JOHN WICK TV Series sets MEL GIBSON for a lead role at STARZ
FACEBOOK preps for more leaks / ADELE gets CBS OPRAH 2hr Nov special / INDY JONES 5 delayed a year
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY October 19, 2021.
Where you’re gonna have to wait another year for the new “Indiana Jones” movie… which has been moved from Summer 2022 to Summer 2023.
ALSO: MARVEL shuffled a lotta 2022 release dates -
Next “Doctor Strange” goes from March to May 6, 2022, which was the “Thor” sequel date, so…
That next“Thor” movie goes to the “Black Panther 2” date of July 8, 2022, which means….
The “Black Panther” sequel goes to November 11, 2022 /THR
AND: LUKE BRYAN will host the upcoming CMA AWARDS Wed November 10th on ABC. Better start trying to fit into those jeans now LB.
PLUS: Kanye West is now officially named “Ye”, so be sure to address your Christmas cards appropriately. 🎅 #AndAHappyNewYe
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
DISNEY adds Danny DeVito to “Haunted Mansion” movie
Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, LaKeith Stanfield and Rosario Dawson already signed on, and production began last week for the movie based on the DISNEY Theme Park ride. Justin Simien (“Dear White People”) directing.
DeVito will shoot the “Twins” sequel “Triplets” afterward with Arnold and Tracy Morgan this Winter. /THR
ALSO IN MOVIES
MOTION PICTURE ACADEMY head Dawn Hudson will depart after her term is up in 2023. /Deadline
M. Night Shyamalan will be head of the BERLIN 2022 Film Fest jury in Feb, which awards the Golden Bear trophy. /Deadline
📺 THE TV SET
HBO’s “Succession” Season 3 premiere sets series ratings high with 1.4 Million viewers “across platforms”
Season 2 had 1.2 Million for its premiere, and HBO said most of the bump came from HBOMAX streaming viewers. I mean the Season 3 premiere of “The Sopranos” had 11.2 Million but ya know… 2001 and all. /THR
ADELE pulling a Meghan & Harry, getting the CBS Primetime Special treatment with Oprah next month
Although unlike the former (?) royals, Adele will also sing in the 2 hour special. Which is probably for the best in both cases.
Called “Adele One Night Only” - will air on CBS Sun Nov 14, recorded from her rose garden, five days before the new album drops. All eyes now shift to what garden furniture will be featured. /Variety
STARZ sets Mel Gibson as a lead in the “John Wick” TV spinoff series “The Continental”
It’s a “three part series” (🤷♂️) set 40 years before the films. Takes place at the hotel in the title, which is the hang for international assassins. And apparently for actors whose past behavior has somehow been largely forgotten.
Series will center on the early years of Ian McShane’s character “Winston Scott” from the movies, Allen Hughes is directing. /Deadline
NETFLIX orders “To All The Boys…” TV series spinoff “XO, Kitty”
For fans of the movies… the half-hour comedy series will obviously star the “Kitty Song Covey” character played by Anna Cathcart. 10 episode order.
“To All the Boys…” creator Jenny Han is creator and co-showrunner here as well. /THR
HULU orders “History of the World II” variety series
8 episode TV variety series sequel to the classic early 80s Mel Brooks film. Mel is a writer here along with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz and others.
Will shoot Spring 2022, no indication what time periods the show will cover. /Variety
ALSO IN TV
ROKU CHANNEL buys US rights to Canadian TV project from “Schitt’s Creek” writer / co-exec producer Kurt Smeaton called “Children Ruin Everything”. About a couple trying to balance raising 2 young kids with maintaining parts of their life “before kids”. 8 episodes, will premiere TBD 2022. /THR
Abbie Cornish returning to AMAZON’s “Jack Ryan” for Season 4. She last appeared as Ryan’s love interest in Season 1 and then… disappeared 😳. /Deadline
NETFLIX orders 3rd and final season of multi-cam sitcom “Family Business”. The show’s creator Meg DeLoach is the new showrunner at CBS’s “The Neighborhood” this season. /Variety
IN THE HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE SUITE
ABC names Brianna Bennett as SVP / Head of Drama Development, coming over from a VP of Drama role over at CBS STUDIOS. /Variety
DISNEY BRANDED TELEVISION names Gloria Fan as Head of Current Programming, overseeing series on DISNEY+ and DISNEY CHANNEL. She comes over from 20TH TELEVISION. /Deadline
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
APPLE announces a new MacBook Pro chip, slighly new AirPods, and new colors for HomePods
This… seemingly lackluster reason to hold an “event” was reinforced by Tim Cook giving it from a field, in a 💪move for the APPLE office Wifi. /TechCrunch
Local TV Station group SINCLAIR hit by massive cyberattack
SINCLAIR owns 185 Local TV affiliate stations, and it sounds like many or most have been affected - locked out of email, graphics, and other tech since Saturday to varying degrees.
SINCLAIR ownership was infamously known to make their affiliates carry pro-Trump “editorials” while he was President.
SINCLAIR also owns a bunch of Regional Sports Networks that were previously owned/branded as FOX SPORTS, but are now called BALLYS. It’s not clear if they were part of the attack as well. /CNN Reliable Sources
FACEBOOK apparently on the cusp of facing more huge leaked internal documents stories
They tried to get in front of it, issuing a pretty weak TWITTER post to try and deflect… whatever is ahead. But when your business practices continue to face parallels to the PENTAGON PAPERS… read the room.
ALSO IN MEDIA
Martha Stewart enters the NFT game. Naturally it’s tied to seasonal holidays but somehow SNOOP is not involved in this one. /WSJ
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
ROKU +6%, as we all know Wall Street has a lotta “Schitt’s Creek” fans.
LIONSGATE down almost 4.5%, as Wall Street is apparently somehow not on the Mel Gibson bandwagon.
AMC THEATERS +5.6%, just for old times sake.
👩💻 NEW TO WATCH:
TNT - NBA SEASON begins: Brooklyn vs Milwaukee at 730p, Lakers v Warriors at 10p
ABC “The Bachelorette” new season premieres at 8p 👸
ABC “Queens” series premiere - Four 90’s female hip-hop starts reunite to try and re-ignite their fame, with Eve and Brandy. Airs 10p 👑
If you were sent this newsletter or… just kinda found it:
🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
NETFLIX “The Lost Daughter” trailer. Directorial debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal, starring Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson - nice work NETFLIX on the trailer 👏 . In theaters and streaming on Fri Dec 31
NETFLIX “Cowboy Beepop ‘Lost Session’” season teaser trailer. This looks fun! Definitely an extended teaser, but look at NETFLIX going 2 for 2 today. Premieres Fri Nov 19.
AMAZON PRIME “Mayor Pete” trailer. Docu directed by Jesse Moss (“Boys State”). Premieres Fri Nov 12
HULU / MARVEL “Hit Monkey” trailer. Eh I think all we need to know is in the image and the title no? Jason Sudeikis voices the monkey’s American sidekick. Premieres Wed Nov 17.
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
New JACK WHITE, “Taking Me Back” - Made for the new “Call of Duty: Vanguard” game out Fri Nov 5.
or… here’s an unplugged version that sounds like it’s from the 1920’s
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