Sorry Jim from The Office fans, the John Krasinski show Jack Ryan (based on the Tom Clancy books) will end with season four of the show. When Kransinski signed on to do the show, it was with a four-season commitment, so this isn't a huge surprise.
Besides, Krasinski has a new big IP character that he's more than likely taking on over at Marvel.
Actor Michael Peña was added to the cast with season 4, playing the Tom Clancy character Ding Chavez. Word is that the character will be spun-off into his own series following the conclusion of the Jack Ryan show.
So far only two seasons of Jack Ryan have been streamed by Amazon - season three debuts in November and that fourth season is in production now.
Finally... the motion picture event of the decade
It has been a very long decade, but get set to return to the multiplex, movie lovers. Avatar: The Way of The Water debuts at the end of the year.
Today we have the first teaser trailer for the film. I know you may watch it and feel slightly underwhelmed. After all, who among us hasn't been eagerly awaiting this footage since we first strapped on our 3D glasses to visit the magical world of Pandora. But know that this is just a teaser. It will probably be with the first proper trailer that the film gives away it's big gimmick: extended sequences with real-world actors performing under water.
Glimpse of the future
Here is a video of Toyama train station in Japan. Press play and watch it for a few moments.
You likely have guessed where I am going with this, but that video isn't real. It is computer generated using the new Unreal 5 engine used to produce video games. That level of photo realism impresses the heck out of me. It also just serves as a reminder that we are so very close to computer effects being able to completely replace live action.
The question I have is whether the technology will get to cinemas before cinema gets to virtual reality...
- The Lost City, the recent Sandra Bullock / Channing Tatum film, debuts on Paramount+ in the US on May 10. One of the biggest frustrations I have with Paramount+ is that the company isn't all in on providing a global service with global release dates/availability of content. Read: thefutoncritic
- Lydia West says she was never in the running to play Doctor Who. That just seems like malpractice. The kids of the world deserve better. Read: Radio Times
- The Bob Saget tribute special will stream on Netflix June 10. Read: Deadline
- Tina Fey reckons Kevin Spacey once tried to hit on her. Read: Yahoo Entertainment
- The lawsuit over MacGyver profits concludes. Read: THR
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will continue to go dark with no new episodes as Colbert deals with a possible COVID recurrence. Read: Deadline
- The new Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi will not be Emmy eligible this year. Read: Variety
- CBS has renewed FBI, spin-off FBI: Most Wanted, and the other spin-off FBI: International for 2 seasons each. A win for viewers who enjoy waking up to TV shows while dozing on the couch. Read: Variety
Love Death + Robots returns May 20 for a third season. Notably, the new batch of episodes includes one directed by producer David Fincher.
Floor is Lava returns (finally) on June 3. It was two years ago we say season one. The fact this show has remained off the air for so long is malpractice. Netflix shareholders should sue.
Father of The Bride (2022) debuts June 16 on HBO Max.
Bruh returns for season 3 on BET May 12.