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Details on ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ upcoming ‘darker’ season revealed

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Offred’s future is more uncertain than ever

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The Handmaid’s Tale feels unstoppable at every award show, and Season 2 appears to have no intention of slowing down — or letting us off the hook.

Over the weekend at the TV Critics Association press tour, Elisabeth Moss warned reporters: “It’s a dark season. I would say arguably it’s darker than Season 1 — if that’s possible.”

At the forefront of that darkness is the conflicting, traumatizing experience of being an expecting mother in Gilead. “[Show creator Bruce Miller] and I always talked about this impending birth of this child growing inside her like a ticking time bomb.”

This season’s telling tagline of “Gilead is within you” takes on endless layers of dark implications for June, who the show’s finale left in the most dire and uncertain of situations.

Another added layer of the season’s darkness comes from the expansion of the world created by Margaret Atwood, author of the book on which the series is based. In the trailer, for example, we see June in the desolate colonies that the book only hinted at. 

According to executive producer Warren Littlefield, we’ll be able to see: “How did Gilead come about? How did this happen?… We get to follow the historical creation of this world.” 

Maybe — just maybe — we’ll take that history to heart and avoid those mistakes in our current dystopia.

Moss said that it’s not all hopelessness. Part of what makes The Handmaid’s Tale so compelling is the ways in which it finds humanity within the strictest confines of Gilead’s dehumanizing regime.

According to Moss, one of her character’s biggest arcs is realizing that “there’s more than one way to resist,” because while “there’s the resistance in the outside world in May Day, there’s also resistance within her.”

Aside from announcing that actress Marisa Tomei (who won an Oscar for her role in My Cousin Vinny) will guest star in Episode 2, Miller also revealed that he had plotted out a 10-season arc while first conceiving the show. 

Of course, a lot can happen between now and the seasons to come — both in our world, and Atwood’s dystopia.

Miller assured the crowd that, while “there’s a lot of dread, there’s also a lot of absurdity… I always feel like June is always about to turn to the camera and say “Really? What the fuck?” 

You can say that again.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/14/handmaids-tale-season-2-tca/

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Kit Harington was ‘shocked’ by ‘Game of Thrones’ ending

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“HBO has confirmed Game of Thrones‘ final supersized episodes, including three that hit the 80-minute mark. While the first two episodes will be around the average Game of Thrones hour, the series’ final four episodes will be – as promised – roughly the same runtime as a short feature film.

The first two episode run times were already confirmed, but HBO released all six on Friday.

Episode 1: 54 minutes
Episode 2: 58 minutes
Episode 3: 1 hours, 22 minutes
Episode 4: 1 hour, 18 minutes
Episode 5: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Episode 6: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Resourceful fans have been sussing out the official episode lengths for months now. Winter is Coming approximated all of them as early as January, thanks to some French press for the show.

On Monday, an online commenter figured out that tinkering with some HBO URLs revealed the exact run times of all six episodes, which are almost exactly as HBO went on to confirm.

Game of Thrones returns April 14.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/game-of-thrones-s8-episode-run-time/

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Late Night – Official Trailer Amazon Studios

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Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time. LATE NIGHT is in theaters June 7th.

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5 Amazon Prime Original series you need to binge in March

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“Amazon Prime Video is making great strides to increase its library of original programming, with roughly half-a-dozen original series hitting the platform every month. March brings a wide variety of new Amazon Prime TV shows, from debuting survival thrillersThe WidowandHannato the final season of dysfunctional British sitcomCatastrophe. With new series rolling out nearly every Friday in March, you’ll never be at a loss for new Amazon Prime TV shows to start binging. If that’s not enough, you can check out our comprehensive guide to in March.

For now, though, here are five Amazon Prime TV shows you need to watch in March 2019.

Amazon Prime TV shows: 5 new series to watch in March 2019

1) The Widow season 1 (March 1)

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Georgia Wells cant get over the plane crash that killed her husband, Will. Maybe thats because nobody ever found his body. Now, large cash withdrawals are being made in Georgias name, and strange footage leads her to believe her intuition was rightmaybe Wills not dead. Armed with this new information, Georgia embarks on a mission across the Congo, dodging corrupt government and deadly mercenaries to find the truth about her long-lost husband.

2)Tin Starseason 2(March 8)

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Season 2 of thisBritish-Canadian drama with Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)picks up right where season 1 left off: with Sheriff Jim Worth (Tim Roth) bleeding out in the snowy mountainside, having just been shot by his own daughter. Will there be a reckoning or a reconciliation? Both? This underrated series is worth catching up with……………………………………………………”

See the rest of the list by clicking here: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/new-amazon-prime-tv-shows-march-2019/

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