written by Jasper on August 07, 2021

‘The Great’ Season 2 Premiere Date

During this year’s TCA presentation, Hulu has announced that the new season of The Great will premiere on November 19th! They also released a short teaser and the official synopsis for the second season. Huzzah!

“Catherine finally takes the Russian throne for her own — but if she thought coup-ing her husband was difficult, it’s nothing compared to the realities of liberating a country that doesn’t want to be. She’ll battle her court, her team, even her own mother (played by guest star Gillian Anderson) in a bid to bring the Enlightenment to Russia. Meanwhile, she’ll also battle her heart as Peter slowly transitions from a much-hated husband to a prisoner? Ally? Lover? Ultimately, Catherine will learn that to change a country, you must let it change you, that there is a fine line between idealism and delusion, and that becoming ‘Great’ will ask more of her than she could have imagined.”

written by Jasper on August 04, 2021

Nicholas Hoult to Star in Universal’s ‘Renfield’

New projects keep on coming! Nicholas is set to star in Universal Pictures’ latest monster movie, Renfield, which will center on Dracula’s familiar henchman. No further plot details have been revealed, but we’re excited and certain that Nick will kill it!

Less then a week after landing a starring role in Searchlight’s The Menu, Nicholas Hoult looks to have found another project to add to his dance card. Sources tell Deadline that Hoult is on board to star in Universal Pictures’ Renfield, a monster movie centered on Dracula’s familiar henchman. The Tomorrow War director Chris McKay is on board to helm the pic, which is based on an original story outline from Robert Kirkman. Ryan Ridley wrote the script.

McKay’s producing partner Samantha Nisenboim will be joining the project as executive producer. The film will be produced by Skybound Entertainment’s film team including Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst.

In the original Dracula novel, R.M. Renfield was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought to be suffering from delusions but actually is a servant of Dracula. Plot details of the movie weren’t announced, but it’s believed to take place during the present day and is not a period piece.

While Universal is developing a handful of high-profile monster pics including Wolfman starring Ryan Gosling and a Van Helsing pic with James Wan producing, the studio has been high on this project since getting the first draft. While the character isn’t the flashiest among its monster IPs, insiders say the story’s mix of humor and action was something the studio was looking for because so many of the other properties have more of a horror element to them, like Universal’s box office hit The Invisible Man.

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written by Jasper on July 30, 2021

Nicholas Hoult to Star in ‘The Menu’

Exciting new project! Nicholas is set to star in the dark comedy, The Menu, alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes.

Nicholas Hoult is set to join Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes in Searchlight’s dark comedy The Menu. Hong Chau is also on board. Mark Mylod, who has played a major part in the success of HBO’s Succession, will direct. Adam McKay will produce through his Hyperobject Industries banner along with Betsy Koch.

The film is a darkly comedic psychological thriller set in the world of eccentric culinary culture, centering on a young couple who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu. Will Tracy and Seth Reiss penned the script. Searchlight’s SVP Production DanTram Nguyen and director of production Zahra Phillips will oversee for the studio.

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written by Jasper on February 03, 2021

Golden Globe Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards have just been announced, and Nicholas has been nominated in the Best Television Actor (Musical / Comedy Series) for his amazing performance as Emperor Peter in The Great! Elle Fanning and the show itself have gotten nominations as well. Congratulations for the well-deserved recognition!

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Ted Lasso

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Lily Collins, Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great
Jane Levy, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Best Television Actor, Musical / Comedy Series
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

written by Jasper on January 19, 2021

Critics Choice Awards Nomination

The series nominees for the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards have been announced, and Nicholas is nominated as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Peter in The Great. Huzzah!

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Hank Azaria – Brockmire (IFC)
Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Nicholas Hoult – The Great (Hulu)
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Hulu)

The winners will be revealed live on The CW on March 7th, 2021, 7-10 PM ET/PT, hosted by Taye Diggs. Congratulations and good luck to Nicholas!

written by Jasper on July 03, 2020

Hulu Renews ‘The Great’ for Season 2

The Great has officially been renewed for a second season, which will consist of ten episodes. Huzzah! Here’s the official press release:

Hulu has renewed The Great, from Tony McNamara (THE FAVOURITE), for a 10-episode, second season. The first season debuted on Hulu on Friday, May 15.

The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. With only occasional historical facts, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.

The Great is created, written and executive-produced by Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara and executive-produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Mark Winemaker and Matt Shakman.

The series is from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.

The first season of The Great was one of the top performing original comedies on Hulu in 2020 and continues to grow Hulu’s highly successful slate of female-driven comedies, including Dollface, Shrill and the upcoming Love, Beth (working title) starring Amy Schumer.

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