Father and Son Kurt and Wyatt Russell To Star in Godzilla Collection

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This week in TV and streaming information is admittedly all about Comedian-Con Worldwide: San Diego, and if you wish to observe the entire information dropping there, we’ve devoted a particular place for it in our Comedian-Con Ketchup options hub. In information that’s match for that Southern California annual occasion — which is reside and in-person once more this yr, by the way in which — the father-and-son Russell duo has joined Apple TV+’s sequence from the Legendary Monsterverse. Which means Godzilla, y’all!


Kurt Russell and Son Wyatt Russell Will Costar in Apple TV+’s Godzilla and the Titans Monster Collection

Godzilla v. Kong; Kurt and Wyatt Russell

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Kurt Russell is making his first common TV sequence starring position since a short-lived NBC drama within the ’70s, and he’s received a well-recognized co-star for the event: his son Wyatt Russell will star alongside the Escape from New York star in Apple TV+’s untitled live-action monster battle between Godzilla and the Titans.

Beforehand introduced stars embody Anna Sawai, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski, who be part of the Russells in a narrative about one household’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and techniques and a legacy linking them to the key group often called Monarch, after a “thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco” and revealed a stunning new actuality that monsters are actual.

Emmy Award-nominated director Matthew Shakman (WandaVision) will direct the primary two episodes and function government producer on the  sequence, which can also be government produced by co-creators Chris Black (Star Trek: Enterprise) who serves as showrunner, and Matt Fraction (Hawkeye).

Legendary’s Monsterverse  is an expansive story universe of multi-layered experiences centering round humanity’s battle to outlive in a world that’s underneath siege by a catastrophic new actuality: the monsters of our myths and legends are actual.

Simply as Godzilla is coming off a win on the big-screen after pummeling his fellow Monsterverse beast King Kong in final yr’s Godzilla vs. Kong, Wyatt Russell comes off a string of TV starring roles that features Underneath the Banner of Heaven, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Good Lord Hen, and Lodge 49  and earned him crucial reward.

The Apple TV+ sequence would be the father and son’s first main co-starring challenge, although Wyatt has made small appearances in his father’s motion pictures, together with Escape from L.A., Soldier, and Goon: Final of the Enforcers.

As for TV, Kurt Russell’s final common TV sequence position was the aforementioned 1976 NBC drama The Quest.

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NEW TRAILERS: Home of the Dragon’s Official Trailer Proves It Is Not Exaggerating In regards to the Dragons

Forward of its inaugural Comedian-Con look, fantasy sequence House of the Dragon, starring Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy, launched its first full trailer. Based mostly on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fireplace & Blood, the Recreation of Thrones prequel is ready 200 years earlier than the occasions of the older HBO sequence and tells the story of Home Targaryen’s bloodiest interval, one which set Targaryen in opposition to Targaryen and dragon in opposition to dragon. The ten-episode HBO Unique drama, which additionally stars Steve Toussaint, Eve Finest, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans, debuts Sunday, August 21 on HBO and will probably be out there to stream on HBO Max.

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The White Lotus season 2 is spotlighted in HBO Max’s coming-soon preview, with the affirmation that, along with returning season 1 star Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya, Jon Gries additionally returns as Greg (are they nonetheless coupled?) within the sequence, which not too long ago acquired 20 Emmy nominations (together with one for Coolidge as Excellent Supporting Actress).
Kevin Can F**k Himself will finish with season 2, during which the darkish comedy/sitcom spoof finds Allison (Annie Murphy) and Patty (Mary Hollis Inboden) scrambling to take care of Neil (Alex Bonifer), pushing Allison to discover a higher means out. Altering the unique escape plan, Patty as soon as once more agrees to assist Allison, however this time, on her personal phrases. Additionally stars Eric Petersen. Premieres Aug. 22. (AMC)
The Idol’s temporary teaser guarantees “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood,” a drama in regards to the L.A. music business and the chief of a cult, co-created and starring The Weeknd, with Lily-Rose Depp. Coming quickly (HBO)
Look Both Ways is about Natalie (Lili Reinhart), on the eve of her faculty commencement, as her life diverges into parallel realities: one during which she turns into pregnant and stays in her hometown, and one other during which she doesn’t and strikes to Los Angeles. Additionally stars Danny Ramirez, David Corenswet, Aisha Dee, Andrea Savage, Luke Wilson, and Nia Lengthy Premieres Aug. 17. (Netflix)
This Fool is a comedy sequence impressed by the life and stand-up of star and co-creator Chris Estrada, and is ready in working class South Central Los Angeles. The present facilities round Julio Lopez (Estrada), a 30-year-old who nonetheless lives at dwelling, has been courting his girlfriend on and off since highschool, and finds any excuse to keep away from coping with his personal issues whereas working at Hugs Not Thugs, a gang rehabilitation non-profit, the place he butts heads along with his older cousin Luis (Frankie Quinones), an ex-gang member who simply received out of jail and moved in with Julio and his household. Additionally stars Michael Imperioli. Premieres Aug. 12. (Hulu)
Welcome to Wrexham is a docuseries that follows It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia and Mystic Quest star Rob McElhenney and his good friend Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) as they purchase the world’s third oldest professional soccer workforce, within the working class Wales city of Wrexham, and navigate working it. Premieres Aug. 24. (FX)
They/Them is a slasher horror movie, set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp. Kevin Bacon performs Owen Whistler, as a number of queer and trans campers be part of him for per week of programming supposed to “assist them discover a new sense of freedom.”. Because the camp’s strategies turn into more and more extra psychologically unsettling, the campers should work collectively to guard themselves. When a mysterious killer begins claiming victims, issues get much more harmful. Premieres Aug. 5. (Peacock)
Mike is the eight-part drama exploring the controversial lifetime of champion boxer Mike Tyson. Stars Trevante Rhodes as Tyson. Premieres Aug. 25. (Hulu)

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CASTING: Hugh Jackman to Star in Hulu Animated Comedy Koala Man from Rick and Morty Co-Creator

Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman will lead the voice solid of the brand new Hulu animated comedy Koala Man, about Kevin, a rules-obsessed suburban Australian dad who turns superhero — Koala Man — when his neighborhood is plagued with dastardly issues like supernatural terrors, essentially the most villainous baddies … and neighbors who don’t wish to take their trash cans to the curb on rubbish day. The sequence is created by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and Michael Cusack, who can even voice Kevin. Jackman will voice Huge Greg, Kevin’s very succesful, well-liked boss, who typically will get the credit score for the great works Kevin/Koala Man is liable for. Throughout a July 21 San Diego Comedian-Con panel, Hulu additionally introduced the casting of Sarah Snook and Demi Lardner.

One other current Emmy nominee, Underneath the Banner of Heaven star Andrew Garfield, will star as British entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson within the restricted sequence Sizzling Air. A number of streaming providers have an interest within the six-part sequence, which relies on the guide Soiled Methods from investigative journalist Martyn Gregory, about an intense rivalry between Branson and his Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, Deadline studies. Paddington 2 author Jon Crocker will write the script, and the sequence will probably be directed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. (Deadline)

When They See Us Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome will star in and produce the Sony Footage Tv restricted sequence Night time of the Assassins, a thriller primarily based on the bestselling guide by Howard Blum, from Terminator 3 director Jonathan Mostow and 24 and Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa and their government Glenn Geller. The sequence is the fact-based story a couple of low-level African American soldier (Jerome) who helped cease a Nazi plot to assassinate Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin throughout WWII. (Deadline)

ABC has solid its Belle for the December live-action/animated hybrid particular Magnificence and the Beast: A thirtieth Celebration: R&B singer H.E.R. will play the Disney princess in a musical celebration that will probably be taped earlier than a reside viewers at Disney Studios, air on ABC on Dec. 15, after which be out there on Disney+ on Dec. 16. The 2-hour particular will embody H.E.R.’s efficiency, in addition to new units and costumes impressed by the Magnificence and the Beast story.

Mad Males and Good Women alum Christina Hendricks will star in Apple TV+’s adaptation of The Buccaneers, Edith Wharton’s unfinished last novel in regards to the titular group of rich American ladies who’re despatched to London within the 1870s to attend a ball and to search out husbands and shake up the “stiff higher lip” angle of their British counterparts. She’ll play Mrs. George, the mom of Buccaneers Nan and Jinny (performed by Kristine Froseth and Imogen Waterhouse) and as soon as a belle of the ball herself who’s now a rich, however not essentially comfortable, spouse. Alisha Boe, Josie Totah, Aubri Ibrag, and Mia Threapleton additionally star. (Deadline)

Weird The Al Yankovic Story

(Picture by Aaron Epstein/Roku)

Abbott Elementary Emmy-nominated star Quinta Brunson will star as Oprah Winfrey in Roku’s upcoming all-star film Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story. Daniel Radcliffe is taking part in Yankovic, who co-wrote the film, which additionally stars Evan Rachel Wooden and Rainn Wilson.

Successful Time and Mayans M.C. actor Edwin Hodge is the latest solid member of the CBS drama FBI: Most Wished. He’ll debut within the upcoming fourth season as Ray Cannon, an agent who transfers from the Albany workplace into the NYC workplace of workforce lead Remy Scott (Dylan McDermott).

Blindspotting star Rafael Casal has joined the season 2 solid of Disney+’s Loki. No particulars about his character have been confirmed, however reportedly may very well be taking part in Zaniac, a villain possessed by a murderous entity. (Deadline)

Netflix has introduced the solid for Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, an animated, supernatural, musical reimaging of the Charles Dickens basic, starring Luke Evans (voices Scrooge), Olivia Colman (voices Previous), Jessie Buckley (voices Isabel Fezziwig), Johnny Flynn (voices Bob Cratchit), Jonathan Pryce (voices Jacob Marley), Fra Price (voices Harry Huffam), Giles Terera (voices Tom Jenkins), Trevor Dion Nicholas (voices Current), and James Cosmo (voices Mr. Fezziwig). The music and lyrics for the December launch are by the late Oscar and Grammy winner Leslie Bricusse (Physician Dolittle, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit, Superman, Residence Alone).

Jelani Alladin (The Strolling Useless World Past), Noah J. Ricketts (American Gods), and Linus Roache (Regulation & Order) have joined the solid of the restricted sequence Fellow Travellers, becoming a member of Matt Bomer, Jonathan Bailey, and Allison Williams within the political thriller set in McCarthy-era Washington.

Mena Suvari and Greyson Holt will star within the upcoming Lifetime unique film Home of Chains, a “ripped from the headlines” story a couple of married couple whose spiritual beliefs cause them to preserve their six kids imprisoned inside their dwelling for years. (Deadline)

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT: Eddie Murphy Will Star within the Prime Video Vacation Comedy Film Sweet Cane Lane

Eddie Murphy

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As a part of his first-look and three-picture take care of Amazon Studios, Eddie Murphy will star in and produce the comedy film Sweet Cane Lane, which reunites him with Boomerang director Reginald Hudlin, who will direct, and fellow producer Brian Grazer. Deadline studies that particulars of the film aren’t being shared but, however the film comes from a spec script by Kelly Youthful, whose childhood holidays offered the inspiration for the film. (Deadline)

Cartoon Community is teaming with Craig McCracken for reboots of his beloved cartoons The Powerpuff Women and Foster’s Residence for Imaginary Associates. The Powerpuff Women would be the second reboot of the unique sequence, following a 2016-19 remake, and can once more revolve Bubbles, Buttercup, and Blossom’s superhero missions to combat crime in between being college students. The Foster’s remake, in the meantime, as an alternative of Mac and Bloo, will function a brand new solid of characters geared toward a preschool viewers. (THR)

Netflix has had a busy week: The corporate introduced throughout an earnings name this week that they misplaced solely 970,000 subscribers within the second quarter of the yr, after predicting it could lose two million. Whereas the streamer is predicted to launch a lower-priced advert tier for subscribers subsequent yr, Netflix additionally admitted that sure licensing offers will imply not all content material will probably be out there on the advert tier, and the corporate is testing in 5 Latin American international locations a approach to cost subscribers for sharing passwords.

As a part of the twenty fifth anniversary celebration of South Park, the Aug. 9-10 Purple Rocks live performance with sequence creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and bands like Primus and Ween performing songs from the sequence, will probably be taped and proven on Comedy Central on Aug. 13 and stream on Paramount+ the following day, THR reports. In the meantime, The Wrap reports “South Park: The twenty fifth Anniversary Expertise” will launch in New York Metropolis on July 23. The travelling exhibit of sequence memorabilia like scripts, props, storyboards, and different never-before-seen goodies, will probably be housed in a fabricated storage container, in homage to the actual storage unit the place lots of the gadgets have been saved for the previous 25 years. And, after all, followers can buy limited-edition merch at every cease on the multi-city tour, which additionally consists of Chicago, Los Angeles, and Denver.

Shortly after settling her lawsuit against Netflix for racial and gender discrimination, Oscar winner Mo’Nique will tape her first stand-up particular for the streamer, in Atlanta. The comic can also be starring within the Lee Daniels-directed Netflix film The Deliverance.

Watch a Actual Music Video for Steve Martin’s Fictional Character’s Hit Music from Solely Murders within the Constructing

Hulu launched a music video for “Angel in Flip Flops,” Charles Haden-Savage’s (Steve Martin) hit track (on the German music charts, anyway) from the Solely Murders within the Constructing character’s show-within-the-show, Brazzos. Martin, who co-wrote the track that was produced by Paul Schaffer, mentioned, “I’m as happy with ‘Angel in Flip Flops’ as I’m of any work I’ve accomplished that’s not that good.”

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