Story | Sep 22, 2014 | 11:51 AM
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Story | Oct 8, 2014 | 12:38 PMLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Kingdom," DirecTV's latest original series, is unlike anything currently on TV. While the brutal and kinetic fight sequences are most reminiscent of Tom Hardy's 2011 mixed martial arts pic "Warrior," the compelling ensemble and thorny character dynamics -- set against the backdrop of the professional MMA circuit -- evoke memories of another drama where the sports took a backseat to character evolution: the short-lived but much-beloved "Friday Night Lights" (which was co-produced by DirecTV in its final three seasons). Another commonality between the two shows is Matt Lauria, who played Luke Cafferty in seasons four and five of "FNL," and whose troubled new character, Ryan Wheeler, is miles removed from the mild-mannered farm boy who stole fans' hearts while playing for the East Dillon Lions.
Story | Sep 24, 2014 | 11:13 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hollywood is warming up to tackle the National Football League with several projects that focus on concussion-related brain injuries among players. Each of the works could shed new light on the most contentious issue plaguing...
Story | Sep 5, 2014 | 4:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Friday Night Lights" actress Aimee Teegarden will star in Das Films' dance-romance movie "Heart Beats 3D." Myriad Pictures will handle worldwide sales and is introducing the project at the Toronto Film Festival. "Heart Beats...
Story | Aug 26, 2014 | 4:38 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showtime has released a teaser trailer and poster art for its upcoming drama series "The Affair," starring Ruth Wilson, Dominic West, Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney. The series will show both the male and female perspective,...