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Friends Reunion Special In The Works At HBO Max

It has been a month since the 25th anniversary celebration of Friends in September, and it looks like fans will get to continue to celebrate the iconic sitcom with The Hollywood Reporter bringing word that HBO Max is currently in the process of developing an unscripted Friends reunion special with the six major cast members and series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman still in early negotiations.

Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, Friends had lasted over ten seasons from 1994-2004 which followed the story of six friends who lived in New York City. Even though 25 years had passed since its debut, the 62-time Emmy Award-nominated series stood the test of time and is still garnered as one of the best TV series of all time and had also become a pop culture phenomenon known to all ages.

If the deals have push through, the long-awaited reunion special would be featuring Jennifer Aniston Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc, who have portrayed the roles of Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Ross, Chandler and Joey.

Last July, it was reported that WarnerMedia had successfully won back the exclusive streaming rights for all 10 seasons of Friends. That’s why it is set to leave Netflix by end of the year and will again be available for streaming on HBO Max when it launches next year. According to the outlet’s sources, it was Warner Media Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, who was responsible for pushing to develop a Friends reunion special.

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Titans Renewed For A Third Season At DC Universe

After more than two months since the series’ second season premiere in September, DC Universe has officially renewed its superhero series Titans for a third season, which is scheduled to debut in the fall of 2020.

Season 2 which is streaming now, features Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent/Superboy, Esai Morales as Deathstroke, Chella Man as Deathstroke’s son Jericho Wilson, Chelsea T. Zhang as Deathstroke’s daughter Rose Wilson (aka The Ravager), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) as Bruce Wayne, Natalie Gumede as Mercy Graves and Drew Van Acker as Aqualad.

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites (Gods of Egypt) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) & Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Hawk and Dove, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach.

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Shudder Renews Hit Series Creepshow For Second Season

Following a record-setting first season, Shudder — AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural — today announced the season two renewal of its horror anthology series, Creepshow. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (​The Walking Dead), Creepshow is based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. 

Creepshow, Shudder’s first hour-long scripted series, has been a hit with its members and critics alike. The series is rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was called one of the “10 best shows on TV right now“ by Paste Magazine. More than 50% of Shudder members watched at least one episode of the series, and the show has also helped drive record growth for the streaming service. 

“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board,” said Shudder GM Craig Engler. “Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.”

“For me, Creepshow has been a true labor of love,” said Nicotero. “To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight.”

“Working with Greg Nicotero and Shudder on Creepshow has been a dream come true,” said Stan Spry, executive producer for the series and CEO of the Cartel. “We’re thrilled to carry on the Creepshow legacy with season two.”

The season one finale airs Thursday, October 31, both on demand and on the Shudder TV live-stream at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT. Shudder is available on all your favorite devices and platforms, including Apple TV Channels.

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Watch The Mandalorian New Trailer

Disney+ has released a new trailer for The Mandalorian.

The first live-action Star Wars series will take place a few years after Return of the Jedi. Whoever the Mandalorian is under his mask, he’s no friend of the Empire. The trailer shows the Mandalorian methodically making his way through former Imperial soldiers. He also has an on-board carbon freezing chamber to deal with his targets. That makes things a lot easier when turning them in for bounties.

Julia Jones’ Omera can be seen as she starts to take off the Mandalorian’s mask. This implies a possible romantic connection between them. Meanwhile, Gina Carano’s Cara Dune appears to have a more professional relationship with him. There’s also a glimpse of Carl Weathers’ Greef Carga, Taika Waititi’s IG-11, and Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon. But we’ll have to wait a few weeks to see how it all comes together.

The Mandalorian‘s first episode will premiere on November 12, only on Disney+.

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Watchmen: In the Weeks Ahead

HBO has provided a look at Watchmen: In the Weeks Ahead. The series based on the DC Comic premiered last night

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in 1986, Watchmen quickly become one of sequential art’s most acclaimed stories. The original story centers on a murder-mystery before unfolding into a planet-altering conspiracy that ultimately asks where the fine line is drawn between heroes and villains. Check out the original comic for yourself by purchasing it here.

The series is made up of an ensemble cast that includes Jeremy Irons (Justice League) as an older Ozymandias, Regina King (The Leftovers), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Louis Gossett Jr. (Hap and Leonard), Tim Blake Nelson (Colossal), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Andrew Howard (Bates Motel), Frances Fisher (Masters of Sex), Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sara Vickers (The Crown), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Jean Smart (Fargo) as a mysterious FBI agent, and James Wolk (Zoo, Tell Me a Story). 

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What You Need To Know About Watchmen Before Watching The HBO Show

HBO’s Watchmen TV show, an adaptation/extrapolation of the iconic graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, premieres this Sunday. 

Despite the fact that Watchmen is one of the most well-known comics ever made (it is famously the only comic book included on TIME’s list of 100 great novels, among other honors), it is fair to expect that many people watching the show will be unfamiliar with the source material. The show itself certainly expects that. Taking place 30 years after the events of the comic, and populated with almost entirely different characters, Watchmen can be viewed by any fan of showrunner Damon Lindelof’s previous TV work (Lost, The Leftovers) without having to do any homework. 

But the Watchmen show does contain several references, both visual and thematic, to the original comic. In case you’re a newcomer to the franchise,  Entertainment Weekly put together a list of highlights that might help you understand some of the references. Check it out HERE.

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Watch The Saturday Night Live Joker Parody, Grouch Starring David Harbour

Saturday Night Live brilliantly adapted the central theme of the Todd Phillips new film Joker with Grouch. 

Guest host David Harbour portrays a grumpy trash man who becomes more and more disenfranchised with the decaying society around him. After sinking into his own reality where he gets his revenge, he takes refuge inside the wretched trash cans that he emptied for a living.

Sesame Street will never be the same.

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Watch The Teaser Trailer For Stephen King’s The Outsider

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, The Outsider premieres January 12 on HBO. 

The 10-episode series follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable. 

The cast includes Ben Mendelsohn, Jason Bateman, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vázquez, Jeremy Bobb and Marc Menchaca.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan, and others take you behind the scenes and share their excitement for the opportunity to tell the next chapter of Jesse’s story, and how the reunion with cast and crew felt like coming home.

The project reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul).  In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.  This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad.  

Watch El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Netflix October 11.

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Poll: Should Titans’ Jason Todd Live or Die?

In the latest episode of DC Universe’s Titans, Jason Todd was used as a pawn in Deathstroke’s revenge against the team. Though Dick & Kori tried to save him, the episode ended with Jason falling to his doom. Will he live or will Jason Todd die? 

The audience can decide!

Take the poll HERE and let your voice be heard. This isn’t the first time that Jason’s fate was left to the whims of others.

In 1988, DC Comics published “A Death in the Family” a four-issue Batman comic book storyline featured in issues #426–429. The series was written by Jim Starlin and illustrated by Jim Aparo, with Mike Mignola designing  each cover. The story followed Jason Todd/Robin’s quest to be reunited with his birth mother after being relieved of his duties by Batman. During his journey, however, the Joker kidnapped and tortured him, eventually killing him. The storyline was notable for its 900 number voting system, in which fans were allowed to call two separate numbers and chose whether Jason would survive the Joker’s torture or die.

Will history repeat itself or will Jason live to mouth off another day?

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