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HOTCHKA Daily News - June 13, 2022


★Hulu has revealed the fifth season of The Handmaid's Tale will debut September 14 with two episodes.

★The Flash alum Carlos Valdes will star with Mae Whitman in Hulu's musical romantic comedy series Up Here. Set in the waning days of 1999, the series follows the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, Lindsay and Miguel, as they fall in love and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that lives inside their heads.

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★Rian Johnson has revealed the title of the first Knives Out sequel for Netflix -- The Glass Onion, which will drop this holiday season. Daniel Craig will reprise the role of Benoit Blanc, with new cast members Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline.

★HBO Max has renewed Starstruck for a third season.

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★HBO Max Latin America has ordered an original Dark Knight animated feature, Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios (Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires) from Warner Bros. Animation and DC in partnership with Anima and Chatrone.


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★Joseph Morgan confirmed via his Instagram account that he will be reprising the role of Klaus Mikaelson in what is now the series finale of The CW's Legacies on June 16.

★Julia Duffy and Mindy Cohn have joined the recurring cast of Apple TV+ comedy series Mrs. American Pie, with Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Carol Burnett, Ricky Martin, Amber Chardae Robinson, Allison Janney, and Leslie Bibb.

★Michelle Yeoh and Justin Chien will star in the Netflix series The Brothers Sun, which is set in the world of Taipei gangsters, and comes from American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk and Byron Wu.

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★PlutoTV has launched a free 24-hour streaming channel dedicated to all things Transformers. Content on Transformers TV includes such fan favorites as Transformers: Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures, Transformers: Prime and Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

★Former Supergirl star Mehcad Brooks is flying to NBC's Law & Order for its 22nd season, filling the void left by Anthony Anderson who had signed for a single season.

★Hallmark Channel has greenlit the new rodeo-themed drama Ride, a new series that will debut in 2023.


★In a sure sign that movie-going has shaken off the effects of the pandemic, Jurassic World Dominion scored the best non-superhero opening of the pandemic era with $145 million domestically. It's the third best opening of a Jurassic movie behind the first two Jurassic World movies. Globally, the film has earned $389 million.

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★The filmmakers behind the animated sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse revealed a new villain at the animation festival Annecy -- The Spot, voiced by Jason Schwartzman, whose spots on his body can send him into any dimension he wants. The film will hit theaters on June 2, 2023, followed by Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse on March 29, 2024.

★A third Paddington movie is in the works, and it now has a title: Paddington in Peru. The film will be directed by Dougal Wilson, taking over for Paul King who exited the project to focus on the Wonka prequel film with Timothée Chalamet.


★Jennifer Hudson has joined the elite group of award winners known as EGOTs following the 75th Annual Tony Awards. Hudson won a Tony for her producing role on A Strange Loop, which was named Best Musical. She is now just the 17th person to win the Emmy (as producer on the animated Baba Yaga), Grammy (two, The Color Purple cast album and her self-titled 2009 album), Oscar (Supporting Actress, Dreamgirls) and the Tony.


★Actor Philip Baker Hall has died at the age of 90. Hall's five decade career featured many memorable film and TV roles, but he may be best known to fans of Seinfeld for his first of two appearances as Lt. Bookman, the library detective who tracked Jerry down for not returning a book checked out in 1971. He made a return appearance for the series finale. Hall also had a memorable role on Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David’s ultraserious Dr. Morrison in a pair of episodes. Hall's breakout role came in Paul Thomas Anderson's debut Hard Eight, and appeared in two more Anderson films -- Boogie Nights and Magnolia. Other film credits include his uncredited debut in Zabriskie Point (1970), Coma (uncredited), The Man with Bogart's Face, Three O'Clock High, Midnight Run, Say Anything, Ghostbusters II, An Innocent Man, Eye for an Eye, The Rock, Air Force One, Buddy, The Truman Show, Rush Hour, Enemy of the State, Psycho (1998), The Contender, The Sum of All Fears, Die, Mommie, Die!, The Amityville Horror (2005), The Zodiac, The Shaggy Dog (2006), Zodiac, The Lodger, The Chicago 8, Mr. Popper's Penguins, 50/50, People Like Us, Argo (uncredited) and The Last Word. TV movies include The Last Survivors, Mayday at 40,000 Feet, The Hostage Heart, Kill Me If You Can, Terror Out of the Sky, Samurai, The Night the Bridge Fell Down, This House Possessed, Goddess of Love, Incident at Dark River, Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232, Stormy Weather, M.A.N.T.I.S., Roswell, Without Warning, Witness to the Mob, Partners, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Path to War, Mrs. Harris, and Clear History. Hall appeared on several TV series as guests and regulars including Good Times, Man From Atlantis, M*A*S*H, Emergency, The Waltons, It's a Living, Quincy M.E., T.J. Hooker, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Benson, Hardcastle and McCormick, Mariah, Miami Vice, Family Ties, Falcon Crest, Matlock, Bagdad Cafe, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, Nurses, Civil Wars, Cheers, Empty Nest, Madman of the People, Chicago Hope, The John Larroquette Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Practice, Millennium, Michael Hayes, The Fugitive (2000), Pasadena, Night Visions, Everwood, Monk, Boston Legal, The West Wing, The Loop, Big Love, Psych, Worst Week, Warren the Ape, Modern Family, The Newsroom, Childrens Hospital, Ruth & Erica, Madam Secretary, BoJack Horseman, Second Chance, Room 104 and Messiah. Hall also appeared in the Amiee Mann music video 'Save Me'.

★Fashion illustrator and costume designer May Routh died June 1 at the age of 87. Routh's iconic looks include costumes for films such as The Man Who Fell to Earth (her first credited film), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, My Favorite Year, Ghost Story, Being There, Splash, Newsies, Ronin and Reindeer Games. On TV she contributed to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Blood River, Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage, Roswell, Andersonville, A Face To Die For, George Wallace, Pirates of Silicon Valley and Helter Skelter. Routh earned Emmy nominations for her work on Andersonville and Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991).

★Billy Kametz, a popular voice actor in anime and video games, died June 9 from colon cancer at the age of 35. Kametz provided voice work for more than 100 projects, including American dubbing for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Osomatsu-san, Re: Zero, Starting Life in Another World, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, A.I.C.O. Incarnation, Fugitiva, Record of Grancrest War, Sword Gai: The Animation, Sirius the Jaeger, Back Street Girls, Cells at Work!, Mecard, Beyblade Burst, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, The Bonfire of Destiny, High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!, Gundam Build Divers Re: Rise, Vinland Saga, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened, Cagaster of an Insect Cage, Isekai Quartet, Dorohedoro, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Baki, Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Japan Sinks: 2020, Bungou to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma, Aggretsuko, The Idhun Chronicles, Ikebukuro West Gate Park, High-Rise Invasion, Beastars, The Way of the Househusband, Welcome to Demon-School, Iruma-kun, The Seven Deadly Sins, Pokémon, Attack on Titan. He also guested on The Owl House, and provided the voice of Patrick in the animated Resident Evil series. His video game work includes Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Marvel Avengers Academy, Epic Seven, Pokémon Masters, The Outer Worlds, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, Wasteland 3, and Black Desert: Eternal Winter. Pennsylvania native Kametz got his break with Disney as part of the entertainment staff on the cruise line, and moved to California when he was offered the role of Aladdin in Disneyland’s Musical Spectacular. He had announced a break from work earlier this year to return home to Hershey following his cancer diagnosis. He won the Best Voice Actor Performance (ENG) at the 4th Crunchyroll Anime Awards for the role of Naofumi Iwatani in The Rising of the Shield Hero in 2019.


Rap Sh!t | Official Teaser | HBO Max


America The Beautiful | Official Trailer | Disney+


The Sessions - Official Trailer | Prime Video


Boo, Bitch | Official Trailer | Netflix


Team Zenko Go Season 2 Trailer | Netflix Jr


First Class | Official Trailer | Netflix


The Future Of | Official Trailer | Netflix


Sins of the Father Trailer | Official Trailer | A Tubi Original


All Star Shore | Official Trailer | Paramount+

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