DEADLINE – Tubi has begun production on Spread, a Tubi Original Movie starring Elizabeth Gillies (Dynasty), Harvey Keitel (The Irishman), Diedrich Bader (Veep), Bryan Craig (Good Trouble) Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek) and Keith Walker (The Upshaws). The movie hails from Cartel Pictures for premiere in 2023.
Spread follows an ambitious aspiring journalist (Gillies) who lands a temp job at an adult magazine run by an aging industry king (Keitel) and must reconcile her idealism as she strives to help the company succeed.
Directed by Ellie Kanner (Authors Anonymous), the film is written and co-produced by Buffy Charlet (Holy Ghost People). Dia Frampton (Candy Coated Christmas), Jonah Platt (Uncoupled), and Diora Baird (Cobra Kai) also star.
The movie is inspired by Charlet’s real-life experience as a temp at Hustler magazine who rose to be an editor. Gillies also executive produces. Spread is produced by Stan Spry (Creepshow), Eric Scott Woods (Harland Manor), and Graem Luis (Day of the Dead). Tubi’s Lewinson shepherded the project.
Unfortunately, The CW has cancelled Dynasty after five seasons. Much love to the Dynasty cast and crew!
SO PROUD OF MY BEAUTIFUL DYNASTY FAMILY!! ✨🥂
— Elizabeth Gillies (@LizGillies) May 12, 2022
TVLINE – Pour one out for the Carringtons — The CW’s Dynasty reboot has been canceled after five seasons.
As of April 26, Dynasty this season is averaging 410,000 total weekly viewers and a 0.1 demo rating (with Live+7 playback factored in), which is right on par with its Season 4 tallies. Out of the 19 dramas The CW has aired this TV season, it ranks dead last in audience and is among seven that muster just a 0.1 rating.
The CW’s atypical “bloodbath” of cancellations this season (seven shows got the axe on May 12 alone) is likely due to the network’s rumored upcoming sale (perhaps to the Nexstar affiliate group) and thus its uncertain future.
Series star Elizabeth Gillies took to Instagram shortly after news of Dynasty‘s cancellation broke to say that she’s “saving the goodbyes” for a later date. According to Gillies’ post, there are still six more episodes in the show’s fifth (and now final) season to film.
The Dynasty reboot, a diverse twist on the original series’ premise, starred Gillies as Fallon, Daniella Alonso as Cristal, Elaine Hendrix as Alexis, Rafael de la Fuente as Sammy Jo, Sam Underwood as Adam, Michael Michele as Dominique, Robert Christopher Riley as Culhane, Sam Adegoke as Jeff, Maddison Brown as Kirby, Adam Huber as Liam, Eliza Bennett as Amanda and Grant Show as Blake.
Liz was interviewed on Anna Faris’ podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified. Check it out below.
Actress, singer and songwriter Elizabeth Gillies [Victorious, Animal, Dynasty] talks with Anna about breaking up, moving out, moving back in, getting married, why she didn’t take an elevator for ten years, reading old texts from exes, organized hoarding, whether you can watch a Holiday movie any time of the year, falling asleep at work, and more.
THR – Elizabeth Gillies stars as Catwoman, along with Stephanie Beatriz as Batwoman and Jonathan Banks as the villain Black Mask.
Catwoman is going from hunter to the hunted in a new animated film. Catwoman: Hunted will voice-star Elizabeth Gillies as Catwoman, who joins a slew of DC characters for the animated film produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Hunted, which is produced in an anime style, picks up with Catwoman as she attempts to steal a priceless jewel. The heist puts her squarely in the crosshairs of both a powerful consortium of villains and the ever-resourceful Interpol as well as Batwoman, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz.
Other stars include Jonathan Banks as Black Mask, Steve Blum as Solomon Grundy, Lauren Cohan as Julia Pennyworth, Keith David as Tobias Whale, Zehra Fazal as Talia al Ghul and Nosferata, Jonathan Frakes as King Faraday and Boss Moxie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Kelly Hu as Cheshire, Andrew Kishino as Mr. Yakuza and Domino 6, Eric Lopez as Domino 1, Jacqueline Obradors as La Dama, and Ron Yuan as Doctor Tzin.
Shinsuke Terasawa is directing from a script by Greg Weisman. Ethan Spaulding produces, along with Colin A.B.V. Lewis. Sam Register executive produces.
Catwoman: Hunted, which falls under the DC Animated Movie branding, is expected out in early 2022.
FASHION WEEK DAILY – Liz Gillies is no stranger to fashion, having worn a range of extravagant looks as Fallon Carrington on CW’s Dynasty. Now, the actress and singer is working with Express on their #ExpressReEntry social media project, encouraging others to dress up as the world reopens. We hopped on the phone with Liz to chat about the new initiative, her fave moments on the show, getting married during COVID-19 (!), and to ask whether she’ll return to Broadway in the future.
How did you get your start in acting and music?
It’s something that I have always wanted to do. I made that very clear at a young age, and I was lucky enough to have parents that went along with whatever I wanted to do, so they facilitated every kind of crazy idea! Every time I heard about a casting call, they would drive me, and I was really determined at a young age to be a part of this industry, no matter if it was musical theater, singing, or acting. I am really lucky that I had parents that supported me. At a very young age I just went for it—it’s what I always wanted.
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VARIETY – Elizabeth Gillies is pulling more than double duty on “Dynasty.” Not only does she star as Fallon Carrington on the CW reboot of my favorite 1980s primetime soap, but she exclusively tells me she will make her directing debut with an upcoming episode. “I’ve always wanted to do it,” Gillies says. “I think it was last year I really made it clear my pitch to direct. I did my homework and I shadowed a bunch of directors. I’m thankful they’re letting me do it. I couldn’t be more excited, but I’m afraid I’ll fall in love with it so much that I will only want to focus on that.”
She’s also set to sing a song, “More Than Me,” that she wrote with her real-life musician husband Michael Corcoran (known professionally as Backhouse Mike or Ken Lofkoll) for Fallon to sing at her wedding. They had to nix plans for her to perform with a big band due to COVID restrictions, but Gillies was prepared. “Luckily I play piano, so I was able to accompany myself,” she says. “We do plan on releasing a full version based on how we intended it to be performed so that the fans can enjoy that version as well. It’s very sweet and tender. I think the fans will really love it.” But, she originally thought of not telling her co-stars she wrote the tune. “I wanted to see when I finished it if they would be like, ‘Wow, that song sucks,’” Gillies says, laughing. “But I told them and I think they found it very sweet, too. Most of our cast is musical, so if they were given an opportunity where their character is supposed to be writing this original song and then they just licensed some random song it would be a little strange.”