Netflix has released the first teaser for the upcoming third season of their popular teen comedy-drama series Sex Education, featuring the main cast including Asa Butterfield’s Otis and Emma Mackey’s Maeve as they star in an advertisement video for the newly-reopened Moordale Secondary. The series is scheduled to make its return on Friday, September 17.The Sex Education Season 3 teaser, which you can check out in the player below, provides us our first look at two of the series’ newest characters, Jemima Kirke’s Headmistress Hope and Dua Saleh’s Cal. It also teases the many changes that Moordale’s new Headmistress will be strictly implementing including standard uniforms for its students.RELATED: Netflix’s Outer Banks Season 2 Trailer: The Treasure Belongs to the PoguesSex Education stars Asa Butterfield as Otis, Gillian Anderson as Dr. Jean Milburn, Emma Mackey as Maeve, Ncuti Gatwa as Eric, Connor Swindells as Adam, Aimee-Lou Wood as Aimee, Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson, Patricia Allison as Ola, Mikael Persbrandt as Jakob, Tanya Reynolds as Lily, and Chinenye Ezeudu as Viv. It also features Mimi Keene, Simone Ashley, Chaneil Kular, Tanya Reynolds, Sami Outalball, Anne-Marie Duff, George Robinson, Chinenye Ezeudu, Alistair Petrie, Samantha Spiro, Rakhee Thakrar, and Jim Howick.In Season 3, it’s a new year, Otis is having casual sex, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and Adam are official, and Jean has a baby on the way. Meanwhile, new headteacher Hope tries to return Moordale to a pillar of excellence, Aimee discovers feminism, Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) gets a crush and a lost voicemail still looms. Prepare for commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes, and much more of Madam Groff.The new season will also see the addition of new cast members in the form of Jason Isaacs as Peter Groff, Jemima Kirke as Headmistress Hope, and Dua Saleh as Cal.RELATED: Katherine Langford’s Fantasy Series Cursed Canceled at NetflixSex Education is written and created by Laurie Nunn and produced by Eleven. Writers include Sophie Goodhart, Selina Lim, Mawaan Rizwan, Temi Wilkey, and Alice Seabright, with additional material from Jodie Mitchell.Season 3 is directed by Ben Taylor and Runyararo Mapfumo. Laurie Nunn, Taylor, and Jamie Campbell all serve as executive producers. The first two seasons are available to stream now on Netflix.
According to Deadline, HBO has announced that filming on their forthcoming Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon has been temporarily halted due to a crew member testing positive for COVID-19. This marks the latest major production that has been shut down in the UK as it was also recently reported that Netflix’s hit romance drama series Bridgerton had also paused shooting due to a positive COVID-19 case.The outlet notes that the said crew member is part of the production’s zone A, which consists of cast members and crew. That’s why, in compliance with industry guidelines, the affected production member has been required to enter isolation, with close contacts also set to quarantine. Production on House of the Dragon is scheduled to resume on Wednesday.RELATED: Game of Thrones: HBO Max Developing More Animated Spinoff SeriesBased on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and the downfall of the Targaryens, who are the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria. It will take place 300 years before the events of the award-winning series adaptation of Game of Thrones which aired its final episode nearly two years ago.Pick up your copy of Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones here.The 10-episode series will be led by Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. It will also feature Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Milly Alcock, and Emily Carey. Outlander star Graham McTavish was reportedly been cast for a key mystery role.RELATED: HBO Developing Three More Game of Thrones SpinoffsHouse of the Dragon hails from George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal, and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal and Sapochnik also attached to serve as showrunners. Executive producers are. Executive producers are Martin, Sapochnik, Condal, Vince Gerardis, and Sara Lee Hess.The prequel series is currently eyeing a 2022 debut.
ComingSoon.net has an exclusive clip from AMC Networks’ new seaside mystery series Whitstable Pearl, starring Kerry Godliman (Adult Material, Save Me, After Life) and premiering on May 24 on Acorn TV. Godliman plays the titular Pearl Nolan in the six-part British detective drama, based on the much-loved novels The Whitstable Pearl Mystery and Disappearance at Oare by Julie Wassmer (EastEnders). You can check out the clip now in the player below!RELATED: New to Stream: Acorn TV’s May 2021 Lineup!When local celebrity Pearl Nolan, chief proprietor of the eponymous Whitstable Pearl restaurant and a newly formed detective agency, discovers the body of Vinnie, a close family friend, she takes it upon herself to investigate what she believes to be murder. Standing in the way of her detective work is DCI Mike McGuire (Howard Charles, The Musketeers), the new Kent police chief who has transferred from London in an attempt to escape from his past. Pearl and Mike clash at first, but then Mike becomes the only other person to share Pearl’s belief that Vinnie was murdered. When a second body shows up, Pearl finds herself pulled into the seedy underbelly of this picturesque town. The British seaside holiday will never be the same again.Pick up your copy of The Whitstable Pearl Mystery here!Set beneath huge skies and amid the lengthening shadows of a picture postcard town just miles from London, the friction between the locals and the moneyed arrivals from the city is palpable as centuries of village tradition grates against the inevitable pressure of money and gentrification.RELATED: Exclusive Clip: Star Trek: Lower Decks Extended Driving SceneWhitstable Pearl is brought to the screen for the first time by iconic Norwegian filmmaker Øystein Karlsen (Exit, Dag, Lilyhammer).
Olivia Colman in talks for Sam Mendes’ romance drama Empire of LightOver a year after the critical and box office success of 1917, acclaimed director Sam Mendes has finally found his next major directing project in the form of a romantic drama film titled Empire of Light. Searchlight Pictures has officially boarded the project, with Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman in negotiations to lead the feature.Should the deal push through, Empire of Light will be the British actress’ latest collaboration with Searchlight after 2018’s The Favourite. In addition, this will also mark the reunion project between Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins, who earned his second Oscar for his work on 1917.“I have long been an admirer of Searchlight and the dynamic way they have produced and released some of my favorite theatrical releases of recent years,” Mendes said in a statement (via The Wrap). “This project is very close to my heart, and I couldn’t be more delighted that it has found its ideal home.”RELATED: Searchlight Pictures Announces Release Dates for Antlers, Nightmare Alley & MoreEmpire of Light is being described as a love story that will be set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England. The film will be directed by Mendes from a screenplay he wrote. The studio is currently planning to release the film in the fall of 2022.“Sam has written an exquisite cinematic drama that captured our hearts from page one. He is a masterful filmmaker, and we look forward to working with him, Pippa, and Roger and to reunite with the great Olivia on this truly special film,” Searchlight’s David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield said.Mendes and Pippa Harris are set to produce through their Neal Street Productions. The project will be overseen by Searchlight’s Presidents of Production, Film and Television Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum along with Searchlight Pictures UK’s Head of Development & Production, Katie Goodson-Thomas.RELATED: Joyride: Olivia Colman to Star in New Feel-Good Drama Film Olivia Colman first gained recognition for her critically-acclaimed performances in TV shows such as The Night Manager and Fleabag with the first one earning her, her first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Miniseries. For her performance in Yorgos Lanthimos’ black comedy film The Favourite, she won her first Oscar Award for Best Actress and her second Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy.She will next be seen in drama films such as Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter and the Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday as well as Netflix and Sony’s animated film, The Mitchells vs. the Machines which is set to premiere later this month.(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
After being handed a series of antitrust fines over its apparent abuse of power, Qualcomm is now facing a consumer lawsuit that could see it forced to compensate UK phone owners. The country's leading consumer association Which? is suing the Snapdragon chip maker to the tune of £482.5 million ($683 million) in damages for allegedly breaching competition law. Which? claims Qualcomm used its dominance in the patent-licensing and processor markets by charging Apple and Samsung inflated fees for its tech licenses, which were then passed on to consumers in the form of higher smartphone prices. It estimates that individuals who purchased Apple or Samsung handsets since 2015 could be entitled to between £17 to £30 ($24 to $42) depending on the number and type of smartphones they bought. Qualcomm has rubbished the allegations. "As the plaintiffs are well aware, their claims were effectively put to rest last summer by a unanimous panel of judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the United States," a company spokesman told BBC News, referencing the FTC suit for unfair practices from 2017 that was dismissed last year. The latest challenge echoes the legal actions that have haunted the beleaguered chip giant over the past several years. While $683 million represents little more than 2.8 percent of Qualcomm's revenue in 2020, the company has struggled to free itself from the resulting bad publicity of fines and litigation woes. In Asia alone, it has previously been slapped with antitrust penalties in China, Korea and Taiwan that amounted to over $2.6 billion. Meanwhile, the European Commission fined it €997 million ($1.23 billion) in 2018 for paying Apple to secure an exclusive modem deal. And again in 2019, when it was struck with a €242 million fine ($271 million at the time) for alleged price dumping on 3G chips.
Passengers arriving in the UK from high-risk countries should and must quarantine compulsorily in government-managed hotel rooms for 10 days starting Monday. This is to ensure that to check the spread of the new coronavirus strain from entering the country. To ease the plans of the third lockdown and to keep away the vaccine-resistant variants of Covid-19, is crucial for the Prime Minister as lockdown in the country will once again affect businesses and schools which are still reeling with the deepest slump in three centuries. With 15 million people vaccinated in the UK alone, there are plans to reopen the economy as the PM wants children to go to school from March 08 onwards. The PM has also announced that there would be a road map plotting out the restrictions on February 22. These new quarantine measures will be taken for passengers who are visiting from 33 countries that are under the UK travel ban list and it is applicable for visitors who have landed in the country for the previous 10 days. This country list is where the South Africa variant is prevalent. Anyone who attempts to conceal visits from these red-zone countries can face a maximum of 10 years in prison. Matt Hancock, UK Health Secretary said in a press meet, “As this deadly virus evolves, so must our defenses, The rules coming into force today will bolster the quarantine system and provide another layer of security against new variants at the border.” The government has struck a deal with 16 hotels which has agreed to provide 4,963 rooms for the new quarantine system and further 58,000 rooms on standby. For an individual traveler, the cost of stay would be around 1,750 Pounds. Non-UK residents from these red-zone countries are banned from entering the kingdom and UK residents who wish to return to the country need to produce a Covid-19 negative certificate and isolate for 10 days mandatorily. Add to Bookmarks
Guy Pearce joins Kate Winslet in HBO’s limited series Mare of Easttown Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential) is reuniting with his Mildred Pierce, Oscar-winning co-star Kate Winslet (The Reader, Steve Jobs) in HBO’s upcoming limited series Mare of Easttown, replacing Ben Miles after the actor left the project due to scheduling conflicts (via Deadline). RELATED: Mandatory Streamers: HBO Max’s The Head Introduces an Exciting New Thriller Mare Of Easttown stars Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective whose life crumbles around her as she investigates a local murder. Pearce will play Richard Ryan, a visiting creative writing professor who wrote a dazzling novel that won the National Book Award 25 years ago, but he has never lived up to his early promise. The series also stars Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett, and Neal Huff. Mare of Easttown is written and executive produced by Brad Inglesby who also serves as showrunner on the series. RELATED: Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi Returning for House of the Dragon Winslet, Inglesby, and Craig Zobel will executive produce with Gavin O’Connor along with Gordon Gray through Mayhem Pictures as well as Paul Lee and Mark Royball for wiip. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Toby Melville / Reuters Facebook’s dedicated News tab, first seen in the US, will launch in the UK with a promise to pay UK news sites to license articles, the social media giant announced. It’ll arrive in January 2021 with partner sites including The Guardian, The Economist and The Mirror, along with lifestyle sites owned by Conde Nast, Hearst and others. “With Facebook News, we will pay publishers for content that is not already on the platform, help publishers reach new audiences and bring more advertising and subscription opportunities,” Facebook wrote in a blog post. As with the US News section, the UK tab will offer a mix of personalized and curated top stories. Facebook will normally show top headlines and stories, but will add news digests with original and “authoritative” reporting during major news cycles. The tab will build on the success of the US site, Facebook said, “where we’ve found more than 95 percent of the traffic Facebook News delivers to publishers is new audiences that have not interacted with those news outlets in the past.” Stepping Up Our Investment in News in the UK https://t.co/fvtAhbE4os — Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) December 1, 2020 Facebook didn’t say how much it would pay publishers, but some expect millions of pounds each year from multi-year details, The Guardian reported. That means Facebook could be paying tens of millions in the UK alone, much-needed revenue for struggling news outlets. It may also feature smaller local sites that have not struck deals, provided they meet certain standards, and Facebook plans to add more major news providers down the road. Along with Google, Facebook has been heavily criticized for drawing ad dollars away from dedicated news sites. That has contributed to the failure of a quarter of US news sites over the last 15 years, according to Poynter. In the UK, 198 local newspapers have shuttered since 2005, the Press Gazette reported in 2016. Meanwhile, the professional journalism vacuum has often been filled by false or misleading news on Facebook. Facebook has attempted to stem that criticism in the UK and ward off potential government regulation with several measures. For instance, it spent £4.5 million ($6 million) training 80 journalists to cover smaller communities and recently extended that program for a year with an additional £2.3 million ($3.1 million). Last month, Google also pledged $1 billion for publishers to curate content for a new product called the Google News Showcase. Google has taken even more heat than Facebook, with publishers in Australia, France and elsewhere saying it has contributed to the decline of local journalism and should be forced to pay to show news “snippets.” However, both sites will be under further pressure and scrutiny in the UK from a new regulatory agency called the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). That body will set new limits on tech’s biggest platforms and create rules that level the playing field for smaller rivals. In this article: Facebook, UK, media, content, stories, payments, news, gear All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
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