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Aside from lending his voice to a few episodes of Robot Chicken, Chris Evans hasn’t appeared on a TV series since popping up in the pilot episode of the quickly-cancelled 2003 drama Skin. But in the wake of wrapping up his stellar run as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and co-starring in the murder mystery Knives Out last year, Evans is finally heading back to the small screen – this time in another murder mystery.
Evans is headlining and executive producing an adaptation of the bestselling book Defending Jacob for AppleTV+, and he’s managed to pull together a great cast to join him, including Michelle Dockery Downton Abbey, Jaeden Martell It, J.K. Simmons Whiplash, Cherry Jones Succession, Pablo Schreiber The Wire, Betty Gabriel Get Out, and more. Watch the first trailer for the new series below.Defending Jacob Trailer
This looks compelling as hell – maybe even compelling enough for me to finally start exploring my one-year free trial of AppleTV+. Mark Bomback Unstoppable, The Wolverine, War for the Planet of the Apes created the series, which is based on William Landay’s 2012 novel. Morten Tyldum The Imitation Game, Passengers is directing.
I don’t want to minimize the very real life-and-death impact of the coronavirus, but there is a small part of me that wonders if the coronavirus could be an unexpected boon to AppleTV+. Many people still didn’t know this service existed even months after its launch, but with everyone hopefully staying inside and having some extra time on their hands, perhaps people will stumble across this platform in their quest to find new things to watch.
AppleTV+ has attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood, but the biggest thing the platform has to a hit is The Morning Show, which got off to a slow start before eventually finding an audience as the season went on. Perhaps the guy who played Captain America can inspire some MCU fans to give this a shot? That’s a bit of an uphill battle, though, since Marvel Studios has proven that people seem to care more about Marvel than the individual actors who star in their movies. Just ask Robert Downey Jr., who’s still probably out there nursing his box office wounds from Doolittle. But Defending Jacob definitely has that “prestige TV” aesthetic, so maybe it’ll be the big crossover hit the streaming service has been waiting for.
Defending Jacob premieres on April 24, 2020.Source:...
Some good news for “Killing Eve” fans: AMC Networks has announced it is moving the Season 3 premiere of “Killing Eve” up by two weeks. The news comes accompanying a flirtatious first trailer, which teases plenty of the stylish edits, wry dark humor, and Sapphic obsession-filled tension that Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s award-winning spy drama is known for. Unfortunately, nothing in this trailer confirms or denies that this will be the season that our two anti-heroines finally consummate their mutually destructive obsessive romance. But it still looks like a whole lot of fun.
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for Season 2 of “Killing Eve.”]
The Season 2 finale left Eve Sandra Oh presumed dead, having been shot in the back by her best frenemy/would-be lover Villanelle Jodie Comer. However, as the titular role, it was believe that twist would last. The first teaser confirms that Eve is very much alive, and Villanelle is very much still insane and obsessed with her.
The official synopsis reads: “The third season of the award-winning drama continues the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice. For Villanelle Jodie Comer, the assassin without a job, Eve Sandra Oh is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances...and perhaps a share of their souls.”
“We know how adored this series is and we know how keen people are for great content right now,” said AMC President Sarah Barnett of the decision to push the release date up. “This season of ‘Killing Eve’ digs deep psychologically, and with actors like Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw the results are nothing short of astonishing. We literally couldn't wait for fans to see it.”
AMC will premiere the third season of “Killing Eve” next Sunday, April 12 at 9/8c. As was previously announced, all eight new episodes will be simulcast on BBC AMERICA and AMC.
Check out the stylish first trailer for Season 3 of “Killing Eve” below:
So far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a pretty fantastic job of bringing their roster of characters to life on the big screen. Their personalities, costumes and general look more often than not lean towards being as faithful as possible to the source material and this includes the likes of Thor, Iron Man, and, the star-spangled man himself, Captain America. But, the popular artist BossLogic has taken the latter Avernger and created a frighteningly accurate depiction of the character in live-action, basing it on the infamous piece of artwork from longtime comic creator Rob Liefeld.
Clearly, BossLogic has had some time on his hands during this ongoing self-isolation situation, taking Rob Liefeld's ill-famed take on Captain America which portrays the First Avenger with a chest that bulges out to unnatural proportions, even by the ludicrously over-the-top standards set by comic books.
His entire torse sticks out so far that he would seriously struggle to find clothes that fit, with the image suggesting that Steve Rogers suffered some serious side-effects after taking the untested super-soldier serum. The Liefeld artwork has become notorious among the comic book community and is often held up as what not to do when drawing these beloved superheroes.
Bosslogic's artwork takes the warped proportions from Liefeld's effort and applies them to Chris Evans as Captain America, with hilariously bizarre results. Evans put in a lot of effort to get into the right shape for his role as Steve Rogers, a man who is enhanced to be the peak of physical fitness, and this artwork makes us glad he did not go overboard as it would have turned the Marvel movies from entertaining to horrifying.
Showing Evans in his Captain America costume with the same outlandish physical attributes as Liefeld's original drawing could well have backfired, but instead, Liefeld himself responded to the image with a joyously uplifting cry of 'All in!!'.
Rob Liefeld began his comic book career in the late 1980s and became known for his unique, often polarizing, style. Over his long career, Liefeld has helped to create some of Marvel's most popular characters, including Cable and even Deadpool. He has also provided work on several long-running series' such as New Mutants, X-Factor, Wolverine and Captain America. Liefeld, along with Fabian Nicieza, created the anti-hero team X-Force, which first appeared in 1991's The New Mutants #100. A version of the team made their on-screen debut in 2018's Deadpool 2 but were very quickly killed off in one of the movie's funniest sequences.
Chris Evans meanwhile has played the Marvel hero since 2011's Phase 1 movie Captain America: The First Avenger, which took us back to World War II and the origin of Steve Rogers' rise from patriotic weakling to Nazi-punching superhero. Evans' time as the character came to a fitting end in last years comic book epic Avengers: Endgame, which saw the...
Apple TV+ comedies have already delved into the world of video game development and the life of Emily Dickinson. On May 1, the streaming service will explore the joys — but mostly the outrageous trials and tribulations — of parenting when “Trying” hits the platform.
Apple unveiled the trailer for “Trying,” a half-hour British comedy, on Monday, March 30. The series will center on Nikki Esther Smith and Jason Rafe Spall, a 30-something couple who must learn to grow up, settle down, and find someone to love after it’s revealed Nikki is incapable of having a child.
Per Apple, all that Nikki and Esther want is a baby — but it's the one thing they just can't have. How are they going to fill the next 50 years if they can't start a family? After ruling out every other option, Nikki and Jason decide to adopt and are confronted by a world of bewildering new challenges. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they're ready to be parents?
The plot might hinge on Nikki's distressing infertility, but the “Trying” trailer promises plenty of laughs out of the protagonist's unfortunate situation. The series' trailer shows the duo hustling to improve their lives, gleefully pointing out one another's faults, but ultimately bonding through their quest to start their own family.
Additional cast members include BAFTA Award winner Imelda Staunton, Ophelia Lovibond, and Oliver Chris. The series is produced by BBC Studios, written by Andy Wolton, and directed by Jim O'Hanlon.
“Trying” will mark the latest addition to an expanding Apple TV+ comedy slate. The streaming service recently released “Mythic Quest Raven's Banquet,” a video game workplace comedy starring and co-created by Rob McElhenney “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” that has already been renewed for a second season. Apple TV+ is also preparing to release its animated musical “Central Park” on May 29, just in time for Emmy season.
Other recent and upcoming Apple TV+ projects include “Little America” and “Defending Jacob.” The former, which released in January, was praised by IndieWire’s Ben Travers as one of the streaming service's standout titles, while the latter, a limited drama starring Chris Evans, is shaping up to be a potential Emmy contender.
Check out the trailer for “Trying” below: