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Shelley Parker-Chan Reveals Cover of He Who Drowned the World

Shelley Parker-Chan has revealed the U.S. cover of their upcoming fantasy novel He Who Drowned the World. Chan tweeted of the cover art, “The cover of She Who Became the Sun was masculine — sun, fire, gold, yang — so He Who Drowned the World is feminine: moon, water, darkness, yin. We all know the special contempt the world has for effeminate men, so this is the story of someone who, after a lifetime of being spat upon, is here to slay.” The cover art comes from illustrator Jung Shan. He Who Drowned the World is coming out from Tor Books on August 22.

Penn Badgley Says This Taylor Swift Single is Perfect for His Character Joe in You

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, actor Penn Badgley said that Taylor Swift’s new single “Anti-Hero” is the song that inspired him to start a TikTok account. Badgley, who plays Joe on the Netflix series You, told the magazine, “I thought for years, ‘I’ll get a TikTok when the time is right… And then when Taylor’s record came out, it just seemed the song wouldn’t have worked with anybody else. Me. Joe. Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift? It just was the perfect moment.” Last year, Badgley shared a TikTok of himself lip-synching the song as the character Joe, who is inspired by the character from Caroline Kepnes’ You novels.

Talented Mr. Ripley Series Moving to Netflix from Showtime

A new series based on Patricia Highsmith’s Talented Mr. Ripley novels will no longer air on Showtime. The show, titled Ripley and starring Andrew Scott as the title character, will instead stream on Netflix. Details of the deal are still being finalized, but the show has finished filming and is currently in postproduction.

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