Is ‘The Mandalorian’ Boba Fett? Creator Jon Favreau Knows You Think So

We’re only two weeks away from the launch of Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ and the debut of its flagship original series, The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian is the first ever live-action Star Wars series. Pedro Pascal plays The Mandalorian, an anonymous bounty hunter in the vein of Jango and Boba Fett. In fact, many fans suspect he may turn out to be Boba Fett, resurrected from the Sarlacc Pit. Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian on Disney+ | Lucasfilm Jon Favreau created ...

Doctor Sleep producer on making a sequel to The Shining 40 years on

We chat to Trevor Macy about the challenge of making a movie that’s part King adaptation, part Kubrick sequel and partly its own thing How do you make a sequel to the ‘scariest movie of all time’? And how do you make it work almost 40 years after the film came out, based on a novel written by an author who notoriously hates the original film? These were the unenviable challenges faced by director Mike Flanagan and his long-time producer ...

‘No one will ever try this again’: the most daring hours of TV ever

‘It’s OK, we don’t have to talk”. So began the most recent episode of Sam Esmail’s Mr Robot. And it was followed by – well – nobody talking. 405 Method Not Found contains just two lines of dialogue, bookended by one of the most spectacular – and least chatty – episodes of the series yet. Ridding an episode of dialogue is a neat trick – BoJack Horseman did something similar with Fish out of Water in 2016 – but it’s ...

How Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State And ESPN Made The Champions Classic A Must-See College Basketball Event

Before the 2011 college basketball season began, ESPN’s executives met to discuss ideas. They knew it was always a challenge to draw attention to a sport that started during the NFL and college football seasons, so they wanted to do something different. They thought it would be ideal if the network could televise a doubleheader in the same neutral-court venue featuring Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State. Getting those four marquee programs together would serve as the showcase of its ...