The series centers on the 12 hours per year in which all crime is legal. The new movie will focus on that same 12 hours of chaos; other plot details are being kept under wraps.
Everardo Gout, who recently helmed several episodes of Nat Geo's "Mars" series, has come on board to direct Blumhouse Productions, Platinum Dunes and Universal Pictures’ next installment in "The Purge" franchise.
Gout gained recognition with his directorial debut "Days of Grace" in 2011 and has cut his teeth on the TV scene ever since on shows like "Luke Cage" and "Sacred Lies." He most recently directed nine episodes of the Nat Geo limited series "Mars," which helped earn him the attention of Universal and Blumhouse.
Following the success of 2018’s "The First Purge," which became the highest-grossing film in the horror series, franchise creator James DeMonaco, who penned the first three "Purge" pics, will return to write the latest movie.
Universal will release the film in North America on July 10, 2020. The franchise also extends to television, where "The Purge" Season 2 will launch on the USA Network later this fall.
He is also working on the TNT series "Snowpiercer" starring Jennifer Connelly. He is repped by CAA.” />
Lemercier and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are all on board to produce. Jason Blum, Man in a Tree duo DeMonaco and Sébastien K.

What’s interesting, however, is the different approaches that this year’s shows take to the task of featuring cuisines from around the world.
Viewers are used to seeing Ramsay refuse to eat and even spit out what’s presented to him on “Kitchen Nightmares,” so it feels like a welcome dose of his own medicine. Indeed in the episode set in Peru, one of Ramsay’s dishes could have done with a little more time in the oven and remains almost uneaten on the table.
In one episode set in Morocco, Ramsay is put to the task by Najat Kaanache, a feisty chef who was rejected from working at one of Ramsay's restaurants when she was younger and is not afraid to let him hear about it.
One important aspect of the series which Nosrat “thought about for a long time,” and which seemingly governs all three shows, is avoiding stepping on people’s toes.
Shooting abroad more or less “on the fly” is a problem that host Samin Nosrat and director Caroline Suh face on “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” as well.
At the end of each episode, he is challenged by each mentor chef to a cook-off in which he prepares dishes using the ingredients he has learned about and climbed down waterfalls to collect. Nat Geo vice president of global scripted entertainment Geoff Daniels describes the series as "dirt under the nails exploration," bookended with a "trial by fire." Each hour-long episode being set in one country gives Ramsay the time to get to know local people and begin to understand their cuisine.
Suh says they centered the show deliberately around home cooks and local producers to ensure that "cooking didn't seem like an unattainable project that only world famous chefs could engage in.” Based on Nosrat’s cookbook which posits that the four titular elements are key to all good cooking, the series sees the Berkeley-based chef travel to Italy, Japan and Mexico to meet local chefs and experts to find out how they produce and use each element differently.
“She busts his chops because he didn’t hire her,” says “Uncharted” executive producer and showrunner Jon Kroll. “And then Monique, the chef from New Zealand, is this badass machete-wielding Maori, so he can barely keep up with her, it’s a unique relationship he has with each chef.”
We were taking that cue from him and going even deeper into the lives of these characters.” “Their lives haven’t been laid out in thus biographical way before,” Gelb says of the chefs featured in the show. “We take great inspiration from the late Anthony Bourdain, a personal hero of mine and great influence on our show, and we loved how he would always go into cities wherever he was shooting and look for the real flavor, the real society here, avoiding any tourist traps.
The Japanese chef, who owns a roadside stand in the city of Osaka, is one of many highlighted in the Netflix series “Street Food.” Over the course of 30 minutes, Toyo talks about his difficult upbringing and his tooth and nail fight to open the restaurant and keep it that way.
They don’t hesitate to tell him when something is under cooked or under seasoned,” Kroll says. “He’s really a fish out of water, most people in these places have no idea who he is, and he faces some of the harshest critics he’s ever faced in these locals who don’t know he’s a celebrated chef with Michelin stars.
The key ingredients to the shouty chef’s latest venture are the local experts and chefs who guide him, mentor him and challenge him at each destination.
While other shows like “Street Food” lean entirely into telling the local stories while deliberately excluding the presence of a celebrity chef host.
David Gelb, executive producer on “Street Food” and one of the Supper Club minds behind much of Netflix’s foodie content, reveals that the show was born out of working on “Chef’s Table” and wanting to move away from grandiose restaurants and Michelin-starred subjects.
On the one hand is Gordon Ramsay’s method, showcased in his new Nat Geo series “Uncharted” premiering tonight, which combines learning from the locals, a decent dose of adventure and, in typical Ramsay fashion, a sprinkle of healthy competition.
But Nosrat believes that, as with Ramsay’s show, keeping each episode to one destination helped her get to know the characters she meets and understand the cuisine better.
Toyo hunches over his street food stove, cooking tuna with a blow torch, stopping to light his cigarette with it and produce a cheeky grin.
I wouldn’t like it if someone come into my house and was like, let me show you what I know, how we do it from where I’m from,” she says. “We’ve traveled all this way to learn from these people, so it was really important for me to defer to them and let them show me, because one of the things I’ve learned as a writer is that when I’m interviewing people, the moment that I become silent, that I leave that extra little pause, that extra little minute is when they start to say the surprising them.”” /> “For me a lot of it comes down to being the daughter if immigrants who grew up in the States, so I show up and I want to ask questions and I don’t ever want to tread too heavily on someone else’s ground.
Being able to see stories like Toyo’s on screen is one of the beauties of food TV in the era in which we currently find ourselves. Shows are now travelling all around the world and, in the spirit of the late, great Anthony Bourdain, delving into local cultures and cuisines through the eyes and personal stories of those sweating behind the wok, forming the focaccia and hacking through dense forest to find that special ingredient.
While this may seem like a manufactured end to the show, the intrigue in those moments often comes when the locals he presents his dishes to don’t hold back on what they think, which “brings out a side of Gordon that Americans haven’t seen.”
“This show has  a bit more of a loose feel to it….We’re out on the streets, on the corners, in little stalls, in shared markets, and so we need to find ways to not interfere, not get in the way, while still delivering the kind of quality and beautiful aesthetic that people expect,” Gelb says.
“Good food around the world is more similar than it is different,” explains Nosrat. “Originally I thought about it as a show where we go to many different countries per episode and then eventually, once we had a production deal and budgets and reality and timelines, that got whittled down to one country per episode."
With shooting on the streets of major cities such as Bangkok, Delhi and Seoul came the extra challenge of cramped environments and members of the public going bustling around them; a far cry from the “controlled restaurants environments” of “Chef’s Table.”

Episodes in the can and waiting to air include guests George R.R. The "Star Talk" episodes that have already run featured guests including the late Anthony Bourdain, comedian Joe Rogan, and "The Big Bang Theory" star Simon Helberg. Martin, former Vice President Al Gore, Weird Al Yankovic, Bill Nye, Dan Rather, Jeff Goldblum, Jack Black, James Marsden and Anna Deavere Smith.” />
But what happens when it’s just one person’s word against another’s, and the stories don’t agree? And that’s when an impartial investigation can best serve the truth – and would have my full cooperation to do so.” Evidence always matters. That’s when people tend to pass judgment on who is more credible than whom. For his part, Tyson denied the allegations in a Facebook post, and said he welcomed an investigation: "In any claim, evidence matters.
Since then, Tyson has canceled several talks he had planned to give this month in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Boca Raton, Fla.
This wasn't the first time Tyson had been accused of misconduct; musician Tchiya Amet has claimed that Tyson raped her when they were both graduate students in the 1980s.
"StarTalk" will remain on hiatus as a Fox Networks Group investigation into the multiple claims continues. National Geographic Channel has pulled its long-running Neil deGrasse Tyson chat show "StarTalk" off the air, at least for now, following allegations of sexual misconduct against the famed astrophysicist.
We take these matters very seriously and we are reviewing the recent reports." The show's producers, which include Ann Druyan's Cosmos Studios and MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door Productions, said in a statement last month that they "are committed to a thorough investigation of this matter and to act accordingly as soon as it is concluded." Late last year, after the latest allegations, Fox and Nat Geo released a joint statement: “We have only just become aware of the recent allegations regarding Neil deGrasse Tyson.
With just two months before air, it would be virtually impossible for Fox and Nat Geo to replace Tyson on "Cosmos." Not only does he narrate the series, but he's incorporated on-camera throughout the show. Nat Geo has touted the fact that "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" will air as a global event on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages, making it an important centerpiece for the network. "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" will also air on the Fox network, premiering on March 3, the night before its Nat Geo launch. Should Fox and Nat Geo opt to part ways with Tyson, it would require time and effort to recut the show with a new host (such as, say, executive producer Seth MacFarlane).
"Star Talk" was scheduled to air original episodes through December and up until now, but hasn't been seen on Nat Geo since November 26. The StarTalk page on Nat Geo's website features the first three episodes of Season 5, but makes no mention of the show's current hiatus.
Katelyn N. Allers claimed Tyson groped her at an event in 2009, while a former assistant, Ashley Watson, said Tyson made repeated inappropriate sexual advances toward her. "StarTalk" returned for its fifth season in November and had aired just three episodes, out of a 20-episode order, when new allegations against Tyson emerged. The website Patheos reported that two women had accused Tyson of inappropriate behavior: Bucknell University's Dr.
"In order to allow the investigation to occur unimpeded we chose to hold new episodes of 'Star Talk' until it is complete," a Nat Geo rep told Variety. "We expect that to happen in the next few weeks at which time we’ll make a final decision."
The timing of the allegations put Nat Geo in a tough position. Not only had it just promoted the return of "StarTalk," but its much-anticipated 13-episode series "Cosmos: Possible Worlds," the latest edition of the "Cosmos" revival hosted by Tyson, is set to premiere on March 4.

The new season will premiere globally on National Geographic Channels in 2019." Freeman," the statement continued. "We have now made the decision to move forward with the production of season three of 'The Story of God.' This series has expanded our understanding of religion and culture around the world and has touched many of our fans, and along with Morgan and the team at Revelations Entertainment, we look forward to resuming pre-production this September. "The results of this investigation revealed no incidents of concern during any of our work with Mr. As a company, we take all issues of harassment very seriously and we’re confidently assured by the results of the investigation.
I did not assault women. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.”” /> Freeman issued two statements apologizing for his behavior, but insisted in the second statement that "I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex.
"Through production on critically acclaimed series 'The Story of God' and 'The Story of Us,' we have valued a longstanding relationship with Morgan Freeman," the network said in a statement Friday. "When we learned of recent allegations surrounding Mr. Freeman completely unrelated to our work with him, as a precaution we paused production on our new season in order to complete a thorough investigation led by our parent company Fox, executed through an independent investigator."
Nat Geo will resume production on Morgan Freeman's "The Story of God" after investigating claims of sexual misconduct against the actor.
The decision to halt production on the show came after a May report in which eight people claimed that Freeman engaged in sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior towards them with eight others claiming to have witnessed the behavior.

For National Geographic, executive producer is Betsy Forhan and president of original programming and production is Geoff Daniels. For National Geographic Studios, executive producers are Brian Lovet and Cheryl Horner. "Inside the Internet" is produced by National Geographic Studios for National Geographic.
In addition, Nat Geo has greenlit the two-hour special "Inside the Internet" and the six-episode mini-series, "1989: The Year that Made the Modern World" to offer more insight into the true story behind "Valley of the Boom."
National Geographic has brought Emmy award-winning composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein on board to score its upcoming docudrama "Valley of the Boom," Variety has learned exclusively.
Co-executive producers are David Newsom, who will lead the nonscripted unit of the production, and Gary Goldman. "Valley of the Boom" is produced by STX Entertainment’s TV studio, STXtv, for National Geographic, with creator, showrunner, director and executive producer Carnahan at the helm. Arianna Huffington executive produces along with Jason Goldberg and David Walpert. Joel Ehninger of Matthew Carnahan's Circus Products is co-executive producer.
Dixon and Stein are best known for their work on the soundtrack of “Stranger Things,” for which they received two Grammy nominations as well as an Emmy for outstanding main title theme music.
Featuring interviews with the founders of AOL, Craig’s List, Friendster,, Buzzfeed and Tinder and with entertainers like Randy Jackson, Martha Stewart, Chuck D, Moby and more, the series delves into how the Internet has changed life as we know it. "Inside the Internet" will explore the ways the web has changed the very fabric of our society in the past five decades.
It will star two-time Emmy award-winning actor Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris, told through a blend of drama, comedy and pathos. While most of the show is scripted, showrunner and director Matthew Carnahan weaves in select documentary elements that help tell the true inside story of the internet’s formative years. "Valley of the Boom" explores Silicon Valley’s unprecedented tech boom and subsequent bust in the 1990s.
These are the latest celebrated composers to work with Nat Geo. The network previously collaborated with Hans Zimmer for "Genius," Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for "Mars," Philip Glass for "Janes," and Daniel Pemberton for "One Strange Rock."
“We have long been inspired by the rich history and bright music from the 1990s, so when we learned of National Geographic’s 'Valley of the Boom,' we were thrilled to be collaborating,” said Dixon and Stein. “Sound shapes story, and we want this soundtrack to reflect the unconventional yet exhilarating era Matthew Carnahan exposes in the series.”
“Kyle and Michael are singular, groundbreaking composers and we’re honored that they’re sharing their immense talents with National Geographic and 'Valley of the Boom,'" said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president of global scripted development and production for Nat Geo. "Their work will add yet another boundary-pushing layer to this unique, disruptive show.”
The mini-series explores the most consequential events of 1989. Each episode will examine the events that brought us to today and have shaped our world in surprising ways we could have never imagined.
For National Geographic Studios, executive producer is Brian Lovett. For IPC executive producers are Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman and Rory Karpf. For National Geographic, executive producer is Betsy Forhan and president of original programming and production is Geoff Daniels.” /> "1989: The Year That Made the Modern World" is produced by National Geographic Studios in association with the Intellectual Property Corporation for National Geographic.