A-list female stars flock to TV for better roles | GulfNews.com

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.

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Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special | The Citizen

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.

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Iwan Rheon says Marvel’s Inhumans is an “origin story” that sets up the classic comic book status quo

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.

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Marvel’s new television series ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ will premiere Friday, Sept. 29, on ABC

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.

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‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Special Brings Back Classic Cast | Animation Magazine

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.

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Netflix Introduces ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Television — We’re Just Waiting for Interactive House of Cards

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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