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‘Wynonna Earp’ Renewed For Fourth Season By Syfy – Comic-Con

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‘Wynonna Earp’ Renewed For Fourth Season By Syfy – Comic-Con
Just days after its Season 3 premiere, Syfy has ordered a fourth season of cult favorite supernatural Western series Wynonna Earp, Deadline has confirmed. Keeping up its tradition, the news was to be announced during the show’s panel Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.

Adapted from the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, the show follows Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter (Melanie Scrofano) as she battles demons and other supernatural beings and uses her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice.

In Season 3, reckless and reluctant warrior hero Wynonna (Scrofano) will lead her team of outmatched outsiders to face monsters, revenants, and their biggest fears as they fight to take down Bulshar before he destroys the Ghost River Triangle – and the world.

Emily Andras developed the series for television and serves as executive producer and showrunner.

Andras, along with stars Scrofano, Shamier Anderson,
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‘The Flash’ Casts Chris Klein As Season 5 Villain Cicada – Comic-Con

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‘The Flash’ Casts Chris Klein As Season 5 Villain Cicada – Comic-Con
There’s a new bad guy headed for Central City. During The Flash’s portion of the Warner Bros Television/DCTV panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, the series’ cast and creators announced that Chris Klein has been cast as super-villain Cicada for the show’s upcoming Season 5.

In the DC mythology, Cicada was a mysterious cult leader who aimed to murder anybody that The Flash had ever saved, using trademark lightning bolt daggers. WBTV and DC describe him as “a grizzled, blue-collar everyman whose family has been torn apart by metahumans, Cicada now seeks to exterminate the epidemic — one metahuman at a time.”

Season 5 finds Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin), having dispatched of The Thinker, contemplating his future with his new wife Iris (Candice Patton) and their speedster daughter from the future, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), already grown and a part of their lives.

The season premiere October 9 on the CW.
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Amazon Renews ‘The Man in the High Castle’ for a Fourth Season Ahead of Season 3

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Amazon Renews ‘The Man in the High Castle’ for a Fourth Season Ahead of Season 3
Amazon not only set a release date for “The Man in the High Castle” Season 3 Saturday at its Comic-Con 2018 panel, it also revealed the show has already been renewed for Season 4.

Producer Isa Hackett, daughter of author Philip K. Dick, revealed at the panel that pre-production has begun on Season 4 of the adaptation of Dick’s novel of the same name, which imagines a world in which the Axis powers prevailed in World War II, and the United States has been split between Third Reich and Japanese control.

The panel also set the release date for “The Man in the High Castle” Season 3 for Oct. 5, a date Hackett said was significant, but didn’t say why. Fans also were treated to new footage from the show that suggests the next season will amp up the science fiction aspects of the show significantly. The footage shown during the panel concerns parallel universes,
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‘Colony’ Canceled By USA Network After 3 Seasons

‘Colony’ Canceled By USA Network After 3 Seasons
Exclusive: Colony premiered at Comic-Con in 2015 and has had a continuous presence at the fan confab including last year when the cast and producers teased big Season 3 changes. But there has been no trace of Colony at this year’s Comic-Con despite the sci-fi drama currently airing its third season. That is likely because the show has been canceled, Deadline has learned. Wednesday’s Season 3 finale will serve as the series finale. Colony, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah…
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‘Supergirl’ Adds Nicole Maines As Transgender Superhero; April Parker Jones & David Ajala Also Cast – Comic-Con

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‘Supergirl’ Adds Nicole Maines As Transgender Superhero; April Parker Jones & David Ajala Also Cast – Comic-Con
TV’s first transgender superhero is coming to the CW’s Supergirl. Transgender activist Nicole Maines is set as a regular in the upcoming fourth season as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. In addition, April Parker Jones has been cast as series regular Colonel Haley and David Ajala will recur as Manchester Black. The castings were announced during the Supergirl panel Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.

Maines’ Nia Nal is the newest addition to the CatCo reporting team. A soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer (much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl).

Jones’ Colonel Haley is a hardline career military woman who lives and dies by the orders of her commanding officers. Dedicated to her country, she always acts
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Team Talks The Return Of Chris Pine, Why Sequel Is Set In The ’80s – Comic-Con

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Team Talks The Return Of Chris Pine, Why Sequel Is Set In The ’80s – Comic-Con
Even though they are only three and a half weeks into production on Wonder Woman 1984, director Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine and Gal Gadot took the stage with enthusiasm and even a little early footage Saturday during Warner Bros’ Hall H presentation at Comic-Con.

Pine opened the proceedings by revealing he couldn’t divulge why he’s back, following his demise in the first film. But he so brightened the original film that nobody seemed to be holding the lapse against anybody.

Said Jenkins: “It’s something I’m super excited for everybody to see, [Chris] is a very important part of our movie.”

The other surprise is that the movie takes place in the 1980s and Jenkins had a sort of answer for that, too, one better than, well, Captain America got away with it.

“One of my favorite things about making the original was that it took place during
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Johnny Depp Surprises Comic-Con in Full ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character

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Johnny Depp Surprises Comic-Con in Full ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character
Johnny Depp surprised the Hall H audience for the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” panel at San Diego Comic-Com Saturday morning, delivering an in-character lecture that was part villain rant and part fascist speech.

That was appropriate for a character who, in the “Harry Potter” universe, is essentially a magical cross between Hitler and Mussolini. But the surprise appearance was especially unexpected given Depp’s recent personal troubles.

A recent Rolling Stone profile presented him as frequently inebriated and bedeviled by financial issues, some of them related to his divorce from Amber Heard, who accused the actor of abuse. Awkwardly, Heard appears in “Aquaman,” a film Warner Bros planned to show off in Hall H soon after the “Fantastic Beasts” presentation. It was unclear whether Depp and Heard’s paths would cross.

Also Read: Johnny Depp Settles Lawsuit Against His Former Business Managers

The audience at Comic-Con didn’t
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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sings $37M+; ‘Equalizer 2’ Targets $33M+: Saturday Update

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sings $37M+; ‘Equalizer 2’ Targets $33M+: Saturday Update
It’s still a great weekend at the box office here, with both Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Sony’s Equalizer 2 both over-performing besting their tracking, especially the latter.

The Ol Parker-directed original ABBA musical is looking at an estimated No. 1 win, with $37.3M while the Denzel Washington sequel scored $13.4M yesterday (including Thursday’s $3.1M), with an amazing $33.7M three-day.

One of the reasons why we’re seeing Mamma Mia 2 lower than the $40M+ figure we were spotting yesterday is because sometimes it’s hard for box office analysts to project off advance ticket sales, which in this pic’s case is fueled by the female demo. When are they exactly going to the movies? One thing is for sure, and that’s this bubble gum musical will have long legs this summer into the fall. The
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‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’: Ramona Young Joins As Series Regular, Tom Wilson To Recur In Season 4 — Comic-Con

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‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’: Ramona Young Joins As Series Regular, Tom Wilson To Recur In Season 4 — Comic-Con
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is expanding its cast for the upcoming season. Ramona Young is set as a series regular in the role of Alaska Yu, and Tom Wilson (The Informant) will recur as Hank’s (Nick Zano) father, Hank Heywood. The castings were announced during the show’s panel Saturday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con.

Young’s Alaska is a typical twentysomething easily swept up by romantic notions and fantasy novels, and she’s something of an expert in the world of the magical creatures that the Legends encounter in Season 4. In the company of the Legends, she soon learns to get her head out of the clouds to become a kickass superhero.

With a lifetime in the military and Department of Defense, Hank (Wilson) is part of a long line of Heywoods to serve the country. Charming and charismatic, he’s left big
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‘Deadly Class’ EP Joe Russo On Syfy Adaptation & Next ‘Avengers’ Movie – Comic-Con

‘Deadly Class’ EP Joe Russo On Syfy Adaptation & Next ‘Avengers’ Movie – Comic-Con
"If your expectation is that we're going to bring those characters to life and that world to life, and the Deadly Class school to life," Joe Russo says of the upcoming Syfy series he and his fellow Avengers: Infinity War director and brother Anthony are executive producing, "then get excited because Rick Remender, the guy who wrote the book, is the lifeblood that's behind Deadly Class the show." Heading into more production on the fourth Avengers movie in the next few…
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‘Black Lightning’: Jordan Calloway Upped To Series Regular As Painkiller – Comic-Con

‘Black Lightning’: Jordan Calloway Upped To Series Regular As Painkiller – Comic-Con
Expect more pain on Black Lightning next season. Jordan Calloway, who recurred as Khalil Payne/Painkiller in the first season of the CW’s DC superhero drama, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. A little backstory: Khalil Payne was a high school All-American track star with dreams of going to the Olympics until a stray bullet severed his spine, leaving him embittered and unable to walk. Tobias Whale (Marvin "Krondon" Jones III), the archnemesis of Black…
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‘Deadwood’ Movie: Robin Weigert Says ‘It’s Happening This Fall’

‘Deadwood’ Movie: Robin Weigert Says ‘It’s Happening This Fall’
Rumors of a “Deadwood” movie have swirled since shortly after the critically beloved but little-seen HBO series was canceled in 2006, and it now appears closer than ever to actually happening. Robin Weigert, whose portrayal of Calamity Jane on David Milch’s dark Western earned her an Emmy nomination, tells the Los Angeles Times in a new interview that “there’s a 90% chance it’ll finally happen.”

“It’s safe enough to say it’s happening this fall,” Weigert said. “There’s a set being built and tax incentives to get it done. A lot of [actors] have signed on. There’s a 90% chance it’ll finally happen.” When the show was canceled after three seasons, plans for two two-hour movies wrapping up the story in lieu of further episodes were made — but, as often happens with such things, said movies have yet to be produced.

Ian McShane, who played Al Swearengen
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‘The Passage’ Sets Early-2019 Debut Date On Fox – Comic Con

‘The Passage’ Sets Early-2019 Debut Date On Fox – Comic Con
Fox premiered the first episode of its upcoming new series The Passage for Comic-Con attendees today, followed by a brief appearance from stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyaa Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick and Jamie McShane as well as EP/showrunner Liz Heldens, Ep/director Jason Ensler, and Justin Cronin, author of best-selling fantasy book trilogy. "Completely strange in such a great way,” Cronin said about seeing his book come to life. “I've spent 10 years marinating with this…
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‘The Orville’: Seth MacFarlane Says Season 1 was ‘Misrepresented’ by Fox, Promises Season 2 Is What ‘Was Always Intended’

‘The Orville’: Seth MacFarlane Says Season 1 was ‘Misrepresented’ by Fox, Promises Season 2 Is What ‘Was Always Intended’
Whether you liked Season 1 of “The Orville” or not, get ready for a more confident version in Season 2.

“I think what you’re going to see in Season 2 is a show that’s even more comfortable in its footing in terms of existing in that goldilocks zone,” Seth MacFarlane said during the series’ Comic-Con panel in San Diego. “Every episode feels like a movie, and I think you’re going to dig it.”

The “goldilocks zone” MacFarlane referred to is the consistent tonal shifts seen — and criticized — in Season 1.

“This show was a tonal experiment of sorts,” MacFarlane said. “Comedy and sci-fi when you blend them together, they don’t always mix well. In features they do, but television is kind of hard to sustain. The pleasant surprise for me was that fans and viewers were willing to let us tell a story. They weren’t waiting for the next joke to come.
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‘Midnight, Texas’: Nestor Carbonell, Jaime Ray Newman & Josh Kelly To Recur On Season 2

‘Midnight, Texas’: Nestor Carbonell, Jaime Ray Newman & Josh Kelly To Recur On Season 2
Nestor Carbonell, Jaime Ray Newman and Josh Kelly (UnReal) are set to recur on the upcoming second season of NBC’s supernatural drama series Midnight, Texas. Based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris, Midnight, Texas, stars François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis and Peter Mensah. Carbonell and Newman will recur as Kai and Patience Lucero, respectively, the owners of…
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Watch Violent First Trailer for ‘The Purge’ TV Series

The Purge spreads from multiplexes to the small screen this fall with a television series based on the horror franchise. USA Network, which will air the 10-part event this September, unveiled the first trailer for the series at Comic-Con.

“Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city,” the series’ synopsis says.

“Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night throws at them. As the clock winds down
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Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ Narrowly Edges Past ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ to Land at No. 1

Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ Narrowly Edges Past ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ to Land at No. 1
In a twist ending straight out of a movie, “The Equalizer 2” shot past “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ to steal the box office crown.

Going into the weekend, it looked like “Mamma Mia! 2” would easily debut at No. 1. Final numbers won’t come in until Monday, but weekend estimates show Sony’s “The Equalizer” sequel opened above estimates with $35.8 million when it launched in 3,388 locations, while Universal’s highly anticipated follow-up to “Mamma Mia!” debuted with $34.4 million from 3,317 screens.

“Equalizer 2,” the first sequel of Denzel Washington’s nearly four-decade long career, launched ahead of its predecessor. 2014’s “The Equalizer” opened with $35 million and went on to generate $192 million worldwide, including $101 million domestically.

Antoine Fuqua returned to direct “The Equalizer 2,”which also stars Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman. Though it got a head start on the original film, reception has been less enthusiastic for the sequel,
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Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry Still Struggles With Transformation

Durban — As the Durban Film Fest and its parallel industry program, the Durban FilmMart (Dfm), unspooled this weekend in South Africa, a focus on issues facing women in the industry has dominated the program.

Dfm is unapologetic about putting women on the agenda,” said producer Zoe Ramushu, who moderated a round table on transformation in the South African industry on July 21. Assessing the state of the local biz – a day after a similar discussion sparked a divisive debate on the industry’s track record for promoting black women – Ramushu noted that in spite of the challenges that still exist, “women are succeeding, women are being given space, women are being given opportunities” more than ever before.

“It’s so important to take into account the successes that exist for women in the industry,” she said.

Illustrating that point was veteran producer Bridget Pickering. Born in Namibia, and trained in the
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SAG-aftra Board Approves Deals on Non-Primetime TV, Telemundo

The SAG-AFTRA National Board has approved a tentative three-year agreement covering non-primetime work with the four major television networks.

The board, which met Saturday, also approved a first-ever agreement with Telemundo Television Studios covering Spanish-language television performers.

The non-primetime deal with the networks includes language limiting auditions in hotel rooms and private residences. Those limits are part of the initiative announced earlier this year by SAG-aftra leaders in response to the industry’s sexual harassment scandals that came to light in October with the revelations about disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein. It’s the first time the union has
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Sara Blecher’s ‘Mayfair’ Brings Feminine Gaze to Gangster Tale

Durban — When we’re first introduced to computer whiz Zaid (Ronak Patani) in the opening scene of Sara Blecher’s “Mayfair,” he’s playing Robin Hood in an east African refugee camp—distributing sacks of food that have been left to rot in an aid group’s warehouse. That charitable impulse gets him canned, the first sign that an ambiguous morality pervades the world of Blecher’s latest feature.

As the action picks up in Johannesburg, Zaid has returned to the teeming immigrant neighborhood of Mayfair, where he lives in the shadow of his father, Aziz (Rajesh Gopie)—a thriving import-exporter with a murky side racket as a money launderer and loan shark. When a murderous rival gang threatens the family’s business, Zaid is forced back into the life he’d hoped to leave behind, struggling to figure out right and wrong in a world where the two aren
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