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Rosamund Pike to Lead ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation at Amazon

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Rosamund Pike to Lead ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation at Amazon
The long-gestating “Wheel of Time” TV adaptation has finally found its lead.

Rosamund Pike cast been cast as Moiraine, a member of the powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, in the Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television co-production.

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, “The Wheel of Time” is set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, a powerful individual who will either save humanity or destroy it.

The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, particularly Buddhism and Hinduism.

Pike, who will also produce, recently starred in “State of the Union” alongside Chris O’Dowd. The Sundance TV comedy series consisted of ten
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Julie Andrews Joins Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton Netflix Series

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Julie Andrews Joins Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton Netflix Series
Julie Andrews is the first person officially cast in one of Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming Netflix shows.

Andrews has joined the untitled series based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family novels. She will voice the character Lady Whistledown. Anonymous to readers, the sharp-tongued gossip writer uses a curious mix of social commentary and scathing insult to send the season of 1813’s ton into an all-out frenzy.

Andrews is a legend of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her roles in films like “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” both of which earned her Academy Award nominations. She is also known for roles in films like “Victor/Victoria,” “The Princess Diaries” and its sequel, as well as the “Despicable Me” and “Minion” franchises. Andrews also voiced the character of Queen Lillian in the blockbuster hits “Shrek 2,” “Shrek the Third,” and “Shrek Forever After.”

The Bridgerton series is set in
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‘Pose,’ ‘Russian Doll’ Lead 2019 TCA Awards Nominations

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‘Pose,’ ‘Russian Doll’ Lead 2019 TCA Awards Nominations
Netflix’s “Russian Doll” and the first season of FX’s “Pose” lead the 2019 Television Critics Association awards nominations with four nods each.

Both shows are up for in the Outstanding New Program and Program of the Year categories, as well as in their individual genre categories. “Pose” star Billy Porter will also compete for Individual Achievement in Drama, while “Russian Doll’s” Natasha Lyonne will compete in the same category for comedy.

The widely praised second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” has also put up an impressive showing, with three nominations.

Also Read: Showtime Comedy Duo Desus and Mero to Host 2019 TCA Awards

The winners will be announced on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the ceremony hosted by the comedy duo Desus & Mero, whose eponymous Showtime comedy has also been recognized in the sketch/variety category.

HBO leads with 15 nominations overall, besting Netflix, which scored 14. FX ranks third with eight nods,
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‘Better Call Saul': Giancarlo Esposito Says ‘Things Will Be Strained’ Between Mike and Gus in Season 5

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‘Better Call Saul': Giancarlo Esposito Says ‘Things Will Be Strained’ Between Mike and Gus in Season 5
Gus and Mike have some making up to do when “Better Call Saul” returns for its fifth season next year.

While the finale of the “Breaking Bad” prequel’s fourth season will be remembered for showing Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) final descent into Saul Goodman, it also left Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) in a bad spot.

“They ended on a hard note,” Esposito told TheWrap. “Certainly, things will be strained, and Mike hasn’t given his allegiance over to Gus completely.” By the time “Breaking Bad” rolls around, Mike is Gus’s right-hand man and arguably his most-trusted employee, so it’s clear that next season the two will have to iron some things out between each other.

Also Read: 'Better Call Saul' Co-Showrunner Breaks Down That Long-Awaited Moment in the Season Finale

Better Call Saul” showed that, at least at one point,
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"This Is Us": Jennifer Morrison Joining Season 4 Cast in Major Role

This Is… huge. "This Is Us" has tapped "Once Upon a Time" MVP Jennifer Morrison to join the Season 4 cast in a major recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively. Details about her character are being kept under wraps, but sources confirm that the in-demand actress will have a “substantial” presence on the NBC hit.

NBC announced earlier this week that This Is Us Season 4 will bow Tuesday, Sept. 24. “I know lots,” leading lady Mandy Moore playfully bragged to TVLine earlier this month when we pressed her for intel on this fall’s first batch of episodes. “It’s fun to
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‘Chambers’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix

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‘Chambers’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix
Netflix has canceled the drama series “Chambers” after one season.

The series followed a teenager who gets a heart transplant and becomes consumed with the mystery surrounding her donor. The series starred Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, Sivan Alyra Rose, Lilliya Reid, Nicholas Galitzine, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Lilli Kay, Sarah Mezzanotte, and Griffin Powell-Arcand. Leah Rachel created the series in addition to serving as showrunner. She executive produced along with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Winnie Kemp, Wolfgang Hammer, Jennifer Yale, and Stephen Gaghan.

“’Chambers’ will not return for a second season,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re grateful to creator and showrunner Leah Rachel for bringing this story to us and to her fellow executive producers Alfonso Gomez Rejon, Steve Gaghan from Super Emotional, Winnie Kemp and Wolfgang Hammer from Super Deluxe, and Jennifer Yale. We’re also thankful to the tireless crew, and to our incredible cast, especially Uma Thurman,
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‘Angel’ 20th Anniversary Reunion Panel Set for New York Comic-Con – Without David Boreanaz

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‘Angel’ 20th Anniversary Reunion Panel Set for New York Comic-Con – Without David Boreanaz
The “Angel” cast will celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary with a panel at New York Comic-Con this fall. Well, minus Angel himself, that is.

On Tuesday, NYCC announced a reunion has been set with stars Charisma Carpenter, James Marsters, J. August Richards, Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker for the fan convention, which runs October 3-6. Noticeably absent from that lineup is David Boreanaz, who played the titular vampire detective on the Joss Whedon-created “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff.

Boreanaz previously hinted during a March appearance on “The Talk” there was something brewing for “Angel’s” upcoming 20th anniversary in October, but he told TheWrap last month that he didn’t “know what’s going to happen.”

“It’s funny, whether it’s the 10th or the 15th or the 20th,
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Shondaland's Period Drama for Netflix Casts Julie Andrews as Scathing Gossip

Shondaland's Period Drama for Netflix Casts Julie Andrews as Scathing Gossip
Julie Andrews will be serving far fewer spoonfuls of sugar as a sharp-tongued gossip columnist in one of Shonda Rhimes’ first (of many) productions for Netflix.

In Shondaland’s upcoming adaptation of Julia Quinn’s series of Bridgerton novels, the iconic Andrews is set to voice the character of Lady Whistledown, an anonymous and mysterious gossip writer uses a curious mix of social commentary and scathing insult to send Regency London into an all-out frenzy.

Based on Quinn’s best-selling novels, the as-yet-untitled, eight-episode Netflix drama is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive” world of London high society circa
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The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss Reacts to Serena's 'Heartbreaking' Betrayal

Just when you thought you were maybe sort of starting to like Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) on The Handmaid's Tale, she pulled the rug out from under everyone yet again.

At the end of Season 2, Serena committed the selfless act of giving up baby Nichole so she wouldn't grow up in a society that

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Rosamund Pike to Star in Amazon's Wheel of Time Series Adaptation

Rosamund Pike to Star in Amazon's Wheel of Time Series Adaptation
Gone Girl‘s Rosamund Pike is taking the wheel of Amazon’s forthcoming series adaptation of The Wheel of Time, TVLine has learned. The actress will play the lead role of Moiraine in the project, which is based on Robert Jordan’s fantasy novels.

The Wheel of Time, which was greenlit at Amazon last October, is set in a “sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it,” per the official logline. The story follows Pike’s Moiraine, “a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in
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‘David Makes Man’ Trailer: Tarell Alvin McCraney Brings ‘Penetrative Poem’ to Own — Exclusive

Own: Oprah Winfrey Network has set a Wednesday, August 14 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt premiere date for its anticipated new drama series “David Makes Man,” from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”) and Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

An Oscar to his credit, his script for Netflix’s Steven Soderbergh drama “High Flying Bird” drawing high praise, and his Broadway production “Choir Boy” having wrapped up a successful run in March, playwright and screenwriter McCraney continues to impress with his initial foray into television with the deeply personal “David Makes Man.”

Inspired by the writer’s impoverished youth in Florida, the milieu naturally calls to mind “Moonlight,” and even borrows some of the film’s stylistic touchstones, bathing images in evocative colors, accompanied by a melancholic score that sets the lyrical tone.

The hourlong drama centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of
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Discovery, FuboTV Strike Distribution Pact

Discovery, Inc. and FuboTV said they have struck a multi-year deal that brings 13 of the cable-programmer’s networks to Fubo’s live-tv streaming service in coming weeks.

The agreement extends a relationship that had been in place between Fubo and the former Scripps Networks Interactive, which Discovery acquired in 2018. That pact included carriage of five networks including Hgtv and Food Network.

Under terms of the agreement, Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Own: Oprah Winfrey Network and MotorTrend will be available on Fubo’s base package, Fubo Standard, joining Hgtv, Food Network and Travel Channel which are already available on the service.
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Rosamund Pike to Lead ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation at Amazon

Rosamund Pike to Lead ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation at Amazon
The long-gestating “Wheel of Time” TV adaptation has finally found its lead.

Rosamund Pike cast been cast as Moiraine, a member of the powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, in the Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television co-production.

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, “The Wheel of Time” is set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, a powerful
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Brave New World Casts Kylie Bunbury, Joseph Morgan, Hannah John-Kamen

Brave New World‘s population continues to rise. USA Network’s forthcoming adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic sci-fi novel has added Pitch‘s Kylie Bunbury, The OriginalsJoseph Morgan and Killjoys‘ Hannah John-Kamen in series-regular roles, Deadline reports.

Also newly cast are Nina Sosanya (Killing Eve) and Sen Mitsuji (Origin). They join previously announced stars Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones).

Huxley’s novel, first published in 1932 and read by you as a teenager, is set in a futuristic utopian society “that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy,
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Julie Andrews Joins Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton Netflix Series

Julie Andrews Joins Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton Netflix Series
Julie Andrews is the first person officially cast in one of Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming Netflix shows.

Andrews has joined the untitled series based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family novels. She will voice the character Lady Whistledown. Anonymous to readers, the sharp-tongued gossip writer uses a curious mix of social commentary and scathing insult to send the season of 1813’s ton into an all-out frenzy.

Andrews is a legend of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her roles in films like “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” both of which earned her Academy Award nominations. She is also
See full article at Variety - TV News »

‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Aladdin’ Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations

‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Aladdin’ Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations
The nominations for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards have been revealed, and voting has opened for the top movies, TV shows and music that has dominated the last year.

Avengers: Endgame” and “Aladdin” are the top contenders in the movie category with nine and five nods, respectively. In TV, “Riverdale,” “The Flash” and “Shadowhunters” each received four nominations. Still hot off the release of “Old Town Road,” up-and-coming rapper Lil Nax X made a splash with five nods, followed by Post Malone with four.

Voting is open now through June 25, and the show airs live on Sunday, Aug. 11, on Fox at 8 p.
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‘Inés of My Soul’s’ Production Details, Shoot Date Unveiled at Conecta Fiction

Pamplona, Spain — A project pitched three years ago at the very first Conecta Fiction in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, “Ines of My Soul” was back at the international co-pro and networking summit, this year in Pamplona, where it was held up as one of the still-young event’s most significant success stories.

The stage was crowded, including speakers Consuelo Silva, executive producer at Chilevisión; Rtve director of content Fernando López Puig; Jorge Redondo, executive producer at Boomerang TV; Ricardo Carbonero, head of acquisitions for Amazon Prime Video in Spain; screenwriter Paco Mateo and co-directors Alejandro Bazzano and Nicolas Acuña.
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Teen Choice Awards: Shadowhunters, Riverdale, The Flash Lead Nominations

Fox on Wednesday released the first “wave” of nominees for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — aka the sliiiightly sexier TCAs.

Among the TV nominees, Riverdale, Shadowhunters and The Flash amassed five nods apiece in the first wave, while Arrow notched four.

Also represented in the small-screen categories are Good Trouble, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Gotham and One Day at a Time, among many others.

Voting is open here through June 25 (via fox.tv/TCA19), and the kudosfest will air Sunday, Aug. 11, at 8/7c on Fox. Scroll down to view the full list of nominees, then drop a comment below with your shows/people of choice.
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Five NY1 Anchors Allege Gender Discrimination in Lawsuit

Five veteran female anchors and correspondents at NY1, the local-news outlet that appears on cable systems owned by Charter Communications in New York City, filed a suit Wednesday alleging they have been “repeatedly marginalized and relegated to second-class status” since Charter took over the outlet’s operations after acquiring the assets of the former Time Warner Cable.

The five plaintiffs – Roma Torre, 61, who has worked at NY1 for 27 years; Kristen Shaughnessy, 50, a 24-year veteran; Jeanine Ramirez, 49, a 23-year employee; Vivian Lee, 44, who has worked at NY1 for 11 years; and Amanda Farinacci, 40, who has been with NY1 for 19 years – alleged complaints
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Yvonne Strahovski on Serena’s ‘Trauma’ in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3

Yvonne Strahovski on Serena’s ‘Trauma’ in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Unknown Caller,” the fifth episode of the third season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” ended with Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) truly becoming a mother as well as seemingly picking a side in the fight against the misogynistic regime — by putting her child first and letting her leave Gilead. But as the third season of the dystopian drama has quickly proven, impulsive actions are often out of character, and they are not easy to recover from.

“I always thought that Nichole was
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