4 items from 2016
Exclusive: With several upcoming releases on the 2016 calendar, the husband/wife producing duo of Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have just brought in another project to their production shingle. They just optioned the first novel of Jordan Harper, who is the producer of Gotham and The Mentalist. In a pre-emptive strike and financed by their four-year partnership with ImageNation Abu Dhabi, the producers picked up If All Roads Were Blind which tells the intense, at… »
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean an alien drone isn’t about to hunt you down and send you to “The Factory,” a great big prison camp (quite literally) in the sky.
That’s the unsettling reality that pervades every character motivation in Colony, USA Network’s tense new drama from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal (Hercules) — premiering tonight at 10/9c — that benefits from an excellent ensemble cast led by Lost‘s Josh Holloway and The Walking Dead‘s Sarah Wayne Callies.
RelatedWinter TV Preview! Your Scoop-Filled Guide to 20+ Returning Favorites
The pilot episode unfolds »
You probably remember a few months ago when Fox announced a deal with Marvel Studios that allows them to produce X-Men TV series. One of the shows they quickly put into development is Legion, which follows a mutant called David whose powers are based around split personalities.
David’s been told all his life that he’s crazy, but it’ll eventually become apparent that the voices he hears and the visions he sees aren’t a sign of madness, but of his unique mutant abilities. We’ll say no more here for the sake of withholding potential spoilers, but further details can be found in the comics/on Google if you're curious.
Back in October, we reported that FX has issued a pilot order for a new X-Men TV series entitled Legion. Fargo creator Noah Hawley is set to write the pilot script for Legion, with the writer confirming shortly after the show was announced that it will stand alone from the massive X-Men movie universe. Today, Deadline reports that the first cast member has signed on, with Fargo actress Rachel Keller set to play the female lead.
Rachel Keller is best known for playing Simone Gerhardt in Season 2 of Fargo. She impressed Noah Hawley and FX executives so much in that show that they gave the actress her first leading role in Legion. The actress has previously appeared in the 2014 indie feature Hollidaysburg, along with guest starring spots on The Mentalist and Supernatural last year.
4 items from 2016