Tons of casting news! I’m only spending a sentence on each; click the links to learn more about each item.
The next-to-final part of a five-part series! I know it’s taken a long time, but it’s finally here, and I’m glad, because the small amount of analytics involved in this project can get tedious.
TONS OF NEWS to discuss since I was absent last week. Mainly, we’ve got tons of TV trailers from AMC, NBC, FOX, ABC, and CBS to take a look at. So before I get to any posters and whathaveyou, let’s get these trailers out of the way. (Note, all except the AMC trailer are in playlist form.)
You know what this is—it’s in the title. Let’s get into it. Two to three weeks worth of news! (silently crying inside at how deceptively hard these types of posts are):
There’s going to be a lot of Jesus going around this Easter. Jesus, his death, and the aftermath will be discussed and dramatized at length in the National Geographic miniseries Killing Jesus and NBC’s A.D.—The Bible Continues.
I actually don’t prescribe to watching any interpretations of Jesus’ life, because I think everyone gets it wrong —we don’t know a lot about the historical Jesus and folks use the idea of Jesus to promote racial and cultural heresies. For instance, the idea that Jesus is somehow an Anglo-Saxon. But in the aformentioned Jesus offerings, neither actor portraying the Son of God is white. One of them wasn’t even raised Christian.
The title says it all, doesn’t it? Nellie Andreeva needs to go sit somewhere. Anyways, here’s the latest round of TV and movie castings and news:
The title says it all. A lot of people are in a lot of things now that Hollywood has declared diversity the New Best Thing. Because life wasn’t diverse before, apparently. Let’s just get into who’s going to be seen in what and what we can expect from that Bruce Lee biopic.
Synopsis (NBC): “The Slap” is an eight-episode miniseries based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas and Australian television series (“The Slap”) produced by Matchbox Pictures.
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Black History Month is here and believe it or not, the BHM kick-off party happened on Saturday Night Live. Not only were there tons of jokes about racial appropriation (that scathing Iggy Azalea joke, the digital short about the “true” biopic about Jay-Z starring Mike O’Brien, aka a white dude on SNL, and other white dudes, including the host J.K. Simmons, as Kanye and Nas), but there was also D’ANGELO. And boy did he not disappoint.