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ITV-Backed Streamer Cirkus to Launch European Drama Service Kritic (Exclusive)

Oct 12, 2019, Saturday 10:30 AM

SVOD outfit Cirkus is expanding with Kritic, a new service programmed with premium non-English-language drama. The first launch will be in Sweden in December and feature big-ticket shows such as “Babylon Berlin” from Germany and “Gomorrah” from Italy. Cirkus has established itself in the Nordics and German-speaking territories. Kritic... more

Performer of the Week: Oliver Stark

Oct 12, 2019, Saturday 10:30 AM

THE PERFORMER | Oliver Stark THE SHOW | 9-1-1 THE EPISODE | “The Searchers” (Oct. 7, 2019) THE ... more

Spanish Dramas Make Inroads in New Territories

Oct 12, 2019, Saturday 10:30 AM

“Money Heist” is the most-watched non-English series in Netflix history. “The Plague” played on the BBC. “Side Games” was a big hit for DirecTV Latin America. Success can take many shapes. Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Chile figure as the regular top markets for Spanish TV fiction, though now, standout performances have extended across the U.S. market. “In recent years, Spanish TV fiction has taken an impressive leap in q... more

What to watch tonight - Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 - Saturday Night Live

Oct 12, 2019, Saturday 12:00 AM

What to watch on Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 11:00pm ... more

Banijay's 'Wisting,' With Carrie-Anne Moss, Acquired by BBC (Exclusive)

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

CANNES —  “Wisting,” a high-end crime drama co-starring “The Matrix” and “Jessica Jones’” Carrie-Anne Moss, has been acquired by BBC Four in the U.K., Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group. announced on Friday, in the run-up to this year’s Mipcom TV trade fair. The sale, in the benchmark overseas sales territory for Scandinavian series – “Borgen&r... more

Dario Argento to Direct Horror Series 'Longinus' for Wild Bunch-Owned Bim and Publispei

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

Italian horror master Dario Argento (“Suspiria”) is set to direct a TV series titled “Longinus” involving mysterious murders, esoteric elements and ancient enigmas. The show is the 79-year-old cult helmer’s first project since 2012 and is his most ambitious TV project. It is being co-produced by new Italian shingle BIM Production and Publispei, the compan... more

'El Camino' Review: A Riveting Goodbye to 'Breaking Bad'

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

It’s easy to think of “Breaking Bad” first as an action crime drama. Any montage of the series’ most memorable moments would have explosions and car crashes and shootouts and stacks of money scaled high enough to take a nap on. But it’s just as accurate to think of the six-season AMC series as a tragic ballet. The tonal balance needed to present its main protagonist as both a desperate... more

TV Review: 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

“El Camino,” which begins moments after the events depicted in the 2013 finale of “Breaking Bad,” is startling from nearly its first shot, as one reckons with the fact that Aaron Paul is now well older than Jesse Pinkman. As Pinkman — the young naif turned assistant meth cook turned slave whose liberation from literal shackle... more

Nicolas Winding Refn Says His New HBO Series 'Maniac Cop' Is 'Unadulterated Horror'

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

Nicolas Winding Refn is sticking with television following the release of his Amazon original miniseries “Too Old to Die Young” earlier this year. The provocative filmmaker has announced his next project will be a series adaptation of the cult film franchise “Maniac Cop” for HBO and Canal Plus. The series will be Refn’s first project made under his new production banner byNWR Originals, a division of his streaming platform byNWR... more

It's Not Just 'Succession': TV Theme Songs Are Back From the Dead and as Good as Ever

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

Long before the “Skip Intro” era, people have lamented the demise of the theme song. There certainly are times when the days of the wistful broadcast sitcom opening number (or even the days of theme songs that parodied them) seem firmly in the rearview mirror. But with “Succession” Season 2 coming to a close on Sunday, the rapid rise of Nicholas Britell’s opening 90-second orchestra... more

'Catherine the Great' Review: All Hail Queen Helen Mirren - Yes, Again.

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

The first thing you have to know about this telling of the life of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia is that star and executive producer Helen Mirren, wearing an Chopard black opal and diamond necklace with roughly 40 billion carats, arrived at ... more

'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Group Photo Reveals First Look at Two Characters

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

Capping drips and drabs on the BTS photo front (in which two or a few actors posed together), an especially super group shot has surfaced from the Arrrowverse‘s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event. Though its origin has yet to be confirmed, the on-set photo — taken aboard Legends of Tomorrow‘s Waverider — features 11 cast members representing Arrow, The Flash... more

Did You Predict P.D. Exit Story? Where Do Supergirl's Clothes Go? Is This Is Us Not Quite '90s Enough? And More Qs!

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:32 PM

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Supergirl, Chicago P.D., Stumptown and Young Sheldon! 1&nb... more

Robert De Niro Slams 'Dirty Player' Donald Trump While Promoting 'The Irishman' in U.K.

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:31 PM

Robert De Niro has taken fresh swipes at Donald Trump, branding the U.S. president a “dirty player” who is attempting to destroy institutions to “save himself.” The Oscar-winning actor was speaking onstage at the BFI London Film Festival ahead of the international premiere Sunday of “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, in which he p... more

Jennifer Aniston: True Power Comes From Using One's Voice to 'Hold People Up'

Oct 11, 2019, Friday 10:31 PM

Jennifer Aniston has never considered herself powerful. “It’s funny, I’ve never actually thought of myself as ‘powerful.’ Strong, yes. But powerful, not [really],” Aniston, one of Variety‘s six Power of Women honorees, said on Friday at the Beverly Wilshire. “... more