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‘Mortal Kombat’ Star Accuses Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ of Lacking Asian Actors

The star of Mortal Kombat has accused Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series of not having enough diversity in Middle-earth. Chinese Canadian actor Ludi Lin, who plays Liu Kang in the…

Jeff Blackburn Returns to Amazon, Will Lead Global Entertainment Group

Jeff Blackburn is returning to Amazon in a new role following his yearlong sabbatical. The two-decade Amazon veteran will now lead a new global entertainment group that will combine oversight…

‘The Banker’s Wife’ TV Series Scrapped at Amazon

The Banker’s Wife is the latest series to be a casualty of the pandemic. Amazon has scrapped the series from Homeland‘s Meredith Stiehm and Lesli Linka Glatter, with sources noting…

Russell Wilson, Ciara Ink First-Look Amazon Deal

Amazon continues to recruit top talent to its streaming service. The retail giant and streamer has inked Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson and Grammy-winning singer-actress Ciara to a…

Emily Blunt to Star in Amazon/BBC Western ‘The English’

Emily Blunt is set to saddle up and lead The English, a six-part “high-octane epic Western” for the BBC and Amazon Studios. Twilight alum Chaske Spencer will also star in the drama series…

Golden Globes: Amazon Also Cuts Off HFPA Unless and Until Further Reforms Are Enacted

On the heels of the news that Netflix is “stopping any activities” with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Golden Globe Awards, “until more meaningful changes…

J Balvin Doc ‘The Boy From Medellin’ Debuts at In-Person Rose Bowl Premiere

J Balvin may not yet be able to tour amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop him from taking over a Los Angeles stadium on Thursday night. Balvin-centered documentary The Boy From…

Ali Wong to Star in Brian K. Vaughan’s ‘Paper Girls’ at Amazon

Paper Girls has found its adult star. Amazon’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s Eisner Award-winning comics has tapped writer, comedian and actress Ali Wong to lead the cast. Picked up to…

‘The Underground Railroad’: TV Review

Barry Jenkins tackles Colson Whitehead's heralded novel about a slave's literal and spiritual journey toward freedom in this 10-part Amazon limited series.

‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’: Film Review

Michael B. Jordan stars as a Navy SEAL caught up in a U.S.-Russian conspiracy while avenging the murder of his wife and unborn child in Stefano Sollima's visceral action thriller, streaming on Amazon.

‘The Crown’ Star Erin Doherty Among Cast for Amazon/BBC Thriller ‘Chloe’

Billy Howle ('The Serpent'), Pippa Bennett-Warner ('Gangs of London') and Jack Farthing ('Poldark') are also starring in the 6-part series created by 'Sex Education' director Alice Seabright.

MIPTV: Global TV Industry Calls for Systemic Change on Diversity

Thanks to several top-down actions by major networks and streamers, on- and offscreen diversity is starting to become a reality, said industry executives attending the 2021 digital MIPTV market on…