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'How I Met Your Mother' Sequel Series Starring Hilary Duff Ordered at Hulu

'How I Met Your Mother' Sequel Series Starring Hilary Duff Ordered at Hulu

A “” sequel series titled “” has been ordered at with attached to star.In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. According to an individual with knowledge of the project, it remains unclear how/if the new show will tie into the original.The new series hails from “This Is Us” co-showrunners and “Love,...

Apr 21
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'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Disney Plus Series Adds 10 to Cast, Including O'Shea Jackson Jr, Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani

'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Disney Plus Series Adds 10 to Cast, Including O'Shea Jackson Jr, Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani

The “” series at is preparing to begin production, with the series also adding several new cast members.Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie have all joined series lead Ewan McGregor, who will reprise the role of Kenobi from the “Star Wars” prequel films. Details on who the others will play is being kept under wraps, though Edgerton and Piesse will likely be playing the role of Owen and Beru Lars, Luke Skywalker’s uncle and aunt, whom they played in “Attack of the Clones” and...

Mar 29
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Claire Foy, Paul Bettany to Star in 'A Very British Scandal' for Amazon, BBC One

Claire Foy, Paul Bettany to Star in 'A Very British Scandal' for Amazon, BBC One

and have been cast in the lead roles of “A Very British Scandal,” a followup to “,” Variety has learned.The hour-long, three-episode series focuses on the divorce of the Duke (Bettany) and Duchess of Argyll (Foy), one of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th Century. It was infamous for featuring accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, secret recording, bribery, and an explicit Polaroid picture. The series will examine how the Duchess refused to go quietly as she was betrayed by her friends and publicly shamed by a society that reveled in her...

Mar 11
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'The Last of Us' HBO Series Casts Pedro Pascal as Joel, 'Game of Thrones' Breakout Bella Ramsey as Ellie

'The Last of Us' HBO Series Casts Pedro Pascal as Joel, 'Game of Thrones' Breakout Bella Ramsey as Ellie

UPDATED: The upcoming “” series adaptation at has cast Pedro Pascal as Joel and in the role of Ellie, Variety has confirmed.Neil Druckmann, a writer and creative director for “The Last of Us” video game and a co-creator of the series, confirmed the news about Pascal on Twitter, writing: “Aaaaand there’s the other half. Stoked to have Pedro aboard our show!”Aaaaand there’s the other half. Stoked to have Pedro aboard our show!— Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann)Pascal has seen great success as the star of Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian.” He also recently appeared alongside Gal Gadot and Kristen...

Feb 11
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to End With Season 8 on NBC

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to End With Season 8 on NBC

“” is coming to an end for the second time. announced Thursday that the upcoming Season 8 of the comedy series will be its last.The show was famously canceled after five seasons at Fox in 2018 before NBC revived it for a sixth season that same year. The comedy, set in a Brooklyn police precinct, stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller. Season 8 will consist of 10 episodes. The show was originally renewed for an eight season in 2019 but the pandemic has stymied production. Season 8 will air as...

Feb 11
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Dylan McDermott Joins Christopher Meloni in 'Law and Order: Organized Crime' at NBC

Dylan McDermott Joins Christopher Meloni in 'Law and Order: Organized Crime' at NBC

has signed on to star opposite Christopher Meloni in the upcoming drama “.”Meloni will reprise the role of Elliot Stabler in the series, which sees Stabler return to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler will aim to rebuild his life as part of a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one. The details of McDermott’s character are being kept under wraps at this time, but he will be a series regular.McDermott is no stranger to broadcast TV, having previously starred in the hit ABC legal drama “The...

Jan 27
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Armie Hammer Exits Making of ‘The Godfather’ Drama Series at Paramount Plus (EXCLUSIVE)

Armie Hammer Exits Making of ‘The Godfather’ Drama Series at Paramount Plus (EXCLUSIVE)

will no longer star in the upcoming series “,” which tells the behind the scenes story of the making of “The Godfather,” Variety has learned from sources.It was announced in early December that Hammer was attached to lead the show in the role of Al Ruddy, who produced “The Godfather” back in 1972. The 10-episode series details Ruddy’s experience working on the iconic film. The search is now on for a new series lead.Reps for Hammer and Paramount did not immediately respond to Variety‘s for comment. This post will be updated should they respond.News of Hammer’s exit from the show comes weeks...

Jan 28
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'Sandman' Netflix Series Casts Tom Sturridge as Dream, Adds Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance

'Sandman' Netflix Series Casts Tom Sturridge as Dream, Adds Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance

“” series at has set its main cast. is officially set to star as Dream, with the show also adding , Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar.The series is based on “The Sandman” comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman. It follows the people and places affected by Morpheus (Sturridge), the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.Sturridge was most recently seen in the 2019 film “Velvet Buzzsaw” and received Tony Award nominations for his work in “Orphans” and “Sea Wall/A Life.”Christie,...

Jan 28
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'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'Tales of Dunk and Egg' in Early Development at HBO (EXCLUSIVE)

'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'Tales of Dunk and Egg' in Early Development at HBO (EXCLUSIVE)

A series adaptation of “Tales of Dunk and Egg,” a prequel to the events of “,” is in early development at , Variety has learned exclusively from sources.The one-hour show would be based on the series of fantasy novellas by , which follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years prior to the events of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”Martin has published three novellas in the “Tales of Dunk and Egg” series to date: “The Hedge Knight” in 1998, “The Sworn Sword” in 2003, and “The Mystery Knight” in 2010. The three novellas were then collected and...

Jan 21
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Wednesday Addams Netflix Series Casts Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia

Wednesday Addams Netflix Series Casts Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia

will play Morticia in the upcoming Addams series at .Zeta-Jones will appear in a guest starring role as the iconic Addams family matriarch in the series, titled “Wednesday.” She joins previously announced cast members Jenna Ortega and Luis Guzmán. Ortega will star as Wednesday while Morticia’s husband.“Wednesday,” which received an eight-episode order at Netflix in February, is described as a supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree...

Aug 9
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