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Who Is Chezare Carrera (Chez) in Russian Doll? Who Plays Him?



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Netflix’s ‘Russian Doll’ revolves around Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne), a brash, opinionated, independent, and brilliant New Yorker who finds herself on the receiving end of the universe’s unconventional sense of humor. In the first season, she dealt with seemingly endless loops of deaths and mirrors. In season 2, she takes the 6 trains from 77th Street and ends up in 1982, inhabiting the mind and body of her mother, Nora.

Chezare Carrera, or Chez, is one of the characters introduced in the second season of ‘Russian Doll’ and plays an important role in the overall narrative. It is revealed that his actions are integrally linked to Nadia’s upbringing and by extension, her trauma. Here is everything you need to know about him. SPOILERS AHEAD.

Who Is Chezare Carrera (Chez)?

Nadia meets Chez at a bar called the Black Gumball in the first episode of the second season of ‘Russian Doll.’ Although she has never seen the man before in her life, he seems to know her. She takes drugs from him and then accompanies him to what he claims to be her house. They steal a bag from there before going to a different home, where they have sex. Afterward, when she visits the bathroom and looks at the mirror, she realizes that she is now seeing the world through her mother’s eyes.

Overcoming her initial shock, Nadia tries to make the best use of her bizarre situation. She initially travels back to the past on the very day when her family loses the Krugerrands and realizes that Chez and her mother are responsible for the theft. The bag they stole earlier had the gold coins inside. Nadia finds Chez in 2022 and tells him to return the Krugerrands. However, he asserts that he doesn’t have them. Nadia once more goes back to 1982 and confronts Chez at a squash club. However, she learns that Nora has already come and taken the gold. That is the last time we see Chez in the season. Through Nadia, the show clarifies that Chez is not Nadia’s father.

Who Plays Chez?

South African actor Sharlto Copley portrays Chezare Carrera in the second season of ‘Russian Doll.’ Copley is a Johannesburg native. He studied at St. Andrew’s Preparatory School in Grahamstown and Redhill School in Morningside, Johannesburg. In 2009, Copley made his acting debut as Wikus Van De Merwe in the science-fiction drama film ‘District 9.’ The film became a massive hit, turning Copley into a global star almost overnight. In the ensuing years, Copley has also essayed roles such as Murdock in ‘The A-Team,’ Kruger in ‘Elysium,’ King Stefan in ‘Maleficent,’ Jimmy in ‘Hardcore Henry,’ and Christian Walker in ‘Powers.’

Copley has several projects in the pipeline, including thriller ‘Beast,’ action thriller ‘Monkey Man,’ and action-adventure ‘Desert Warrior.’ He also wrote and directed the 2011 film ‘Spoon.’ In 2010, the ‘Oldboy’ (2013) actor reflected on his meteoric rise following the release of ‘District 9.’

“It’s two-fold,” Copley stated. “On the one hand, it’s humbling in the sense of feeling just very grateful to find myself in that position, after trying so many different things, over the years, to try to be in the industry. I worked very hard, from when I left school. I started my first company. I would definitely describe myself as a workaholic. To finally be there, surrounded by people that you’ve admired your whole life, on the one hand, is a very humbling experience and, on the other hand, I almost feel like I wasn’t crazy.”

Copley added, “At the end of the day, all you really have is your own sense of your artistic ability and I’ve always stuck with that my whole life. I guess there is a bit of relief that I have and real joy of being able to engage other people who are talented, equally or better than you, and you can work with them. It’s an awesome experience to finally feel like I have that support, which I struggled to find for so many years, in the beginning.”

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Is Angelyne on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, or HBO Max?




Starring Emmy Rossum, Hamish Linklater, Lukas Gage, and Alex Karpovsky, ‘Angelyne‘ is a drama miniseries that revolves around the iconic life of the titular protagonist who rose to prominence in the 80s after her billboards started popping up all over the City of Angels. In the pre-social media era, Angelyne heralded the emergence of the famous-for-being-famous influencer culture.

Based on the investigative journalist at the Hollywood Reporter, the drama miniseries explores her life and offers viewers a better understanding of what truly made her so iconic and famous in a city where there is no dearth of Hollywood superstars. With its intriguing trailer and the star-studded cast, the show may have captivated your attention and aroused your curiosity. So, if you wish to learn more about it, then we have got you covered.

What is Angelyne About?

When the billboards of an enigmatic blonde bombshell started appearing all over the City of Angels, it left people intrigued and puzzled about the mysterious woman in them. Known only by the acronym Angelyne, she soon made it to the news and skyrocketed to fame. As her influence on the popular culture of the time increased, she managed to keep her life private, making people more curious about her life when concrete answers continued to evade them.

While the billboard fame, Corvettes, and recognition looked attractive on the surface, Angelyne soon had to deal with all the darkness that came with it. People who have fallen in love with her enigmatic personality and would love to hear her full story should definitely watch ‘Angelyne.’ Here’s all the streaming information you will need.

Is Angelyne on Netflix?

The streaming giant’s massive catalog of television shows and movies does not include ‘Angelyne.’ Therefore, Netflix subscribers can enjoy watching other similar content on the platform like ‘Miss Americana’ and ‘Keith Richards: Under the Influence.’

Is Angelyne on Hulu?

Hulu subscribers will have to look for the Emmy Rossum-starrer on some other platform as the series is unavailable on the platform as of now. You may probably find other shows and documentaries like ‘Jann‘ and ‘Amazing Grace‘ quite interesting.

Is Angelyne on Amazon Prime?

No, ‘Angelyne’ is not a part of Amazon Prime’s regular offering. Since the show is highly unlikely to arrive on the platform even in the future, we recommend our readers alternatively stream ‘P!nk: All I Know So Far‘ or ‘Freddie Mercury: The Ultimate Showman.’

Is Angelyne on HBO Max?

HBO Max’s current offering does not include the biographical drama series. Viewers may enjoy watching other musician-related content on the platform like ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’ or ‘Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck.’

Where to Watch Angelyne Online?

‘Angelyne’ is a Peacock TV original series and is exclusively available on the platform to watch. People who have a subscription to the streamer can get access to all the new episodes here.

How to Stream Angelyne for Free?

Peacock no longer offers a 7-day free trial of its Premium or Premium Plus subscriptions. However, the first episode of the drama miniseries will be accessible for free to everyone; all one needs to do is enter their email address on the streamer to start watching. However, we encourage our readers to always pay for the content they wish to consume online and refrain from using illegal means.

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Home Economics Season 3: Renewed or Cancelled?



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Created by the duo of Michael Colton and John Aboud, ‘Home Economics‘ is a sitcom that revolves around three adult siblings — Tom, Sarah, and Connor. Although they are connected by blood, what separates them from one another is the difference in their financial statuses — one is extremely well-off, one is middle-class, and one is barely hanging on. The comedy show originally released on April 7, 2021, on ABC.

The show highlights various aspects of the relationship between siblings, which can be heartwarming yet frustrating at the same time. This relatable theme has attracted quite a lot of viewers over the course of its two seasons. Moreover, the show has also received much appreciation for how its premise tackles some heavy subjects without going in too deep, and always finds a way to keep it comedic. If you have been following the show up until now and are looking forward to the potential third round, we have all the information you need!

Home Economics Season 3 Release Date

‘Home Economics’ season 2 premiered on September 22, 2021, on ABC, with the season finale landing on May 18, 2022. The sophomore season of the show consists of 22 episodes with a runtime of 21-22 minutes each.

As for the show’s third iteration, we have some exciting news! On May 13, 2022, ABC officially announced the renewal of ‘Home Economics’ for season 3. The renewal announcement was made just a few days before the finale of the second season aired. The ratings of the show have not been that great as they have been lingering around the 0.3 mark over the past few weeks. Even though they have declined quite a bit from the inaugural season, ABC was inclined to recommission the third installment and give the show another roll of the dice.

Following the exciting news, the production team is expected to get back to work soon and begin filming the upcoming season. Thus, if we consider the above-mentioned possibility and take into account the fact that the new iteration is slated to be a part of the 2022-2023 TV season, we can expect ‘Home Economics’season 3 to release in September 2022. 

Home Economics Season 3 Cast: Who can be in it?

It is almost certain that the three main cast members who portray the roles of the grown-up siblings in the series will reprise their roles in the third iteration, including Topher Grace (Tom), Caitlin McGee (Sarah), and Jimmy Tatro (Connor). In addition, there are several more main cast members that are expected to return, and they are Karla Souza (Marina), Sasheer Zamata (Denise), Shiloh Bearman (Gretchen), Jordyn Curet (Shamiah), JeCobi Swain (Kevin), Chloe Jo Rountree (Camila), and Lidia Porto (Lupe).

Moreover, we can expect to see other cast members return as well. This includes Nora Dunn (Muriel), Phil Reeves (Marshall), Tetona Jackson (Jojo), and Marc-Sully Saint-Fleur (Mr. Zarrow). There are a lot of guest appearances made by several celebrities in the second season, so we can expect the same for the third installment too. Moreover, the creators might introduce a few new characters to keep the premise interesting. Thus, we may get to see some fresh faces in the cast lineup.

Home Economics Season 3 Plot: What can it be About?

In the second season, Tom, Sarah, and Connor deal with their respective lives, trying to make it better. Connor gets into relationships with a couple of women who have some type of history or acquaintance with either Tom or Sarah. Throughout the season, the three siblings stay involved in each other’s lives, whether by helping each other come out of difficult circumstances or putting one another in awkward situations. Tom struggles to finish writing his book, and when the potential new publisher decides to join his family brunch, he becomes a nervous wreck.

In the season finale, Connor reveals his plans to travel to space, after which Tom tries to keep him grounded. Marina attempts to transform the attic into a writing space for Tom to help him focus better, but gets stuck in the process. The third season is likely to begin by highlighting how serious Connor is about his space travel plans. Tom might finally get his book published and make his financial situation better. We are also likely to see the three siblings in a new set of pickles that they will attempt to get out of.

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