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Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:35PM EDT
Kristin Chenoweth won't be back for American Gods Season 2, citing co-creator Bryan Fuller's departure
“I couldn’t come back without him,” said Chenoweth, who previously starred on Fuller's Pushing Daisies. “It wouldn’t be right.”
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Counterpart unveils its Season 2 trailer
J.K. Simmons' Starz spy drama returns on Dec. 9.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
50 Cent signs massive $150 million deal to produce more TV shows for Starz
The Power honcho's new four-year deal includes a three-series commitment that could be worth as much as $150 million, reports Variety.
Posted Sunday 10/07/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Starz unveils Outlander's Season 4's opening credit sequence
Source: TV Insider
The season premiere was screened Saturday at New York Comic Con, followed by a surprise appearance by author Diana Gabaldon.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Neil Gaiman on American Gods behind-the-scenes showrunner turmoil: "It was bullsh*t"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“I was offered the showrunner job several times, and I can’t. It doesn’t work that way," Gaiman says of the reported behind-the-scenes turmoil. "I’m doing Good Omens. It’s a full-time thing. So for me, I wanted Bryan (Fuller) and Michael (Green) to succeed. I wanted Jesse (Alexander) to succeed and I think Jesse did an amazing job of taking a show that didn’t have a showrunner, suddenly and surprisingly, and didn’t have scripts and putting together a writers’ room, putting together a show. It was amazing.” Gaiman admits there were some problems, but nothing out of the ordinary. “Sometimes people write scripts and the scripts don’t always work,” he said. “And at that point, somebody else in the writers’ room takes a crack at it.”
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
American Gods teases Season 2
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Power adds Evan Handler, promotes Mike Dopud and Monique Gabriela Curnen to series regulars
Sex and the City and Californication alum Handler will recur as a U.S. attorney on the Starz series.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 8:17AM EDT
Power creator: I'd be richer if I was a man
Source: Page Six
"I do think I would have more money and power if I was a man in this business," says Courtney A. Kemp. She recalls being “in a contract negotiation, and I got an offer that was way low. I asked my lawyer — who is a white man — ‘Why did they offer me so little money?’ And he said, straight up, ‘Because you are a woman.’ We always have to work harder.”
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Chicago Fire alum Monica Raymund to star in Starz's heroin epidemic drama P-Town
She'll play a hard-partying lesbian and National Marine Fisheries Services officer whose discovery of a dead body on the beach puts her life in disarray.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Ash vs Evil Dead's Bruce Campbell says a younger actor should take over the role of Ash Williams
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“I’d be perfectly fine if they find some young Ash, do some new incarnation, let some other poor bastard get covered in blood,” the actor tells EW. “It’s all good.”
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 1:11PM EDT
American Gods' problems continue as the new showrunner has been "fired but not fired"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Jesse Alexander, who replaced the fired original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, has been pushed out himself. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "production on the drama, which is six weeks behind and recently was forced to go on a hiatus, is in disarray. Castmembers have not received copies of the script for the show's season two finale because, as one source put it, 'there is no script.'"
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Starz passes 3 million U.S. streaming subscribers
That's up from 1 million a year ago. “At Starz, we spent the year continuing to invest in content for African-American, Latinx, female and LGBTQ audiences,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told shareholders, referencing Vida, Sweetbitter, Outlander, American Gods and Power. “The result is that demand for Starz content is greater than ever, driving growth in traditional, over-the-top, and international subscribers.”
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Starz unveils Outlander's Season 4 full-length trailer
“I can’t change the world without you, Sassenach,” Jamie tells Claire in the trailer for Season 4, which premieres on Nov. 4.
Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Starz's Vida protested for promoting gentrification -- after filming of a scene about gentrification
Source: Los Angeles Times
The Mexican-American Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, where the Starz Latinx series is set, has been at the forefront of battles over gentrification in recent years. Now Vida is being accused of promoting gentrification -- after filming a scene about the effects of gentrification last Thursday night. According to the Los Angeles Times, "the activist group Defend Boyle Heights sent a call-out — or 'HOOD ALERT!!!'— for a demonstration during the filming, claiming the production was taking advantage of the neighborhood. The group slammed the show, saying that it 'tastelessly exploits the anti-gentrification struggles of Boyle Heights' and that it stole images from activists." Producers say they are trying to honestly portray the debate about gentrification. But the anti-gentrification activists argue that the show is profiting off of those trying to stay in their homes as artists, hipsters and developers move in. They also Vida is making fun of their cause.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
Power bosses 50 Cent and Courtney Kemp talk about this week's shocker
“We’ve created a template for the show that is non-Hollywood,” the rapper/producer said of last night's surprise. “This show was not designed to go 10 seasons,” added Kemp, who created the Starz series. “It was not designed to go 15 seasons. It’s not a crime procedural or a sitcom. It’s a closed-ended story that really begins and, in some way, ends with Ghost,” she said of the Omari Hardwick drug lord character.