Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The Hollywood Reporter confirms the rumors that filmmaker Cary Fukunaga is in talks to direct Stanley Kubrick’s abandoned passion project Napoleon, with David Leland writing the miniseries for HBO. Jack Giroux’s original story from May 18th 2016 follows.
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Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
It came as no huge surprise when CBS announced Supergirl would be flying over to The CW for its second season. The series has always seemed like it’d be more at home on The CW anyway, where it’d be surrounded by other DC dramas like Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. And now that Kara’s arrived, The CW is more than ready to bring her into the fold with the rest of its heroes.
The CW has announced Supergirl will be part of this fall’s annual CW DC crossover event, along with Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, making it the “biggest one ever.” And while it’s way too early for any footage from said crossover, The CW is eager to promote Supergirl as part of its growing superhero lineup. Watch the Supergirl The CW teaser announcement below. Read More »
You should know by now that I love time-travel stories, so it should come as no surprise that I like the 2000 film Frequency which starred Jim Caviezel as a guy whose radio allowed him to speak with his dead father (played by Dennis Quaid), “with their communication being the portal into a thriller plot involving a serial killer.” Warner Bros Television has produced a new series based on this premise with Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver.
While the show won’t premiere on The CW until this fall, the network has released a first look trailer. Hit the jump and watch it now.
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This weekend is a huge one for Seth Rogen. Not only does his comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising hit theaters starting with early shows at 7pm on Thursday night (watch the trailer right here), but his TV series adaptation of the comic book Preacher is also premiering on AMC on Sunday.
Rogen is easily one of the hardest working guys in Hollywood, but when it comes to his work at AMC for Preacher, he wasn’t satisfied with only being the executive producer and director of the show. At one point, Rogen decided he also wanted to star in the show. But he didn’t just want the lead role that ended up going to Dominic Cooper, he wanted to play every single role.
Watch the Preacher trailer parody to see how that turned out. Read More »
If you’re a fan of the FOX animated series Bob’s Burgers, then you probably already know that this weekend marks its milestone 100th episode. If you’re not a fan of Bob’s Burgers, then you should probably watch it on Netflix or Hulu and join in the hilarity.
In case you didn’t know, just last month the cast of Bob’s Burgers got together for some recent live shows in Los Angeles that featured H. Jon Benjamin (Bob), John Roberts (Linda), Dan Mintz (Tina), Eugene Mirman (Gene), and Kristen Schaal (Louise) all doing stand-up, table reads and more in front of a live audience. Before the show began, a short film called Bob’s Burgers Live!: The Movie revealed how the cast was rounded up for the event, and it was a little more complicated and dramatic than you might anticipate.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
This year marks the 50th birthday of the first episode of the first Star Trek TV series, which would go on to launch an entire franchise spanning decades and worlds and several different types of media. Next year, the franchise returns to its small-screen roots (albeit on an on-demand subscription service instead of on regular old broadcast television). It’s missing that milestone anniversary by a matter of months, but something this exciting is probably worth the wait.
In the meantime, CBS isn’t wasting any time promoting its big, splashy new project. They’ve unveiled the very first Star Trek teaser, which isn’t much more than a glorified title treatment but is worth a look all the same, if only because it’s an exciting reminder that, yes, Star Trek will be returning to television in the not-too-distant future. Read More »
The upfronts keep on coming this week, and yesterday brought the unveiling of the new series coming to ABC for the 2016-2017 television season. Since ABC canceled a bunch of shows, including Agent Carter and Marvel’s Most Wanted, we’re interested to see what the network will be trying out this fall to find a new audience.
The new line-up of dramas at ABC includes the return of Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell to television in Conviction, Kiefer Sutherland becoming the president in Designated Survivor, and H.G. Wells chasing Jack the Ripper through modern day New York City in Time After Time. On the comedy side, we have some new shows featuring Jenna Elfman, Minnie Driver and Katy Mixon. We recently previewed a few short teasers for some of ABC’s new offerings, but today we have longer, meatier trailers.
Watch the ABC 2016-2017 TV show trailers after the jump. Read More »
Even though the television series Agents of SHIELD takes place in the Marvel cinematic universe, there has still be a significant disconnect between the Marvel Studios show on ABC and their feature films. The biggest piece of evidence pointing to a lack of cooperation between the two Marvel entities is the fact that Agents of SHIELD probably won’t cross over with the Inhumans movie (which has been pulled from Marvel’s schedule, but will still get made eventually), even though they share an entire species of superpowered characters from Marvel Comics. And it sounds like one of Marvel’s TV stars is a bit annoyed by that.
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We’re less than a week away from the series premiere of AMC’s Preacher and I couldn’t be more intrigued to see what Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg have done with Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s twisted and hilarious comic series. By all accounts (the pilot was screened to a warm response at SXSW), the television adaptation uses the basic signposts of the acclaimed Vertigo comic while very much doing its own thing and that’s perfectly fine. I love Preacher to death, but it’s the kind of thing that needs to be massaged into shape for a television series.
AMC has released the opening scene from the first episode and it’s a doozy, somehow managing to sum up a great deal of what this series is all about in 240 seconds. There’s extreme violence, pitch-black comedy, a not-so-romantic look at Texas life, and the suggestion of a genuinely cosmic scale.
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