Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Was the world really clamoring for more Heroes? Probably not, but superhero shows are the hot thing right now, and NBC wasn’t about to let a perfectly good old property go to waste. In any case, Heroes Reborn is happening whether you like it or not, so let’s just hope it turns out better than the original Heroes did.
The first real Heroes Reborn trailer straddles the line between the fresh and the familiar. Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, and Kiki Sukezane are among the new characters, while Jack Coleman‘s HRG and Masi Oka‘s Hiro are some of those returning. Watch the Heroes Reborn trailer after the jump. Read More »
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The friendship and animosity between escapist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the stuff of modern legend. Houdini, the talented performer who aggressively campaigned against the junk mysticism of the Spiritualism movement that became particularly popular in the teens and ’20s, was at one point fast friends with Doyle, an initial skeptic who became a committed Spiritualist.
Now Fox is making a show that uses the relationship between the two men as the spine of a period procedural, and we now know the key players in the Houdini & Doyle cast. Read More »
Even as one of David Fincher‘s HBO series hits the skids, another appears to be picking up steam. Videosyncrazy, the music video industry comedy formerly called Living on Video and then Video Synchronicity, halted production a couple weeks ago, midway through shooting the first season. While we wait to hear if that show has died for good, or is just being reworked, there’s word on forward motion for Fincher’s other proposed HBO show.
Fincher is working with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to adapt the UK series Utopia for HBO. Now Rooney Mara, whose career was given a major boost when Fincher chose her to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is in talks for a role. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
The original Wet Hot American Summer was already a throwback, to 1980s camp movies, and now the prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is going even further back into the past. (By about two months, but still.) So it seems only appropriate that the latest Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp trailer would also look like a relic of bygone times.
There’s actual new footage in this promo, featuring all your favorite Camp Firewood counselors like Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks. But you almost wouldn’t know it from the fuzzy VHS style. Watch the Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp trailer after the jump. Read More »
Producer Bryan Fuller had ambitious plans for his NBC series Hannibal, but he may never get to explore them on screen. NBC has cancelled Hannibal, just weeks after its third-season premiere. The show will finish out the third seasons, and then exit the network’s schedule. There’s nothing else quite like Hannibal on TV; now there won’t even be Hannibal on TV. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Elmore Leonard proved to be a rich mine of material for FX’s Justified, which spun six great seasons out of his short story “Fire in the Hole.” Now Justified executive producer Chris Provenzano is looking to dip back into the Leonard oeuvre for a new project.
Provenzano is working on a new AMC series called Gunsights, based on Leonard’s Western novel set in 1893 Arizona. More details on the Gunsights TV show after the jump. Read More »
The first episode of True Detective‘s second season has aired, and the internet is already working double-time to react to the show’s return. Is it better than the first season, or even as good? Early reviews have some insight, but even they can’t make a definitive claim yet, as HBO only offered access to the first three of eight episodes. Whatever the show is at the opening, there’s a lot left to see.
HBO has offered something new to follow up the season premiere: a brief True Detective behind the scenes look, which features interviews with new stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. Exec producer Scott Stephens shows up, too. You’ll see creator/writer Nic PIzzolatto at work, but he doesn’t appear as an interview; rather, the show is meant to be his voice. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Still recovering from that downer of a Game of Thrones finale? Here’s a little something that might cheer you up. HBO has released a new promo for 7 Days of Hell, a 45-minute comedy film starring Andy Samberg and Jon Snow (a.k.a. Kit Harington) as two tennis rivals caught in an epic, record-setting match.
The supporting cast includes actual tennis players like Serena Williams, John McEnroe, and Chris Evert, plus reliably funny actors like Will Forte, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, Karen Gillan, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, and June Squibb as the Queen. Watch the 7 Days in Hell trailer after the jump. Read More »
In what would likely be a dream come true for any Trekkie out there, Paramount Pictures has made the unprecedented move to invite Star Trek fan Michael Gummelt to pitch a new TV series that could allow him to boldly go where no fan as gone before.
Gummelt isn’t an entertainment industry professional or anything like that, which makes this all the more incredible. But he has a thoroughly thought-out pitch for a new TV series called Star Trek Uncharted, formerly known as Star Trek Beyond, which would bring Star Trek into the 21st century, complete with an all-new crew, new technology, and a new Enterprise.
Find out more about Star Trek Uncharted after the jump! Read More »