Month: November 2023

‘The Artful Dodger’ Review: Hulu’s Breezy Aussie ‘Oliver Twist’ Spinoff

By Daniel Fienberg November 28, 2023 When readers last spotted the Artful Dodger in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, the eponymous protagonist’s diminutive pickpocketing mentor had been “booked for a passage” — sentenced to transport to the Australian penal colony — for pilfering a silver snuff box. A big punishment for a small crime, especially since, within the context …

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Jon Hamm to Star in Hostage Drama From Shawn Ryan (Exclusive)

By Lesley Goldberg November 15, 2023 Shawn Ryan, the prolific producer behind CBS’ SWAT and Netflix’s The Night Agent, is adding another show to his purview. Ryan is teaming with Jon Hamm to adapt the podcast American Hostage as a live-action TV series, with the Mad Men Emmy winner attached to reprise his role from the narrative series. American Hostage is described by Sony as …

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Jon Hamm To Lead ‘American Hostage’ Live-Action Series Adaptation From Shawn Ryan

By Denise Petski November 15, 2023 Mad Men alum Jon Hamm and producer Shawn Ryan (S.W.A.T., The Night Agent) are teaming on a live-action television series adaptation of the podcast American Hostage, with Hamm set to reprise his role from the audio series, Deadline has confirmed. American Hostage is described as a “psychological thriller that tells the harrowing true story of Fred Heckman, a …

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First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Ultraman: Rising’ Turns the World’s Biggest Hero Takes Into a Monster Daddy

By Caroline Brew November 9, 2023 The world’s biggest hero makes his way to Netflix in “Ultraman: Rising.” The streamer has released the first teaser for the CG-animated feature film, which is slated to premiere in 2024. Based on characters from Eiji Tsuburaya, known for co-creating the “Godzilla” franchise, “Ultraman: Rising” will follow baseball star Ken Sato, …

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Netflix’s ‘Ultraman Rising’ Teaser Showcases a Big Problem for the Iconic Hero (Video)

By Drew Taylor November 9, 2023 Ultraman is back. The character, created by Eiji Tsuburaya in 1966 with the “Ultra Q” and “Ultraman” television series, is back in a brand-new animated feature called “Ultraman Rising.” It’s due out next year but you can watch the trailer above. In “Ultraman Rising,” baseball superstar Ken Sato, the …

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‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves’ to Get Special CBS Airing Following ‘Yellowstone’ Solid Ratings Performance

By BreAnna Bell November 8, 2023 Coming behind the run of “Yellowstone” Season 1, CBS has announced the first two episodes of “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” will also air on the network. The episodes will air on Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following an episode of “Yellowstone.” The series first premiered on Nov. 5 on Paramount+. The remaining …

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‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves”: CBS To Air First Two Episodes Of Taylor Sheridan’s Anthology Series

By Denise Petski November 8, 2023 Lawmen: Bass Reeves is the latest Taylor Sheridan-produced Paramount+ series to air on CBS. Following the ratings success of Sheridan’s Yellowstone on the network, CBS will broadcast a special sampling of the first two episodes of Lawmen: Bass Reeves. They’ll air back-to-back on Sunday, Nov. 12, beginning at 9 PM, ET/PT, following an episode of the top-rated Yellowstone. Lawmen: Bass Reeves will …

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‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Director Breaks Down the Fiery Finale: ‘Let’s Just Burn Down That Whole Set’ (EXCLUSIVE)

By Valerie Wu November 7, 2023 SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers for the series finale of “Blue Eye Samurai,” titled “The Great Fire of 1657,” now streaming on Netflix. Season 1 of Netflix animated series “Blue Eye Samurai,” created by Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, ended on a cliffhanger. The city of Edo burned down, …

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