Thanks for joining me for another week of YA Onscreen. I hope all of you on the Eastern seaboard in the path of Hurricane Florence stay safe! I know what it’s like. Whether you need a distraction from the weather or work, let’s hit the links and see what’s been going on this past week.
Has anyone watched the new Netflix YA movie, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser? I watched it over the weekend, and I will say Noah Centineo was quite adorable and it’s nice to see Shannon Purser getting a starring role instead of a sidekick spot, but the movie definitely had its problems, particularly in the areas of consent and not acting like an asshole.
The director of THUG also discusses how much research he did to make sure the movie felt authentic.
Season 6 of Younger will be moving to the Paramount Network (do people have this channel? I don’t have cable and I’ve never heard of it), but what amuses me most about this announcement is the clearly baity picture of the attractive Peter Hermann.
The official trailer for season 4 of Outlander:
It’s the 10 year anniversary of True Blood’s TV beginnings, so here’s 10 facts you may not have known about the show.
The first sneak peek picture from the filming of the Downton Abbey movie from Lady Mary herself.
Another year, another try at attempting to adapt Nancy Drew to television successfully. Though I am slightly (only slightly, only slightly) interested now that I hear that Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (of The O.C. and Gossip Girl fame) are attached to the project and it will be on the CW, featuring an actual teen version of Nancy rather than the adult failures other studios have been pushing. Though does that mean Nancy is going to be over-sexed and we’ll have more love triangles than Riverdale? Okay, now I’m less excited again.
The BBC has already requested a second season of His Dark Materials before it’s even debuted. I guess filming is going well! *crosses fingers and whispers* Please be going well!
That’s it for the week! Let us know what you’ve heard about in the comments below.