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The 100 is experiencing its first time jump when The CW drama returns midseason, and it sounds like it’s going to hit each of the survivors hard.
Six of the show’s stars — Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Ricky Whittle, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan and Isaiah Washington — stopped by TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite (just think of this as weeks-old buried treasure) to preview where each of their characters will be after the three-month jump:
* Taylor says Clarke is “just trying to survive” after deciding to go off on her own, »
Starz announced this week that the upcoming third season of "Da Vinci's Demons" would be the period drama's last, news which came as a surprise as the show had been a respectable performer for the network.
Speaking about the cancellation, network CEO Chris Albrecht tells Deadline that it essentially comes down to them having better performing shows that appeal to the same demographics:
"We really believe in serving underserved audiences in the premium cable space. The key is having shows that target a specific audience that becomes really passionate about the show. We have the success with Black Sails, which in some ways appeals to some of the same audiences, and while we have a lot of fan boys for Da Vinci's Demons, we have what may be the fan boy series of all time in Ash vs. the Evil Dead."
The show wrapped production on the third season before »
- Garth Franklin
Starz has handed out another early renewal. The cable channel has renewed Black Sails for a fourth season while the third season of 10 episodes won't begin airing until some time in 2016.
Here's the press release:
Starz Orders Fourth Season Of Hit Original Series "Black Sails"
Production on Season Four of the Pirate Drama Begins this Fall in South Africa
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Starz continues to develop original programming to go toe to toe with the other premium networks like HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax. Along with the announcement that Black Sails will return for a fourth season, Starz revealed that the final season of series Da Vinci's Demons and limited series Flesh and Bone will be binge-released at once on October 24 and November 8, respectively. The lone new... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht used his time at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to tout the premium cable network's expanded reach toward underserved demographics, entry into the binge watching business and resolve a flap with HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. Here are the highlights of his 15-minute time in front of critics: Read More Starz Renews 'Black Sails,' Developing 'Havana' Drama Starring Antonio Banderas We're No. 2 Albrecht took the stage to declare his network the No. 2 most-subscribed premium cable network after Starz recently surpassed Showtime in the subscribers. The outspoken executive reiterated that
- Lesley Goldberg
Starz is setting sail on another season of “Black Sails,” the premium cabler announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Season 4 renewal comes before the third season, which returns in 2016 with ten episodes. The fourth season of the pirate drama goes intro production in South Africa this fall.
Airing on Saturdays, “Black Sails” kicked off its second season in January with 860,000 same-night viewers and concluded in March with 668,000 viewers. That finale total rose to about 1.2 million in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates.
Rick Kissell contributed to this report. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Pirate drama Black Sails is officially Starz’s flagship series after the pay cable network picked up a 10-episode fourth season of the show created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive produced by Michael Bay. The announcement comes as Black Sails wrapped production on Season 3 and was made by Starz CEO Chris Albrecht at the top of the network’s TCA presentation today. This marks another early renewal for the adventure drama, whose third season is not… »
Ready the mizzenmast, because Black Sails has another season of high seas adventure ahead.
Starz has renewed the pirate drama for Season 4 in advance of its third season premiere, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
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Starz has renewed its hit pirate series “Black Sails” for a fourth season, and has also put into development a new series called “Havana Quartet,” starring Antonio Banderas, the premium streaming network announced Friday. “Black Sails” is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive produced by Michael Bay, and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, as well as Chris Symes and Dan Shotz. The ten-episode third season of the high seas drama series, returning in 2016, follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to. »
- Linda Ge
It was Starz's turn Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour today where several major announcements about the premium cabler's original series were made.
First up they've renewed their big-budget pirate drama "Black Sails" for a fourth season with that next batch of ten episodes set to begin production this Fall in South Africa ahead of a Q1 2017 airing.
The renewal comes as the show's third season wraps production and goes to air in the first quarter of 2016 with Ray Stevenson joining this year in the role of Blackbeard.
Next up, the network has also revealed that they'll follow the Netflix model with both their eight-episode ballet-themed limited series "Flesh and Bone," and the ten-episode third and final season of their genre period action series "Da Vinci's Demons" set to launch all at once.
Starz subscribers will be able to watch the entire season either through Starz Play or »
- Garth Franklin
After making the jump to television for the likes of Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Hannibal and Constantine, it looks like Neil Marshall has found his next big screen project, with Deadline reporting that the filmmaker has signed on to helm The Sentence.
The project, which is being financed by EuropaCorp, is described as “a futuristic revenge thriller in the vein of Death Wish“, and has been scripted by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (Olympus Has Fallen).
The Sentence will mark Marshall’s first feature film since 2010’s Centurion, although he has directed a segment of the upcoming anthology horror Tales of Halloween. He also remains attached to a remake of Troll Hunter, as well as The Last Voyage of Demeter and Hellfest.
- Gary Collinson
Though starting out as a feature filmmaker with the likes of "The Descent," "Doomsday" and "Centurion," director Neil Marshall has made more of a name for himself in recent years on television helming key episodes of big-budget shows like "Game of Thrones," "Black Sails" and "Hannibal".
He'll soon return to the big screen though as he's been set to direct the futuristic revenge thriller "The Sentence" for EuropaCorp. Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt ("Olympus Has Fallen") have penned the script which is described as being in the vein of "Death Wish".
Marc Helwig will produce. No word on when production is slated to begin, or how his commitment to this will impact his ability to work on various TV shows.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The CW’s The Messengers wrapped its one-and-done run on Friday night with 950,000 total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating, adding a few eyeballs while flat in the demo.
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Of note, the supernatural drama only rose above a 0.2 rating twice during its 13 episodes, hitting a 0.3.
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Opening The CW’s night, Masters of Illusion (1.5 mil/0.3) was flat in the demo.
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble? »
The 100 is adding to its numbers for Season 3. The post-apocalyptic CW series has recruited three new actors to join the show in recurring roles as Arkers and Grounders in its third season. As first reported by The Wrap, Black Sails‘ Zach McGowan will recur in The 100 Season 3 as a new character named Roan, “a rogue Grounder warrior who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.” No other details about McGowan’s character have been revealed. Additionally, as EW.com reported yesterday, Sons of Anarchy alum Michael Beach will also recur in another new Season 3 role. Beach will play an Arker named Pike, “a tough and charismatic member of the Ark with a staunch moral code.” Lastly, per Deadline, Neil Sandilands (The Americans, SundanceTV’s upcoming Hap & Leonard) has also landed a major Season 3 recurring role. Sandilands’ character Titus is described as “an embodiment of the Old Guard, who works to… »
- Chris King
A Black Sails star is setting a course for The CW in 2016.
Zach McGowan will recur in The 100's third season, playing a rogue Grounder named Roan, according to The Wrap. Like most characters on the survival-centric series, Roan “will stop at nothing to get what he wants,” though his desires remain shrouded in mystery for now.
“Black Sails” actor Zach McGowan has joined the cast of The CW’s post-apocalyptic drama “The 100,” TheWrap has learned. McGowan will play a new character named Roan on Season 3 and will appear in a recurring capacity. The character is described as a rogue Grounder warrior who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The series is centered on 100 juvenile delinquents who are sent down to a potentially toxic Earth to test its habitability, and stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Averopoulos, Paige Turco, Henry Ian Cusick and Isiah Washington. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows. »
- Linda Ge
A pirate’s life is more dangerous and adventurous than Hollywood would have you believe.
The real pirates of the Caribbean were more sinister, brutal and complex than Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew of hapless henchmen. All the stories, books and movies you have lived with have failed to offer any true experience into the plundering, lawless nature of pirates, the struggles they faced against an empire and the tragic nature of their fates.
The lives of Captain William Kidd, Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Thatch and Mary Read offer an adventure quite like no other…
10. ‘Calico’ Jack Rackham – The Charismatic Coward Behind Captain Sparrow Ubisoft
Often hapless, drunken and cowardly at once, Calico Jack is famed for his flamboyancy as much as his exploits at sea.
As the original inspiration behind the similarly characterised Captain Jack Sparrow, Calico Jack was an extravagant dresser and possessed the famed desire for gold and treasure, »
- Martin Mallon
Telly addict Andrew Collins reviews the week's TV. In light of attacks on the BBC, he sings the praises of literary adaptation The Outcast on BBC1; rock doc Rock'nRoll America on BBC4; nature jaunt Ireland's Wild River on BBC2; and returning mockumentary People Just Do Nothing on BBC3; plus pirate drama Black Sails on History and Inside the Kkk, to see that the commercial sector is in good health without asset-stripping the BBC
• Warning: Contains Strong Language Continue reading »
- Andrew Collins and Mona Mahmood
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »
Hannah New loves that her 'Black Sails' character challenges gender stereotypes. The 31-year-old actress - who stars as saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in the adventure TV series - has revealed how much she relishes playing someone who's distinct from most females in period programmes. Speaking exclusively to Bang Showbiz, Hannah explained: ''Eleanor is unlike any other female character you see in pirate dramas. She's grown up in a very tough situation and that's made her a strong woman, the sort you really see on screen. ''I really enjoyed the opportunity to play someone like Eleanor, who wasn't afraid to stand up to male »
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