When the final season of “Game of Thrones” was announced, many conversations erupted surrounding the future of HBO.
While the premium cable network clearly has nothing to worry about when looking at its slate of content and talent (does Meryl Streep ring a bell?), no one could have predicted that it would have found its next breakout hit right at the same exact time “Game of Thrones” was signing off the air. And certainly, it was unexpected that the hit would have come in the form of a five-part limited series about the Chernobyl disaster.
Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sits down with TV critic Caroline Framke to discuss the buzz around “Chernobyl” that made a real-life catastrophe summer’s sleeper hit.
Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge breaks down the chances of the horror movie sequel becoming a second box office success for the Stephen King franchise. “It’s different from all the other horror movies that are out there. I think you’ve got a lot of really intelligent horror movies being made like what Jordan Peele [...]
Taylor Swift’s first album under her new label, Republic, had massive pre-sale numbers, nearly reaching one million sales before the album even dropped — and all signs are pointing to “Lover” being a huge success. “Lover” is also the first album from Swift to be released after her very public feud with mega music manager [...]
Warning! Do not watch unless you’re ready for “Stranger Things” season three spoilers! After nearly two years, “Stranger Things” is back on Netflix, and fans will have plenty of time to binge it over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Hawkins kids are back to fight their biggest threat ever from the Upside Down, [...]
The biggest stars in television stepped out on the Emmy purple carpet on Sunday night in a stunning display of gowns and vivacious looks. Fashion expert Brooke Jaffe, who visited Variety’s set after the show, picked some of her favorite dresses of the night, which included Zendaya’s truly enviable Vera number and Mandy Moore in […]
One of the big winners this Emmy night was “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. However the beloved series wasn’t always a sure bet. Phoebe Waller-Bridge told Variety that the sudden Hollywood validation has made her feel like she’s no longer crazy for loving it so much. Popular on Variety
The real reason behind Forky’s odd name choice.