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Netflix Developing Film With Millie Bobby Brown and Her Sister

The streaming giant is developing a new film, A Time Lost, with the Stranger Things star and her older sister, Paige Brown. The movie centers on a long-standing feud between two Long Island families that comes to a head when one of their teenage daughters is diagnosed with cancer. – Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/S7Ul6k [photo:Netflix]

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‘Mysterious Benedict Society’ Adaptation Nears Series Order at Hulu

The series is described as the tale of four gifted orphans who are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications, while creating a new sort of family along the way. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/TTrM4Tj [photo:Little, Brown and Company]

Netflix commits to Korean content with 10 new originals

In addition to new titles such as supernatural action drama The School Nurse Files, the slate includes returning seasons of Kingdom and unscripted variety show Busted, featuring Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo and Kim Jong-min. The company is also working on a drama called Round Six, to be produced by award winning director Hwang Dong-hyuk. – Rebecca Hawkes, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2N6mmkj

Kevin James to Star in NASCAR-Backed Netflix Comedy Series

Picked up straight to series, the multicamera effort is set in a NASCAR garage with the King of Queens and Kevin Can Wait grad (and a notable NASCAR fan who rarely misses a race) playing a crew chief. When the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter, James finds himself at odds with the tech-reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/jBBPAy [photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images/IMDb]

Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s police interrogation drama ‘Criminal’

Today, the company released its first (proper) trailer for Criminal, a 12-episode series set entirely in police interrogation rooms. The show is split across four countries — France, Spain, Germany and the UK — and every episode will be a unique story. Participating in the cat-and-mouse mind games are David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), among others. – Nick Summers, Engadget » https://ift.tt/2LjQjvj

Apple Scraps Richard Gere Drama ‘Bastards’ (Exclusive)

Picked up straight to series late last year, Bastards was set to star Gere as one of two elderly Vietnam veterans and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved 50 years ago is killed by a car. Their lifelong regrets and secrets collide with their resentment of today’s self-absorbed millennials, and the duo then go on a shooting spree. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/m9X1UD

Netflix Preps Korean Mystery Drama ‘Round Six’ From ‘The Crucible’ Director Hwang Dong-hyuk

The series, which is the company’s latest Asian original, is a story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win ten million U.S. dollars. The game takes place at an unknown location, and the participants are locked up until there is a final winner. The story will incorporate popular children’s games from the 1970s and 1980s of Korea, such as squid game, literal translation of its Korean name, which is a type of tag where offense and defense use a squid-shaped board drawn in the dirt. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCL7pk

Elvira Star Says Netflix And Shudder Rejected Her Revival Ideas: ‘So Now What?’

Really? It’s not clear exactly what Shudder was turning down — a new series, a new movie, just airing her classic Elvira‘s Movie Macabre episodes, or maybe all of it. Without knowing the full context, it’s hard to know what led to a rejection. Too expensive? Are there any rights issues? It’s hard to imagine they just didn’t think the content would be a good fit.Gina Carbone, Cinema Blend » https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2478779/elvira-star-says-netflix-and-shudder-rejected-her-revival-ideas-so-now-what [photo: New World Pictures/IMDb]

‘Elite’ Renews for Season 3 as Creators, Cast Reveal Season 2 Details

Season 2 follows a tried and tested flash forward format. In the first season of “Elite” someone is murdered. In Season 2, someone goes missing. As the hours tick by – 36 at least by the end of Ep. 2, – hope of finding them alive plunges dramatically. – John Hopewell & Emiliano Granada, Variety » https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/elite-season-2-creators-and-cast-reveal-some-of-whats-new-1203317746/ [photo: Netflix/Youtube]

US broadcasters drop the pilot

Ampere believes that there are several reasons for the migration away from pilots including a rise of the ‘reboot culture’, where previous shows with established audiences negate the need for networks to order pilots and the escalating cost of content. As regards the latter, the analyst pointed out that as some series cost up to $20 million per episode, broadcasters could mitigate costs by ordering fewer pilot episodes. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2019082957137/us-broadcasters-drop-the-pilot.html#ixzz5y4bHSVAP [photo: Ampere Analysis]

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