You can’t set your DVR for East Los High, one of the most popular shows among Hispanic youth. But you can stream the show online on your laptop or tablet (or even TV, if you insist)—now in its second season on Hulu—as a nod to not only the changing nature of television, but as a telling insight on how a streaming content company has managed to build a sizeable audience among one of television’s most coveted demographics: Latino 20-somethings.
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Netflix has set out to stage an Aaron Sorkin reunion of sorts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Newsroom‘s Sam Waterston has been cast in an upcoming comedy for the streaming giant, alongside Jane Fonda (The Newsroom), Lily Tomlin (The West Wing), and Martin Sheen (do I have to say what show Martin Sheen was on? Okay fine, The West Wing).
The show, titled Grace and Frankie, follows two rivals—Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin)—who make amends after they discover that their husbands—Sheen and Waterston, respectively—have been keeping up an affair with each other since 1994 and now plan to legally marry.
If fans see President Frank Underwood at the U.N. next season on House of Cards, it’ll have to be a U.N.-lookalike set. The United Nations has denied the Netflix show’s request to film in the U.N. Security Council chamber for next season, the Associated Press reports. They note that Russia shot down the ask.
“It’s disappointing for you, I guess, because you wanted to see the actors,” France’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud told reporters Wednesday, per the AP. “It’s reassuring because I think the actors would have seemed so much more elegant than we are, you know.”
A rep for Netflix didn’t immediately respond to EW‘s request for comment.
When The Killing wrapped its third season, Det. Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) put herself and her partner Holder (Joel Kinnaman) in a compromising, life-altering dilemma after she gunned down their boss—not to mention Linden’s former lover—Skinner, who just happened to be a serial killer.
At the opening of the series’ fourth and final season, the partners face the immediate aftermath of Linden’s impulsive decision. “I can only imagine it will be very hard on the relationship,” Enos told EW after the season-three finale. “There’s nothing more toxic than a secret. If they cover it up together and have this shared secret, I imagine it would drive a major wedge in their friendship.”
The first trailer for season four shows exactly that—a harried, paranoid cover-up that destabilizes Linden and Holder even as they embark upon a new investigation involving the brutal murder of a family potentially committed by Cameron Stansbury, a student at a military academy headed up by Emmy-nominated actress Joan Allen. Naturally, questions about the innocence of the young cadet (Tyler Ross) force Linden to consider how her actions have shattered her own self-perception and robbed Skinner’s victims’ families of justice.
Cameron insists, “I’m not a monster!” But is Linden? Watch the trailer below. READ FULL STORY
The ladies (and men) of Litchfield ditched drab uniforms and cinderblock walls for colorful dresses and a swanky Manhattan hotel this past weekend, when Netflix held a press day for the dramedy’s second season in New York City. Nearly all of the series’ regulars were on hand for paired two-on-one interviews with journalists, including (deep breath) Danielle Brooks (Taystee) and Samira Wiley (Poussey), Jason Biggs (Larry) and Laura Prepon (Alex), Kate Mulgrew (Red) and Lorraine Toussaint (Vee), Taryn Manning (Pennsatucky) and Michael Harney (Healy), Dascha Polanco (Daya) and Matt McGorry (Bennett), Laverne Cox (Sophia) and Selenis Leyva (Gloria), Yael Stone (Morello) and Natasha Lyonne (Nicky), and Uzo Aduba (Suzanne). Conspicuously absent: series star Taylor Schilling, who was to be teamed with Aduba; according to Netlix reps, she fell ill a few days before the junket.
Naturally, a day spent among this much talent yielded tons of fascinating tidbits about OITNB, the people who make it, and what’s in store for season 3—which is already being shot in New York. Read on to find out how to make prison hooch, which actresses initially fought to play each other’s characters, Red and Vee’s strange pre-lockup connection, and what really went on during Daya and Bennett’s closet encounter. (Hint: The words “mons pubis” will be uttered…as will many, many spoilers.) READ FULL STORY
Netflix has assembled a massive cast for Sense8, the newest sweeping sci-fi project from Andy and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski.
EW has confirmed that Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews (Lost), and Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe, Broadway’s The Glass Menagerie) are among the 14-person international ensemble, first reported by Deadline. READ FULL STORY
A very promising thing just got even more promising: Martin Sheen has signed on to play Jane Fonda’s husband in the upcoming Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, EW has confirmed.
The half-hour comedy centers on two rivals—Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin)—who find common ground after they discover that their respective husbands have fallen in love with each other and plan to marry. The single-camera series, the brainchild of Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris (Sullivan & Son), is expected to premiere in 2015.
No word yet on who will play Tomlin’s beau, but here’s hoping more West Wing alums join Tomlin and Sheen’s mini-reunion.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported this news.
Ready for Chelsea Anytime?
Netflix announced Thursday morning that Chelsea Handler has signed a “groundbreaking,” multi-tiered deal with the streaming service, which includes a standup special, four “docu-comedy specials”—and, most importantly, “the first-ever talk show for the global on-demand generation,” which is set to premiere in 2016.
Details about the new show—including its name—are scarce for now, though a release notes that it will feature an “updated format,” as well as at least one talk show staple (guest interviews). READ FULL STORY
Mary Steenburgen behind bars? Possibly.
EW has confirmed that the Academy Award-winner will appear in season 3 of Netflix’s hit show Orange is the New Black. No details have been revealed about episode count or who she’ll play, but if we had to bet, we’d guess inmate (on odds alone).
Steenburgen broke the news herself on Twitter:
Very excited to go to my first wardrobe fitting of OITNB! Will I be in orange or black?:)
— Mary Steenburgen (@MarySteenburgen) June 12, 2014
Fans will be seeing even more of Dayanara Diaz on the third season of Orange is the New Black.
Dascha Polanco has been upped to series regular for the dramedy’s upcoming third season, EW has confirmed. She joins Samira Wiley (a.k.a. Poussey), who will also have an expanded role in the new season.
Perhaps this means we’ll finally meet Diaz and Bennett’s baby?
Deadline first reported the news of Polanco’s promotion.
Step inside for another wild ride: Magic School Bus is back.
EW has confirmed that the beloved science education children’s program, which was based on Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen’s book series and originally premiered in 1994, is being rebooted on Netflix. (Currently, kids can stream the original version on Netflix as well.)
Netflix acquired worldwide streaming for 26 half-hour episodes of the new program, The Magic School Bus 360°, which will use computer-generated animation. The new version will include a modernized teacher, Ms. Frizzle (voiced by Lily Tomlin in the original show), who will take her class on flying trips on an updated, high-tech bus. The young scientists will also use newer scientific tools. (Remember: In the original, there is an episode all about floppy discs.) READ FULL STORY
When Orange is the New Black returns, viewers will be seeing even more of Poussey Washington, played by Samira Wiley.
For the prison dramedy’s third season, Wiley will be promoted to series regular, EW has confirmed. Wiley has appeared on nearly every episode of the show so far — and fan-favorite Poussey has had an expanded role in season 2.
This means viewers will get more of Taystee and Poussey together, right?
Deadline first reported the news of Wiley’s promotion.
Oberyn might be gone from Game of Thrones, but Pedro Pascal has already signed on to his next project.
EW has confirmed that Pascal has been cast opposite Wagner Moura (Elysium) in Netflix’s upcoming series, Narcos. Written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha, the drama tells the true story behind the spread of cocaine drug cartels and the lawmen who tried to take them down. Moura will star as famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, while Pascal takes on the role of Javier Pena, a Mexican DEA agent who is sent to Colombia in an attempt to take down (a.k.a. kill) Escobar. Deadline first reported the casting.
Narcos will premiere on Netflix in 2015.
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