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Super 7 Holiday He-Man 7″ Club Grayskull Collection Figure

Arriving this Cyber Monday: Straight out of an 80’s Christmas in Eternia! Masters of the Universe – Holiday He-Man 7″ Club Grayskull Collection Figure. 

The new He-Man sculpt with Santa Hat inspired by the 1985 Masters of the Universe Christmas Episode! Holiday He-Man comes with new candy cane sword and snow covered packaging. Everything is gift wrapped in 1984-style MOTU Christmas wrapping paper. This is a limited edition release that comes packaged in an additional outer shipping box.

Holiday He-Man will go on sale this Monday (11/26) sometime between 12:00PM and 12:15PM PST in the Super7 webstore. There will be a limit of 2 (TWO) per customer and orders will start shipping in early-December.

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Watch The New Trailer For YouTube Originals’ Wayne

YouTube Originals has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming action comedy series Wayne, which is created by Deadpool writers Rheese Rees and Paul Wernick. The video gives us a glimpse of the difficult and violent adventure that our titular anti-hero will have to go through together with the help of his girlfriend Del. All episodes of the series will debut on January 16, 2019 on YouTube Premium.

In this gritty and sometimes bloody tale, fifteen year-old Wayne sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world. It will star Mark McKenna (Sing Street, Kat and Alfie: Redwater) as the titular character and Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush, Red Band Society) as “Del.” Joshua J. Williams (Mudbound) will also recur as “Orlando.”

The 10 episode series is written and created by Shawn Simmons. The series is executive produced by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) and Kirk Ward. Iain B. MacDonald (Episodes, I’m Dying Up Here, Shameless) directed the pilot. The series hails from Endeavor Content.

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Mr. Mercedes Renewed For Season 3 By Audience Network

Mr. Mercedes, inspired by the book trilogy by Stephen King, has been renewed for a third season at AT&T’s Audience Network.

Executive producer Jack Bender is returning to direct with David E. Kelley coming back to oversee the writer’s room. Production on Season 3 is scheduled to begin in Charleston, South Carolina in early 2019. The 10-episode season will premiere later next year.

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the first season followed a retired detective, Bill Hodges, haunted by the case of a killer, Brady Hartsfield, who murdered 16 people in a stolen Mercedes and who remains undiscovered two years later, only for the killer to reemerge and begin taunting the detective, leading the two to engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Mr. Mercedes Season 2 takes place a year after Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

The original cast, including Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) as Hodges, Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Hartsfield, returned for the 10-episode second season along with newcomers Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario).

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Watch The Gotham Season 5 Preview: This Is The End

Gotham has released a preview of its upcoming fifth and final season with a teaser of what’s to come. As expected, things are looking bad for Gotham city, as key villains seem to be taking over the city. A now older Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) offers the one glimmer of hope. 

It was confirmed that actor Shane West’s character “Eduardo Dorrance” is actually none other than the back-breaking villain Bane, and in fact will end up inflicting his trademark injury on one of the characters in the series. It was also confirmed that the series finale for the show will leap ahead ten years in the future, featuring Bruce Wayne’s final transformation into Batman!

Gotham also stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy, Alexander Siddig as Ra’s Ah Ghul, and Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone.

Gotham is based upon DC characters and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens serve as executive producers on the series. 

The fifth and final season premieres January 3 on FOX.

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New Star Wars And Marvel Series Announced for Disney+ Streaming Service

The Walt Disney Company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service will be called Disney+. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the service’s name today during a live audio webcast of Disney’s fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results. Disney+ is scheduled to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.

Iger also announced that Lucasfilm is in development on a second Star Wars live-action series for Disney+ that will go into production next year. The series will follow the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor, which he originated in the 2016 film. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.” The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. A release date for the series will be announced at a later date.

Disney+ is also assembling a live-action series centered around a fan-favorite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iger today confirmed that Marvel Studios is developing a series based on Loki, the god of mischief, to star Tom Hiddleston.

The new projects join an impressive slate of films and series planned for Disney+ that includes new stories set in the worlds of Disney Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel’s High School Musical, as well as a galaxy far, far away. Earlier this year, Lucasfilm revealed that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau will write and executive produce The Mandalorian for Disney+. The live-action series, which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, is currently in production with a lineup of directors that include Deborah Chow (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok).

Visit DisneyPlus.com to register your email and be kept up to date on the service.

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Stranger Things Season 2 Blu-ray

The Upside Down is back and things keep getting stranger in Season 2 of the loved series, Stranger Things. Enjoy a trip down memory lane with this nostalgic Collector’s Edition designed to look like an old rental tape, which includes a Blu-Ray Disc and DVD. This binge worthy show will have you on the edge of your seat as you head back to Hawkin’s as things are not as normal as they might seem.

Order from Target for $24.99.

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A Breaking Bad Movie Is In The Works

Series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour movie based on his beloved Emmy-winning AMC drama, Breaking Bad.

It’s not yet clear if the project is for television or theaters nor do we know if the original cast will return, however both series stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have stated in interviews that they would love to return to their roles.

For the few that have not watched the exceptional show, Breaking Bad is the story of Walter H. White, played by Bryan Cranston, a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, with the aim of securing his family’s financial future before he dies.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported the news, production is scheduled to start later this month in New Mexico under the title Greenbrier, and is said to “follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom” — suggesting it might focus on Jesse Pinkman (Paul) following the events in the Breaking Bad series finale, which aired in 2013.

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Andrew Lincoln To Lead Three The Walking Dead Movies On AMC

AMC has announced the first projects in development from Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple for The Walking Dead Universe. A series of AMC Studios Original Films, starring Andrew Lincoln and written by Gimple, are planned to continue the story of Rick Grimes, with the first expected to begin production as early as 2019.

In Lincoln’s final appearance on the hit series The Walking Dead, the character of Rick Grimes is mortally wounded and last seen being flown away by helicopter to an unknown destination.  The first film will explore the story of where Rick is taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse.

As part of Gimple’s multi-year plan for The Walking Dead Universe, there are other projects currently in development, including additional films, specials, series, digital content and more.  Some of the stories will relate to The Walking Dead as fans know it while others will be standalone stories that break into new creative territory.

“We have a lot on the horizon – starting with a new epic featuring one of the greatest leading actors in television history and one of the best people I’ve ever met,” said Gimple. “These films are going to be big evolutions of what we’ve been doing on the show, with the scope and scale of features. We’re starting with the first part of the continuing story of Rick Grimes, and there is much more on the way, featuring yet-unseen worlds of The Walking Dead and faces from the show’s past, as well as new characters we hope to become favorites, told by TWD veterans and emerging voices. We want to break new ground with different, distinct stories, all part of the same world that’s captured our imagination for nearly a decade of the Dead.”

“We believe this is a world and narrative with many possibilities and opportunities for character development and we’re excited to expand the series into a franchise that can live across multiple formats,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “For many years, fans have talked about things in the apocalypse they want to see and now we have an opportunity to explore those stories, beginning with the character who started it all, Rick Grimes.”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.

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Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus In The Christmas Chronicles Trailer

Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming holiday movie The Christmas Chronicles, starring Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Silkwood) as Santa Claus alongside co-stars Judah Lewis (The Babysitter) and Darby Camp (Big Little Lies).

The Christmas Chronicles, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) and director Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie), tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa – as you’ve never seen him before – and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.

Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie) directed the live-action movie, which will also have a CGI component. Matt Lieberman, who has several projects in development including The Addams Family animated movie, wrote the screenplay from a story he conjured with Designated Survivor creator David Guggenheim. Home Alone and Harry Potter director Chris Columbus will produce alongside Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe for 1492 Pictures, with a January start date planned for a holiday 2018 release on the streaming service.

The Christmas Chronicles launches on Netflix on November 22.

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The Brady Bunch Cast Reunites To Kick Off Production of HGTV Renovation Series At Iconic Television Family Home

It was a sunshine day at The Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles as six of the legendary sitcom’s original cast members came together for the first time in nearly 15 years to kick-off a full-scale overhaul of the world-famous home and begin production on HGTV’s newest renovation series, A Very Brady Renovation. TV siblings Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) gathered with Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers), Mina Starsiak and Karen E Laine (Good Bones), siblings Leanne and Steve Ford (Restored by the Fords), Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential) and Lara Spencer (Flea Market Flip) for an on-camera walk-through of the home. As one of the biggest programming events that HGTV has ever undertaken, the renovation of The Brady Bunch house will feature additional surprise celebrity guests. It is scheduled to premiere in September 2019.

“It will be the first time in history that the house from all of our memories will be created in a real brick and mortar location. It is certain to be a trip down memory lane.”

Stirring up social media buzz from fans and A-listers alike, the upcoming series will showcase the famous house as it gets a ‘70s-inspired rehab that’s sure to have everyone saying, “far out!” The Brady Bunch, a popular family sitcom that ran for five seasons in the early 1970s, is widely recognized as a hallmark of American television. Its success led to multiple spin-off series, specials and feature films.

“What’s so exciting about this project is that we are creating one of the most iconic homes from many of our viewers’ childhoods,” said Loren Ruch, senior vice president, HGTV programming and partnerships. “It will be the first time in history that the house from all of our memories will be created in a real brick and mortar location. It is certain to be a trip down memory lane.”

HGTV also will capture all the behind-the-scenes magic on the first production day. Fun interviews with cast members, photos and a video of special moments will be available for fans on HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and on HGTV.com.

Exterior shots of the real house were often used to establish a sense of time and place for the Brady family. In the coming months, HGTV will execute a show-stopping transformation by adding 2,000 square feet to its original footprint—all without compromising its instantly recognizable street view. HGTV home renovation stars also will reimagine the popular show’s interior set design, working to ensure that the final renovation results stay true to the spirit of the Brady Bunch family home that everyone loves and remembers. From the unforgettable signature wood-paneled living room with floating staircase to the orange and green kitchen and the kids’ Jack-and-Jill bathroom, The Brady Bunch house will forever hold a special place in television history and American pop culture.

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