Your weekly Watercooler Fueller, including news of the next star to play Prince Philip in The Crown…
By Virgin TV Edit
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 in the entertainment world.
Read on for our pick of the five best stories over the past seven days you might have missed...
1. The Crown has a new Prince Philip
With seasons 5 and 6 of Netflix’s hit historical drama now confirmed by creator Peter Morgan, we’ve all been wondering who will be the new Phil to Imelda Staunton’s Elizabeth II. According to Deadline, we now have an answer. Step forward veteran British actor Jonathan Pryce, who earned his first Oscar nomination in 2019 for playing Pope Francis alongside Anthony Hopkins in acclaimed Netflix drama The Two Popes.
2. Brits have been watching loads of TV in lockdown
According to a new Ofcom report, the typical Brit has spent 40% of their waking hours watching television during lockdown. That’s around six hours and 25 minutes of viewing per day – an increase of about 90 minutes from this time last year. And the past few months have been very good for streaming services, with 12 million new subscriptions in the UK alone for the likes of Prime Video and Netflix.
3. Watch the new trailer for i’m thinking of ending things
Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix from Friday 4 September
Charlie Kaufman, the man behind such oddball cinematic hits as Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, has a new film coming out on Netflix – and to say it looks intriguing would be a gigantic understatement. i’m thinking of ending things lands on the streaming service on Friday 4 September. Before then, watch the unsettling trailer above to get a taster.
I’m A Celebrity heads to Wales?
The next series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! looks set to be filmed at Gwrych Castle in North Wales. It will be the first time the show has taken place in the UK, with the Coronavirus pandemic halting any plans of filming as usual in Australia. ITV has yet to confirm the show’s new location, but a number of production crew members have been spotted around the area.
5. Give your dog a cartoon makeover
Think your pooch couldn’t get any cuter? Think again, because Snapchat has developed a filter that gives them the sweetest eyes you ever did see. Just search for the cartoon face filter and prepare to have your heart melted like a block of cheese in a heatwave.
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