Jonathan Glazer‘s Sexy Beast is a wild, crazy, unconventional and highly entertaining crime pic. The film follows an ex-criminal who gets pulled into one more job by a volatile old associate. It was ultimately a story about old criminal pals being reunited for one last job. Now, a Sexy Beast prequel TV series will take us back to the early days of these respective crooks. But will it be able to capture the manic energy of the movie?
Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Candice Frederick
If there’s one thing The Purge movies have taught us, it’s that there’s no telling how someone will react when presented with criminal impunity. Throughout the films, we’ve seen everyone from the poor to the rich, the white to the black, grapple with the spaces they occupy in a capitalist and white supremacist society, and how that motivates them on the night of the Purge — when all crime, especially murder, is completely legal. But while the films have raised questions of morality in a lawless state, they don’t delve into each character’s story and the personal conflicts they’ve faced throughout this intentionally established dystopia.
That’s where the new TV adaptation comes in.
Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Candice Frederick
I’m not one to champion a whole bunch of sequels, prequels, and spinoffs, but let me tell you something — when it was announced that there was going to be a TV adaptation of The Purge, I perked right up. I’m a fan of the film franchise — and its unflinching indictment of our real-life dystopia highlighting our history of violence and rage — and I was interested to see how creator James DeMonaco and producer Jason Blum would expand the story in an episodic format. After visiting their New Orleans set back in June, I can say that at this point I am truly invested.
Premiering September 4 on USA, The Purge will be a 10-episode series that follows several characters as they struggle to survive on the one night of the year when all crime — including murder — is completely legal. As the night wears on, each character is forced to reckon with their past and their own self-motivations as they determine just how far they’ll go to confront the horror around them.
The series, which revolves around the Purge’s standard 12-hour period, is written and executive produced by showrunner Thomas Kelly. Here’s everything we now know from the set visit.
Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 by Fred Topel
Fargo is not the type of show where you can take any season for granted. Even if there is a new season – which is not a guarantee because FX and creator Noah Hawley approach each one as a miniseries – each season has a new story and new cast. Today, FX announced a fourth season of the series and its star.
Fargo season 4 will star Chris Rock and will be set in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1950s.
Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Apple refuses to stop adding shows to their streaming service. Don’t even try to stop them. The latest: a Time Bandits TV series, based on Terry Gilliam‘s film of the same name. The Time Bandits series joins an ever-growing list of eclectic original programming set to debut on Apple’s streaming service.
Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by Fred Topel
Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content for YouTube, returned to the Television Critics Association after a breakthrough season that saw the renewals of Cobra Kai, Impulse and Step Up: High Water. /Film asked Daniels about the second season of Cobra Kai during her executive sessions, and we may have incepted her to increase the episode order by asking if there would be more than 10 in season two.
Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
TNT’s adaptation of Snowpiercer is barreling toward the small screen, and now it’s found a new director to keep it on the rails.
Just a few days after original director Scott Derrickson turned down his option to direct extensive reshoots for the show’s pilot episode, the network has hired a new Snowpiercer director: James Hawes, a British filmmaker known for directing episodes of Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful, and more.
Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Ben Pearson
The director of TNT’s Snowpiercer TV series pilot has stepped off the train.
Doctor Strange and Sinister director Scott Derrickson was hired over a year ago to helm the cable adaptation of the French graphic novel that was famously brought to the big screen by Bong Joon-ho back in 2013. A new showrunner has since come aboard and wants “extreme reshoots” on the pilot, but Derrickson recently took to Twitter to explain that he won’t be the one to oversee them.
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Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Blumhouse is adapting their popular Purge film series to TV, bringing Purge Night to the small screen. Each episode of USA’s The Purge TV series will focus around the dangerous hours of Purge Night, when all crime is legal in near-future, dystopian America. Watch The Purge TV show trailer below.
In Its Fourth and Final Season, ’12 Monkeys’ is Still One of the Best Sci-fi Shows You’re Not Watching
Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by Shana Oneil
I love SYFY’s 12 Monkeys and I want you to love it, too. Because I fully believe 12 Monkeys is one of the best TV shows out there and it hurts me that more people don’t know about how truly unique and amazing it is. I take it personally, people.
Those of you who haven’t watched 12 Monkeys, aren’t caught up, or stopped along the way and haven’t returned, I’m telling you – you need to watch. It’s a moral imperative.
I hear you over there saying it. “There’s so much TV out there already.”
I get it. In the age of Peak TV, finding room for new shows is hard. Especially when you’re juggling work, friends, kids, bowling teams, etc. And I know people are always throwing out statements like, “You need to watch this show!” and “It’s one of the best shows out there” about, well, everything these days. But this time it’s true.