Sometimes you can read a bunch of words and it all makes grammatical sense, but at the same time you need to re-read it because it just makes zero conceptual sense. Please, join me on this journey.
Sean Penn and Matthew Fox have joined the cast of a new Stan-original Australian satirical comedy called C*A*U*G*H*T. It is a 6-part series from actor Kick Gurry, who directs the show.
While Stan will stream it in Australia, new UK ITV-owned streamer ITVX will also have the show.
How Stan has Sean Penn and Matthew Fox appearing in the show confuses my brain a bit. And since when was Kick Gurry a director?
Satirical comedy C*A*U*G*H*T follows four Australian soldiers sent on a secret mission to a war-torn country. Mistaken for Americans, they are captured by freedom fighters and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When the soldiers reach celebrity status, they realize that being caught might just be the best thing that could’ve happened to them.
- Warner Bros Discovery chief David Zaslav has told staff that the company isn't up for sale amid rumors that Comcast may have its eye on the company. Read: THR
- Lightweight, but certainly watchable, Long Island-set comedy Bridge and Tunnel has been cancelled by EPIX after two seasons. The show was written & directed by Edward Burns and starred Caitlin Stasey. Read: Variety
- The head of AMC believes the company can reach 20-25 million streaming subscribers by 2025 as it persues a strategy focused on "premium, marquee content for adults." Read: THR
- Upcoming AMC show Interview with The Vampire (which is pretty good) has a promotional store online that only opens at night. Read: Variety
- As Starz rolls out across Europe from Sept 29, it will be rebranded as Lionsgate+. Read: TBI
- Ken Leung says that there were talks about him costarring in a True Detective style show opposite Josh Holloway that would be a Lost spinoff of sorts. Yes please. Read: The Independent
- The Foxtel Group are now the exclusive Australian home of the WWE. Read: Variety Australia
- Meanwhile, EPIX is rebranding to MGM+. Read: TV Line
- Season 3 of Jack Ryan debuts Dec 21 on Amazon Prime Video.
- Lisa Kudrow has joined the Taika Waititi TV series adaptation of Time Bandits for Apple TV+. Read: THR
- The cast for the upcoming Netflix film Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley now includes Kevin Bacon, getting me one degree closer to Judge Reinhold. Finally. Read: Deadline
The Starz Dangerous Liaisons series debuts Nov 6.
Tubi original film Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial debuts Sept 29. Are we yet talking Oscars?
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