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Amazon Axes Zelda Fitzgerald Series Months After Surprise Renewal (Exclusive)

The Christina Ricci period drama 'Z: The Beginning of Everything' had opened a writers room for season two.  ...Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/WLzP_wUwPoE/amazon-axes-zelda-fitzgerald-series-months-surprise-renewal-1035838

Z: The Beginning of Everything Star Christina Ricci On Presenting Zelda Fitzgeralds Full Humanity

Last night at the Hollywood Athletic Club, Amazon Studios pulled out all the stops in a presentation for their original series Z: The Beginning of Everything , screening two episodes of the series, followed by a panel discussion with the series stars, Christina Ricci and David Hoflin , and costume designer Tom Broecker moderated by Deadlines Joe Utichi. A thirty-minute period drama series created by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin ( The Killing )based on the novel Z: A Nov ...Read More... //deadline.com/2017/04/z-the-beginning-of-everything-christina-ricci-david-hoflin-renewal-interview-news-1202079172/

Z: The Beginning Of Everything Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon

Amazon has renewed Z: The Beginning of Everything for a second season, Deadline has confirmed. Created by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, the bio-series is based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Starring Christina Ricci as Zelda, Z: The Beginning of Everything starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald ...Read More... //deadline.com/2017/04/z-the-beginning-of-everything-renewed-season-2-amazon-1202078866/

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of January 23, 2017

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Riverdale (Series Premiere) Thursday at 9 p.m. on The CW Why: This is the network that airs critically beloved shows about a virgin who was accidentally artificially inseminated and a lawyer whose cross-country move to be near her summer camp boyfriend is accompanied by imagined musical numbers. So if anyone can pull off a dark take on the traditionally wholesome premise of Archie Andrews and friends, it's The CW. A sort of Twin Peaks / Dawson's Creek / Veronica Mars hybrid, this buzzed-about comic book adaptation is not your parents' Archie. Yes, Betty and Veronica both have the hots for the all-American boy, but they also have their own interesting, complicated friendship that is really the heart of the show. Miss Geraldine Grundy is around, but she's 30 years younger and very into her students in a not-so-great way. Oh, and Archie’s dad is Luke Perry. With a student's suspicious death kicking things off, the show's first season will balance typical teen drama and potential murder mystery. Prepare to talk about: Who will become the show's breakout star (my money's on Camila Mendes); how meh the guys are compared to the shows' outstanding female characters.   Scandal (Season Premiere) Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC Why: ABC pushed back Season 6 to midseason to accommodate Kerry Washington’s pregnancy, so it's been about eight months since Shondaland's version of Election Day. It only takes about 10 minutes to find out who wins. Mercifully. Because while the details aren't the same, watching another close election may be a bit too much for some to bear. After determining whether Mellie Grant or Francisco Vargas will become the next U.S. president, the show jumps around in time with different characters to fill in some blanks. There's plenty of Olivia Pope realness, some classic Huckelberry Quinn banter, a more comfortable and more power-hungry Abby, and an explosion, natch. Prepare to talk about: How Scandal will now be an escape from the increasingly shocking reality of Trump's D.C.; Cyrus' claim to the title of TV's most infuriating character; all the little ways Kerry Washington's pregnancy is hidden.   Z: The Beginning of Everything Friday at 3 a.m. on Amazon Why: Like her onscreen sister (in Mermaids ) Winona Ryder (stick with me here), the past decade hasn't been particularly fruitful for Christina Ricci. There have been plenty of projects, but nothing truly outstanding or long-lasting. But just as Netflix's Stranger Things resurrected Ryder's career, this Amazon production could kick-start things for Ricci. The pilot for Z: The Beginning of Everything actually debuted in November 2015 (along with Good Girls Revolt and One Mississippi ) to mixed reviews, but most critics praised Ricci, who may not initially seem like the perfect Zelda Fitzgerald, but who does, in fact, nail the role of the emotional, explosive, stylish, complicated socialite and artist. The season follows the Fitzgeralds from their first meeting in Alabama through their climb to the top of New York City's literary world, showing the beginning of their many marital woes. Prepare to talk about: How underrated Christina Ricci is; whether Amazon will give this show more time than Good Girls Revolt to build an audience.   T.J. DeGroat is the editor of SideReel. He's a total Veronica. Follow him on Twitter . div.post p { text-align: justify; }

Z: The Beginning Of Everything: Amazon Drama Gets Debut Date & Jazz Age Trailer

EXCLUSIVE: No couple epitomized the rebellion and the glamour of the Jazz Age like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, and now the Amazon series about their tumultuous romance and life has a launch date and a new trailer. A peek at the Christina Ricci -starring Z: The Beginning of Everything can be seen above, and the 10-episode first season can all be seen in its entirety startingJanuary 27. With American Crime alum David Hoflin as The Great Gatsby author, Z //deadline.com/2016/12/christina-ricci-amazon-z-the-beginning-of-everything-debut-date-trailer-video-1201865732/

Shaquille O'Neal, Tig Notaro Comedies Among 5 New Shows Ordered by Amazon

Amazon has ordered a new crop of original series. The streaming service has given series orders to half-hour shows Highston, One Mississippi and Z: The Beginning of Everything, as well as hour-long shows Good Girls Revolt and Patriot. Highston stars Shaquille O'Neal and Flea as members of a 19-year-olds celebrity circle of friends. One Mississippi is a dark comedy inspired by the upbringing of comic Tig Notaro . Z: The Beginning of Everything stars Christina Ricci as young Zelda Fitzgerald. Good Girls Revolt takes place at a weekly news magazine in the late 1960s. Patriot is a thriller about an American operative undercover in Iran. Read More...

Amazon orders 8 new shows to series (including 'Good Girls Revolt')

In addition to renewing three shows, Amazon Studios announced the pickup of eight more original shows to its lineup on Friday. Seven of the new shows were from November's pilot season, while one ( Niko and the Sword of Light ) was from last January's. Of the five primetime programs, two... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/kUPg5bhCXrg/good-girls-revolt-amazon-studios-orders-8-shows