Sterling K. Brown’s ‘Washington Black’ Series at Hulu

Ooh-wee, this might be a good one, especially since two of my favorites will be in it . . . . Sterling K. Brown and Edward Bluemel! ~ V Sterling K. Brown & Selwyn Seyfu Hinds’ Adaptation Of ‘Washington Black’ Lands Limited-Series Order At Hulu Hulu has handed a straight-to-series order to Washington Black, the Sterling K. Brown-fronted adaptation of Esi Edugyan’s novel. The streamer has … Continue reading Sterling K. Brown’s ‘Washington Black’ Series at Hulu

‘The 1619 Project’ Docuseries to Debut on Hulu, Roger Ross Williams to Produce

Whoa, this is fantastic! Finally, people who did not learn about this history, in school/at home or do not understand the lasting impacts of slavery, can learn it now. ~ V The series is the first screen project based on materials from The New York Times Magazine and Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-winning piece that examines the impact of slavery on American history. Hulu has landed … Continue reading ‘The 1619 Project’ Docuseries to Debut on Hulu, Roger Ross Williams to Produce

A Court of Thorns and Roses is coming to TV courtesy of Outlander showrunner Ron Moore

Ooh-wee, from the description and with Ron Moore on board, this should be good. Must read the first book before they get started!! ~ V If you combined the epic romance of Outlander with the fantasy politics of Battlestar Galactica, you’d get something like Sarah J. Maas’ best-selling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. It’s fitting, then, that Outlander and Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ron … Continue reading A Court of Thorns and Roses is coming to TV courtesy of Outlander showrunner Ron Moore

Lee Daniels on Creating Without the “Blanket” of Drugs and Alcohol

‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ director reflects on the Jussie Smollett scandal and why he wants to keep telling the uncomfortable stories: “I know what it’s like to be in pain.” The United States vs. Billie Holiday is Lee Daniels’ fifth film as a director, his 10th as a producer — and his first without a long-standing crutch. “This is my first film sober,” says … Continue reading Lee Daniels on Creating Without the “Blanket” of Drugs and Alcohol