In this edition of TV Bits:
- Say hello to Sabrina‘s goat, and say hello to Sabrina herself
- A first-look at Nightflyers
- A trailer for The Affair season 4
- Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wants to end his deal with ABC
- Netflix has ordered a new animated series
- Star Trek: Discovery will have a “classic” tone for season 2
- More Gendry in Game of Thrones season 8
- Check out the main title sequence for Netflix’s new Lost in Space
- The BBC is making a new War of the Worlds
- Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney team for a new docu-series
- A First Wives Club TV reboot is on the way
- A teaser and poster for Patrick Melrose
- Jordan Peele is making a docu-series about Lorena Bobbitt
- Tiffany Haddish will produce a new HBO comedy series
- New photos from Preacher season 3, along with a premiere date
- The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 poster
- David Simon is making a Spanish Civil War series
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Yesterday, Marvel revealed that the directors of Captain Marvel are none other than Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, prompting people around the world to say… “Who?”
This isn’t the first time that the media giant has gone from left field with their choices, hiring directors famous inside the world of independent film but not much farther than that. After all, this is the company that made James Gunn, a man who once made $150 for writing a Troma movie, a household name. This is the studio that allowed the brothers who directed Welcome to Collinwood to make the next logical step and go on to Captain America: Civil War. Through Marvel, anything is possible, and Boden and Fleck have a really solid history of crafting intense, character-driven movies…and even directing a few future Marvel superheroes along the way.
Let’s take a look back through their filmography.
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Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Welcome to TV bits, a round-up of all the television news that is important to viewers like you. In today’s edition:
- Amazon announce a premiere date for Shawn Ryan‘s Mad Dogs.
- Showtime renews Homeland and The Affair.
- Syfy will air the first episode of The Magicians a month early.
- The Lion Guard is moving forward as a full Disney series.
- Fox renews Wayward Pines for season 2.
- Orange Is the New Black season 4 has finished filming.
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What just happened? For years we’ve mocked the Golden Globes as a joke, a drunken farce that leads into the last few weeks of Awards Season before the Oscars. The show is basically one last hootenanny, like New Years Eve for celebrities, before the Important Awards sweep in to codify all that is good and worthwhile from the previous calendar year. (Note: no awards actually codify anything.)
But something happened in 2015. The Golden Globes, especially when it came to awards for TV, did not appear to be decided entirely by self-congratulatory voters more interested in getting loaded with celebrities than in the actual films and shows. The film winners were almost entirely independents, and the TV winners were diverse both in who they represent, and the ways in which those stories are getting to audiences. A big win for Amazon’s Transparent isn’t just unexpected; it is a great step forward.
Now, instead of bringing attention to stuff like The Tourist, the Golden Globes suddenly look almost progressive. The problem is that some of the 2015 awards winners are still things audiences haven’t seen, for a variety of reasons. So here’s a guide to some of the lesser-known achievements the Globes highlighted this year. Read More »
Showtime has released a teaser trailer for their new series The Affair which stars Dominic West (300, The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. Banks, The Prisoner) in a story about an extramarital affair in the Hamptons but shown from both the male and female perspectives, “using the distinct memory biases of both to tell the story.” Sounds like a cool way to tell such a story. Joshua Jackson (Fringe, Dawson’s Creek) and Maura Tierney (ER, News Radio) co-star as the wronged spouses. Hit the jump now to watch The Affair teaser trailer.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Sony is apparently eager to hear what Dan Harmon has to say about Community‘s fourth season. Also after the jump:
- Peek at a DVD-only scene from Breaking Bad
- NBC renews Hannibal
- USA doesn’t want Happy Endings
- Revenge and Suburgatory lose stars
- Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who
- Dominic West and Judy Greer book new roles
- Girls adds a boy
- Peek at Falling Skies‘ new poster
- The Newsroom gets another trailer
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