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Netflix renews teen suicide drama ’13 Reasons Why’ for Season 3, releases announcement video

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Netflix has renewed their controversial teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why has been announced for a third season, the streaming giant announced in a press release on Wednesday. The renewal news comes just mere weeks after the series debuted its highly anticipated second season earlier this month on May 18.

Series creator Brian Yorkey will return as showrunner for Season 3, which is being produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Filming on the upcoming season is expected to begin later this year with stars Dylan Minnette, Miles Heizer, and Alisa Boe all expected to reprise their respective roles.

Katherine Langford, who played Hannah Baker in Season 1 and Season 2, confirmed that she will not be returning for the third season, but promises that she will maintain her connection with the show’s fans in one way or another whether it be through social media or some other medium.

“For me, we told Hannah’s story so fully in Season 1,” Langford said in an interview with EW. “In a way, doing that scene in episode 13, I’ve so often referred to it as it was the hardest scene because it’s the scene where I had to let her go. I think coming back this season was challenging because it was playing her but not really her.”

Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and the start of Clay (Minnette) and the other characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. However, someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed, and a series of ominous polaroids leads Clay and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it all up.

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Ruby Rose kicks a whole lot of ass in the action-packed first trailer for The CW’s ‘Batwoman’

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As someone who has little to no interest in the seemingly dozens of superhero TV shows currently airing on The CW, I was pretty astonished by just how damn intriguing the network’s new Batwoman series starring Ruby Rose seems to look after watching the first look trailer released today.

In this version of Gotham City, Batman has mysteriously disappeared and the local police department is being overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs controlling the city’s streets, wreaking havoc everywhere they go and leaving the residents of Gotham in despair.

Enter Kate Kane (Rose), who returns home after being dishonorably discharged from her military school and decides to take matters into her own hands by continuing the legacy of her missing cousin, who just so happens to be none other than Bruce Wayne himself.

While some of the dialogue could certainly use a little polishing, everything else here in the Batwoman trailer looks fucking great to me, especially the batsuit, which we saw in that first look image back in October and bears a striking resemblance to the one from the actual DC Comics.

The series also stars Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Elizabeth Anweis, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, and Camrus Johnson, and is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti, which is not surprising since that dude produces literally everything these days.

Batwoman will air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on The CW beginning this fall.

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Meryl Streep wants answers from the Monterey Five in this new ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 trailer

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HBO has released a new trailer for the highly anticipated second season of its hit series Big Little Lies, which features an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Meryl Streep.

Based on Liane Moriarty’s best-selling book of the same name, season two of Big Little Lies will explore the events that unfold around the Monterey Five – Madeline (Witherspoon), Celeste (Kidman), Jane (Woodley), Renata (Dern), and Bonnie (Kravitz) – after Celeste’s visiting mother-in-law Mary Louise (Streep) arrives in town seeking answers about her son’s death.

“My son is dead and I want answers,” Mary Louise says, telling Celeste that she knew about her plans to leave her son, the abusive Perry (Alexander Skarsgard), who is murdered at the end of the first season. “You learned of his infidelity just 10 seconds before his death. You left that out too,” she says with tears in her eyes.

Andrea Arnold directed the season two of Big Little Lies, which was written by series creator David E. Kelley, who serves as an executive producer along with Kidman, Witherspoon, Arnold, Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, and Moriarty.

Big Little Lies will return to HBO on June 9.

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Russell Crowe is disgraced Fox News mogul Roger Ailes in a new ‘The Loudest Voice’ trailer

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Showtime has released a new trailer for The Loudest Voice, the upcoming seven-part limited series starring Russell Crowe as Fox News founder Roger Ailes and Naomi Watts as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. The show is set to premiere on the network late next month.

Based on Vanity Fair correspondent Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book The Loudest Voice in the Room, the limited series centers on Ailes as he arguably becomes the Republican Party’s de facto leader, touching on defining events in his life including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to his political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought it to an end.

The show, which features several episodes directed by Kari Skogland, also stars Sienna Miller as Ailes’ wife Elizabeth, Seth MacFarlane as former Fox News PR chief Brian Lewis, Simon McBurney as News Corp leader Rupert Murdoch, Annabelle Wallis as former Fox News booker Laurie Luhn, and Aleksa Palladino as Ailes’ longtime assistant Judy Laterza.

Oscar-winning Spotlight screenwriter Tom McCarthy and Sherman wrote the first episode the series, which is a co-production from Showtime and Blumhouse Television. Crowe and McCarthy are executive producers along with Alex Metcalf, Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Liza Chasin, Skogland, and Padraic McKinley.

The Loudest Voice will premiere Sunday, June 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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