Month: February 2022

NAACP Image Awards: ‘The Harder They Fall’ Named Best Film; Will Smith & Jennifer Hudson Take Lead Acting Honors

By Erik Pedersen February 26, 2022 The Harder They Fall was named Outstanding Motion Picture during Saturday’s televised portion of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards after the five non-televised ceremonies this week. The Western led the field with five wins overall during the week after being shut out of the Academy Award nominations. Will Smith …

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NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Colin in Black & White,’ ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Among Winners on Night 5 of Non-Televised Ceremonies

By Hilary Lewis February 25, 2022 The 2022 NAACP Image Awards on Friday night wrapped up its week-long reveal of winners in several non-televised categories ahead of the live, televised awards show on Saturday night. On night five, Black-ish, Colin in Black & White and Power Book II: Ghost each won two awards. The awards …

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ EP Olatunde Osunsanmi Inks CBS Studios Overall Deal With Drama ‘Myth’ As First Project

By Nellie Andreeva February 23, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: Olatunde Osunsanmi, director/executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery,has signed a multi-year overall deal with the studio behind the flagship Star Trek Universe series, CBS Studios. This marks the first overall pact for writer-director-producer Osunsanmi who is already working on the first project under the agreement, sci-fi drama Myth. …

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‘The First Lady’ EPs Talk Potential Future Installments On Jackie Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, & Melania Trump

By Rosy Cordero February 23, 2022 The executive producers of the upcoming Showtime anthology series The First Lady are already thinking about what historical women to focus on in Season 2. Its debut season, centering Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), premieres on April 17. Cathy Schulman and …

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Jon Hamm Stars in True-Crime Thriller ‘American Hostage’ Podcast Series for Amazon

By Todd Spangler February 22, 2022 Jon Hamm finds himself at the center of a hostage crisis in Amazon original podcast drama series “American Hostage,” based on real-life events. All eight episodes of the podcast are available starting Feb. 22 on Amazon Music (at this link) and the Wondery Plus subscription service. Episodes will be …

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The First Lady: Everything We Know About Showtime’s Upcoming Anthology Series

By Chloe Foussianes and Meg Donohue February 18, 2022 An exciting new anthology series is in the works at Showtime. The First Lady promises to explore the unique role, focusing in on how Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt have made it their own. Below, everything we know about the show so far. The …

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The First Lady Trailer: Viola Davis’ Michelle Obama Refuses to Be a ‘Black Martha Stewart’ in Showtime Drama

By Dave Nemetz February 17, 2022 It’s not easy being in the White House… even if you’re not the President. Showtime has released a trailer for The First Lady — premiering Sunday, April 17 at 9/8c — which tells the story of three of the most famous Presidential wives in American history. Viola Davis (How …

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CBS Orders ‘East New York’ Police Drama Pilot from William Finkelstein and Mike Flynn

By Selome Hailu February 9, 2022 CBS has given a pilot order to “East New York,” a drama series written by William Finkelstein and Mike Flynn. The series follows Regina Haywood, the newly promoted police captain of East New York, an impoverished, working class neighborhood at the eastern edge of Brooklyn. She leads a diverse …

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Joey King Teases Footage From the ‘Uglies’ Movie: “It Made My Heart Skip a Beat”

By Perri Nemiroff February 7, 2022 Joey King has been bubbling over with raw talent in front of the lens for quite some time now, but in the last few years, she’s also been mighty busy beefing up her filmography as a producer. It all began when she was made an executive producer on the …

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