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‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Adds ‘True Detective’ Villain

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During its two-season (and counting) run on NBC, Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal has enjoyed a level of critical acclaim and fan devotion rarely seen among TV dramas. However, if there was one new series that managed to rival those attributes in 2014, it had to be HBO’s Emmy-winning crime thriller True Detective.

While stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey (deservedly) received most of the attention, actor Glenn Fleshler did more than his share to contribute to the dark, disturbing tone of the series as psychopathic murderer Errol Childress.

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With that entry on his recent resume, it’s no wonder that TVLine is reporting that Hannibal season three has cast Fleshler in the equally creepy role of Cordell, personal doctor to the now horrifically disfigured Mason Verger (Joe Anderson).

Fans of the theatrical adaptations of Thomas Harris’ novels will likely remember the Cordell/Mason relationship being featured in Ridley Scott’s 2001 film Hannibal, with the former character then being played by journeyman actor Zeljko Ivanek.

Like so many cast changes in the Hannibal TV series, Fleshler bears zero resemblance to his predecessor, and will likely lend a completely different dynamic to the character. Cordell is described as being a very dedicated physician, but also possesses a dark and sadistic side that makes him a perfect compliment to Mason’s despicable tendencies.

Hannibal season three premieres this summer on NBC. An exact debut date has yet to be announced.

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‘Final Destination 6’ Coming to HBO Max From ‘Freaks’ Filmmakers

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Freaks filmmakers, Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein have been brought on board to direct an upcoming Final Destination 6 for HBO Max. Jon Watts is on as producer with Lori Evans and Guy Buswick as writers.

“I will say that it’s not just going to be another kind of ‘we set up a group of people, they cheat death, and then just death gets them.’ And there’s one wrinkle that we kind of added to every movie to kind of like change it up a little bit: this one is… a true Final Destination movie, but it doesn’t follow that kind of formula that we’ve kind of established.” Jeffrey Reddick told Dread Central.

The synopsis for the first Final Destination went like this:

Alex Browning (Devon Sawa), is embarking on a trip to Paris. Alex experiences a premonition — he sees the plane explode moments after leaving the ground. Alex insists that everyone get off the plane and 7 people including Alex, are forced to disembark. All watch as the plane actually explodes in a fireball. He and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. One by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.

We will keep you updated on all things Final Destination.

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Stranger Things Season 4 Blooper Reel

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As part of the TUDUM: A Global Fan Event releases, Netflix has given Stranger Things fans a nice little treat. I’m a huge fan of behind-the-scenes and blooper reels! I loved seeing the characters we know so well break the 4th wall when overwhelmed with a case of the giggles. Even the powerful Vecna couldn’t escape landing on the Stranger Things season 4 blooper reel!

Watch our favorite actors break character in this brand new blooper reel below. 🤣

We also found some other behind-the-scenes videos from Stranger Things Season 4 that we thought you would like. With the news of Stranger Things Season 5 being the end of the series, we’re watching all these videos before we have to say our final goodbye. I don’t think we’re ready for this story to end. 😭 Until then, have a laugh with our friends from Hawkins, Indiana!

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‘Cloverfield’ Film Finds a Director To Helm Next Entry

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We have seen an incredible three Cloverfield-based films so far. The latest being Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix. The latest in the series also managed to lose steam for the secretive franchise. It went too far into the explanation of secrets that we had seen in the first two films. Once the wizard is discovered behind the curtain the game loses its momentum and fun. The upcoming Cloverfield film has found its director from Under the Shadow’s Babak Anvari.

The director’s Under the Shadow was a great piece of horror. It was entirely effective in its scares and story.

There is no word on where the fourth Cloverfield film will take audiences. But, that is for the best. These films have always been shrouded in secrecy and that is what has made them fun. Well… the first two films anyway.

The synopsis for Cloverfield went like this:

As a group of New Yorkers (Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman) enjoy a going-away party, little do they know that they will soon face the most terrifying night of their lives. A creature the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Using a handheld video camera, the friends record their struggle to survive as New York crumbles around them.

We are happy to see that Anvari is going to helm this entry. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the franchise and to see what direction this entry takes.

What has been your favorite Cloverfield chapter?

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