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I Am Not Okay with This: Season Two; Showrunner on Why the Netflix Series Was Cancelled

I Am Not Okay with This: Season Two; Showrunner on Why the Netflix Series Was Cancelled
Why was Netflix not okay with I Am Not Okay with This? Recently, co-creator Jonathan Entwistle spoke with Insider about the streaming service's decision to cancel the TV show.

The supernatural dramedy centers on Sydney (Sophia Lillis), a teenager dealing with both the hardships of adolescence and the discovery that she has superpowers. The cast also includes Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong, and Richard Ellis.

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Why Netflix’s ‘I Am Not Okay with This’ Was Cancelled, According to Showrunner

Why Netflix’s ‘I Am Not Okay with This’ Was Cancelled, According to Showrunner
Among the many television casualties of 2020 was the surprise cancellation of Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This over the summer. The supernatural YA drama starring It alums Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff debuted on the streamer in February. Despite the show's co-creators Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall having a two-season vision for the show's narrative and despite Netflix giving it a Season 2 renewal, the streamer did a surprise about-face and gave I Am Not Okay With This the axe in August. [caption id="attachment_871346" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Netflix/…
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I Am Not Okay With This: 10 Questions We Still Have

I Am Not Okay With This: 10 Questions We Still Have
News recently broke that Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This would not be returning for a second season, just months after the first premiered to great reception. The series followed Sophia Lillis's Sydney Novak, a seventeen-year-old girl who discovers that she possesses mysterious supernatural abilities not long after her father's suicide.

Related: I Am Not Okay With This: 10 Things You Didn't Notice in Netflix's Newest Series

She befriends a quirky, geeky classmate named Stanley Barber and begins a relationship with him even though she's in love with her best friend Dina. At home, Sydney and her mom aren't on great terms, but she has a great time with her younger brother, Liam. The series left a lot of questions unanswered, and now that a second season isn't happening, fans may never know the truth behind some of these mysteries.
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Uncle Frank Trailer: Paul Bettany & Sophia Lillis Take a Poignant Road Trip Down Memory Lane

Uncle Frank Trailer: Paul Bettany & Sophia Lillis Take a Poignant Road Trip Down Memory Lane
Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis make a captivating pair in the first trailer for Alan Ball’s Uncle Frank, which had its premiere at Sundance earlier this year before being acquired by Amazon Studios for a Thanksgiving release on their platform. Set in 1973, the story follows Bettany as a gay literature professor who travels to his hometown in South Carolina to attend his father’s funeral, accompanied by his teenage niece.

In our review by Dan Mecca, he praised Paul Bettany as the highlight of the film. “For the first half of the picture, Bettany’s soft, contemplative performance investigates Frank’s self-hatred with such beauty that the re-introduction of the rest of the family feels like a detriment, despite the talent of the cast. It’s clear we will learn about Frank’s history and there will be a confrontation with his family. One wishes these moments remained in the backdrop of the narrative,
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Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis star in trailer for Uncle Frank

Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis star in trailer for Uncle Frank
Amazon Prime Video has released a poster and trailer for writer-director Alan Ball’s 70s-set drama Uncle Frank which stars Sophia Lillis as Beth, a young woman who leaves her rural town to study at New York University where her beloved uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a literature professor, she soon discovers he is gay and […]

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Paul Bettany & Sophia Lillis in Trailer for 'Uncle Frank' Road Trip Film

Paul Bettany & Sophia Lillis in Trailer for 'Uncle Frank' Road Trip Film
"You rented a car?!" "Isn't it snazzy!" Amazon has released an official trailer for Alan Ball's new film Uncle Frank, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It also stopped by the Deauville, Atlanta, Mill Valley, and Savannah Film Festivals throughout this year. Writer-director Alan Ball's heartfelt and hilarious road movie travels from the bohemian scene of post-Stonewall New York City to rural South Carolina, following Frank's journey from hitting rock bottom to acceptance and forgiveness and, finally, reintegration into his family and into life itself. Paul Bettany reveals Frank's fragile core by peeling away the layers of Frank's sophisticated but guarded persona. Sophia Lillis plays Beth as a naive but observant young woman whose eyes are opened to a world she could never have imagined. Peter Macdissi also has a standout performance as Wally. The full cast includes Stephen Root, Margo Martindale, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer,
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Paul Bettany stars in trailer for ‘Uncle Frank’

Paul Bettany stars in trailer for ‘Uncle Frank’
Amazon Prime Video has debuted a new trailer for ‘Uncle Frank’ starring Paul Bettany.

In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) — an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank’s father — Beth’s grandfather — Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.

Written and Directed by Alan Ball the film stars Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Lois Smith, with Margo Martindale and Stephen Root.

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The film hits Amazon Prime Video November 25th.
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‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis Star in an LGBTQ Dramedy From ‘American Beauty’ Writer Alan Ball

‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis Star in an LGBTQ Dramedy From ‘American Beauty’ Writer Alan Ball
Paul Bettany has been able to carve out a second wave in his career thanks to a much-needed boost from Marvel. But in the years since he put on red face make-up and a yellow cape, Bettany hasn’t really gotten a chance to showcase his long-dormant leading man talents. But Bettany finally gets a leading-man […]

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Paul Bettany is Uncle Frank in the trailer for Alan Ball's new Amazon dramedy

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Paul Bettany is Uncle Frank in the trailer for Alan Ball's new Amazon dramedy
Alan Ball’s Uncle Frank might have the feel of a mid-2000s dramedy—repressed Southern teen road-trips with her secretly gay uncle in the early ‘70s—but the Six Feet Under creator has amassed an incredible ensemble for the Amazon film. Paul Bettany and It’s Sophia Lillis lead a cast that also includes Steve Zahn, Judy…
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Paul Bettany Stars In The Delightful Trailer For Amazon Studios Uncle Frank – On Prime This Thanksgiving

Paul Bettany Stars In The Delightful Trailer For Amazon Studios Uncle Frank – On Prime This Thanksgiving
In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) — an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank’s father — Beth’s grandfather — Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.

Writer-director Alan Ball’s heartfelt and hilarious road movie travels from the bohemian scene of post-Stonewall New York City to rural South Carolina, following Frank’s painful journey from hitting rock bottom to acceptance and forgiveness and, finally, reintegration into his family and into life itself. Bettany reveals Frank’s fragile
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‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany & Sophia Lillis Star In ‘American Beauty’ Writer’s Newest Film

‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany & Sophia Lillis Star In ‘American Beauty’ Writer’s Newest Film
While many people really think of Paul Bettany as Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, given that’s the bulk of the film work he’s done over the past half-decade, we tend to forget that Bettany is just one of the most versatile actors working today and has been for years. And he gets to flex his acting muscles in the upcoming Amazon film, “Uncle Frank.”

Shedding his British accent for a Southern twang, Bettany stars as the title character in the upcoming dramedy, “Uncle Frank.” The film tells the story of Frank, a gay man that has spent the bulk of his adult life hiding his true self from his very conservative family.

Continue reading ‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany & Sophia Lillis Star In ‘American Beauty’ Writer’s Newest Film at The Playlist.
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‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany Leads Alan Ball’s Semi-Autobiographical Drama About Coming Out in the South

‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany Leads Alan Ball’s Semi-Autobiographical Drama About Coming Out in the South
Amazon Studios has debuted the trailer for Alan Ball’s LGBTQ drama Uncle Frank.

The film, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, is both written and directed by the Six Feet Under creator and American Beauty writer. Loosely based on Ball’s life growing up in the South in the 1970s, the film is led by Paul Bettany, who plays Frank Bledsoe, a gay man reckoning with his conservative family.

Frank is bullied and ostracized by his family for reasons his adoring niece Beth (played by It actress Sophia Lillis) doesn’t understand. But when Beth arrives unannounced at the New York ...
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All the TV Shows That Were Canceled Due to Covid-19 (Photos)

All the TV Shows That Were Canceled Due to Covid-19 (Photos)
The list of TV shows that have had their renewals reversed due to Covid-19 seems to be growing by the day. From “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” to “Glow,” here are all shows that should have kept on going but were heartbreakingly cut short.

On Becoming a God in Central Florida

This Showtime drama starring Kirsten Dunst was given the axe on Thursday. It had been renewed for a second season in 2019.

Glow

Netflix reversed its renewal for this ladies’ wrestling show’s 4th and final season on Oct. 5

The Society

This teen drama was canceled by Netflix in late August after being renewed for a second season.

I Am Not Okay With This

Starring “It” franchise darlings Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff, this YA series was canceled by Netflix on the same day as “The Society.”

I’m Sorry

TruTV reversed this show’s Season 3 renewal in August.
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New York LGBTQ Film Festival to Open With Francis Lee’s ‘Ammonite,’ Screen Alan Ball’s ‘Uncle Frank’

New York LGBTQ Film Festival to Open With Francis Lee’s ‘Ammonite,’ Screen Alan Ball’s ‘Uncle Frank’
NewFest, New York’s LGBTQ film and media organization, has announced its program for the 32nd New York LGBTQ Film Festival. This year’s event will feature virtual events, as well as drive-in screenings at the Queens Drive-In at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The festival will open on Oct. 16 with the New York City premiere of Francis Lee’s “Ammonite,” a romantic drama starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. Winslet will present Lee with the festival’s inaugural world queer visionary award ahead of the screening. On Oct. 27, the event will close with a virtual screening of Faraz Shariat’s German drama, “No Hard Feelings.”

“With the presidential election right around the corner and a Supreme Court seat now open, it is more urgent than ever that queer stories be told and celebrated,” said executive director David Hatkoff. “We have created an 11-day event that will meet and speak to this moment,
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Olivia Munn To Star In Movie ‘Aleppo’ About Syrian Refugee & Un Journalist

Olivia Munn To Star In Movie ‘Aleppo’ About Syrian Refugee & Un Journalist
Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse) is attached to play the lead in feature drama Aleppo, the story of a Syrian refugee and a Un journalist (Munn), brought together by tragedy and their escape from Syria.

Currently in pre-production, the film from LA-based producer MiLu Entertainment will be directed by Brazilian filmmaker David Schurmann from an original script by Beto Dantas.

Attached crew include Oscar-wining art director/set decorator Brigitte Broch (Moulin Rouge) and Golden Globe-nominated composer Antonio Pinto (Despedida), with Juan Bergaz of Bergaz Productions serving as executive producer.

Schurmann previously directed Brazilian Foreign Language Oscar entry Little Secret (Pequeno Segredo).

“Olivia is a strong, dynamic leading actress, whose passion for the project under David’s direction will bring this powerful and important story to life,” said producer Andre L III, CEO of MiLu Entertainment.

The announcement follows Munn’s recent casting as the lead in action movie Replay and social drama The Gateway,
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Shows You Didn’t Know Were Based on Comic Books: Where to Read the Graphic Novels

Shows You Didn’t Know Were Based on Comic Books: Where to Read the Graphic Novels
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It’s easy (and mostly correct) to assume that the majority of superhero television is based on comics. But Hollywood loves existing IP, which means there are plenty of other series on TV right now based on comic books or graphic novels that have nothing to do with super powers or saving the day.

Comics are much more than caped crusaders — graphic novels run the same genre gamut as literary novels, from journalism to sci-fi and plenty in between. Below, we’ve rounded up a bunch of TV series that you might not have realized were based on comic books. Read on to find out where you can watch each show and, more importantly, where to find the graphic novels that inspired them.

Snowpiercer

Yes, the long-delayed TNT series
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I Am Not Okay With This: Cancelled by Netflix; No Season Two for Superhero Comedy Series

I Am Not Okay With This: Cancelled by Netflix; No Season Two for Superhero Comedy Series
Turns out, this Netflix series isn't okay. The streaming service has cancelled the I Am Not Okay With This TV series. There won't be a second season due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The coming of age comedy-drama series centers on Sydney (Sophia Lillis), a teenager dealing with both the hardships of adolescence and the discovery that she has superpowers. The cast also includes Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong, and Richard Ellis.

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I Am Not Okay With This Canceled at Netflix Due to Covid

I Am Not Okay With This Canceled at Netflix Due to Covid
Though it’s been largely business as usual for Netflix during the coronavirus crisis, the streaming giant may have just suffered its first Covid-related cancellations.

Deadline reports that Netflix has canceled teen superpower drama I Am Not Okay With This, cutting it short after one season. Additionally Netflix will not be moving forward with the previously announced The Society season 2.

Netflix had not officially announced I Am Not Okay With This season 2 yet, but per Deadline the show had quietly picked up for a second season, with scripts having been written and production set to begin. The difficulties (and swelling budgets) associated with filming safely during a global pandemic caused Netflix to rethink the renewal.

“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This,” Netflix said in a statement to Deadline. “We’re disappointed to have
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Netflix Cancels ‘I Am Not Okay With This,’ ‘The Society’ ‘Due to Circumstances Created by Covid’

Netflix Cancels ‘I Am Not Okay With This,’ ‘The Society’ ‘Due to Circumstances Created by Covid’
Netflix has canceled freshman young adult series “The Society” and “I Am Not Okay With This” after giving them season two renewals due to difficulties related to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap.

“We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances created by Covid, and we are grateful to these creators, including: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I Am Not Okay With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and Pavlina Hatoupis for The Society; and all the writers, casts and crews who worked tirelessly to make these shows for our members around the world.”

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The Society, I Am Not Okay With This Both Cancelled at Netflix After 1 Season

The Society, I Am Not Okay With This Both Cancelled at Netflix After 1 Season
A pair of freshmen series has been dropped from Netflix’s lineup — including one that had already scored a second season.

Teen mystery The Society and coming-of-age dramedy I Am Not Okay With This have both been axed at the streamer, according to our sister site Deadline. Netflix confirmed in a statement that the cancellations were swayed by the coronavirus pandemic, which impacted production schedules and budgets on both series.

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