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TV's threatening to look a lot like my comic book shelf these days. One of the things I love about a comic book series that ends is that it represents a complete story, so when I start reading "Transmetropolitan" or "Preacher" or "100 Bullets," I'm starting something that I know has a finite amount of story to tell, and that's building to something. I just worked my way through David Lapham's entire 41-issue arc of "Stray Bullets." Meanwhile, my comic-book-crazy older son fell in love with Brian K. Vaughan's "Runaways," burning through the first eighteen issues in about a week. He was rabid for something to follow up with and decided he wanted to read "Y The Last Man." That's a heavy series in many ways, but one of the things that shaped who I am was that my parents put far less restrictions on what I could read than what I could watch, »
- Drew McWeeny
According to Birth.Death.Movies, one Garth Ennis adaptation isn’t enough for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, as after Preacher, the duo – along with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke – will look to shop a TV take on Ennis and artist Darick Robertson’s The Boys to cable networks.
Like Preacher, The Boys is an extremely Ott, violent, and blackly funny series. It focuses on a team of black-ops agents (Billy Butcher, “Wee” Hughie Campbell, The Female, Mother’s Milk, and The Frenchman) who are tasked with keeping the superhero population in check. Unlike most mainstream comics, many of the “heroes” of this world are a horrible bunch; more concerned with fame and hedonism than protecting the public.
The site cautions that it’s still very early days and nothing is set in stone, as Rogen and co. are waiting to see where they can take the show. Obviously a cable »
- Mark Cassidy
The site formerly known as Badass Digest is reporting that Seth Rogen is keen on bringing another Garth Ennis property to TV. The Boys, a 2006-2012 comic series from Ennis and artist Darick Robertson is reportedly the next gritty, ultra-violent comic book series Rogen wants to adapt for TV. Rogen and his producing partner, Evan Goldberg are teaming up with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke to develop the project and are currently shopping the series to cable networks. Birth.Movies.Death cautions that the development team are in the very early stages as the focus is on Preacher at the moment. The real question, is whether The Boys follows Preacher to AMC or if the show is headed for premium cable. Where would you like to see a potential adaptation of The Boys land, AMC or HBO? Related Content: Is The Boys Adaptation Finally Gaining Traction? An Update From The Screenwriters »
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been instrumental in finally getting that TV adaptation of Garth Ennis’ Preacher comic book series off the ground. They made the successful pilot episode and are now set to produce the show.
Apparently, they’re not stopping there. According to Birth.Movies.Death. (formerly Badass Digest), the duo are shopping their take on another long-gestating Garth Ennis adaptation – The Boys – to various American networks.
The Boys (written by Ennis, illustrated by Darick Robertson, and originally published by Wildstorm before moving to Dynamite Entertainment) is an ultraviolent 72-issue series about special agents policing a world of superheroes, often via bloody and brutal means. A film version – with Anchorman’s Adam McKay - was once looking likely. But nothing came of it.
Now, the rights reportedly have new owners, »
Seemingly on a mission to bring comics writer Garth Ennis to as wide a new audience as possible, Seth Rogen is already neck deep in his TV series of the controversial Preacher. Now it transpires that he's also trying to mount a TV version of Ennis' even stronger The Boys. Rogen and his regular partner-in-crime Evan Goldberg are currently shopping the project to cable networks. Supernatural's Eric Kripke is also involved.Plot-wise The Boys is about a world where superheroes are a widely-mistrusted annoyance - "absolute scum" in Ennis' own words - leading to the creation of the only marginally preferable anti-cape vigilante group of the title. Membership includes murderous black-ops marine Billie Butcher; Gallic madman The Frenchman; super-strong psychopath mute The Female (Of The Species); and the incongruously decent - but psychologically scarred - Wee Hughie.Preacher is somehow happening on the relatively mainstream AMC network, but cable »
There's been talk for several years that "Anchorman" director Adam McKay was working on a film adaptation of the acclaimed Garth Ennis comic "The Boys" - a major departure for the filmmaker who is mostly known for comedies rather than the darkly violent drama of the material.
Now though, it seems some one else with a comedy background is keen to have a go in a different form - Seth Rogen. Birth.Movies.Death reports that "This Is the End" filmmakers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are currently shopping a TV series adaptation of the series around to cable networks - likely premium cable in order to incorporate the source material's graphic violence.
Rogen and Goldberg certainly have experience in this area, »
- Garth Franklin
Sometimes a news story hits the web that ticks all the right boxes. They can be hard to be cynical about. This is one of those occasions.
The two talented writers - who could be called the 'Time Team,' if that name wasn't already taken by a show about digging - have landed a pilot production order at NBC. They’ll now be looking to find a cast and a director to bring a taster of their vision to life.
The show will focus on “an unlikely trio traveling through time to battle unknown »
Time, an action adventure drama from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, has livened up a sleepy drama marketplace, sparking a bidding among the Big 4 networks. The project, from Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Davis Entertainment, ended up going to NBC with a pilot production commitment. Described as “Back To The Future meets Mission: Impossible”, Time is a high-octane hour about an unlikely trio traveling through time to battle unknown… »
“Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke has signed a two year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, TheWrap has learned. Kripke is leaving Warner Bros Television, where he had been since 2008, for his new deal. Under his stay at Wbtv, Kripke developed The CW’s “Supernatural,” which is heading into its eleventh season, as well as NBC’s “Revolution,” which ran for two seasons, among other projects. Also Read: TheWrap's TV Stars and Showrunners Exclusive Portraits (Updating Photos) The producer, writer and director is represented by Wme. »
- Linda Ge
DC Imprint Vertigo has announced that it will be releasing twelve new #1s on a weekly basis beginning this October, and we’ve got the titles, creative teams and covers for you right here…
Art Ops #1 (Shaun Simon, Michael Allred)
Red Thorn #1 (David Baillie, Meghan Hetrick)
Sheriff Of Baghdad #1 (Tom King, Mitch Gerads)
New Romancer #1 (Peter Milligan, Brett Parson)
Lucifer #1 (Holly Black, Lee Garbett)
Last Gang In Town #1 (Simon Oliver, Rufus Dayglo)
“This is a groundbreaking rollout for Vertigo and all 12 new titles represent the imprint at its core: smart and irreverent stories that will take you someplace stranger,” states Shelly Bond, executive editor of Vertigo. “I »
- Gary Collinson
On USA Network’s new summer drama (airing Thursdays at 9/8c), Irish actor Jason O’Mara plays a surgeon who spends precious little time tending to actual patients, focused instead as he is on fending off a local gang that has charged him with keeping 11-year-old drive-by target Antoine safe and sound.
RelatedUSA’s Complications: Is It Just What the Gun-Toting Doctor Ordered?
As if that weren’t enough for the good doc to barely handle, his cohort in this do-or-die agenda is a nurse, Gretchen (played by Jessica Szohr), who knows »
RelatedUSA Sets Dates for Suits, Graceland, Mr. Robot and Others
In the 10-episode series, O’Mara plays John Ellison, a suburban doc who, still processing his daughter’s recent death (and while in the course of rushing an ailing squirrel to the vet), lays witness to a drive-by shooting. John leaps out of his parked car and tends to the critically wounded victim — Antoine, the 11-year-old son of the »
To celebrate the release of the hit TV series Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season – on DVD & Blu-ray™ 8th June 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season contains all 23 gripping episodes from Season Nine and is packed with over four hours of bonus content – including featurettes, commentaries, a Comic-Con panel, and a gag reel. Fans that purchase the Blu-ray™ will also have access to a Digital HD copy of all 23 episodes.
How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host’s descent to Earth, Sam and Dean now face a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, each with its own chaotic agenda. Before tackling the threat of the “loose nukes” roaming the globe, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. Meanwhile, Castiel finds he’s more vulnerable – and yet »
- Gary Collinson
Supernatural, Season 10, Episodes 18 to 23
Created by Eric Kripke
Airs Wednesdays at 9 pm Et on The CW
As threats have come and gone over the course of Supernatural‘s tenth season, the one concern that has loomed over both brothers has been the Mark of Cain. Numerous attempts by Dean to avoid its influence have failed, and Cain’s death closed off the possibility of the only person with intimate knowledge of the Mark helping get it off. The past few episodes have seen Sam dive headfirst into trying to get the Mark off Dean, forming an alliance with Rowena and roping Charlie in to find an ancient spellbook. The latter brings a new enemy into the fold, as the Winchesters say goodbye to a key ally in a compelling finish to an uneven season.
Dean’s attack on the Styne family provides one possible explanation to a disturbing aspect of the season, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Wrapping up its most watched season in seven years, The CW Network presented its 2015-16 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City. The indie-pop band Of Monsters and Men kicked off the presentation with a live performance of their latest single "Crystals," and their international hit song "Little Talks." Here's what CW's Mark Pedowitz had to say in a statement.
"This has been a terrific season for The CW, and is a result of a strategy we set in motion a few years ago to broaden out and grow our audience. We had our most watched season, and our highest-rated season among men, in seven years. We launched The CW's most watched series ever with The Flash, and with The Flash and Jane the Virgin, we received more critical acclaim than ever before. The CW is heading into »
Premiering June 24, the techno thriller stars Rami Malek (The Pacific) as Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day/vigilante hacker by night who is recruited by the leader (Christian Slater) of an underground group to destroy the very firm, E Corp, he is paid to protect. The regular cast also includes Portia Doubleday (Mr. Sunshine), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström.
Imagine being a custodial worker in a bunker that’s the last livable place on Earth. The air outside is unbreathable, and a select group of humans are in cryogenic slumber around you. This is life for workers Bauer and Cartwright, but great responsibility and a dark secret could threaten to destroy their sanity and the human race. Produced by Robert Kirkman and starring Norman Reedus, Air now has an official release date for late this summer. Also featured in our latest round-up is a bit of good news for Revolution fans and the cover art and synopsis for another unexpected showdown in Riverdale.
Air: Scheduled for an August 14th theatrical release, Air is the first feature film from Skybound Entertainment. Joining Reedus in the movie is Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond,Fast & Furious 7), who plays Cartwright opposite Reedus’ Bauer. Christian Cantamessa (co-writer of the video game, Red Dead »
- Derek Anderson
Fans of the Warner Bros. Television series Revolution, which ended a two-year run on NBC in May 2014, are going to get a resolution to the show's storylines that were left open-ended in the final broadcast episode. In response to passionate fan efforts to revive the show, the entire creative team behind the series - including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O'Bannon and Jon Favreau - regrouped to create a special four-chapter digital comic book with DC Comics that will serve to continue and ultimately resolve the adventures last seen in Revolution's second season finale.
Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott handled the writing duties of the digital comic's four chapters, after breaking the story in the writers' room along with the rest of the Revolution creative team, which included Kripke, O'Bannon, Paul Grellong, David Rambo, Trey Callaway, Anne Cofell Saunders, Ben Edlund, Matt Pitts and Jim Barness. »
Good news: Revolution is coming back. Bad news (depending on how you look at it): It's via a comic book. But take heart in knowing you will get an ending, Revolution fans! The entire creative team behind the series—Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O'Bannon and Jon Favreau—teamed to create the four-chapter DC Comics series to resolve the Revolution storyline. Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott wrote the series with art by Angel Hernandez. The digital comic begins on May 4. Each chapter will debut on ComicBook.com for one week before making their way to the official Revolution Facebook page. Chapter 1 hits the Internet on Monday, May 4, Chapter 2 follows on Monday, »
If you were among those steadfastly lobbying to #RelocateRevolution, your wish has been granted.
TVLine has learned that NBC’s postapocalyptic drama, which was powered down almost a year ago, after two seasons, will return to finish its story in the form of a four-chapter digital comic book.
RelatedHot Topic, Two Takes: Should Revolution Be Powered Back Up?
The series’ entire creative team — including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Jon Favreau — regrouped to create the digital comic with DC Comics. Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott penned the four chapters, »
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