Hey, hey! It’s Friday – are you ready for it? We’re here and ready to chat some cultural or pop culture news-y stories as we do on every final week day. Let’s hop on in. pop culture news edition thirty-nine
Stories are pretty much the same as last week in terms of types of things I ran across. However we still love finding a story that makes us smile because it’s a little bit silly, right? Even a couple of these are sad stories too because sometimes those make it into the culture news cycle too. Let’s dive in and see what we find, shall we?
POP CULTURE NEWS EDITION THIRTY-NINE
NEW PERIOD DRAMA (LIKELY WITH TOO MODERN AN EDGE)
Remember than 1990s period drama with Carla Gugino playing a young and impressionable American girl?
Apple TV+ is reportedly working on an eight-part one-hour series “inspired by” Edith Warton’s unfinished The Buccaneers. You may remember in the 90s, BBC adapted this featuring Carla Gugino among other recognizable stars. If I had to guess, given that this is Apple, this series will be nothing like BBC’s version and in fact, will lean heavily into the modern culture rather than preserve why so many love period drama. So far, some of the cast includes Kristine Froseth (Nan St. George), Alisha Boe (Conchita Closson), Josie Totah (Mabel Elmsworth), Aubri Ibrag (Lizzy Elmsworth), Imogen Waterhouse (Jinny St. George) and Mia Threapleton (Honora Marable).
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A NEW SPY FAMILY HAS FACES!
Netflix’s upcoming re-make of the Spy Kids story will feature Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi and Everly Carganilla, Connor Esterson. The film will reportedly introduce the world to a new family of spies, which means, this isn’t a re-boot in the sense of re-making the films stars like Alexa Vega made famous in the box office films called Spy Kids and its subsequent sequels.
Netflix axed another 300, reportedly, employees recently. This coming after their subscribers are also taking a dive. Sad as it is for these people to lose jobs, I really cannot say I’m surprised Netflix is losing some momentum. If the people in charge are smart, they should have known this was coming too.
Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Carolina’ from the upcoming adaptation Where the Crawdads Sing released at midnight.
The cast of My Big Fat Greek Wedding is currently in Greece, and filming a third installment in the series. This go-round Nia Valdes will play the lead and its director in a film that follows the wedding adventures of Toula and Ian’s daughter, Paris, whom viewers met in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
As part of her multi-picture deal with Hallmark, Lacey Chabert will be back on the network (specifically their ‘Movies & Mysteries’ channel) in Groundswell. Set in Hawaii, the film will feature a story about a woman who is dealing with some professional setbacks. It’s set to make its debut August 21.
Speaking of Hallmark, they also renewed When Calls the Heart for a tenth year.
After working on their live-action adaptation of Aladdin, Guy Ritchie will “oversee” the eventual adaptation of Disney’s live action remake of Hercules. What do we think?
Masterpiece will adapt Miss Austen, a film based on the novel by Gill Hornby, and a story that primarily follows the life of Cassandra Austen and how her relationship has an effect on Jane Austen.
Just also have to say, the major (and minor) celebs have been BUSY putting out those soap box tweets all of this past week. I just have to say, the amount they misunderstand (or purposefully mislead?) is… staggering.
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