In this edition of TV Bits:
- Check out a new photo from Showtime’s long-awaited Halo TV series
- Do you qualify for a free month of Disney+? Find out here
- One actor will not return for more Prison Break
- Here’s the immediate plan for upcoming Jeopardy! episodes
- Narcos: Mexico season 3 character details revealed
- The great Kathryn Hahn has joined the cast of an upcoming show
- And more!
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Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Fred Topel
During their announcements to the Television Critics Association, Fox executives confirmed they have received a script for the new Prison Break limited series from series creator Paul Scheuring. After the panel, Chairman and CEO Dana Walden spoke with reporters further about details for Prison Break. Because of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell’s commitment to The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, production has to wait, but it could begin early this spring. Walden also specified an episode count. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Fred Topel
Today in their Television Critics Association executive session, Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman confirmed development on a new 10-episode season of Prison Break.
Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are confirmed to return, and Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring has pitched the new season. However, Walden and Newman are split on how the new series will address the straight to video movie Prison Break: The Final Break. Execs also addressed the upcoming Urban Cowboy series, saying the pilot shoots in September and that it could transform from an event series to an ongoing show. Read More »
Back in 2005, Fox introduced a fantastic show called Prison Break. It was about a genius younger brother who purposelygoes to prison so he can break his older brother out. Spoiler alert, but the first season ended with them actually getting out of prison. And though they eventually did go back, once the “prison break” was over, Prison Break lost most of its luster.
Now the show that originally should have been a miniseries will be one. Fox is currently looking to bring Prison Break back in a similar way to 24: Die Another Day, as a limited series with original actors Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell returning. There aren’t a lot more details beyond that, but read them below. Read More »
Arrow and The Flash are doing quite well for The CW, and the network is pursuing more shows in the same vein. When Brandon Routh joined Arrow this year there was talk of a potential spin-off show featuring his character, for example. Now we know more about that show, and it won’t just be a showcase for Routh. No, this one is a DC Comics team series at the CW, featuring four actors/characters from Arrow and The Flash. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
What could possibly go wrong when you combine five cheating husbands, one secret play pad, and a whole bunch of clandestine affairs? Well, quite a lot, according to the new The Loft trailer starring James Marsden and Karl Urban.
For example, one of those husbands might show up one day to find a dead woman in the bed. Or the guys might start getting mysterious phone calls and blackmail threats. They might start turning on each other, and rousing the suspicions of their wives. Watch The Loft trailer after the jump.
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Want to watch some new footage from NBC’s Constantine? What does Captain Cold look like in The Flash? Is Gotham making some really big mistakes? Where is the director of Doctor Strange at the moment? Which actress wants to play She-Hulk? Can you look at the autopsy photos from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Did someone carve Groot out of wood, with a chainsaw? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Park Chan-Wook‘s Stoker is one of the film’s we’re most keen to see in the early months of 2013; the English-language debut of the director behind Thirst and the “Vengeance Trilogy” (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) holds a lot of appeal. That’s in part due to Park’s wonderful work with the camera and actors, as seen in most of his previous films. But there’s also the appeal of him tackling a story with explicit Hitchcock references and a talented cast that includes Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode, the three of whom play a strange family unit that comes together in the aftermath of a death in the family.
The first teaser poster for the film artfully brings together some of the story elements, and corrals them in a stark frame of thorny growth that aptly visualizes the characters’ twisted entanglements. Check it out in full below, along with a video showing the poster’s creation. Read More »
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It’s not a proper trailer — in fact, this is one of those irritating footage presentations on Entertainment Tonight where the talking heads yammer over the top of scenes from a film. But it is the first footage from Stoker, which marks the English-language directorial debut from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, responsible for Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, and Thirst.
What we see here sets up the story: Nicole Kidman is mom to Mia Wasikowska, and after the death of Mia’s father, her uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) comes to visit, and some sexual power games begin. The Hitchcockian overtones are obvious (“Uncle Charlie” being a carryover from one of Hitchcock’s most praised films, Shadow of a Doubt) but the camerawork and style are all Park, and Kidman looks like she’s giving her best work in a while. Read More »
I think the film With a Friend Like Harry (aka Harry, He’s Here to Help), a French thriller originally released in 2000, probably has a higher profile in France and Europe than it does here, which makes it good fodder for a US-based remake.
The movie follows a young middle-class couple who run into Harry, who purports to be a high school friend of the husband. Harry and his young girlfriend end up spending time with the couple, and Harry’s intentions soon start to seem less than perfectly friendly. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2000, and won Cesar Awards in France. And now it will be remade in the US by Kimberly Peirce, who is currently doing her own new version of Stephen King’s Carrie. Read More »