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Littlefinger Chases Aliens in History's Good-Looking UFO Drama

Aiden Gillen, Project Blue Book | Photo Credits: Eduardo Araquel

Anyone who tells you aliens don't exist is a fat liar, and finally someone on television other than that weirdo "It was aliens" guy is here to help us spread the truth about the existence of our intergalactic neighbors. Game of Thrones' Aiden Gillen stars in History's upcoming Project Blue Book, a drama about UFO investigations in the '50s and '60s, back when our species was still worth being curious about.

The first extended trailer is a two-minute journey of Gillen's character J. Allen Hynek initially doubting the existence of UFOs and then telling anyone who will listen that there are aliens out there deforming children and tearing up our Air Force. The stories are pulled from the actual declassified files of Project Blue Book, a military program that studied the existence of unidentified flying objects based on eyewitness accounts. However, the series will be more about government coverups than little green men, so don't expect to see the Washington Monument blown up.

The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Is Rebooting Horror Anthology Creepshow

Robert Zemeckis, director of Contact and Forrest Gump, is behind the show, which is the latest from the network that continues to teeter on success with historical dramas after initially being dominated by black-and-white footage of WWII. Vikings is great and will conclude its fifth season later this year, but military drama Six was canceled after two seasons and Knightfall had a lukewarm debut when it premiered late last year.

Project Blue Book does not have a premiere date yet.



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The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Is Rebooting Horror Anthology Creepshow

Stephen King, Creepshow | Photo Credits: YouTube

Looks like I'm going to have to sign up for Shudder.

The AMC-owned horror-focused streaming service announced Wednesday that it's rebooting the beloved horror anthology Creepshow as a series overseen by The Walking Dead's makeup effects wizard Greg Nicotero.

Nicotero -- who has directed some of The Walking Dead's finest hours -- will executive-produce and creative-direct the anthology series, as well as direct its first episode. Each episode will be helmed by a different director. Nicotero's KNB EFX Group will handle the creature and make-up effects. The series is slated to premiere in 2019.

The first Creepshow movie came out in 1982 and was a collaboration between two horror icons. Author Stephen King wrote the screenplay and acted in one of the shorts, "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill," and Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero -- a man without whom Nicotero's career would not exist -- was behind the camera. It contained five short stories linked together through a comic-book frame device. It spawned two sequels and a comic series. Nicotero worked on Creepshow 2 early in his career as a makeup effects artist.

The new Creepshow will adapt the spirit of the original into a TV format, keeping the movie's tagline "The Most Fun You'll Ever Have Being Scared."

The horror anthology subgenre is making a comeback, with The Shape of Water's Guillermo del Toro producing one for Netflix and Get Out's Jordan Peele producing a Twilight Zone reboot for CBS All Access.

Shudder has a large library of horror films (including exclusives like Rob Zombie's 31 and the infamous Kuso) and is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and as an add-on to Amazon Prime.



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Here's Your First Look at Helena Bonham Carter on The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown | Photo Credits: Sophie Mutevelian

Netflix released some new images from The Crown Season 3 on Wednesday, giving Crownheads (that's the name for The Crown's fandom I just made up) their first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels as her husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.

Bonham Carter is taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II's younger sister from Vanessa Kirby as The Crown moves forward in time for Season 3. (Fun fact: Bonham Carter played Princess Margaret's mother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in The King's Speech.) In the photo from The Crown, seen here via Deadline, Princess Margaret smokes a cigarette in a long holder.

Jesus Christ Superstar's Ben Daniels, meanwhile, is taking over the role of Princess Margaret's husband Antony Armstrong-Jones from Matthew Goode. The Earl of Snowdon was a photographer, so Daniels is holding a camera.

Previously, Netflix released the first photo of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth (Colman is taking over from Claire Foy).

Season 3 of the Emmy-nominated series is coming in 2019. It will begin in 1963 and cover events like Beatlemania and England's 1966 World Cup victory.



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