“GoT” Producers Name New Project

“Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have announced their next TV series. Once again, they’re adapting an acclaimed series of novels — only this time in the realm of sci-fi. The duo are teaming with writer-producer Alexander Woo (True Blood) to tackle Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem trilogy, which depicts humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization. The saga’s debut book was published to considerable acclaim in China in 2008, while an English translation by Ken Liu became the first Asian novel ever to win a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2014. The New Yorker dubbed Liu “China’s Arthur C. Clarke,” referring to the 2001: A Space Odyssey screenwriter.

Ryan Murphy’s “Prom” Coming At X-mas

It’s based on the Broadway musical by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.

VMAs Pay Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Music: Glyndebourne offers free streams of two recent productions: “The Fairy Queen” and “Die Meistersinger”…Art: The Metropolitan Museum in NYC has reopened, with timed tickets and many fewer patrons allowed: I can’t wait to go!…Movies: “Coup 53” is a gripping documentary about the installation of the Shah of Iran by the CIA in 1953…Books: “Time of the Magicians” tells the overlapping stories of the philosophers Heidegger, Benjamin, Wittgenstein, and Cassirer…Sports: Serious soccer is over for the season, so now it’s time to turn one’s attention to tennis and the U.S. Open.

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Kate & Saoirse In Lesbian Drama

“Ammonite,” the buzzy LGBT period romance starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, is set to close the 2020 BFI London Film Festival. The film — from Brit director Francis Lee (God’s Own Country) which will have its world premiere in Toronto in September — will bow in the U.K. on Oct. 17 across various cinemas and in the USA on Nov. 20.

Yes, That’s Bradley Cooper

He’s currently filming the untitled Paul Thomas Anderson movie in California. It’s set in the 1970s and concerns a child actor. Bradley doesn’t look very fetching in his Prince Valiant haircut and George Hamilton/Warren Beatty 1970s beard.