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Streaming News Round-Up: ‘Blade Runner’ Series Picked Up, ‘Reacher’ Adds to Season 2 Cast, Taye Diggs Is ‘Back in the Groove’

Fern Siegel

On Thursday, it was announced that Prime Video had picked up a series sequel to the iconic sci-fi film “Blade Runner” and its recent follow-up “Blade Runner 2049.” The franchise’s first series, “Blade Runner 2099,” will be executive produced by the original film’s director Ridley Scott. As can be surmised by the title, the series will be set 50 years after the latest film installment.


Shaun Sipos (“Outer Ranger”) will play a leading role in Season 2 of “Reacher” on Prime Video when the series eventually arrives on streaming. The show follows a military investigator — played by Alan Ritchson — who has returned to civilian life. In the series’ second season, Sipose will play a character who served with Reacher and remains a good friend. While Season 1 was based on the first book in Lee Child’s “Reacher” series, the sophomore season — which is expected to stream next year — will follow “Bad Luck and Trouble,” the franchise’s 11th book.

Watch the trailer for Season 1 of “Reacher”:


Taye Diggs, who starred in the iconic film “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” will be hosting “Back in the Groove,” a new dating show for Hulu. Following a similar premise to the film, three 40something women check into the Groove Hotel in the Dominican Republic to reclaim their youth. They are also looking for love with guys half their age. There is no word yet on when the reality series will stream, but you can stream the “Stella” movie that inspired it on various platforms.

레게 파티

August 14, 1998

잘 나가는 투자 분석가인 스텔라(Stella: 안젤라 바셋 분)는 자신을 잊어버린 채 일에만 파묻혀 살고 있는 이혼녀이다. 하지만 그녀의 아들이 아빠를 만나기 위해 잠시 곁을 떠나자 그녀는 깊은 상실감에 빠지게 된다. 그러던 중 TV에서 자메이카의 여행 안내 광고를 보게 된 그녀는 잠시 일상을 떠나고 싶은 충동에 이끌려 절친한 친구 델리라(Delilah: 우피 골드버그 분)에게 전화를 건다. 결국 스텔라와 델리라는 푸른 바다와 야자수 속에서 즐거운 한 때를 맞이하게 된다. 이 때 운명처럼 바로 그곳에서 스텔라가 꿈에 그리던 이상형의 남자 윈스턴(Winston: 타이 디그스 분)이 나타나게 되지만 불행히도 그는 연하의 남자이다. 여행에서 돌아온 뒤에도 함께 보냈던 즐거운 시간을 잊지 못한 스텔라와 윈스턴은 자메이카에서 다시 상봉하게 되고 두 사람은 서로에 대한 사랑을 확인한다.


Timothy Olyphant (“Deadwood”) and Dennis Quaid (“The Parent Trap”) joined HBO Max’s “Full Circle” as series leads. The Steve Soderbergh-directed series will also star Zazie Beetz and Clair Danes. The six-episode show is about a kidnapping that goes awry and the important secrets the investigation uncovers. While details on the show are being kept quiet for now, Olyphant is believed to be playing Danes’ husband and Quaid is rumored to be set as a famous chef whose grandson was the target of a planned kidnapping.


Tubi will stream the movie “Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial” on Sept. 30, starring Mark Hapka as Johnny Depp and Megan Davis as Amber Heard. The ripped-from-the-headline movie is based on the recent, scandalous defamation trial between the battling couple. The movie is written by Guy Nicolucci and directed by Sara Lohman.


Acorn TV is debuting the prequel series “Mystery Road: Origin” on Sept. 26. New detective Jay Swan (played by Mark Coles Smith), arrives in an Australian Outback town, home to his estranged father. While investigating violent robberies, Swan is forced to confront death, a new love, and the challenges of being a police officer.


TCM will present TCM Original Documentaries’ short film “High Noon on the Waterfront” on Oct. 13 as part of a curated night of classic films about the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood backlist. The film recalls the blacklist’s impact on iconic masterpieces “High Noon” (1952) and “On the Waterfront” (1954). Actors Edward Norton and John Turturro voice a dialogue between “High Noon” writer Carl Foreman and “On the Waterfront” director Elia Kazan. Both original films air back-to-back after the 15-minute documentary.

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