Horrible diseases, magic lab coats, and a bit with a fiery dragon. All in a day’s “work” for Rick and Morty.
Series creator and writer Michael Hirst‘s (Elizabeth, The Tudors) critically-acclaimed series Vikings is set to storm its way back to HISTORY for its final season on Wednesday, December 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT – with the 20-episode sixth season kicking off with a two-hour premiere. After the premiere, the following eight episodes will air every Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT; with the remaining ten episodes set to air in 2020 – and series regular Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) taking the helm for one episode, marking her directorial debut.
“I always knew how ‘Vikings’ would end and, after 89 episodes, I truly believe the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons has been told and we are leaving our beloved fans with the proper and definitive ending they so deserve. Although it is bittersweet there are still 20 episodes left and the most ambitious and intensely emotional episodes are still to come.”
– Michael Hirst, Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
Revenge, drama and chaos closed out the mid-season five finale. Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen), a self-proclaimed God ruling over Kattegat with alarming terror, charged his army into battle against his enemy and brother Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig).
Unleashing a fiery guerilla warfare, the two brothers refused to surrender – blood, pride and the crown weighed too heavily on both of their shoulders. In the final moments, Ivar was forced to flee an imminent fate, disappearing into the darkness and securing Bjorn’s victory. Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), reborn after experiencing severe delusions from the major love she’s lost, emerged to crown Bjorn as the new rightful king.
Season six returns following the battle between brothers which has left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father’s shoes as king, while facing several dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals.
Meanwhile, Ivar, searching for a new path to separate him from his past, is seen traveling along The Silk Road eventually leading him to Russia. He meets his match in Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky), a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions. While Lagertha has her own agenda – to live a quieter and less public life on her own farm, but new dangers lurk close to home.
This season, the Vikings continue to take over Scandinavia as Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and Torvi (Georgia Hirst) travel to Iceland to uncover the mystery circling around Floki’s (Gustaf Skarsgård) disappearance and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) pursues his personal vendetta against Ivar.
Hirst serves as executive producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of TM Productions (The Count of Monte Cristo; The Tudors), Sheila Hockin (The Tudors, The Borgias), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors, The Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, and James Flynn (The Tudors, The Borgias).
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Zack Snyder’s upcoming film Army of the Dead is gearing up to be one of his most ambitious projects yet with Netflix giving him free rein to go all out. With the film currently in production, Snyder recently spoke out about a few plot details of the film and it sounds like it will be juggling a few different interesting situations at once.
Speaking with WMMR, Snyder divulged the premise as:
“The movie takes place in Las Vegas. A zombie plague hits Vegas, and they’re able to contain the virus to the city – they build a wall out of shipping containers. And then the city falls. And six years later, one of the casino owners hires this group of zombie soldiers to go get his money that he left in a safe in the casino. It’s coming out on Netflix next winter.”
After the undeniable success of the director’s 2004 film Dawn of the Dead, there was instant interest in Snyder continuing his reboot of the 1978 version. Snyder’s adaptation became one of (if not the best) zombie films of all time, in an onslaught of endless zombies faster and more aggressive than we’ve previously witnessed in film and television.
The film will not likely have any major plot connection to Dawn of the Dead, but knowing the tone that Snyder has created in his first zombie-outbreak movie leaves plenty of promise. Something about a squad of mercenaries in Las Vegas against hordes of zombies just sounds like it’ll make one kickass movie when it comes to Netflix in 2020. The film is currently filming in Los Angeles, Albuquerque and Atlantic City, so it’s only a matter of time before we learn more about the upcoming film and we’ll take whatever we’re given!
Army of the Dead will feature Dave Bautista, Garret Dillahunt, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Raúl Castillo, Samantha Win and Ella Purnell.
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Warner Bros. is digging deeper into its DC properties and bringing another popular comic book to life. The company has ordered a pilot for DMZ, based on the 2005 Vertigo title by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, for its upcoming streaming service HBO Max. And it’s recruited one of its feature film directors to help…
For so many decades, it was considered by most people to be necessary to “go to college.” It was the final leg in the educational journey that would bring riches and a lifetime of...
Despite what its title implies, The Gentlemen is not afraid to get a little dirty. The poster for the Guy Ritchie crime comedy seems to suggest some sort of riff on Kingsman or even the director’s sleek 2015 spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E. But with the release of its first trailer, The Gentlemen may in fact be a bit of an ironic title.
Originally named Toff Guys, The Gentlemen is more of a throwback to Ritchie’s grimy crime capers like Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Matthew McConaughey leads an all-star cast in The Gentlemen as a notorious American drug lord who finds himself embroiled in a London territory war. Watch The Gentlemen trailer below.
The Gentlemen Trailer
Now that he’s got his paycheck from helming this year’s Aladdin live-action remake, Guy Ritchie is taking the chance to go back to his roots. The Gentlemen is all smart-talking British gangsters — including Hugh Grant in a particularly outrageous accent — and deadly deeds gone wrong.
The film follows American expat Mickey Pearson (McConaughey), who has built a successful marijuana empire in London. But when his rivals learn that he’s looking to cash out and get out of the business, it explodes into all-out war, led by a greedy young upstart played by Henry Golding, who looks like he’s having the time of his life. Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, and Eddie Marsan also star in The Gentlemen. It’s an impressive international cast that Ritchie told Entertainment Weekly was the central conceit of this film.
“What I wanted was British aristocracy, New World American drive, and all of the fun to be had with bringing those two worlds together,” Ritchie said. “Marijuana’s kind of fun, but nevertheless serious and there’s money involved.”
Here is the synopsis for The Gentlemen:
From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes THE GENTLEMEN, a star-studded sophisticated action comedy. THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him (featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant).
The Gentlemen premieres in theaters on January 24, 2020.
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Loved this series. I always said this would make a fantastic show.
It's been a while that I have analyzed a final issue of series, but a recent announcement about a favorite Vertigo series has inspired me!
It was announced Tuesday that Ava DuVernay, who will direct DC's New Gods movie, will direct the HBOMAX pilot to the DC/Vertigo published Brian Wood property DMZ. The series features, a very timely topic, a second American Civil War.
While most speculators are clamoring for the first issue of the series DMZ #1, which was published January 2006 or the preview in Y the Last Man #37, be warned that the 2008 Convention Exclusive edition of DMZ #1 was published September 2008.
Rather, I would look for perhaps the rarest DMZ book, the 1:10 incentive of the final issue DMZ #72, which was published February 2011. According to Comichron, there should be only 599 copies of this book and it's becoming increasingly difficult to find in the wild. There are no graded copies of this variant in the CGC Census. (There's only one graded copy of the regular cover.)
After debuting just shy of two years ago, Boston Dynamics has finally made its Spot robotic dog available for sale, but don’t expect to find a great Black Friday deal on this bot at Best Buy come Thanksgiving. The company hasn’t made them available to the average consumer just yet—only businesses that can promise an…
Here we are, rounding into the final third of 2019 (and the last four months of the decade, but we don’t need to talk about that). The year has already produced some heavy hitters of TV — Chernobyl, Fleabag, and Barry dominated the spring. GLOW, Euphoria, and Mindhunter have been indispensable parts of the summer. And huge sophomore seasons of Succession and The Terror are airing as we speak. There’s so much powerful TV out there already, it’s easy to forget how much more is still to come.
But come it shall. Along with progressively darker evenings in which to watch (at least in my part of the world, where curling up in a blanket with a TV show and a cup of tea is a time-honored fall coping mechanism).
There’s a lot of TV coming out soon, some of which we probably don’t even know about yet. Both Apple TV+ and Disney+ are unleashing themselves on the world this fall, meaning there are two more places to turn to in case you don’t have enough to watch already on Hulu, Cartoon Network, HBO, NBC, Amazon Prime, FXX, and Netflix. (They’re all here, by the way, giving us the most promising and exciting prospects of the season).
So here they are — in release order — the 10 most-anticipated TV shows of the rest of the year.
A mind-bending animated series from BoJack Horseman creatives Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg, this Amazon Prime original is, technically, already out as of the day of this writing. But I haven’t seen it yet, and I’m sure as hell looking forward to it, so onto the list it goes. Starring Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk, among others, the series is said to follow a young woman’s new relationship with time after a near-death experience, and the shots from the trailer promise that the show will go to surreal places only animation could take it.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
People familiar with my writing, or with Film School Rejects at all, shouldn’t be surprised to see It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on this list. Tied for the longest-running live-action comedy as of this year, the show keeps on proving that it has new and relevant and hilarious things to say. Last season’s finale, “Mac Finds His Pride,” was the most shocking and beautiful thing the show has ever done. While it’s impossible to say whether there’ll be anything quite so show-stopping this year, it’s bound to be a great ride and I’m ready for whatever the gang has to show us.
The Good Place
The Good Place is coming to an end, and while that’s sad, it might be a good thing. Not because we want it to end — oh, no — but because there’s a real satisfaction that comes with a show finishing early and on its own terms. Rather than moral philosophizing ad infinitum and resetting over and over (it’s the only show that could, realistically, do it), The Good Place is going to bow out having said exactly its piece. And hopefully, at the end of all this, our beloved humans (and their non-human friends) will have found someplace they can settle down and not be tortured for all eternity. Is that so much to ask?
Living with Yourself
Casting one actor in dual roles is a time-honored tradition that’s seen a lot of use lately. Usually, it’s as identical twins, with the exception of Orphan Black‘s inimitable Tatiana Maslany, who played a whole slew of clones. Living with Yourself promises to be a bit more in the clone vein, though much, much funnier, as Paul Rudd plays both the lead character Miles and the result of an innovative new spa treatment: an exact duplicate of Miles who is better in every way. I’ll laugh at Paul Rudd doing anything, and if I can laugh at two of him I’m more than onboard.
Last year’s premiere season about a Maine town brimming with Stephen King horror elements had its spooky ups and downs (while the episode “The Queen” was beautiful, I have a personal bone to pick with the flatness of the ending). But ups and downs are still movement, and the first season was more than interesting enough to warrant excitement for the second. Will we ever find out exactly who The Kid is? I almost hope we don’t, but I’m ready to anxiously try to figure it out when the show returns.
One of the first Apple TV+ commodities to grace us with its presence, the Jason Momoa vehicle is set in a dystopian future in which (almost) everyone is blind. With its star, high budget, and swords-on-horseback tone, it’s a clear contender for the hole in our lives left by Game of Thrones. We’ll find out if See fills it when it premieres on the same day as the launch of the streaming service.
His Dark Materials
There’s not another show I’m more excited for this year. So much attention is being paid to the disappointment of the 2007 film adaptation that it’s easy to forget the sheer wonder of the original novels. Philip Pullman’s non-religious answer to C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series, the literary trilogy teaches children (12-year-old me included) to be brave, to question, and to be kind to others innately, not out of fear or obligation. It’s an incredible series, and the HBO adaptation is looking very, very promising.
Set to premiere the same day Disney+ is released in the US and Canada, The Mandalorian is one of the new streaming service’s flagship enterprises, as well as the testing ground for whether audiences will be willing to pay for this, among other, hot new streaming channels. Whether it’ll be a success is still up in the air, but an all-new Star Wars story with Pedro Pascal in its lead role is a good way to start.
Rick and Morty
Boy am I ready for more Rick and Morty. I’m ready to see where Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon take us next, and I’m ready for new episodes to overshadow the weird pall that a tiny sliver of fans have cast on the show. If you’d like a great, quick palate cleanser that addresses that whole mess, please watch this very funny video. Or hell, just watch the three extant seasons of Rick and Morty. I did recently. I promise it’s even better than you remember. And this new season is bound to be amazing.
After being canceled by SyFy last year, The Expanse joined the ranks of beloved shows championed by devoted fans to be picked up and continued somewhere else. Then it joined the much smaller ranks of shows that did, indeed, get saved. And by Amazon Prime no less, where it will be premiering its fourth season. Fans have no reason to fear, either, because it’s already been renewed for a fifth season as well.
Reddit: Endlessly distracting, often fascinating, and sometimes really useful too. These are some of the best subreddits we know about for advice, instruction, and information, whether that’s helping define an archaic term or identify a half-remembered tune. We want to hear about your favorites too, so leave them in…
Dool can you see this in England? I gotta pay for it here and can't do it yet.
We recently had the chance to speak with Titans showrunner Greg Walker ahead of the premiere of the second season of the DC Universe series. He explained that more than simply seeing the heroes become better allies with one another, the show is also going to dig into the things about them as a collective that, in the…
The finalists have been announced for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s crop features some stunning—and gut wrenching—images. From animals fighting for their lives to the subtle beauty of a bird drinking from an icicle, these photographs are nothing short of remarkable.
With production on the second-season of Netflix‘s live-action adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba‘s comic book series The Umbrella Academy well underway, fans are starting to meet some of the new faces that will help – or hinder – the Hargreeves efforts to prevent the end of the world. Ritu Arya (Humans), Yusuf Gatewood (Good Omens), and Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man) will join the successful series’s sophomore return – here’s what we know:
● Arya’s Lila is a chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires. Unpredictable, mischievous and sarcastic, Lila’s gifted with a twisted sense of humor.
● Gatewood’s Raymond is a born leader with the smarts, gravitas, and the confidence to never have to prove it to anyone. He is warm, dedicated and has the innate ability to disarm you with a look. A devoted husband, he’s the kind of guy everyone wants to know.
● Ireland’s Sissy is a fearless, no-nonsense Texas mom who married young for all the wrong reasons. Still in her prime, she’s eager to rediscover what life and love has to offer.
In the following Instagram post, Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) throws some love at his creative team while also giving fans the heads-up that prep work on Episodes #206 and #207 was underway. Following that, series co-star Justin H. Min posts what might just be the literal-with-a-capital-“L” definition of a “behind the scenes video” – though it could be the opening to a hard-hitting expose on the secrets of Robert Sheehan‘s set chair:
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Last month, Blackman posted an image of not only the first slate of filming but also a “family photo” of the show’s writers, actors, and artists (minus Min, which really does seem pretty ironic…). Though production was expected to start in May, a June start isn’t expected to impact the series’ early 2020 return.
Here’s a look at the cast’s announcement video for the start of table reads on the appropriately-titled “Right Back Where We Started,” directed by Sylvain White (The Americans, upcoming Amazing Stories):
season 2 coming through 🖤 pic.twitter.com/UkS3J7idTO
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) June 15, 2019
The Umbrella Academy was given a 10-episode second season order in April 2019 – with Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min reprising their roles, with additional casting still to be announced.
Blackman returns as showrunner and executive producer, with Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, and Keith Goldberg also returning to executive produce. Way and Bá will co-executive produce.
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) April 2, 2019
The Umbrella Academy is a 10-episode series based on the graphic novels of the same name created and written by Way, illustrated by Ba, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Netflix’s adaptation follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) — Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, and Number Five — as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world.
But not everything went according to plan.
In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
NOTE: Out of respect for those who are still watching the first season, we’re going with descriptions that are still set for the first season (with some necessary adjustments):
Netflix’s version of the Hargreeves family includes: Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as sister Vanya, who appears (????) to manifest no super powers but has an amazingly strong interest in music; Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones) as Luther/Spaceboy, leader of The Umbrella Academy; Robert Sheehan (Bad Reputation) as shoeless speaker-with-the-dead Klaus Hargreeves/The Séance; Emmy Raver-Lampman (Wicked) as Allison/The Rumor, who can alter reality with her lies; David Castaneda (Blindspot) as Diego/The Kraken, the reckless and rebellious member of the family; Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) as Number Five/The Boy, the family’s time-travelling, perpetually young brain; and Justin H. Min (Dating After College) as Ben Hargreeves / Number Six / The Horror, a boy who possesses monsters from other dimensions under his skin.
Colm Feore (House of Cards) as world-renowned billionaire industrialist and eccentric inventor Sir Reginald Hargreeves; Jordan Claire Robbins as more-than-she-appears family matriarch Grace Hargreeves; and Adam Godley (Breaking Bad) as the voice of Pogo, a genetically engineered, tweed jacket-wearing, talking chimpanzee who is also the family advisor and mentor.
The Umbrella Academy also stars award-winning singer/actress Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) as ruthless, time traveling hitwoman Cha-Cha; Cameron Britton (Mindhunter) as her deadly efficient partner Hazel; Ashley Madekwe (Revenge) as Detective Patch, a driven, fast riser within the police department investigating a series of murders – and The Academy; John Magaro (The Big Short) as Leonard Peabody, who begins to take music lessons from Vanya and sees something special in this constantly dismissed wallflower, and Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy) as The Handler, the head of the Commission and Number Five’s former boss.
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A month after Chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf announced at the network’s Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event that production on Fargo season 4 was set to begin this fall in Chicago, a major name is being addedto the cast. Uzo Aduba (Orange in the New Black, Mrs. America) will star opposite comedian/actor Chris Rock (upcoming Saw remake-reboot-sequel) in a main role. Aduba plays Zelmare Roulette – reportedly “a ruthless recent escapee from prison who joins forces with the Cannon family” – in Noah Hawley‘s Emmy award-winning anthology series.
Additional cast members include Jessie Buckley (Oraetta Mayflower), Salvatore Esposito (Gaetano Fadda), Andrew Bird (Thurman Smutney), Jeremie Harris (Leon Bittle), Gaetano Bruon (Constant Calamita), Anji White (Dibrell Smutney), Francesco Acquaroli (Ebal Violante), Emyri Crutchfield (Ethelrida Pearl Smutney), Amber Midthunder (Swanee Capps), Jack Huston (Odis Weff), Jason Schwartzman (Josto Fadda), Ben Whishaw (Rabbi Milligan), Glynn Turman (Doctor Senator), Corey Hendrix (The Chi), and newcomer Matthew Elam.
Hawley returns as showrunner, writer and director. Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield, and John Cameron have also served as executive producers – with production handled by MGM Television and FX Productions.
In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, two criminal syndicates — one Italian, led by Donatello Fadda, one African American, led by Loy Cannon (Rock) — have struck an uneasy peace, which the heads of both families have cemented by trading their youngest sons.Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America.
Cannon is the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his son’s enemy as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes.
It’s a story of immigration and assimilation, and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo.
“I don’t. It’s a big challenge, every one of these — to come up with both a crime to hang it on and a large cast of characters on a collision course — each has to be new and interesting and have a different point of view. But we are exploring certain archetypes that are inescapable on a moral spectrum: There always has to be a Marge and a Jerry and a [Steve] Buscemi and a Peter Stormare, those kinds of pure good and pure evil and moral challenges in the middle. At a certain point, you don’t want to repeat yourself, so the question becomes: ‘What’s left to say? What’s interesting to say?’”
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“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Season 14: “Diamond” Dennis Reynolds Wants YOU to Have A “Bod by God” [PREVIEW]
With season 14 set to premiere on Wednesday, September 25, FXX‘s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is now tied with ABC’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series. Now that’s a title Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito) would be more than happy to hang behind the bar – and one they’re expected to hold on their vey own very soon. Safe to say things are pretty good for The Gang from Paddy’s Pub – and from the sounds of FX CEO John Landgraf, the network would like things to keep going “pretty good” for two more seasons (at least).
While we keep our fingers, toes, and various other body parts crossed with the hope that a trailer drops very, very soon (you can steal a sneak preview here), the fine folks at It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are giving us ideas on how to stay in shape while we wait.
Next up on our “Paddy’s Power Plan,” we have a finely detailed workout from none other than “Diamond” Dennis Reynolds, with his “Bod by God” path to righteous abs. From the stealth-like ability to run away (or keep someone from running away) and being able to unlock (lock?) a door in record-breaking time to counting (embellishing) our number of “conquests,” do you knw what the best part of this workout plan is?
You don’t actually even have to do it. It’s the implication…
Now it’s important that you find a way to properly integrate it into the previously-released “Mr. Janitor” Charlie Kelly’s “The Charlie-Work It Out Plan” – where you’ll be vomiting, rat-killing, and probably picking up some bacteria from the floor or carpet – all on the path to a better, more squared-circle-worthy you:
Before you know it – and after a 30-day stay in the hospital (minimum 10 days in a coma) – you’ll be looking and feeling like The Gang does in the new season poster:
Last week, McElhenney posted a teaser that’s clearly from the upcoming episode that finds The Gang putting up their apartments as AirBnB options – of course, to better their love lives (more on that below). What makes this episode particularly special? It’s also one of two episodes Howerton is set to direct this season.
Our two favorite parts? They make sure everyone knows where the the “shitter” is located prior to arrival – Frank’s email address (which we tried sending a message to but it didn’t work):
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McElhenney also gave us a look inside the editing room at a scene he referred to “as Sunny as it gets.” Without spoiling what you’re about to see, here are a few things to keep in mind: Mac is still way too submissive to Dennis, Frank’s behind on getting his teeth sharpened, Dee finds herself on the losing end of a comment once again – and a familar face returns:
Previously, McElhenney confirmed filming on the season was complete (trailer soon?!?). But better than that, in the video below we see that even after 14 seasons-and-counting, McElhenney, Howerton, Day, Olson, and DeVito still find ways to make each other laugh – and that speaks volumes for the show’s incredible success:
Here are some highlights from the show’s Television Critics Association (TCA) set visit from earlier this month, offering some clues to what fans can expect:
● For McElhenney, one of the reasons the show has lasted this long is that the fanbase knows the series isn’t a “how to” guide to life:
“Our audience knows where we’re coming from. We very rarely get blowback because our audience is savvy enough to know we’re not advocating bad behavior, we’re satirizing it.”
●While the show isn’t afraid to tackle some major social issues – Olson believes their approach to the topics creates a unique character for the television landscape: a woman who not only recognizes the misogyny around her but is willing to get angry – very angry: “We’re showing how ridiculous is to talk to someone like that.”
● So what can fans expect this season? Well, we know Dolph Lundgren… but as John Thundergun?!? We are getting a “film noir” episode – as well as episodes dealing with global warming, a Waiting for Godot-themed outing set in the middle of a laser tag game, and The Gang putting up their apartments as AirBnB options to better their love lives (with Howerton set to direct this episode and an additional one).
● As for Mac getting a boyfriend at some point next season, McElhenney only response? “Maybe.” As for Mac being a changed, better person after last season? Don’t hold your breath:
“He’s pretty much exactly the same. Our characters might change — but they don’t evolve. He’s not a better person.”
● One thing that bothers Day? That people still see the show as “dirty” – even after over a decade on the air:
“There’s a fundamental misunderstanding of what our show is. I hate that our show is dismissed as filthy. I don’t think we’re dirty…We are trying to say something about us as Americans.”
DeVito put it much more bluntly when it comes to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: “It’s not a dirty f***ing show!”
Developed by McElhenney and Howerton, and written/executive produced by McElhenney, Howerton, and Day, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was FX’s first comedy hit before moving over to FXX – a fact that FX CEO John Landgraf does not take lightly when he explained at the Television Critics Association (TCA) why the series has been so successful for so long – even after all this time: “It was the fist successful deconstruction and reconstruction of a sitcom,” praising the leads as “five really hilarious degenerates who are most active schemers” as well as the main reason for the show’s success – while also acknowledging the various “social issues” that the series addressed so effectively in the past.
After months of rumors, mindless speculation, and several instances of serious misdirection, Breaking Bad fans finally received the news they were waiting for: Vince Gilligan is returning to tell one more (???) tale with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Written and directed by Gilligan and set to premiere on Netflix on October 11, the film focuses on what happened to Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after the credits rolled on “Felina” and asks an important question: will Jesse be a victim of the past, or can he carve out a new future for himself.
So more than a month should be enough time to do a little Paul-assigned “homework,” in the form of a clip from Breaking Bad he posted on social media via Screenplayed. As Paul puts it, it’s “a moment from Breaking Bad to slowly prepare you all for what’s to come.” From “One Minute” (season 3, episode 7), here’s the moment when Jesse turns down Walter’s (Bryan Cranston) offer – and Walter:
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 25, 2019
Here’s a better look at Screenplayed‘s presentation of the scene:
The Netflix Television Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.
This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. The movie is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
A Brief History of the “Breaking Bad” Movie
While the trail of breadcrumbs began much earlier, we’re going to pick up in early June 2019, the Tony Award-winning Cranston was quizzed for details on the project by Entertainment Tonight – and it turned out to be just as vague and entertainingly uninformative as he wanted it to be:
● On how Walter White could return, considering his current condition (“Well, rigor mortis has a way of allowing that to happen”): “Could be [in] a flashback, or a flash forward. I’m still dead, Walter White, I don’t know what [could happen.]”
● With all of this talk about his appearing in it – it turns out Cranston hasn’t even read the script yet… just like we have a really sweet bridge leading to Brooklyn that we an let you have on cheap:
“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad. The new film will apparently focus on Jesse Pinkman’s story. But I, honestly have not even read the script. So I couldn’t tell you. ‘I have not gotten the script. I had not read the script, so there’s a question of whether we’d even see Walter White in this movie! Think about that one.”
● While having not seen the script… Cranston says the project will (“would”?) bring a number of characters’ storylines to their natural conclusion:
“It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some sort of completion to some of these storylines that were left open.”
Cranston’s on-screen partner in crime is right on board with him: speaking at the Sun Valley Film Festival in March 2019, the actor wouldn’t confirm or deny production on the project – but he did address returning for a Breaking Bad project in broader terms and to Jesse Pinkman specifically at a Variety-sponsored event:
“Rumors are funny — I once heard a rumor that I was being cast as Han Solo. I haven’t heard anything about the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie but if there is one and it comes together I’d love to be a part of it.”
To punctuate the point further and to clear up any confusion anyone might still have about his position, Paul reiterated: “If it were to happen, yes, I would love to do it.” As for the “why,” it’s pretty simple: “In case you haven’t caught up on the TV series, Walter dies, so….it has to star Jesse.”
And let’s not forget about Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk, who seemingly confirmed the film three days before it was announced (“I find it hard to believe you don’t know it was shot.”); and then there was that Netflix screw-up that revealed the name.
Reports circulated that Gilligan was working on a two-hour movie based on the critically-acclaimed AMC series in November 2018. Earlier reports had El Camino filming under the fake/working title Greenbrier.
Though Cranston has already gone on record (on The Dan Patrick Show) to say he’s open to a return, too:
“I would, I would. Absolutely. If Vince Gilligan asked me to do, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius. It’s a great story and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into at least a couple of the characters who were not completed as far as their journey.”
Greenbrier was described as “following the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom” – which fell directly in line with Jesse’s escape from Albuquerque after the violently fatal events of series finale ‘Felina.’ The road to El Camino began in late 2018 in New Mexico, with The Albuquerque Journal first reporting on the project through documents filed through the New Mexico Film Office. For their part, the office would only confirm that a project with the title Greenbrier is slated to shoot in that area during the time period listed.
“We are happy to welcome ‘Greenbrier’ and Sony Studios to New Mexico. For years we’ve built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives, now we’re seeing success after success for the film industry in our state.”
– Nick Maniatis, Director, New Mexico State Film Office
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It’s been a long haul, people – but by now, millions of you know it was more than worth the wait. Amazon Prime Video‘s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson‘s comic book series The Boys has been sticking some righteously sweet superhero three-point landings since it premiered on Friday, July 26 – and spoiler? Check out Bleeding Cool’s two-scoops-of-spoilers-filled review here to find out why we (like a whole lot of you) are big fans of the series – and see why it was picked up for season 2 (more below).
With production underway on the new season (and hopes of footage for New York Comic-Con), Karl Urban and showrunner/EP Eric Kripke have been teasing fans with some very bloody looks at what’s still to come. Now, we’re taking a journey back into the show’s universe to see how your little toddlers can learn to fight crime… just like The Seven!
Which would be one of the biggest mistakes ever made – just ask Annie aka Starlight (Erin Moriarty).
Just make sure to collect all seven (accessories not included – and yes, that also means the dolphin) – and stay tuned for a new addition to the action figure team… coming soon!
Meanwhile, series co-creator Seth Rogen revealed that he’s seen the first episode – and it’s more than any of them could’ve imagined:
“They already have more resources for the second season. They’re adding more characters, the scope of the show organically grows as the show continues. We just watched, actually, the first episode of the second season this week. It was a wonderful thing as producers. This is way better than I ever could’ve hoped it would be.”
With the series released and work on the second season underway, Rogen believes having the first season out there as a resource for the returning actors helps ease the process of getting back into “character mode”:
“With a show like The Boys, especially, where the tone is so unique, for the actors to be able to watch the show and to see like, ‘Oh, that’s what it is.’ It allows them to come back completely locked into it.”
Though it seemed pretty inevitable when news leaked that Aya Cash (You’re The Worst) was in negotiations for the role of Stormfront if a second season was ordered, Amazon Prime made the second-season renewal official at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) – one week before the highly-anticipated series premiered – and they’re bringing Cash along with them.
In the comic books series. Stormfront is a male character, a member of super team Payback – and representative of every nightmarish aspect of the Neo-Nazi agenda. Even scarier, his power levels put him on par with he Homelander and Black Noir. Having Stormfront serve as a maternal figure to the two would definitely be a nice twist to the narrative.
— The Boys (@TheBoysTV) July 19, 2019
A Look at Amazon Prime’s “The Boys”…
Here’s a look at the previous trailers and teasers for The Boys, with some serious eye-opening NSFW stuff:
(Check out Bleeding Cool’s two-scoops-of-spoilers-filled review of the series premiere here.)
In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.
On the side of The Boys, Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher is mysterious and brutal, hiding a personal agenda as he approaches potential new recruit Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie’s rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of Superhero A-Train and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the super-hero franchise.
Rounding out Butcher’s team are Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) as second-in-command Mother’s Milk; Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as The Female, a young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers; and Tomer Capon as unpredictable wild card Frenchie, a brutal warrior when who lives a life of no attachments or responsibilities.
On the flip side, The Seven are Antony Starr (American Gothic) as The Homelander, leader of the main superhero team, The Seven; Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon) as Queen Maeve, a member of The Seven; Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) as The Seven member The Deep, an aquatic hero; Jesse T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) as speedster with a major PR problem, A-Train; Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) as Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and Set martial arts skills; Alex Hassell as perverted invisible hero Translucent (who’s not really…you know… “translucent”); and Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones) is Starlight/Annie, a young woman who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes and dreams of being a “real superhero” like the famous Seven;
Elisabeth Shue‘s (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Karate Kid) super-hero handler Madelyn Stillwell was the Vice President of Hero Management for Vought and the person responsible for cleaning up after the “heroes.” Jennifer Esposito (NCIS, Blindspot) has also been cast in the recurring role of CIA Agent Susan Raynor, with Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) set as Hughie’s father and Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) as the mysterious Mr. Edgar
Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Ennis and Robertson, The Boys was developed by showrunner Kripke (Supernatural), who also serves as writer, executive producer and directed the season finale. Joining Kripke as executive producers are Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver (Preacher), Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Pavun Shetty (New Girl), and Ori Marmur (Preacher), as well as Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Ennis and Robertson also co-executive produce, with the pilot episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane).
Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios co-produce the Amazon Prime Video with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.
One of the best shows on TV.
As fans of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould‘s Breaking Bad prequel/sequel/parallel series Better Call Saul patiently await the fifth season in 2020 (as well as speculate over rumors that the sixth season will be its last), series star Bob Odenkirk spoke with Deadline Hollywood‘s Matt Grobar to offer a few more insights into the previous season as well as why he sees the upcoming season as “the best season we’ve ever done.”
If you’re a fan of the Breaking Bad universe, the interview is an excellent use of your time (and you can find it here) – but our biggest takeaway/highlight definitely fell in the “Still to Come” category:
● Odenkirk isn’t exactly shy when asked what he can say about the new season. Let’s just say he’s pretty pleased…
“It’s the best season we’ve ever done, it’s going to blow your mind, and I’m not kidding about either of those things. It’s f*cking awesome. I can’t wait for people to see it. It’s just shattering in every direction, and I love it.”
● Though he’s promised Kim (Rhea Seehorn) that he would go the straight-n-narrow – considering most of us have seen Breaking Bad, we know how well that’s going to go this season. What is it about Jimmy that keeps sending him down the path to “Saul”?
“Listen, I think he’s impatient. He’s a restless soul. A lot of people are, and it’s almost considered a plus, or a positive, in our modern society. “You should be wanting more, and if you’re not wanting more, I’m sure you feel like there’s something wrong with you.” But he does have a restlessness about him that he cannot calm down—and that, I think, causes a lot of his behavior, and choices that cause all kinds of trouble for him.”
Recently, Gould offered more insights into what viewers can expect when the series returns. Sitting down with Variety to discuss his approach to risky storytelling and season/series finales, Gould made two particularly interesting reveals:
● When asked about narrative ideas that “scare him” and how to make sure storylines stay true to the characters, Gould pointed out that it’s the characters themselves that will sometimes dictate where a story goes – then revealing that an episode during the upcoming fifth season that will best represent what they’ve always wanted the show to be:
“And the greatest thing is when the characters surprise you — when you go, “Wait a minute!” This season, Jimmy’s lost his brother, he’s pulled into himself and is almost affect-less, but then what gets him going is a job interview, is conflict, and you start to dig in, but we didn’t know that. We have ideas about where things are going but 99% of the time we’re wrong.
Right now we’re towards the end of shooting Season 5, and we have an episode which is pretty much what I pictured the show to be before we started, and it took us more than 40 some-odd episodes to get there. I think the great thing is you have to have faith in the characters. I personally save the fear for after the thing is done, so that’s why the screening is scary to me, but actually, when we’re writing and we’re on the set, that feels right and that feels good.”
● When asked how he balances bringing Better Call Saul to a satisfying ending that stays true to the series while also bridging nicely into Breaking Bad, Gould admitted that it can be a bit of balancing act – but as work progressed on the fifth season, “the fog cleared a little bit” on how the series will end:
“It’s like the devil’s Rubik’s cube because we not only have 40-something episodes of this show, but we also have 62 episodes of “Breaking Bad,” all of which have to make sense together. We have a list of “got to pay off stuff,” and the trick is we have to honor who these people are, but at the same time, we want the whole thing to be a coherent, internally consistent story, and that is really, really tough. Interestingly, we sort of had the same problem on “Breaking Bad,” and I remember Vince saying over and over again, “What if we hadn’t put that machine gun in the trunk?” Eventually we figured out why there was a machine gun in the trunk. This whole show is one giant machine gun in the trunk!
There are so many things we have to honor and pay off before the end, and at this point we are closer to the end than the beginning, so hopefully we’ll figure it out; we do have a lot of really smart people. I will say that the ending was really unclear to me but then as we were working on Season 5, it’s possible the fog cleared a little bit, but it’s possible it may end up not being true.”
AMC’s Better Call Saul season 5 is expected to premiere early 2020.
Gould also offered EW some initial insights on the upcoming season during a December 2018 interview:
● Now that Jimmy’s enjoying wearing the Saul mask longer and longer (or Saul’s hating wearing the Jimmy mask any longer than he has to), what’s the next stage in Saul’s “evolution”?
“It seems like Jimmy’s first move is to try to leverage all the contacts he has in the world of selling drop phones. But don’t forget, he also knows the vet [Caldera, played by Joe DeRosa], and the vet is sort of Craig’s List for the underworld in Albuquerque. So he can get quite far. The question is: how does he establish a reputation as not just a criminal lawyer but a criminal lawyer? And what does that mean to him at this point? Because situations may require him to do things and turn a blind eye to things that Jimmy McGill would not be able to stomach.”
● While it’s easy to get lost in the Better Call Saul “Jimmy/Saul” dynamic, let’s not forget about the third “character” in play here: post-Breaking Bad Jimmy alter-ego/Cinnabon manager Gene Takovic. Sounds like “Gene” has a fan in Gould…
“I am very, very interested in Gene Takovic. In some ways, Gene is very enigmatic. In some ways, he’s the opposite of Saul Goodman because he speaks so very little, he’s so afraid. But I’m fascinated by that situation and by the question of: is there still any chance of redemption or ray of light in this guy’s life after all the terrible things that he’s done, now that he’s run away and hidden himself in Omaha?”
● With talk of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) appearing on the series soon and talk of a Breaking Bad movie (El Camino was recently confirmed via a very well-received teaser), Gould would be interested in revisiting the Breaking Bad era again as they did during season 4 – as long as it works for the story:
“The question for us is always: are we telling the story of Jimmy McGill and Mike Ehrmantraut and Kim Wexler? And if showing scenes during the course of Breaking Bad add to that story or are important to that story or turn that story, then I think we should do them. But I don’t want to dip in to Breaking Bad just because we can.”
● Finally, Gould shared a question that fans should be asking themselves during the off-season – a question that Better Call Saul season 5 hopes to answer: “We know who Saul Goodman is, but who is Saul Goodman to Kim Wexler?”
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The first season of Cobra Kai, the TV spinoff from the Karate Kid films, will be available to stream for free with YouTube’s shift to AVOD (ad-supported video on demand). The streaming service is hoping that the Karate Kid sequel series starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will enough of a hook to sell the viewing audience on the change.
Gotta run! If you haven’t watched @CobraKaiSeries yet, mark your calendars — All of Season 1 will be streaming on YouTube for FREE starting August 29th for 2 weeks! After that, you’ll be able to watch a new FREE episode of Season 2 each week until you’ve seen them all! #CobraKai pic.twitter.com/I7lkgXcsQY
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) August 10, 2019
Cobra Kai is part of YouTube Premium, where monthly subscribers have full access to the platform’s original programming. Prior to the shift to AVOD, YouTube had only made the first episode of the first two seasons available for non-subscribers. To differentiate between AVOD viewers and Premium services, YouTube will release new episodes of original programming weekly on AVOD with ads while Premium subscribers will be able to binge without ads.
“Today, we are welcoming a global audience to enjoy our award-winning series and specials. We see a tremendous opportunity to develop more region-specific content, particularly in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and will continue to partner with the biggest stars and creators in the world to share their stories and voices.”
– Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube
Cobra Kai’s become the platform’s most successful series to date, hitting nearly 55 million views for the first episode of the first season – with the second season premiere episode hitting nearly 75 million, making it the fastest YouTube Original to hit 20 million views (in six days, according to the streaming giant). Production for season three is slated to begin shortly, with the season expected to premiere some time in early 2020.
The limited first season promotion will also apply to the comedy series Liza on Demand, with its second season set to premiere on September 25; and action-drama series Impule, set to return on October 16.
YouTube’s applying the AVOD promotion to only the three aforementioned series following the cancellations of Step Up: High Water, Wayne, and the Dark Cargo pilot – which are all looking for new homes. The network’s looking to shift away from scripted projects, but will still maintain a programming slate of some originals.
“YouTube propels popular culture and our new slate reflects our unmatched opportunity to celebrate the best and brightest parts of the platform. We are now developing new series and specials centered on fan-favorite areas like music, personalities and life-long learning that will entertain and inspire a global audience.”
– Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube
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Time to grab your pleather pants and hack into some robots, because The Matrix is back, baby. Variety has revealed that The Matrix co-creator Lana Wachowski will write and direct a fourth film in the series, with original series stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss set to return as Neo and Trinity.
As was the case during the first season, many real-life killers are characters in Mindhunter season 2. Some of these figures – Charles Manson, Son of Sam – will likely be well known to viewers. Others will be a bit more obscure. Below, we provide a Mindhunter season 2 guide to the nefarious killers that figure into the latest season of Netflix’s acclaimed serial killer drama.
Note: this article contains spoilers for season 2 of Mindhunter, as well as details about certain real-life figures that have not been featured on the show yet.
Dennis Rader aka BTK
Mindhunter season 1 introduced viewers to Dennis Rader, aka BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill). The character wasn’t explicitly named in season 1, and while season 2 doesn’t reveal his real name, it does introduce the nickname BTK. As was the case in season 1, we get snippets of moments in the life of Dennis Rader as he goes about dealing with his compulsions. Rader killed between 1974 and 1991 and was finally apprehended in 2005. He killed 10 people. He’s currently serving 10 consecutive life sentences.
David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam
Between July of 1976 and July of 1977, David Berkowitz, aka the Son of Sam, shot and killed 6 people. Berkowitz claimed his crime spree was inspired by messages received from his neighbor’s dog, but as Mindhunter points out, this claim was more than likely a complete fabrication on Berkowitz’s part. Berkowitz is currently serving six consecutive life sentences.
William “Junior” Pierce
William Pierce is one of the lesser-known killers highlighted in Mindhunter season 2. Pierce’s life of crime started out with a series of burglaries and arsons. He was incarcerated for these crimes in the 1960s but was paroled in 1970. Rather than turn his life around, Pierce ended up being suspected of nine murders between 1970 and 1971. Pierce was sentenced to life in prison in 1973.
William Henry Hance
Between 1977 and 1979, William Henry Hance murdered at least four women, making him one of the rare black serial killers. Hance was a soldier who preyed on prostitutes near military bases. He was convicted of three of his killings, and not tried for the fourth. In 1994, Hance was executed via the electric chair. Hence’s IQ was between 75-79 points, meaning he was intellectually disabled.
Elmer Wayne Henley
Between 1970 and 1973, Elmer Wayne Henley helped Dean Corll, aka the Candyman, abduct and murder 28 teenage boys and young men. Corll was the mastermind, relying on Henley and David Owen Brooks to help him lure in teen boys and young men as victims. Henley eventually turned on Corll, shooting him to death in 1973. Henley was sentenced to six consecutive 99-year terms in prison.
Ed Kemper, a memorable figure from season 1, returns for a brief appearance in season 2. Between 1972 and 1973, Kemper killed 10 people. Kemper was forthcoming about his crimes and even requested the death penalty. However, since capital punishment was suspended in California (where Kemper resided), he was sentenced to eight concurrent life sentences. Since then, Kemper has waived his right to parole hearings – content to spend the rest of his days in prison.
Much fanfare is made about Charles Manson in Mindhunter season 2 – and you can understand why. He’s the ultimate boogeyman; the type of terrifying cult leader with deadly power over his minions. But one of the most remarkable things Mindhunter season 2 does is deflate the Manson persona. Manson is portrayed here as a rambling goon – a bullshitter who couldn’t be bothered to get his hands dirty. While Manson may not have committed the murders he was associated with, he played a major part in influencing his followers to go out and shed blood. Originally sentenced to death, Manson’s sentence was commuted to life with the possibility of parole. He died in prison in 2017.
Charles Denton “Tex” Watson was a member of the Manson Family who took part in the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969 that claimed the lives of Sharon Tate and others. Mindhunter underlines the fact that while Watson was heavily influenced by Manson, he also didn’t rule out the possibility that he would’ve committed murder on his own. Like Manson, Watson was originally sentenced to death, but his penalty was commuted to life in prison.
Paul Bateson was convicted of one murder: journalist Addison Verrill. Despite this, Bateson is often classified as a serial killer – since many believe he might have been responsible for the murders of six gay men who were dismembered, stuffed into bags, and dumped into the Hudson River. Interestingly enough, Bateson had a claim to fame before his murder conviction: he was a radiological technician who had a cameo during a lengthy hospital sequence in The Exorcist. Bateson was gay, and his alleged crimes against the six other men helped inspire Exorcist director William Friedkin to make Cruising, a thriller about a homosexual serial killer. Bateson was convicted of Verrill’s murder in 1979. He was eventually paroled in 2003. His current whereabouts are unknown.
The Atlanta Child Murders occupy a large chunk of Mindhunter season 2. Between 1979 and 1981, at least 30 children and young men were murdered in Atlanta, with the presumption that one person was involved in most – if not all – of the killings. Williams was apprehended in 1981 and eventually convicted of 2 of the murders. While law enforcement links him 23 of the 30 murders total, Williams was never charged or tried for the other murders. To this day, he claims he is innocent of all charges against him.
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Yeeees. All in on Cobra Kai. (not enough to pay for it though).
YouTube is living up to its promise to make all its YouTube Originals free. Starting this September, YouTube Originals like Cobra Kai, Impulse, Step Up: High Water, Mind Field, Foursome, and more will be available to stream to non-paying viewers. However, YouTube Premium subscribers will still enjoy the better viewing experience.
Last year, YouTube promised to make its original shows – which are currently exclusive to paying Premium members – available for free to non-paying viewers as ad-supporting programming. Finally, the website is living up to its word by making all original series, movies and live events accessible to the public starting September 24, 2019, according to Engadget.
Premium subscribers will still get an ad-free viewing experience as well as immediate access to every episode in a show’s new season. They’ll also get access to director’s cuts and bonus scenes. Meanwhile, non-paying viewers will have to wait for each episode to be released to the public — though a week’s long wait will probably be worth saving $12 a month for many viewers.
But this shift to free original programming signals a pivot away from scripted series for YouTube, which just last year had invested big bucks into original content in order to compete with streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu. But the Google subsidiary will now be shifting its focus to reality-driven projects headlined by celebrities and YouTube stars, according to an official statement (via Variety) YouTube made last year:
“As we look to 2019, we will continue to invest in scripted programming and shift to make our YouTube Originals ad supported to meet the growing demand of a more global fanbase. This next phase of our originals strategy will expand the audience of our YouTube Original creators, and provide advertisers with incredible content that reaches the YouTube generation.”
YouTube’s original content run was brief but sweet, with Cobra Kai swiftly becoming the website’s flagship series and most critically acclaimed piece of content yet. It’s almost a shame that YouTube is pulling back on original programming while the going was good, but to be honest, it’s kind of a relief. We already have enough streaming services to subscribe to.
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Well, folks, I hate to rain on your streaming services parade, but those of us who are hoping to skirt a Disney+ subscription and instead leach off a buddy’s account may run into some trouble.