The Weekly Wrap: Home Alone Remake For Disney+

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It looks like Disney is already planning several family-friendly reboots, which will occupy space on its Disney+ streaming service. In a recent earnings all, Disney Chief, Robert Iger announced that the studio will reboot hits such as Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper by the Dozen. Iger also announced that Disney will continue the Planet of the Apes franchise, which it acquired during its FOX acquisition.

The 100 To End With Season 7
After seven long seasons, The CW will officially can its sci-fi series, The 100. The final season will run for 16 episodes culminating in a finale with (fittingly) its one hundredth episode. The series follows a group of human survivors who descend to earth years after a nuclear Armageddon leaves the planet in ruins. The series focused on a core group of characters from the 100 juvenile prisoners who are despatched to the planet to test its habitability.

New Walking Dead Spinoff
The Walking Dead universe seems to be expanding once more with news of a spinoff. According to reports, Nico Tortorella (Younger) has been cast as one of the central characters of the pilot episode. The still-untitled show is reportedly set in a different timeline compared to the current Walking Dead series. Other actors joining the cast are Annet Mahendru, Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, and Hal Cumpston or the cast. Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is set to direct the pilot episode.

Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Gets ‘Tethered’
Jordan Peele’s Us, will be brought to life in some form at the upcoming Halloween Horror Nights 2019 at Universal Studios parks in the U.S. Part of the annual horror fest event will feature a ‘Tethered’ themed maze, featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that will place guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy. Previous years saw Universal Studios collaborate with Netflix adapting the Upside Down from the hit series Stranger Things as part of its Halloween Horror Nights attraction.

No Host For The Emmys
Following the precedent set by the Oscars, the 2019 Emmys will now also carry on without a host for this year’s telecast. Scheduled to be held in September, this may mark a permanent trend for these entertainment award ceremonies. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier announced the news during the recent Television Critics Association press tour. As for the Emmys, HBO is looking to be a solid frontrunner with Game of Thrones notching a record 32 nominations with Barry and Succession also receiving multiple nods.

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