Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) - Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, the creative duo behind Netflix’s hit horror show The Haunting of the Hill House, is set to develop another series, Midnight Mass, for the streaming platform.
The new horror show is a part of the streamer’s multi-year television deal that it struck with the two and their banner Intrepid Pictures earlier this year.
Midnight Mass, a seven-episode show, has been created by Flanagan, who is also attached to direct, Netflix said in a statement.
The series is set around an isolated island community which experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.
Flanagan will also executive produce the show with Macy.
The streaming platform had recently ordered the second season of its “horror anthology” that started with The Haunting of the Hill House.
The second season, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, is based on Henry James psychological gothic horror novella. It will debut in 2020.
Flanagan and Macy first collaborated on the 2014 feature Oculus, which they followed up with Gerald’s Game, Hush and Before I Wake.
Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) - Sarah Jessica Parker-starrer comedy Divorce will end on HBO with a six-episode season three, reports The Indian Express.
Jessica Parker, who also serves as the executive producer on the show, remains in business with HBO where her company, Pretty Matches Prods, has been under a first-look deal for 14 years.
“Sarah Jessica Parker has a unique ability to showcase the complexities of personal relationships with such empathy and humour. With Divorce, she took our audiences through the keyhole and into the lives of a modern day couple dealing with the fallout of splitting up.
“As we end with the 3rd and final season of the show, we look forward to our next endeavour with Sarah Jessica and Pretty Matches,” Amy Gravitt, EVP, HBO Programming said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Divorce, created by Sharon Horgan, features Parker and Thomas Haden Church as divorcing couple.
Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) - Netflix has released the first photos of the upcoming fantasy series The Witcher. The series is based on the book series written by Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski. The books also inspired the famous role-playing action video game series, reports The Indian Express.
Henry Cavill, best known for playing the role of Superman, plays the main titular role of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher. Witchers in this fictional universe called The Continent are monster killers who, right from their childhood, undergo ruthless mental and physical conditioning and arcane rituals to gain abilities like instant healing, exceptional strength and endurance and magic.
Cavill’s look in the series is gritty but not as rough and scarred as Geralt in the games. This is because the story of the TV series is set before the video-games. Cavill’s Witcher is younger and will perhaps gain the scars along his journey.
Apart from Cavill, the looks of his lover Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and their ward and a mysterious young girl called Ciri (Freya Allan) were also released.
After the unprecedented success of Game of Thrones, there have been announcements of several fantasy TV shows. Amazon bought the rights to The Lord of the Rings for an incredibly steep 250 million dollars. The Witcher appears to be Netflix’s answer to Game of Thrones.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the creator and lead writer. She has worked with Netflix on Daredevil, The Defenders and The Umbrella Academy.
The Witcher will premiere on Netflix in 2019.
Los Angeles, Jul 2 (AP/UNB) — Kaley Cuoco is making a big move after wrapping 12 seasons with "The Big Bang Theory," with a new production deal and a pivot from comedy to drama.
Cuoco has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, the company said Monday. The agreement keeps Cuoco in business with the studio that produced "The Big Bang Theory," the CBS comedy in which Cuoco played Penny. It ended its hit run last May.
In a statement, Cuoco said she was excited to continue an "incredibly collaborative and gratifying relationship" with Warner, adding, "They're stuck with me now!"
Financial terms of the deal were not announced.
Her first announced project is the hour-long series "The Flight Attendant," a thriller based on the novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian. It will be made for the WarnerMedia streaming service set to launch for consumers in early 2020.
Under the deal, Cuoco and her production company will develop ideas for original TV projects through various Warner TV group divisions. The projects will be aimed at platforms including broadcast, cable and streaming, the company said.
A holding agreement for Cuoco's acting services is part of the overall deal, with Warner developing new series with her in mind. The company and Cuoco, 33, signed a previous deal in 2017.
New York, Jul 2 (AP/UNB) — Twinkies, pizza, hot dogs, even cow brains. If it can be eaten, chances are Takeru Kobayashi holds the world record for eating it.
The 41-year-old competitive eater has no problem consuming 62 slices of pizza in 12 minutes, or 337 chicken wings in a half hour. But seeing himself onscreen in the latest ESPN "30 for 30" documentary series, is a little harder to swallow.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Kobayashi says that while he was "honored" to be a part of the documentary "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry," he was also a little perplexed.
"I don't know exactly what's happening," Kobayashi said.
Then, through his translator, Kobayashi was able to go into more detail about why he was so self-conscious.
"I'm so embarrassed when I see myself in the film that I can't even watch it," he said.
Premiering Tuesday, the documentary comes two days before the annual Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest that brought Kobayashi to prominence in the competitive eating arena.
The documentary shows the rivalry between the six-time champion and the current 11-time champion Joey Chestnut, who dethroned Kobayashi in 2007.
Holding 15 world records, the 128-pound Kobayashi explains his preparation for eating.
"I have to put something inside the stomach to make it expand, but it doesn't necessarily have to be food. I train with water. So, I'm not training for long periods of time by hauling food. I'm training with water expanding my stomach," Kobayashi said.
After a competition, it takes him about three days to recover.
"I feel so exhausted and so out of breath," Kobayahi said referring to his stomach being over-extended, and the toll it takes on him.
"When my stomach becomes very full with that amount of food inside, the organs in my body begin to shift places. So, for example, my lungs get shifted up, and they can't expand. They have no room to expand. So, when I breathe, I become very short of breath. That's one of the main things that happens right after eating," he said.
Another thing is getting sick. But he says it's not something that happens as much as people think. "If I'm going to be sick, it happens right after."
While he's eaten almost everything in competition from bunless hotdogs and rice balls to lobster rolls, one of the oddest is cow brains. He ate 57 of them, a total of 17.7 pounds. And did it in 15 minutes.
But there's one he loves to eat above all.
"I savor hot dogs," he said.