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‘Black-ish’ showrunner Kenya Barris signs on at Netflix

blackish-e.jpgKenya Barris, writer and director of the Emmy-nominated ABC show Black-ish and its Freeform spinoff Grown-ish, has signed a multi-year deal at Netflix. It’s the latest coup for the streaming giant, which lured away blockbuster show creator Shonda Rhi…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/black-ish-showrunner-kenya-barris-signs-on-at-netflix/

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Why ‘The Simpsons’ creator refused to watch ‘Game of Thrones’ while making his new show

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Making a new fantasy TV show in the Game of Thrones era is a dragon-sized task. There’s no escaping comparison to the pop culture behemoth, no matter how different your show may be. 

But legendary creator Matt Groening — who successfully parodied the family sitcom at its height with The Simpsons, only to later satirize the oversaturation of sci-fi in Futurama — is seemingly the perfect man for the job.

And it might explain why, in the very first episode of his new Netflix series Disenchantment, he literally impales a prince’s head on a throne of swords. For now, it’s the only direct reference he wants to make to the HBO phenomenon in a show that’s all about twisting fantasy tropes. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/08/09/matt-groening-disenchantment-game-of-thrones-reference-easter-egg/

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Maisie Williams is getting the perfect ‘Game of Thrones’ tattoo

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The final season of Game of Thrones may still be a long way off for us mere mortals, but the show’s actors are already saying goodbye to it.

As well as some emotional farewell posts on Instagram, some of the cast have decided to commemorate their time on Thrones with a bit of ink.

A month ago, for instance, Sophie Turner got the House Stark sigil tattooed on her arm.

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/07/23/maisie-williams-new-game-of-thrones-tattoo/

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Matt Groening’s Disenchantment Netflix original gets its first trailer

Netflix is about to debut a new major animated original series, one coming from the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama. Called Disenchantment, the show brings the same animation style seen in both shows above, introducing an entirely new world and set of characters. The series won’t be launching for a couple more months, but Netflix has finally given us … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/matt-groenings-disenchantment-netflix-original-gets-its-first-trailer-28536132/