After becoming a breakout star on the AMC zombie drama, Gurira has signed a deal to return for her final season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gurira becomes the third major Walking Dead cast member to exit in as many months, following Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan. "Under her new deal, Gurira will return in a limited capacity — described as only a handful of episodes — that will be interspersed throughout season 10," reports The Hollywood Reporter's Leslie Goldberg. "The actress, playwright and social activist will then likely segue to the three Walking Dead movies that AMC is planning with former leading man Andrew Lincoln." Goldberg points out that "Gurira's departure is not completely surprising given her breakout status," including her work on Black Panther, Broadway and recently as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus' HBO political comedy returns for its seventh and final season Sunday, March 31. The final season will consist of seven episodes, down from Season 6's 10. Showrunner David Mandel explained at the TV press tour why there's only seven episodes, saying there are "more than 10 episodes worth of material jammed into them.” Louis-Dreyfus also weighed in on the final episodes: “I’m not going to say that Selina evolves, except to say she’s truer to herself — as true to herself as she could possibly be by the time the season ends. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether or not that’s a good thing,” Louis-Dreyfus said. “Where our show ends up, ultimately, is a place I’m happy about, and I think it will surprise viewers, too.”
HBO released a new photo from Season 2 in announcing the drama's return in June. No specific date for the season premiere was revealed. ALSO: HBO sets premiere dates for Chernobyl and Los Espookys.
The Y&R Twitter account tweeted that the soap would air a "special tribute" to the late actor today. Viewers were left confused when the tribute lasted about a minute at the end of Friday's episode.
The premium network announced a date for the controversial documentary, indicating that it'ss not backing down from threats from the estate's lawyer.
"What it did for us was it had us go back and look at all of our productions — and all of our productions that were being run by third parties — and make sure that none of those disparities existed," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
Jorma Taccone tells The Daily Beast he and his fellow The Lonely Island members have been pitching a potential TV series based on their SNL sketch that became a 2010 film, a box-office bomb that he directed. "We just spent the last two days pitching it as a series,” says Taccone. “Eight-to-ten episodes. I’m really hoping that when you print this there’s an announcement that it’s actually happening, because I know nothing right now. This is the first time I’ve mentioned it, so this may be a tragic interview.”
Running with Beto will air after sometime it premieres at the SXSW Festival. Documentarian David Modigliani was behind the scenes as the Texas congressman became a national political sensation while running for the U.S. Senate.