Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. What’s happening in the world of culture right now? Well, for one, Amazon’s Upload is getting a second season. Also, Banksy’s back, and M. Night Shyamalan is spinning up some new mysteries. Let’s get started.
Amazon’s Upload Will Get a Second Season
Late last week Amazon announced that it is renewing sci-fi comedy Upload for a second season. No word on exactly when it will be released—or filmed for that matter—but series creator Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) is excited regardless. “I am thrilled to continue a great relationship with Amazon Studios and this wonderful cast and find out what happens next to Nora and Nathan and Ingrid and their 2033 world,” he said in a statement. “With this news I can stop drawing my Season 2 flip book.”
M. Night Shyamalan Is Working on a New Secret Movie
Per a new report in Variety, M. Night Shyamalan has wrapped up the casting on his next big movie. Shyamalan is reportedly set to produce, write, and direct the film, which—in true Shyamalan fashion—is being kept under wraps. Sharp Objects’ Eliza Scanlen and Hereditary’s Alex Wolff are both in negotiations to star in the movie, which will be released by Universal Pictures. The movie hasn’t been given a firm release date yet due to the coronavirus, but the hope is to start filming by the end of the year.
New Banksy Piece Dedicated to Health Care Workers
Folks still may not know who Banksy is, but now a few more of them know that he cares. Southampton General Hospital in southern England unveiled a new piece of the artist’s work—titled Game Changer—last week dedicated to the health care workers who have been handling the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. The picture shows a young boy playing with a nurse action figure while Batman and Spider-Man action figures sit discarded. A note from the artist says, “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if [it’s] only black-and-white.” The piece is set to be auctioned off in the future to raise money for charity.
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