Fir the first time in its history, the “Transformers” franchise will score a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con this year in order to promote the upcoming spin-off film “Bumblebee”. The panel will be held in Hall H on Friday, July 20th at 5pm with cast mates Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and director Travis Knight all on hand. The film is expected to be the only Paramount title screening at the convention. [Source: Deadline]
Focus Features is changing up its release date schedule. Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased,” about a young man’s experience with gay conversion therapy, will debut in limited release on November 2nd – now going up against “Suspiria,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Private War”.
Additionally the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic drama “On the Basis of Sex” starring Armie Hammer and Felicity Jones, has been pushed back from November 9th to a Christmas Day release. Both are expected to have potential Oscar chances. [Source: Box-Office Mojo]
TNT has renewed both “Claws” and “Animal Kingdom” for a third and fourth season respectively. Both shows are among the top ten highest-rated cable dramas of 2018 with “Claws” doing 1.3m per episode in Live+7, while “Animal Kingdom” had a combined 4.3 million viewers for airings of the season 3 premiere. [Source: Variety]
Elliot from Earth
Cartoon Network has given the green light for new twenty-part animated sci-fi comedy series “Elliott from Earth” from the team behind breakout hit “The Amazing World of Gumball”. The story follows a human boy who finds himself living on a spaceship with a dinosaur and aliens from all over the universe. Guillaume Cassuto created the series which begins production in September. [Source: Variety]
A couple of TV series promos are out today including the trailers for the second season of brothel drama “Harlots,” the fourth season of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” spin-off drama “Better Call Saul,” and the six-part Paramount Network docuseries “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” which premieres July 30th.