The Crown cast new Prince Charles and Queen Mother for season 3
New actors have been selected to play the roles of Prince Charles and Queen Mother in the third season of The Crown.
The Netflix series will be entering a new era upon its third instalment and so certain actors have been replaced as the characters get older.
While we might be sad to wave goodbye to certain famous faces, viewers can now look forward to some fresh, new talent on The Crown. Especially after the revelation that showrunner Peter Morgan has cast Josh O’Connor and Marion Bailey to appear in the new season as Prince Charles and the Queen Mother.
Bailey said: “It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother. Thrilled to be on board and working with such a top-notch team.”
Bailey and O’Connor will be joining the likes of Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, who were recently announced as the new Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.
Taking over Matt Smith’s role as Prince Phillip is Tobias Menzies.
The Crown seasons 1-2 are available to watch on Netflix.
Petition for Netflix to remove ‘fat-shaming’ Insatiable series reaches 100,000 signatures
A petition to remove Netflix series Insatiable from the streaming site has reached over 100,000 signatures.
The show, starring Debby Ryan, revolves around a young girl called Patty who is bullied at school because of her weight, but is able to exact revenge on her classmates after shedding some pounds over the summer.
The trailer, which features Ryan wearing a fat suit, received serious backlash after landing last week, with many viewers arguing the “fat-shaming” series might perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards for women and encourage eating disorders.
A Change.org petition has requested the series be taken down and has already reached over 130,000 signatures.
Organiser Florence Given wrote: “The toxicity of this series, is bigger than just this one particular series. This is not an isolated case, but part of a much larger problem that I can promise you every single woman has faced in her life, sitting somewhere on the scale of valuing their worth on their bodies, to be desirable objects for the male gaze. That is exactly what this series does. It perpetuates not only the toxicity of diet culture, but the objectification of women’s bodies.
“This series needs to be cancelled. The damage control of releasing this series will be far worse, insidious and sinister for teenage girls, than it will be damaging for Netflix in their loss of profit.”
Insatiable‘s lead actress Debby Ryan has since responded to the wave of criticism, arguing the show in fact tackles these difficult issues “through satire”.
“As someone who cares deeply about the way our bodies, especially women’s, are shamed and policed in society, I was so excited to work on Insatiable because it’s a show that addresses and confronts those ideas through satire,” she wrote.
“Satire is a way to poke fun at the hardest things, bring darkness into the light, and enter difficult conversations.”
Ryan continued: “I have to laugh at my pain, otherwise I’ll dissolve and weep and get stuck instead of working through it. It’s a coping mechanism and, for a lot of people who are telling these stories, a healing mechanism.
“Over the last few days I’ve seen how many voices are protective and fiercely outspoken about the themes that come into play in this story. I’m grateful for that, and comforted by it, because I want those stories told right too.”
Netflix introduces new anti-harassment training for film crews in wake of #MeToo movement
Netflix has introduced new anti-harassment training for productions after the many Hollywood sexual misconduct scandals over recent months. Many instances of workplace harassment were brought to light when the #MeToo movement… read more
Netflix introduces new anti-harassment training for film crews in wake of #MeToo movement
Netflix has introduced new anti-harassment training for productions after the many Hollywood sexual misconduct scandals over recent months.
Many instances of workplace harassment were brought to light when the #MeToo movement encouraged women in the entertainment industry to start coming forward with their stories. Kevin Spacey was among those accused of sexual misconduct, which meant filming for Netflix’s House of Cards was quickly pulled to a halt.
The streaming service has now implemented new training for film and production crews to ensure “a safe and respectful working environment”.
New rules imposed on set reportedly include no prolonged staring, no lingering hugs, no flirting and no asking for a colleague’s phone number.
An on-set runner working on the new season of Black Mirror told The Sun: “Everyone was spoken to about #MeToo.
“Senior staff went to a harassment meeting to learn what is and isn’t appropriate. Looking at anyone longer than five seconds is considered creepy.
“You mustn’t ask for someone’s number unless they have given permission for it to be distributed. And if you see any unwanted behaviour, report it immediately.”
They continued: “It has sparked jokes, with people looking at each other, counting to five, then diverting their eyes.”
Netflix has refused to comment on the truth of the report, but did say in a statement: “We’re proud of the anti-harassment training we offer to our productions. We want every Netflix production to be a safe and respectful working environment. We believe the resources we offer empower people on our sets to speak up, and shouldn’t be trivialised.”
New trailer for third and final season of Netflix’s Love has been released
The season three trailer for Love has been released.
The final instalment of Judd Apatow’s Love will be landing on Netflix this March, and now fans can get a first look at what’s to come in the brand new season three trailer.
“This is Love. Or is it?”, Netflix wrote alongside the trailer.
The series follows the rollercoaster relationship of awkward, nice-guy Gus (Paul Rust) and the unpredictable and wild Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), who fall for one another despite being polar opposites.
Although many fans of the show are exciting to see how things will pan out in season three, the trailer has sparked some discussion among viewers who think that things might be moving “too fast”, what with the final season seeking some resolve between characters Gus and Mickey some resolve. But only time will tell!
The End of the F***ing World creator reveals season 2 is being considered
Show creator Jonathon Entwistle has revealed The End of the F***ing World is definitely in talks for a second series.
The first season of the E4/Netflix show has been hugely popular among viewers, leaving fans desperate for a second instalment.
Well, it sounds as though we might just get what we’re hoping for, as boss Jonathon Entwistle has admitted the team are currently looking at ways in which they could “continue the tone of the show”.
Speaking to Thrillist, Entwistle revealed: “We’re looking at what the people who loved the show are saying, to see how we can unpack that and how we could continue the tone of the show. Because I think that is so crucial.”
The creator also said any continuation of the story would have to involve main characters James and Alyssa.
He continued: “For me, it’s about James and Alyssa – and I think that’s what people have connected with. I think a season two would have to involve James and Alyssa somehow. I just love the world of them out there on the road, doing something in a weird world.
“So for me, any story that we expand keeps them out there somewhere.”
Actor Alex Lawther spoke previously about the possibility of a second series.
“It would give [writer Charlie Covell]… a chance to explore something from her imagination,” he said. “I would be very excited about [that] because I think she’s brilliant. So we’ll see, basically.”
The End of the F***ing World is available to watch on All 4 and Netflix.
Black Mirror unveils new season 4 poster teasing ‘unrelenting’, ‘Black Museum’ episode
Black Mirror has shared a new look at one of the season four episodes in a brand new poster.
The Independent unveiled the new poster this morning, giving fans a teaser of one of the forthcoming episodes titled ‘Black Museum’.
‘Black Museum’ is a feature-length episode, written by series creator Charlie Brooker, and is one of six that will be released on Netflix by the end of next month.
Douglas Hodge stars in the new episode, as well as Letitia Wright and Babs Olusanmokun, and the special was directed by Colm McCarthy (The Girl with All the Gifts).
Take a look at the new poster below:
Speaking to The Independent, executive producer Annabel Jones recently teased the “unrelenting” episode. She said: “‘Black Museum’ is absolute popcorn. It’s three stories in one – a portmanteau-type thing – but absolutely full of ideas that whip along and before you know it you’re at the end of a 90-minute film and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, can you please stop? This is horrendous – stop throwing me these things!’ It’s just unrelenting.”
Black Mirror season 4 will land on Netflix later this year.
Stranger Things creators reveal details about season 3
Stranger Things creators have unveiled the very first details about the third season.
There were some who questioned whether season two of the Netflix series would be able to reach the heights of the hugely popular first season. However, it’s fair to say the second instalment has been a massive success, with fans everywhere racing through the entire nine episodes in a matter of days.
And you’ll be happy to hear a third season is definitely in the works.
Talking to IndieWire, creators Ross and Matt Duffer have shared the very first teasers for the upcoming season, although confessed they are, for the moment, “just working with some writers and figuring out where it’s going to go”.
Nonetheless, they were able to reveal Stranger Things 3 will be “something almost weirdly more intimate” and “a lot of fun”.
Ross said: “I love the early days of seasons, because you are filled with all of these possibilities. We are having a lot of fun just bouncing around cool ideas.”
Matt continued: “It’s not necessarily going to be bigger in scale. What I am really excited about is giving these characters an interesting journey to go on.”
The creators also revealed the season two character, Erica, will feature a lot more in the next instalment of the series.
“There will definitely be more Erica in season three,” Ross confirmed. “We were able to integrate more of her [in season two], but not as much as you want because the story [was] already going. ‘We got to use more Erica’ – that was one of the first things we said in the writers’ room.”
Stranger Things 2 is available to watch on Netflix.
Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard responds to model Ali Michael’s comments after she is accused of sexualising 14-year-old
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has spoken out about the controversial social media post shared by model Ali Michael. The 27-year-old model sparked outrage after tagging the young Wolfhard… read more
WATCH: Stranger Things cast scream in horror during hilarious prank
The child stars of Stranger Things received quite the scare during their Good Morning Britain interview today (October 26).
Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp appeared on the ITV breakfast show this morning to chat to Richard Arnold about the upcoming season of hugely popular Netflix series, Stranger Things. Little did they know, however, that the producers had a spooky Halloween prank up their sleeves.
Midway through the interview, a masked, cloaked figure burst into the room, giving the 13-year-olds the fright of their lives.
Jumping out of their seats, Eleven actress Millie screamed while Noah, who plays Will Byres, yelled: “Holy crap!
“Oh my God!”
Presenter Richard clearly wasn’t in on the joke either, exclaiming: “I am 47 years old, I could have had a heart attack!”
Once everyone had recovered from the shock, the Stranger Things cast revealed what it is like to star in the series.
Millie said: “It’s set in the ’80s – but I feel like the ’80s isn’t something that’s new to us. Acting is just pretending and we are pretending we are in the ’80s.”
The second season of Stranger Things will be split between the real world and the Upside Down.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with what that is, Noah gave an explanation. “It’s like an alternate dimension,” he said. “It’s the same exact copy of our world but upside down. It’s scarier and darker.
“It had a monster which is definitely more powerful and bigger this time. It’s got legs. It’s like a giant spider – but it doesn’t act like one…”
Stranger Things 2 lands on Netflix tomorrow (October 27).
Stranger Things releases new Friday 13th trailer ahead of season 2
It’s Friday 13th and Stranger Things will be marking the deadly day with a new spooky trailer, ahead of the show’s return this month.
The date may be unlucky for some, but we’re feeling pretty blessed after Netflix promised to treat us to a brand new trailer for Stranger Things 2 yesterday evening. It has been confirmed this will be the final trailer released before the season two premiere on October 27 and it’s sure to give fans the heebie jeebies.
A teaser preview of the trailer has already been released, which features 13 second-long clips from the upcoming season:
Finn Wolfhard (who plays Mike Wheeler) recently said the new season “will be a lot more dark, a lot more horror-orientated. I think people are going to like it better than the first season”.
Dustin actor Gaten Matarazzo added: “You’re going to see a lot more into the lives of how the characters are coping with what’s been going on… they’re all very emotionally scarred.
“They feel alone because their best friend is back and he’s not acting like their best friend anymore. He’s changed.”
“I am so excited for you all to see this season. It’s so fun and dark and complex,” actor David Harbour said.