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The ‘Succession’ Effect: Do Other Dramas Stand a Chance at the Emmys?

Awards strategists managing this season’s Emmy campaigns may have issued a collective gasp on the night of April 9 — at least those who were watching the third episode of Succession live as it aired that evening. With little warning, and off-camera, Logan Roy (played by Emmy winner Brian Cox, twice nominated for his role […]

‘The Crown’: First Look at Season 6’s William and Kate on Netflix

The new royals are in: Netflix released first-look images Thursday of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the sixth and final season of The Crown. Both roles are played by TV newcomers. Ed McVey, 23, takes on the role of William in the later episodes of the sixth season. McVey is a recent drama school […]

Sony Pictures Television Hires Big Talk’s Matthew Justice to Lead U.K., European Operations

In what is likely to be considered a major poach, Sony Pictures Television has hired Mathew Justice — a seasoned U.K. industry vet and currently managing director of the ITV Studios-owned Big Talk — for the newly created role of executive vp, head of U.K. and Europe. Reporting to SPT president of international productions Wayne Garvie, Justice […]

Curzon, Cineart, Madman Join Forces on ‘The Offing’

Beta Cinema has closed the first major pre-sales for The Offing, a period drama starring Helena Bonham Carter based on the novel by Benjamin Myers, which Emmy winner Jessica Hobbs (The Crown) will direct. In an unusual move, indie distributors Curzon, Cineart and Madman have jointly acquired all rights for the film in U.K./Ireland, Benelux […]

Emma Corrin Says They Are Open to Playing Male Characters: “There Aren’t a Lot of Nonbinary Parts”

Emma Corrin says the backlash to announcing their gender identity was “quite a reality check” and is expressing openness to taking on male roles amid a lack of nonbinary characters in Hollywood. In an interview with Vanity Fair, The Crown and Deadpool 3 star opened up about their experience coming out publicly as nonbinary — […]

Helena Bonham Carter Says ‘The Crown’ Is “Very Different” Now Than Her Seasons Were: “I Don’t Think They Should Carry On”

Helena Bonham Carter currently has a different impression of The Crown than she did while appearing on the Netflix show. The actress told The Guardian in a recent interview that she doesn’t think creator Peter Morgan’s highly acclaimed drama series about the British royal family should continue, now that it’s covering more recent events. Bonham […]

‘The Crown,’ ‘Dead to Me’ Final Season Top Streaming Charts

The Crown rose to the top of the streaming charts for Nov. 14-20 — despite falling off in total viewing time from the previous week. The final season of Dead to Me brought that series into the rankings, and Peacock had two titles on the board for the first time. The Crown led Nielsen’s weekly rankings […]

Peacock Reaps ‘Yellowstone’ Streaming Benefit Ahead of Season 5 Premiere

Yellowstone’s record-breaking season five premiere on Nov. 13 was preceded by a big week for the show’s library on Peacock. Netflix’s Manifest stayed at No. 1 overall, growing substantially in the week after its season four premiere. It narrowly beat The Crown, whose season five debut wasn’t as big as its last outing. Peacock grabbed […]

‘The Crown’ Star Elizabeth Debicki Talks Re-creating Diana’s Iconic Fashion

Elizabeth Debicki is putting her own spin on Princess Diana in season five of Netflix’s The Crown. The actress sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about her role as the Princess of Wales, including re-creating some of Diana’s iconic fashion and her personal views on the royals.  Season five of The Crown follows […]

Hollywood Flashback: Before ‘The Crown,’ Imelda Staunton Played Commoner Vera Drake

Imelda Staunton, who on Nov. 9 will become the third actress to portray Queen Elizabeth II on the Netflix hit The Crown (and the first to play her since her death), came to Hollywood’s attention as the nurse to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Viola in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love. But it was her leading turn in 2004’s […]

Imelda Staunton, Elizabeth Debicki and New Cast of ‘The Crown’ Take the Helm at Season 5 World Premiere

The actors behind The Crown‘s latest version of the British royal family — including Dominic West, Jonathan Pryce and Lesley Manville — welcomed fans to the ’90s at the world premiere of The Crown‘s fifth season on Tuesday night. On a wet evening in central London, with Queen Elizabeth II no longer on the throne, […]

‘The Crown’ Season 5 Review: Netflix’s Royal Drama Returns in Reliably Fine Form

Imelda Staunton, Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West lead the new cast ushering Peter Morgan's chronicle of the British royal family through the tumultuous 1990s, covering the War of the Waleses and more.