From Jon Snow to Wonder Man, from Kung Fu Panda to Zac Efron, and more stories
Last Updated: 12.02 PM, Jun 17, 2022
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Kit Harington to return as Jon Snow in spin-off series
Fans of the epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones have reasons to celebrate. Kit Harington is set to reprise his iconic character Jon Snow in a spin-off series which is being developed by HBO. As per reports, the live-action series will pick up from where Game of Thrones ended. Meanwhile, a prequel series, House of the Dragon, is expected to premiere in August this year.
Live-action series on Wonder Man in the works
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton will join hands with Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community producer and writer Andrew Guest, to develop a Disney+ live-action series on the Marvel superhero Wonder Man. One of Marvel’s oldest characters, Wonder Man was first introduced in The Avengers issue number 9 in 1964.
Second season of Abbott Elementary to premiere in August
The second season of the mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary is expected to premiere on ABC on September 21st this year. The series that revolves around the teachers and students of William R. Abbott Elementary, is created by Quinta Brunson, who also stars in it as the second-grade teacher Janine Teagues.
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight to release next month
The latest instalment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, is set to premiere on Netflix this July. The streaming giant has released a new poster featuring the lead character Po along with Luthera, the Wandering Blade. The film features the voice talents of Jack Black, Rita Ora, James Hong, Chris Geere, Della Saba, Rahnuma Panthaky, and Ed Weeks.
Zac Efron joins The Iron Claw
Zac Efron has been added to the cast of the upcoming film The Iron Claw which revolves around the Von Erich family of professional wrestlers. Details about Efron’s character in the film are kept under wraps. Sean Durkin, who has previously directed Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Nest, will helm the project.
Beauty to premiere on June 29th
Netflix’s upcoming drama Beauty which revolves around a young Black singer’s rise to stardom is set to premiere on June 29th. Directed by Andrew Dosunmu, the film stars Niecy Nash, Giancarlo Esposito, Gracie Marie Bradley, and Sharon Stone in pivotal roles.
Documentary on D.B. Cooper to release in July
Netflix's upcoming docuseries on D. B. Cooper, the man who hijacked the Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 in November 1971, is expected to be released on July 13th. Titled D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?!, the docuseries will dig deeper into one of the greatest unsolved cases in history. The project is helmed by The Way Down director Marina Zenovich.
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