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The hungry living dead, shark-infested twisters, time travel—Syfy's bringing all of these and more to this year's San Diego Comic-Con, as the network has announced panels for Z Nation, 12 Monkeys, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and more.
Press Release: "Friday, July 10
Panel (7:15pm – 8:15pm | Room 6A): Join stars Ian Ziering (Fin Shepard), Tara Reid (April Wexler), Cassie Scerbo (Nova Clarke) and David Hasselhoff (Gil Shepard), director Anthony C. Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin for a fin-tastic behind-the-scenes journey into the global pop culture sensation followed by a Q&A session. Moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine.
Saturday, July 11:
Panel (11:00am – 12:00pm | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel): Based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel, the upcoming six-hour miniseries stars Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort »
- Derek Anderson
The latest comedy from director Barry Levinson casts Murray as a strung-out rock manager who is abandoned by his act on a Uso tour of Afghanistan.
Left stranded with no money in Kabul, Richie (Murray) tries to strike it rich once again by managing a promising young singer on Afghanistan's equivalent of American Idol.
Rock the Kasbah is released on October 23 in the Us. »
In Rich Cohen's (note the initials) fawning Vanity Fair profile of Nic Pizzolatto, he asks whether the "uncompromising auteur" can "do it all again?" The answer for Cohen is self-evident: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Pizzolatto is totally the guy in your Mfa program, only now he's made it. Cohen first met Pizzolatto at DePauw University, where they talked about God (what else?), and then in the writer's room of Magic City, where he was "clearly on the rise." Cohen calls himself a supplicant and compares Pizzolatto to everyone from a John Steinbeck character to Orson Welles. Get a room, guys.1. “He was a young professor at work on his first novel, seemingly just another member of the academic multitude, but there was something different about him, something edgy and strange you noticed right away. He registered as bigger than his moderate size, powerful, with a wicked grin. »
- E. Alex Jung
Open Road Films has released the first trailer for director Barry Levinson’s (Wag the Dog) upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah. Written by Mitch Glazer (Magic City), the film stars Bill Murray as a rock manager who, after being jilted by his last remaining client while on a Uso tour in Afghanistan, befriends a band of misfits and stumbles upon a young woman with an extraordinary voice. Watching this trailer, I’m still not sure what kind of movie this is. At some points, it feels like the trailer is trying to cover up a weird film by making it look like a fish-out-of-water comedy. And at other points, it looks like it’s genuinely in that genre. I’m hoping it’s the former, because if it’s at least a weird movie, that might make it interesting. It could even be a misunderstood gem like Ishtar (although I »
- Matt Goldberg
Loyalty’s gotta count for something. Mitch Glazer is a veteran screenwriter (“Scrooged”), producer, the creator/showrunner of Starz’s “Magic City” and a longtime friend of Bill Murray. While he’s worked in Hollywood for some thirty years, it wasn’t until 2010 and “Passion Play” with Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Murray that Glazer directed a film. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival that year, “Passion Plays” was universally regarded as a disaster. Read More: Review: 'Passion Play' Is An Excruciating, Unbearable Disaster But try try again, right? Glazer’s back at it and his buddy Murray is in tow, this time as the lead. But there’s another director at the helm for the film: Barry Levinson. This dramedy is a rock and roll narrative set in the Middle East, focusing on a man who’s seen better days. Here’s the official synopsis: “Rock The Kasbah »
- Edward Davis
Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson will commence sales in Cannes on the Starz original TV series adaptation starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Danny Huston, and Kelly Lynch.
Magic City was originally introduced by Qed International at Afm and takes place in 1962 Miami as a powerful Miami Beach hotel owner fights the mob, CIA and Cuban mercenaries.
Production is scheduled to begin in August.
Lotus Entertainment’s slate includes: Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort; Xavier Gens’ thriller The Crucifixion; Shekhar Kapur’s adventure Tiger’s Curse; and Tanya Wexler’s Replicas starring Keanu Reeves.
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Updated: Sony’s Crackle officially has entered the original drama field with its first hourlong series, The Art Of More, toplined by Dennis Quaid. Christian Cooke (Magic City) has been cast as the co-lead opposite Quaid in the project, which has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from the digital network. Kate Bosworth (Still Alice) co-stars. Quaid also executive produces The Art Of More (formerly Sold) alongside Laurence Mark, Gary Fleder, the project’s… »
David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.
Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »
- Derek Anderson
You wouldn’t think a show like “Supernatural” would have anything in common with “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Weeds”. After all, they’re wildly different genres on different networks. Each of these shows did do one thing the same. Every single one of them killed a character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
He’s the dad they love to kill, or, at least that’s what happened to both John Winchester and Judah Botwin. Even as a single guy with a thing for Scrabble, he didn’t fare so well, just ask Denny Duquette. Oh, wait. You can’t. They killed him, too. He became, for all intents and purposes, the best and most memorable Red Shirt on TV.
Foolishly, I thought maybe movies would make a difference. “Watchmen” and “Jonah Hex” both proved me wrong. He did stay alive through “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding”, “Taking Woodstock,” “The Losers,” “P.S. I Love You »
CBS' summer drama Extant is adding a new series regular to its mix. Magic City alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the Halle Berry drama as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. In the mystery thriller about an astronaut (Berry) who discovers she has put the human race on a path to destruction, Morgan will play J.D. Richter, a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter. He is freewheeling, hard-drinking and fearless, bordering on reckless, mostly because he's got nothing to lose. He is the everyman who thought he had
- Lesley Goldberg
The actor will co-star in the second season of the drama as a "roguish" womaniser and mercenary named Jd Richter.
The character is described as "fearless" and "reckless", as he believes he has nothing to lose.
Extant stars Berry as Molly, an astronaut who returns home after a solo mission inexplicably pregnant.
The second season follows Molly as she attempts to find her alien son.
Extant returns in the summer in the Us on CBS. The first season premiered on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. »
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is ready to play bad cop for CBS.
The series stars Halle Berry as female astronaut Molly Woods, who discovers that she has unwittingly put the human race on a path of destruction, but who may be the only hope for survival, along with a mysterious stranger.
Morgan will play Jd Richter, who’s described as a roguish womanizer and a cop »
- Tim Kenneally
Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s latest TV gig is outta this world.
Morgan will play Jd Richter, a “roguish… free-wheeling, hard-drinking” mercenary/bounty hunter who is fearless/bordering on reckless, mostly because he’s got nothing to lose. He is the Everyman who thought he had seen everything until Molly Woods (played by Berry) enters his life.
Extant‘s first season followed astronaut Molly as she reacclimated to life on Earth after being impregnated by an alien life »
The thriller from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios stars Halle Berry as Molly Woods, an astronaut who unknowingly puts the human race on a path to destruction and discovers that she and a mysterious stranger may be the only hope for survival.
Morgan will play Jd Richter, a “cop of the future” and bounty hunter, described as a reckless, hard-drinking womanizer whose life changes when he meets Molly.
“Extant” returns to CBS this summer.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TVLine has learned exclusively that onetime ER doc Leland Orser is joining the Showtime drama’s upcoming third season in the recurring role of Father Romero, a cleric who is investigating the homicide of the predatory priest that Ray shot in the head in Season 1’s penultimate episode (an execution that was barely touched on in Season 2).
After good but slightly formulaic procedurals became Syfy’s norm over the past couple of years, the network is doing its best to make a push back into serialized, science fiction storytelling with shows more similar in scope to the network’s most beloved (and critically acclaimed) series of all-time, Battlestar Galactica. One of the most highly anticipated of these new series is The Expanse, which does not yet have an official premiere date but is slated to hit Syfy this year, and the network has just released first trailer for the show. Set 200 years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system, the 10-episode thriller follows a hardened detective (Thomas Jane, Hung) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait, Magic City) as their investigation into a missing young woman evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. In addition to Jane and… »
- Chris King
On Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Syfy premiered a sizzle reel for The Expanse, which network president Dave Howe touted as the cabler’s “most ambitious series to date.”
Set 200 years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system, the 10-episode thriller follows a hardened detective (Thomas Jane, Hung) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait, Magic City) as their investigation into a missing young woman evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
The black comedy is set in New Orleans and Willis will play Jack Delaney, an ex-con struggling to stay on the straight path working in his brother's funeral home. He soon meets a gorgeous lapsed nun freshly returned from Nicaragua who wants his help to smuggle out a beautiful young woman with leprosy.
Said woman has an ex-lover who is a mad Somoza-esque colonel who wants to kill her for possibly infecting him. He is also fleecing rich Americans to help fund the contras. As a result, Delaney sets out with the ex-nun and an ex-cop to stop the colonel and get away with his fortune.
- Garth Franklin
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