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A little over a week after the second season premiere, HBO has renewed its acclaimed comedy series “Barry” for a third season. The eight-episode second season sees Barry attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But while Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren’t the only forces at play. [Source: HBO]

On The Come Up
“The Hate U Give” author Angie Thomas is moving the film adaptation of her newest bestselling novel “On the Come Up” from Fox 2000 over to Paramount Players. That marks the second project to make a move from the recently dismantled Fox 2000 division following Paul Greengrass’ “News of the World” jumping to Universal earlier this week. [Source: Deadline]

Child’s Play
Orion Pictures and MGM have confirmed that Emmy Award-winning composer Bear McCreary (“Outlander,” “The Walking Dead”) has been set to compose the score for the upcoming “Child’s Play” remake opening in June. A snippet of the score, made in part using children’s toys, can be heard below. McCreary’s work will also be heard in the upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”. [Source: MGM]

The Prom
Ryan Murphy has confirmed plans for a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical “The Prom” which will be a part of his development deal at Netflix. The musical follows a troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars of a certain age who swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. [Source: Deadline]

YouTube continues to cancel its various efforts of original programming so far with four more series – “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television,” “Champaign ILL,” “Sideswiped,” and “Do You Want to See a Dead Body” all suffering the axe. For now “Cobra Kai” and “Step Up: High Water” are safe, as are “Impulse” and “Liza on Demand” while the fate of “Wayne” and “Weird City” have yet to be determined. [Source: Variety]