Amazon Cancels ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ After Four Seasons

“Mozart in the Jungle” is ending its four-season run, marking the first cancellation under Amazon’s new chief Jennifer Salke, the streaming network said. “We are so proud of the four seasons we made of this show and are grateful to the cast, crew, fans and Amazon for writing this symphony with us. We hope people … Read more

Jordan Peele Docuseries on Lorena Bobbitt Headed to Amazon

Getty/YouTube Amazon has ordered a four-part docuseries from Jordan Peele about Lorena Bobbitt. “Lorena,” which will be directed by Joshua Rofé, “reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded this event,” per Amazon’s announcement, and “provides a fresh perspective on the story … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Buys Out Four Seasons Hotel for Hollywood Visit (Exclusive)

Graphic: Otavio Rabelo Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammad bin Salman will have plenty of room to unwind after his meetings this week with Hollywood executives — he’s rented out the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for the duration of his visit. That should buy him respite from the honking horns of Los Angeles, and … Read more

Trump Again Accuses Amazon of ‘Post Office Scam,’ Falsely Calls ‘Fake Washington Post’ a Lobbyist

President Donald Trump leveled another attack against Amazon on Twitter Saturday, criticizing the online behemoth’s business deal with the U.S. Postal Service and demanding that the company pay more taxes. “The U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars,” the president tweeted. “If … Read more

‘A League of Their Own’ Series From Abbi Jacobson of ‘Broad City’ in the Works at Amazon

Columbia Pictures A TV series adaptation of “A League of Their Own” from “Mozart in the Jungle” executive producer Will Graham and “Broad City” co-creator Abbi Jacobson is in the works at Amazon, TheWrap has learned. Based on the Penny Marshall film starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks, the series is planned as a half-hour … Read more

The ‘Star Wars’ Defense: Feds, AT&T and Time Warner Bicker in Juicy Pretrial Filings

Antitrust proceedings might not sound like the sexiest spectator sport, but the Department of Justice and hopeful couple AT&T and Time Warner ratcheted up the drama in legal filings on Friday, ahead of their looming showdown in court. The government floated a conspiracy theory that the combined companies will hold content hostage — Warner Bros. … Read more

‘Arrested Development’ Star David Cross: I ‘Stand Behind’ Jeffrey Tambor Despite Misconduct Accusations

David Cross wants to keep Jeffrey Tambor in the Bluth family, and he’s pretty sure he’s not the only member of the “Arrested Development” cast who feels that way. “I can’t speak for everybody, but I know there are a number of us who stand behind him — from the limited amount we know, we … Read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Talks to Star in New Amazon Series ‘Outrider’

Getty Images Arnold Schwarzenegger is making his move to streaming in Amazon’s new project “Outrider.” The former Governator is in talks to star and executive produce, TheWrap has learned. Mace Neufeld will also executive produce, along with co-writers  Trey Calloway and Mark Montgomery. Also Read: The series is a mystery set in 1800s Oklahoma Territory, and tells … Read more

Independent Films Are ‘Alive and Well’ Because of Digital Platforms, Indie Experts Say

Ryan McMahill Independent film is actually “alive and well,” digital experts said at TheWrap’s Industry Panel at Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. When speaking to TheWrap’s Editor-in-Chief and CEO Sharon Waxman, Joe Pichirallo, a veteran studio executive, producer and film educator, said that digital platforms have made things “more accessible and democratic” for independent filmmakers. “Back then, … Read more

9 Takeaways From CES 2018, From Robots to “The Blackout”

Three days in Las Vegas will have anyone aging like a president by the time they leave — especially when you’re schlepping past thousands of electronic booths in a convention center for CES 2018. But it had to be done, with more than 4,000 exhibitors landing in the desert from across the world to show … Read more