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American Gods episode 6 review: A Murder Of Gods

Ron Hogan Jun 5, 2017

The casting continues to be top notch on American Gods, which straddles the line of dark comedy brilliantly...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.6 A Murder Of Gods

There's something of an art to splitting the main cast of a television show into two groups. I've seen it done very poorly, and I've seen it done very well. Some shows, like Game Of Thrones, seem to deliberately break their episodes up into little segments and chunks, so viewers get to spend five minutes here, five minutes there, and only occasionally get a full-on episode in one location with one or two major characters. American Gods, being a travelogue at its core, has two groups of characters on the road, and they're two groups that function very well separately from one another.
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Spectral: Ghosts Of War Arrives In Digital Format

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So far, 2017 has been incredibly generous when it comes to tie in-comics. In addition to readers being able to enrich their experiences with prequel tales for properties such as 24: Legacy and The Great Wall, Spectral: Ghosts of War becomes the latest to join the club.

Serving as a lead-in to the Netflix original film, Spectral, this digital offering is written by Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, Lethal Weapon) and Sean Fahey (BlackJack Press), with gorgeous painted artwork contributed by Zid (Son of Merlin, Kong: Skull Island).

Although the preview Legendary Comics have provided includes only two interior pages, we can probably all agree how stunning said painted artwork is. Being a fan of the likes of Alex Ross, it’s something I would love to see more of in the medium, as I
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Horror Highlights: Colossal, Spectral: Ghosts Of War, Dead Squad, Wizard World, Havenhurst, Scared To Death

A dancing slider teaser for Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal and its city-wrecking monster has been revealed ahead of the film’s April 7th release. Also: preview pages from Spectral: Ghosts of War, Erika Ervin (Ahs: Freak Show) joins the Dead Squad cast, a Wizard World website update, Havenhurst release details, and a Scared to Death trailer.

Watch the New Slider Teaser for Colossal: “An unapologetic party girl dreams of a fresh start only to discover a mysterious and fantastical connection between herself and a city-wrecking monster on the other side of the globe.”

Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Colossal stars Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, and Austin Stowell. Following its time on the big screen at Sundance, Colossal will be released in theaters on April 7th by Neon.

If interested in reading a review of Colossal from our very own Heather Wixson, visit:

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Comics: Prequel To Netflix Original Film Spectral Has Hit!

Comixology has released Spectral: Ghosts of War, a prequel to the Netflix original movie. The 48 page digital exclusive comic is available starting today for $7.99 Us. It is written by Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, Lethal Weapon) and Sean Fahey (BlackJack Press). The painted artwork is provided by the talented Zid (Son of Merlin, Kong: Skull Island). Here's a direct link to the comic for those that want to check it out. - Spectral: Ghosts of War. We've also included artwork for the cover and two of the interior pages below! Delving deeper into the supernatural mysteries of the sci-fi action movie Spectral, this official prequel graphic novel tells a new story of survival in the face of a weaponized force of phantoms known as ‘spectrals.’ When a war-torn city is overrun by a terrifying army of ghosts, a group of school-friends set out on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind their nightmares.
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Spectral: Ghosts Of War Available on Comixology Today

The Official Comic Prequel To The Netflix Original Film!

Fans of the Netflix Original Film, Spectral, can now find out what happened before the Spectral's took over. Debuting December 9, 2016 on Netflix, Spectral, has found a cult following in its short time. Originally intended for the big screen, but with massive budget cuts had to settle on Netflix. Legendary Comics wanted to give its fans an opportunity to see what happened before the Spectrals took over.

You can click here to purchase Spectral: Ghosts of War on Comixology

Read the official description from Legendary Comics below:

Delving deeper into the supernatural mysteries of the sci-fi action movie Spectral, this official prequel graphic novel tells a new story of survival in the face of a weaponized force of phantoms known as ‘spectrals.’

When a war-torn city is overrun by a terrifying army of ghosts, a group of school-friends set out on a
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Exclusive cover reveal for Heroes: Godsend #2

Flickering Myth can exclusively reveal both covers for Heroes: Godsend #2 due to be released in April 2016 from Titan Comics. Written by Joey Falco and with the artwork being delivered by Roy Allan Martinez we see the Heroes saga being extended even further. Take a look at both covers below…

Farah’s work at Primatech brings her into a clash with Hrg and the Haitian. Plus she has to undergo a secret mission into a prison to break-out an old face from the Heroes TV show! Plus, just what is Angela Petrelli up to…?

Heroes: Godsend #2 goes on sale on the 6th April 2016 priced $3.99.

Also to be released in June 2016 is Heroes Vengeance. Seamus Kevin Fahey & Zach Craley’s five-part epic is collected together in one book; with the art from Rubine, Heroes Vengeance is a needed extension of the Heroes lore you don’t want to miss.

The
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‘Heroes: Vengeance #4′ Review (Titan Comics)

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley | Art by Rubine | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp

So far I’ve found Heroes: Vengeance to be decent, without really stretching itself in any way to make it more of an essential read. The idea of the Heroes Reborn minis is a good one, giving characters from the TV show more of a voice, letting them breathe a bit more than in the constraints of a 42 minute episode that juggles lots of characters and plotlines. The down side of that is sometimes characters should not be fleshed out further, as they were created as a function of plot with a deliberately limited lifespan, and attempts to make more of them just do not work. Unfortunately, so far, El Vengador seems to be drifting that way.

El Vengador is the costumed vigilante alias of Oscar Gutierrez, a man dedicated to fighting crime at street level,
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Heroes Reborn, Ep. 1.10, “11:53 to Odessa”

Heroes Reborn, Season 1, Episode 10, “11:53 to Odessa”

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey

Directed by Larysa Kondracki

Airs Thursdays at 8pm (Et) on NBC

The fall finale has come and gone. There won’t be any more episodes until January. Heroes Reborn has left much of its cast scattered to the winds, trying to converge and save the world. Everyone has some of the answers to how to accomplish this; no one has all the answers. The villain’s evil plan is almost ready except for a few crucial pieces that they are close to acquiring. The fate of the Earth hangs in the balance. Sounds like a pretty exciting place to leave the audience, doesn’t it? Except it’s not, and that’s because Heroes Reborn, as been pointed out time and time again here, has no idea what it’s doing.

The simple idea of a finale that leaves the main cast dispersed,
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‘Heroes: Vengeance #2′ Review (Titan Comics)

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley | Art by Rubine | Published by Titan Comics | Format:Paperback, 32pp

Issue 1 of this 5 issue limited series was a bit of a disappointment to me, it must be said. The idea is sound; take characters from the Heroes Reborn TV show, and give them an individual spotlight, add more depth and interest to them and their world. Have it co-written by the show’s producer too, to keep consistency and authenticity. Sounds great, but as the first issue showed individual pieces do not a satisfying end product make. I had my fingers crossed for issue two.

Issue 1 gave us the set-up, Oscar Gutierrez is a mechanic by day, costumed vigilante at night, dedicated in both guises to keeping his community (and family) safe. We still jump between the past and present, and a few more hints are revealed to the reader. Carlos was absent from
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‘Heroes: Vengeance #1′ Review (Titan Comics)

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley | Art by Rubine | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp

For a brief time the television series Heroes was a cultural phenomenon, running from 2006-2010, though by its end it had badly run out of steam. That first season though stands up as good as any you will see. As a show that took its ideas and format from comic books, it has strangely not done very well in translating the Heroes world and characters to the comic book format in the past. Titan Comics are giving it another bash, and doing it the right way by getting the show’s producer, Seamus Kevin Fahey, to co-write.

The central idea is to produce a series of mini-series that will flesh out the background and motivations of the different characters that will be spotlighted in the Heroes Reborn TV show, (currently showing in the Us,
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Warner Bros. TV adapting The Arcana Chronicles

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. TV has snapped up the rights to The Arcana Chronicles series of Ya novels and has tapped writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) to adapt the first book, Poison Princess, for a TV series.

Written by Kresley Cole, Poison Princess “is a dystopian tale about a young woman who realizes she has the power to rebuild the world.” Published in 2012, it was followed by Endless Knight in 2013 and Dead of Winter in 2015. A fourth book is slated for release next year.
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‘The Arcana Chronicles’ Books To Get TV Series Adaptation By Warner Bros. With Adam Shankman Producing

In a competitive situation, Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to Kresley Cole’s popular series of young adult novels The Arcana Chronicles for Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s studio-based Offspring Entertainment. Writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) has been brought in to pen an adaptation of the first book in the series, Poison Princess. In the vein of Ya staples like The Hunger Games, The Selection and Divergent, Poison Princess is a…
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Warners Plans "Arcana Chronicles" TV Series

Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to Kresley Cole's popular series of young adult novels "The Arcana Chronicles" with Offspring Entertainment set to produce.

Seamus Kevin Fahey will pen an adaptation of the first book in the series "Poison Princess," a dystopian tale about a young woman who discovers she has the power to rebuild the world.

Two further books in the series, "Endless Knight" and "Dead of Winter," have been published with a fourth set for next year. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot will executive produce.

Source: Deadline
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Heroes Reborn, Ep. 1.03, “Under the Mask”

Heroes Reborn, Season 1, Episode 3, “Under the Mask

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey

Directed by Greg Beeman

Airs on Thursdays at 8 pm (Et) on NBC

Family is as important to the universe of Heroes as Primatech or people inexplicably coming back to life. The Petrellis and the Nakamuras and the Bennets and the Sureshs had grand lineages that went into controlling the evos, exploiting them, and understanding them. This focus grounds the series: We all have family and understand the various pains and strains that those relationships and exceptions generate in life. This also theoretically gives the show ample opportunity to mine and explore new conflicts. But as was seen ten or so years ago, only so many times can Heroes have Peter and Nathan stand at opposite ends of a crisis only to come together at the end, with one of them scarifying themselves, before the audience gets actively angry at the show.
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Indie Spotlight: The Burning Dead, Chopping Block, Tall Tales from the Badlands

We're back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes release details for seasons 1 and 2 of Bad Timing, a look at a new poster from Chopping Block, a Hooked Up red band trailer, a Q&A with the director of The Burning Dead, and much more:

New Poster Released for Chopping Block: "Five kidnappers find themselves in a bloody situation in the brand new poster for the upcoming slasher comedy Chopping Block!

Chopping Block follows a group of recently fired corporate workers out of work and out of luck. Desperate times call for desperate measures as they decide to kidnap their ex-boss’s daughter for a much needed ransom. Things take a bloody turn when the boss’s daughter just happens to be the only survivor of the masked psychopath "Sadie Grace". Hilarity and bloodshed ensue when Sadie
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Us remake of Oz drama in turnaround

After ordering the script for the pilot for a Us version of Jack Irish, the Fox network has opted not to proceed with the project.

Chernin Entertainment, which has a first-look deal with Fox, had pitched the idea of a one-hour series adapted from Essential Media and Entertainment.s trio of telepics starring Guy Pearce as a former criminal lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector.

The script was written by Anna Fricke (Being Human), who would have served as the showrunner, and Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Blood and Sand).

.Fox network passed and our Us agents are currently talking to Fox about getting the rights back,. Essential partner/head of drama Ian Collie tells If.

.Our preference now is to focus on the Australian series, due to go to air on ABC in 2016, which will set up a better series template for any further reversions of this program..

The
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New home renovation show from Essential 11

Essential 11 Television is producing a pilot for a home renovation series in Los Angeles for the Us network Hgtv while three other shows are premiering in the Us this month.

Three Dads and A House features La.s Re-Inhabit, a boutique firm which specialises in restoring dilapidated structures while retaining their original character.

Based in La and Toronto, Essential 11 is a factual entertainment co-venture between Essential Media and Entertainment, Canada.s 11 Television and Primitive Entertainment.

Launching this week on the Diy Network are BackFlip, a 4-part series in which restoration expert Brett Waterman transforms a poorly renovated Palm Springs villa into a historically-accurate dream home; and Texas Flip .n Move, a nine-part series about three family businesses in Fort Worth which compete against each other to locate, move, renovate and sell homes for the highest price.

Fool.s Gold, an eight-part docu-comedy that debuted on Discovery Canada, will have its
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Fox Planning "Jack Irish" Series Remake

Last year U.S. television network Fox produced and then quickly cancelled "Rake," a toothless and weakly received version of the well-regarded and darkly humoured Australian legal comedy of the same name from local broadcaster ABC TV.

That isn't stopping Fox from trying again with another show from the same Australian broadcaster, this time they're planning a crime drama series based on the telemovie series "Jack Irish" which starred Guy Pearce.

Based on the detective novels by Peter Temple, two TV movies were produced in 2012 and one in 2014 that starred Pearce as a former criminal lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector.

Getting his life back together after the murder of his wife, he usually finds himself landing cases by being in the wrong place at the wrong time - cases involving high-level corruption, dark sexual secrets, and murder.

Seamus Kevin Fahey (The Following") is penning the script for the
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Another Us remake for Oz drama

The Jack Irish telemovies could be the latest Australian drama headed for a Us network remake.

The Fox network has ordered the script for a pilot for a one-hour series adapted from Essential Media and Entertainment.s trio of telepics starring Guy Pearce as a former criminal lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector.

The project was pitched to Chernin Entertainment, which has a first-look deal with Fox, by UTA and Simonne Overend, Essential.s Los Angeles-based VP of drama development.

The script will be written by Anna Fricke (Being Human), who is also the showrunner, and Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Blood and Sand).

Essential CEO Chris Hilton, who will executive produce with his Essential partner/head of drama Ian Collie and Overend, told If the network will decide on whether to commission a pilot, likely to be set in Boston, in January.

Chernin Entertainment produces Fox's New Girl and
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Believe, Ep. 1.08, “Together” takes the fight to Orchestra

Jamie Chung

Believe, Season 1, Episode 8: “Together”

Teleplay by Seamus Kevin Fahey and Sneha Koorse, Story by Seamus Kevin Fahey

Directed by Bart Freundlich

Airs Sundays at 9pm (Et) on NBC

The past few weeks have revealed how, despite the presence of other gifted individuals, Skouras has been intent on finding Bo. This has led to the development of machines at Orchestra that have been able to track Bo’s paranormal activities, bringing Skouras’ mercenaries closer to her every time. This week’s episode sees Channing and Winter figure out the machine and try to shield Bo’s powers from it, in a compelling episode that delves further into the bond between Bo and Tate.

The capture of Channing by Skouras is a promising development. While Skouras and Winter had a personal relationship that allows the two of them to sit in a cafe and discuss Bo, Channing and Skouras have less of a history.
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