WALKING DEAD gets NYC based spinoff at AMC
DISNEY+ orders new MUPPETS series / NETFLIX orders new SHONDALAND show / RUSSIAN DOLL sets return
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY March 8, 2022.
Where here are your 2022 ACM AWARD winners with… Morgan Wallen back on top 🤯. Yikes. Although just me or was this not very heavily promoted (outside of PRIME)… especially for the first major exclusively live-streaming music awards show, and first with a basically no commercials approach?
ALSO: Pam Anderson and Daniel Radcliffe are coming to BROADWAY! Sadly not together although - there’s a show I’d definitely pay to see.
Pam’s making her debut in “Chicago” starting April 12, and Daniel is technically going off-Broadway in a revival of Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” late this year.
AND: He’s ok! Taron Egerton gave the social media 👍 to fans from his Insta.
OTHERWISE: A pretty quiet day in Movies and Media so this should be quick.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
📺 THE TV SET
AMC orders… another “Walking Dead” series
Called “Isle of the Dead”, will star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan and take place in a NYC that has long been cut off from the mainland, and has created its own… unique universe. Oddly enough all of the empty restaurant outdoor dining sidewalk structures are still there. 🤷♂️
6 episodes, will air in 2023. /Deadline
DISNEY+ orders “The Muppets Mayhem” series starring Lilly Singh
Follows the Electric Mayhem Band as they make their first album, Lilly will play the label A&R exec.
10 episodes, will shoot this Spring, Adam F. Goldberg (“The Goldbergs”) is among the creative forces behind it. /THR
NETFLIX orders new SHONDALAND series “The Residence”
Described as a “screwball whodunnit” murder mystery set at the White House. Paul William Davies (“Scandal”) is the creator and showrunner. /THR
ALSO IN TV
“Russian Doll” Season 2 will drop April 20 on NETFLIX. Hmm wait that’s a Wednesday… ah - 4/20, I see what yer doin NETFLIX.
HBO’s “Winning Time” premieres to 900k viewers across linear & HBOMAX on Sunday. 🏀 /Deadline
FREEFORM rewews “Grown-ish” for a Season 5. Some cast from “Black-ish” coming over to this show. /Deadline
AMAZON PRIME in talks for series based on PLAYSTATION “God of War” game. /Deadline
IN THE HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE SUITE
RANGE MEDIA PARTNERS hires Heather Kadin as Prez of scripted TV. She ran Alex Kurtzman’s SECRET HIDEOUT production co for 12 years before departing in December. /THR
AMAZON TV exec Phoebe Zimmer leaves to be Head of TV at TEMPLE HILL Productions, who produces “Dave” at FX and the upcoming “Grease” series “Rise of the Pink Ladies” at PAR+. /Deadline
📝 IN OTHER WORDS…
“I know I was wrong But I’m getting 1 year lol.”
- ATLANTA FALCONS player Calvin Ridley tweeting his response to getting a 1 year suspension for being the first NFL player to be punished for online gambling on games.
It was while he was on leave in Nov to “focus on his mental health”. He’s now out $11 Million, with having time to focus on whatever he wants clearly no longer an issue.
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
Ok fine 🙄 - FACEBOOK appears to be testing / starting to roll out a new redesign of the homepage with tabs galore …in case you still use FACEBOOK for some reason. /Mashable
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
Wall Street seemed to finally realize “Hey did you see how much I had to pay to gas up my Land Rover this morning? Apparently there’s some huge war and sanctions going on right now involving a country that supplies 10% of the world’s oil…”
Bad day across the board although Airline stocks had it much worse.
DISNEY -5% ($133.50)
AMAZON -5% ($2749.06)
FACEBOOK -6% ($187.47)
ENDEAVOR -7% ($25.21)
ROKU -7% ($112.45)
WARNER MUSIC -8% ($30.30)
SNAP -8% ($30.22)
BUZZFEED -8% ($4.12)
AMC THEATERS -8% ($15.21)
IMAX -9% ($18.13)
CINEMARK -13% ($15.04)
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👩💻 NEW TO WATCH:
NBC “The Thing About Pam” - Premieres at 10p (6 episode run)
HBO “Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall” premieres at 9p
NETFLIX Taylor Tomlinson “Look at You” special - STREAM HERE
ALSO: HBOMAX launches in 15 Eastern Europe countries today.
AND: APPLE has some kind of new products announcement at 1p.
🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
HULU “Deep Water” movie trailer - Ben Affleck as a guy married to Ana de Armas, who publicly hooks up with other dudes and… that seems to be their thing. As Lil Rel says to Ben in the trailer “You better than that!”. Directed by Adrian Lyne. Premieres Fri Mar 18
HBOMAX “DMZ” limited series trailer. Based on the DC Graphic Novel, Rosario Dawson as a mom navigating a dystopian, distorted, DMZ’d Manhattan to find her lost son. With Benjamin Bratt and Hoon Lee. Premieres Fri Mar 17
NETFLIX “Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood” trailer - Coming of age adventure pic directed by Richard Linklater and inspired by his life around the time of the moon landing in the late 60’s. Premieres Fri April 1
🎧 PLAYING ME OFF
I’ve been loving this CANNONS cover of “Footsteps in the Dark” , which is the song ICE CUBE sampled for “It Was a Good Day”. Although to note: no butts are being put to sleep in this version.
If you need some new tunes:
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