It is finally feeling like Fall in New York City and after a week of recovering from Summer 2018, I am back and I just realized that a lot happened while I was away.
- The news that made almost all the ladies I know go a little bonkers in that Henry Cavill will be in a new series on Netflix. He will be portraying Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. This is a character made popular by a book series and a video game series. Now, while Mr. Cavill announced this bit of casting news on his social media accounts, we learned of Ciri’s casting today via Forbes magazine. They stated that the show is looking for an ethnic girl who is between the ages of 15-16 to portray the character that is known as a caucasian slavic looking female. In all honesty, if they are worried about checking off boxes versus finding the right actress that can actually act…there will be an issue with fans of the series and people who like quality shows. My husband is going off on this topic as I type. He’s a gamer. The show will air in 2019.
- DC is in full casting mode for it’s streaming service’s new shows. The latest casting news had me in a tizzy because I loved this actor in Hot Fuzz and in Penny Dreadful. Timothy Dalton, will portray Dr. Niles Caulder or Chief of the Doom Patrol. Chief uses his intellect to create inventions, but to also help fight crime. Syfy
DC has also cast the character of Abby Arcane in the Swamp Thing and she is a familiar face for those of you who love shows that focus on all things that go bump in the night. Crystal Reed of Teen Wolf will be portraying the love interest to the Swamp Thing. Maria Sten has been cast as Liz Tremayne, a reporter/bartender and childhood friend to Abby. Deadline
- Stranger Things 3 is looking for kids who can play marching band instruments for Season 3. Mental Floss
- With news that Veronica Mars may make a return, it made sense that character-driven shows of the same ilk would populate the small screens. So, it was no surprise that a Nancy Drew show would be in the works and it will be at the CW. Deadline There was also news that Party of Five would be rebooted for FreeForm. Disney is also making a High School the Musical series. Honestly, I am not a fan of reboots. However, I am glad that networks are trying to cater to a younger audience.
- The Creative Emmy Awards were held and here are some winners of note:Best TV Movie – “USS Callister (Black Mirror)”
Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes – “Game of Thrones” – “Beyond the Wall”
Best Hairstyling (Single-Camera Series) – “Westworld” -“Akane No Mai”
Best Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within Scripted Program – “Westworld” – “Chaos Takes Control Interactive Experience”
Best Makeup (Single-Camera Series, Non-Prosthetic) – “Westworld” – “Akane No Mai”
Best Prosthetic Makeup – “Game of Thrones” – “The Dragon and the Wolf”
Best Music Composition (Series) – “Game of Thrones” – “The Dragon and the Wolf”
Best Picture Editing (Single Camera Movie/Mini) – “USS Callister (Black Mirror)”
Best Production Design (Narrative, Period/Fantasy) – “Game of Thrones” – “Dragonstone”
Best Sound Editing (One Hour Series) – “Stranger Things” – “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer”
Best Sound Editing (Movie/Mini) – “USS Callister (Black Mirror)”
Best Sound Mixing (One Hour Series) – “Game of Thrones” – “Beyond the Wall”
Best Special Visual Effects – “Game of Thrones” – “Beyond the Wall”
Best Supporting Visual Effects – “The Alienist” – “The Boy on the Bridge”
Best Stunt Coordination (Drama/Movie/Mini) – “Game of Thrones”
Governor’s Award – “Star Trek”
- Iron Fist’s second season started and I am taking my time with this one as the first season was not what I expected, in a very bad way. So, you will see me tweeting about it.
- New York Comic-Con is just around the corner and we have learned that a lot of the shows you love will be there. Shows like Riverdale, Daredevil, Jason Momoa, wait…Jason Momoa is a person. The complete list of guests is listed here. Guess what? I will be going there to check it out. Keep an eye on the twitter feed and this site for news and pics and anything that piques my interest.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!