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Endgame for Daniel Radcliffe Play

The Old Vic theater in London, England, have cancelled all remaining performances of Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame, starring Daniel Radcliffe, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

The play, which began its run in January, was due to continue until March 28th, meaning that this move from the theater scraps the final two weeks. This is the first major production to cease performances in London, which comes as a surprise considering the total shutdown of New York City’s Broadway last week.

 

This decision has been made by the Old Vic, given current advisories to practice social distancing, and limit crowds. In their official statement, the theater said they are “aware of our employees’ financial dependence on work being presented and tickets being purchased”. As such, they are asking customers to consider their ticket price as a donation, rather than requesting a full refund, an act that would be “financially devastating.” The company have incentivized this move, offering benefits to those who waive the refund.

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For those who donate, we are able to offer a link to an exclusive video recording of the entire production of Endgame, captured earlier in the run, a private video message of appreciation from the cast, and a free Friends membership entitling you to Priority Booking valid for one year.

 

The UK government has elected not to impose any restrictions on movements or gatherings and much of London’s theater scene remains unaltered by the current pandemic. As the situation evolves, so too does the global response, and updates for the London performances can be found here.

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HBO’s Programming President Responds to Fan Backlash to ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

According to Insider HBO’s programming boss Casey Bloys has absorbed the (somewhat intense) fan reaction to Game of Throne’s finale. Insider sat down in an interview with Bloys, asking him his personal stance on the interview. When asked about the fan backlash to how the show ended, Bloys noted you have to take online reactions with a grain of salt but he noted the show has a ‘passionate’ fanbase and some hated it, while others liked it, and he noted this was normal for any big series reaching its conclusion. Some fans will enjoy the finale, some won’t, and he thinks this is a normal part of the process. He noted the writers, Dave and Dan, had a plan for the very beginning. Some fans didn’t agree where the characters they loved went in the end but he believes they took the landing and managed a very difficult TV show all the way until the end.

 

Arya, Bran, and Sansa sit on three chairs in a row

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He further noted he was pleased with the water bottle situation, noting that it’s really great that fans are able to notice details like that and keep Game of Thrones in the media by talking about it in massive numbers. He noted the writers, Dave and Dan, were very ‘smart, methodical, and bright’. They had been doing this for a long time and there were no debates about whether the ending was to be changed. Bloys said it was always intended to end this way, even in the early seasons.

Furthermore, he noted production for the spinoff is underway (no word of what the first spinoff will be). The pilot, however, will be shot in June and the script, he noted, looks ‘great’. He did, however, say he didn’t want to overdo it with the spinoffs, noting HBO has much fantastic content beyond just Game of Thrones and he hopes to be developing more original properties to go along with potential spinoffs.

In conclusion, he noted the show wasn’t a juggernaut when it came out and it took time to become a cultural milestone, ending with the highest rated show ever for HBO with this finale. Bloys hopes to find the eventual next big thing but you can’t force it. It just evolves naturally but he hopes to keep the same level of quality in Thrones to all HBO’s other shows.

 

 

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HBO's Programming President Responds to Fan Backlash to 'Game of Thrones' Finale

According to Insider HBO’s programming boss Casey Bloys has absorbed the (somewhat intense) fan reaction to Game of Throne’s finale. Insider sat down in an interview with Bloys, asking him his personal stance on the interview. When asked about the fan backlash to how the show ended, Bloys noted you have to take online reactions with a grain of salt but he noted the show has a ‘passionate’ fanbase and some hated it, while others liked it, and he noted this was normal for any big series reaching its conclusion. Some fans will enjoy the finale, some won’t, and he thinks this is a normal part of the process. He noted the writers, Dave and Dan, had a plan for the very beginning. Some fans didn’t agree where the characters they loved went in the end but he believes they took the landing and managed a very difficult TV show all the way until the end.
 
Arya, Bran, and Sansa sit on three chairs in a row

Image via Insider

He further noted he was pleased with the water bottle situation, noting that it’s really great that fans are able to notice details like that and keep Game of Thrones in the media by talking about it in massive numbers. He noted the writers, Dave and Dan, were very ‘smart, methodical, and bright’. They had been doing this for a long time and there were no debates about whether the ending was to be changed. Bloys said it was always intended to end this way, even in the early seasons.
Furthermore, he noted production for the spinoff is underway (no word of what the first spinoff will be). The pilot, however, will be shot in June and the script, he noted, looks ‘great’. He did, however, say he didn’t want to overdo it with the spinoffs, noting HBO has much fantastic content beyond just Game of Thrones and he hopes to be developing more original properties to go along with potential spinoffs.
In conclusion, he noted the show wasn’t a juggernaut when it came out and it took time to become a cultural milestone, ending with the highest rated show ever for HBO with this finale. Bloys hopes to find the eventual next big thing but you can’t force it. It just evolves naturally but he hopes to keep the same level of quality in Thrones to all HBO’s other shows.
 
 
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Clay looking at Hannah in his bedroom.

Netflix Renews ’13 Reasons Why’ For Third Season

The popular and controversial teen drama series 13 Reasons Why (based off Jay Asher’s book with the same name) has been renewed by Netflix for a third season that will be premiere in 2019. A teaser for season three was released on social media this morning and can be viewed down below.

 

 

 

The next season will have another 13 episodes and according to Paramount Television and Anonymous Content the show’s creator Brian Yorkey will return as showrunner of the series. The season is said to start filming later in 2018 with many of its actors such as Dylan Minette (Clay) and Alisha Boe (Jessica) returning.

 

However, Katherine Langford (Hannah) confirmed that she will be leaving after two seasons playing the character. Brian Yorkey, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Tom McCarthy, Steve Golin, and Selena Gomez are set to return as executive producers.  

 

 

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