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BGN News Beat: The Week’s Biggest Headlines

BGN News Beat: The Week’s Biggest Headlines

BGN News Beat

This has been a slow week for entertainment news. The internet has mostly been abuzz with Game of Thrones fan theories, hot takes and general glee. If you haven’t already, I suggest checking out our Game of Thrones finale review podcast.

What’s going on in the TV world?

Credit: Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly blessed us with this gorgeous picture from Luke Cage season 2. In it we get the first peak at Misty’s bionic arm.

In sad news, Syfy has announced it’s cancelling Dark Matter. The show was based on a graphic novel by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. It followed a group of people who awakened on an abandoned spaceship with no memories of how they arrived on the ship or even who they were. The third season finale will serve as the series finale.

Photo credit: Freeform/Elle

The cast of Grown-ish, the spin-off of ABC’s Black-ish, continues to add new members. Last week it was announced that Francia Raisa from The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Jordan Buhat from Summer of ’84 would be joining the cast as series regulars. Beyonce proteges Chloe X Halle will be recurring characters. The rest of the cast surrounding Yara Shadi includes Deon Cole, Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook and Trevor Jackson.

Finally, NBC has acquired Closure, a pilot from Josh Berman, creator of Drop Dead Diva and John Legend, musician and executive producer of Underground. Closure is based on the real life story of Serena Nunn. A victim of mandatory-minimum sentencing guidelines, Nunn was sentenced to 15 years in prison. She was finally released after 11 years and went on to earn multiple degrees. For more information on her case, check out the Deadline article.

In Movie News…

There wasn’t a lot of movie news this week. The biggest thing has been the Hellboy reboot controversy. Ed Skrein was cast to Major Ben Daimio, a character who is Japanese in the comic books. This continues the glaring trend of Hollywood whitewashing Asian roles. This year alone, we’ve seen Asian character cast with white actors in Ghost in the Shell and the Netflix’s Death Note movie. There was immediately an outcry online. Unlike many actors before him, Skrein listened to the criticism and decided to drop out of the project. Skrein, who is best known for his role in Deadpool, released the following statement:

Finally, it was finally confirmed that Shuri would be making the jump from Black Panther to Infinity War. Check out BGN’s interview with Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, here. She will join Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, Danai Gurira’s Okoye and Winston Duke’s M’Baku in Infinity War.

If you have anything I missed, email me at or tweet me at jane@anon. Check back in next Monday for all the exciting news happening next week.

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