The Pilot

‘Hellbound’ Creator Yeon Sang-ho Details Season 2 Plans, Teases Third Zombie Movie in World of ‘Train to Busan’

Netflix’s latest genre offering from Korea, dark sci-fi thriller “Hellbound,” doesn’t waste any time in getting straight to the action. In the first minutes of the pilot, giant,…

Lorraine Bracco was ‘upset’ over ‘Sopranos’ character’s ‘abrupt’ exit

Bracco played Tony Sopranos’ therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi from 1999 until 2007.

Alec Baldwin once threatened to assault ‘30 Rock’ director, new book claims

Adam Bernstein was one of the directors working on the first season of NBC’s Tina Fey-created critical darling “30 Rock.” While filming a scene during the show’s first season, he held up his thumbs to frame a shot. For reasons unknown, this angered Alec Baldwin, who starred in the show as the hilarious Jack Donaghy,…

‘Dead Boy Detectives’ HBO Max Pilot Sets Main Cast (EXCLUSIVE)

The “Dead Boy Detectives” pilot at HBO Max has found its main cast, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri (“The Lodge”), and Kassius Nelson (“Last…

Ridley Scott: Live-Action ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Alien’ TV Series Being Developed, Pilots Written

Ridley Scott has confirmed that live-action TV series of two of his most enduring movies, “Blade Runner” and “Alien,” are fast progressing, with pilots written for both shows.…

The Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Is Just the Latest Victim of ‘Netflix Bloat’

(This post contains no spoilers for the first season of “Cowboy Bebop,” now streaming on Netflix.) Netflix’s live-action remake of “Cowboy Bebop” tries to be so much all…

How ‘Cowboy Bebop’ fails to live up to the original

Remaking a masterpiece is always a losing proposition. And 1998’s “Cowboy Bebop” stands as maybe the most revered piece of anime this side of “Akira” and “Ghost in the Shell.” Netflix has boldly gone there anyway, adapting the animated sci-fi-noir-Western to a live action thriller with John Cho in the lead as brooding intergalactic bounty…

Augustine Frizzell to Direct ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ Film Adaptation for eOne (EXCLUSIVE)

Augustine Frizzell is set to direct “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue,” a feature film adaptation of V.E. Schwab’s fantasy novel. Frizzell will also write the script with…

‘Shining Vale’ Gets March Premiere Date at Starz (TV News Roundup)

Starz announced that upcoming series “Shining Vale” will premiere on March 6, 2022 at 10 p.m. Led by Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear, the series is a horror-comedy…

Paul Rudd told Steve Carell ‘The Office’ was a ‘bad idea,’ new book reveals

When Steve Carell told Paul Rudd that he was auditioning for the American version of “The Office,” Rudd said, “Ugh, don’t do it. Bad, bad move.”

Robert Wagner cites ‘chemistry’ as ‘Hart to Hart’ returns to television

Robert Wagner is on the phone from his home in Colorado to talk about “Hart to Hart,” the ’80s series in which he co-starred with Stefanie Powers that will air on Ovation TV starting Thursday, Nov. 17.

‘Happy Days’ actor dead at 70: Gavan O’Herlihy played Richie’s missing brother

O’Herlihy famously appeared on the ABC sitcom “Happy Days” as the oldest brother, Chuck Cunningham, for seven episodes.