Better Call Saul

There are a few revelations in the first behind the scenes set video of AMC’s upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul. The show stars Bob Odenkirk as the slimy lawyer from Breaking Bad, and if you haven’t followed along with the early promos for the show, one revelation here is that Saul Goodman isn’t the guy’s real name. He’s really Jimmy McGill. That’s just the very tip of the character expansion Saul is getting in this new show, however, and I’m so in. (Who am I kidding, I was already in.)

The video also features tons of the new actors and below the line talent discussing how special it is to be back in the A.B.Q — Albuquerque, New Mexico — to shoot the series. Check out the Better Call Saul set video below. Read More »

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David Chase

Since its final episode, all anyone wants to talk about in regard to The Sopranos is the ending. By cutting to black without any definitive conclusion, David Chase did something gutsy and different that will be debated until the end of television. People tend to forget the reason everyone was so glued to that final episode was because, for six seasons, Chase and his team created one of the best shows in the history of the medium. The purposefully ambiguous ending was a way to let fans put their own conclusion on Tony’s story.

Those six seasons can now be watched forever with a new Blu-ray set released this week. While promoting the set Chase gave Sopranos fans a nice little tease. He said he’s intrigued by a few other eras of New Jersey history, but that his interests all take place before Tony and his crew came to power. Read the Sopranos prequel quotes below. Read More »

Showtime Anytime

Showtime is following HBO into the cord-cutting era. The premium cable network has said we’re likely to see standalone Showtime streaming in 2015, just a few weeks after rival HBO announced the same thing. Hit the jump for more details on the possible standalone Showtime streaming offering.

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Two Face

When Harvey Dent makes his first appearance on Fox’s Gotham later this month, he’ll still be years away from turning into the villainous Two-Face. But you don’t have to wait nearly that long to see actor Nicholas D’Agosto transform into Harvey Dent. We have the first pics of D’Agosto in character right here.

See brand-new images of the Gotham Harvey Dent after the jump. Read More »

Lemony Snicket

In a very fortunate event, Netflix has picked up the rights to Lemony Snicket‘s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The streaming service plans to adapt the books, which center around three orphans put into the care of the villainous Count Olaf, as a live-action family series.

Previously, the novels were turned into a 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep. It grossed $209 million worldwide but that wasn’t enough to kickstart the franchise Paramount had hoped for, so now it’s trying again on TV. Hit the jump for more on the new Netflix Lemony Snicket show.

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Agent Carter

Like so many of her sexist colleagues, we made the mistake of underestimating Peggy Carter when she first burst onto the scene. We enjoyed her in Captain America: The First Avenger, but assumed we wouldn’t see much more of her beyond the occasional flashback. Little did we know that in a few years time, she’d be headlining her very own series.

Said show, Agent Carter, is due to premiere in a few months, and Marvel is now ramping up its marketing efforts. The very first Agent Carter clip sets up the story: Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is in danger, and he’s sending his pal Peggy (Hayley Atwell) and his butler Jarvis (James D’Arcy) on a mission to clear his name. Watch the Agent Carter clip after the jump.

Update: Marvel has announced the specific premiere dates for Agent Carter and the return of Agents of SHIELD. Find both below as well.

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Phantom of the Opera TV series

Andrew Lloyd Webber fans, I’m afraid this isn’t for you. But those who loved films like Delicatessen, Amelie, and City of Lost Children are probably going to perk up for this news of a new TV show. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of those films (among others) is now developing a Phantom of the Opera TV series for Endemol Studios. But this is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux rather than the musical derived from it. And with the period setting, Jeunet might have room to indulge his famously eye-catching visual style. Read More »

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Get the latest updates on several sequels that are definitely happening, one that definitely is not, and one more that could really go either way. After the jump:

  • Bond 24 gets a polish from Edge of Tomorrow writer
  • Seriously, Michael Bay is not directing Transformers 5
  • Elijah Wood will not be in the next (and last) Hobbit movie
  • Don’t hold your breath for a Titanic sequel, says James Cameron
  • Guillermo del Toro says Pacific Rim 2 will have a script by spring
  • Bob Odenkirk describes Better Call Saul as “a total drama”
  • Noomi Rapace drops some hints about Prometheus 2
  • Could there be more Hunger Games movies after Mockingjay?

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