One of the best films of 2005 was George Clooney's directorial debut Good Night and Good Luck. It remains the best film he has directed to date. Now, 17 years later, his production company Smokehouse Pictures (alongside AMC Studios, Participant, and 2929 Productions) have a TV series in the works.
The show hasn't been greenlit to series yet, but a writers room is currently working on the show with Succession writer Jonathan Glatzer on as showrunner and the film's co-writer Grant Heslov directing the first episode.
The series is set to focus on an original character, Sy Steingartner, a young cameraman for Murrow’s “See It Now” program, as he juggles his personal loyalty to the journalist with his desire to further his own career by embracing CBS’ push for anti-Communist news programming.
This all sounds very promising and today serves as encouragement to go back and watch that film, which was very good in a way that Clooney's directed-films generally have not been.
Beware the tides of bluecheck misinformation
Double check news that seems too good to be true or anything that makes you think "Wait, Tom Hanks said that?" because Twitter right now is swamped by sh*tposting folks taking advantage of the platforms decision to allow people to pay for verification.
One way to minimise the shenanigans has been for Twitter to prevent blue check people from changing their display names, which has caught genuine verified users with some awkward names for the rest of time.
- Robert & Michelle King give an exit interview for The Good Fight, which is now streaming its final episode in the US. Here in Australia we haven't seen the episode yet, so I have no idea what is in this article. Apparently there are SPOILERS. Read: Deadline
- Rainn Wilson from The Office has changed his name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson. But just on social media. It isn't legal. Read: The Guardian
- Season 12 of Curb Your Enthusiasm has started filming. Read: Uproxx
Leopard Skin debuts Nov 17 on Peacock. The trailer looks pretty promising.
Gossip Girl returns to HBO Max for season 2 on Dec 1.
Dragon Age: Absolution debuts on Netflix Dec 9.
The Witcher: Blood Origin (and not The Witcher: Blood Orange as I initially read it as) debuts Dec 25 on Netflix.
Did the world need another take on this? Scrooge: A Christmas Carol debuts on Netflix sometime soon.
That's all the news that was fit to print today. And that brings this newsletter to a close for another week. Always Be Streaming will be in your inboxes later, with its weekly guide to new and returning shows. Have a swell weekend. My plans: To watch the movie Willow for the very first time.