5 items from 2016
Dynamite Entertainment has announced Z Nation: Black Summer, a prequel comic book series to the events that unfolded throughout Z Nation’s two seasons, written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente. Set in the second year of the zombie apocalypse, the comic series will be released in early 2017:
Press Release: July 18, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: As the world gears up for Season Three of the fan-favorite SyFy series Z Nation, Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces an all-new canonical comic series, entitled Z Nation: Black Summer, co-written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente (The Mocking Dead, Big Trouble in Little China)! Set one year prior to the events depicted in the television series, the Black Summer storyline will reveal previously untold tales from the post-apocalyptic wasteland, events that shaped the characters that fans know and love.
ZNation: Black Summer is set in Year Two of the Zpocalypse, »
- Tamika Jones
A first trailer has arrived online for Fox’s upcoming music drama series Star. The show is written, directed and produced by Lee Daniels and features a cast that includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady; take a look below…
Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels – creator and executive producer of broadcast’s No. 1 series, Empire – partners with Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) to pull back the curtain on music’s gritty and dark reality in Star. Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, Star follows three talented singers, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Meet Star (newcomer Jude Demorest), a tough-as-nails young woman, who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. Star tracks down her sister, »
- Amie Cranswick
Fox has released the first trailers for the network’s 2016-17 lineup of shows, including revivals of “Prison Break” and “24,” adaptations of “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist,” the latest musical drama from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, and more.
Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, “Lethal Weapon” follows iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. From the moment the brash and impulsive Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) meets prudent, by-the-book Roger Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), it seems as if this partnership is doomed. But after their first case together, both realize this arrangement might just work out after all – if Riggs doesn’t get them killed first.
Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” terrified audiences around the world. »
- Laura Prudom
Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox) has given series orders to new dramas 24: Legacy and Star. Both series are scheduled to premiere in the upcoming 2016-2017 season. 24: Legacy is the next chapter in the groundbreaking and award-winning action series from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 24), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (24, 24: Live Another Day), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (24) and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland.
Starring Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Miranda Otto (Homeland) and Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy), 24: Legacy chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil - in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Fox hasn't announced how many episodes of 24: Legacy will be produced, or when the series may debut. »
Warner Bros is set to be the latest studio to gamble on fewer blockbuster movies. But there's a big silver lining, Simon argues...
Last week, the news landed that Warner Bros was considering reducing its output of films, focusing its slate primarily on DC, Lego and Harry Potter movies.
The argument runs that it’s had a bumpy few years, with expensive films such as Pan, Jupiter Ascending and In The Heart Of The Sea leaving the office copy of Excel looking decidedly red and distressed. The box office tail off of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is said not to have helped, either. It actually looks like we're officially in the era where a movie will end up making just under $1bn and end up being called a commercial disappointment.
If and when Warner Bros follows such an approach – and it’s not confirmed that it will, »
5 items from 2016
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