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From the looks of the promos, Fox's "Gotham" is going for a gritty tone not unlike that of the "Dark Knight" series - a comparison star Ben McKenzie welcomes. "Yeah, it's similar," said McKenzie when I brought up the comparison. "There are some differences which are sort of hard to explain until you see it. But yeah, very much similar in the sense that it's entirely character based. It's entirely realistic in the sense of - or a heightened realism - in the sense that people are not, people do not have superpowers. They do not, you know, put on a cape and fly off. It is a very bizarre world they're living in, but it's very realistic and it has its own set of rules." Luckily for the former "Southland" star, he didn't have to fight for the central role of future Commissioner James Gordon in the Batman prequel series, »
- Chris Eggertsen
As we told you yesterday, Syfy and The Asylum premiered the first trailer for "Z Nation," the new zombie series airing later this year, during last night's debut of Sharknado 2: The Second One. In case you missed it, we have it for you right here!
"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural") and will begin in September.
The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).
Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot. »
- Debi Moore
Syfy and The Asylum have teamed up to bring us "Z Nation," an all-new zombie series set to later this year, and tonight, during the premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One, the network is releasing its first teaser for the show.
From the Press Release:
Get your first glimpse of the new 13-episode series starring Harold Perrineau (pictured; "Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural"), which will air this fall.
"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum (Sharknado), is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russel »
- Debi Moore
The gritty police drama “Southland” isn't on the air anymore, but it's just found itself in the middle of a real-life legal battle. The canceled series has been named in a lawsuit alleging that the show's opening montage made unauthorized use of an autopsy photo. In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Hilda Abarca and Jessica Abarca, claim that the show's montage included an image of their son/brother Andy Nelson Abarca, who was murdered in Los Angeles in 2005. Also read: ‘Southland's’ Ben McKenzie to Play Young Commissioner Gordon on Fox's Batman Prequel ‘Gotham’ The Abarcas claim they first became. »
- Tim Kenneally
Gotham is one of Fox's most buzzed-about new shows debuting this Fall, and for good reason. I saw the first episode of the Batman-inspired series, and there's a lot to love. The show revolves around James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as a young detective working his way up the ranks in Gotham. We meet him right as he and his partner Harvey (Donal Logue) take on the murder of one Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) parents. The series premieres on Sept. 22, and if you like what you read below, you should definitely check out the trailer. It starts out with a bang . . . literally. Let's be clear about one thing: Gotham isn't the story of Batman. It's the story of James Gordon attempting to clean up the crime-ridden streets of Gotham before a superhero rises up to clear the scum away, and Gordon's story begins with the death of young Bruce's parents. I'm not giving much away here, »
- Maggie Pehanick
Fox’s upcoming series Gotham, which charts the struggles of Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) to clean up the streets of Gotham City long before Batman ever arrived on the scene, fared very well at Comic-Con this year. The pilot episode was screened in Hall H on Saturday night to major applause from attendees – in particular, Sean Pertwee’s edgier Alfred Pennyworth was a hit, and audiences also loved Gordon’s action heroics.
Now, a new trailer for the series has arrived, including teases for Oswald Cobblepot’s (Robin Lord Taylor) transformation into the villainous Penguin and a better look at the fateful night in Crime Alley when young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) lost his parents to an armed mugger. There’s a lot of other exciting stuff on display in this trailer as well, including some cool lines from Gordon, glimpses of Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and more of »
- Isaac Feldberg
Late in last night's episode of AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," the show's hero, computer salesman Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), tries to dismiss a competitor who's never experienced the joy of creating something(*). Joe's rival points out that they're both in the computer compatible business, just trying to copy Ibm, and therefore neither can brag much about their flair for originality. (*) As you might expect, this column will have some spoilers for the season to date. Having apparently bested Joe with his own portable Ibm clone, he says, "You tried to be good. We just had to be good enough." It was one of many meta exchanges in the penultimate season 1 episode of "Halt," a series that has not only been reverse-engineered from past cable drama hits, but that seems acutely aware of that fact. So Joe is essentially a 1983 version of Don Draper: a mystery man in expensive suits »
- Alan Sepinwall
During last night's DC Night of Entertainment panel at Comic-Con 2014, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment presented new animated logos for the companies that will be attached to upcoming shows Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and the new season of Arrow, which incorporates different elements of the show into each distinct logo. Check out the logos below along with more information for each show.
Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. The origin story of some of DC Comics greatest Super-Villains and vigilantes, this one hour drama follows Detective Jim Gordon's rise to power in a dangerously corrupt city that would spawn iconic characters such as The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and a young Bruce Wayne. Airing Mondays at 8/7c this fall on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Southland), Donal Logue (Vikings), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead, Erin Richards (Being Human), David Mazouz (Touch), Camren Bicondova, »
The latest trailer for Fox’s upcoming Gotham is essentially an introduction to the city’s villains before they were famous: Someone tells Oswald Cobblepot he walks like a penguin and Selina Kyle sneaks around all cat-like as a caption warns “villains will rise.” Gotham City sure sounds like a fun place to be!
Ben McKenzie of Southland and The O.C. fame plays James Gordon, a detective struggling to pin down who murdered the young Bruce Wayne’s parents as he encounters obstacles, like Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), along the way.
Gotham premieres September 22 on Fox. »
- Ariana Bacle
With great power comes great…. Er, wrong universe.
The cast of Fox’s Gotham knows that devotees of the Batman comic books are “the best and most ardent fans in the world,” and as such they are ready to do right by the young Bruce Wayne’s hometown.
Related Gotham Boss Promises Abundance of Villains, a Superhero That’s Not Batman
“For 75 years, this franchise has been around, so we’re well aware of the responsibility,” notes Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy), who plays Gotham police detective Jim Gordon’s shady partner, Harvey Bullock. “But we’re eager to show it to them. »
The series follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the rise of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes. The entirely new, untold chapter comes from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and stars Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Donal Logue (“Vikings,” “Sons of Anarchy”) and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Hawthorne,” “Collateral”). Gotham kicks off Monday, September 22. »
Rivera, 27, and Dorsey, 30, announced the news on Wednesday, merely three months after Rivera broke off her engagement to rapper Big Sean. River has since changed her official name on Twitter to Naya Rivera Dorsey, but has refrained from spilling any more details on her mysterious relationship with her new husband.
Who Is Ryan Dorsey?
Dorsey, relatively new to the screen, has appeared in commercials for X-Box, Stanely Steamer and Corona, and has starred in multiple short films. Dorsey is perhaps best known for his bit parts in Southland, Parks and Recreation and Mob City. He just wrapped filming his feature film debut, Blood Father, which also stars Mel Gibson, William H. Macy and Diego Luna.
Such an honor sitting next to this guy! »
Now that Glee star Naya Rivera has shared the news of her surprise marriage to Ryan Dorsey exclusively with People, here are five things you need to know about her new husband. 1. He's a Country Boy at HeartDorsey is originally from coal mining country. He grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, and dreamed of being a baseball player before "high school fate derailed those plans and landed him on the stage, where he fell in love with a new dream," according to his website. 2. He Has a Supportive FamilyWith the encouragement of his family - which includes his mother, father, »
- Wade Rouse
Ahead of its world premiere at the San Diego Comic-Con, Fox has released a new piece of comic book-inspired Gotham character artwork from Gary Frank, which focusses on Detective Jim Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie (Southland). Take a look via IGN, and expect to see a whole batch of these character images over the coming days and weeks..
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker.
Gotham is set »
- Gary Collinson
Much to everyone’s surprise, Glee star Naya Rivera got married just three months after breaking up with Big Sean. The actress wed actor Ryan Dorsey on July 19 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in front of a small group of family. People exclusively reports that the two have been longtime friends, and began a serious relationship after Rivera’s brief engagement to the rapper ended in April. Now that we got all of those details out of the way, we need to take a moment to digest this news. Who is Ryan Dorsey, and how did Big Sean react to all of this?
Originally from Charleston, W.Va, Dorsey attended the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and then moved to Los Angeles, where he met Rivera four years ago. He’s appeared on TV series like Mob City, Parks and Recreation, and Southland, and will next be seen in the 2015 film Blood Father. »
- Diane Cho
Surprise! Naya Rivera married Ryan Dorsey last Saturday, July 19, in a super secret ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While fans are scratching their heads and wondering, "who?" Us Weekly did some digging and discovered five facts about the Glee star's new husband. Get to know him here! 1. He's an Actor, Too! Dorsey has been working as an actor since 2011, and his credits include short films like Groovin' On and Unspoken. He's also had multiple TV stints including Southland, Parks and Recreation, Mob City, and [...] »
Rivera and Dorsey broke the nuptial news to People. “We feel truly blessed to joined as husband and wife,” the couple told the magazine. “Our special day was fated and everything we could have ever asked for.”
“True love always prevails,” the newlyweds added.
For the wedding, attended by close family of the couple, Rivera wore a long-sleeved lace Moniguq Luhillier gown. Dorsey complemented her stunning look with a Dolce & Gabbana suit. After saying their vows, Rivera and Dorsey exchanged Neil Lane rings.
The marriage comes as a shock to most, as Rivera and Dorsey were only first spotted together during their getaway to Mexico. However, the two have reportedly been friends for four years with things turning romantic a few months ago.
Before she began dating Dorsey, »
The reality show within a show on Lifetime's upcoming drama “Un-Real” is staffing up. TheWrap has learned that Aline Elasmar has joined the scripted series as Inez, a field producer on the show's reality show. Represented by Hervey/Grimes Talent Agency, Elasmar has appeared on “Southland,” “The Mindy Project” and “Bones,” among other television credits. Also read: Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya as Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic (Photo) Earlier on Tuesday, reports broke that Craig Bierko had been added to the cast as Chet, the reality series’ creator. Bierko's television credits include appearances on NBC's “The Michael J. Fox Show,” ABC's »
- Jethro Nededog
Related 12 Years a Slave Screenwriter Pens American Crime Drama for ABC
Written by 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner John Ridley and set in California’s Central Valley, the series centers on a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved.
Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Timothy Hutton (Leverage), Benito Martinez (Sons of Anarchy), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) and Penelope Ann Miller (Mistresses) lead the American Crime ensemble. Per The Hollywood Reporter, King will appear in »
Southland alum Regina King has lined up her next three projects. King has boarded John Ridley's hourlong ABC drama American Crime with a major season-long arc and will return to CBS' The Big Bang Theory to reprise her role. Following both projects, King will then head back to ABC to direct the 16th episode of Scandal's fourth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. American Crime, written, executive produced and directed by the 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner and starring Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman, examines the personal lives of the players involved in a racially charged trial as their
- Lesley Goldberg
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