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SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 18th November 2018 *Updated*

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17th November 2018

Big Mouth - Renewed for a 3rd Season by Netflix

16th November 2018

Female Texas Ranger Drama in Development at FOX

Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to an hourlong female-centric Texas Rangers drama from writer Matt Cook, former Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written by Cook, the untitled Female Texas Ranger project centers on Lauren Crawford Flynn, one of only two females in the legendary and notoriously tough Texas Rangers, who balances the demands of her intense, high stakes job in a male dominated world with the challenges of being a single mom to a young teenage daughter.


neXt - A.I. Thriller from 24: Legacy Co-Creator in Development at FOX

Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to neXt, an A.I. thriller drama from 24: Legacy co-creator/executive producer Manny Coto, This Is Us directors/executive producers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written by Coto, neXt is described as a propulsive, fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research. It features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop a terrifying A.I. outbreak that threatens us all.


First Lady - Drama from Michael Weatherly & Eric Christian Olsen in Development at CBS

Bull star Michael Weatherly and NCIS: Los Angeles co-star Eric Christian Olsen have teamed up to produce First Lady, a provocative drama, which has been put in development at CBS.

Written/executive produced by Jessica Grasl (Designated Survivor), First Lady centers around the beloved First Lady of the United States, who, determined to reclaim her life, does the unthinkable – she divorces her husband while he’s still in office and uses her prominence to become an advocate for truth and justice by revitalizing her career as an investigative journalist.


Uncle Joey - Comedy Starring Joey Diaz in Development at FOX & Significant Brother - Comedy in Development at FOX

Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to two multi-camera semi-autobiographical comedies, Uncle Joey, toplined by comedian Joey Diaz and written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin (King of the Hill, Maron), and Significant Brother, written by Scott King (Difficult People) and Moe Jelline (You Again).

Written by Glarum and Jamin, Uncle Joey is inspired by the comedy of Diaz. It follows a Cuban immigrant (Diaz) with a troubled past who’s given a second chance at life when he moves his family to an upscale suburb. Intent on being the best family man possible, Joey works to raise his young daughter with old school values in today’s rapidly changing world.

Significant Brother is inspired by King and Jellene’s real-life friendship. It follows a newlywed couple as their marriage is tested, but ultimately strengthened, when the husband’s estranged gay brother moves in and becomes best friends with his wife.


Young Justice: Outsiders - Teaser + Premiere Date Revealed

Young Justice: Outsiders premieres on Friday, January 4 only on DC Universe.

The Bone Collector - Drama Based on Book Series and Movie in Development at NBC

In NBC’s last big drama pitch buy this development season, the network has given a premium script commitment to The Bone Collector, based on the bestselling book series by Jeffery Deaver and the 1999 movie of the same name which starred Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The project hails from writers VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli (S.W.A.T.), Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, whose feature sibling studios shared distribution of the film, in association with Uni TV-based Keshet Studios.

Written by Boyd and Bianculli, The Bone Collector follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case brings him back to the force, Rhyme partners up with an ambitious young detective, Amelia Sachs, to take down some of the most dangerous criminals in the U.S.


Empire - Season 5 - Alicia Coppola to Recur

Alicia Coppola (Shameless) will play a smart, flamboyant attorney investigating Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and international money launderer Damon Cross (Wood Harris). She’ll do almost anything for big target convictions because she believes they’ll take her to the Governor’s mansion and then the White House.


Star - Season 3 - Tammi Mac to Recur

Tammi Mac (Bag Lady) will play Aunt Ginny, GiGi Nixon’s (Palmer) overbearing aunt, manager and head of her “Famtourage” (family/entourage). She once had a singing career of her own, but spiraled due to her drug addiction.


Claws - Season 3 - Evan Daigle Promoted to Series Regular; Rebecca Creskoff & Michael Horse to Recur

Evan Daiglee who plays Toby, Uncle Daddy’s (Dean Norris) right-hand man and favorite boy toy, has been upped to a series regular.

Rebecca Creskoff (Hung) will recur as Melba Locklear, a Sarasota native who was a child model for catalogs and print campaigns throughout the southeast. This transitioned into beauty pageants and, ultimately a meteorologist gig on the local news, until an on-air, obscenity-strewn meltdown cost Melba her career in journalism. A lengthy rehabilitation followed, during which she met Mac, who was battling a cocaine addiction. They married shortly thereafter. Today, Melba is the picture of a Sarasota mover and shaker.

Michael Horse (Twin Peaks) will recur as Mac Locklear, Melba’s (Creskoff) husband. Affable, always nattily dressed in bespoke suits, Mac Locklear is a dashing Native American male who is involved in the seedy/glamorous world of Florida gaming. At face value, Mac and Melba are respectable pillars of Sarasota business community with their profitable casino, Bayside Rapture, which is affiliated with the obscure, recently recognized Tuptee tribe of central Florida. He’s a man with many secrets.


The Marriage Lie - Drama Based on Book in Development at ABC

ABC has put in development drama The Marriage Lie, inspired by Kimberly Belle’s bestselling book of the same name, from writer Michael Cooney, producer Kim Moses, director Michael Offer and ABC Studios, where Offer and Moses are under deals.

In The Marriage Lie, written by Cooney, Iris and Will have been married for seven years and life is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will flies out for a business trip to Florida, Iris’s happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for upstate New York has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief-stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to uncover what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she finds shock her to her very core. Iris’ immaculate life spirals into a rabbit hole when she discovers a connection between her husband and a past layered with secrets that he has kept hidden from her until now.


Someone Like You - Character Driven Rent-A-Family Procedural in Development at FOX

Fox is developing Someone Like You, a character-driven relationship procedural drama from Mars co-executive producer David Gould and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written/executive produced by Gould, Someone Like You is influenced by Japan’s booming Rent-A-Family industry whereby people, who do not have close relatives, turn to rent-a-family agencies to hire spouses, parents, children and other types of “family members.”

Someone Like You explores our most core human need, the desire for connection. Led by a brilliant social researcher turned CEO, our team of hired multi-generational “Kin” shapeshift into spouses, siblings, parents, sons and daughters…filling the void in the most vulnerable moments, for someone like you…


The Village - Nadine Nicole to Recur in Upcoming NBC Drama

Nadine Nicole (Casual, The Expanse) will play a war widow who becomes a love interest of Nick (Warren Christie).


Instinct - Season 2 - Reshma Shetty to Recur

Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) will recur as Maya, a glamorous old love of Julian’s (Andrews), who comes back into his life with a proposal he cannot resist.


Piety - Cult Drama from Preacher Writer & Noah Hawley in Development at FX

FX has bought for development Piety, a cult crime drama from writer Wes Brown (Preacher) and Noah Hawley’s 26 Keys Productions. The project falls under Hawley’s overall deal with FX and FX Productions.

Written by Brown on spec, Piety is described as a character-driven crime story set in and around a cult in the American West.


15th November 2018

Grand Hotel - John Marshall Jones, Richard Burgi & Adrian Pasdar Join ABC Series

John Marshall Jones (Smart Guy) will play Malcolm, husband to Mrs. P and father of Jason. Malcolm is the head of facilities at the Riviera Grand. He’s a loving family man who works hard to give his loved ones the life they deserve.

Richard Burgi (General Hospital) will play Michael Finn. Owner of the Finn Hotel Group. Mr. Finn might seem charming, but this shrewd businessman’s presence in Miami Beach means trouble for the Mendoza family and the staff of the Riviera Grand.

Adrian Pasdar (Agents of SHIELD) will play Felix, the ex-husband of Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez) and father of Yoli and Carolina. He abandoned his family after he was caught embezzling money from his clients. He’s returned after several years to make amends but are his intentions honorable, or does he have a more sinister motive?


Man. Woman. Child. - Comedy in Development at NBC

NBC has put in development Man. Woman. Child., a comedy from writer Vanessa McCarthy (Schooled), Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills (Hot in Cleveland, Grimm), Will Packer Media and Universal TV where Hazy Mills is based.

Written by McCarthy, Man. Woman. Child. centers around a single man in his 30’s who makes the calculated decision to start a family and have a baby via surrogacy. With loads of opinions and judgment from his friends and family, only one young woman – with her unique entrepreneurial goals and financial needs – would be the perfect match for this man and his approach to having a child.


Family Emergency - Medical Drama from Michael Rauch & Jennie Snyder Urman in Development at CBS

CBS has bought for development Family Emergency, a sibling/medical drama from Instinct developer/executive producer Michael Rauch, Jane the Virgin and Charmed’s Jennie Snyder Urman and CBS TV Studios where Rauch and Urman are based.

Written by Rauch, Family Emergency revolves around three sisters who often clash but always have each other’s backs work together in a busy ER, saving patients’ lives while navigating the complications of love, medicine and family.


Puller - Action Procedural Based on David Baldacci’s Book Series from Bones Executive Producer & Gary Oldman in Development at FOX

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Puller, an hourlong drama based on David Baldacci’s bestselling John Puller book series, from former Bones executive producer Carla Kettner, Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman, Oscar winner Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Douglas Urbanski and Sony Pictures TV, where Berman is under an overall deal.

Written by Kettner, Puller is described as an action-forward procedural thriller about John Puller, an investigator with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. Puller, a decorated former Army Ranger, faces the most difficult case of his life when his brother, a convicted traitor, escapes from a maximum security prison. Together with Veronica Knox, an army intel specialist, Puller searches for his fugitive brother. In the book series, John and Veronica solve the most difficult of crimes while John secretly battles to restore his family honor.


MOVIES: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding - Trailer feat Rose McIver

Crooked Brooklyn & False Memories - Crime Dramas from Joel Silver in Development at CBS

Joel Silver and his Silver Pictures Television have sold two drama projects to CBS — False Memories, written by Steve Maeda (Salvation), and Crooked Brooklyn, written by Adair Cole (Norco). Both hail from Lionsgate Television where Silver Pictures Television has a first-look deal.

Written/executive produced by Maeda, who will serve as showrunner, False Memories centers on a forensic psychologist who uses her expertise in the malleability of human memory to investigate crime scenes and analyze the memories of victims and witnesses in her quest for justice.

In Crooked Brooklyn, written by Cole, with an unparalleled drive to ferret out corruption and find justice, the DAs of the Brooklyn Rackets Division are given badges and guns and tasked with both investigating crime on the streets and prosecuting those crimes in the courtroom. Nick Nantell co-exec produces.

Manifest - Matt Long Joins Cast in Major Recurring Role

Matt Long (Helix) will recur as Zeke, a mysterious new character whose arrival triggers a new relationship triangle and upends the series’ mythology.


Rural Comedy Starring Trae Crowder in Development at ABC

ABC has put in development a single-camera comedy starring, created and executive produced by Trae Crowder, known for his stage persona the Liberal Redneck, and his writing and comedy touring partners Corey Forrester and Drew Morgan. The project hails from Ruben Fleischer’s The District and ABC Studios where Fleischer is under a deal.

Written by Andrew Reich (Friends), Forrester, Morgan and Crowder, the untitled WellRED project is an ensemble comedy about three best friends in the rural south and the women in their lives.


14th November 2018

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists - Klea Scott to Recur

Klea Scott (Minority Report, Intelligence) has joined the cast of Freeform's Pretty Little Liars spinoff, The Perfectionists in a recurring role per Deadline. Scott will play Dana, the new head of security at Beacon Heights University.

What If? - Comedy Starring Jack Cutmore-Scott in Development at ABC

Jack Cutmore-Scott, the lead of ABC’s crime drama series Deception, is returning to the network as the star and writer of What If?, a comedy series in development. It is executive produced by Jay Lacopo and Ruben Flerischer for ABC Studios where Flerschers The District is under a deal.

What If?, based on an original idea by Cutmore-Scott, is a single-camera ensemble comedy that explores how seemingly insignificant choices – with the help of a little bit of luck – can have life-changing consequences.

The Protector - Trailer

A city, a hero. An immortal enemy and tens of loyal ones. The Protector, December 14th, only on Netflix.

MOVIES: Dumplin - Trailer feat Danielle Macdonald & Jennifer Aniston

MOVIES: Wonder Park - Trailer feat Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong & More

Silicon Valley - Season 6 - Production Delayed Until Summer 2019

Production on the sixth season of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” has been delayed until summer 2019, meaning the season may not air until 2020, Variety has confirmed.

“As Alec Berg is a showrunner on both ‘Barry’ and ‘Silicon Valley,’ the schedule was structured to allow Alec to wrap on ‘Barry’ before starting work on ‘Silicon Valley,'” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement to Variety.


Hood River - Multi-Generational Brewery Comedy in Development at FOX

Fox has put in development Hood River, a multi-camera comedy from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television.

Written by Travis Bowe (Family Guy), Hood River is a small town multi-cam/multi-generational comedy about a diverse group of people who work and congregate in the town’s brewery. The core relationship is based on two characters, Pete and his mother, Sandy, who are based on Bowe and his mom’s real relationship that he reluctantly admits is more of a mother/daughter relationship.


Blue Collar Single Mom Comedy from Santa Clarita Diet Writer & Dusty Slay in Development at ABC

ABC has put into development a half-hour comedy from Nashville-based comedian Dusty Slay, Santa Clarita Diet writer/executive producer Chadd Gindin, Levity Live! and ABC Studios.

Written by Gindin, the untitled comedy is inspired by Slay’s childhood, growing up the youngest of three in an Alabama trailer park. The story centers on a middle-aged single mother, who despite her blue collar lifestyle strives to give her loved ones all the joys of a normal life. Slay is also set to co-star.


13th November 2018

Red Stick - Crime Drama in Development at NBC

NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Red Stick, a crime drama from Venom and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle producer Matt Tolmach, bestselling author Patricia Cornwell and Sony Pictures TV.

Written by Samantha Humphrey (S.W.A.T.), Red Stick is based on an idea by Cornwell. It follows Dr. Annie Dodge who is summoned from New York to her hometown of Baton Rouge, LA, after the sudden death of her father, the city’s beloved coroner. Now, as she’s mourning the loss of her childhood hero, Annie finds herself reluctantly stepping into her father’s role to solve an ongoing murder while navigating the complicated waters of Bayou politics, Southern hospitality and a simmering past romance.


MOVIES: On The Basis Of Sex - Trailer 2 feat Felicity Jones

Dad Vs. Father - Comedy from Kurt Braunohler & Cedric The Entertainer in Development at CBS

CBS has put in development Dad Vs. Father, a multi-camera comedy from writer-comedian-actor Kurt Braunohler, The Neighborhood star/executive producer Cedric the Entertainer, his A Bird and A Bear Entertainment production banner and CBS TV Studios where the company has a first-look deal.

Written by Braunohler, Dad Vs. Father centers on new parents Karl and Leanne, who move in with Karl’s formerly deadbeat dad, his much younger wife, and their two 14-year-old daughters, starting an intense competition between the men to prove who is the better father.


Black Lightning - Season 2 - RJ Cyler to Recur

RJ Cyler (Sierra Burgess is a Loser, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will recur as Todd Green, the gangly and awkward tech genius who’s passed over for a research grant. He doesn’t take it well, until he gets an offer to join Tobias Whale (Jones).


SEAL Team - Season 2 - Antonio Jaramillo to Recur

Antonio Jaramillo (Mayans M.C.) will recur as Lazo, Doza’s fierce Lieutenant, and the only person Doza trusts. A former Mexican Special Forces officer, Lazo is a highly dangerous man; he’s violent but meticulous, with impeccable instincts.


East WillyB - Comedy Based on Web Series in Development at ABC

ABC has put in development East WillyB, a half-hour comedy based on the indie web series created by Julia Ahumada Grob and Yamin Segal from Korin Williams and Monique Nash’s Kronicle Media and ABC Studios.

Written by Grob and Segal, East WillyB is an ensemble comedy that revolves around a truly unconventional family, dysfunctional neighbors who populate the last hold-out dive bar in gentrified Brooklyn. Together they’ll face life’s challenges — from love, friendship, and legacy, to family and change — realizing they can only do it if they lean on each other; their chosen family.

MOVIES: Alita: Battle Angel - Trailer feat Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley & Keean Johnson

12th November 2018

Fashion Drama from Project Runaways' Zac Posen & Crazy Rich Asians Writer Peter Chiarelli in Development at ABC

ABC has put in development a fashion drama from Crazy Rich Asians‘ writer Peter Chiarelli, designer Zac Posen (Project Runway), ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville Television.

Written by Chiarelli, the drama is set in the world of fashion. Chiarelli and Posen executive produce with Mandeville’s David Hoberman, Laurie Zaks and Todd Lieberman. ABC Studios and Mandeville co-produce.


Surveillance - Allen Leech to Co-Star in Sophia Bush's CBS NSA Drama Pilot

Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) will play Mike, Maddy’s (Bush) husband and an accomplished former CIA operative.

The Hook Up Plan - Trailer

Set in modern day Paris, the eight-episode romantic comedy series follows a group of friends who rally around their perpetually single girlfriend Elsa, who can't seem to figure out why she is so unlucky in love. In a misguided attempt to build back Elsa's confidence, Charlotte and Emilie hire a male escort to renew Elsa's faith in dating, relationships and finding love. December 7th on Netflix.

MOVIES: Child's Play - New Teaser Poster + Release Date

MOVIES: Garfield - Mark Dindal to Direct Animated Adaptation

The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little helmer Mark Dindal is set to direct a Garfield animated feature set up Alcon Entertainment, which acquired the rights from the creator Jim Davis, who will serve as an exec producer. Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove co-wrote the screenplay.

David Spade to Star in Comedy from Diablo Cody in Development at HBO

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has put in development a half-hour comedy series starring and produced by David Spade. The project hails from frequent collaborators Diablo Cody and her Vita Vera Films and Jason Reitman and his Right of Way Films.

Written by Cody, the as-yet untitled comedy centers on Calvin Wash, played by Spade, who in the 90s was a semi-famous grunge musician hooked on heroin. Now he’s clean, sober and working as a waiter in the Valley. When he meets troubled 20-something actress Bailey, both of their lives change in unexpected and electrifying ways.


Marti Noxon Signs Multi-Year Deal with Netflix


Hollywood, Calif. - November 12, 2018 -- Netflix has entered into a multi-year overall deal with prolific Emmy-nominated writer, producer and director Marti Noxon. Under the deal, Noxon will produce new series programming exclusively for Netflix. Additionally, Netflix will have a first-look option on Noxon’s feature projects through the pact, as well. Noxon will continue to produce all projects through her production company, Tiny Pyro. Maria Grasso will make the move to Netflix, as well, continuing in her role as President of Tiny Pyro.

With hundreds of hours of television under her belt, Noxon has built her career on storytelling that is honest, raw, and timely. While each project is vastly different from one another, Noxon’s work as a creator has continually connected with audiences through distinct and powerful female-driven content that features nuanced characters and challenges societal tropes. Among her most recent projects as creator-showrunner are the critically acclaimed series Sharp Objects and Dietland, as well as the Peabody Award-winning first season of UnREAL. Over the course of her impressive career, Noxon has been a part of some of the most beloved series of the past two decades, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Glee, and Grey’s Anatomy, to name a few. Additionally, on the film side, Noxon wrote and made her feature directorial debut with the powerful Netflix original film To The Bone, which premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

“Marti Noxon is a brilliant and visionary creator who explores emotional depths to reveal the inner lives and struggles of complex, modern women,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content at Netflix. “Her work is often both brave and vulnerable, with a distinct voice, sense of humor and tone that is uniquely her own.”

"Who can resist the allure of Netflix?” said Noxon. “Not only do they continually produce ground-breaking and visually stunning content, they've developed a platform that's so influential its become a verb. I Netflix at home, happily, and now I'm even more excited to Netflix for a living."


Supergirl - Season 4 - Hannah James to Recur and Kate Burton to Guest as Nia Nal's Relatives

Hannah James is set to recur as Nia Nal’s (Nicole Maines) older sister Maeve and Scandal alum Kate Burton will guest star as Nia’s mother Isabel.

James’ Maeve Nal is driven and focused on maintaining the Nal family’s rich legacy. She and Nia have a strong sisterly bond, although Maeve has always had to work harder to achieve what comes naturally to Nia.

Burton’s Isabel, the warm and nurturing mother of Nia Nal, is a local hero in her own right. She is a wise and generous matriarch and has raised her family to be bold and courageous, as well as to love fiercely and openly.


10th November 2018

Witnesses - Detective Drama in Development at FOX

In Witnesses, from 20th Century Fox TV and Stampede, written by Melissa Scrivner-Love (Fear the Walking Dead), the series sees her first weeks back on the Lexington, Kentucky, police force after a mysterious ten year hiatus, 35 year-old (yet still rookie) Detective Sandra Perkins finds herself working the worst homicide the region has seen in over a decade. In order to end this killer’s spree, Sandra must seek answers from Helen Lane, retired Homicide Detective who should have been Sandra’s mentor, but who is actually the reason Sandra left the force years ago. Our two heroines must work through the dark past they share in order to prevent more innocent victims of a killer they both thought had been put to rest years ago.


9th November 2018

Baby - Trailer

Baby is a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman teenagers. Loosely inspired by Rome teen prostitution scandal, the series follows a group of teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence against the backdrop of forbidden love, family pressures, and shared secrets. Streaming November 30.

Comedy Starring Vanessa Bayer in Development at Showtime

EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Night Live alumna Vanessa Bayer is set to co-create, write and star in Big Deal, a single-camera comedy which is in development at Showtime from Annapurna Television, with The Big Sick helmer Michael Showalter attached to direct.

The project, which Bayer has co-created with former SNL writer Jeremy Beiler, is a comedy in which a woman (Bayer) overcomes childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming an on-air host at a home shopping network.

Bayer’s character is inspired by the comedy actress’ own personal story as a survivor of childhood leukemia, which she was diagnosed with in her freshman year of high school.


The Cool Kids - Lesley Ann Warren to Guest

Lesley Ann Warren will guest-star in an upcoming episode where she’ll play a widow in Margaret’s bereavement support group. The group is somewhat of a great place to hit on single women, as Margaret agrees to help set her fellow griever up with Charlie.


MOVIES: Once Upon a Deadpool - Poster

Glamorous - Light Cosmetic Drama from Damon Wayans Jr. in Development at The CW

Damon Wayans Jr. has launched a production company, Two Shakes Entertainment, which has a two-year first-look deal at CBS TV Studios.

Written by Jordan Nardino, Glamorous is described as a light hour with heart and plenty of sass. It centers on a recent gender non-conforming high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at the Manhattan cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube. But not everyone is happy to have him there, and they are doing everything they can to take him down.

Surveillance - Matthew Modine to Co-Star in Sophia Bush's CBS NSA Drama Pilot

Matthew Modine (Stranger Things) will play Man in a Red Tie, a high level and mysterious government operative whose identity and true mission is shrouded in secrecy. 

Don't Call It a Comeback - Family Comedy from Kevin Hart in Development at ABC

Variety has learned exclusively that Kevin Hart is executive producing the project “Don’t Call It a Comeback” that is currently in development at ABC and hails from writer and executive producer Courtney Lilly.

The series is a single-camera family comedy about a 40-year old divorced dad who had one hit with a PM Dawn-type hip-hop group back in the ’90s and how he uses his attempt at a comeback to get his swagger back in parenting, relationships and life and prove that no matter where you are, your best days are ahead of you.


MOVIES: Captive State - Trailer feat John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Colson Baker & Vera Farmiga

MOVIES: Missing Link - Trailer feat Zach Galifianakis, Hugh Jackman & More

8th November 2018

MOVIES: Ugly Dolls - Trailer Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull

Selection Day - Teaser Trailer

In a country that loves cricket, lives a boy who doesn’t. Radha and Manju were conceived to be the greatest batsmen in the world, but Manju doesn’t share his father’s dream. Come selection day, the selectors won’t be the only ones making a choice. Selection Day premieres on 28 December, only on Netflix.

Queen America - Trailer feat Catherine Zeta-Jones, Victoria Justice & More

MOVIES: Jonny Quest - Chris McKay to Direct Live-Action Adaptation Based on Animated Series for Warner Bros

Chris McKay (The Lego Batman) has been set to direct a live-action feature take on the 1960s Hanna-Barbera animated series Jonny Quest for Warner Bros.

Created by Doug Wildey, the series followed a young boy on global adventures with his scientist father, adopted brother Hadji, and their bodyguard Race Bannon.


MOVIES: Mowgli - Legend of the Jungle - Trailer feat Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys, Naomie Harris & Rohan Chand

Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. December 7th, only on Netflix

Kingdom - Teaser Trailer

The deceased king is resurrected and a new evil awakens in the Kingdom. The mystery begins on January 25, 2019 only on Netflix.

The Fix - Robin Givens Joins Cast in Major Recurring Role

Robin Givens (Riverdale) is set to appear on the ABC legal drama The Fix in the major recurring role of Julianne Johnson, Sevvy’s (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) ex-wife who is very loyal to him.


Ragnarok - Norwegian YA Norse Mythology Series Ordered by Netflix



HOLLYWOOD, CALIF - Nov 7 2018 - Netflix today announced Ragnarok, a brand new six part original series from award winning writer, Adam Price, and produced by SAM productions.

Ragnarok is a new Norwegian original series from Netflix, the world's leading entertainment service. The six part Norwegian language series unfold in the small fictional town of Edda in the middle of the vast and enthralling Norwegian countryside and is a modern day coming of age drama rooted in Norse mythology, set in a high school arena.


The Duchess - Comedy Starring Katherine Ryan Ordered by Netflix


Katherine Ryan will write, EP and star in her debut scripted series The Duchess, following the powerful and problematic choices of a fashionably disruptive single mom living in London. Her daughter, Olive, is her greatest love so she debates a second child with her greatest enemy -- Olive's dad. Can two wrongs make another right?

Episodes: 6 x 30 minutes

Executive Producers: Dave Becky & Josh Lieberman for 3Arts; and Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, and Ed Macdonald for Clerkenwell Films (The End of the F***ing World)


Netflix Announces Several New Original Series from Asia Including Pacific Rim Anime, Altered Carbon Anime Movie


Singapore, Nov. 8, 2018 - Netflix marked its growing commitment to connect people around the world with Asian entertainment today at its first-ever content showcase in the region, "See What's Next: Asia." Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, as well as performers and creators from Netflix series and films, unveiled 17 new Asian original productions from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, India and South Korea.

Pacific Rim.

Returning to the epic battle of Kaiju and Jaegers, this original anime series will expand upon the story of the first two live action movies and follow two siblings - an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister - who are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents. Co-showrunners: Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution). Production Company: Legendary Entertainment (Kong: Skull Island; Pokemon: Detective Pikachu).

Altered Carbon.

This anime feature, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series (second season in production from Skydance Television), will explore new elements of the story mythology. Writer: Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) and Tsukasa Kondo. Animation Studio: Anima.

Cagaster of an Insect Cage.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious disease "Cagaster" turns people into giant murderous insects, this manga-based series follows the struggle of a young couple to stay alive. Directed By Koichi Chigira (Last Exile, Full Metal Panic!). Animation Studio: Gonzo (Hellsing, Afro Samurai).


In a war-torn feudal Japan of mechs and magic, a retired ronin must take up his sword when he is charged with the task of transporting a mysterious child who dark forces want to eliminate. Created & Directed by LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks, Cannon Busters), who is also serving as Executive Producer. Grammy nominee Flying Lotus will compose the music and be an Executive Producer on the show. Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) will be the voice of the protagonist "Yasuke" (based on the historical samurai of African origin who fought with Oda Nobunaga). Animation Studio: MAPPA (Yuri On Ice, Kakegurui).


Set in a Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings. This anime series is based on the Philippine graphic novel by the same name, created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo. Executive Producer: Jay Oliva (Wonder Woman, The Legend of Korra). Produced By: Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment, a studio based in Jakarta and Singapore.

Thai Language Originals:

The Stranded.

18 year old Kraam survives a devastating tsunami along with thirty-six of his fellow students at an elite private high school on a remote island in the Andaman Sea. As mysterious events start happening on the island, it quickly becomes clear that no one is coming to rescue them and Kraam must lead the students to rescue themselves. Director: Sophon Sakdaphisit. Production companies: GMM Grammy (this will be the first Netflix original series since the GMM Grammy multi-title deal) & H2L Media Group. Executive Producers: Ekachai Uekrongtham, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Sims, Billy Hines, Christian Durso.


A drama series about five teenagers at an isolated school in Northern Thailand. Over a school break, they find themselves haunted by the ghosts of their pasts, only to discover they are threatened by a much more terrifying mystery. Directors: Wisit Sasanatieng and Sittisiri Mongkolsiri.

Chinese Language Originals:

Triad Princess.

A Taiwanese original series. Growing up in the shadow of her Triad father, Angie craves an independent life of her own. Defying her father's wishes, she takes on a gig as an undercover bodyguard for a famous actress at an agency, where she must navigate the unfamiliar world of glitz, glamour and even love. Key Cast: Eugenie Liu and Jasper Liu. Director: Neal Wu; Production Companies: mm2 and Goodfilms Workshop.


The Affair - Season 5 - Claes Bang Joins Cast as Helen's New Love Interest

Claes Bang joins the cast of Showtime's The Affair in a recurring guest role as Sasha Mann. Described as a charismatic, A-list movie star who will play an influential role in both Helen (Maura Tierney) and Noah’s (Dominic West) lives in Season 5. As Helen’s love interest this year, Sasha’s minimalistic lifestyle and objectivist way of thinking will influence how she lives her own life in the wake of a personal loss.


MOVIES: MOVIES: No Sleep 'Til Christmas - Trailer feat Dave Annabel, Odette Annabel, Charles Michael Davis & More

No Sleep ‘Til Christmas stars Dave Annabel (Yellowstone) and Odette Annabel (Supergirl). Watch the premiere of this original Christmas movie on Monday, December 10th at 9pm/8c on Freeform.