What You Missed…

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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

  4. Stranger Things 3 is looking for kids who can play marching band instruments for Season 3. Mental Floss
  5. 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.
  6. 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” 

  7. 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.
  8. 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!

~M.

New Shows, Casting News, and The Return of Veronica Mars?

Happy Hump Day!

I started off blogging when True Blood came out, so I have always kept tabs on the cast since the show ended. Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies, True Blood, Generation Kill) is slated to appear in The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré. This production is a joint venture between the BBC and AMC, similar to the partnership for The Night Manager. 

From the Press Release:

NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – AMC today announced “The Little Drummer Girl,” will premiere in the U.S. as a must-watch, three-night television event with a two-hour episode on November 19 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. Additional two-hour episodes will air on consecutive nights at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on November 20 and November 21.

Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name, “The Little Drummer Girl” is a six-part miniseries starring Emmy® and Golden Globe®Award-winner Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies”) as Becker, twice Academy Award-nominated and Tony-nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) as Kurtz and BAFTA-nominated Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie.

Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; “The Little Drummer Girl” weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Skarsgård,) while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz (Shannon). Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties.

“The Little Drummer Girl,” which hails from the executive producers of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series “The Night Manager,” marks the television debut of visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker) and was filmed at locations including the streets of London and Prague and architectural phenomena such as the Acropolis in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon in Greece’s Attica Peninsula.

Fans of Veronica Mars, I’m one, Rejoice! Hulu, is in talks to revive, not reboot, Veronica Mars. The best part is…Kristen Bell would slip on her gumshoes again. EW

Casting News:

  1. Anthony Michael Hall has been cast the Principal of Riverdale High when the Foursome’s parents were students:Riverdale
  2. Karen David (Once Upon a Time, Galavant, Timeless) has been cast to play Emma Tig on the CW’s Legacies. Emma is a beautiful witch-turned-guidance counselor, she is the moral support and shoulder to cry on for all the students at the Salvatore School, even if the person who needs her therapy the most (the headmaster) remains an elusive patient. Deadline
  3. iZombie has lured Kareen Abdul-Jabar to play Zed, one of the two City Council members who didn’t flee after the zombie endemic broke out in Seattle. And while Zed is a zombie, his fellow council member is human — the two are unable to compromise or understand each other’s perspectives that city hall basically is rendered inert. TVGuide
  4.  Inbar Lavi has been cast as “The Original Sinner” Eve on Lucifer. Her backstory is that, “After an eternity with Adam, she’s grown restless in her marriage and longs for a less predictable time when things were exciting. Naughty. Dangerous. She misses her hot and heavy first love…the charming rogue who tempted her so many years ago. That’s right, the devil himself…Lucifer.” TVLine
  5. Brendan Fraser, The Mummy, has been cast as Robotman/Cliff Steele, in the DCU’s live-action series Doom Patrol.  Deadline

Shows Ordered to Series, Renewed, or Cancelled: 

  1. We now know when The CW will air their annual crossover for their Arrow-verse:crossover
  2. Netflix has renewed The End of the F*!king World for a second season and Anne with an E for a third season. Both great shows.
  3. Not only will we get Batman on Gotham, but we may get Bane. Comicbook.com
  4. Watchmen has been ordered by HBO. The graphic novel by Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins, revolved around a superhero team as they seem to decay alongside the ever-darkening America around them. The team consists of Rorschach, Nite Owl, the Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias and we see them reunite in order to investigate who’s behind a teammate’s murder, but what they find out may be even more grim than the world they seek to protect. The cast includes: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon. The show will air in 2019 and is produced and written by Damon Lindelof.

Odds and Ends:

When Stranger Things returns, it will be inspired by Fletch! Variety

A show to watch is Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Even though I prefer the character of John Clark, Jack Ryan is the every man that works at the CIA and is thrust in to impossible scenarios and somehow comes out of it alive. In the premiere, CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a series of suspicious transactions that take him and his boss James Greer out from behind their desks into the field to hunt down… The show will air on Amazon on August 31st!

If you love Rom-Coms, go watch To All the Boys that I’ve Loved Before on Netflix. It takes us back to a time when the story of girl and boy work together to either fend off the advances of one person or to get someone super jealous after they break it off and ultimately realize that the person they should be focusing on is the one that is helping them out. If you are on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or whatever…than you have seen the posts dedicated to Peter Kavinsky. But, the whole cast did a great job and I hope they make this a trilogy!