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And just like that, Henry Cavill is now starring in and producing a Warhammer 40,000 series at Prime Video. There were a bunch of calls for Cavill to return to The Witcher (something I was TOTALLY FOR) after news broke that the DCU would be making a new Superman movie without him. However, this seems like a suitable project for the world’s most handsome nerd, especially since he’s really into Warhammer.
“I have loved Warhammer since I was a boy, making this moment truly special for me,” said Cavill. “The opportunity to shepherd this cinematic universe from its inception is quite the honor and the responsibility. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the hard work put in by Vertigo, Amazon Studios and Games Workshop to make this happen. One step closer to making a nigh on lifelong dream come true.”
I’m glad he’ll be a producer on the series, too, hopefully preventing the sort of creative differences that led him to leave The Witcher in the first place.
But Henry, Hank — may I call you Hank? — may I offer you a casting suggestion? The wonderful Rahul Kohli from iZombie, Midnight Mass, and The Haunting of Bly Manor happens to be a HUGE Warhammer miniature fan, and he’s very handsome. Cast him, please and thank you.
https://t.co/AxR99E7vgf pic.twitter.com/wYL8oAJjcw— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) December 16, 2022
I’m pretty new to the Warhammer community but my journey has been filled with interactions with fantastic folks, who have welcomed into this hobby with open arms. I’m most excited for you. And for Henry, this is his DREAM project, and I can’t wait to see what he does with it! ❤️— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) December 16, 2022
Here’s the script to the first episode of Mo, y’all.
House of the Dragon‘s writer Sara Hess discusses bringing brought on the show in part to help make the childbirth scenes real and different and frankly, dangerous.
A reminder ahead of this weekend’s final two games: FIFA is The Worst!
There will still be a 9/10 p.m. hour on NBC — for at least one more year.
Netflix isn’t getting enough of y’all on their ad-supported platform.
Dead to Me‘s third and final season had a big premiere on Netflix. (It’s really great if you’re looking for something to binge over the holiday.)
GLAAD denounced HBO Max’s cancelation of Legendary, and who can blame them? I thought I knew about the ballroom scene, but I learned so much from the competition show. I’m sorry we have lost a spotlight for a deeply underrepresented community, a community from whom our greater pop culture steals so much from, without even knowing it most of the time.
Todd and Julie Christie will get to spend the holidays at home and then it’s OFF TO JAIL.
Jane Fonda is in remission, thank goodness.
I haven’t wanted to report on Elon Musk’s continued destruction of Twitter because I hate giving him the attention, but this asshole, he’s gone too far. I’m going to try to keep this brief, but it’s a little messy, so.
There was a Twitter account called @ElonJet that used publicly available information to track and post the movements of Elon Musk’s private plane. Originally, Musk promised that he would not take down the account so as to prove his “free speech absolutist” bonafides.
But then this week, Musk claimed that on Tuesday, a stalker attacked a car his son was in after finding the location of Musk’s jet via the ElonJet account. As a result, Musk put a new policy in place:
Thus, @ElonJet was suspended — again, even though it was only providing publicly available information. But curiously, the jet wasn’t tracked on @ElonJet on Tuesday, and Elon’s video of the “attack” wasn’t taken anywhere near an airport.
Do I have this right?— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) December 16, 2022
1. Musk plane tracker posts nothing on Tuesday.
2. Musk says stalker incident took place Tuesday night.
3. Video from Musk allegedly showing stalker was filmed nowhere near airport.
4. LAPD says no one has filed a report about the incident as of Thursday. https://t.co/jSFqgGOAYC
Twitter ended up fact-checking Musk’s own tweet:
Twitter is fact-checking Musk’s tweet saying he wouldn’t ban the account that he’s now banned. pic.twitter.com/KuyOrlLJ2B— Matthew McGregor (@mcgregormt) December 14, 2022
And then, a bunch of mainstream reporters who cover the Elon Musk/Twitter beat, they were all suspended last night:
Recent Elon bans:— Secular Talk🎙 (@KyleKulinski) December 16, 2022
Jack Sweeney (ran elonjet)
Donie O’Sullivan (CNN)
Drew Harwell (WaPo)
Ryan Mac (NYT)
Micah Lee (Intercept)
“Free speech absolutist” my asscheeks
Musk then tried to defend this in a Twitter Space chat with journalists, claiming that these journalists were suspended for doxxing. But they weren’t — they were covering Musk banning @ElonJet. When Musk is challenged on this point in the Space conversation by one of the journalists he suspended, Musk peaced out of the chat, and then SHUT DOWN ALL OF TWITTER SPACE.
Holy Shit. Elon Musk just popped into a Twitter Spaces chat with a bunch of journalists. He was called out by journalist Drew Harrell, who he banned, for lying about posting links to his private information, then leaves almost immediately after being pressed. Here is the exchange pic.twitter.com/wVA9Gb5MVJ— Bradley Eversley (@ForeverEversley) December 16, 2022
So, yeah. After riding into Twitter a month and a half ago as the hero of free speech, Musk is doing exactly what everyone fully expected him to do: shut down the voices of his most prominent critics.
I have resisted leaving Twitter — it’s an important source for a lot of entertainment news and pop culture responses, and I literally need it for this site — but when you start eliminating journalists for just doing their damn job you are on a dangerously authoritarian slope. I have long said that private platforms are not required to host anyone they don’t want to, and I still believe that. Twitter is not the government. And just as they don’t have to allow Nazis to have a platform, they also have no obligation to give mainstream journalists a platform, either. However, I also don’t have to give a platform my eyeballs and time. As soon as Post.news gives me an account or I figure out Mastadon, I might be out. We’ll see.
- Yellowjackets has been given an early third-season renewal at Showtime.
- Sort Of has been renewed for a third season on HBO Max.
- Shantaram has been canceled at Apple TV+ after one season.
- The Never Game, a drama series starring and produced by Justin Hartley, has been ordered at CBS. It’s their first new pickup for the 2023-2024 season.
- Mr. Natural, a crime drama series starring Rober De Niro, is being developed.
- Little Films, a new series from Julio Torres, is in the works at HBO.
- Mere Mortals, a spinoff of Mythic Quest, has been ordered at Apple TV+.
- The Hurt Unit, a medical drama, has been given a pilot order at ABC.
- An untitled sci-fi medical drama has been given a script commitment at NBC.
- Stinger, a horror series from James Wan, has been a straight-to-series order at Peacock.
- Killing It, a zombie comedy starring Robin Thede and Bridget Stokes, is in the works at Prime Video.
- Standing By, an animated comedy from Dan Levy and Ally Pankiw, has been ordered at Hulu.
- Perpetrator has been picked up at Shudder.
- Queen’s Court, a reality series starring Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Lozada, and Nivea, has been picked up at Peacock.
- A sequel to Night of the Living Dead is being considered at Prime Video.
- World’s Most Notorious Killers and Myth of the Zodiac Killer, true crime docuseries, are in the works at Peacock.
- The Proof podcast that exonerated two men for murder, is being turned into a TV series.
- How to Leave the House is going to be adapted into a TV series.
- Jalyn Hall has been cast as the young MLK in Genius: MLK/X on Disney+ and National Geographic.
- Melissa McCarthy will star in an as-of-yet untitled Christmas movie on Peacock.
- Brian Baumgartner, Alyshia Ochse, and Kate Owens have joined The Other Black Girl on Hulu.
- Henry Lloyd Hughes, Moran Rosenblatt, Sam Woolf, and Michael Aloni have joined We Are the Lucky Ones on Hulu.
- Noah Robbins has joined Project Artemis at Apple.
- Amanda Brugel has joined Dark Matter on Apple TV+.
- Jack Dylan Grazer has been added to the cast of the Spiderwick Chronicles on Disney+.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Bachelor will return on ABC on January 23.
Let's get this love story started. ❤️ A new season of #TheBachelor premieres Jan 23 on ABC & Stream on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/KlA5t07xb3— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) December 15, 2022
- The 1619 Project will debut on Hulu on January 26.
- 2022 Back That Year Up will premiere on Peacock on December 23.
- The Gift: Kindness Goes Viral with Steve Hartman debuts on CBS on December 28.
- Power Book II: Ghost will return on Starz on March 17.
- Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl will debut on Discovery+ on December 28.
- The Climb will debut on HBO Max on January 12.
- The Cupcake Guys premieres on Roku on January 18.
- Coach Prime will premiere on Prime Video on December 29.
- How I Caught My Killer will debut on Hulu on January 12.
FIRST LOOK: The @Hulu Original docu-series "How I Caught My Killer" premieres Thursday, January 12 with all nine episodes, only on #Hulu. #HowICaughtMyKiller #TrueCrime pic.twitter.com/x0jqg0LVgf— On The Red Carpet (@OnTheRedCarpet) December 15, 2022
- Sexify returns on Netflix on January 11.
- The Legend of Vox Machina will return on Prime Video on January 20.
- Princess Power will debut on Nickelodeon on January 30.
- History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan will premiere on HGTV on February 7.
- Kindred Spirits returns on Travel Channel and Discovery+ on January 20.
- Freeridge will return on Netflix on February 2.
Sir Sydney Samuelson, Former head of BAFTA and British film industry veteran
The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari: In December 2019, a cruise ship off of New Zealand sent about 50 passengers on an excursion to a live volcano. (I should note here that the excursion was run by a third-party vendor, and not by the cruise ship itself.) While those 50 people were on the volcano, the volcano erupted, killing 22 of those passengers, the remaining survivors suffered horrible burns and other injuries. And I bet you never heard about any of it because COVID happened and there was no other news. This documentary explores the harrowing event with first-hand footage. Netflix
Dance Monsters: Folks in this dance competition become monsters through VFX for reasons that I do not understand. Series premiere. Netflix
The Recruit: Noah Centineo stars in this new CIA thriller as a rookie lawyer who finds himself in danger when a former asset threatens to expose secrets. Series premiere. Netflix
The Apology: Anna Gunn stars in this horror/thriller as a woman whose family’s Christmas celebration turns into a violent game of revenge. Premiere. Shudder, AMC+
Saturday Night Live: Austin Butler & Lizzo 10:30 pm., NBC
The Banshees of Inisherin: Collin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson reunite in this film as two Irish friends whose relationship is fractured and one of them will do anything to fix it. 7 p.m., HBO
Jamie vs. Britney: The Father Daughter Trials: This docuseries claims to look at the controversial conservatorship from both sides, both Britney’s and her father, Jamie’s. But do we really need to hear his side of things? Really? Discovery+
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation: Gordon Ramsay takes friends Gino D’Acampo and Fred Siriex on a road trip in search of good food and Santa himself. Premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
Third Place World Cup Play-Off: Croatia and Morrocco. I really wish this had been the final two, but what are you gonna do? 9 a.m., Fox
1923: Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren star in this newest installment of the Yellowstone story. It will explore the early 20th century in the West, and the pandemics, the end of Prohibition, the Great Depression, and historic droughts that disrupted the region. Series premiere. Paramount+ & 8 p.m., Paramount
World Cup Final: France vs. Argentina. 9 a.m., Fox
The Sound of Music: It’s time once again to spin around in the Alps. 6 p.m., ABC
Yellowstone: Winter finale. 7 p.m., Paramount
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): James Corden, Jenna Ortega, Mike Finney
- Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Robyn Dixon, Gizelle Bryant
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