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Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:24PM EDT
Teen Wolf alum Tyler Posey joins Starz's Now Apocalypse
He'll recur on the comic-of-age romance comedy.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Starz renews Vida for Season 2
"Vida has delivered on its promise of attracting a young, new Latinx audience to the Starz platform, as we had hoped it would, and we are pleased to be able to announce a second season of the series,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “With these new episodes, (creator Tanya Saracho) and her team now have the opportunity to take audiences even deeper into the lives and community of the Hernandez sisters, and we look forward to bringing the next chapter of their story to life.”
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 2:49PM EDT
American Gods names successor to Gillian Anderson's Media
Kahyun Kim will take on the role of New Media in Season 2 of the Starz series, playing "the goddess of global content — and in this age, a cyberspace chameleon, who is also a master of manipulation." The Starz series also announced that Dean Winters will guest-star in Season 2.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
How Vida filmed its "radical" lesbian sex scene
“It’s a radical act to put two brown bodies on the screen already, but to put two queer bodies having queer sex like this is a political act,” creator Tanya Saracho says of Episode 3 of her Starz series. “I knew, if we got it right, it was going to be really important because we don’t see this representation, this imagery, ever, really. I’m so proud of it.”
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Outlander adds five new cast members, including Lord of the Rings alum Billy Boyd
Boyd, who played Pippen on The Lord of the Rings series, will portray Gerald Forbes, a wealthy lawyer in Cross Creek on Season 4 of the Starz series.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Starz's Howards End is the anti-Handmaid's Tale
While The Handmaid's Tale may leave you feeling miserable, says Kat Stoeffel, "there is another way to substantive, high-budget, strong-female-lead storytelling. One you won’t need to look away from, but you can occasionally look away from, because not that much happens. It is the BBC’s new adaptation of Howards End, which became available on Starz last month, and I wish I could watch all four hours again tonight for the first time."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Game of Thrones alum Charlotte Hope lands starring role in Starz's The Spanish Princess
Hope, who played Ramsay Bolton's lover Myranda on the Starz series, will take on the lead role of Catherine of Aragon, who is promised in marriage to the future King of England Prince Arthur.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
Starz posts Vida's premiere on the web
The Latinx drama's debut episode is available on a variety of platforms, including YouTube.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
Starz renews Outlander for Seasons 5 and 6
The two-season pickup is reminiscent of Starz's super-sized Seasons 3 and 4 joint pickup. The cable network also released images from the upcoming Season 4.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Starz's The Rook casts Olivia Munn and Joely Richardson, plus The Path's Emily Greenwell in lead role
The supernatural spy series will feature Greenwell as Myfanwy Thomas, a young woman who fights to uncover her past after waking up in a London park with no memory of who she is. Munn has signed on as “a bold American intelligence officer with subtle supernatural powers" and Richardson will play Myfanwy's mentor.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Vida tackles gentrification in a fresh, new way
The Starz drama about Mexican-American sisters that is staffed by a writers room of exclusively Latinx writers "doesn’t address gentrification through a single story line, episode, or a few lines of dialogue," says Jen Chaney, "it’s embedded in the premise of the whole series and in the identities of the characters it thoughtfully portrays." She adds: "Scripted TV has tackled the subject of gentrification a lot in the recent past. Search Party, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, She’s Gotta Have It, Girls, the web series The North Pole, BoJack Horseman, The Last O.G., High Maintenance: In ways large and small, all of these shows and others have shed light on what the transformation of American cities (mostly New York and L.A.) looks like, from the perspective of the young people doing the gentrifying and the neighborhood old-timers watching their communities get whited out. But even in this environment, the new Starz series Vida feels like something new."
- Vida has a so-so family tale, but it delves effortlessly into the compelling drama of gentrification
- Vida is able to able to avoid centering its stories of otherness, migration, and gentrification on whiteness
- Vida gives short shrift to issues that trouble Mexican-American culture
- Starz approached creator Tanya Saracho with the basic idea for Vida: "They wanted a female millennial show about gentefication, which is the gentrification of a Latinx space"
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
Power unveils Season 5 promo, promises the "most hard-hitting season yet"
"It’s a season of strange bedfellows, different pairings of people that come together in different," says creator Courtney Kemp of Season 5, premiering July 1.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 2:02PM EDT
American Gods to return in 2019, a behind-the-scenes video reveals
Stars of the Starz series posted a video commemorating the beginning of Season 2 production following a high-profile showrunner change.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
Outlander fans cheered on Caitriona Balfe as she ran her first marathon
Meanwhile, her co-star Sam Heughan watched the London Marathon on his iPad with his cat.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 4:24PM EDT
Starz cancels Ash vs Evil Dead after three seasons
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's horror-comedy follow-up to their Evil Dead films will end later this month at the conclusion of Season 3. "Ash has Left the Building," Bruce Campbell captioned a farewell image. "Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime," Campbell added in a statement. "Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to give our tireless fans another taste of the outrageous horror/comedy they demanded. I will always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers."