Joss Whedon is departing the HBO drama “The Nevers,” where he was set to write, direct and serve as showrunner.“We have parted ways with Joss Whedon. We remain excited about the future of ‘The Nevers’ and look forward to its premiere in the summer of 2021,” HBO said in a statement.“The Nevers” is an epic science-fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities and relentless enemies, and are on a mission that might change the world. The series is still expected to premiere next summer.Also Read: HBO Max Wades Into the 'Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas Movie?' Debate“The Nevers” was picked up straight-to-series in 2018 and was set to be Whedon’s first TV project since “Dollhouse,” which ran on Fox from 2009-2010.“This year of unprecedented challenges has impacted my life and perspective in ways I could never have imagined, and while developing and producing ‘The Nevers’ has been a joyful experience, I realize that the level of commitment required moving forward, combined with the physical challenges of making such a huge show during a global pandemic, is more than I can handle without the work beginning to suffer,” Whedon said in a statement. “I am genuinely exhausted, and am stepping back to martial my energy towards my own life, which is also at the brink of exciting change. I am deeply proud of the work we have done; I’m grateful to all my extraordinary cast and collaborators, and to HBO for the opportunity to shape yet another strange world. ‘The Nevers’ is a true labor of love, but after two-plus years of labor, love is about all I have to offer. It will never fade.”Casting for “The Nevers” was completed months ago. The ambitious drama features an expansive cast that is led by Laura Donnelly and includes Olivia Williams (“Counterpart”), James Norton (“McMafia”), Tom Riley (“Dark Heart”), Ann Skelly (“Death and Nightingales”), Ben Chaplin (“The Thin Red Line”), Pip Torrens (“The Crown”), Zackary Momoh (“Seven Seconds”), Amy Manson (“Torchwood”), Nick Frost (“Fighting With My Family”), Rochelle Neil (“Terminator: Dark Fate”), Eleanor Tomlinson (“Poldark”), Denis O’Hare (“Big Little Lies,” “Late Night”), Sonia Sawar (“Black Mirror”), Elizabeth Berrington (“Waterloo Road”), Ella Smith (“Babylon”), Viola Prettejohn (“Counterpart”), Anna Devlin (“Hanna”) and Martyn Ford (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”).The news regarding Whedon leaving “The Nevers” was first reported by Cinemablend.Read original story Joss Whedon Exits HBO Drama ‘The Nevers’ At TheWrap
Jason Momoa's muscle-bound warrior Khal Drogo may have been one of the most iconic figures in the HBO series of Game of Thrones, but behind the scenes he was 'in debt and starving'.
Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon has said that the day of filming a rape scene for the show was 'horrible' and that 'nobody wanted to be there'.
Liam Cunningham wasn't afraid to tell Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss when he thought they were wrong.
Paddy Considine will play King Viserys Targaryen in the forthcoming 'Game of Thrones' prequel series.
October sees Viu offering up Hong Kong and Japanese shows in addition to their Korean fare, which is a welcome change for Asian television fans who'd like more variety from streaming channels — but Korean drama addicts, the show of the month is Tale of the Nine Tailed, which melds romance and fantasy on Viu and tvN.
George R.R. Martin has revealed the scene the Game of Thrones series which he was least pleased with once it arrived on TV.
Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reveal why they didn't include Lady Stoneheart in their adaptation.
September sees an interesting mix of shows like HBO's sci-fi series Raised By Wolves, the release of We Bare Bears: The Movie on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and other channels, as well as Netflix's Enola Holmes.
Charles Dance – Tywin Lannister himself – has said that he'd sign a petition calling for the divisive final season of Game of Thrones to be remade.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has joked that he wanted to sign a petition to change the end of Game Of Thrones, which he insists was fine.
Every month, we’ll tell you about new shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. 106 Singaporean films and series are hitting Netflix over August (although there's no sight of VR Man, sigh) and although you've watched them before, you're going to want to relive your childhood favourites. The Restaurant That Burns Calories is an intriguing watch on BBC First, while Netflix debuts the fifth season of Lucifer and the third season of Aggretsuko.
As movie and TV production tentatively restart in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown, news emerges that casting has begun for the Game of Thrones prequel series.
Gotham City is coming to HBO Max. The streaming service has given a series commitment for a spinoff of Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman” that will be set inside the Gotham City Police Department.Per HBO Max, the untitled series “will build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.”“Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter will write the project, with Reeves and his 6th and Idaho production company producing with Warner Bros. TV. Reeves and Winter will executive produce alongside “The Batman” producer Dylan Clark.Also Read: 'The Batman' Director Matt Reeves Signs Overall TV Deal With Warner BrosReeves is helming Warner Bros.’ newest take on the Caped Crusader, which will see Robert Pattinson take over the role. “The Batman” is scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021, and also stars Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgard and Andy Serkis. It is not clear yet if any of the film’s cast will appear in this new series, though Wright is portraying Police Commissioner Jim Gordon.“This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream,” said Reeves.The series would be the second to focus on the Gotham police, following Fox’s “Gotham” which starred Ben McKenzie as Gordon in the days before Bruce Wayne became Batman. It joins other DC Comics-based TV projects at HBO Max, that include a “Green Lantern” series from Geoff Johns, a J.J. Abrams-produced “Justice League Dark” and an animated Aquaman show. Elizabeth Banks the executive producing the comedy “DC Super Hero High” as well.“We are so fortunate to have such great partners in Matt, Dylan, and Terry and unprecedented access to a wealth of IP from our partners at Warner Bros. and DC,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.Along with creating “Boardwalk Empire,” Winter co-created the short-lived “Vinyl” and served as a writer, director and executive producer on “The Sopranos.”The HBO Max series will also be executive produced by 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan; Rafi Crohn will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.Read original story TV Spinoff of ‘The Batman’ About Gotham City PD in the Works at HBO Max At TheWrap
Every month, we’ll tell you about new shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore.
HBO Max has signed an overall deal with Marlon Wayans that will see the comedian and actor star in a semi-autobiographical comedy, “Book of Marlon.”Additionally, Wayans will produce an hour-long stand-up special and host a “multi-act” special. HBO Max will also have a first look deal at his scripted and unscripted projects.“Marlon is a ‘triple threat’ with an impressive resume that speaks to his acting talent and comedy prowess” said Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president of original comedy and animation for HBO Max. “We are thrilled to have his unique voice and comedic vision join our growing family of creators.”Also Read: 'Gone With the Wind' Back on HBO Max With Disclaimer Film Ignores 'Horrors of Slavery'“Book of Marlon” is co-created with Wayan’s longtime producing partner Rick Alvarez. It stars Wayans as a fictionalized version of himself as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and father with…being Marlon.“I’m excited to be in business with HBO Max. Rick and I have had a lot of success in the streaming space and are excited to work with a company that is equally excited to work with us” said Wayans. “We look forward to helping both brands grow rapidly and internationally. HBO Max is a great place to continue our mission of putting smiles on people’s faces.”Wayans and Ugly Baby are repped by 3 Arts, WME and Lawrence Kopeikin and Kevin Yorn of Morris Yorn.Read original story Marlon Wayans to Star in HBO Max Comedy ‘Book of Marlon’ as Part of Overall Deal At TheWrap
HBO has returned Gone With The Wind to its streaming service HBO Max, including a preceding video explaining that the movie 'denies the horrors of slavery'.
Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin is aiming to release the latest book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series next year.
After temporarily removing iconic movie Gone With The Wind from its streaming platform last week, HBO has revealed how it will reintroduce the title to its catalogue.
Team-Downey produced Perry Mason series is ready to be aired on HBO come 22 June, and interestingly, the show comes at a time when the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests are sweeping the world.
HBO's new streaming platform HBO Max has temporarily removed Gone With The Wind from its service over its outdated depiction of the American south during slavery.