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The Teaser Trailer For ‘MY FRIEND DAHMER’

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FilmRise has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming drama film, MY FRIEND DAHMER, starring Ross Lynch as a young Jeffrey Dahmer, which can be seen down below!

Based on an acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by Derf Backderf, a classmate of Dahmer. It’s an attempt to look at the troubled childhood of Dahmer, a serial killer who murdered 17 men and boys in the midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America’ most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story.

Jeff Dahmer (Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerd who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff). But this camaraderie can’t mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching every closer to madness.

Lynch is joined alongside Anne Heche, Vincet Kartheiser, and Alex Wolff.

Marc Meyers directs, writes and produces. Meyers wanted to be truthful about telling the story and even got permission to shoot the film in Dahmer’s boyhood home in Ohio.

Jody Girgenti, Adam Goldworm, Michael Merlob and Milan Chakraborty produce with Meyers. Michael Novogratz and Giorgio Angelini executive produce. The fiml is an Ibid Filmworks and Aperture Entertainment production.

Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise said:

“Marc has created a haunting, heartbreaking, and totally unexpected exploration of one of the most notorious figures in American crime history. We are thrilled to bring this powerful film– and Ross Lynch’s incredible performance as Dahmer– to audiences in the fall.”

Meyers said that he thanks Backderf for trusting him in telling the story:

“It’s a powerful book, which has deeply resonated with loads of people of many ages here and abroad. When we first met, he signed my hardcover copy, ‘Don’t f*k it up!!!, Derf.'”

 

Steven Moffat Reacts to Jodie Whittaker’s Announcement as the New Doctor

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Sherlock and Doctor Who showrunner reacted during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con about the backlash that has been received when it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would be the 13th Doctor, and marking the first female Doctor.

“There has been so many press articles about the backlash against the DOCTOR WHO fandom against the casting of a female Doctor. There has been no backlash at all. The story of the moment is that the notionally conservative DOCTOR WHO fandom has utterly embraced that change completely– 80 percent approval on social media, not that I check these things obsessively. And yet so many people wanted to pretend there’s a problem. There isn’t.”

Moffat blaims the media for that part.

“DOCTOR WHO fans are more excited by the fact there’s going to be a brilliant actress playing the part than the fact that she’s a woman. It’s been incredibly progressive and enlightened and that’s what really happened. I wish every single journalist who is writing the alternative would shut the hell up.”

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Since the announcement, Whittaker was the target of misogynistic view on social media, but has been defended by most connected to the show–including Moffat, who is handing the baton as showrunner and executive producer duties to Chris Chibnall.

Peter Capaldi, who is set to make his last appearance as the character in the upcoming Christmas special, also praised Whittaker’s casting.

“I just wanted to say that I think Jodie’s going to be amazing. I spoke to her the other day and she’s so full of excitement and so full of passion about the show. She really, really loves the show, and she’s a brilliant actress. So it’s really thrilling to know that it’s in the hands of someone who cares for it so deeply. And is going to do really, really exciting things with it. She’s a great choice, as far as I’m concerned.”

 

Watch a Teaser Trailer For ‘DOCTOR WHO’s Christmas Special

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Straight from the series’ panel at Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which marks Peter Capaldi’s final panel as the 12th Doctor, BBC America has given a surprise to fans by releasing the teaser trailer for this year’s Christmas Special. Check it out down below!

Filming has finished on “Twice Upon a Time”, a special that features multiple Doctors “refusing to regenerate” according to executive producer Steven Moffat, and Pearl Mackie reunited with the Time Lord. Mackie has confirmed during the panel that her character Bill Potts will not return as the Doctor’s companion after the Christmas Special.

Moffat was joined alongside stars Capaldi, Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez and writer/actor Mark Gatiss.

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will take the reigns as the 13th Doctor. Season 11 is expected to air in mid-2018.

Watch the Comic-Con Trailer For ‘THE LAST SHIP’ Season 4

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TNT has released the trailer for THE LAST SHIP Season 4 to attendees at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Starring Eric Dane, Bridget Regan, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster, and Kevin Michael Martin. The series chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population.

Over the course of the three seasons, The Navy destroyer USS Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution of the cure to the Red Flu, resulting in near-global recovery. After the chilling events at the end of season 3, Tom Chandler (Dane) has given up his heroic titles and responsibilities and sought solace– and anonymity– with his family in a small fishing village in Greece. Meanwhile, Captain Slattery (Baldwin) and the crew of the Nathan James have discovered that the virus has “jumped kingdoms” and now infects the world’s food crops, bringing humanity to the brink of global famine.

Season 4 kicks off with a two-episode premiere on Sunday, August 20 at 9PM ET/PT on TNT.

Watch a Clip For ‘DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY’ Season 2

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BBC America’s has released this clip for their series DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Season 2 at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con Hall H, which can be seen down below!

Currently halfway through production, Max Landis revealed:

“Several times the characters on our show mirror each other. There’s a very weird underserved military subplot. By the end of season 1, Trump won the election. And Hugo Friedkin assumed control of the Black Wing, that controls, protects and contains anomalous people. They’re not mutants. They exist anamalously; and their presence in the universe creates small distortions and heals distortions.”

Landis was joined alongside showrunner Robert Cooper and cast members Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Jade Eshete, Hannah Marks, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Kaoho, and newcomers Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine.

Labine revealed that he will play Sherlock Hob, a guy who looks to hang with Dirk’s team.

“He’s the highly unchallenged sheriff of Burgs, and wants to be like them and enable them in all the wrong ways.”

Tudyk also shared who he plays:

“I play a bad man who is after and attacking the anamalous. I have a big gun and I shoot it.”

Based on the books by Douglas Adams, the series offers a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through one big, seemigly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few randon steps closer to uncovering the truth.

Landis executive produces with Ted Adams and David Ozer for IDW; David Alpert and Rick Jacobs for Circle of Confusion and Zainir Aminullah and Arvind Ethan David for IDEATE Media.

Grant Gustin Reveals ‘THE FLASH’ Season 4 Will Be Lighter

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The cast and executive producer of The CW’s THE FLASH took part of the panel at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con and while a few announcements were made, EW also spoke to the leading actor about what can we expect about Season 4.

“I think it’s safe to say, nothing against anything, it was the least fun season [Season 3], too, because it was so heavy. You can feelt it in your belly when you went home. You were affected by the storyline, I was, at least. The job’s more fun when you’re goofing around on set.”

Executive Producer Todd Helbing added:

“I think that’s as dark as we ever want to take the show, and we’re making a conscious effort this year to get the fun quotient back up.”

Gustin added:

“It’s THE FLASH; it should be fun.”

Barry Allen (Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive– The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) forever. With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs– Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I. Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R Wells (Tom Cavanagh)– Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.

Season 3 left Team Flash, Barry Allen trapped inside the speed force and the best team in the business was trying to free him.

Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Todd Helbing, and Sarah Schechter. The series is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

THE FLASH returns with its fourth season on October 10 at 8 PM ET/PT on The CW.

 

‘BLACK LIGHTNING’ Cast & Crew Promises ‘Authentic Black Voice’

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The CW upcoming DC Comics superhero show BLACK LIGHTNING came to this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con to tease about what to expect from the show that debuts later in 2018.

The panel included executive producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil alongside cast members Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain and Christine Adams.

Salim Akil said:

“It’s time [for BLACK LIGHTNING]. Jefferson Pierce is the epitome of what black men are: he loves his wife, his children, and the community. This family is the Obamas of the superhero world. This show will have an authentic black voice. This character will add something to the conversation. We’ve always been character-based and we’ll continue to be character-based. It’s about when and how he uses his powers and why. We want people to get to know this family. Their powers, like their race, is only part of who they are. There’s definitely a problem with police brutality and we will get into that. There’s also a problem with us killing each other and we’ll talk about that too.”

Mara Brock Akil said:

“By having Thunder and Lightning help in the community, we get to shade in the humanity of the community. We all have a choice to use our power for good or for bad. What’s happening in our world today can inspire change.”

Williams, who plays the main character said:

“I’ve played a lot of bad guys. I’m changing teams. I’m officially on the side of light. Jefferson is going into the community. We effect change positively from his family out to the community. He’s trying to save the world one person at a time.”

During the Comic-Con, it was announced that James Remar and Damon Gupta have joined the cast as Gamby and Inspector Henderson.

Jefferson Pierce (Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams) suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him… or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

Based on the characters from DC, BLACK LIGHTNING is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.