HBO PULLS PLUG ON SILICON VALLEY: Ending months of speculation, HBO confirms that the upcoming sixth season of Silicon Valley will be its last. Season 6 will consist of seven episodes. "Silicon Valley has been a career and life highlight for us," series executive producers/showrunners Mike Judge and Alec Berg said. "We’ll miss it desperately, but we’ve always let Pied Piper’s journey guide the way, and Season 6 seems to be the fitting conclusion. We are forever indebted to our incredible cast, crew, and partners at HBO. At a certain point, there’s only so much we can do to make the world a better place."
REBECCA IN THE WORKS AT NETFLIX: Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes, The Handmaid’s Tale’s Ann Dowd, Control’s Sam Riley and Game of Thrones’ Ben Crompton have signed on for Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca, Deadline reports. They join Kristen Scott Thomas, Lily James and Armie Hammer in the Netflix original. The story follows a newly married woman who arrives at her husband’s English estate, and finds herself battling her husband’s first wife.
SARAH SILVERMAN MUSICAL TO DEBUT IN MAY: The musical based on Sarah Silverman’s 2010 memoir The Bedwetter is set to debut Off Broadway in May. Silverman and Joshua Harmon wrote the "book," with lyrics by Fountain of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger and Silverman will begin previews May 9, 2020 at Atlantic’s Linda Groww Theater. Opening night is June 10, 2020.
ALLY MCBEAL REBOOT IN THE WORKS? David E. Kelley, the creator of Ally McBeal, says he supports a reboot of the hit show, but would only want it to happen if there’s a female showrunner in place. "I think Ally McBeal, in the wake of Me Too and Time’s Up, would only have more relevance," Kelley told Variety at the Season 2 premiere of Big Little Lies Wednesday night in New York City. "I would not be opposed to that being done again, but in somebody else’s hands because I did that one, and I think if it were going to be rebooted, it should be started up by somebody else, and preferably a woman."