X-Files season 11

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Divorce season 2 has a trailer.
  • Difficult People has been cancelled.
  • The X-Files season 11 has a premiere date, and so does 9-1-1.
  • Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman join Fear the Walking Dead.
  • You’re the Worst renewed for a final season.
  • StartUp renewed by Crackle.
  • Shoot the Messenger has a premiere date and trailer.
  • Say goodbye to Chiller Network.
  • An artist laid-of from Louis C.K.‘s animated series The Cops penned an open letter.

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Hitman tv series

Like many of the failed video game adaptations before it, Hitman doesn’t have a golden track record on the big screen. But perhaps a TV series adaptation of Hitman could finally hit its target.

Hulu has picked up a Hitman series adaptation, teaming up with Fox 21 and John Wick creator Derek Kolstad to adapt the best-selling video game from IO Interactive. This will be the third attempt to bring the acclaimed series to life, after 2007’s Hitman and 2015’s Hitman: Agent 27. Maybe the third time’s the charm.

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Future Man early buzz

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the world’s best video game player is recruited to fight in a battle to save the planet. That’s the plot of an increasing number of movies including The Last Starfighter, but now it’s also the plot of a new Hulu series called Future Man that hails from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. But this show isn’t just a direct copy of The Last Starfighter: it also pays homage to Back to the Future, Top Gun, and lots of other ’80s classics while doing its own thing along the way.

The first reviews have hit the web, so gather around to read the Future Man early buzz before the show officially premieres later this month.
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Four Weddings and Funeral TV Show

Four Weddings and a Funeral was a huge hit when it came out in 1994, becoming the highest-grossing movie in British cinema history at that time. Now, more than 20 years later, a TV version is in the works: Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) is writing and executive producing an anthology series for Hulu based on the movie.
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Runaways early buzz

With Hulu riding high off their first Best Drama win at the Emmys for The Handmaid’s Tale, the streaming service is about to debut their first Marvel series with Marvel’s Runaways later this month. They sent the first four episodes of the show to some TV critics, and the review embargo has officially been lifted. Early buzz: commence!
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runaways trailer

Until now, the trailers for Marvel’s Runaways seemed to lean heavily on the “runaways” element of the title and not the “Marvel” element. It makes sense — the Hulu series is created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of The OC fame, and is catered to the young adult demographic, relying on teen soap tropes to bring the characters from the Marvel Comics to life.

But the new Runaways trailer is a little bit more…marvelous. No more cryptic cult imagery or flashes of mysterious white light — it’s magical staffs and genetically engineered dinosaurs galore. That’s right Runaways fans, Old Lace is here.

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Too Funny to Fail Trailer

Dana Carvey was once one of the most popular cast members on Saturday Night Live. He star had risen so high that after leaving the late night sketch series that he launched his own self-titled primetime sketch comedy series on network television. So why did it fail?

A new Hulu documentary called Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of The Dana Carvey Show takes a deep dive into the creation of the short-lived sketch comedy series. Why is a canceled sketch comedy series of any interest? Well, The Dana Carvey Show featured the likes of Louis C.K., Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel, Jon Glaser, filmmaker Charlie Kaufman and 30 Rock executive producer Robert Carlock, all before they made it big. With so much talent in one place, why wasn’t this show a hit? Read More »

Hulu price drop

Good news for anyone who may have been on the fence about subscribing to Hulu: in a bid to lure new subscribers, the streaming service has now lowered its base-level service price to $5.99 per month for new and returning subscribers for the first year. Will that be enough to convince you to shell out a few bucks a month to watch The Handmaid’s Tale?
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Castle Rock trailer breakdown

The Stephen King boom is continuing onward with Castle Rock, an upcoming Hulu series set within the universe of all-things-King. The show won’t debut until 2018, but a recent NYCC panel produced the show’s first trailer with actual footage, teasing a moody, incredibly well-cast series that looks like it’s practically drowning in dread. If you weren’t already excited for this series, this teaser trailer should do the work. So let’s get into it. Read on for our Castle Rock trailer breakdown.

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Castle Rock Trailer

“You have no idea what’s happening here, do you?”

At the tail end of New York Comic-Con this weekend, Hulu has unveiled the first Castle Rock trailer that actually features footage from the series executive produced by J.J. Abrams and set in the fictional location that has been the setting of many Stephen King stories over the decades. It doesn’t really tell us what the series will be about just yet, but it does tease plenty of Stephen King characters and Easter eggs that will be present. Read More »