After a slight pause for election results, Hollywood is back on track and it's time for a round-up!Deadline. The spinoff was announced back in April (see "'Russian Doll' Showrunner Developing Star Wars Series"), and this report adds slightly more credence to the speculation that the series will be led by fan-favorite, martial artist Jedi Ahsoka Tano, who is played by Rosario Dawson in The Mandalorian S2 (see "'Mandalorian' Casting").
On November 8, 2020, the television world lost legendary Jeopardy! host Alex Trebeck. According to THR, the Ontario native passed away early Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles, CA after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old.THR. The actor, who played Grindelwald, announced his resignation to his fans via Instagram on November 6. The last Fantastic Beasts movie came out in November 16, 2018 (see DVD Round-Up: 'Fantastic Beasts 2")
Disney has pulled both Death on the Nile and Free Guy off the 2020 schedule according to The Wrap. This leaves the studio free of major theatrical releases for the remainder of 2020 (see "Best in Shows--Q4 2020").Ardden Re-Launches as Scout”).
On Halloween, Sir Sean Connery passed away at the age of 90 according the BBC. Connery was largely known for his portrayal of James Bond in several movies, his role as Dr. Henry Jones Sr. in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and as Juan Sanchez-Villalobos Ramirez in the Highlander movies (see "'Highlander' Series Turns Back Time"). His only Oscar win was as Best Supporting Actor in Untouchables.