Entertainment News #6: Inside Netflix, Rose McGowan indicted, Comedy in “Outrage Culture” and more…

Welcome! Let’s discuss what’s going on in the world of entertainment. Here’s some recent news to get the discussion started but feel free to comment on any other entertainment stories you’ve come across.

How does Netflix chose its shows? Verticals, taste clusters, survivorship and saying “yes.” [Vulture]

And on that note, Netflix orders KAOS from The End of The F***ing World writer Charlie Covell [Vulture]

Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charges but maintains the cocaine isn’t hers, suggesting the drugs were planted at the behest of Harvey Weinstein. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Alec Berg (‘Barry’ and ‘Silicon Valley’), Pamela Adlon (‘Better Things’), Whitney Cummings (‘Roseanne’), Michael Schur (‘The Good Place’), Amy Sherman-Palladino (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) and Justin Simien (‘Dear White People’) deconstruct the role and fate of humor in a culture where “outrage is a recreational activity.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Transgender icon Rimal Ali is set to make a cinematic debut as one of the leads in Pakistani film Love in 7 Days [Variety]

Armando Iannucci on casting the “best person”, regardless of race, for The Personal History of David Copperfield. [IndieWire]

Sharon Stone and Debra Messing on comedy, drama and being made to wear fake breasts. [Variety]

And I’ll leave you with Rachel Bloom’s Theater Kid Revenge Corner. (hat tip to Buck Dharma Initiative)