EXCLUSIVE : Phil Abraham has been tapped to direct and executive produce the pilot episode of Netflix ’s untitled spy adventure series that will star Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first major foray into scripted television. The Skydance TV series is from Nick Santora , who will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Schwarzenegger will also executive produce, along with Adam Higgs, Scott Sullivan, Holly Dale and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost. 2022 Netflix Pilot & Series Orders The series is about a father and daughter who learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years. They realize their entire relationship has been a lie and truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action and humor. Abraham began his career as a cinematographer on The Sopranos , which earned him four Primetime Emmy … [Read more...] about Phil Abraham To Direct And Executive Produce Arnold Schwarzenegger Spy Series For Netflix
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Officer Christine “Chris” Alonso has turned in her badge. Original S.W.A.T. cast member Lina Esco is exiting the CBS procedural after five seasons. Calling it “one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make,” Esco said farewell to fans in a statement on social media. Her character Alonso, who is openly bisexual, worked her final shift in Sunday night’s season finale. “Bringing to life a strong, smart, bisexual character like Chris Alonso has been both a pleasure and a powerful opportunity to increase visibility for diverse women everywhere,” Esco wrote in a message on instagram. “Five years later, I am leaving S.W.A.T. to pursue new creative endeavors. Chris never backs down from the unknown and as an actor and director, I’m excited to step out of my comfort zone and embark on a new chapter, too.” “That said, she continued, “this is one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make. I’m forever grateful to my S.W.A.T. family – my fellow cast, writers, and … [Read more...] about Original ‘S.W.A.T.’ Cast Member Exits Ahead of Season 6
A fresh outbreak of monkeypox in Europe and the United States in recent weeks isn’t just a threat to public health. It’s also a warning sign. More and more dangerous viruses, having evolved in animal populations, are jumping to the human population. Bird flu. MERS. SARS-CoV-1. And of course SARS-CoV-2, which has killed 6.3 million people since the very first infection in Wuhan, China, 30 months ago. It’s not hard to see why these animal-to-human “zoonotic” viral outbreaks are getting more severe and more frequent. We’re chopping down more of the forests where animals live, exposing them to us and us to them. Climate change and the illicit wildlife trade only make the problem worse. As deforestation surges, so does the risk of viral outbreaks. “The combination of climate change, population density and urban expansion is worrisome because I think we will continue to see novel viruses with the capacity to cause human disease,” said Stephanie James, the head of … [Read more...] about Is Monkeypox Just the Beginning?