Greetings, and thanks for joining me here at YA Onscreen. The Super Bowl yielded us a lot of entertainment-y goodness to unpack, so let’s check it out.
Julian Fellowes’ follow-up to Downton Abbey will be a 10-part mini-series set in 1880s New York (I guess “follow-up” is not synonymous with “sequel” here). It will be titled The Gilded Age and won’t be happening until 2019.
Uma Thurman tells her story of sexual assault.
Natalie Portman reprises her SNL rap. Do you think she topped herself?
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is going to be turned into a 10 episode mini-series by producers from True Blood and Blumhouse. Considering it’s about a cult that chops off body parts, that producing duo sounds perfect.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum released her Step Up audition tape from when she first met her now husband, Channing Tatum. Such babies! (Side note, but I laughed at the way this sentence was worded in the article: “Dewan Tatum, who shares 4-year-old daughter Everly with the actor…” It got me worried for a second that they were sharing custody because they were broken up (nooo), but it’s just awkward phrasing.)
Wynonna Earp has cast Megan Follows as Earp’s mom, long thought dead, for its third season.
Lifetime has cast its Meghan and Harry for its upcoming movie based on their relationship. From those photos the Meghan looks darn close. Hopefully they will dye the actor’s hair to be more reddish-blonde, and while his eyes may not be the same shade as Harry’s, they are sure pretty.
Until reading this article I had no clue that the woman in the Solo trailer was Emilia Clarke (oops), but anyway, the point of the article is to bemoan the fact that all of the female leads in the Star Wars franchise have all been British brunettes.
New posters to go along with that Solo trailer.
Miss the Super Bowl commercials? Here’s a rundown of the good, the bad, and the weird.
And watch all the movie trailers that aired during the Super Bowl.
Actress Jaz Sinclair has secured the role of Sabrina's best friend in the Riverdale spin-off coming to Netflix later this year.
The role of Chris (Starr's white boyfriend) in the upcoming adaptation of The Hate U Give is going to be recast due to video surfacing showing the actor spouting racial slurs. Smooth move, Ex-Lax.
We’re always waxing nostalgic about how there aren’t enough good rom-coms being made anymore. Drew Barrymore heard us and will hopefully give us a delightful viewing option with her upcoming movie, The Stand-In, about a famous actress who hires her stunt double to perform her court-ordered community serivce.
Just when you thought Fifty Shades of Grey couldn’t get any worse...for your viewing, ah, pleasure? I give you Fifty Shades of DeVito.
That's it for the week! Let us know what your favorite commercial was in the comments (mine was the Dirty Dancing footballers).