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House of the Dragon Season 2 Begins Production

Warner Bros Discovery has announced that production on the second season of House of the Dragon is underway at Leavesden Studios in Watford, Hertfordshire. The show is based on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, which is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. On Tuesday, the official Twitter account for the series posted an image of the iron throne with the statement: “It’s time to return to King’s Landing.” Ryan Condal, co-creator, showrunner and executive producer, confirmed in a statement, “House of the Dragon has returned. We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favourite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle.”

HBO’s The Sympathizer Series Releases First Trailer

HBO has released its first trailer for The Sympathizer, a limited series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen. The series stars Hoa Xuande, Robert Downey Jr., Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Vy Le, Alan Trong, Ky Duyen, and Sandra Oh. Downey is also an executive producer and will play multiple roles. The Sympathizer will debut in 2024.

Billy Porter to Play Novelist, Essayist, and Activist James Baldwin in New Biopic

Allen Media Group Motion Picture has announced that Billy Porter will star as novelist, essayist, and civil rights activist James Baldwin in a new biopic. Porter will also co-write the script with screenwriter Dan McCabe. The film will be based on the biography James Baldwin: A Biography by David Leeming. “As a Black queer man on this planet with relative consciousness, I find myself, like James Baldwin said, ‘in a rage all the time,'” Porter said in a statement. “I am because James was. I stand on James Baldwin’s shoulders, and I intend to expand his legacy for generations to come.”

10 New Manga Adaptations to Look Forward to in 2023

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