Archer is plotting another big move for season eight, and I don’t mean to another glamorous and exotic city. The animated comedy is heading over to FXX, the sister network to its former home FX. No return date has been announced for the series, but we can probably expect it to stick around its new digs for a while — Archer received a three-season renewal last year. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
There has never been another television show quite like Hannibal, which redefined what a horror television show could look and feel like across three grand, glorious, and gory seasons. But even the show’s most ardent fans must have realized that the writing was on the wall when the third season went full arthouse Grand Guignol – you don’t venture down a rabbit hole that weird and twisted without scaring off the normals. The series died as it lived: brilliantly, in front of a tiny audience.
But series creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller still hasn’t given up on Hannibal quite yet and is still talking about a potential miniseries follow-up that would adapt The Silence of the Lambs.
Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
We already know that the second half of the fourth season of The Goldbergs will feature an episode dedicated entirely to The Karate Kid, but since nostalgia for the 1980s is the show’s modus operandi, that won’t be the only movie from that decade prominently featured later this season.
The Goldbergs will have an episode dedicated to the excitement of the release of Batman, the 1989 film directed by Tim Burton that had audiences going crazy to see the Dark Knight on the big screen for the first time in decades. In addition, that episode will be dedicated by Bat-fan, comic book writer, and filmmaker Kevin Smith.
Find out more about The Goldbergs Batman episode below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta
Netflix’s new series The OA is one of the most interesting television shows of 2016. And while I’ll agree that the series is not for everyone, it’s hard to deny that the show is pushing the boundaries of television storytelling. In fact, I believe The OA is an example of how television storytelling will evolve in the world of cord-cutting and premium streaming services.
After rumors swirled last week that Girl Meets World hadn’t been renewed for a fourth season, Disney Channel has made it official.
The spin-off of the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World will be coming to an end when the third season finale airs later this month. The good news is that it seems like the writers weren’t completely blindsided by this decision, and the final episode will have a somewhat proper send-off for fans who will be sad to see it go. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Westworld‘s terrific first season may be over, but the internet isn’t done talking about it quite yet! In this edition of Westworld Bits:
- Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy on the nature of Dolores’ self-awareness.
- What does “These violent delights have violent ends” really mean?
- Evan Rachel Wood talks about working with a “fly wrangler.”
- Jeffrey Wright talks about benefits of longform drama.
- A cool new poster by Berkay Dagler.
- Luke Hemsworth explains why season two will take so long to make.
- The latest Westworld/Game of Thrones mash-up video.
- The Westworld theme covered as a metal song and acapella.
- And more!
Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The stellar sixth season of Game of Thrones helped provide a soft cushion for the news that followed that blood-soaked season finale: HBO’s flagship series was coming to an end, the seventh season would air later than usual, and the final two seasons would be shorter than the usual ten episodes. I’m a big fan of the “let the storytellers do what they need to do” approach to thinking and writing about popular culture, but that doesn’t make the extended wait for our final, abbreviated visit to Westeros feel any less unbearable.
But while the final seasons won’t have as many episodes as the others, a member of the show’s cast says that seasons six and seven may be a little longer than expected.
Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta
Disney XD have released a mid-season trailer Star Wars Rebels Season 3, which teases an epic confrontation between two major characters from the Star Wars prequels. Hit the jump to watch the Star Wars Rebels Season 3 mid-season trailer.
Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by Angie Han
At a time when its premise feels more chillingly relevant than ever, The Man in the High Castle will keep on fighting the good fight against Nazi oppression. Amazon has renewed the Philip K. Dick adaptation for a third season, just a few weeks after the second one hit streaming. Not only that, the series has found new leadership in Eric Overmyer (Bosch, The Affair), who’ll step up as showrunner. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
We’ve written before about how Rogue One: A Star Wars Story really doubles down on the interconnectedness of the new Star Wars canon, finding ways both obvious and subtle to tie the first standalone film to the larger universe. While Gareth Edwards’ film makes its exact position in the series’ timeline very clear before the credits roll, it also establishes a number of connections to the animated Star Wars television series, offering tiny easter eggs and major characters borrowed from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
The most obvious of the bunch is Saw Gerrera, who made his debut on The Clone Wars as a young man, appeared in live action as an older man (played by Forest Whitaker), and will soon pop up on Rebels as a slightly younger version of that older man. A new promo for his episode has arrived, offering a pretty good look at what we can expect from his return to the small screen.