Amazon 2015 pilots

Transparent has been a big deal since its premiere a year ago, because it is good. The series, once fully available on Amazon, has been recognized as one of the best new shows of 2014. That’s the first legit hit for Amazon Studios’ TV output, so now there’s a lot more attention focused on the company’s fourth pilot season. That fourth pilot season just started this week, with seven new “adult” shows and six shows aimed at kids. Get into on the Amazon 2015 pilots below. Read More »

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Woody Allen Heads to Amazon for His First-Ever TV Series

Woody Allen

Add Woody Allen to the long, long list of big-name filmmakers heading to the small screen. Allen is set to write and direct his first-ever TV series, which will stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Few details have been revealed at this time, but find out what we do know about the Woody Allen Amazon project after the jump. Read More »

Wet Hot American Summer

At one point in 2001′s Wet Hot American Summer, the counselors of Camp Firewood make an earnest promise to reunite at in exactly one decade. Well, it looks like they’ve missed the mark by a few years, but better late than never, right?

Netflix is officially moving forward with the Wet Hot American Summer TV series first teased last year. Shooting is already underway with much of the original cast, including a few names who are much bigger now than they were then. More on the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix show after the jump.  Read More »

Marvel Netflix series release dates

Marvel’s first Netflix show, Daredevil, will show up on the service April 10. And Marvel just cast Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones for AKA Jessica Jones and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. That may sound like those two shows are coming soon. Plus, there was a rumor that Jessica Jones would be out by the end of 2015. Unfortunately, the Chief Content Officer of Netfix, Ted Sarandos, doused those dreams a bit when he said audiences should expect new Marvel shows about a year apart.

Sarandos has since eased up on that window a bit but it sounds like you shouldn’t rush through Daredevil too fast because the wait could be long before we get to the final shows. Read more about the potential Marvel Netflix series release dates below. Read More »

Daredevil netflix release date

Pull out your calendar and get a big, fat magic marker. Then circle April 10th because that’s the day Marvel’s Daredevil is premiering on Netflix. Read more about the Daredevil Netflix release date and see a new photo and poster, below. Read More »

New Chris Carter series canceled

Amazon’s last “pilot season” in early 2014 featured a pilot from The X-Files creator Chris Carter, and the show, called The After, was ordered to series. Originally expected to air in 2015, Amazon revealed today that The After never shot a single episode, and that series order is now gone. So with the new Chris Carter series canceled before it ever begins, fans of The X-Files will have to keep hoping for a revival of that show on the big screen rather than looking to the new series for more of Carter’s work. Read More »

Daredevil netflix update

Not only is 2015 going to bring us two new Marvel Studios movies, we get at least two (and maybe more) brand new Marvel TV shows. The first comes upon us pretty quickly, Agent Carter. A few months later, a full season of Daredevil will be available on Netflix. Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio and others, is the first of four Netflix Marvel shows that will eventually lead to The Defenders.

Outside of that, we don’t know a ton about the show. That’s starting to change, however. In a new piece by Entertainment Weekly, head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight and Cox offer up some new info on the show. We find out a bit about its tone, its Marvel Cinematic Universe connections, important of the evil Kingpin and the likelihood we’ll see another villain, Bullseye, at some point. Read the Daredevil Netflix update below. Read More »

The Interview on demand

There’s little doubt the incredible tale of releasing The Interview is one for the ages. Years down the road, film historians will look back at the stunning chain of events that lead the comedy from being a massive wide release, to being totally cancelled, to being the first major studio film ever released day and date on demand. And that story is still being told. The Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg comedy opened on Christmas Day in over 300 theaters in the US, but hit XBox, YouTube and Google Play the day before. It’s also now on iTunes and may soon go on Netflix. The whole thing has become an experiment about the traditional, theatrical distribution model versus on demand.

Which brings us to the question at hand: The numbers for the opening weekend of The Interview, both in theaters and on demand. In a pretty interesting turn of events, the film grossed five times as much on demand than theaters. Would that’ve been different had it played in major theater chains? And what do the numbers really mean? We’ll discuss The Interview On Demand gross below. Read More »

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