Netflix and Nintendo are at work potentially developing a TV series based on The Legend of Zelda. The news broke last week and got video game fans salivating. Sure there was a short lived Zelda TV show many years ago, but a Nintendo property hasn’t been adapted into a big budget, live-action…well…anything since the early Nineties. And The Legend of Zelda has long been at the top of fan’s wish lists for a new show of movie.
But what is the show going to be? All we know at the moment is Nintendo and Netflix want a family friendly show with the aesthetic of Game of Thrones. Okay, but how old will Link be? Zelda? Which will be the main character? Is Ganon the bad guy? What story will they use? At this point, without a script or showrunner, all options are likely on the table.
Since most of The Legend of Zelda games are about younger characters, that how we went with our casting wishlist. We tried to pick actors who, for the most part, aren’t super famous but are age appropriate. Actors both in the box and way outside it. The resulting list features lots of people who you may or may not have heard of, but you wouldn’t be surprised to hear were cast on a Netflix show. That’s not to say we didn’t stretch here or there.
So below, we’ve got our own Legend of Zelda Netflix casting wishlist for Link, Zelda, Ganon and then a writer/showrunner/director type. Check it out. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights, Kyle Chandler projected a reassuring warmth and wisdom. No matter how badly his players screwed up, he was always there to dole out sage advice or set them right with his stern yet understanding gaze.
In his new role in Netflix’s Bloodline, however, it seems Chandler’s the one in need of some guidance. He plays one of four adult children of a wealthy Florida Keys family, whose lives take a dark turn after the arrival of black-sheep eldest brother Danny (played by Ben Mendelsohn, because of course).
Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz play the other siblings, and Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard are their parents. Watch the Bloodline trailer after the jump.
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For decades, video game fans have been clamoring for some kind of big media translation of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. We’ve dreamt of movies, TV shows and everything in between. The closest we’ve come is a brief animated series from the late ’80s. Now, those dreams may be about to come true on a bigger scale.
Netflix is reportedly out to writers for a live-action Legend of Zelda TV series. Nintendo is on board and working closely with Netflix but can ultimately scrap the idea if it doesn’t fit in with their vision of the series. Apparently, the streaming provider sees this as kind of a more family-oriented version of Game of Thrones. Read more about the potential Legend of Zelda TV series below. Read More »
The latest big name director to make the move to TV is Baz Luhrmann, and he’s following David Fincher to Netflix. The streaming service has just signed on to make 13 one-hour episodes of Luhrmann’s The Get Down, a music-driven show set in 1970s New York City. Luhrmann will serve as executive producer, and direct the first two episodes of the show as well as the season finale. It’ll hit Netflix worldwide in 2016. Read the full press release about the Baz Luhrmann TV show below.
UPDATE: A short trailer has been released. Watch it below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
During last night’s episode of Marvel’s latest television show, we got our first tiny taste of Marvel’s next television show. Now here’s something with a little more meat.
Charlie Cox leads Daredevil as the titular superhero, a blind lawyer who relies on his other extraordinary senses. Also starring are Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk. Watch the first full Daredevil trailer from Netflix after the jump. Read More »
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Netflix’ first Marvel series, Daredevil, premieres April 10. In anticipation of that event, the first trailer will be out on Wednesday, February 4. Before that, Marvel released a short teaser of the Daredevil trailer. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and what have you, it is now entirely possible watch an entire season of your favorite show in one sitting. But if you’re actually watching an entire season of your favorite show in one sitting, well, you might have a problem.
A new study confirms what people with common sense have already guessed: binge-watching is linked to depression, loneliness, and low levels of self-control. More on the binge watching depression connection after the jump. Read More »
Marvel’s second Netflix series, A.K.A Jessica Jones, just added a worthy adversary for the title character. Carrie-Ann Moss, best known as Trinity from The Matrix, has been cast in an as yet-unnamed role, described by Marvel as follows: “Moss plays a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica…if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.” She joins a cast that already includes Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter and Rachael Taylor. Read more about the AKA Jessica Jones casting below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jessica Jones has a new bestie. Rachael Taylor has just boarded Netflix’s AKA Jessica Jones as Patricia “Trish” Walker. In the comics, Trish Walker takes on the superhero identity Hellcat. More on the AKA Jessica Jones Rachael Taylor casting after the jump. Read More »