All posts by Daniel Holloway

‘Dirk Gently’ Star Samuel Barnett on High Fantasy and Season 2

Following a very weird debut season, BBC America’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” returned last week. While season two, based on the novels by the late Douglas Adams, promises to be just as strange as its predecessor, it marks a significant change for the Max Landis-exeutive produced drama. Whereas the first season dealt with classic […]

Disney-ABC TV Chief Ben Sherwood on Weinstein’s Victims, Shonda Rhimes’ Exit

Disney-ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood on Saturday commended the victims of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Harvey Weinstein and other entertainment-industry power players who have shared their stories in recent weeks. “The women who have come forward so far have shown great bravery and should be supported,” Sherwood said Saturday at USC’s […]

‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard Exits APA After Agent Accused of Sexual Abuse

“Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard has left APA days after his agent was accused of sexually assaulting a teenager, Variety has confirmed. On Tuesday, filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman took to Facebook to identify APA’s Tyler Grasham as the man he had kept anonymous in a #metoo post a day earlier detailing sexual assault that he […]

Tracy Morgan’s ‘The Last O.G.’ Loses Showrunner, Delayed Until 2018

Tracy Morgan’s return to series television has been delayed. Variety has confirmed that executive producer and showrunner John Carcieri has left “The Last O.G.” the new TBS comedy series in which Morgan is set to star. Originally scheduled to premiere next week, the series is now set to debut some time in 2018. “The Last […]

Roy Price’s Top Amazon Lieutenants Under Scrutiny (EXCLUSIVE)

Roy Price is gone from Amazon Studios, bounced from his post as president as a result of detailed sexual harassment allegations. Now the ground looks increasingly unsteady beneath members of his executive team. Joe Lewis, head of drama and comedy development at Amazon Studios, has already seen his purview shrink significantly this year. Under orders […]

‘Casual’ Renewed for Final Season by Hulu

Hulu has renewed drama series “Casual” for a final season, Variety has confirmed. The series’ eight-episode fourth season is set to premiere in 2018. Premiered in 2015, “Casual” was one of Hulu’s first original drama efforts, hailing from creator Zander Lehmann, showrunner Liz Tigelaar, and director Jason Reitman. Starring Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, and Tara […]

Netflix and Weinstein Company: Closer Than ‘Arm’s Distance’

Netflix executives were asked in an interview Tuesday pegged to their company’s earnings report whether the streaming service would be interested in buying the embattled Weinstein Company. CEO Reed Hastings all but rejected the idea. “It would be extremely unlikely for us to be a bidder for the firm,” he said. But chief content officer […]

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Anthony Rapp on Relationships, Curse Words, and Dental Hygiene

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched “Star Trek: Discovery” episode 5, “Choose Your Pain.” Episode five of CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” titled “Choose Your Pain,” was a ground breaker. Not only did it explore the first openly gay relationship in “Trek” TV history — the marriage between Anthony Rapp’s […]

Amazon Pulls Plug on David O. Russell Project; ‘Romanoffs’ Moving Forward Without TWC

Amazon has dropped its plans for an untitled drama series from David O. Russell, and will move forward with another series whose status had been uncertain, Matthew Weiner’s “The Romanoffs.” “Amazon Studios no longer plans on moving forward with the David O. Russell Project,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement. “As for ‘The Romanoffs,’ […]