Only Murders in the Building’s Brazzos Goes Full Cheese
Steve Martin’s Charles-Haden Savage had a “hit” song as his TV character Brazzos that debuted at #83 on the German music charts in 1989. so producers of Only Murders in the Building saw it fit to show us the video. Featured in Ep. 204 of OMG, “Angel in Flip Flops” (written by Steve Martin and Kirker Butler, produced by Paul Schaffer) is jaw droopingly cheesy—but oh so fun. Check it out:
‘The Sleaziest Love Story in Hollywood History’
Who else but the creator of Euphoria could come up with a show that earns that title tagline? Money, drugs and orgies appear to be the main themes of Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Sam Levinson’s (Euphoria) new HBO series The Idol.
The trailer for the new show dropped Sunday, and it’s steamy enough to fog up the windows in the first 10 seconds. The show, mostly about the music industry, stars Lily-Rose Depp and Tesfaye in a sick and twisted relationship. Have a look if you dare:
Whatever Happened to Jon Snow?
We’re about to find out. According to the Hollywood Reporter, HBO is in early development on the first sequel to Game of Thrones. It’s a live-action spinoff series centered on the fan-favorite character Jon Snow.
And get this: Kit Harington is attached to reprise the role if the series moves forward. Since the actor was twice nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of an conflicted hero who struggles to uphold his family’s noble values in a brutal world, we see no reason why this shouldn’t move forward…unless, of course, they’d rather make a movie version of his fate after the series ended.
Get lots more details at HollywoodReporter.com.
Biggest. Sharkfest. Ever.
This summer, Sharkfest makes a splash to celebrate a decade of the toothiest and truthiest shark content with the most immersive and massive programming experience to date. The only shark event that proves truth is stranger than fiction will take viewers up close and personal with one of nature’s most feared predators as it swims across more Disney platforms than ever before.
Viewers can sink their teeth into almost 30 hours of original programming and over 60 hours of enhanced content featuring captivating science and stunning visuals of the iconic apex predator. Sharkfest not only shines a light on the science of sharks, giving audiences a better understanding of the ocean’s most misunderstood predator but also features their true beauty, power and mystery.
Shark fest kicks off the week of July 10, premiering on National Geographic and Disney+.
Take a Look at ‘All Murders in the Building’ Season 2
Check out Hulu’s trailer for the upcoming second season of Only Murders in the Building. The new season returns on Tuesday, June 28th with two episodes. New episodes stream Tuesdays.
SYNOPSIS: Following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver and Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue – the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder.
More ‘Tokyo Vice’ Please and Thank You!
Those of us who kvelled over the first are thrilled that HBO Max has renewed the Max Original drama series Tokyo Vice for a second season.
Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction, first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, the crime drama series, filmed on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein’s (played by Ansel Elgort) daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late 90s, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.
The Season 1 cast included Golden Globe® nominee Ansel Elgort, Academy Award® nominee Ken Watanabe, Academy Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu and Tomohisa Yamashita.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a real treat!
We Love Groot — Check Out His Latest
Disney+ recently announced that the latest Marvel Studios addition to their summer lineup, I Am Groot, will launch on August 10. I Am Groot is a collection of five original shorts starring Baby Groot, everyone’s favorite little tree, and will feature several new and unusual characters. All five shorts will be available for viewers to watch upon launch.
There’s no guarding the galaxy from this mischievous toddler! So get ready as Baby Groot takes center stage in his very owns series, exploring his glory days growing up—and getting into trouble—among the stars.
Vin Diesel, who is the voice of Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, voices Baby Groot. The writer/director is Kirsten Lepore, and the executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum and James Gunn.
Can’t Wait to Get Some ‘Loot’ on AppleTV+
The trailer looks outrageous:
News Flash: Prime Video is Doing a Red White and Royal Blue Movie
We loved the book, and now we can’t wait to see the Red White and Royal Blue movie on Prime Video. Production begins later this month.
Taylor Zakhar Perez (The Kissing Booth 2 & 3, Minx) and Nicholas Galitzine (Cinderella, The Craft: Legacy) are set to star in Prime Video’s romantic comedy Red, White & Royal Blue, based on Casey McQuiston’s fan-favorite and instant New York Times and USA Today best-selling novel of the same name.
Marking his feature directorial debut, Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew López (The Inheritance) will direct the Red White and Royal Blue movie and adapt the script from McQuiston’s novel. Emmy Award nominee Clifton Collins Jr. (Westworld), Screen Actors Guild Award winner Stephen Fry (The Dropout), and Sarah Shahi (Sex/Life) will also star.
We will keep you posted on every juicy detail as it comes out. Meanwhile, read lots more here.
Can’t Wait to Get Some ‘Loot’
TV+ unveiled the star-studded trailer for its new workplace comedy Loot, starring and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Maya Rudolph.The 10-episode comedy will debut globally with the first three episodes on Friday, June 24 on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.
In addition to Rudolph, the Loot ensemble cast is led by stars Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Ron Funches , Nat Faxon, and Joel Kim Booster.
In Loot, billionaire Molly Novak (Rudolph) has a dream life, complete with private jets, a sprawling mansion, and a gigayacht — anything her heart desires. But when her husband of 20 years betrays her, she spirals publicly, becoming fuel for tabloid fodder.
>She’s reaching rock bottom when she learns, to her surprise, that she has a charity foundation run by the no-nonsense Sofia Salinas (Rodriguez), who pleads with Molly to stop generating bad press.
With her devoted assistant Nicholas (Kim Booster) by her side, and with the help of Sofia and team — including mild-mannered accountant Arthur (Faxon) and her optimistic, pop-culture-loving cousin Howard (Funches) — Molly embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Giving back to others might be what she needs to get back to herself.
‘Top Gun’ Tops the Charts
It’s no surprise that Top Gun was streamed more than any other movie last week, as people rewatched the old to prepare for the new, Top Gun: Maverick, which did not let us down!
Good Fellas was number two for a sadder reason, the passing of Ray Liotta.
When it comes to streaming television series, the band spanking new Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ worthily ranked at number one, and coming in second was the ever-so-compelling Better Call Saul, which is deep into its final season.
While Stranger Things is at number three this week, that’s likely because it just launched on Friday, at the end of the week. Expect it to leap first position next week, as its Season 2 premiere was the highest on Netflix ever, even beating out the Season 2 premiere of Bridgerton.
All Good (Fight) Things Must Come to an End
It is with great regret that we inform you that The Good Fight, the first scripted original series for the former CBS All Access network, is about to breathe its last.
The upcoming sixth season of The Good Wife spinoff will be the (hopefully not bitter end. The final season of the series from creators/showrunners Robert and Michelle King will debut Thursday, Sept. 8 on Paramount+. See more at TheHollywoodReporter.