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Report: Star Wars Game in Development From Heavy Rain & Detroit Studio

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    Betty Gilpin Joins Shailene Woodley & DeWanda Wise in Showtime’s Three Women

    Emmy nominee Betty Gilpin (GLOW, The Hunt, Gaslit) has joined […] The post Betty Gilpin Joins Shailene Woodley & DeWanda Wise in Showtime’s Three Women appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    Showtime’s THE INITIAL Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt

    Showtime’s The First Lady casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt Just a few days after adding Judy Greer (Halloween) to the ensemble roster, Showtime’s The First Lady has rounded out its central cast as Golden Globe and Emmy winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) has signed on to star as Eleanor Roosevelt, according to Deadline. RELATED: Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady “Gillian Anderson is an actress of incredible range and exquisite talent – she is the perfect choice to complete this powerhouse trio, who will inhabit the roles of these iconic women,” Amy Israel, EVP, Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks, said in a statement. “It’s inspiring to have Gillian, Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susanne Bier and Cathy Schulman at the forefront of The First Lady. They have truly set the stage for a landmark Showtime series.” Jayme Lawson (The Batman) is set as a series regular portraying Michelle Obama from ages 15-30, as the series begins with Obama as a young woman in Chicago and follows her as a Harvard undergraduate and Princeton Law School student, eventually marrying Barack Obama in 1992. Kristine Froseth (The Assistant), who will only appear in three episodes, is portraying a young Betty Ford as she trains as a dancer for Martha Graham in New York City, and into her 20s in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she worked for Herpolsheimer’s Department Store and eventually married Gerald Ford. The First Lady (formerly titled as First Ladies) is set in the East Wing of the White House, where many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. The series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of America’s most iconic First Ladies. The first season will be focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama. Academy Award winner Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) and Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons) have signed on for the leading roles of Michelle Obama and Betty Ford, respectively, with Greer also starring as Nancy Howe, Rhys Wakefield (True Detective) as Dick Cheney and Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) as Gerald Ford. RELATED: The Curse: Emma Stone to Star in Safdie Brothers’ Showtime Comedy Series The series is written by Cooley from an idea that originated with Cathy Schulman, who was inspired by Cooley’s spec script about Lady Bird Johnson. Golden Globe winner Susanne Bier (The Undoing) has also boarded the project to serve as its director and executive producer. The First Lady will be co-produced by Showtime and Lionsgate TV along with Welle Entertainment (Otherhood), Gaspin Media (LA’s Finest), and JuVee Productions. It will be executive produced by Cooley, Welle Entertainment’s Schulman, Gaspin Media’s Jeff Gaspin, and LINK Entertainment’s Brad Kaplan. Davis will also serve as an executive producer along with Julius Tennon through through their JuVee Productions banner. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

    Julia Jones, Alano Miller, & More Join Showtime’s Dexter Revival

    Julia Jones, Alano Miller, & More Join Showtime’s Dexter Revival According to Deadline, The Mandalorian actress Julia Jones has been tapped to star opposite Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall in Showtime’s upcoming Dexter revival. Also joining previously announced cast member Clancy Brown are Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe) and Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird). In addition, the new setting of the limited series has finally been revealed through the four new characters’ official descriptions. Jones is set to portray the role of Angela Bishop, who is the first Native American Chief of Police in her town in upstate New York while Sequoyah will play Bishop’s brash and opinionated teen daughter named Audrey. Miller will be playing a sergeant for the Iron Lake Police Department and the assistant wresting coach for the local high school. Alcott will play the character of Randall, described as someone who has a meaningful encounter with Dexter. RELATED: The Curse: Emma Stone to Star in Safdie Brothers’ Showtime Comedy Series The 10-episode revival will see Clyde Phillips return as showrunner with Marcos Siega, who helmed nine episodes of the original show’s run, returning to direct six of the new episodes as well as executive produce. In November, new plot details were revealed for the revival: “Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the revival sees the character now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami.” Michael C. Hall starred as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who specifically targeted other serial killers while also working as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police Department. Dexter ran for eight seasons on Showtime, receiving multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations as well as a Peabody Award. Hall took home a Golden Globe in 2010 for his portrayal of Dexter Morgan, along with John Lithgow who won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his role as Arthur Mitchell in the series RELATED: Belushi Review: A Remarkable Journey Into the Mind of a Mad Genius Production on the Dexter limited series revival is expected to begin in 2021 for a fall debut. The series is produced by Showtime and executive produced by Phillips, Michael C. Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro, and Scott Reynolds.

    Black Monday Renewed at Showtime for a Third Season

    Black Monday Renewed at Showtime for a Third Season Showtime has renewed the Emmy-nominated comedy series Black Monday for a third season, according to Variety. The new season will consist of 10 episodes with production scheduled for 2021. RELATED: Dexter: Showtime Orders Limited Series Revival with Michael C. Hall Returning Black Monday stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, and Paul Scheer. Recurring guest stars in Season 2 included Yassir Lester, Ken Marino, Horatio Sanz, and Casey Wilson. Season 2 followed Dawn (Hall) and Blair (Rannells) as they took over the TBD Group, while Mo (Cheadle) and Keith (Scheer) fled to Miami. Along the way, Blair used a congressman, Dawn used a college fund honcho, Keith got used by the Leighman Brothers and Tiff (Wilson) used her Georgina Jeans capital on a hot new trend – skants. In the end, Dawn took the hit for Black Monday, and Mo reigned supreme as head of the newly minted The Mo Co. Created by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan, who also serve as executive producers and showrunners, the show takes viewers back to October 18, 1987 — aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. The series tells the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system and the glass ceiling. RELATED: Shameless Season 11 Sets December Premiere Date for Final Episodes Cheadle also executive produces, with Rannells and Hall producing. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg also executive produce. The series is a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television.

    Dexter: Showtime Orders Limited Series Revival with Michael C. Hall Returning

    Dexter: Showtime Orders Limited Series Revival with Michael C. Hall Returning Dexter is back! Showtime has ordered a limited series revival of the serial killer drama with lead Michael C. Hall set to return for the 10 episode season (via Variety). RELATED: Shameless Season 11 Sets December Premiere Date for Final Episodes “Dexter is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago,” said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment for Showtime. “We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can’t wait to shoot it and show it to the world!” Clyde Phillips, former Dexter showrunner, will also return for the revival. Plot details for the series are being kept under wraps. Production on the Dexter limited series revival is expected to begin in 2021 for a fall 2021 debut. The series is produced by Showtime and executive produced by Phillips, Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro, and Scott Reynolds. RELATED: On Becoming A God in Central Florida Season 2 Cancelled at Showtime Hall starred as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who specifically targeted other serial killers while also working as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police Department. Dexter ran for eight seasons on Showtime, receiving multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations as well as a Peabody Award. Hall took home a Golden Globe in 2010 for his portrayal of Dexter Morgan, along with John Lithgow who won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his role as Arthur Mitchell in the series.

    Shameless Season 11 Sets December Premiere Date for Final Episodes

    Shameless Season 11 Sets December Premiere Date for Final Episodes Showtime has set the Shameless Season 11 premiere date for Sunday, December 6, wrapping up the final season of the hit comedy-drama series (via Vital Thrills). RELATED: On Becoming A God in Central Florida Season 2 Cancelled at Showtime Season 11 finds the Gallagher family and the South Side at a crossroads, with changes caused by the COVID pandemic, gentrification, and aging to reconcile. As Frank (William H. Macy) confronts his own mortality and family ties in his alcoholic and drug-induced twilight years, Lip (Jeremy Allen White) struggles with the prospect of becoming the family’s new patriarch. Newlyweds Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) are figuring out the rules and responsibilities of being in a committed relationship while Deb (Emma Kenney) embraces her individuality and single motherhood. Meanwhile, Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) finds an unlikely new career in law enforcement and Kevin (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) struggle to decide whether a hard life on the South Side is worth fighting for. Shameless stars Oscar nominee and Emmy and SAG Award winner William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Christian Isaiah, Noel Fisher and Kate Miner. RELATED: Showtime Renews Billions & Bumps Corey Stoll Up to Series Regular Created by Paul Abbott, Shameless is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Developed for American television by John Wells, the series is executive produced by Wells, Nancy M. Pimental, and Joe Lawson.

    Mandatory Streamers: The Walking Dead Returns for “A Certain Doom”

    Mandatory Streamers: The Walking Dead Returns for “A Certain Doom” Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of September 28, The Walking Dead is back for its Season 10 “finale” as The Whisperer War comes to an end and we find out who is left standing. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below, and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here! AMC/AMC+ The Walking Dead, Season 10 Finale: In the episode, “A Certain Doom,” Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War. The episode will premiere on Sunday, October 4, and will be available to stream on AMC’s platforms. The episode is now streaming on AMC+. Season 11 will air in 2021 and it was also announced that Season 10 will be getting six additional episodes in its tenth season which will air early next year. [embedded content] The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Series Premiere: The new spinoff series expands the universe of The Walking Dead, delving into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world.  Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves, and each other.  Some will become heroes.  Some will become villains.  But all of them will find the truths they seek. The series will premiere on Sunday, October 4, with episodes available to stream on AMC’s platforms. The first episode is streaming now on AMC+. [embedded content] Gangs of London, AMC+ Season 1 Premiere: Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, the series tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated. Gangs of London’s critically acclaimed first season was a huge success in the UK as it took audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital. The 10-episode first season of the action-packed thriller debuts on AMC+ this fall for US audiences and has been renewed for a second season with the network on board to co-produce. The first three hours are available now on AMC+ with episodes rolling out weekly. The series will debut on AMC early next year.  Soulmates, AMC+ Season 1 Premiere: From AMC Studios, sci-fi drama is set fifteen years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. In a first-ever format for AMC, each of the six episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships. The first episode is now streaming on AMC+ and will premiere on AMC on Monday, October 5.  Showtime The Good Lord Bird, Series Premiere: Starring Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown and based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride, the series is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces – and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the event that started the Civil War. The limited series adaptation will premiere on Sunday, October 4. Episodes will be available to stream on Showtime’s platforms.  Hulu Monsterland, Series Premiere: Based on the short stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s North American Lake Monsters, the series is a horror anthology which will follow the story of broken people driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives and will feature encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and a variety of other mythical creatures and horrors. All ten episodes are available now on Hulu.  Cinemax Warrior, Season 2 Premiere: The gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful Tongs (Chinese organized crime family). Season two follows rival Chinatown Tongs as they fight for dominance amidst the growing anti-Chinese fervor that threatens to destroy them all. The battle continues to rage on in the second season, premiering tonight on Cinemax. The episodes will be available to stream on Cinemax’s platforms and through Amazon.  Netflix Emily in Paris, Series Premiere: Created and executive produced by Darren Star, the series focuses on Emily (Lily Collins), an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, who unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company — and she is tasked with revamping their social media strategy. Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances. The series is available to stream now.  Epix Britannia, Season 2 Premiere: The Romans are here and set to stay. Two years on from his invasion of Britannia, with the help of Celt Queen Amena, General Aulus is romanising willing Celt tribes and crushing those who try to resist. Aulus’s behaviour raises suspicions that he has another agenda; one that raises ghosts in Amena’s past and makes his threat to the Druids ever more critical. The only form of hope for the Druids and Celts is Cait – a young girl being trained by outcast Druid Divis – to fulfil a prophecy that would save Britannia from the Romans. But when a dead man wakes, two Druid brothers begin an epic battle of wills that divides the Druids and puts the prophecy in jeopardy. In a world where the gods hold power over everyone, the question is how much agency does anyone have over their own actions? But while the gods don’t deal, men do. The Dead Man says ‘hello’. Season 2 will premiere on Sunday, October 4.  Renewals Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers have both been picked up for two more seasons at Fox, with Family Guy now running through Season 20 and Bob’s Burgers’ renewal taking the show to its 13th season! Both animated series are available to stream on Hulu. Billions, Season 6: Showtime has officially renewed its brilliant drama Billions for a Season 6 while also bumping up Corey Stoll as a series regular! The first four seasons, as well as the first half of Season 5, are available to stream on Showtime’s platforms or Amazon.

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