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The CW showcased its DC superhero slate at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, offering up the first trailers for the new seasons of Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow.
While the network didn’t have any footage from its newest DC show Black Lightning, we did however get word on two new series regulars, with James Remar (Dexter) and Damon Gupton (Bates Motel) both announced as signing on to the cast.
Per Coming Soon, Remar will play Peter Gambi, “the oldest friend of Jefferson Pierce. Gambi is Jefferson’s father figure, mentor and ‘tailor.’ His history with Jefferson goes back farther and deeper than anyone knows, and Gambi’s role in Jefferson’s life will become a painful window into the past that will affect the future of their relationship forever.
Gupton is set to play Inspector Henderson, “a veteran officer of the law who is »
- Gary Collinson
Remar will play Peter Gambi, father figure, mentor and tailor to Jefferson Pierce (Williams), while Gupton will play Inspector Henderson, a high-ranking detective who becomes an unlikely ally of Black Lightning.
Elsewhere in the DC television ‘verse, Lost and Person of Interest star Michael Emerson will be joining Arrow in a mysterious recurring role. Fan favorite David Nykl is also set to return as Oliver’s Bratva mentor, Anatoly Knyazev.
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Former Dexter star James Remar and Criminal Minds alum Damon Gupton have signed on as series regulars opposite Cress Williams in the CW’s DC drama Black Lightning, from producer Greg Berlanti. The show’s executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil announced the castings during the show’s session this afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con. Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce (Williams. He… »
The CW's Black Lightning has added two more faces to its cast list, the network revealed as part of its San Diego Comic-Con line-up on Saturday.
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- Amanda Bell
Black Lightning has struck twice, adding a pair of TV veterans to its freshman season cast.
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James Remar (Dexter) and Damon Gupton (Bates Motel) have joined Season 1 of The CW’s latest superhero drama, both as series regulars, TVLine has learned. The news was confirmed during the show’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday.
Remar will play Peter Gambi, the oldest friend of Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams), who serves as father figure and mentor to the masked crime fighter. Gupton plays seasoned lawman Inspector Henderson, »
The “Arrow” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday also announced that fan-favorite guest star David Nykl, who plays Oliver’s Russian friend-turned-nemesis Anatoly Knyazev, will also be returning for Season 6. Oliver and Anatoly departed on rocky terms the last time the two saw each other in Season 5.
“Arrow” returns for its sixth season on Thursday, Oct. 12.
- Variety Staff
Dexter himself Michael C. Hall is returning to the small screen for a new Netflix series from prolific author Harlen Coben. Both Coben and Hall will produce the new one-off series, titled Safe, which is now filming in the UK, in both Manchester and Cheshire.
The project is backed by StudioCanal and Netflix, and officially kicked off production this very week. Deadline reports the news of Hall’s central casting, and added more info about the plot of the new eight-parter.
Hall will play Tom, a pediatric surgeon who is raising his two teenage daughters Jenny and Carrie in a picturesque gated community after the death of his wife. Everyone seems to be recovering and thriving, until one evening, Jenny sneaks out to a party. A murder and a disappearance ensue, bringing buried secrets to the surface.
No word on when exactly this will hit the streamer, but a 2018 debut is likely. »
- Paul Heath
Netflix had itself a notable July 11. In one day, news broke of two new shows coming to the streaming platform: One, Safe, will star Dexter’s Michael C. Hall, while the other, Umbrella Academy, will be based off a comic book series created by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.
Safe, which will arrive at some point in 2018, is a thriller co-produced by Netflix and France’s Canal+. It will star Hall as a pediatric surgeon whose life changes dramatically after a murder and disappearance. The show’s cast and crew contain several other notables. Amanda Abbington, best known to American audiences for her role in Sherlock, will co-star alongside Hall, author Harlan Coben will serve as Safe’s main creative force, and Shameless’ Danny Brocklehurst will pen the script.
Umbrella Academy is also tentatively set for a 2018 release. It will be adapt Way’s creation and collaborator Gabriel »
- Sam Gutelle
John Lithgow is already a five-time Emmy champ for “Amazing Stories” (1986), “3rd Rock From the Sun” (1996, 1997, 1999) and “Dexter” (2010), and now a victory for “The Crown” as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seems like a no-brainer. According to our Emmy experts from major media outlets, Lithgow is so far out front […] »
- Marcus James Dixon
Per our sister site Deadline, Hall will star as Tom, a widower raising two teenage daughters in a gated community. One of the girls sneaks out to a party one evening, then there’s a murder and a disappearance, and pretty soon secrets are coming to the fore.
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Former Dexter and Sherlock stars Michael C. Hall and Amanda Abbington have been cast in the new drama from Netflix and Canal+, Safe. The eight-part series comes from mystery author Harlan Coben and the UK’s Shameless’ Danny Brocklehurst, who will also write the series.
Safe will see Hall as a British paediatric surgeon raising two teenage daughters, Jenny and Carrie, alone after the death of his wife. The family is seemingly safe inside a gated community when the elder daughter sneaks out to a party and a murder and disappearance follow, changing all of their lives.
Studiocanal’s UK-based company Red will make the series. Red president Nicola Shindler said of Safe “The serialized nature of this, and Harlan’s way of storytelling, »
- Ricky Church
Michael C. Hall's next role will have him stepping into the shoes of another person intimately familiar with blood slides and scalpels. However, unlike his popular Dexter character, he most likely won't be murdering people.
The actor has signed on to star in the Netflix thriller Safe as a pediatric
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- Keisha Hatchett
Michael C. Hall will star in a thriller series titled “Safe,” which Netflix and France’s Canal+ are in final negotiations to produce, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Hall starred in Showtime’s “Dexter” from 2006 to 2013. In “Safe,” from veteran thriller author Harlan Coben, he will play a British pediatric surgeon raising two teenage daughters, Jenny and Carrie, after his wife passes away. The family live safely in a gated community but everything changes when one of the daughters sneaks out to a party and a murder and a disappearance follow. Danny Brocklehurst (“Shameless”) wrote the script. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
When Netflix began streaming multi BAFTA-winning series Happy Valley, the gritty British drama proved a hit in the U.S. With the third season not due to land until 2018, the Svod giant has ordered a new series direct from its producers.
Safe, a joint commission by Netflix and France's Canal+, is an eight-episode, one-hour drama from best-selling writer Harlan Coben and Manchester-based banner Red Productions. With a screenplay by BAFTA and Emmy winner writer Danny Brocklehurst (Ordinary Lies, Shameless) and set to star Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) and Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), the series sees a widow who's raising »
- Alex Ritman
Michael C. Hall and Sherlock‘s Amanda Abbington are set to star in Safe, an eight-part drama for Netflix and Canal Plus. The thriller from exec producer Harlan Coben is written by Shameless‘ Danny Brocklehurst. Shooting begins today for a 2018 debut. Dexter alum Hall plays Tom, a pediatric surgeon who is raising his two teenage daughters Jenny and Carrie in a picturesque gated community after the death of his wife. Everyone seems to be recovering and thriving, until one… »
Hall was the star of Showtime series “Dexter” from 2006 to 2013, and in “Safe” will play a British pediatric surgeon raising two teenage daughters, Jenny and Carrie, alone after the death of his wife. The family is seemingly safe inside a gated community when the elder daughter sneaks out to a party and a murder and disappearance follow, changing all of their lives.
Amanda Abbington (“Sherlock”) will also star in the show. Studiocanal’s U.K.-based production company Red will make the series, which will be on Canal+ in France and Netflix globally. Studiocanal will sell any remaining and secondary rights. Danny Brocklehurst (“Shameless”) has written the script for the eight-part drama, which is now shooting in the British cities of Manchester and Cheshire.
Bestselling author Coben has moved steadily into TV. His »
- Stewart Clarke
The Flickering Myth team react to the first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans…
Marvel’s Inhumans series dropped its first trailer yesterday [watch it here] and the online reaction has been overwhelmingly negative. What did the Flickering Myth staff think of this first look? Read on to see how much our writers matched up with public opinion…
Shaun Munro: Scott Buck’s the showrunner, so of course this looks and plays incredibly flat. It did almost nothing for me, unfortunately. I imagine the IMAX treatment will just enhance how cheap it all looks.
Tai Freligh: I know nothing about the Inhumans at all, so I went into this trailer with no preconceptions. It looks somewhat interesting, but I’m not sure I can handle another show where Iwan Rheon plays a Ramsay Bolton type of character. If so, I’d be rooting for him to get killed off right away as I can’t handle more of that. »
- Tai Freligh
Film and TV star Edward James Olmos, whose breakout role in hit TV show “Miami Vice” led to a series of prominent roles in such shows as “Hill Street Blues,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Dexter,” will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, which are slated for July 22 in Madrid.
Olmos is also renowned for his pivotal big screen role in the original 1982 “Blade Runner” as well as for his Oscar-nominated perf in schoolroom drama “Stand and Deliver.” He stars in the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” alongside Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas, and the remake of another sci-fi classic “The Predator,” directed by Shane Black. He also lends his voice to one of the characters in Pixar’s upcoming tribute to Mexican culture “Coco.”
Born in the U.S., but of Mexican descent, Olmos’ role as Lieutenant Castillo in “Miami Vice” earned him a Golden Globe »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Jordan Gavaris reveals why he waited so long to talk about his sexuality.
When asked about his sexual orientation during an interview with New York Magazine's Vulture, the Orphan Black star replies, "Oh, I’m gay."
As for why this is the first time he's made mention of this in an interview, Gavaris explains, "Nobody ever asks me. I’ve never been asked. Like, the whole course of the [Orphan Black] series."
The 27-year-old actor adds that he also doesn't see why it would be a point of discussion. "I guess that’s where I’m at in terms of coming out publicly: I had this position when I started on the show that it shouldn’t matter. And I believe that," he shares "I hope that one day, the world gets to a place where you don’t need to »
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