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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).

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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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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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Freeform To Develop Series Adaptation of Stephen King’s Joyland

Freeform is in the process of developing Joyland, a new series adaptation based on acclaimed author Stephen King’s mystery novel of the same name. Chris Peña (Jane the Virgin) and Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Stoning of Soraya M.) are set to co-write the show’s pilot script.

“We are honored to be working with Stephen King – a master storyteller who understands the importance of culturally embedded tales that resonate with audiences on a deeply personal level,” Freeform’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Development Karey Burke said. “We can’t wait for Joyland to become part of Freeform’s offerings and haunt our viewers as only Stephen can.”

Joyland is set in 1973 which follows the story of a college student named Devin Jones who takes on a summer job at Joyland, an amusement park in North Carolina. As Devin continues to work at the park, he must confront the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child and the way both will change his life forever.

The series will be executive produced by Bill Haber (CW’s Beauty and the Beast) through his Ostar Productions banner along with Peña and Nowrasteh also serving as producers.

Many of Stephen King’s books are currently being adapted into features films and TV series such as: Castle Rock which renewed for a second season at Hulu; Pet Sematary which will premiere next year in April 2019; the Shining sequel Doctor Sleep starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson; James Wan’s The Tommyknockers; and The Boogeyman.

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Netflix Announces Stranger Things Day 

Stranger Things has become nothing short of a phenomenon for Netflix. Fans are obsessed with the sci-fi series and Netflix is recognizing that deep affection by setting aside an entire day to celebrate.

Today the streaming service released a teaser video that officially announced the first ever Stranger Things Day. After showing some highlights from the show’s first two seasons, and a series of videos featuring die-hard fans, it was revealed that Stranger Things Day would take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. It’s important to note that on November 6, 1983. The day Will Byers went missing.

It’s possible that Netflix will use this day to make some sort of announcement regarding the highly anticipated third season of Stranger Things. The newest installment of the series was already filmed, but has yet to be given a release date.

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Falcon & Winter Soldier TV Series In Development For Disney Streaming Service

A Falcon and Winter Soldier TV series is in the works for the upcoming Disney streaming service. The limited series will see both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Variety reports that the series has tapped Empire writer Malcolm Spellman to pen the series which, unlike other Marvel Entertainment TV shows, will see Kevin Feige working as its producer.

Stan made his MCU debut in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and has since appeared alongside Mackie in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and the upcoming untitled Avengers 4.

The series starring Captain America’s former sidekicks joins the previously reported Loki and Scarlet Witch TV shows which will also be in the works for the Disney streaming service. In addition, the first ever live-action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian, will premiere on the service.

The new Disney-branded service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar, beginning with the 2019 theatrical slate, which includes Toy Story 4, the sequel to Frozen, and The Lion King from Disney live-action, along with other highly-anticipated movies. Disney will also make a significant investment in an annual slate of original movies, TV shows, short-form content and other Disney-branded exclusives for the service. Additionally, the service will feature a vast collection of library content, including Disney and Pixar movies and Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD television programming. All told, around 500 films from the Disney library will be present on the service along with nearly 7,000 episodes of Disney television.

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Gotham’s Final Season To Premiere On January 3, 2019

Fox announced its midseason premiere dates today and, in addition to setting Gotham’s premiere date as Thursday, January 3, 2019, they also revealed that the fifth and final season of the series will be getting two additional episodes going from 10 to 12.

The final season of  Gotham will feature the addition of the villain Bane, who will be played by Shane West. 

It’s also rumored that during this final season, Bruce Wayne will finally become Batman for the first time. 

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This Prop Master’s Work Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Ross MacDonald makes his paper by making paper. For the last 25 years, he’s created tens of thousands of paper props for movies and television shows like “Baby’s Day Out,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Parks and Recreation.” 

   

From handwritten letters to driver’s licenses, each piece is custom made and thoughtfully imbued with backstory. Step into Ross’s Connecticut workshop to see how movie magic gets illustrated, aged, cut and copywritten. 

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