亚博体亚博取款秒到采用百度引擎3（Baidu 5）In the 70-plus years since Isaac Asimov published his epic 1951 science fiction novel Foundation and its sequels — 1952 s Foundation and Empire and 1953 s Second Foundation — this space opera has inspired numerous movies and TV shows (and games, and comics, and other novels ). Not only can you see its influence in Star Trek and Star Wars, but elements of it have even turned up in Futurama.Now, after a few false starts, Asimov s influential trilogy is finally making its way to television courtesy of Apple+ and some familiar names. Slated to debut on September 24, the 10-episode show Foundation will be overseen by frequent Christopher Nolan collaborator David S. Goyer, with familial assistance from Asimov s daughter Robyn Asimov. The series is coming from Skydance Television, which previously produced the Netflix series Altered Carbon (which, not coincidentally, was also based on a classic sci-fi novel).In the intro to the show s first teaser trailer, Goyer noted that, People have been trying to make Foundation for over 50 years, and that the story is sprawling, [and] unfolds over the course of a thousand years. Ironically, the show s second trailer makes Foundation look a bit like the upcoming Dune movie, which is also based on a sprawling, multi-year sci-fi novel people have been trying (and usually failing) to bring to screens for years.(Photo by Apple TV+)Set in the far future, the show, like the novels, will follow as Hari Seldon (Jared Harris, pictured), the inventor of a new predictive science called psychohistory, who uses it to try and both slow and limit the impact of what he sees as the inevitable collapse of the Galactic Empire. Of course, this makes some people rather nervous, not the least of which is Hari, who s not only smart enough to invent a new kind of science, but also to know how the people in power will react to it.But while the novels are decidedly hard science-fiction stories, short on action and long on intellect, Apple+ s description of F
(Photo by Disney /Courtesy Everett Collection)All 18 Disney Live-Action Remakes RankedEver since Disney s 0 million psychedelic experiment Alice in Wonderland yielded a billion return, the studio has been on the live-action remake train, adapting their classic cartoons for new generations to come.We ve seen critical hits (Cinderella), box office bonanzas (The Jungle Book), and even a dud or two according to the Tomatometer (Dumbo). For the completionist s sake, we re also including sequels like 102 Dalmatians in this list, and well as movies whose stories haven t necessarily been told before, but which re-purpose old animated characters, like Christopher Robin.We re also including a few remakes from the 1990s which predate the current pile-on. In 2019 alone, there were five releases: Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and Lady and the Tramp. And with Cruella now in theaters and on Disney+ (with Premiere Access), we re taking a look back on every Disney live-action remake ranked by Tomatometer!亚博体亚博取款秒到(Photo by ©Neon)After two weeks of voting, the Rotten Tomatoes community has chosen its winners for each category at the 92nd Academy Awards, set to take place this Sunday. The big winner was Bong Joon-ho s genre-hopping Parasite, which tallied enough votes to win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best International Film. Todd Phillips gritty take on Gotham s most famous villain, Joker, nabbed four wins of its own, with Joaquin Phoenix predictably taking Best Actor, Phillips himself taking the Best Adapted Screenplay category with co-writer Scott Silver, and Hildur Guðnadóttir the only woman nominated in her category winning for Best Original Score. Meanwhile, Sam Mendes World War I film failed to win any of the big five awards, but 1917 still tallied three wins in technical categories, including Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins stunning work, though Mendes also came close to taking Best Director and the film was just over 100 votes away from taking Best Production Design away from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.Download our printable 2020 Oscars BallotAll in all, over 400,000 votes were cast, and only a few of the categories were narrowly contested the award for Best Adapted Screenplay was closely split between four of the nominees. How closely will the actual Academy Awards mirror the RT community s picks? We ll have to wait and see when the Oscars are held on Sunday, February 9. See below for the full list of winners and the final results of the poll.WINNERSBest Picture: ParasiteDirecting: Bong Joon-ho ParasiteActor in a Leading Role: Joaquin Phoenix JokerActress in a Leading Role: Scarlett Johansson Marriage StoryActor in a Supporting Role: Brad Pitt Once Upon a Time in HollywoodActress in a Supporting Role: Laura Dern Marriage StoryWriting (Adapted Screenplay): Todd Phillips and Scott Silver JokerWriting (Original Screenplay): Bong Joon-ho ParasiteAnimated Feature Film: Toy Story 4Cinematography: Roger Deakins 1917Costume Design: Little WomenDocumentary (Feature): HoneylandFilm Editing: Yang Jinmo ParasiteInternational Feature Film: ParasiteMakeup and Hairstyling: JokerMusic (Original Score): Hildur Guðnadóttir JokerMusic (Original Song): (I m Gonna) Love Me Again RocketmanProduction Design: Once Upon a Time in HollywoodSound Editing: 1917Sound Mixing: 1917Visual Effects: Avengers: EndgameDocumentary (Short Subject): Learning to Skateboard in a WarShort Film (Animated): Hair LoveShort Film (Live Action): BrotherhoodAre you as obsessed with awards as we are? Check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2019/2020.The 92nd Academy Awards will be celebrated on Sunday, February 9 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT and broadcast live on ABC.
My little brother showed me Adventure Time. Though our age gap is wide, our love of all things silly and absurd has kept us close while driving our mom a little insane. It was 2010, he was seven years old, and he was so excited to show me Adventure Time. While I was skeptical of his other TV faves (Chowder being his most-watched show up to that point), he was right; with its absurd sense of humor, idiosyncratic dialogue, and bold style, Adventure Time was right up my alley. The show follows best friends Jake the dog and Finn the Human as they traverse the Land of OOO, a fantastical realm full of mad ice kings, vampires, elephants who bake pies, party bears, and rainbow unicorns. The show brought word play to dazzling visual life, and on top of it all featured some truly amazing earworms. Every time I make pancakes I still hum “Making Bacon Pancakes.” What makes Adventure Time my favorite show of the decade is how, much like the bond between siblings, the show grew stronger over its eight-year run. What began as another strange cartoon grew into a nuanced portrait of what it means to grow up, hitting just the right notes of sweet and sad amid all the silliness. It expanded beyond Finn and Jake’s perspectives to build and impressive cast of characters, including the rebellious Marceline the vampire queen, Princess Bubblegum, Ice King, Tree Trunks, Beemo, Princess Rainicorn, and of course, everyone s favorite evil genius, Gunter the penguin. Season 3’s “Thank You” is a masterclass in emotional silence, told through animated snow and fire. It’s magnificent, a melancholy reminder that it’s always best to be kind. My brother and I both cried the first time we watched it, and it was the first time I remember thinking that this show, beyond simply being entertaining and a good way to connect with my brother, was really, truly special. – Haña Lucero-Colin, Review Curation Manager
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(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures)In the summer of 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman took the box office by surprise, decades before movies based on comic books could be counted on to draw in the crowds. Hot on his heels the following summer came another movie based on a famous comic character, this one from the funny pages of the Tribune Company’s syndicate, Dick Tracy.The 1990 adaptation of Chester Gould’s yellow hat-and-coat-wearing detective finds a man too over-committed to his endless quest to put the City’s big bad mob boss Alphonse “Big Boy” Caprice (Al Pacino) out-of-business. It’s a full-time job that leaves Tracy’s girlfriend Tess Trueheart (Glenne Headly) feeling left out and worried about their future together. But their lives take a turn when Tracy rescues a wisecracking street kid (Charlie Korsmo) who wants to stay with the couple, a smooth-talking femme fatale named Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) enters the picture, and Big Boy escalates his turf war to wipe out Tracy. It’s a colorful fantasy world frozen in the early 1930s in a place where the good guys wear badges and the bad guys are noticeably grotesque figures with names like Pruneface, Flattop, and Mumbles.Although Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy didn’t quite win over audiences and critics as strongly as Batman did the previous year, here s why it remains a movie worth revisiting 30 years later for its wild direction, astonishing production design, and catchy music.WARREN BEATTY S DEDICATION TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL IS CLEARLY EVIDENT(Photo by (c)Touchstone courtesy Everett Collection)Part of the appeal of 1990 s Dick Tracy is that it doesn’t remotely resemble reality. Beatty, a fan of the Dick Tracy comic strips from back in the day, chose to stick to the source’s two-dimensional layout, limited color palette, and cartoon-esque aesthetics. According to Vox, the actor turned director and producer had first tried to adapt Dick Tracy for the screen back in the 1970s. A number of notable directors were considered for the project, including Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Walter Hill, and Martin Scorsese, but ultimately, Beatty gave himself the job.Introduced in 1931 at the tail-end of Prohibition, Dick Tracy quickly became a popular comic strip crimefighter who battled scary-looking mob bosses and shifty gangsters. Before Beatty’s movie, Dick Tracy enjoyed a brief run as the hero of serials and movies in the 1930s and 40s, as well as occasional TV appearances in the 1950s and 60s. Many of these adaptations jettisoned the character’s original backstory and supporting players, but Beatty wanted to do justice to his first big-budget adaptation.For Beatty, that meant going all-in on Tracy’s original aesthetic, which mostly took its cues from how newspapers cheaply printed its comic pages; there would be limited colors and patterns onMilena Canonero’s costumes. While Beatty already came to the starring role with his character’s square jaw, make-up artists John Caglione Jr. and Doug Drexler would create the monstrous features of the mobsters. The screenplay by writing duo Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. (Top Gun, The Secret of My Success) includes many characters from the original comic strip series like Tess, the orphan who names himself after Dick Tracy, and the rogues gallery. Although the film didn’t become a roaring success at the box office, it still made its parent distributor Disney over 0 million at the domestic box office, and it went on to earn seven Academy Away nominations –– including nods to Pacino, Canonero, and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro –– and win three Oscars for Best Makeup, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Song.THE FILM S EYE-POPPING PRODUCTION DESIGN IS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures)There’s a good reason Dick Tracy took home the Oscar for Best Art Direction: It’s truly stunning what Beatty, production designer Richard Sylbert, and art director Rick Simpson accomplished on an astonishing scale. Before computer technology could easily and cheaply create worlds beyond our reality, filmmakers had to rely on old school practical effects to make these made-up worlds appear on screen. That meant tricking out a lot of backlot space to look less like our world and more like Tracy’s, carefully set-decorating each room to look as they would in a comic strip and using matte paintings and other visual effects to bring the inky pages of a newspaper to life.Under the lens of cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor), the colors of the sets and costumes brightly pop off the screen, much in the same way that comic strips in a newspaper would appear after pages of black-and-white text. The lighting in the movie sometimes casts a red or green glow over the wet pavement, and sometimes the shadows on Tracy’s face make him appear more like the hand-drawn character on the movie poster than Beatty. Vanity Fair noted how Storaro’s shooting style on the film helped create the illusion that this was a panel-by-panel Dick Tracy adventure. Through careful composition, his still camera would frame each moment as if it were a panel in the comic strip, taking the idea of a comic adaptation to a whole new level years before movies like 300 or Sin City did the same.AL PACINO S UNHINGED PERFORMANCE IS BOTH SURPRISINGLY INTENSE AND FUNNY(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures)As in the comic strips, Beatty’s Tracy is a pretty straightforward guy. He loves his girlfriend, he busts organized crime rings, and he’s unsure about settling down and adopting the orphan he rescued. That’s a bit of a meta-joke on Beatty’s longtime bachelor status, but it also works in the case of his workaholic detective. He doesn’t have the baggage of a lost home planet like Superman or the tragic death of his parents like Batman. He’s a straight man in need of a foil, a Joker to his Batman if you will.In the movie, it’s up to Al Pacino as Tracy’s nemesis Big Boy to serve the film its dose of chaotic energy. This is possibly the actor’s most scream-heavy role, which is pretty stiff competition in a filmography that includes Scarface and Any Given Sunday. Even under prosthetics, nothing stops the actor from barking commands at Tracy, his bumbling goons, and his reluctant new gangster moll, Breathless Mahoney. Flanking Pacino are a number of famous faces, some almost unrecognizable under layers of makeup, like Paul Sorvino, Dustin Hoffman, Dick Van Dyke, Mandy Patinkin, and James Caan. But no one, not even the calm, cool-headed Tracy, can hold a candle to the fiery rage of Big Boy’s apoplectic tantrums.DANNY ELFMAN AND STEPHEN SONDHEIM S SCORE IS UNFORGETTABLEBatman may have paired up composer Danny Elfman with Prince, but Dick Tracy brought Elfman’s bombastic orchestral superhero theme music together with Stephen Sondheim’s sensitive and catchy Broadway-esque tunes. Elfman’s opening theme captures the danger, romance and adventure the movie has to offer; though the score vaguely sounds like his theme for Batman, there are no ominous notes of doom and gloom. Instead, there’s a sense of mystery and grandiosity, as well as a frenetic feel, as if Tracy were searching for Big Boy in the sheet music. Then, it swells to the romantic ties between Tracy and Trueheart, a constant throughout the story.Madonna and Sondheim round out the film’s music with a set of five show-stopping numbers, including “Sooner or Later” and “Back in Business.” The former is a bluesy number that explains Breathless’ insistence on seducing Tracy away from Trueheart because she “always gets” her man, while the latter is an upbeat jazz song that comes at an inopportune time for Tracy, and they make up two more reasons Dick Tracy is so fun to watch all these years later.THE MOVIE IS FULL OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD REFERENCES(Photo by Buena Vista Pictures)Matte paintings aren’t the only old Hollywood tricks up Beatty’s yellow sleeves. Beatty, who had come to Hollywood in the waning days of the studio era, incorporated a number of homages to classic movies, the most noticeable of which is Breathless Mahoney, a film noir-inspired femme fatale given a Marilyn Monroe-inspired ‘do. In one scene, she’s even wearing a two-piece white suit that looks a lot like one of the costumes Rita Hayworth wears in Gilda, in which she plays the new wife of a club owner who, like Breathless, also sings and flirts with the main character.From its start, the comic series had always been criticized for its violence, and the movie version is no different. There are car explosions, shootouts, attempted (and successful) murders, and lots of gun pointing between cops and criminals. Since Dick Tracy’s comic strip debuted around the same time as gangster movies like The Public Enemy (1931), Little Caesar (1931), and Scarface (1932) hit theaters, it’s also probable that Beatty incorporated those influences into Dick Tracy decades later.The two aforementioned Sondheim songs, “Sooner or Later” and “Back in Business,” play over musical montages, each tracing the rise and fall of our hero. In one set of the montages, it’s Tracy breaking up Big Boy’s racket at every turn, cut in-between shots of the increasingly exasperated mob boss and newspaper headlines and radio announcers regaling Tracy’s successes. In “Back in Business,” Tracy’s been framed and locked-up, leaving the gangsters to regain control of the city while he stares hopelessly at the ceiling. But when Elfman’s score swells again, it’s Tracy’s turn to get back to business.In a way, Dick Tracy is a movie of its time and outside of it, a film about a 1930s hero remade with as much leniency towards violence and sex as a 1990s PG-movie would allow. It’s a pastiche of nostalgia boiled down to its bare elements: good and bad, love and lust. It might have been an otherwise forgettable entry in the early days of movies based on comic characters, but Beatty and his team made it a cult favorite. There are few other movies that work as hard to make the real world look hand-drawn, to recreate each minute detail down to its monochromatic costumes, set decor and matte paintings, to recreate Tracy’s world from the page to the screen, and it s all the more unique for it.Where You Can Watch It NowFandangoNOW (rent/own), Vudu (rent/own), Amazon (rent/own), Google (rent/own), iTunes (rent/own)Dick Tracy was released on June 15, 1990.
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(Photo by © Warner Bros. Pictures)It is hard to look at this weekend’s numbers – with A Quiet Place Part II eking out top spot with .7 million over In the Heights .4 million – and not consider this a setback for the box office in many ways. Though none of the fault lies with the theaters themselves: Chicago opened up to full capacity on Friday and other cities are doing the same. Perhaps, after 15 months indoors, folks have reevaluated their necessity to see certain movies in theaters, especially when those movies are available to them at home on the same day. This appears to be another weekend where Warner Brothers’ deal with HBO Max to release movies simultaneously in theaters and at home may have kept another one of their own from being the success it was expected to be.(Should Have Been) King of the Crop: In the Heights Falls Below Expectations, Leaving Questions In Its WakeHow much would director Jo M. Chu s In the Heights have realistically made had it opened last year? Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians began with .5 million in a mid-August slot without major star power in 2018, but tapped into excitement over its celebration of cultures and communities often left out of traditional mainstream rom-coms. In the Heights finally hit theaters after a lengthy pandemic-related delay with a similar pedigree, the addition of a musical element courtesy of one of the most praised lyricists in modern times (Lin-Manuel Miranda), a Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score of 96% (even higher than Crazy Rich Asians’ 91%), and a prime release slot just as the box office was beginning to show signs of life. Yet, it finished in second at the box office this weekend with .4 million, less than half of what Crazy Rich Asians opened to.Now ask yourself: What would In the Heights have realistically done this year had it not also been available on HBO Max? It is a more than fair question, and much fairer than simply pointing at what many consider to be an under-performing number. And in some ways it is a question that Warner Brothers, the studio behind In the Heights, essentially posed to moviegoers against the studio’s own interests: “Is this a movie that I need to see in theaters? Because there is another option It s the same question people have asked themselves for years and it can have a multi-week deliberation: On opening weekend most have already decided to see a movie or not; the week after they may decide to see it because someone they trust told them they have to. But now they have the option of staying home and watching it when word-of-mouth hits.And if somewhere between million and million was a realistic expectation for In The Heights this weekend – which was what some pundits were predicting – it is reasonable to assume that some of those who were excited for the movie did not want to wait to get to a theater and spend an additional - for one movie when they have already shelled out a subscription for a whole month of readily-available entertainment. If F9 puts up some serious numbers in two weeks time – it is coming out exclusively in theaters – could Warner Brothers start thinking of going back on their promise to deliver The Suicide Squad, Dune, and The Matrix 4 both in theaters and on HBO Max? F9 has grossed over 8 million internationally so far.Rotten Returns: Peter Rabbit Suggests Family Box Office Needs Help
Fresh off their expected Best International Feature nomination and the unexpected but well-deserved Best Director nomination for director Thomas Vinterberg at the Academy Awards, Another Round is back on our list this week as our spotlight pick. We re offering a subtle reminder for those who have yet to watch the dark comedy that will leave you smiling drunkenly through your tears. Mads Mikkelsen turns in a hilarious and tragic performance in what Lewis Knight of the Daily Mirror calls “a riotous and thoughtful study of alcohol consumption that balances comedy and character study, anchored by a versatile lead performance from a top-form Mads Mikkelsen.” We recently sat down with Vinterberg to talk about the film, the drunken boot camp they held, and the incredible dancing scene.Jacqueline Coley for Rotten Tomatoes: Mads is just incredible in the film. Can you talk about casting him and how he signed on?Thomas Vinterberg: Mads and I first talked about the idea in 2013. Back then, it was intended to be a tribute to alcohol, but the story wasn’t really formed yet. Mads was intrigued. He was a part of this film from the beginning. In fact, I had those four actors in mind since the early stages of writing. I tend to like that way of working, where I write my scripts for specific actors. It has become a bit more difficult because they’ve gotten rich and more famous, and now want to read a script before they attach. But in this case, actually, Mads and the three others all attached very early in the process, without a script. Their characters were called their respective names right up until the shooting draft.How do you direct people to be drunk? Is there an audition process? Do you need to know about their drinking history prior to signing on?Vinterberg: These four actors are all friends of mine. I’ve known them for years, and we’ve had drinks on various occasions. It’s really difficult for actors to play drunk and do it convincingly, especially capturing the nuanced changes in manner and physicality that accompanies their characters’ escalating inebriation over the course of the film. Prior to the shoot, we watched a lot of YouTube videos of drunk people, and we did some alcohol rehearsals, like a booze boot camp, or whatever you want to call it, in order to figure out the specific behavior of these specific actors at these specific levels of intake. We filmed it, and we had fun with it, but it was also a lot of hard work. As in most cases, where you see something that works naturally on-screen, it’s a result of a lot of hard work.How do you calibrate that? Did they have a BAC number on the call sheet?Vinterberg: No BAC on the call sheet, but a pretty specific idea about how to move forward with each level of inebriation. Once we had the boot camp and had a feel of the different levels and their corresponding actions, we knew where we were heading. We also improvised a bit, of course, in order for it to feel more believable, because sometimes the realistic levels would seem too low for their onscreen behavior.Let s talk about Mads drunkenly dancing on the pier. How did you do it?Vinterberg: Knowing that Mads was a dancer, and knowing that I was making a movie about inspiration and ecstasy and breaking free of your normal, repetitious patterns, I felt it was kind of called for, that he should be dancing at the end. Though, we were all very cautious about it. Particularly Tobias Lindholm and Mads were afraid it would become cliché. We had a dance choreographer for the dance moves, but I, together with Mads, choreographed the to-ing and fro-ing to make it look real. It needed to look like a slice of life. Which is also why the dance is not pitch-perfect. After some hesitation, towards the very end, he lets go entirely. Everyone was so great in that moment. And Mads, of course, in particular, is absolutely outstanding, dancing alone, with no dance-doubles or anything. And yet still behind this cathartic weightless moment, there is this shadow, a sense of this deep tragedy.The film has global appeal. Is that because alcohol (which is thought of differently around the world) is a catalyst, not the crux?Vinterberg: You are right. The film is supposed to be about more than just drinking, of course. Spirit means more than alcohol and is embedded in the “inspiration” too. My wife, who is
(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
The CW reshaped the status quo of its comic book–based programming on Thursday by releasing a bevy of information during its annual Upfront presentation to advertisers. Besides trailers for the upcoming Batwoman and Katy Keene series, it also unveiled a new fall schedule obscuring the prevalence of superheroes on the network and teased the coming of “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” the annual fall Arrowverse crossover which will prove to be the most epic yet devised.So let’s take a look at what The CW’s comic book future will look like in the 2019-2020 season.No Legends of Tomorrow Until 2020Starting with the saddest bit of news — no, not the imminent end of Arrow — the network has postponed DC’s Legends of Tomorrow until mid-season. We’re big fans of the scrappy, goofy, time-traveling series. Despite the roughest of starts for any of the CW superhero shows, it found its voice in humor and the wilder aspects of the DC Comics library – from the most unlikely band of heroes to recurring spots for characters like John Constantine (Matt Ryan), and the demon Neron.Then again, those qualities make it much more a CW mid-season series than a headliner like The Flash or Riverdale. Consider off-beat series like My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie and the placement makes much more sense. While it proved to be a nice change of pace from the dour Arrow this season, it also doesn’t need the connection to the main Arrowverse series like it once did. Perhaps the series will flourish in iZombie’s place.Alternatively, we may soon be sad to discover Legends will take another cue from iZombie and plan for its fifth season to be its last.Batwoman Gets a Fall PremiereIn one of the bigger surprises, Batwoman will arrive on The CW in the fall. The series seemed destined to replace Arrow on the schedule, but giving it a big fall debut signals the network has a certain confidence in the program.The series stars Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin. Three years after Batman disappeared from Gotham City, crime has once again run rampant, and Kate’s father Jacob (Dougray Scott) attempts to hold back the tide as the head of Crows Private Security. But with the Alice in Wonderland gang kidnapping his own officers, Kate returns to town only to discover Alice’s latest victim is her ex-girlfriend Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Tired of this state of affairs, Kate learns the truth about Bruce and takes up the cape and cowl as her own – even if her father despises masked vigilantes. Also, it is entirely possible Kate has a closer tie to Alice (Rachel Skarsten) than she realizes.The premise continues a certain progression within the Arrowverse as it gets closer to the main DC superheroes. Also, Batwoman is a pretty great character in her own right thanks to a complex inner life and mythology devised by Greg Ruka, J.H. Williams III, and W. Haden Blackman. From the trailer released by The CW on Thursday, some of these elements are already on display; like Kate’s dishonorable discharge from military school and Alice herself. Sadly, some of the elements we love from the comic book – Jacob as Kate’s version of Alfred and a ongoing relationship with Maggie Sawyer – will not be part of the series, but knowing the love these programs have for the source material, we expect those things will be honored in some way.The series will be paired with Supergirl on Sundays, a move which seemed fated from the moment word of a potential Batwoman series first made the rounds last summer. This seemed like such an obvious pairing, we were shocked to learn in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover that Kate lives on Earth-1 and not Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) Earth-38. But with the coming Crisis, their pan-dimensional addresses may change.Arrow Joins The Flash on Tuesdays(Photo by JSquared Photography/The CW)Though The CW has a bevy of superhero shows (and two more shows based on comic books), it makes an attempt not to be known as the comic book network. One of the tactics they employ to obscure its superhero reliance is doubling the shows up on two key nights. In fall 2019, Tuesday will once again serves as the anchor night for this scheme as Arrow spends its final days as The Flash’s lead-out.And based on the way season 7 ended, it seems the eighth and final year will see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) on one last mission to not only save his city, but the entire Multiverse. In a way, it seems mind-boggling that a show once so grounded as Arrow would end with its lead character saving all of creation. Then again, it also seems like something Oliver would take upon himself even if he hadn’t made that deal with The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) during last Fall’s “Elseworlds” crossover. Presumably, this last mission will take place within the Arrow context — that is to say, a grounded story without super-powered shenanigans — before the Crisis takes Ollie to the cosmos.We’re also going to presume Legends will take Arrow’s Tuesday night slot in 2020. Black Lightning, which has held the Tuesday 9 p.m. slot since it debuted, is moving to Monday’s following All American in the Fall.Katy Keene Also Gets a Mid-Season SlotWith Riverdale seemingly heading toward an endgame — at least, its season finale heavily suggested a series-ending twist for next year — its world will finally expand with Katy Keene, a series based on the Archie Comics character set for a mid-season debut. The network previously developed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as a Riverdale expansion before it quickly found a new home at Netflix. Compared to that show, it is easy to see why Katy Keene is a better fit for the network.Starring Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beachamp, and Julia Chan as four up-and-comers in a New York as magical and timeless as Riverdale is murky and corrupt, the series was initially pitched as a musical dramedy, but that terminology has disappeared from all official descriptions of the series. Music will still be a big part of the series as Murray imports her Riverdale character Josie McCoy to Katy Keene. In fact, supporting characters from the Josie and the Pussycats comics like the Alexander and Alexandra Cabot will feature regularly on the series in the forms of actors Lucien Laviscount and Camille Hyde. The series will also feature Zane Holtz as Katy’s longtime boyfriend KO Kelly – another Archie Comics import – and Katherine LaNasa as Katy’s “demanding” boss Gloria.While seemingly light as air, the show hints at a dark edge with Chan’s Pepper Smith described as a mysterious player in town with dubious connections and even more dubious wealth. Considering the series was developed by Riverdale and Sabrina executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the show is almost guaranteed to have a dark heart beating under that veneer of glamour.In the meantime, though, it looks like a near-perfect intersection of The CW’s most successful programs. It would just need a member of the Gossip Girl cast to show up as a speedster to be really perfect.Riverdale, meanwhile, will remain its Wednesday 8 p.m. time slot. We would not be surprised to see Katy Keene become its lead-out come winter.The Crisis Is Nearly Upon Us(Photo by The CW)But there was one key happening the network was excited to tease during its presentation: the 2019 Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” The title is borrowed from the historic 1985 miniseries published by DC Comics, in which the company celebrated 50 years of its rich history while also ending the DC Universe as it existed up to that point. As the marketing at the time stated, “Worlds will live, worlds will die, and nothing will ever be the same.”In calling the 2019 crossover “Crisis,” we expect it will have similar ramifications. As it happens, Barry Allen and Kara Zor-El famously died in that story – and in rare display of fortitude in comics, both stayed dead for quite awhile – a possible ending for their TV counterparts hinted at during “Elseworlds.” But more importantly, the story ended with several DC Comics Earths merging into one new Earth. Considering this was one of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths’ lasting legacies for nearly two decades, we would not be surprised to see Kara become a permanent resident of the same reality as Barry Allen. This may be why Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) was so quick to give up his powers. In 10 months’ time, there will no longer be a Multiverse to vibe into.As a television event, “Crisis” will span for three episodes prior to the customary CW winter hiatus, then resume with two more episodes in January 2020. But considering the way the Arrowverse programs will be doubled-up on Sundays and Tuesdays, it is unclear how each of the five parts will air. The previous crossover were stripped across three-to-four days, so that will like be the case again, with Black Lightning switching nights with one of the other shows or taking part itself – though the network has made no suggestion the show will finally become part of the Arrowverse. In fact, its story lines are so tightly paced, we have no idea how it could pause to help Barry (Grant Gustin) save all of time and space. Nonetheless, we d still love to see the Pierces standing alongside the heroes of Earth-1 and Earth-38 when they face off against the single greatest existential threat to ever laugh at the DC superheroes.
亚博体亚博取款秒到 ith us in South Africa. Gaiman told Rotten Tomatoes the day before that the series will not necessarily be a carbon copy of his book; in fact, he wants to mess with book readers. I wanted to make the people who loved the book really happy, but I also wanted to f with their heads,” Gaiman said. I wanted to make sure that even if you’d read the book and you know how plot A, B, and C are going to turn out, you do not know. There’s plot D that you don’t know about, and it’s going to become very important, and you cannot take anything for granted.”(Photo by Amazon)Gaiman’s story of angels and demons has a unique look worthy of Gaiman’s words. You can probably spot the references and homages to other artists, all adding up to something new. The more obvious ones are Monty Python, director and EP Mackinnon said. Good Omens has got its own style. The tone is it has no tone. We want to make it look epic and glorious and wonderful and warm. There are homages to Doctor Who, Terry Gilliam. Even the opening titles will mix and match fantasy artists, said Gaiman. Our opening title sequence manages to somehow evoke both Terry Gilliam, Edward Gorey, and Hieronymus Bosch. [We] somehow do that while being an animated 90-second opening sequence. Part of the weirdest thing about Good Omens is its style is no style. It’s whatever we needed to make that scene or sequence work, we do. Because the book includes so many things and does so many different kinds of things, we felt we were allowed to do that.”Will Peter Jackson Be Involved in Amazon s Lord of the Rings Series?“I wisely started with a map” — J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) February 13, 2019Amazon previously announced its plans for an epic Lord of the Rings TV series, a five-season show about the adventures of Young Aragorn, but there s still no word on whether LOTR big-screen master Peter Jackson will be involved in the show. They do know one thing: he s not mad about it.“There hasn’t been any negativity around it,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said. “We just don’t have any news on that yet and what his involvement may be.”The series is moving along, however, with writers on board and now some social handles. It might not have actually started filming yet, but if you can t wait for its eventual premiere you can follow it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (where hopefully Amazon will release some news very soon).Joe and Anthony Russo to Direct English Version of Giant International EffortAmazon also released a bit more info on Joe and Anthony Russo s sprawling, international project: The brothers will produce and direct a flagship English-language series, but Amazon will produce spin-offs in other countries in their own language. The first two will come from India and Italy.“Those shows will be under the umbrella of the Russos and creative team but have their own local team of creators and writers executing those shows,” Salke said. “We just think that soon there’s a world that these hit shows can come from anywhere. They can break through and come from countries where English is not the language.”Help Wanted: Homecoming Season 2 Looking for Julia Roberts–Sized StarNow that Homecoming season 2 is a go — and star Julia Roberts has said she will not return — the hunt is on for a star as A-list as Roberts was in season 1.“There’s an opportunity for a star role in it, and there’s a list that’s being discussed with producers about what the strategy is moving forward on that,” Salke said. Roberts will stay on board as a producer, however.The Expanse Fans, Rejoice! Season 4 Arrives This YearFinally, the fourth season of fan-favorite space series The Expanse, which Amazon rescued from Syfy, should hit Amazon later this year.“We are working toward having that new season before the end of the year,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of TV for Amazon. “We’ll have a specific date in the future but we’re aiming for that show to come out before 2019 is over. “How The Boys Will Handle Its NSFW MomentsAmazon Prime Video s new superhero series, The Boys, doesn t actually follow the superheroes that exist in its world — it follows a group of vigilantes out for justice for the damage the arrogant superheroes cause. It s definitely not a series for kids — as evidenced by the fact that R-rated producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (who are also behind AMC s Preacher) are on board.Showrunner Eric Kripke admitted that his source material is definitely controversial. The comic book is incendiary in its material. There s a ton of really shocking s . Frankly, there s a lot of stuff in the comic that, if I m being honest, we would not do in the show. But it s a really irreverent, really edgy show, he told reporters at TCA.But from the beginning, he and his fellow executive producers wanted to make sure the show was more of a character study than anything else. You have to take the world very, very seriously, and you have to have fleshed-out people that have hearts, he said. We have to tell stories about really what it is to be human, and [we knew] that if we took it very, very seriously then the irreverence wouldn t be for shock value it would be to further the character. And so for us it was always, like, if something in the comic doesn t further a character we cut it. But if there was something in the comic or an idea we had that was crazy, but it told us a new aspect of who that character was and did it with integrity, then yeah. Preacher s a crazy show, and we want to be a boundary-pushing show too, but we want to do it the right way. How Transparent Season 5 Became a Movie-Musical(Photo by Amazon)Why transform Transparent’s final season into a musical movie instead of a serialized TV series? Well, that s originally how creator Jill Soloway envisioned their show. Soloway and her sister thought they d make a documentary musical about their parent s transition, and Soloway s sister was already busy writing songs for a potential future stage musical, so after star Jeffrey Tambor s departure, they decided to pivot.“When everything went down last year, and we lost Jeffrey Tambor, we went through so much as a family that felt like this very emotional, there are no words,” Soloway said. “There is no way to just go back to a plain old season 5 and just repair by going back.”Amazon Prime Video boss Salke said she was on board with Soloway s idea because she trusted the creator s instinct and wanted to make sure there was closure for fans. I think for us, we would never have wanted to take a special incredible show like that and just end it unceremoniously, Salke said. It was Jill’s idea to do a musical movie. We signed off on that idea trusting her that she would come up with something incredible, which she did. [The execs] sat in the front row of a musical run-through of this movie where we were crying. It is really special. It brings the whole thing full circle at the end. It does everything that you would want it to do.”In Development: The Hunt From Jordan Peele, The Power Based on the British Book, and Literary Classic Brave New World Three new series are officially in the works at major streaming services and networks. First is Amazon Prime Video s The Hunt, from Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, and Jerrika Hinton, which follows a group of Nazi hunters in 1977 in New York City.Next is Amazon s The Power, which is a contemporary global ten-part thriller based on the book of the same name by British author Naomi Alderman, was written and created by Alderman and features The Handmaid s Tale s Reed Morano as director and executive producer. The story takes place in the contemporary world, but suddenly all teenage girls in the world develop the power to electrocute people at will. Filming will take place around the world as the story follows characters from London to Arizona, Nigeria to Moldova, reversing the power balance of the world.Finally, USA has greenlit a series based on Aldous Huxley s classic novel Brave New World, about a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.
生产者玩家为游戏提供了海量的资源产出，军团间无休止摩擦产生的战损则创造了源源不断的物资需求，这让EVE手游的市场供消总量保持了动态的平衡，维持了游戏内物价总体稳定的同时，也让基于玩家供需关系构建的随动经济系统得以实现，并最终让EVE手游真正地升华为了一个动态且真实的“网络现实世界”。 (Photo by CBS)Star Trek TV Shows Ranked by TomatometerThe Star Trek universe kicked off in 1966 with the original series, created by science fiction visionary Gene Roddenberry, and later exploded into a massive film and TV juggernaut.While the original series, which starred William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nemoy as Mr. Spock, saw only three seasons, it made an indelible impression on the sci-fi genre. Live-action TV follow-up Star Trek: The Next Generation, with Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard leading an ensemble cast, captivated viewers from 1987–1994 and inspired three more series that would air within the next decade: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise.Starting with 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Paramount Pictures has been regularly cranking out Trek films with the original series and Next Generation casts, as well as a rebooted version in 2009 with Chris Pine as Starfleet Academy cadet James Kirk and Zachary Quinto as young Spock. (See our Star Trek film “Total Recall” here.)In 2017, Trek returned to small screens with season 1 of CBS All Access streaming title Star Trek: Discovery, set during a tumultuous wartime era about a decade before the original and starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and Jason Isaacs. The new series marked a TV franchise reboot by Alex Kurtzman, writer on the 2009 Star Trek film and its sequel Star Trek Into Darkness.RELATED: Patrick Stewart and the Star Trek: Picard Crew on Why the World Needs Jean-Luc Now More Than EverThe year 2020 gave fans a celebration of one of its most iconic characters with the January premiere of Star Trek: Picard, with Stewart reprising his role in the new CBS All Access streaming series that also stars franchise newcomers Isa Briones, Alison Pill, Evan Evagora, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, as well as returning veterans Jeri Ryan, Jonathan Del Arco, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, and Brent Spiner.Then in August, the TV franchise introduced animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks, about the misfit support crew on one of Starfleet s least-important ships.But which of the TV and streaming series is best? Have a look below to find out which TV title scored highest with critics in our Trek TV by Tomatometer list. (For completists, The Animated Series, which ran for two seasons in the early 1970s and has a 94% score on 16 reviews of its first season, isn t included here because of the low number of eligible reviews.)Disagree with the results? Tell us in the comments which series you think should have been ranked higher (or lower).
亚博体亚博取款秒到 Harris appeared as Captain Francis Crozier in The Terror opposite Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Sir John Franklin and Tobias Menzies (Outlander) as James Fitzjames. An esteemed sailor with personal demons, Crozier faces a largely invisible force of — if not evil exactly — unrelenting and destructive nature. Harris lead performance throughout, on- and apparently off-screen as well, was impressive, contributing to the season s stellar Certified Fresh 95% Tomatometer score and a Golden Tomato for best horror series in 2018. Jared was very often trying to give some of his lines away to other characters to make sure that they would stay in focus for the audience, it was amazing, showrunner David Kajganich told Rotten Tomatoes in May last year. He’s the height of generosity. I mean, we couldn’t have asked for a better collaborator than Jared, in every way.Chernobyl is on its way to Certified Fresh status, with a 100% score on nine reviews ahead of its release. The five-part miniseries also stars Breaking the Waves costars Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, who echoed Kajganich s admiration — also noting that Harris is a giggle. “You can tell from his work that he has complete integrity and cares very deeply about the things that really matter, Watson told Rotten Tomatoes. Actually getting to work with him confirmed that 100 percent — and to my great joy — he doesn’t care about the stuff that doesn’t matter. Very similar to Stellan, but I knew that already. Jared is effortlessly truthful and works without ego. He can get very animated if he feels that we’re not getting to the bottom of the subject in hand — holding everyone around him to a very high standard.”The historical drama also boasts an unlikely creative team: director Johan Renck (Vikings) is well known for his work in music videos, including David Bowie s Blackstar and Beyoncé s Me, Myself and I, while writer and creator Craig Mazin s credits — including Scary Movie 3, The Hangover Part II, Identity Thief, and The Huntsman: Winter s War — though often profitable, don t immediately suggest prestige TV. (Photo by HBO)A go-to British character actor for the moody everyman, Harris is anything but in real life; for one, he is the son of Welsh actress and socialite Elizabeth Rees-Williams and renowned Irish actor Richard Harris — famous to a younger generation as the Harry Potter film franchise s beloved first Dumbledore (the one fans had to say goodbye to when the actor passed away in 2002). To a more seasoned audience, the elder Harris is best known as Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator and for Oscar-nominated roles in This Sporting Life and The Field.In addition to his Chernobyl and The Terror roles, Jared Harris has distinguished himself as King George VI in Netflix s award-winning period drama The Crown, as hard-living Outer Planets Alliance leader Anderson Dawes in sci-fi series The Expanse, rogue scientist David Robert Jones in Fringe, and as Mad Men s tragic ad-agency partner Lane Pryce. And that s just TV. He s also appeared on film as Professor James Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Andy Warhol in I Shot Andy Warhol, and Ulysses S. Grant in Steven Spielberg s Lincoln.We spoke to the actor before Chernobyl hit, and he told us about the joys of performing with Skarsgård and Watson, the status of Anderson Dawes in The Expanse, and, as a big fan of another HBO hit series, indulged us with some Game of Thrones talk.(Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)Debbie Day for Rotten Tomatoes: The first episode, to me, plays like a horror show. And after seeing you in The Terror, I wondered what draws you to that kind of bleak material.Harris: I want to say yes to things that are really well written. Stories that grip me, and that excite me, and ones that where I want to flip the page and see what happens next. And definitely felt that way about this.For someone like me who lived through that period of time, I was surprised at how interested I was in seeing the story portrayed. You mentioned, in your interview with Seth Meyers, that you remember the time well.Harris: I do remember it well. I was living in London at the time, and I remember all the stuff on the news about it. And like I said, tracking the cloud, and I also remember that once the cloud had passed over, and sort of passed over the Atlantic, people stopped paying attention to it, and I was very surprised to find out from reading this that it was spewing toxic waste up into the atmosphere for another three months. You know, they didn t say that at the time.And again, it was the things that you d find out that you didn t know, and the reason why you turned the page and you keep reading. The sacrifices that people made, the heroism of unnamed people that didn t expect to be lionized by history in any way. And the suppression of the truth, that bureaucratic bungling, the irony of it being a safety test that stops the whole thing. It was incredibly well written and fascinating.This is an interesting time to do a series about out-of-control egos.Harris: Absolutely. There are lots of immediate parallels, aren t there, too, to what s happening. We re dealing with crises that people are ignoring, the scientific facts, experts are not being listened to, opinions are taking precedent over scientific inquiry. You know? And they have very little regard for the health and well-being of their people.(Photo by HBO)That s something that definitely resonated with me about the series.Harris: I ll tell you what I took from it: The Soviet state was the one where the suppression of the truth was taken over facts. The state lied, and no one expected to be able to hear the truth from the state, and the powers that be. And the population had become cynical about an expectation of being able to hear the truth or hold power to account. But that s when things get dangerous: when you no longer can — or expect to be able to — hold the powers, the governing bodies to a standard of truth. And that s when they can get away with it. So you ve got to be vigilant, you can t give up. You can hold their feet to the fire.One of your character s quotes is, “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth.” That was very meaningful to me.Harris: That was Craig, and when you pitch a show about a historical event, I think one of the questions you get asked is, Why now? How is it relevant to now? And you have to have an answer for that before the commissioners will say, OK, we ll give you however many millions to go ahead and make it. And I think that was in the DNA of what Craig was interested in: truth.And one of the things that he said that was interesting, which, again, he said A line from it, is he said, You can lie all you want, but the truth doesn t really care. And the truth will do what it s going to do. And I suppose in that sense, as it relates to what s happening now, we can argue over climate change all we like, but at the end of the day, it s going to do what it s going to do.You see that happening around the world, and I think that the older generation is really failing the task. There was an obsession with the generation above us, with the Golden Generation; they were fighting for everybody s rights in World War II, and for freedom and liberty, and — we are not covering ourselves with glory, our generation.It s hard to get people to care about something beyond their front doorstep.Harris: Until it comes right up to their front doorstep, then floods their living room That s what Craig s saying: If that s what s going to happen, it will do it anyway, whether you believe in it or not. If you believe the science or not, you can start paddling around in your living room in a kayak.(Photo by Aidan Monaghan/AMC)You ve had a long career, and when I saw your name on The Terror, I thought, Well, Jared Harris is in it, it must be good.Harris: I like that association.And, yeah, all of the television that I ve seen you in, like from Fringe, and Mad Men, and The Expanse, it s all been such excellent work. What is it about television?Harris: Why TV, why is that happening? I think that s got less to do with me, and it s got more to do with the fact that the studios have given up on entertaining adults. And they are trying to get a certain age bracket to come in, and it s sort of 12-24 year old men, and they give you giant tentpole action/superhero films, which I really enjoy, I go and see, as well. But they ve given up on any other entertaining, any other kind of mindset. And for a while, there was a vacuum, and then television has stepped into that vacuum, because there s an appetite for complicated stories, and nuanced characters, and original stories, and taking risks, and there is an appetite out there, and television and now the streaming platforms have stepped into that, and there s a supply for that demand.I think that s why it s happening. And for me, I grew up loving the movies of the ’70s, and I really thought that if you had a career in cinema, that somehow you d be working in films like that, and they don t really exist in films anymore, but they exist in television.There still will be rubbish on TV, don t get me wrong. There s still a lot of rubbish out there, and I personally, I want to be in things that I care about, and at the moment, there s enough out there that you don t have to say yes to rubbish to pay your mortgage, you can say yes to things that you care about, and stories that means something to you, and that interest me or not, but are challenging.(Photo by Marvel Comics)You do have a big, kind of blockbuster-y movie on the horizon, with Morbius, yes?Harris: Yeah, I ve got another week on that. And I mean, that s not a big commitment on my side, you know? They don t want anything to be revealed about it until it s time for them to start trying to go out there, and tickle the interest of the public. So I m doing a Spiderman spin-off movie called Morbius, but beyond that — that s it. Yeah. There s Matt Smith, which is cool. And Jared Leto.Was it confusing having two Jareds on set?Harris: It wasn t confusing — I ll say that.You also have Carnival Row coming, yes?Harris: Yes, I believe that s coming out at the end of this year, but I haven t heard anything specific.There would be a lot of effects with that — they would be spending more time on it, yes?Harris: I believe so, but … once something wraps, once your part wraps, you re in the dark until it s time for the thing to come out, and sometimes they still don t tell you anything, and we find out about it once it starts airing. So I m not sure what their plans are specifically. I think I heard somewhere that it s coming out in October, towards the end of October.(Photo by Syfy)Where did we leave Anderson Dawes in The Expanse? Did he kind of just jet off?Harris: Yeah. Anderson pinched — he stole the scientist, yeah. And that was it — that was the last we saw of him, specifically.Is there any hope that we’ll see him again?Harris: I’m not sure. I haven t heard any more from them. At one point, they had called up, and they were seeing whether or not I d be interested in — it wouldn t have been coming back for season 3, but for beyond season 3 I don t know what their plans are [now that] Amazon picked it up. I haven t heard anything from anybody.I really enjoyed that character. It was a very satisfying character for me. I spent a lot of time talking with Mark Fergus about the character, and the idea of walking a very thin line with regards to keeping the audience guessing as to what side of the fence he was on: Could you trust him? Was he an agent of good? Was he just out for himself, for his own self-aggrandizement? Or was he really there fighting for the cause. And I loved it. I loved playing with that back and forth of it. But, yeah, I don t know what their plans are.I think some of those questions still exist when he leaves the scene. I really enjoyed watching the character, because of that sort of enigmatic behavior.Harris: Yeah. From my point of view, I consider him to be “ride or die.” … He s looking out for the interest of his people. And he was prepared to do whatever he needed to do to make sure that they were protected and got what they needed, you know?But you never quite knew whether or not he was looking just to promote himself or not, the way he was using other people. I liked that ambiguity. I loved the crazy looks of the character. I remember, we were talking about the identity because they were going to put the tattoos on me, and I asked him what they were, and what they represented. And I said, Well, since I m supposed to be this sort of, the original OPA Belter, let s invent the idea that they re scars and that the original suits burned you. And that s how people end up representing their connection to the original guys. And they asked me about the accent, and they said, It s up to you to decide what you want to do, the accents you can do. It was like curry: You can be mild, medium, or spicy hot. And I said, I want the hot, the most difficult, the most extreme version of it, I want to do that one.Are you a fan of the books?Harris: I started to read them, but, again, I have so much reading to do, that — if I was coming back, would do a deep dive into them. I was really enjoying them, but … I don t read for pleasure any longer, I have so much reading to do, and when you say yes to a project, you suddenly have a stack of books, you ve got weeks of internet diving, and — I don t find reading pleasurable anymore. It s work.(Photo by HBO)When the next Song of Ice and Fire book comes out, will you read that?Harris: I haven t read those at all.Really?Harris: I haven t read any of them.Ah. That s interesting.Harris: But what I know from talking to people is that they are, they re The show s very different from the books. There s no Night King in the books … someone told me [author George R.R. Martin] doesn t feature the character. And the person who s going to bring the wall down is Euron Greyjoy.I m looking forward to the last three [episodes], although I can t believe that they ve erased the existential threat. Somehow, I feel as though there s a twist in that tale. It just seems, that seems odd, that that was continually driving the undercurrent of the entire series, and that they fought back, and now — and without it ever getting to Cersei s doorstep, either, which, if anyone deserves to be visited by the army of the undead, it s Cersei. If anyone deserves to become the undead, it s Cersei.And I think from Dany s dream earlier on in the series, we thought —Harris: When she s captured by the warlocks. Yeah, the whole roof to the throne room at King s Landing is completely burnt away.Someone said to me, Well, winter is still coming. Just because the Night King is gone, doesn t mean winter s going to stop. Harris: What does this mean, in terms of sort of what s left on the table? If her army has been decimated, they don t have enough to take out Cersei s two armies, and now the two dragons are in play, and you re going to go and melt King s Landing. But then, of course, there s going to be objections of doing that amongst her team of advisors. I could imagine somewhere along the line of that there will somehow be, and that they will bring up the not the Night King, per se, but that threat, and then since they re supposed to represent death, how can you kill death?The only other thing I did think about, was that the red god is referred to as being the red god and also he s the god of death. So then, you can look at it, and see an entire battle between the new god of death, and the old god of death. And the new god of death has wiped out the old god of death. And who knows what the red god s got plans for anybody else, now. Melisandre s god, and also, they referred to the same god by [Jaqen H ghar]; he refers to that as being the god of death and the red god. The same god.Interesting theory – a sort of religious transition.Harris: Well, it s the “Song of Ice and Fire”; one god represents winter, and the other s the fire god, and there s a battle between these two deities, being acted out between these human agencies as to who s got ultimate power over the world, I guess.We should probably stop talking about Game of Thrones. I hope you have a question about Chernobyl.(Photo by HBO)That s OK. I appreciate it. One more Chernobyl question: How do you feel about being in a prestige project like this, in which there is so much talent in the cast, everyone brought their A-game, and it s so well done?Harris: The very first words out of my manager s mouth was, HBO is doing a mini-series about Chernobyl.” So, it s HBO — ding! — ears pricked up, that means it s going to be really high quality, they take risks, it s really, it s massive support for the whole production, and they give a tremendous artistic license to the showrunners and the storytellers. So right there, you go, OK, that s amazing. And then, yeah, I got to spend most of my days with Stellan and Emily, and what a joy that is. I am tremendously fond of both of them. And they re brilliant, brilliant actors, and there s no angst about it. They can sit and chat about whatever they need to chat about, and then when it s time to do the work, they just put their heads down, and they lock right into that space and focus on it hard and deliver.I learned a lot, I mean, I learned a lot watching Stellan and Emily on this. That s the idea: You work with really good people, and you learn something every single time, if you re lucky.Thank you so much for your time today, Jared. And good luck with the series. It s going to do well — it s already got 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.Harris: Whoo! Yeah. I saw that, and speaking of your algorithm, The Terror was very, very high on Rotten Tomatoes, and The Expanse: highest audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes for any of the sci-fi fantasy shows. How about that?I m a huge fan. Harris: I got a question for you: Who do you think is going to sit on the Iron Throne at the end of the story, of the whole series?I don t think anyone s going to sit on the Iron Throne. I think it s going to be destroyed.Harris: Well, [Daenerys] said she s going to break the wheel, you re quite right. A confederation — a confederation of kingdoms.A democracy.Harris: Yeah.(Photo by HBO)Postscript: With Game of Thrones anything can happen, and most theories turn out completely wrong. With Chernobyl, at least, we already know the end of the story. The thrill of the portrayal, however, is learning how they got there.Chernobyl premieres on Monday, May 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO.