Riverbank News - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Cindy Elavsky

Q: While I love all of these Marvel movies that are com­ing out, it got me to think­ing about one of my fa­vorite Robert Downey Jr. roles, which is Sher­lock Holmes. Will he make an­other of those movies? -Bryan H., via email

A: I have good news for you: Robert Downey Jr. (Sher­lock Holmes) and Jude Law (Dr. Wat­son) have signed on to co-star in a third in­stall­ment of the “Sher­lock Holmes” se­ries. As of this writ­ing, di­rec­tor Guy Ritchie is not yet at­tached, but I’m hop­ing that sta­tus changes soon. His snappy and smart di­rect­ing style re­ally could be con­sid­ered the third star of the pre­vi­ous two films. The story is be­ing writ­ten by Chris Bran­cato (co-cre­ator of “Nar­cos”) and is sched­uled for a Christ­mas Day 2020 re­lease. As more in­for­ma­tion be­comes avail­able -- such as sto­ry­lines and other co-stars -- I’ll be sure to let ev­ery­one know. Q: Over Me­mo­rial Day week­end, I binge-watched “Ev­ery­thing Sucks!” on Net­flix, and I am hooked. When will it be back for a new sea­son? -- Ry­der W., via Face­book

A: Trag­i­cally, Net­flix opted not to re­new the won­der­fully nos­tal­gic se­ries that cen­tered on a group of high school mis­fits and out­casts in the small town of Bor­ing, Ore­gon. Aside from hav­ing a kick-ass sound­track with all your ‘90s fa­vorites -- in­clud­ing artists such as Se­badoh, Ride, Space­hog and Tori Amos -- it had a fun and re- lat­able story of first loves, first ex­pe­ri­ences and first tri­umphs. As with all cult fa­vorites, there is a #SaveEvery­thingSucks cam­paign on all so­cial-me­dia plat­forms, so you can get in­volved and get your voice heard to try to re­vive it from the bow­els of the one-sea­son won­ders. This is one of a few shows can­celed this year that I whole­heart­edly agree needs a sec­ond chance. Q: I need more “Poldark”! Can you give me any info about when or if it’ll be com­ing back? -- Jen­nie T., De­fi­ance, Ohio

A: The Ai­dan Turner-star­ring pe­riod drama, which fin­ished air­ing its third sea­son this past Au­gust, will be back for a fourth AND fifth sea­son, ac­cord­ing to PBS. The fourth sea­son is set to de­but this fall on Mas­ter­piece on PBS, draw­ing on Win­ston Gra­ham’s sixth and sev­enth “Poldark” se­ries books: “The Four Swans” and “The An­gry Tide.” For the fifth sea­son, ex­pect a jump of 10 years, with the ac­tion cen­ter­ing on the sto­ry­line of the eighth book, “The Stranger from the Sea.” The fifth sea­son also is ex­pected to be the fi­nal sea­son.

Ac­cord­ing to script writer Deb­bie Hors­field, sea­son four is “very much Corn­wall-based, but there are so many char­ac­ters and fla­vors, and one of those fla­vors is Lon­don. É There are whole se­quences where we go to Lon­don, and that’s a re­ally ex­cit­ing new fla­vor to it. We will meet real char­ac­ters, like (Prime Min­is­ter) Wil­liam Pitt and (anti-slav­ery ad­vo­cate) Wil­liam Wil­ber­force. There are some won­der­ful, af­firm­ing sto­ry­lines and some ut­terly tragic ones com­ing up.”

Write to Cindy at King Fea­tures Weekly Ser­vice, 628 Vir­ginia Drive, Or­lando, FL 32803; or e-mail her at let­[email protected]

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