View Finder: Netflix cleans house
Netflix kicks Danny Masterson off The Ranch after rape allegations resurface.
Iron Fist can rest easy tonight, as the least loveable Defender is no longer the most despised curly-headed Danny on Netflix. After a series of rape allegations re-surfaced against That 70s Show's resident Scientologist Danny Masterson from four different women, many cried foul about the double standards seemingly held by Netflix in the wake of Kevin Spacey's firing after the allegations (many, many allegations) made against him.
As more details surface and stories are shared from ex-Scientologists, it's becoming more and more clear that the church has played a part in helping cover up the allegations against Masterson. After the recent deluge of brave individuals coming forward to share their stories, light has been shed once again on Masterson's history of rape and sexual assault allegations and Netflix has been paying attention.
When the fourth season of The Ranch starts in 2018, Masterson's character of Jameson "Rooster" Bennet will have been written out of the series. By what means, nobody knows, but a Netflix spokesperson confirmed in a comment to The New York Post that “Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him".
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
The truth is going to require a subscription
Whether we want it or not, Mulder and Scully will be returning for their 11th round of government conspiracy and alien activity. Foxtel announced on Wednesday that Season 11 of The X-Files will stream exclusively on Foxtel when it arrives January 2018.
While The X-Files has had a long run and amassed a huge cult following of sci-fi nuts over its 24-year run, last year's long-awaited tenth season had a fairly cold reception from longtime fans. With that said, let's hope the show-runners have learned a thing or two since then because we'd love to see Mulder and Scully back in form.
HBO programming video shows off Westworld Season 2 and so much more
HBO's annual programming video has been released and as usual, it's revealed some never-before-seen footage of the TV giant's upcoming shows. Most notably, we get a look at the most rootin'-tootin' androids in the West, Dolores Abernathy and Maeve Millay, in a very short tease for Westworld's second season. Thank the heavens, there's also a short glimpse of Jeffrey Wright's Bernard Lowe because we weren't too sure about his fate by the end of season one.
The reel also shows off some truly exciting new shows, like the adaptations of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects with Amy Adams, and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 with Michael B. Jordan. Check it out below.
One week closer to Black Mirror's fourth season and more trailers have been released, with a release date to boot.