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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 »
The bulk of Lucifer‘s panel at Comic-Con was devoted to showing the pilot, which doesn’t hit Fox until mid-season 2016. This left approximately 15 minutes for a quick Q&A. The pilot drew a muted response from the audience with scattered laughs, nonetheless it was a full house over at Room 6Bcf. The show which is a loose adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic book character was adapted by Californication creator Tom Kapinos — who was a no-show at the panel. That’s a… »
Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic series Lucifer has gone through a bit of a casting shuffle. According to Deadline, the show has lost actor Nicholas Gonzalez, who will be replaced by True Blood and Arrow alum Kevin Alejandro.
The role is that of a gruff homicide detective for the Lapd, who grows wary of the eponymous former Underworld ruler’s burgeoning relationship with his wife and daughter.
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No reason for Gonzalez’s exit was given, and it sounds like his part in the pilot will remain intact despite the role swap. That means there’s going to be a slight bit of confusion for viewers when the show debuts next midseason. Still, Alejandro should be a fine replacement, so I’m excited to see what he does with the role.
- James Garcia
Exclusive: Kevin Alejandro (True Blood, Arrow) has been cast as a series regular on Fox's comic book midseason drama Lucifer. He replaces Nicholas Gonzalez who played the role in the pilot, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment's Vertigo, the series, from Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his… »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Preview Night on Wednesday, July 8. While there aren't any panels on Preview Night, Warner Bros. Television is presenting world-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes from highly anticipated newseries Supergirl, Blindspot, Containment and Lucifer, plus an advanced look at a new episode of Teen Titans Go!. Check out all of the official details for Comic Con's Preview Night below.
Wednesday, July 8 - Preview Night
6:00pm - 10:00pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season.
Supergirl - In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! »
As you may have heard last week, One Million Moms have launched a petition against the show claiming that the programme "mischaracterizes" Satan and mocks the Bible. It has gained over 11,000 signatures.
Here's Neil Gaiman's reaction:
"Ah. It seems like only yesterday (but it was 1991) that the “Concerned Mothers of America” announced that they were boycotting Sandman because it contained Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans characters. It was Wanda that upset them most: the idea of a Trans Woman in a comic book… They told us they were organising a boycott of Sandman, which they would only »
Joe Henderson, who was just tapped as showrunner of Lucifer, has signed an overall deal with the studio behind the new Fox drama series, Warner Bros. Television. Under the two-year pact, he will render executive producer/showrunners services on Lucifer as well as develop new projects for network, cable, and digital. Henderson is executive producing Lucifer, from Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, with Tom Kapinos, who wrote the pilot based on the… »
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.
"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."
Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »
We now know when Fox is planning to bring FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back to the small screen, as the network revealed that part one of The X-Files six-episode event series premiere will air on Sunday, January 24th.
In their 2015 - 2016 fall TV schedule announcement (which also includes information on Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, slated to begin airing on Tuesdays this fall), Fox revealed that the return of The X-Files will take place on Sunday, January 24th, between 10:00pm - 11:00pm Est after the Nfc Championship game.
The second half of the two-part premiere will air at 8:00pm Est the following night on Monday, January 25th, with subsequent episodes also airing on Monday nights. Filming on the event series begins this June. For more information, see the official press release below (The X-Files details are highlighted in bold text). Also included in »
- Derek Anderson
If you still needed proof that Fox was investing hard in geeky telly (after their renewal of Gotham and the full season order they gave to Minority Report), here’s some more: the network has just ordered a full season of Lucifer.
This version of Satan was introduced by Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth, in The Sandman comic series which is currently being adapted for film by Warner Bros, as a separate entity to this TV show. The character was so popular that he spawned his own on-going comic book run.
Now, Fox have given the green light to a TV version, »
A number of series are being canceled and renewed at this very second. New shows are also being announced as they get picked up for a series order by various networks. One of those shows, which we've heard quite a bit about in recent months, is Lucifer. Based on the DC Vertigo supernatural comic book, the show has been picked up at Fox. And today, we have a first look at Tom Ellis as the lead.
The news comes just one day after NBC officially announced that they have canceled another DC supernatural series, with Constantine now looking for a home elsewhere. The hope is to find digital distribution for Season 2. Will Lucifer have better luck finding an audience on Fox?
White Collar co-executive producer Joe Henderson has joined the newly picked up Fox drama series Lucifer as executive producer/showrunner. Lucifer, from Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, was written by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, who also had a CW pilot and is not very involved in the Fox drama. He will remain an executive producer on the series but won’t have hands-on involvement as showrunner. Henderson and Kapinos executive produce… »
Some late-breaking TV news has just arrived… Fox has given a series order to “Lucifer,” based on yet another comic book character. “Lucifer,” written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman for Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics, and Jerry… Continue Reading →
The post Fox Makes a Devil of a Deal as Lucifer Heads to Series appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
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Based on characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer stars Tom Ellis (Rush) in the title role. Bored as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.
The cast also includes Lauren German (as Det. Chloe »
“Minority Report” remained one of the strongest contenders during pilot season, and was one of the first pilots ordered at Fox. “Lucifer,” on the other hand, didn’t gain steam until the last 72 hours, as orders started to trickle in.
“Minority Report” (pictured above) stars Stark Sands and Meagan Good (pictured), along with Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall. The project from Amblin, Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox TV, inspired by the 2002 feature film, picks up 10 years after the end of pre-crime in DC when one of the three pre-cogs struggles to lead a normal human life, and remains haunted by visions of the future when he meets a detective »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Friday was a huge day for established, familiar properties. ABC kicked off the morning by picking up "Uncle Buck," which was followed by Fox's order for "The Frankenstein Code" and then quickly by CBS' series orders for "Rush Hour," "Limitless" and a "Criminal Minds" spinoff. In what I'm assuming will be Friday's last piece of big, breaking news -- famous last words -- Fox has given series orders to "Minority Report" and "Lucifer," based on the hit Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise feature and the DC/Vertigo comic title respectively. Let's look at the details: "Minority Report" was written by Max Borenstein and directed by Mark Mylod and features Spielberg and Amblin Television among its producers. It's set 10 years after the end of the Pre-Crime unit in DC and three remaining pre-cogs are struggling to integrate back into society. One of them meets a helpful detective and is able to find »
- Daniel Fienberg
Jaime Lee Kirchner (Mercy) is set as the female lead opposite Andrew J. West in the CW pilot Dead People, from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, Dead People centers on Floyd (West), down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver. After a near-death experience when he is pronounced dead following an accident but is revived two minutes later, Floyd suddenly has the ability to… »
Amazon Studios is bringing back the hour-long drama series "Bosch" for a second season following the first being the most-watched title on Prime Instant Video out of all TV shows and movies in the four weeks since the season one debut.
Based on Michael Connelly's nineteen books featuring the character, Titus Welliver plays L.A. homicide detective Harry Bosch. The second season sees him investigating the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money for the mafia, and in pursuit of a serial killer. It will be based on the books "Trunk Music" and "The Drop". [Source: Variety]
Fox has given an early renewal to "Sleepy Hollow" with "The Glades" creator Clifton Campbell on board as executive producer and new show runner. The third season pickup of the supernatural drama had been hinging on finding a replacement for show runner Mark Goffman. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
According to THR, actress Lesley-Ann Brandt (who played Copperhead on Gotham) will replace Lina Esco as Maze on Fox's Lucifer pilot. This character was first introduced in the pages of Neil Gaiman's Sandman as Lucifer's right hand woman, who eventually follows him to Earth. She's described as "a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman" on the show. The pilot will be directed by Len Wiseman (the Total Recall remake, Underworld), who will also executive produce along with Tom Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. The original logline for the show was pretty similar to the comic series, and had Lucifer growing tired with his infernal responsibilities and relocating to La where he opened an exclusive piano bar called Lux. Now it seems it's "undergone an evolution toward a police procedural", with the character getting his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. Tom Ellis will »
Casting is ramping up on Fox's DC Comics adaptation Lucifer, with D.B. Woodside signing on to play the angel Amenadiel. He is joined by two more casting additions, Rachael Harris and Nicholas Gonzalez. These new cast members will all have series regular roles, and will be joined by previously-confirmed cast members Tom Ellis (Lucifer), Lina Esco (Mazikeen) and Lauren German (Chloe Dancer).
The series centers on Lucifer, who decides to abandon his post in hell and sets up shop in Los Angeles, where he helps the L.A.P.D. punish guilty criminals, just for fun. Lauren German's Chloe Dancer is an L.A.P.D. detective who works with Lucifer to solve a murder case, as the Devil is struck by her pure goodness and starts to believe that there may be hope for humanity after all. Mazikeen is a demon who takes the form of a beautiful woman. »
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