Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
The American TV industry has borrowed liberally from other countries, adapting Ugly Betty from Colombia, The Killing from Denmark, Homeland from Israel, and The Office from the U.K., to name just a few examples. In turn, other nations have taken American shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and How I Met Your Mother and made them their own. Now one of our best homegrown series, Breaking Bad, is also heading to a foreign land.
Sony TV has given the go-ahead to Univision’s Spanish-language remake of Breaking Bad, titled Metastasis. Diego Trujillo will lead the cast as a meek chemistry teacher turned ruthless meth cook named — what else — Walter Blanco. More info after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
Walter White’s end is nigh, or at least the end of his story is. AMC has announced a late summer return date for the second half of the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad. And because the network knows just how much fans love to pick apart Walt’s latest diabolical dealings, they’ve also revealed plans to debut a post-episode discussion show called Talking Bad, along the same lines as The Walking Dead‘s Talking Dead. Hit the jump to keep reading.
[Update: Until Breaking Bad kicks off, you can whet your appetite with a juicy hourlong panel hosted by Conan O'Brien with showrunner Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, and Jonathan Banks. See it after the jump.]
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Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Netflix’s awesomely playful campaign for Season 4 of Arrested Development continues with a banana-flavored Easter egg. Also after the jump:
- The CW moves Cult from Fridays to never
- Starz sets a premiere date for Magic City
- Being Human gets renewed by Syfy
- Jamie Foxx will direct horror for Syfy
- … and see what else the network has planned
- Adrien Brody is History’s Harry Houdini
- Ryan Murphy‘s new drama heads to HBO
- Jason Bateman says “Manage your expectations”
- See The Simpsons‘ homage to Breaking Bad
- … and Family Guy‘s nod to King of the Hill
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Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Walter White’s torturous journey will come to an end one way or another this summer, as Breaking Bad concludes its fifth and final season. But one of his business partners could stick around AMC a little while longer.
The cable channel is reportedly eyeing a Breaking Bad spinoff series centered on Saul Goodman, the sleazy but competent lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. This development comes months after series creator Vince Gilligan first floated the idea. At the time, he admitted that the potential project was nowhere near production. Now that Breaking Bad is on the verge of ending its acclaimed run, though, AMC is apparently willing to give it some serious consideration. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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This past weekend, the /Filmcast held its 10-hour marathon podcast benefiting FilmAid. It was an action packed affair featuring long segments with many of the most popular filmmakers in Hollywood today. We had appearances from Rian Johnson (Looper), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), Damon Lindelof (Lost), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation) and more.
Over the course of the broadcast (which you can read more about here; check back soon for downloadable segments) many of those filmmakers provided juicy, newsy tidbits. You can read them after the jump, including Rian Johnson’s thoughts on the new season of Breaking Bad, Jason Reitman’s almost-foray into the X-Men universe and when we can expect to see the trailer for Edgar Wright’s The World End. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s gonna be a great spring for TV lovers, with the returns of Game of Thrones and Mad Men just around the corner and Louis CK‘s new standup special waiting in the wings. Watch trailers for all three after the jump. Also:
- Damian Lewis talks Carrie and Brody’s future
- Look for cameos and references in Hannibal
- Seth Green also joins Seth MacFarlane‘s pilot
- Will Seth Meyers replace Jimmy Fallon?
- Cougar Town gets renewed for a fifth season
- TNT sets a return date for Falling Skies
- Mattel is working on UNO: The Game Show
- Bryan Cranston‘s Breaking Bad script gets stolen
- See new images from Eli Roth‘s Hemlock Grove
- Watch the first 14 minutes of TNT’s Defiance
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Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been a few days since our last TV Bits (sorry!), so we have a ton of stuff to catch up on. After the jump:
- Alexis Bledel, Kyle McLachlan, Hope Davis, and more get pilots
- Downton Abbey loses one character but gains six more
- Jeffrey Wright will be a series regular on Boardwalk Empire
- A bunch of Fox shows including The Following get early renewals
- The Zero Hour has gets cancelled by ABC after just three episodes
- Will Jimmy Fallon take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show?
- The X-Files finally gets a tenth season… as a comic book
- Steven Soderbergh‘s Behind the Candelabra gets EW cover
- Hannibal and Mad Men offer up not very revealing teasers
- See character posters and an extended trailer for Game of Thrones
- Peek behind the scenes of Breaking Bad‘s final season
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Briefly: The final episodes of Breaking Bad won’t air until this summer, but co-star Aaron Paul is already making plans for the finale. Paul is hoping to host a massive screening of the final episode, attended by the full cast and crew, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary in Los Angeles, CA.
First off, we’ll air the pilot and then the cast will all come up and say thank you to everyone for watching. Then we’ll watch the final episode with everybody there and all the proceeds will go to cancer research and drug rehab centres. There will also be one hell of a party.
No concrete dates, times, or ticketing procedures have been set yet but keep an eye on Paul’s Twitter for all the details. [Empire]