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‘The Twilight Zone’ Season 2 Adds Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, and More to Cast

CBS has announced a new batch of names for The Twilight Zone season 2, as well as new episode titles for this summer’s return trip to that dang dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. The new names include Jurnee Smollett-Bell—who is having a heck of a run recently between Birds of […]

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‘The Plot Against America’ Finale Review: The Future Is Grim in David Simon’s Alt-America

Over the course of his television career, David Simon has singlehandedly raised the bar for what to expect from a TV show. His projects, from “The Wire” to “Treme” to “The Deuce,” share a pervasive yet subtle complexity; these are entertaining, character-driven tomes that transform granular research into vivid portraits of myriad systemic injustices. “The […]

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New Judge Assigned to Writers Guild Suit Against Big Four Agencies

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan has been assigned to handle the Writers Guild of America’s lawsuit against Hollywood’s four major talent agencies.Karlan was appointed Monday. The WGA, using its only preemptory challenge, removed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marc Gross on May 3 after Gross refused to voluntarily recuse himself from the […]

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‘Sopranos’ Prequel Film Finds Young Tony: Michael Gandolfini Is Chip Off Old Block

Exclusive: The Sopranos creator David Chase has found his Tony Soprano. Michael Gandolfini has been set to play the future New Jersey organized crime family boss in The Many Saints of Newark, the feature prequel to Chase’s groundbreaking TV series The Sopranos that Alan Taylor is directing for New Line.He is the son of James […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ and More HBO Hits Are Streaming for Free All Weekend

Instead of celebrating the pillaging and theft of Indigenous peoples’ land this Thanksgiving, why not give thanks for something (at least slightly) less problematic? HBO is streaming all of its programming for free — all weekend long. As part of a Thanksgiving partnership with cable streaming service Xfinity, the premium channel is opening the gates […]

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Chadwick Boseman’s ‘17 Bridges’ Adds ‘Deuce’ Star Jamie Neumann (Exclusive)

Jamie Neumann, who can currently be seen on HBO’s “The Deuce” as Dorothy, has joined the cast of the Stx action movie “17 Bridges.” Sources also tell Variety she has landed a recurring role on Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and “NOS4A2.”“17 Bridges,” directed by Brian Kirk, stars Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, Taylor Kitsch, and Stephan James.Boseman […]

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Final 2018 Emmys Nomination Predictions: Will There Be Any Real Upsets?

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are only a few days away and that means the return of “Game of Thrones,” which was ineligible last year, to the party. It also means highly touted new series such as “Killing Eve,” “American Vandal,” “Counterpart,” “Barry,” “The Deuce” and “Ozark,” among others, will see if […]

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‘The Sopranos’ Vincent Pastore & Steven Van Zandt & ‘Mindhunter’s Holt McCallany Star In Dark Mob Comedy

Exclusive: The Sopranos stars Vincent Pastore and Steven Van Zandt and Mindhunter’s Holt McCallany are to star in dark mob comedy Iron Terry Malone. The trio have signed up to the feature film, which is produced by Creative Alley Productions, in association with All Things Creative and Brazen Giant Productions alongside The Wire‘s John Doman, […]

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