Archive for May, 2014
In case you needed a reminder, this teaser will give it to you…if you’ve been watching Arrow, you’ve already seen the Flash – well, pre-superhero – in the form of Barry Allen, who appeared in two episodes earlier this season for being irradiated in some form, but we’ve heard little from him since – but we knew he was going to show up in his own series.
Here’s our first look at the young and speedy Barry…
Artist H.R. Giger, whose surreal, organic designs often struck at the horror strings in viewers, passed away Monday at the age of 74.
He is perhaps best known for his designs of the eponymous Alien, but his nightmarish designs often found their way throughout the music industry, from album covers (such as Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery), to guitars and microphone stands. He also did artwork for several films, although his designs were not always used. More recently his work was featured in the documentary about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Dune that was never produced.
Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled; Cars) teams up with the award-winning musical duo of composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid; Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled) for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions.
Starring: Joshua Sasse (Rogue), Joshua Sasse (Psych), Vinnie Jones (Snatch), Mallory Jansen (Half Way), Karen David (Pixel Face), and Luke Youngblood (Community).
Opens in theaters June 6th.
A couple of previews for the next two episodes of Metal Hurlant Chronicles, on Syfy Monday at 10/9c:
It’s something like “Hell Week” in Hollywood, as the networks clean up their schedules to make room for new programs, while they also decide what new programs to take. NBC has decided not to renew Revolution after two seasons. The show seemed to shed viewers this season, somewhat attributed to the “midwinter break” that has been becoming more common but can disrupt serials like Revolution.
J.J. Abrams, who was an executive producer, was hit with a double whammy when another Bad Robot show, mid-season supernatural drama Believe, was also chopped. On the plus side of the equation, the peacock network picked up supernatural detective drama Constantine from Warner Bros. Based on the DC comic of the same name, it follows former con man John Constantine (Matt Ryan, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), who becomes a detective fighting against dark forces.
On the ABC side, the network decided to keep strong fairy tale drama Once Upon A Time (and wondering what next season’s theme might be…) and the freshman show Resurrection, while saying goodbye to The Neighbors, it’s cult-following “aliens next door” comedy.
On the next Warehouse 13, and enemy returns and continues his assault on the Warehouse. Check out this preview for “Cangku Shisi”, and watch Monday at 9/8c on Syfy! And also check out the funniest lines from last week’s episode (so many to choose from!)
The Marvel franchise fans have let out a collective sigh of relief…ABC announced that they are picking up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a second season, despite the Live+Same Day ratings not being terrific, but the show is a solid DVR performer.
To go along with it, ABC also picked up another Marvel series, Agent Carter, which follows Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), who was introduced as Steve Rogers love interest in Captain America: The First Avenger but was left behind when Cap was frozen and reappeared in the future. Now in 1946 and peace has broken out, Carter goes to work for the Strategic Science Reserve and must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark (Tony’s father).
ABC is ordering Agent Carter straight to series, as it did have a form of pilot already: Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, a video short that was included with the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray release.
Starz has finally set the premiere date of the eagerly anticipated TV adaption of Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling book series being executive produced by Ron Moore (Helix, Battlestar Galactica). The 16-episode first season will premiere on August 9th at 9/8c.
The story follows Claire Randall (Super 8), a combat nurse in 1945, who while on holiday attempting to repair a strained relationship with her husband Frank (Tobias Menzies, Casino Royale), suddenly finds herself in 1743 Scotland and striking up a relationship with Scottish rebel Jamie (Sam Heughan, A Princess for Christmas).
The CW has been cleaning up it’s schedule today for the next season to make room for the pilot pickups, and some genre shows have felt the axe. The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed were not renewed, with the former not finding a foothold with the CW’s primary demographics, and the latter’s mid-season start possibly falling victim to the weak lead-in.
On the other side, The 100, which looks to be a surprise hit, gained renewal along with the rebooted Beauty and the Beast, but the number of episodes has not been decided – some believe they may get less than the full 22 episodes. The 100 will also say goodbye to two of the co-runners of the show, Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who were there to help shepherd executive producer and creator Jason Rothenberg for it’s freshman run, but he will go solo going forward.