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PennyDreadfulA lot happened in the world of media and all that goes bump into the night!

What made us stop everything was the announcement that Penny Dreadful was returning to Showtime.

The fan favorite that reveled in all of its Gothic horror fun will be getting a sequel of sorts.

They dropped the news on Instagram with the following:

Death isn’t always the finale. 
#PennyDreadful: City of Angels, the next chapter of the saga set in 1938 Los Angeles, is coming to #Showtime.

What this mean is that your favorite characters will not be returning.

The show will be rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the devil.

John Logan will return as showrunner, but there is no premiere date for the second chapter of the Penny Dreadful series.

Also from Showtime, Halo the series will be featuring John aka the Master Chief and they are casting for the character. What they are looking for is a leading man with a large build for its upcoming action series based on the popular video games. With all of the hullabaloo of The Witcher, it stands to reason the Showtime may be putting a bit more effort in to this show. This show does not have a premiere date. THR

I am still waiting for someone to make a Splinter Cell movie or show.

For those of you with little ones, the BBC and Netflix will be airing an animated miniseries based on Watership Down. The story follows a group of rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way. The actors who will voice the popular literary bunnies are Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Chan, Tom Wilkinson, Rory Kinnear, John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Freddie Fox, Anne-Marie Duff, Miles Jupp, Olivia Coleman, Mackenzie Crook, Jason Watkins, Craig Parkinson, Henry Goodman, Lee Ingleby, Charlotte Spencer, and Daniel Rigby, THR

Casting news continues with Virginia Madsen being cast in Swamp Thing, which will air via the DC Streaming Service. Madsen will play Maria Sunderland, who traded in her privileged upbringing for the swamps of Marais when she married local business magnate Avery Sunderland, but Avery’s life-time obsession with the swamp has driven a wedge between him and Maria. Her poised existence is shaken further when the return of Abby Arcane re-awakens a deep grief over the loss of Maria’s daughter, Shawna, drawing her into the dark supernatural mysteries emerging from the swamp. Deadline

Anna Shaffer has been cast to play Triss Merigold in The Witcher series. Triss is a sorcereress who had an unhappy romantic relationship with Geralt of Rivia.  IMDB

We finally got our first image from Game of Thrones:

The final season is just around the corner and while we’ve heard that the final season will turn the show on its head, we know that the showrunners will not disappoint in giving us a jaw dropping season.

In the movies, we learned that Ewan McGregor will be in the Birds of Prey movie. He will portray the infamous crime lord of Gotham, Roman Sionis aka the Black Mask. He is a brutal and ruthless crime lord who has a fixation with masks and derives sadistic pleasure from the act of torture. Syfy

Other movie news:

  • Andy Muschietti and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way will adapt H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. Andy Muschietti will direct.
  • Frozen 2 will premiere Nov. 22, 2019.

TGIF!

 

Game of Thrones Prequel Starts Casting and More…

We are starting off with casting. As we slowly wind down 2018, we are finally hearing about casting for the much anticipated prequel to Game of Thrones. The news spread like wildfire and now we are wondering how Naomi Watts‘ character, a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret, plays into the history of Westeros. What we do know of the story is that it predates, by thousands of years, the story that we all know and love. The new tale chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. Intriguing.

Jaime Murray has been cast as Theresa Walker for Gotham‘s last season. She has a dark secret and she will be Jim’s nemesis. TVLine

Pennyworth continues to add to their evildoers. Jason Flemming will be playing a villain called Lord Harwood. Deadline

Movie News: 

As we patiently wait to see Overlord on November 9, the director of the movie (Julius Avery) has been tapped to write and direct Flash Gordon. Did you see the 1980 movie? It is a cult classic that is based on the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and originally drawn by Alex Raymond. It was created to compete with the Buck Rogers adventure strip. Variety

A few hints of whats to come in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, Director Cathy Yan spoke at a conference and stated the following:

  • The script has a lot of dark humor and as expected, there is a theme of female empowerment running throughout it.
  •  Cassandra Cain, a ward of Barbara Gordon who inherits the Batgirl costume in the comics. Deadline

Upcoming TV Shows:

We’ve known that Disney was planning their own streaming service and that they were going to have shows that revolved around some key Marvel heroes. We now know that one of the shows Marvel is currently developing is a limited series centered on the Winter Soldier and Falcon. TVGuide

Have a Happy Halloween Everyone!

~M.

 

Latest TCAs News: The CW, Showtime, Hulu, and More…

If you are a gamer, the biggest news came from Showtime with the announcement of the Halo series finally happening. The best part is that the Master Chief will be the lead character in the series. What will be interesting to see if this cable network will actually achieve HBO level of success with this series, as in Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Westworld. (Deadline)

The other gaming to TV media news revolves around Netflix’s The Witcher series. Henry Cavill recently stated that he would love to portray Geralt as it is an amazing role. Geralt is a monster hunter who develops supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. The books have been adapted into a popular video game franchise and movie. (IGN)

In the book to the small screen world, Slaughterhouse-Five is going to be adapted for Epix. Slaughterhouse-Five is a sci-fi anti-war novel, where we follow Billy Pilgrim through his experiences during World War 2. (Variety)

Hulu has landed the Vampire Chronicles which are by Anne Rice and revolves around the Vampire Lestat.

TVL

Now to movies:

The Birds of Prey will battle Black Mask in the upcoming movie. (Movieweb)

Supergirl is coming to the silver screen near you. (Variety)

Other Tidbits:

  1. Even though we know, thanks to the TCAs, that there may never a spin-off of Supernatural, we will see Bobby and Mary’s relationship be explored and we will see how it will impact Dean and Sam.
  2. Iddo Goldberg joins Jennifer Connelly in Snowpiercer, which will air on Neflix.
  3. Black Lightning will not crossover into the Arrowverse…and it is a no-go for Batman to appear…
  4. ….but, we now know that Ruby Rose will be playing Batwoman. She Kate Kane will be the first Lesbian Superhero on TV.
  5. Not only will Bughead be solid, but Archie and Veronica will prove to be resilient as they face the verdict of this trial in the first episode of the upcoming season of the CW’s Riverdale. We may also see Josie and Kevin become siblings.
  6. Fans of Netflix’s Lucifer, the show will return in 2019 and the season may be split into two seasons.
  7. Casting for The Man in the High Castle is ramping up casting. Cle Bennet and Rich Ting are set as recurring characters and Frances Turner has joined the Amazon show.
  8. The Charmed reboot will focus on Brujeria.