‘Crime + Punishment’: Hulu Acquires Sundance-Winning Docu For August Bow

‘Crime + Punishment’: Hulu Acquires Sundance-Winning Docu For August Bow

Hulu has acquired rights to Crime + Punishment, the Stephen Maing-directed documentary that won this year’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival. The streaming service will team with IFC Films to release the docu simultaneously August 24 in theaters and on Hulu. The deal marks the latest Hulu-IFC Films tie-up, which includes an output agreement for non-documentary, narrative films. The docu offers fly-on-the-wall…Read full story

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Amazon Greenlights ‘Invincible’ Superhero Animated Series From Robert Kirkman

Amazon Greenlights ‘Invincible’ Superhero Animated Series From Robert Kirkman

Amazon Studios has given an eight-episode hourlong animated series Invincible, from The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and artist Ryan Ottley, based on Kirkman’s popular comic book series of the same name. This marks the first series greenlight to come out of the overall deal Amazon Studios inked last year with Kirkman, executive producer of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which was based on his graphic novel, and companion Fear the Walking Dead, which he co-created…Read full story

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John Ridley To Direct First Episode Of ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ Epix Crime Drama

John Ridley To Direct First Episode Of ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ Epix Crime Drama

Oscar-winning writer-director John Ridley (American Crime) has been tapped to direct the first episode of Godfather of Harlem, Epix’s straight-to-series crime drama, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker. The series hails from Narcos creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, and ABC Signature Studios. Written and executive produced by Brancato and Eckstein, Godfather of Harlem tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the…Read full story

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunner Alex Kurtzman Developing New ‘Star Trek’ Series; Patrick Stewart May Return

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunner Alex Kurtzman Developing New ‘Star Trek’ Series; Patrick Stewart May Return

Alex Kurtzman, who recently became the showrunner on Star Trek: Discovery after the old showrunners were ousted for reportedly being abusive towards the writing staff, has his eye on much bigger plans for the long-running franchise. According to a press release, Kurtzman’s five-year deal with CBS Television Studios includes “expanding the Star Trek franchise for television.” Sources tell EW that there are three different Trek concepts in development. Perhaps the most intriguing possibility is a new Star Trek series starring Patrick Stewart, who would reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard….

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Heroes: Unpacking That ‘Aquaman’ News and the ‘Wonder Woman 1984′ Reveals

Heroes: Unpacking That ‘Aquaman’ News and the ‘Wonder Woman 1984′ Reveals

On this 254thepisode of Heroes, Jon Schnepp, Robert Meyer Burnett, and Markeia McCarty answer the following from the world of Heroes and Villains: EW released new images from the set of James Wan’s Aquaman. They included first looks of Patrick Wilson as King Orm, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. According to comicbook.com, Kevin Feige announced at CineEurope in Barcelona that Captain Marvel will be the new face of the MCU. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot took to social media to release some photos from the…

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Kenya Barris & Pharrell Williams Team Up For ‘Juneteenth’ Stage Musical

Kenya Barris & Pharrell Williams Team Up For ‘Juneteenth’ Stage Musical

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris will team with Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams on a stage musical inspired by Juneteenth, the African American holiday tradition celebrating the final day of United States slavery. The subject was the focus of a 2017 Black-ish episode titled “Juneteenth: The Musical.” For the planned stage musical, Barris will write the libretto with Peter Saji (Black-ish), while Williams will write and compose the music and produce under his…Read full story

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