Fan Favorite Superhero Satire Will Drop Three Episodes on Premiere Day With New Episodes Every Friday Through October 9
June 26, 2020 – Amazon Prime Video today announced that the hit superhero satire The Boys will premiere the first three episodes of its second season Friday, September 4, 2020. New episodes will be available each Friday culminating in an epic season finale on October 9. The news comes on the heels of the cast coming together for a virtual event, hosted by season two guest star Patton Oswalt, that looked back on season one and also dropped hints for the upcoming season. The eight-episode Amazon Original series will be available on Prime Video in more than 200 territories around the world, and is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.
Today’s streaming event also contained a sneak preview of the new season, with the cast and executive producer Eric Kripke revealing the opening moments of season two.
Creator and executive producer Eric Kripke says, “We cannot WAIT to show you season two. It’s crazier, stranger, more intense, more emotional. In fact, it’s too much — so the Surgeon General** has insisted we air the first three episodes on September 4, then air the remaining five episodes weekly after that. We wanted to give you time to freak out, digest, discuss, come down from the high, before we give you another dose. We only have your well-being in mind. Hope you love the season as much as we do.
Deploy Cavill’s tips to develop your own growth strategy in 2020
Lest you think that Henry Cavill talks constantly about how hard he works (“Actor Does Job Shock!”), know that he is far from solipsistic. “I’m so proud of my team, because I expect a high standard of myself and they matched that,” he says. In conversation, Cavill constantly gives props to his colleagues, from the “incredible stunt performers” to his hairdresser, Jackie (“We all worked long hours on that job, but he took the wig home with her”).
The scars on his ripped abs that he posted on Instagram (caption: “When you take work home with you”) were thankfully just make-up. But doing his own stunts did bring occupational hazards. “Because I was training hard in the gym throughout the whole process, it became difficult for any injuries to heal.
You stress the muscles so much when you’re super-dehydrated and tired at the end of the day that little things can happen, like muscle pulls, which never quite go away.” Continue reading →
Nerdist Announces the Next Book in the Series, to Air in May and June
Hosts of the new Nerdist series Nerdist Book Club closed Wednesday night’s show with the announcement that the next book they will be reading and discussing is Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction epic DUNE. Nerdist Book Club launched April 8, brings fans together on multiple streaming channels to join hosts Maude Garrett (GeekBomb), Hector Navarro (DC Daily), and Rachel Heine (Nerdist Editor-in-Chief) to discuss books, wine, pets, and more, and they have just completed their first title, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Now, for science fiction lovers who have just never gotten around to it, or for readers who have been intimidated by the sheer size of Herbert’s bestselling tome, Nerdist Book Club will take the audience through this essential novel over the course of six episodes and six weeks, a pace that is manageable but will also give readers plenty of time to get excited for the new feature film’s release later this year.
Nerdist Book Club’s DUNE series will stream live on the Nerdist YouTube channel, the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel, and the Geek & Sundry Twitch Channel from 5-6pm PT on Wednesdays, beginning May 6, 2020. To join the conversation, fans should follow Nerdist on Twitter and subscribe to the Nerdist YouTube Channel.
Note: Contains super spoilers for season one of The Boys.
It’s impossible to even think superhero fatigue is a thing after watching The Boys. Just a few minutes in, your eyes will open wide in shock and they’ll stay that way for the eight episodes that follow.
So it’s good news that The Boys has already been renewed for a second season. Announced by Amazon before the first season even aired, this sophomore effort will provide fans with even more opportunities to better understand The Seven while also diving deeper into the comic-book source material.
And Amazon’s commissioning confidence paid off: season one was a huge hit for the streaming service.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said: “We are thrilled that The Boys have surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has become one of our most watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers.
“This creates great momentum and excitement for us as we get ready for season two.”
Contagion, the 2011 movie about a fictional pandemic sweeping the globe, has resurged in popularity in the wake of the coronavirus.
Now, the team behind the film, including its stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Laurence Fishburne, is reminding people how to stay safe during what’s quickly become a global health crisis.
It’s part of a campaign, called Control the Contagion, that cast members, director Steven Soderbergh, writer Scott Z. Burns, production company Participant Media and scientists from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have created to promote accurate information about the pandemic. The result is several public service announcements, which have been fact-checked by medical experts, and feature an A-list cast, with more to come.
Damon, in his PSA, stressed the importance of social distancing. He debunked the myth that young people aren’t affected by the coronavirus and advised everyone to stay home.
Nearly 16 years after it went off the air, the six original cast of “Friends” is set to reunite for an untitled and unscripted special for HBO Max, WarnerMedia announced Friday.
“It’s official, Friends fans! After 15 years, nine months, and innumerable fan requests from around the globe, we now have the ‘brand-new information’ you’ve been waiting for,” the announcement read.
In perfect Friends fashion, the cast of the iconic sitcom, Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing”, Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), and David Schwimmer all posted on Instagram Friday afternoon a vintage-themed group picture (below) crowded in a car. That is, except, Matt le Blanc (Joey Tribbiani) who posted a different picture from another TV show.
“It’s happening,” the cast simultaneously posted on each of their Instagram accounts Friday. The cast is set to return to Warner Bros. Studio’s Stage 24, the original soundstage where the show was shot during its run.
The sitcom is one of the most successful of all-time, at one point generating 52.9 million viewers, when Chandler hooked up with film superstar Julia Roberts in the two-part episode “The One After the Super Bowl.”
HBO Max will cost $15 a month and is currently set to launch in May.
A new esports reality show, GAMEMASTER, will debut on a streaming service in Spring 2020. The nine-episode show will feature Wil Wheaton as the Commissioner/Host and showcase 12 amateur esports contestants from across the U.S. Ripped from their gaming chairs and plunged into our world, these gamers will live together in a house under the inescapable spotlight of a competition being broadcast on platforms around the globe. The contestants will be announced soon.
Over the course of nine episodes (featuring more than two dozen video games), the reality show will find fan favorites, mortal enemies, awesome games, cool gear, and tremendous audiences — all in a quest to discover the one, true “GameMaster.” Twelve amateur gamers start out, someone goes home each week, and two will battle it out at the finale to grab the $100K cash prize and claim the title.
GAMEMASTER is being produced by Georgia-based Peach Maria Productions (pronounced muh-RY-uh), and will be powered by AMD.
“GAMEMASTER takes the love of gaming and elevates it to a whole new level through the first immersive, multi-platform, head-to-head competition for both casual and diehard gaming fans,” said show creator and executive producer John Colp. “Our players won’t play the same game from noon to night. They will play different games throughout and, at the end, the person who has the best cumulative score will be crowned the champion.”
“Gaming is part of almost all of our lives, whether on consoles or computers or phones, we’re all gamers in some way,” says executive producer Laurie Lockliear. “GAMEMASTER celebrates the joy, tech and humor that gamers love – whether you’re a professional player or you’re playing solitaire on your phone!”
“It’s been a long time coming,” Taylor Swift posted on Twitter, along with the official trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary film, “Miss Americana”.
The streaming service describes Miss Americana as a revealing documentary, wherein Swift “embraces her role as a songwriter and performer — and as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.”
The trailer shows plenty of private footage of the superstar, talking about her life as an artist in the public eye, clips from her tours and red carpets, and a brief glimpse of her backstage hugging boyfriend actor Joe Alwyn.
“I became the person everyone wanted me to be,” Swift says in the trailer. “I had to deconstruct an entire belief system, toss it out and reject it.”
Directed by Emmy-winning director Lana Wilson, “Miss Americana” is set to debut today, Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival.
It is currently set for release on Netflix and select theaters on January 31.
Netflix has released its Top 10 most viewed titles in movies, TV series and specials in 2019, showing that the Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston comedy feature Murder Mystery is the streaming service’s top title.
Also in the list are the streaming giant’s sci-fi horror Stranger Things, on its third season, and new fantasy drama series Henry Cavill’s The Witcher.
Murder Mystery was a massive hit when Neflix released it back in June. It gained more than 30 million views in its third three days, which is the largest viewership in the streaming service’s history.
Though Netflix did not reveal its methodology for the list, it mentioned that “the lists are ranked based on accounts that choose to watch two minutes or more of a title during its first 28 days on Netflix in 2019.
Top 10 most popular releases of 2019:
1. Murder Mystery
2. Stranger Things 3
3. 6 Underground
4. The Incredibles 2
5. The Irishman
6. The Witcher
7. The Triple Frontier
8. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
9. The Umbrella Academy
Just two weeks after its Disney+ debut, “The Mandalorian” has officially become the most in-demand television series in the U.S. across all streaming platforms, this according to Parrot Analytics, a company that measures television viewing demand.
The Mandalorian garnered over 00 million demand expressions during the week (from November 17 to November 23), ending Stranger Things‘ 21-week reign. The Netflix series had 81 million demand expressions, followed by DC Universe’s Titans, with 71.2 million.
“While demand is a metric that should not be confused with subscriber numbers, this is a strong indication that the ‘Star Wars’ series is driving a lot of sign-ups to the recently-debuted Disney+ service,” a Parrot Analytics representative said.
The Mandalorian is also garnering great reviews, currently receiving a 90% rating on RottenTomatoes, and a 95% audience rating.
Demand for the show should intensify further with the release on December 20 of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.