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.

A Cause We Endorse:

Outside of Climate Change, Saving Wildlife, and Gun Control, this site endorses:

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

What You Missed…

This is what had everyone talking in my inner circle, the teaser for Stranger Things, which lists all the episode titles for the upcoming third season that will air in 2019:

  • Suzie, do you copy?
  • The Mall Rats
  • The Case of the Missing Lifeguard
  • The Sauna Test
  • The Source
  • The Birthday
  • The Bite
  • and The Battle of Starcourt

It also states that all the episodes take place during the Summer of 1985. That was a good Summer.

Netflix also released the trailer for their highly anticipated upcoming live action show that is based on the Gerard Way comic, The Umbrella Academy:

The show will air on Netflix on 02/15/2019 and stars Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Kate Walsh.

Between this, Deadly Class, The Gifted, Marvel’s Runaways, and Cloak and Dagger, it is clearly evident that networks (traditional, cable, and streaming) are aiming for a certain demographic that can propel a show with their ravenous fandoms.

We also have the trailer for the Doctor Who New Year’s special:

One thing, with the confirmation of Jodie Whitaker coming back for season 12, we learned that season 12 will come early 2020.

I know…we went through this with Sherlock. We’ll survive.

Here are some quick recaps of the shows I am covering:

Blood of My Blood: Jamie and Claire are surprised when Lord John Grey drops in on Fraser’s Ridge with an unexpected traveling companion; when Grey takes ill, Claire must reconcile her personal feelings with her duties as a doctor.

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Yes, yes…I was on the edge of my seat when Lord John Grey popped up at Fraser’s Ridge while on his way to Lynchburg and do you know who tagged along?

Jamie’s son, Master William.

Why did John take the circuitous route of getting to Lynchburg through North Carolina…well, to test himself to see if he had feelings for Jamie and this is all due to the fact that he had no feelings for his wife when she passed away. This all comes out when John comes does with the measles.

This was great because it:

  1. Allowed Claire and John have this moment to come to terms with one another and to come clean about certain things. Remember, they both love the same man. So, it starts off with Claire telling John that she felt he was sent, by Tryon, to spy on Jamie,  it then went on with her telling how pissed off she was that Culloden robbed her and their now adult daughter of twenty years with Jamie. and then the kicker was when John reveals to Claire that Jamie offered himself to John in exchange for John to become William’s surrogate father. That was a lot for Claire to swallow. But, she can see that John holds Jamie in high regard and at the end of the day, while she may have Jamie…he has William. And they come to a tenuous truce.
  2. With John being highly contagious with Measles, Claire sends Jamie and William away. This allows Jamie to reconnect with his son. At first, Jamie does not reveal who he is to the lad…and that is not Dad, but the man that used to take care of the horses on his estate aka Mac. The fact that Jamie did not tell him who he was bothers William. The fact that his Dad is potentially dying also puts William in a mood. However, he goes fishing and deer hunting with Jamie and tries to prove that he is not just a kid in Mac’s eyes. That is until he does something that Jamie told him not to do and that was take a fish from Cherokee land. They demand blood, so Jamie tells the Cherokee that William is his son and that they should take his life in lieu of William’s. William is not having it and tells the Cherokee that he was not Jamie’s son and that they should rightfully take his blood. Well, they basically give him a paper cut, because he is so brave. There is a moment where William asks Jamie why he never turned back when he left all those years ago. Jamie replied that he did not want to give him hope of seeing him again. So, when it was time for John and William to leave, as they trot away on their horses…William turns to look back at Jamie. That is hope that they will cross paths again. And I suspect a part of William believes that there is more to his Mac.
  3. Murtagh. He is so not happy with Jamie and John’s friendship. With Murtagh being the leader of the local Regulators group, sitting and listening to John as he laments how the Regulators are dangerous, it just rubs him raw…however once Jamie fesses up that William is his son, he decides to back off.
  4. . Jamie gave the ring to Claire, the one made with the candlestick and then they make sweet, sweet love after 1000 kisses.

Yes, the episode ended on a high note. But, happiness can only last so long…

Next: Down the Rabbit Hole – Brianna follows in her mother’s footsteps and travels through the stones back in time to 18th century Scotland, where she struggles to make her way to the Colonies to find her parents

 

Elseworlds – Part 1 – Barry and Oliver wake up to find they’ve swapped bodies, but Team Flash doesn’t believe them, so the two heroes travel to Smallville on Earth-38 to get help from Supergirl.

There is something magical about these crossover and that is the camaraderie and humor of all the heroes working together as they try to deal with whatever cataclysmic issue they are dealing with.

Now, Barry adapts to being the Arrow a bit faster than Oliver as the Flash and that makes sense. But, their first instinct is to get to one another to figure out what is going on. Barry thinks this is all great…until he finds out that Oliver woke up in bed with Iris and that makes him want to fix this stat.

Now, Iris tells Oliver that Felicity is broken by the deal that Oliver cut. She tells him that he is ruled by violence and revenge and that is a bitter pill to swallow.

Then…Iris drugs Oliver and Ralph knocks Barry out.

Cisco finds out that the  red skies is causing a disturbance and sees The Monitor. The Monitor is the reason this is happening. He gave a book to Professor Deegan so he could change reality. Now, we are dealing with a robot that looks like the Monitor, but has all the supes powers.

We see Lois and Clark! YaY! This Lois is the first Lois to make me think of Margot Kidder and that made me so happy. This Lois also knows that Clark is Superman. So, we caught up with Kara and Clark as they talk about Kara leaving the DEO and Clark having returned from Argo City. The good thing is that Kara knows Barry is Barry and Oliver is Oliver.

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But, Oliver is annoyed that Barry is still so jovial when he is the Arrow and he just wants to take Barry out..when Barry and him do the infamous Arrow/Running test from season 1. But, Barry wanted to make Ollie suffer in a teasing fashion. That just set off Oliver and Barry storms off. They eventually hash out their issues and what comes out of it is we see how different they are and what really motivates them to do what they do.

They agree to play the parts they were given, which is perfect because Cisco pops up to tell them that they should return home because there is a robot tearing up the city. Guess who is coming along…Kara, Clark, and Lois! Were they successful in stopping him? Nope. He copied all of their powers.

They realize that they have to download a virus to stop him. Barry is sounding like the Arrow for real and Oliver is giving a thumb’s up. It’s weird. Now, Like Iris, we are worried that these guys will not be able to change back to who they really are.

Cisco vibes Barry and Arrow to see what he saw when the Monitor gave the professor the book. The Monitor saw the vibing (Is that a word?) and ominously tells them that they cannot change what has been put into motion. Yet, Oliver knows where to find the Professor and the Monitor…and that is in Gotham City. So, we will watch Oliver, Barry, and Kara (Clark and Lois went back to protect their earth) go to Gotham to cross paths with…?

No, not Batman. Yes, Batgirl.

Barbara

I have to admit I like Barry in the Arrow outfit, he looks good in it and this episode was so fun. Can we see more of Superman and Lois Lane? I love their dynamic! I also love that Barry and Iris’ love transcends just the physical.

Can’t wait for Part 2 – Still trapped in each other’s bodies, Oliver and Barry head to Gotham City with Supergirl to find out why their reality changed and cross paths with the mysterious Kate Kane.

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What You Missed…

A lot happened today that had everyone abuzz…

From Margaret Atwood announcing a sequel to The Handmaiden’s Tale to Archie Andrews becoming a fugitive on Riverdale, it indeed was a busy day.

Casting News: 

We have our Dracula. Claes Bang has been picked to portray the morally complex anti-hero in the upcoming Netflix/BBC three part limited series that is being helmed by Sherlock’s Steven Moffat. BBC

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is adding to their cast. McKenna Grace will play a pre-teen Sabrina in the upcoming holiday special. She will ask Santa from something special.

The following are listed as recurring and will be in the next season of the popular series:

  1. Alexis Denisof will play our favorite character’s boyfriend. That’s right, Mary Wardwell has a fiancee named Adam Masters and he will be coming back from working with Physicians Without Frontiers. It will be interesting to see how he deals with Mary who is technically dead and whose body is possessed by Lilith.
  2. Jedidiah Goodacre will play a Warlock by the name of Dorian Gray?!? He is the owner of Dorian’s Gray Room, an exclusive nightclub. He is an enigmatic gentleman of an indeterminate age and is very good at keeping secrets, especially his own — a cursed portrait he hides from prying eyes. Deadline

Netflix’s version of Lord of the Flies,  aka The Society, has cast some familiar faces. The show follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.

The cast includes Legion’s Rachel Keller. She will play Cassandra, who is popular and the most impressive amongst her peers, and they all know it. A natural leader, she is the longtime rival of Harry. If she has one person she loves most in the world, it’s her sister, Allie, who will be portrayed by Kathryn Newton. The rest of the cast includes:

  • Gideon Adlon – Becca, a mature, tough and adventurous, yet always on the outside looking in. She’s the daughter of a single, alcoholic mother and in order to keep the rest of the world at bay, she hides behind her camera, viewing the world with a reporter’s eye.
  • Jacques Colimon – Will, a foster kid and a true orphan. He’s an outsider in West Ham who finds his natural social disadvantages disappearing in New Ham.
  • Olivia DeJonge – Elle, a dancer who is brittle from living in the obsessive, cruel world of dance. Her fear and uncertainty in this new world leaves her susceptible and vulnerable to those who don’t have her best interest in mind. She will struggle to find her own self in this dangerous frontier. Whether she finds salvation or, like those to whom evil is done, comes to do evil in return, only time will tell.
  • Alex Fitzalan – Harry is the epitome of privilege. He’s handsome, wealthy, ambitious and, in almost every other way, entirely unremarkable. Harry finds himself the leader of the roughly half of the population that would choose to recreate, in the New World, an exact replica of the world they left behind.
  • Kristine Froseth – Kelly, the Queen Bee of West Ham. She’s smart and has a firm moral compass. But now that the rules have been rewritten, she may well take the opportunity to rewrite herself as well. In doing so, she finds herself torn between the old high school hierarchy and the new world order.
  • Jose Julian – Gordie, a smart and grounded whiz kid that proves to be indispensable in the new world. He secretly pines for Cassandra. When he learns about her health issues, he vows to teach himself basic medicine so he’s prepared should crisis strike.
  • Natasha Liu Bordizzo – Helena. All of her certainty – about her boyfriend Luke, about God – masks her deep-seated uncertainty. More confident in Luke’s ability to lead the town than Luke himself, Helena finds herself stepping into that role in the face of conflict.
  • Alex MacNicoll –  Luke is the high school quarterback and is built like one. His girlfriend pushes him to be a leader, but he’s much more content with being a supporter.
  • Jack Mulhern – Grizz is a jock with a poetic side. Incredibly smart, he becomes important to the power struggles and game of survival in the new world.
  • Salena Qureshi – Bean
  • Grace Victoria Cox – Lexie is quirky and slightly unpredictable. Lexie comes into her own in the political arena of New Ham.
  • Sean Berdy – Sam is sweet, sensitive, and funny. Born deaf, he is painfully aware of the unfair vicissitudes of fate.
  • Toby Wallace – Campbell is a sociopath, insecure and angry at the attention his brother’s “difference” has stolen from him. Netflix

In Development: 

The CW continues with their superheroes, but Super Clean is different. Written by Rothchild, Super Clean explores the superhero genre from the human side. Becky Masters, an uber-organized and brilliant human, and her ragtag team of non-powered cohorts navigate the danger and drama of “cleaning up” after superheroes and villains, all while Becky works to prove her superhero boyfriend is innocent of a dastardly crime. Deadline

Empty Out Your Pockets: 

Game of Thrones fans, prepare your credit card for the only way you can see a special reunion special that was hosted by Conan O’Brien. The special was shot earlier this year in Northern Ireland, will only be seen in the complete Seasons 1-8 DVD GoT box set to hit shelves sometime in 2019. es launching in April will feature six supersized episodes, including a battle scene producers said took 55 days to shoot in three different locations.

I’m a fan, but I pay extra to have access to have HBO. To pay extra to have DVDs is asking a lot. Smh.

Kid at Heart:

Han looks and sounds like Han! Love it!

Elseworlds:

Part 1 – Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up and realize they have swapped bodies with each other. In attempting to get to the bottom of it, they try to enlist the aid of Team Flash, but nobody’s buying their story. They go to Earth-38 to get help from Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and it is here that they meet Kara’s cousin Clark, as well as Lois Lane. LaMonica Garrett will also guest star as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directs the episode, which is written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.

Part 2 – Barry and Oliver are still stuck in each other’s bodies, but a lead on what’s really going on will bring them to Gotham, with Supergirl in tow. It is there that they will meet Kate “Batwoman” Kane, and will welcome Ruby Rose to the Arrowverse. Not only will we get Batwoman in the episode, we’ll get another Gotham landmark as well — Kane’s information will lead the trio to Arkham Asylum. Jeremy Davies will guest star as John Deegan, a change-up from Davies’ somewhat-Arrowverse-adjacent role of Ritchie Simpson on Constantine. James Bamford directed the episode, which was written by Marc Guggenheim.

Part 3 – Supergirl, Superman, Green Arrow, and the Flash will all “engage in the battle of their lives”! Jesse Warn directed the episode, with a story by Marc Guggenheim and a teleplay by Derek Simon and Robert Rovner. Syfy Wire

Renewals/Cancellations:

AMC has renewed Preacher for a 4th season, which will start production in January in Australia.

Rumors:

Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whitaker will leave Doctor Who after the 2019 season. Does this mean that Jodie Whitaker will truly be the final Doctor Who as she is the 13th Doctor.

In regards to the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, the sequel be published in September. The book will be titled The Testaments and takes place 15 years after the final scene The Handmaid’s Tale.

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:

What You Missed…

A little investigative work on my part and a prayer that this is true…

In the Instagram post for Jensen Ackles, he stated it was a costume that was for Halloween. But, I think it was for something different. Arrowverse’s Elseworlds crossover event.

Unfortunately, the Arrowverse is losing a beloved member, but not forever. Jesse L.Martin, who plays Papa Joe on The Flash, will be taking a leave of absence due to a back injury he suffered over the summer. Have you noticed that he has been sitting in all of his scenes. As someone whose back went out due to grabbing luggage from an overhead compartment…get well soon! TVGuide

And we’re off on a Game of Thrones Prequel info race. Yesterday, we learned that Naomi Watts was cast in the show. Today, we learned the title of the prequel show and that is The Long Night. The Long Night was referenced in Game of Thrones by Melisandre as it is an era where darkness fell across the world for a generation. We also learned that Josh Whitehouse has been cast in a lead role in the show, character name not available. Deadline

Terry Pratchett’s The Watch will be adapted for TV by BBC America. There are 8 watch books in the Discworld series. In the first book, we meet The Watch. The Watch is generally regarded as a bunch of incompetents, until Carrot arrives. While the existing officers are either cynical, incompetent, mildly crooked or all three, Carrot is honest, straightforward and idealistic. Additionally, he is 6’6″ tall and enormously strong. Carrot has an absolute dedication and conscientiousness that unnerve his colleagues. Carrot’s enthusiasm strikes a chord Many of Pratchett’s literary characters will also make an appearance including the City Watch Captain Sam Vimes, the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin, the naïve but heroic Carrot, the mysterious Angua and the ingenious non-binary forensics expert Cheery alongside Pratchett’s original characterization of Death. Variety

On to some fun news, Henry Cavill decided to give his fans a head’s up about what he will look like as Geralt aka The Witcher.

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Happy renewal Day for Netflix’s Castlevania! Netflix has given the popular animated show a third season and it will be for 10 episodes. THR

We got our first look at the first season of What We Do in the Shadows, which will air on FX.

Grimm Lives On As Dramafever Shuts Down and More…

For fans of Grimm …Rejoice! The show, that ran for six season on NBC, is getting a spin-off on NBC. It will build off of the mythology of the original series and will feature returning fan favorites while also introducing new characters, new dangers and new mysteries. Variety

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….Wut? (ALERT: This is not fan art)

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I am looking forward to this crossover event.

Casting news:

Maxim Roy has booked a role in October Faction, which follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen, who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and our heroes quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems.

Roy plays Alice Harlow, a powerful warlock and the last of her kind. Driven by a profound sense of loss, Alice sets out to destroy those responsible for the genocide against her people, but along the way she uncovers a long-held secret that could shatter the Allen family forever.

EPIX’s Pennyworth is in a full casting swing as it has the following:

JACK BANNON SET TO STAR IN TITLE ROLE OF “PENNYWORTH” FOR EPIX AND WARNER HORIZON SCRIPTED TELEVISION, BASED ON THE CHARACTERS FROM DC

Drama from Executive Producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon to Begin Production Monday, October 22, 2018, at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK

· Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) has been cast in the lead role of Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming EPIX drama series PENNYWORTH, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and based on the characters from DC.

· The 10-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

· Alfred Pennyworth is a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty; you’d never take him for an SAS killer. Alfred doesn’t know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become. He’s a man on the make, who doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.

The show has also cast the following:

  • Thomas Wayne – Ben Aldridge
  • Dave Boy – Ryan Fletcher
  • Bazza – Hainsley Lloyd Bennett

Fletcher and Bennett will portray Dave Boy and Bazza, respectively; both are lifelong friends of Alfred’s from their army days serving in the same corps. Dave Boy, a haggard Highland Scotsman who is slowly drinking himself to death since leaving the army, is a close ally of Alfred and Bazza and also the most unpredictable of the trio. Bazza, a posh Bajan playboy, is highly proficient at logistics and a valued member of Alfred’s team.

Now on to the mysterious demise of Dramafever. Asian Drama fans are beside themselves as the streaming service was quickly shut down by Warner Brothers. They cited the competition they were facing from streaming services like Viki, Hulu, and Netflix. While it was a sudden and quick shutdown. Fans of the series should seek out refunds for their premium accounts. Also, if they look hard enough, you can catch up with your favorite shows.

What this means for Asian dramas in the United States and beyond…channels like TVN will need to find a new outlet to showcase their dramas so they reach the masses that want this type of fare.

Reviews:

In Doctor Who’s second episode, The Ghost Monument, we find our our fearsome foursome have been split apart and picked up by two ships that are in the midst of a dakar-style race. While one of the competitors is looking for fortune and glory, the other is trying to protect her family. The goal was for someone to reach the Ghost Monument successfully after going through a gauntlet of obstacles. However, with the Doctor and her friends there, it causes a bit of a wrench for the alien that maintains the race.

We see the Doctor and her friends learn more about one another as they excel at problem-solving and going out of their comfort range. However, while 13 is supportive, she is also protective of her new friends. She even scolded Ryan as he attempted to be a hero in a Halo-like moment and told him the importance of zig-zagging.

We also learned in the episode that the Stenza are a force to be a reckoned with and possibly the main bad guy for 13 during this season. How unfortunate that is…the teeth on the face..yeesh.

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The highlight of the episode was when 13 saw her Tardis. It had me in tears. These first moments for all of the Timelords are so iconic. She sees that the Tardis has gussied herself up, with a change to both her exterior and interior. My favorite moment was when she got a biscuit. Now, they are all safe and sound on the Tardis and 13 is aiming to get them home.

However, in the next episode…The Doctor and her friends meet a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks.

It’s unfortunate that the numbers are low for Arrow as it is showing some stellar moments for the three main characters of the show, Oliver, Felicity, and William.

This family is in crisis as they are dealing with the repercussion of Oliver’s decision to go to jail. Felicity and William are in an A.R.G.U.S.’ witness protection program with new identities and living lives that they do not want to live, as Oliver tries to keep his head down in prison. This is nearly impossible as all the criminals he has jailed are in there and are aiming to kill him. This new life falls apart when Diaz tracks down Felicity and William. In a heartbreaking moment, we see one of the thugs in jail tell Oliver that his wife is dead…but she is not dead. She fights back and just as all hope is lost, A.R.G.U.S. show up. When Felicity and Oliver see one another…that is love. Now, both of them have decided to stop hiding and fight back, while William is set off to boarding school.

Now, I know that I have not been a fan of the flashbacks…yet, this season we get something different. We get a flashforward of a young man going to Lian Yu and that young man is William and he is on the hunt for a much older…Roy?!?!? This was clever, I have to give them this.

Now, is Roy the new vigilante that is stalking the streets of this city? Only time will tell.

I really do hope that there are some moments of happiness for these characters. There can only be so much these characters and these fans can deal with.

In Blocked, the second episode of The Flash, we are dealing with five plot points:

  1. While Nora informs everyone about why she is really there. Iris is okay and understands why Nora wants to be so close to Barry, but she wants to have a relationship with her daughter. So, watching Nora (a new intern) and Barry work on the crime scene of the escaped convict who used her power to crush someone into a meat cube, it is heartbreaking. However, Barry is going a little nutty with his daughter always around him. Leave it to Papa Joe to make both Iris and Barry understand that they need to give Nora this time and that she will come around and relax eventually.  Eventually, Nora proved herself.
  2. Cisco recovering from heartbreak – When you are forced to follow the 12 step heartbreak recovery of Ralph Dibney, it is never good. But, it is great for laughs. Eventually, he gets that he and gypsy are no more.
  3. Cecilia losing her power and can no longer connect with her daughter causes her to do the unthinkable and that is to use one of Harry’s devices to regain that connection, but Joe’s parenting skills show her the way.
  4. Finding out who the big bad is while fighting a meta who steals high-tech weapons and that villain is named Cicada, whom we meet in the first scene of the episode. He kills the meta, but he also manages to drain The Flash, Ralph, and Cisco of their powers. The great thing was that Nora was able to save her father before any real harm could come to him. After seeing footage, they now have connected Cicada to two events that revolved around Team Flash. Nora knows who it is and Cicada knows Nora.
  5. Caitlin does not want to investigate her Dad’s certificate of death because it means that he did not bother to be a part of her life, if he was alive. Cisco tells her that there is still time to make amends.

Overall, a great episode that is trying to balance the heavy plot points, with the heartfelt and with levity. Go Team West-Allen!

Remember, this weekend is all about Daredevil!

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Recap: The Flash – Nora

So, in the season opener, we met Nora West-allen…the daughter of Barry and Iris…who is from the future and seeing her impact on Team Flash is both adorable and heartbreaking.

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While Iris is in awe and elated at the opportunity to meet her daughter, Barry is at first hesitant,  a little wary, and a bit overwhelmed. Why, he wanted life to allow him to have the normalcy of being a parent go chronologically the right way…and the appearance of Nora is not letting that happen. The little talk between Iris and Barry is the reason I think that they are the best couple in the Arrowverse. As they are supportive of one another and hopeful about their future together, as all newlyweds that have gone through hell and back are.

But, Nora is a chip off of her Parent’s block. That wonderment that Barry had in year one is there, but it is more wonderment of meeting her father. But, like any kid, she causes more harm than good. We learn that Nora needs to get back to her timeline, but she can’t…and Wally gives the bad news that Nora has negative tachyons.

What was heartbreaking is to see that Iris and Nora do not really connect, but she is definitely Daddy’s little girl. And that is because we learn that the reason she is so attached to Barry is that in the future, Barry…disappears. She lied about not being able to go back, but she wanted to meet her Dad. How can you fault her for that. But, Barry is heartbroken that he misses all of her firsts.

There is a Meta in the episode, Gridlock, but he really did not matter. Well, except for allowing the group to figure out a way to get their groove back. Especially after all that they lost after Devoe. We also saw Barry channel Harry as he taught his daughter to phase a plane until it safely landed in the river. She he had a “first” with his daughter and it was sweet. This moment also makes Barry change his mind and then allows Nora to stick around…which will help her figure out a way of stopping her Dad from disappearing in the future. Another nice moment was when we see Nora give Barry the Ryan Choi’s suit, since apparently he no longer fits any of his old suits.

The best part of the episode is Ralph, who is the nice comedic break the episode needed and who gives Caitlin the info she needs. Also, Joe needing an escape from Cecilia and her power…and the baby. Very cute.

We did say goodbye to one character, Kid Flash goes off into the sunset with his Father’s blessing. Will this be the last time we see Wally? I hope not, as he has grown as a character and he has become an integral part of this universe.

Throughout the episode, we got hints of what’s to come in the season. Nora mentioned Grodd and King Shark, we learned (via Ralph) that Caitlin’s Dad is actually not dead, and in the last minute or so of the episode, we met the big bad of Season 5. He’s a Meta killer with the Flash lightning bolt as his weapon of choice. Dun, dun…..duuuuun.

Overall, a great opener that will hopefully be mirrored throughout the rest of the season.

Next week: Blocked – Barry and Team Flash track down a meta that is stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada, who is hunting the very same meta, with nefarious intent.