Amazon names transmission date for Julia Roberts psych drama, Homecoming

We live in an increasingly convergent, multi-media age, where each one bleeds into another: novels are adapted for television; television inspires film; podcasts feature true-crime cases; and now television adapts podcasts. Yes, we’re now getting TV dramas based on chart-topping podcasts. The podcast in question here is Homecoming, an ‘immersive’ fiction story that originally starred Catherine…

Netflix renews Altered Carbon for series two, hires new lead

Last week, Our Chris reviewed sci-fi noir, Altered Carbon, on Netflix (see his review here). The good-looking series, based on the novel trilogy by Richard K. Morgan, did well for the streaming service and provided plenty of Bladerunner-type thrills. Now we hear that it has been renewed for a second, eight-episode series. Not only that,…