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Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network continues to cement itself as a go-to hub of genre entertainment. Today the channel announced that it has acquired the rights to air episodes of Freddy's Nightmares, The Twilight Zone, Night Visions, Constantine, and more:
Press Release: Austin, TX (October 1, 2015) - El Rey Network, the 24-hour English-language cable network founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, has finalized an acquisition deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to license the exclusive off-network cable rights for all episodes of the popular series, "Constantine," and "Almost Human," which will make their basic cable debuts beginning November 2015. Also under this multi-year agreement, El Rey Network will acquire several additional high-profile properties rolling out in 2015 and 2016. This includes the basic cable premiere of "Human Target," plus "V: The Series," "Mortal Kombat: Conquest," "Freddy's Nightmares," "The Twilight Zone," "V Miniseries" and "Night Visions."
"We are proud to have these extremely popular »
- Derek Anderson
The four-day Variety Studio wrapped Monday, after doing more than 40 video interviews with stars like Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning and Eddie Redmayne. Also participating were directors like Stephen Frears and Alfonso Cuaron. The latter was beaming over the successful Toronto Festival launch of “Desierto,” directed by his son Jonas Cuaron. “He’s a good director,” said the proud papa. “He can support me and now I can retire!” (Don’t worry: the success will happen but the retirement won’t.)
Double standard in the paparazzi era: Several actors arrived in hipster grunge but all the actresses were perfectly decked out. And everyone looked good.
The studio was created in the men’s department of the swanky Holt Renfrew department store. Like much of the Toronto Fest, it’s slightly surreal but ultimately makes sense.
Entertainment One Party:
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- Variety Staff
Fans can welcome the world’s only female werewolf into their homes, as the second season of Syfy’s hit horror series, ‘Bitten,’ is now available on DVD. The 10-episode second season of the supernatural show, which stars Laura Vandervoort as werewolf Elena Michaels, received its DVD release after premiering on the cable network in mid-April. In celebration of ‘Bitten’ home entertainment release, Shockya is giving away three DVDs of the fantasy horror series. To enter, follow us @Shockya, and tweet us the phrase: “.@Shockya is giving away three DVDs of the second season of Bitten! Follow and Rt to enter!” Or, you can email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
It runs in the family: she's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound just like her famous Kryptionian cousin. But as both a superheroine and as a young woman still coming into her own, "Supergirl" has a lot to learn about the world.
For the new CBS series debuting in the fall, actress Melissa Benoist ("Glee," "Whiplash") takes on the iconic mantle of the Ingenue of Steel and her alter ego Kara Danvers, and during her first trip to Comic-Con International in San Diego she revealed all sorts of Super-details, from learning to throw a punch during her super-workout to dancing through the sky to a particularly constraining portion of that caped costume.
Moviefone: Taking on this character, there's all the comic book history, there's Helen Slater's interpretation from the '80s, the animated version, »
- Scott Huver
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- Michael Stevens
A few days ago, following an interview at San Diego Comic-Con, it was widely rumored that Laura Vandervoort, who portrayed Kara Zor-El/Supergirl on Smallville for five years, was in talks to cameo on CBS' upcoming superhero drama Supergirl, which stars Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) in the titular role. However, it seems as though those reports may have been a tad premature as Vandervoort sent out a tweet the following day to debunk the rumor herself: Just wanted to clarify I'm not in "talks" with the #Supergirl series to be a part of it. I'd love to but no official discussions. Thanks xo — Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) July 10, 2015 Based on producer Greg Berlanti's history of bringing back former superhero actors, primary examples being John Wesley Shipp on The Flash and Helen Slater & Dean Cain on Supergirl, this doesn't necessarily mean we won't eventually see Vandervoort make an appearance on the show, »
CBS has released five new promotional posters from its upcoming DC superhero series Supergirl, showing Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) as Kara Zor-El alongside Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan (The Last Five Years) as Winslow Schott…
Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. »
- Gary Collinson
In this (abridged) edition of The Week in Spandex, we round up all the big superhero news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con…
Well, the curtain has fallen on the geek mecca that is San Diego Comic-Con for another year, and over the past four days we’ve been treated to a wealth of superhero movie and TV goodness, as Warner Bros. unveiled its two big superhero offerings of 2016 in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad as well as its ever-increasing roster of DC TV shows, 20th Century Fox showcased the upcoming release Fantastic Four, along with next year’s Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, and Marvel… well, Marvel decided to skip it this year, but we’ve still got some McU news, including promotional material for Ant-Man ahead of its arrival this Friday, and Wesley Snipes revealing that he’s held talks to reprise the role of Blade? »
- Gary Collinson
Supergirl has added another DC character to its ever-expanding roster, with the announcement last night during the Warner Bros./DC TV panel that Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, Twilight) is set to play Maxwell Lord.
“Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and I have been fans of Peter for years,” said Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “We’re beyond thrilled to have him join us on Supergirl’s first adventures bringing the iconic Maxwell Lord to life.”
In addition to Facinelli’s casting, it was also announced that Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl will tussle with two comic book villains in Reactron and Livewire, although no further details were provided.
- Gary Collinson
We already know that two DC veterans are set to feature in Supergirl, with Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Helen Slater (Supergirl) portraying Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) Earth parents Fred and Eliza Danvers, and now it seems another former Supergirl could make an appearance.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Laura Vandervoort – who played Supergirl onthe long-running Smallville – has suggested that a cameo in the CBS series could be on the cards, with the actress stating that: “Hopefully I get to be a part of it at some point, which is looking good. Hopefully I get to meet [the new Supergirl].”
See Also: New Supergirl teaser released
Supergirl is set to premiere on October 26th and sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a cast that also includes Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Alura Zor-El, David Harewood (Selfie) as Hank Henshaw, »
- Gary Collinson
"Bitten" actress Laura Vandervoort famously made her name playing Supergirl on TV's "Smallville". Appearing at Comic Con yesterday, the actress was asked by EW if she'll make an appearance in CBS' upcoming TV series take on "Supergirl" which stars Melissa Benoist in the role. Vandervoort replied: "Hopefully I get to be a part of it at some point. Which is looking good. Maybe."
Heavy Metal has optioned the movie rights to Michael Moreci's sci-fi comic "Roche Limit". Seth Sherwood ("Leatherface") will pen the script while Jeff Krelitz, David Boxenbaum and Brian Witten will produce.
The story is set in a space colony that has devolved into a melting pot of criminal factions. The central mystery follows a missing girl and will incorporate horror elements. [Source: Heat Vision]
- Garth Franklin
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Laura Vandervoort to talk Bitten (a SyFy series revolving around werewolves) at Comic-Con earlier today, and the actress revealed that she's in talks to make an appearance in Supergirl on CBS. There's no word on who she will play, but it sounds like a cameo is definitely in the works. Vandervoort played the character in Smallville and, unlike her cousin, knew how to fly. She also constantly wore different variations of red and blue in an in your face nod to the character's comic book costume. Who would you like to see her star as in this new take on Supergirl? As always, let us know your thoughts and theories in the usual place. To view the video, click on the image below. »
The second season of the werewolf SyFy series, Bitten, has officially hit shelves this week, and what better way to celebrate the release, than to give three of you lucky readers not only the complete second season on DVD, but copies signed by the show’s star, Laura Vandervoort?! We love giving stuff out to you loyal readers, and thanks to the gang at Falkowitz PR, we’re able to hook a few of you up. So instead of reading about how adorable Carly Rae Jepsen is, Enter The Contest Now, and while you’re at it, check out this Exclusive clip from the show!!!
In 2014, Syfy introduced genre audiences to Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort, Smallville, Ted), the world’s only female werewolf, in Bitten, a steamy, emotionally charged supernatural series based on the novels by New York Times best-selling author, Kelley Armstrong. Now, this July, Entertainment One conjures up »
- Jerry Smith
Yesterday, Entertainment One announced that Bitten will return for a third season on Syfy. Also in this round-up: a Kill Bill: Volume 1 episode of Real Fake History and details on the release of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift #1.
Bitten: Press Release: "Leading independent studio, Entertainment One (eOne) is thrilled to announce 10 episodes of the supernatural thriller Bitten will return to Syfy for a third season. Based on the best-selling series of novels by Kelley Armstrong and produced by No Equal Entertainment, eOne, and Hoodwink Entertainment, Season three sees the return of genre icon Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Ted) as Elena Michaels; Greyston Holt (Alcatraz, Durham County) as Clayton Danvers; Greg Byrk (A History Of Violence, Rookie Blue) as Jeremy Danvers; Steve Lund (Being Erica, Haven) as Nick Sorrentino, and Genelle Williams (Warehouse 13) as Rachel Sutton. Production will begin this summer in Toronto. »
- Tamika Jones
Supernatural thriller Bitten is returning to Syfy for a third season. The series from Entertainment One begins production this summer in Toronto on 10 new episodes. Based on Kelley Armstrong's bestselling Women Of The Otherworld novels, Bitten stars Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Ted) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence. As previously announced, Bitten Season 3 was also picked up by Bell Media’s Space in Canada. Bitten is executive produced by J.B… »
Back in May, we reported that Bitten had been renewed for a third season by CTV in Canada. Now, Variety reports that Syfy will be airing season three as well. Production will begin this summer/fall and episodes will start running in 2016.
Bitten revolves around the only female werewolf (Laura Vandervoort) in existence and her struggle to try to live a normal life. The cast also includes Greg Bryk, Greyston Holt, Michael Xavier, Genelle Williams, Tammy Isbell, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Sean Rogerson, and Kiara Glasco.
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For Season 2, the Syfy series Bitten, based on the best-selling urban fantasy series Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong, has upped the action, gore and sexiness, as Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort), the only female werewolf in the world, and her Pack have been reluctantly forced to join forces with a trio of witches to defeat a mysterious and sociopathic enemy that is determined to take over the Otherworld. [caption id="attachment_465951" align="alignright" width="218"] Syfy[/caption] During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Steve Lund (“Nick Sorrentino”) talked about how tight this ensemble is, both on and off screen, what he’s most enjoyed about his character’s arc, the relationship between Nick and his Pack leader Jeremy (Greg Bryk), balancing the political with the personal, exploring the romance between Nick and Paige (Tommie-Amber Pirie), how much he enjoyed the added female energy this season, and how much he enjoyed the fight scenes in the season finale. »
- Christina Radish
Canadian series Bitten has been renewed for a third season by the Space channel. The werewolf series airs on Syfy here in the Us and season two is currently running on Friday nights. Syfy hasn't said that they'll be airing season three but it's expected that they will.
Here's the press release from Space:
– Season 2 of Bitten gets CTV airing in July –
– Laura Vandervoort returns to star as the world's only female werewolf –
– Production to begin this summer/fall, on location in Toronto –
– Bitten Season 1 is now streaming on CraveTVTM –
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Produced by Scott Peters Company, HDFilms, Warner Bros Television
Aired on ABC for 2 seasons (22 episodes) from November 3, 2009–March 15, 2011
Lourdes Benedicto as Valerie Stevens
Laura Vandervoort as Lisa
Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes
Morena Baccarin as Anna
A reimagining of the Kenneth Johnson science fiction series of the same name which told the tale of the arrival of “friendly” aliens known as the Visitors, who appear human and peaceful when in reality, they have a secret agenda to enslave humanity and seize their resources for themselves. The Visitors come in highly advanced space ships and make promises to share their alien technology in return for a few choice Earth resources. The »
- Jean Pierre Diez
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