If you’re the type of person who pays attention to the people who direct your favorite TV shows (and if you’re reading a site like /Film, let’s assume you probably are), you’ve likely seen two names pop up again and again over the past few years: Michelle MacLaren and Hiro Murai. Both have amassed impressive resumes with credits on some of the biggest and best shows in the world and become mainstays on lists of directors who should tackle the world’s next big-budget franchise movies – but both of them have primarily stuck to the TV realm thus far in their careers.
That streak appears to be continuing, because they’ve each lined up a new show to work on: MacLaren is directing something called Coyote, and Murai will be helming an adaptation of author Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Read on to learn about each of these shows and where you can eventually watch them.
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The Shield, Shawn Ryan‘s extremely dark police drama, is coming to Blu-ray for the very first time. Mill Creek Entertainment will release a Shield Blu-ray box set, with the series restored in widescreen high-definition. Full details on The Shield complete series Blu-ray release below.
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Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Poor Jim Gordon. The guy really wants to clean up Gotham, and is clearly willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. But in Season 1, he encountered, greed, corruption, and evil at every turn. And based on the fact that Season 2 is titled “Rise of the Villains,” we’re gonna guess that doesn’t really change in Season 2.
A fresh Gotham Season 2 promo and a bunch of new photos showcase some of the friends and foes Jim (Ben McKenzie) will be dealing with when the show returns in a few weeks. Of particular interest are new characters like GCPD captain Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis), billionaire industrialist Theo Galavan (James Frain), and his loyal sister / enforcer Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas). Watch the Gotham Season 2 promo and see the new photos after the jump.
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When Gotham returns to Fox on Monday, September 21 the show will have a major new player as part of the second season. Michael Chiklis (The Shield, American Horror Story) is on board to play Gotham City Police Department Captain Nathaniel Barnes, who is both a mentor to and a potential enemy for James Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Check out the first look at Michael Chiklis in Gotham below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
The Gotham City Police Department is adding a veteran of The Shield to its ranks. Michael Chiklis has joined Fox’s Gotham in a series regular role as Nathaniel Barnes, the tough new captain of the GCPD. Get all the details on the Michael Chiklis Gotham casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
FX got the American Horror Story: Freak Show marketing campaign going early with a handful of short, creepy teasers, and today they’ve finally revealed the first full American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer. Though we got a look at several of this season’s main players in a colorful poster last month, this new promo offers our first look at them in action. Check out the American Horror Story Freak Show trailer after the jump.
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There’s absolutely no need to touch Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction. Built around an Academy Award winning screenplay, the film is pretty much perfect from beginning to end. It teems with exquisite detail as performances and dialogue tell interweaving stories of crime and craziness. A reinforcement of that absolute brilliance was the main thing I took out of the latest Film Independent at LACMA Live Read, which took place February 20 in Los Angeles. Director Evan Goldberg (This is the End) subbed for Jason Reitman and assembled an eclectic, star-studded cast to read Tarantino’s masterwork. It was a two and a half hour celebration of Pulp Fiction‘s perfection.
While no one could ever replace the iconic cast of John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and so many others, stars like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Lizzie Caplan laughed, imitated and sometimes stumbled through the script with excitement and reverence. Along the way, a few Easter Eggs were uncovered, alternate interpretations attempted and much fun was had. Read about the live read below. Read More »
Oscar-winner Adrien Brody sports a body full of tattoos, full beard, dreadlocks and a couple crazy eyes in the new stoner comedy High School. Co-written and directed by John Stalberg in his feature film debut, High School follows a valedictorian who smokes pot one day before his school begins random drug testing. So as to not get caught making a fatal mistake, he and his friend go about the task of getting every single person in the school high. Matthew Bush and Sean Marquette are the friends, Brody is the man with the drugs and Michael Chiklis, Colin Hanks and Mykelti Williamson are among the other co-stars. One trailer was released for the movie quite some time ago, but now there is a new one.
Check out the theatrical trailer for the film after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
While some of her Friday Night Lights co-stars have made the leap into big-screen adventures, Connie Britton‘s still shining on the small screen. Fresh off of a single-season stint on FX’s American Horror Story, Britton has now signed on for ABC’s musical family soap Nashville. And yes, the “musical” part of the description indicates that we’ll be hearing the former Mrs. Coach Taylor sing.
R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) is set to direct the pilot from a script by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise), which centers around country star and married mom Rayna James (Britton). Unhappy with the weak sales of her latest record, her label forces Rayna to go on tour with a younger rising star (Hayden Panettiere). Eric Close, who guest-starred on Britton’s American Horror Story, will play Rayna’s husband. [Deadline]
After the jump, two leading ladies of sci-fi tackle television.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 by Angie Han
With Goodfellas and Casino scribe Nicholas Pileggi writing and James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma) set to direct the pilot, it’s probably not surprising that CBS’ 1960s Las Vegas-set Ralph Lamb is attracting some serious acting talent as well. Dennis Quaid is now in talks for the title role, a real-life rodeo cowboy who went on to become Clark County’s longest-serving sheriff. The Shield alum Michael Chiklis is negotiating to play Lamb’s nemesis, a Chicago mobster who decides to take on Las Vegas.
Though Chiklis is known for his work on shows like The Shield, The Commish, and more recently, No Ordinary Family, Ralph Lamb would mark the first regular TV series gig for Quaid. The show is one of two gangster-themed TV shows on Pileggi’s plate at the moment; he also has a small-screen version of Goodfellas set up at AMC. [Vulture, THR]
After the jump, a Heroes alum joins a Walking Dead star on Frank Darabont’s new series.
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