ABC has ordered the drama based on the graphic novel series Stumptown to series, marking the network’s first series pick up for the 2019-2020 season.
The now untitled project, formerly known as Stumptown, follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), described as a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.
The series also stars Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove, and Michael Ealy as Det. Miles Hoffman.
Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, and Justin Greenwood, respectively the author and illustrators of the graphic novel series, will executive produce with Jason Richman serving as writer and executive producer. Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad of The District will also executive produce. James Griffith directed the pilot. ABC Studios will produce. (Source)
Both Michael Ealy and Mark Webber have been cast in the ABC drama pilot Stumptown, Variety has learned.
Inspired by the graphic novel Stumptown by Greg Rucka, the project follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.
Webber will play Grey McConnell, Dex’s best friend who has an unrequited crush on her. He’s been renovating an old-fashioned brew pub into a modern-sleek mixology joint and he’s hired Dex’s brother as his sole employee.
Ealy has been cast as Detective Miles Hoffman, a detective with the Portland Police Department. He’s looking for escaped convict Samuel Kane, who’s probably going to pay a visit to Grey McConnell any day now. (Source)
In season 4, Arrested Development cast some notable names to play a younger Lucille and George Sr.: Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen. During the second half of season 5, you’ll once again see a pair of familiar faces assume the role of the Bluth grand matriarch and patriarch: Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam.
The How I Met Your Mother alum and former Saturday Night Live cast member — and real-life spouses — will guest-star in multiple episodes of Netflix’s ultra-dysfunctional family comedy, EW has learned. The exact circumstances in which you’ll meet this version of younger Lucille and George Sr. — who are played in present day by Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor — is being kept under wraps.
Season 5’s guest roster also includes Ben Stiller, Isla Fisher, Christine Taylor, Maria Bamford, Henry Winkler, Judy Greer, Kyle Mooney, Dermot Mulroney, and Frances Conroy. The final half of the season streams on Mar. 15, with Buster (Hale) set to stand trial for the murder of Lucille 2 (Liza Minnelli). (Source)
Cobie has been cast in the lead role of the ABC drama pilot inspired by the graphic novel Stumptown by Greg Rucka, Variety has learned.
The project follows Dex Parios (Smulders), a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.
Parios is further described as a whip-smart, hard-luck heroine you can’t help but get behind. Once a decorated Military Intelligence officer overseas, Dex is now back home in Portland, Oregon, unable to hold down a steady job, spinning her wheels, running up gambling debts, waiting for trouble to catch up with her. (Source)
Netflix has cancelled the ensemble comedy, Friends From College after two seasons, a rep for the streamer confirms to TVLine. The show’s co-creator, Nicholas Stoller, announced the news late Monday on Twitter.
@NicholasStoller — Friends from College will not be returning for a third season. Thanks to everyone who watched it. Happy Presidents’ Day!
Big news for Marvel today! For starters, we would like to congratulate the cast and crew of Marvel’s Black Panther for their impressive SEVEN Academy Awards nominations which includes, Best Picture. Black Panther makes history as the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture.
We would also like to congratulate the cast and crew of Marvel’s, Avengers: Infinity War on their nomination for Best Visual Effects!
The winners of the still hostless award show will be announced live on Sunday, February 24th.
! The second season of Netflix’s comedy, Friends From College
was released today. Reviews have been mostly positive and going as far as calling the sophomore season, “charming.” If you are looking for something to do this weekend, fire up Netflix and check it out!
Get your PVR’s ready! Cobie will be a guest on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday, January 9th. Cobie will be on hand to promote the upcoming second season of Netflix’s, Friends From College. The full Wednesday line includes: Gwyneth Paltrow, Cobie Smulders and Dr. Melina Jampolis
Check your local listings for time and channel.
When E!’s Busy Tonight returns January 7 it will be in a new timeslot. The late-night talk show hosted by Busy Philipps will air at 11pm every Monday through Thursday, an hour later than its previous 10pm slot.
Busy Tonight, executive produced by Tina Fey, features Philipps giving her opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics with candid celebrity guest interviews and original comedic segments. Upcoming guests include Michelle Williams, Connie Britton, Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Van Ness, Howie Mandel, Cobie Smulders and more. Previous guests have included Mindy Kaling, Kristen Bell, Kim Kardashian West, Tracee Ellis Ross and Camila Mendes, among others.
No official announcement which night Cobie will be appearing, but keep checking your local listings! Screen captures and clips will be added.
After unveiling the title and first teaser trailer earlier this month, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have been chatting to Empire about the massively-anticipated superhero sequel Avengers: Endgame, and how they can possibly manage to top this year’s epic Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War.
“With a lot of hard work,” said Joe. “Whether we top Infinity War or not, I don’t know. But we try to tell the best story we can with these characters. This is bringing to a close the first decade of stories. I think that alone has a dramatic power to it.”
“We’ve sat on the title, we’ve sat on the trailer, the last thing we want to do is give any clues to story structure or tone,” replied Joe when pressed for plot details, with Anthony adding: “These are characters and a story moving forward where Infinity War happened. The entire universe experienced the same fate, and has been brought together by this experience.”
Having previously revealed that the rough cut of Endgame was at the three-hour mark, Joe then went on to suggest that “there’s a high probability that this movie will clock in at around three hours. It’s a big movie with a lot of story.”
Avengers: Endgame hits theatres on August 26th, 2019. (Source)