The CW released the promo for the Supernatural Season 14 finale titled “Moriah.” Check out the promo below, as well as the new photos in the gallery, and catch the episode on April 18!
Written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Phil Sgriccia, the official synopsis for episode 14.20 reads:
“Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) are thrown into an epic battle. Meanwhile, Jack (Alexander Calvert) becomes disenchanted with all the lies, and an old friend from the past shows up.”
Supernaturalfollows brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester. The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues in Supernatural‘s 13th season. Sam and Dean have spent their lives on the road, battling supernatural threats that include everything from the demon that killed their mother to the usual vampires, ghosts, shape-shifters, angels and fallen gods rampaging over the land. They’ve come out on top with the help of allies, both human and supernatural, but every victory comes at a price.
Created by Eric Kripke (The Boys, Timeless, The House with a Clock in Its Walls), Supernatural is currently airing its 14th season, which will consist of 20 episodes, its 300th episode, and airs every Thursday night on The CW at 8:00 p.m. ET. Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer serve as co-showrunners and executive producers.
Clint Eastwood once again in talks to direct The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Deadline reports that Clint Eastwood may have found his next project, as the 88-year-old director is in talks with Fox and Disney to direct The Ballad Of Richard Jewell. Eastwood was previously in talks to direct the film back in 2015, but those plans failed to pan out.
Based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” the film will tell the true story of the innocent security guard who helped save lives during the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta who was later accused of plotting the attack. Eric Robert Rudolph plead guilty to the crime, along with several other bombings, in 2005.
The project has been in development for many years with Jonah Hill previously attached to play Jewell. Hill’s The Wolf of Wall Street cohort Leonardo DiCaprio previously attached to play the lawyer who aided him during the media firestorm that painted him as a terrorist. Neither actor remains attached to the film as a star, but remain attached as producers. Eastwood will reportedly hire his own cast and start shooting this summer on the film.
The film will be produced by DiCaprio, Hill, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Kevin Misher.
Rest Stop is described as a propulsive cat and mouse thriller, following the twisted journey of two women after a fateful encounter at a highway rest stop. The story was originally published in Esquire Magazine in 2003 and received the 2004 National Magazine Award. Rest Stop was later added in King’s Just After Sunset collection in 2008.
Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell, Christopher Robin) is attached to write and direct the film. Craig Flores (300, 300: Rise of an Empire) will produce through his Bread & Circuses banner. Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee the project for Legendary.
Rest Stop is just the latest King title to be adapted for audiences. Other features include the recent release of Pet Sematary, last year’s IT, the upcoming IT: Chapter Two, and The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep. Hulu’s Castle Rock is currently filming its second season, while Mr. Mercedes was also renewed for a Season 3 at Audience Network. Numerous other projects have also been announced, such as AMC’s adaptation of King’s bestselling novel Sleeping Beauties, J.J. Abrams Lisey’s Story series starring Julianne Moore, and the feature film adaptation of King and Peter Straub’s novel The Talisman.
Joel Edgerton is heading to Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad
Variety has brought word that the upcoming Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad from Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) has expanded its all-star roster with the addition of Boy Erased‘s Joel Edgerton.
The 44-year-old writer/director/actor has signed on to portray the role of Ridgeway, a runaway slavecatcher. Edgerton joins a cast that already includes Thuso Mbedu (Liberty), Chase W. Dillon (First Wives Club) and Aaron Pierre (Krypton).
The highly-anticipated series, based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, will consist of 11 episodes and follows Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia who is an outcast even amongst her fellow Africans and is struggling coming into womanhood when she meets Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia who informs her of the Underground Railroad, inspiring them both to take the risk and escape to freedom.
The limited series will chronicle Cora’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the southern soil.
Edgerton has been enjoying a wave of indie success over the past five years following his directorial debut with the 2015 psychological thriller The Gift, going on to star in the Whitey Bulger crime biopic Black Mass, the sci-fi mystery Midnight Special, the romantic biopic Loving and the horror film It Comes at Night.
Jenkins will direct and write all 11 episodes of the series. Jenkins’ Pastel Productions will executive produce alongside Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, who also produced Jenkins’ Oscar-winning drama Moonlight. No release date has been set for The Underground Railroad, but the series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
FOX is keeping Last Man Standing with season 8 renewal
After finding a new home on a new network, it appears Tim Allen’s latest hit series Last Man Standing is not leaving any time soon as FOX has greenlit an eighth season of the Friday night half-hour sitcom, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It was all but guaranteed that the comedy series would get picked up for another season by the primetime network, as it received both better reviews from critics and audiences and earned highest ratings for the show since its second season on its previous network, ABC. FOX clearly saw the potential when it chose to revive the series after the Disney-owned network cancelled it and, despite keeping it in the same time slot, it proved to work better on the new channel.
“Last Man Standing roared out of the gate on FOX and has maintained its ratings dominance ever since,” Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said in a statement. “Much of that credit goes to the incredibly funny and talented Tim Allen, not to mention Nancy [Travis], Hector [Elizondo] and the rest of the show’s great cast. We’d like to thank [exec producers] Kevin [Abbott], Matt [Berry] and the entire crew, along with our partners at 20th Century Fox Television, for overseeing one of television’s most popular comedies. We’d also like to congratulate them all on reaching 150 episodes — a milestone that’s well-deserved.”
The series, created by Jack Burditt, is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, and also stars Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson. The show averaged 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7 ratings for the 2016-2017 season on ABC. It was the network’s second most-watched comedy, after Modern Family. Among the key Adults 18-49 demographic, the series averaged a 1.7/7. The series ranked as the No. 1 new program across all syndication when it debuted off-net during the 2016-2017 season.
Despite the new network shift, 20th Century TV initially owned the rights to the series, with ABC having to pay a licensing fee to the studio for every new season, but following Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of FOX and most of its assets, ABC will retain the primary rights to the show and FOX will have to pay a licensing fee in a rarely seen switcheroo.
“Hard to believe Last Man Standing hits 150 episodes this week, and it gets better with another upcoming season at FOX,” Allen said in a statement. “Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh. It’s another big high five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar. Thanks to our family at FOX, who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show Last Man Unable to Stand.”
The seventh season of Last Man Standing is still running on Friday nights at 8 p.m. PST on FOX and is set to return on April 19, while the entirety of the previous seasons and current season can be watched on Hulu.
The team have found a chance in Avengers: Endgame TV spot
Marvel Studios has released a new TV spot for the highly-anticipated superhero blockbuster Avengers: Endgame a week ahead of the film’s release teasing the team’s discovery of how to track down the mad titan Thanos, which can be viewed in the player below!
Last year’s Infinity Warsaw the titular superhero team take the fight to Thanos in order to stop his attempt at exterminating half of the universe’s population with the Infinity stones. But it was to no avail, as he was able to successfully collect them all and snap his fingers, wiping out half of all life from existence in a cloud of ash.
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Endgame.”
Confirmed cast members for the fourth film so far includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Sean Gunn, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Katherine Langford and Josh Brolin.
The epic final battle between the heroes and Thanos will burst onto the big screen on April 26.
Elmo visits Westeros in Sesame Street/Game of Thrones mash-up
Here’s a combo you didn’t expect, two of HBO’s heaviest hitters have finally come together as Elmo takes a trip to Westeros to try and help Cersei and Tyrion patch up their differences. Check out the hilarious video below!
Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.
Executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 8 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence, and Lisa McAtackney.
The final season of Game of Thrones likely won’t be our last trip to Westeros, as HBO has greenlit a pilot set 1,000 years before the events of the wildly popular sword and sorcery epic. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have been cast in the prequel series. S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders, Jessica Jones) will direct the pilot.
New episodes of the final season premieres every Sunday on HBO.
The past and future collide in the Mortal Kombat 11 launch trailer
The official Mortal Kombat 11 launch trailer is here, which shows the past and the future collide with an array of classic characters coming out of the woodwork to participate in what may be the bloodiest tournament in Mortal Kombat history. Which is really saying something. You can judge for yourself when you check out the trailer in the player below!
In the next evolution of the franchise, Mortal Kombat 11 introduces a new Custom Character Variations, giving you unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. And featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat’s best in class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making.
The last game in the series, Mortal Kombat X, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim and high sales. The game even won Best Fighting Game at The Game Awards 2015, but the series has remained dormant since then.
The Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios game will arrive on April 23, 2019, on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One. You can pre-order the game to receive access to the beta, available March 28, as well as the in-game, playable character Shao Kahn.
Reunited and it feels so good in new Toy Story 4 poster and TV spot
Disney has released a new poster and TV spot for its highly-anticipated fourth installment of Pixar’s wildly-acclaimed family franchise, Toy Story 4, teasing the reunion of old friends and the introduction of new faces, both of which can be viewed in the player and gallery below!
Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip.
Woody’s journey in Toy Story 4 also includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their plans are rudely interrupted by Woody and his friends, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with a group of toys who have no idea what it feels like to be tacked to a prize wall.
Tuca & Bertie trailer: Birds of a feather, wing it together
Netflix has released the official trailer for their forthcoming animated comedy series Tuca & Bertie, giving us a glimpse of the bird best friends’ funny antics. Starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, season one will be available for streaming on May 3, exclusively on Netflix. Check out the Tuca & Bertie trailer below!
Tuca & Bertie is a comedy about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird. Tiffany Haddish will voice Tuca in the series.
The adult animated series will also be featuring the voices of Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), Amber Ruffin (Late Night with Seth Myers), Nicole Byer (Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), John Early (Search Party), Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show with James Corden), Tig Notaro (Transparent) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts).
Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) created the series, which consists of 10 episodes for its first season. Hanawalt is an executive producer alongside Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman), Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman, Friends), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman, Jack & Bobby) and Haddish. Animation is being done at Shadowmachine.
Haddish is best known for her breakout role in comedy film Girls’ Trip. She recently starred in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part as the voice of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi. Haddish will next be seen in the upcoming comedy film Limited Partners opposite Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek; in the animated sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2 as the voice of Daisy.
Wong has already voiced a lot of animated characters in films and TV shows such as: The Angry Birds Movie as Betty Bird; The Lego Ninjago Movie as General Olivia; and Ralph Breaks the Internet as Felony.