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The producers of Arrow have teased some big changes in season four of their CW show. The series has always done very well for the network in the ratings but how will these changes affect the numbers? Will viewership rise or fall? Could Arrow TV show be cancelled or is it almost guaranteed to be renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned!
On Arrow, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was ship-wrecked on a remote island in the South China Sea and presumed dead for five years. He returned home a changed man, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. The cast also includes Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, Manu Bennett, and John Barrowman.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better »
Set thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization, the story follows an Elven Princess, a half-human half-elf, and a human as they try to stop a Demon army from destroying the Four Lands.
Poppy Drayton, Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett and John Rhys-Davies star while Brooks, Jonathan Liebesman, Jon Favreau, Al Gough, Miles Millar and Dan Farah executive produce. The series kicks off with a premiere in January.
Unveiling our official key art for The #Shannara Chronicles! Stay tuned for more updates from #Nycc later this week. pic.twitter.com/BjByEDavHK
— Shannara on MTV (@Shannara) October 6, 2015 »
- Garth Franklin
Thousands of years from now, three heroes will undertake a journey to save the human race from a demon army. And this is how it will look (see above), according to the just-revealed key art for MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles. Your saviors are Eretria (Ivana Baquero), a human rover; Amberle (Poppy Drayton), an Elvin princess; and Wil (Austin Butler), half-elf, half-human, all dreamy. Manu Bennett and John Rhys-Davies also star in the series, which MTV produced with Sonar… »
After the surprisingly good freshman season and the superb second season, fans of DC’s Arrow could understandably check themselves into the hospital with a nasty case of whiplash thanks to a third season that seemingly undid much of the goodwill the first two had garnered. It’s as if, with DC finalizing that their movie and TV series would never cross over, and with Batman stuck as a teenager in Fox’s Gotham, that the writers of Arrow decided they may as well start cribbing from Batman’s greatest hits. And so, gone are the steady build-up of a villain over two seasons (as with Manu Bennett’s Deathstroke) and the group dynamic that made even the darkest moments of Arrow fun to watch. Left in their place is a villain (Ra’s Al Ghul) pursuing a storyline that belongs firmly in the Batman mythos and many of the »
- Lex Walker
Jennifer Lien has been arrested for allegedly going where no “Star Trek: Voyager” cast member has gone before. Nor should they. Lien, who played Kes on the sci-fi series, was arrested at her Harriman, Tennessee, home on Sept. 3, on two counts of exposing herself to a child under the age of 13, ABC affiliate Wate said. Deputies from the Roane County Sheriff’s Office initially arrived at her home to deliver a detainer summons, however, they were informed by dispatch that there was an active warrant out on Lien for the exposure charges. Also Read: 'The Hobbit' Actor Manu Bennett Arrested for. »
- Tim Kenneally
One of the 'Hobbit' villains got drunk, and knocked a guy out cold during a Comic-Con after-party, and ended the night in handcuffs ... according to cops and witnesses. According to police docs, obtained by TMZ, Manu Bennett was hanging with a bunch of people in a San Antonio hotel room ... drinking and having a good time ... until he was asked to leave. Witnesses told police that Bennett -- who played Azog in the 'Hobbit' -- had too much to drink. »
- TMZ Staff
Bennett, 45, was arrested early Sunday following an assault in progress call from the Grand Hyatt Hotel and was held on $1,600 bond. Police say Bennett punched a 29-year-old man at the hotel.
Bexar County Magistrate’s Office records show Bennett was released from jail around 1 p.m. Sunday.
Reps for Bennett had no immediate comment about the arrest.
Bennett is listed on the Celebrity Guest portion of the Alamo City Comic Con site and had been scheduled to attend Saturday and Sunday.
Bennett portrayed Azog the Defiler in the Hobbit trilogy, the gladiator Crixus in the TV series “Spartacus,” Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in the CW show “Arrow” and is set to appear as Allanon in the upcoming MTV series “The Shannara Chronicles.”
- Dave McNary
Manu Bennett made an unexpected journey on Sunday — to jail. Bennett, who plays Azog in “The Hobbit” movie franchise, was arrested Sunday after allegedly punching a man at an Alamo City Comic Con party, My San Antonio reports. The 45-year-old actor was charged with assault causing bodily injury. According to media reports, Bennett allegedly struck the man at a party at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio. The incident allegedly occurred shortly after 4:30 a.m. A spokeswoman for Bennett has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. Also Read: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »
- Tim Kenneally
Arrow's showrunners want fans to know that season 4 will have a much lighter tone. Explaining the transition, Arrow executive showrunner Marc Guggenheim stted, “We played him as a guy who was returning home from war with Ptsd for the first three years. Now he’s put those demons to rest, or so he thinks, and there’s a lightness to him as a result of all the things he learned last year." Another Arrow showrunner, Wendy Mericle adds, "It’s less about erasing his father’s legacy and more about establishing his." The show has definitely seen its fair share of death, murders and tragic storylines. While Guggenheim points to Deathstroke's (Manu Bennett) arrival in Starling City in season 2 as a turning point for the show, death and sacrifice have always been a major motivation for Oliver. From his father, Robert Queen, to his mentor and first trainer, Yao Fei, »
If you’re growing weary of the never-ending stream of post-apocalyptic content being siphoned onto our screens, both big, small and pocket-size, you might dismiss The Shannara Chronicles as more of the same. Developed by MTV, the show is based on a series of novels by Terry Brooks and picks up with the remnants of mankind thousands of years following a nuclear holocaust.
Instead of a hollowed-out husk, the Earth witnessed in this first trailer appears to be a lush oasis, a perfect habitat for its fantastical inhabitants. This might be a post-apocalyptic time period – but its similarity to other works in that domain are scant. Two of the three leads are described as an Elven princess and a half-human half-elf, both of whom make appearances in this brief teaser – alongside a horde of indescribable beasties – as they quest to save the world from an evil demon.
And while it »
- Gem Seddon
A new trailer has debuted for MTV’s upcoming fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles during last night’s Video Music Awards, and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…
Coming to MTV in January 2016, ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ is a new TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization, the story follows an Elven Princess, Amberle, a half-human half-elf, Wil, and a human, Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop a Demon army from destroying the Four Lands.
The Shannara Chronicles is is produced by Jon Favreau, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Featuring in the cast are Ivana Baquero, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Manu Bennett, Emilia Burns, Aaron Jakubenko, John Rhys-Davies, Marcus Vanco and Brooke Williams.
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday, it was announced that The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies is getting an R rated extended edition release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this November. But fans who want to see it early and on the big screen are getting that chance. We have a new The Hobbit extended edition trilogy trailer, and it shows off some of the new, never-before-seen moments from the final chapter in this epic fantasy saga. And we have have new information on when and where the movie will be playing this fall as part of a bigger theatrical event.
Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are thrilled to bring The Hobbit Trilogy back to select cinemas nationwide for an exclusive series of three in-theater events. The three movies include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on October 5, 2015; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on October 7, 2015; and the world »
Earlier this month it was revealed that the customary extended edition of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be rated R for “some violence”, and now Warner Bros. has released the official details for the Blu-ray and DVD release.
The extended edition will include an additional twenty minutes of footage, as well as nine hours of brand new special features, including:
– The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and Xii showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.
– New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3
- Gary Collinson
The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion when The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, is released as an all-new R rated Extended Edition on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the extended cut of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 20 minutes of extra footage and more than 9 hours of bonus features that will complete every Hobbit fan's collection. The film, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17 and will be available early on Digital HD on October 20.
In addition, The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, »
Fans of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films have been anxiously awaiting the release of the inevitable extended version of The Battle of Five Armies, and today Warner Bros. have officially revealed when fans can pick it up, along with which new special features are included. Come inside to take a look!
I think I've made it clear over the last few years, that I haven't exactly been a fan of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy (for a variety of reasons). However, I have felt that the extended edition versions of the movies have been more enjoyable for me as I watched them. Perhaps that will be the case with Battle of the Five Armies, which hits blu-ray on November 17th, with 20 extra minutes of footage.
And yes, as rumored/revealed a little while ago, this new version is in fact rated R. Take from that what you will, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
It looks like Oliver Queen's going to have his hands full this year. Variety have revealed that yet another villain has joined the cast of Arrow. Former Falling Skies star Ryan Robbins has been tapped to play 'Conklin' in a recurring role on the show's fourth season. He is said to be a "sadistic and ruthless member of Shadowspire", and will first appear in the third episode of Season 4. Shadowspire are a DC Comics criminal organization that looks set be a thorn in Oliver's side during this year's flashback sequences. They are led by Jimmy Akingbola’s 'Baron Reiter' (also known as Nazi villain 'Baron Blitzkrieg' in the comics). Thankfully Ep Marc Guggenheim has since clarified that this version of Reiter won't subscribe to any Nazi philosophies. In the past, Shadowspire have been associated with Oliver's archenemy, Deathstroke. Could their inclusion possibly bring about the return of Manu Bennett's popular villain? »
From comic-book adaptations to sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Here are the new geek-skewed shows coming to Us TV in 2016...
The world of TV has never been so crowded and, at the same time, geeks have never had it so good. As saturated as the big screen is with superhero films and sprawling shared universes, that mentality has well and truly bled onto the small screen too.
So there’s a lot of comic-book adaptations coming up in 2016 from Marvel, DC and others, but genre TV is represented across the board with science-fiction, fantasy and horror represented at pretty much every network and cable channel in the Us.
Here's some of the geek TV that will be making its way to us from the Us next year.
Aka Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Part of Netflix’s own connected slice of the McU, there has been a lot of confusion over when we »
Over the weekend we got the first trailer for MTV’s upcoming fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles, and now ten new images have arrived online, which we have for you here…
The Shannara Chronicles is an adaptation Terry Brooks series of fantasy novels, which is produced by Jon Favreau, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Featuring in the cast are Ivana Baquero, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Manu Bennett, Emilia Burns, Aaron Jakubenko, John Rhys-Davies, Marcus Vanco and Brooke Williams.
- Gary Collinson
Extry, extry, read all about it! These exclusive Jaws-inspired Fright Rags shirts will be available to pre-order this Wednesday. Also: an excerpt from Rhonda Mason's The Empress Game and details on the new MTV series The Shannara Chronicles.
Fright Rags Jaws T-Shirts: These exclusive Fright Rags shirts were designed by artists Justin Osbourn, Paul Shipper, Abrar Ajmal, and David Moscati. Inspired by the film Jaws, this collection will be available to pre-order on Wednesday, July 15th at 10 Am Est.
These shirts are limited and are subject to possibly selling out during the pre-order period.
Consult the Fright Rags website for more details.
The Empress Game: "‘Power, grace, deadliness defined. Always cunning, endlessly victorious’.
One seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire’s supreme ruling body, the Council of Seven, remains unfilled: that of the Empress Apparent. The seat isn’t won by votes or marriage. It’s won in a tournament of ritualized combat. »
- Tamika Jones
Comic-Con is all about checking out the merchandise — as in the many new trailers that are unveiled at the event for newbie and returning series, alike.
VideosFear the Walking Dead Trailer Is Finally Here! (And So’s the Premiere Date!)
So click Play, get pumped and then hit the comments to let us know which shows you’ll be watching.
Vikings Season 4 (premiering 2016 on History)
VideosThe Walking Dead Releases Season 6 Trailer, »
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