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HOTCHKA Daily News - August 2, 2022


Netflix has cancelled teen vampire drama First Kill after a single season. The series was executive produced by Emma Roberts.

★Peacock's continuation of The Exorcist, from Universal and Blumhouse, has added Ann Dowd to the cast, appearing alongside original star Ellen Burstyn and Leslie Odum Jr. Dowd is a familiar face from a multitude of roles, with her most notable at the moment being Aunt Lydia on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

★Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in a reimagined remake of the Patrick Swayze cult classic Road House for Amazon Prime Video. Doug Liman will direct a cast that includes Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, Hannah Love Lanier, Travis Van Winkle, B.K. Cannon, Arturo Castro, Dominique Columbus, Beau Knapp and Bob Menery.

★Rakhee Thakrar is now the fourth cast member to exit Netflix's Sex Education ahead of its fourth season. Thakrar confirmed the news to Daily Star Sunday, stating she could not discuss the reason for her departure.

★FX has commissioned a new limited series for Hulu, The Veil, from Steven Knight with Elisabeth Moss set to star. The thriller explores the surprising and fraught relationship between two women who play a deadly game of truth and lies on the road from Istanbul to Paris and London. One woman has a secret, the other a mission to reveal it before thousands of lives are lost.

★MTV Entertainment has given a straight-to-series order to a reimagined, animated reboot of Everybody Hates Chris which will be streamed globally on Paramount+ and broadcast on Comedy Central. Chris Rock will return as the show's narrator and executive producer.


★Freeform has renewed Good Trouble for a fifth season. The current fourth season of The Fosters spin-off continues through August.

★FX has revealed the 11th season of American Horror Story will debut this Fall, however no date has been set as of yet.

★AMC's remake of the British series The Driver, which will star Giancarlo Esposito, has added Skeet Ulrich to the cast. The series will launch next year on AMC and AMC+.

★Merle Dandridge, Josh Randall & Pat Healy have been promoted to series regulars for the sixth season of Grey's Anatomy spin-off Station 19.

★Winter is coming to Los Angeles, and so is Snow, Jon Snow. The first ever Game of Thrones convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from December 9-11. The newly announced Kit Harrington will join lfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne), Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark).

★One Life To Live veteran Trevor St. John is moving to Genoa City as he joins the cast of CBS' The Young & the Restless. Details of his role are hush-hush, but he will begin taping this month for a debut later in the Fall.


★Warner Bros. Discovery sent shockwaves through the industry, and DC fandom, today when it was announced they would not be releasing the nearly completed Batgirl film on any platform. Lost in that news was the additional axing of the animated Scoob! sequel. Both projects were being produced directly for HBO Max under the former regime, but the new suits are throwing out the past strategy to build subscribers through exclusive content.


The Brave Ones Official Teaser | Netflix


Heathers: The Musical | Teaser Trailer | The Roku Channel


Hard Knocks: The Detroit Lions | Official Trailer | HBO


Lost Ollie | Official Trailer | Netflix


Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story | Official Trailer | Netflix

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