Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Paramount+ to Premiere New Movie 'Fantasy Football' on November 25

“FANTASY FOOTBALL,” STARRING MARSAI MARTIN, OMARI HARDWICK,  KELLY ROWLAND AND ROME FLYNN TO PREMIERE
NOVEMBER 25, EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+

Paramount+ Original Film Is Produced by Nickelodeon Films in Partnership with The SpringHill Company and Genius Entertainment

Directed by Anton Cropper and Produced in Association with NFL Films and with the Support of EA SPORTS™, the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium


September 27, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that its upcoming family sports comedy FANTASY FOOTBALL will exclusively premiere on the service beginning Friday, November 25 in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and next year in additional international territories where Paramount+ is available.

Starring and produced by Marsai Martin (“Little”), joined by Omari Hardwick (“Army of the Dead,” “Pieces of Her”), Kelly Rowland (“American Soul”) and Rome Flynn (“How to Get Away with Murder”), the comedic family sports fantasy film also stars Elijah Richardson, Hanani Taylor, Abigail Killmeier, Tyla Harris and Isac Ivan.

In this hilarious and heartwarming father-daughter sports fantasy, everything changes when Callie A. Coleman (Marsai Martin) discovers she can magically control her father, Bobby’s (Omari Hardwick) performance on the football field. When Callie plays as her dad, a running back for the Atlanta Falcons, in EA SPORTS Madden NFL 23, Bobby is transformed from a fumblitis-plagued journeyman to a star running back bound for superstardom alongside his daughter and wife Keisha (Kelly Rowland). With the NFL Playoffs looming and the pressures of Callie’s new commitment to her friends on the robotics team mounting, the two must forge ahead to keep the magic a secret as they juggle the highs and lows of their newfound success, all as they rediscover what it really means to be a family.


FANTASY FOOTBALL is produced in partnership with The SpringHill Company’s Emmy award-winning studio team founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter and Genius Entertainment, spearheaded by Marsai Martin, Joshua Martin and Carol Martin. Produced in association with NFL Films and with the support of EA SPORTS™, the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the movie is directed by Anton Cropper, written by Zoe Marshall and Dan Gurewitch & David Young, and is based on an original screenplay by Richard T. Jones & Jeremy Loethen and Tim Ogletree. LeBron James, Spencer Beighley, Jamal Henderson, Marsai Martin, Joshua Martin and Timothy Bourne serve as producers. Maverick Carter, Jamila Jordan-Theus and Syrinthia Studer are executive producers.


About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

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About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a subsidiary of Paramount Global (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA).

About Genius Entertainment

Genius Entertainment, founded by Actress/Executive Producer Marsai Martin alongside Joshua and Carol Martin, creates stories meant to inspire, illuminate, and celebrate the diverse experiences of girls and people of color.

About NFL Films

Winner of 136 Sports Emmy® Awards, NFL Films remains a gold standard in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League, which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, the NFL App, NFL.com, NFL+ and NFL RedZone.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.

In fiscal year 2022, EA posted GAAP net revenue of approximately $7 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™, Plants vs. Zombies™ and F1®. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

EA SPORTS, Ultimate Team, Battlefield, Need for Speed, Apex Legends, The Sims, Titanfall and Plants vs. Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, NFL Players Association, OneTeam Partners, FIFA and F1 are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

About Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football club and member of the National Football League (NFL).  The team’s headquarters and practice facility are located on a 50-acre site in Flowery Branch, Georgia.  The Falcons’ NFL expansion franchise was awarded in 1965 and acquired by current owner Arthur M. Blank in 2002.  Under Blank’s leadership, the Falcons have become one of the League’s premier teams on and off the field, playing their home games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For more information, visit www.atlantafalcons.com, and follow @AtlantaFalcons.

About Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Opened in August 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a world-class sports and entertainment venue in downtown Atlanta and home to the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. The multi-purpose stadium was named the 2019 Sports Facility of the Year and is host to major sports and entertainment events, including the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2018 MLS Cup, and Super Bowl LIII. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first professional sports stadium in North America to achieve LEED Platinum Certification by the United States Green Building Council. To learn more about Mercedes-Benz Stadium visit www.mercedesbenzstadium.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Originally published: September 27, 2022 at 18:20 BST.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for September 28, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for September 28, 2022 | Nickelodeon


Stream the classic and the all new CG-animated Rugrats series on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

More Nick: Paramount+ Renews 'Rugrats' For Season 3; Season 2 to Premiere in 2023!

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Season 2 Midseason Superfan Quiz Show! | Avatar: Braving the Elements Podcast

Season 2 Midseason Superfan Quiz Show! | Avatar: Braving the Elements Podcast

Nickelodeon to Premiere New 'SpongeBob' Episode 'Squidferatu/Slappy Daze' on Oct. 14

Nickelodeon will reportedly premiere the brand new Halloween-themed SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Squidferatu/Slappy Daze" on Friday, October 14!


In "Squidferatu," Squidward ventures to Nosferatu's castle after accidentally receiving his mail. Then later in "Slappy Daze," Nosferatu's minion Slappy kills some time around Bikini Bottom. (#278)


If you want to bring Count Orlok, aka Nosferatu home with you, check out Super7's fang-tastic Count Orlok figure!

Watch SpongeBob SquarePantsKamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon, and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run and The SpongeBob Musical on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.


Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

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Originally published: September 28, 2022.


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Netflix Unveils Full Cast of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Live-Action Series

Fly High with the Full Cast of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

The new additions include Arden Cho, George Takei, Momona Tamada and more.


Long ago, four nations lived together in harmony. Now, the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and the Air Nomads are joining forces to welcome new faces to the cast of Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The upcoming live-action adaptation, based on the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, is described by showrunner Albert Kim as “a chance to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters as living, breathing people. Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that truly exists, very similar to the one we live in.”

Previously announced cast members include Gordon Cormier (Aang), Kiawentiio (Katara), Ian Ousley (Sokka), Dallas Liu (Zuko), Elizabeth Yu (Azula), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Iroh), Daniel Dae Kim (Fire Lord Ozai), Maria Zhang (Suki), Tamlyn Tomita (Yukari), Yvonne Chapman (Avatar Kyoshi) and Casey Camp-Horinek (Gran Gran). Now that a host of new actors has just been announced, you can learn more about the latest additions and their characters below.

Water Tribe

Amber Midthunder (she/her; Prey, Roswell) as Princess Yue:
The compassionate spiritual leader of the Northern Water Tribe.

A Martinez (he/him; Cowboy Bebop, Ambulance) as Pakku:
The veteran waterbending master of the Northern Water Tribe and a fierce defender of their traditions.

Irene Bedard (she/her; Pocahontas, The Stand) as Yagoda:
An empathetic healer who serves as a role model for her tribe’s female waterbenders. 

Joel Oulette (he/him; Trickster, Ruby and the Well) as Hahn:
A strong and skilled warrior with an unwavering loyalty to his tribe. 

Nathaniel Arcand (he/him; Heartland, FBI: Most Wanted) as Chief Arnook:
Father to Princess Yue and the respected leader of their tribe.

Meegwun Fairbrother (he/him; Burden of Truth, Mohawk Girls) as Avatar Kuruk:
A previous Avatar with a haunted past. 

Earth Kingdom

Arden Cho (she/her; Partner Track) as June:
A tough and persistent bounty hunter known for her ruthless efficiency. 

Utkarsh Ambudkar (he/him; Ghosts, World’s Best) as King Bumi:
The ancient and mercurial ruler of the Earth Kingdom city of Omashu.

Danny Pudi (he/him; Mythic Quest, Corner Office) as the Mechanist:
An eccentric inventor and engineer who’s doing his best to raise his son in a war-torn world. 

Lucian-River Chauhan (he/him, Encounter, Heartland) as Teo:
The idealistic and high-flying son of the Mechanist.

James Sie (he/him; Stillwater, Avatar: The Last Airbender) as the Cabbage Merchant:
A long-suffering vegetable vendor in Omashu. 

Fire Nation

Momona Tamada (she/her; Secret Headquarters, One: Thunder God’s Tale) as Ty Lee:
An energetic and upbeat teen and one of Princess Azula’s best friends. 

Thalia Tran (she/her; Raya and the Last Dragon, Little) as Mai:
An unflappable and deadpan teen who, along with Ty Lee, is one of Princess Azula’s closest allies.

Ruy Iskandar (he/him; Yes Day, Benders) as Lt. Jee:
The first officer of Prince Zuko’s ship. 

Hiro Kanagawa (he/him; Altered Carbon, The Man in the High Castle) as Fire Lord Sozin:
The ruthless and ambitious previous ruler of the Fire Nation and grandfather of Fire Lord Ozai.

C.S. Lee (he/him; Dexter, Warrior) as Avatar Roku:
A wise and benevolent past Avatar from the Fire Nation.  

Fran├žois Chau (he/him; The Expanse, American Gigolo) as The Great Sage:
The venerated spiritual leader of the Fire Nation and guardian of Avatar Roku’s shrine. 

Ryan Mah (he/him; The Good Doctor, Snowpiercer) as Lt. Dang:
Commander Zhao’s second-in-command. 

Spirit World

George Takei (he/him; Star Trek, Resident Alien, Supah Ninjas) as the voice of Koh:
An ancient, predatory spirit.

Randall Duk Kim (he/him; Kung Fu Panda, John Wick) as the voice of Wan Shi Tong:
Appears in the form of a giant owl and is also known as the Spirit of Knowledge.

Netflix's live-action isn't the only Avatar project in the works: Avatar Studios is developing three animated Avatar films, and the first of which will focus on Avatar Aang and his friends.

Stream Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra on Paramount+ and Netflix! Try Paramount+ for FREE at ParamountPlus.com

Listen to the brand new podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements!




Originally published: September 27, 2022 at 20:24 BST.

Original source: Tudum; H/T: Entertainment Weekly, SuperheroHype.

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