Thursday, September 5, 2019

Jon Favreau Says He’s Already Working on Season 2 of Star Wars "The Mandalorian" Series

The first season of Disney Plus’ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” hasn’t even debuted yet, but executive producer Jon Favreau is already working on Season 2.

“The Lion King” director revealed as much in an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Happily telling the host, “We’re done with the first season. I’m actually writing part of the second season now. So I’m having a blast.”

“It’s honestly like turning over your toy chest and playing with all the ‘Star Wars’ toys together. We’re having a great time,” Favreau added.

“The Mandalorian” begins its story after “Return of the Jedi” and the fall of the Empire and follows the story of a lone Mandalorian warrior (Pedro Pascal) as he travels the galaxy far away from the New Republic and its laws. His character is modeled after bounty hunters from previous trilogies, Jango and Boba Fett. Other cast members include Giancarlo Esposito, Nick Nolte, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Emily Swallow, Werner Herzog, Omid Abtahi and Carl Weathers as Greef Carga.

“The Mandalorian” boasts a high-profile slate of directors on various episodes, including Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), who helmed the first episode; Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”); Bryce Dallas Howard; Deborah Chow (“Jessica Jones”); and Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”).

"How To Get Away With Murder" Sets "When They See Us" Co-Star Marsha Stephanie Blake To Recur in 6th & Final Season

When They See Us‘ Marsha Stephanie Blake is joining the sixth and final season of ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder in a recurring role.

Created by Peter Nowalk, How to Get Away with Murder‘s final chapter follows Professor Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) class through their final semester in law school while the deception, fear and guilt binding Keating to her students prove deadlier than ever.

Details of Blake’s role are being kept under wraps.

Co-starring alongside Davis are Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil, Conrad Ricamora, Rome Flynn and Amirah Vann.

Shondaland’s How to Get Away with Murder is created and executive produced by Peter Nowalk (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Stephen Cragg also serve as executive producers. The show is produced by ABC Studios, a division of Disney Television Studios.

Blake is up for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series for her role as Linda McCray in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries When They See Us. Upcoming, she will be seen in the Netflix film, The Laundromat, directed and produced by Steven Soderbergh, which will world premiere September 1 at the Venice Film Festival. Most recently, Blake starred in three films premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival including Julius Onah’s, Luce, opposite Octavia Spencer, the Spike Lee-produced, See You Yesterday and Goldie opposite Slick Woods.

"Queen Of The South" Renewed For Season 5 By USA Network

Ahead of tonight’s Season 4 finale, USA Network has picked up a fifth season of the hit drama series Queen of the South.

With Suits going away, Queen of the South will take the mantle of USA’s longest-running scripted series on the air.

While running largely under the radar with no major awards recognition or film stars, Queen of the South had been one of USA’s most reliable ratings performers.  A co-production between Fox 21 Television Studios and UCP, Queen of the South is Thursday’s #1 cable drama in P18-49, P18-34, P25-54, and P2+ year to date.

Starring Alice Braga, Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte. It tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America. In Season 3, Teresa struck out on her own, determined to build a new empire for herself. But as enemies old and new closed in, she realized that being queen would require more work — and more sacrifice — than she ever imagined.