Category Archives: Emily Jermusyk

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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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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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FX Adapting Tet Offensive Bestseller “Hue 1968” into Limited Series

Hue 1968 excerptMark Bowden’s bestselling book Hue 1968 has landed at FX in a competitive situation. The network plans to adapt the project into a ten-hour, limited series event. Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have teamed up to develop the project. The book was published by Grove Atlantic.

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Ava DuVernay and Oprah in the Works on Central Park Five Series with Netflix

ava duvernay excerptNetflix is developing a limited series based on the true story of the Central Park Five jogger case, written and directed by Ava DuVernay. She will executive produce alongside Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, and Berry Welsh.

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Hulu Makes Streaming Deals for HBO & Cinemax

huluJust in time for the season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones, Hulu has secured a deal to stream HBO’s live and on-demand library of feature films, documentaries, sports, and specials for an additional $14.99 a month. For $9.99 a month, subscribers can add Cinemax’s line up as well.

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“Fantastic Beasts” Sequel Reveals Plot Details as Production Gets Underway

fantastic beasts excerptThe highly anticipated sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has begun production and Warner Bros. has revealed what we can expect in the next installment. The first film’s stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler return and will be joined by Johnny Depp and Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore.

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James Van Der Beek Returns as Superstar DJ in “What Would Diplo Do?” (Trailer)

diploFormer Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek has worked hard to shake his teen drama persona for many years, finding the most success with meta-humor in the single camera series Don’t Trust the B**** in Apt. 23. It looks as though the star may have another shot with a more heightened role, lampooning the music industry and DJ culture, in the Viceland’s upcoming series What Would Diplo Do?

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2017 Emmys: Who Should Be Nominated, From Mary Elizabeth Winstead to “The Expanse”

emmys-excerptWith HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s GLOW out of the running, we’ve been discussing the possible nominees, so here are our picks.

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“Rick & Morty” is Getting Darker for Season 3 (VIDEO)

rick and morty excerptAfter delays that led to creator Dan Harmon to launch into an explanation rant on Twitter, we finally have a trailer and premiere date for season three of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. The animated series from Harmon and Justin Roiland is set to return on Sunday, July 30.

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“The White Princess” Star Jodie Comer to Headline “Killing Eve”

jodie comer excerptBBC America has tapped Jodie Comer to star opposite Sandra Oh in the dramatic thriller Killing Eve. The eight-episode series was penned by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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Netflix Developing “Tales of the City” with Laura Linney to Star

laura linney excerptArmistead Maupin’s Tales of the City is in the works for an episodic adaptation at Netflix with original castmembers Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis attached to star. The pair starred in miniseries adaptations based on the first three books in the series, with the first airing on 1993 on PBS, and 1998 and 2001 on Showtime.

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Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, & Kelly Reilly Board “Yellowstone” at Paramount Network

cole hauser excerptUpcoming Kevin Costner-starrer Yellowstone is filling out its cast with Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, and Kelly Reilly. The family drama hails from Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan who penned and executive produces.

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J.J. Abrams & Stephen King Tap Melanie Lynskey to Star in “Castle Rock”

melanie lynskey excerptTogetherness star Melanie Lynskey has been cast as the female lead opposite Andre Holland in J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s upcoming Hulu drama Castle Rock. The series also stars Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy.

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YouTube Red’s “Step Up” Revival Adds Naya Rivera and Ne-Yo

naya riveraGlee alum Naya Rivera has signed on to star opposite Faizon Love in YouTube Red’s upcoming series Step Up: High Water, based on the popular film franchise. They are joined by recording artist Ne-Yo who will recur.

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Lee Daniels & Julian Breece Developing “Mason Dixon” at Fox

lee daniels excerptThe Fox network is continuing its relationship with Lee Daniels, as they develop the drama Mason Dixon with the Empire creator and writer Julian Breece. The show comes under Daniels overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.

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“The Path” Adds Freida Pinto in Series Regular Role

freida pinto excerptHulu drama The Path has tapped Freida Pinto for a series regular role in the upcoming third season. Production began this week in New York with the 13-episode season set to debut in early 2018.

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Netflix Orders Comedy “Everything Sucks” from “Zoo” Team

jahi winstonAfter finding success with ’80s nostalgia in “Stranger Things”, Netflix now has their sights set on the 1990s as they have given a ten-episode order to “Everything Sucks”.

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11 True Stories Begging for an Adaptation

billie holliday excerptNon-fiction works are great to scour for new ideas and we’ve found some of the best! From eccentric inventors to forgotten history to hippos, here are 11 pieces ready and waiting for an adaptation for the big or small screen.

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“Wonder Woman” Scribe Reunites with Shondaland for Drama with “Queer as Folk” Creator

allan heinberg excerptShondaland is reuniting with The Catch showrunner and Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg for the drama Adult Behavior. The project comes under Heinberg’s overall deal with ABC Studios where he will develop new series for the studio.

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Will “Game of Thrones” Season 7 Be the End for Jon Snow? (VIDEO)

jon snow excerptWe’re a month away from the season seven premiere, HBO has released another Game of Thrones trailer and this one delivers everything fans cried was missing in round one.

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Michael Keaton Trains Dylan O’Brien for Revenge in “American Assassin” (Video)

american assassin excerptWhat starts as a story reminiscent of American Sniper quickly turns dark in the trailer for American Assassin starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton. O’Brien is best known for his roles in the series Teen Wolf and the feature franchise The Maze Runner.

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Netflix Taps Tony Danza to Headline Series “The Good Cop”

Tony Danza ExcerptStreaming giant Netflix is in the works on new series “The Good Cop” with television veteran Tony Danza set to star. “Monk” creator Andy Breckman will serve as showrunner and will executive produce with Randy Zisk and Howard Klein.

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“John Wick” Scribe Sells Pitch to Cristal Pictures

Derek Kolstad ExcerptOriginal pitch “The Steward” from Derek Kolstad has landed at Cristal Pictures. They will fully finance and produce with plans for the project to be the first installment of a potential franchise.

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Glenn Close to Headline Zombie Comedy for Amazon

Damages star Glenn Close is set to topline Sea Oak, a zombie-centric comedy series from Amazon that was picked up to series earlier this year. The project was penned by George Saunders and is executive produced Affiliated Pictures’ Jonathan Krauss.

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Feminist Graphic Novel “Brazen” in the Works as Animated Series

Graphic novel Brazen by Penelope Bagieu is headed for the small screen with Agat Films & Cie and Silex Films picking up the project for 30 episodes, each three minutes long, highlighting female figures around the world in history.

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Hit List Alum Brian Duffield & AwesomenessTV Land Pilot Order from USA for “Olive Forever”

awesomenesstvInsurgent and The Babysitter scribe Brian Duffield is reuniting with Awesomeness for the one-hour Olive Forever which has netted a pilot order from USA Network.

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