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Binge News Bites for February 2nd 2021

Peacock has release its first trailer for the Punky Brewster reboot which debuts on the 25th of this month.


Amazon will be producing a TV series based on Wolfgang Hohlbein’s fantasy book The Gryphon. Amazon describes the show as “On their way to adulthood, the three outsiders Mark, Memo and Becky come into contact with a fantastic world called the Black Tower. There, the Griffin, a world-devouring monster, has been mercilessly plundering and subjugating all living creatures for centuries. And the three friends, of all people, seem destined to end this reign of terror.” Courtesy Deadline.


Ramin Djawadi, the composer behind Game of Thrones soundtrack, will also be scoring the prequel series House of the Dragon reports Entertainment Weekly. The series will star Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith from Doctor Who) her uncle, Prince Daemon Targaryen. Dragon will explore the time before Game of Thrones in which siblings and their dragons went to war over the Iron Throne. The show is set to be produced this year and to be released next year on HBO Max.


HBO’s new drama series The Nevers will debut this April with six-episodes on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. HBO describes the series as: “In the last years of Victoria’s reign, London is beset by the “Touched”: people – mostly women – who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities – some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces – to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.”


Amazon is developing Reeves Wiedeman’s New York Magazine article “Who Killed Tulum?“ into a televisions series. Amazon describes the series as : “A spoiled Mexican party-boy and a high-strung American woman who each seek a new life in the burgeoning resort town of Tulum circa 2007, a paradoxical paradise where extravagance has an ethos and glamour has a dark side. It tracks the rise and fall of a city, a generation and an era.” Courtesy Deadline.


Randall Park talked to Entertainment Tonight about joining the cast of WandaVision after appearing in Ant-Man. “I genuinely thought it was a one-off. I was so amazed that I was in a Marvel movie and that I got to be funny in a Marvel movie. It was just such a fun time working with that whole gang. I was just for sure like, “This couldn’t happen again,” and I kind of left it at that. I didn’t think I was going to come back. But when I got the call, like I said, it was like, “Yes. No question, I will be there.” You can read the entire interview here.


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