bly worth tuning in. Gunn will be answering fan questions about the reboot, and the panel description states that the members of Task Force X (i.e. The Suicide Squad) will join for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that tests every team member’s Squad knowledge — and survival skills. What that means is anyone s guess, and while no names are listed in the description itself, we know that Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Alice Braga, John Cena, Pete Davidson, and Nathan Fillion are scheduled to show up, among others (and they re in the trailer).The Snyder Cut of Justice League(Photo by DC Entertainment)When: 2:30 pm (PT)Length: 25 minutesThe fans who clamored for the mythical Snyder Cut of Justice League are finally getting their wish, as the purest version of director Zack Snyder s film is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in 2021. With that in mind, Snyder will answer fan questions and welcome a few surprise guests likely at least Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller, both of whom have panels before this one.The Flash (TV)(Photo by DC Entertainment)When: 2:54 pm (PT)Length: 16 minutesOne of only two TV-specific panels that were moved to the Hall of Heroes presentation after FanDome was split into two days, The Flash panel will feature executive producer Eric Wallace and stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton and Brandon McKnight as they reminisce over Season 6 and look ahead to Season 7. In addition, they ll also preview a sneak peek at the black-and-white noir-themed episode Kiss Kiss Breach Breach, which was supposed to have run as part of Season 6 before the pandemic hit. It should be noted that this panel has been dramatically shortened to 16 minutes to fit into the Hall of Heroes schedule, so we may not get everything described above on August 22, but it looks like the full 40-minute presentation will be broadcast on September 12.Black Adam(Photo by DC Enteratinment)When: 3:10 pm (PT)Length: 15 minutesWe re finally getting the Black Adam movie in 2021 or we expect to get it in time for Christmas, anyway and star Dwayne Johnson will be doing a Q A session to give fans a taste of what his first comic book superhero movie will look like. The description for the panel also mentions a few surprises, so we may get some info on how the film may tie in to Shazam! (more on that movie below).Titans (TV)(Photo by Warner Bros.)When: 3:50 pm (PT)Length: 15 minutesThis is the second television series, along with The Flash, that was deemed worthy to move from its original placement in the WatchVerse module to the prime Hall of Heroes lineup, so that already hints that the panel will deliver something special for the fans. However, also like The Flash, the length of the panel has been cut down from its original 30-minute slot in order to fit here, but when it resurfaces on FanDome s September 12 broadcast, we ll get the whole shebang. With all of that said, the panel is set to include stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters, Joshua Orpin, Damaris Lewis, with Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as they talk about the upcoming third season and possibly unveil a premiere date.Aquaman(Photo by Warner Bros.)When: 4:05 pm (PT)Length: 10 minutesSure, Aquaman has been out for a couple of years now, so a retrospective look at the film may not be the most earth-shattering thing on your list. That said, director James Wan and co-star Patrick Wilson will be on hand for a brief look back at the world of Atlantis with some behind-the-scenes material, and that could potentially lead into some new info or some sort of a teaser for either Aquaman 2 (due out in 2022) or the horror-themed spinoff The Trench (reportedly due out sometime before Aquaman 2), both of which are in active development right now.SHAZAM!(Photo by DC Entertainment)When: 4:40 pm (PT)Length: 10 minutesLike Aquaman, Shazam! has already come and gone from theaters, but unlike the panel for that film, the description for this one specifically teases that star Zachary Levi and co-stars Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Granger, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, and Mark Strong will discuss what the next movie might be about, along with surprise guests. Again, this could all point to the eventual Black Adam/Shazam! crossover everyone is expecting.The Batman(Photo by @mattreevesLA)When: 5:30 pm (PT)Length: 30 minutesThe primetime evening slot goes to Matt Reeves The Batman, possibly the most anticipated film of the event, if only because we ve gotten a fair amount of detail about Wonder Woman 1984 but still don t know a whole lot about the latest iteration of the Caped Crusader. Reeves will be joined by FanDome host Aisha Tyler to talk about the upcoming film, and while the description mentions a surprise (or two), we know that Robert Pattinson is supposed to show up at some point, so there could be some big reveals in store.DC FanDome s Hall of Heroes presentations begin at 10:00 am (PT) on Saturday, August 22. Click here for the full schedule.Thumbnail images by DC Entertainment Marvel Studios released a second full trailer for April’s Avengers: Endgame on Thursday. And now that Captain Marvel is out in theaters, it finally establishes Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) will be part of the roster as they take the fight back to Thanos (Josh Brolin). But as with so much of the Endgame publicity, it plays coy with the actual plot. For instance: we assume the mission takes them to that garden planet Thanos relaxes on at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. It is a solid guess based on shots in previous trailers and the later part of Marvel Comics’ The Infinity Gauntlet, but we don’t really know that it is part of “whatever it takes” to win the day. Some believe the Avengers will go elsewhere and even elsewhen to undo the Mad Titan s brutal Snap.Nonetheless, the trailer offers a few more clues to the film’s overall shape. Here are five of the things we gleaned from it.Tony Pulls Off One More Surprise(Photo by Marvel Studios)Despite both long-form trailers opening with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recording a final account to Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Tony can be spotted in the group shot toward the end – which features the team in Avengers-branded uniforms reported to allow them access to the Quantum Realm. Since that slow-motion group walk, featured in some form during every Endgame trailer (more on this later), takes place at the Avengers HQ, this means Tony makes it back to Earth before the final act of the film. We’re going to assume the Benatar (the Guardians of the Galaxy s ship) makes its way to Earth in that scene from the “Big Game Ad” in which Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) look up at something mysterious. At the time, we thought Carol might be assisting the ship in landing, but eagle-eyed fans online noticed a mysterious gap in the composition between Rhodey and Bruce which could be Carol erased from the ad to conceal her presence in the film. With that in mind, we’re guessing either Thor (Chris Hemsworth) found them or Tony really did pull off one more surprise.Of course, there’s always the possibility the message will be delivered to Pepper after the Avengers complete their endgame. But we really don’t want to think about that yet.The Past Matters(Photo by Marvel Studios)The trailer opens with a very pointed reminder that Tony built the first Iron Man suit from scraps in a cave. It moves on to remind the audience of early moments from Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor. Rumors suggest time travel will help the Avengers defeat Thanos, so these shots may support that plot thread. Alternatively, the trailer could be setting up a big sacrifice as the three original Avengers with solo movies face down their endgame. It is no secret that Downey, Hemsworth, and Evans plan to walk away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the film makes its worldwide debut, but will their time within the studio s overarching story really end with their characters boldly dying to save the universe? That’s kind of epic, but we want more Thor after Thor: Ragnarok reset his tone.Scott’s Escape From The Quantum Realm May Be Ill-Timed(Photo by Marvel Studios)One thing we still don’t know about the film is just how much time has passed since the final moments of Infinity War and Endgame. According to some reports, it could be years. We’ve always subscribed to the thought that Endgame takes place a year later – more or less in real time with our world. There’s a nice extra-cinematic symmetry to that. But no matter how long the interval, it is clear Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) escape from the Quantum Realm will see him facing down the grim new reality without the Pym clan to explain it. Y know, since they all turned to ash in the Snap. The one featured shot of him in the new trailer sees him reacting to missing posters in the wake of the Snap; which means he will no doubt determine his family s survival before making his way to Avengers HQ. Some believe his ability to access the Quantum Realm will offer the Avengers a time travel portal, but in this scene, it is clear Scott has no ability to muck with time and must endure the pain of the Snap.But considering our next topic, Scott may join the Avengers sooner rather than later.Black Widow’s Going Back To Red(Photo by Marvel Studios)With all all the talk about time travel and the gap between the two films, it’s time to talk about Natasha Romanoff’s hair. That might seem silly, but the new trailer features Nat with a variety of styles, lengths and colors. And if anything marks the progression of time within the film, it is the return of the classic Black Widow look.But tracking that progression is not easy within the context of the second trailer. Going from Black Widow’s last appearance in it – when Thor meets Carol – her hair is short and blond as seen in Infinity War. In her first appearance in the trailer, in which she reconnects with Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) it seems to be longer, but still blond. Then, when Cap invokes the “not us” phrase from the Big Game ad, it’s clear she’s letting the blond grow out. When we see her again, suited up aboard a ship we presume is the Benatar, there are only a few streaks of blond remaining in her braided hair. During the hero walk, her hair is also predominate red, but we also see her with blond hair in the firing range sequence from the earlier trailers. Although, it does appear to be the length from the Clint Barton scene. Clearly, the film covers more time than we anticipated. Perhaps it covers the entire gap year and possibly more. It may also track the changes to the timeline should time travel come into play.Going back to Scott for a second, we noticed Nat’s hair is short in the Scott Lang stinger from the first trailer. If we assume her hair will be longer and red by the time the Avengers are ready for Thanos, Scott’s Quantum Realm exile following the Ant-Man and the Wasp stinger scene may not be that long at all. Perhaps his apparent mastery of the Quantum Realm will be a key part of the plan.Marvel went out of its way to hide Nat’s changing hairstyles until this trailer – we even suspect her key moment with Cap toward the end of the first trailer was altered to maintain her Infinity War hairstyle so giving it away now is rather telling.The Hero Walk Evolved(Photo by Marvel Studios)Also, while double-checking Black Widow’s appearances in the previous trailer and the Big Game ad, we noticed the hero walk featured in the new trailer and the TV ad actually appears in the first trailer as a completely empty Avengers HQ hangar bay. The addition of people across the first trailer, the Big Game Ad, and the second trailer feels as purposeful as revealing Nat’s hair color in the new trailer.The empty shot also occurs once more in this new preview. But in lieu of cutting to the profile shot of the group in the Big Game Ad, we see close-ups of the assembled Avengers in their coordinated uniforms. Cap leads the charge with Tony, Scott, Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Nat closely behind. Clint can also be seen alongside Rhodey; whose War Marchine armor has been painted to match the white-grey-red Avengers color scheme. In the Big Game version, the silhouettes include Cap, Scott, Nat (with the shorter hairstyle), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Clint, Rhodey, and one completely mysterious shadow we’re going to assume is either Carol or Thor. Even though this scene keeps getting altered with each trailer, we’re going to assume this is nearly the full complement of heroes heading out into space to fight Thanos.(Photo by Marvel Studios)Of course, that leaves a few questions. For one, Bruce is notably absent from every version of the hero walk. Where is he? He could always be the mysterious shadow behind Rhodey. It is also possible Bruce’s arc needs to be obscured for reasons we will discover next month. Perhaps the heroes missing from the most recent version of the slo-mo walk are part of a frontal assault with a heavy-hitter team like Thor, Carol, and the Hulk, this is a possibility while the others go back in time to set up the tools necessary to undo the Snap.We also wonder why the team lacks for Wakandan representation. That nation definitely needs to repay Thanos for his “kindness,” and at least one capable Wakandan fighter survived the Snap. There’s still the question of Shuri’s (Letita Wright) survival following the Snap. She’s seen among the missing in a blink-and-you’ll-miss it moment from the first trailer. But considering all the alterations we discovered by just examining Black Widow’s hair, it is possible her very brief inclusion in the first trailer is there to obscure her Endgame situation; whether it be ascending to the throne or replacing Tony as the team’s tech wiz. And even if she did end up turning to dust, we hope the Avengers will extend an invitation to Okoye (Danai Gurira) to join them in the final conflict. Her face is on the new poster, after all.Avengers: Endgame opens everywhere on April 26.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Click to enlarge.)After six intense rounds of voting, we finally have our winner in the HBO Original Series Showdown, and thanks to all of you who voted, Game of Thrones has officially taken the crown as the Greatest HBO Original Series! In the end, the final match-up between GoT and Westworld wasn t particularly close, with the former taking a whopping 74% of the vote and reaffirming the immense popularity of the fantasy series, even despite the final season s massive dip in both critical (58% on the Tomatometer) and audience reception (31% Audience Score). All things considered, Westworld made it much farther in the bracket than we here at RT expected, especially paired up against classic heavy hitters like Deadwood, Veep, and The Wire, but that s exactly why we run these brackets: it s fun to see how the final results upend our expectations.Once again, big thanks to everyone who participated and voted in the bracket! We always look forward to seeing the great debates and discussion that these showdowns inspire. With that said, see below for the tally in the final round, or click through to see how everything progressed to get us here.Recommended: The Best HBO Series of All Time RankedRound 1 Results | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Results | Round 4 Results | Round 5 ResultsRound 6Round 1 Results | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Results | Round 4 Results | Round 5 ResultsThumbnail images by HBO
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(Photo by Francois Duhamel/Columbia Pictures)Daniel Craig famously said he d rather resort to self-harm than take on another James Bond project after he completed production on 2015 s Spectre, but somebody somewhere managed to convince him to do one more, and now we have No Time to Die. This one, though, this one is really the last time he ll step into 007 s bespoke suit that s what pretty much everyone assumes, anyway. As a result, the same conversations that popped up post-Spectre about who might replace Craig in the role have resurfaced, if they ever truly went away in earnest.With that in mind, as James Bond prepares to take on his 25th assignment, we here at RT have put together a list of 25 potential candidates who could step into the role after No Time to Die, and we want to know who you think is the best fit. With all the various discussions about the possibility of passing the torch to a non-white actor or a woman, we decided to cast our net wide and offer up a wide variety of choices, from dapper gentlemen and leading ladies to brooding brawlers and even a few outside-the-box options. So cast your vote below and let us know who you think should be the next James Bond!Note: You can vote for as many of the candidates below as you want, but you ll only be able to vote for them once.
The day after Game of Thrones aired one of its longest episodes ever — the super-sized, near-feature-length epic “The Last of the Starks” — SundanceTV premiered a series with episodes that clock in at a tidy 10 minutes each.Ten-episode series State of the Union stars Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd as a married couple going through a rough patch after a “spot of infidelity.” Each episode follows the pair in real-time as they meet in a pub before going across the street to marital counselling, discussing how they got to where they are and the events of the previous session every week. Director Stephen Frears captures these conversations, which go from heartfelt to hilarious at a moment’s notice.State of the Union, which is currently 100% Fresh with 15 reviews, is just one example of a growing trend of high-quality short-form programming, a format that was once the realm of viral YouTube videos and is now getting attention from mainstream studios and well-funded startups.Snapchat is making serious investments in original content, Netflix’s sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is being praised for its peppy 15-minute episodes, and former Disney and DreamWorks Animation bigwig Jeffrey Katzenberg is looking to jumpstart a whole new entertainment industry with short-form start-up, Quibi, led by CEO Meg Whitman.Nick Hornby’s Comedy Experiment — in Brief(Photo by Parisatag Hizadeh/Confession Films/SundanceTV)But State of the Union’s writer, High Fidelity and About a Boy scribe Nick Hornby, wasn’t looking to disrupt anything when he came up with the idea.“That was just something I wanted to try to see if I could have any fun with it or make it work,” Hornby told Rotten Tomatoes. “I had the idea of the setup, people talking immediately before therapy, sometime before.”The constraints of the short-form format were an unexpected source of creative freedom, the author and screenwriter added.“Even though I [only] had 10 pages, those 10 pages were actually very liberating,” he said. “Certainly with movies no one is going to let you write a scene with 10 minutes of dialogue in it.”The dialogue is, essentially, the whole show, although both O’Dowd and especially Pike speak volumes with just their facial expressions as the two sit down across a pub table and attempt to determine what they feel for one another. Hornby stressed that the short length of the series didn’t necessarily make things easier for the actors, because actors “never get parts where they have literally 50 percent of the script,” as is the case in this series.Even though State of the Union is primarily a comedy, the couple’s conversations have real emotional heft.“I think that State of the Union, although it can be consumed in bite-size chunks, actually demands a lot of attention,” executive producer Jamie Laurenson said. “It’s very funny and entertaining, but you have to concentrate. It’s not lightweight because it’s small in size.”Streamer Quibi Bets on MobileAlthough Katzenberg’s Quibi is yet to launch, the Hollywood veteran’s new venture is aiming to capture a similar sort of feeling — snackable, but filling. The name itself is short for quick bites. Katzenberg and Whitman announced some details this weekend at the Produced By conference on Saturday in Los Angeles, and Katzenberg revealed more on Sunday at the Banff World Media Festival. Some of the details that emerged:Quibi will launch in the U.S. on April 6, 2020There will be two pricing tiers at launch: the first, for .99, with one pre-roll ad before each video segment, including a 10-second ad if the video is less than 5 minutes, and a 15-second ad for 5- to 10-minute videos. 2. an ad-free option at .99Approximately 7,000 pieces of content will be available within the first yearThe company will spend billion on contentThe service s core-demo is aged 25-35Videos to be 7-10 minutesSome of the announced content includes:An untitled horror series from Steven Spielberg, four episodes of which Spielberg will write himself.#Freerayshawn starring Stephen James and Laurence Fishburne about Iraq War veteran Rayshawn (James), who is on the run after being set up by New Orleans police on a drug deal. The million project is from Sony Pictures Television.An untitled Steven Soderbergh project.A non-scripted series from James Corden’s Fulwell 73 featuring Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard.Punk’d and Singled Out reboots from MTV Studios.Anna Kendrick comedy Dummy from Deadbeat co-creator Cody Heller and independent studio Wiip.In a keynote presentation at South by Southwest this March, Katzenberg explained that Quibi, in addition to creating content that is specifically created for the time and technical demands of mobile viewing — the shows will be full screen in landscape and portrait mode, for example — will borrow from both film and TV. So they’ll be feature length, but broken up into episodes that are easy to squeeze in or to binge, whatever the viewer’s circumstances demand.“We’re bringing those two creative, narrative forces together,” Katzenberg said at the time. “A series, for us, is a two- to two-and-a-half-hour story, told in act breaks that are eight to 10 minutes long.Katzenberg s vision has drawn top talent and top dollar, and he makes the case that the startup is an entertainment pioneer akin to HBO, which seemed like a risky venture when it first came on the scene. He and other players in the short-form game are trying to tap into an uncharted market: would-be viewers who want quality, narrative storytelling that’s broken into chunks that fit into their busy (and mobile) modern lives.Snackable Storytelling Treats to Take on the Go(Photo by Parisatag Hizadeh/Confession Films/SundanceTV)“I know Quibi has very specific ambitions for their version of short-form content, and I think Jeffrey Katzenberg has publicly stated that he thinks it’s the answer to capturing younger audiences,” Hakan Kousetta, COO of Television for State of the Union producer See Saw Films, told Rotten Tomatoes. “I’m not sure I quite agree with that, but I do think that giving people as much opportunity to watch programs when they want in a way that’s convenient to them will always be the answer to increasing demand.”If that’s a 10-minute episode on a bus ride while waiting for a dentist appointment, great. If it’s binging an entire series so that it essentially acts like a feature-length movie, also great. State of the Union, for instance, which premiered with all 10 episodes running back-to-back like a film at Sundance, still holds up in this format.“You can watch three episodes back-to-back and have a half-an-hour slot show, or you can watch 100 minutes back-to-back, and it all works,” Kousetta said. “It doesn’t shortchange you if you want to consume it in that way.”For his part, Hornby didn’t concern himself too much with the question of whether he was making a movie or if he was making a TV series.“I really didn’t know what it was,” he said. “It was a TV show because it was bought by people who wanted to make it into a TV show. I didn’t ever think of it as being a movie. I thought it might be something that people might snack on. You know, watch on their phones while they’re sitting on the bus, or whatever, but you could have a complete experience over quite a short period of time.”Put another way, Hornby said, it’s a great alternative to mindlessly scrolling on your phone.“I think if you watch one episode on your daily commute,” he said, “maybe it’s better than flicking through YouTube videos or Instagram.”State of the Union is available to watch in full at SundanceTV.
If with film you don t succeed, try, try a series. Netflix s adaptation of Ubisoft s Assassin s Creed video game adaptation has found its showrunner. The Walking Dead begins the 11-week countdown to its final season s premiere. A musical Beauty and the Beast series will reunite Gaston (Luke Evans) and LeFou (Josh Gad). J.J. Abrams is producing a docuseries on UFOs for Showtime, which has also ordered the American Gigolo sequel starring Jon Bernthal to series. Plus, the week s biggest trailers and more TV and streaming news.TOP STORYJeb Stuart Will Serve as Assassin’s Creed Showrunner and Writer(Photo by Ubisoft)Netflix’s live-action Assassin’s Creed series has its showrunner: Die Hard and The Fugitive writer Jeb Stuart, who is also a writer for Netflix’s Vikings sequel, Vikings: Valhalla.Netflix announced the series last October, based on the wildly popular Ubisoft game that launched in 2007. More than 155 million copies of the games in the franchise have been sold since. The game was adapted into a 2016 movie starring Michael Fassbender, but managed only an 18% Tomatometer score despite its impressive cast.“We really were excited about him because he’s part of the Netflix family already,” head of television development at Ubisoft Film TV Danielle Kreinik told Variety. “He’s got a breadth of knowledge when it comes to history, so he is the right person, we felt, because he really understands historical drama, and we think he’s going to be a great asset to the Assassin’s Creed universe.”Netflix also has other Ubisoft adaptations in the works as series, including an anime versions of Far Cry, Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, and Splinter Cell (from John Wick writer Derek Kolstad).The Walking Dead Season 11: AMC Drops Storyline Details About the Series’ Final Season(Photo by Josh Stringer/AMC)With the countdown on to the 11 weeks before the 11th and final season of The Walking Dead premieres on Aug. 22, AMC has released details – with photos – about the stories viewers will see unfold in that final run.When last we left the apocalypse survivors, Alexandria was in shambles after the battle with the Whisperers, the relationship between BFFs Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) is on the rocks, and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) shows no signs of forgiving Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) for brutally murdering her husband, no matter how her friends have, sorta, allowed Negan to redeem himself.Now, the network teases, “all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls.(Photo by Josh Stringer/AMC)They must secure more food while they attempt to restore Alexandria before it collapses like countless other communities they have come across throughout the years. But where and how? More haggard and hungrier than ever before, they must dig deeper to find the effort and strength to safeguard the lives of their children, even if it means losing their own.Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene (Eugene McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.”Also as part of the 11-week countdown to the final season, the network will release each week a piece of original art commemorating each season. This week: a nod to Rick Grimes’ (Andy Lincoln) arrival in Atlanta by comic book artist Alex Maleev.Disney+ Orders a Beauty and the Beast Series(Photo by Laurie Sparham /© Walt Disney Pictures /courtesy Everett Collection)Disney+ has ordered a Beauty and the Beast limited musical series, with Josh Gad and Luke Evans reprising their roles as Lefou and Gaston, and Brianna Middleton (The Tender Bar) joining the cast as Tilly. The eight-episode series, for which Gad will also be a co-showrunner, is a sequel to the 2017 live-action movie and will follow Gaston and LeFou as they set off with LeFou s stepsister, Tilly, after a surprising revelation from her past comes to light. Gad developed and will write the series with Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Once Upon a Time).Meanwhile, when the series premieres, it will be on a Wednesday. After the premiere of Loki on Wednesday, June 9, became Disney+’s most-watched original series episode ever, the streaming service has announced that it will release all of its original series on Wednesdays, instead of Fridays, beginning in July.NEW TRAILERS: Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell Team Up for The Shrink Next Door ViacomCBS busted out its Paramount+ goodies like a content piñata during the company s investor day this week: more Avatar, a Halo series update, Star Trek expansion, Rugrats revival and more top news in streaming and TV.TOP STORYFresh Avatar Series Part of a Slew of New Plans For Paramount and Paramount+, Including Rebooted Frasier and Criminal Minds, Halo Series, and Series Adaptations of The Italian Job and Fatal Attraction(Photo by Nickelodeon)ViacomCBS delivered great news to Avatar: The Last Airbender fans this week: Nickelodeon’s Avatar Studios was created to launch new animated TV series and movies in the franchise, to air on Nick, in theaters, and on Paramount+, the company announced during its investor day on Wednesday.The new studio will be run by Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who left Netflix’s live-action Avatar movie last summer. Their first project for Avatar Studios is an animated Last Airbender theatrical movie that will begin production before the end of this year.In other Paramount+ news as ViacomCBS prepares to debut its rebranded streaming service on March 4:• Kelsey Grammer has signed on for a reboot of his 1993-2004 Emmy-winning NBC comedy Frasier, in which he’ll play Dr. Frasier Crane, the psychiatrist who first debuted on Cheers. The series, which has so far has not added any of Grammer’s original co-stars, is scheduled to debut in 2022 on Paramount+.• CBS hit Criminal Minds wrapped up its 15-season run in 2020, but Paramount+ is ready to bring it back. No specific cast members have yet been announced, but showrunner Erica Messer will resume that role for the streaming reboot.• Pablo Schreiber is starring as Master Chief, with Bokeem Woodbine and Natascha McElhone co-starring, in the Halo TV series that is moving from Showtime, another Viacom company, to Paramount+.Related: Everything We Know About the Halo TV Series • Jeremy Renner will star in Mayor of Kingstown, from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan. The drama, originally set at Paramount Network but moved to Paramount+, revolves around the McLusky family, the most powerful in a small Michigan town. Antoine Fuqua is an executive producer, as is Renner and Sheridan.