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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 15th June *Updated*

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  • 23:40 - South Park: The Fractured but Whole - Tie-In Game Announced

  • 23:25 - MOVIES: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson Returning for 'Pitch Perfect 3'
    Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will be back for the third installment in the Pitch Perfect franchise.

    Universal has dated Pitch Perfect 3 for Friday, July 21, 2017.

    Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions are returning to produce.

  • 23:20 - Sherlock - Manga Adaption Banned In USA
    There has been lots of fuss regarding the Japanese publication of an English language version of their manga adaptation of the BBC Steven Moffat/Mark Gatiss Sherlock series, using the text from the original TV show. Rather than translating back from the translated Japanese.

    On its announcement, Sherlock fans in the USA went kinda nuts and tried ordering it from Books Kinokuniya. Word came down, however, that the book is embargoed. It can’t be sold to the US due to rights and licensing issues.

    What the issues are, we don’t know. Actors’ likeness rights? Territorial license clashes? Possibly that a US publisher has already comic book rights to the show and is planning their own version? Maybe they could be planning to license the Japanese version themselves.


  • 23:15 - MOVIES: Maleficent Sequel in Development
    EXCLUSIVE: Disney has begun moving toward a sequel to Maleficent, the 2014 blockbuster fairy tale that starred Angelina Jolie as the winged title character. The studio has engaged Linda Woolverton to write the sequel, and I’m told the studio is keeping Jolie in the loop and that the sequel will be written for her to reprise.

    That will be a whole different conversation, of course, and they would have to make a new deal with her to reprise. She developed but didn’t star in sequels to either Salt or Wantedbut Disney is moving forward and hoping it gets a fairy tale ending. Joe Roth is back as the film’s producer, and it’s unclear whether Robert Stromberg will be back. He’s the Oscar winning production designer who made his directing debut. Not surprising that another Maleficent would be a major priority for the studio’s revisionist fairy tale slate. It was a pricey film at a reported $180 million, but Maleficentgrossed nearly $760 million worldwide. Woolverton is repped by WME.


  • 22:30 - The Whispers - Interview with Executive Producer
    'The Whispers' Exclusive Interview: Executive Producer on Drill's Plan, Methods and Limitations

    Through the first two episodes of The Whispers, many questions have been raised in the aftermath of the event in Mali, including Sean's reappearance, his connection to Drill and why Drill's playing various games with specific children.

    BuddyTV spoke with Exective Producer Zack Estrin on the phone to discuss what's coming up on The Whispers Season 1 Episode 3, "Collision," and beyond. He provided insight into the children Drill's targeting, the entity's abilities and limitations, why the children are easy targets, when answers will be revealed and much more.

    Read on for edited excerpts from the conversation and check out a sneak peek for "Collison."

    It's quite a coincidence that all these people that Drill is targeting have a connection. Is that strictly a coincidence or will we eventually find out there's a reason these people were selected?

    That actually is a very good question because Drill is choosing-- everybody who Drill is playing with is being done for a reason. They are all connected to part of what his larger plan is going to be. Everybody who he talks to will play a part at some point or in some way, shape or form in what Drill's ultimate desires are. It is an intended coincidence if that's a word.

    Right now, Drill is known as a mysterious entity. As an entity, we've been able to see that he can give hearing back to Henry and promises to heal Harper's mother. If Drill has that kind of power, why does he have to manipulate kids to do actions for him? Are there limits to Drill's abilities?

    I think one of the things of the way that Drill operates as you'll sort of see as it goes forward -- He is not all powerful and its abilities are restricted to what it can do. When you're not corporeal there are things that you can and cannot do. ...

    At first it looked like Sean and Drill's actions were directly connected, but through the episodes that initial theory starts to appear incorrect.

    I think right now there's still some kind of connection between Drill and Sean. I think we'll understand exactly what that is as we get into Episodes 4 and 5. He's still kind of connected, but we're just not sure why or how. I know that there is some kind of thing do to with the crash out there in the desert and clearly Sean is in the same places as where people have said that Drill is. The question is: Why is Sean connected to Drill? I think you'll find your answers quite quickly.

  • 22:15 - MOVIES: Extinction Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Matthew Fox Sci-Fi Horror

  • 21:45 - MTV’s ‘Scream’ Cast Talks ‘Gorier, Darker’ Show, Mixing Comedy and Horror
    “Because horror’s such a better genre right now — it’s definitely had a rebirth — it’s darker,” Weil (“Sharknado”) said. “It’s definitely a little bit gorier, a little bit scarier, more of a thriller.”

    Blotevogel (“Ravenswood,” “The Twilight Zone”) said she thinks the entire “Scream” franchise works because of its unique take on horror.

    “I loved genre, but I hated that genre has just been relegated to just the geeks and the nerds,” Blotevogel said about “Scream’s” premiere in 1996. “… And then I saw ‘Scream’ and realized this movie succeeded on so many levels. It was so entertaining as a comedy, as a horror film, as a self-referential, and also had great characters.”


  • 21:40 - Morgan Spector To Star In USA Pilot 'Paradise Pictures'
    “Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire) is set to topline USA’s Hollywood period drama pilot Paradise Pictures, written/executive produced by Suits scribe Rick Muirragui and executive produced by Suits creator/executive producer Aaron Korsh. Universal Cable Productions, where Korsh is under an overall deal, is the studio.


  • 21:35 - Melissa and Joey - Episode 4.13 - The Book Club - Sneak Peeks

  • 21:25 - Married - Episode 2.01 - Thanksgiving - Press Release

    Episode 1 / Production #202 – “Thanksgiving” (Airs July 16, 10:30 pm e/p) – Russ and Lina have a surprise Thanksgiving. Jess and AJ pretend not to know each other. Written by Daisy Gardner; directed by Jamie Babbitt.


  • 21:15 - MOVIES: The Angry Birds Movie - Official Posters

  • 21:10 - The Royals - Season 2 - Production Begins - Press Release
    Production on season two of E!'s first original scripted drama series "The Royals," began production today on location in London. Creator Mark Schwahn penned and will be directing episode 201 which will premiere in November on E! The series' key players were all on hand for celebratory SELFIE with Mark including Elizabeth Hurley (Queen Helena), William Moseley (Prince Liam), and Alexandra Park (Princess Eleanor).

    "Mystery, drama, scandal, sex, mayhem, murder and ridiculously pretty people. And also me. The Royals. Fully committed. Season Two begins today." said Mark Schwahn

    Elizabeth Hurley adds, "The storylines for Season 2 of THE ROYALS are mind blowing. So excited to be back on set."

    The May 17 season one finale "The Royals" at 10pm, delivered 1.1M P18-49 in L3s, consistent with the overall season one average. The series ranks as the top new scripted series in cable for the year (excluding spin-offs) and will return in its second season this November. "The Royals" is a co-production of Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions.


  • 21:00 - UnReal - Episode 1.04 - Wife - Promotional Photos

  • 20:00 - The Walking Dead: Michonne - Video Game Mini-Series Announced
    Today on YouTube Telltale Games revealed a new miniseries for The Walking Dead, and it stars Michonne, the ruthless, katana-wielding woman who's been with Rick Grimes' crew in the comics for the past 10 years.

    The Walking Dead: Michonne is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, PC, iOS, and Android this fall, and you'll need to own at least the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two to access the Michonne miniseries. Check out the first image below, along with more details on its story and characters.

    The story for The Walking Dead: Michonne "explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139," Telltale Games explained. This puts the beginning of the three-episode series right at the end of the All Out War arc, in which Grimes' crew finally overcomes the despicable Negan. Notable comic book characters seem likely to make an appearance, with Telltale stating, "Players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group...and what brought her back."


  • 19:30 - Humans - Premiere Ratings
    Channel 4’s robot drama Humans began with 4 million viewers, the broadcaster’s biggest original drama for more than a decade and more than twice the number who watched BBC1’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

    Humans, adapted by a pair of Spooks writers from a Swedish TV drama, started with just over 4 million viewers, an 18% share of the audience from 9pm on Sunday, with a five-minute peak of 4.3 million.

    It was up more than 200% on Channel 4’s slot average and its biggest original UK drama launch since a new TV ratings methodology was introduced in 2002.

    (Read our review here)


  • 18:55 - Finding Carter - Episode 2.12 - Sneak Peek 2

  • 18:40 - Presence - ABC Developing Detective Drama
    In ABC’s first script buy for the next development cycle, the network has set Presence (unlic), a drama from American Crime creator John Ridley. Like the praised anthology drama American Crime, which has been renewed for a second installment, Ridley will write, direct and executive produce the project through his International Famous Players Radio Picture Corporation. Also like with American Crime, Ridley is teaming on Presence with Michael McDonald, who will executive produce through his Stearns Castle company. ABC Studios, where Ridley is under an overall deal, is the studio.

    Presence is described a stylish update of the classic detective genre. It follows Presence Foster, a former Army Counter Insurgency Operative who finds herself navigating a widely divergent and highly colorful cross section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed (unlic) Private Investigator.

    In addition to working on the second season of American Crime and on Presence, 12 Years a Slave writer Ridley is developing a secretive project for Marvel Studios and ABC.


  • 18:35 - Winona Ryder to star in Netflix’s Untitled Supernatural Thriller
    In her first series-regular TV gig, Winona Ryder is set to star in Netflix’s untitled eight-episode supernatural thriller that is being billed as “a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation,” TVLine has learned. (The project was previously known under the working title Montauk.)

    In the ’80s-set series, a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

    Ryder will play Joyce, a working class woman and the mother of the missing 2-year-old. In the quest to rescue her son from terrifying forces, she summons a strength she never knew she had. David Harbour (State of Affairs) has also been cast as the town’s chief of police.


  • 18:25 - Tyrant - Episode 2.05 - A Viper in the Palace - Press Release
    Episode 5 / Production #205 – “A Viper in the Palace” (Airs July 14, 10:00 pm e/p) – The Army of the Caliphate arrives and Barry fears his identity will be revealed, endangering everyone who helped him. Jamal and Tariq’s conflict over military action reaches a tipping point. Molly and Sammy travel to Abuddin to claim his contested inheritance. Written by Mark Richard; directed by David Petrarca.


  • 16:00 - Complications - 1.01 - 1.08 - Synopsis
    COMPLICATIONS - "Pilot/Infection" - 9pm/8c *Two hour Series Premiere with limited commercials*

    Disillusioned ER doctor John Ellison (Jason O'Mara) finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's (Jaiden Byrd) life. When he learns the boy is still marked for death, John is compelled to keep him alive. In part 2, when Antoine disappears from his hospital bed, John must find him quickly or face the consequences of losing a gang leader's son. ER nurse Gretchen Polk (Jessica Szohr) tries to convince a combative patient to lie about her medical condition in order to keep John clear of their supervisor's suspicions.

    The series also stars Beth Riesgraf, Lauren Stamile and Chris Chalk.

    Episode 1.03 - Onset
    Airs, Jun 25, 2015
    John visits Antoine's father, the leader of the VCC gang, in prison, in an attempt to shed his responsibilities for Antoine; and Gretchen confronts Hillary's abusive boyfriend at his home.

    Episode 1.04 - Immune Response
    Airs, Jul 2, 2015
    Gretchen makes expensive arrangements to hide Antoine in order to prevent Bridget from learning that John illegally transferred him to the surgical center. That means John needs to ask the gang for money, however. In other events, a past indiscretion tests John's relationship with Samantha.

    Episode 1.05 - Outbreak
    Airs, Jul 9, 2015
    A gang shootout results in a flood of victims in the ER. John tries to halt the escalating violence, but to succeed he must navigate rival gang members and the police. Meanwhile, Gretchen tends to the young woman who sparked the bloodshed.

    Episode 1.06 - Diagnosis
    Airs, Jul 16, 2015
    Det. Holden of the Gang Task Force questions John about his suspicious activity; and Gretchen travels to the gang neighborhood to save a young boy.

    Episode 1.07 - Fever
    Airs, Jul 23, 2015
    John wants to help Gretchen, but doesn't want to circumvent the law; and Samantha's doubts about John are increased by information provided to her by Kyle.

    Episode 1.08 - Relapse
    Airs, Jul 30, 2015
    John tries to rein in his compulsions, but is tested when he's tipped off about an impending massacre. Samantha, meanwhile, turns to Det. Holden for answers.


  • 10:00 - American Odyssey - Episode 1.12 - Bug Out - Promo

  • 09:45 - MOVIES: Get Smurfy - Animated Smurfs Reboot - Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin & Rainn Wilson Join Cast + Video
    Today happens to be Global Smurfs Day, and Sony Pictures Animation is marking the occasion with the unveiling of Get Smurfy as the title for the studio’s until-now movie-without-a-name third adventure in the brave blue world. Casting has been firmed with pop star Demi Lovato giving voice to the single Smurfette, Rainn Wilsonseizing the role of the villainous Gargamel as well as the previously announced Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf. For a glimpse of Get Smurfy, and the people behind the blue crew, check out the adjacent video.

    The latest adventure has finds Smurfette and her brothers navigating the Enchanted Forest in search of a fabled Smurfs village before the evil Gargamel finds it. Animated in 3D in the style of Smurfs creator Peyo Culliford, mysteries will be revealed. Are Smurfs only blue or do they come in other hues? Are their mushroom abodes organic? And the biggest mystery — why are there 99 boys and only one girl?

    Directed by Kelly Asbury and produced by Jordan Kerner, Get Smurfy opens March 31, going up against Walt Disney Pictures’ adaptation of Japanese manga comic Ghost In The Shell.


  • 09:20 - MOVIES: Jurassic World - Destroys Record for Global Box Office With $511 Million Debut
    More than two decades after Steven Spielberg created a new era of the summer blockbuster with “Jurassic Park,” dinosaurs again ruled the Earth with “Jurassic World’s” $511.8 million worldwide opening — the best global rollout in history.

    It’s the first time a film has ever taken in more than $500 million in one weekend, and Universal and Legendary’s “Jurassic World” opened at No. 1 in all 66 foreign markets in which it debuted.

    Sunday’s international estimate for “Jurassic World” is $307.2 million, behind only only the $314 million of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2” in 2011. It is Universal’s highest-grossing international weekend by a large margin, beating the previous record holder “Furious 7,” witch rolled out to $250.4 millon abroad.


  • 09:00 - Queer As Folk - 10 Year Reunion Panel + Reboot/Reunion Special Has Been Discussed
    Showtime's Queer as Folk celebrated its 10-year reunion June 5 at the fourth annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, where the cast and creators of the drama discussed a potential reboot, the impact of the LGBT series and the show's groundbreaking sex scenes.

    The panel, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter, featured creators Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, as well as stars Gale Harold (Brian), Peter Paige (Emmett), Robert Gant (Ben) and Randy Harrison (Justin). The lively and insightful discussion touched on how the series approached sex scenes — and filmed them — before they figured out "cock socks" and the insane 21-page nudity rider that was required in order to participate.