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PREPARE THE RAVENS: August 21st is the official premiere date for House of the Dragon, the prequel series to Game of Thrones. The series follows the story of the Targaryen civil war known as the “Dance of the Dragons,” which marked the beginning of the end of their long reign over Westeros. And the good news is, the story has already been written and completed by George R.R. Martin, so they can’t fuck the ending up.
Damn you, Paul Rudd. https://t.co/LAIm38ZTAg
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) March 30, 2022
Here’s a thing I learned today: recent Oscar-winner Troy Kotsur helped develop the Tusken Raiders sign language in The Mandalorian.
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) March 29, 2022
I know it’s not my place, but I am weirdly proud of Page as he presents a brave face through such a public transition. As this piece that talks about his Oscar moment notes: “Page quickly became the most famous trans man in the world, and entered the murky waters of transition as a public figure. While pioneers like Laverne Cox and Janet Mock rose to fame solidly post-transition and Caitlyn Jenner hibernated until her Vanity Fair cover shoot, Page is the highest profile actor to come out mid-career.”
The New York Times talks to five of the six still-married Bachelor/Bachelorette couples to learn how they managed to stay together. (Spoiler alert: they’re just like every married couple you’ve ever known.) The most interesting detail in this article is what is NOT in it: Rachel Lindsay and her husband Bryan Abasolo. Lindsay cut ties with “Bachelor Nation” after the entire Chris Harrison kerfuffle, and she appears to be taking that divorce seriously. And yes, I’m still working on my recaps.
Georgia is considering changing its very generous tax policies for film and TV productions, pulling them way back. The current tax policy helps support tens of thousands of jobs in the state, multiple studios, and, as I can attest personally, education programs like SCAD’s, making Georgia one of the biggest centers of the film industry in the world. However, there’s a lot of political tension between Hollywood and Georgia, and like Texas and Louisiana before it, Georgia might be willing to kill their film industry because they don’t like the idea of giving “Hollyweird” tax credits. Stay tuned.
I hope Maria Menounos is recovering from Oscars night:
My beautiful un media trained king https://t.co/jNhG254WKn
— Danielle Perez she/her (@DivaDelux) March 29, 2022
Tiffany Haddish has awkward exchange with a reporter who called her gown a “costume” at #VanityFairOscarParty.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 28, 2022
Keep a thought for Bruce Willis, who has revealed he is retiring from acting after receiving an aphasia diagnosis.
Lin-Manuel Miranda had to skip the Oscars because his wife tested positive.
Hulu’s Chippendale’s limited series (which previously was known as Immigrant) had to pause production because of positive cases on set.
- Welcome to Derry, an IT prequel series, is in the works at HBO Max.
- Dark Matter, a sci-fi series based on the book of the same name, and starring Joel Edgerton, is coming to Apple TV+.
- A documentary about the life of Jim Henson is being made at Imagine Documentaries for Disney.
- Hospital Show, a workplace comedy based on the web series of the same name, is being adapted into a half-hour series.
- Catering Christmas, a holiday movie, has been ordered at GAC.
- Gillian Anderson has signed a first-look deal with Netflix.
- Carlton Cuse has signed a first-look deal with Amazon.
- The Kitchen, a dystopian thriller written by Daniel Kaluuya, has been greenlit at Netflix.
- Kids in the Wild, a reality series, has come to Channel 4.
- Victoria Pedretti will star in Saint X on Hulu.
- Gina Rodriguez will star in the ABC comedy pilot Not Dead Yet.
- Wendi McLendon-Covey has joined the cast of Prom Pact on Disney+.
- Rome Flynn is joining Grey’s Anatomy on ABC.
- Reggie Lee is going to guest star on Law & Order: SVU on NBC.
- Hailey Kilgore, David Iacono, and Jeremie Harris will star in Cinnamon on Tubi.
- Billy Slaughter has joined the cast of The Burial on Prime Video.
- Gavin Leatherwood is not returning to Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Staircase premieres on HBO on May 5.
- Under The Banner Of Heaven will debut on FX on Hulu on April 28.
- Three Busy Debras will return on Adult Swim on April 22.
- Elite returns on Netflix on April 8.
- Alice in Borderland will return on Netflix in December.
- Honeymoon with My Mother will debut on Netflix on April 29.
- Battle Kitty will premiere on Netflix on April 19.
- Ice Age: Scrat Tales will debut on Disney+ on April 13.
- Madagascar A Little Wild will return on Peacock on April 4.
- Pistol will premiere on Hulu on May 31.
- Tyler, the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost Live will stream live on Prime Video on March 31.
- Love Match Atlanta will debut on Bravo on May 8.
- Bill Maher: #Adulting premieres on HBO on April 15.
- Barbie: It Takes Two will debut on Netflix on April 8.
- The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch will return on History on May 3.
Marvin J. Chomsky, Director of Roots, Star Trek, Hawaii Five-0, and many others
Paul Herman, Actor in The Sopranos, The Irishman, and Goodfellas
Moon Knight: Oscar Isaac stars in this new Marvel series as a mild-mannered man who discovers that he has a dissociative disorder, and shares a body with a dangerous mercenary. Series premiere. Disney+
When We Were Bullies: A filmmaker tracks down his fifth-grade classmates and teacher to examine what they remember about a bullying incident from 50 years ago. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO
Queen of Versailles Reigns Again: If you haven’t seen the documentary “Queen of Versailles” about Jackie Siegel, and her determination to build America’s largest house, go do so first. If you have seen it, this new series follows up on her competition of the project. Series premiere. Discovery+
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hasan Minaj, Roman Reigns, Mimi Webb
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jeff Foxworthy, Brooke Colucci
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Elle Fanning, Ben Schwartz
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: David Duchovny; Christina Perri
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