Over the Fourth of July holiday, Sacha Baron Cohen tweeted out a video teasing a mysterious new project that might have something to do with Donald Trump. Today, new details have emerged regarding the comedian and actor’s latest endeavor, which appears to be a prank interview series similar to Da Ali G Show for Showtime.
There have been rumblings about a TV series adaptation of Halo for several years, but Xbox’s hit video game franchise is finally coming to life thanks to Steven Spielberg and the folks at Showtime. The network seems to have immense confidence in Spielberg’s plans for the live-action series, which bypassed the typical pilot deal for an official order of a full 10-episode season.
The possibility of a Dexter revival has been whispered for some time, and it might be surprisingly easy to get star Michael C. Hall onboard. The erstwhile Bay Harbor Butcher says enough time has passed that he’s willing to return, and all it will take is a solid pitch.
Dexter could easily join TV’s ongoing revival fad, but Showtime won’t return to Miami just yet. In spite of new rumors and a poster making the rounds, Showtime confirms Dexter hasn’t given up the lumberjack life just yet.
It’s been almost a year since we first heard that national treasure Lin-Manuel Miranda would bring Patrick Rothfuss’ best-selling Kingkiller Chronicle to both movies and TV, and it’s finally Showtime for the latter. The premium network has officially snatched up a Kingkiller adaptation, setting Miranda to executive produce and – what else – write music.
We won’t expect Twin Peaks on Showtime’s schedule next year, but at least one other drama will get a surprise return. The Jim Carrey-produced standup series I’m Dying Up Here will live another day, now renewed for Season 2