Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt might be gone, but her cheerful legacy will live on in the form of a children’s novel.
Little, Brown Books has announced that The Legends Of Greemulax, the fictional book that Kimmy writes near the end of the series, will become an actual children’s book. It tells the story of a boy and a girl who live in a magical world and must go on an epic journey to rewrite the rules of the land so both men and women can be equal again.
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The book strives to teach young children about sexism and equality and will be released in April, which is also Child Abuse Prevention Month. NBCUniversal announced that they would be making a donation in support of Prevent Child Abuse America in recognition of the book’s release.
The book will be co-written by children’s author Sarah Mlynowski. It is available for pre-order now.
Nothing sucks more than when a series you love is cancelled, except when several series that are all inter-connected and all bad-ass are cancelled one after another! Yeah, nothing sucks more than that. Rarely do these cancelled shows ever see the light of day again, but Netflix’s Marvel series just might have a chance!
With regards to the reason why Netflix cancelled its Marvel series, nobody knows for sure… although articles have speculated with few concrete details. Alas, there is still no definite news from the streaming organization itself or even from Disney or Marvel Studios.
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One articlefrom Forbes does give very intriguing and plausible explanations as to what really has been going on. It’s a bit of a long read for sure, but it covers all the business and politics that could be to blame. Speculations include that, while Marvel shows do have a large viewership on Netflix, they don’t attract new viewers… which mean purchasing the shows would have little payoff. While there may be other reasons, this one seems logical.
Regardless, there is now talk of Hulu picking up where Netflix left off with Disney closing an ownership deal with Hulu.
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Craig Erwich, Hulu’s senior vice president of originals, spoke with Hollywood magazine The Wrap:
Hulu remains open for business with Marvel, and that includes any title under the comic book powerhouse. Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in. It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things.
For now, Hulu has agreed to work on the adult animated series Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, and Tigra & Dazzler. All four shows will be produced by Marvel TV, and they will culminate in a crossover special called The Offenders.
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The aforementioned interview yielded more juicy details:
The deal with Hulu is very similar to the one Marvel TV signed with Netflix back in 2015, in which the studio was to produce four live-action series that also culminated with a team-up special. Erwich said that, though the deal may look similar, they weren’t trying to copy what Marvel and Netflix did.
Let’s hope that it isn’t too much of a copy, because I don’t think fans could handle any more cancellations. For now though, things seem to be a little up in the air in regards to reviving the Netflix series.
Of course, it may take some time for Hulu to take up the mantle of continuing these series since Netflix still has The Punisher and Jessica Jones to air later this year.
The second season of You, the adaptation of Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name, is coming soon to Netflix! The season one finale had us all on the edge of our seats, and we simply cannot wait to see how it plays out.
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This is what we know so far about season two. First off, It will be based on Hidden Bodies, Kepnes’ follow-up to You, (so if you haven’t read the sequel yet, now’s your chance) and will continue to feature Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg. And, though things didn’t exactly work out with Beck (eek) he won’t stay single for long.
The show will be set in Los Angeles and is currently in the casting process. Best of all, we now know the name of Joe’s next love interest… Love.
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No, really! Victoria Pedretti will play Love Quinn, a true L.A. gal and aspiring chef. She’ll be just the person to help Joe adjust to the big move… and might get a little too close for her own good. Like Beck, Love has recently experienced a shattering loss. Unlike Beck, Joe wasn’t the cause of said loss.
Showrunner Sera Gamble reassures viewers that season two won’t repeat the first season’s plot in an interview with EW:
Season 1 was a particular kind of story that we could tell about the relationship between Joe and Beck and the moment that we did what we did in the finale, that’s not repeatable. I will say that Love is a person he could only have met after what happened between him and Beck. And by the way, Joe is not out there looking for love. He’s truly heartbroken by what has happened, and so what Love offers is a different kind of friendship and a different kind of relationship.
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How different will Joe Goldberg really be, though? Even Penn Badgley likes to remind viewers that Joe is absolutely not someone to admire. But for better or worse, he definitely has us hooked and ready to see more of You!
An adaptation of Karin Slaughter’s latest novel, Pieces of Her, is coming to Netflix! The show is currently being developed at Made Up Stories, and, though we don’t have an air date yet, we do have a couple of details to hold us over in the meantime.
The eight-episode series will center on speech therapist Laura and her daughter Andy, depicting the way their relationship turns on its head after the pair experiences a shooting at a restaurant.
A Washington Post article tells us that rather than hiding or running, Laura takes down the shooter, fatally wounding him. Laura doesn’t remain an unsung hero for long, though, since a bystander records the entire altercation. The video, which shows Laura’s face, circulates and dredges up dangerous people from Laura’s past; consequently, Laura and Andy must flee to save their lives.
The series will be produced by a team of three women: Charlotte Stoudt, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Bruna Papandrea.
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Stoudt will act as the showrunner and writer. She has written in the past for shows like Homeland and House of Cards, so Pieces of Her seems to be right up her alley.
Lesli Linka Glatter will direct the first two episodes of the series. She has directed shows ranging from gory dramas like The Walking Dead to cult comedies like Freaks and Geeks.
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Bruna Papandrea, through her company Made Up Stories, aims to create content by women and about women, something that will be visible in the show as we follow these two complex women subverting traditionally masculine roles.
At least we have plenty of time to read (and reread) the book until the Netflix adaptation comes out!
While we cannot wait for season 3 of Stranger Things to arrive on July 4th, we now have the opportunity to indulge in reading the first official novel inspired by series, which takes place before Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will and the events of the show!
Penguin Random House states that the book “follows Eleven’s mother and her time as a test subject in the MKUltra program.” Eleven’s mother, Terry Ives, was presented in the second season, along with ‘Eight’ who will also be featured in the novel as five-year-old Kari, in the opening chapter. We will learn more about Dr. Brenner and the children who were being tested like Eleven.
If you want the full synopsis, check it out below here from Amazon!
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A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven’s mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things.
It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn’t be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington.
But the world is changing, and Terry isn’t content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code-named MKULTRA. Unmarked vans, a remote lab deep in the woods, mind-altering substances administered by tight-lipped researchers . . . and a mystery the young and restless Terry is determined to uncover.
But behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratory—and the piercing gaze of its director, Dr. Martin Brenner—lurks a conspiracy greater than Terry could have ever imagined. To face it, she’ll need the help of her fellow test subjects, including one so mysterious the world doesn’t know she exists—a young girl with unexplainable superhuman powers and a number instead of a name: 008.
Amid the rising tensions of the new decade, Terry Ives and Martin Brenner have begun a different kind of war—one where the human mind is the battlefield.
She posted a post on her blog entitled ‘Let’s Get Stranger Together!’ in an attempt to boost her first week of sales, by sharing her appreciation of her collaborators by posting a picture of the acknowledgements page, and stated that she will attend a reading event at Kentucky.
“Hello, friends and lovely strangers! It’s finally here, release day for my new book, Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds. An update not about new releases is coming soon, because I’m finally working hard on my book-in-progress again after being stalled and I have thoughts on why.
But today is not that day! Today I tell you that en route to the bookstore let night to help host trivia, we thought our hand-me-down rust-bucket money-pit car was going to die. Ah, the glamourous writing life! Anyway, newish car purchase on the horizon, so buy my book. This week if you can, because first week sales are important. Libraries are also your friend, if you can’t. And if you enjoy leave a review somewhere. Telling people is rad. Sharing is truly caring.”