Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal will serve as co-showrunners on the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s beloved comic book series. More than a year after tapping Michael Green as showrunner and nearly three after landing at FX, the basic cable network is moving full steam ahead with its adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s beloved…
April 05, 2018
Elsewhere, the R-rated comedy ‘Blockers’ is on course for an $18 million-$20 million opening, while Ted Kennedy scandal pic ‘Chappaquiddick’ is beating expectations. Paramount’s A Quiet Place — a high-concept horror-thriller directed by John Krasinski that has virtually no dialogue — is booming at the box office, according to early returns. The Platinum Dunes-produced movie…
April 05, 2018
The Globes go up for grabs as cord-cutting (and obscure noms) dent Oscar viewership and millennials abandon in droves, but broadcasters covet live events. During the first months of 2018, TV’s three biggest awards shows — the Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes — lost 14 million viewers between them, a stunning 18 percent decline from…
April 05, 2018
The mega-superhero mashup opens in theaters later this month. Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is tracking to open to a huge $200 million-plus at the domestic box office. Projections could easily climb higher in the three weeks that remain before the movie’s debut in theaters on April 27. Disney insiders are being more conservative,…
April 05, 2018
Ted Kennedy scandal pic ‘Chappaquiddick’ and inspirational movie ‘The Miracle Season’ also open nationwide. After a troubled run at the box office, Paramount could make a comeback with A Quiet Place, a high-concept horror-thriller directed by John Krasinski. In addition to directing duties, Krasinski also stars in the Michael Bay-produced film opposite Emily Blunt (his…
April 05, 2018
‘Counterpart’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ vie against UK entrants ‘Liar’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ in the drama category. Hollywood TV producers on Thursday nabbed a slew of nominations for the Rockie Awards at the upcoming 39th Banff World Media Festival. The best drama category has American entrants in Sony TV’s Counterpart and CBS’ Twin Peaks, while the…
April 05, 2018
The Warner Bros. sci-fi tentpole is gathering steam in the world’s second-largest film market, thanks to rave reviews and a long holiday weekend. Riding rave local reviews and effusive word of mouth, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One surged past the $100 million mark in China on Thursday. It’s now clear that the Middle Kingdom will…
April 05, 2018
The actor reprised his iconic ‘Austin Powers’ role on ‘The Tonight Show’ to spoof the turnover in the White House. Sixteen years after the last Austin Power movie, Mike Myers returned as Dr. Evil for a spoof of the turnover in President Trump’s administration during a Tonight Show monologue. At the end of Jimmy Fallon’s…
April 05, 2018
[This story contains full spoilers for the latest episode of Survivor Ghost Island.] In the immortal words of Carol Anne from Poltergeist II, a film even more haunting than the current Survivor season’s spooky premise: “They’re back!” Three iconic relics from Survivor history returned to the game in the latest episode of Ghost Island, called…
April 05, 2018
This week’s ‘Winter Was Here’ podcast focuses on season three, episode five, ‘Kissed by Fire.’ [This story contains full spoilers through seven seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones.] It feels like a futile exercise to rank the bad moves executed by the Starks over the course of Game of Thrones. Does Ned Stark (Sean Bean) refusing…
April 04, 2018
The immersive musical about a fictional Korean pop factory scored nine nominations, while Carrie Coon, Michael Urie, Cristin Milioti and Paul Sparks are among those in the running for acting honors. Nominations for the 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards were announced Wednesday, with honors spread across an eclectic mix of musicals and plays from the…
April 04, 2018
Gabe Polsky follows his acclaimed feature documentary directorial debut ‘Red Army’ with a dynamic exploration of what separates our greatest athletes from all the rest. We’ve barely made it through the first quarter of 2018, but an early contender for the best documentary feature Oscar has emerged: Gabe Polsky‘s In Search of Greatness, a dynamic…
April 04, 2018
The show may have a shot at reviving global buyers’ faith in American-made TV. The monster success of ABC’s Roseanne reboot — boasting 25 million viewers with Nielsen’s live-plus-3 figures factored in — has international TV buyers feeling nostalgic. It’s been a long time since a U.S. network series, at least one that didn’t feature…
April 04, 2018
Noah Hawley tells THR about the new voice along for the ride in the second year of FX’s mind-bending Marvel series. [This story contains spoilers from the season two premiere of FX’s Legion.] About a third of the way through its first new episode in more than a year, Legion shifts gears in a rather…
April 04, 2018
Breaking from tradition, the MPAA has decided to include home entertainment in its annual report, which confirms that global box-office revenue hit $40 billion in 2017, while U.S. attendance hit a 23-year low. The Motion Picture Association of America — which represents Hollywood’s major studios — is giving a big shout-out to Netflix and other…
April 03, 2018
The event will join the fest’s already-announced ‘Nash Bridges’ and ‘thirtysomething’ reunions. ATX Television Festival is setting up more TV show reunions. The Austin-based fest will host a reunion for Felicity, the late ’90s coming-of-age drama that aired on The WB.  Stars Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Amy Jo Johnson, Ian Gomez…
April 03, 2018