Forget playing “the girlfriend” or “the mum.” Television is proving an embarrassment of riches for women thanks to complex, original characters and female-centric plots that are attracting Oscar-calibre movie stars to the small screen.
Once regarded as the step child to Hollywood movies, A-list actors like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Susan Sarandon are flocking to TV series, and jostling for this year’s Emmy awards.
Full Story: A-list female stars flock to TV for better roles | GulfNews.com
An animated television special featuring Michael Jackson will premiere this year for Halloween in the latest posthumous project by the estate of the late King of Pop.
The estate said “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” will air on CBS in the United States around the October 31 holiday dedicated to the ghoulish and supernatural.
Full Story: Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special | The Citizen
Marvel’s new series Inhumans will function as a prequel of sorts to the comic book, according to star Iwan Rheon.The ex-Game of Thrones star told Digital Spy that the ABC sci-fi drama is an “origin story” for characters like Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and Medusa (Serinda Swan).Rheon, who plays Maximus, explained that he didn’t have much time to read the original comics before filming, as he landed the part just a week after completing filming on Sky Atlantic’s Riviera.
Full Story: Iwan Rheon says Marvel’s Inhumans is an “origin story” that sets up the classic comic book status quo
I know many people who will be really excited about this news.
The highly popular action-adventure #Video Game Series, “Assassin’s Creed,” has already been adapted as a full feature live-action film with last year’s movie starring Michael Fassbender.
Full story: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ anime television series confirmed, Ubisoft directly involved
What a wicked cool idea!
The Bed ‘N’ Binge Retreat features 15 suites inspires by popular Netflix shows (think Stranger Things, Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards), and is based in Osterley Park, Greater London.
Full story: A hotel dedicated to Netflix binge-watching just opened in the UK
Going to television once meant your film career was over. Now, it can mean you will be bestowed one of the highest honors in Hollywood: an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Read story at LA Times: As lines continue to blur in entertainment AMPAS looks to TV talent to help diversify its ranks – LA Times
It’s been almost two years since we heard that Kevin Bacon was looking to revisit his classic monster flick, Tremors, as a television series. Now, that unlikely revival is closer than ever, according to Bacon himself.
Read at Nerdist: Kevin Bacon Says a TREMORS Reboot Pilot is Coming to SYFY | Nerdist
Well, this should be fun!!!
The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theaters for a two-week period, beginning Sept. 1. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC.
Read article at: Marvel’s new television series ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ will premiere Friday, Sept. 29, on ABC
Nickelodeon has confirmed that a cavalcade of cast members from the original ‘90s series will reprise their roles for the brand-new, original, hour-long TV movie Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. Written and executive produced by the hit toon’s creator, Joe Murray, the special will premiere in 2018.
Read story at: ‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Special Brings Back Classic Cast | Animation Magazine
Netflix announced Tuesday plans to create “Interactive Storytelling” with its programming. Netflix has already announced three examples for users to experience — Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, a Puss in Boots story, Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, and Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, however, the latter will not be released until next year.
What a cool idea. Books like this were always fun, this should be great.
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