The last season of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" ended on a shocking note — with Rachel Bloom's Rebecca facing criminal charges. Bloom and her co-executive producer Aline Brosh McKenna promised Rebecca will face consequences for her actions in prison.


Hodson says attaching a female writer to Quinn's story changes "everything." Christina Hodson, who has been hired to write the script for the Harley Quinn spinoff "Birds of Prey," is bringing a feminine perspective to Quinn's character, who was originally written by a man.


Nicole Maines on Being TV's First Trans Superhero
Sad to see him go, Morgan called him "the leader" of the show and insisted "there's no replacing him." Just days after Andrew Lincoln confirmed his exit from "The Walking Dead," his fellow cast members Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus reflected on Lincoln's contributions to the series.
Though she admitted she doesn't understand people's need to experience fear, Curtis did express her thoughts on the upcoming horror film's social significance. Jamie Lee Curtis, who will reprise her character Laurie Strode in a reboot of "Halloween," spoke with Variety about Laurie's arc's convergence with #MeToo, Time's Up and women empowerment.


During Variety's sit down with "Venom's" Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, and Ruben Fleischer, Hardy cited his son as the reason he jumped at the opportunity to play Marvel's terrifying alien-human hybrid. When offered the part, his son's love for Venom propelled him to accept the role for some cool dad points.


Many have discussed the possibility of a "Riverdale" crossover with similar teen mystery shows like "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," but the "Riverdale" team didn't express any desire to merge story lines. During the conversation, the cast agreed that the hit show has been captivating audiences just fine on its own, without any magical elements.


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Get a selection of some of our best content to come out of the Variety Studio, including interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Hardy, the cast of "Walking Dead," and much more. San Diego Comic-Con was a whirlwind of news, trailer debuts, interviews, and then some.
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Prior to the show's Season 4 return, Maines chatted with Variety about the significance of her character, who she hopes will improve discussions about trans representation in Hollywood. Transgender actress Nicole Maines is all set to make her "Supergirl" debut as TV's first trans superhero.
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Mandip Gill, who will play companion Yasmin, suggested a female James Bond, while Whittaker summed up the discussion more broadly, calling for casting directors to start casting "who they think is right for the job" regardless of gender. The "Doctor Who" team made history by casting Jodie Whittaker as the series' first female Doctor, and they had more gender-reversal ideas to contribute to the Variety studio.
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But the "Star Trek: Discovery" team wasn't on-board with a female Spock at Comic-Con, telling Variety, "That would not feel like it's synced up with Canon." With a new "Star Trek" installment coming amid a trend of gender reversals, some have looked to Spock as Hollywood's next opportunity for a woman's take on an iconic role.
Along with his "Magnum P.I." colleagues, Hernandez chatted with Variety about the character's potential to change the "psychology" surrounding people of color. Jay Hernandez is the first Latino to portray a Magnum P.I., and for him, his casting goes beyond just representation.
Tom Hardy Says He Chose 'Venom' Role Because of His Son
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'Riverdale' Cast Says They Don't Need Any Crossovers 

Brown steps into the role in the wake of longtime moderator Chris Hardwick stepped down in June. Hardwick has denied the allegations. Hardwick faced accusations from his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, that he abused her during their relationship and subsequently got her blackballed from the industry after they broke up.
Brown, known for her work on shows like "Community" and numerous animated projects, is a well known fan of "The Walking Dead" and has appeared on the AMC aftershow "Talking Dead" numerous times.
Yvette Nicole Brown will take over moderating duties for both "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Variety has confirmed.
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In addition to not hosting the panels for the shows as he has in years past, AMC also pulled the season premiere of Hardwick's chat show at the cabler, "Talking with Chris Hardwick."
They will run for an hour each in Hall H beginning at 11:15 a.m. The panels for both shows at the annual fan fest are scheduled for Friday, June 20. with "Fear the Walking Dead." The cast and creators of both shows will be in attendance, including Andrew Lincoln, who is rumored to be leaving "The Walking Dead" after the upcoming ninth season.