In Brief: ‘Saw’ franchise grinds on, and more

Hacks' Megan Stalter and The White Lotus' Will Sharpe have been tapped to star in Too Much, an upcoming Netflix comedy series from Girls creator Lena Dunham and her husband, Luis Felber. Stalter plays a 30-something workaholic New Yorker nursing a broken heart. Looking... Read More.

In Brief: HBO skewering superhero movies with ‘The Franchise’, and more

HBO has greenlit The Franchise, a half-hour comedy from Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of American Beauty, and Veep and Avenue 5 creator Armando Iannucci that pokes fun at superhero movies. Himesh Patel and Aya Cash star in the series about "the crew of an unloved franchise movie fighting for their place in a savage and unruly... Read More.

‘John Wick’ franchise shoots past a billion bucks

Yeah, I guess you can say he's in the black.Keanu Reeves' John Wick movie series, which kicked off in 2014 with a modestly budgeted revenge film about a dude avenging his murdered puppy, has officially become a billion-dollar franchise.The series' biggest earner, John Wick:... Read More.