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SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 17th January 2019 *Updated*



17th January 2019

MOVIES: High Flying Bird - Trailer feat André Holland

In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) from a script by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) HIGH FLYING BIRD features an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke, plus appearances from NBA athletes Reggie Jackson, Karl-Anthony Towns and Donovan Mitchell.





MOVIES: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - Trailer feat Keanu Reeves





16th January 2019

MOVIES: Ghostbusters GB20 - Teaser Trailer





Hawaii Five-0 - Season 9 - Joan Collins to Guest

Thanks to McPhee for the heads up.





15th January 2019

MOVIES: Ghostbusters - Jason Reitman to Direct & Co-Write New Film Set in Original Ghostbusters Universe

Entertainment Weekly has learned exclusively that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write an upcoming film set in the world that was saved decades previously by the proton pack-wearing working stiffs in the original 1984 movie, which was directed by his father, Ivan Reitman.

“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,” Reitman says. “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.”




Charmed - Jimmy Tatro & Scott Porter to Guest

Jimmy Tatro (American Vandal) will guest star as a “bad boy” angel named Gideon, while Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie) will guest star as “good guy” angel Levi.

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MOVIES: Jumanji 3 - Danny Glover Joins Cast

The veteran actor, best known for his starring turns in the Lethal Weapon movies, has joined the cast of Sony’s sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Details on the character Glover will play were not revealed.




Dirty John - Trailer

Dirty John, starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton, is an eight-part true crime anthology series based on the Los Angeles Times podcast of the same name. This sexy, provocative and harrowing real-life thriller follows the true events of an online dating relationship turned dangerous that rocked headlines and shocked the world. Valentines Day (Feb 14) on Netflix





Elite - Season 2 - Jorge López, Georgina Amorós and Claudia Salas Join Cast; Production Begins in Madrid



ELITE STARTS PRODUCTION IN MADRID FOR SEASON 2

The gang is growing... Jorge López, Georgina Amorós and Claudia Salas are joining ELITE’s cast in the new season.
Madrid, January 15 2019 - Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, has announced today the start of production of ELITE’s second season with a special video that also reveals new cast members.

In this season, new faces - Jorge Lopez (Soy Luna, Violeta), Georgina Amorós (Bienvenidos a la familia, Vis a Vis) and Claudia Salas (La Peste) - are joining the talented ensemble cast of the show. Additionally, Silvia Quer (Bajo sospecha, Velvet, Febrer) who will direct the second season alongside Ramón Salazar (La enfermedad del domingo, Tres metros sobre el cielo) and Dani de la Orden (El Mejor Verano de mi vida, El pregón) who also directed the first season.

The returning cast includes Miguel Herrán (Money Heist, Tiempo después), Jaime Lorente (Money Heist, La sombra de la ley), Itzán Escamilla (Las chicas del cable, El Ministerio del tiempo), Miguel Bernardeau (Ola de Crímenes), Arón Piper (15 años y un día), Ester Expósito (Cuando los ángeles duermen), Mina El Hammani (El Príncipe), Álvaro Rico (Velvet Collection), Omar Ayuso (who debuted with ÉLITE) and Danna Paola (Atrévete a Soñar).

The 8 episode-season, shot in 4K, will be available to Netflix members all around the world in 2019. As per the first season, the show will be executive produced by Zeta Audiovisual (Ahora o Nunca, Three Steps Above Heaven, I Want You)

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Black Earth Rising - Trailer

From London, to Paris to Rwanda, Black Earth Rising is a deeply personal journey about one woman’s persistent exploration to uncover her hidden past, at whatever the cost. Starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman. January 25 on Netflix.





National Parker - Park Ranger Comedy from Jenna Fischer in Development at Freeform

FREEFORM TO DEVELOP COMEDY ‘NATIONAL PARKER,’ FROM JENNA FISCHER AND ALEXANDRA HENRIKSON WITH WARNER HORIZON SCRIPTED TELEVISION

Freeform announced today that it has put into development “National Parker,” a half-hour comedy from actress and executive producer Jenna Fischer (“Splitting Up Together”), and writer Alexandra Henrikson with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

* When social media–obsessed Parker Adams’ world comes crashing down after a breakup, she decides to put her New York City life behind her and become an adult with a real job – as a national park ranger at Alaska’s Hickberry National Park.
* Jenna Fischer (“Splitting Up Together” and “The Office”) will serve as executive producer.
* Alexandra Henrikson (“Maniac”) will serve as co-executive producer and is also set to write the pilot script.
* Jenna Fischer says, “When Alex and I met we became fast friends, bonding over our love of national parks, activism and a desire to create projects for badass funny women. We also wanted to showcase the ingenuity and brilliance of the often-underestimated millennial generation. ‘National Parker’ is what sprang forth. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Warner Horizon and Freeform to bring ‘National Parker’ to life.”

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MOVIES: The Many Saints of Newark - Corey Stoll & Billy Magnussen Join The Sopranos Prequel Film

Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen are set to join the ensemble of the “The Sopranos” movie prequel, “The Many Saints of Newark.”

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14th January 2019

Claws - Season 3 - Bernard White to Recur

Bernard White (Silicon Valley) will play Governor Vikram Patel III. Equal parts carnality and ambition, Republican Governor Vikram Patel III is near the tail end of a wildly successful 4-year term when he swings into Desna’s orbit, providing her with the missing piece to a dangerous puzzle.

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Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists - Phillip Rhys to Recur

Phillip Rhys (Nightflyers) will play a smart and charismatic businessman who is keeping secrets of his own and has a tie to one of the Perfectionists.

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MOVIES: Uncharted - Dan Trachtenberg to Direct Live-Action Playstation Video Game Adaptation

Dan Trachtenberg, who broke out with “10 Cloverfield Lane,” will direct Sony Pictures’ adaptation of the hit video game “Uncharted.”

“Uncharted” is based on the PlayStation video game series that follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. The film stars Tom Holland and chronicles Drake’s first encounter with the professional rogue Sullivan. Sony has been trying to get the film off the ground for quite a while, originally going with veteran actors like Mark Wahlberg. After the success of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the studio began scouring the development slate to find Holland’s next project and decided a younger Drake character would work out well.

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MOVIES: The Many Saints of Newark - Jon Bernthal & Vera Farmiga Join The Sopranos Prequel Film

Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga are set to join the cast of New Line’s “The Many Saints of Newark,” a prequel movie to the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Sopranos.”

Plot details are vague other than the film being set during the Newark riots in the ’60s. The exact roles of Bernthal and Farmiga have yet to be revealed. More players from the “Sopranos” lore are expected to be joining the cast.

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11th January 2019

Good Trouble - Hailie Sahar to Recur

Hailie Sahar (Pose) will play will Jazmin, Gael's (Tommy Martinez) transgender sister, who comes from a traditional family. After losing her job, Jazmin goes to her beloved brother for help.

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Divorce - Season 3 - James Lesure to Recur

James Lesure (Lipstick Jungle, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) has been cast as a potential love interest for Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker).

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Grown-ish - Season 2 - Katherine Moennig to Recur

Katherine Moennig (Ray Donovan) will play Professor Paige Hewson, a CalU Gender Studies teacher who instructs a class in which Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her friends are enrolled. Professor Hewson is openly lesbian, uber-feminist, confident, yet still self-effacing. She serves as an advisor to the crew, especially Nomi (Emily Arlook), who sees the professor as someone she can look up and talk to, especially since she hasn’t come out to her parents yet.

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10th January 2019

Siempre Bruja: Always a Witch - Trailer

Carmen, a young witch from the past, travels in time to escape burning at the stake. But can she learn how to navigate the new world? University life, dating apps, indoor plumbing... Welcome to 2019, witch.





MOVIES: Velvet Buzzsaw - Trailer feat Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen & John Malkovich





Veronica Mars - Season 4 - Adam Rose Returning

Adam Rose (aka geeky Max) has joined the cast of Hulu's limited series revival of Veronica Mars. Max will work as the owner/operator of High How Are You?, Neptune's marijuana dispensary.

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Counterfeit - IVF Comedy in Development at HBO

HBO is developing Counterfeit, a half-hour comedy from husband-and-wife writing duo Andrew Gettens and Lauren Mackenzie (Hit & Run) and Jessica Rhoades’ (Sharp Objects) Pacesetter Productions.

Written by Gettens and Mackenzie, Counterfeit centers on a couple, desperate to have a child, who learn there’s no way for them to conceive the old-fashioned way. And with no resources (and a loudly ticking biological clock) they start counterfeiting money to pay for IVF. Gettens & MacKenzie conceived of the idea for Counterfeit while going through their own struggles with IVF.

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9th January 2019

The Vision and Scarlet Witch - Captain Marvel's Jac Schaeffer to Write & Showrun Disney+ Series

The Vision and Scarlet Witch, one of the first series that Marvel Studios will be making for Disney’s streaming service Disney+, has landed a writer and showrunner.

Jac Schaeffer, one of the scribes behind Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel movie, has been tapped to run point on the series that will focus on the two characters that are integral members of the Avengers. She will pen the pilot and executive produce, say sources.




Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 10 - Saverio Guerra Returning

“Did you get a chance to pick up those beans?” Mocha Joe is returning to Curb Your Enthusiasm. Saverio Guerra is set to reprise the character in the upcoming tenth season of HBO’s Emmy-winning comedy series.




Weird City - Trailer

From the mind of Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders comes WEIRD CITY, a satirical anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird. In this dystopian setting of our show, the middle class has completely vanished dividing Weird City into two sections: Above the Line (The Haves), and Below the Line (The Have Nots). Presiding over the denizens of the city is the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together. Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc.. WEIRD CITY captures the unease of modern urban living, in a bizarre and peculiar lens.





MOVIES: Little - Trailer feat Issa Rae, Regina Hall & Marsai Martin





MOVIES: IO - Trailer feat Margaret Qualley & Anthony Mackie





The New Pope - First Look Photo



Press Release

Jude Law and John Malkovich in the Sky, HBO and CANAL+ original co-production, The New Pope, created and directed by Academy Award® winning director Paolo Sorrentino.

The first official image from Sky, HBO and CANAL+ original co-production, The New Pope, has been revealed, featuring two-time Academy Award® nominees Jude Law and John Malkovich.

All eight episodes are being directed by Academy Award® winning director Paolo Sorrentino, director, among others, of “The Great Beauty” and "The Young Pope".

The cast features two-time Academy Award® nominees Jude Law and John Malkovich, returning cast from The Young Pope including Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Maurizio Lombardi. New cast joining the limited series are Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir and Massimo Ghini.

The New Pope is written by Paolo Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises and marks Sorrentino’s second limited series set in the world of the modern papacy.

The New Pope, an original production of SKY-HBO-CANAL + is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and Mediapro. Fremantle will act as the global distributor for The New Pope.

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8th January 2019

Claws - Season 3 - Juan Riedinger to Recur

Juan Riedinger (Good Behavior) will play Joe Dupree, the handsome, charming, and dangerous General Manager for the largest Native American casino on Florida’s Gulf coast.

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This Is Us - Season 3B - Phylicia Rashad to Guest as Beth's Mother

Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) will guest-star as Carol, the mother of Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson). She will make her debut in the second half of the season in an episode that focuses on Beth’s backstory.




7th January 2019

MOVIES: Polar - Trailer feat Mads Mikkelsen

The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.

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