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Netflix Series “Friends From College” Adds Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, and Fred Savage

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Netflix’s upcoming series that surely will be insanely successful has added some key cast members that have made it even more enticing. The series is titled “Friends From College” and actors Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park have signed on to play friends from college.

The college will be a famous little school outside of Boston, no not Tufts. These friends from college all went to Harvard. Officially it’s described as following “a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing down their forties.”

The series will be written by Nick Stoller (Neighbors, The Grinder) and Francesca Delbanco are writing the series. Stoller will direct all eight episodes.

“Friends From College” doesn’t have a premiere date yet but we are all awaiting on bated breath. The first season will consist of eight half-hour episodes.

Key and Peele are Making a Stop Motion Film with Henry Selick

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One of my favorite (and the world’s favorite’s) comedy duos, Key and Peele, announced a brand new stop motion animated project!

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are set to be animated into characters for Henry Selick’s new project, Wendell and Wild.

Selick is the director of the legendary stop motion film Nightmare Before Christmas. His new project is a dark tale but will also be a comedy about two demon brothers plotting something against a nun. That is all we know at the moment while Key, Peele and Selick iron out details. Unfortunately, there isn’t a buyer for the film as of yet but Selick and Peele are the writers on the project. I doubt it will last long without a backer.

Selick is also working on a few more projects. He is partnering with Neil Gaiman on another project. He previously worked with the author on the adaptation of his novel “Coraline” when Selick turned it into a gorgeous stop motion film. Selick is also working with Adam Gidwitz on an adaptation of “A Tale Dark and Grimm”, according to Variety.

There is no word on when Wendell and Wild will release or begin production.

Key and Peele Team Up With Vine Star for New TV Series

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Rejoice! “Key & Peele” may be over but Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have another TV project in the works.

The comedy duo who may be geniuses along with K&P writer-producer Alex Rubens, will helm a single-cam, undercover cop show over at Fox. The show will star Vine personality Andrew Bachelor, aka King Bach , who will play a more fleshed-out version of an original character he created on the video app.

In the upcoming show, Bachelor will play an undercover cop who grew up on the streets and goes back to his old neighborhood to take down the bad guys who bullied him when they were kids,” according to Deadline.

Bachelor has already previously appeared on several other shows including The Mindy ProjectHouse Of LiesBlack Jesus and Key & Peele.

There is no news on a title for the show or an anticipated release date for the project.

Key & Peele Ending With This Season

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In a bit of sad news for a good reason, the Comedy Central series “Key & Peele” will be ending with this season. The show’s stars and writers Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele revealed the news to The Wrap earlier today.

The duo told the outlet,

“This is our final season. and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us. It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie… There will be Key & Peele productions coming up. We’re doing the reboot of ‘Police Academy,’ and there’s a TV show in the works that me might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”

“Key & Peele” is currently in its fifth season but both stars have only gotten busier and more in demand since the show first started. They are working on an upcoming New Line comedy film titled Keanu which is also set to star  Gabrielle Union, Will Forte and Method Man. The film follows Key and Peele as two friends who, in an an attempt to rescue a kidnapped kitten (presumably named after the John Wick star). They decide to pose as a pair of gangsters but their charade attracts the attention of a murderous drug lord (Method Man).

On top of that, Paramount Pictures also has a Substitute Teacher movie on the way, based on Key’s “Key & Peele” sketch character Mr. Garvey, an inner-city substitute who doesn’t quite fit in when he’s assigned to teach a room full of middle-class white students.

“Key & Peele” is concluding after this season and there are about 8 episodes left.

First Trailer for “Tomorrowland” Revealed

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New York Comic Con is always a guarantee to give us new trailers ever year and not to disappoint, this week we got the first trailer for the upcoming science fiction film, Tomorrowland. 

Tomorrowland is loosely based on the retro-futuristic attraction of the same name in Disney’s theme parks. The movie asks us to “imagine a place where nothing is impossible.”

In the two-minute trailer we see a character named Casey Newton played by Britt Robertson. She encounters a pin with mysterious powers while collecting her belongings from a juvenile detention center. There isn’t much revealed of the rest of the plot but more details are expected to come to light as more teasers release. But it still looks AMAZING.

The film comes from director Brad Bird. It stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie and Keegan Michael Key, and others.

Tomorrowland is slated for release May 22, 2015. Watch the trailer below!