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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
Holy crap! More 'The Knick'!
ALSO: A new Carl on The Simpsons. AND: Arkin exits show with his name on it
The Sopranos. The Wire. Game of Thrones. Watchmen. The Knick.
One of those shows are not like the others. Hint: It's the one you probably haven't watched.
The Knick was Steven Soderbergh’s first TV show. He directed every episode of the drama set in a New York hospital in 1900. The series aired on HBO sister channel Cinemax.
Clive Owen starred in The Knick as a somewhat experimental surgeon using what is now seen to be primitive techniques. While Owen put in career-best work and was astounding in the show, the breakout star was a pre-MoonlightAndré Holland.
Simply, the show was brilliant and deserved a MUCH bigger audience than ever saw it.
Why mention The Knick today? Word has it the show is in the works to make a return. The series original writers Jack Amiel and Michael Begler have been working with André Holland and filmmaker Barry Jenkins on a season 3.
With the new season of The Simpsons, a bunch of characters are going to start sounding rather different following criticisms of the shows racial depictions.
In the season 32 premiere airing this coming Sunday, we’re introduced to a new voice for Homer’s power plan colleague Carl. He’s voiced by Alex Désert. Here’s where I feel conflicted. I struggle with new episodes of The Simpsons. But, I’ve been a big fan of Alex Désert since I first saw him in the 1990 TV series The Flash (he’s since been a regular on Becker, and appeared in movies like Swingers and High Fidelity). Désert replaces Hank Azaria in the role.
It’ll be interesting hearing new voices for a bunch of these characters. I’m wondering if it may ease the discomfort that viewers might feel when the time comes to start replacing main cast members (which will have to happen one day, surely).
The star of the most recent season of My 600lb Life, Coliesa McMillian, has died at the age of 41. Source: Deadline
There’s a lot of support for Cord Jefforson thanking his therapist at the Emmys. Source: NYT
ViacomCBS reports that an independent review into allegations of sexual impropriety by CEO Bob Bakish has found no ground to support it. Source: Deadline
Amazon has unveiled the Echo Show 10, which will support Netflix. Source: Variety
Jason Donovan joins the cast of UK reality show Dancing on Ice in 2021. Source: Radio Times
Reshoots and post-roduction on Zack Snyder’s Justice League are believed to be in the $70 million range. Jeepers. Source: The Wrap
Creepshow gets animated
Streaming horror service Shudder will debut an animated special based on the movies and its anthology series Creepshow. It will feature two stories adapted on works by Stephen King’s son Joe Hill. Keifer Sutherland and Joey King will lend their voices to it.
Yesterday ABW reported of a Father of The Bride reunion on its way to YouTube by way of Netflix. Well, as always ABW proves it is the go-to destination for all news and updates on the Father of The Bride franchise.
There is a third Father of The Bride film in development. This time the warm hijinks will focus on a Latinx family. Matt Lopez is writing.
The latest film will tell the story of a father coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family. It will be more of a rom-com than previous versions of film.
This Friday’s Netflix Father of The Bride special appears to be a bit more involved than just a Zoom call. Apparently Nancy Meyers is writing something for it? Anyway, Netflix released this proper trailer.
Scott Frank’s The Queen’s Gambit debuts on Netflix on October 23rd
Feature film Sound of Metal debuts on Amazon Prime Video on December 4th.
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