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Quick News: Daily, Jedi, eOne, Suspicion

Quick News: Daily, Jedi, eOne, Suspicion

Quick News: Daily, Jedi, eOne, Suspicion
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The Daily Show
Comedian Hasan Minhaj has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to become the next regular host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”. Minhaj previously worked on the show as one of its faux correspondents from 2014-2018.

Variety broke the news, indicating a “months-long bake-off” for the job among multiple top comics is reaching its final stages as the show seeks a successor to Trevor Noah. A deal is reportedly not yet finalized.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
During publisher Electronic Arts’ earnings briefing this week, the company announced that developer Respawn is in the “early stages” of bringing “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” to aging PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware after launching on current-gen consoles in April. Respawn did not say when “Jedi: Survivor” might launch on those formats. [Source: Gamespot]

eOne
Lionsgate has emerged as the favorite to acquire the Hasbro-owned Entertainment One (eOne). The news comes as Lionsgate itself is in the process of separating its film and TV studio from Starz.

Assets up for sale from eOne include all scripted and unscripted TV production (except for the Family Brands division), all film production and related global distribution, a 6,500-plus title content library and Hasbro’s interest in eOne’s Canadian film and TV business. [Source: Deadline]

Suspicion
Almost eighteen months after it aired, the Uma Thurman-led Apple TV+ eight-episode crime thriller “Suspicion” has been cancelled and won’t be getting a second season. Elyes Gabel, Noah Emmerich, Kunal Nayyar and Elizabeth Henstridge co-starred.

Thurman starred as Katherine Newman, a prominent businesswoman whose son was kidnapped from a New York hotel. Soon after, suspicion fell on four seemingly ordinary British citizens who were at the hotel on the night in question. [Source: TV Line

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