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James Hibberd


James Hibberd is an award-winning journalist who has covered the entertainment industry across two decades. He’s best known for writing in-depth coverage of genre movies and TV shows, along with celebrity profiles and breaking news. He previously served as Editor-at-Large at Entertainment Weekly and is the author of the book "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon," the behind-the-scenes story of making "Game of Thrones." He lives in Austin, Texas.

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‘Fallout’ Officially Renewed for Season 2 by Amazon

It’s official: The sci-fi action-comedy Fallout will return for a second season. Prime Video renewed the series based on the popular Bethesda Softworks game franchise and adapated by showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner and produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The show has given the streamer a welcome buzzy boost, premiering to some […]

Quentin Tarantino’s 10-Movie Retirement Plan Has Some Flaws

For several years now, Quentin Tarantino has been adamant that he plans to make a single 10th and final movie — which will no longer be The Movie Critic. Some of his fans were relieved when this news broke yesterday. The Movie Critic originally sounded like a nostalgic character study (“more epilogue-y,” as Tarantino once […]

A24’s New AI-Generated ‘Civil War’ Ads Generate Controversy

A24 has released a series of epic new posters touting its acclaimed film Civil War. There’s just one problem. Well, perhaps more than one. Or none, depending on your point of view. We’ll explain. The five images (below) tease postapocalyptic scenes in major United States cities that have been torn apart by conflict. The Sphere […]

Henry Cavill James Bond Trailer Gets 2.3M Views Despite Being an AI Fake

Henry Cavill fans can finally see the British actor as James Bond — sorta. A fake Bond movie trailer “starring” the former Witcher star has been racking up millions of views on YouTube despite being a total fake. The “Bond 26” trailer introduces Cavill as the new Bond using a mix of footage from other […]

‘Oldboy’ TV Series in the Works From Filmmaker Park Chan-wook

Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook is partnering with Lionsgate Television to develop a series version of his 2003 revenge thriller Oldboy. The project would be an English-language adaptation of the story, which was loosely based on a magna with the same name. “Lionsgate Television shares my creative vision for bringing Oldboy into the world of television,” said Park. […]

James Gandolfini Reprises Tony Soprano Role in Newly Found Footage

A long-rumored video of James Gandolfini reprising his Emmy-winning role of Tony Soprano has been unearthed. The footage (below) has Gandolfini and his co-star Edie Falco back in their roles as The Sopranos power couple Tony and Carmela. The clip was privately produced in 2010 — three years after the HBO drama’s finale — in […]

Travis Kelce to Host ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’ Spinoff in First TV Series Role

Travis Kelce’s next gig: game show host. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end has booked his first TV series job and it’s hosting a spinoff of the Fox game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? for Amazon’s Prime Video. The new show is titled Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?, and it will […]

Rebecca Ferguson Says Co-Stars Panicked After Screaming Accusation: “You Understand What You’ve Done?”

Rebecca Ferguson says her recent revelation that a former co-star treated her abusively on a film set caused some panic among her former castmates. The Dune: Part Two and Mission: Impossible franchise star says she received calls from several of her former co-stars after she went viral in February for recalling how an “absolute idiot” […]

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ to End With Season 5

Paramount+ has made two big decisions about its Star Trek universe. Strange New Worlds has been renewed for a fourth season, while Lower Decks will end with its previously announced upcoming fifth season, expected to air sometime this year. Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan and executive producer Alex Kurtzman posted a statement on the Star […]

‘Fallout’ Showrunners on What Kind of Violence They Ruled Out in Season 1

Prime Video’s adaption of the Fallout game franchise is looking like a hit. The first season of the sci-fi action-comedy has opened this week to a 92 percent average positive review score on Rotten Tomatoes (which is just shy of HBO’s post-apocalyptic video game adaptation, The Last of Us). The first season — which seems […]

Cats Are Finally Having a Big Hollywood Meow-Ment

Cats, call your agents. Top creatives are increasingly giving the notoriously tough-to-train pets dramatic roles in live-action projects. In Steven Zaillian’s acclaimed Netflix limited series Ripley, a Maine Coon dubbed Lucio has been called “a main character.” In Paramount’s upcoming A Quiet Place: Day One, Lupita Nyong’o plays a woman struggling to escape an alien […]

Apple Renews ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,’ Confirms Spinoffs

Apple is betting bigger on the Godzilla business. The Apple TV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has been renewed for a second season. But that’s only the beginning of the company’s monster-verse plans. Apple TV+ has also struck a new multi-series deal with Legendary Entertainment, which includes multiple spinoffs based on the franchise. “Monarch: Legacy […]