HBO Picks Up ‘Cormoran Strike’ Drama Based On J.K. Rowling’s Crime Novels

HBO has acquired US and Canadian rights to Cormoran Strike, BBC One’s high-profile new limited series based on J.K. Rowling‘s bestselling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The project had been rumored to be heading to HBO since BBC One announced it in fall 2015. The two networks are frequent collaborators, and HBO also carried BBC One’s miniseries adaptation of Rowling’s novel Casual Vacancy.
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Matthew Weiner Heads to Amazon for His Next TV Move After Mad Men

A year and a half after wrapping his iconic TV series Mad Men, the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, has finally picked his next TV project.

The creator is leaving AMC for streaming, making a $70 million deal with Amazon and The Weinstein Co. for his new, modern-day series. While Amazon often allows its subscribers to vote on its pilots before deciding which ones to pick up to series, Weiner’s show has received a straight-to-series order, as was the case with the streaming service’s recent drama Goliath and Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes.

According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Weiner’s new series is a “contemporary anthology set in multiple locations worldwide.” Weiner will be creating, writing and executive producing the show, and directing several episodes.

Since finishing Mad Men’s seven-season run last May, Weiner has laid relatively low as he plotted his next move. He directed an episode of Orange Is the New Black’s most recent season, and wrote a novel, Heather, the Totality, which is due out next fall.

Weiner’s choice of Amazon, which like Netflix releases an entire season’s worth of shows at once, is somewhat surprising given that Weiner said last year that he’d prefer to have his shows released weekly. If he ever were to make a show for Netflix, he said shortly after Mad Men’s finale, “I would try to convince them to let me just roll them out, so there was at least some shared experience. I love the waiting, I love the marination. I think when you watch the entire season of a show in a day, you will definitely dream about it, but it’s not the same as walking around the whole week saying, ‘God, Pete really pissed me off!'”

There was no immediate word from Amazon about the release schedule for Weiner’s new series.

Gerard Butler to Star in ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Threequel

Gerard Butler will star again as Secret Service agent Mike Banning in “Angel Has Fallen,” the third film in the “Fallen” franchise comprised of “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen.” Millennium Films is launching sales next week at the American Film Market and is planning to begin production in the first half of 2017…. Read more »

5 Signs That Justin Bieber Fans Are In an Abusive Relationship

“This is not a gimmick, and I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously.” – Justin Bieber, May 2013. Justin Bieber is known for a lot of things. His strange behavior, his off-stage antics, and even his treatment of fans. Last Sunday, he stormed off a recent gig in the United Kingdom. He reportedly […]

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Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg Lifts the Curtain on Sansar Virtual Reality World

Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg gave the audience the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.D Live conference in Laguna Beach, Calif. Wednesday a first demo of his company’s upcoming Sansar virtual world. The demo showed participants meet in a virtual version of the actual conference, and then beam themselves to other places within Sansar, including a holodeck-like… Read more »

Watch A Completely Unlikely Conversation Between Pusha T And Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine and Pusha TPusha T has lately been working hard to help elect Hillary Clinton president, and he recently did some campaigning in Miami with a fellow Virginian, Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine. Clinton’s YouTube page just posted a video of Kaine and Pusha in conversation, and all I can think about is how Pusha must … More »