How Robin Wright Took Charge of “House of Cards” and Saved the Final Season

“My turn.” Those two words which closed the Season 5 finale of House of Cards, could not have been more prophetic. When the Netflix political potboiler returns for its sixth and final season on Nov. 2, Robin Wright’s first-lady-turned-commander-in-chief Claire Underwood will be in the seat of power. The character was always slated to move into the Oval Office, but with the hasty exit of star Kevin Spacey amid sexual harassment allegations, the transition was cemented. It was our pleasure working with the post production crew for multiple seasons and we will definitely miss them! Read more about Robin’s take charge stance here!

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” Season 10 Finally Begins Production

Filming has finally begun on Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 10. HBO confirmed production started Friday, 10 months after the premium cable network announced the Larry David-led series had been renewed. No plot details or premiere date was given for the return of the “Seinfeld” co-creator’s neuroses-laced program.  David’s comedy was renewed for a tenth season by HBO last December, with production set to begin in spring 2018 and a yet-to-be-determined debut date yet given. “We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” HBO Programming president Casey Bloys said at the time, with David adding: “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.” Curb was once again nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Emmy this year — as it has been every season, except for its first — with David receiving another nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, as he has been six times now for the series.  It is great to be working with the post production team for yet another season and we can’t wait to check out the new season! 

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Sebastian Stan, Jamie Dornan to Romance Shailene Woodley in New Drake Doremus Film

Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan are set to compete for the affections of Shailene Woodley in an untitled new indie film from director Drake Doremus. Woodley will play an artist who dumps her longtime boyfriend, but her attempt to take a break from dating ends when she quickly finds herself in two passionate romances — one with Dornan’s artsy writer, the other with Stan’s passionate bad boy. Matthew Gray Gubler will co-star in the LA-set film, which Doremus co-wrote with novelist Jardine Libaire. The film was developed under the working title of No, No, No, Yes but it’s unlikely that title will stick. Doremus has always had a knack for casting major stars, from a young Jennifer Lawrence and Felicity Jonesin Like Crazy, to Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult in Equals, to Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux in ZoeWe’ve worked with Doremus before and are excited to have one of his movies back!  


“House of Cards” Team on Killing Frank Underwood and Its “Beautifully Macabre” Ending

In the final season of Netflix’s House of Cards, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) will have many challenges ahead as the first female president in the world of the political thriller. And one of them is the ghost of her late husband, Frank Underwood. The character, formerly played by Kevin Spacey, was written out of the show after the actor/ executive producer was fired following sexual assault allegations. Production on the forthcoming sixth and final season of the Netflix drama was shut down so the story could be reworked to send Frank six feet under. Ahead of its Nov. 2 return, Netflix has already confirmed that Frank is indeed dead (following the events of the book on which the series is based). The political drama will not waste any time in revealing Frank’s fate. “We didn’t want to be coy about it and we didn’t want to run away from it,” co-showrunner Melissa James Gibson explained Wednesday during The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV Talks series at New York’s 92nd Street Y, where she was joined by executive producer Frank Pugliese and stars Robin Wright and Michael Kelly for a discussion after a screening of the season six premiere. Read more about what the team had to say here

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“The Christmas Chronicles” Trailer: Kurt Russell Is Santa in Netflix’s Holiday Film

In Netflix’s upcoming holiday family film The Christmas Chronicles, Kurt Russell’s Kris Kringle isn’t the typical Santa Claus. The pic, produced by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), stars Judah Lewis (The Babysitter) and Darby Camp (Big Little Lies) as siblings Teddy and Kate Pierce. Their plan to catch Santa on camera goes awry when he crashes his sleigh in Chicago, leading them to team up with St. Nick and his elves to save Christmas. Russell’s fit, tough-guy Santa is nothing like previous portrayals of Kris Kringle, however. “You don’t look like Santa Claus,” Teddy tells him as the two stare at a traditional artist rendering of Father Christmas on a billboard across the street.“Well, billboards add 80 pounds,” Santa quips back. The film, which was helmed by The Angry Birds Movie director Clay Kaytis, is a co-production between Columbus’ 1492 Pictures, Madhouse Entertainment and Wonder Worldwide. The Christmas Chronicles will be streaming on Netflix, November 22 .