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Netflix's willingness to dip into the 1980's and tug on our nostalgic strings continues with this summer's short event series, Castlevania.
Based on the 1986 Konami video game of the same name for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Castlevania follows the last surviving member of a disgraced clan tasked with taking down the most formidable vampire of them all, Dracula.
As you'll see in the Castlevania teaser trailer below, Netflix is delivering an edge anime with full-on blood and horror.
Castlevania's four 30-minute episodes will be available to stream on Netflix beginning July 7th.
Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Sunday’s 12 Monkeys finale.
You think you know The Witness, and then 12 Monkeys completely turns everything on its head during Sunday’s Season 3 finale.
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After reuniting with their son Athan (perfectly played by Battlestar Galactica alum James Callis), Cassie and Cole splinter with him to their home, circa 1959. Athan laments that he’s being “chased through time by sentimentalists.” When he gets a little too close to the splinter vest, Cole instructs, “Sit down, you little s—t.” (Were you expecting hugs and kisses?) Cassie tries to reason »
The full season was provided prior to broadcast.
12 Monkeys has the unfortunate reputation of being renowned as one of the best shows that no one watches. This is all too understandable, as its origami narrative is simply impenetrable to casual viewers tuning in midway through. Though it began with a straightforwardly Terminator-esque mission – go back in time to kill the man responsible for the apocalypse – it’s evolved into a dense temporal thicket including evolved human beings with direct connections to time itself, gigantic time-travelling cities, a plethora of knotty paradoxes, and time-muddled familial relations. No wonder the new series’ central motif is an ouroboros – a snake consuming its own tail.
Season 2 ended with one of our heroes, Cassie, being informed that her just-conceived baby will grow up to be series big bad The Witness, the sinister masked figure responsible for the deaths of 7 billion people whose lofty ambition is the destruction of time itself. »
- David James
Ahead of its entire new third season airing between May 19th and May 21st, 12 Monkeys has been renewed for a fourth and final season by Syfy.
Press Release: New York, NY -- March 16, 2017 -- Syfy today announced that it has renewed critically-acclaimed original series 12 Monkeys for a fourth and final chapter ahead of its Season 3 premiere. The network also announced that the series’ entire 10-episode third season will premiere over three consecutive nights, from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 from 8-11Pm Et/Pt. The first four episodes will premiere on Friday, with three episodes airing each night on both Saturday and Sunday.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, the beloved drama, developed by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”), is based on the 1995 Golden Globe® award-winning film of the same name. Said co-developer, showrunner and executive producer Matalas: “Universal Cable Productions and Syfy have given »
- Derek Anderson
Syfy has given one more renewal to sci-fi drama “12 Monkeys.”
The third season of “12 Monkeys” won’t premiere until May, but Syfy has already ordered a fourth installment of 10 episodes. The catch: Season 4 will be the show’s last.
Syfy is adopting a different linear strategy for Season 3, as well. The entire season will air over three nights, beginning on May 19. Four episodes will air on the 19th, then three on each of the next two nights. The strategy is an answer to the anemic live ratings the show drew over its first two seasons, which grew upwards of 70% in DVR viewing.
“’12 Monkeys’ has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” said Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support »
- Oriana Schwindt
Hatch began his career on the soap opera All My Children and later joined on The Streets of San Francisco after Michael Douglas left the show. His biggest role, however, came in 1978 as ace pilot Apollo in Battlestar Galactica. The series was about the exodus of humanity after the Cylons, a race of robots, attacked humanity to near extinction, leading them to find the mythical planet Earth for refuge. It only ran for one season, but gained a large cult following after an edited cut of the pilot hit theaters and even spawned the short-lived sequel series Galactica 1980.
Unlike most actors attached to an iconic role, Hatch never got tired of being Apollo or the Galactica fandom. Throughout his career he wrote books based in the »
- Ricky Church
Michael Ahr Feb 8, 2017
There are certain actors from the reboot of Battlestar Galactica that will always carry the legacy of the classic science fiction show from the start of the millennium. Tricia Helfer will always be Six; James Callis will always be Baltar; and Katee Sackhoff will always be Starbuck. But after her stint on Longmire and her roles in Riddick, Oculus, and Don’t Knock Twice, Sackhoff has continued to build up a varied body of word. And now she's heading back to space, in the drama Origin Unknown.
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The movie, which will be directed by Hasraf Dulull, will star Sackhoff has Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson who crashes on the first human mission to Mars, and, according to a press release, 'is summoned to assist an artificial intelligence system — A. »
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