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Daveed Diggs: What To Watch If You Like The Hamilton Actor



Daveed Diggs: What To Watch If You Like The Hamilton Actor

Starting off his career in big-time musicals and moving on into blockbusters and popular TV shows, Daveed Diggs has truly become such a shining light in Hollywood, not only as an actor but as a producer, a singer, and more. 

From his time in Hamilton to his own TV series to his voice roles, Daveed Diggs has taken over and popped up in more things than you may have seen. If you’re looking for some of his best work, be sure to check out some of these picks, as these are the best Daveed Diggs movies and TV shows that you can stream (or rent) right now.  

Hamilton (Disney+)

Are you going to throw away your shot? Dive into the world of Hamilton, a high-stakes musical adventure mixed in with some awesome choreography and songs all about the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America, all created by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton is truly a work of art, as someone who loves musicals, and Daveed Diggs is a part of that. Playing Thomas Jefferson in the original Hamilton cast opened so many doors for Diggs, as it showed just how much talent this man had not only musically-wise but with his acting ability. I swear, I could sing “What’d I Miss?” for hours on end. The musical itself is so much fun, with a catchy soundtrack you’ll never be able to get out of your head. And soon enough after your millionth viewing, you’ll be up and dancing just as much as everyone else. 

Stream Hamilton on Disney+. 


Velvet Buzzsaw (Netflix)

Velvet Buzzsaw is a satirical horror movie that not only has the scares, but the laughs as well. In this fun film, Velvet Buzzsaw shows what the art world does when there are paintings left unclaimed from a dead body after they are discovered. But as you would predict, these paintings aren’t exactly normal – and because of that, these collectors begin to see what happens when greed takes over.

This horror film is honestly so underrated and I wish it got more hype than it did. Daveed Diggs stars as Damrish, an up and coming artist who gets tangled up in all of the madness, and honestly, people should put Diggs in more thrillers! He was so good in this and, with it mixed in with some comedy, it really shines a light on his acting ability. Plus, the rest of the cast is a lot of fun as well. 

Stream Velvet Buzzsaw on Netflix. 

The Get-Down (Netflix)

Get transported back to the ’70s and ’80s with this awesome Netflix original show that was cancelled far too soon. The Get-Down bounces back and forth between the 1990s and the past, telling the story of Ezekiel, a young Black man living in the Bronx who wants to make a name for himself and create music. This is his story, from the beginning to where he is now, and how he got there. 

The Get-Down is so good, and was honestly such a great place for Daveed Diggs to show his talent. Diggs actually portrayed the adult Ezekiel in many of the flash forward scenes at his concerts, and it really showed off his rapping skills in each of his moments. The show itself is also just a trip too for those who love music and period pieces. You really do feel like you are back in the seventies and eighties with the way the music is, how the people speak, and the outfits they wear. It’s truly one of a kind.

Stream The Get-Down on Netflix. 


Undone (Amazon Prime)

If you want to watch a brilliantly animated show for adults, check out Undone. This Amazon original series follows Alma, a young woman who has been down on her luck for some time after her father has passed, when suddenly, she gets into a car crash. Upon waking up, she discovers that she is able to somehow use time to her advantage – meaning she’s able to time travel. How? She doesn’t know. But what she does know is that she’s going to use this strange ability she has been gifted to find out the truth behind what happened to her father. 

Undone is a fantastic show. Daveed Diggs voices Tunde, Alma’s boss, and provides just that extra amount of fun voice work that he does to make his character the perfect addition to this already stellar production. However, the story of Undone is really what carries it. It’s provoking and enriching and keeps you hooked from episode one. It’s also just brilliantly animated. The animation almost feels lifelike, in a way. 

Stream Undone on Amazon Prime. 

Soul (Disney+)

Pixar has certainly been bringing in the stars for their films for so long, and Soul was not an exception to this case. In this Academy Award-winning movie, Soul follows Joe, a seemingly ordinary man with a dream to become a professional jazz musician and travel the world, but when it looks like he finally has his shot, his life is possibly cut short after an accident. Now, it’s up to him to try and make it back to his world so he can fulfill his life’s purpose. 

Soul isn’t just a movie – it’s an experience. Every person, whether it be a child or an adult, needs to watch Soul at least once. Daveed Diggs has a great voice role in it – playing Joe’s neighbor frenemy for a little bit in the film, creating a fun interaction between the two only Diggs could really do, but the Soul cast in general is full of stars and the story is phenomenal. It shows that you really don’t need to have a purpose in life as long as you’re just living – and that’s the beauty of it all. Seriously, watch this movie if you haven’t. 

Stream Soul on Disney+. 


Black-ish (Hulu)

When you think of some of the most recent sitcoms that have really exploded in popularity, I bet black-ish is one of them that pops up. In this popular TV show, black-ish follows an upper-class family of African Americans, living their lives day to day and learning to move on past issues that arise, whether that be personal, social, or more. But through and through, they’re a family. 

Daveed Diggs played Johan Johnson, who was the younger brother of Rainbow Johnson, one of the main characters, appearing for several episodes, and some of his interactions not only with his sister but everyone else are some of the best. Diggs just has this great comedic timing that makes me want to watch him in shows like this and he does such a great job. black-ish itself is worth the hype just to watch the whole series. With two spinoffs, you can see that it was super good, so give it a shot if you haven’t already. 

Stream Black-ish on Hulu. 

Central Park (Apple TV+)

Daveed Diggs has that awesome voice, which means he is literally the perfect choice for a show like Central Park. In this Apple TV+ original series, Central Park is centered around the legendary park of the same name, and how a group of people are trying to come together to save it from investors who are trying to take away its greenery and replace it with shopping stores and other investments. 

I know that the premise might not sound like anything crazy interesting on its own, but trust me, Central Park is such a fantastic series. Daveed Diggs plays Helen, an older woman who has dreams of being rich and honestly, his voice is perfect for this and he has some of the funniest one-liners. The music in this is also so damn catchy. I can’t tell you how often I have found myself humming along to it and wishing I was in the animation. It’s so good. It hails from the creators of Bob’s Burgers, so you know it’ll be good. 

Stream Central Park on Apple TV+. 


Snowpiercer (HBO Max)

If you want a seriously cool post-apocalyptic series, watch Snowpiercer. This series based off the movie of the same name follows the remaining members of humanity when a huge, globally massive ice age blew through Earth. Now, they ride around the planet in a seemingly never-ending train so they aren’t killed by the temperatures that are outside. 

Y’all, Snowpiercer is so good. Daveed Diggs stars in this TNT series alongside Jennifer Connelly and oh my God, I don’t think I’ve been this entertained by television since The Witcher came out on Netflix. As someone who really adores this type of TV, they knock it out of the park, mainly with the two leads, as they have such compelling chemistry and amazing moments that it makes you want to keep watching. With a Season 3 already ordered and on the way, watch Snowpiercer as soon as possible, as you won’t want to miss this. 

Stream Snowpiercer on HBO Max. 

Blindspotting (Amazon Rental)

If you’re looking for a more serious piece that Daveed Diggs stars in, check out Blindspotting. In this drama movie, an African-American man who is trying to get through the rest of his probation ends up becoming a witness in a murder, watching someone else get shot. As the scene he witnessed starts to weigh in on his mind, he starts to re-examine his life – including his friendships. 

Don’t get me wrong, Blindspotting isn’t all drama. There are moments of comedy that really only Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal could pull off that make this movie feel a little lighter. However, Blindspotting is an excellent movie that discusses not only the implications of race relations in the workforce but in everyday life. The movie actually ended up getting a spinoff on Starz which is also really good, and you should definitely check out, even if Daveed Diggs doesn’t star in that one. However, he does produce it. 

Rent Blindspotting on Amazon. 


Wonder (Amazon Rental)

Last but not least, we have Wonder. If you want a heartwarming story that’ll probably make you cry, this is the one. Born with facial deformities and home-schooled for some time, Wonder is all about August, a young boy with big dreams who wishes to see the world. But first, he has to tackle the biggest challenge yet – actually going to public school, specifically, the fifth grade, for the first time ever. 

Wonder is one of those movies where I know that if I need something to make me happy, I’m going to watch it. Daveed Diggs plays Mr. Browne, one of the many teachers at the school that is trying to make sure that Auggie (August) is treated correctly, and he’s absolutely wonderful in this movie, especially his interactions with Jacob Tremblay’s character, Auggie. Truly, this film is one of a kind and deserves the love it has gotten, and if you haven’t seen it, check it out now. 

Rent Wonder on Amazon. 

With Daveed Diggs already signed on for so much, including being a part of The Little Mermaid live-action production, I’m sure it’ll only be a matter of time before we see him again in something that’s truly outstanding. Now, if you don’t mind me, I’m going to go and sing “What’d I Miss?” again. 


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Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its $70 Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling




Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its  Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling

After years of anticipation from DC fans, Warner Bros finally found a way to introduce Barbara Gordon to live-action, announcing a solo movie for the hero with the developing Leslie Grace-led film. Batgirl, which finished filming earlier this year, has been scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime this year, however according to a number of new reports, Warner Bros doesn’t want Batgirl to see the light of day. Outlets are reporting that $70 million project is being scrapped after test screenings scared off the studio on the movie. 

Batgirl has been called “irredeemable” by a reported “top Hollywood source” found by The NY Post. Per the report, the movie will be “shelved,” but it has yet to be confirmed by the studio if it’s purely a rumor or a bombshell piece of news for one of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC movies.  

The Wrap backed up this report, sharing it had additionally heard via insiders that the movie “did not work” for studio executives – made by Bad Boys For Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah for a reported budget of over $70 million (though it may have ultimately cost the studio $90 million by the time cameras finished rolling). 

The news could perhaps be the product of the recent change in Warner Bros’ leadership, with CEO David Zaslav becoming the new big boss since WB merged with Discovery. There was some rumored talk of the previous WB chair Toby Emmerich considering Batgirl for a theatrical release rather than a HBO Max exclusive, however, but the new reports suggest the film isn’t testing to the level of a big-screen project and may be removed from getting any kind of release. 

Batgirl would not only introduce Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, but is features a stacked cast including the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and J.K. Simmons as James Gordon. Brendan Fraser plays the film’s villain, Ted Carson a.k.a. Firefly. It’s arguably unheard of for a project as high-profile as this one to lose any form of avenue for distribution. 


Apparently, a move like this is not uncharacteristic for Warner Bros’ new CEO, however, who previously shut down the failed streaming service CNN+ weeks after it launched (it reportedly cost $300 million to put together). There is some restructuring of DC projects currently underway behind the scenes, with David Zaslav on the search for a someone to fill a role much like Marvel boss Kevin Feige has at Marvel Studios. 

Coming off San Diego Comic-Con late last month, Marvel Studios announced and showcased a lineup of projects planned until 2025 including two more Avengers films, whilst DC did not bring anything from Batgirl to its panel. Instead, Warner Bros chose to only focus on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, both of which have set release dates later this year. Warner Bros. Discovery is set to report its earnings for this past business quarter on Thursday; it’s possible we’ll learn more then. 

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere




High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere

What time is it? Summer time!

Well, that’s what the students of East High are saying in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I know, the name is a mouthful, but honestly, this show is a whole lot of fun and if you haven’t watched it, you definitely should. The first two seasons were great, from the songs in Season 1 to the drama in Season 2, and when it was announced that the series would be getting a Season 3 and 4, I was all on board. 

Now that I have watched the first episode of Season 3, I am even more excited for the next episodes to come, and that premiere has me all in my feelings – specifically these five. 


Man, this show makes me so nostalgic for when I was younger. 

Don’t get me wrong, I would never travel back in time to then, just because I was so young and didn’t know half the stuff I know now, but there is just something about listening to the soundtrack of some of these original songs from the High School Musical movies that just get me. While we don’t get many songs in the first episode, we get the classic, “What Time Is It” from High School Musical 2 within the few three minutes of the show and ugh, the memories. 


If you were a tween or kid back in 2007 and watched HSM2 when it premiered on Disney Channel, you know this song just as well as I do. And for years, I sang this song on the last day of school – heck, I still sing it now whenever warm weather comes around and I’m two years out of college. I love this music, and I can already tell from just this first episode that this season is going to make me so nostalgic. 


I’m really curious to see what they’re going to do with this camp in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. 

For those who don’t know, the first two seasons of this series were pretty much based around the first film’s premise. The show takes place in a world where the movies exist, but instead of the actors from the High School Musical cast that we’re familiar with, we are introduced to students who are auditioning for those iconic roles. And over the last two seasons, we’ve watched them grow into brilliant performers while singing in productions of both High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast, with covers and original songs all along the way. 

But the whole entire point of the first two seasons was that this show took place in the same high school where the movies were filmed. So it’s only natural to think that the second season might end up happening at the country club that was in High School Musical 2, but nope – we are at a summer camp, something that was never talked about in the original movies. 

The arrival of everyone coming to this summer camp is fun, but it makes me wonder how they’re going to include the songs from High School Musical 2 into this season when it’s not at the same location as the film, but it’s still interesting to watch, nonetheless. 


Dude, I love Olivia Rodrigo – and I mean that. This girl has done so much these last two years and watching her in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is always a joy. 


But what really makes me so proud of her is that I’m not even just proud of the actress, but the character as well. Nini is this young star who is a little afraid to take these big risks but she does so anyway, knowing that she has this big break she can’t lose, which was the big theme of this first episode. She goes away on this road trip with a producer over the summer so she can record songs, giving her that shot, and I am so proud of her for doing that. 

Olivia Rodrigo plays her perfectly, and while I know that her character was demoted to a guest role thanks to Rodrigo’s budding music career, I can’t help but be proud, because wow, she has blown up. It makes me want to watch her documentary on Disney+ again


I know I said earlier on that I was curious as to how they’re going to really change up this season with this new location. But, about twenty minutes in, I genuinely was feeling eager to see where this show would go – specifically the dynamics of new characters. 

For two seasons, we have pretty much been surrounded by the same characters, and while we have grown to love them, I think this season was the one where we truly needed a change in not only scenery, but characters as well. And this first episode brought a ton of them in. 

One of the scenes that got me really eager to see what happens with these new characters was when Gina, Ashlyn and Kourtney, three clear as day theater kids, find out they have to share a cabin with Gadget (a new character) and two other girls – and you can clearly tell at first that they are not feeling the vibe, and you can almost smell the problems from a mile away. 

That screams great television, and it’s got me wondering how much more drama this show is going to produce over the next episodes with these new dynamics. I’m so eager to see. 



Seeing Corbin Bleu in the premiere episode made me very excited to see where this fictionalized version of him is going to go next. 

Usually, when it comes to the original members from the High School Musical movies, we’ll get some pictures from them from the old high school – like Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron both recently taking pics there in 2022 – but I didn’t think anyone would come back to the show. We had Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh in Season 1 but no one in Season 2, so I’m super pumped to see Corbin Bleu back for this season.

Not only that, but Jason Earles. Do you guys know who he is? The moment I saw him as Dewey, the director of Camp Shallow Lake, I practically screamed. This man is Disney Channel royalty. He was not only a co-star on Hannah Montana but also on Kickin’ It and I can’t believe he is in another Disney show and it has me so excited. 

I’m not sure how often he and Bleu are going to be on the show, but I know for a fact that those two appearing on that stage has me excited for what this season holds and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Could Zac Efron be next?

What are you guys looking forward to with Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? All I know is that if I don’t get a cover of “Fabulous” by Carlos in this season, I will riot. I demand it, Disney+!

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The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie




The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie

Book adaptations of big-time novels always seem to go over well with audiences, and have for plenty of years, with movie sagas such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings taking over the box office. But, a newcomer is arriving on the movie scene, one which should have been adapted almost as soon as it came out, if you ask me.

The School for Good and Evil, an amazing addition to the fantasy genre, is finally getting its own adaptation into the film world – but not in theaters. However, it will be appearing as a Netflix movie, on the popular streaming website. However, what else do we know about this upcoming film? What is it going to be about? Who is going to be in it? There are plenty of things that you might not know, but we do. Here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Netflix film.

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The School For Good And Evil Release Date Is Set For October 21

Mark your calendars, fantasy lovers, as The School for Good and Evil is going to be coming out as part of the 2022 movie release schedule! Announced with the official poster from the Netflix Twitter page, it was confirmed that The School for Good and Evil would release on the popular streaming platform in Fall 2022, specifically on October 21. 

Talk about a great addition to all the fun Halloween movies we’ll be watching during that time of year – I can always use a little good and evil in my life. 


Sofia Wylie in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has A Star-Studded Cast

With an adaptation like The School for Good and Evil, we all knew that the cast needed to be amazing. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing additions to this Netflix movie. First, let’s take a look at the two leads characters of the film, Sophie and Agatha, where the story begins. These two roles will be played by Sophia Anna Caruso, known for her role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice, and Sofia Wylie, who stars on a Disney+  show you really should watch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Wylie is especially excited for her role in The School for Good and Evil. In an interview with MTV, she talked about her part as Agatha and how she’s excited to “bring some realness” to the character that hadn’t been seen before. She described Agatha’s struggles with internal and external beauty through her own experience, saying that it’s something she can relate to and that it’s an important message to teach.

That’s something that I personally can really relate to, that voice inside of your head, how much power it has. I deal with those doubts and those insecurities. And I think I can really bring some realness to Agatha in that sense because I know, as a teenage girl, it can be very difficult to overcome that voice.

Adding on to this cast, Deadline reported that two megastars, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, signed on for two of the main roles in the upcoming film. Theron is set to play Lady Lesso, and Washington will portray a teacher at the school, Professor Dovey.

In addition to these two, in another article, Deadline reported that Laurence Fishburne, known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy and many other films, as well as action star Michelle Yeoh, from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Crazy Rich Asians, and her TV role in Star Trek: Discovery, have stepped up to be in The School for Good and Evil. Fishburne will play the Schoolmaster – a role that sounds quite fitting for someone of his talents, and Yeoh will portray another teacher, Professor Anemone.

Also for the film, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Freya Theodora Parks will play Anadil, Dot and Hester, three young women who are a part of The Coven in The School for Good and Evil, as confirmed by a behind-the-scenes look with the author of the original novel, Soman Chainani on YouTube.

Already, this film is shaping up to be filled to the brim with some of the Hollywood elite. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they do with the material they are given, because it’s about to get magical.


Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Will Follow The Bestselling Book Series

For those who don’t know, The School for Good and Evil is composed of several novels in a series. Netflix confirmed that this new movie will be based on the series by Soman Chainani, and from the premise of the film, it’s looking to be exactly like the first novel.

As confirmed by the description from the trailer for the new movie on YouTube, The School for Good and Evil is going to follow two best friends, Sophia and Agatha, who are swept into a world of trying to balance both good and evil when they are given different roles, but this in turn causes their lives to turn upside down. 

I’m already on board for a story like this. Two opposing personalities who end up being trained in styles that they thought they weren’t aligned with? Thrown into unlikely situations? Fantasy elements? My god, I can almost feel the franchise coming. Netflix has a great addition with this one.

Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Directing The School For Good And Evil

I don’t think there could have been another perfect choice for the director for The School for Good and Evil than Paul Feig. The legendary director has produced some of the biggest comedic hits in the last ten years. For example, Feig directed the smash-hit Bridesmaids back in 2011, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, the Emilia Clarke Christmas comedy Last Christmas, the comedy thriller, A Simple Favor, and so many others.

Besides movies, Paul Feig has also directed multiple episodes of several incredible sitcoms, such as The Office, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. The School for Good and Evil novels have an amazing comedic element to them, and I can only imagine what a comedic director like Paul Feig will bring to the table in this new film.

The castle in The School for Good and Evil.

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Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee Wrote The Screenplay For The School For Good And Evil

When it comes to an adapted screenplay, you always have to make sure that you find the right person to do it, because with novels, there are so many details that need to somehow make it into the movie. The School for Good and Evil found its screenwriter in David Magee.


Magee is a perfect choice, because not only has he been around the business for some time, he’s had plenty of experience in writing fantasy, working on films such as the Academy-Award winning Life of Pi, the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns, and wrote the screenplay for Finding Neverland, the story of the author who created the legendary character, Peter Pan. Truly, he has great experience up his sleeves, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do with the fantastic story that is The School for Good and Evil.

The bit apple in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has Finished Filming 

As you can expect for a film that already has a trailer, The School for Good and Evil finished production for their film not too long ago. From a tweet on Twitter from Netflix Geeked, it was confirmed back in July of 2021 that filming had wrapped on the film and was entering into the post-production phases. 

Watch The Trailer For The School For Good And Evil 

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The School for Good and Evil, be sure to watch it now, as you won’t want to miss out on the magic. 

With an amazing cast, awesome story, and some really cool looking set pieces featured in the trailer, The School for Good and Evil is looking to be an amazing addition to Netflix’s original film line-up. I can’t wait for this movie to pop up as part of the 2022 Netflix movie schedule. I’m practically counting down the days. 

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