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Limited series used to mean one and done but with the return of a number of previously standalone dramas, there's always the possibility of more, in success.
HBO's President of Programming Casey Bloys updated Deadline on his thoughts of a slew of theses “limited” series on a day at TCA when The Night Of star John Turturro and Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman were both asked whether they would return to their hit shows.
Mrs. Fletcher, the six-part series starring Kathryn Hahn and Jackson White that premiered in October, is one of the few limited shows that looks like it might stay that way. The series, which stars Hahn as Eve Fletcher, a mid-40s single mom who works as the executive director of a senior center and drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty house, was based on The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta's bestselling novel.
Bloys told Deadline, “When we did the show, we kind of all landed in the place, this was from Tom, and it lives in his brain more than any other, where we felt the limited series was the right place. As with any of these, if the story presents itself, we'll be open, but my gut is that the limited series was the right call.”
On Big Little Lies, earlier today, Kidman said that they would love to make a third season of the Monterey-set drama but that the cast is just too busy right now. In Pasadena to promote The Undoing, alongside Hugh Grant, director Susanne Bier and David E. Kelly, who created Big Little Lies, she said, “Everyone's working. Hopefully we can collide again at one point.”
This was a view echoed by Bloys. “I think the thing with Big Little Lies is you have a group of people who all really love working together but obviously they're some of the most high-profile people working in entertainment. Reese, Nicole, Zoe, Laura, everybody is so busy. It would be great to get the band back together at some point but right now everybody is so busy and there's no idea, where we're all saying 'that makes perfect sense'. I think it's more of one of those 'someday',” he told Deadline.
Similarly, Turturro was asked whether he would get back into the eczema skin of The Night Of's New York City criminal attorney John Stone soon. “We have a couple of ideas but we have to sit down and discuss them, so we're at that stage so that's good,” he told Deadline. Co-creator Richard Price was also at TCA to promote Stephen King adaptation The Outsider. “Richard has obviously been busy,” added Bloys.
There was also no update on further iterations of True Detective. The third season of the show, which premiered in January 2019, starred Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff. Bloys...
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There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix. Arguably, too many, in fact. If you're trying to figure out what to watch next, here's a great place to start with a look at 65 of the best shows on Netflix right now including some of the best Netflix original series. You can also find recent changes, including new seasons and removed shows, at the bottom of this list, while some of the most recently added entries listed first.
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6 seasons, 110 episodes | IMDb: 8.5/10
Has there ever been a sitcom as downright clever as Community? Aside from the gas leak year, Community was quicker than nearly every other comedy out there, with jokes flying fast but also taking seasons to reach a punchline. After getting caught with a phony degree, former lawyer Jeff Winger Joel McHale heads to Greendale Community College to get a legitimate degree. There he gets into increasingly hilarious hijinks with his Spanish study group. Between paintball wars, zombie outbreaks, and the increasingly ridiculous presence of Senor Chang Ken Jeong, Community is never, ever boring. Quit living in the darkest timeline and get to watching.Netflix
Feel GoodFeel Good
1 season, 6 episodes | IMDb: 7.5/10
Comedian Mae Martin stars in this feel-good dramedy series about a stand-up performer named Mae, who falls for a young woman named George. Mae's a recovering addict; George has just emerged from the closet. Sparks fly between the two, but Mae's past drug use and George's reluctance to come out to her friends and family threatens to break them up.Netflix Tiger King
1 season, 7 episodes | IMDb: 8/10
There are stories to bizarre, too mind-boggling to be true... and then there's this seven-part docuseries. Cults, queer romance, exotic cats — this true crime binge has it all. Is Joe Exotic, a gay, gun-loving conman running an exotic zoo out of his home in Oklahoma, a criminal or an American hero? Did animal rights activist Carole Baskin murder her husband and feed him to her tigers? Why are so many zoo employees missing limbs? These are just a few of the questions you'll ask while watching this train wreck. Have fun, kids.Netflix Narcos: Mexico
2 seasons, 20 episodes | IMDb: 8.4/10
Good news: Narcos is back. Even better news: Mexico is basically an entirely revamped show, which means you don't need to be familiar with past installments to enjoy the wild ride. Diego Luna plays the new big bad, a drug lord looking to expand his reach, while Michael Pena plays the fed tasked with busting his operation. Luna looks to be thoroughly enjoying playing the sleazeball gangster-type, and since this installment is set in the 1980s, expect...
Editor’s Note: The list is constantly updated. Dates refer to when announcements were made.
The Coronavirus outbreak is disrupting entertainment events in Hollywood and around the world, from the theatrical releases of major studio tentpoles to the launch of film festivals and TV conferences. IndieWire will continue to update this page with the latest breaking news regarding production delays, festival cancellations, release date changes, and more entertainment disruptions caused by the coronavirus. The most recent updates will be posted at the top of the running list below.April 7
–The Annecy Animation Film Festival has been cancelled. The world’s leading animation film festival was scheduled to celebrate its 60th anniversary in Annecy, France on June 15-20. In a prepared statement festival organizers said, “During the last weeks, driven by our passion and enthusiasm, we were hoping to be able to offer the exceptional anniversary that was in preparation despite the constraints of confinement. But our reason and international situation are forcing us to act with lucidity and responsibility.” The festival will screen a portion of their offerings in an online event set to be unveiled on April 15.April 6
–“Archer” Season 11 has been delayed to sometime later in the year. The FXX animated comedy was originally scheduled to premiere on May 6.
–The Munich Film Festival has been canceled. It was supposed to happen June 25 through July 4.April 3
–Disney has made major calendar changes, with new release dates for “Mulan,” “Black Widow,” and “Eternals.” The Mouse House also shifted “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Seven Rings,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and “Thor: Love and Thunder.” “Artemis Fowl” will skip theatrical and go directly to streaming via Disney+.
–Searchlight has moved the premiere of Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” from July 24 to October 16, putting the film in the heart of the Oscar race.
–Universal/MGM has moved the “Candyman” sequel from June 12 to September 25. The new film is directed/co-written by Nia DaCosta and produced/co-written by Jordan Peele, expanding on the 1992 original.
–The Montréal Just for Laughs Festival will be postponed to September 29 through October 11, 2020. The event was originally slated for late July. Further details on the Festival will be announced in the coming months.
–HBO has moved the premiere of its new limited series “The Third Day” to this fall. The show, starring Jude Law and Naomi Harris, was originally scheduled to debut on May 11.
-The 2020 Cannes Lions festival is canceled. The June festival was originally...
Although “The L Word: Generation Q” may have tried desperately to speak to a “new generation” of queer women and non-binary folks, fresher creative voices quickly rose to the top in its place. Though people still watched. Showtime’s “Work in Progress” was the best queer comedy of the year, Netflix’s “Feel Good” was an unexpected delight, and “Vida” is returning just in time for queer audiences to catch up on the best show about queer women of color on TV. Yet another contender released a promising first trailer today: “Betty” is a stylish and youthful portrait of Brooklyn teen skaters that already appears extremely queer.
The six-part half-hour arrives on HBO from filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who quickly made waves in 2015 with her her riveting documentary hybrid “The Wolfpack.” “Betty” is adapted from her second feature, the similarly hybridized “Skate Kitchen,” which followed a group of teenage girl skaters in New York City. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews and was released by Magnolia Pictures that year.
In his B+ review of “Skate Kitchen” out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote: “The streetwise alternative to ‘Girls,’ the movie weaves together such a complete vision of its subjects that the rest of the world barely exists. Of course, there's a long-standing precedent to capturing this subculture — ‘Kids’ did it, with more adventurous storytelling twists, more than 20 years ago — but Moselle's subjects hold their own with the surprising ability to clarify their emotions through the cathartic process of hanging out.”
“Betty” features many of the film’s original stars, most of whom had not acted before, including Kabrina Adams, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg, and Ajani Russell. All accomplished skaters in their own right, the first trailer shows the charismatic crew navigating various crushes and friendship trials with compelling panache and humor.
“Betty” is directed, co-written, and executive produced by Moselle. Lesley Arfin and Patricia Breen are also co-writers. Arfin, who also EPs, is a comedy writer best known for co-creating the Netflix series “Love” with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust.
HBO will release “Betty” beginning May 1 at 11 pm ET. Check out the exciting first trailer below: