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Media Watch: New ‘New Mutants’ Trailer, ‘Gossip Girl’ Adds to Cast, Banderas Goes ‘Uncharted’ & More!

 

Almost Family Cancelled After One Season

Almost Family will not be returning for a second season on Fox. The writing was on the wall after the family drama series did not receive a back order and was left off the network’s midseason schedule. It was then pulled from its Wednesday slot for its last two episodes, which concluded on February 22.

Starring Brittany Snow and Timothy Hutton, based on the Australia series Sisters, Almost Family was a soft ratings performer in the fall, not taking advantage of its Masked Singer lead-in. Things deteriorated further when the drama returned in January behind Flirty Dancing, which also was moved to low-trafficked Saturday, matching Live+Same Day season lows pf 1 million viewers and a 0.3 in adults 18-49.

 

Gossip Girl HBO Max’s Gossip Girl Adds More To Its Cast

Whitney Peak (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) and Broadway actor Jason Gotay have joined Emily Alyn Lind in Gossip Girl, HBO Max’s upcoming series reimagining of the CW hit.

Like the original series, the new iteration of Gossip Girl, written by Safran, is based on the book by Cecily von Ziegesar. Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.

No official character descriptions for the quartet are being released. The new series is said to have a similar character dynamic to the original, with Peak, Brown and Lind as the leading trio and Fernandez and Gotay as members of the core ensemble.

 

Christopher Landon to Write New Paranormal Activity Movie

Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day 2U) is returning to the Paranormal Activity franchise to pen the upcoming seventh installment. In an interview on “The Evolution of Horror” podcast, Jason Blum answered a request for an update on the seventh installment, whose release date is a year away, to which he replied that Landon, the “showrunner” of the series, is coming back to the series, while confirming it will not be titled Paranormal Activity 7.

 

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Trailer Released

Warner Bros. Animation has released the official trailer for their newest DC universe animated movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, which serves as a follow-up to 2017’s Justice League Dark. The sequel will feature the largest superhero cast in the history of DC Universe including the return of Matt Ryan (Legends of Tomorrow) as the voice of Constantine, Jerry O’Connell (Scream 2) as the voice of Superman and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Raven.

 

New Mutants Teaser Trailer Released

20th Century Studios has debuted a new teaser for the superhero horror film The New Mutants.

20th Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents The New Mutants, an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch) as Magik and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, gen:LOCK) as Wolfsbane, with Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Dani Moonstar, and Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton as Cannonball.

 

Antonio Banderas is Cast in Sony’s Uncharted

Antonio Banderas image by Mario Pena

Academy Award-nominated actor Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro, Pain and Glory) has officially signed on to star opposite Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in Sony Pictures’ long-in-development film adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted. The outlet also confirms that Zombieland and Venom director Ruben Fleischer has already closed the deal to helm the action-adventure film, replacing Travis Knight (Bumblebee).

In addition to Banderas, Grey’s Anatomy actress Sophia Ali and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Tati Gabrielle have also been cast for the Uncharted film which is set to start filming in four weeks. Banderas, Ali and Gabrielle’s roles are currently being kept under wraps.

 

 

 

 

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