Better Call Saul plot details

OK, here we go: real details on what Vince Gilligan is doing with his Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul. We’ve known some basics, such as that Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks are reprising their Breaking Bad roles of Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut. And we’ve heard a hell of a lot of rumors, speculation, and “maybe” details from Gilligan, Odenkirk, and other participants. Now during a TCA press tour, Gilligan and AMC have offered up two new photos (that’s one above), a cast list, and new Better Call Saul plot details. 

Now we know that the show is generally set six years before the events of Breaking Bad, before Saul was even called Saul. All the details are below. Read More »

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Colin Farrell true detective

We just heard that the second season of Nic Pizzolatto‘s True Detective will have four central characters. Now we may have faces for two of them. Colin Farrell is reportedly in talks to take one of the lead roles in the show’s second season. And Taylor Kitsch is also said to be “among the leading candidates” for the second male lead.  Read More »

Shannara TV Series

MTV is really taking the plunge into fantasy, as it has greenlit a ten-episode first season order for Shannara. The show will be based on the series of fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, reworked a lot of J.R.R. Tolkein’s ideas, setting the fantasy world as the post-nuclear future of Earth. The novels take place thousands of years after apocalyptic wars mutated mankind into elves and dwarves, and changed the geographic layout of our planet.

Jon Favreau was originally set to direct the pilot, but he has stepped back to an exec producer role. Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will now direct the first two episodes of the show. Read More »

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I love Steven Soderbergh‘s “retirement,” and we haven’t even seen much of it yet. The Knick, the ten-episode Cinemax show directed by Soderbergh, doesn’t premiere until August 8. When it premieres, we’ll see Clive Owen as a surgeon, or what passed for a surgeon in 1900, when the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York was a barrier of sorts between life and death. Cinemax evidently likes the show enough to order a second season; the show’s renewal was announced today. Season two of The Knick will also be a ten-episode affair, and Soderbergh will once again direct the entire span.

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true detective four leads

Who will be at the center of the second season of True Detective, and what sort of characters will they be? Creator Nic Pizzolatto has had a few different things to say since the show ended, notably that three characters would be at the center of this season. The sum total of various rumors so far, however, is… we don’t know much. Or we didn’t know.

Thanks to some new comments by the writer/producer, we now have a bit more info. While we don’t know if the gender balance of the show will shift at all, Pizzolatto now says plans for the next story arc have evolved somewhat, and that a quartet of characters will be at the center.

Oh, and you know that early report, that the show would be about “the secret occult history of the transportation system”? Yeah, that may not be the case any longer, either. Read More »

Fox Announces ‘Gotham’ Premiere Date

Gotham premiere date

Briefly: After teasing us for months with posters, trailers, TV spots, featurettes, and more, Fox has finally set an official premiere date for Gotham. The Batman prequel series will bow Monday, September 22 at 8:00 PM, just ahead of Sleepy Hollow‘s second season premiere at 9:00. Get the rest of Fox’s fall schedule here.

Ben McKenzie leads the freshman drama as Jim Gordon, a rookie detective with the Gotham PD. In his line of work, he crosses paths with a young Bruce Wayne, as well as several colorful characters who will someday become Catwoman, the Riddler, the Penguin, and more. [TheWrap]

Agent Kallus Star Wars Rebels

Just when you thought we’d met all of the major characters in Star Wars Rebels, there’s another bad guy to introduce. His name is Agent Kallus and he’s voiced by David Oyelowo. Kallus is described as a “Rebel Hunter,” a member of an internal group whose only purpose is to find and exterminate enemies of the Empire. Which basically means Rebels, like our stars. And some Jedi as well, I’d imagine.

Below, check out a full video introduction of the character. Read More »

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This post contains some very minor spoilers for Season 2 of Orange is the New Black

I just finished the second season of Jenji Kohan’s Orange is the New Black on Netflix and I was blown away by it. What an extraordinary piece of work Kohan has created: a show that is brimming with rich, complex characters, and that looks and sounds like nothing else on TV (or Netflix) right now.

Here are a few reasons why this show is so incredibly impressive.
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