Broadway’s Diana musical to be shown first on Netflix

A new musical about Princess Diana will premiere on Netflix before opening on Broadway in December, in an innovative move to promote the project. In one of the first Broadway shows to announce a firm date following a pandemic-induced shutdown of over a year, “Diana: The Musical” will have its opening night on December 16. But it will be released …

Super-villains take on ‘do or die’ assignment in first trailer of James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’

From “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn comes the latest superhero action adventure “The Suicide Squad.” Warner Brothers released the first trailer featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup. In the first teaser trailer, the worst Super-Villains are kept in Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate. They will do anything to …

‘Bridgerton’ star Page absent from second series of Netflix smash hit

Rege-Jean Page will not return for the second season of Regency romance “Bridgerton,” Netflix said, prompting howls of despair from fans of the dashing Duke of Hastings. The wildly popular series from “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes puts a modern twist on the books about an upper-class family in early 19th-century England, including color-blind casting. Page was a breakout star …

‘Game of Thrones’ play aims to bring Westeros to Broadway

“Game of Thrones” and the fictional world of Westeros will come to life in a stage play that producers said they hope to bring to Broadway, London’s West End and Australia in 2023. The play will tell the story of the Great Tourney at Harrenhal, a contest that took place 16 years before the “Game of Thrones” series on HBO. …

K-pop’s BTS calls for end to rising anti-Asian racism, says it suffered racist abuse

South Korean K-pop group BTS called for an end to anti-Asian racism and said it had also suffered racist abuse which made them feel powerless and hurt their self-esteem. BTS, the first K-pop group to ever receive a Grammy Award nomination, made the appeal in a post on Twitter along with the hashtag #StopAsianHate. In a reference to the shootings …

Oscar nominee ‘Nomadland’ spotlights van-dwelling lifestyle, jobs

American film “Nomadland” tells the story of a woman who becomes a nomad in the wake of the economic recession – spotlighting a way of life that has seen an explosion of interest in the time of coronavirus. The U.S. recession drama, which follows the story of an itinerant Amazon warehouse worker, played by Frances McDormand, who lives in her …

Love Alarm shows how finding romance via apps is both easy, complicated

Would you download an app that not only sends a notification whenever someone who likes you is within a 10-meter distance, but also forecasts who you will love or will love you in the future? Such as the premise of webtoon-based Netflix young adult K-drama Love Alarm Season 2, set four years after the release of the original Love Alarm …

Why old shows are returning to TV

There have been remakes and reboots “for almost as long as there has been TV,” according to Tim Glanfield, editorial director of RadioTimes.com, and with good cause. He said, “The reason is simple – great television is about creating characters that resonate with audiences and creating universes that viewers want to spend time within.” When a much-loved television show ends, …

Xian Lim as present-day Isko Moreno in musical biopic

Xian Lim will play Isko Moreno in the biopic “Yorme.” In his Instagram account, Xian posted a photo of him recording a song with a caption “film to be announced.” A source confirmed the musical biopic of Isko produced by Saranggola Productions and directed by Joven Tan is the film Xian was referring to. Isko said he’s thankful to Xian …