The news that came out of CBS and CBS All Access press day at the winter Television Critics Association press tour should be best savored with fava beans and a nice chianti: CBS is developing a series based on The Silence of the Lambs’ Clarice Starling. Meanwhile, CBS All Access has renewed The Twilight Zone a, revealing cast and title names for the second go-around of that reboot, and given an early renewal to Star Trek: Picard.Want more news? Make it so TOP STORYHELLO, CLARICE(Photo by Orion Pictures Corporation)CBS has given a series commitment to Clarice, which will be the untold personal story of Hannibal Lecter s favorite female FBI agent. The project, which hails from Star Trek: Discovery s Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, opens in 1993. It follows Clarice Starling after the events depicted in The Silence of the Lambs as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators, while also navigating Washington, D.C.’s high-stakes political world.“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes – Clarice Starling,” Kurtzman and Lumet said in a statement. “Clarice’s bravery and complexity have always lit the way, even as her personal story remained in the dark. But hers is the very story we need today: her struggle, her resilience, her victory. Her time is now, and always.”No casting has been announced.STAR TREK: PICARD SAILS INTO SEASON 2(Photo by Trae Patton/CBS)Talk about warp speed! CBS All Access has renewed Star Trek: Picard ahead of its premiere.The new series, which returns Patrick Stewart to his role as famed former USS Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, premieres January 23 on the streaming channel.Executive producer Akiva Goldsman told journalists during the show s TCA panel that the new series will continue the franchise s tradition of tackling important social issues — specifically, in this case, class, marginalization and disenfranchisement.But is it going to be easily accessible for non-Trekkers or those new to the universe? This series is very much character-driven, executive producer Michael Chabon said. It also doesn t so much deal with the final frontier, executive producer Alex Kurtzman said, as the first chapter is really Earth-bound. As to whether other Star Trek characters, such as Spock or Pike, will get their own series? Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for CBS All Access, told journalists that they have read fans concerns online and conversations happen on the regular.CBS ALL ACCESS RE-ENTERS THE TWILIGHT ZONE(Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS)CBS All Access has also ordered a second season of The Twilight Zone, Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s reboot of Rod Serling s socially-conscious sci-fi classic.Peele will return as narrator for season 2 and will also write an episode of the anthology series. (He and Kinberg share a byline with Marco Ramirez on the first season s Nightmare at 30,000 Feet, which starred Adam Scott).The new season will consist of 10 episodes. Some of the full episode titles and (oftentimes familiar) cast follow in no particular order:Episode: “Downtime”Starring Morena BaccarinWritten by Jordan PeeleEpisode: “The Who of You”Starring Daniel SunjataWritten by Win RosenfeldEpisode: “A Human Face”Starring Jenna ElfmanWritten by Alex RubensEpisode: “8”Starring Joel McHaleWritten by Glen MorganEpisode: “Among The Untrodden”Introducing Abbie Hern and Sophia MacyWritten by Heather Anne CampbellEpisode: “Meet in the Middle”Starring Jimmi Simpson Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara AminiGOOD FIGHT READY FOR ANOTHER ROW(Photo by Patrick Harbron/CBS)CBS All Access hasn t released a premiere date for the fourth season of The Good Fight, but that hasn t stopped creators Robert and Michelle King and the cast from teasing what s in store for the new chapter.Robert King told journalists at the TCA press day that the new season will deal with mergers similar to what we ve seen in the media space. Here, the law firm of Reddick, Boseman, and Lockhart has been purchased by a larger international conglomerate that is more concerned about its diversity image.It will also still be political — not something that s always easy to do in this fast-paced news cycle. At a certain point you lay down your bet that the world is going to be at a certain place by the time the show comes out, he said.The new season of The Good Fight also welcomes new characters played by John Larroquette and Hugh Dancy, and will also welcome back Michael J. Fox, who appeared on the Kings former series The Good Wife.Episode titles will also be an ode to FXX s It s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and will all start with The Gang This is a continuation of last season, where episode titles referenced Friends and started with The One .NEWS GOT YOU ANIMATED? COLBERT HAS A SOLUTIONWhy tune into the news when you can toon in? Stephen Colbert, along with Late Show s Chris Licht and Our Cartoon President s RJ Fried and Tim Luecke, will soon premiere the new animated variety series Tooning Out the News. As its title suggests, the new show will have five- to seven-minute segments as well as a 30-minute weekly episode. Animated characters, headed by one familiar-sounding anchor named James Smartwood, will mock headlines and interview real-world guests and newsmakers.“The minute the imaginators at Tooning Out the News decked their bleeding edge ideation bizmeth, I knew that the news jackers were ripe for our freemium growth hack pivot, Colbert said in a statement. Let’s go Omnichannel for UTTR! I also couldn’t be prouder to be working with my old friend, James Smartwood. Go get ‘em, Jimbo!”No premiere date has been announced.CBS All Access also announced a series order for The Harper House, an animated comedy created by Brad Neely. According to the logline, it will follow an overconfident female head-of-a-household as she struggles to regain a higher status for herself executive producer Alex Kurtzman said and for her family of oddballs — after losing her job and moving from the rich side to the poor side of an Arkansas small town. To save money, they’ve moved into their inherited Victorian fixer upper, the historic Harper House. Neely will executive produce along with Katie Krentz.INTERROGATION GETS AN OFFICIAL TRAILERCBS All Access has released the official trailer for Interrogation, its true-crime drama that stars Peter Sarsgaard,Kyle Gallner, David Strathairn and Kodi Smit-McPhee and features special guest star Vincent D’Onofrio.The 10-episode drama, which premieres February 6, is based on a true case of a young man charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother — and then spent 20 years fighting his life sentence. Creators Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz told journalists at TCA that all the episodes will be released at once and that viewers are encouraged to watch them in any order you want as long as you start with Episode One. But, Weidemann warns, all of these characters lie at some point in this show.TUNING IN FOR TOMMY?CBS also released a new trailer for Tommy, the upcoming drama that stars Edie Falco as a newly-appointed chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.Executive producer and showrunner Tom Szentgyorgyi told journalists during his TCA panel that the show, which was created by Paul Attanasio, was inspired by the fact that Los Angeles still hasn t had a female police chief — and neither have New York City or Chicago. He said Attanasio also noticed that female cop dramas focus on relationships while male cop dramas follow action sequences. Given its setting, he said Tommy will also focus on topics like immigration, sexual harassment, and human trafficking.Tommy premieres February 6.RICHARD LINKLATER S PAW-SOME NEW DOCU-SERIES(Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)Filmmakers Richard Linklater and Bill Guttentag are developing what could be a purr-fect documentary series for CBS All Access. The as-yet-to-be-titled 10-episode project will be filmed in and around Linklater s hometown of Austin, Texas and — according to the release — will provide a window onto the colorful and diverse world of animal rescue through moving, humorous and powerful stories of animals and the humans who love them. In addition to Linklater and Guttentag, executive producers include Phil McGraw and Jay McGraw of Stage 29 and Julia Eisenman. Nayeema Raza will co-executive produce.A premiere date has not been announced.Like this? 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We also have one or two ideas we have to call “wishful thinking.” But let’s take a look at the places Star Wars could go in the 2020s.Rian Johnson Makes His Trilogy(Photo by David James/ © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Lucasfilm Ltd. /Courtesy Everett Collection)Shortly after the departure of The Rise of Skywalker’s original director, Colin Trevorrow, many speculated Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson could pick up the slack and make Episode IX. He quickly dispelled this notion, stating he had no interest in making that film. Looking back on it now, we bet this was because he was thinking about the trilogy of films he and Lucasfilm were already discussing. In November 2017, the plan was formally announced. Johnson would write and direct the first film and then hand off the heavy-lifting to a new group. The initial press release also stated the trilogy will “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.” That could mean anything from a story about droid manufacturing to a nature documentary about Porgs.Very few details about his plans have emerged in the time since. The only significant rumor to surface centered on whether or not it is still happening at all. In February, Johnson took to Twitter ( I m still working on the trilogy ) to dispel the rumor, dashing the hopes of Last Jedi haters everywhere.Nonetheless, the lack of any other updates indicates the trilogy may be further off in the distance than anyone wants to admit. Johnson is still hard at work on Knives Out, his Daniel Craig-starring Last Jedi follow-up set for a November 27th release. Presumably he will return to the galaxy far, far away after that.David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Launch Their Own Fleet(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)First announced in February of last year, a series of Star Wars films from Game of Thrones executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is on the way. It is unclear if they will claim the 2020s release dates, but after completing Thrones, Star Wars is their next job. The series will be separate from both the Skywalker Saga and the Johnson Trilogy. In fact Lucasfilm avoids the word “trilogy” when discussing their plans, indicating Benioff and Weiss will supervise more than three films.Rumors also indicate their story will take viewers back to an ancient time in the Old Republic before the Sith clouded the judgment of the Jedi and the government was stable. Sure, it sounds tranquil and dull, but even the most peaceful eras of the Republic still featured wars, unrest with certain planets, and ambitious Darths hoping to seize control of everything. Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) was not the first Sith Lord to scheme on that scale – just the most successful.And while it might seem a more primitive version of the Star Wars galaxy would be a good fit for the Game of Thrones boys, it should be noted the universe of Star Wars is oddly stagnant in terms of technology and fashions. Maybe “DnD” as some GoT fans call them will shake up that perception and redefine the look and feel of the Old Republic era.The rumors also suggest the first film in their series will be ready to shoot soon, making this the most likely the project to claim the 2022 release date.A Mixture of Those TwoConsidering Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy’s comments about “the next ten years of Star Wars,” it is possible the Johnson and DnD plans will run concurrently with the first Benioff/Weiss film claiming the 2022 slot, and Johnson s debuting in 2024. The two story cycles would then leap-frog the bi-annual release dates until 2032 when Johnson’s trilogy would presumably end. Such a schedule would prevent the audience fatigue which plagued Solo: A Star Wars Story from seeping in, but will viewers want to wait four years between chapters?Continuing the Story in Episode X and Beyond(Photo by Bantam Books)Yes, we’ve been told repeatedly that The Rise of Skywalker will be the end of the saga pictures. But we were also told Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was the final production, making Return of the Jedi the final episode of the story. The precise placement of “the end” has been a topic of debate since creator George Lucas first began discussing his plans for the series in the late 1970s. The 9-episode cycle was the most talked about version of the idea – at least until Lucas started making the Prequels and said the Saga would only be 6 episodes – but some of the earliest interviews indicated a 12-episode plan. That bare shred of an idea could justify a continuation of the mainline series.And, to be honest, it’s not hard to imagine another trilogy set 30 some years after The Rise of Skywalker. It is a time with no Jedi and no Sith. An age of smaller republics (and empires) coexisting in an uneasy detente while Force-sensitive people continue to help where they can. Some may form tight-knit, Jedi-like cells while others operate independently. But with the old hierarchies gone, people throughout the galaxy try to live their lives without the worry of another pan-galactic war. Throw into this scenario a new menace and you have something familiar and new because all of the old terminology and symbols are gone. While we’re at it, make the new menace something not in tune with the Force at all. Sure, we’re reaching back to the role Admiral Thrawn had in Timothy Zahn’s 1990s novel cycle, but there’s a reason that character remains an enduring figure.While unlikely, Disney and Lucasfilm can always find a way to do this. And if not in the 2020s, then in the fullness of time.Adapting Knights of the Old Republic(Photo by LucasArts)File this one under wishful thinking, but we would love to see a proper film adaptation of Bioware’s Knights of the Old Republic video game series. With strong characters like Darth Revan, Bastila Shan, Canderous Ordo, and G0-T0 – to say nothing of the beloved assassin droid HK-47 – there’s plenty to work with. And, as it happens, a KOTOR film trilogy could do something the video games never did: end. A potential KOTOR III teased the return of Revan as he faced off against “The True Sith.” But as Bioware became more invested in its home-grown series Mass Effect and Dragon Age, Revan’s fate became material for the company’s Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, a different style of game which could never replace a real KOTOR III.And as all of the Star Wars video games sit outside of official Lucasfilm continuity, the characters and situations could be molded to fit the needs of the right filmmakers.Considering Benioff and Weiss’s familiarity with adapting established material, this could be the backbone of their planned film series. But then considering how the concluding chapters of Game of Thrones are being received, maybe its best they avoid this story for another tale of the Old Republic.Keeping The Anthology Series Alive(Photo by 2002 Lucasfilm Ltd., courtesy Everett Collection)Plans for A Star Wars Story films based around Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi seemingly evaporated after Solo underperformed. But Lucasfilm never throws an idea away and it is always possible for the Star Wars anthology format to return in some form. Even before the concept had a name and the company joined the Disney stable, there were plans to develop a feature film centered on Yoda and whatever incident left Palpatine and Darth Maul looking for revenge in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. These sorts of side stories are clearly of on-going interest to Lucasfilm.If paced properly – say every two years – films centering on established characters or briefly mentioned incidents in mainline Star Wars films could find an audience. And who wouldn’t want to see Ewan McGregor back in his Jedi robes and having a solo adventure sometime before he rescues Luke (Mark Hamill) from Tusken Raiders?At the same time, the response of Solo is also a key indication the fans want these stories to remain in the purview of comics, novels and animated series. It is a fair compromise, indicating the return of A Star Wars Story is the least likely way Disney will use its Star Wars release dates through the next decade.
In the third and final season of Marvel s Jessica Jones, the series titular character faces one of the most difficult challenges of her life: trying to be an honest-to-goodness hero. Sure, the cynical, superpowered private detective saw a form of that heroism when she teamed up with the other Manhattan Defenders to stop a bunch of ninjas, but it all looked like silly costumes and catchphrases to her. Now, however, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) is trying to make good on her mother’s final wish for her.But since this is Jessica Jones, it will not be an easy path for our heroine to walk. When Rotten Tomatoes caught up with Ritter and executive producer Melissa Rosenberg recently, in fact, the character’s difficult relationship with heroism was definitely on their minds.“I think that Jessica will continue to grapple with that,” Ritter said. “What I love about where we see her this season is seeing her apply herself, see her try, see her put one foot in front of the other in any way.”It is an effort viewers will find new and surprising for a character whose default energy expenditure is drinking whiskey. And while she still enjoys her liquor, she is trying to mitigate that by helping those in need. Not that those in need are always easy to find, of course.“Heroism is supposedly black and white, and Jessica operates in a world of grays, and sees many different facets,” Rosenberg said. “For her, it s always going to be more complicated than it might be for a traditional hero.”In fact, the season opens with Jessica handling once such case. And though Jessica tries to find her own way to be heroic, the season will also feature Trish Walker’s (Rachael Taylor) attempts to become a more traditional hero. An early clip released from the third season sees her trying on and rejecting her comic book counterpart’s traditional yellow spandex costume.(Photo by Netflix)“Her reaction is, ‘no, thank you,’ but all of that stuff was such a joy. The fans love it,” said Ritter of the scene, which appears in the Trish-focused episode she directed. “Getting to direct that was exciting because it s a bit of a turn for our show. [It is] a slight departure from where we normally spend all the time with Jessica. [We get] to dig deeper and really get inside her head, how gung-ho she is, and how laser-focused she is, and how badly she wants it.”And while the story gets into some of Trish’s addictive tendencies and how she uses heroin as a new stimulant, Ritter said light moments like her attempts to find a costume are sprinkled throughout.“We really got to do something new,” Rosenberg added. “It didn t have to fall into the same visual language, even, that our traditional episodes do. It was really, quite an exploration for us, really fun to write.”The episode also features the first attempts to humanize Trish’s mother Dorothy (Rebecca De Mornay). Ritter noted it is “surprising given that she s a child abuser,” but also a facet of Jessica Jones as a whole to give monsters human faces.“Even in season 1, having an episode where you get to know Kilgrave, and you re like, ‘I feel bad for him all of a sudden, but wait, I shouldn t because he s this monster.’ That s a cool thing about the storytelling that we do on our show and Marvel in general,” Ritter said.But will that tendency for the show to humanize people who have wronged Jessica or Trish allow them to reconcile after the latter killed Jessica’s mother at the end of season 2?“One of the things I love most about the way we tell stories is the relationship between those two women and it s really a very honest look at a female relationship. There are ups and downs and very complicated things, moments that you re pulled apart and, I think, there s a lot to overcome this season between Jessica and Trish,” Ritter said.Granted, killing your best friend’s mother ranks pretty high on the things that could test a life-long bond: “It s a hell of a journey for them,” she added.(Photo by Netflix)Nonetheless, Ritter suggested there is a possible “level of redemption for every character” extending from Jessica to Trish to Dorothy and even to Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), who opens the season asking Jessica to do something she absolutely cannot agree to do. It sets off a series of events that takes Jeri closer to the heart of darkness than ever before — and that’s considering the shady deals she made in the first two seasons! Even more remarkable: she does it for love. Or, at least, Jeri’s concept of love.As Moss put it, “Here she is: successful and everything in this beautiful apartment and at the top of her game. She won all that, got [one over on] her old partners in season 2, and she s completely alone in the most vulnerable state and has no one. That s pretty horrible. But soon, she arranges to meet an old flame from college and sets her sights on becoming the most important person in her world.“Jeri wants to be with someone who reminds her of the goodness in the world,” Moss said of the character’s motivation to rekindle this romance. “But even then, Jeri just can t help herself but to manipulate and mess that one up in such an extreme way.”Teasing the outcome, Moss added, “I think [she] goes way past the line.”Also conflicted is Eka Darville s Malcolm Ducasse, who has gone from Jessica s junkie neighbor to one of Jeri s top fixers. As viewers reconnect with Malcolm, they will see someone more conflicted with his choice to join Jeri s firm than ever before.“His whole journey is around respect and finding respect for himself and then respect externally,” Darville explained. “He s seen that modeled by Jeri, who is incredibly successful and incredibly powerful and has a lot of the things that he aspires to have in the world, but is doing it in a way that goes against every one of his ethics and morals.”(Photo by David Giesbrecht/Netflix)Despite the seeming certainty Malcolm had at the end of last season, Darville said the character is still figuring out “exactly who he is in that and how far he s willing to go.” That said, his story opens this season with a fairly surprising choice: fixing a situation for a client he absolutely would not have just a year earlier. Darville imagines Malcolm found himself getting used to choices like the one he makes in “small steps” while working for Jeri. He also added that the seeming ruthlessness displayed by Malcolm in season 3 may not “necessarily be such a bad thing.”Despite their characters getting closer to an essential darkness, both Moss and Darville felt their characters find fitting ends that will satisfy fans.“I think it s a great end. I m really proud of it,” Ritter said. “We worked really hard to craft an ending that was really satisfying, I think, for our audience who have watched her and rooted for her. [And] for me, playing her for almost five years. We really spent a lot of time crafting that final chapter for her.”Of course, the end of the series is still bittersweet for all involved. Ritter and Moss both mentioned they would miss the camaraderie with the cast and crew, while Darville said he will miss working in New York. But Rosenberg, who was planning to leave the series prior to its cancellation, mentioned she will miss something more central: writing for Jessica. But comic book heroes never stay down forever, so perhaps someday, circumstances will allow Jessica Jones to return.Marvel s Jessica Jones season 3 is now available on Netflix.
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200 Best LGBTQ+ Movies of All TimeIt’s been a big few years for LGBTQ films. In 2016, Carol earned six Oscar nominations, and just a year later, for the first time in history, Moonlight became the first LGBTQ+-themed movie to win Best Picture. At the 2019 Oscars, Olivia Colman was named Best Actress for playing the lesbian queen Anne in The Favourite, beating out Can You Ever Forgive Me? s Melissa McCarthy, who played lesbian writer Lee Israel. In 2020, Pedro Almadóvar s Pain and Glory would make a dent on the awards circuit, as would Celine Sciamma s romance Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, one of the best-reviewed movies of recent years. Meanwhile, Love, Simon made history in 2018 as the first mainstream, wide-release teenage rom-com to focus on a gay character (a spin-off TV series, Love, Victor, enters its second season on Hulu this year). And it wasn’t the last: A lesbian romance lies at the center of critically acclaimed high school flick, Booksmart, as well as last year s Christmas rom-com, The Happiest Season. Meanwhile comedy Midas Judd Apatow is currently producing a gay rom-com starring Billy on the Street’s Billy Eichner, which will hit theaters in Summer 2022.Watch: Cinematographer James Laxton breaks down the swimming lesson from MoonlightRead: Critic Ian Thomas Malone on seminal trans film A Fantastic WomanRead: Critic Manuel Betancourt on seminal LGBTQ+ comedy The BirdcageRead: Critic Valerie Complex on Pariah, and how it changed her lifeAll of these films stand on the shoulders of other LGBTQ+ films that have come before. Our list of the 200 Best LGBTQ+ Movies of All Time stretches back 90 years to the pioneering German film, Mädchen in Uniform, which was subsequently banned by the Nazis, and crosses multiple continents, cultures, and genres. There are broad American comedies (The Birdcage), artful Korean crime dramas (The Handmaiden), groundbreaking indies (Tangerine), and landmark documentaries (Paris Is Burning). In our latest thorough update to the list, we added titles like the documentary Welcome to Chechnya, about LGBTQ+ activists risking their lives for the cause in Russia; Certified Fresh comedy Shiva, Baby; and Netflix s The Old Guard, a rare movie about super beings that showed a same-sex relationship between two of its heroes.When revising this list in further recent updates, we ve also looked to include more stories from outside of the U.S., and we re excited for people to discover films like Taboo (Gohatto), a gay love story set during the waning years of the samurai era; The Wound (Inxeba), centered around three men during a tribal initiation ceremony in Africa; and Australian film 52 Tuesdays, about the relationship between a daughter and her mother who is undergoing a gender transition.To be considered for the list, a movie had to prominently feature gay, lesbian, trans, or queer characters; concern itself centrally with LGBTQ+ themes; present its LGBTQ+ characters in a fair and realistic light; and/or be seen as a touchpoint in the evolution of queer cinema. And it had to be Fresh. The final list was culled from a longlist of hundreds, after which the films were ranked according to the Adjusted Tomatometer, which acts as a kind of inflation adjustment, taking into consideration the Tomatometer score, as well as the number of reviews a film received relative to the average number of reviews for films released that same year. We did not include miniseries, leaving out seminal works like Angels in America, nor movies made for TV. (Movies released on streaming services, such as new addition Mucho Mucho Amor, were included.) And we recognize that some of the films in the list will re-ignite healthy debates that have been fixtures of discussion around LGBTQ+ films — straight actors playing gay characters, cis actors playing trans characters, and the historical dominance of white male perspectives. We’d encourage those debates to continue, respectfully, in the comments section below. (And speaking of comments: yes, we know that But I’m a Cheerleader is missing — we love it too! — but it’s Rotten.)For now, join us as we celebrate the work of hundreds of filmmakers whose talents and risks have opened up the possibilities of cinema.Best LGBTQ+ Movies200-151 | 150-101 | 100-51 | 50-1
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3.42.7 7月喜迎(starring Jonathan Groff), The Ellen Show, and the documentary Secret Disco Revolution.Revry: 2021 Pride WeekendKick off Pride season during the weekend of June 4-6 with iHeartMedia and P G’s “Can’t Cancel Pride” concert, a special Director’s Cut screening of But I’m a Cheerleader, and concluding with Revry Presents House of Pride Brought to You by McDonald’s, a special is hosted by Manilla Luzon, Shar Jossel, and Ryan Mitchell, and includes performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race alums, LaLa Ri and Laganja Estranja; Andro Gin; Shea Diamond; Sam Tsui; Emily Vu; Violet Grae; HBO Max’s Legendary winners, the House of Balmain; and comedians AB Farrelly and Irene Tu.WORLD Channel: Pride MonthCatch a wide range of programming honoring LGBTQ+ voices, including the premiere of Jack Yaya, about two transgender best friends celebrating their thirtieth year of friendship, Mama Gloria, about 75-year-old Black trailblazing transgender activist Gloria Allen, and more.June CalendarTuesday, June 1Senior Prom, PBS Short Docs
(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures, @ Legendary )Pokémon Detective Pikachu is finally out in theaters, with Ryan Reynolds bringing everyone s favorite poké-detective to life. The video game on which the movie is based hit the Nintendo 3DS in March 2018 – just about a year ahead of the movie’s debut. You may have already picked it up and played it, especially since it came out alongside an oversized Detective Pikachu amiibo figure.So if you already played the game, is it worth going to see the movie in theaters, or would you essentially be seeing a retread of the story you already experienced in game form? Here s the good news: The two stories are different enough that even if you played through Detective Pikachu more than once, you ll still be able to get plenty out of the movie as well. In many cases, they re two different sides of the same coin – one focused on humor and adult situations and the other a more Pokémon-centric story steeped in series lore with a less definitive ending. The best course of action for most Poké-fans will be, possibly as expected, to see both. Here are some of the key differences. (Warning: Mild Pokémon Detective Pikachu spoilers follow.)A Different Tim Goodman While the plots of both the movie and game are somewhat similar, they diverge in several ways from their respective opening moments. For instance, while Tim Goodman (played in the movie by Justice Smith) is still the main protagonist in both stories, he s just a boy in the game and a 21-year-old in the movie. The game s Tim is a typical Pokémon trainer looking for his father, Harry, who happens upon a special Pikachu he can communicate with. The duo pair up to look for Harry and stumble onto a rash of weird Pokémon behaviors throughout Ryme City. Their investigation begins when they must recover a necklace stolen by a group of wild Aipom.The movie s Tim is a young man who gave up on training Pokémon after his mother passed away and he found himself dealing with an absentee father. He learns later on that his father may have passed away while investigating a case, then travels to Ryme City to collect his father s assets and meets Pikachu. Their first chat is interrupted by an attacking group of Aipom under the influence of a strange purple gas called R. (Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures, @ Legendary )A Cub Reporter Joins the FoldFrom there, both stories are markedly different. While they include major plot points that resemble each other, the characters and stories that unravel throughout each narrative are only slightly similar in tone or content.Both feature a drug named R that pushes Pokémon to behave irrationally and go on rampages, and Tim s father is missing in both the movie and the game. They both also note that Pikachu is a Pokémon whose human speech can only be heard by Tim. But while the game features a reporter named Meiko Okamato and her assistant Emilia Christie, the movie features Lucy (Kathryn Newton), a wannabe reporter who writes fluff pieces and who acts as Tim s companion. Further, the ending of the movie gives us true closure on Harry s whereabouts as well as how he ties into Pikachu himself, where the game is more content to hint at what actually happened, possibly so the game could be more open to a sequel in the future. While Warner Bros has already greenlit a sequel for the live-action flick, they will have a significantly harder time explaining why there s a talking Pikachu with Reynolds voice back in the saddle the second time around.(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures, @ Legendary )Spectacle vs. Gumshoe Detective WorkMost importantly, the Detective Pikachu game is much more centered on the “mystery” aspect of various occurrences involving Pokémon throughout Ryme City, with Pikachu taking on the demeanor of an old-time investigator. This leans into the interactive nature of the game.The movie, on the other hand, is an action-packed summer blockbuster that focuses more on comedic timing, jokes, and the spectacle of Pokémon in their computer-generated forms. Since this is the first live-action Pokémon movie, attention is kept squarely on ensuring the audience gets more than a few eyefuls of the ’mons interacting with their live-action counterparts – think the infamous Mr. Mime scene or Psyduck asking Pikachu for a foot rub. It’s content to focus mostly on making the audience laugh, sucker punching them with an emotional scene, and peppering it all with that Reynolds-flavored sarcasm.(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures, @ Legendary )Further Viewing: The World of PokémonIf the end of Detective Pikachu left you wanting more, you’ll be left waiting a while for the next live-action Pokémon movie. However, there is a wide selection of anime movies based on the game as well anime series that you can tear into right after getting out of the theater – most are available to stream for free thanks to The Pokémon Company.
Today s abbreviated Thanksgiving-week Ketchup brings you six headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles such as Cats, the Sopranos prequel, and the Birds of Prey movie.This WEEK S TOP STORYNATALIE PORTMAN, BRAD PITT, TILDA SWINTON MAY STAR IN WES ANDERSON S FRENCH MUSICAL(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, Priscilla Grant, Derek Storm/Everett Collection)Wes Anderson is one of those directors with indie/arthouse roots who defies expectations from film to film. For example, his most recent film was a stop motion animated movie with a large ensemble cast playing talking dogs in Japan (Isle of Dogs, Certified Fresh at 89%). For his next film, Anderson is reportedly preparing for a French musical set during the post-World War II era, and the last week has seen a series of (unconfirmed) casting stories. The first came out last Tuesday, with a list of rumored stars including Bill Murray (Anderson s most frequent collaborator), as well as Adrien Brody and Owen Wilson (also frequent Anderson collaborators). Three days later, another story came out that two other possible co-stars were Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman. The third story seemed to confirm the casting of Tilda Swinton (also a frequent Anderson actor), as well as French actress Lea Seydoux (Spectre, Blue is the Warmest Color). We can probably expect a full ensemble cast announcement sometime soon.Fresh Developments1. JURASSIC PARK III CO-STAR LANDS LEAD IN SOPRANOS PREQUEL (Photo by Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection)The last few weeks have brought a series of news stories about movies inspired by TV shows like Breaking Bad, Deadwood, and Downton Abbey. So, one would be forgiven if they d forgotten about The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel movie to HBO s The Sopranos, which was announced in March of this year. That movie is, however, still moving forward with the news this week that the lead actor will be Alessandro Nivola (Jurassic Park III, American Hustle). Nivola has been cast as Richard Dickey Moltisanti, who in the 1960s Newark setting was a big brother figure to the young Tony Soprano (and the future father of Christopher Moltisanti). The Many Saints of Newark will be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Terminator: Genisys), working from a screenplay cowritten by The Sopranos creator and showrunner David Chase. There is not yet a firm premise for The Many Saints of Newark, except that, in addition to being a Sopranos prequel, it s also set during the Newark riots of 1967.2. BIRDS OF PREY FULL TITLE LEANS HEAVILY ON MARGOT ROBBIE S HARLEY QUINN(Photo by Warner Bros.)Warner Bros. just made all future headlines about their Birds of Prey adaptation a lot more difficult to thumbnail with the official announcement of what its title is going to be. It brings to mind the full titles of both 2014 s Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and 1964 s Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The lengthy title was announced by Warner Bros. via a lipstick-smeared screenplay bearing the title Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). So, the film may include Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the Huntress and Jurnee-Smollett-Bell, but Warner Bros. made sure it was Margot Robbie s Harley Quinn was front and center. Warner Bros. has scheduled Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) for release on February 7, 2020 (against Peter Rabbit 2, and one week before James Bond 25).3. CHRIS PRATT S NEXT FRANCHISE MAY BE GENTLEMAN THIEF THE SAINT
(Photo by Courtesy of A24)Rotten Tomatoes’ “Essentials series will provide an in-depth look at one nominee or potential nominee from each of the major awards categories – the four acting categories, and directing – diving into their highest-rated work from both fans and critics, essential titles from their filmography, and featuring thoughts on their nominated film drawn from an extended interview. THE ACTOR: YOUN YUH-JUNG Unbothered might be the best word to describe Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung s attitude towards her first major American awards campaign. When we chatted with the veteran star, who is Oscar-nominated for her turn as an unconventional and hilarious grandmother in writer/director Lee Issac Chung s Minari, she seemed pleased but mostly unaffected by the Hollywood hype around the film her recent accolades, which total more than 50 awards for her supporting performance. To tell you the truth, it s not that [different], she said during an extended Zoom chat, periodically pulling on an electric vape pen that would put Leonardo DiCaprio s to shame. I approached it simply, I am myself a grandmother. It s nothing special. She certainly never saw the awards-season hoopla coming when she signed on to the film. One of my dearest friends brought me the script – it was so very touching and authentic. After I read it, I called her back and asked, Is this based on a real-life story? She said, Yes. And I said, Okay, I ll do it.' And so it was that she joined the quiet immigrant tale, loosely based on Chung s formative years growing up on a farm in rural Arkansas, about the Yi family, led by father Jacob (Steven Yeun), which journeys from California to the South to pursue the dream of building their own farm. Of her decision to play Soonja – who is not the type of grandma the family s young son (Alan Kim) was expecting – Youn says, The people are what is important to me, not the script, not the fame, and not the money. Then she adds with a laugh: Well, not anymore. THE YOUN YUH-JUNG ESSENTIALS: HOW A CHANCE ENCOUNTER MADE A KOREAN MEGA STAR(Photo by Courtesy of IFC Films)If you ve seen her work in Minari, it s hard to believe that Youn never intended to act; her career began out of a chance encounter. Searching for a part-time job at a train station while studying at Seoul s Hanyang University, she was approached and asked to stand beside someone. He was a famous MC, Youn recalls. He asked if I could sit by him and hand presents to the audience. I did, and then they gave me a check for it! So that was great! She was surprised to learn how much could be made as a performer, and the next thing she knew she was going out for auditions. Then, in 1971, she was approached by director Kim Ki-young to star in what would become the second feature of his Housemaid trilogy, which had begun with 1960 s The Housemaid. The film, Woman of Fire, was, like its predecessor, a hit at home and abroad and catapulted Youn into stardom. We never expected anything like what happened. We never expected to have this world reception from the audience. When I took the job, I didn t even know he was a famous director in Korea. She quickly followed up Woman of Fire with the title role in Jang Hui-bin, playing the infamous concubine for a Korean television mini-series that became a national phenomenon.With such a debut and streak of stellar work over 50 years, she s been dubbed The Korean Meryl Streep, a comparison she humbly rejects as unworthy praise. I wouldn t dare, Youn says. No, no, no. I mean, she s everything! Her art? Her work? No, no, no. But like the chameleon Streep, Youn has also found ways to re-invent herself over several decades, even while revisiting her older work, as she did in the 2010 Housemaid remake, a feat she quickly brushed aside with another joke: I thought that s very nice, me being in [the reboot] – and still being alive. THE COMEBACK: RECORD-BREAKING SERIES AND A DARING FILM ROLEThere was a period when Youn could not be seen on screens – when she immigrated to America in 1975, she took a 10-year hiatus from filmmaking. When she returned to full-time acting in 1985, she quickly racked up an impressive streak of television work, including Hur Jun, about 15th-century royal physician that broke viewership records with nearly 65% of the nation tuning in.Later, in 2002, she got the script for the film that would restart her silver screen work. Her role in Im Sang-soo s award-winning A Good Lawyer s Wife – full of sex and affairs and dysfunction – is the type of part actor s dream to play. Still, the then 50-ish mother of two hesitated at the time because, I wouldn t be dressed most of the film, I thought, I don t want to be half-naked with a bra. She added: But that s why most of the Korean actresses of that age turned down the role. But, to tell you the truth, I was remodeling my house, and I needed to work. Pragmatic and plain-spoken, Youn is practical about her career and its progression. I don t [map it out] ahead of time because planning things is when you know it s not going to be like that. So now I don t plan anything. If something happens, it happens, I will enjoy it; or, if I fail, that s my fault. (Photo by Courtesy of GEM Entertainment)By the time she starred in Actresses in 2009, Youn was once again one of the most recognizable faces in Korean entertainment, and the unscripted dramedy teamed her up with other premiere names of Korean stage and screen, including Kim Min-hee, who starred in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook Park’s period romantic thriller The Handmaiden. In the primarily improvised Actresses, each of the six actresses plays a fictionalized version of themselves as they prepare for a Korean Vogue photo shoot at a studio on Christmas Eve. Despite the pedigree and talent surrounding her, Youn says many of the actors felt uncomfortable with that level of improvisation and self-revelation. That was the first time we d done something like that in Korea, because we were all very famous. Some didn t want to talk about their private life but, as the oldest one, [I have] nothing to lose – so, I talked about my divorce and my private life. It is no wonder she felt okay with the mockumentary premise: A gathering over cocktails between director E J-yong, Youn, and actress Go Hyun-jung – the two actors have been friends for years – had inspired the idea for the movie, with the director wanting to show the public how charming the actresses were in real life. Spending an hour with Youn – even over Zoom and with not a cocktail in sight – we can see where the filmmaker was coming from.FAN FAVORITES: SENSE8, REALITY SHOW YOUN S KITCHEN, AND A SEXY THRILLERThe role that American audiences were most likely to know Youn for, pre-Minari, was in the Netflix series Sense8, which marked her first foray into American television. In the show, created by the Wachowski siblings, Youn played an inmate who helps one of the telepathic sensates escape from prison. She told us she was surprised to learn about the series global cult-like status and the massive internet fan campaign that prompted the streaming giant to approve one final episode to tie up loose ends when it was canceled after just two seasons. I didn t know that it was such a [big deal] until you mentioned it, Youn says. I m not good at the internet, as you could guess.”It was a small part with some big challenges: the very conceit of the show – where certain people on screen are seen in the minds of some characters, but are invisible to others – made the acting very difficult. They were supposed to be invisible to me. It was very distracting while also trying to concentrate on my lines. You wouldn t know that to watch her in the series; Youn s performance as the wise prisoner made a significant impression on fans, even within her limited screen time.Scripted television is not the only place that Youn has made an impression on the small screen; she is also somewhat of a reality TV star with two shows under her belt. A chance meeting with a famed reality show producer allowed her to join the travel show Sisters Over Flowers before she later did Youn s Kitchen, which featured different twists on traditional Korean dishes.(Photo by Courtesy of IFC films. ) The producer very sincerely chased me, but I told him I m not the right person to be in a reality show, Youn says. I m a very frank person. I would be terrible. However, recognizing that the actress s undeniable charisma is the stuff reality shows are made of, he did not take no for an answer. “We kept meeting each other, and then he kept saying You re going to do the show.’ I didn t realize that at the time, but if he wanted somebody, he could get them – and that s a skill. Youn s Kitchen was another success, with the cinema icon peeling back the layers of her life a bit to celebrate with friends and good food.2012 s The Taste of Money, in which she gives a deliciously evil performance as the matriarch of an über-rich family, peeled back the layers even further. A gender-bent twist on the Housemaid story, Money placed Youn s Baek Geum-ok as the domineering leader of the house and the usual female servant character reset as a handsome young male secretary. Dismissed by critics after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the steamy thriller raised more than a few eyebrows with its depictions of sex, greed, and corruption, and has gone on to enjoy a cult-like status.Regardless of how critics judged Money, Youn marks it as another memorable moment for different reasons – it again allowed her to be very vulnerable on screen while playing a part typically given to male characters. Yeah, I was getting naked over 60, my goodness, she says. Usually, it is the men who get power and use that for sex, but this time it was me, a woman, and I have to say I liked that. FRESHEST WORK: STEALING SCENES IN CELEBRATED IMMIGRANT TALE, MINARI(Photo by Courtesy of a24)How does Youn feel about the current spotlight on Korean cinema, Korean stories, and – during this awards season – her work and Oscar chances? It s all Bong Joon-ho s fault! she says, laughing as she casts the Oscar-winning Parasite director as the villain who has brought global attention to Korean cinema. I am glad I m not in Korea talking to reporters there, [they] like to count the chickens before they ve hatched. There s pressure on me because people are expecting me to win something. We used to watch the Oscars like they were in another world, but because of him everyone in Korea thinks they are in Hollywood now.” I know things have happened, she went on to say, but this [holding up her Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh trophy with a sly smile] is the only actor award that came to me in the mail. (We re glad to know our shipping folks are on it.) When we point out that more hardware is likely coming, she gives a slight shoulder shrug and explains that nothing could ever diminish or amplify her love and connection to the film and those that collaborated with her make it.(Photo by Courtesy of a24)This bond and family-like dynamic carried over to everyone on the Minari crew, but particularly the main cast who, due to the sweltering heat, would often congregate in the set that stood in for the interior of the characters trailer home. The conditions of the shoot were a crucible – this is not a cushy trailer shoot, she says, laughing. You re in the middle of Oklahoma heat. And after one day, I thought I need to go back home. I don t think I should be shooting in America. Luckily, she stayed, in part due to an extended visit from the very friend who handed her the script in the first place – a visit that was something of a mea culpa.When Youn learned Plan B, a company co-founded by Brad Pitt, was producing the project, she figured it could be a lucrative role and inquired about the budget. Her friend relayed the rate in Korean currency, quickly calculating 200 million South Korean won (roughly 5,000), but when she learned her fee would be nowhere near that, she briefly had second thoughts. However, after the friend promised to come visit the set for an extended period of time, the idea of suffering through it seemed more palatable.In thinking back on the shoot now, she is reverential about the experience. I think of my friend sacrificing her vacation to come along with me, about hiding out in the set trailer with Alan, Steven, and Yeri [Han, who plays her daughter] – one of the few locations with ample AC. My friend is an exceptional cook, so every night we gathered at my Airbnb – everyone did – because the food was incredible, and that s how we became a family. With such a foundation behind it, it s no wonder the world – and awards voters – fallen a little bit in love with film and everyone involved, especially the unconventional grandmother at its center.Minari is in theaters and available On Demand now.Download Rotten Tomatoes printable Oscar Ballot; cast your vote in our digital Oscar ballot. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by © Netflix)Even if you’re tired of more than a century’s worth of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, Netflix’s Enola Holmes is worth watching, according to the first reviews, with most of the early praise focused on its star, Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown. Based on a series of young adult books, the movie follows the mystery of the Holmes’ missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter) but pushes the more famous sleuth (Henry Cavill) and other brother Mycroft (Sam Claflin) to the side. While the case at hand might not be a strong one, the streaming feature appears to be entertaining enough to show promise for an ensuing family-friendly franchise.Here’s what critics are saying about Enola Holmes:So, Millie Bobby Brown is an absolute star, right?“Millie Bobby Brown is terrific as Enola, charismatic and endearing…and she shows a deft hand with comedy.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy
All Penny Marshall Movies RankedPenny Marshall has passed away at age 75. She was one half of beloved sitcom duo Laverne Shirley, a show spunoff from Happy Days, created by Penny s older brother Garry Marshall. She transitioned into a notable directing career, including giving Tom Hanks his major movie breakthrough (Big), knocking a crowd-pleasing female sports comedy out of the park (A League of Their Own), and Best Picture-nominated Awakenings, which creating a platform to showcase the dramatic flair of Robin Williams, who had starred in his own Happy Days spinoff, Mork Mindy. Her final film was the 60s-set Riding in Cars with Boys, starring Drew Barrymore. See her full list of directed movies by Tomatometer below.
Joely Richardson’s first foray into series television came with Ryan Murphy’s dark dramedy Nip/Tuck. After stints in between as a wife of Henry VIII on The Tudors and Glinda in NBC’s dark Wizard of Oz retelling Emerald City, she returns this Sunday on The Rook.Richardson plays Linda Farrier, the head of a top-secret government agency for people with paranormal abilities. And while the series is based on a book of the same name, the show quickly diverges from Daniel O’Malley’s work into its own story — one with three potential endings, Richardson told Rotten Tomatoes when we caught up with her ahead of the premiere.That’s one reason why the star told us she’s excited to actually watch the series. We also discussed what she’s been watching recently — she was a big fan of Fleabag, and watched it weekly while it was airing in the U.K. (it was released all at once on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S.). Ahead of The Rook’s premiere on Sunday, June 30, find out more about Richardson’s streaming queue and what to expect from her new series.What s appointment viewing for you?(Photo by Steve Schofield/Amazon Prime)I tend to watch more in the evening, when it gets dark. The last two things I watched in completion were Fleabag, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Ricky Gervais’ After Life, and I just loved both of them. With Fleabag, I watched it weekly. And also, I happened to be in one place in London at the time that it was showing, and I watched season 2, and then I went back and watched season 1.What’s in your streaming queue?Usually I catch up with things later. After Life, I watched later, and I watched that pretty much back to back.What shows are on your DVR?(Photo by Netflix)Right now I m on the move constantly, so I have yet to crack into a new series. So, I m tending to watch one-off films. I still want to watch Black Mirror. I m late to the game on that. I think it s fantastic that we live in the time where we hit this golden age for television, where there s just such a high standard.What’s coming soon that you can’t wait for?I m excited about seeing The Rook too, because having not watched it. Even though, obviously, part of the story is what I had imagined based on the script. I don t know the ending. So, honestly, hand on heart, it s The Rook — just because I like the people that were involved so much, and I m really curious to see that next.(Photo by Ed Miller/Starz)Jean Bentley for Rotten Tomatoes: I ve watched a couple of episodes of the show, but I have to confess I m still not 100 percent sure what s going on.Richardson: Sometimes I feel like that. When I start a new book, I m like, Oh, I don t know if I understand this well. But I just trust it, and then it all becomes clear. It all will become clear in the series. To me, obviously, it s clear. It s a government agency, a secret service. They have very subtle superpowers, but we don t know what s going on in the bigger picture, and it [eventually] reveals itself and the character motivations. Someone at the premiere said they really loved the way each episode wasn t all wrapped up. Lots of elements are left hanging, and I like that too, because it s too easy if you know exactly what s going on.Did you read the book on which the series is based?We were told not to. Immediately after I signed on, I thought, Great. Time to read the book. And then everyone said no. Although it s the same premise, this is different. It will be misleading. So I didn t read the book.And like all series television — because I remember this from Nip/Tuck — you never know what the next episode s going to be. It s so exciting as an actor to look forward to getting the next script. As an actor doing a TV series, you live episode by episode, because you don t know what s going to happen to your character in the next one. Will they be good? Will they be bad? You need to cover your bases at all times.Speaking of Nip/Tuck, what you think of Ryan Murphy s success? What was it like working on that show?I think Ryan Murphy is quite spectacular. I was watching the French Open and Rafael Nadal won his 12th, I think, and the commentators were saying there s just some extraordinary thing he has. He s not normal. And although Ryan is normal, he does have superpowers in terms of his output in writing and directing and producing. He s just a phenomenal talent, basically. And not just in terms of his creative output, but I know that he was one of the first to implement the 50/50 in terms of diversity and female employment, and in terms of crew members. He also does that too.The Rook was very heavy on the 50/50 crew as well — in fact, we had far more female directors than we did male. And Ryan, I think, was very much part of initiating that. The Rook, it was fantastic. It wasn t just in terms of directors were women. It was also — speaking selfishly for a moment — these great female characters.(Photo by Steffan Hill/Starz)What was it like to work on such a female-centric show, particularly in a genre that isn’t necessarily known for that?When I received the script, I thought, Oh, this is really interesting. It s going in a new direction,” with Myfanwy losing her memory. Everyone is completely intrigued by the secret service and spy world. In terms of playing Lady Farrier, I looked at the tapes of Stella Rimington, who, surprisingly, as a woman, was the head of MI5. Margaret Thatcher as first female Prime Minister. These women did have positions of great authority and it s important that that s represented.What’s your character like? How does she fit into the mystery?Well, she s the king in terms of chess pieces. The premise of the show is obviously everything I just said, but also, in episode 1, Myfanwy touches the chess board, and that s quite a key moment. And then it reveals a secret room that she has, and Farrier’s the king, and Grantchester, Adrian Lester, is the queen, and everyone has their positions. It s multi-layered. It s a spy thriller, but playing on many different levels.So although I m set up as the king, most people within the agency are fighting for that position. In an ambitious world, people want the top jobs. Then there s Myfanwy, who has this extraordinary ability and is, in some respects, the chosen one. Having not seen it, I don t know quite how it plays out, but Linda Farrier is sort of the backbone. She s very much the structure of the agency.(Photo by Warren Orchard/Starz)You’ve only seen the premiere so far, but what can you say how the season ends?I don t even know what the exact ending is. We definitely shot two, but there was a third in the script. So I don t even know what the ending is! I have a very good idea. Obviously, I m not going to say. But you see why I said I wanted to watch The Rook? Because I don t know the ending.Will it open new questions for a potential season 2, or is it closed-ended?I don t know the end of it, so I can t say. I think we just scratched the surface on it, actually. There are so many potential storylines to play out. But who knows? The viewers will answer that question.The Rook premieres Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. on Starz.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week. 还记得当初LOL手游传出消息的时候，就有老召唤师表示：既然游戏数据不互通，那么到时候还要“从头开始”，特别是英雄、皮肤，还要我们拿点券，感觉自己不会再“入坑”了~