It has been a while since Game of Thrones, so I don't quite remember all that happened. Did winter ever actually arrive? And if so, does that mean that a proposed Jon Snow sequel series would be set in spring?
We may well find the answer to that question with The Hollywood Reporter report that Kit Harrington is set to star in a sequel series (should it go ahead... HBO famously canned one GoT spin-off after looking at the pilot. There's no guarantee that this is a go-project even with an OG star on board.
Kit Harrington back playing Jon Snow... I'm snoozing already.
Perhaps most boldly from a creative standpoint, the project would upend Thrones’ final season as the last word on the fates of the surviving characters in HBO’s most popular and Emmy-winning series of all time. In theory, the project could open the door for other surviving characters from the Thrones universe to reappear – such as Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).
Fans aren't that keen
Radio Times ran a poll - it turns out fans are more interested in the upcoming prequel than any Jon Snow show.
What could a Jon Snow show mean for the GoTverse?
Ben Lindbergh at The Ringer considers a Jon Snow show not so much from what may be in the show, as much as what it means from an industry/business standpoint:
Although HBO Max, unlike some streamers, has continued to add subscribers, the 2021 Discovery-WarnerMedia merger has reportedly prompted the new Warner Bros. Discovery to “scrutiniz[e] every aspect of the assets they took over.” Perhaps that scrutiny has placed a spotlight on the lack of Thrones; conveniently, Warner Television and HBO’s recent decision not to move forward with J.J. Abrams’s pricey Demimonde may have freed up some room in the budget to double down on an established brand. On the surface, it’s extremely unsurprising that HBO would attempt to milk more content out of a juggernaut like Thrones.
Production shut down on Netflix show following cast deaths
A motor vehicle accident involving cast of the upcoming Netflix series The Chosen One (based on Mark Millar's comic Chosen / American Jesus) has led to production being temporarily shut down.
Two cast members were killed, another two injured, and a further six crew were also injured.
Faith Hill says making 1883 was the pits
That laboured headline from me is my way of talking about Faith Hill's armpit hair. Apparently she had to grow it out for her role in 1883. In a staged conversation with Courtney Cox (for some reason, but designed to get both into the conversation for Emmy Awards), they spoke about Hill's forced commitment to authenticity:
During their wide-ranging interview, Cox asked whether it was true that "people had to grow hair under their arms" on 1883 "to be authentic" to the time period.
"That was really difficult, and [creator Taylor Sheridan] actually called my husband," recalled Hill."We were at a wedding, our nephew's wedding, and he said, 'Who's gonna be the one to tell your wife that she has to stop shaving under her arms?' And I'm thinking, we're at a wedding, can this wait? He goes, 'No, stop tonight.'"
Hill attempted to protest Sheridan's request by noting that many male cast members wore fake beards, but she was overruled. As a result, the singer and actress began growing out her underarm hair "a few months" before filming began, an admission that prompted a look of horror from Cox.
"I've lasered, so I wouldn't be able to," said Cox.
"I don't laser, but I may now so I never have to do that again," replied Hill. "It really grossed me out, I have to say."
- Will Forte will star in Netflix's Bodkin. The show is the first scripted drama from Obama's production deal. Read: THR
- Netflix is telling the industry that it is business as usual, but producers working with Netflix say otherwise with confusion over budgets and other issues. Read: Deadline
- Maya Rudolph was originally in line to play one of the lead roles in Killing Eve. Read: Indiewire
- RIP Everett Park, the creator of cult 90s animated show Duckman was 71. Read: Deadline
- Seven has inexplicably greenlit a second season of the awful RFDS. Read: IF
- A long, lost 'banned' episode of Sesame Street has been released into the wild thanks to Reddit. Read: The AV Club
- Vocal Scientology critic/former member Paul Haggis (the Oscar winning writer-director was also the creator of TV show Due South) has been arrested in Italy after a sexual assault allegation. Read: Variety
Country Queen debuts on Netflix July 15.
Mom, Don't Do That is coming to Netflix.
Cafe Minamang debuts on Netflix 27 June.
That's it for today. The week begins now.