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HBO Gives Series Order to Comedy From YouTube Star Issa Rae

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Issa Rae stars as Issa Dee opposite Yvonne Orji (Love That Girl!), who will play Issa’s best friend, Molly. Although she is very successful professionally in the corporate world, Molly is not so successful in her love life. […] Rae is known for her award-winning web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, which has helped her amass 200,000 subscribers and 20 million views on YouTube. – Kate Stanhope & Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter

‘Walking Dead’ Star to Play Marvel Favorite the Punisher on Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’

Jon Bernthal has been tapped to portray Marvel favorite Frank Castle (Punisher) on [Marvel’s Daredevil] starring Charlie Cox, Marvel announced Tuesday. While series regular vs. recurring details are being kept close to the vest, Bernthal will have what is said to be a big presence on the series. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter

Netflix Nabs Chris Tucker Stand-Up Special (Exclusive)

[Netflix] will unspool Chris Tucker’s first full-length stand-up comedy special, Chris Tucker Live, on Friday, July 10, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. […] For Netflix, Chris Tucker Live joins a list of stand-up comedy specials, featuring Aziz Ansari, Marc Maron, Jim Jeffries, Bill Burr, Moshe Kasher, Brian Posehn, Craig Ferguson, Nick Offerman, Chelsea Peretti and Chelsea Handler, among others. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter
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Mike Colter Set as Luke Cage for Marvel, Netflix

Following an extensive casting search, The Following and The Good Wife alum Mike Colter has officially nabbed the sought-after role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. […] Luke Cage first appeared in his own series, Luke Cage, Hero for Hire, in June 1972. The character started as an ex-con who received superhuman strength following prison experiments. In more recent years, the character wound up in a relationship with Jessica Jones and joined the Avengers, eventually leading the Thunderbolts. -Lesley Goldberg,The Hollywood Reporter
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