Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Has a Targeted Release Date

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Has a Targeted Release Date

In November 2017, Amazon announced that they had secured the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings for television in a $250 million deal, beating out competitor Netflix. Since then, precious few details have emerged – only that the deal involves a five-season commitment, and seems poised to become the most expensive television show of all time.   Recently, though, Amazon Studios executive Jennifer Salke said in an interview that they expect a 2021 release. This means that the studio is on track to fulfill the clause of the deal that requires the series to go into …

Ethan Hawke Starring in TV Adaptation of ‘The Good Lord Bird’

Ethan Hawke Starring in TV Adaptation of ‘The Good Lord Bird’

According to a new report from Variety, Blumhouse Television is developing a series based on award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. The book was published in 2013, winning the National Book Award the same year.     Image Via inspire     Ethan Hawke, star of The Purge, is set to play abolitionist leader John Brown, as well as co-writing the script alongside Mark Richard of Fear the Walking Dead.     The Good Lord Bird is a historical fiction novel set in Antebellum, Kansas. It follows a young boy, born into slavery, who becomes involved in John Brown’s antislavery movement. The boy, …

Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Wraps Final Season

Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Wraps Final Season

The third and final season of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has finished shooting, Express reports. Although the show’s second season was only released at the end of March, Neil Patrick Harris (who portrays the main antagonist, Count Olaf) recently tweeted out a picture of himself in costume, along with a message:   Can’t believe that tomorrow is my last day as Count Olaf. For over two years I’ve gotten to play in the most creative, visual, challenging, fantastical sandbox of my career. I’m super proud, and will miss it greatly.     Harris as Count Olaf in season two | …

James McAvoy Joins ‘His Dark Materials’ TV Adaptation

James McAvoy Joins ‘His Dark Materials’ TV Adaptation

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On Monday, the Oxford Mail reported that Hollywood star James McAvoy has been cast as Lord Asriel in the upcoming BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman’s beloved trilogy, His Dark Materials. The role was played in the unsuccessful 2007 adaptation of The Golden Compass by Daniel Craig.     The series has been in development for several years after being announced in November 2015. It has already cast Dafne Keen, the breakout star of Logan, in which she played Laura Kinney (X-23). Keen will be playing the lead protagonist, Lyra, who was portrayed by Dakota Blue Richards in the film.       Image Via A.V. …