All the News that You Missed…

TGIF!

There are a couple of casting bits that may be of interest to you:

For fans of The Terror series, Derek Mio will be the lead in the upcoming second season. His character is named Chester Nakayama, the son of Japanese born immigrants who has dreams of leaving his insular Japanese-American community and joining the army. Throughout the season, Nakayama transforms from a naïve kid to a war hero. Deadline

If you stayed up to see the new episodes of Daredevil on Netflix, than you saw a new face in the mix (besides Bullseye and all the other Feds). Peter Halpin has been cast to play Foogy’s little brother, Theo Nelson. Theo works in the family’s Butcher shop in Hell’s Kitchen.  Deadline

Apple TV viewers, Christian Camargo and Hera Miller have joined See as series regulars. The show stars Jason Momoa,  Sylvia Hoeks, and Alfre Woodard. It is an epic, world-building drama set in the future. Camargo will portray Tamacti Jun, the head of Queen Kane’s army. Hilmar is Maghra will portray a determined mother. Den of Geek

Good news for Supergirl fans, Lex Luthor will be making his way to the show in its 4th season. We still do not know who will be portraying the infamous villain. EW

Also, everyone who follows TV shows are speculating about what will come out of the Elseworlds Arrowverse crossover event. Some are saying that The CW will be assessing how the fans react to the new characters that will pop up, like Lois Lane and Batwoman. Will we get a seventh night of programming? Only time will tell. Nothing has been confirmed.

Would you want more Superhero shows or would you prefer something different? Like…

The CW continues with its fun programming. The latest to go into development is a Dorian Gray based show where the protagonist is a female and it’s a comedy. Yes…yes…I know. Dorian Gray is not a comedy. However, in this version Dorian is about a woman who made a deal with the devil 50 years ago to remain young has spent the subsequent decades living selfishly and without consequences. As the downsides of eternal youth finally land on her, Dorian is ready to grow up and age gracefully, but, to do so, she’ll have to make amends for half a century of bad behavior. Variety

In the original story, Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian’s beauty; he believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mood in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat’s hedonistic world view: that beauty and sensual fulfillment are the only things worth pursuing in life.

Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences, while staying young and beautiful; all the while his portrait ages and records every sin. Let’s just say that it does not end well for old Dorian. 

If you did not read it in High School, along with Dracula and Frankenstein, I suggest you pick it up. Especially since Dorian is a popular character to add to ensemble Gothic shows or movies…think Penny Dreadful and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Also check out the movie Dorian Gray with Ben Barnes.

 

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