The Chocolate Wars book in development as TV drama

The Chocolate Wars book in development as TV drama

Deadline reports that British production company Fable Pictures, ran by producer Faye Ward (The Crown), is in talks to adapt The Chocolate Wars for the small screen.

Fable Pictures has partnered with writer Smita Bhide (The Indian Detective,Transporter) and director Tom Harper (The Aeronauts) on the project. Harper, who also worked on BBC drama War & Peace, will serve as executive produce alongside Ward and Hannah Farrell (Jane Eyre).

The book The Chocolate Wars (get your own copy by clicking here), written by Dana Cadbury, tells the story of the intense rivalry over the creation of the world’s first chocolate bar. The book was originally published in 2010, and charts over 150 years of Cadbury family history in a mix of historical fact and fiction. The series intends to use the then-burgeoning chocolate industry as a metaphor for both the industrial revolution and how capitalism took hold on society.

“This is an evocative piece of history that I have always been intrigued by. I love that it still continues to give us pleasures and comfort in our everyday lives today,” Ward said in a statement. “It’s the enduring, complex conflict between the families that really give the show its heart and soul, and we’re thrilled to have Smita and Tom on board to bring this unique story to life on screen.”

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The homie Razakel just dropped some info about her upcoming tour: “Blood On My Chucks”!  It’s tentatively scheduled for the month of November, and you’ll see performances by:

  • Razakel & The Slice Girls
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  • Douuble You
  • Crackle Kapone
  • Hard Jawz

If you’d like to see this tour in your town, hit up your local promoters and tell them to drop an email to!


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Family Is All You Need in the New Atypical Season 2 Trailer & Key Art

Family is all you need in the Atypical season 2 trailer

Netflix has released the official trailer and key art for the season 2 of their comedy drama series Atypical. The new trailer shows how family is all you need in order to survive in the world. The video also highlights the different struggles that the show’s characters will have to face in season 2.  Check out the trailer below!

RELATED: Atypical Season 2 Given the Green Light by Netflix

Atypical is a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum searching for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be “normal”?

The cast includes: Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara, It Follows) as Sam; Jennifer Jason Leigh (Annihilation) stars as Sam’s mother, Elsa, who is on a life-changing path as her son gains more independence; Michael Rapaport (The Heat) as Sam’s father, Doug, who desires to better connect with and understand his son;  Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs Lily, The Glass Castle) as Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey; Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) as Sam’s therapist, Julia; Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove) as Zahid; and Jenna Boyd (The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants) as Paige.

Atypical was created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace). Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon (BaywatchThe GoldbergsHorrible BossesThe King of Kong) also executives produces and directed two episodes in the first season. Mary Rohlich also executive produces alonside Rashid and Gordon, and Jennifer Jason Leigh serves as a producer. Michelle Dean, who received her PhD from UCLA and worked at the UCLA Center for Autism and Research and Treatment before joining the faculty of CSU Channel Island, was also brought into the production to help guide an accurate depiction of autism spectrum disorder. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.

Atypical: Season 2 will premiere this September 07, 2018 on Netflix

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Tiffany Haddish Beats Knowledge into Kevin Hart in New Night School Trailer

Tiffany Haddish beats knowledge into Kevin Hart in new Night School trailer

Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Ride Along) is heading back to school in the new trailer for his upcoming comedy, Night School. Check out the new Night School trailer in the video player below!

RELATED: Kevin Hart Gets Schooled in New Night School Trailer

Star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School. Based on a story by Hart, the comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. Hart produces for his Hartbeat Productions, and Packer via his Will Packer Productions.

Night School is slated for release on September 28, 2018, and is being executive produced by James Lopez and Preston Holmes. Also starring alongside Hart is Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G.), Taran Killam (Drunk History), Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street), Romany Malco (Weeds), and Ben Schwartz (Happy Anniversary).

What do you think of the new Night School trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ben Barnes to Star in BBC's Gold Digger

Ben Barnes to star in BBC’s Gold Digger

It has been revealed by Deadline that Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Punisher) has signed on to star in BBC’s Gold Digger, his first BBC project in over a decade. He will be joining Julia Ormond (Witches of East End, Temple Grandin), who is set to portray Julia Day.

Barnes will be playing Benjamin Golding, a copyrighter in his 30s with a shrouded past who becomes involved with an older woman (Ormond).

BBC’s Gold Digger follows Julia Day, a mother and a wife who has spent her whole life putting the needs of others before herself, falls in love with Golding, a man 25 years her junior. It looks at how their unconventional relationship impacts her family as the secrets of their past are revealed and investigates whether Benjamin is really the gold digger that they think he is.

The series was written and created by Marnie Dickens (Thirteen, The Musketeers) and will consist of six episodes. Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, Little Women) will direct the first three episodes of the series. Tim Bradley (Sherlock: Case of Evil, D-Day) will produce.

BBC’s Gold Digger is executive produced by Mainstreet’s Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes for Mainstreet Pictures, Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC One and Dickens.

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Stranger Things Season 3 Uses Fletch as Inspiration

Stranger Things season 3 uses comedy Fletch as inspiration

David Harbour has been giving away clues recently behind Season 3 of Stranger Things, the popular Netflix show that is most known for keeping everything under wraps so that nothing gets spoiled for audiences prior to a new season release. However, Harbour sat down with Variety to reveal some things that fans can come to expect from his character Chief Hopper as well as what references we might be able to find utilized in the next season.

Although it has been previously revealed by producer Shawn Levy that this season of Stranger Things is going to be darker than ever before, Harbor did reveal that the show will still maintain quite a bit of its comedic roots. And one way they are doing that is by tapping into some ’80s comedy sources:

“The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies. And ‘Fletch’ is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from ‘Stranger Things’ and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.’”

While the comedy Fletch will be a source of light-hearted humor to alleviate the growing darkness in the series, there will still be a lot for Hopper to be stressed out about. And what is more horrific than puberty? Harbor had spoken previously about how Hopper is tackling raising Eleven head on, but he further expanded on the difficulties presented this season once puberty comes into play:

“Their relationship is going to get far more complex, because, you know, things happen to girls and boys when they’re 13 and 14,” he said. “A lot of changes go on in the body and in your social life, and I don’t think he’s going to handle watching her become a woman in front of his eyes very well. That’s a horrifying thing for him — maybe even more so than fighting inter-dimensional monsters.”

Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Jake Busey as Bruce, Francesca Reale as Heather, and Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline.

The series was created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. Stranger Things is a Netflix production.

Though no specific date has been given, the third season of the popular nostalgic sci-fi drama won’t premiere until summer 2019.

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The Deuce Season 2 Trailer: What's Your Dream?

The Deuce season 2 trailer: What’s your dream?

The latest trailer for The Deuce season two is here, and it shows just how much has changed since the show’s first season. Set several years after season one, the new trailer shows how New York City is beginning its eradication of the city’s famed red light district, as well as how they begin cracking down on the sex worker industry overall. You can see the heat being brought in the full The Deuce season 2 trailer below!

The show chronicles the rise of the porn culture in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world of the sex trade from the moment when both a liberalizing cultural revolution in American sexuality and new legal definitions of obscenity created a billion-dollar industry that is now an elemental component of the American cultural landscape. It follows a cast of barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife denizens as they swirl through a world of sex, crime, high times and violence, and the porn business begins its climb from Mafia-backed massage parlors and film labs to legitimacy and cultural permanence.

Related: The Deuce season 2 sets premiere date for September

The Deuce is titled after the local slang for New York’s fabled 42nd Street and stars Oscar nominees James Franco (127 Hours) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart).

The series was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who previously collaborated on the HBO series The Wire and Treme. It is executive produced by George Pelecanos, David Simon, Nina Kostroff Noble and James Franco; the pilot was executive produced by Michelle MacLaren, who also directed the pilot and final episode of the first season.

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Lodge 49 Episode 3 Exclusive Clip

Lodge 49 episode 3 exclusive clip

Ahead of the episode’s premiere tonight, AMC has given ComingSoon an exclusive clip of their new dramedy series Lodge 49, which airs Mondays after Better Call Saul. Check it out in the player below!

Titled “Corpus,” the episode is described as follows: “Liz and Dud hold a memorial for their father, while Ernie and Connie finally get a weekend alone together.” This episode is written by Jim Gavin and directed by Jake Schreier.

Lodge 49 is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Wyatt Russell), who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud serendipitously finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and “Luminous Knight” of the order, Ernie (Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may – or may not – put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he’s lost.

Jim Gavin (Author, Middle Men) serves as creator, writer, and executive-producer alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (Pushing Daisies, The Office). Additional executive producers include Paul Giamatti, Dan Carey (Outsiders, Hoke, John Dies at the End) and Jeff Freilich (Halt and Catch Fire, Grace and Frankie).

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Nick Childs, A.K.A Claas gets the hot seat as we delve in life, friends, family, career, and enemies. Watch to find out more about Claas and his projects with LSP and MNE with The Underground Avengers.

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