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Sizzling Samachar: CBS greenlights ‘Young Sheldon’ spinoff focused on Georgie & Mandy; Colin Farrell stars in Apple TV+'s 'Sugar' - First trippy trailer released

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 6th March 2024

Sizzling Samachar: CBS greenlights ‘Young Sheldon’ spinoff focused on Georgie & Mandy; Colin Farrell stars in Apple TV+'s 'Sugar' - First trippy trailer released

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 05.52 PM, Mar 06, 2024


Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news. I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood next.

CBS greenlights ‘Young Sheldon’ spinoff focused on Georgie & Mandy

CBS has officially given the green light for a spinoff of Young Sheldon centred around characters Georgie played by Montana Jordan and Mandy played by Emily Osment. The project has moved from a pilot order to a full-season development. The untitled series will explore the challenges of parenting as Georgie, Sheldon's brother, takes the lead. While specific plot details are under wraps, it is expected to delve into the Cooper family dynamics, with Mary played by Zoe Perry and George Cooper Sr. played by Lance Barber providing support. Producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Holland, and Steven Molaro, who worked on Young Sheldon, are set to return for this new chapter.

Colin Farrell stars in Apple TV+'s 'Sugar' - First trippy trailer released

Apple TV+ has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming thriller series Sugar, set to premiere on April 5, 2024. The series, directed by Fernando Meirelles, promises to capture the essence of LA's investigative world with a neo-noir touch. Starring Colin Farrell as John Sugar, a private investigator searching for a missing person, the trailer hints at an exploration of the dark side of humanity. The show,  developed by Meirelles and Mark Protosevich, features a stellar cast including Kirby, Amy Ryan, James Cromwell, Anna Gunn, and more. Sugar is expected to bring noir elements, such as voice-over narration, jazz-infused soundtrack, and a slow-burn narrative, to Apple TV+.

Ti West's 'MaXXXine' gets summer release date

The highly-anticipated third instalment in Ti West's X trilogy, titled MaXXXine, is set to hit theatres on July 5, 2024. Following the success of X and Pearl, the film focuses on Mia Goth's character, Maxine, who survived a massacre and became a Hollywood star. The horror film, framed as a classic whodunit murder mystery, explores the dark side of the American dream. The cast includes Mia Goth, Halsey, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon, Giancarlo Esposito, and Lily Collins. West hints at the potential for a fourth film, keeping the suspense alive beyond MaXXXine.

‘Final Destination: Bloodlines’ kickstarts production for 2025 theatrical release

Prepare for a spine-chilling journey as Final Destination: Bloodlines enters production, aiming for a 2025 theatrical release to commemorate the franchise's 25th anniversary. Producer Craig Perry announced the commencement after overcoming challenges posed by the pandemic and strikes. Directed by Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, the film, shrouded in secrecy, promises to adhere to the iconic Final Destination formula – a group facing an impending disaster, a premonition, and a relentless pursuit of death. As the cameras roll, fans can eagerly anticipate another riveting instalment with a unique twist, paying homage to the franchise's enduring legacy.

Lindsay Lohan sets hearts aflutter: 'Freaky Friday' sequel confirmed!

Get ready for a trip down memory lane as Lindsay Lohan drops the bombshell fans have been waiting for – the confirmation of a Freaky Friday sequel. In a recent interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM, Lohan excitedly shared that both she and Jamie Lee Curtis are set to reprise their iconic roles. The sequel, tentatively titled Freaky Friday 2, has been a topic of speculation since 2023, gaining momentum when Elyse Hollander, known for An Ode to Demons, joined as the scriptwriter. While plot details remain tightly guarded, there's a promise of a modern twist to the classic body-swapping narrative. With Curtis aiming to be the "hot grandma," and discussions about a contemporary spin, the sequel, set to release nearly 20 years after the original, sparks anticipation for a delightful reunion and a fresh take on the beloved comedy.

Alia Bhatt set to unleash spy action in YRF's blockbuster universe

Alia Bhatt's entry into the Yash Raj Films (YRF) Spy Universe has been officially confirmed by YRF CEO Akshaye Widhani. Making the revelation at FICCI Frames, Widhani shared the exciting news that the Alia Bhatt-led Spy Universe film is set to kick off its schedule later this year. Acknowledging the immense success and cultural impact of the Spy Universe, he expressed the studio's pride in the upcoming addition. In this action-packed venture, Alia Bhatt will join forces with rising star Sharvari Wagh, portraying super-agents in this thrilling instalment. The Spy Universe, which began with Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger, has been a colossal success. With the addition of Alia Bhatt, fans can expect more adrenaline-pumping films under this iconic banner.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus ‘Heeramandi’ set to grace Netflix in April

After much anticipation, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's digital masterpiece, Heeramandi, is ready to make its streaming debut on Netflix in April. The eight-episode series, Bhansali's first foray into the OTT platform, promises to be a monumental creation, with the maestro personally overseeing every detail. Netflix, recognising the significance of Heeramandi, reportedly plans to dedicate a substantial time chunk for promotional activities before its release. Considering each episode's self-contained feature film nature, the OTT platform may adopt a weekly release strategy. This move aims to give the series the spotlight it deserves, considering it stands as Netflix's most prestigious Indian production to date.

Salman Khan steps away from Sooraj Barjatya's ‘Prem Ki Shaadi’; Shahid Kapoor emerges as a potential replacement

In an unexpected turn of events, Salman Khan has chosen to withdraw from Sooraj Barjatya's highly-anticipated family drama, Prem Ki Shaadi, citing creative disagreements with the director. Undeterred by this setback, Barjatya is determined to proceed with the project and has swiftly approached Shahid Kapoor as a potential replacement for the lead role. Reports indicate that Kapoor's name has rapidly ascended to the top of Barjatya's list, prompting script adjustments to accommodate the actor and reduce the age of the lead character. Having previously collaborated on Vivah in 2006, Barjatya is hopeful for Kapoor's involvement, although the actor has yet to provide a final confirmation. Meanwhile, Kapoor is concurrently engaged in projects like Deva alongside Pooja Hegde and an upcoming comedy entertainer with Anees Bazmee.

Well that's all for this episode, until the next one it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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