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Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ Finds Its Bright New Cast

While we still don’t have a release date for Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone” series, we finally have a cast to shamelessly follow on social media and add to our fan-edits!



Yesterday, Netflix announced its cast for their new series based on Leigh Bardugo’s award-winning “Grishaverse” books. The series is set to adapt both her Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows book series and the casting for characters from both series has left book fans in a frenzy!


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Leading the series as Shadow and Bone protagonist Alina Starkov is Jessie Mei Li (known for her upcoming role in Last Night in Soho). Playing alongside her will be a favorite among fans, Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Punisher, Chronicles of Narnia) as General Kirigan. Also joining the Shadow and Bone portion of the cast is Archie Renaux (Voyagers) as Malyen Oretsev, Sujaya Dasgupta (Press, Guilt) as Zoya Nazyalensky, Simon Sears (Winter Brothers) as Ivan, and Daisy Head (Guilt) as Genya Safin.


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On the Six of Crows front, Freddy Carter (Pennyworth) will be playing gang-leader Kaz Brekker. Starring alongside him will be Amita Suman (The Outpost) as Inej Ghafa, Kit Young (Endeavour) as Jesper Fahey, and Danielle Galligan (Game of Thrones) as Nina Zenik.

The series is being adapted by showrunner Eric Heisserer known for his work on Arrival and is being directed by Lee Toland of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Bardugo herself is an executive producer on the show and expressed her excitement about the casting announcement. The cast we have so far has definitely made us fans more excited about the show and kept us on our toes for casting to come!




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Atlas Entertainment to Adapt Joseph Finder’s ‘Judgement’

Exciting news for fans of Joseph Finder! According to Variety, Atlas Entertainment has acquired the rights to adapt Joseph Finder’s thriller Judgment into a television series. The novel centers on Juliana Brody, a powerful judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts. After a one night stand, she realizes she’s being blackmailed and her one night stand has been saved on video. As her life spirals out of control, to save her career and maybe even her life she has to become as ruthless as her enemies to survive. Charles Roven, who produced The Dark Knight and Wonder Womanwill serve as executive producer of the series.


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Roven expressed eagerness to adapt the book, which was originally published in January 2019. Jacob Finder also expressed eagerness to work with the team to bring his ‘tough, nuanced character’ to television screens. It is unsure when the series will land at this point but the drama seems perfect in this age of peak TV.

Are you excited? Let us know in the comments!


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College Admissions Scandal Gains First Book Deal

The college admissions scandal has the whole world talking. Since last week, the scandal has revealed that over 40 people have been charged or arrested on charges of bribing college officials in order to get their children into elite colleges. Among those charged have been Desperate Housewive’s Felicity Huffman and Full House’s Lori Loughlin.

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Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter a book deal has been struck for this scandal. The book, titled Guilty Admissions from publisher Twelve Books, will take a closer look at the ringleader of the scheme, William ‘Rick’ Singer. Mr. Singer catered to wealthy parents, helping them bribe and cheat their way into elite schools for huge amounts of cash. The book will focus on Singer, discussing how he used the system for his own benefit and also be a jumping off point where the book will talk about the broken college admission process, as well as how society added pressure on students to acquire the distinguished university degree.

There is no announced date for Guilty Admissions yet but it should be an exciting read when it hits shelves. In the meantime, the scandal is still unfolding and doubtlessly more wrenches will be thrown into the mix before it is over.

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Ron Howard to Direct Netflix Adaptation of Bestselling Memoir ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Ron Howard has found his next project. Deadline reported that the director of Solo: A Star Wars Story will direct an adaptation of J.D. Vance’s popular memoir Hillbilly Elegy.


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Vance writes about growing up in Middle America and the struggles his working-class family endured such as drug addiction and economic strain. The book received polarized reviews from different sides of the political spectrum but became a New York Times bestseller and was regarded as a key book in explaining the outcome of the 2016 election.


Netflix will finance the film, with plans to have a limited theatrical release along with streaming. Vanessa Taylor, co-writer for The Shape of Water, will write the script. Howard will produce the film with his Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer.


Though it has not been finalized, shooting is planned for this year. No cast news or release date has been set.



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‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Has a Tie-In Novel Coming Soon!

National Video Game Day is approaching soon and the day will be spotlighting all upcoming, current, past, and prominent video games.  An upcoming video game that deserves the spotlight is Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The video game focuses on Lara Croft, a well-known figure in the video game industry. A strong and independent survivalist, Lara Croft, also known as the Tomb Raider, is not only getting another video game sequel, but the Shadow of the Tomb Raider is getting a tie-in novel.



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The novel, Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Path of the Apocalypse, authored by S.D Perry, follows the plot of the video game. Lara Croft is on a new adventure where she faces off with the agents of Trinity and discovers an ancient secret. The race to uncover a clue continues on as both Trinity and Lara race to uncover the ancient secrets that lay in the underground of Colombia. Lara knows no boundaries as she stops at nothing to get there before they do. She delves deep into the treacherous cavern, facing ancient terrors and unexpected bumps in the road. This novel along with the video game will bring forth challenges that the Tomb Raider has not faced before.




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