Sci-Fi Series ‘Altered Carbon’ Reveals What To Expect In Season 2 Trailer

Anthony Mackie is back in the first full-length Altered Carbon season 2 trailer. 

In season 2,  Takeshi Kovacs, first portrayed by actor Will Yun Lee before transferring to actor Joel-Kinnaman, finds himself in a newer body 30 years after the events of the season 1 finale. Takeshi returns to his home world, still on his search to find his lost love, Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry). He ends up finding her, but there are some complications. He’s tasked with investigating a series of murders that ends up overlapping with his own mission. Soon, the whole planet will be hunting him, it seems.

Based on Richard K. Morgan’s book, Altered Carbon season 2 sets Luke Cage‘s Simone Missick as Trepp, Power star Lela Loren as Danica Harlan, and Chris Connor as Takeshi’s A.I. partner Poe. Dina Shihabi (Jack Ryan), Torben Liebrecht (Homeland), and James Saito (The Terror) also feature.

The new season drops on Netflix this Feb. 27. Check out the Season 2 trailer at the link here.

‘Altered Carbon’ Heads Back Home In Season 2 Trailer

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Netfix Series On Assassination Of Malcolm X Prompts New Investigation

The Netflix documentary series Who Killed Malcolm X? has raised enough questions that the case will be reinvestigated. The Manhattan district attorney’s office have said it would review the case after new information came to light. It’s also working with the Innocence Project, a non-profit that works to exonerate the wrongly convicted. 

The district attorney’s comments came days after the release of the Netflix docuseries. The series features historian Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, who is looking for answers to the questions around Malcolm X’s assassination more than five decades later, including whether the real perpetrators were caught.

Shortly after civil rights activist Malcolm X took the stage at the Audubon Ballroom in New York on February 21, 1965, shots were fired and the icon was pronounced dead. Three men were convicted in 1966. Mujahid Abdul Halim (known as Talmadge Hayer and Thomas Hagan), Muhammad Abdul Aziz (known as Norman 3X Butler) and Khalil Islam (known as Thomas 15X Johnson) were sentenced to life in prison.

Malcolm X’s assassination being reinvestigated after new info shown in Netflix series

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Ava DuVernay Set To Direct New Netflix Documentary On Nipsey Hussle

Netflix has announced that Ava DuVernay — known for her work on the Emmy-winning When They See Us, A Wrinkle in Time and Selma — has been tapped to direct and produce a feature-length documentary on the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. The documentary will be a co-production between DuVernay’s company Array Now and Nipsey’s Marathon Films. According to multiple reports, Nipsey’s estate reached out to DuVernay to direct the film.

DuVernay seemingly confirmed the news by tweeting a checkered racing flag emoji, which symbolizes “the marathon continues,” a phrase used by Nipsey fans that simply means his memory will live on forever.

Nipsey was fatally shot outside of his Los Angeles clothing store, the Marathon Clothing Company on March 31, 2019. He was 33. 

Ava DuVernay Set to Direct Nipsey Hussle Documentary

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“CSI” Revival Limited Series in the Works At CBS

According to multiple reports, CBS is looking to revive CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for a limited series, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere. Series creator Anthony Zuiker is behind the revival with executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer.  

CSI ran for 15 seasons on CBS between 2000-2015 and spawned a number of spinoffs—CSI: New York, CSI: Miami and CSI: Cyber. The series concluded in September 2015 with a two-hour special featuring original series stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger.

No stars have officially signed on as the project is said to be in the deal-making phase. CBS declined to comment on the revival miniseries reports.

CSI reboot in the works

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Daughter Simone Joining The WWE

Simone Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne Johnson and his ex-wife Dany Garcia, has begun training to become a professional wrestler with WWE. She’ll thus be following in the footsteps of her father, her grandfather Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, and her great-grandfather Peter Maivia. When she completes training, Simone Johnson will become the first-ever fourth-generation wrestler in WWE history.

“To the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & said ‘this will be my life one day’, this is for you. I’m humbled, grateful & ready to work,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.”

The Rock was one of WWE’s biggest stars before embarking on his movie career. He officially retired from pro wrestling in 2019, but did make a return appearance for the debut of Fox’s Smackdown relaunch in September.

The Rock’s daughter, Simone Johnson, is training to be the first fourth-generation WWE wrestler

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Greta Thunberg Gets TV Series From BBC Studios

17-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is getting a series from BBC Studios’ Science Unit. Viewers will follow her global journey across the globe to map out the scientific evidence behind climate change, meet with leading scientists, and challenge just about everyone, including political leaders and business tycoons, to change.

A name and official network for the series have yet to be announced. However, the series will also highlight Thunberg’s journey into adulthood. Thunberg appeared briefly via video presentation during the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night. In a tribute to the power of documentaries, a clip was shown of Thunberg’s conversation with filmmaker David Attenborough, whose work she credits as informing her about the climate-change crisis.

Greta Thunberg signs up for new TV series

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Starz’s “Power” Reveals Four New Spin-Offs In Series Finale

Starz and Power have officially unveiled their spin-off plans with a teaser that outlines the new shows. Power aired its series finale Sunday night and in a new video they reveals four upcoming spin-offs: Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence, and Power Book V: Force.

Ghost (set to premiere this summer) had already been announced, with Mary J. Blige and Method Man set to star.  Raising Kanan seems to obviously be a look back at the upbringing and rise of Kanan (50 Cent); Influence appears to be set in the political world, with Tate (Larenz Tate) likely to factor in; and the appearance of Tommy’s (Joseph Sikora) car gives fans hope that Force will follow Ghost’s partner in crime on his way to Los Angeles.

Power Reveals Spin-Offs in Series Finale Teaser

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Oscar-Winning “Parasite” To Become New Limited Series For HBO

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” already made history at the Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean film to earn not only a nomination for Best International Feature, but for the Best Picture Oscar as well. Now director Bong has announced plans with Adam McKay to partner on a small-screen adaptation of Parasite in a limited-series version for HBO.

Bong said, “All these key ideas accumulated from when I started writing the script. I just couldn’t include all those ideas in the two-hour running time of the film, so they’re all stored in my iPad and my goal with this limited series is to create a six-hour-long film.”

It is unclear whether the HBO version of “Parasite” will be told in English or Korean, but Bong has said that plans for the upcoming drama will go into production by March.

‘Parasite’ the TV series is coming

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92nd Annual Academy Awards: The Full LIst Of Winners

The 92nd Academy Awards was held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and “Parasite” took home the top prize for Best Picture.  It is the first non-English language film to win the best picture award in Oscars history, beating strong competition from “1917” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” for the best picture win. “Parasite” won the award for best international feature, best director and best original screenplay. It is South Korea’s first nominated film.

“1917” took home three prizes on Sunday, including best cinematography, best sound editing and best visual effects. Netflix, which nabbed the most nominations with 24, received trophies for best documentary and best supporting actress.

Joaquin Phoenix took home the Best Actor win for Joker, and Brad Pitt collected his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  Laura Dern  won Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story, and Renée Zellweger’s portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy earned her the Best Actress Oscar.

For the complete list of winners from the 2020 Oscars, click below.

Oscars 2020 winners: The complete list of results

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Birds Of Prey’ Opening Falls Below Expectations

Warner Brothers Birds of Prey had a disappointing opening weekend. The film is on track to make only $33.5 million this weekend, much lower than anticipated. Previous estimates placed the DC extended universe flick within the $50 million to $55 million range, with Warner Bros. projecting a $45 million opening.

Birds of Prey reportedly cost $80 million to make,, so the rocky opening falls well below expectations.  Birds of Prey marks the eighth entry in the DCEU. Directed by Cathy Yan, the film finds Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn, the antiheroine she portrayed in 2016’s Suicide Squad

Box Office: ‘Birds of Prey’ Flies Off Course With $13M Friday

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