One last bit and it is only if you love Deadpool, you should have followed him on Twitter as he watched the Super Bowl. Check it out here.
Congratulations to the man we will always know as Eric Northman, Alexander Skarsgard. He won the SAG for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his work in Big Little Lies. A well deserved win! And he brought up his True Blood role in his acceptance speech, which was hilarious!
Congratulations are also in order for Game of Thrones for winning a SAG for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
Congratulations are in order to The Tick, which was given a second season.
Denis Villeneuve, who directed Arrival and Blade Runner, has signed on to do Dune. I loved both Arrival and Blade Runner, but Dune is such a behemoth to take on. Writing an adaptation of this book and making it hit all the key moments, but not making you fall asleep due to long pauses…will be a huge undertaking. Good Luck!
Netflix’s Castlevania anime will be back with 8 new episodes in the summer! I liked this anime because it was short and the story was really engaging and fast-paced. I hope that continues in the second season.
We lost a lot of key characters during the past few months in the DC TV universe. Kid Flash left Center City to find his place in the world and both Victor Garber and Franz Drameh left Legends of Tomorrow. But, we learned that Keiynan Lonsdale, aka Kid Flash, has joined the Legends team as a series regular. EW
Seamus Dever, Castle, will be in Titans that will air on the DC streaming service. TVLine
One last thing…
Lucasfilm released a synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story….
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.”
For some reason, this movie worries me. A lot has happened behind the scenes. Honestly, who they picked for Solo was not who I would have picked. The poor actor had to get an acting coach and the whole movie had to get a new director and basically totally re-shot. That just screams….prepare for the worst.
What do you think?
From Oscar® and Emmy® winner Alan Ball, and starring Oscar® and Golden Globe winner Tim Robbins and Oscar®, Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Holly Hunter, the show is a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture, as experienced by the members of a progressive multi-ethnic family – a philosophy professor and his wife, their adopted children from Vietnam, Liberia and Colombia, and their sole biological child – and a contemporary Muslim family, headed by a psychiatrist who is treating one of their children.
Jerrika Hinton, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee, Sosie Bacon, Andy Bean, Joe Williamson and Peter Macdissi also star.
HERE AND NOW is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi and David Knoller.
HERE AND NOW will begin its ten-episode season on SUNDAY, FEB. 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) on HBO.
Courtesy of: HBO
TCAs have led to some renewals and some changes:
- The Gifted (FOX)
- The Walking Dead (AMC) – With news that Scott Gimple has moved up to oversee all of the Walking Dead franchise and that means the cornerstone of the franchise will be getting a new show runner, Angela Kang.
- Stan Against Evil (IFC)
- The Orville (FOX)
- Marvel’s Runaways (Hulu)
We also received some disheartening news from the world of HBO. The prequels for the much heralded and beloved Game of Thrones will not see the light of day until possibly 2020. Screen Rant
NBC has decided to shake things up with their latest cop show. David Heyman’s In Between Lives is about a young woman who uses her special gift (talking to the dead) to help a detective and an ex-FBI agent solve crimes. Deadline
We know that Starz’ American Gods has lost Gillian Anderson, but they have also lost their show runners, Michael Green and Bryan Fuller. At the TCAs, Chris Albrecht stated that they will continue to be involved, but at what capacity…no one is sure. Chalk up all issues to two main factors: 1. Budget and 2. Timing. Fingers-crossed that the second season will be in production sooner than later. Variety
But, Starz did give us some good news. The Continental, which is in the John Wick universe has been picked up by Starz. If you recall from the movies, The Continental is the hotel that John Wick goes to as he seeks refuge or intel and assistance in his revenge plots. So, the show will focus on this safe haven for assassins and give us more details about how this world of assassins works. They did promise that the show will match John Wink in tone and in action. This is a show to keep an eye on. THR
It has been a while since I posted.
There were a lot of family oriented things happening in my life that had to take precedent.
But, it is a new year and we must trudge ahead.
I did watch a bit of TV during my time away. I know that I bitched and moaned about Star Trek: Discovery, but after the first two pilot episodes and Jason Isaacs as the Captain on the new ship and with all of his dark and twisted motives…I fell for the show. Go figure.
It is one of the shows I am looking forward to seeing in 2018.
- The Magicians. The darker, the better…and with the loss of magic, all the more better.
- Legion. FX’s trippy take on a Marvel character made TV fun. Now, with our love birds separated, it will be interesting to see if they find their way to one another again.
- Westworld. When we last saw our favorites, they just killed off Ford at a gala. You know you want to know what happens next.
- The Alienist. I love period dramas. I love NYC. I love the hunt for a serial killer. This is the show for me.
- Kingdom. Korean dramas and zombie movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. This tale is a zombie thriller in the Joseon period. You had me at hello.
- Good Omens. Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s beloved novel…nuff said.
- A Discovery of Witches. The first book was great, the last two kind if let me down…but the beauty and curse of adapting a novel is that they can punch it up and move the pace along at a fun pace. Let’s hope this happens.
- Altered Carbon. Honestly, I believe tales like these may end up true. This is about a futuristic series where the human mind can be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack” and placed into new bodies called sleeves.
- Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. It’s an anthology series that adapts the short stories by Dick. If you love the Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, how can you say no?
- X-Files. Which premiered tonight. Que doozy…I will get to that in a bit.
- Jessica Jones. You may like Wonder Woman, but I love Jessica. She is an everyday woman who is battling her own inner demons as she tries to keep NYC safe and those that come to her for help.
- Krypton. I am not a big fan of the DC movies. But, for some reason TV adaptations of anything comic-related generally do well (barring Iron Fist and Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.), so I want to see how the prequel plays itself out and ties itself into the DCCU.
Then there are the return of our old standby’s that may need to kick it up a notch as all these shows and other newcomers are fighting for viewers.
Let me go back to the X-Files. There was a moment where I felt like I was watching the love child of Mr. Robot and Black Mirror come to life. We come to learn that what we went through at the very end of the last episode we saw, was just a vision that Scully was having. The visions are debilitating and forcing her and Mulder to race to find their son, William. But, like always, there is more at play. Everyone wants William. And even though we had a reveal at the end…I can’t really believe that last statement. There is more to it. That is the fun of these types of shows. The truth is out there…and we just need to follow Mulder and Scully to it.
To tell you the truth, I love the moments where Mulder and Scully are together.
There has been a lot of talk of Gillian Anderson leaving the show. In my honest opinion, this concept will not function if you remove either Scully or Mulder. They are what make you want to keep watching. Period.
The other tragic bit of news we got over the break was that Dirk Gently was cancelled by BBC America. I am shaking my head. That channel is so limited in its programming. They should just chuck it and add BritBox as a premium channel. Hopefully, fans will rally around thus fun a quirky show and it gets a new home on Netflix or some other channel.
That last season was amazing. What were you thinking BBC America?
I also caught up with the Runways on Hulu and I have to admit that this little show has a lot of twists and turns as it also follows the typical High School narratives of love and love lost, disillusionment of the family you thought you knew and all the other fun stuff kids go through during adolescence. The fun part is that these kids have solidified and even given themselves a team name. Yet, with family that no one can trust…they have no one to turn to but to one another. The big question is…will they survive or will they somehow find a way to topple Jonah and save their families, their city…even the world.
On a bright side, the Golden Globes are around the corner. The 7th to be exact. And the nominees are impressive and it is hard to pick who I think will win. If you want to see the nominees, go here.
The other bright news is that fan fave, Robbie Amell, will be back on the small screen. Deadline, stated that the actor will be in a show titled Upload. In it, people are allowed to put their consciousness “into their preferred choice of afterlife” (or “upload” them). His character meets the love of his life, Nora, in heaven. But, we will follow the two as they live in this dream state.
I will be back with the movies that I cannot wait to see…
Syfy: They are rebooting the Narnia franchise and it will be much darker. It will be released in 2019 and it will be Joe Johnston’s swan song.
TVLine: Katee Sackhoff’s will debut as Amunet, the one that left the message for Caitlin on her door, in next week’s episode of The Flash.
Also, I may start watching Legends of Tomorrow, now that Constantine is in an episode (and hopefully more).
THR: This news made my day! There is talk that Amazon Studios may adapt Lord of the Rings into a series. If it is made into a series, whomever gets it will fill the void of fans that will be in mourning over the end of Game of Thrones. In order to do that, a studio would have to invest a lot of money in production and writing scripts that evoke the same feeling we had when we watched the Lord of the Rings movies.
Now, if this happens…it may help boost Amazon a bit after all the news surrounding members who have been swept up in the sexual harassment claims that have finally come to light across Hollywood.
If only someone could talk to J.K. Rowling to adapt the Harry Potter books into a series. Please do not let it be Nickelodeon or Freeform.
SyFy – Ben Barnes is back as Logan, but what about Jimmi Simpson as William. If you have not watched Westworld, you do not know what you are missing. Go watch it!