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‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ Repeats at No. 1 in Nielsen Streaming Rankings

Jupiter’s Legacy claimed the top overall spot in Nielsen’s streaming rankings for the week of May 10-16, outperforming its debut week in total minutes watched. Former Crackle series…

“You Have to Feel Sick in Order to Feel Good”: Barry Jenkins, Ethan Hawke and the THR Drama Showrunner Roundtable

In the past, a question posed to a table of creatives about the projects that each would love to tackle if only Hollywood were ready for them would be met with a laundry list of wistful responses

‘The Underground Railroad,’ ‘Dickinson’ and ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Production Teams on Re-Creating History

DICKINSON In the second season of the Apple TV+ series, Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) and her family go to the opera in Boston to see La Traviata. “It’s an important episode because…

“My Hope Was to Recontextualize the Way We View My Ancestors”: THR Presents the Key Creative Team Behind ‘The Underground Railroad’

“My hope was to recontextualize the way we view my ancestors,” says Barry Jenkins, the showrunner and director of Amazon’s 10-part limited series The Underground Railroad, adapted from…

How ‘Underground Railroad’ Editor Joi McMillon Approached the Nuanced Performances in the TV Adaptation

Joi McMillon — the first Black woman to earn an Oscar nomination in film editing (alongside fellow editor Nat Sanders for Barry JenkinsMoonlight) — recently reteamed with her Florida…

‘The Underground Railroad’s Joi McMillon, Onnalee Blank Featured in THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’ Episode

Joi McMillon and Onnalee Blank, editor and supervising sound editor/rerecording mixer, respectively, on Barry Jenkins’ powerful The Underground Railroad, are featured in a new episode of The Hollywood…

Thuso Mbedu Hopes ‘The Underground Railroad’ Will Help “People Who Need to Feel Like Their Voices Are Being Heard”

I’m breathing for the first time in a long time,” reads the pinned tweet on Thuso Mbedu’s account. The 29-year-old South African actress wrote the words in February 2019, three months before it…

‘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.