Last Week’s Episode: God’s In Good Hands

Last Week’s Episode: God’s In Good Hands

We're back! And I say 'we' because starting this month this column will be rotating between a few different writers, so you'll get to sample some new and exciting perspectives into comic book shows, movies, and more. TV Dennis Haysbert (Far From Heaven) will be playing God in the last season of Lucifer -- while he and

We’re back! And I say ‘we’ because starting this month this column will be rotating between a few different writers, so you’ll get to sample some new and exciting perspectives into comic book shows, movies, and more.

TV

Dennis Haysbert (Far From Heaven) will be playing God in the last season of Lucifer — while he and D.B. Woodside were brothers on 24, now they’ll be playing father and son. While Neil Gaiman voiced God in a previous episode, you might know Haysbert’s voice from Allstate Insurance commercials. [EW]

Have you ever wondered why there are so many open floor plans on HGTV? It’s because “guys like to watch sledgehammers and, like, taking out walls,” according to NYT contrib and HGTV expert Ronda Kaysen. [Country Living]

Netflix has renewed superhero show Raising Dion for a second season. [Because of Them We Can]

ABC would not hate making more Marvel shows, especially as Agents of SHIELD wraps this season, according to ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke. [Deadline]

New short-form streaming service Quibi (named for “quick bites” because each episode is 10 minutes or less) has a toooon of upcoming programming. Most relevant: Anthony and Joe Russo’s Slugfest, a documentary series about the rivalry between DC and Marvel comics.

What else? A stunt-driving show featuring Idris Elba, a cooking show hosted by Andy Samberg where chefs compete to create a the best single bite, Sasha Velour’s drag revue, a trivia show with figure skater Adam Rippon, Legends of the Hidden Temple for adults, and MURDER HOUSE FLIP about renovating murder houses. All of this sounds unbelievable but these are all real. [EW]

Movies

Okay okay I’m officially Hype for Birds of Prey.

Wish I could be as hype for this trainwreck of a movie but whitewashing Sunspot and Cecilia Reyes  pretty much killed my enthusiasm.

However, Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams) and Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) have been rumored to be couple in New Mutants, and there are hints of that in the trailer. It would be nice to have a textually queer Rahne Sinclair!  [ScreenRant]

Christian Bale is in talks to join the cast of Th4r: Love and Thunder — and while many folks have speculated that he could be playing Beta Ray Bill, I’m hoping he’ll be Dario Agger from Jason Aaron’s run on Thor: God of Thunder (co-created by artist Esad Ribić). [THR]

Incidentally, Jason Aaron agrees.

In a move I never in a million years could have predicted, Warner Bros. has hired Slave Play playwright Jeremy O. Harris to adapt Aleš Kot, Tradd Moore, and Heather Moore’s 2019 Image book The New World. I guess the success of Joker has them thinking way outside the box. Slave Playa three-act play that features three interracial couples participating in “Antebellum Sexual Performance Therapy,” opened on Broadway in October last year.   [Deadline]

Joaquin Phoenix took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture this weekend and I guess. The film took home one more award that night — Hildur Guðnadóttir won for Best Original Score. [IndieWire]

One highlight from the Golden Globes was Awkwafina winning Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role in The Farewell, making her the first woman of Asian descent to do so. [LA Times]

Boohoohoo, the BAFTAs are just furious that BAFTAs had an all-white slate of acting noms this year. [Variety]

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