Little Shop of Horrors

Greg Berlanti, the producer behind The CW’s DC superhero shows and Riverdale, is attached to direct a remake of the musical Little Shop of Horrors. Last week, That Hashtag Show reported that Josh Gad and Rebel Wilson were being considered for the roles of Seymour and Audrey. Today, after a reunion panel for his 2002-2006 show Everwood, Berlanti said they are not at the casting stage yet.

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Black Lightning trailer

When The CW formed from the ashes of UPN and The WB, who would have thought that the fledgling network would become the go-to channel for live-action superhero television shows? Since Smallville, the network has expanded its roster to include Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, and now there’s a new hero in town: Black Lightning.

The first look trailer for the new series has just dropped, and…slowly puts on sunglasses…it’s electric.
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black lightning series

DC Comics fans are getting inundated from all sides — the DC Extended Universe is going full-steam ahead with the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League movies this year, and The CW superhero universe (or the Arrowverse or the Berlanti-verse, whatever you like to call it) just keeps getting bigger.

Adding to their highly successful line-up of superhero shows, which already includes Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, The CW has picked up Black Lightning, based off the comic book starring one of DC’s first major African-American superheroes.

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riverdale teaser

Archie is under a lot of pressure in the messy Riverdale pilot. He can’t get over what happened between him Miss Grundy and he clashes with his dad (Luke Perry), as he struggles between going into the family business or pursuing his musical aspirations. The town of Riverdale is even worse off, following the death of Jason Blossom. There’s a lot of angst and misery going on in Riverdale, which gets off to a rough start but isn’t without potential.

Below, watch a new Riverdale teaser.

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molly ringwald riverdale

Molly Ringwald has signed on to play a recurring role in The CW’s Riverdale, based on the Archie comics. The actress, famous for her work with John Hughes, is going to appear in two episodes as Archie’s mother, Mary Andrews. In the comics, Mary tends to keep order in the family, but the character has undergone some changes for the Greg Berlanti-produced and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa-created Riverdale.

Below, learn more about the Molly Ringwald Riverdale casting news.  Read More »

Little Shop of Horrors remake

Greg Berlanti is currently busy masterminding The CW’s thriving DC superhero universe, but like all his superheroes, he’s got another gig on the side that’s got nothing to do with superhero-ing. He’s just been set to direct the remake of Little Shop of HorrorsFrank Oz‘s 1986 musical about a plant that eats people.  Read More »

riverdale promo

A murder mystery, a buff Archie, and plenty of teen angst are what a new Riverdale promo is selling. The CW’s take on the Archie comics is a present-day, slightly melodramatic look at Archie and the gang in their hometown of Riverdale, a place harboring a lot of dark secrets. The pilot debuted this year at San Diego Comic-Con, but it’ll air early next year on The CW.

Below, watch the Riverdale promo.

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Booster Gold DC Universe

Warner Bros. brought together several of its marquee DC superheroes for this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will unite even more of them for next year’s Justice League, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash. But one DC superhero who won’t be reporting for duty? Booster Gold.

Although the character has his own film in development from Greg Berlanti (the powerhouse producer behind The CW’s Arrowverse), Booster Gold will reportedly not be part of the DC Extended Universe. Instead, Berlanti explains, Booster Gold will be “a separate thing.”  Read More »

Black Lightning TV Series

If Greg Berlanti has a superpower, it’s launching superhero shows. In just the past four years he’s helped create ArrowThe Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. One assumes he’ll reach his limits someday, just like any superhero, but today is not that day. His next new television project is Black Lightning, based on one of DC Comics’ first major African-American superheroes. He’ll team with Being Mary Jane and The Game creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband, producer Salim AkilRead More »

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Riverdale CW

Riverdale opens with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) explaining the summer that changed everyone’s lives. Since the character’s narration – he’s writing a novel – is filling audiences in on a teenager’s death, the tone is somber, which is a tone that doesn’t always work for the Riverdale pilot. When the first half-hour of the series gets dramatic, it feels too soon, as if the series’ creators, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti and their writers presume we’re already on board with these characters simply because of who they are. What does makes us like some of these characters in the pilot is not the forced drama, but the easygoing charm amongst the kids, especially Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)

Below, read our Riverdale Comic-Con reaction.

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