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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJoseph Reitman has landed the villainous role in Syfy’s upcoming series Happy! and IDW has optioned Harper Voyager’s novel Awakened. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Catch a First Look of Syfy’s “Krypton” in Comic-Con Teaser Trailer (VIDEO)

kryptonSyfy debuted a new teaser trailer for Krypton at Comic-Con this weekend. While it’s not as much footage as fans would’ve liked to have seen, this show does look incredibly fun. Here’s hoping it’s as smart as Syfy’s critically acclaimed The Expanse and as cool as any DC series should be!

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“Rebel in the Rye” Trailer Depicts the Birth of Classic (VIDEO)

rebel in the rye trailer“If there’s one thing I hate, it’s the movies,” said Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s acclaimed novel Catcher in the Rye. So if you can’t adapt the story your teacher taught you to love, then adapt the story of the author and the teacher who taught him to love writing.

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Netflix Taps Kevin Spacey to Play Gore Vidal in Biopic

kevin spaceyAn original biopic is in the works at Netflix on the life of Gore Vidal and Kevin Spacey is taking the reins in the title role of Gore. The project will be directed by Michael Hoffman and is currently in pre-production in Rome.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDC’s Shazam! is headed into production early 2018 and Jimmy Smits is headed to How to Get Away with Murder in a major recurring role. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Amazon Lands Period Drama “Picnic at Hanging Rock” Starring Natalie Dormer

natalie dormer excerptStreaming network Amazon has nabbed the six-episode drama Picnic at Hanging Rock, starring Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer. The project is based on the Australian novel by Joan Lindsay and is directed by Larysa Kondracki.

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Taraji P. Henson Burns Up the Screen in “Proud Mary” Trailer (VIDEO)

proud mary excerptIt’s been a great summer of action films starring women, kicking off with Wonder Woman in June and Atomic Blonde looking to be another great addition, and now we’re getting the trailer for Proud Mary which will keep the streak alive next year.

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“13 Reasons Why” Stirs Controversy with Season 2 Announcement (VIDEO)

13 reasons why excerptIt’s a twenty-second video with no footage of any characters, just shots of Liberty High School and an announcement that there will be a season two, but the internet has plenty of feelings regarding the news.

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“Empire” Taps Forest Whitaker for Recurring Role in Season 4

forest whitaker excerptOscar winner Forest Whitaker is headed to the small screen as he joins Empire in a recurring role for season four. He joins Demi Moore who has also signed on for a recurring role after making an appearance in the season three finale.

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Late Night Series “@Midnight” Canceled by Comedy Central

chris hardwickComedy Central continues to play with its late night block with the network announcing that @midnight will end next month. The show is hosted by Chris Hardwick and has been running since 2013.

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Amazon Orders Two Seasons of “Homecoming” Starring Julia Roberts

julia roberts excerptJulia Roberts-starrer Homecoming has landed a two season order from Amazon. The project is an adaptation of the podcast of the same name from Gimlet Media. The podcast launched last November.

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Amazon Adapting “White Fur” with Drake Doremus to Direct

drake excerptRomantic drama novel White Fur is getting the television treatment from Amazon. The streaming giant bought the project from FilmNation and has attached Drake Doremus to direct.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBen Stiller and Dev Patel are teaming up to star in Chippendales about the infamous strip club, and Christina Hendricks is headlining the maternal comedy Egg. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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C.J. Wallace & Tyga Join Season 3 Reboot of “Scream” at MTV

cj wallaceMTV is making some big changes for the third season of Scream as the series has tapped C.J. Wallace and Tyga to star. Queen Latifah will executive produce the show and Brett Matthews will serve as showrunner

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe Expanse taps David Strathairn for a mysterious recurring role in the upcoming third season and Alice Through the Looking Glass James Bobbin has boarded Lionsgate’s The Punch Escrow. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.11.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptNetflix is adapting a graphic novel as its latest live-action original series and the Transformers spinoff about Bumblebee has found its male lead. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Dexter” Star Michael C. Hall to Return to TV with Netflix Thriller “Safe”

michael c hall excerptNetflix and Canal+ have given a series order to the thriller Safe with Dexter’s Michael C. Hall attached to star alongside Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington. The series will air on Canal+ in France and Netflix globally. Any remaining and secondary rights will be handled by Studiocanal.

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“Stranger Things” Will Only Get Stranger When it Returns This October (VIDEO)

stranger-thingsAfter becoming the hit of the summer in 2016, Stranger Thingsis finally returning for season 2 on October 27. Set in 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgan and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.10.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEva Longoria is producing a remake of Chilean comedy Sin Filtro. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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George R.R. Martin Producing HBO Adaptation of “Who Fears Death”

martin excerptGame of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin continues to expand his relationship with HBO as he has signed on to executive produce a series adaptation of the book Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafo. The news was announced by Okorafo on Twitter.

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Chris Diamantopoulos & Erinn Hayes Join Amazon Comedy “The Dangerous Book for Boys”

chris d excerptBryan Cranston-produced Amazon series The Dangerous Book for Boys has cast Erinn Hayes and Chris Diamantopoulos in starring roles. The project reunites Diamantopoulos with Amazon, who starred in their recently canceled Good Girls Revolt, and Hayes previously guest starred on Transparent.

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“Curb Your Enthusiasm” to Finally Return to HBO This Fall (VIDEO)

larry david excerptHBO’s Emmy-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm is officially set to return later this year on Sunday, October 1, at 10pm, after a six-year hiatus. The network announced the news via teaser of star Larry David.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins to Adapt “If Beale Street Could Talk” for Annapurna

barry jenkins excerptOscar-winner Barry Jenkins has set his first post-Moonlight feature film with an adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk for Annapurna Pictures. The project is based on the novel by James Baldwin and has been an interest of Jenkins for years after he wrote the script in 2013.

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“Smallville” Alum Erica Durance Takes Over Laura Benanti Role on “Supergirl”

laura duranceLaura Benanti is departing the CW actioner Supergirl and passing the role on to Erica Durance. Bernanti played Alura, the mother of the titular hero, and her sister, Astra, who was killed in the first season.

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Comic-Con 2017: The Complete Movie Panel Schedule (UPDATED)

comic conThere’s still a lot up in the air on the movie-side of Comic-Con 2017’s schedule. Right now there are panels for Netflix’s Bright and Death Note, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and Sony Pictures Classics’ Brigsby Bear, but DC and Marvel’s superhero films are still absent from the schedule.

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“Nightmare in Detroit” Series in Development at Rebel Maverick

nightmare in detroit excerptBurleigh Hines and Van Gordon Sauter’s book Nightmare in Detroit is in the works at Rebel Maverick for a potential television miniseries or event series. The project documents the Detroit riots and its victims in 1967 and was published by Regnery in 1968.

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Netflix Documentary “Icarus” Leads Viewers Through the World of an International Scandal (VIDEO)

icarus excerptNetflix has dropped an intense trailer for the upcoming feature documentary Icarus, which chronicles Bryan Fogel’s investigation into the world of sports doping. Fogel teams up with Russian scientist, Dr. Gregory Rodchenkov, who from the trailer appears to the be the key to the undoing of the international scandal.

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“Episodes” Gang is Reunited for Final Ride in Season 5 Trailer (VIDEO)

episodes excerptSean, Beverly, and Matt LeBlanc are all back and ready to close out the series in the season five trailer of Episodes. The British writing duo has never had an easy time of it as long as they’ve been in Los Angeles, and these last seven installments don’t appear to be any better for them.

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Comic-Con 2017: The Complete TV Panel Schedule (UPDATED)

comic conSan Diego Comic-Con is less than a month away and the schedule is slowly unveiling as HBO and Warner Bros. their schedule for the weekend. Check back here for regular updates as the full television lineup is announced.

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Revenge is In for Season 2 of “Vice Principals” (VIDEO)

vice principals excerpt“Revenge is in” declares the teaser trailer for the HBO comedy Vice Principals. If you thought season one was hilariously offensive and dark, clearly season two is going to top it.

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