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Giannis Antetokounmpo Biopic ‘Greek Freak’ Casts Newcomer Uche Agada as Young NBA Star

The Disney+ film “Greek Freak” has found its lead to play a young Giannis Antetokounmpo, newcomer Uche Agada.Agada will play the Greek Freak himself, NBA and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, in a film about Antetokounmpo’s life and his family about how they lifted themselves out of poverty as undocumented immigrants in Greece.Also joining the […]

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‘American Gods’ Continues To Struggle To Find Its Voice In Season Three [Review]

The behind-the-scenes saga of “American Gods” has been almost more interesting than the show itself. After years of attempts to adapt Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel, it seemed to have a perfect fit in the visionary Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”), the co-showrunner of season one with Michael Green. While the first season got strong reviews and an […]

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SAG-aftra Expands ‘America’s Got Talent’ Fremantle Probe After Orlando Jones’ Firing From ‘American Gods’

SAG-aftra is expanding the scope of an investigation into the firing of “America’s Got Talent” host Gabrielle Union. It will now take a deeper look into producer Fremantle after Orlando Jones claimed he was fired from “American Gods,” another Fremantle series, for racist reasons.The talent union, which represents 160,000 actors, journalists, performers, and other media […]

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‘American Gods’ Drops Two of Its Recurring Actors of Color; Orlando Jones Claims He Was Fired

American Gods is having trouble in paradise…again. The constantly embattled Starz series which, after an acclaimed first season under showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, has seen a slew of replacement showrunners and an alarming number of cast turnovers. But the dropping of two actors of color who were upgraded to main roles in the […]

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Starz Says ‘American Gods’ is Back on Track, Explains ‘Counterpart’ Cancellation [TCA 2019]

Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch spoke to the Television Critics Association on Friday and announced some new shows and renewals. The Girlfriend Experience is getting a third season. Starz is producing Dangerous Liaisons as a series. Steven Soderbergh is making an unscripted series called Leavenworth . During the Q&a, questions about Starz’s American Gods and cancellations […]

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Alejandro Amenabar, Ricardo Darin, Paco Cabezas Bound for San Sebastian

Madrid – Alejandro Amenábar, Ricardo Darín and Paco Cabezas, director of episodes from “Peaky Blinders” and “American Gods,” look set to join Penelope Cruz, already confirmed as a Donostia Award winner, at this year’s 67th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival.The biggest movie event in the Spanish-speaking world, this year’s San Sebastian runs Sept.20-28.Amenábar’s awaited “While […]

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David Slade to Direct Anton’s Psychological Thriller ‘Come Closer’ (Exclusive)

David Slade, director of “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” “Hard Candy” and “American Gods,” is attached to direct the upcoming thriller “Come Closer.” The film will be produced by Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Michael London.Based on the novel of the same name, and written by the novel’s author Sara Gran, “Come Closer” follows a […]

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