UnREAL is switching up its talent behind the scenes. The Lifetime drama about the inner workings of a reality dating series has named executive producer Stacy Rukeyser as the new showrunner for the upcoming third season, EW has confirmed.
Game of Thrones has another Emmy to go with that Iron Throne.
At the 68th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, the HBO hit won Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss taking home the trophy for writing “Battle of the Bastards.”
This is the end. Not for Everlasting — Jeremy made sure to take care of that — but for a troubled season of UnREAL. If anything can be said of the finale, it’s that it ended the way the entire season has played out: It was riddled with too many story lines, skirted actually talking about social issues like race and domestic abuse, and used an “out with a bang” tactic (Quinn literally used those lines) to create drama. So… yay for consistency?
Rachel (Shiri Appleby) can make “true love” happen for Everlasting contestants, but producing a happy ending for herself will take more than a couple of crafty camera angles and shots of liquid courage. In fact, it’ll take an assist from Quinn (Constance Zimmer), who desperately needs Rachel to find a wife for Darius (B.J. Britt) after all the behind-the-scenes chaos.
The story lines for UnREAL’s second season have been so bloated, it all had to come out sometime. (SORRY!)
But seriously, I’m with Quinn: That poop joke was hilarious. It’s not quite enough to make me love this episode, but with Quinn and Rachel back on the same page, I’m feeling somewhat okay about how we’re heading into the finale… as long as it includes taking down Coleman because that guy is the worst.
Jamison, the female cop contestant, hasn’t had a lot of screen time in Everlasting (or UnREAL). But in episode 8, she says this gem of a line: “Suddenly we’re on a different show?” How incredibly meta…if only the writers had intended it that way.
Rachel (Shiri Appleby) just hit rock bottom. In the latest episode of UnREAL, she calls the cops on Darius (B.J. Britt), who took Romeo, Yael, and Tiffany on a joy ride off the set of Everlasting, in the hopes that she and the crew will be able to capture on camera what it’s like for a black man to be pulled over by the police.
“This place is a vortex of evil and dysfunction turning everything it touches to s—.”
Adam Cromwell has returned to Everlasting, and he sees the show for what it really is now. Spending some time away in Africa has helped him gain insight about himself and this joke of a show. He tries to convince Rachel to get out, to run away with him (for real this time) — of course she doesn’t, but she should have because she might have just caused another death on the reality show.
Everlasting’s former Prince Charming is about to crash the party.
Money. Dick. Power. Emmys. Constance Zimmer has just landed her first ever Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama category for her ruthless portrayal of UnREAL’s cutting producer, Quinn King. We caught up with the 45-year-old, who learned of the news while vacationing with her family in the South of France — with barely any cell service.
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