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Anthony Casella

There’s at least one thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: the premiere of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” the 10-episode contemporary update of Lee’s groundbreaking 1986 film that helped launch his career and change the depiction of African A…

There are two long-running TV shows that have stayed at the top of the pop culture conversation at a time when the viewing landscape is overpopulated. Both are adapted from popular pre-existing source material, action-packed with a sprawling cast of characters and an even bigger body count. The first is “Game of Thrones,” which recently wrapped up its penultimate seventh season, and the second is “The Walking Dead,” set to return to AMC for its eighth season this fall, when the series will celebrate its landmark 100th episode. Continue reading ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8: Extended Season Premiere Sneak Peek at The Playlist.

We could certainly use a hero right about now, so why not Josh Hutcherson? The new 13-episode Hulu show “Future Man” stars Hutcherson as Josh Futturman, a janitor by day and world-ranked gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors from the future who eye him as the key to preventing the extinction of humanity. The half-hour comedy series also stars Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr. Continue reading ‘Future Man’ Trailer: Josh Hutcherson Sets Out To Save Humanity In New Hulu Show at The Playlist.

You won’t have to look hard to find more of TBS’ “Search Party,” the critically acclaimed series about several 20-somethings entangled in the mysterious disappearance of a former college acquaintance. The network released the first season of the offbeat comedy in a unique way last year, with two new episodes dropping at a time for five consecutive days. Things are changing for the second season: In addition to a much darker tone, TBS will roll out two episodes a week for five weeks, a viewing model somewhere between delayed gratification and binge-watching. Continue reading ‘Search Party’ Season 2 Trailer: The Hit Series Gets Darker at The Playlist.

If there isn’t enough political scandal happening right here at home for you, then perhaps you’ll want to check out “Suburra,” Netflix’s first Italian original series from the same production company behind “Gomorrah.” Based on Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini’s novel and the Netflix film of the same name about a real scandal that emerged recently in Rome, “Suburra” continues the story of the corrupt forces in the Italian capital and the battle over a seaside town developed into a gambling paradise. Continue reading ‘Suburra’ Trailer & Clips: Corruption Is Everywhere In Netflix’s First Italian Original Series at The Playlist.

In today’s oversaturated TV landscape, there’s only so much time to catch up on everything, and it’s inevitable for some shows to be left behind. For some people, this could be the case with “BoJack Horseman,” the animated Netflix series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg about a beloved sitcom horse from the ’90s (the gravelly-voiced Will Arnett) looking to reclaim the fame of his glory days in Hollywood. Continue reading ‘BoJack Horseman’ Is Back In The Saddle In Season 4 Trailer at The Playlist.

When you weren’t looking, “Riverdale” became the pop culture obsession you didn’t know you needed. Based on the Archie comics, the CW series takes place in the present and offers a subversive look at Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their circle of friends, exploring the darkness that lurks beneath the small town’s wholesome image. A worthy successor to shows like “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl,” “Riverdale” swooped in and filled a void in the teen soap opera genre, quickly becoming a guilty pleasure you didn’t really have to feel bad about watching. Continue reading ‘Riverdale’ Season 2 Trailer: Archie & The Gang Face Desperate Times at The Playlist.

**Turn back now if your log is afraid of spoilers** To refer to an episode of “Twin Peaks” as surreal would be to say that water is wet, but last night’s part of the revival, a more-so-than-usual disparate collection of vignettes that found some of our most beloved characters each on the brink of death, new life, or…something else, was somewhere between a hallucinatory nightmare and a gentle kiss goodbye on the forehead. Continue reading ‘Twin Peaks’ Brings Hopeful Beginnings & Powerful Endings In Haunting Hour at The Playlist.

Fans were delighted when it was announced that after being off the air since 2011, Larry David (co-creator of “Seinfeld”) was bringing his hit series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” back to HBO for its ninth season. The improvised comedy, which follows a version of David as he navigates life’s constant barrage of annoyances with varying degrees of success, returns this fall with ten new episodes. Continue reading ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 9 Trailer: Larry David Is The Hero We Need at The Playlist.

Making the transition to an anthology series is risky for any show. Switching gears to a brand-new story could either help illuminate and expand the themes of a series or, if not done right, allow it to crumble under the weight of its ambition. But with the combination of great talent involved and intriguing storylines set in motion, the high-wire act is one that can certainly be pulled off. And it appears that could very well be the case for “The Girlfriend Experience,” Starz’s adaptation of Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 critically acclaimed film of the same name, which is hitting the reset button for season two. Continue reading ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2 Trailer Hits The Reset Button In at The Playlist.