What You Missed…

Well, right as we hit the equinox…my family was struck with the flu and I missed so much good news.

Casting News:

Riley Keough was cast in the third season of Riverdale and she will be portraying a mysterious woman named Laurie Lake who takes in Jughead and Archie after wander onto her property in need of shelter, but what starts out nice and warm twists into a situation that presents more danger than they could have imagined. Vulture

The upcoming Birds of Prey movie has found their Black Canary and Huntress. Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play Helena Bertinelli aka Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell will portray Dinah Lance aka Black Canary. The movie will be released on February 7, 2020. Variety

LaMonica Garrett Cast has been cast as Mar Novu, an extraterrestrial being of infinite power known as the Monitor, in The CW’s DC Crossover event, Elseworlds.

Monitor

Jennifer Beals will be in the DC Universe’s Swamp Thing. She will play Sheriff Lucilia Cable. Variety

Veronica Mars is rallying the original cast for the upcoming new season. Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra will all be back for the new season. THR

Shows: 

Netflix continues to lay the ground work for entertainment domination by adding three new sci-fi series’ to its roster.

Details regarding each new series are below:

NEW SERIES OCTOBER FACTION

Building on the success of the IDW comic book series written by Steve Niles, October Faction follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and our heroes quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems.

October Faction is produced by High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment. IDW Entertainment is the worldwide distributor (excluding Canada) for the series.

Episodes: 10

Creator / Showrunner / Executive Producer: Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton)

Directors: Director X (Superfly, Mister Tachyon, Across the Line), Damian Kindler, Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables), Mina Shum (Meditation Park, Ninth Floor) and David Frazee (Vikings, Orphan Black)

Executive Producers: James Thorpe, Steve Niles, Thomas Walden and Eric Birnberg

Co-Executive Producers: George Strayton (Mech-X4, Xena: Warrior Princess) and Melissa Blake (Sleepy Hollow, Heroes)

Producers: John Calvert (X Company, Anne with an E) and Mohamad El Masri (Here and Now)

NEW SCI-FI ADVENTURE SERIES THE I-LAND STARRING NATALIE MARTINEZ, KATE BOSWORTH AND ALEX PETTYFER

The I-Land is a new sci-fi action adventure series. When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.

Kate Bosworth (The Long Road Home, Still Alice) stars as KC and serves as a producer on the series. Natalie Martinez (The Crossing, APB, Secrets and Lies, Under the Dome)will star as Chase. Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, I Am Number Four, The Strange Ones, Elvis & Nixon) will star as Brody.

Episodes: 7

Production Company: Nomadic Pictures Entertainment

Showrunner / Director / Writer: Neil LaBute (Billy & Billie, Van Helsing)

Director: Jonathan Scarfe (Van Helsing)

Writer: Lucy Teitler (Mr. Robot)

Executive Producers: Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell On Wheels) and Mike Frislev (Van Helsing, Wu Assassins)

Co-Executive Producer: Lucy Teitler (Mr. Robot) and Jonathan Scarfe (Van Helsing)

Producers: Kate Bosworth (NONA)

Kate Bosworth Headshot HereNatalie Martinez Headshot Here, and Alex Pettyfer Headshot Here

NEW SERIES WARRIOR NUN

Inspired by the Manga novels, Warrior Nun revolves around a 19 year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.

Episodes: 10

Fans of The Magicians, the popular book series will not give us a new chapter in a graphic novel. We will be reliving the first book, but from Alice’s perspective. It is scheduled for release in July 2019 and it is titled Alice’s Story. THR

We have a first look of Beast Boy from Titans from EW:

BeastBoy 

Random Walking Dead news revolves around two points:

  1. Andrew Lincoln wants to come back to the show during season 10…as a Director.
  2. Scott Gimple is not involved in the day-to-day of season 9, which we kind of figures as they hired a new showrunner for the show. TVG

Both these bits gives me hope because I feel like Gimple never thought of the viewers as a showrunner. How do you keep fans engaged takes a lot. But one way to keep them is to keep fan favorites on the show. Killing of Glenn and Carl were nails in the coffin. AMC wants to keep this show, so they need to figure out how to get the magic back.

The Gifted is on to it’s second episode of their new season, but the following are coming back to TV this week:

  • The Man in the High Castle – Friday, October 5th at Amazon
  • Van Helsing – Friday, October 5th at Syfy
  • Z Nation  – Friday, October 5th at Syfy
  • Doctor Who – Sunday, October 7th at BBC America
  • The Walking Dead – Sunday, October 7th at AMC

Next week, all of our CW favorites will be back and the following week…Daredevil and The Chilling Tales of Sabrina.

That’s it for me!

Have a Happy Monday!

~M.

 

 

 

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