According to the Disney+ Informer website, the second season of Dollface is premiering on Wednesday, February 15 in Canada. The season has yet to debut across several European and South American countries where the first season is part of the Star brand, with no prediction date. We recall the comedy starring Miss Dennings, Shay Mitchell, Brenda Song and Esther Povitsky was hastily cancelled by Hulu/Disney back in May 2022.
Darcy Lewis makes her comic debut and Kat’s reaction
Marvel’s Wanda Maximoff is finally getting her solo comic series with Scarlet Witch, to be released in January 4, 2023. Kat’s character, Darcy Lewis, a previously cinematic universe-only insert, now makes her official debut as a character in the comics. But this is Marvel, so the event is not as linear as that. In an interview with Polygon’s Oliver Sava, writer Steve Orlando commented on Darcy:
“This is the 616 version of this character, who brings the same type of perceptions to the book, but also fits right into what’s going on with Scarlet Witch, with the magic side of the Marvel Universe. Darcy’s there to lightly chide the absurdities we love of comic books, especially in a character like Thor. Wanda speaks casually about a life that is absurd and strange, and it’s normal for her. But if you look at her family tree and the things she does, it can seem quite esoteric. Darcy essentially gives a voice to the audience in the same way that Kat Dennings’ character does.”Steve Orlando for Polygon, article published on November 15, 2022.
The full interview with Polygon can be read here.
Yesterday on her Instagram, Kat reacted to this news by sharing images of her character as portrayed in the comics with visible excitement, as a long-time fan of Marvel. In a post where Darcy can be seen holding a mug of what’s presumably coffee, she summarised her thoughts with the caption “There is almost nothing more exciting in the world than finding out you’re in a comic book”. Equal to none, Kat additionally quipped about her printed likeness’s prominent cleavage.
Kat Dennings terminates her Twitter
Kat Dennings no longer has a Twitter account. Since yesterday, accessing the officialkat handle returns an error. In response to Elon Musk’s first days as boss of the bird app, several celebrities have quit Twitter, giving preference to other social media. The list includes Whoopi Goldberg, Gigi Hadid and Stephen Fry. And now, our very own Kat. As for the reasons behind the departure, they all stem from Musk’s decisions to change the verification process into a paid model which might confuse audiences more than help them, to send many employees home at a global scale; as well as from worries as to where the mogul’s interpretation of free speech might conflate with hate speech, far-right and antisemitic groups not being unknown to the platform. Exactly which condition, if indeed singular, prompted Kat to follow Fry et al., we don’t know.
On her Instagram stories (at katdenningsss), Kat poked fun at the situation with a thumbs-down caught in an old Conan appearance and an amusing template for thoughts.
As for denningsdiaries, our website’s handle on the same platform, it remains open to peruse; the future of it is unknown, along with that of so many other fan accounts which, in spite of clear messages of being so at an unofficial capacity, not intending to deceit viewers by tricking them into thinking the profiles represent official/personal accounts, may find themselves terminated under false claims of impersonation. We will not, and indeed cannot afford to, pay for a membership, even if it means staying afloat. With Kat’s departure from the network, such a prospect makes even less sense. If the account becomes inactive without warning, let it be known it was terminated by Twitter and not ourselves. In the meantime, we will consider whether we follow Kat’s steps.
Kat Dennings pours over Spindrift Spiked
Spindrift has finally released the Q&A video shot with Kat Dennings, at her house, back in July, ahead of the release of The Kat Pack, a curated collection of Miss Dennings’s favourite flavours of the sparkling drink. In the video, titled “Pouring over Spiked with Kat Dennings” part of Spindrift’s new motion series, Kat answers a string of assorted questions while preparing Panzanella salad. She mentions growing up in a haunted house, which you can read all about here. Of the video, she said the following:
I was so excited to film this special lil Q&A for @spindriftspiked, the alcoholic version of my all-time favorite beverage! We talk about what’s in my fridge and fantasy football’s right to exist, among other fascinating tidbits. I also sprinkle salt on a salad! Check out @spindriftspiked for the full video! #SpindriftPartnerKat Dennings via Instagram.
You can read the full transcript for the video here. Screencaptures coming soon!
The Sandman: Act III — Kat’s first audio clip
Yesterday, Comicbook.com shared an exclusive audio clip from The Sandman’s new act. Titled “Death reprimands Morpheus for taking his bad mood out on Delirium”, it features Kat Dennings and James McAvoy voicing their respective characters. You can listen to this audio and others from Audible’s previous instalments in our Audio Vault. Alternatively, simply click the play button below.
Audible’s The Sandman Act III is out now!
At last, the third part of Audible’s ongoing adaptation of The Sandman has arrived! Since 2020, Kat has been lending her voice to Neil Gaiman’s Death of the Endless in the audio series, dramatised and directed by Dirk Maggs. Out of all released acts, the latest might be the one counting more participations from our own Miss Dennings. Watch the trailer below and get to listening here.MQ Trailer for The Sandman: Act III, available now.
You can find the voice of Kat as Death of the Endless in the following episodes:
- Episode 1: The Song of Orpheus
- Episode 6: Brief Lives Part 3
- Episode 9: Brief Lives Part 6
- Episode 11: Brief Lives Part 8
- Episode 17: World’s End – The Golden Boy
- Episode 18: World’s End – Cerements
Kat is nominated for the HCA TV Awards
Our own Miss Dennings is nominated for Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy category for the Hollywood Critics Association’s 2nd annual TV Awards, alongside names like Kaley Cuoco and Tiffany Hadish.
The awards ceremony will be a two-night event, with August 13 all about broadcast and cable, and August 14 dedicated to streaming.
Congratulations to Kat and we’ll be here, keeping our fingers crossed until the big day comes!
Dollface gets cancelled
Sad news, I’m afraid. In a new scoop by TVLine, Hulu has cancelled the show after two seasons, the reason for this decision being, at this moment, unknown to the public. As of now, Dollface has not even been made widely available through Disney+/Star in many countries and thus we can’t help but find this decision hasty.
Here’s to hoping it won’t take long until we hear of new projects for Kat.
Dollface: season 2 now available in select European countries
The new season of Dollface drops today across multiple national services, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, France and Norway. Head over to your Disney+ and catch up with Jules and the gang.
As of writing this post, KDD knows no dates for the season’s premiere in other countries.
Dollface merchandise is available!
Hulu has just opened the official Dollface shop, featuring apparel, mugs and stickers thus far. The t-shirt and hoodie, featuring the show’s floral logo as seen in the promotional material for the first season, are available in a range of sizes and different colour options.
Sadly, the items ship only to the USA and Puerto Rico, so the time has yet to come when I’ll be able to sip my coffee from an official Miss Dennings mug. Refer to the shop for more details.
You can peruse the catalogue below: