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HOTCHKA Daily News - May 26, 2022


STREAMING NEWS


★Disney+ has revealed its live-action series based on the film Willow will premiere November 30, 2022. A teaser trailer was also released during a Lucasfilm panel at Star Wars Celebration.

Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Amer Chadha-Patel and Tony Revolori star alongside Warwick Davis, who is reprising his title role as Willow Ufgood.

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The Mandalorian Season 3 will drop in February 2023, with Katee Sackhoff returning to the series as Bo-Katan Kryze.

★More from Lucasfilm -- the new Star Wars Rogue One prequel series Andor will hit Disney+ August 31 with two episodes followed by new episodes weekly. A teaser has also been released.

★Jude Law will join the new Star Wars series Skeleton Crew, which is being developed by current Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts. The story is set in the New Republic era, and tells of a group of kids lost in the Star Wars galaxy trying to find their way home.

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★Hulu will livestream both the Los Angeles and New York City Pride Parades this year. Los Angeles will stream live Sunday, June 12 beginning at 2PM ET/11 AM PT. The New York City parade will stream live Sunday, June 26 at Noon ET/9 AM PT.

★Discovery+ has picked up a second season of the breakout hit real estate docuseries Selling the Hamptons to launch in early 2023. Until then, fans can stream the complete first season.

MOVIE NEWS

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★Lucasfilm has announced a release date for Indiana Jone 5 - June 30, 2023. Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson star.

★Sony Pictures is looking to turn PlayStation video game Gran Turismo into a feature film with District 9, Elysium and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp under consideration to helm the project. Sony and PlayStation Productions recently produced Uncharted, which grossed over $400 million globally.

 

 

 

 

TV NEWS

★After the mass exodus following the Season 47 SNL finale, speculation has been focusing on whether any other cast members will depart, particularly Michael Che. Che, however, has recently stated that he is expecting to stay but things could change in August or September.

★National Geographic has ordered a second season of the Life Below Zero spin-off series Life Below Zero: First Alaskans ahead of the Season 1 premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 30. The show settles into its regular time slot on May 31.

CMA Fest, hosted for the first time by Dierks Bentley and Elle King, will air Wednesday, August 3, 8:00 PM on ABC. Filmed during Nashville's four-day CMA Fest Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, the television special features performances and surprise collaborations onstage at Nissan Stadium.

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★Jodie Foster will star in the fourth season of HBO's True Detective, titled True Detective: Night Country, marking her first major adult television role.

IN MEMORIAM


★Actor Ray Liotta has died suddenly at the age of 67. He died in his sleep in his hotel room in the Dominican Republic where he was a week into making the new film Dangerous Waters. His fiancee Jacy Nittolo was with him. Liotta is best known for his roles in Something Wild, Field of Dreams and GoodFellas, as well as his recent work on the NBC TV series Shades of Blue with Jennifer Lopez. Liotta's other recent roles include Marriage Story, No Sudden Move and The Many Saints of Newark. He also appeared as the villain on the third season of Amazon's Hanna. Liotta also won an Emmy Award for a guest appearance on ER in 2005, and then spoofed his performance in Jerry Seinfeld's animated Bee Movie. Other credits include Dominick and Eugene, Hannibal, Blow, Heartbreakers, John Q, Identity, Smokin' Aces, Muppets Most Wanted and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Liotta still has several projects yet to be released including the Apple TV+ series Black Bird with Taron Egerton, and films Cocaine Bear, The Substance, April 29, 1992 and an untitled film directed by Charlie Day.

★Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, keyboardist and founding member of Depeche Mode, has died at 60. Cause of death as not been released. The band issued a statement:

“We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher. Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time.”

★Alan White, longtime drummer for British progressive-rock band Yes, died at his home in Seattle at the age of 72 after a brief illness. White also played with George Harrison and John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band.

TRAILERS

MARVEL STUDIOS' ASSEMBLED: THE MAKING OF MOON KNIGHT - NOW STREAMING - DISNEY+ 

 

AS THE CROW FLIES - JUNE 3 - NETFLIX

 

KEEP SWEET: PRAY AND OBEY - JUNE 8 - NETFLIX

 

WEB OF MAKE BELIEVE: DEATH, LIES AND THE INTERNET - JUNE 15 - NETFLIX

 

LOVE & ANARCHY SEASON 2 - JUNE 16 - NETFLIX

 

BIRDGIRL - JUNE 19 - ADULT SWIM

 

EUREKA! - JUNE 22 - DISNEY JUNIOR

 

SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN - JUNE 22 - NETFLIX

 

MAN VS BEE - JUNE 24 - NETFLIX

 

WILDHOOD - JUNE 24 - HULU

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