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Mike Meyers to Headline Netflix Half-Hour Series

Variety:

Mike Myers is set to star in and executive produce a new comedy series at Netflix, Variety has learned exclusively. The half-hour series, which has received a six-episode order, will feature Myers portraying multiple characters.

Hmm. Wonder if this will be a sketch thing, or a weird sitcom where he plays multiple characters, a’la Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor.

Bad News for DC Universe? SWAMP THING Production Suddenly Halted

Star News:

The locally filmed television series “Swamp Thing” has found itself bogged down by some unexpected news.

The currently in-production project is being shut down earlier than expected as its producer, Warner Bros., evaluates the future of its DC Universe streaming service, on which the series was scheduled to premiere May 31, according to several sources within the local industry.

Local crew members were notified of the unexpected development Tuesday night, and were told the project would wrap production on episode 10 and then halt as writers and producers rewrite an ending. Initially, the show was scheduled to film 13 episodes through May.

Huh.

Now, I just signed up for DC Universe earlier this month with my personal focus being the comics, since they’re basically bringing everything up to date (with a year cut-off, a’la Marvel Unlimited’s 6-month cut off.)

I haven’t really touched too much of their original content, mostly focusing on the comics and episodes of the Batman animated series, but this is a bummer if WB is already looking into pulling the plug.

A First-Look at the 2019 Reboot of CHARLIE’S ANGELS

Entertainment Weekly:

Charles Townsend, the titular Charlie of Charlie’s Angels, has turned the Townsend Agency into heaven on earth. No, really: In director Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming take on the elite all-women crime-fighting team, the camera-shy millionaire doling out missions has become — by conservative estimate — a gazillionaire.

It’s only logical. As Banks puts it, her update isn’t a reboot or a remake of the beloved franchise, but rather a “continuation” that incorporates the events of the original 1970s TV series and the McG-directed 2000s films. And so, she imagines, in the more than 40 years since Charlie assembled his first trio of Angels, he must have given his operation a makeover. “If you were rich in 1976, you only got richer,” Banks, who co-wrote the script, says with a laugh. “Charles Townsend is richer than ever, so he’s grown the business into a global spy agency.”

His expanded roster includes the crew at the center of Banks’ story: Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), the hard-partying, highly skilled wild card; Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), the ex-MI6 muscle of the group; and Elena Houghlin (Aladdin’s Naomi Scott), the MIT-trained scientist who, Banks says, serves as “the heart of the movie.”

I like the idea that this is building on the two prior renditions.

Recognizing that this one is hitting sixteen years after the last film just makes me feel old, though.

BOND 25 Gets A New, Electric Aston Martin

Electrek:

Aston Martin has officially launched the production version of its first all-electric car, the Rapide E, an electric sedan that will also become James Bond’s first all-electric vehicle.

That’s a very pretty car.