Tatiana Maslany Says Reports of Her Playing She-Hulk is “press release that’s gotten out of hand”

First reported in Deadline in mid-September as an Exclusive, Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany was said to be cast as the lead in the upcoming Disney+ series, She-Hulk. Even getting a warm welcome by who would have been her onscreen cousin, Mark Ruffalo.

In a recent interview with the Sudbury Star Malsany has now stated on record she is not the new She-Hulk. Technically one could argue she is splitting hairs with her response, as Maslany could be playing Jennifer Walters and not her alter-ego, She-Hulk. Much like Bill Bixby played Bruce Banner to Lou Ferrigno’s Hulk in the late 70’s The Incredible Hulk series. It is also possible, that Maslany is completely being transparent and was not cast as the lead afterall, but could be playing a supporting role.

 

Q: I was hoping to ask you about some of the stuff you’ve got going on too. Obviously you are the new She-Hulk, which is a pretty big deal —
A: That actually isn’t a real thing and it’s like a press release that’s gotten out of hand. It’s totally not — I’ve been connected to these things in the past and press has gotten onto it, but it’s not actually a thing, unfortunately.

Q: Seriously? I think I even saw it on the BBC, like serious news outlets.
A: Yeah, I don’t know how these things get — I don’t know, I don’t know. You know better; I have no idea. (Laughs.)

 

Source: A quickie Q&A with Tatiana Maslany, who denies she’s She-Hulk | The Sudbury Star

Geek Cheat Sheet for Bob Iger & The Hollywood Reporter Sit-down

Illustration by Tracie Ching for The Hollywood Report on 20/09/2018

Bob Iger from Disney sat down with Matthew Belloni from The Hollywood Reporter and Franklin Armstrong Collective made a geek cheat sheet for those who may not have time to read the whole piece. In the interview Iger discusses Disney’s new streaming service, their plans for the competition and the different brands under the Disney umbrella.

  • Kevin Feige will oversee Marvel as a whole.
    • Direct Iger Quote: “It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.
  • Disney will be slowing down on Star Wars output. Iger takes responsibility for “a little too much too fast

  • Disney needs to be truly global in nature
  • Consumers are moving away from channel watching and towards a more brand loyal model
  • Disney streaming services will focus on quality over quantity (since they already have the quantity with their recent acquisitions)
  • The pivot in structure is to focus on having access to different distribution models
  • Disney is pulling away from licensing revenue from 3rd parties (streamers and broadcasters such as Netflix and TBS)
    • This will cause a ripple in the 2019 fiscal bottom line
    • Disney board already aware and supporting the plan, they understand long-term goals vs short-term payout

Live Action: “Avatar: The Last Airbender” Coming to Netflix

Considered one of the best Western Anime series, Avatar: The Last Airbender was tapped over 10 years ago for a live action film adaptation. It did not meet the fandom’s expectations. Fast forward to present day and Netflix has announced, via one of their many accounts, that a live action project is in the works. See the tweet below.

Georgina Campbell to Star in BBC Series ‘His Dark Materials’

You may know her as Lyta-Zod from Krypton or perhaps Amy from Black Mirror‘s 4th season episode “Hang The DJ” but soon we’ll be calling her Adele Starminster from the BBC One series His Dark Materials. It was recently announced that Campbell would be joining James McAvoy, Clarke Peters, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The series is an adaptation of the book trilogy of the same name. The first book in the series, Northern Lights, was adapted into the 2007 film The Golden Compass.

[Georgina] Campbell plays journalist Adele Starminster in the big-budget adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic. The series, directed by Tom Hooper, are based on Pullman’s trilogy of books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, a intricate tale of physics, philosophy and theology featuring witches and armored polar bears. It tells the story of two children, Lyra and Will, who adventure through parallel universes.

Source: Black Mirror’s Georgina Campbell to Star in BBC Series ‘His Dark Materials’ – Hollywood’s Black Renaissance

NETFLIX TCA ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Beverly Hills, Calif. — July 29, 2018 — This afternoon, following their TCA morning session, Netflix announced two unscripted series, upcoming launch dates for four series and shared first look video assets for new titles. The lineup included:

  • New series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will launch on October 19, 2018
  • New series The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will launch on October 26, 2018
  • The Kominsky Method will launch on November 16, 2018
  • Chef’s Table Season 5 will launch on September 28, 2018
  • Character sizzles from Disenchantment
  • Featurette debut for The Innocents
  • Trailer debut for The Good Cop

The news builds off of their morning announcements of the following titles:

  • New Limited series madam C.J. Walker starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer
  • New series White Lines from the producers of The Crown and La Casa de Papel
  • Limited series Maniac will launch on September 21, 2018
  • Trailer debut for Ozark Season 2

Complete list of announcements from this afternoon below:


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will launch on October 26, 2018

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring Kiernan Shipka, imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions. Cast includes: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Bronson Pinchot.


THE KOMINSKY METHOD

The Kominsky Method will launch on November 16, 2018

The sun isn’t setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award® Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, The Kominsky Method is an 8-episode, half-hour single camera show created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre. The Kominsky Method is written by Al Higgins, David Javerbaum and Chuck Lorre, who also directed the first episode. Lorre, Higgins and Michael Douglas executive produce the series which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Social info: https://www.facebook.com/TheKominskyMethod/#TheKominskyMethod


Hania Elkington; Simon Duric; Sorcha Groundsell; Percelle Ascott; Guy Pearce

The Innocents will launch on August 24th, 2018

When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive families to be together, they’re derailed by an extraordinary discovery – June’s ability to shape-shift. As the star-crossed lovers struggle to control this strange new power, a mysterious professor reveals that June is not alone: there are more shifters out there like her, and he promises to cure June and reunite her with the mother who deserted her three years ago. But as their journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger, Harry and June’s love for each other is tested to breaking point and they’re faced with a choice: keep their innocent dream alive, or embrace that their lives have changed and risk everything. Created and written by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric, who also executive produce, The Innocents stars Sorcha Groundsell as June, Percelle Ascott as Harry and Guy Pearce as Halvorson. Elaine Pyke, Charlie Pattinson, and Willow Grylls of New Pictures serve as Executive Producers, along with Farren Blackburn. Blackburn directed six of the eight episodes.

Featurette Found Here: The Innocents Featurette


The Good Cop Trailer

Launch Date: September 21, 2018

In The Good Cop, Tony Danza plays Tony Sr. (Big Tony), a lovable yet not exactly honorable, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr. (TJ), Josh Groban, a brilliant, straight-laced NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules while solving Brooklyn’s toughest cases. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice. Also joining the cast are Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock, Jr and Bill Kottkamp.


SALT FAT ACID HEAT

Chef’s Table Season 5 will launch on September 28, 2018

Netflix announces a new season of the delectable, Emmy-nominated series Chef’s Table. Launching this September, the new season will take viewers inside the lives and kitchens of four new international chefs as the series explores their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.


New series SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT launches October 19, 2018

Based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling, James Beard Award-winning book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the essential guide to the basic elements of good cooking. Directed by Caroline Suh, each episode of this four-part series joins our spirited guide Samin as she travels to home kitchens of Italy, the southern islands of Japan, the heat of the Yucatán and back to Berkeley’s Chez Panisse—where she started her culinary career—to demystify and explore the central principles of what makes food delicious and how each of us can easily incorporate those elements into every dish. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is produced by Jigsaw Productions, the creators of Cooked.


New series The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell: Get ready to experience the art of darkness in ways you’ve never imagined with baker and artist, Christine McConnell, as she welcomes you into her terrifyingly delicious home, every episode she bakes, sculpts and sews to create delectable confections and hauntingly disturbing decor with the help of her colorful collection of creatures.

The series is produced by Henson Alternative and Wilshire Studios


Disenchantment Launches globally on August 17

NBC’s 2018-19 Fall Premiere Schedule

NBC’s fall premiere schedule follows:

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

8 p.m. – The Voice

10 p.m. – Manifest

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

8 p.m. – The Voice

9 p.m. – This Is Us

10 p.m. – New Amsterdam

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

8 p.m. – Chicago Med

9 p.m. – Chicago Fire

10 p.m. – Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

8 p.m. – The Good Place (one hour)

9 p.m. – Law & Order: SVU (two hours)

THURSDAY, OCT. 4

8 p.m. – Superstore

8:30 p.m. – The Good Place

9 p.m. – Will & Grace

9:30 p.m. – I Feel Bad

10 p.m. – Law & Order: SVU

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

8 p.m. – Blindspot

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

9 p.m. – Midnight, Texas