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Toast of London: Season Four? Matt Berry Says Comedy Series Will Return

Will there be more Toast of London? Recently, co-creator and star Matt Berry told BBC Radio there will be a fourth season of the UK TV show, Deadline reports.The comedy, which airs on Netflix in the U.S., stars Berry as Steven Toast, an egocentric, middle-aged actor who thinks he's the talk of the town. The cast also includes Doon Mackichan, Roberth Bathurst, Harry Peacock, Tim Downie, and Shazad Latif. Jon Hamm, Jude Law, and Martin Freeman have guest starred.Read More…
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Matt Berry Reveals British Comedy ‘Toast Of London’ Is To Return

Critically acclaimed British comedy Toast Of London, which has featured guest appearances from A-listers including Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Jude Law, is returning for a new series, according to creator and star Matt Berry. It had been thought that series three, which airs on Channel 4 in the UK and Netflix in the U.S, was likely to be the last season of the esoteric comedy. However, Berry, speaking on BBC Radio 6 Music, confirmed that he was writing more episodes of the…
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Critics Pick the Best Modern Shows Set in the ’80s, From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘The Americans’

Critics Pick the Best Modern Shows Set in the ’80s, From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘The Americans’
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s the best modern show set in the ’80s? (To qualify, the show must have aired sometime 2000-present.)

Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall), Uproxx

Recency bias would suggest “Halt and Catch Fire,” even though its strongest season, this last one, took place in the 1990s, or “Stranger Things,” which is an extremely fun show but not an all-timer. That leaves two clear-cut favorites: “Freaks and Geeks,” Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s ode to high school outcasts; and FX’s Cold War spy thriller “The Americans.” The former is one of the great one-season wonders, one of the best shows ever made about teenagers, and — between Feig,
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Critics Pick the Best Modern Shows Set in the ’80s, From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘The Americans’

Critics Pick the Best Modern Shows Set in the ’80s, From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘The Americans’
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s the best modern show set in the ’80s? (To qualify, the show must have aired sometime 2000-present.)

Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall), Uproxx

Recency bias would suggest “Halt and Catch Fire,” even though its strongest season, this last one, took place in the 1990s, or “Stranger Things,” which is an extremely fun show but not an all-timer. That leaves two clear-cut favorites: “Freaks and Geeks,” Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s ode to high school outcasts; and FX’s Cold War spy thriller “The Americans.” The former is one of the great one-season wonders, one of the best shows ever made about teenagers, and — between Feig,
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Kate Winslet, Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton Sign Up for Moomins Animated Series

Kate Winslet, Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton Sign Up for Moomins Animated Series
A star cast is headed to Moominvalley, home of the Moomins and the setting for an animated series based on the classic Finnish stories.

Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) will voice Moomin family matriarch Moominmamma, opposite Matt Berry (“The It Crowd”) as Moominpappa in the series “Moominvalley.” Taron Egerton (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”) is Moomintroll and Kate Winslet (“Titanic”) gives voice to Mrs. Fillyjonk.

Warwick Davis (“Harry Potter”) will play Moomintroll’s brother Sniff, and Richard Ayoade (“The It Crowd”) the Ghost. Author Will Self will voice the Muskrat and Akiya Henry (“Bing”) will be Moomin’s girlfriend, Snorkmaiden.

Tove Jansson created the Moomins, which are one of Finland’s biggest cultural exports. Finnish production company Gutsy Animations is making and distributing the new animated series, which will have 3D animated characters on 2D backgrounds.

“Moominvalley” has been developed by the Moomin Characters business, set up by Jansson and his family, and
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Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Kate Winslet Join Moomins Animated TV Series

Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Kate Winslet Join Moomins Animated TV Series
An all-star cast has been assembled for the upcoming animated TV series centered on the Moomins, the central characters in a series of hugely popular Scandinavian children’s books,

Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Kate Winslet, Warwick Davis, Matt Berry, Richard Ayoade, Will Self and Akiya Henry will lend their voices to Moominvalley, which is being produced by Finnish studio Gutsy Animations. Steve Box, formerly of Aardman and an Oscar winner for co-directing Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit with Nick Park, will helm.

The Moomins, created by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson and first published in 1945 and now one...
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Berry

Matt Berry is a multi-talented British comedian, actor, writer and musician. The award winning actor has had roles in several major British comedy series where He often plays an eccentric, flamboyant womanizer. Best known for his role as Douglas Reynholm in “The It Crowd”, Matt Berry has performed in film, comedy and dramas many of which he has co-written. Berry is also a talented musician. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Matt Berry. Early Life The British performer was born in Bromham, Bedfordshire England on May 2, 1974. His mother is Pauline and hiss father is Charles. Matt

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Berry
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Espn Fantasy Football Auction Segment Compared to ‘Get Out’ White Supremacists

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People online are getting upset about a segment that aired on Espn as part of the network’s annual Fantasy Football Marathon ahead of this year’s NFL season. Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley pointed out on Tuesday a tweet with a clip from Espn’s segment featuring a Fantasy Football auction-style draft. The player being drafted in the segment is New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., an African American player. A white man ends up drafting him to his Fantasy team for $34. Also Read: Espn's Matthew Berry Takes Fantasy Football to Next Level With 28-Hour Marathon, Daily
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Espn’s Matthew Berry Takes Fantasy Football to Next Level With 28-Hour Marathon, Daily Show

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Espn’s Matthew Berry Takes Fantasy Football to Next Level With 28-Hour Marathon, Daily Show
Espn will kick off a 28-hour Fantasy Football marathon on Monday with senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry reporting the entire time despite his new program debuting on Wednesday. “Ultimately, Fantasy is fun… What I like to do is try to take statistics and analysis that can sometimes be fairly dry and present them in an entertaining, digestible way,” Berry told TheWrap. The Marathon will include Fantasy Football specials in primetime, segments on multiple editions of “SportsCenter” and Fantasy Football-themed editions of other programs including, “First Take,” “Jalen & Jacoby,” “Mike & Mike,” “NFL Live,” “Outside the Lines” and “SportsNation,” as well
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Netflix orders new adult animated comedy series Disenchantment from Matt Groening

Netflix has announced that it has placed a twenty-episode order for Disenchantment, a new adult animated comedy fantasy series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening.

In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

“Ultimately, Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you,” states Groening.

Matt Groening’s brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn’t be happier to work with him on Disenchantment,” adds Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix.
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Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’: Everything You Need to Know About the Netflix Animated Series

The internet is abuzz now that Matt Groening has confirmed he’s in production on “Disenchantment,” his third animated television series after such legendary shows as “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.” The former will be heading into its 29th season this fall, while the latter wrapped up its beloved seven-season run in 2013. But now we have a brand new Groening series to look forward to, one that will be highly bingeworthy given that Netflix is involved.

Read More: ‘The Simpsons’ Will Return to DVD After A Three-Year Hiatus, After Fans Demand It

Considering that both of Groening’s series had no problem exceeding the 100-episode mark (“The Simpsons” is currently sitting high with 618 episodes under its belt), it’s safe to assume he’ll be in business with Netflix for quite some time. While more details are bound to arrive between now and the series’ premiere date, here’s everything we
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Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’: Everything You Need to Know About the Netflix Animated Series

The internet is abuzz now that Matt Groening has confirmed he’s in production on “Disenchantment,” his third animated television series after such legendary shows as “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.” The former will be heading into its 29th season this fall, while the latter wrapped up its beloved seven-season run in 2013. But now we have a brand new Groening series to look forward to, one that will be highly bingeworthy given that Netflix is involved.

Read More: ‘The Simpsons’ Will Return to DVD After A Three-Year Hiatus, After Fans Demand It

Considering that both of Groening’s series had no problem exceeding the 100-episode mark (“The Simpsons” is currently sitting high with 618 episodes under its belt), it’s safe to assume he’ll be in business with Netflix for quite some time. While more details are bound to arrive between now and the series’ premiere date, here’s everything we
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Netflix Orders New Series From 'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening

Netflix Orders New Series From 'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening
Netflix has picked up a new animated comedy from Simpsons creator Matt Groening starring Broad City's Abbi Jacobson, Deadline reports. The series received a 20-episode order with the first 10 expected to premiere next year.

Disenchantment is an adult fantasy set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. The series centers around the hard-drinking princess Bean (Jacobson), her elf friend Elfo and "personal demon" Luci. Comedian Eric Andre is attached to voice Luci with actor Nat Faxon voicing Elfo.

"Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and
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Disenchantment: Matt Groening making animated Netflix show

Joseph Baxter Jul 26, 2017

Netflix nabs The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening to develop the fantasy animated series Disenchantment...

Netflix will soon be able to tout an animated comedy series developed by The Simpsons and Futurama visionary Matt Groening as part of its ever-growing list of original content accolades. The streaming giant has tapped Groening to develop Disenchantment, an adult-aimed, fantasy-themed animated comedy series.

Netflix has given Groening's Disenchantment a 20-episode order, to be released 10 episodes at a time. The series takes place in a medieval kingdom called Dreamland, inhabited by all your favorite Dungeons & Dragons and Warcraft-type concepts such as ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, and even walruses.

Of course, this locale will also have its share of human fools. The main story will center on the young, hard-drinking Princess Bean (Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson), who embarks on a series of (mis)adventures with her personal demon Luci
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Netflix order ‘Disenchantment’ – a new adult animation from Matt Groening

Netflix have announced they have ordered twenty episodes of Disenchantment, an adult animated comedy fantasy series from the mind of Matt Groening; which will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon and Eric Andre (pictured above), along with John Dimaggio, Billy West, Maurice Lamarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.

In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

Says Matt Groening:

Ultimately Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.
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Netflix orders Matt Groening's 'Disenchantment' to series

Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxonand, Eric Andre voice series set to premiere in 2018.

Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of Disenchantment, an adult animated comedy fantasy series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

Disenchantment will premiere on Netflix 10 episodes at a time starting in 2018, and is produced by The Ululu Company for Netflix, with Groening and Josh Weinstein serving as executive producers.

The series takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, and follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxonand, Eric Andre, along with John Dimaggio, Billy West, Maurice Lamarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.

Rough Draft Studios, the company behind Groening’s previous show Futurama, will
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Espn to Debut Fantasy Football Weekday Show With Matthew Berry (Exclusive)

Espn to Debut Fantasy Football Weekday Show With Matthew Berry (Exclusive)
Espn is upping the ante on fantasy sports — which has been a massive traffic driver online — with a new half-hour fantasy football show hosted by Matthew Berry, set to launch on TV and online ahead of the next NFL season.

“The Fantasy Show,” to run Monday through Friday, will feature Berry, a noted fantasy-sports expert who’s worked at Espn for more than 10 years, analyzing the day’s news and developments. That will launch Aug. 1 initially on the Espn App and WatchESPN digital video platforms, leading up to a reprise of the 28-hour “Espn Fantasy Football Marathon” Aug. 14-15 across multiple programs on Espn networks. Following the marathon programming block, “The Fantasy Show” will make its TV premiere on ESPN2 and will run through the rest of the NFL’s 2017-18 season.

That’s in addition to the flood of fantasy football content that Berry and the rest of Espn’s crew will continue to pump out
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Newswire: Aubrey Plaza to star in new film from director of The Greasy Strangler

Aubrey Plaza (alongside Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson, Jemaine Clement, and Snuff Box’s Matt Berry) has signed on for a new film from Jim Hosking, the director whose gross-out debut The Greasy Strangler provoked a mixture of laughs and gags from critics last year. Hosking’s new feature, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, sounds just as strange, if slightly less obsessed with shoving disgusting sausages down audiences’ throats.

Plaza stars as Lulu Danger—no relation, presumably, to the illusive Janet Snakehole—whose boring marriage takes a “fortunate turn for the worse” when she’s invited to the titular show. Frankly, we have no idea what happens after that, but Hosking was apparently able to sell people on the film’s promise, given the number of big name comedy stars he’s drawn in for his second film.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]
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Mia Wasikowska, Léa Seydoux, Aubrey Plaza, Eva Green & More Get New Roles

Following up his harrowing debut Eyes of My Mother, according to Variety, director Nicolas Pesce has just finished wrapping his new film Piercing with stars Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott (James White). An adaptation of Ryu Mirakami’s novel, the film follows Abbott’s crazed protagonist who plans on murdering an unsuspecting call girl at a hotel. Unfortunately for him, he becomes allured by the mysterious woman who shows up (Wasikowska), which starts a dangerous game of chance and chase. Mirakami’s works are often dense and psychological, and it will be interesting to see how Pesce handles the material.

In more adaptation news, Léa Seydoux has joined Colin Firth and Matthias Schoenaerts in a film based on the book Kursk, which tells of the gripping real-life events of a Russian submarine disaster, according to Screen Daily. Helmed by director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt), Kursk is penned by Robert Rodal
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Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch to Star in Indie Comedy ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’

Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch to Star in Indie Comedy ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’
Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement, Craig Robinson and Matt Berry are starring in the independent comedy “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn,” which has launched production in Eureka, Calif.

The Greasy Strangler” director Jim Hosking is helming from a script he co-wrote with David Wike. Park Pictures, Wigwam Films and Rook Films are the production companies.

UTA Independent Group is representing the North America sale. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales at the Berlin Film Festival.

The story follows Lulu Danger’s unsatisfying marriage taking a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.”

The film is being funded by the BFI with National Lottery funding, Film4 and Gps Partners. Producers are Sam Bisbee and Theodora Dunlap of Park Pictures; Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh, Emily Leo of
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