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Priyanka Chopra Resumes Shoot For ‘Citadel’ After Welcoming Her Baby Girl Home

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who recently welcomed her newborn daughter, has resumed work as she returns to the sets of Citadel.

Taking to her Instagram handle, the 39-year-old star shared a glimpse of herself on her IG story sporting a red coloured deep-neck cut-out dress and accessorizing it with some minimalistic gold jewellery. ‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka’s side-parted beach waves and soft pink makeup complimented the entire look. She could be seen posing alongside her name card.

According to the official social media handle of the actor, she wrapped up the shoot of her upcoming series in December 2021, adding upto that she also shared her Russo Brother’s project’s work experience as “the most intense work”.

‘Citadel’ is touted as an action-packed spy series. The ‘Game of Thrones’ star Richard Madden is also a part of it. The show will be out on Amazon Prime Video soon.

Apart from this, the ‘Dostana’ star has ‘It’s All Coming Back to Me’ and a Bollywood film ‘Jee Le Zaraa’ with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, in her kitty.

She recently joined the production team for the upcoming family comedy ‘Chicken and Biscuits’ along with her husband Nick Jonas. (ANI)

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Jesse Williams & Sarah Drew Returning As Jackson & April

Washington [US]: Actors Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew are set to reprise their roles as Jackson and April in the Season 18 finale of the ABC medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, which will air on May 26.

According to Deadline, Williams and Drew departed ‘Grey’s Anatomy last’ spring. The exit was revealed in last year’s May 6 episode, ‘Look Up Child’. This will be Drew’s first ‘Grey’s’ episode since then. Williams made two more appearances last season, in his last episode as a series regular the following week and a cameo in the Season 17 finale.

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After a month-long break, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will be returning on May 5 with the episode ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’. The show airs Thursday on ABC and new episodes are available on-demand and on Hulu the day following their broadcast premiere. (ANI)

Sidharth Malhotra, Rohit Shetty Team Up For ‘Indian Police Force’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: After ‘Shershaah’, actor Sidharth Malhotra is all set to wear patriotism on his sleeve once again with filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s OTT debut ‘Indian Police Force’.

On Wednesday, Sidharth took to social media and shared the series’ promo. The promo video opens with Rohit preparing for the filming of the show. After a few seconds, Rohit moves into a police van and also fires some shots.

Later, as the clip is about to end, Sidharth makes a macho entry by walking on the set in a police uniform with “Jai Hind” echoing in the background.

In no time, fans showered Sidharth and Rohit with praises.

“This looks soooo good! Can’t wait for it now,” a social media user commented.
“THE WALKKK. OH YES,” another one wrote.

The fictional series, which will be out on Amazon Prime, aims to pay an ode to the “selfless service, unconditional commitment and fierce patriotism of our police officers across the country.”

Talking more about the series, Rohit said, “Indian Police Force is a very special one for me and I’ve been working on it for years. I’m delighted to be collaborating with Amazon Prime Video to breathe life into this story which will transcend geographies and linguistic barriers, providing me an opportunity to showcase the same to audiences worldwide.”

He added, “I am super excited to be working with the amazingly talented Sidharth Malhotra in this series. I have always strived to push the envelope of action-first entertainment and with this series, I am confident we will create a new benchmark.”

Interestingly, Rohit will shine the spotlight on Delhi Police with the ‘Indian Police Force’.

His earlier projects including ‘Singham’, ‘Simmba’, and ‘Sooryavanshi’ have highlighted the Goa police and the Maharashtra police force. (ANI)

Anupam Kher Signs New International Project ‘The Son In Law’

Washington [US]: Veteran star Anupam Kher, who has made a mark in Hollywood with projects like ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘New Amsterdam’, and ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ among others, has recently signed a new international show titled ‘The Son In Law’.

‘The Son in Law’, which also stars Reema Sampat, Chris Sullivan and Meera Simhan, follows a salt-of-the-earth man, Jake (Sullivan), who finds himself seeking the approval of his new fiancee Asha’s (Sampat) sophisticated parents, including a difficult-to-impress father-in-law, Deadline reported. In the show, Kher will be seen essaying the role of Om Mehta, the conductor of the New York Philharmonic who lives with his wife Khushi (Simhan) in an 18,000-square-foot Fifth Avenue penthouse and hobnobs with an A-list circle of friends and celebrities. Despite that, Om, who was raised in relatively modest circumstances, is completely unaffected by the trappings of wealth.

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He is well aware of Khushi’s controlling nature but loves her deeply and indulges her, knowing that it’s pointless to contradict her when she’s on a “mission.” And currently, her mission is to get their daughter Asha (Sampat) away from her boyfriend Jake (Sullivan), whom she thinks is beneath her.

Meanwhile, Kher is currently busy shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Uunchai’ in Delhi. (ANI)

‘Love The Show’: Priyanka Chopra Praises Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 For Representing Indian Culture

Washington [US], April 8 (ANI): While Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Bridgerton’ season 2 is sensational for many reasons, the representation of ‘desi culture’ in the show has made it even more special for all the Indian people, and now that includes global star Priyanka Chopra too.

The former Miss World took to her Instagram Stories to send her token of love to the show for representing Indian culture through the Sharma sisters, Edwina Sharma and Kate Sharma, played by actors Charithra Chandran and Simone Ashley. “I have to say, it’s so wonderful to see desi representation on mainstream TV. It was such an anomaly when I started. Love the show and the Sharma sisters,” Priyanka wrote alongside a picture of Chandran and Ashley.

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, ‘Bridgerton’ is set in the lavish and competitive world of London high society during the Regency period of the early 1800s.

The first season of the romantic period drama focused on the steamy courtship between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page).

Keeping up with the tradition of Julia Quinn’s novels, season 2 of ‘Bridgerton’ tells the story of Daphne’s elder brother– Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) quest for love as he sets out to find a suitable wife.

When Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) arrive from India, Anthony starts to court the latter sister — and Kate soon discovers that his intentions for marriage are not pure. While Kate tries to stop this match, the two become unlikely companions.

The show had many moments which Indian fans can’t miss. From the intricate embroidery on the Victorian gowns to the orchestra cover of the title track from Karan Johar’s ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ to the Haldi ceremony, ‘Bridgerton 2’ makers have tried to perfectly blend the Indian cultural representation into the British show.

The Netflix series has already been renewed through season four, so there is plenty of period soapy obsession to come. Each season will be inspired by a different Quinn’s book in the series and will focus on each of the 8 Bridgerton children.

The show is executive produced by Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Chris Van Dusen. Van Dusen also serves as creator and showrunner.

Gabrielle Union To Star Alongside Octavia Spencer In ‘Truth Be Told’ Season 3

Washington [US], March 24 (ANI): Gabrielle Union is set to star alongside Octavia Spencer in the anthology drama series ‘Truth Be Told’ Season 3.

According to Deadline, ‘Truth Be Told’ stars Spencer as podcaster ‘Poppy Scoville,’ who risks everything–including her life–to pursue truth and justice. Based on the novel by Kathleen Barber, the series provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage. The upcoming season will see Poppy Scoville focus on a new case with Union starring as Eva, an outspoken high school principal who becomes embroiled in a problematic incident.

With Spencer’s Poppy as the thread through the anthology series and a core cast around Spencer also staying on, each season tells a different story and features new stars opposite her. Season 1 had Aaron Paul and Lizzy Caplan, Season 2 starred Kate Hudson.

Anjali Bhimani Joins Cast Of ‘Ms. Marvel’ In A Recurring Role

Washington [US], March 15 (ANI): Actor Anjali Bhimani is all set to join the cast of Disney Plus’s ‘Ms. Marvel’ in a recurring role, the details of which have currently been kept under wraps.

According to Deadline, ‘Ms. Marvel’, penned by writer Bisha K. Ali, will tell the story of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a Pakistani-American teen based in New Jersey. Ms Marvel had made her first appearance in 2014 as Marvel’s first Muslim character to star in her own title. Now, she will be Marvel Studios’ first onscreen Muslim hero.

The upcoming show also stars Aramis Knight, Matt Lintz, Laurel Marsden, Rish Shah, and Saagar Shaikh with Ali serving as head writer on the series.

It will be directed by filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah along with two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon.

As per Deadline, Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios chief, has even said that along with being part of this series, the Ms Marvel character will also be part of future Marvel films.

Netflix Cancels Teen Comedy-Drama ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ After 2 Seasons

Washington [US], March 12 (ANI): Streaming giant Netflix has cancelled teen comedy-drama ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ after two seasons.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Netflix has taken the decision five months after the show’s second season debuted on the streamer. The teen-focused series is based on the long-running series of novels by Ann M. Martin.
‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ revolves around a group of middle-school friends who form and run a baby-sitting service and deal with the issues of growing up.

The series was widely acclaimed for its unique concept of portraying relationships among the core group of girls and its light touch.

‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ features Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas, Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi, Shay Rudolph as Stacey McGill, Malia Baker as Mary Anne Spier, Kyndra Sanchez as Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez played the role in season one), Vivian Watson as Mallory Pike and Anais Lee as Jesse Ramsey. Alicia Silverstone plays Kristy’s mother, Elizabeth, and Mark Feuerstein plays Elizabeth’s fiance and later husband, Watson Brewer.

The show is produced by Walden Media. Shukert, Lucia Aniello, Michael De Luca, Lucy Kitada, Sascha Rothchild, Martin and Walden Media’s Naia Cucukov, Ben Forrer, and Frank Smith served as executive producers.

Kangana Ranaut: ‘It Didn’t Come As ‘Lock Upp’, It Came As A Collaboration’

New Delhi [India], March 9 (ANI): Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, who is basking in the success of her new reality show ‘Lock Upp’, recently revealed that the show’s concept was different when it was pitched to her. She also opened up about what made her get on board to host the show.

‘Lock Upp’ has a team of the most controversial celebrities locked up in a jail-like setup with basic amenities. Ever since it has released on February 27, audiences have been widely accepting it as a source of entertainment. On being asked about her thoughts before signing the project, Kangana told ANI that the show didn’t actually come to her as ‘Lock Upp’.

“It didn’t come as ‘Lock Upp’. It came as a collaboration,” Kangana said.

“So Ekta Kapoor and Ruchikaa Kapoor came and they said we want to collaborate with you for your digital debut and we have a couple of ideas of the reality show for you to host,” the 34-year-old actor shared.

Kangana revealed that the team built the concept of ‘Lock Upp’ together and the brainstorming took a “good 6-7 months” for the final project.

“The more I interacted with them and got to know what she wanted to do, the more I became convinced and the show happened gradually,” Kangana said.

‘Lock Upp’ is live-streamed on digital platforms MX Player and ALTBalaji.

Meanwhile, on the film front, Kangana will soon be seen in movies including ‘Tejas’, ‘Dhaakad’, ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda’, ‘Emergency’, and ‘The Incarnation: Sita’.

She is also producing the upcoming dark comedy ‘Tiku Weds Sheru’ under her production house, Manikarnika Films.

Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Renewed For Fourth & Final Season

Washington [US], March 9 (ANI): Netflix’s teenage drama series ‘Never Have I Ever’ has been renewed for Season 4 at the streaming platform, which will also be the show’s last season.

According to Variety, this news of a season 4 renewal comes even before a premiere date was assigned to season 3, the production on which had recently finished. ‘Never Have I Ever’, which has been co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi.

“Hey Crickets, we’ve got some morning announcements for you: Season 3 of ‘Never Have I Ever’ is gonna drop this summer! Plus we’ve just been renewed for a fourth and final season, which we are absolutely thrilled about.

We can’t wait to reveal all the steamy romance and hilarious adventures we have in store for you. Thanks to all our fans for your support – especially you #Bevi and #Daxton stans. We love you!” said Kaling and Fisher in a tweet.

In the show, Maitreyi’s character is a first-generation Indian American teenager juggling the pressures of her home life, including grief over losing her father, with a complicated love triangle, evolving friendships, and inner emotional turmoil best expressed by narrator John McEnroe.

As per Variety, in addition to Maitreyi and McEnroe, the cast of ‘Never Have I Ever’ includes Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young.

Atul Kulkarni: ‘Working Again With Ajay Devgn After 22 Years Was A Fantastic Experience’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 28 (ANI): Actor Atul Kulkarni is all praises for his ‘Rudra- The Edge of Darkness’ co-star Ajay Devgn.

Talking about his experience of working with Ajay, Atul said, “Working again with Ajay after 22 years, from our first movie together Khakee, was a fantastic experience. Ajay Ji is not just an actor. He is a director, a producer, a great technician and a writer. So, there are many facets to him which inspire people around him.” He added, “There are people who have a lot of experience, and when they come on set, they share that experience with the team and the co-actors. Not every time they do it knowingly! They simply share things unknowingly whenever they are talking about a scene or choreography or delivering their dialogues. With Ajay ji, every time that experience of his oozes out. He is the best example for any actor with 25 years in the film industry. It was really wonderful working with him.”

Shot across multiple unique locations in Mumbai, the upcoming series is touted as an engaging and dark take on a cop’s journey of uncovering truths and bringing victims justice.

Raashi Khanna, Esha Deol, Ashwini Kalsekar, Tarun Gahlot, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Satyadeep Misra are also a part of ‘Rudra’, which will be released on March 4 on Disney+ Hotstar.

‘Outlander’ New Prequel Series In Development At Starz

Washington [US], February 26 (ANI): Good news for all ‘Outlander’ fans! A prequel of the hit series is in development at Starz.

As per Variety, ‘Outlander’ executive producer and showrunner Matthew B. Roberts is attached to write and executive produce the prequel. A writers’ room is currently being assembled with an eye to begin work in the coming weeks. Exact plot details for what the prequel would focus on are being kept under wraps. Ronald D. Moore, who developed ‘Outlander’ for television, will also executive produce along with Maril Davis under their Tall Ship Productions banner. As with ‘Outlander’, Sony Pictures Television will be the studio.

Roberts is currently under an overall deal at Sony.

‘Outlander’ is based on the ongoing novel series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon.

Gabaldon recently teased in a Facebook post that she is still working on a prequel novel about Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser, the parents of ‘Outlander’ main character Jamie Fraser.

News of the prequel comes as Season 6 of ‘Outlander’ is due to bow on Starz on March 6. A seventh season has already been greenlit. Production on Season 6 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed back the premiere date. Season 6 is based on the ‘Outlander’ book ‘A Breath of Snow and Ashes’ and will consist of eight episodes. Season 7 is based on ‘An Echo in the Bone’ and will consist of 16 episodes.

Lyric Ross To Join Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Series

Washington [US], February 26 (ANI): Actor Lyric Ross of ‘This Is Us’ fame has been signed on for a role in the upcoming Marvel series ‘Ironheart’.

According to Variety, Ross will be joining previously announced cast members, Dominique Thorne and Anthony Ramos. As previously reported, the show follows the Marvel character Riri Williams (Thorne), a genius inventor and the creator of the most advanced suit of armour since Iron Man. Williams was first introduced in the Marvel comics in 2016, the creation of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato. In the comics, she is a 15-year-old MIT student who reverse engineers Iron Man’s armour in order to create armour of her own.

Iron Man, a.k.a. Tony Stark, eventually took notice and gave her his encouragement to pursue the life of a superhero.

Ross is believed to be playing Williams’ best friend. Details on the character Ramos is playing are being kept under wraps.

The actor has been with ‘This Is Us’ since the hit NBC drama’s second season, playing the role of Deja Pearson. The show is due to end with its sixth season, which began airing in January.

She has also starred in features such as ‘Canal Street’ and ‘Rogers Park’.

Variety had reported that Chinaka Hodge will serve as head writer on ‘Ironheart’ back in April 2021. The show was originally announced as part of a Disney investor day presentation in December 2020.

‘Ironheart’ is one of several upcoming Marvel shows at Disney Plus. Others include ‘Secret Invasion’, ‘Ms. Marvel’, ‘She-Hulk’, and ‘Echo’, which is a spinoff of ‘Hawkeye’.

There is also a spinoff of ‘WandaVision’ starring Kathryn Hahn in the works. Multiple Marvel shows have already debuted on the streamer, with ‘Hawkeye’ being the most recent.

Wrestler Babita Phogat To Join Kangana Ranaut’s Show ‘Lock Upp’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 25 (ANI): Wrestler Babita Phogat will be seen participating in Kangana Ranaut-hosted show ‘Lock Upp’.

After announcing the names of the first three contestants, including TV actor Nisha Rawal, internet sensation Poonam Pandey, and stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, the makers, on Friday, informed that Babita is also a part of the upcoming reality show. Sharing her promo from the show, Babia took to social media and wrote, “Chora ho ya chori yeh badass jail sab ke liye hoga same! Dekhiye #LockUpp streaming from 27th Feb.”

Babita had bagged the gold medal in the 55kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth games. However, in 2020, she was embroiled in controversy for posting a controversial tweet against the Tablighi Jamaat group.

This is going to be Babita’s second stint in reality shows. She had earlier featured with her husband Vivek Suhag in ‘Nach Baliye 9’. 

Munawar Faruqi On Facing Backlash For Participating In ‘Lock Upp’: ‘Let Me Do My Job’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 25 (ANI): The news of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqi participating in Kangana Ranaut-hosted upcoming show ‘Lock Upp’ did not go down well with a section of social media users.

Criticising him over his decision, a netizen tweeted, “It is safe to say that I never was a Munawar Faruqi fan but I wouldn’t expect him to take this sort of an opportunity out of the limelight. he proved himself to be just another puppet, what a pity!

Another one wrote, “You are a hypocrite.”

After facing backlash online, Munawar took to Instagram and penned a statement, urging people not to spread hate.

“Request to friends, fans and followers If you see people giving their opinion on something I’m doing…Don’t argue or abuse them…Put your words in right way and leave! Don’t engage. They have right to do that as I feel few are hurt, disappointed but at the end lets not make Internet about arguments and hate. let them do their job (criticism) and let me do my job! (Entertainment) My job is to entertain you people! And I will try my best to do that 24*7 on this show,” he posted.

In 2021, Munawar was arrested by the Indore Police in a case for allegedly hurting religious sentiments and was in jail for almost a month. 

Andrew Garfield-starrer ‘Under The Banner Of Heaven’ Trailer Out

Washington [US], February 24 (ANI): The makers of Andrew Garfield-starrer ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ series have unveiled the first teaser trailer of the much-awaited series on Thursday.

According to People Magazine, the series is based on author Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book of the same name. The minute-long teaser gives a glimpse into the story of a devout Mormon detective as his faith is tested when he’s tasked with investigating a murder seemingly connected to the church.

The ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ star’s character, Detective Pyre, is an elder member of the Utah-based Latter Day Saints church. According to a description of the series, Pyre “begins to question some of the Church’s teachings through his contact with a suspected murderer.”

“So far, what we’ve found isn’t pointing outward,” Garfield’s Pyre. “The evidence points to things and to beliefs that I have only ever heard whispering about.”

“I wonder how something so horrific could have come to pass,” Pyre adds.

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie, Sandra Seacat and Christopher Heyerdahl also star in the true-crime drama.

‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ was first announced in 2011, though it was originally intended to be a film directed by Ron Howard and written by Dustin Lance Black. By June 2021, it was later revealed that it was being turned into a limited series instead.
The series is set to debut on FX via Hulu later this year.

Ashley Reyes Joins Jared Padalecki In CW’s ‘Walker’

Washington [US], February 22 (ANI): Actor Ashley Reyes, widely known for ‘How I Met Your Father’ and ‘American Gods’, has been tapped as a lead opposite Jared Padalecki in the CW’s ‘Walker’.

Reyes, who has joined the cast as a series regular, will first appear in the next episode, ‘Nudge’, slated to premiere on March 3, reported Deadline. Reyes succeeds Lindsay Morgan who exited ‘Walker’ earlier this season for personal reasons after playing Walker’s (Padalecki) partner Micki Ramirez since the pilot. Reyes will play a new character, Cassie, who is Walker’s new partner.

A spirited, uncensored, strong Texas Ranger based in Dallas who served as a Texas state trooper for 8 years before that, Cassie is unconventional and wily, quick on her feet. She knows that she’s one of the only women in her field and that the odds are always against her, but rather than colour inside the lines, Cassie chooses to splash vivid colours all over the canvas.

The CW’s reimagining of the popular CBS drama ‘Walker’, ‘Texas Ranger’ centres on Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a widower and father of two with his own moral code who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years.

Season 2 follows the Walker family and their friends as they recover from the struggles of Season 1 and confront the demons of their past coming home to roost… all while being watched by an unknown voyeur.

In ‘Nudge’, a case of mistaken identity leads to an “electrifying” first meeting between Cordell (Padalecki) and Perez (Reyes). Meanwhile, Liam (Keegan Allen) gets some help with his little plan, and Colton (Jalen Thomas Brooks) realises he has feelings for Stella (Violet Brinson) that he needs to deal with.

In addition to Padalecki, Allen and Brinson, Reyes joins fellow series regulars Molly Hagan, Kale Culley, Coby Bell, Jeff Pierre, Mitch Pileggi and Odette Annable. Walker is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke, and executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsay Liberatore, Padalecki, Seamus Kevin Fahey and Steve Robin. The series is from CBS Studios in association with Rideback.

Reyes, probably best known for her series regular role as Cordelia on Starz’s ‘American Gods’, can currently be seen in a heavily recurring role on Hulu’s ‘How I Met Your Father’, a spinoff of ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Chris Pratt’s ‘The Terminal List’ To Premiere On Prime Video On July 1

Washington [US], February 18 (ANI): Actor Chris Pratt starrer thriller series ‘The Terminal List’ is set to premiere on Prime Video, on July 1, the streamer announced on Thursday.

According to Variety, based on the novel of the same name by Jack Carr, ‘The Terminal List’ follows James Reece (Pratt), a Navy SEAL who returns to civilian life after his team is ambushed during a high-stakes mission. Struggling with conflicting memories of the event, Reece soon has to go back to action when he discovers threats against his family and loved ones.

Pratt anchors the large ensemble cast of the series, which also includes Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Riley Keough, Arlo Mertz, Jai Courtney, JD Pardo, Patrick Schwarzenegger, LaMonica Garrett, Stephen Bishop, Sean Gunn, Tyner Rushing, Jared Shaw, Christina Vidal, Nick Chinlund, Matthew Rauch, Warren Kole, and Alexis Louder.

The series is showrun by David DiGilio, along with writer Daniel Shattuck and Carr.

Pratt executive produces the series with Jon Schumacher through Indivisible Productions, as does Antoine Fuqua through Fuqua Films. The series is a co-production between Amazon Studios and Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.

As per Variety, all eight episodes of ‘The Terminal List’ will debut on Prime Video on July 1. 

Rawson Marshall Thurber To Direct A TV Series ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

Washington [US], February 1 (ANI): Rawson Marshall Thurber is all set to direct a TV series based on the role-playing game ‘Dungeons & Dragons’.

As per Deadline, the indie studio eOne has closed a deal with the ‘Red Notice’ filmmaker to creatively oversee the flagship live-action television series based on Hasbro’s wildly popular fantasy role-playing game franchise from Wizards of the Coast. Thurber will write and direct the pilot script as well as executive produce the project, which has been garnering interest from multiple buyers.

Adapting ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ for television has been “a big focus” for eOne following the company’s acquisition by Hasbro, eOne’s President of Global Television Michael Lombardo told Deadline in November.

“We don’t want it to just be one show, so we are building out, developing out a multi-pronged approach for television, a number of scripted shows and unscripted, and we hope to be taking this out to the marketplace early next year,” he said.

The flagship live-action series, shepherded by Thurber, is expected to serve as a cornerstone of the TV universe as it continues to expand.

Thurber is the writer, producer and director of ‘Red Notice’, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, which became Netflix’s most-watched film of all time. He is expected to return, along with Johnson, Reynolds and Gadot, for two sequels now in the works at Netflix.

The ‘D&D’ TV universe will complement eOne’s film franchise. Production on eOne’s untitled feature, jointly produced and financed with Paramount, recently wrapped. eOne will distribute in the UK and Canada, and Paramount in the rest of the world.

Featuring humans, elves, orcs and other fantastical creatures engaging in wars, treasure hunts and campaigns, the ‘D&D’ game is overseen by a host, known as the Dungeon Master, and employs a signature multisided dice. More than 50 million fans have played ‘D&D’ since it was first 46 years ago, including videogames and livestream entertainment on Twitch and YouTube.

Adapting the hugely popular game for television had been a sought-after assignment, with a number of high-profile writers offering their take on the material as part of the process.

New Year Surprise : ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’ Mohit Raina shares Wedding Pics

              

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Mohit Raina, who is known for portraying Lord Shiva in ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’, on Saturday surprised fans by sharing pictures from his intimate wedding ceremony.

Mohit took to his Instagram handle and posted a series of pictures from his wedding day that also featured the bride, Aditi.

Mohit Raina shares his wedding pics


Captioning the post, he wrote, “Love recognises no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope. With that hope and the blessings of our parents, we are no longer two but one. Need all your love and blessing in this new journey. Aditi and Mohit.”

The photos from their marriage ceremony showed Mohit dressed in a white sherwani paired with a white turban. Meanwhile, Aditi donned a yellow lehenga for her wedding. The comments section of Mohit’s post was filled up with congratulatory messages from fans and friends.

Apart from his role in ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’, the actor has also worked in films including ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and ‘Shiddat’. He was also recently seen in ‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’.

Mohit Raina and Aditi

The actor was earlier rumoured to be in a relationship with his ‘Devon Ke Dev’ co-star Mouni Roy. However, they had never confirmed their relationship.

Daniel Augustin Replaces Brandon Micheal Hall In ‘How I Met Your Father’

Hulu’s upcoming series ‘How I Met Your Father’ has a new cast member. Actor Daniel Augustin has joined the star cast of the series, which is a spinoff of the insanely popular show ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

As per Deadline, Augustin has been roped in for a recurring role in ‘How I Met Your Father’. He replaced actor Brandon Micheal Hall, who had been originally cast in the role but had to exit due to a scheduling conflict when the filming dates for the series shifted. Created and written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the show stars actor Hilary Duff in the lead.

The upcoming spinoff series is set in the near future, with Sophie (Duff) telling her son the story of how she met his father, much like Josh Radnor (and Bob Saget’s) Ted Mosby did in the original series.
The story starts in 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

Augustin will play the role of Ian. Handsome, smart, funny, Ian is Sophie’s Tinder match who finally meets her in person for the first time.

Duff will also produce the series, which will use a multi- and single-camera approach similar to its predecessor.

‘How I Met Your Mother’ creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will serve as executive producers for ‘How I Met Your Father’, which comes from 20th Television. Adam Londy will serve as co-executive producer.

Augustin is also currently shooting a recurring role on Issa Rae’s new HBO series ‘Rap Sh*t’. His recent credits include a recurring role on OWN’s ‘David Makes Man’, and guest roles on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Dynasty’, ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ and ‘The Resident’.

‘How I Met Your Mother’ ran on CBS from 2005 to 2014. The pop culture phenomenon starred Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby), Cobie Smulders (Robin Scherbatsky), Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson), Jason Segel (Marshall Erikson) and Alyson Hannigan (Lily Aldrin).

Bob Saget provided the voice of the narrator, an older version of Radnor’s character Ted Mosby.
The series followed Radnor’s character Ted Mosby, who tells his children the story of how he met their mother. In its nine-season run, ‘HIMYM’ earned multiple Emmy wins and Golden Globe recognition.
Months before the sitcom’s series finale aired in 2014, a ‘How I Met Your Dad’ spinoff series was announced. Greta Gerwig was signed on to star but CBS ultimately passed on the project.

Two years later, Deadline reported that the series was being renamed to ‘How I Met Your Father’ and getting brand new characters. Aptaker and Berger were additionally tapped to write the show, but the project was later put on hold in 2017.

A premiere date for ‘HIMYF’ has not yet been determined. The comedy was picked up straight to series in April.

Bridget Regan Cast As Poison Ivy In ‘Batwoman’ Season 3

Actor Bridget Regan has joined the cast of ‘Batwoman’.

As per Variety, Bridget will essay the role of Pamela Isley, also known as Poison Ivy, in the superhero series, Bridget’s character has been described as a “passionate, brilliant scientist with a mind for changing the world for the better”. But her plans shifted when she was experimented on by a colleague, injected with various plant toxins which turned her into the infamous Batman villain Poison Ivy.
Bridget has shared the same news on her Instagram account with a caption, “this is going to be fun.”

Also, Bridget is the latest actress to play a live-action version of Poison Ivy. Earlier Uma Thurman played Ivy in the 1997 film ‘Batman and Robin’ while several actors played her in ‘Gotham’.

Before ‘Batwoman’, Bridget has featured on several hit shows like ‘The Last Ship’, ‘Jane the Virgin’, and ‘White Collar’.

Same-Sex Couple To Feature On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ For The First Time

The upcoming season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ will feature a same-sex partnership for the first time ever in the history of the popular show.

According to Variety, pop star JoJo Siwa will become part of the first same-sex couple on the show. She will be paired with a female professional dancer. “It’s really special that not only now do I get to share with the world that you get to love who you want to love, but also you get a dance with whom you want to dance. There’s a lot of barriers that we’re going to have to break through — who leads, how do you dress, what shoes do you wear? But I think it’s all something that I’m looking forward to. It’s going to be tricky, but it’s going to give so much to people out there — people of the LGBTQ community, people who feel just a little different. It’s going to give them a sense of happiness,” Siwa said.

For the unversed, Siwa came out as a member of the LGBTQ community in January this year.
Olympian gymnast Suni Lee will also participate in the 29th edition of ‘Dancing With the Stars’.

Lauren Cohan Reveals What’s Next For Her Character Maggie In ‘The Walking Dead’

After a jaw-dropping premiere of season 11 of the horror series ‘The Walking Dead’ on Sunday, actor Lauren Cohan revealed what’s next for her character Maggie and her rival Negan in the upcoming season.

As per E! News, in the premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’, fans watched Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) left Maggie (Lauren) to fend for herself as a horde of Walkers descended upon their group in a subway tunnel. The move came after Negan called out Maggie’s leadership skills, and accused her of being “too preoccupied with his presence”.

For a quick recap, Negan is an antagonist who killed Maggie’s husband Glenn (Steven Yeun) in the season seven premiere. The series has shown a bunch of such activities done by Negan including killing Alpha (Samantha Morton) in season 10; in order to get into the gang’s good graces.

However, in an interview with E! News, Lauren shared that viewers will see the foes engaged in a “push and pull” relationship this season.

“For me it’s like, just when you think it’s one thing, something else comes into play, or a corner is turned or there’s a new revelation, and then it feels like they go again one step back,” she shared earlier this month.

She further detailed the current antagonists, a lethal group called ‘The Reapers’, are the “bigger fish to fry right now”.

Lauren also shared her experience of filming the intense scenes in the subway location for the forthcoming season.

“We stepped down this subway into the depths of our own hell,” the 39-year-old actor said adding that she loved the metaphor that came about from it.

The new episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ air on Sundays at 9 pm ET on AMC. All the episodes of season 11 will also air one week early on AMC plus, as per E! News.

Peter Gallagher Joins The Cast Of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18

Actor Peter Gallagher has joined the cast of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18 that will debut on ABC next month.

People magazine has confirmed that Peter will be seen playing the role of Dr Alan Hamilton — a medical professional with ties to the title heroine’s mom, Dr Ellis Grey (Kate Burton). Dr Ellis Grey famously died back in season three after suffering from Alzheimer’s, but later appeared to Meredith in a dream during season 15, which aired in 2019. Burton is slated to reprise her role in multiple episodes, including the season 18 kickoff.

The return of Ellis Grey to the show was announced earlier this month. The 66-year-old actor is slated to meet Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) in the season 18 premiere, which will debut on ABC on September 30.
Earlier this month, Pompeo, who has starred as the titular doctor in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for the entirety of its 17-season run, took to her Instagram Story to share that the production of the show’s 18th season had begun.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is the longest-running show on ABC currently. It was renewed for an 18th season back in May. Earlier, there had been speculations that Pompeo would exit the series after she expressed her desire to leave the show, in an interview.

ANC Signature is the producer of the show to which Krista Vernoff serves as the showrunner and executive producer. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers also executive produce along with Mark Gordon. Debbie Allen serves as the producing director and executive producer.

Bigg Boss OTT: Urvi Javed Regrets Being Friend With Zeeshan Khan

Evicted Bigg Boss OTT contestant Urfi Javed didn’t mince words as she spoke about the ‘betrayal’ that she suffered at the hands of her friend for three years, Zeeshan Khan. Urfi was the first contestant to be evicted from the inaugural season of the reality show, a spinoff to Bigg Boss, which return in a few weeks.

In an interview, she used terms like ‘aastin ka saamp’ and ‘keeda’ to describe him, and regretted ever being friendly with him. She said that she would humiliate him if they ever cross paths again.

She told in an interview in Hindi, “It’s heartbreaking for me. I’m trying to control my tears. I wasn’t expecting this; I’d given my 100% to the show. I thought that my friend of three years would support me, but he turned out to be a spineless insect. He stabbed me in the back. And then, when I was injured, he kept rubbing salt on my wounds, over and over again. That’s my only mistake, that I tried to tame a snake.”

She said that she will be bitter about this for the rest of her life, and if she ever runs into Zeeshan again, she will humiliate him publicly. Asked if she’d like to return to Bigg Boss OTT, she said that not only would she like that, she’d like to go back and take her revenge on all the contestants who wronged her — Zeeshan, Divya Agarwal, Karan Nath, Neha Bhasin.

“As a matter of fact, also Milind,” she said. “He said such nasty things about me. And I thought he was my friend. I used to chill with him; I never said anything about him. I’m disgusted. They’re useless people. They pretend to be nice in front of you, but talk rubbish behind your back. Did they’re parents not give them any values?”

Neha Bhasin Pushes Prateek Sehajpal On Bigg Boss OTT

Neha Bhasin grabbed Prateek Sehajpal by his collar and pushed him after she was named as the most unhygienic contestant on the ongoing reality show Bigg Boss OTT.

The incident was triggered during the “panchayat task” on Bigg Boss OTT. The contestants were asked to name one pair of co-contestants to be given the title of most “unhygienic connection”. Muskaan aka Moose Jattana was the first one to say, “Milind Gaba aur Neha Bhasin. Sab jagah Neha ka samaan milta hai (Her belongings are found all around the house).”

Soon, every one else named Neha Bhasin as well. Neha Bhasin snapped at Prateek Sehajpal when he named her and said, “Do not insult me in front of everyone.”

Later, Prateek Sehajpal was seen trying to mend ways with Neha but she ignored him. When he started to block her way, she grabbed his collar and pushed him away. “Whatever you are doing is not looking cool, okay? There is a genuine reason (for what I said),” he told her. She replied, “Aap ek number ke jhoothe admi ho (You are a liar).”

When he tried to explain saying, “I treat you as a friend,” she told him, “Yaar, ye dosti hai? Ye dhong mat karo yaar aap. Khatam ho gai aaj se ye dosti (Is this friendship? Please do not pretend, this is the end of this friendship).”

Prateek Sehajpal was then seen saying, “If this is how you talk, this is who you are. You are also dangerous to me then.” Bhojpuri star Akshara Singh tried to intervene but Neha Bhasin was upset with her as well and asked her to stay out of it. “You are both liars. I will walk out of this if you insist on talking to me. I feel so bad looking at your faces, it will be better I do not see your faces at all,” she said.

Jeetendra To Play Cameo In ‘Apharan 2’

Veteran actor Jeetendra is all set to play a cameo in the second season of the web series ‘Apharan: Sabka Katega’.

Taking to Instagram, producer Ekta Kapoor, who is Jeetendra’s daughter, shared a new look of the ‘Tohfa’ star from the upcoming season of the crime project. In the image, Jeetendra can be seen donning a white T-shirt paired with a cream-coloured jacket. “@tansworld ne kiya inka ‘Apharan’. Coming soon,” Ekta captioned the post.


Social media users became super excited after seeing Jeetendra’s cool picture. Many even expressed their happiness to see the veteran star in acting mode once again.

“Wow! Would be amazing to see him on screen again,” actor Siddhanth Kapoor commented.
“Good luck sir. Can’t wait to see him in ‘Apharan’,” a fan wrote.

Last year, Jeetendra had surprised the audience with his special appearance in the show ‘Baarish’. Now, it remains to be seen what will he offer with his special cameo in ‘Apharan 2’.

For the unversed, ‘Apharan’, which was released in 2018, featured actors Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Nidhi Singh and Varun Badola in the lead roles.

‘Lord Of The Rings’ To Premiere On Amazon Prime Video In September 2022

The release date of ‘Lord of the Rings’ is out. The most awaited TV fantasy series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, 2022.

As per Variety, filming of the upcoming series was completed on August 2 in New Zealand. Unveiling the release date, Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said: “The journey begins September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our original ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series on Prime Video. I can’t express enough just how excited we all are to take our global audience on a new and epic journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, cast, creative, and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to life.”

The upcoming project is the mega-budget adaptation of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film series which is based on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Speaking of the cast, it includes the names of Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.

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