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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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Tom Holland Brings His New Spider-Man Costume To Jimmy Kimmel Live

Tom Holland went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to officially debut his latest Spider-Man costume which is largely faithful to Spidey’s comic book costume, even though it favors red and black over the traditional Spider-Man red and blue.

Holland made his appearance semi in-character during a sketch with Kimmel’s sidekick, Guillermo Rodriguez. Somehow, Guillermo managed to snag Spidey’s mask, and Peter Parker was forced to use another way to hide his identity. Shortly thereafter, Holland unmasked and plugged his Spider-Man sequel. But when Kimmel pressed Holland on whether the movie took place after Infinity War, the web-slinging actor proved to be evasive with his answers.

Holland isn’t the only veteran MCU actor returning from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, and Angourie Rice will all reprise their roles in the sequel. Additionally, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders are returning as ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Jake Gyllenhaal is playing Far From Home‘s main villain, who is widely believed to be Mysterio.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released on Friday, July 5.

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Stephen King Marathon On AMC FearFest This Weekend

AMC has a full day of the King of Horror as a part of the annual FearFest movie marathon.

AMC FearFest is underway. The network’s annual marathon of spooky movies will feature a full day of Stephen King. Saturday, Oct. 20, the lineup starts with Graveyard Shift at 6:30 a.m.

– Graveyard Shift – 6:30 a.m.
– The Dead Zone – 8:30 a.m.
– Firestarter – 11 a.m.
– Misery – 1:30 p.m.
– Thinner – 4 p.m.
– Silver Bullet – 6 p.m.
– Christine – 8 p.m.
– 1408 – 10:05 p.m.
– The Mist – 12:35 a.m., Oct. 21
– Carrie – 3:25 a.m., Oct. 21

Stephen King will be featured in AMC’s new show Eli Roth’s History of Horror. The episode will highlight “Killer Creatures.” It’s scheduled to air November 4 at midnight.

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ABC Gives Pilot Order For NYPD Blue Revival

ABC has given a pilot production commitment to an all new NYPD Blue revival series that will revolve around the son of Dennis Franz’s character Detective Andy Sipowicz. The pilot is already in the casting stages for its four main roles.

The sequel will not feature the return of Franz’s character. Instead, in the new series Sipowicz is now dead, and the story will focus on his son Theo “as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Theo seems to have taken after his father as he too is a hard-drinking, hard-headed and quick-witted cop.”

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First Look Photo of Ruby Rose as Batwoman Released

The CW has released a first look photo of Ruby Rose suited up as Batwoman, who will first appear in the annual DC superhero crossover event, titled Elseworlds, as well as the Batwoman series that is currently in development from producer Greg Berlanti.

Elseworlds, the annual Arrowverse crossover, will take place in Gotham City. The crossover will start with The Flash on Sunday, December 9. Arrow will continue the story on Monday, December 10, before it all comes to an end in Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is sitting out of this year’s event, and Black Lightning has yet to establish any firm links with the Arrowverse.

This story will mark Ruby Rose’s debut as Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman. While Kate is Bruce Wayne’s cousin in the DC Universe, the Batman isn’t expected to appear in this story or anywhere else in the Arrowverse any time soon. That said, Batman does exist in this world, and Oliver Queen called him out by name last season on Arrow.

In the CW’s Batwoman, written by Caroline Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

The potential Batwoman series helms from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Dries will executive produce alongside Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Former DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns is set to executive produce through his new Mad Ghost Productions banner.

Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, is one of several vigilantes who protect Gotham. The character was first introduced in Detective Comics in 1956 and was reimagined for DC Comics’ New 52 as a Jewish lesbian. Kane is a wealthy heiress who becomes inspired by Batman and chooses to also put her wealth and resources towards a campaign to fight crime as a masked vigilante in her home of Gotham City. Arrow and The Flash have both teased that Gotham City did exist in the Arrow-verse, such as when Amell’s Oliver Queen name-dropped Bruce Wayne during this season of Arrow.

The next CW crossover event is set to air in December 2018. If the Batwoman pilot is picked up, the series could air in 2019.

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Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 New York Comic Con Trailer

Discover the next adventure of Starfleet. Watch a new trailer of the highly anticipated season two premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, which makes its epic return to CBS All Access on January 17, 2019!

Debuted at New York Comic Con during its panel with cast and executive producers, this trailer previews the continued voyage of the U.S.S. Discovery and its crews’ mission to discover new worlds and new life forms.

If you haven’t caught up on season one yet, try CBS All Access free now at cbs.com/startrek.

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