouldn’t.

The sci-fi series, which begins streaming its entire first season on Friday, Feb. 2, is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name and takes place in a far-flung future in which the totality of a person’s existence — thoughts, memories, joys, sorrows, etc. — is stored in a disc-shaped “stack” implanted in the spinal column.
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Freeform Reveals Premiere Fates for 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger,' 'The Bold Type' & 'Famous in Love'

At the inaugural Freeform Summit today in Los Angeles, opened by "grown-ish" stars and musical artists Chloe x Halle, Disney's young adult television network announced a strategic shift in the brand as they hosted a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and various other important issues defining modern youth culture. "At Freeform, we're purposefully and passionately moving our brand forward by defying expectations and dismantling conventions; busting stereotypes of theme, cast and culture in service to a more inclusive world on and off screen," said Tom Ascheim, president of Freeform.

The network-wide event was led by pioneers of change in television, entertainment and cultural evolution and featured the leading voices at the forefront of Freeform's 2018 programming slate, including Yara Shahidi, Karlie Kloss, Kenya Barris, Katie Stevens, Karey Burke, Aisha Dee, Nikohl Boosheri, Trevor Jackson, Melora Hardin, Joanna Coles, Marlene King, Amanda Lasher, Peter Paige,
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Opening Devil’s Gate – Exclusive Chat with Director Clay Staub and Stars Shawn Ashmore and Amanda Schull

You can bet the farm that with a title like Devil’s Gate, scary things will be happening over at the old Jackson Pritchard place. When the misanthropic farmer’s wife and child mysteriously disappear, an FBI agent (Amanda Schull of “12 Monkeys”) and police deputy (“The Following’s” Shawn Ashmore) investigate at the remote homestead. But as […]

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Altered Carbon: Joel Kinnaman Is Bloody Ready for Battle in Netflix's New Sci-Fi Drama — 2018 First Look

Altered Carbon‘s Takeshi Kovacs has been in suspended animation for centuries… but does he look rested to you? (Yeah, us either.)

These exclusive first look photos from Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi drama give us a good glimpse of Joel Kinnaman’s character, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned — read: put on ice — for a really long time. He’s brought out of storage to solve a murder… by the murdered party himself, Laurens Bancroft (played by The Following‘s James Purefoy).

VIDEOSAltered Carbon: Sci-Fi Drama’s Consciousness-Swapping Explained

In the photo above,
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Altered Carbon Featurette: How Does Consciousness-Swapping Work?

Altered Carbon is the latest big-budget series to come from Netflix.

The streaming giant is betting big on the series, and there are rumblings that it has already been renewed for Season 2 even though Season 1 is yet to debut.

The series is set in a world in which bodies are mere vessels and consciousness can be digitized and transplanted into a brand new body.

It is rather scary to think about, and it's difficult for us to explain, so thankfully, Netflix today released a brand new featurette that includes interviews with the cast and crew.

They explain, in detail, about what goes into transporting consciousness from one vessel to another.

The official logline for the series describes Altered Carbon as “ an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are
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Altered Carbon Video: Sci-Fi Drama's Consciousness-Swapping Explained

How, exactly, does one transfer the sum of a person’s memories, personality, intelligence — an entire being, really — and just pop it into a new body?

To hear the minds behind Netflix’s Altered Carbon explain it, swapping consciousness involves the same basic principle, and only a little more effort, than sliding a DVD into a player and pressing Play.

The streaming video service released a featurette Tuesday that offers some crucial background related to its upcoming sci-fi drama, which is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name. Per the official logline, the dystopian series “is an intriguing story of murder,
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Official Trailer and Poster for Devil’S Gate, Starring Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Schull

Seems just like yesterday that Clay Staub's Devil's Gate, starring Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us, Heroes), Shawn Ashmore (The Following), and Amanda Schull, premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. As we approach the official release of the film, we are now getting a trailer and a poster for Devil's Gate, and we have them both to share with Daily Dead readers.

Directed by Clay Staub, Devil's Gate stars Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us; Heroes), Shawn Ashmore (X2: X-men United), Amanda Schull (12 Monkeys; Suits), and Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation). IFC Midnight will release the movie in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms beginning January 5th, 2018.

Synopsis: "What unholy force lies locked away in a crumbling, booby-trapped, middle-of-nowhere farmhouse? When a woman and her son mysteriously vanish, FBI agent Daria Francis (Amanda Schull) is dispatched to the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota
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Altered Carbon: Netflix Dystopian Drama Gets Start Date — Watch Video

Altered Carbon: Netflix Dystopian Drama Gets Start Date — Watch Video
The minds behind Altered Carbon have really taken reduce, reuse, recycle to heart.

In the teaser trailer for the upcoming Netflix sci-fi drama — which we now know premieres Friday, Feb. 2 — a company called PsychASec informs us that “Centuries ago, mankind discovered a way to transfer consciousness into a new body, making death a mere inconvenience,” and promises that people now can “Live forever — in the body you deserve.”

Altered Carbon is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name. Per the official logline, the dystopian series “is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set
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