Morning Briefing, Entertainment Edition: Lena Dunham Set to Destroy Everything You Love
— Now that HBO’s Girls is over, I bet you thought you were done with Lena Dunham. You were wrong.
Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family. Always wanted to work together, and now we r!— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 20, 2017
Sorry American Horror Story fans. At least you can take solace in the fact that she’ll probably die. Several times, if past seasons of AHS are any indication.
— Dan Harmon — whose third season of Rick and Morty is out soon — is developing another series now, an unexpected one for Harmon. He’s adapting Kurt Vonnegut’s Sirens of Titan. Here’s a description from Cinemablend:
The story would be set in the 22nd-century United States and follow Malachi Constant, who is the richest man in the country. He has so much luck that he considers himself divinely blessed, and he has used the luck to build his inherited fortune even larger. Constant ends up on a journey that will take him from his home on Earth to Mars as an interplanetary war threatens to break out.
Along with a Martian survivor of the interplanetary war, Malachi Constant travels to Mercury and then back to Earth, where he is set to be publicly shamed for his arrogance. He finally winds up on Titan, where he encounters the man who is responsible for the sequence of events that wound him up so far from home.
— Meanwhile, here are some huge names: The Russo Brothers (Captain America: Civil War) will be directing a show called The Mastermind from creator Noah Hawley (Fargo) to be produced by Robert Kirkman’s (The Walking Dead) production company. It’s based on the true story of Paul Le Roux, a former programmer, former criminal cartel boss and informant to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Given the busy schedule of all those involved, it may be a while before we see it, however.
— Game Of Thrones’ Michiel Huisman is developing a Netflix series based on Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting Of Hill House, and he has nabbed Carla Gugino for a role, according to Deadline.
— Finally, here’s the trailer for the third season The Chris Gethard Show, which will air on TruTV (also airing Andrea Savage’s wonderful I’m Sorry). I don’t know where TruTV came from, but it’s suddenly a network I have to pay attention to (it’s also home to Adam Ruins Everything, which Kristy loves and I honestly thought was a web series).
Anyway, this looks like a perfect summer series, and Gethard is great:
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