Author - Jerry Paxton

Knott’s Berry Farm Celebrates Snoopy’s Birthday this Friday

August 9, 2018 – Everyone’s favorite Beagle, Snoopy, is celebrating his birthday on Friday, August 10th! In honor of his special day, Knott’s Berry Farm will be celebrating all day long with special activities and social media giveaways. Charlie Brown’s best friend and pet beagle, Snoopy, was first introduced to the world by Mr. Charles M. Schulz as part of his PEANUTS comic strip back in the 1950’s. Snoopy’s legacy has left his paw print in history and everyone’s hearts throughout the years. He continues to bring smiles to all who meet him by helping families create sweet and fond memories when they stop by for a big Snoopy hug at Knott’s. To show the world’s most famous beagle some birthday love, here are a few ways guests can join in on the fun for his birthday celebration:

·        Take a photo with Snoopy – Snoopy loves snapping photos with his friends especially on his Birthday. A special Snapchat Filter will be available exclusively for Snoopy’s birthday for guests when visiting the park on August 10th.

·        Sport your favorite Snoopy Gear – One of the best ways for guests to show their excitement for Snoopy’s birthday is by sporting their favorite Snoopy gear. The Camp Snoopy store at Knott’s is filled with the best PEANUTS gear around including birthday Snoopy ears designed especially for the occasion.

·        Watch Snoopy in the new summer show, Beach Blanket Beagle – Guests are invited to stop by and cheer on Snoopy, the world’s greatest surfing beagle, as he takes part in the best beach day ever. Beach Blanket Beagle performs on select dates at the Charles M. Schulz Theatre now through August 19th.

·        Grab a Snoopy Treat – Birthday treats are Snoopy’s favorite, so it’s only right to indulge in at least one or more to celebrate the occasion. The park offers several PEANUTS-themed treats throughout the park, including at the Mrs. Knott’s Bakery Express located in the Knott’s Market Place.

·        Take part in special park giveaways – Guests will have the opportunity to win some neat birthday giveaways in the park by following along on the Knott’s Berry Farm social media accounts. Throughout the day Knott’s will be posting clues about secret locations in the park.  The first few guests to solve the clue and arrive at the location to meet the Snoopy Team will win a special prize.

Poltergeist Announced for Halloween Horror Nights

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug 9, 2018) – They’re Here. Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will bring guests “into the light” as part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights events featuring terrifying new mazes inspired by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) iconic supernatural horror film, Poltergeist, beginning September 14.

Directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist garnered critical and consumer success when it first premiered in 1982. Characterized as one of the scariest films of all time, this groundbreaking movie paved the way for a new era of supernatural ghost stories that will come to life for the first time ever at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. This living representation of the film will take guests into some of its most iconic scenes and encounter memorable characters that spawned their first true nightmares.

The mazes will lure guests to the Freeling family house built atop a cemetery where malicious ghosts threaten the lives within.  From the underground graveyard to ghostly apparitions, guests will come face to face with infamous scenes from the film, including the iconic flickering TV screen, menacing Beast from beyond and pool filled with floating corpses. As guests cross into the ‘light,’ they will find themselves surrounded by a surreal landscape of vanishing walls, floating furniture and a creepy clown with a menacing smile.  In a rush against time, guests will be forced to make it back to the world of the living or forever be trapped…

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will be revealed soon. All tickets and vacation packages are on sale now. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

2018 Midsummer Scream Post Mortem and Photo Gallery

Bring on the Halloween season: Midsummer Scream 2018 is officially in the history books! Midsummer Scream ran from July 28th to July 29th at the Long Beach Convention Center and got us all in the spirit of the scary season despite the 85 degree/85 percent humidity weather. We arrived on Saturday morning and fought for parking, then got into the convention center. We were once again impressed with the Long Beach Convention Center. It had ample AC – especially when considering the sheer number of people walking around, as well as a tasty little cafe area. Other Southern California convention centers could learn a thing or two from them.

Once we walked onto the exhibit floor, it was like being hit with a wave of Halloween joy. People walked up and down the aisles, browsing and shopping, and we saw vendors selling FX equipment, toys, handmade crafts, and more. The folks from the Mystic Museum even had a recreation of their highly-received “Slashback Video” video store on the show floor. Knott’s Scary Farm had a cool photo op available for attendees as well as a limited edition event pin, while Six Flags Fright Fest had a makeup demo setup. Monsters being made up from here were later seen in the Hall of Shadows, but more on that later. The exhibit floor also saw some celebrity signings, such as Cassandra Peterson (“Elvira”) and Kimberly J. Brown (“Marni” from Halloweentown) – each looking like they were having a blast talking with fans.

The Hall of Shadows, Midsummer Scream’s dark zone of mini-haunted experiences, has been greatly expanded. Not only were there a lot more mini-haunts in the area, but there were also specialized vendors (some selling glow in the dark props, masks, etc) and exhibitors. With all the haunters displaying their work in the Hall of the Shadows, it is hard to select our favorite, but we think that honor would go to Murder House Productions Trick ‘r Treat maze. Their attention to detail in recreating scenes of the movie was incredible. Also showing off their skills in the Hall of Shadows was the “Decayed Brigade”, a pro-sliding group made up of former and current scare actors. Six Flags Fright Fest brought a small haunted walk-through activation to the Hall of Shadows, complete with monsters and more all ready to scare attendees.

Midsummer Scream saw a number of panels and presentations, including those from the big haunted attractions in Southern California. Knott’s Scary Farm announced a new scare zone called the “Forsaken Lake”, while Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights unveiled a Trick ‘r Treat scare zone. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unveiled a revamped attraction this year with maze designs from Jon Cooke of Plague Productions. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour also unveiled a number of new mazes for its upcoming “Horror Made Here” event, including some based on “The Exorcist” and “IT”. In a wonderfully surprising turn, Midsummer Scream hosted a Hocus Pocus anniversary panel which saw actress Thora Birch talking about her experiences making the movie. The panel even had a trio of Sanderson sisters-look alikes performing, quite well, “I Put A Spell on You”.

This brings us to the only real problem facing Midsummer Scream: Parking. Unfortunately, the event parking was completely overloaded this year and it took quite a while to find a spot. Even then, we ended up parking a good distance away and having to leg it back to the convention center. I don’t know what can be done to solve this situation, but I hope it is something that can be addressed for next year.

Midsummer Scream has already announced its dates for next year and you can find it at the Long Beach Convention Center on August 3rd and August 4th, 2019. And, with that, we wish you a happy beginning to the scary season as we will start seeing more updates released from your favorite upcoming haunted attractions, preview events to report on, and a lot more. Happy Halloween! 🎃

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Knott’s Scary Farm Unveils New Scare Zone for 2018

July 28, 2018 – Knott’s Scary Farm, the first and largest Halloween event in Southern California has revealed exclusive and frightening new details for the return of its 46th season during a special appearance at the fan-favorite event Midsummer Scream in Long Beach. The Knott’s entertainment team held an exclusive panel for fans featuring a few of the Scary Farm masterminds including maze and set designers, producers along with costuming and makeup to share insight on what’s lurking in the fog for 2018. The team shared an in-depth look at the collaboration it takes to transform the entire theme park into the eerie world of Knott’s Scary Farm complete with interactive haunted elements and original scares. Here’s what’s coming to Knott’s Scary Farm for this season:

·         The 46th season Knott’s Scary Farm will return with 14 mazes and haunted attractions and over 1,000 monsters lurking in the fog for 25 terrifying nights

·         This year, a new and unearthly scare zone is making its sinister arrival to the park, for the first time the lake underneath Silver Bullet reveals the horrors and creatures it’s kept hidden, until now. Forsaken Lake will unleash gothic creatures, which have been ravaged by the dark and murky waters, as they wander their crypts preying on unsuspecting visitors, looking for victims to drag back to their watery graves.

·         At Knott’s Scary Farm, the park is the attraction and this year it will feature several new upgrades like, freshly new themed landscaping, enhanced ride lighting – HangTime will debut it’s never-before-seen Halloween inspired lighting scheme – plus, there will be a select rollercoasters in the dark and newly enhanced park décor.

·         Ghost Town Streets, Carnevil and The Hollow scare zones will return to terrorize guests every night of Knott’s Scary Farm. The monsters that live within these streets will cover every inch of the park midways, leaving nowhere to hide.

·         There will be a new dance party at Fiesta Village which will feature rhythmic music, performances by a live DJ throughout the night, dancing and sugar skull go-go dancers with Awaken the Dead.

·         The full 2018 Knott’s Scary Farm lineup will be revealed on August 30th at the Knott’s Scary Farm Announcement event, this event is open to Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Scary Farm Season Pass holders.

WHEN:     Knott’s Scary Farm will return from September 20th – October 31st. Tickets are now on sale at: https://www.knotts.com/tickets-passes/scary-farm

WHERE:   Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620

Sony Pictures Accepting Pitches at Wizard World Chicago

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2018—Do you have an original idea for a movie? And do you plan on attending Wizard World Comic Con Chicago? This could be your day.

Wizard World, Inc. and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., an affiliate of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., today began accepting content ideas online, with potential pitch sessions to be scheduled during Wizard World Comic Con Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (event held August 23-26, 2018). This marks the fourth activation of the collaboration between the pop culture convention producer and leading studio, announced earlier this year.

Whether a paid attendee, artist or exhibitor, anyone who plans on attending Wizard World Comic Con Chicago and can be available during the convention, may submit an idea now through August 15th 5pm CST via Wizard World’s dedicated Website at https://wizardworld.com/2018-chicago-pitchfest. Any submissions which are selected in Columbia Pictures’ sole discretion will participate in a pitch session to take place at designated dates/times during the event.

One idea submission is permitted per person; In order to be considered, submissions must be a fully-owned original idea and must not infringe on any copyrighted material. Anyone participating in the pitch must be a registered Wizard World Comic Con Chicago attendee, artist or exhibitor, and must be 18 years of age or older and a legal U.S. resident.

“After such positive feedback in our sessions at Wizard World Comic Con Portland, Philadelphia and Columbus, we are excited to team up with Columbia Pictures on identifying outstanding original ideas from our creative attendees, artists and exhibitors at our largest and longest-running show in Chicago,” said John D. Maatta, CEO of Wizard World. “We look forward to seeing a variety of submissions and see this as an important step in a broad-based relationship with Columbia Pictures as Wizard World furthers its lead role in the pop culture industry.”

Full information, including Wizard World’s and Sony Pictures’ respective Privacy Policies, submission guidelines and terms and conditions are available on the submission form at https://wizardworld.com/2018-chicago-pitchfest.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 23, 4-9 p.m.Friday, August 24, noon-7 p.m.Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.Sunday, August 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World Chicago, visit http://wizd.me/ChicagoPR.

Official Star Trek Convention Goes to Warp Next Week

The Official Star Trek Convention takes place from August 1st through August 5th, so get those warp engines online and set your course to beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada! At the Official Star Trek Convention, you’ll find panels, signings, appearances and a lot more. Head over to Creation Entertainment to pick up your tickets.

Official Press Release

(Las Vegas, NV. . . July 5, 2018) Star Trek fans from around the world will be beamed to Las Vegas on August 1 – 5 for the galaxy’s largest annual Official Star Trek Convention. Organizers anticipate that over 15,000 attendees will convene at this decade-long Las Vegas tradition at The Rio Suites Hotel.

This Official Star Trek Convention will be highlighted by special presentations including:

  • Special panels, presentations, celebrity guests and a exhibit with costumes and props from the new hit Star Trek television series Star Trek: Discovery.
  • In-person stage appearances by three Star TrekCaptains — William Shatner (classic Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, Saturday only); Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery’s Captain Gabriel Lorca, appearance day TBD); and Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager’s Captain Janeway, Saturday only).
  • A salute to the 25thAnniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will include: a special reunion stage appearance of three cast members dressed their characters Chase Masterson (Leeta), Max Grodenchik (Rom) and Aron Eisenberg (Nog); a special DS9 screening of “Far Beyond Our Stars” followed by a panel with the cast members from this episode; and a special inside look at the upcoming DS9 documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with the Co-Directors Dave Zappone and Ira Steven Behr.

Other top starfleet-worthy celebrities set to appear include:  classic Star Trek’s George Takei (Sulu, Saturday and Sunday); Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, Wednesday – Friday); Walter Koenig (Chekov, Friday only); Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager, Thursday only); Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek:  The Next Generation, Wednesday and Thursday); Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd from Star Trek: Discovery and The Office, day TBA); Michael Welch (Artim from Star Trek: Insurrection, on Wednesday); and many more.

In addition to celebrities, the non-stop theatrical show will include behind-the-scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests,

no-minimum bid auctions of unique collectibles and one-of-a-kind items, and special fan-made music videos. The exhibit hall will boast major companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the universe.
Along with nighttime Star Trek themed parties, the Star Trek Saturday Evening Gala Celebration will return with the Nevada Pops Orchestra Star Trek: Concert Live.  This special night features Maestro Richard McGee and a 45-piece orchestra.  Special quest conductors will include Michael Giacchino (“Star Trek Into Darkness, and Beyond Suite”), Jeff Russo (world premiere of a orchestral performance of his score “Star Trek: Discovery”), and Dennis McCarthy (The Deep Space Nine Suite). The concert will take place Saturday, August 4 at 9:30 p.m. (a separate ticket of $50 is required for general admission).

For cosplayers, Saturday is the day!  The Costume Competition with celebrity judges, special on-stage costume panels, the annual Costume Parade throughout the convention, and a number of cosplayer meet ups are all scheduled. Garak’s Tailor and Repair will be returning to handle any emergency costume repairs for free throughout the weekend. Attendees can walk down the “Creation Promenade” and find talented craftspeople providing free souvenirs, as well as several surprising maximum-sized photo ops backdrops.

The exhibit hall will boast companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the nebula.

General admission tickets are available in advance (www.creationent.com) or at the door and start at $50 for a single day. Show hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (times are tentative).

Become a part of the community, and follow the convention online  –

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreationEntertainment

Instagram:  @Creationent

Twitter: @CreationEnt

Delusion: Lies Within VR Preview

Recently, I got the chance to check out the first part of the upcoming Delusion: Lies Within cinematic VR series from Jon Braver. Braver is the creator of Delusion, an annual interactive theatrical horror event in Los Angeles during the Halloween season. The premise of this first season is that two people are on the trail to track down novelist Elena Fitzgerald, who’s dark fantasy novels had captured the hearts and minds of a legion of fans – that is, until she went missing and her final book in the series was never published. These two searchers end up biting off way more than they can chew when they discover a lot of twisted darkness and must attempt to escape with their very lives.

Delusion: Lies Within VR is a joint effort between Delusion and Skybound Entertainment. Skybound, in case you don’t know, is the publisher of Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic series as well as the publisher of several mobile games (not to mention a multitude of other comic properties). With these two working together on the project, I was expecting good things, so I started up the preview build I was given access to and began the journey into Delusion: Lies Within VR.

The experience has a very minimal menu system as of now, and it didn’t take too long to start up the series preview. There are options to both download as well as stream the VR video, but I could only stream it in the version I had access to. With that, I began to question how good the video would look as, usually, VR/360 video looks pretty grainy and pixelated over streaming connections. Thankfully, Delusion: Lies Within VR broke with this tradition and provided me with very good video quality – extremely impressive. I am unsure as to what video codec they are using for this project but it is great at compressing video while keeping its quality. Delusion: Lies Within VR is well-acted, well-shot, and features terrific sets and set decoration, and brings plenty of creepy moments and some scares to boot. While it’s not expressly stated in the preview build I looked at, I would HIGHLY recommend that you enjoy Delusion: Lies Within VR from a seated, swivel chair if possible. The camera moves independently of viewer perspective and does make a few cuts when entering new locations, so it could make you feel wobbly if standing.

We got the chance to ask Jon Braver a few questions about this new endeavor, and you can read the Q&A here:


GS – Hi Jon, please explain the motivation and process behind the creation of the Delusion VR experience.

JB – At first, I was pretty skeptical about VR. I reviewed some content and felt pretty disillusioned by it. But then I started to think how cool it would be to merge theater and film in a way never accomplished before. Really thrust the audience into the movie and make them a sort of ghost within the manor, following the story in a truly unique way. As well, when I do the live shows, I feel guests end up missing a lot of what I’m trying to give them as there is so much going around them. With VR the viewer can have intimacy with the characters, the score, sound design, and special creature fx. They can revisit the series whenever they wish and capture every little detail. And there is a ton of detail thanks to my killer production designer Kevin Williams.

We set out to create the most cinematic VR series to date and during the process my skepticism turned to wonder. This really was live theater in the VR space. Crazy cool how it all played out! The process to translate the live show into VR, from a creative standpoint, was pretty fun. In terms of storytelling, I was able to achieve much more having more time to focus on story and not on the logistics of running a live theater production. I turned what was the audience in the play into two new characters, Daniel and Virginia, each with their own intriguing backstory. The characters overall were more flushed out as we had more time and money to spend on development. As far as camera, we were able to do some wicked things like floating over a table, flying through the forest, all really cool shots that give it that cinematic look we were going for.

In short, I’ve watched this piece so many times and it never gets old. I’m terribly proud of this time. We’ve really created something never before seen in VR.

GS – Were there any challenges or unexpected positives that you encountered during its production as opposed to producing your live theatre events?

JB – The technical aspects were a bit more challenging in that actors had to really know where all the stitch lines of the many cameras were during each scene. Can’t hang around on a line or you’ll cost us many 1000’s of dollars in post! Speaking of post, there really is no post-production protocol for VR yet. We had to learn our way through and connect with various partners excited to explore this new space. I’d say the only major drawback for me personally was not being able to get all the shots I wanted (inserts, etc.). We have to balance this new medium and how it affects the viewer (i.e. camera movement can unsettle the stomach) with making sure the story is told in the best way possible.

Honestly, the unexpected positive for me turned out to be the turn from skeptic to optimist!

GS – Where was Delusion VR shot?

JB – We shot the majority of the interiors in the same manor as the live play from 2014 as well as one scene (the alchemist chapter) in the house we used in 2011 & 2012. So cool to be back there. The exteriors I was hoping to shoot in Alabama or South Carolina as this is where the story took place but we did end up finding a creepy old manor in the woods of Topanga Canyon, CA. But don’t tell anyone we shot there 😉 All shot in the American South…. HA!

GS – What is the endgame with Delusion VR and are you looking to create completely new and standalone haunted VR experiences in the future?

JB – The endgame is unclear as this is an evolving process. We are still in the early stages of VR so we need to see how this medium is accepted (or not). If VR takes off as we hope then there will be more experiences for us to create in the overall Delusion Universe of stories such as Season Two of this Lies Within series and perhaps some shorter, spin off stories as well… perhaps with volumetric capture and more interactivity. Also, I want to make sure I’m clear when I say we’re not planning to take every play and conform it to VR. Some of these stories need to exist in a Feature Film, TV series, comic book, radio drama… but as far as VR, we evolve with the industry so ask me again in 6 months to a year and I may have a different answer 😉


We’d like to thank both Delusion and Skybound for allowing us a look at this new project and can’t wait to see what’s next for it.

Delusion: Lies Within will be showing at the Fantasia Film Festival from July 19-July 21, and at Midsummer Scream from July 28 to July 29. The company will be announcing their commercial plans for Delusion: Lies Within VR “soon”!

Stan Against Evil Season 3 Teaser

July 21, 2018 – A new season of Evil returns this Halloween! In an all-new Season 3 sneak peek of IFC’s horror-comedy Stan Against Evil, unveiled today at Comic-Con International: San Diego, catch a first look at the unusual new demons, moody teen vampires, zombie corpses and possessed puppets inhabiting the cursed New England town of Willard’s Mill.

Watch and share a sneak-peek of Season 3 here:

IFC’s original horror-comedy series Stan Against Evil stars John C. McGinley as Stan Miller, the curmudgeonly retired police sheriff of Willard’s Mill, and Janet Varney as Evie Barrett, the current sheriff determined to wipe out the demons that plague their town of Willard’s Mill. Deborah Baker Jr. and Nate Mooney return to co-star as Denise Miller, Stan’s absent-minded, do-good daughter, and Deputy Leon Drinkwater, Evie’s right-hand man, respectively. Season 3 premieres Wednesday, October 31 at 10PM on IFC with eight all-new episodes.

The new season picks up immediately after the events of the Season 2 finale, with Stan and Evie back in Willard’s Mill dealing with the consequences of Stan traveling through time to save his dead wife Claire. In doing so, he inadvertently opened a portal between the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead…allowing evil forces to truly take over the town and even some of its inhabitants. Although always the skeptic at first, Stan must work with Evie to once more save the town – even if it means making a literal deal with the devil. New and returning guest stars this season include Scott Adsit, Maria Bamford, David Koechner, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Eddie Pepitone.

Stan Against Evil is created, written and executive produced by Dana Gould, with Tom Lassally also serving as executive producer. RadicalMedia produces the series with Frank Scherma and Justin Wilkes executive producing. Star John C. McGinley also serves as a producer. Stan Against Evil Seasons 1 and 2 are available to watch on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay and Xbox.

Season 1 is available to stream on Hulu and will be joined by Season 2 on August 17.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Official Comic-Con Trailer

July 21, 2018 – Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

COSMOS: Possible Worlds SDCC Trailer

(San Diego, CA / Washington D.C. – July 21, 2018) FOX and National Geographic today released a first look at the highly anticipated return of the Emmy Award-winning worldwide phenomenon COSMOS. Executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan (who won an Emmy Award for writing the 2014 series and a Peabody Award for producing it) and executive producers Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), Brannon Braga (THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” “Terra Nova”) and Jason Clark (THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), along with series host Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award-nominated “StarTalk,” were all on hand to share the sneak peek during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS is set to premiere on FOX and National Geographic in March 2019.  

Watch/share the sneak peek here:

Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally, and seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX, the new season will once again premiere in the U.S. on both FOX and National Geographic and globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 43 languages.

In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, the number of worlds to explore and stories to tell are virtually infinite. The first two seasons of the COSMOS television series transported a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden recesses of the universe. In the course of those journeys, the series dramatized the lives of many of the forgotten searchers who contributed to the world’s understanding of who, when and where we are in the universe. COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS will venture to previously uncharted territories. 

In conjunction with the launch of the new season, National Geographic will publish a companion book, COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS, by Ann Druyan, the long-awaited follow-up to Carl Sagan’s international bestseller, COSMOS: A Personal Voyage. Sale date is February 19, 2019. 

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, Seth MacFarlane’s company. Druyan and Brannon Braga are the series’ writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Braga and Jason Clark executive-produce. “Like” COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS on Facebook at CosmosOnTV. Follow the series on Twitter @CosmosOnTV. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @CosmosOnTV.