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Nerdist House 2020 Announcement

Nerdist House 2020 Brings the Comic Convention Experience Home
 

Burbank, Calif. — July 6, 2020 – Nerdist formally announced the launch of NERDIST HOUSE 2020, an ongoing series of one-of-a-kind panels, screenings, and unique digital events to bring the comic convention experience to the living rooms and viewing devices of fans everywhere. With a developing slate of celebrity interviews, exclusive screenings, and never-before seen — and possibly never-before-attempted — virtual experiences, staying at home for the Summer of 2020 is looking more attractive than ever!

Nerdist House 2020 officially kicks off at 10am PT on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Previously announced events include:
 

Saturday, July 11:

10:00 am – 11:00 am PT Hannibal: A Delicious Reunion is a perfect prelude to a Hannibal rewatch, now that the series is on Netflix. Join Nerdist’s Rosie Knight for the much-awaited reunion of the cast and crew of Hannibal, featuring series creator Bryan FullerMads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter), Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), Gillian Anderson (Bedelia Du Maurier), Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom), Katie Isabelle (Margot Verger), Raúl Esparza (Frederick Chilton), Hettiene Park (Beverly Katz), Kacey Rohl (Abigail Hobbs), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price), Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, co-producer Loretta Ramos, director/executive producer David Slade, and food consultant Janice Poon. Chat with fellow fans and with the Hannibal cast and crew, and help raise funds for The Okra Project.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT The Ultimate RAD Reunion brings together some very special guests from a 1986 cult classic: Rad. In this special retrospective, stars Talia ShireBill Allen, and Bart Conner, as well as Robert Schwartzman, who painstakingly remastered the film from its original negatives into stunning 4K, sit down with host and Rad superfan Dan Casey to discuss the film’s legacy, rare behind-the-scenes stories, and much more. Directed by Hal Needham and released at the height of the BMX craze, Rad stands the test of time through its relentless charisma, over-the-top stunts, and resonant emotional core. One of the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful films of the 1980s, Rad is a BMX coming-of-age story like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Mostly because until now the film was incredibly hard to find! Thanks to Robert Schwartzman and Utopia, this fan-favorite film is finally available on Blu-ray through Vinegar Syndrome.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT TokuSHOUTsu Kamen Rider Panel Nerdist’s Kyle Anderson moderates an exclusive panel exploring Kamen Rider, one of the greatest and most beloved tokusatsu series of all time. Panelists include Team Kamen Rider’s David ClarkeSteve SchultzeKen Pham, and Anthony Aguirre; Tokunation’s TokuChris; Tokusatsu Network’s Nicole Amber; and TokuSHOUTsu’s Ari Schonfeld

5:00 pm PT North American Premiere Screening of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever This is your chance to see this landmark film for the first time in North America! Featuring a special message from a Kamen Rider actor before the film, fans won’t want to miss this. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER will not be streaming anywhere until the end of the summer, so this screening event will be fans’ only chance to watch the film until then. Note: Due to rights restrictions, this screening will be YouTube only.
 

The panel series will be carried on Nerdist’s YouTube Channel and will simultaneously stream on the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel and Geek & Sundry’s Twitch Channel. Look for more announcements of panel events and sponsorship opportunities in the coming days and weeks. And, as always, for up-to-the-minute news and the latest announcements, follow Nerdist and Geek & Sundry on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; subscribe to Nerdist and Geek & Sundry on YouTube; and subscribe to Geek & Sundry on Twitch. 


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Dead to Me Renewed for Final Season 3

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  • Netflix forms a multi-year partnership with creator Liz Feldman for original series and other projects. Under this new partnership, Feldman’s acclaimed comedy series Dead to Me will return for a third and final season. 
  • Dead to Me stars Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini and James Marsden. Executive Producers include Feldman, Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell for Gloria Sanchez Prods., Christie Smith, Applegate and Adam McKay. Cardellini serves as Co-Executive Producer. Dead to Me is produced by CBS Television Studios for Netflix. 
  • Quote from Feldman: “From start to finish, Dead To Me is exactly the show I wanted to make. And it’s been an incredible gift. Telling a story sprung from grief and loss has stretched me as an artist and healed me as a human. I’ll be forever indebted to my partners in crime, my friends for life, Christina and Linda, and our brilliantly talented writers, cast and crew. I am beyond grateful to Netflix for supporting Dead To Me from day one, and I’m thrilled to continue our collaboration.” 
  • Quote from Netflix’s Jane Wiseman, Vice President, Comedy Series: “Liz Feldman is a comedic force who brings her fresh and distinct point of view to every element of the creative process from inception through writing and producing.  We could not be more excited to expand our relationship with Liz and continue to work with her on Dead to Me and future series to come.  

Netflix Series Colin in Black and White

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES A NEW DRAMATIC LIMITED SERIES ON COLIN KAEPERNICK’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARS CREATED BY KAEPERNICK AND AVA DuVERNAY  

COLIN IN BLACK & WHITE

Hollywood, Calif. — June 29, 2020 — The adolescent life of all-star athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick will come to television screens around the world in Colin in Black & White, a new scripted limited series from Kaepernick and Academy Award® Nominee and Emmy Award® Winner Ava DuVernay. The series will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today. Emmy Award® Nominee Michael Starrbury writes and serves as executive producer, alongside DuVernay and Kaepernick who will appear as himself as narrator of the series.

The six-episode series, which was conceived in 2019 and recently completed writing in May, provides an introspective look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity. The limited series reunites Starrbury and DuVernay who last worked together on Netflix’s acclaimed When They See Us, which received 16 Emmy Award® Nominations, including a nomination for Outstanding Writing for the duo and was recently honored with a Peabody Award®. 

“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” said DuVernay. “Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.” 

“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” said Kaepernick. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

“We’re proud to bring Colin’s experience and his creative vision to life as he joins Ava to share his powerful story and message with all our members around the world,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “It is an unparalleled union of two strong and defining voices coming together to tell the story about what it’s like to be Black in America.”

Ozark Returns for Final Season on Netflix

Netflix’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed family drama will return for a fourth and final season. The final season will be 14 episodes premiering in two parts, 7-episodes each. The new season will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks.
Emmy Award® Nominee Chris Mundy will return as showrunner, writer and executive producer and will reunite with Emmy Award® Winner Jason Bateman as the creative forces behind both parts of the new season. Also set to return for the final season are series stars Bateman, Emmy Award® Winner Laura Linney, Emmy Award® Winner Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Charlie Tahan, and Lisa Emery. The series from MRC Television is executive produced by Bateman, Mundy, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey and Bill Dubuque. Linney will also be a Co-Executive Producer for Season 4.

Chris Mundy, Executive Producer and Showrunner said “We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right. It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.”
Jason Bateman, Executive Producer said “A super sized season means super sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”

Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content said “Ozark is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim. We’re so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey comes to a close”

Since Ozark first premiered on Netflix in 2017, the series has garnered fourteen Emmy nominations with two wins, to date, for Jason Bateman for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and for Julia Garner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. The series has also garnered two Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actor’s Guild nominations for its stellar acting performances by Bateman, Garner and Laura Linney.
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Cast of Hannibal Reunites for Delicious Reunion

Nerdist Brings Bryan Fuller and the Cast of Hannibal Together for a Delicious Reunion 

Fannibals Gets a Long-Awaited Glimpse of the Hannibal Cast and Crew,
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Burbank, Calif. — June 26, 2020 – Bryan Fuller broke the news on his Instagram yesterday, and today, Nerdist announces the release of a long-awaited Hannibal reunion, set to air at 10 am PT on Nerdist’s YouTube Channel and will simultaneously stream on the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel and Geek & Sundry’s Twitch Channel, where fans can join live chat with cast and crew from the show. The event kicks off Nerdist’s planned virtual panel series Nerdist House 2020. Expect more details and exciting announcements on that shortly.

The virtual panel was moderated by Nerdist’s Rosie Knight, and as a screen shot from the taping has already leaked, it will come as no surprise to fans that the panel includes series creator Bryan Fuller, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter), Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), Gillian Anderson (Bedelia Du Maurier), Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom), Katie Isabelle (Margot Verger), Raúl Esparza (Frederick Chilton), Hettiene Park (Beverly Katz), Kacey Rohl (Abigail Hobbs), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price), Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, co-producer Loretta Ramos, director/executive producer David Slade, and food consultant Janice Poon. Here’s a sneak peek:

Fans who submitted questions using the hashtag #AskHannibal may hear their questions asked and answered. Once the panel airs, it will be available as VOD on all three channels, but fans who want to chat with each other and with the Hannibal cast and crew will want to tune in on July 11 at 10 am PT. It’s a perfect prelude to a Hannibal rewatch, now that the series is on Netflix.

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Gamers In Love premieres on HBO Max

The 12-episode series follows three young couples who find love while playing a video game and take the leap from virtual to real life.

·      It’s love that starts between Avatars in games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and Elders Scrolls and spills into real life.

·      It’s more than a dating show, it is not a dating game, it’s IRL (in real life) with three sets of couples who all met virtually via their avatars.

·      In this series we see long-distance lovers meeting IRL (in real life) for the first time to happy couples who are faced with the next stage of their relationship. Will they make it or will they get a game over? Only way to tell is to watch.

Blacklist Draws on Animation to Thwart Virus Shutdown

  • The seventh season finale of NBC’s acclaimed drama, “The Blacklist,” airing May 15 (8p.m. ET/PT) is ending the season in style with a unique hybrid of live-action and graphic novel-style animation.
  • The season’s 19th episode, entitled “The Kazanjian Brothers,” was midway into filming in New York when TV productions across the industry were halted due to COVID-19. Looking to do something out of the box to finish the episode and close out the season, producers came up with an idea to add graphic novel-style animation that would incorporate with the already filmed live-action scenes.
  • Cast members recorded dialogue from their homes for the animated scenes to ensure a seamless transition between the two styles, as editors and animators complete their work remotely.
  • Episode logline: The Task Force investigates an accountant who works for lucrative criminals in order to find the violent and thuggish brothers hired for his protection. Liz must make a momentous decision. Presented in a unique hybrid of live-action and graphic novel-style animation. Guest starring: Brian Dennehy, Laila Robins
  • NBC announced in February that “The Blacklist” has been renewed for an eighth season. The 150th episode of the series will air May 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT)
  • “The Blacklist” stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison, Hisham Tawfiq and Harry Lennix.
  • John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Fox, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci, and Laura A. Benson serve as executive producers. “The Blacklist” is a production of Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television.

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The Eddy Netflix Trailer

In this vibrant musical drama Elliot Udo, a once celebrated musician from New York, is running a small Jazz club called The Eddy in a multicultural neighborhood in modern-day Paris. He is struggling to keep the club open, manage the house band and deal with his past. When he finds out that his partner is involved in questionable business practices things start to spin out of control. The limited series stars André Holland, Joanna Kulig alongside Amandla Stenberg, Leila Bekhti and Tahar Rahim. Watch The Eddy, Only on Netflix:

https://www.netflix.com/title/80197844

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About Netflix Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 167 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. The Eddy | Official Trailer | Netflix https://youtube.com/Netflix A jazz club in the heart of multicultural Paris faces danger in this musical drama series from “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle.

Netflix Sparks Joy with Returning Series

NETFLIX SPARKS JOY WITH RETURNING UNSCRIPTED FAVORITES
RHYTHM + FLOW, THE CIRCLE, AND LOVE IS BLIND,
PLUS AN ALL-NEW SHOW FROM MARIE KONDO

Hollywood, Calif. – March 24, 2020 – Whether you like long talks in the pods, verbal emoji texts, or high-stakes rap battles, Netflix is ready to spark more joy with the unscripted shows that have fans everywhere buzzing, laughing, crying, and tidying up. Popular fan favorites Rhythm + Flow, The Circle, and Love is Blind will all return with second seasons premiering in 2021, along with a new series from decluttering expert Marie Kondo.

“It’s been incredible to see Netflix members everywhere respond to the raw, authentic stories of real people and real stakes,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President of Nonfiction Series and Comedy Specials. “We pride ourselves on creating a favorite show for any taste, and we’re thrilled fans embraced all of these series with such enthusiasm and shared passion. We look forward to sparking more joy for our members.”

Returning series include:

Rhythm + Flow – Season 2
Let the games begin! Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip “T.I.” Harris return, looking for the next hip-hop sensation in season two of the music competition series Rhythm + Flow. The judges will join other industry legends in a multi-city search to find raw, undiscovered artists looking for their come up. Auditions are now open at RhythmAndFlow.com.
Production Companies: Gaspin Media, Jesse Collins Entertainment, and Get Lifted Film Co.
Executive Producers: Jeff Gaspin for Gaspin Media; Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon for Jesse Collins Entertainment; Nikki Boella; John Legend, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius for Get Lifted Film Co.; Jeff Pollack; Cardi B; Chance the Rapper; and Tip “T.I.” Harris.

The Circle – Seasons 2 and 3
Season one challenged contestants to win over their fellow players without seeing each other in this modern social experiment competition. Host Michelle Buteau returns as all new contestants and catfish enter The Circle vying for a $100K prize — but new strategies, challenges, and twists are in store for the next two U.S. seasons. In a game where anyone can be anyone, who will be the next winner? Casting is open at TheCircleCasting.com.
Production Companies: Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group

Love Is Blind – Seasons 2 and 3
Is Love Blind? Season one’s emotional roller coaster proved it can be for some, but hosts Vanessa Lachey and her husband Nick Lachey (obviously) will ask the question again as new singles prepare to enter the pods for the dating experiment. Season two is currently casting in Chicago with season three to follow.
Production Company: Kinetic Content
Executive Producers: Chris Coelen, Sam Dean, Ally Simpson, Eric Detwiler, Brian Smith

And introducing a new series from the top name in tidying:

Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo
In 2019, Marie Kondo’s method of tidying up changed the way the world viewed organization. In this new series, Marie and her team set out to tidy one small town in America, sparking joy in big new ways. Visit TidyMyTown.com to nominate a town for Marie Kondo’s new joy-sparking mission!
Production Company: Alfred Street Industries
Executive Producers: Marie Kondo, Takumi Kawahara, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Volpe

Can’t wait? Get your fix with these previously announced series:

The Circle: Brazilian season premiered March 11
Nailed It!: No joke, Nicole and Jacques return with season four on April 1
The Circle: French season premieres April 9
Too Hot To Handle: Prepare for this to be your next outrageous dating show obsession, premiering April 17
Queer Eye: Season five with the Fab Five premieres this summer.
Dating Around: Season two premieres this summer featuring New Orleans’ most eligible singles