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‘Bridgerton’: Here’s How Shondaland’s Chris Van Dusen Concocted a ‘Thirsty’ and Relevant Romance

Shonda Rhimes and writer-turned-showrunner Chris Van Dusen go back 17 years, to his first job as her assistant just out of USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program. He soon transitioned to a writer on “Grey’s Anatomy” and was executive story editor of “Scandal” before taking on “Bridgerton,” Shondaland and Van Dusen’s first scripted series at Netflix, […]

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‘Bridgerton’ Trailer: Shonda Rhimes Goes Back in Time for a Scandalous New Netflix Series

After spending around 15 years churning out hit after hit for ABC, prolific producer Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder) shocked Hollywood by signing a deal in 2017 in which she would produce shows for Netflix. The first series in that deal is finally debuting this month: Bridgerton, a Regency-era […]

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‘Bridgerton’ Official Trailer: A Scandalous Period Romance Is Shonda Rhimes’ First Netflix Show

Netflix has released the first official trailer for “Bridgerton,” an ornate period romance following the marriage prospects of Regency London’s upper crust. From powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes, “Bridgerton” marks Netflix’s first scripted trip to Shondaland under her sweeping new deal with the streamer. The “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator is flexing new muscles in this […]

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7 New Netflix Shows in December, and the Best Reasons to Watch

1. “Bridgerton” Season 1Why Should I Watch? Starring “Derry Girls” icon Nicola Coughlan and featuring Julie Andrews as a narrator named Lady Whistledown, Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix original series already has three solid gold reasons to try out the hipper, hotter version of “Downton Abbey,” but here are a few more details. The period drama […]

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‘Bridgerton’ Trailer: Shonda Rhimes Brings a Little Scandal in Her First Netflix Series

Scandal (and the creator of Scandal) has come to Regency England. Shonda Rhimes’ first major original series for Netflix has finally arrived, with a glitzy, racially diverse trailer that puts Rhimes’ signature brand of soap to the period drama. Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, and from the trailer, looks like […]

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Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami,’ Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Human Voice’ Added to Venice Lineup

Regina King’s directorial debut “One Night in Miami” and Pedro Almodovar’s Jean Cocteau adaptation “The Human Voice,” starring Tilda Swinton, have been added to the lineup of the Venice Film Festival’s upcoming 77th edition.Both additions will screen out-of-competition.“One Night in Miami,” to which Amazon Studios recently acquired worldwide rights, takes place in 1964 and follows […]

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“Legendary, peerless”: film industry pays tribute to the UK’s Nik Powell

“He will be sorely but affectionately missed by the thousands of people who he inspired to effect change.”Friends and colleagues havie paid tribute to Nik Powell, the veteran producer and former director of the UK’s National Film And Television School (Nfts), who died yesterday aged 69.A legendary figure in the UK film industry, Powell produced […]

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Netflix, Shonda Rhimes’ initial slate includes ‘Hot Chocolate Nutcracker’, ‘The Residence’

Roster features first series to be created by Rhimes herself since Scandal.Netflix has unveiled initial details of its first slate of series from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, which signed a high-profile deal with the streaming service nearly a year ago.The eight projects on the slate include the first series to be created by Rhimes herself since […]

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‘Who Is America?’ Review: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Jokes Are Hit-or-Miss, but His Wild Showtime Series Could Kill Political Careers

Important is the kind of word that gets tossed around a lot when critiquing TV shows. Along with its many adjectives — relevant, vital, urgent, essential, etc. — the designation boosts scripted series from “The Looming Tower” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to “Scandal” and “The Oa,” noting their political, cultural, or storytelling significance. Unscripted fare, […]

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Elizabeth Marvel To Star In ‘All The Little Things We Kill’; Bryce Durfee Joins ‘Foreign Exchange’

Homeland’s Elizabeth Marvel is set to star in All The Little Things We Kill, an indie that tackles the issue of gun violence, directed by Adam Neutzsky-Wulff. Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black), Guillermo Diaz (Scandal), Casey Cott (Riverdale), and Rj Mitte (Breaking Bad) also star in the Frankie Kl-penned pic. Marvel will play […]

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