New Seasons of ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘Rings of Power,’ and the State of Franchise TV. Plus, ‘Big Cigar’ and Adrien Brody on ‘Winning Time’ and ‘Succession.’

Chris and Andy also discuss Bob Iger’s admission that he tried to tell too many stories at the start of streaming and the many prequels being announced, starting with ‘Dune: Prophecy’

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Chris and Andy discuss standing ovation culture at the Cannes Film Festival (01:29), and Bob Iger’s admission that he tried to tell too many stories at the start of streaming (05:47). They talk about the many prequels being announced, starting with Dune: Prophecy (12:31), as well as the companies’ commitment to getting a return on investment for their IP. They then get into the trailers for Season 2 of The Rings of Power and House of Dragon (17:25), and the renewal of 3 Body Problem (29:53) and Mr. and Mrs. Smith (45:26). They also express their excitement over new stories being told that aren’t ancillary projects. Later, they note their disappointment in the safe choices made in Big Cigar (49:26). Finally, they interview Adrien Brody on his roles in Winning Time and Succession (58:57).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Guest: Adrien Brody
Producers: Kaya McMullen and Olivia Crerie

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