Last Week’s Episode: The Devil You Know

Last Week's Episode

We’ve rolled into hopefully the most boring week of January (certainly yesterday was the quietest Wednesday, GameStocks aside), but that doesn’t mean there isn’t exciting news about casting, streaming, and more!

Casting News

Gwendoline Christie has been cast as Lucifer for the upcoming Netflix Sandman adaptation. The rest of the announced cast looks amazing, which makes me a little bit hopeful that this could be a cool project. [Nerdist]

Nicole Beharie has joined the incredibly stacked cast of HBO’s upcoming Ingmar Bergman remake, Scenes from a Marriage. Julliard buddies Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain will star (and executive produce!). Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Tovah Feldshuh have also been added to the supporting cast. [Deadline]

Alicia Vikander will return to raiding tombs as Lara Croft, under the direction of Lovecraft Country’s Misha Green. Green will also be the scribe behind the next Tomb Raider. [Deadline]

Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin (a prequel) will star Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Nightflyers) as a musical warrior Éile. [Variety]

Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart will apparently be starring in the upcoming Eli Roth Borderlands movie, based on the video game. Hart is set to play Roland, and Craig Manzin (Chernobyl) was responsible for the latest draft of the script. [Variety]


Love an adaptation? 2021 has a slew of them — from this month’s White Tiger (based on the novel by Aravind Adiga), to the upcoming adaptation of Nella Lawson’s Passing starring Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson to a Denzel Washington Macbeth project. [Electric Literature]

Shrill will end with season three, which is a real bummer to fans of Aidy Bryant and comedy. [THR]

Netflix will rollout a Skull Island anime based in the Legendary MonsterVerse, the same as the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong. [IGN]

New photos of the upcoming Shadow & Bone/Grishaverse Netflix show have dropped. [EW]

We lost two tremendous icons this week:

Cicely Tyson passed away at age 96, two days after her memoir Just As I Am was published. In film since 1956, Tyson was nominated for an Oscar for Martin Ritt’s Sounder in 1973, and received an Honorary Oscar in 2018. Tyson was nominated for 16 Emmys and won 3. Her most recent nomination was in 2020 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder. Highlights of her performances include Roots, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, East Side/West Side, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and King (miniseries). She lived an incredible life and the world is richer for it. [Variety]

Cloris Leachman might be best known for playing Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but her career spanned from the comedic to impeccable dramatic work. A winner of an Oscar (The Last Picture Show), a Golden Globe (Phyllis), and eight Emmys, it would be difficult to recap her career, but highlights include Young Frankenstein, The Facts of Life, and a stint on Dancing with the Stars. [Variety]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.

One thought on “Last Week’s Episode: The Devil You Know

  1. Oh, poo. I just finished a re-watch of Malcolm in the Middle, the place where I knew Ms. Leachman best as the evil grandmother. So sad to see her go.

    So long, Frau Blücher (NEIGH-IGH-IGH-IGH!). RIP.

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