Alfonso Cuaron Signs Deal With Apple to Create New Series | THR News


Oscar winner, Alfonso Cuarón is making big moves in the TV world. Following a competitive process
of multiple outlets bidding, Cuarón has signed an
overall deal with Apple. Under the terms of the multiple year pact, he will create and develop
new television projects exclusively for Apple’s
forthcoming TV plus. The deal could be considered
a big win for Apple. Especially after Cuarón
delivered a hit for Netflix in the form of “Roma.” Cuarón, of course, wrote,
directed, and produced the film that was nominated for multiple oscars including best picture. (soulful music) As part of the new pact,
Cuarón will still maintain his nonexclusive deal
with Anonymous Content, and will partner with
them on select projects, while also continuing to
produce other projects with different collaborators. The “Gravity,” “Children
of Men,” and “Harry Potter” grad becomes the latest
A-lister to sign a content deal with Apple. Apple TV Plus launches November 1st with original “See,”
“Dickinson,” “For All Mankind,” and “The Morning Show.” – Ahhh! – Ahhh! – You walk out that door, you
are never gonna get back in. – For more on this story, head to thr.com. Until next time with The
Hollywood Reporter news, I’m Tiffany Taylor.

‘Big Bang Theory’: HBO Max Secures Exclusive Streaming Deal | THR News


”Can I just say, I’ve missed all of us hanging out together.” “Yeah.” ”Me too.” ‘Big Bang Theory’ is headed to HBO Max — for a pretty hefty price. The streaming platform secured what was easily a record-setting, five-year deal for the exclusive, domestic streaming rights to the CBS sitcom. Although a formal date has yet to be announced, all 12 seasons of the comedy starring Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco will be available when HBO Max launches in spring 2020. Part of the deal with Warner Bros. Television, the comedy has also extended its syndication deal with TBS and will air on the cable network through 2028. Sources have estimated that through securing both the streamer and cable network extension, this deal was worth billions of dollars. By comparison, HBO Max paid $425 million over five years to move classic sitcom favorite Friends from Netflix and onto its own platform. Robert Greenblatt, chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer spoke out about acquiring ‘The Big Bang Theory’ saying, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ wrapped its run in May as television’s longest-running multicamera comedy series ever and signed off as broadcast’s No. 1 scripted half-hour in the 18-49 demographic. The series went on to 55 Emmy nominations and took home 10 wins during its impressive run. With ‘Big Bang’ and ‘Friends,’ HBO Max has two of the most-watched and beloved comedies from the past two decades. The subscription platform will also feature other titles from HBO’s rolodex, including ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and even new show offerings of their own. For more on this story head to THR.com and until next time for The Hollywood Reporter News I’m Neha Joy.

‘Game of Thrones’: HBO Working on Second Prequel Series About House Targaryen | THR News


If you, like myself, are still mourning the ending of ‘Game of Thrones,’ have no fear because it looks like we’re about to get a lot of ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel content at HBO. As we know, the network previously announced that they’re in the pilot stages for one of their ‘Thrones’ successor shows and now sources say they’re working on a second ‘Thrones’ related prequel, this time focusing on the Targaryens. If all goes according to plan the prequel will be set 300 years before the events of the original series and tracks the beginnings and the end of House Targaryen beginning with Aegon the Conqueror — the creator of the Iron Throne — and recounts generations of the family that featured Daenerys Targaryen, and Jon Snow. The script is being penned by ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin and based on Martin’s book ‘Fire & Blood.’ As for the first ‘Thrones’ prequel, production recently wrapped and the the pilot is now waiting to be picked up to series. That drama, starring Naomi Watts, takes place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones’ and chronicles the end of the Age of Heroes, a period in Westeros history marked by legends like “Bran the Builder” and “Lann the Clever,” originators of the Stark and Lannister families. Not much else is known about the potential series, which is just as HBO would like it for now, based on the official logline: “Only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend — it’s not the story we think we know.” ‘Game of Thrones’ has of course become a massively important franchise for HBO. The series ended its run with an Emmy record 32 nominations and ranks as HBO’s most-watched scripted original ever, so there’s hope that one of these prequel series’ could prove to be just as successful for the network. For more on this story, head to THR.com and until next time for The Hollywood Reporter News I’m Neha Joy.

Scarlett Johansson on Black Widow & Bruce Banner’s Love Story, Working with Adam Driver & More | THR


(upbeat music) – Growing up I got in trouble for… I have a twin brother and we had bunk beds and my parents put the bunk beds up against a wall that was my mom’s, like, part kind of book shelf,
and I got in touble for making my brother, ’cause
he was just a little bit taller than me, go up and get the books from the really high shelf
and then bring them down and then ripping all the pages out. And my mom actually
heard me going like this, “No, get that one, get that one,” and then my brother went,
“No, Mommy’s gonna get mad,” and I was like, “Do it.” I still feel bad about that. (upbeat music) What was your reaction to saying goodbye to the story of Natasha and Bruce and how did you cope with them never getting their happy ending
and ending up together? I think that they made a choice that was for the greater good. I think everybody must have had that where you kind of meet someone and it’s just not the right time. It just wasn’t really meant to be. But I would love to do like the other kind of story line where they have like some Bogart and Bacall romance, yeah. Truth or dare, what is your next tattoo? I thought maybe of getting
something Black Widow related because, you know, just to kind of mark the end of this time of life. I don’t know, and then I was like maybe I’m just done getting tattoos. You know, I’ll probably
go get another four. I just wanna see what the dare was. Give us your best impression
of Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk. Oh, thank God I didn’t do that one because I would have
popped vein somewhere. (upbeat music) In “Marriage Story” you
have a viscous spite with Adam Driver who
plays your character’s soon to be ex-husband. What was the secret to getting that right? I just got super lucky that I was able to make this film with Adam Driver who’s an incredible
actor, totally present, and in it for the long haul. I mean, it was a really
exhausting two days of absolute brutal fighting
and really upsetting fighting. There was really, like I said, no secret, I just got really lucky with my costar and the dialog is so incredible. That’s Noah Baumbach, he
just, everything is there. In the 2020 presidential election, I hope that, I hope that people vote. I believe that if people actually voted then we would be in the
best place possible. (upbeat music)