Smallville was a few years ahead of its time. Since the show wrapped up its run back in 2011, the “Arrowverse” has exploded in popularity, incorporating Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, and several other comic book heroes into the mix, leaving Tom Welling‘s version of Clark Kent as just a faded memory.
But now fans will get to see Welling reprise his role as Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths, the huge five-part crossover event series which marks the most ambitious thing The CW’s superhero shows have ever done. This will be the third Superman in the crossover, alongside Tyler Hoechlin from Supergirl and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh playing the Kingdom Come version of the character. Get the details below. Read More »
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In honor of Hustlers and it’s incredible opening weekend, I thought this week could be all about sex positivity in television. Though we’re starting to see more and more shows trudge their way into this century, it’s still rare that we see solid sex positive characters, and even rarer that they’re done well. You probably shouldn’t stream some of these at work, but definitely check them out if you’re tired of the general prudishness of media.
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What is dead may never die, as the saying goes, and sure enough, the fine feathered folks at Peacock – the new NBCUniversal streaming service – are in the midst of plotting an Office reboot. To be fair, this isn’t the craziest idea: the American Office was itself a reboot, and the show has continued to thrive after its ending thanks to the world of streaming. The question is: if this should happen, will any of the original cast members be back? Or is this going to be a fresh start?
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Apple TV+ joins the streaming wars this fall on November 1. While the new subscription streaming service is trying to get a headstart on Disney+, which launches on November 12, they don’t have an expansive library of content to make it all that appealing of an endeavor just yet. Perhaps that’s why this week brings news of three new shows that Apple TV+ is developing with filmmakers Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel), Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed). Find out about the three new shows below. Read More »
At the beginning of the summer, we reported on Sony Pictures Animation expanding their scope to include international stories and alternative animated projects geared towards adults. One of those projects included a revival of the Adult Swim series The Boondocks, but unlike the original run of the series, the revival won’t be heading to cable. Instead, The Boondocks revival will be part of the upcoming HBO Max streaming service, and we’ve got details below on what the show’s return initially entails. Read More »
Matthew Broderick played one of the most famous high school students in cinema history in the John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and then returned to campus as a teacher years later in Alexander Payne‘s political satire Election. Now he’s graduated to playing a principal in Daybreak, a new teen-centric Netflix series about a group of students who band together to survive a post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-style future. Check out the teaser trailer for the upcoming series below. Read More »
The country of New Zealand has become synonymous with The Lord of the Rings, thanks to its vast array of varied landscapes and evocative environments used in Peter Jackson’s two J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired trilogies over the past twenty years. Amazon has been cagey about where it would set up camp for its upcoming The Lord of the Rings prequel TV series, but this afternoon, the company has revealed that showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have chosen to also use New Zealand as a stand-in for the fictional land of Middle-earth. Read More »
Big Mouth is coming back for a third season next month, and the first trailer for the all-new episodes has just arrived. When you see the hormone-fueled nastiness that’s in store for this season, you’ll be glad that the show has already been renewed for three more seasons after this. Nick (Nick Kroll), Andrew (John Mulaney), Jessi (Jessi Klein), Missy (Jenny Slate) and Jay (Jason Mantzoukas) are changing even more as they grow up, and that means new feelings, new hormone monsters, and much more.
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Last week, Saturday Night Live announced the hiring of three new comedians as featured players for the 45h season of the late night sketch series. However, one of the trio, comedian Shane Gillis, was immediately embroiled in controversy when undeniably racist comments made on a podcast from last year came to light. Thankfully, SNL has made the right choice by choosing not to bring him on board the show. Find out more about Shane Gillis fired from Saturday Night Live below. Read More »
The Kingkiller Chronicle TV show is dead at Showtime, but it’s hoping to live long enough to sing another day elsewhere.
The fantasy TV series, set a generation before the events of the first book in Patrick Rothfuss’s acclaimed novels, has been in development for years with the multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Mary Poppins Returns) on board as both a creative producer and musical mastermind. (Music plays a large part in the books.) But now Showtime has let the project revert back to rights holder Lionsgate TV, and the company is on the hunt for a new home for The Kingkiller Chronicle.
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