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The CW has a thing. It’s a thing that a lot of people like, mind you: iconic characters played by ridiculously good looking people, interpersonal drama, cheesy voiceovers, and dialogue just slightly above groan-inducing. But hey, the formula works. It worked for Superman in Smallville, it worked for Oliver Queen in Arrow, and now fastest-man-alive Barry Allen is poised to join the fun in The Flash. And the pilot comes complete with a difficult childhood, dead/incarcerated parents, life-changing catastrophes, an affirmative climax, and a “Dun Dun” moment at the end to keep you watching.
These are not complaints, however. It’s a strong start, full of easter eggs (Grodd!) and classic comic-book inspired conflict. If it feels a little contrived, it’s because it sticks to the source material—and hey, the Flash has never been brooding or controversial or even particularly progressive, so why not make a »
- Holly Interlandi
The Flash is quickly heading our way, and adding new DC Comics characters to its cast list left and right. Just last week, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller signed on to play one of the Flash’s biggest villains, Captain Cold, and just before that The Tomorrow People alum Robbie Amell (cousin to Arrow star Stephen Amell) boarded the show as the superhero Firestorm. They join already-announced characters like Killer Frost and Vibe, Professor Zoom, and Weather Wizard.
Now, we’ve got another name to add to that list, as TV Line reports that Sgt. Bette San Souci, a.k.a. Plastique, will appear on the show as a “fetching young redhead who was a bomb specialist with the Army before she was injured by an Ied in Iraq.” Like the other “metahumans” on the series, Plastique is exposed to the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion and »
- James Garcia
The single-camera project from Christopher Vane (Suddenly Susan, Bill Engvall) follows Buddy, a deep-in-debt scalawag (played by Smallville‘s Michael Rosenbaum) who lies low in a small town by passing himself off as the gay pastor the local church recently hired.
Per our sister site Deadline, Garcia has been cast as Buddy’s put-upon girlfriend back home in San Francisco, who is left to believe he died of a suicide, »
Issues: Superman: For All Seasons #1-4 (Sept- Dec 1998)
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Artwork: Tim Sale
Colors: Bjarne Hansen
Superman, at his core, represents what’s best in all of us, the common man, just with the means to take action. He’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, he can change the course of mighty rivers and much , much more. He is an American symbol of doing the right thing, obeying the law and giving bad guys their comeuppance. As time has went on, comics turning more and more radical, nobody wanting plain black and white heroes, Superman had to change and become more gritty. Superman was the greatest hero ever, there was nothing he couldn’t do, but to readers who wanted more depth from their »
- Jessie Robertson
This August, the debut season of the Syfy series Bitten arrives on Blu-ray and DVD featuring all 13 uncut Season 1 episodes, including footage not seen on U.S. Television, plus never-before-seen bonus features.
Based on the "Otherworld" novels by #1 New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong, Bitten is an emotionally charged supernatural thriller starring Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence. Desperate to escape both a world she never wanted to be part of and the man who turned her into a werewolf, Elena has abandoned her pack and taken refuge in a new city. There, she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her new boyfriend. However, when bodies start turning up in her pack's backyard, Elena finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves' ancestral domain. And, now, torn between two worlds and two loves, she quickly realizes that - when »
Fresh off making waves with the VOD release of “Snowpiercer,” the Weinstein Company is toying with the distribution model once more by pre-releasing a film on the Internet. The indiedistrib will debut “One Chance,” the true story of a “Britain’s Got Talent” winner, exclusively on Yahoo Screen 10 days before releasing it theatrically.
It’s not clear what the reaction will be from exhibitors, but companies that release pictures simultaneously on demand and in theaters are sometimes banned from showing their film in certain theaters.
“One Chance” has already played musical chairs with release dates. It had originally been scheduled for release on Feb. 7 before being moved back to March 14 and pushed yet again to Aug. 29. A new date hasn’t been announced, but it will likely be in theaters in September or October.
Some films that have played around with their distribution model have been rewarded for their boldness. »
- Brent Lang
Geoff Johns, who is a producer on both "The Flash" TV series and the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" film, recently spoke about both projects, revealing that the two universes will never cross. "You'll see a lot of DC universe characters [on 'The Flash' and 'Arrow' TV series]. You won't see Batman or Superman," he explained. "We're on production on 'Batman v Superman' now. So you'll see characters like The Atom or Firestorm, but not Batman or Superman right now [on TV]." Johns continued: "It's a separate universe than film. Filmmakers can tell the story that's best for film while we explore something different in a different corner of the DC universe. We will not be integrating the film and television universes." That's bad news for fans who hoped that Stephen Amell ("Arrow") would make an appearance in "Batman v Superman" or that Tom Welling ("Smallville") would return as Superman on one of the shows. »
Geoff Johns, who wrote the The Flash pilot for The CW, as well as produces the series, is also an executive producer on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Speaking at the TCA panel for the upcoming DC Comics series, he clarified the differences between the DC Cinematic Universe and its small screen companion, confirming that the two streams will never cross. This also means that we'll never even see small screen versions of Batman or Superman on either The CW series Arrow or The Flash.
The comic book writer explained that there has never been a plan to incorporate the two different universes into one entity, and that the small screen actors who portray Arrow and The Flash, Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin, won't be squeezing their way into Justice League either.
""You'll see a lot of DC universe characters [on The The Flash and Arrow]. You won't see Batman or Superman. We're on production on Batman v Superman now. »
As Arrow continues to get more and more popular, and The Flash gets his own series, fans have been desperate to know whether the movie and television DC universes are one and the same. There have been hints that they both are and are not in the recent past, though Geoff Johns made it clear once and for all today that they are very much their own thing. "You'll see a lot of DC universe characters [on The Flash and Arrow]. You won't see Batman or Superman. We're on production on Batman V Superman now. So you'll see characters like The Atom or Firestorm, but no not Batman or Superman right now [on TV]." That makes sense, but Smallville aired when Superman Return was released, so why not? Well, Johns is referring to the Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck versions of these characters, and went on to definitively state that we won't »
AMC is giving another straight to series order, this time to the martial arts drama Badlands which is loosely based on the Chinese tale Journey to the West.
According to THR, “In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.”
“We are incredibly excited to help Al and Miles, as well as Stacey and Michael from Double Feature to bring Badlands to life,” said AMC exec vp original programming Joel Stillerman. “This creative team has so much expertise in bringing a fresh take to classic genres from their film and television experience, and their take on martial arts will be no exception. Along with a beautiful story, they’ve also assembled the A-Team of martial arts fight choreography in Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung.”
The network has ordered »
- Lindsay Sperling
Could AMC successfully resurrect the martial arts TV drama?
On Friday, AMC announced a straight-to-series order for Badlands, a new series based “very loosely” on the Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” The project is from writer-producers Al Gough and Miles Millar, who in addition to The CW’s Smallville also did the kung fu comedy film Shanghai Noon. Also on board are producers Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction) and martial arts filmmakers Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero) and Stephen Fung. The show’s pitch: “In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a »
- James Hibberd
A kung fu TV show on “AMC”? Hell, why not. They could fight zombies, too. Minus the zombies, that’s apparently what former “Smallville” producers Al Gough and Miles Millar are bringing to American TV, along with Hong Kong mainstays Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung. Wu is a long-time Hong Kong actor who has broadened his career to Western work with “The Man with the Iron Fists” and “Europa Report,” and Fung is an actor turned director, recently responsible for the “Tai Chi Zero” trilogy of kung fu films. The duo is teaming up with Gough and Millar for “Badlands” (the show’s current working title), which has already been given a first season, 6-episode greenlight by cable net AMC, home of “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad.” “Badlands” is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” In a land controlled by feudal barons, »
AMC has given a direct-to-series order to "Badlands," a new martial arts drama that has absolutely nothing to do with the classic Terrence Malick film featured in the picture accompanying this story. Actually, "Badlands" is based very loosely on the Chinese tale "Journey to the West." AMC describes thusly: "In a land controlled by feudal barons, 'Badlands' tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment." The "Badlands" order is for six, one-hour episodes that will premiere either in late 2015 or early 2016. The project comes from writer/producers Al Gough and Miles Millar. For the purposes of the release, AMC has their credits as "Shanghai Noon" and "Smallville," but for purposes of today's news cycle, Gough and Millar are also behind MTV's Terry Brooks adaptation "Shannara," which received a straight-to-series 10-episode order this morning. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Team Better Call Saul has officially assembled.
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At the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday, AMC confirmed the full line-up of series regulars joining star Bob Odenkirk.
Michael McKean (Family Tree) will play Saul’s brother Chuck, Jonathan Banks will reprise his Breaking Bad role of Mike Ehrmantraut, Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash) will play Kim, Patrick Fabian (Grey’s Anatomy) will play Hamlin and Michael Mando (Orphan Black) will play Mando.
“The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White,” reads the »
AMC has ordered the martial arts drama "Badlands" straight to series. Six one-hour episodes will be produced for a late 2015/early 2016 airing.
The series is just the latest adaptation of the classic Chinese tale "Journey To The West," a work that inspired films like "The Forbidden Kingdom," series like "Monkey" and even video games like "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West".
Set in a land controlled by feudal barons, the story follows a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
Al Gough and Miles Millar ("Shanghai Noon," "Smallville") will executive produce the project which marks only the third time AMC has ordered a show straight to series - the other two being "The Walking Dead" and the upcoming "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul".
- Garth Franklin
AMC’s latest series pick-up appears to be in fighting form.
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The network on Friday announced a six-episode, straight-to-series order for martial arts drama Badlands.
Loosely based on Journey to the West, a Chinese novel from the 16th century, Badlands follows a warrior and a boy who team up for an adventure “across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.”
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AMC is heading to the badlands. The network has given a straight-to-series order to “Badlands” (working title), a martial arts drama from Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”). Also read: AMC's ‘Turn’ Earns Season 2 Renewal Billed as “a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale ‘Journey to the West,'” the series will take place in a land controlled by feudal barons and tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. Gough and Millar, who created the series, »
- Tim Kenneally
It seems like everyone is getting in on the Game of Thrones action with their own historical-ish dramas, hoping to capitalize on the craze. Now, MTV has joined the club as well. The network, which generally caters to a younger demographic, has ordered Shannara, the New York Times Bestseller, straight to series, giving the adaptation a ten-episode order without even seeing a pilot episode.
For those unfamiliar with the novel, check out the synopsis below:
Shannara takes place thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization. The story centers on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world.
MTV has joined with Jon Favreau and Smallville’s Al Gough and Miles Millar to adapt Shannara for TV. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ Jonathan Liebesman will direct the first two episodes of the series, taking over for Favreau who had some scheduling conflicts. »
- Lindsay Sperling
Good news for fans of the dearly departed Tomorrow People: Luke Mitchell will be back on your TV — just not on The CW.
The actor has been cast in ABC’s midseason drama Members Only, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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Mitchell will play Jesse, a new club employee from the wrong side of town whose scattered demeanor may be deceiving.
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MTV kicked off its Television Critics Association press tour day on Friday (July 11) with a big series pickup, a big renewal and a slew of premiere dates. The renewal is, if my Twitter feed is any indication, an important one: "Catfish: The TV Show" has been picked up for a fourth season. The adaptation of the hit Sundance documentary, "Catfish: The TV Show" is Wednesday's top original cable series among viewers 12-34. Shouldn't the ongoing existence of "Catfish" make it harder and harder for the obfuscations necessary for the ongoing existence of "Catfish"? I would thing so. But I would apparently be wrong. MTV also gave a series order to "Shannara," based on the Terry Brooks fantasy series. "Smallville" veterans Al Gough and Miles Millar are serving as writers and executive producers on the 10-episode first season, with Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans") directing the first two episodes. If »
- Daniel Fienberg
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