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Netflix Is Bringing Sexy (Beasts) Back for Season Two

What sort of a Shallow Hal system of ethics is that? Tags: If you want to watch horny humanoid animals on Netflix, might we suggest Beastars instead? Why is this show supposed to have a message about not judging books by their covers and beauty being skin-deep, but all of its participants are clearly traditionally attractive underneath? Photo: Netflix

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Sure, They’re Sexy, But Are They Beasts? The Chipettes look like sh*t. Why did Netflix need a masked dating show when it already had a blind dating show? Netflix announced today that the second season of Sexy Beasts will debut on October 7, and with the news came some promotional stills of new horrors, including a rabbit, a zombie with a brain coming out of its head, and the roadkill pictured above. And why couldn’t it have gone for fun costumes, like on The Masked Singer? Why, instead, did it have to dress people up like haunted animatronics that would have made the Five Nights at Freddy’s monsters go, “No, no, no, too scary”?

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Only Murders in the Building Signs Its Lease for Season Two

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Tags: Word on the press-release beat is that everyone’s favorite Selenators — Steve Martin and Martin Short — are returning to Hulu for a second season of Only Murders in the Building, along with their kid-detective sidekick, Selena Gomez. In a statement, 20th Television president Karey Burke said, “[T]hanks to the incredible audience response, we are so happy to say there will be more murders in the building — which is great news for everyone, except perhaps the residents of the Arconia.” So at least we already know how they’ll keep the premise going once they solve season one’s mystery: more murder! TV-gossip person here. Or maybe they’ll do an uptown-homicide crossover event with Nicole Kidman’s wig from The Undoing. Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/ HULU

Greetings, Upper West Siders. Maybe in season two, the gang will become unlikely podcast celebrities and have to contend with an overeager mental-health service/meal-kit box/mattress-ad rep who lives upstairs. Hulu announced today that it will renew the true-crime-podcast–skewering comedy series just two weeks after it premiered.

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Ted Lasso’s Toheeb Jimoh on Sam’s Big Moves in Season Two

There are some tough decisions they’re going to have to make, and it kind of comes off the back of the whole Dubai Air protest. But I just called Hannah. Especially in this season, compared to the first season, I think that’s the thing I wanted to come across. What was it like when you actually got to play this all out?It was hilarious. How was that? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Toheeb Jimoh (@toheeb.j)

This question relates to what we were talking about in terms of how Sam has evolved this season: He just seems like someone who is so calming to be around. There had just been a massacre in Lekki, an area in Nigeria where the lights just got shut off and protesters were being shot at by armed forces. I know there were definitely a lot of people in the cast who were wishing they were in my shoes. I feel like, in real life, there would be more pushback.I think that’s the world we’re in, and that’s the culture at the club. After you read that, what did you do? The first thing I did was call Hannah [Waddingham], and we just geeked out. There just wasn’t. As soon as I get off this phone call, I’m going to, like, explode in my house. We have a big thing where we just fight for Hannah’s attention. That’s what your platform is for. I mean, she knew, obviously. One thing that was really important with the End SARS protest that we wanted to take and use was the idea that once people in the U.K. I was so excited to get to do it. There’s a montage bit that we shot, where we were just rolling tape. I’m like, Why Sam? Where are you today? The logistics don’t matter. I was over the moon to get a chance to do that. So yeah, it was great. I got to enjoy that in the moment. In season two, he’s growing up a lot more. I feel like this season, especially, he seems like a Zen master. But Roy has given that book to Sam. I knew there were going to be some things I was going to be able to sink my teeth into, but I didn’t know the exact details. Oh, she did?I don’t know why she didn’t tell me as well. It’s a lot for me to do as an actor, and I get to share that with Hannah. At the basis of their friendship, there’s a connection there that just everything else doesn’t really matter. Also, Hannah is really attractive. It was brilliant. He’s so comfortable in so many situations. Go on my social-media posts; you’ll see me and him bickering about who Hannah prefers. Despite the initial awkwardness that follows the discovery, Sam demonstrates that he’s quite willing to take his relationship with Rebecca to the next level. I’m back home, sat down, ready to go. And of course, she’s incredibly attractive as well. Thank you. It was hilarious because Hannah and I also have a very close relationship, so we were really tight anyway. The conversations we had were more about why Sam was doing that. But also they have their own professional lives. This was in the middle of summer in 2020, and so much stuff was happening in Nigeria, where people were protesting against the government. And there really wasn’t anything. Sam has become such a major character in this season of Ted Lasso. started to protest, and once people in the western world started to get notice of this and started to speak out about it and started to publicize it on Twitter and Instagram, that’s when a lot of change started to happen. You’re doing a scene with a friend. And I don’t know how much of that comes from you, Toheeb, being that way, but is that something you’re thinking about as an actor or does it just come naturally to you?I think that’s stuff that definitely stems from Sam, the character. There’s a tiny bit in episode eight where he’s reading A Wrinkle in Time, which is the book Ted gave to Roy. Because you look at the version of Sam that we had in the beginning of season one, and he just hadn’t really found himself in this team. There was the whole End SARS thing. It’s been a lot for Jimoh to take on, and he seems overjoyed to be doing it. I think they just immediately had a kinship. It’s actually crazy because Cristiano Ronaldo has just signed for the football team that I support. There is immediately a connection there. I feel like the hardest thing in interviews and all of this stuff has been not telling other people. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

If you’ve watched episode eight of Ted Lasso season two — and you definitely should before you read this because it contains spoilers galore — then you know what a big moment it is for Sam Obisanya. That’s a thing that’s happened off-screen that’s like a tiny little Easter egg for fans. He’s got his friends now. During a recent telephone conversation — one that happened to coincide with the announcement that Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Jimoh’s favorite football team, Manchester United — the actor very cheerfully discussed Sam’s evolution this season, how he found out about the Sam-Rebecca relationship, and the total lack of awkwardness between him and Waddingham during their big moment together. And then suddenly, all the nerves leave, everything goes away, and you’re just doing a show with a friend. There are so many people who empower him and make him feel comfortable and give him the opportunity to use his voice. Usually, we get one or two; we had a couple in the first season. I’m glad to know that, like, people who are part of the diaspora outside of Nigeria are also still somehow connected to it.”

Ted Lasso came out at a time when we’re going through a global pandemic, and it was a really dark time for people. So yeah, I couldn’t wait to do kissing scenes with Hannah. Were there conversations about how much pushback Sam should receive from both Rebecca and the team in general? I always say this job is just me kicking a ball around and telling jokes with my friends. And he always remembers that. Especially Moe [Jeudy-Lamour], who plays Thierry Zoreaux, the goalkeeper. Even in that moment in the restaurant, when they finally realize, “Oh, you’re waiting for me, and I’m waiting for you,” she’s very flustered. We’ll get to see a bit of the fallout from that. And I think I can do that. I’m kind of like, That’s smart. And I was just really glad that we got to explore this version of Sam. But then we just liked the idea of it being a public image, like something you could see. She’s also incredibly gorgeous, and I mean that inside and out. This is somebody who I feel comfortable with, somebody who makes me happy, and somebody who I want to make happy. There’s a version of Sam that we’re seeing in this season that is stepping up and becoming one of the leaders on the team even though he’s very young. People just notice everything, and it’s hilarious. Or was it something that, because she was his boss, he wouldn’t even really think about?I think a lot about that scene we had in the first season where Sam goes into Rebecca’s office and speaks to her and tries to get her to come down to partake in the curse thing, where everybody is burning something to get rid of the curse they have on the team. We’re watching him grow into a man a little bit. That’s just our relationship together. So Jason was speaking to me about what turned into the Dubai Air story line. They had nailed it. It couldn’t have been easier. I also super-loved filming those scenes with Hannah. Not in the way most people would think, I imagine, but it does have some consequences and those consequences lead to a few difficult decisions for Rebecca and for Sam because of their newfound relationship. Fan responses are really nice, especially with the Dubai Air stuff. We were really wrestling with whether it should be a tweet or whether — there were a lot of different ideas of what the actual form of [Sam’s] protest should be. I don’t know how much they were trying to evoke the idea of taking a knee, but that’s sort of more in the same wheelhouse.One hundred percent. That thing was all crazy. So many Nigerians have reached out, and I think that’s some of the stuff that’s the nicest to see, people going, “Oh, I really felt seen because of that episode. This is just somebody who makes me feel comfortable, who is nice to you, and who you like. Everybody else kind of knew about the Sam and Rebecca thing, apart from me. I thought the whole thing was great. I’ve seen that episode twice, and I totally overlooked what book he was reading. There is immediately a chemistry there, and they just have a bit of a soul-bond friendship thing with each other. Tell me about filming that scene in the restaurant. It’s not that difficult. I really hope we get to do more together in the future. They had done the work themselves. By the time it came to me, it was just like fine-tuning loads of little things. We see a little bit of that in the Dubai Air conversation where she sees, Oh, this is somebody who just goes, “This is what I want to do. And so we really see him stepping up to the plate. But it was pretty much there. Did you know in advance that he was going to be so integral this year? Feel free to explode at any time during this interview, that’s fine. But you’re just not because she’s also going to turn up in trainers and a tracksuit and just make a big fool of herself. Wow.Nobody told me. Up until episode six, when the reveal comes about, me and Hannah hadn’t really had that much to do together. I remember somebody else asked me if there was anything I didn’t like when I read the script, was there anything I sort of went to them and suggested that we change. You said the two of you were geeking out about doing this. He’s also going to Ted in the locker room. So I just really wanted opportunities to work with her. Do you pay attention to that a lot or just skim Twitter every once in a while?I skim it every once in a while. Some of that is me and Hannah actually just speaking to each other and telling jokes or making each other laugh. That’s smart because I probably would have ruined it for everyone at some point. I think the Twitter fandom has been the thing I’ve found the most interesting with all of this stuff. We just geeked out. Hannah has a very, very cool way of making everything not a big deal. I don’t want you to spoil anything, but I’m just curious: Is that the last we’re going to hear about Dubai Airlines? You must have been excited and surprised.Oh man, it was a lot of things. Yeah, I think he would like her, but at this point you just kind of go, Oh, there’s no way that would happen. It’s Hannah. She’s incredible. And so you leave that, and you’re more than happy to have a friendship with this person. And the first thing I do when I go on set is I go to hair and makeup and I give Hannah a big hug. I knew that was coming. Let’s talk more about Rebecca. It’s not a hard assignment.It’s not a hard assignment. He’s learning to stand on his own two feet. And in this week’s episode, after extensive anonymous flirting with a potential suitor on the Bantr app, Sam finally realizes the mystery lover is Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham), the owner of AFC Richmond and therefore his boss. In season one, if you had put Sam and Rebecca in that same restaurant, I think he would have been just as flustered as she was. It’s something that’s really close to home for me. I want to talk more about Sam and Rebecca, but before we go there, I want to ask you about the Dubai Air situation. A lot of this is the fallout of his relationship with Ted. To get to see him off the pitch and venture into a little bit of romance and try to find himself is great. As much as he’s really wholesome and he’s got an open heart and he’s supersweet, he just has a different confidence. And I read the script and I was like, All right, hey? Now that Sam is involved with Rebecca, is that issue going to reemerge in any way?Yes and no. And at the end of the day, I think they just make each other feel very comfortable, even though Sam is a bit fidgety and weird with her because she’s his boss. Now that Ted is there, everybody has kind of adopted that ethos of being a community and being a family and being supportive of each other. You were saying something a moment ago about Sam being sort of awkward in her presence. Actually, this whole season has been a big moment for Sam, the defensive player for AFC Richmond played by Toheeb Jimoh, who has emerged as a real team leader in season two of the Apple TV+ series. After we finished shooting the first season, me and Brett [Goldstein] — Brett’s the person I speak to most from the writing team because he’s an actor as well, and we have a really close relationship anyway — but me, Brett, Jason [Sudeikis], Brendan [Hunt], and Joe Kelly, one of our writers, we all formed this FIFA group. Sam is definitely one of the players who swears by Ted’s every word, regardless of the Jamie situation at the start. Now he’s at a place where he can just speak for himself. In between losing on FIFA because our team wasn’t very great, we would just talk and talk about ideas for season two. Do you think Sam was attracted to her before they connected on the app? You look at her, and because she’s Hannah Waddingham and she’s got this esteemed career and she’s a brilliant actress and she’s got a wonderful voice and everything is just working, you just kind of go, Oooh, you should be intimidated working with her. We see that translated into this situation. He’s got his relationship with Roy. He’s just such a positive presence. I couldn’t have got any more of that doing scenes with Hannah Waddingham. Yeah, of course, she did. We just kept taking pictures and sending them to Moe. He was struggling to adjust culturally. And he’s like, “This is kind of funny.”Yeah, yeah, yeah. That can be a little bit strange, but it sounds like maybe it wasn’t, based on your comfort level with each other.It definitely wasn’t. People reaching out and letting us know that the show was a big light for them during that time is great. Regardless of what your job is, you can use your platform to help the culture you come from and help the communities you come from. Did you not know Rebecca was communicating on Bantr with Sam until you actually read that in the script?Yeah. I was just really excited because I was going to get to do scenes with Hannah. I mean, I wish I could be like, Ah, I took one for the team. That gets called into question a little bit. I think if anybody had had to do those scenes with Hannah, it would have been great because of what she’s like. What’s happening in your world?Oh, I’ve literally just arrived back in my house. I love the idea of empowering athletes, or any form of entertainers, anybody who’s got a public-facing job. That was something Jason and you spoke about. Every now and then, you would hear things. First, he led the team in a protest of its sponsor Dubai Airlines, which is owned by an oil company that caused environmental destruction in Nigeria, Sam’s home country. Similarly, there’s the scene, which I think is the last moment in episode eight, when you show up at the door and you finally kiss each other. He’d kind of hinted at a romance thing, and he was like, “We want to explore that with Sam.” But nobody told me anything, really. He hadn’t found himself in this country. Putting the black tape over the Dubai Air logo — why that was the accurate way of protest? He can stand on his own two feet, and he feels massively empowered because he’s got his father back home. I’m not sure how it looks because I actually haven’t seen episode eight yet. They’d spoken to people. So I’m now a 7-year-old boy again, you know? We spoke a lot about real protests that were happening at the time. It does make more of an impact to see everybody on the pitch with the logo blacked out. I was kind of like, I’m glad this is me, you know? And I feel like there’s also a story in that, in that he’s learning to step into those shoes and fill Roy’s presence as one of the leaders on the team. I didn’t. There’s definitely going to be someone on Twitter who finds that. So we would play FIFA on Xbox, and we’d just jump on a line, put our headsets on, and talk. I wish I could tell you that there was some stuff to wrestle through. It is a big moment for me. I think that’s also partly what Rebecca likes about Sam. But I think now he’s found himself, and he’s found that confidence. But then once this opportunity presents itself, I feel like Sam is at a place in his life where he can just be open enough to go, You know what? And if you need to speak out for them, then speak out for them. I hope you can support me, but I’m going with my gut here.” I think there’s something about that that she likes. I’m glad we’re doing something that makes people feel that way. 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Kevin Can F**K Himself Renewed for Season Two on AMC

The show blends multi-cam and single-cam filming styles in order to give an in-depth view of Murphy’s character Allison McRoberts. Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage

AMC announced that Kevin Can F**k Himself has been renewed for a second season. This series was built on a novel and unique concept, and the creative team on both sides of the camera, led by Valerie and Annie, delivered a highly entertaining first season that really got people talking and rooting for the sitcom wife as never before,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. The series stars Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek actress Annie Murphy, who plays a housewife on an American sitcom but with a twist. Craig DiGregorio serves as the series’s showrunner and executive producer. Or is she? Related

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Tags: “It’s Kevin’s world, Allison’s just living in it. Created by Valerie Armstrong and executive-produced by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (Claws), the second season of Kevin Can F**k Himself is set to premiere on AMC+ and AMC next year.

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The Baby-Sitters Club Is Back on Its Grind in a First Look at Season Two

We also wanted to continue exploring themes that allow all young viewers to see themselves represented onscreen, while also dealing obliquely with many of the things we’ve all been through in the past year: loss, change, responsibility, and trying to find joy and meaning in unexpected places. We also get some incredible fashion from Claudia, and —oooh, is that Mary Anne talking to Logan??? Photo: KAILEY SCHWERMAN/NETFLIX

Season two of Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club says, “Farewell, Dawn” … and hello once more. “There are two new members, they’re all a year older and have more experience running a business, deeper friendships and are growing into a deeper understanding of themselves as people. I’m so excited for everyone to be back in Stoneybrook and back in business!”

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Tags: (Don’t worry, Gomez can be seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness next year.) The casting change was originally announced in March, with a video of the OG BSC — Sophie Grace (who plays Kristy Thomas), Malia Baker (Mary Anne Spier), Momona Tamada (Claudia Kishi), and Shay Rudolph (Stacey McGill) — announcing the news to Sanchez. In a first look from the new season, Xochitl Gomez, who played the socially conscious BSC member, has been replaced by Kyndra Sanchez. In the new images, they look like they’ve been friends forever! [*insert obnoxious kissy noises*]

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“In Season 2, we really get to see a maturation of the club, and of the girls,” series creator Rachel Shukert said in a statement.

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Euphoria Invites Minka Kelly, Dominic Fike to the Party for Season Two

are joining the series for its upcoming second season, set to premiere in late 2021 or early 2022, per reports from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Three of them, in fact, who’ll be stepping into the high-school fray for Euphoria season two. And Lil Meech, the actor-rapper son of Black Mafia Family co-founder Big Meech, is rumored to be cast as a love interest for Maddy (Alexa Demie), per THR. Related

Euphoria’s Finale Was Visually Stunning, But What’s Beneath the Sheen? Minka Kelly, Dominic Fike, and Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. Fike, meanwhile — a musician who released his debut album What Could Possibly Go Wrong? The role will be Fike’s first, and Variety described it as a main part. Kelly, of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood fame, is reportedly playing “a jaded, drugged-out suburban housewife” in THR’s description. Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by Getty Images

Did you hear about the new kids? Tags: Season two of Sam Levinson’s HBO hit comes after two special episodes, released as a stopgap when the COVID-19 pandemic delayed filming. last year — told Variety his character is a “homie” of protagonists Rue and Jules, played by Zendaya and Hunter Schafer.

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Mighty Ducks Fight On, Renewed for Season Two at Disney+

With a crew of misfits, they spend season one rekindling love for the game. Emilio Estevez reprises his role as former Ducks coach Gordon Bombay because who else is gonna whip these kids into shape? The streaming service is renewing its revival of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, per The Hollywood Reporter. Steve Brill, Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith will return as showrunners and executive producers next season. Photo: Disney+

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Tags: Production will begin in early 2022 and a premiere date is to be determined. The ducks live to quack another day. The ten-episode series, which debuted in March, also stars Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Julee Cerda, Luke Islam, Bella Higginbotham, Taegen Burns, Kiefer O’Reilly, and De’Jon Watts. The series, created by the film’s original screenwriter Steven Brill, follows a new team of underdogs created by 12-year-old Evan (Brady Noon) and his mom (Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls fame) when he’s cut from the now-cutthroat Mighty Ducks.

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Rutherford Falls Invites You to Return for Season Two

I’m probably slightly biased, but Rutherford Falls is made by the best writers, cast, and crew, on earth,” Ornelas said in a statement, going on to thank production company Universal Television and Peacock “for continuing to champion Indigenous comedies.”

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Tags: “We are beyond ecstatic for Season 2! While the season finale saw Rutherford and Helms make up, it also dropped the bombshell that Rutherford isn’t actually related to the town’s founder, continuing to set up the show to explore the history of colonialism in its second season. Mike Schur’s latest bingeable creation, which he helmed alongside co-creators Sierra Teller Ornelas and Ed Helms, focuses on the relationship between Nathan Rutherford (Helms), a descendant of the founder of small town Rutherford Falls, and Reagan Wells (played by Jana Schmieding), a member of the Minishonka Nation (both the town and the tribe are fictional), who find themselves in disagreement when the town tries to remove a monument of the founder. Photo: Colleen Hayes/Peacock

Continuing to fill the Office-, Parks and Recreation–, and Good Place–size hole in your current streaming, Rutherford Falls has been renewed for a second season on Peacock. The series broke ground for Native American representation on television, with cast members Schmieding and Michael Greyeyes, showrunner Ornelas, and five Native writers working on the show, including Ornelas and Schmieding.

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Evil’s Katja Herbers Is Exploring a Darker Side of Kristen in Season Two

What’s it like to film those family scenes with all the child actors?I really love it. I stay away from him a little bit, because it just sounds so bonkers to me. It’s a nice dialogue in that way, without talking to each other. I don’t think we want to see anyone wearing masks. Kristen has a whole bevy of daughters to take care of. Did you all talk about how much the show would engage with the pandemic?We did talk about it. There’s so much of the show that does reference specific biblical passages or occult literature. There’s one that’s actually by a Dutch psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, called The Body Keeps the Score. You have these confrontations with Michael Emerson on the show that intensify in the second season as he comes by asking for an exorcism. Sometimes when we do it and it starts to get really messy or gory and clearly this person who’s exorcised is being tortured, we ask him, “Is this right?” And he goes, “Yeah, this is exactly how it goes.” You’re like, “What the hell?”

But I can see, as myself or as Kristen, that going through an exorcism can be something where you’re able to let something go. So it’s open to interpretation, whatever you might think watching it. She’d just taken matters — specifically, an ice ax — into her own hands after having her family threatened by Darren Pettie’s murderous Orson LeRoux. There’s a difference in her costumes and makeup too. Katja Herbers. I’d look at the call sheet and be like, What, he’s coming? You can’t unlive the experience of bludgeoning someone with an ice ax. I’m still in touch with all those people — I had tacos with John Hickey just the other day. If you are evil, do you know that you’re evil? Because of the obstacles women face to be taken seriously, is there always a conceit within that empowerment? They get along very well with each other, and they’re great improvisers. The pandemic isn’t going to hit [on the show], which I think is a great choice. Are there things you noticed them writing toward based on what they’ve seen in the footage from the set?You’d have to ask them, but I think they do see things about whether actors work well together. It’s going to sound bubblegum or whatever, but I love these girls, and we’re going to be a fake family for life. It keeps me in the present, and their writing is so multifaceted and I can do so many things with the character they’ve written for me. Evil’s got a lot of moving parts. Tags: Then there is a question about female empowerment. It was a question of whether Mike Colter and I would have any chemistry, and we do and we’re fun to watch together. It unleashes a whole different side of her. But once we got used to what it was, there wasn’t too much of a difference. It’s all [meshes her hands together]. Well, that’s crucial, because so much of the horror comes from threats to what might happen to her kids.Which is why I hope that people who watched and find out that Kristen has murdered this guy understand why she did it. industry. Is there someone who comes in as an expert on whatever you’re depicting?Yeah, for instance, when we do an exorcism, we have a monsignor come in who actually exorcises people, which I cannot get my head around. But in playing it, I wanted to leave space for that [other interpretation]. We don’t have to worry about it being exactly 43 minutes and having exact commercial blocks. Clearly that’s going to cause some problems! But then obviously, we got canceled and I didn’t work for a year and it was not easy at all. I’m hallucinating.” But there is doubt, and she’s not in a great mental place, I’d argue. I hope a lot of mothers can relate and not write her off. That could feel like a real neurosis: What if I’m losing my mind? What’s it like to play off of him?It’s like chess. Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

The first season of Evil ended on CBS with Katja Herbers’s ever-skeptical psychologist Kristen Bouchard burning her hand on a crucifix. What you see onscreen is an actual loving relationship. Maybe? I don’t know. I was like, “Wait, wasn’t it going to end that way?” And then, no, clearly not. But it didn’t matter. [Laughs.]

What are the scariest moments to film on your end? There’s the plagues in the Bible. Her mind might think that she’s totally fine, but her body’s going to tell her that she’s not. Over a Zoom call, Herbers talked about leaving room for the audience to guess about Kristen’s darker turn, bonding with Kristen’s many daughters, and her journey from Holland to American TV. The crew was always masked, and that felt distant at times. While filming, I read a lot of psychology books because it makes me feel smart and like I can pretend that I know what I’m talking about. She’s also more in touch with her sexuality. Do you think about at what point she might really believe something supernatural is happening?She’s like an elastic band, she keeps snapping back to science. Then the idea of her slowly losing her sanity, that was the most scary thing for me to play. And then, as in the first season, we did get a lot of Broadway actors who came in for an episode. Were you looking to do work in America specifically, before that show came along?I was doing theater in Germany at the time, and I’d always wanted to go to America, because I can pretend to be American with my fake accent and I wanted to put it to use. But I do like that the show is in the moment before and that danger is there. [Laughs.] So I added a little something-something. It was probably also going to be the case on the show that the two characters connected with each other, but maybe more so because we do have that. He literally said, “I’m going to kill your children.” I think Kristen would do it again, if in the same situation. And I guess a way to do that is to look attractive? I always thought it was a shame actors are limited by their language, so I learned languages and thought it was important to learn many accents so I could pretend to be all these people. The show, now on Paramount+, picks up with a version of Kristen who just may have verged into the darkness. But even if Kristen can justify killing him as an act of self-defense, her actions are still haunting her, and as season two starts up, some other demonic forces might be, too. I was wondering what it was like having that be your entry into the U.S. You don’t see a little chuckle from the guy holding the boom or whatever. We were in Santa Fe, in the desert, and that just made for a big connection. She might think that she’s entirely fine and did the right thing after killing LeRoux, but is she? I was like, Wow, what’s the fuss? As the show goes on, Kristen’s confronted with more and more evidence of demonic activity, but she’s still clinging to whatever explanations she can. She still doesn’t wear a lot, but I think she is more interested in power and her sexual power, and being able to manipulate a guy. We’re constantly trying to outsmart the other people, and I think it’s different now, this season, because Kristen has killed someone. That’s a lot to take, so luckily, as Herbers pointed out to Vulture, Kristen can let off more steam by saying “fuck,” instead of “darn” or whatever other network-TV-acceptable phrases she might’ve used before, now that the show has moved to streaming. Obviously, you always know it’s not real, but you can envision it being so, and that’s pretty scary. You have a lot of guest actors. I grew up watching American TV and film, and my parents are musicians who always traveled to America and all over the world. She doesn’t regret killing this person. As the season begins, it gets into the question of whether Kristen might have become evil or demonic after killing Orson LeRoux. In the first few episodes of this season of Evil there’s a little reference to COVID spreading in China, in the background on the news. I read their scripts and I interpret it and they watch dailies and they see what I do with it. I can understand it from that therapeutic way of looking at it. She’s wearing more of it this season.I wore almost no makeup in the first season. And also, I can say “fuck!” A lot of the situations Kristen finds herself in do warrant a “fuck.” I went back and did some ADR for some of the earlier episodes where I didn’t have to say “darn it” and could just say “fuck it.”

Looking back on your career, you started out in American TV on the show Manhattan, which had a great cast of people like John Benjamin Hickey and Rachel Brosnahan, but unfortunately didn’t get much of an audience. I think our show is more fit for streaming. It’s been used for Kristen this year. She’s still on the job, investigating potentially supernatural occurrences with Mike Colter’s priest and Aasif Mandvi’s tech expert, but she’s also experiencing a new set of hallucinations involving a djinn, exploring more of her sexuality, and trying to work through the aftershocks of, you know, murder in therapy. We heard when we were around the 11th episode that it was going to happen. On a basic level, we weren’t allowed to have a lot of extras in the scenes. She’s happy he’s no longer a threat to her children, and in the way that she talks about it to her psychiatrist, she almost seems to flirt with him as she tells him that she’s killed a person. We’re all so tired of it. Some of the things we had to downscale. You destroy yourself and at the end of it you’re all clean. I guess you could interpret that as being pretty evil. Coming back to film the second season, did you talk with creators Michelle and Robert King about what Kristen’s arc for the season would be?They leave me very free to interpret their writing and how I want to play it. What was your reaction to the news that Evil would be moving to Paramount+ for this season?I’m very excited about it. There might be a point where she can’t explain it away, and then she’ll just find a way to say, “No, I need new medication. Some people take mushrooms and vomit in a field, and it’s like that. I guess it just made me spoiled because I thought, This is working in America!, and it became the only work I wanted to do, TV I wanted to watch myself. On the flip side of that, is there a way you get your head around the psychological perspective Kristen has?There’s nobody I talked to, except that I’ve been in therapy myself and I studied psychology for a bit. It’s nice to get to act in front of a community of people and receive some kind of response, like theater. Hollywood is so easy. I imagine some of the ones that involve CGI are less so.Well, the stuff with the elevator was pretty real [in the fourth episode], because I was sort of stuck, and that’s not necessarily a place you want to find yourself in. How did you approach playing that?I never thought of myself as evil, or that I’d gone to the dark side, but as Kristen is a psychologist, she has a way of explaining it away as the aftereffect of murder. I went into those scenes just thinking, “Well, I could kill you.” What’s great about this season is that I’m shattered from within by what I did, but also extremely empowered by what I did. They did tell me an arc, and then it ended up not being the arc when I read episode ten. So I went to America and tried it, and Manhattan was my fourth audition. How did filming during COVID affect your process?I’m humbled and proud that we got to film 13 episodes during the pandemic. It shoots in New York. I’m still very grateful to have been on that show, and all those people are still my friends.

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I Think You Should Leave Returns for Season Two on July 6

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It’s been almost two years since Netflix renewed Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin’s breakout sketch-comedy series and political-meme machine I Think You Should Leave, but thankfully, the long wait for the next batch of episodes is almost over. As a TC Tuggers ad would say, we just have one question now: Are you ready for this?! Related

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Tags: Thank God! The streaming network announced today that season two is set to premiere on Tuesday, July 6, and to mark the occasion, they also released a clip featuring Robinson, Sam Richardson, and Phredley Brown singing a beautiful medley honoring some of season one’s greatest hits, including “Friday Night,” “Baby of the Year,” and “Moon River Rock.” No more information about the new season has been released just yet, but hey, it’s only four weeks away.

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So Is WandaVision Getting a Season Two?

But most pressingly, he answered whether we’ll see multiple seasons of announced Disney+ shows like Ms. After Avengers: Infinity War, we didn’t really expect Vision to come back, and look, now there’s a whole series dedicated to him and Wanda! Everything’s chaos (magic)! Obviously we don’t know, and probably won’t for some time, but those who aren’t ready to let go of WandaVision just yet can perhaps find a glimmer of hope in some recent, characteristically oblique remarks from Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige. Yes, the final episode of the season was aptly titled, “The Series Finale,” which seems pretty finite. So it will vary based on the story. “The fun of the MCU is obviously all the crossover we can do between series, between films. Photo: Marvel Studios

How are we doing? So, in true Marvel fashion, it’s technically a tight-lipped “we’ll see.”

Feige has previously said that WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, out in theaters on March 25, 2022, and the newly named Spider-Man: No Way Home, out December 2021, will all be part of an overarching story, and possibly a trilogy of its own. So while WandaVision may have seen its finale, it really feels like Wanda/Scarlet Witch’s story is only just truly beginning. But this is Marvel, after all. More Wanda and Vision, please! At the recent Television Critics Association press tour, Feige spoke virtually at the Disney+ panel about the future of Marvel on Disney+, offering up interesting tidbits here and there, like how they decided to bring back Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff pretty early in the production process. Good, emotional, ready to escape back into reruns of WandaVision? “I’ve been at Marvel too long to say a definite ‘No’ to anything as far as a second season of WandaVision,” he answered. Marvel and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and maybe even WandaVision. But in what form(s) will that story continue? He explained that Marvel is looking at every film and Disney+ show similarly. So while nothing is official, WandaVision season two is not not on the table, but with Elizabeth Olsen set to reprise her Scarlet Witch role in the Doctor Strange sequel and Vision’s post-Hex fate still unknown (because what’s WandaVision without Paul Bettany’s goofy and endearing Vision!), it’s looking more and more likely that Sam Raimi’s Strange sequel is the closest we’ll get to a second season of WandaVision … for now. After today’s explosive WandaVision finale, we’ve gotten answers to a solid number of questions we’ve had, but many still remain, including: Will we ever get more WandaVision? Sometimes it will go into a season two, sometimes it will go into a feature and back into a series,” Feige said. We know Wanda will be back in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but will she ever return to the television series format? Though, hey, like Wanda tells Vision, “We just don’t know what to expect!”

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Bridgerton Renewed for Season Two, With Anthony As Its Star Suitor

Huzzah! “However, gentle reader, before you set the comments section alight with requests for more sordid details, know that I’m disinclined to report on the particulars at this time.” Without giving too much away, in addition to Anthony finally deciding to settle down with a wife, the second Bridgerton novel also picks up with Colin Bridgerton on his Euro trip (excuse us, “grand tour”) and Eloise’s race to unmask her pal Lady Whistledown. The new season will indeed be following the lineage of Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels, with Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) and his foxy sideburns set to be the main star as he dominates the social season. Photo: Nick Briggs/Netflix

In the same amount of time that it took Daphne to grow out her bangs, Vulture can confirm that Bridgerton has been renewed by Netflix for a second season. There will very likely be more Daphne and Duke sex scenes, too, you horny freaks. Related

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Tags: “I will have my pen ready to report on any and all of his romantic activities,” Lady Whistledown, the artist formerly known as Penelope, teased in a statement.

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How to With John Wilson Renewed for Season Two at HBO

“I don’t know if I can tell you exactly what she’s doing because it might be a spoiler for season two. “Seeing the audience connect with How To has been an absolute joy. Photo: Jon Pack/HBO

HBO has heard our incessant praise for its new Nathan Fielder–produced docuseries How to With John Wilson and decided to give it a second season. (Let us also not forget that incredible Kyle MacLachlan cameo.) “John’s lens is so deliberate and dear,” HBO exec Amy Gravitt said in a press release announcing the renewal. Well deserved. Related

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Tags: I haven’t been green-lit or anything yet, but just in case.” Here’s hoping, then, for plenty of landlord updates next season. The network announced the renewal of the show today, which premiered on October 23 and wrapped up its debut season with one of the best COVID-related TV episodes of the year the week of Thanksgiving. “She’s good!” he said at the time. We’re eager to see what 2021 has to offer with him behind the camera.”

In our interview with Wilson about the season-one finale, he briefly teased a second season when we asked for a status update about his elderly landlord.

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Dead to Me Is Even Wilder in Season Two

Sure, there’s a pandemic and we’re all stuck at home and we don’t know when it’s going to end. It’s also correct to call it a crime show and a thriller and an incredibly bingeable work of television. Both of them are playing women who have made completely freaking out their default setting, but they freak out in distinct ways. She is always a half-breath away from going completely ballistic. Cardellini is great, too, forever the naïve optimist and New Age flake who can elicit giggles and empathy every time she breaks down in tears. Watching Dead to Me affirms the idea that any new horrible obstacle could present itself at any moment. As in the first season, each of the ten episodes in season two ends on some sort of major reveal or cliffhanger, making it just so easy to surrender to Netflix and allow the next episode to play. Judy is inclined to suddenly sob or, worse, punch herself in the head repeatedly to punish herself, where Jen is more like a stretched-out rubber band that’s always one latex strand away from completely snapping. I mean, can you really criticize Dead to Me for being too much when the world just gave us murder hornets? Then she informs Jen that she just put a cherry pie, Jen’s favorite, in the oven. The end of the finale, in particular, is a real “Oh no, you did not!” moment. They discuss Steve’s “peripheral” connections to the Greek mafia, and Judy says they need to stay focused on the positive in order to get through this. For starters, they’ve got a dead body to deal with; as established Dead to Me viewers no doubt recall, the first season ended with the sight of Judy’s former fiancé, Steve (James Marsden), face down in Jen’s swimming pool, having been killed by Jen under murky circumstances. She’s the type of person who assures her teenage son Charlie (Sam McCarthy) that she’s “chill” two seconds before screaming, “Hey, slow down, fuck-stick!” at a neighbor speeding through a stop sign. I also can tell you that season two gets even more wild with its plot twists. Maybe that’s why I am inclined to forgive Dead to Me for some of its more illogical, overly coincidental swings and give myself over to its unpredictability and portrait of women on the verge. Suffice to say that creator Liz Feldman and her fellow writers crank up the soap-opera-style drama this season, but they manage to keep Dead to Me from sailing off into the atmosphere of stupid television, thanks to the show’s sharp sense of humor and the grounded emotional moments that make what’s happening feel almost real. Applegate continues to do the best work of her career as Jen, a role that enables her to explore moments of deep grief and fear while also playing to her strengths as a comedic actor who creates her best art in the medium of sarcasm. (Not pictured: the wine they’re almost certainly drinking right now.)
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In the second season of Dead to Me, Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) and Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) find themselves under even more stress than they did in season one. It’s also a show in which those same middle-aged suburban women simultaneously parent children (Jen has two boys), do their respective jobs as real-estate agent and assisted-living staffer, down endless gallons of Chardonnay, and act as each other’s emotional support animals. I can tell you that Jen’s annoying neighbor Karen (Suzy Nakamura) continues to try to worm her way into Jen’s social circle. Season two picks up right where season one left off, as the two unlikely best friends, brought together by the fact that Judy accidentally killed Jen’s husband in a hit-and-run, try to decide what to do next. Related

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Tags: As she leaves the garage, she adds, with the utmost sincerity: “I wish you would love yourself more.”

This is the essence of Dead to Me, a show in which a pair of middle-aged suburban women commit major crimes and dig themselves into increasingly complicated holes that may implicate them. At the same time, the series’ outlandish scenarios may make some people pretty grateful for their current reality. Judy (Linda Cardellini) and Jen (Christina Applegate), together again. It’s difficult to delve into many plot specifics about season two, partly because I don’t want to ruin surprises for anyone and partly because Netflix doesn’t want me to ruin surprises for anyone, either — the platform has asked that critics not reveal certain elements, including some that are very relevant to the new season’s major story lines. Their initial plan is to stow Steve’s corpse in a massive freezer in Jen’s garage, which is why, in episode two, they have a panicked conversation in that garage while both nursing a glass of white wine. “I gained ten pounds over the summer.”

“You look beautiful,” Judy protests. At its heart, Dead to Me remains, as it was in season one, a female buddy dramedy. A lot of credit for obeying the laws of TV gravity also goes to the two leads. This is a warning and a promise: If you start watching the new Dead to Me episodes on Friday, when they debut, there’s a strong chance you will finish them before Saturday. “I’m on a diet,” Jen says. Right now, at times, it feels like we’re all a half-breath away from going completely ballistic. But, hey, at least you don’t have a dead guy in your garage (hopefully). (In the first episode, she offers Jen orange wine, which she learned about “on a Reddit subthread about menopause.”) Marsden is still part of the series, even though Steve is dead.

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Luke Cage the Second Marvel Netflix Show Canceled In As Many Weeks

Marvel’s Iron Fist, meanwhile, was canceled last Friday. Sources

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When it comes to superhero shows, Netflix is cleaning house, which, ironically, is usually much easier if you have a bunch of superheroes around. “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” said a statement by the streaming platform and Marvel. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.” Now only Jessica Jones, Daredevil and The Punisher remain…

Interestingly, a source for The Hollywood Reporter alleges “the cancellation was due to creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show.” If only they had listened to all your suggestions for how Season Two should have ended, they’d have plenty of mutually agreed upon ideas up through Season However You Make an Infinity Sign On A Keyboard Oh Here It Is ∞. On Friday, Luke Cage became the second Marvel Netflix show to get the ax after two seasons.