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News Brief about: Zombieland 2 Poster, Bad Boys 3 First Look, CW Renews Arrowverse, Supernatural, Riverdale, and More

In brief, new movie news and television show news has broken. Below you will find a brief rundown on all that news and their most significant segments, distilled down to the most salient information.

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The CW Renews Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, & More TV Shows

THE CW NETWORK PICKS UP TEN CURRENT SERIES FOR 2019-2020 SEASON

Network Gives Early Renewals for Next Season to “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,” “Charmed,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” “The Flash,” “Legacies,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural”

January 31, 2019 (Burbank, CA) — The CW Network has given early renewals to ten of its primetime series for the 2019-2020 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, during the network’s session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.

“This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday — which has been an unqualified success for the network, our affiliates and our advertisers. In addition to growing our schedule across the week, we also continue to add more year-round programming. The early renewal of these signature CW series gives us a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season, and this is just the beginning,” said Pedowitz. “These shows provide a strong foundation for our multiplatform programming strategy, and we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”

The series being ordered for the 2019-2020 broadcast year include second seasons of The CW’s freshman hits CHARMED and LEGACIES, as well as new seasons of ARROW (Season 8), BLACK LIGHTNING (Season 3), DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 5), DYNASTY (Season 3), THE FLASH (Season 6), RIVERDALE (Season 4), SUPERGIRL (Season 5), and SUPERNATURAL (Season 15). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.

Chucky Horror TV Series Comes to Syfy

The Chucky TV series rights have been won by Syfy. Syfy will now develop a Chucky or Child’s Play television series starring the doll Chucky, who is possessed by the serial killer Charles Lee Ray.

Cipher and (Future) Cult Classic TV Pilots ordered by Syfy

Cipher and (Future) Cult Classic have both been given TV pilot episode orders from Syfy.

Shameless Renewed for Season 10 by Showtime

Shameless has been renewed for a tenth season by Showtime. Season 10 will premiere in late 2019.

Fuller House Renewed for Season 5 (Its Final Season) by Netflix

Fuller House has been renewed for its fifth and final season by Netflix.

Dare Me gets TV Series Order By USA Network and Netflix

USA ADAPTS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MEGAN ABBOTT MYSTERY “DARE ME” TO SERIES

USA Network announced a series pickup for Dare Me from UCP in association with Film 44. Based on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore (Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, Californication”), Dare Me is an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty, and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) and Michael Lombardo of Film 44, Sarah Condon and Karen Rosenfelt executive produce. Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.

Peering behind the all-American facade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) after a new coach (Willa Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet suburban world. Part coming-of-age story, part small-town drama, part murder mystery, Dare Me exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead. Academy Award-nominated director Steph Green (The Americans) directed and executive produced the pilot.

“Megan Abbott’s voice brings a fresh perspective to USA Network, with a gripping, female-focused story that combines the ultra-competitive world of high school cheerleading with the secrets of a seemingly-perfect small American town,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network and SYFY.

Dare Me stars Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) as Coach Colette French, Herizen Guardiola (The Get Down) as Addy Hanlon, and Marlo Kelly (Home & Away) as Beth Cassidy. Additional series regulars include Rob Heaps (Imposters), Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries), and Paul Fitzgerald (Veep, Glow, Younger). Joyful Drake (Let’s Stay Together), Tammy Blanchard (Tallulah, Into the Woods), Antonio J. Bell (Nigerian Prince), and Alison Thornton (Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce) are also set to recur.

The Stand TV adaptation Acquired by CBS All Access

CBS ALL ACCESS ORDERS STEPHEN KING’S “THE STAND” TO SERIES

Josh Boone and Ben Cavell to Write and Executive Produce

Series to Be Produced by CBS Television Studios

Jan. 30, 2019 – CBS All Access, CBS’ digital subscription video-on-demand and live streaming service, today announced a new 10-episode order for the original limited event series THE STAND, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Josh Boone and Ben Cavell will write and executive produce THE STAND. Josh Boone will also direct. Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein will also serve as executive producers with Will Weiske and Miri Yoon as co-executive producers and Owen King as producer.

THE STAND is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” said Stephen King. “The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”

“I read The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery. Incensed, I stole my Dad’s FedEx account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine, and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from god himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan,” said Josh Boone. “My parents, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day. I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first film and have been working to bring The Stand to the screen for five years. I’ve found incredible partners in CBS All Access and Ben Cavell. Together with Stephen King, Owen King, my longtime producing partners Knate Lee and Jill Killington, we plan to bring you the ultimate version of King’s masterwork.”

“With over 400 million books sold around the world, Stephen King is one of our greatest living authors and ‘The Stand’ is widely considered the crown jewel of his work. Millions of fans have been waiting for a modern interpretation that delivers on its depth, scope, and ambition,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We are thrilled to be working with Stephen, Josh, Ben and a dedicated team working passionately to bring this brilliant material to life.”

THE STAND joins CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series which currently include THE GOOD FIGHT, NO ACTIVITY, STRANGE ANGEL and TELL ME A STORY. CBS All Access’ slate of original series will continue to expand with the addition of the previously announced reimagining of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the new series WHY WOMEN KILL, with additional programming to be announced. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and a new untitled “Star Trek” series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard.

Movie News

The Criterion Channel Streaming Service Announces its Release Date

The Criterion Collections’ new streaming service entitled The Criterion Channel will be released on April 8, 2019. “It will be available on desktop, Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, iOS, and Android devices.” The service is currently $9.99 a month and $89.99 a year and features a “constantly refreshed selections of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent movies, plus access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of more than 1,000 important classic and contemporary films from around the world.”

The Witches and Doctor Sleep Release Date Announced

The Witches will be released in U.S. theaters through Warner Bros. on October 16, 2020 and Doctor Sleep on January 24, 2020.

DC Comics Announces 2021 Movie Release Dates

DC Comics movies at Warner Bros. Pictures will release DC Super Pets on May 21, 2021, The Batman on June 25, 2021, and The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021.

The Boy 2 Begins Film Production

The sequel to 2016 horror film The Boy began production in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 28, 2019.

The Boy 2‘s plot synopsis: “Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into the estate, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.”

The Boy 2 stars Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Owain Yeoman, and Ralph Ineson.

Bad Boys 3 First Look Image

The first image for Bad Boys 3 entitled Bad Boys for Life has been released. The image features Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

 

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Zombieland: Double Tap First Look Poster

The first look movie poster for the sequel to Zombieland entitled Zombieland: Double Tap has been released. The film poster features Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. Zombieland: Double Tap will be released in U.S. theaters through Columbia Pictures on October 11, 2019.

Zombieland Doubletap 10yearchallenge Movie Poster

Zombieland Double Tap 10YearChallenge Movie Poster

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