Good day, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s twice-weekly collection of the biggest news in entertainment. What’s cooking this week? For starters, Kanye West is getting into the TV business. Beyond that, Hulu just promised a bunch of new programming, Sophie Turner married Joe Jonas in Las Vegas, and there’s a trailer for the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Yes, you read all of that correctly. This news brought to you by the Upside Down.
Sansa Stark Got Married in Vegas Last Night
All men must die, but love is alive and well for Sophie Turner. The actress, who plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, married longtime beau Joe Jonas at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas last night after the Billboard Music Awards. An Elvis impersonator officiated the ceremony (Littlefinger was nowhere in sight), and Diplo put most of the ceremony on his Instagram story. The Monitor wishes her every happiness—she deserves it after eight seasons of terrible marriages on Game of Thrones.
Hulu Renews Ramy, Shrill, PEN15
Good news for people who love Hulu programming: The streaming service announced this week that it is renewing Ramy, Shrill, and PEN15. That’s not all. Hulu is also working on a new Ghost Rider show. In case you’re wondering, this Ghost Rider will be played by Gabriel Luna, not Nicolas Cage. Sorry to have to be the ones to break that news to you.
Here’s a New Trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale
Speaking of Hulu, the show that put them on the map also got a new trailer this week. It promises that in the show’s third season viewers will “witness the birth of a revolution.” Also, Offred smokes now. Looks pretty interesting, huh?
Kanye West and Jaden Smith Are Making a Sci-Fi-Sounding Show
Here’s something you don’t read every day: Kanye West is working on a TV show (no, not Keeping Up Wth the Kardashians). Showtime is developing a half-hour anthology series from West, Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Westbrook Studios, and Undone writer Lee Sung Jin. The show, titled Omniverse, will star Jaden Smith, who will also be an executive producer. The show, according to Deadline, “examines the many doors of perception.” The first season will focus on the ego and star Smith as an alternate-reality version of West. In other Chicago-related news from Showtime: The network just renewed The Chi for a third season.
Here’s the Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer, Because Why Not?
Just in case you forgot, there’s a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming. Jim Carrey plays the bad guy (probably?). Yep, this pretty much all scans. The movie hits theaters in November.
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