A 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:
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:
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The first official photo from #GameOfThrones’ final season is here! 😱 How do you end the biggest show on TV? Blood, sweat, and lots of tears. Get behind-the-scenes details in our exclusive report from the set. Click the link in our bio for a preview, and pick up an issue on newsstands starting 11/2. #GoT 📷: Helen Sloan/HBO
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.