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Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions Will Make TV Shows For Universal Now

Jordan Peele’s production company, Monkeypaw Productions, has seen many of its films distributed through Universal Pictures, including Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” and Peele’s own “Get Out” and “Us.” Until now, however, it has worked with other partners on the TV side of things, like HBO, Amazon Prime Video, and CBS All Access (now Paramount+).All that has changed […]

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‘Black Canary’ Movie In the Works With Jurnee Smollett Reprising Role and Misha Green Writing

A Black Canary movie is on the way, with Jurnee Smollett reprising the role she played in Birds of Prey, and Misha Green on board to write the script. Green and Smollett previously worked together on Lovecraft Country. Like the upcoming Batgirl and Blue Beetle movies, Black Canary is being developed directly for streaming service […]

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Misha Green and Jurnee Smollett Developing ‘Birds of Prey’ Spinoff Movie Focused on Black Canary for HBO Max

“Lovecraft Country” and “Underground” creator Misha Green and Jurnee Smollett are teaming up for a third project, taking Smollett’s “Birds of Prey” character Black Canary on a new adventure in her own standalone film for HBO Max.Smollett confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: “Guess the Canary is out of the cage! So excited to finally […]

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Inside the Operatic ‘Catch the Fire’ Poem in the Explosive Tulsa Race Massacre Episode

When it came to scoring the explosive montage surrounding the 1921 Tulsa race massacre in HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” composer Laura Karpman came up with the inspired idea to adapt Sonia Sanchez’s powerful “Catch the Fire” poem as an orchestral requiem, which was central to her Emmy-nominated score with Grammy-winning composer and record producer Raphael Saadiq. […]

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Jonathan Majors Talks The End Of ‘Lovecraft Country’: “It Feels Like You Lost A Friend” [Interview]

It would be inaccurate to call Jonathan Majors a rising star. Since his breakout role as Mont, a tender San Francisco playwright subverting the stereotypes of Black masculinity, in the Sundance darling, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” he’s been on an enviable pace. An acclaimed role in Spike Lee’s cathartic Vietnam War film […]

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Jurnee Smollett Had No Expectations For ‘Lovecraft Country’ Season 2 & Is Excited For ‘Escape From Spiderhead’ [Interview]

Jurnee Smollett began her career in Hollywood at the age of six. She’s starred on seminal programs such as “Friday Night Lights,” “True Blood,” and “Underground.” She’s also appeared in films such as “Eve’s Bayou,” “The Great Debaters,” and, most recently, “Birds of Prey.” Now, 29 years later, after she entered the biz, she’s finally […]

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Warner Bros. Television Group Leads Studios in Emmy Nominations with 79

It was a banner Tuesday morning for Warner Bros. Television Group, which led Hollywood’s TV studios with 79 Emmy nominations.Warner Bros. Television Group was responsible for several of the most high-profile and critically acclaimed television shows of the last year, including “Ted Lasso,” Apple TV+’s breakout comedy series, as well as HBO’s recently canceled “Lovecraft […]

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Creative Arts Emmy Analysis: ‘The Mandalorian’ Leads, ‘The Underground Railroad’ Disappoints

Disney+ flexed its sci-fi and superhero muscles at the Creative Arts Emmys on Tuesday. “The Mandalorian” came roaring back for Season 2 to lead all craft nominations with 17, followed by Marvel’s trippy “WandaVision,” which scored 15. However, Netflix did better overall, with “The Queen’s Gambit” seizing 12 noms, “The Crown” (Season 4) capturing 11, […]

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