Happy Post-Game of Thrones Premiere Monday, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of everything happening in the world of entertainment. What’s cookin’ this week? For one, lots of Hollywood writers are firing their agents. For another, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is reportedly bringing her wry sense of humor to the James Bond franchise. Also, there’s a new trailer for the next season of HBO’s Big Little Lies. Here we go!
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Polishing the Script for the New James Bond Movie
The coolest news you’ll read today? Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is being brought on to punch up the script for the next James Bond movie. Waller-Bridge, who recently proved her spy-vs.-spy chops with Killing Eve, is being asked to “polish” the script, which is the 25th in the franchise. Bond himself, Daniel Craig, reportedly requested Waller-Bridge be brought on for the rewrite.
Lots of Writers Are Firing Their Agents
For those who haven’t been following the news, a primer: the Writers Guild of America, the union of many Hollywood scribes, and the Association of Talent Agencies, the trade association of their agents, have been embroiled in a dust-up over a new Code of Conduct the WGA is proposing that will regulate how talent agencies conduct themselves when it comes to their clients. (Read more here.) Well, over the weekend, both sides remained steadfast as the WGA told its writers to fire their agents until the Code was adopted. Many writers did, including Stephen King, David Simon, and Damon Lindelof. As of this writing, no resolution was in sight.
Hulu Wants More Shrill
Shrill, the Aidy Bryant-starring show based on Lindy West’s book, is getting a second season on Hulu. The second season will be eight episodes long—the first was a mere six—and air in 2020.
Huge News for Big Little Lies
As an amuse-bouche for last night’s Game of Thrones, HBO unveiled the first trailer for the second season of Big Little Lies. For fans of the show, it was a doozy—if for no other reason than it gave them their first look at Living Legend Meryl Streep in the series. BLL’s seven-episode second season will air on June 9.
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