HomeNewsThe Best Web: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ explained; ‘American Gods’ struggles; Stan talks ‘I, Tonya’

The Best Web: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ explained; ‘American Gods’ struggles; Stan talks ‘I, Tonya’

Starz has admitted that it is having “some trouble” getting season two of its big-budget drama ‘American Gods’ off the ground. The series, based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel of the same name, has been in a state of flux since the masterminds behind the series, Michael Green and Bryan Fuller, exited the show.

The Best Web: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ explained; ‘American Gods’ struggles; Stan talks ‘I, Tonya’

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Star Trek: Discovery showrunners Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts, who along with star Shazad Latif, reveal the secrets behind a plot twist many fans have been predicting for quite some time.

Deadline had a chat with Oscar winning actor J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) to find out what it was like starring opposite himself in Starz’s upcoming sci-fi espionage series Counterpart. Turns out that his favorite actor to work with is himself.

The cameras at this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards caught all the action on-stage, but there was just as much going down in the audience. Luckily, The Hollywood Reporter was there to capture nine things the camera missed.

Sebastian Stan, best known for portraying Bucky Barnes and his altergo the Winter Soldier, has opened up to IndieWire about the challenge of moving on from Marvel and the “scary” risk of taking on the role of Jeff Gillooly in smash-hit sport-drama I, Tonya.

Starz is having “some trouble” getting season two of its big-budget drama American Gods off the ground. It’s not surprising, with the masterminds behind the series, Michael Green and Bryan Fuller, having exited the show amid “creative differences”. It also doesn’t help that Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth might not return. Ouch.

The creators of Starz’s forthcoming drama series Sweetbitter have defended the show after it received criticism for being “out of step with our #MeToo age.” Speaking at the winter TCA tour, Stephanie Danler, whose best-selling novel of the same name inspired the series, insisted it’s a show about “strong women.”

All aboard the hype trainHulu’s award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale is coming back for a second season this April. In the run up to its premiere, Elisabeth Moss revealed has revealed how the show will take a darker turn. Because the first season was nonstop fun time and chuckles, of course.

One for all you musos out there: IndieWire has a write-up exploring the “crazy” story behind Elvis Costello’s song “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way”, written for Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Could this bag him another Oscar?

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