Winter is Here and more!

We are in that weird time of the year. The holidays are done and the majority of our favorite shows are in the midst of their winter break.

So, the majority of us are biding our time until our favorite shows return.

We found out that the most anticipated finale season since the Sopranos’ finale season has a start date and that is… April 14th.

Kit Harington stated that he thought that this finale season was created to break the actors, but I think it will also break the fans. That trailer screams doom.

Awards:

The information about Game of Thrones popped up during the Critics Choice Awards. The list of winners is as follows:

Best Picture: “Roma

Best Actor: Christian Bale – Vice

Best Actress: Glenn Close – The Wife

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King -If Beale Street Could Talk 

Best Young Actor/Actress: Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade

Best Acting Ensemble: The Favourite

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón – ROMA

Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Action Movie: Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Best Comedy: Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actor in a Comedy: Christian Bale – Vice

Best Actress in a Comedy: Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: A Quiet Place

Best Foreign Language Film: ROMA

Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader -First Reformed

Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón – ROMA

Best Production Design: Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart – Black Panther

Best Editing: Tom Cross – First Man

Best Costume Design: Black Panther

Best Hair and Makeup: Vice

Best Visual Effects: Black Panther

Best Song: A Star Is Born

Best Score: Justin Hurwitz – First Man

Best Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Bill Hader – Barry

Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Henry Winkler – Barry

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Drama Series: The Americans

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh – Killing Eve

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Noah Emmerich – The Americans

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Thandie Newton, “Westworld

Best Limited Series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Movie Made for TV: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Amy Adams – Sharp Objects and Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects

Best Animated Series: BoJack Horseman

Casting News:

The third season of FX’s Legion has started casting. They have added Lauren Tsai and her character is called Switch. Switch is a young mutant whose secret ability serves as the key to executing David Haller’s plan. Variety

The prequel for Game of Thrones is continuing to add to their cast. Joining Naomi Watts as series regulars:

Naomi Ackie

Denise Gough

Jamie Campbell Bower

Sheila Atim

Ivanno Jeremiah

Georgie Henley

Alex Sharp

Toby Regbo

Josh Whitehouse

SJ Clarkson will direct the first episode and executive produce. This bit of the info put an end to the next Star Trek movie, which she was going to direct. TV Guide

Jesse L. Martin. a.k.a. Papa West, will be back for the 15th episode of The Flash. Syfy

Returning Shows:

THE CW ANNOUNCES SPRING 2019 PREMIERE DATES

Jane The Virgin” Begins its Final Season Wednesday, March 27 at 9pm

New Series “In The Dark” Premieres Thursday, April 4 at 9pm

The 100” Returns Tuesday, April 30 at 9pm

iZombie” Debuts its Final Season Thursday, May 2 at 8pm

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” Moves to Mondays at 8pm Beginning April 1

Arrow” Moves to Mondays at 9pm Beginning April 15

January 10, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network today announced dates for the debut of its new series IN THE DARK, plus the returns of THE 100 and DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and the premieres for the final seasons of JANE THE VIRGIN and IZOMBIE.

The final season of the critically-acclaimed hit series JANE THE VIRGIN begins Wednesday, March 27 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) following an all new episode of RIVERDALE (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). ALL AMERICAN will conclude its first season on Wednesday, March 20 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

The new series IN THE DARK, starring Perry Mattfeld, makes its debut Thursday, April 4 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), following an all new episode of SUPERNATURAL (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). LEGACIES season finale will air Thursday, March 28 (9:00-l0:00pm ET/PT).

TV’s favorite rom-com-zom-dram IZOMBIE will return for its fifth and final season Thursday, May 2 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by IN THE DARK (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The season finale of SUPERNATURAL will air Thursday, April 25 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).

The gritty sci-fi drama THE 100 is back for its sixth season Tuesday, April 30 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), following THE FLASH (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). The season finale of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO will air Tuesday, April 23 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW moves to a new time starting Monday, April 1 (8:00-9:00pm PT/ET) followed by ARROW (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) beginning Monday, April 15. The BLACK LIGHTNING season finale will air Monday, March 18 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

In The CW’s new series IN THE DARK, Murphy (star Perry Mattfeld) is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She’s also blind. Murphy lives with her supportive best friend, Jess (Brooke Markham), and—more reluctantly—her trusty guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Murphy’s closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson (Thamela Mpumlwana), who she befriends after he saved her from a violent mugging. Her life comes crashing down when she stumbles upon what she’s sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment.  But when the police arrive there is no body to be found—and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police aren’t especially inclined to investigate. Murphy is determined to find the truth, no matter the risk… even if it means she has to sober up a little. IN THE DARK stars Perry Mattfeld, Rich Sommer, Brooke Markham, Casey Diedrick, Keston John, Morgan Krantz, Thamela Mpumlwana, Derek Webster and Kathleen York. IN THE DARK is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Red Hour Films, with executive producers Corinne Kingsbury, Jon Collier (“Bones”), Ben Stiller (“Zoolander”), Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock and Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”).

Following is The CW’s complete premiere schedule for Spring 2019. All times ET/PT:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE (New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN (Season Premiere)

MONDAY, APRIL 1

8:00-9:00 PM DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (New Time / New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM PENN & TELLER: FOOL US SPECIAL

THURSDAY, APRIL 4

8:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM IN THE DARK (Series Premiere)

MONDAY, APRIL 15

8:00-9:00 PM DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM ARROW (New Time / New Episode)

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH (New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM THE 100 (Season Premiere)

THURSDAY, MAY 2

8:00-9:00 PM IZOMBIE (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM IN THE DARK (New Episode)

It’s happening:

We will be getting a Scarlet Witch and The Vision series! Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will probably reprise their roles in the series that Jac Schaeffer will write the pilot for and also come aboard the show as executive producer. Syfy

This series will join the list of shows that Disney+ is touting and that includes the series that will revolve around Loki starring Tom Hiddleston, The Mandalorian starring Pedro Pascal, and the Rogue One prequel series that stars Diego Luna.

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Even Charlie Cox is lauding the efforts of fans to save this much beloved and heralded superhero show.

What You Missed…

Quite a bit of news dropped yesterday and the majority has to deal with casting.

First, everyone is talking about the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer that was released in Brasil.

  1. Happy is flirting with Aunt May and she is not balking and she is ok with him being Spidey. But, Peter needs a break from being the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
  2. Far from home equates to Peter and his schoolmates go on a trip to Europe, but he has left his spidey suit behind in the States.
  3. In Venice, he gets closer to MJ.
  4. Nick Fury pops up with new spidey suits to recruit Peter.
  5. Peter and Mysterio (Mysterio is the name of several fictional characters, supervillains appearing in Marvel Comics) work together to combat the Elementals and Hydroman.

Keep in mind that this could all be a ploy by Mysterio to become a supehero as that is what his modus operandi is in the comics.

Now, fans were confused because of Infintiy War, but…remember that the following timeline exists for the upcoming Marvel movies through Summer 2019.

  • Captain Marvel –  8 March 2019
  • Avengers: Endgame –  26 April 2019 – Remember, this movie ties up all the storylines of the first 10 years of Marvel movies. Did you notice that Doctor Strange actually said ‘Endgame’ in Infinity War?
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home –  5 July 2019

Because Far From Home comes after Endgame, it stands to reason that Peter survives and this may be the reason why Peter wants to take a break from being Spider-Man.

While we are talking about Spider-Man, speculation is running high that with the announcement of Venom 2 getting a new screenwriter via Games Radar…Spidey may be involved. Discussing Film (via IGN) interviewed Jeff Pinker and this is what he had to say:

“Without revealing anything I’m not allowed to reveal,” Pinker teases, “It is not impossible that in a future, upcoming Venom movie, Spider-Man will play a significant role.”

While we are talking about Marvel properties, Marvel confirmed that a Doctor Strange sequel is officially happening. Variety

In regards to the Marvel properties that air on Netflix, Variety states that there is a clause in the agreement between Marvel and Netflix that prohibits the characters in these shows from appearing in anything other than Netflix “for at least two years after cancellation.” This clause also includes films.

Casting News:

Steven Yeun has joined Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone. The title of the episode he will star in is “The Traveler.” Yahoo

DC announced that Joel McHale will be playing Starman in the DC streaming service’s Stargirl.

Joel McHale plays rich socialite Sylvester Pemberton, aka Starman. A courageous and confident Super Hero, Starman is a member of the Justice Society of America—DC’s original Super Hero team, which first appeared in ALL STAR COMICS #3 in 1940. Starman wields a mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the Cosmic Staff. His longtime partner is his sidekick, Stripesy, better known as Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather, Pat Dugan.

Ali Wong has joined the cast of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). She will play an ancillary character in the Gotham Police Force that is close to Renee Montoya. The Wrap

Chris Messina has also joined the cast of the Birds of Prey movie. He will play Victor Zsasz, who is a sadistic serial killer who carves a tally mark onto himself for each of his victims and is working with the Black Mask aka Ewan McGregor. Deadline

Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be back on Supernatural as Papa Winchester in the 300th episode of the longest running show on The CW. People

Miley Cyrus is returning to acting. She mentioned in an interview with Howard Stern that she will be in an episode of Black Mirror. In regards to the character:

“There’s a lot of dimension to it, and actually it was while the devastation of Malibu was happening, and it was a really weird learning experience for me because I was so far from home and the show is already really dark, and it’s already kind of eerie when you’re there the whole time.”

In Development:

After the Elseworlds finished, finding out that a Batwoman pilot was in the works was no surprise. Here is the synopsis for the pilot.

In a Gotham suffering in Batman’s absence, Batwoman is a dark DC Comics drama following the journey of Kate Kane as she dons a cape, cowl, and detective’s hat to save her city. But Kate’s personal life proves just as complicated as she grapples with a fractured family, a rookie team, and unattainable love. SpoilerTV

By the by, Syfy has an interesting article about the possibility of the Green Arrow being killed off at the end of the 2019 Crisis crossover. I think that it would be a smart move, but we also saw that in Elseworld’s crossover, that there is a chance that Oliver Queen dies and Diggle takes over. We shall see, but this speculative talk is fun to read.

Photo by Joey Nicotra on Unsplash

 

What You Missed…

In Memoriam: Stan Lee was a man who believed that if you were able to entertain people, than you were doing a good thing. He excelled at entertaining. He helped make comic books fun, with characters like Spider-Man. He helped evolve the comic book industry and helped evolve the entertainment industry overall. His smiling countenance and New York accent will be missed every time we see a new Marvel movie.

Excelsior! Stan Lee Excelsior! You will be dearly missed.

Syfy Wire listed Stan Lee’s 10 greatest creations.

Deadline created a montage of all of Stan Lee’s cameos.

On a brighter note, we learned that we will be getting a Christmas episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is on Netflix.

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As we approach the holidays, The CW will be closing up shop for some of their shows, that means we will have to wait a bit to see the second half of the season for some of our favorite shows. Here are the dates to mark on your calendar:

01.15.19 – The Flash returns and Roswell, NM will premiere

01.16.19 – Riverdale returns

01.17.2019 – Supernatural returns

01.20.2019 – Supergirl and Charmed return

01.21.2019- Arrow and Black Lightning return

01.24.2019 – Legacies return

In regards to In the Dark, this show will slip into the Legacies slot, once Legacies ends its 16 episode run. No word yet for iZombie and The 100. EW

In Production:

The Library of the Dead will be adapted for TV. Read the following synopsis for the first book in the series by Glenn Cooper. Assigned to the high-profile “Doomsday” serial killer case, FBI agent Will Piper is hitting dead-end after dead end. The victims seem to have nothing in common: age, background, or even the way they die. All that connects them is a postcard each received in the mail announcing his or her date of death—all sent from Las Vegas, where a brilliant computer scientist leads a double life. Just when agent Piper finds a credible lead, he’s removed from the case. Continuing the investigation on his own, he must outwit a ruthless team of covert operatives from Area 51 protecting the government’s greatest secret. From a medieval monastery to a cutting-edge government laboratory, Library of the Dead delivers a richly detailed, thought-provoking exploration of fate, predestination, and the choices we make in life. Variety

Casting News: 

Hannah James has been cast as Nia Nal, older sister to Maeve and Scandalalum on Supergirl. Kate Burton will play Isabel, mother to Nia. Deadline

Kevin Durand has been cast to play Jason Woodrue, a brilliant but abrasive scientist who is also known as the super-villain called Floronic Man in DC’s Swamp Thing. Syfy

Movie News: 

I never gush over kids movies, but the following trailer made me want to get a Pikachu:

Recap: Supernatural – Gods and Monsters

Is it wrong that I kind of like Dean as Michael?

Michael is looking for the perfect formula to make something? What that is, well we’ll learn what it is by the end of the episode.

How he tests his formula is by using people as guinea pigs and penned up in a desacralized Church. Sam, Bobby and Mary find a clue in the news and go to investigate and learn about the victims from the medical examiner.

Castiel decides to stay behind to allow them to get to Michael/Dean and to also babysit Nick and Jack. While talking to Nick, who has bits and pieces of memories of what he did when he was inhabited by Lucifer, he learns about why he allowed Lucifer to possess him. That pain was the death of her wife and child. So he relived that pain in that moment. He is just a broken mess, but now he has a purpose and that is to find the man who killed his family and that led to a very interesting moment between Castiel and Nick. When Cas was close, Nick snapped his fingers at Cas. It was eerily similar to Lucifer. So, even though Lucifer is gone, he has left enough of an impression that he has left a long-lasting imprint on him.

When he learns of how Castiel got his body, Nick compared Castiel to Lucifer and you see the regret in Cas’ face. When Nick goes to see his neighbor, he interrogated him in the fashion of how his family died, via bludgeoning by hammer.

The trio learn from the M.E. that the victims were vampires. What is the concoction that Michael is creating and why use the vampires? But there was a clue via surveillance cameras. Oh technology!

Have you noticed that Jack looks like Castiel in an odd way? Is it just me?

Jack is lost without his Grace and also lost when it comes to Nick. He also finds out the unfortunate bit of news that it may take anywhere between a month to a century to regain his grace. Castiel gives him a little pep talk, but does it really sink in? So he decides to go meet his grandparents. When he hugged his abuelita, it was very sweet. He ends up having a talk with Castiel, after he went to see his family, and he made it known that no matter what, Michael had to be dealt with. Even if that means sacrificing Dean.

How can you not like Michael/Dean in a tux? And this is the moment that we see Dean fight Michael, but Michael owns Dean. So, it is clearly evident that this is going to take a long time. Michael goes somewhere to pick up a Werewolf and asks her to summon her master. In their conversation, we learn Michael hates humans and he tells the Were Master that God is on permanent vacation. So he kind of tries to broker a deal with this Were.

This cannot be good.

When the trio go to the church, that the vamp told them to go to, it ended up being a trap and what we learn is that Michael created Super-Weres that are not affected by silver, but they do die when you cut their heads off.

By the end of the episode, we see that Michael has left Dean’s body. But he is still in those Peaky Blinders clothes. Who did Michael jump into now? Nick? Someone else? Or is this all a ruse?

 

 

 

For Supernatural Fans…Mourning Wayward Sisters

If you are one of the people who were praying that Wayward Sisters was going to happen and then were crestfallen when that did not come to pass…this is for you:

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I think the problem here is that the fans wanted to see this group together, not show up separately on Supernatural and have their story lines neatly tied up.

Honestly, having a show that focuses on all the strong female characters in the Supernatural universe would have been amazing. Especially, in this present climate.

With that said, their schedule is full and to relegate it to an obscure time slot would do the show a disservice.

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.

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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.