Henry Cavill will trade fighting Kryptonians for fighting medieval monsters. The Justice League actor has been cast in Netflix’s The Witcher TV series as the titular Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. Cavill will lead the cast in an 8-episode Netflix series developed by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Six months after Netflix announced the development of The Witcher as a TV series, Cavill has been cast in the lead role. In the fantasy series based on the best-selling Polish novels by Andrzej Sapkowski (which inspired a massively popular series of video games), Cavill will play the genetically-enhanced soldier Geralt of Rivia, a “witcher” who hunts monsters and defends the Continent from the folklorish supernatural creatures. Here is the logline for the series, straight from Netflix: Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ TV Series Casts Henry Cavill as Geralt
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BEGIN SLIDESHOWWe survived The Purge TV series set visit!As this world inches closer and closer to the Purge becoming a reality, it makes sense that we are getting more The Purge properties. With four feature films, the next step is, of course, television.The Purge TV series is set over the course of a single Purge night. In a dystopian near-future, all crime is legal for a continuous 12-hour period of time, one night per year. The idea behind this is that if people can “purge” themselves of violence and hatred, they are peaceful the rest of the year, and crime stats decrease substantially.The TV series follows a handful of characters as they experience different parts of Purge night. Lili Simmons plays Lila Stanton in the series, the daughter of Albert and Ellie.“They are huge supporters of The Purge – they also participate,” Simmons said of her television parents. “Lila is charming and sexy and mischievous and mysterious. This Purge … [Read more...] about We Survived The Purge TV Series Set Visit!
Amazon hires Star Trek 4 scribes for Lord of the Rings TV series Amazon officially announced at their TCA panel today that Star Trek 4 writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to bring the streaming service’s ambitious Lord of the Rings TV series to life. “The rich world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is filled with majesty and heart, wisdom and complexity,” the writing partners said in a statement. “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Amazon to bring it to life anew. We feel like Frodo, setting out from the Shire, with a great responsibility in our care — it is the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime.” Payne and McKay have already penned the in-development Star Trek 4, a different Enterprise adventure than Quentin Tarantino’s proposed film; plus Disney’s long in-the-works Jungle Cruise film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. The rights to the fan-favorite fantasy series were acquired by Amazon last … [Read more...] about Amazon Hires Star Trek 4 Scribes for Lord of the Rings TV Series
Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Just as in life, the old must make way for the new, which means that as Netflix adds new titles for July, they get rid of some old ones as well. Below, we’ve rounded up the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in July. If you’ve had some of these titles sitting in your queue for the last year, now would be a good time to binge them. These are the TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in July 2018. The Best TV Shows and Movies Leaving Netflix in July 2018 Michael Clayton Very few movies can be considered “perfect,” but Tony Gilroy‘s 2007 drama Michael Clayton earns that distinction, and then some. George Clooney plays a fixer – someone his law firm brings in to clean up dirty deeds. As a result, he’s a morally grey character, but he’s trying to do the right thing. When Clooney’s friend, a hot shot lawyer played by Tom Wilkinson, has a mental breakdown that might screw up a huge … [Read more...] about The Best TV Shows & Movies Leaving Netflix in July 2018
(Welcome to Small-Screen Stream, a feature where we share the best television shows streaming and where you can watch them.) Hello all, I’m back for another week of Small-Screen Stream, where I’m bringing you suggestions about the best TV to stream this week. There were some new releases this last week, notably the second season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, but I’m steering clear of the more obvious stuff and going for some purely emotional choices this time around. (It’s been a rough week, if you haven’t guessed from the constant onslaught of horrible news, and we could all use an upper.) But worry not, I also have Solo on the brain, and used that as an opportunity to sneak in some Star Wars and Star Wars adjacent choices. I hope you dig in and enjoy the offerings, and feel free to let me know the TV you’ve been checking out this week! Friday Night Lights, Seasons 1-5 Where To Watch: Hulu Created By: Peter Berg Cast: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, … [Read more...] about Small-Screen Stream: ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Fleabag,’ ‘Unsolved Mysteries,’ and More of the Best TV Streaming Now