Quarry Greg Yaitanes Interview

Fans of Max Allan Collins have enjoyed a dozen stories of Quarry, the Vietnam veteran who becomes a hit man in the ’70s, with another on the way. This fall, they can see the charater come to life in their own homes with Cinemax’s new series Quarry. Logan-Marshall Green plays Mac Conway, dubbed Quarry by the gangster who blackmails him into meeting him at a rock quarry to take his assignments. Mac wants a peaceful life with his wife Joni (Jodi Balfour) but pressures of the war, and kidnapping attempts made on Joni, make that difficult.

Michael D. Fuller and Graham Gordy created Quarry with veteran TV director Greg Yaitanes running the show and directing the first season’s eight episodes. Yaitanes also ran Banshee for Cinemax and his directing credits include shows like Lost, Heroes, and Alias. I spoke with Yaitanes by phone from the set of an episode of Underground to discuss Quarry as well as his developing Discovery Channel series Manifesto, the first season of which will tell the story off Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.  Read More »

Scarlet TV Series

Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the books that inspired Netflix’s Jessica Jones and PlayStation’s Powers, has another comic heading to the small screen. Cinemax has put into development Scarlet, an adaptation of his Icon Comics series about a young woman who sparks another American revolution in the modern day. Read More »

Outcast

Outcast marks Robert Kirkman’s third series on television simultaneously, along with The Walking Dead and its spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. Based on Kirkman’s own new comic, the Outcast adaptation on Cinemax, tackles the horror subgenre of demonic possession and exorcisms. Kirkman and showrunner Chris Black gave a roundtable interview with reporters to discuss the new series.

“While we are playing with the tropes of the genre, we are kind of coming at them in a little bit of a different way,” Kirkman said. “[We] will be actually exploring, like, what is levitation? Why is that happening? What is the phenomenon that actually causes that? Why are people who are possessed behaving this way? Why don’t they like light? Why are they harming themselves in terrifying ways for seemingly no reason. These are questions that you’re going to be getting as you watch the show and hopefully getting answers to eventually.”  Read More »

first episode of outcast

There are two religious horror-tinged television shows based on comic book series premiering this summer, but AMC’s Preacher has been grabbing all of the headlines and walking away with all of the buzz. Meanwhile, internet has been awfully quiet about Cinemax’s upcoming adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s Outcast. In fact, the pilot episodes of both shows premiered at SXSW this year (opposite each other on the schedule, even) and everyone seemed to flock to the Preacher screening, leaving Cinemax’s demonic possession drama hanging.

And it seems like Cinemax knows that it is time to finally start trying to hook people on its new show because the premium cable network has put the entire first episode of Outcast on YouTube for free and you can watch it right now.

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outcast trailer

I’ve been reading Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta‘s Outcast since its first issue and it’s a rock-solid horror comic, a character-driven, beautifully illustrated tale of two men doing battle with the devil himself when a series demonic possessions begin to plague their community. However, the series also feels like it was carefully conceived to double as a perfectly packaged television pitch. And here we are: the Cinemax TV series based on the comic is set premiere in a little under a month and a new trailer for the show has arrived online.

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outcast trailer

The new Outcast trailer has answers for all of your burning questions. What show will Cinemax add to its line-up to actually make you tune in when The Knick isn’t airing? When will The Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman take advantage of his TV clout and bring another series based on his work to the small screen? Where did that kid from Almost Famous go? The short answers: “Outcast,” “just about right now,” and “right here and ready to battle demons on weekly basis for your amusement.”

And with those pressing queries out of the way, you can watch the new Outcast trailer for yourself after the jump.

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Arrested Development Season 4 will be available solely through Netflix when it debuts this May, but that doesn’t mean it’s stuck on the streaming service forever. Fox, not Netflix, owns the rights to the series, and Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed at AllThingsD’s Dive Into Media conference this week that the comedy could hit DVD or iTunes once Netflix’s license runs out.

Still, serious Arrested addicts should probably just bite the bullet and shell out for a Netflix subscription. While Sarandos wouldn’t reveal just how long Netflix’s exclusive deal was, he confirmed that it was “longer than the typical license.” It’ll probably still be some time, then, before we can watch the Bluths’ exploits without a WiFi connection. [Mashable]

After the jump, HBO Go enables AirPlay and casts an eye toward Apple TV, but still has no plans to split off as a standalone service.

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The end is nigh for 30 Rock, but fear not — the TGS gang will live on as a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor of some sort. Also after the jump:

  • Girl Meets World casts the offspring of Cory and Topanga
  • There might be a Malcom in the Middle reunion on Breaking Bad, kinda
  • Girls and Enlightened episodes work around the Super Bowl with online debuts
  • Shameless, House of Lies, Californication, Ripper Street and Banshee get renewed
  • Glen Mazzara says to “ask AMC” why he was kicked off The Walking Dead

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Today’s TV Bits comes with the caveat that none of this applies if the world actually ends on 12/21/12. After the jump:

  • Black Dynamite, Catfish, The League, and Psych get renewed
  • Cinemax sets a January premiere date for Alan Ball‘s Banshee
  • Game of Thrones gets more screen time and its own beer
  • Jason Schwartzman and Jenny Slate head to Parks & Rec
  • Rose McGowan is Once Upon a Time‘s young Barbara Hershey
  • Amazon Studios orders pilots from Kristen SchaalGarry Trudeau, and more
  • The premiere episode of NBC’s 1600 Penn hits the web

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Fall doesn’t technically start for another three weeks, but we all know Labor Day is the unofficial turn of the season. In this very late summer edition of TV Bits:

  • MTV announces Jersey Shore will end after Season 6
  • Robin Williams could return to TV with David E. Kelley
  • Jorge Garcia lands a guest spot on Once Upon a Time
  • Yes, Judy Greer will return to Arrested Development
  • And yes, Mike Schur‘s Mose will appear on The Farm
  • NBC has a sneak peak tour planned for Revolution
  • New details emerge on Psycho prequel Bates Motel
  • See stars hanging out on the set of NBC’s Hannibal
  • Alan Ball‘s Cinemax series Banshee gets a teaser
  • American Horror Story teaser finally shows the cast

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