Rumorville: Andrew Scott Is in Talks To Play Tony Blair in ‘The Crown’ Season 5

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“The Crown”
First reported by The Sun, “Fleabag” star Andrew Scott has been approached to play ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair in the upcoming fifth season of “The Crown.” According to insider sources, the actor has had talks with the creators of the hit series. Scott’s agent has since followed up that he is unavailable for the current filming dates, which will kick off in July, so he would have to shuffle his schedule to make it work. The final season is expected to cover the PM’s clash with the Queen over her response to the death of Diana in 1997. Casting is by Nina Gold and Robert Sterne.

“To All The Boys” Spinoff Series
Netflix has wrapped its hit “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” film trilogy, but Kitty has more to say. First reported by Deadline, Awesomeness and ACE Entertainment, the production teams behind the Netflix films, are eying a potential TV spinoff series that is now in development. The show would be a half-hour romantic comedy series that follows Kitty Song Covey, the youngest of the Covey sisters, on her quest to find true love. Anna Cathcart is on board to reprise her role as Kitty Song Covey. Netflix has declined to comment at this time. Tamara-Lee Notcutt was the casting director on all three films, but it’s unclear if she would return for the series. Read how ACE Entertainment producer Matt Kaplan took a risk to make “All the Boys” here at Backstage!

It’s already time for another round of Jigsaw’s favorite game. Ahead of the upcoming Chris Rock-led “Spiral: From the Book of Saw,” which will be released on May 14, Twisted Pictures has already put into active development a 10th film. Oren Koules and Mark Burg will once again produce, as reported in the latest issue of Production Weekly and noted by Dark Horizons. The film will serve as a departure from previous films, though: James Wan, one of the co-creators next to Leigh Whannell who has been a producer since the first film, will not return for the 10th installment, as confirmed by Bloody Disgusting. The upcoming “Spiral” will reportedly not serve as a Jigsaw sequel and follows Chris Rock as a detective on the hunt for a killer targeting cops and with a potential link to the Jigsaw Killer. Stephanie Gorin is the casting director for that installment.

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