Your weekly Watercooler Fueller, including news of a big Hollywood sequel and a new episode of Tiger King...
By Virgin TV Edit
In these peculiar times, the IRL world might feel like it’s all but stopped turning on its axis, but there’s one world that never ceases spinning: the entertainment world!
From hot-off-the-press trailers and brand new release dates to hilarious tweets and online oddities, allow us to bring you bang up to speed with the best of what’s been going on.
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Read on for our pick of the five best entertainment stories over the past seven days you might have missed...
1. Call Me By Your Name is getting a sequel
It was one of the biggest cinematic hits of 2017 – and now it looks like there will be a follow-up to romantic drama Call Me By Your Name. Director Luca Guadagnino recently told Italian newspaper La Repubblica that he had met with a screenwriter to talk about a second movie, and that Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and more stars from the original will feature. The 2007 novel on which Call Me By Your Name is based has a sequel called Find Me, which is set ten years after the original story.
2. A new Tiger King episode is apparently on its way
Find Tiger King on Netflix
Think Netflix’s bizarre true crime doc Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness is the (big) cat’s pyjamas? Well, it seems like there’s more to come from this stranger-than-fiction story. Star Jeff Lowe has claimed that a brand new episode will be available to watch on the service next week. Netflix are yet to comment, but here’s hoping it’s true.
3. ITV is calling on kids to get creative
Have you got kids but are concerned about how to fuel their creativity right now? ITV Kids Create is a brilliant new project that’s encouraging children to submit their artwork and have it projected onto the ITV logo idents during ad breaks. Find out more right here.
4. Corrie character gets recast
Soap operas are known to recast established characters all the time (there have been, what, about 30 Ben Mitchells in EastEnders?). Still, Coronation Street viewers are in for a surprise next week when Aadi Alahan, son of Dev, will be played by a brand new actor. Adam Hussain (right) is stepping into Aadi’s shoes, replacing Zennon Ditchett, who left the soap last year to focus on his studies. And with a shocking sexting storyline to come, it looks as if Aadi is going to be busy.
5. Even the Daleks want you to stay indoors
Residents of Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire were given a fright when a Dalek was seen patrolling the roads, urging people to “SELF-ISOLATE! SELF-ISOLATE!” Best we listen to our ruthless extraterrestrial overlords in the current climate.
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