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Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s Arrow.
Rather than killing Queen, Ra’s al Ghul announced that he wanted the archer to replace him as the leader of the League of Assassins. (Sorry, Nyssa.)
Related The CW Renews Arrow, Supernatural, The 100, Reign, Jane and 3 Others
Meanwhile, another hero took flight as Ray finally got the A.T.O.M. exosuit working — after a night of passion with Felicity!
Below, executive producers Andrew Kreisberg »
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Penned by Californication creator Tom Kapinos and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, the project follows a down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver who, after a near-death experience, suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including the late ex-wife he has never gotten over.
It's been long in the works, but ITV has now confirmed that it's ordered a pilot for a revival of The Saint.
Set to go into production in 2016, this new take from writers Ed Whitmore (Arthur & George) and Chris Lunt (Prey) promises to bring Simon Templar - a roguish Robin Hood for the modern day - to a whole new audience.
But who could possibly follow in the esteemed footsteps of Sir Roger Moore (and Ian Ogilvy... and, erm, Val Kilmer) in bringing Leslie Charteris's gentleman thief to life? Digital Spy has picked out 12 potentials.
1. James Norton
Last year, Norton delivered two spectacularly disparate performances - as reprehensible Tommy Lee Royce on BBC One's Happy Valley and as 'sexy vicar' Sidney Chambers on ITV's Grantchester. Take a little of Royce's edginess, add a dash of Chambers's charm and you might just have yourself the perfect Saint.
2. Matthew Goode »
“The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals”‘ showrunner Julie Plec and director David Nutter have a new pilot in the works for The CW entitled “Cordon,” and today a good bit of casting news for it has arrived, including a very… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Wood, who currently recurs on The Vampire Diaries as magical sociopath Kai Parker, has been cast in showrunner Plec’s new CW drama pilot Cordon, which follows a group of unlikely heroes who emerge amidst a deadly outbreak in Atlanta, our sister site Variety reports. Wood will play bad guy-turned-cop Jake.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Following a nasty exchange with students from Penn State University, »
Latest Update: Julie Plec’s CW pilot “Cordon” adds David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Kristen Gutoskie and Chris Wood to cast. It’s that time of year again when The Big Five networks are knee deep in pilot season. This year will be seeing a lot more of the usual suspects, with big name producers taking on even more new projects. Some things to look out for: “The Catch” by uber-producer Shonda Rhimes (ABC), Greg Berlanti’s much talked about “Supergirl” (CBS), John Wells’s “Studio City,” Ryan Murphy’s “Scream Queens” (Fox), and Ellen DeGeneres’s latest untitled project starring »
- Wrap TV Team
The CW, known to bring back previous players, has cast its first pilot for the 2015-16 cycle, Variety has learned.
Chris Wood, who had substantial arcs in both in Julie Plec’s “Vampire Diaries” and the CW’s “Carrie Diaries,” is set for the role of Jake, a former renegade turned cop, in Plec’s upcoming drama “Cordon.”
The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. The drama tells the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the cordon reveals both the devolution of humanity and the birth of unlikely heroes.
Jake (Wood) is among those trapped inside the cordon, and finds himself there to protect the ones who need him most, even though his first instinct is to save himself.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
CW drama pilot Cordon has set its leads, casting David Gyasi (Interstellar), Christina Moses, Chris Wood and Kristen Gutoskie. Written by The Vampire Diaries and The Originals showrunner Julie Plec based on a Belgian format and directed by David Nutter, Cordon chronicles the aftermath of a deadly epidemic outbreak in Atlanta. Gyasi and Moses will play the central characters, marking the first time the CW has had a black leading duo. Gyasi plays Atlanta police major Alex… »
RelatedExclusive Photo Diary: Director Julie Plec Goes Inside the Big Vampire Diaries Funeral
Appropriately titled “The Downward Spiral,” the follow-up to Sheriff Forbes’ funeral finds Caroline presenting “an unexpected ultimatum” to her friends, and Stefan’s well-intended intervention “sets off a dangerous chain of events, leaving him and Elena in a race against the clock.”
TVLine recently spoke with Candice Accola about Stefan and Caroline’s budding romance, of which she’s »
I haven’t yet recovered from last week’s traumatic good-bye to Sheriff Forbes, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned from our beloved show, it’s that death stops for no one. (Oh, wait, flip that: It’s that death stops no one … until now, that is.) With our gang mourning one of their own, we watched them each grapple with mortality (and immortality) in different ways, all directed beautifully by the one and only Julie Plec. So let’s get to it, since life is short (or indefinite, or whatever).Three seconds in and mini-Caroline is already breaking my heart. “But what if you die and I’m still here?” “Then you’ll be all grown-up, and you won’t need me.” This moment is such an important one in the life of every parent and child, and watching it now, after Caroline’s mom is already gone … Minus 12. (Also, »
- Rebecca Serle
“I’ll be Ok, mom,” Caroline told Sheriff Forbes before her gut-wrenching funeral on Thursday’s Vampire Diaries. “Everything will be fine after today.” Unfortunately, she had no idea how wrong she was.
RelatedPhoto Diary: Director Julie Plec Goes Inside the Vampire Diaries Funeral
Just as Candice Accola previewed, Stefan and Caroline indeed discussed last week’s #SterolineKiss, though probably not at the length most fans would have wanted; as she noted, “There’s no time like the horribly inappropriate present to get to the bottom of that.” Not ready to discuss the issue, Stefan told Caroline they should wait »
No one loves a great scene more than the person who first dreamed it up -- the writer. We're asking iconic shows' creators and writers to tell ETonline all about the moment on their series that they most cherished getting to see make it from script to screen.
Since it first premiered in 2012, Girls has told the harsh and hilarious stories of four twenty-something women learning how to navigate life after college in New York City. For four seasons, we’ve watched these awkward girls evolve into slightly less awkward young women -- in part thanks to the boys -- err, men -- in their lives.
For Hannah -- played by show creator Lena Dunham -- that’s Adam (Adam Driver), an aloof, sexually aggressive part-time actor who starts the series as Hannah’s friend with benefits but later becomes her boyfriend.
“When we shot the pilot, we thought, ‘He’s going »
After 125 episodes and six seasons of “The Vampire Diaries,” Julie Plec, who also serves as showrunner on spinoff “The Originals” and has another pilot in development at the CW, is taking her turn in the director’s chair — a daunting, yet perfectly fit, seat that’s been a long time warming up for Plec.
“I had a moment where I wrote a movie script and it was my first movie job and I was very excited to do it, and my only goal was really not to get fired off of it,” says Plec, who got her start on “Dawson’s Creek” and has worked with frequent co-producer Kevin Williamson on films including “Cursed,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle” and the “Scream” franchise. “In writing it, I realized that if and when they ever made the movie, I probably would never get to sit down with the director and tell him what »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Julie Plec has become one of the more prolific showrunner/producers during the past few years: With two shows currently on the air (The CW's The Vampire Diaries and spinoff The Originals), a pilot in development (The CW's Cordon), and the 2013 version of The Tomorrow People under her belt, Plec's had her hands full. And now, with Thursday's hour of The Vampire Diaries, "Let Her Go," Plec is adding another title to her list: director. Plec kicks off her directing career with a big hour for the series: following the death of Caroline's (Candice Accola) mother, she and her friends struggle
- Marisa Roffman
After six seasons, 125 episodes and more doppelgangers than you could shake a moonstone at, executive producer Julie Plec finally makes her directorial debut with Thursday’s Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8/7c) — and we’ve got the exclusive behind-the-scenes photos to prove it.
TVLine invited the first-time director to document her maiden voyage — one that, believe it or not, took quite a bit of convincing on Plec’s part.
“For five years, I was like, ‘I’ll never direct. Absolutely not. There’s way »
Thursday’s Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8/7c) is bound to be a tearjerker — Sheriff Forbes is, at last, laid to rest — but Candice Accola tells TVLine there’s a silver lining in the hour for Caroline, and it goes by the name of Stefan Salvatore.
RelatedVampire Diaries Funeral Photos — Plus: Scoop on Damon’s Emotional Goodbye
“Caroline and Stefan definitely need to have a talk about what happened,” Accola acknowledges. “We will see them discuss it, and the result of that conversation will really paint a picture of what’s in store for them in the future.”
Read on for »
Funerals have become regular occurrences on The Vampire Diaries, but Thursday’s fond farewell to Sheriff Forbes (The CW, 8/7c) looks to be especially devastating.
RelatedVampire Diaries Post Mortem: Stars, EPs Explain Sheriff Forbes’ Death, Jeremy’s Surprise Exit and Steroline’s Future
Ten new photos offer our first look at the heartbreaking tribute to one of Mystic Falls’ finest, and all of your favorites are in attendance — looking their very best, naturally — including Stefan, who appears to share yet another tender moment with his (potential) new girlfriend during the service.
“The two people that are carrying the most »
"...after assigning tasks to each of her friends, 'Caroline' (Candice Accola) attempts to deal with her current situation as reality begins to set in around her. While spending the day with Caroline, 'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) grows concerned when she starts noticing a strange change in her behavior. Meanwhile, 'Alaric' (Matt Davis) becomes wary when 'Kai' (Chris Wood), who has begun experiencing unexpected consequences from the merge, turns to 'Jo' (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), desperate for her help.
"Elsewhere, while 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) finds herself in an unfamiliar situation, 'Matt' (Zach Roerig) and 'Tyler' (Michael Trevino) contemplate a major life change. And when 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) offers Caroline advice on how to cope with everything going on around her, it forces him to »
- Michael Stevens
After much anticipation, “Beauty and the Beast” has been renewed for a fourth season at the CW, the net announced Friday, also setting a summer premiere date for season three.
The fan favorite drama will return with its 13-episode third season on May 21. Season four will air later in the 2015-16 season.
Earlier this year, the CW handed early renewals to all eight of its current scripted series — “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Reign,” “Supernatural,” “The 100,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” — bringing the net’s scripted renewals to a total of nine.
The CW has also greenlit four pilots for the upcoming cycle, not leaving much room for more pilot orders. All potential series are dramas — “Cheerleader Death Squad,” from Marc Cherry, Neal Baer, Dan Truly and Sabrina Wind; the reinvention of “Tales From the Darkside”; ghost series “Dead People,” from “Californication” creator Tom Karpinos; and “Cordon,” from »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Thursday’s Vampire Diaries — unquestionably one of the series’ finest hours to date — bid two very different farewells to fan-favorite characters, allowed a long-awaited ‘ship to finally set sail and revealed more buried secrets than you could shake an Ascendant at.
PhotosVampire Diaries Funeral Photos — Plus: Scoop on Damon’s Emotional Goodbye
A quick recap of the episode: Sheriff Forbes finally, tragically succumbed to her cancer (without her doting daughter by her side); Caroline found comfort in Stefan’s arms (and lips!); Jeremy left Mystic Falls behind to become a roving hunter, despite telling everyone (but Alaric) that he’s »
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