亚博官方网站APP采用百度引擎9（Baidu 0）Sixth time is the charm for the Transformers franchise, as Bumblebee looks to be the first Fresh installment in the series. Starting with the 2007 original, the Michael Bay-helmed series has only managed Rotten Tomatometer scores, with an average of 29%. Now, with a change in director and nostalgic setting, the new prequel is a wholly enjoyable throwback, according to the first wave of reviews – as of Monday morning, it was at 95% on the Tomatometer with 21 reviews logged. Not everyone agrees this is the best Transformers movie ever, since the first one has its fans, but there aren’t really any complaints here. Writer Christina Hodson, director Travis Knight, and Hailee Steinfeld seem to have delivered the Transformer goods.Here’s what the critics are saying about Bumblebee:So the Transformers series is back on track?Bumblebee redeems and reinvigorates the Transformers live-action film franchise with some heartfelt fun…the best live-action Transformers movie since the 2007 film. Jim Vejvoda, IGN[Christina] Hodson layers in a sense of wonder and discovery that effectively recaptures the innovation and energy of the 2007 original. Justin Lowe, The Hollywood ReporterKnight and Hodson have salvaged something agreeable from an otherwise badly dented series. Kevin Harley, Total FilmIs it the best of the series?The best Transformers movie so far, going all the way back to the 1986 animated film. William Bibbiani, The WrapThe most human Transformers movie yet. Robbie Collin, The TelegraphThe film’s noticeably more humorous tone is also an improvement upon its predecessors, which typically tend to be overly self-serious. Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter(Photo by © Paramount Pictures)So fans of Transformers in the 80s will be happy?Bumblebee is basically the movie that fans of the 1980s animated series wanted all along. Peter Debruge, VarietyBumblebee is the live-action Transformers movie we all wanted in the 80s. Fred Topel, We Live EntertainmentDoes it ever feel like just more of the same?If you hated the backyard scene in Transformers, there’s a lot more of that in Bumblebee. Fred Topel, We Live EntertainmentIs it just an E.T. wannabe?It’s an effective reimagining that also bears a knowing resemblance to classic youth-oriented films from Bumblebee executive producer Steven Spielberg. Justin Lowe, The Hollywood ReporterAn ’80s pairing of child and creature that (deliberately) conjures Elliott and E.T…. Steven Spielberg’s DNA feels baked into Bumblebee. James Dyer, EmpireFollowing the superior models of E.T. and The Iron Giant, becomes a sweetly amusing, semi-Spielbergian tale of intergalactic friendship. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesScreenwriter Christina Hodson clearly imagined Bumblebee as a throwback to classic Amblin-style boy-and-his-dog movies, directly channeling elements of such films as E.T. Peter Debruge, VarietyBumblebee is an 80s movie through and through, not just in terms of its period setting but also in its execution, establishing a tone and pace reminiscent of your typical Amblin production of that era and of teen-driven genre flicks like WarGames and Short Circuit. Jim Vejvoda, IGNThe 1987 soundtrack goes a long way towards making Bumblebee feel like a film from the summer of Adventures in Babysitting and Harry and the Hendersons. Fred Topel, We Live EntertainmentKnight’s plot lifts – E.T., The Iron Giant — are transparent, but at least he lifts from the best and makes warm work of the job. Kevin Harley, Total Film(Photo by © Paramount Pictures)How is Hailee Steinfeld?Steinfeld sparkles…both an empathic force as well as a damn action hero — she’s Fay Wray with agency. Liz Shannon Miller, IndieWireSteinfeld grounds Bumblebee beautifully, with a rich and specific performance that never once treats the bizarre sci-fi events with ironic detachment or cynicism. William Bibbiani, The WrapWhere Bay’s movies often objectified its female characters, Bumblebee gives us a young woman who’s smart, vulnerable and nuanced. Tim Grierson, Screen InternationalCharlie spends more time under cars than draped over them…Whether she’s checking her armpits for BO or gently rebuffing Memo’s awkward advances, Charlie plays like a bid to call time on the hot-pants fetishism of Bay’s era. Kevin Harley, Total FilmAnd what about John Cena?The movie’s most memorable human character is played by John Cena…he also brings a welcome sense of humor to the mix. Peter Debruge, VarietyIt’s John Cena, as walking side of beef Agent Burns, who proves the most flat-out enjoyable. James Dyer, EmpireThe only disappointment is John Cena’s military character. Mike Ryan, UproxxHis performance as a military man is about as subtle as a Hulk Hogan leg drop to the face…the transforming robots are more believable. Luke Y. Thompson, NerdistDoes Bumblebee have a memorable villain?Angela Bassett brings a distinctly menacing gravitas to her vocal performance as Shatter. Jim Vejvoda, IGNBassett, in particular, seems to be having the time of her life in the role of villain, manipulating the humans to do her bidding with an ease that makes sense, because it’s Angela Bassett, after all. Liz Shannon Miller, IndieWireSo director Travis Knight was a good choice?Travis Knight knows how to direct a coherent action sequence. Liz Shannon Miller, IndieWireHe exhibits an instinctual sense for the film’s requisite action quotient while attentively crafting the central characters’ emotional arcs. Justin Lowe, The Hollywood ReporterIn a better, truer cinematic universe, Travis Knight would have been in charge of the Transformers franchise all along. Phil Hoad, The Guardian(Photo by © Paramount Pictures)Do the special effects still amaze?You can actually appreciate the transformations here without them devolving into digital blurs of a million moving parts. Jim Vejvoda, IGNThere are many scenes where giant robots fight each other, and in those scenes, you can actually see what’s happening. Liz Shannon Miller, IndieWireFor arguably the first time in a Transformers film, there are moments when you forget you’re looking at a CG model, and see only the character. Luke Y. Thompson, NerdistIs there anything wrong with Bumblebee?Even the most ardent ’80s nostalgists may wonder at a certain point how many Breakfast Club shoutouts and Smiths T-shirts are enough. Justin Chang, Los Angeles TimesI get it! It’s 1987! If Bumblebee was an 80s reference drinking game you’d be dead from alcohol poisoning by the midpoint. Jim Vejvoda, IGNAre we left begging for more?If this is where the new Transformers franchise is headed, then let the transformation continue. William Bibbiani, The WrapThis retooling is snappy and wholesome enough to suggest we might still be watching [the franchise] in our self-driving cars. Phil Hoad, The GuardianBumblebee opens everywhere on December 21.
从而提升自己的战力，包围人族免受魔物的入侵和攻击。通过这款手游，增强了玩家合作共赢的团队意识，培养了玩家积极乐观向上的精神。 (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)To know the works of Julian Fellowes, such as Gosford Park and Downton Abbey, is to believe that the worst thing that could happen to British aristocratic society of a certain era is a bored rich woman.Enter Susan Trenchard of the new Epix miniseries, Belgravia. Played by Alice Eve in Fellowes’ adaptation of his own novel, Susan is a ladder-climber who is able to suss out a situation with a twitching cat-like eye for how it will best benefit her. Married to the entitled and uninspiring Oliver Trenchard (Richard Goulding), Susan yearns for any kind of excitement or purpose and considers any slight – such as her mother-in-law Anne (Tamsin Greig) neglecting to make her a plus-one at the afternoon tea hosted by a lady of higher standing – to be the utmost form of disrespect.Her role in the lavish period-set series is a different sort for Eve, who is perhaps better known to U.S. audiences for Starter for 10, Men in Black III, Star Trek Into Darkness, and, most recently, Bombshell.Ahead of Belgravia’s premiere this Sunday on Epix, we chatted with the UK-based Eve about playing Susan and what programs she watches when she’s not causing trouble in 19th-century London.(Photo by Channel 4)What are you watching?So, you know this is a rocky time. I find that, to go to sleep, one likes to be soothed. And, fittingly or not, I find myself being soothed by two shows. One is The Windsors (pictured) on Netflix [in the U.S.] and the other is Upstart Crow, which is also on Netflix [in the U.S.]. They’re both highly British comedy spoof shows.(Photo by BBC / Courtesy: Everett Collection)What is on your DVR?I don t have a DVR. I have like Apple TV, Netflix, and kind of BBC … But the shows that I buy and have always bought include Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Fawlty Towers.(Photo by Amazon)What is in your streaming queue? I’m certainly a fan of Maisel, which is over on Amazon. I have to say, in terms of my viewing habits, I’m much more in tune with the Criterion Collection on iTunes and purchase Ingmar Bergman movies, so I don’t really spend too much time on repeating shows. But I do still enjoy Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee [on Netflix]. When it comes to shows, I like to lighten my tone. With movies, I like to be quite serious.(Photo by HBO)What is coming soon that you can’t wait to see? I was enjoying that Al Pacino show that he did on Amazon, Hunters. I’m really looking forward to my friend Zoe Kazan’s new HBO show, The Plot Against America, when it comes here.(Photo by Carnival Films)Whitney Friedlander for Rotten Tomatoes: How did you get cast in this project and were you a big fan of Julian Fellowes’ work before this?I got a letter from the producers and they said, Would you like to do it? That was it.I was a big fan of Gosford Park, so I knew Julian from his work on that. And when I read the book for this, Belgravia, when they offered it to me, I then was able to sit down and really enjoy Downton and enjoy the comfort that it gives as a show.So much of how you play Susan is in subtlety, like the way she scans a room at a party or makes a silent commentary about her in-laws. How did you decide how to do this?That s definitely an outside-in thing, and I definitely inhabited Susan from the inside-out. And I think that s just how she manifested. The thing about the 19th century was [that] everything was observed so intricately. Every movement and every glance and every gesture was meant so much was so loaded; for example, the etiquette teacher explained to us that when we were having dinner, you couldn t touch your hair, you couldn t touch your face, you couldn t do something with your napkin, you couldn t lift your forks too high or your knife too high, you couldn t put your elbow on the table because everything, kind of, was mannered and was a way of expressing something. And so there was very limited movement, and there was very limited gesture. So she kind of found her personality, I guess, as you noticed, in like a smaller space.(Photo by Carnival Films)How much of these mannerisms did you know already? Americans always think that all British people know these etiquette guidelines.Well, I think some of it is intrinsic. I think there is definitely like a cultural understanding of the history and the history of repression and the history of expression. And then I think a lot is learned. I mean, I really enjoyed exploring.I went to Oxford, but certainly people who go to RADA — to the Royal Academy — to study drama, they re really good. They go through like a course in what sound was like and of course in walking … and so there is a way to study it. But I learned it through the etiquette teachers and through reading.How much did you know about this time in British history anyway?I read a lot around it when I started the job, but also in my course at Oxford, we did from 1832 to the present day, which was modern literature. And so that s Queen Victoria s realm. She came to the throne in 1832 … so I certainly had an idea of her influence on literature of the time and the [Alfred] Tennyson, the [Robert] Browning the heavy, kind of elegiac. I had an understanding of the Gothic nature of the architecture, but, I think in terms of society, I learned that since I got the job.(Photo by Carnival Films)Susan has more depth than her meddling ways; for instance, she and Oliver don’t have children. She tells her mother-in-law at one point that she does want them. Is she lying? It’s hard to know if we want to trust her.I certainly trusted her when I played her, but I think that she wants a child. You could maybe judge her motivations for wanting a child, but I think she does want one. I think maybe she is bored. And I think that there s very little to do for her, because she s not allowed to integrate into society and, therefore, kind of conduct relationships. And she can t go anywhere without her husband, so she doesn t have entertainment.As Julian said, himself, to me, the only ways for women at the time to divert themselves were society and children. So, she had sort of access to neither, but I also think her biological clock was kind of ticking.(Photo by Epix/Carnival Films)Much like with Downton, a lot of what happens on Belgravia involves how much the elite can trust their support staff — even when it comes to getting dressed or undressed.This was a long conversation that we had running through the whole of the show: the reality of a woman getting dressed on her own … I mean, they couldn t use the restroom on their own. It was Selfridges, the department store, that had the first female restroom [around when] clothes started to change. Because you would need assistance to even pee. So, it’s a big one.I know you’ve appeared in a few adaptations like the Amazon miniseries Ordeal by Innocence, which is based on the Agatha Christie story. But you haven’t done a ton of period work on screen. Would you like to do more?Yes, it’s thrilling. I mean, the thrilling part of doing this was playing a character so kind of complex and well-imagined by Julian. I don t want to do roles for the sake of them … usually, I just want to play roles that give the woman her do and where her complexities and all her motivations are taken into account. Wherever that comes, I m thrilled to be able to take that on.Belgravia premieres on Sunday, April 12 at 9/8C on Epix.
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(Photo by David Giesbrecht/FOX)This week s biggest TV news comes from the five main broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and The CW — which debuted their fall TV schedules for advertisers in New York City all week long. We rounded up the news from each network in the order of this week’s presentation, along with when you’ll be able to watch each of them. Find out what nights your DVR will be getting the biggest workout in our roundup below, watch some of the trailers for the new series, and stick around for a new trailer for His Dark Materials from HBO and some major casting news at the end.TOP STORY: Fall TV PreviewNews from the New York UpfrontsFollowing Disney’s acquisition of Fox and many of the company’s assets — but not the Fox network — the broadcast network is having a rebuilding year. The fall will see the debut of football and wrestling, along with the premieres of existing hits including 9-1-1, the final season of Empire, The Resident, the second season of reality hit The Masked Singer, and, of course, The Simpsons.The network’s three new shows for the fall include Prodigal Son, about the son of a notorious convicted serial killer who has made hunting murderers his life’s work (and starring The Walking Dead’s Tom Payne and Masters of Sex’s Michael Sheen); Not Just Me, about a woman who discovers that her fertility doctor father used his own sperm to conceive more than a hundred children, including two new sisters (starring Brittany Snow and Timothy Hutton); and Bless the Harts, an animated series about a hard-working Southern family and featuring voices from Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Ike Barinholtz, and Jillian Bell, among others.Fox is holding several of its hit series for midseason (when football and baseball will be finished), including The Orville and Last Man Standing. It will also debut a 9-1-1 spin-off set in Texas and starring Rob Lowe, the cop drama Deputy starring Stephen Dorff, the soapy drama Filthy Rich starring Kim Catrall, and the artificial intelligence–themed drama NeXt starring John Slattery. New comedies include sitcom Outmatched, about average parents raising genius children, and two animated series: Duncanville and The Great North.NBC is bringing back many of its biggest series too, including The Voice, This Is Us, and all of the Chicago procedurals. There are also new seasons of New Amsterdam, The Blacklist, and the record-breaking 21st season of Law Order: Special Victims Unit. (It’s now the longest-running live-action prime time series in history.) The fall’s new drama is Bluff City Law, about a father-daughter lawyer duo in Memphis.On the comedy side, Perfect Harmony, which stars Bradley Whitford as a former Princeton music professor who becomes the director of a small-town church choir, and Sunnyside, starring Kal Penn as a disgraced New York City councilman who becomes a champion for a group of people attempting to become American citizens, join Superstore and The Good Place on the network’s Thursday night lineup.At midseason, the network will bring back comedies Will Grace and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and dramas Manifest, Blindspot, and Good Girls. Reality series America’s Got Talent (and spin off The Champions), Ellen’s Game of Games, Little Big Shots, World of Dance, and American Ninja Warrior will also return in the new year. New shows debuting in 2020 include tearjerking drama Council of Dads, crime procedural Lincoln (based on the book The Bone Collector), musical Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, comedy Indebted, and sitcom The Kenan Show (yes, starring Saturday Night Live’s longest-tenured cast member, Kenan Thompson).Another network that’s sticking with its existing properties is ABC, which will premiere new seasons of Dancing With the Stars, The Good Doctor, The Conners, Bless This Mess, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, How to Get Away With Murder, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, and America’s Funniest Home Videos in the fall.New scripted series debuting in the fall include the drama Emergence, about a cop who takes in a mysterious little girl she finds at a crime scene only to become embroiled in a conspiracy that leads back to the girl’s unknown identity; Stumptown, about a military-veteran private investigator who clashes with criminals and cops, based on the graphic novel of the same name and starring the MCU s Agent Maria Hill Cobie Smulders; and Mixed-ish, a Black-ish spin-off about the childhood of Tracee Ellis Ross’ Bow. Tiffany Haddish will also head up a rebooted version of the classic variety show Kids Say the Darndest Things.At midseason, ABC will bring back American Idol, The Bachelor, Shark Tank, The Rookie, Station 19, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and debut the dramas The Baker and the Beauty, about a Cuban baker in Miami who is thrust into the spotlight when he falls in love with an international superstar fashion mogul, and For Life, about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer and litigates cases for other inmates while fighting his own wrongful conviction and life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit (inspired by the real life of Isaac Wright Jr.). The only 2020 new comedy debut for the network is United We Fall, about two parents who stick together while juggling their kids and their overly involved extended family.CBS is bringing back a whopping 24 new shows in the 2019-2020 season, including 14 in the fall. The 2019 returnees are standby procedurals, including NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: Los Angeles, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, FBI, SEAL Team, SWAT, Magnum P.I., God Friended Me, and the final season of Madam Secretary. The loss of The Big Bang Theory will be big for the network, which is bringing back comedies The Neighborhood, Young Sheldon, and Mom.The new series debuting this fall on CBS include the Chuck Lorre–created comedy Bob Hearts Abishola, about a man who falls in love with his Nigerian nurse; courthouse drama All Rise, a courthouse drama focusing on a black female district attorney as she begins her new career as a judge; The Good Wife creators Michelle and Robert King’s psychological mystery Evil, starring Katja Herbers and Mike Colter, about a psychologist, a priest in training, and a carpenter who join forces to investigate unexplained mysteries, supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings and ultimately discover whether there is a logical explanation or something truly supernatural is at work; comedy The Unicorn, about widower Wade (Walton Goggins) who’s finally ready to begin dating again but doesn’t realize what a catch he is; and sitcom Carol’s Second Act, starring Patricia Heaton as a divorcee who follows her dreams and goes to med school, becoming her hospital’s oldest intern in the process.The network’s midseason schedule will include returning series Criminal Minds, MacGyver, Man With a Plan, The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, and Big Brother, along with newcomers FBI: Most Wanted, a spin-off of Law Order creator Dick Wolf’s FBI that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force that pursues the criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted List; Tommy, starring Edie Falco as a former NYPD officer who becomes Los Angeles’ first female chief of police; and Broke, about a single suburban mother whose estranged sister and wealthy brother-in-law move in when their fortune disappears.The CWThe CW renewed every single one of its series that wasn’t already announced as ending this season, 11 in all. Superheroes Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Black Lightning will premiere as usual in the fall, and will be joined by their new colleague Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), a.k.a. Batwoman. Also returning are Legacies, Charmed, All American, Dynasty, and, of course, Riverdale, with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Roswell, New Mexico, The 100, and In the Dark held for midseason.In addition to Batwoman, which you can read more about here, the fall will bring the network’s newest mystery series, Nancy Drew, which has a supernatural bent. Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene, starring Lucy Hale as the titular fashion designer and Ashleigh Murray reprising her role as pussycat Josie McCoy, will debut in the spring.Related: The CW Teases Batwoman, ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Crossover, and Its Comic Book Future Trailer Watch: His Dark MaterialsNot to be outdone by the tsunami of broadcast news, HBO released its trailer for His Dark Materials. The series adapts Philip Pullman s book trilogy of the same name. The first season follows brave young Lyra (Dafne Keen) as she journeys through various worlds searching for a kidnapped friend and uncovers a conspiracy in which children are being stolen. The series also stars Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The series does not yet have a release date.FX Miniseries Mrs. America Adds to All-Star Cast Led by Cate Blanchett(Photo by Steven Chee/courtesy of FX)FX has hired an all-star team to join Cate Blanchett in its upcoming miniseries Mrs. America, which follows the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (Blanchett). The story will be told through the eyes of the women of that era — including Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus — and explore how the American political landscape was forever shifted. It will debut on the network in 2020.Uzo Aduba will play Chisholm, Rose Byrne will play Steinem, Ari Graynor will play lawyer Brenda Feigen-Fasteau, Margo Martindale will play Abzug, Tracey Ullman will play Friedan, Melanie Lynskey will play Schlafly ally Rosemary Thomson, Sarah Paulson will play Schlafly’s best friend Alice (a fictional character), James Marsden will play conservative congressman Phil Crane, John Slattery will play Phyllis’ husband Fred Schlafly, and Jeanne Tripplehorn will play Phyllis’ sister-in-law Eleanor Schlafly.More Casting News: The New Pope, David Letterman Introduces New Guests, Captain Marvel Runs Wild(Photo by Gianni Fiorito/HBO)The upcoming second season of David Letterman’s Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will feature a star-studded lineup of talent including Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton, and Melinda Gates. All episodes of season 2 debut May 31.The new season of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, which moves from NBC to National Geographic this fall, will feature the host braving the elements with Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson, and somehow-never-a-superhero Armie Hammer.Queer Eye’s Tan France will host a fashion competition series Next in Fashion with designer and model Alexa Chung. Eighteen designers will face off in challenges for a chance to win a 0,000 grand prize in the 10-episode series. Elizabeth Stewart and Eva Chen will be recurring guest judges with additional guest judges to be announced later. No date has been announced for the series.Finally, HBO announced that Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson will guest star in The New Pope, the eight-episode follow-up series to The Young Pope, that will star John Malkovich and Jude Law — both as popes.Holy Father! Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson will guest star in #TheNewPope, coming soon. pic.twitter.com/bMtNiVtMwq HBO (@HBO) May 17, 2019
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Director, writer, and producer Patty Jenkins is the latest to sign with streaming giant Netflix. Speaking of Ryan Murphy unveils a slew of Netflix projects he’s developing. Plus, the streamer announces Kevin James’ new comedy, and the 25th anniversary of Friends is giving fans around the world a chance to celebrate.PATTY JENKINS SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH NETFLIX(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection (Patty Jenkins with 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot on set))Writer, director, and producer Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster, I Am the Night) has agreed to enter a multi-year overall deal to produce new series exclusively at Netflix.“I m so excited to embark on a great journey of making the new world of television with a company and group of people I admire as much as Ted, Cindy, Channing, Peter and the team at Netflix,” Jenkins said in a statement. “I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon. Jenkins is currently working on Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to her 0-million grossing 2017 superhero film.“We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix. Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life,” Netflix Vice President of Original Series Channing Dungey said in a statement.The deal is valued at million over three years, Variety reported.RELATED: 21 Most Memorable Movie Moments: Patty Jenkins on “No Man’s Land” from Wonder Woman (2017)RYAN MURPHY ADDS A CHORUS LINE AND HALSTON TO HIS NETFLIX SLATE(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)In addition to the already announced One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson, and The Politician premiering September 27, Ryan Murphy told Time Magazine about seven more streaming shows he is producing for Netflix.Murphy is adapting two Broadway musicals: A Chorus Line as a 10-episode series and The Prom as a feature starring Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Ewan McGregor is set to star as fashion designer Halston in a Murphy miniseries, while Patti Lupone and Holland Taylor are slated for the sex industry drama Hollywood.“Jessica Lange and I are working on a piece about Marlene Dietrich in Vegas in the early ’60s,” he told Time. “But I’m so booked. When am I going to do it? I don’t know.”He’s also developing documentaries, including a 10-part Andy Warhol series and the film A Secret Love about an octogenarian couple coming out as lesbians.NEW YORK COMIC-CON LINEUP INCLUDES WATCHMENSCREENING, SNOWPIERCER EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEKWarnerMedia announced it would present a Snowpiercer panel at New York Comic Con, promising an exclusive sneak peek at the series starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs and based on the 2014 film of the same name. Impractical Jokers, Tacoma FD, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and All Elite Wrestling are also coming to NYCC.CBS will bring Star Treks Picard and Discovery, as well as Evil and Tell Me a Story, and The CW’s Nancy Drew and Charmed, according to Deadline.Netflix announced it will preview season 3 of Big Mouth with Nick Kroll and season 2 of Lost in Space with the cast, plus the world premiere of their new series Daybreak.Hulu, meanwhile, will present world premiere screenings and panels on Marvel s Runaways season 3, J.J. Abrams and Stephen King s Castle Rock season 2, and Reprisal’s first season.Castle Rock is produced by Warner Bros. Television, which announced that it will also present Watchmen and Batwoman screenings with Q Riverdale, Manifest, and Roswell, New Mexico video presentations with Q a Harley Quinn screening; and the premiere of new footage from Black Lightning, Katy Keene, Legacies, Prodigal Son and Titans.THE SEVENTH FRIENDS CAST MEMBER IS GOING ON TOUR(Photo by Warner Bros. Productions)The sofa from Central Perk on Friends is going on a world tour to celebrate the landmark sitcom’s 25th anniversary. Wherever you are, the sofa will be there for you to take selfies with up to two of your closest friends, maybe four if you skooch together.Complete tour dates here but some of the major destinations include the Grand Canyon; Empire State Building; London’s Tower Bridge, London Eye and Abby Road; Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the one Tom Cruise climbed in Mission: Impossible); Comic-Con Africa; and the Tribeca TV, Toronto and Venice Film Festivals.The sofa appears in multiple places simultaneously, so is it possible some of those are not the actual screen- used sofa? Or can the Friends sofa fold space and time? It is magical, you know.KEVIN JAMES WILL BE THE KING OF NASCAR(Photo by CBS)You can’t keep Kevin James off TV for too long. Kevin Can Wait ended in its third season last spring, so it only took James about a year to line up a new show. This time it’s for Netflix, for which he starred in True Memoirs of an International Assassin.The Crew stars James as the crew chief in a NASCAR garage. It will still feel familiar to King of Queens fans because it will be a multi-camera situation comedy, James will face off against millennials who think technology can fix everything. NASCAR has two executive producers on the series too.THE MASKED SINGER DEBUTS TWO MASKSThe Masked Singer released a promo revealing Thingamajig and Butterfly ahead of their sneak peek September 15 and season 2 premiere September 25. Thingamajic belts out Kacey Musgraves from inside that big green fur, and Butterfly rocks out to Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj without letting those wings get in the way.FREEFORM IS MAKING A THANKSGIVING MOVIE(Photo by Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)Freeform announced its first Thanksgiving movie. Turkey Drop will star Olivia Holt of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. She’ll play Lucy Jacobs, a college freshman returning home worried her high school boyfriend is going to turkey drop her, dumped over the holidays.Freeform’s press release promises Lucy’s efforts to keep her boyfriend will push her out of her comfort zone and teach her to put herself first. Adventures in Babysitting remake writer Tiffany Paulsen writes. Schitt’s Creek director Jerry Ciccoritti directs. You can see Turkey Drop during Freeform’s November “Kickoff to Christmas,”TRAILER UPDATE: THIS IS US, THE DEUCE, THE PURGE, AND MOREThe trailer for season 4 of This Is Us shows a glimpse at the expanding word of the Pearson family. Jennifer Morrison appears both in and out of military fatigues, and montages show glimpses of a host of new characters. Favorite guest stars Ron Cephas Jones and Phylicia Rashad also make appearances in the trailer.FXX released the trailer for season 14 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang plays laser tag, goes to the zoo, solves a black and white Sin City mystery, and experiments with flatlining and revival. Charlie (Charlie Day) pees on Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Frank (Danny DeVito) is very protective of his melon.You can also check out the following new trailers: A Walking Dead season 10 teaser with no new footage. A full trailer for The Deuce’s third and final season. A first look at season 2 of USA’s The Purge. The trailer for Fox’s newest animated comedy Bless the Hearts. A trailer for Cake, FXX’s short-form live-action and animation showcase Cake. The trailer for Criminal on Netflix featuring Hayley Atwell and David Tennant. The trailer for Netflix’s mystery series The I-Land inspired by the trailer for the Fyre documentary. First looks at CBS’s new romantic sitcoms Bob Hearts Abishola and The Unicorn. A trailer for season 3 of Young Sheldon. The trailer for Into the Dark’s September horror movie Pure. New teasers for The CW’s Nancy Drew and Batwoman, AT T Audience Network’s Mr. Mercedes, FX’s American Horror Story: 1984 and Mr. In Between season 2, and Paramount Network’s Yellowstone season 3.CASTING UPDATE: HOMECOMING’S NEW KING(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Julia Roberts is not returning to the second season of Amazon s Homecoming, which will tell a new story not based on the podcast. Chris Cooper will star in season 2, according to Deadline, which also reports that Glynn Turman has joined the cast of Fargo season 4 in a recurring role.Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn will help Ovation relaunch Inside the Actors Studio on Sunday, October 13 at 10 p.m., the network announced.Rebel Wilson will host the Australian pet competition show Pooch Perfect for Australia’s Network Seven, according to Deadline, while John Stamos, Tony Revolori and Georgia King will recur on Quibi’s Darren Criss/Kether Donohue songwriter comedy Royalties.Netflix cast Priyanka Chopra in The White Tiger, and Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes will star in Netflix’s historical true story The Dig, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Paramount Network announced its cast for its Army medic dramedy 68 Whisky. Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Jeremy Tardy and Nicholas Coombe star. The show will premiere in early 2020.Christoph Waltz joins Liam Hemsworth in an untitled thriller for Quibi. Danielle Mone Truitt has joined the Fox cop drama Deputy as a new character, replacing one played by Siena Goines. Stephen Dorff still stars with Truitt. Martha Plimpton joins the cast of HBO Max s original Generation. The Resident adds Kearran Giovanni, Geoffrey Cantor, Michael Paul Chan and Erinn Westbrook for recurring roles in season 3, according to Deadline.Garcelle Beauvais joins The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 10, Bravo TV announced. She is the first African-American housewife on the show. Sutton Stracke also joins RHOBH. Ken Jeong, Nicki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla will perform at the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin.DEVELOPMENT UPDATE: HULU GRABS HANDMAID’S TALE SEQUEL(Photo by Hulu)Hulu announced it was developing a series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments. Atwood’s book releases September 10, and Handmaid’s series creator Bruce Miller is in talks for the sequel series.USA Network announced it has ordered limited series Evel, to star Milo Ventimiglia and based on the life of the 1970s daredevil Evel Knievel. Production is expected to begin in 2020.Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star, write, and executive produce drama series Mr. Corman, about an L.A. elementary school teacher, for Apple TV+, Variety reports.The Obamas’ choice of names for their production company is in dispute, according to THR. They wanted to call it Higher Ground Productions, but there is already a Higher Ground Enterprises.Monk creator Andy Breckman and director Randy Zisk are adapting the German detective show Einstein for CBS, according to Deadline. Tyler Perry has formed a new production company with Tim Palen, Peachtree Vine Productions, according to THR.NBC is developing a drama about a billionaire who freezes 250 people cryogenically, THR reports. The drama begins when they each wake up at different times. The Peacock is also developing Brain Trust, Deadline reports, about grad students developing the technology to project one’s mind into someone else’s body.Marco Polo creator John Fusco and action director Renny Harlin are developing a TV series about the Hong Kong Triads, according to Deadline. Fox is developing an animated western comedy aimed at adults called Saloon, Variety reports.Apple will not move forward with Richard Gere’s streaming series Bastards, and Janice Min is leaving Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi streaming service, according to THR.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by HBO)HBO ordered the first of the four Game of Thrones prequel scripts in the works to pilot in June 2018. Goldman won the contest to develop the next series based on the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy universe with her story set in the decline of the Age of Heroes.Fans of Martin’s series of novels and companion works will recognize this period as the beginning of the legendary Long Night, a generation of winter that starved and froze the populace of Westeros and saw a fierce battle of the Others (White Walkers) and their army of dead (wights) against the living.In an earlier blog post, Martin had suggested the number of viable scripts may have narrowed further and hinted at the subject of the prequel written by Condal: There are still a couple of other possible prequels in active development. I can’t tell you the subject matter of those projects, no, sorry, wish I could. The readers among you might want to grab a copy of Fire Blood when it is released on November 20, though. Fire Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) Book 1 is the next A Song of Ice and Fire companion book and the first volume of a two-part history of the Targaryens. (The new book begins with Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and recounts generations of Targaryens who fought to hold the seat, up to the civil war that nearly destroyed their dynasty.)What the Prequel Was AboutThe story line: “Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend — it’s not the story we think we know.”Who Was Running the Show?The show was created by Martin and Goldman, who is known for her screenplays for Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, The Woman in Black, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid film. Her Tomatometer average on 10 films is 73%. Goldman was to serve as showrunner.“I’ve consulted with all of the writers on all of the successor shows, and several of them have visited me in Santa Fe for long days of discussion,” Martin wrote on his blog, “and we’ve gone back and forth in email, text, and telephone, so I have definitely been involved… but really, the accolades here should go to Jane. She has been an absolute thrill to work with… and my god, what a talent.”SPOILER ALERT: While information that follows will be familiar to fans of the Song of Ice and Fire novels and their companion materials, some of it may be considered spoilers to anyone who has chosen not to read the book series.(Photo by HBO)So what is it that “we think we know” about the time period of the first prequel?When It Takes Place: Descent from Age of Heroes = the Beginning of the Long NightThe Age of Heroes: Around 10,000 years before Aegon’s Conquest (we re going to go ahead and use “B.C.” for before the Conquest ), the Children of the Forest and the First Men agreed to the Pact, a peace treaty that kicked off the Age of Heroes, a time that many of the major noble Houses, including the Starks, trace their lineage back to if not earlier.For reference, the events of the seventh season of Game of Thrones occur roughly 300 years after the Conquest (or “A.C.”) of Aegon the Conqueror, the first Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, king on the Iron Throne, and founder of the Targaryen dynasty of rulers. We know, however, that the show took many liberties with the plots of the books; for one, to compress the series’ timeline.In season 1 of the series, Old Nan tells young Brandon Stark tales of the Long Night, which began 8,000 or 6,000 years B.C. (apparently, even in fiction, accounts may differ).Given the few details we have about the prequel, it would be fair to surmise that its events take place anywhere between 6,000 and 9,000 years before Jon Snow became King in the North and Daenerys returned to Dragonstone with her “children.”That’s a hell of a long time, and it promises that the world the prequel takes place in will be in many ways more primitive than the one fans of the show are used to seeing.Major Events In and Around the Period(Photo by Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)The Pact: With around 1,000 or 2,000 years separating the Pact from the Long Night, the immediate events around the treaty won’t likely be seen (except perhaps in flashback like the Tower of Joy moments with young Ned and Lyanna Stark seen in Game of Thrones). The Pact was signed on the Isle of Faces in the center of the lake called Gods Eye.The prequel is set at least 6,000 years B.C., and — just to remind us of the timing — construction on the monstrous castle Harrenhal, a ruin in Game of Thrones, will begin on the north shore of Gods Eye around 42 years B.C. by King Harren Hoare. But who’s to say how the new series will play with the timing of events?The Long Night: A generation of the darkest, coldest winter in known history that saw the Others come down from Lands of Always Winter to devastate the world of men.Battle for the Dawn: Is the final battle of the Long Night — the outcome, of course, is clear given that the events of Game of Thrones happen.The Night s King Rises: The thirteenth Lord Commander of the Night s Watch breaks his vow and declares himself a king. The Starks of Winterfell and the King-Beyond-the-Wall, Joramun, join forces to take him down. The stories have it that his treachery began when he was seduced by a female Other, which — White Walker sex would be something we definitely haven t seen.The Andal Invasion: Accounts vary, but the Andals crossed the Narrow Sea from Essos anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 years B.C., close enough for the prequel to potentially feature something of the Andal Invasion, which began at the Fingers (homeland of Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in Game of Thrones).In Essos, people discover dragons: If the sheepherders who would go on to become the Valyrians of the region were only just discovering their dragons when the First Men were recovering from the Long Night, that should give us some idea of how much time will have to pass before dragons become part of this story.That said, the Asshai i claimed the dragons of Valyria came from their Shadow Lands and that the Valyrians were taught to control their dragons by Eastern mystics visiting the region, so even if the prequel doesn t show dragons in Valyria, if it spends any time in that magical Eastern part of the world, we may see dragons after all.The histories also suggest that the Valyrians and their dragons may have bullied the Andals out of Essos, which would mean that the Andal Invasion happened later than 6,000 years B.C. — and by later, we mean closer to Aegon s Conquest in the 2,000, 4,000, or 6,000 years between the Long Night and it (depending on when the events of the prequel is set).But the potential overlap (at around 6,000 years B.C. for most of these major events) makes for intriguing possibilities: The prequel could show, for instance, the people of the Valyrian peninsula discovering the dragon nesting place and their first attempts to tame the beasts, while in Westeros the Long Night might be in full swing.Who Are the Possible Players?(Photo by Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)Given the timeline, we’ve already established that we’ll likely see the Children of the Forest and certainly the First Men (speakers of the Old Tongue and, after interacting with the Children of the Forest, worshipers of the Old Gods), but who are the notable people among and around them?The Three-Eyed Raven (or Crow): Even though Martin himself has denied that any of the original series cast would appear, of all the characters in Game of Thrones, two who could reasonably make an appearance in a prequel (outside of flash-forwards) are the time-travelers: the original Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow) and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright).When we asked Wright back in December 2017 if Bran might show up as the Three-Eyed Raven in a prequel, he said: It would be fun. There’s so much in the history of Westeros I would love to be involved in, and I’ve got to be a small part of some of those bits and get to sort of observe some of those early things going on in the world. I would love, yeah love, to be able to be a part of any of it, any of the history. So if they offered me to come back for a day and sort of, pop by, and have a look at some scene back from King Aerys or whatever, I wouldn’t say no.”Bran the Builder: Brandon Stark, the founder of House Stark, built the Wall and Winterfell. He is also credited with constructing or aiding the construction of other mighty projects like Storm’s End, seat of House Durrandon (and the later seat of House Baratheon).Durran Godsgrief: The first Storm King, builder of Storm’s End (possibly with help of Bran the Builder and the Children of the Forest), and founder of House Durrandon, Durran married Elenei, supposedly the daughter of the sea god and the goddess of the wind, unleashing all sorts of chaos.Dondarrions: The ancestral House of Game of Thrones’ Beric Dondarrion (leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners and the last head of his House).House Casterly: The richest lords of Westeros had found gold in their rock and, in the process of digging it out, built the most impressive castle on the continent. In the Age of Heroes, they lost their home and the family disappeared.Lann the Clever: Founder of House Lannister who infamously swindled Casterly Rock away from House Casterly.
(Photo by ©Nickelodeon / Courtesy: Everett Collection)Four years after animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender finished its groundbreaking run, Nickelodeon premiered the sequel series The Legend of Korra. The anticipation around the show was immense, but no matter how much praise the show got for its mature themes and inventive animation, many saw both Avatar Korra and the show itself as a lesser successor to the tale of Avatar Aang.To mark the show s Netflix premiere, we re taking a look at how The Legend of Korra not only mastered all four elements, but in some ways improved upon its predecessor, enhancing it in the process, and brought balance to the world.IT TOOK EVEN MORE INSPIRATION FROM HAYAO MIYAZAKIWhere Avatar: The Last Airbender was heavily inspired by Asian cultures, landscapes and places, The Legend of Korra jumps forward 70 years in time and finds inspiration in 1920s New York City, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. The main setting in the show, Republic City, is experiencing rapid urbanization and extraordinary technological advances, with the steam-powered technology we saw in the first series giving way to electricity and even magnetism. Automobiles, airplanes, movie cameras, and even mecha suits become normal in the span of the show s run.But, this being Avatar, the setting is more than just window-dressing. The show takes a page out of Hayao Miyazaki’s playbook, particularly his film Princess Mononoke, to explore how rapid industrialization comes at the cost of the world losing its connection to nature. Like in the Studio Ghibli movie, Korra introduces a world that is so disconnected from its spirituality that giant spirits attack people in the second season of the show, bending went from a revered art form to a skill used for menial jobs and even pro-bending, a popular boxing-like sport.IT DID ORIGIN STORIES RIGHTEven though Avatar had a bigger focus on history and the past compared to Korra, the sequel series focuses more on mythology and the spiritual origin of the Avatar. Season 2 makes the spirit world and the Avatar s role as a bridge between the two worlds its central theme, and through it, Korra also explores the origin of the Avatar itself.The two-parter episode Beginnings, from the second season of Korra, is easily among the best storytelling in the entire franchise. The episode tells the story of the very first Avatar, named Wan, and how he fused with the spirit of light in order to battle the spirit of darkness that threatened to destroy both the physical and spirit worlds. Instead of simply using the episode to answer questions no one really wanted answered, Beginnings gave us a prequel story that added to the established mythology without contradicting what came before. The story of Wan directly reflects that of Korra: how by doing what they think is right, they end up creating more problems. The introduction of the light spirit as the cause of the Avatar s powers becomes a huge part of later seasons and one of the best additions to the world s mythology.IT GREW UP WITH ITS AUDIENCEJust as The Last Airbender’s audience grew up between the two shows, so did the themes of the show grow up and become more mature by the time Korra premiered.Korra transforms the subtext of the first show into text, making death an integral part of the story. There are several gruesome deaths shown on screen throughout the show, including a murder-suicide and the execution of a queen by suffocation — and it s not simply for shock value, but to show the consequences of death on the characters. Depression, PTSD, and grief become huge themes in the series, and Korra portrays this with respect to its younger audience, not shielding them, but making them understand the heavy weight of loss.Likewise, Korra isn t afraid to get political, especially through its excellent villains. Far from the sometimes black-and-white villains of Avatar, the show isn t afraid of making its villains sympathetic, or having Korra learn from them. The first villain, Amon, was the leader of a radical group who sought to bring equality to benders and non-benders, who are marginalized in the show s world. The second wanted to bring the world back into spirituality. Korra even dives into nationalism and how it evolves into fascism when left unchecked, leaving the audience to decide how much they d agree with such a leader, and how far they d go before realizing they are following the wrong person — a bold, yet very timely theme for an animated show.IT ALLOWED ITS HERO TO FAILIn interviews, co-creator Bryan Konietzko has talked about wanting Korra to be the polar opposite of Aang, a go-getter and hot-headed girl who s always dreamed of becoming the Avatar. Indeed, unlike the very Campbellian Aang, Korra is not a nobody who realizes she is a chosen one and grows to become more confident; she s the daughter of her tribe s chief who always believed she was special. What makes Korra special is how the show allows its hero to fail, repeatedly, and learn from her mistakes to become a better person.When her hot-headedness leads to Korra losing a big fight against Amon and nearly losing her powers, she spends the second season second-guessing herself and getting others to make decisions for her. When her faith in the wrong person backfired, season 3 saw Korra learn to trust her feelings and accept the consequences. Throughout the show, Korra fought and failed, but she always learned how to pick herself back up and became better because of it.More importantly, the show s more mature subject matter led to the third season ending with Korra in a wheelchair after losing a fight, and the fourth season saw Korra deal with crippling depression and PTSD. These are themes very rarely seen in kid s animation, let alone such a mainstream series as this, and it not only made Korra an exceptional experiment, but the character s journey adds gravitas to the world of the first show as well.IT HAD GLOBAL CONSEQUENCESGone are villain-of-the-week stories from Avatar, leaving Korra to deal with world leaders, bureaucrats, and entire Nations worth of critics instead.When she first arrives in Republic City, Korra realizes that being the Avatar doesn t mean she is instantly well-received by all. Because Aang had disappeared for 100 years and came back to a world engulfed in war, most of the people he encountered were happy to see him, help him in his quest and to accept his wisdom. Korra, on the other hand, realizes that the Avatar doesn t come before the local leaders, that getting involved in a Nation s inner conflict becomes an international incident with severe consequences, and that each Nation has its own way of dealing with issues and wars. This leads to the show exploring the fascinating idea that Korra finds herself in a world that has outgrown the need for an Avatar, that growing apart from spirituality means the world has no need for a spiritual leader.Likewise, Korra makes it very clear that the actions of its leading lady have huge consequences. When Korra deals with Amon and his Equalists ideals, Republic City evolves into the first democracy in the world. When Korra decides to leave the spirit portals open, spirits cross over and start living everywhere, and it restores an entire lost Nation. Just by being injured and out of commission, Korra s absence led to the rise of a fascist dictator that threatened to become the new Ozai.IT EMBRACED DIVERSITY AND QUEER REPRESENTATIONEven though Korra premiered in a post–Buffy the Vampire Slayer world, it was still rare to see a genre show with a female lead, let alone a female lead of color. But Korra not only pushed for diversity in its cast, it also gave us one of the most groundbreaking finales in an animated series.The series final image shows Korra and Asami walking hand in hand to a spirit portal, looking into each other s eyes with a deep emotion and longing that was beyond just a friendship, before drifting into the sunset together. The indication was very clear – these two women had a deep love for each other – and it didn t take long before the creators confirmed that the scene was the beginning of a romantic relationship.What made the moment so significant was not only that it was one of the first times a bisexual couple was shown on-screen on a children s cartoon, but how much it was built up. The show s last two seasons showed us significant glances, hand-holding, blushing, and other hints that Korra and Asami had a deeper relationship than any other two characters on the show. Not only did this image become significant in the context of kid s cartoons, breaking barriers for other shows to include explicitly queer characters and plotlines, but it also made the world of the first show richer by making it more diverse and lived-in.The Legend of Korra is now streaming on Netflix.
(Photo by HBO)Chernobyl leads nominations for the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards for television with 14 nods. BAFTA announced the full list of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards nominations on Wednesday.Other top nominees included The Crown with seven, Fleabag, and Giri/Haji with six, His Dark Materials and The Virtues with five, and four nominations each for Killing Eve, Sex Education, and Top Boy.U.K. residents can vote on the Virgin Media Must-See Moment at virginmedia.com/bafta. The category nominees include:Coronation Street: The Death of Sinead OsbourneFleabag: Confessional sceneGame of Thrones: Arya kills the Night KingGavin and Stacey: Nessa proposes to SmithyLine of Duty: John Corbett’s DeathLove Island: Michael recouples after Casa AmorWinners of the Television Craft Awards will be revealed Friday, July 17 and the Television Awards on Friday, July 31.COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMETHE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW Graham Norton, Graham Stuart, Jon Magnusson, Steve Smith – So Television/BBC OneTHE LAST LEG Production Team – Open Mike Productions/Channel 4THE RANGANATION Production Team – Zeppotron/BBC TwoTASKMASTER Alex Horne, Andy Devonshire, Andy Cartwright, James Taylor – Avalon Television/DaveCURRENT AFFAIRSGROWING UP POOR: BRITAIN’S BREADLINE KIDS (DISPATCHES) Production Team – True Vision East/Channel 4THE HUNT FOR JIHADI JOHN Anthony Wonke, Richard Kerbaj, Peter Lovering, Jane Root – Nutopia, Livedrop Media, HBO/Channel 4IS LABOUR ANTI-SEMITIC? (PANORAMA) Leo Telling, John Ware, Neil Grant, Rachel Jupp – BBC/BBC OneUNDERCOVER: INSIDE CHINA’S DIGITAL GULAG (EXPOSURE) Robin Barnwell, David Henshaw, Guy Creasey, Gesbeen Mohammad – Hardcash Productions/ITVDRAMA SERIESTHE CROWN Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Benjamin Caron, Michael Casey – Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television/NetflixTHE END OF THE F***ING WORLD Production Team – Clerkenwell Films, Dominic Buchanan Productions/Channel 4/NetflixGENTLEMAN JACK Sally Wainwright, Faith Penhale, Laura Lankester, Phil Collinson – Lookout Point, HBO/BBC OneGIRI/HAJI Production Team – Sister Pictures/BBC TwoENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCEFRANKIE BOYLE Frankie Boyle’s New World Order – Zeppotron/BBC TwoGRAHAM NORTON The Graham Norton Show – So Television/BBC OneLEE MACK Would I Lie to You – Zeppotron/BBC OneMO GILLIGAN The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan – Expectation, Momo G/Channel 4ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMETHE GREATEST DANCER Amelia Brown, Phil Harris, Nigel Hall, Louise Hutchinson – Thames, Syco Entertainment/BBC OneTHE RAP GAME UK Tom O Brien, Simon Andreae, Tom Whitrow – Naked TV/BBC ThreeSTRICTLY COME DANCING Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC OneTHE VOICE UK Production Team – ITV Studios, Talpa/ITVFACTUAL SERIESCRIME AND PUNISHMENT Emily Lawson, Bruce Fletcher, Jemma Chisnall, Mark Raphael – 72 Films/Channel 4DON’T F**K WITH CATS: HUNTING AN INTERNET KILLER Mark Lewis, Felicity Morris, Michael Harte, Dimitris Doganis –Raw TV/NetflixLEAVING NEVERLAND Dan Reed – Amos Pictures/Channel 4OUR DEMENTIA CHOIR WITH VICKY MCCLURE Production Team – Curve Media/BBC OneFEATURESJOE LYCETT’S GOT YOUR BACK Production Team Rumpus Media, My Options Were Limited/Channel 4THE MISADVENTURES OF ROMESH RANGANATHAN Emily Hudd, Morgan Roberts, Christopher Cottam Rumpus Media/BBC TwoMORTIMER WHITEHOUSE: GONE FISHING Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse, Lisa Clark, Will Yapp Owl Power/BBC TwoSNACKMASTERS Production Team Optomen/Channel 4FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMMEGBEMISOLA IKUMELO Famalam BBC Studios/BBC ThreePHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE Fleabag Two Brothers Pictures/BBC ThreeSARAH KENDALL Frayed Merman Television Ltd, Guesswork Television/Sky OneSIAN CLIFFORD Fleabag – Two Brothers Pictures/BBC ThreeINTERNATIONALEUPHORIA Sam Levinson, Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Drake The Reasonable Bunch, A24, Little Lamb, DreamCrew, Tedy Productions, HBO/Sky AtlanticSUCCESSION Production Team HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions/Sky AtlanticUNBELIEVABLE Production Team CBS Television Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions, Katie Couric Media, Escapist Fare, Sage Lane Productions/NetflixWHEN THEY SEE US Production Team Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks/NetflixLEADING ACTORCALLUM TURNER The Capture Heyday Television, NBC Universal/BBC OneJARED HARRIS Chernobyl – Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games, HBO/Sky AtlanticSTEPHEN GRAHAM The Virtues Warp Films, Big Arty Productions/Channel 4TAKEHIRO HIRA Giri/Haji – Sister Pictures/BBC TwoLEADING ACTRESSGLENDA JACKSON Elizabeth Is Missing – STV Productions/BBC OneJODIE COMER Killing Eve – Sid Gentle Films/BBC OneSAMANTHA MORTON I Am Kirsty – Me and You Productions/Channel 4SURANNE JONES Gentleman Jack – Lookout Point, HBO/BBC OneLIVE EVENTBLUE PLANET LIVE Production Team – BBC Studios Natural History Unit, Open University, BBC Learning/BBC OneELECTION 2019 LIVE: THE RESULTS Production Team – ITV News, ITN/ITVGLASTONBURY 2019 Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC TwoOPERATION LIVE Production Team – The Garden Productions/Channel 5MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMMEGUZ KHAN Man Like Mobeen – Tiger Aspect Productions, Cave Bear Productions/BBC ThreeJAMIE DEMETRIOU Stath Lets Flats – Roughcut TV/Channel 4NCUTI GATWA Sex Education – Eleven Film/NetflixYOUSSEF KERKOUR Home – Jantaculum, Channel X/Channel 4MINI-SERIESA CONFESSION Jeff Pope, Paul Andrew Williams, Tom Dunbar, Johnny Capps ITV Studios, Urban Myth Films/ITVCHERNOBYL Production Team – Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games, HBO/Sky AtlanticTHE VICTIM Rob Williams, Niall MacCormick, Sarah Brown, Jenny Frayn – STV Productions/BBC OneTHE VIRTUES Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne, Mark Herbert, Nickie Sault Warp Films, Big Arty Productions/Channel 4NEWS COVERAGEHONG KONG PROTESTS Production Team – Sky News/Sky NewsITV NEWS AT TEN: ELECTION RESULTS Production Team – ITV News, ITN/ITVPRINCE ANDREW THE EPSTEIN SCANDAL (NEWSNIGHT) Production Team – BBC News/BBC TwoVICTORIA DERBYSHIRE: MEN WHO LOST LOVED ONES TO KNIFE CRIME – BBC News/BBC TwoREALITY CONSTRUCTED FACTUALCELEBRITY GOGGLEBOX Tania Alexander, Leon Campbell, Stephen Lambert, Chris Hooker – Studio Lambert/Channel 4HARRY’S HEROES: THE FULL ENGLISH Production Team – Talkback/ITVRACE ACROSS THE WORLD Production Team – Studio Lambert/BBC TwoRUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK Production Team – World of Wonder Productions/BBC ThreeSCRIPTED COMEDYCATASTROPHE Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Jim O’Hanlon, Toby Welch Avalon Television, Birdbath, Merman/Channel 4DERRY GIRLS Lisa McGee, Michael Lennox, Sam Pinnell – Hat Trick Productions/Channel 4FLEABAG Production Team – Two Brothers Pictures/BBC ThreeSTATH LETS FLATS Jamie Demetriou, Tom Kingsley, Seb Barwell, Ash Atalla Roughcut TV/Channel 4SHORT FORM PROGRAMMEANYWHERE BUT WESTMINSTER John Domokos, John Harris – The Guardian/The GuardianBRAIN IN GEAR Gbemisola Ikumelo, Fergal Costello, Inez Gordon – BBC Studios/BBC iPlayerSOON GONE: A WINDRUSH CHRONICLE Roy Williams, Tinge Krishnan, Carol Harding – Douglas Road Productions, The Young Vic/BBC FourTONI_WITH_AN_I (BORN DIGITAL: FIRST CUTS) Marco Alessi, Ksenia Harwood, Mary Antony Plimsoll Productions, BFI/BBC FourSINGLE DOCUMENTARYTHE ABUSED Barbie MacLaurin, Napoleon Stratogiannakis, Malcolm Brinkworth, Benedict Adams Brinkworth Productions/Channel 5DAVID HAREWOOD: PSYCHOSIS AND ME Emma Hindley, Wendie Ottewill, Olivia Isaacs, David Harewood – Films of Record, Open University/BBC TwoTHE FAMILY SECRET Anna Hall, Sally Ogden, Luke Rothery, Brian Woods – True Vision Yorkshire/Channel 4THE LAST SURVIVORS Arthur Cary, Morgan Matthews, Katherine Anstey, Joby Gee – Minnow Films/BBC TwoSINGLE DRAMABREXIT: THE UNCIVIL WAR Production Team – House Productions, Baffin Media/Channel 4ELIZABETH IS MISSING Andrea Gibb, Aisling Walsh, Sarah Brown, Chrissy Skinns – STV Productions/BBC OneTHE LEFT BEHIND Alan Harris, Joseph Bullman, Aysha Rafaele, Tracie Simpson – BBC Studios/BBC ThreeRESPONSIBLE CHILD Karen Wilson, Elinor Day, Sean Buckley, Nick Holt – Kudos, 72 Films/BBC TwoSOAP CONTINUING DRAMACASUALTY Production Team BBC Studios/BBC OneCORONATION STREET Production Team – ITV Studios/ITVEMMERDALE Production Team – ITV Studios/ITVHOLBY CITY Production Team – BBC Studios/BBC OneSPECIALIST FACTUAL***8 DAYS: TO THE MOON AND BACK Production Team – BBC Studios, PBS/BBC TwoSEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET Production Team – BBC Studios Natural History Unit, BBC America, 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Entertainment/NetflixLAUREN EVANS Sex Education – Eleven Film/NetflixNINA GOLD, ROBERT STERNE Chernobyl – Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games/Sky AtlanticYOKO NARAHASHI, SHAHEEN BAIG, LAYLA MERRICK-WOLF Giri/Haji – Sister/BBC TwoSOUND: FACTUAL sponsored by ShureGRAHAM WILD, KATE HOPKINS Seven Worlds, One Planet – BBC Studios/BBC OneGRAHAM WILD, KATE HOPKINS, TIM OWENS Our Planet (One Planet) – Silverback Films Production/NetflixNICK FRY, STEVE SPEED, JAMES EVANS, NICK ADAMS Formula 1: Drive to Survive – Box to Box Films/NetflixSOUND TEAM Battle of the Brass Bands – Two Four/Sky ArtsSOUND: FICTIONDILLON BENNETT, JON THOMAS, GARETH BULL, JAMES RIDGEWAY His Dark Materials – Bad Wolf, BBC Studios, HBO/BBC OneIAN WILKINSON, LEE WALPOLE, FRASER BARBER, STUART HILLIKER A Christmas Carol – FX Productions in association with the BBC, Minim UK Productions, Scott Free, and Hardy Son Baker/BBC OneSOUND TEAM Chernobyl – Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games/Sky AtlanticSOUND TEAM 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