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Noah Hawley is cozying up to a whole new cast for Fargo Season 2. Jeffrey Donovan and Rachel Keller are reportedly in talks to board the FX anthology series, while Nick Offerman has an offer out.

The next season of the Coen Brothers-inspired series will take place in 1979, with some of the Season 1 characters returning in younger iterations. More on the Fargo Season 2 casting after the jump.  Read More »

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AMC Orders ‘Preacher’ Pilot

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An adaptation of the profane, funny and strange Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic book series Preacher never got off the ground as a film, but the TV series adaptation is steadily moving forward. Developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This is the End, The Interview), the series now has a pilot order. AMC made the deal for a Preacher pilot, scripted by Rogen and Goldberg.

That means we’ll soon hear casting choices for the characters, likely beginning with Jesse Custer, the preacher of the title who is imbued with the power of Godly persuasion… and wants to confront God as a result. Read More »

Martin Scorsese directing Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire came to a close earlier this year, but HBO’s got more Martin Scorsese / Terence Winter goodness coming our way. The premium cable network has just given a series order to an untitled rock ‘n’ roll drama from the pair, with rock ‘n’ roll expert Mick Jagger serving as a producer.

Boardwalk Empire alum Bobby Cannavale leads the series, with Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, and Juno Temple lined up to co-star. More details on the Martin Scorsese HBO drama after the jump. Read More »

The Wire HD remasters

The Wire is coming to HD at last, but perhaps not quite in the form you want. The show was formatted for a 4:3 aspect ratio when originally shot and broadcast, and that’s how it was released on DVD. But for The Wire HD remasters, which will first be available on HBO Go and for digital purchase before eventually appearing on Blu-ray, the show has been formatted for a 16:9 presentation. Note the word “formatted” there rather than “cropped,” as the choice is intentional and important.

Reaction to this news, especially coming so soon after The Simpsons debacle on FXX and the Simpsons World portal, was quick, and very negative. In short, seeing such concessions made to a project like The Wire — a creator-driven, serious drama that originally played to a limited fanbase —  is a sign that the aspect ratio war is basically over, and we’ve lost.

But in the case of The Wire, the situation is more complicated than that. Let the show’s creator David Simon explain. Read More »

Agent Carter premiere

Fans who thought they were in a middle of a long, nine month lull between Marvel movies are in luck. ABC and Marvel have decided to extend the premiere of Agent Carter on January 6th to a two hour, movie-length episode. Below, read the brand new detailed plot synopsis and more about the new Agent Carter premiere. Read More »

Black Mirror

Our friends across the pond have been gushing about Black Mirror for ages, showering it with praise and rewarding it with BAFTA nominations and an International Emmy win. But it’s been much less popular in the U.S., mostly because it’s been really hard to watch here. Unless you’ve got a DirecTV subscription or a flagrant disregard for the law, American would-be fans have been SOL.

That is, until now. Netflix has just picked up the British show available for streaming — just in time to get you caught up for the upcoming Christmas special. So what’s Black Mirror about, exactly? Think of it as a modern, technophobic version of The Twilight Zone. Hit the jump for more details on the Black Mirror Netflix debut.

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The Walking Dead spinoff is shuffling ahead with two new cast members and a new title. Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have just boarded the AMC pilot, which is now going by the name Cobalt.

Co-created by The Walking Dead graphic novel writer Robert Kirkman and Sons of Anarchy writer Dave Erickson, the new series explores “what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world.” Adam Davidson is directing the pilot. More details on the new Walking Dead spinoff casting, including character details, after the jump.

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House of Cards Season 3 Release Date

Audiences don’t have to wait much longer to find out what happens in the life of the sinister politician Frank Underwood. House of Cards season 3 will be back February 27, 2015. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will be back as the story follows the Underwoods as they… well, that would be a spoiler.

A short teaser has been revealed to announce the House of Cards season 3 release date and you can check it out below. However, if you haven’t finished the second season, this contains a major spoiler. So be aware. But check out the House of Cards season 3 teaser below. Read More »

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