Good news: Revolution is coming back. Bad news (depending on how you look at it): It's via a comic book. But take heart in knowing you will get an ending, Revolution fans! The entire creative team behind the series—Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O'Bannon and Jon Favreau—teamed to create the four-chapter DC Comics series to resolve the Revolution storyline. Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott wrote the series with art by Angel Hernandez. The digital comic begins on May 4. Each chapter will debut on ComicBook.com for one week before making their way to the official Revolution Facebook page. Chapter 1 hits the Internet on Monday, May 4, Chapter 2 follows on Monday, »
If you were among those steadfastly lobbying to #RelocateRevolution, your wish has been granted.
TVLine has learned that NBC’s postapocalyptic drama, which was powered down almost a year ago, after two seasons, will return to finish its story in the form of a four-chapter digital comic book.
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The series’ entire creative team — including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Jon Favreau — regrouped to create the digital comic with DC Comics. Revolution writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott penned the four chapters, »
Yell “Stop!” at any time if this sounds familiar: A strange object strikes Earth with a blinding flash, triggering near-death episodes — and unleashing extraordinary powers — in five otherwise-unrelated strangers. Suddenly, they are part of something much bigger (what exactly being anybody’s guess), along with a woman who unexpectedly stirs out of her coma after seven years. Filled with religious overtones — including a mysterious figure known only as the Man — CW’s new drama “The Messengers” hints at the Rapture and Apocalypse, but based strictly on the busy, confusing pilot, it had better start getting somewhere soon, if not now.
The fantastic five altered (or perhaps awakened) by the object include a scientist (Shantel VanSanten), a young mother (Sofia Black-d’Elia) with an abusive ex-husband, an undercover federal agent (Jd Pardo) braving field work with the drug cartels, a young televangelist (Jon Fletcher), and a bullied high-school student (Joel Courtney).
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Supernatural and Revolution creator Eric Kripke is developing a new comic book series entitled Amped for Vertigo Comics, while simultaneously developing the same property as a TV series for the USA Network. The six-issue monthly comic book series will debut sometime this fall, following a neurotic family man named Josh Jaffe, who tries to get out of a rut by purchasing an online "smart pill" to increase his focus. Much to his surprise, the pill gives him super-human strength, as the show examines the highs and lows of transforming into a superhero. Here's what Vertigo executive editor Shelly Bond said in a statement
"Eric has such a clever, irreverent cadence which makes him a natural writer for the Vertigo line. Amped promises to be as addictive as its title substance."
Eric Kripke also offered the following statement.
"Pretty much everything I've ever written has been insanely influenced by Vertigo, so »
Television writer and show developer Eric Kripke is headed back to television, this time on USA Network. The channel formally announced that they had picked up the upcoming comic series Amped for a show development. The show will be based on the upcoming DC/Vertigo series, which Kripke will also be penning, Variety has announced.
Amped will mark Kripke’s first return to television following the cancellation of the NBC post-apocalyptic series Revolution in 2014. Kripke is perhaps best known for being the creator of The CW’s Supernatural, shepherding the show through its first five seasons and through the merging of Upn and The WB channels.
USA Network released this synopsis about the television version of Amped.
When a neurotic family man buys an online “smart pill” to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump, he gets much more than he bargained for. To his surprise, the »
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USA Network is doubling down on WWE, bringing “SmackDown” over from Syfy next year as part of an effort to hike the volume of live programming on NBCUniversal’s flagship entertainment cabler.
The move of “SmackDown,” a slew of development projects, new programs featuring the Chrisley clan and summer scheduling announcements were unveiled Tuesday morning at USA Network’s press upfront gathering held at 30 Rock’s Rainbow Room.
USA Network president Chris McCumber made it clear in his presentation that the cabler is shifting the focus of its original programming to court a millennial audience. He noted that the generational shift of millennials now making up the largest component of the 18-49 audience is well under way. USA’s new shows are built around stories and characters that exhibit “bravery, optimism, self-reliance and hope” — all themes that resonate with millennials, per McCumber.
Alex Sepiol, USA’s senior VP of scripted programming, »
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Today at WonderCon, the cast and creators of The CW’s new supernatural drama, The Messengers, took the stage to screen the pilot and tease what audiences can expect from the new take on the biblical rapture. Executive producer Trey Callaway (Revolution), co-executive producer/creator Eoghan O'Donnell (Teen Wolf), and cast members Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Jon Fletcher (City of Dreams), J. D. Pardo (Revolution), Joel Courtney (Super 8), Diogo Morgado (Son of God), Anna Diop (Everybody Hates Chris), and Craig Frank (Mixology) offered some insight into the first season and the tough road ahead for the Angels of the Apocalypse. Check out our thoughts on the pilot and the full panel recap below. The Pilot [caption id="attachment_437703" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via CW[/caption] Angels! Angst! Abs! The CW’s latest sexy drama centers on a group of five disparate souls, chosen to stand for humanity in the biblical apocalypse. When an extraterrestrial object impacts with the earth, »
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On the eve of the premiere of the first Netflix/Marvel tv series, another one has found its showrunner. Cheo Hodari Coker has been formally tapped as the showrunner of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the third in the series of four tv shows by Marvel that will air on Netflix.
Coker joins the show having worked on a number of series, from Southland to Almost Human to Ray Donovan. He also co-wrote the 2009 Biggie biopic Notorious. The Good Wife‘s Mike Colter has been tapped to play the titular character, who will also be appearing in Marvel’s Aka Jessica Jones. A premiere date for the series has yet to be set, although it has been confirmed for 2016.
The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this week. The ABC soap opera General Hospital led the charge with 28 nominations, »
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A former Revolution-ary warrior is on the hunt for laughs this pilot season.
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Tracy Spiridakos, who recently completed an arc on A&E’s Bates Motel, will co-star opposite Adam Brody (The O.C.) in an untitled CBS comedy pilot from Modern Family‘s Dan O’Shannon, our sister site Deadline reports.
The potential series follows a group of friends and family members at three crucial junctures in their lives. Spiridakos is playing Holly, the object of Andrew’s (Brody) affection when they were 12 years old. »
Revolution alumna Tracy Spiridakos is set as the female lead opposite Adam Brody in the ensemble cast of CBS' untitled comedy pilot written by former Modern Family executive producer Dan O'Shannon and writer Peter Warren. Directed by Pam Fryman, the project revolves around a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives. Spiridakos will play Holly, Andrew's (Brody) crush when they were 12 years old. There's an undeniable spark when they meet again at… »
With Fast & Furious 7 out this week [read our review here], Sony Pictures has capitalised on the excitement for the upcoming sequel with a parody trailer for the somewhat-less anticipated sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which we have for you here…
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 opens on April 17th, with a cast that also includes Eduardo Verastegui (Bella), Nicholas Turturro (I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry), Gary Valentine (The King of Queens), Daniella Alonso (Revolution), Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger) and David Henrie (How I Met Your Mother).
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Nickelodeon is ready for some headbanging.
* Breanna Yde (The »
Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!
Friday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future
Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman
Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic »
Design legend Jeff Minter's had his latest game, the psychedelic shooter TxK, blocked by Atari...
For many readers, Jeff Minter and his company Llamasoft will need little introduction. The creator of such games as Gridrunner, Hover Bovver, and Attack Of The Mutant Camels in the 8-bit age, his work has continued to thrive: the likes of Tempest 2000 for the ill-fated Atari Jaguar, Space Giraffe and Gridrunner Revolution are all great shooters.
But we've now learned that Minter's latest game has suffered a potentially devastating blow. TxK, a shooter released last year for the Ps Vita, was set to be ported to other systems - including the PS4, PC and Oculus Rift - this year, but has now been blocked by Atari.
According to Minter, Atari has said that TxK is too similar to Tempest 2000. "This has been going on behind the scenes for a while now," Minter writes on his website. »
A&E checked back into Bates Motel last Monday for a season three premiere that featured familiar faces, a new arrival, and a difficult first day back at school for the troubled Norman. The next episode, "The Arcanum Club", airs tonight at 9:00pm Est and we recently had the chance to take part in an interview call with actor Freddie Highmore (Norman) and writer/executive producer Kerry Ehrin. The Bates Motel duo discussed the disturbing direction Norman is going in the third season, the new cast members and their intriguing characters, the show's sprinkled-in connections to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and much more.
On the approach taken with the character of Norman Bates in season three:
Freddie Highmore: "This season was more changing him and making him a bit more mature with the self-awareness that he gained at the end of the second season and so it was perhaps »
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Agnes Bruckner plays a role in two major mysteries this spring — on A&E’s The Returned, which revolves around inexplicably resurrected dead folk, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time, where she soon will recur as… well, we’ll get to that in a bit.
Bruckner makes her debut on The Returned tonight at 10/9c as Nikki Banks, chief deputy to Caldwell, Wash. Sheriff Tommy Solano (played by True Blood’s Kevin Alejandro). Coming off of the premiere’s dark coda, in »
Bates Motel finally gave us a shower scene.
Midway through the A&E drama’s Season 3 premiere, newly-minted motel manager Norman peers into Room 4’s bathroom window to sneak a peek at visiting prostitute Annika (Revolution‘s Tracy Spiridakos) channeling her inner Janet Leigh.
It’s totally, completely Psycho.
But before Norman has time to even consider fulfilling his destiny, Norma catches him spying on the leggy guest and promptly flips out. “You’re the hotel manager now,” she bellows. “You can’t be skulking around the hotel rooms staring into the guests’ bathrooms. It’s. Not. Normal.”
An embarrassed »
The "Revolution" alum has a guest arc this season playing mystery woman Annika Johnson, who rolls up to the lodging establishment and steps out of her car (in a sexier ensemble than audiences are used to seeing the actress) and into the drama of the A&E series.
While who Annika is is being kept a mystery, it's clear from the Season 3 sneak peeks that Freddie Highmore's high school aged Norman is pleased she's around. Tracy spoke about ...
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Young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) is veering into Psycho territory in two new trailers for Season 3 of Bates Motel, debuting Monday, March 9 at 9 Pm Et on A&E. Norman admits to his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) that he thinks something might be wrong with him, with the latest footage showing Norman clutching one of his mother's dresses, which alludes to the shocking finale in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho. Could we be seeing Norman actually wearing that dress by season's end? We'll have to wait and see, but his fragile psyche is clearly cracking more and more.
Bates Motel returns for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder and mystery. This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman's waning ability to stay in denial about what's happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. »
Out goes Renee Walker, in comes Michelle Dessler.
Last day on @Castle_ABC with the best guest star cast and director ever! Seamus too… »
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