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Guest Line-Up Announced For Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 2

AMC has announced the guest line-up for the upcoming second season of their horror documentary series Eli Roth’s History of Horror. Hosted by the titular horror filmmaker, the series is scheduled to make its return on Saturday, October 10 on AMC.

This season will feature new celebrity guests including Megan Fox (Jennifer’s Body), Ari Aster (Midsommar), James Brolin (The Amityville Horror), Piper Laurie (Carrie), Bill Hader (It: Chapter 2), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill), Katharine Isabelle (Freddie vs. Jason), Rachel True (The Craft), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser films), and Roger Corman (The Silence of the Lambs) as well as returning interviewees Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Greg Nicotero, Edgar Wright, Leonard Maltin, Slash, Joe Dante, Jack Black, Mary Harron, Tom Savini, Karyn Kusama, John Landis, and many others.

In season two of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, the series will now be featuring episodes focusing on monsters, evil children, witches, body horror, houses of hell, and Eli’s Terrifying Twelve. It will even deeper into the catacombs of creepiness, exhuming landmark films, and cult classics while chewing on the entrails of recent horror cinema. The series explores the dark power and wicked fun of scary movies, the craft that went into making them, and the ways that horror films reflect the anxieties of their times. The story is told by Eli Roth and a celebrated cast of writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, composers, and special effects artists who bring our nightmares to life.

The first season featured interviews from A-list storytellers and Horror film icons such as Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions), Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Elijah Wood, Slash, Catherine Hardwicke, Norman Reedus and many more.

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Animaniacs Back In Action On Hulu This November 20

Twenty-two years after its final episode, the long-awaited return of Animaniacs comes to Hulu on Friday, November 20. Hulu, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are proud to unveil a brand-new version of the iconic family friendly cartoon series for the whole family, as the Warner siblings, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet.

After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. Water Tower, the Animaniacs waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio and beyond, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, Wakko and Dot, fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain will also return to continue their quest for world domination in each of the 13 episodes.

Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer of the series. The show will return to Hulu for a second 13-episode season in 2021.

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DC Comics Promotes Girl Power With Powerful Heroines On The Small Screen 

Though female superheroes like Wonder Woman have been appearing in comic books since the 1940s, these heroines have not always been given fair treatment on the screen. Aside from the 1970s television series Wonder Woman, no major motion pictures or television series of significance have come along featuring the girls of DC Comics until much more recently. In the last few years, DC has branched out with its properties and introduced an array of TV shows and animated specials featuring a robust selection of characters.

From Supergirl to Stargirl, there are a number of powerful women appearing on TV these days. Look over some of these popular heroines you can catch on the small screen and learn more about who they are and what they stand for.

Supergirl

Though she is almost as recognizable as the Man of Steel himself, Supergirl is a character with a very complicated history in comic books. Originally introduced in 1958 as a surviving cousin of Superman, Supergirl very quickly became a fan favorite. The character appeared in her own titles as well as the family of Superman comics until 1985 when editors at DC decided Superman needed to be the only survivor of his homeworld of Krypton.

In the episode Crisis on Infinite Earths, the original Supergirl died saving the universe.

Comic books are notorious for bringing back dead characters and Supergirl is no exception. Returning in multiple incarnations over the years, Supergirl has been more or less restored to her original role as the cousin of Superman. On the WB show “Supergirl,” Melissa Benoist portrays the title character as she tries to balance work, relationships and being a hero alongside living in the shadow of her famous cousin Clark. The show is currently entering its sixth season and is a great fit for teens, older audiences and families alike.

Stargirl

More recently, DC released the show Stargirl, focusing on the trials and tribulations of teenager  Courtney Whitmore. Introduced in comics in 1999, Whitmore as Stargirl was co-created by Geoff Johns, who is now the executive producer of Stargirl. Since her introduction, Stargirl has been a prominent character across DC comic books, animated specials and television shows. She has also served as a member of the long-running superhero team the Justice Society of America, and the show borrows a lot from this part of Whitmore’s history.

Unlike Supergirl, who is in her 20’s, Stargirl is a teenager still dealing with the headaches of high school on top of her newfound role as a hero. Played by Brec Bassinger, Courtney Whitmore is an all-American girl with a sweet demeanor and passionate desire to help the weak, downtrodden, and vulnerable. Stargirl follows Whitmore as she comes to terms with the responsibility of being a hero while beginning the quest of finding other young people willing to help her reform the Justice Society of America.

White Canary

While both Supergirl and Stargirl began as heroines in the pages of comic books, the same is not true of all the women who appear in DC’s television properties. The character of White Canary, played by Caity Lotz, was created specifically for the show Arrow, where she shares a number of story elements and personality traits with the comic character “Black Canary.” A fighter trained by assassins, White Canary became a popular character on Arrow. This led to her being one of several DC characters written into the show Legends of Tomorrow, involving time travel adventures.

DC Comics is no stranger to the idea of female characters. Outside of the heroes listed here, names like Lois Lane, Catwoman, Batgirl, Zatanna, Power Girl, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are familiar even to those who have never read a comic book. With DC committed to making truly engaging television programs in recent years, it is easy to see that this is just the beginning of television adventures featuring a diverse selection of unforgettable heroes.

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Amazon Series The Boys Captures Season Three Renewal & Adds Aisha Tyler-Hosted Aftershow To Its Arsenal For Season Two

Amazon Studios today announced it has officially ordered a third season of its hit series The Boys, co-produced with Sony Pictures Television, ahead of its highly anticipated second season debut on September 4. The announcement was made today during The Boys Comic-Con@Home Panel. 

Additionally, it was revealed that Emmy Award-winning host Aisha Tyler will serve as host and executive producer of the official The Boys aftershow Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys. In each episode of Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys, members of the cast, creative team and other special guests will join Tyler as they dissect the events that unfold in each episode.

Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys was developed by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), who also serves as writer and executive producer. Joining Kripke as executive producers are Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen (Preacher), Evan Goldberg (Preacher), and James Weaver (Preacher), Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break) and Pavun Shetty (New Girl), as well as Phil Sgriccia, Craig Rosenberg, Rebecca Sonnenshine, Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Ennis and Robertson also co-executive produce along with Michael Saltzman. The eight-episode Amazon Original series will be available on Prime Video in more than 200 territories around the world, and is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.

The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The Supes of The Seven also include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell).

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Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection Book

Mondo is proud to present Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, a visually breathtaking celebration of the Emmy Award–winning series.

Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed show Batman: The Animated Series. The show first aired in 1992 and was instantly met with critical praise for its sophisticated writing and distinctive, noir-influenced art style, generating an intense following that still exists today.

Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Filled with Erikson’s slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, this Batman: The Animated Series art book is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows of all time.

The book will be released on October 6 and you can pre-order it HERE.

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HBO Renews Curb Your Enthusiasm For An Eleventh Season 

After being revived in 2017 and giving the network two hit seasons, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm created by and starring Larry David is set to return at HBO for an eleventh season!

Originally debuting on HBO in 2001 and presenting 100 episodes to date, Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his fictionalized life. The series’ ten-episode tenth season debuted January 19, 2020 and brought back series veterans including Susie Essman (Broad City), Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs), Emmy nominee Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Richard Lewis (Anything But Love), J.B. Smoove (The Millers) and Emmy winner Ted Danson (The Good Place).

“Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are,” David said in a statement. “One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.”

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Ozark Returns To Netflix With An Expanded Final Season

Netflix’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed family drama Ozark will return for a fourth and final season. The final season will be 14 episodes premiering in two parts, 7-episodes each.  The new season will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks.

Emmy Award Nominee Chris Mundy will return as showrunner, writer and executive producer and will reunite with Emmy Award Winner Jason Bateman as the creative forces behind both parts of the new season.  Also set to return for the final season are series stars Bateman, Emmy Award Winner Laura Linney, Emmy Award Winner Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Charlie Tahan, and Lisa Emery.  The series from MRC Television is executive produced by Bateman, Mundy, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey and Bill Dubuque.  Linney will also be a Co-Executive Producer for Season 4.

Since Ozark first premiered on Netflix in 2017, the series has garnered fourteen Emmy nominations with two wins, to date, for Jason Bateman for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and for Julia Garner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.  The series has also garnered two Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actor’s Guild nominations for its stellar acting performances by Bateman, Garner and Laura Linney.

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Eric Kripke Announces The Boys Reunion With Season 2 Premiere Date

Eric Kripke, the showrunner for The Boys has announced a special cast reunion that will announce the premiere date of season 2.

According to his Twitter, tune in to @TheBoysTV Friday June 26 at 11AM (PT) for a reunion hosted by Patton Oswalt. The cast will talk about season 2 and will show clips.

The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The show retains most of the comics (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame.

The series stars Karl Urban (Star Trek, Judge Dredd) as Billy Butcher, the ringleader of the vigilantes who risk it all to go against a group of all-powerful characters, with Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Jennifer Esposito as CIA agent Susan L. Rayner, and Karen Fukuhara as the Female. Elisabeth Shue co-stars in the series alongside Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell.

The series was created by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, and Eric Kripke.

Season 1 is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Watch The Trailer For Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2

Today, Disney+ shared the trailer for its upcoming six-episode documentary series, “Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2,” which premieres on Friday, June 26. 

With the clock ticking and less than a year until the world premiere of Frozen 2, the creative team opens their doors to cameras for a 6-part series to reveal what it takes to create the #1 animated film of all time. For the first time, cameras capture the challenges and breakthroughs, the artistry and complexity of creating a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film.

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The Karate Kid Saga Cobra Kai Comes To Netflix

Netflix today announced it is the new home to Cobra Kai, the series continuation of the iconic The Karate Kid film franchise from Sony Pictures Television. The film’s stars, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their star-making roles in the series along with Martin Kove as sensei John Kreese.  

Under the terms of the deal, the first two seasons of Sony Pictures Television’s Cobra Kai will premiere on Netflix this year, with an all-new third season to follow.

Cobra Kai takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, where a now successful Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. 

The acclaimed and much-talked-about Cobra Kai was named 2018’s Best Drama by Rotten Tomatoes, earning a rare 100% Fresh rating for its first season. It has received two Emmy nominations. 

Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg via their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment. Heald is the writer behind the cult classic Hot Tub Time Machine franchise, while Hurwitz & Schlossberg created the successful Harold & Kumar film series, wrote and directed the global box office success American Reunion, and produced 2018’s hit comedy Blockers. Together, the trio conceived of this new Karate Kid storyline that picks-up decades after the original film ends. James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Overbrook Entertainment along with Susan Ekins in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Macchio and Zabka serving as co-executive producers.

Executive Producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg: “Making Cobra Kai has been a dream come true for us since day one. We are thankful for the tireless dedication of Jeff Frost, Chris Parnell, Jason Clodfelter, Karen Tatevosian, and all our partners at Sony for finding us a new home where we can not only continue the series, but also explore opportunities to further expand The Karate Kid universe. We are beyond excited to join our new partners at Netflix and look forward to the show reaching the massive global audience who loves this franchise as much as we do.” 

Brian Wright, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix: “The appeal of The Karate Kid saga is timeless, and Cobra Kai picks up right where it left off without missing a beat. The rivalry between Daniel and Johnny is one for the ages, and the show has a ton of heart and is a lot of fun. We can’t wait to introduce a new generation of fans to Cobra Kai and are thrilled to be its new home around the world.”

Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television:  “We are so proud of Cobra Kai and are overwhelmed by the massive fan response to the series.  Josh, Jon, Hayden, Ralph, William and the entire cast have done such a brilliant job with this sensational series and the huge audience reaction and sentiment for it is a testament to that. We are very thankful to our partners at Netflix and couldn’t be more elated that they have become the new home for this epic saga.”

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