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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 15th June 2018 *Updated*



15th June 2018

Big Little Lies - Season 2 - Denis O'Hare to Recur

Veteran actor Denis O’Hare (This is Us) is set for a recurring role in the second season of HBO’s Emmy-winning limited series Big Little Lies.

O’Hare will play Ira Farber, a new character.

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14th June 2018

MOVIES: Alpha - Trailer 2 feat Kodi Smit-McPhee





MOVIES: The Grinch - Trailer 2 feat Benedict Cumberbatch





Shameless - Season 9 - Richard Flood Promoted to Series Regular

Richard Flood, who recurred in Season 8 of Showtime’s Shameless, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming ninth season.

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All About the Washingtons - Teaser Promo, First Look Photos + Premiere Date

Your mama’s favorite rapper is back! Rev Run’s got something bubbling, and this time he's playing by the book. All About the Washingtons, an original scripted comedy series, streams August 10. Only on Netflix.







13th June 2018

MOVIES: Doctor Sleep - Ewan McGregor to Star in The Shining Sequel

Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Dr. Sleep,” the sequel to horror classic “The Shining.”

Sources say King has given his blessing to McGregor’s casting.

Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix’s adaptation of the King novella “Gerald’s Game,” is directing. Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg.

Warner Bros. had been developing this film, as well as “The Shining” prequel “Overlook Hotel,” for years, but the studio struggled to secure a budget for either film. Following the success of New Line’s “It,” every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production, and Warner Bros. saw “Dr. Sleep” as its next King adaptation.

“Dr. Sleep” begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a scary group with the similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.

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B: The Beginning - Anime Renewed for a 2nd Season by Netflix

B: The Beginning Season 2 of the hit anime series is coming soon to Netflix.

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action sweep through the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Chief among the major players is “Killer B” - a serial killer who has thrown the city into chaos. The stories of Koku, the protagonist, Keith, a legendary investigator of the Royal Investigation Service, and a mysterious criminal organization intertwine on the path to reach their objectives. A wide variety of unforgettable characters surround them on the journey, as they attempt to stop a chain of horrific crimes in this suspense drama.
Original: Kazuto Nakazawa×Production I.G

Directors: Kazuto Nakazawa, Yoshinobu Yamakawa

Producer: Rui Kuroki

Animation Studio: Production I.G
Cast: Hiroaki Hirata / Yuki Kaji

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Are You Sleeping - Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood & Ron Cephas Jones Join Apple Series

Apple has assembled a star-studded cast for its Octavia Spencer series Are You Sleeping, from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and the scripted drama venture of Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.

Joining Spencer in the a 10-episode thriller drama are Aaron Paul (The Path, Breaking Bad), Weeds alumna Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer (ER, 8 Mile), Michael Beach (Aquaman, Sons of Anarchy), Tracie Thoms (Rent, Unreal), and Haneefah Wood (Baskets, One Day at a Time).

Also cast in the series is Emmy Award-nominated This Is Us co-star Ron Cephas Jones, who will continue to recur on the NBC family drama.

Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast.

Three-time Emmy winner Paul stars as convicted murderer Warren Cave whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years. Paul had been heavily pursued for pilots and series after the recent cancellation of his Hulu drama series The Path.

Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Perkins stars as Melanie Cave – Mother of Warren Cave, the subject of Poppy’s podcast.

Paul, Perkins and previously cast Lizzy Caplan, who plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, all have one-year deals.

Phifer plays Markus Knox, a former detective and long time friend of Poppy Parnell. Beach plays Ingram Rhoades, a successful attorney and Poppy’s husband. Emmy-nominated Thoms plays Desiree Scoville, Poppy’s older opinionated sister. Wood plays Cydie Scoville, Poppy’s fiercely loyal sister. Cephas Jones plays Leander “Shreve” Scoville, Poppy’s father.

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Ray Donovan - Season 6 - Tony Curran to Recur

Defiance alum Tony Curran is set for a recurring role on the upcoming season of Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Season 6 will see a change of location, moving to New York City from Los Angeles, where it has been based for the past five seasons. Last season wrapped with Ray’s (Liev Schreiber) fractured relationship with his daughter Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) drawing him to New York to make amends for a past wrongdoing. Curran will play NYPD Sgt. Mikey “Rad” Radulovic, a tough, no-nonsense cop.

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Castle Rock - Noel Fisher to Recur in Hulu's Stephen King Anthology

Shameless alum Noel Fisher has booked a recurring role in Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock, from Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, is named after the fictional town in King’s native Maine that is featured prominently in a number of his novels, novellas and short stories. Per the producers, it combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

Fisher will play Zalewski, a Shawshank prison guard who finds himself embroiled with the discovery of a dark and mysterious inmate.

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Catch-22 - Harrison Osterfield Joins Hulu's Limited Series

Up-and-coming actor Harrison Osterfield is set for a key role in Catch-22, Hulu’s high-profile limited series directed by George Clooney. Written by Luke Davies and David Michôd based on the seminal Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Set in Italy during World War II, Catch-22 follows the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.

Osterfield will play Snowden, a tail gunner who does not know what awaits him on his first mission.

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MOVIES: The Nun - Teaser Trailer feat Taissa Farmiga





Now Apocalypse - Evan Hart & Taylor Hart to Recur in Starz Comedy

Evan Hart has been cast in the upcoming Starz comedy series “Now Apocalypse,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Hart will play a scientist named Lars. The role will see him appear alongside his real-life brother Taylor Hart, who will play Lars’ brother Klaus.

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MOVIES: Brain On Fire - Trailer feat Chloë Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Carrie-Anne Moss & More





12th June 2018

The Cool Kids - Patrick Walsh Tapped as Showrunner on FOX Comedy

Patrick Walsh (Living Biblically) has joined Fox’s new comedy series The Cool Kids as executive producer and showrunner.

Walsh replaces Kevin Abbott who served as executive producer/showrunner on the pilot. Abbott, a Last Man Standing veteran who served as an executive producer for most of the multi-camera comedy’s six seasons on ABC, including two stints as showrunner, was recently tapped as showrunner of Fox’s LMS revival, which will be paired with The Cool Kids on Fox’s Friday fall schedule

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11th June 2018

MOVIES: Arachnophobia - Remake at Amblin in Development with James Wan Producing

EXCLUSIVE: Amblin and James Wan’s Atomic Monster are the early stages of a remake of Arachnophobia, the 1990 Frank Marshall-directed horror-comedy film about a species of South American killer spider that crosses the U.S. border in a coffin. It breeds and becomes a massive killer. Jeff Daniels and John Goodman starred in the original, in which a few brave souls try to track down the queen before the hybrid breed can take hold.

Wan, who most recently completed Aquaman for DC and Warner Bros, won’t direct this. He’ll guide it as producer.

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MOVIES: The Little Stranger - Trailer feat Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter & Charlotte Rampling





The Outsider - Limited Series Based on Stephen King Novel to Get 10-Episode Series Adaptation

EXCLUSIVE: Media Rights Capital is back in business with Stephen King, its partner on The Dark Tower. MRC has optioned the Stephen King bestselling novel The Outsider. MRC plans a 10-episode limited series adaptation, and they have secured Richard Price to write it. Jack Bender and Marty Bowen are exec producing with MRC. Bender and Bowen teamed on the series Mr. Mercedes, and Bender is a possible to direct the pilot for The Outsider. King has the option to join as executive producer. MRC will develop the show with Price writing the pilot before they set it at a network.

The thriller is an is-he or isn’t-he an innocent man accused of a horrible crime story, a theme King has covered in past fiction like Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which became the film classic The Shawshank Redemption. Here, the main character is Terry Maitland, one of Flint City’s most storied citizens. A Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls, Maitland is arrested in front of everyone and charged with the grotesque murder of an 11-year old. Even though Maitland has an iron clad alibi — he was at a conference and seen by witnesses, his DNA was found at the murder scene along with fingerprints.

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Making Friends - Comedy from HIMYM Creators Passed by Amazon

During the interview, Salke also addressed the fate of Amazon’s most recent comedy pilots, the multi-camera Making Friends, from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and the single-camera Upload from The Office creator Greg Daniels. Amazon has passed on Making Friends, which marked the platform’s first multi-camera comedy greenlight, while Upload is still “in very much active conversations about the budget and other things.”

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Dark One - Brandon Sanderson & FremantleMedia North American Developing Fantasy TV Series

FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA PARTNERS WITH POPULAR FANTASY AUTHOR BRANDON SANDERSON ON "DARK ONE," HIS FIRST ORIGINAL CONCEPT FOR TELEVISION

The Unprecedented Relationship Between Author and Production Company Will Bring to Life Sanderson's Newest Astonishing World for a Multi-Media Experience

Burbank, CA (June 11, 2018) - FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) with Random House Studio today announced a milestone partnership with best-selling fantasy novelist Brandon Sanderson. The author is taking the Dark One property to a new level and making it a true multi-media experience - not only spanning the small screen with the TV series, but he's concurrently creating a graphic novel that will be published by Vault Comics. Sanderson's also penning a supplementary, multi-volume book series that will expand on the storyline from the show and further explore subsidiary characters. Additionally, fans will be able to enjoy his master storytelling through the Dark One podcast where it will shed further light on the incidents leading up to where the TV series will begin.

Dark One will be a dramatic fantasy adventure spotlighting a young man who sees visions of strange and fantastical worlds, which he is told are just hallucinations. But this dark and deadly fantasy world that keeps coming to him is actually a real vision of another world - one where he has been prophesied to become a tyrant and destroy this land of interesting creatures, sporadic electrical currents and a darkening landscape.

"I'm used to painting a picture in words. Dark One came to life when I freed myself to think of it as a project for actual visual media, with the setting, characters and outline all coming together," said author Brandon Sanderson. "I'm excited to be able to partner with FremantleMedia North America and Random House Studio on this for television."

"Brandon Sanderson is a powerful storyteller and one of the world's most admired fantasy writers," said Dante Di Loreto, president of scripted entertainment, FremantleMedia North America. "The narrative of Dark One will examine the dual roles we often take on in life - the ability to be a savior as well as a destroyer, and this innovative creative partnership with Brandon will serve as a catalyst for deepening the connection between him and his many fans."

"Brandon Sanderson is one of the most exciting storytellers within the enormous group of authors published by the Penguin Random House group," said Peter Gethers, executive vice president and general manager, Random House Studio. "We are thrilled to be working with him to create one of his extraordinary worlds for a television audience for the first time."

Sanderson's previous books have taken place in fantastical worlds which encompass an intricate system of magic driving the plots. They have graced the New York Times best-seller list six times, including his most recent release, Oathbringer, which debuted at No. 1 when it was published in November of 2017. Garnering numerous honors, including a coveted Hugo Award for his 2012 novella The Emperor's Soul, his works have widespread appeal within the global fantasy community, have been translated into more than 35 languages, and have sold over 12 million copies.




MOVIES: It: Chapter 2 - Isaiah Mustafa Joins Cast

The last adult member of the Losers Club has been cast.

Isaiah Mustafa has signed on to play the adult version of Mike Hanlon in “It: Chapter 2.”

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Lord of the Rings - Jennifer Salke Shares Small Updates on Amazon Project

Salke inherited a number of projects in the works, none bigger than a forthcoming series adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” the subject of a massive deal last year that Bezos involved himself personally in. According to Salke, that deal only officially closed last month. But Amazon has been meeting with writers. Salke herself spent three hours with Tolkien’s grandson Simon Tolkien, and the next step is for representatives of the Tolkien estate to meet with writers.

“It’s a partnership,” she said of Amazon’s deal with the estate. “They have some lines in the play on this on strategy and on vision. The great news about that is that they’re actually really thoughtful and smart, as you would expect.”

The Tolkien deal covers most, but not all of the material connected to the author’s Middle Earth saga. Salke said that it is still too early to say what shape, exactly, the series will take. But, she added, “It’s not a remaking of the movies, and it’s not a whole new thing. It’s something in between. It’s not, ‘Oh, it’s “Lord of the Rings” but you don’t recognize anything in it,’ but it’s not totally familiar to you either. So it’s original.”


The scripted narrative about Amazon has been that Bezos wanted his version of Game of Thrones. Have you spoken with him about that and how you can deliver on that goal?

All of us would love a big, addictive show that is executed at the top of its game. We're really excited about Lord of the Rings. Despite all the chatter about it, the deal just closed a month ago. We've been talking to writers. We have an estate that's very active. I've spent three hours with Simon Tolkien. There's a lot of moving parts with it. We'll have some game plan to move forward with very soon. Then there's great genre stuff and tons of stuff in the pipeline. And we just picked up The Expanse, which Jeff was so excited about. We are going to have lots of big shows. They're not all going to be genre sci-fi. We're also going to have some big addictive female shows. We're looking for our next big show that women also can't stop talking about.

One of the clauses in landing Lord of the Rings is that it must be in production within two years. Will it make that?

It'll be in production in two years; [on the air in] 2021 is the hope. But there are other people who wish it was 2020.

What is Peter Jackson's involvement?

We're in conversations with him that I think are very amicable about how much involvement he wants and what kind. We haven't figured out exactly what that is yet. He may say he is involved or he's not involved. We're still very much in conversation with him about what kind of involvement he would propose.




American Horror Story - Season 8 - Twist Coming in Episode 5

But there’s apparently going to be even more stars than before. “You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat,” teases Murphy. “It’s a very high concept.”

While rumors have swirled that this season is called AHS: Radioactive, Murphy would only admit this one has a massive twist. Says Murphy, who co-created AHS with Brad Falchuk, “It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode five.”




This Is Us - Parts of Series Finale Already Shot

Mandy Moore revealed on the Howard Stern show that some of the series finale has already been shot, and Dan Fogelman is planning 5 or 6 seasons for the show.





8th June 2018

Swingers Comedy in Development at Showtime

Showtime has put in development a half-hour swingers comedy from actress-writer Alanna Thompson and Dynamic Television (Van Helsing, Wynonna Earp).

Created by Thompson, the untitled project focuses on relationships from three perspectives: a monogamous couple, an open couple and two singles who meet and fall in love at a swingers party. It wrestles the question, is there a meaningful, sustainable alternative to monogamy?

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Anne With An E - Season 2 - Trailer

Anne's beloved world of Green Gables becomes a much bigger place, with new faces and heartfelt lessons about love, loss and growing up. New episodes arrive July 6 only on Netflix.





7th June 2018

Super Drags - Teaser





MOVIES: Serenity- Trailer feat Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong & Diane Lane





Are You Sleeping - Lizzy Caplan To Star In Apple Drama Series

Are You Sleeping, created and written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Caplan will play twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose lives have taken very different paths. I hear she has a one-year deal. Spencer plays the investigative reporter behind a hit true-crime podcast that reopens the case of Josie and Lanie’s father’s murder.

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MOVIES: Legally Blonde 3 - Opening Valentines 2020

It’s true... #LegallyBlonde3

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Deadline broke the news exclusively on Monday that Reese Witherspoon is returning for  Legally Blonde 3, and today MGM revealed that the threequel will open on Feb. 14, 2020.

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MOVIES: The Girl in the Spider's Web - Trailer feat Claire Foy





MOVIES: Bad Times at the El Royale - Trailer feat Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman & Chris Hemsworth





Shantaram - Book Adaptation in Development at Apple

In a competitive situation, Apple has landed an international drama series project based on Gregory David Roberts’ best-selling novel Shantaram, from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, to develop for straight-to-series consideration. 

The book, published in 39 languages in 42 territories worldwide with 6 million copies sold, tells the story of Lin, a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India.  The novel is a thrilling and profound exploration of love, forgiveness, and courage on the long road to redemption.




Little Voice - Dramedy from J.J. Abrams & Sara Bareilles Ordered to Series by Apple

Apple has landed half-hour romantic dramedy Little Voice, from J.J. Abrams and the Waitress duo of Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson. The upcoming streaming platform has given a straight-to-series 10-episode order to the project, which will feature original music by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Bareilles, who is co-hosting Sunday’s 72nd annual Tony Awards.

Nelson (I Am Sam, Stepmom) will write and direct the first episode and serve as showrunner for Little Voice, from Warner Bros TV and Abrams’ studio-based Bad Robot Prods.

A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York, Little Voice, which shares the title of Bareilles’ breakthrough album, explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s. It is described as a fresh, intensely romantic tale of the search to find your true voice… and then the courage to use it.

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