Amazon already has Bosch and Jack Ryan in their streaming library, and Jack Reacher will soon be joining them. But that’s not stopping the streaming service from collecting another show that your Dad won’t be able to get enough of.
Alex Cross, the detective, FBI agent, and psychologist who leads a series of books by author James Patterson is being lined up to get his own series at Amazon. The streamer has the project in development in collaboration with Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios, which are also behind the Jack Ryan series and forthcoming Jack Reacher adaptation. Read More »
People grieve differently. Some, like Julia and Alice, want to take their grief and transform it into something productive, something that justifies the pain that they feel. Others, like Eliot, want to push away their grief (along with all their other feelings) by whiling the days away as a fatalistic drunk. There are as many ways to mourn as there are people, but oftentimes (at least in the case of The Magicians crew), grieving can cause people to do things that are, to put a fine point on it, reckless and stupid.
Alice, as is her modus operandi on this show, went and did something reckless and stupid with her grief in this season’s second episode, “The Wrath of the Time Bees.” After chiding Julia in the season premiere to stay from using dangerous magic to connect with Quentin, she casts a spell using living clay, Quentin’s book from the Library and A PIECE OF HIS SOUL in an attempt to resurrect him. She tells herself she’s doing this to get Quentin to translate a paper she found in his stuff at Brakebills—if she can understand this paper, she convinces herself, maybe she can complete something he didn’t have the chance to.
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Wrestling might be a big deal in the United States for fans of the WWE, but down in Mexico, wrestling is essentially a national pastime. But below the border, it’s called lucha libre (or freestyle wrestling), and it features colorfully masked and costumed luchadors trying to take each other down. And now a real life luchador will serve as the inspiration for a coming-of-age superhero action comedy called Ultra Violet & Blue Demon over at The Disney Channel. Read More »
Star Trek: Picard brings back not just Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, but several other familiar Trek characters as well. One character who isn’t back, though: Guinan, the bartender played by Whoopi Goldberg. But that’ll change for Picard season 2. Stewart was recently a guest on Goldberg’s show The View, and he used the opportunity to officially invite Goldberg to join Picard season 2. You’ll never believe what she said next! (She said yes.)
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Two years after the first season of the cyberpunk sci-fi series Altered Carbon hit Netflix, the second season has finally received a release date. The streaming giant has revealed the Altered Carbon season 2 release date in a new promo which features no new footage but lots of cool CGI shots of what I’m assuming is carbon.
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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts on Netflix feels like a pastiche of everything recognizable in the last decade of the greatest children’s animation and it achieves a refreshing mix. I sensed the cryptic spirit of Over The Garden Wall and Infinity Train, the post-apocalyptic chill vibes of Adventure Time, and the kick-butt humor like its fellow DreamWorks TV series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, all with their overlapping traits of weird musicality, priceless zingers, life lessons, and optimism. Created by DreamWorks storyboard artist Radford Sechrist, Kipo and its Mad Libs world-building, wholesome embrace of the scary and the light, and ambitious storytelling are familiar and fresh.
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Ever since it was announced that new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars were on the way, fans have been chomping at the bit to return to the prequel-era animated series. We got a taste of what’s to come at Star Wars Celebration last spring, and next month the episodes will finally arrive.
Today, Disney+ released a new Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 trailer and announced the official launch date for the series, which is a few days later than previously thought. Find out when the first new episode of the series arrives and get a look at the return of Ahsoka Tano and Darth Maul below. Read More »
Sir Patrick Stewart wants one thing to be absolutely clear: his new CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Picard, is not merely Star Trek: The Next Generation 2.0.
“Almost twenty years have passed. Things have become more complex,” the acclaimed actor says in a new featurette. “The world of Starfleet, the world of the Federation, is not quite what it was the last time Jean-Luc Picard was seen in that world. It’s different. And it’s not all good.” Watch the full video below. Read More »
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Rob McElhenney says he’ll do It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia forever
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum gets good news from Disney+
- American Dad! will be sticking around
- And more
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Giancarlo Esposito‘s character stayed in the shadows for much of The Mandalorian season one, but the actor made a big impact in the final episode. Turns out that the villainous Moff Gideon has intimate knowledge of protagonists like Mando and Cara Dune, but more importantly, he’s willing to use a whole squadron of soldiers to get his hands on Baby Yoda. (I’m sure /Film readers can relate.) But what is Gideon’s ultimate plan? Esposito provided a hint in a recent interview, and you can read his quote below.
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