Celebrity Extra – Jan. 25, 2018

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Q: I recently decided to watch the series “Lost” for the first time, but then Netflix removed it from its lineup, and I’m not done! Is there anywhere else I can see it? – Barry G., via email

Michael Emerson (Depositphotos photo)

A: You’re in luck: Netflix’s loss is Hulu’s gain. Hulu took over exclusive streaming rights to air all six seasons – that’s 121 episodes – of the supernatural drama, so you’ll still be able to finish the series. Good thing because you need to find out who The Others are, who Kate ends up with (Jack or Sawyer?) and if they ever get off that dang island!

You’ll go through some bumpy patches as a result of the writers’ strike back in 2008, but stick with the series through to the end. And while some people hated the ending, I thought it was perfect, as did series star Michael Emerson, whom I spoke with about it a few years back (check out our interview here, after you’ve finished the series).

Q: A while back you mentioned a “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff, but I haven’t seen anything about that since. Is it still a go? – Linda T. in Georgia

A: The “Sons” spinoff, called “Mayans MC,” has been picked up by FX. Nick Grad, FX’s president of original programming, said in a statement: “Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller, and ‘Mayans MC’ has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style. Thanks to Kurt, co-creator Elgin James and this amazing cast, ‘Mayans MC’ builds on the legacy of ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ taking it in a thrilling new direction that we can’t wait for the world to see.”

The reason you hadn’t heard much since the initial spinoff announcement back in December 2016 is because production hit a speed bump this past summer when it was revealed that new director and executive producer Norberto Barba was coming aboard to help revamp the pilot. The drama, which centers on EZ Reyes (played by JD Pardo), a parolee who becomes a prospect for a Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border, also stars big-screen legend Edward James Olmos.

READERS: As you may have heard, HBO announced that we’ll have a bit of a wait to see who will end up sitting on the Iron Throne. The network announced that the hit fantasy/drama series “Game of Thrones” will finally wrap up its story with a six-episode eighth season sometime in 2019. Yes, more than a year away. While no exact date has been given, most of us are assuming it will be a late-spring/early-summer offering, as per previous seasons. As I’m sure you know, season seven consisted of seven episodes, many of which were over an hour long, so I’m thinking (and hoping) that season eight will follow suit and bring fans even more supersize episodes. As I hear more details, I’ll be sure to share them.

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