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Manifest Adds Mad Men's Matt Long: Is a New Love Triangle About to Take Off?

Clear the runway for a fresh love triangle on Manifest: The NBC freshman drama is adding Mad Men alum Matt Long in a “major recurring role,” our sister site Deadline is reporting.

Long will play Zeke, “a mysterious new character whose arrival triggers a new relationship triangle and upends the series’ mythology,” per the report. Hmmm… is he a new love interest for Michaela, now that her ex-fiancé Jared is with Lourdes? Or was he also a passenger on the ill-fated Montego Air Flight 828?

Manifest centers on the mystery surrounding that flight, which landed after a turbulent trip to find that five years had passed,
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‘Lovecraft Country’: Jurnee Smollett-Bell To Star In HBO Series From Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams & Misha Green

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Jurnee Smollett-Bell To Star In HBO Series From Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams & Misha Green
Former Underground star Jurnee Smollett-Bell is set as the female lead in HBO’s high-profile straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country, from Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television.

The project reunites Smollett-Bell with Underground co-creator Misha Green, writer and executive producer of Lovecraft Country. The casting also brings the actress back to HBO, where she was a series regular on the last two seasons of hit vampire drama True Blood. Smollett-Bell signed on for the HBO show after fielding multiple broadcast pilot offers.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. Thus begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white
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#Fashionvictim’: E! Pilot Rounds Out Cast With Gina Gershon, Laura Dale, Camrus Johnson, More

Red Oaks alum Gina Gershon, Laura Dale (Still Star-Crossed), Camrus Johnson (There's Johnny), DJ Blickenstaff (Dear White People) and Matt Long (Helix) have been cast as series regulars opposite Willa Fitzgerald in E!'s pilot #Fashionvictim. The hourlong dark comedy is from Heathers writer Daniel Waters, who wrote the script, and his brother, Mean Girls helmer Mark Waters, who is set to direct. The pilot, which hails from Universal Cable Productions and ThinkFactory…
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Cardinal: Billy Campbell's Crime Drama Coming to Hulu Next Week

Check out the Cardinal TV show trailer. The serial killer crime drama thriller, based on the Giles Blunt novels, drops to Hulu on Friday, June 16th. Billy Campbell stars as Detective John Cardinal. You may remember him as a veteran of Syfy's Helix, as well as the oft cancelled and revived AMC/Netflix drama, The Killing. Karine Vanasse co-stars as Detective Lise Delorme, Cardinal's new partner.The Cardinal cast also includes Kristen Thomson, Glen Gould, Deborah Hay, Alden Adair, James Downing, Erick Hicks, and James Thomas. Orphan Black's Aubrey Nealon writes Cardinal and executive produces the Hulu TV series with Sienna Films’ Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny. Read More…
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Jordan Peele To Develop a HBO Horror Series That Deals With Racist Terrors and Malevolent Spirits in the 1950s

Get Out writer and director Jordan Peele is developing a new Horror TV project with producer J.J. Abrams for HBO. It's called Lovecraft Country and it based on a novel written by Matt Ruff. This is going to be an hour-long series and it sounds like it could be fantastically insane!

According to Deadline, this will be a horror anthology series set in the 50s that "reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective." The report goes on to offer the following story details:

Lovecraft Country focuses on 25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

The pilot for
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Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams to Executive Produce New HBO Series Lovecraft Country

Get Out direct Jordan Peele is heading back to the heartland of horror as an executive producer of Lovecraft Country, an adaptation of Matt Ruff's novel of the same name that has been ordered to series on HBO.

Deadline reports the news for the Lovecraft Country adaptation, which is a collaboration between Peele's Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television.

The one-hour pilot of the "anthological horror series" will be penned by Misha Green (Underground, Helix), who will also serve as a showrunner as well as an executive producer alongside Peele, Abrams, and Ben Stephenson.

Here's what Green had to say about adapting Ruff's novel, which deals with racism in America circa the 1950s:

“When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television. Jordan, Jj, Bad Robot, Warner Bros and HBO are all in
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Arrow Photos: Susan Williams Is Back on the Job — to Cover Oliver's Undoing?

Arrow Photos: Susan Williams Is Back on the Job — to Cover Oliver's Undoing?
Fresh off her firing, Arrow newshound Susan “Never Call Me Just Susan, But Call Me” Williams appears to be back on the beat in new photos from the CW series’ next episode.

RelatedArrow Recap: Do You Think Thea Went a Bit Too Far?

In the Season 5 episode “Fighting Fire with Fire,” Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor, in the form of possible impeachment after word got out that he ordered Adrian Chase to cover up the Green Arrow-y details of Detective Billy Malone’s murder. What choice sound bite might the scandalized mayor have to offer his scandalized ex?
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Joe Corallo: Rachel Pollack – The ComicMix Interview

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Over the past year I have been working on raising awareness of Rachel Pollack’s run on Doom Patrol. She’s not only one of two trans women to ever write at DC Comics, she’s also the only woman to write Doom Patrol.

When I was given a slot here at ComicMix to be a weekly columnist, I used my second column to talk about Coagula. Once DC Comics announced its plans to launch the Young Animal imprint helmed by Gerard Way and how Doom Patrol would be the flagship title, I wrote about my excitement and made sure to discuss Rachel Pollack’s contributions again. Months later I took to Geeks Out to praise the importance of Rachel’s run to queer comics history. Most recently, I wrote up a piece last week on how Rachel Pollack has been forgotten by the comics industry at [insertgeekhere].

After a year
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Jeremiah Chechik to direct Goldove’s 'Innocent'

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Jeremiah Chechik to direct Goldove’s 'Innocent'
Exclusive: Christopher Plummer features in the story of a Un interpreter caught between the FBI and a criminal dynasty.

Toronto and La-based Goldove Entertainment has brought on Jeremiah Chechik to direct its thriller Little Mizz Innocent.

Goldove and Chechik are finalising a cast list ahead of an anticipated 2017 shoot; Christopher Plummer is already signed to play the antagonist.

The story centres on a seemingly innocent Un interpreter caught up in a war between the FBI and a criminal dynasty.

Chechik directed 2013 rom-com The Right Kind Of Wrong with Ryan Kwanten and has worked extensively in TV in recent years on the likes of Criminal Minds, Gossip Girl and Helix.

Goldove president and CEO Lynda McKoy is also lining up Area 51 sci-fi horror Lumina, described as being in the vein of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and Chronicle.
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'Xena' TV Reboot Moves Forward with 'Lost' Writer

'Xena' TV Reboot Moves Forward with 'Lost' Writer
Back in July, we reported that NBC is in the early stages of developing a reboot of the beloved 1995 fantasy series Xena: Warrior Princess. Original Xena: Warrior Princess producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are coming back to produce, and we reported in August that the reboot is seeking writers to tackle the story. Today we have word from Variety that Lost writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach has signed on to write and executive produce this new version of Xena: Warrior Princess.

The original Xena: Warrior Princess debuted in 1995, but Lucy Lawless' title character was originally introduced on another first-run syndicated show, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, before she got her own spinoff. Ren&#233e O'Connor also starred as Xena's companion Gabrielle, with Ted Raimi as Joxer, Bruce Campbell as Autolycus, Marton Csokas as Borias and a young Karl Urban in one of his early roles as Julius Caesar. It remains
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Xena reboot finds a writer

Back in July, it was reported that NBC is developing a “modern reboot” of Xena: Warrior Princess, and now Entertainment Weekly has revealed that the project has secured a writer.

The site is reporting that Javier Grillo-Marxuach has signed on to script the series, having previously written for the likes of Lost, Helix and Medium.

See Also: Lucy Lawless “would love to see” Xena reboot

The Xena reboot is being developed by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, although there’s no word yet whether Tapert’s husband and original Xena star Lucy Lawless will feature in the new series.
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NBC's Xena: Warrior Princess Reboot Hires Former Lost Writer

A few months ago, we learned that NBC was planning on reboot the popular '90s sword-and-sandal series Xena: Warrior Princess. Original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are involved in what's being called a "modern reboot," and original star Lucy Lawless has expressed her thoughts on the possibility of a new series.

There hasn't been much in the way of solid, official news on the rebooted series for a while, but NBC has just changed that. Variety reports that the network has hired former Lost writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach to write and executive produce the series, "which is still in the development stages." So there's still a lot of work to be done before the show hits our TV screens, but at least there's some forward momentum happening here.

Grillo-Marxuach wrote for Lost, Medium, Charmed, The Middleman, Helix, and many more. A while back, I listened to the first
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Round-Up: Funko’s Fallout 4 Pop! Vinyls, The Wretched Photos, South Of Hell Video

The Fallout franchise's big week continues with the release of Funko's Fallout 4 Pop! Vinyl figures. Collect all four! Also in this round-up: five new images from The Wretched and a behind-the-scenes video for We tv's South of Hell.

Fallout 4 Pop! Vinyls: From Funko: "The highly anticipated Fallout 4 series is coming to Pop!

The game’s main character, Sole Survivor, and his loyal companion, Dogmeat, take on the post-nuclear world 200 years after the Great War!

You may need to utilize the T-60 Power Armor to take down the ghoulish John Hancock!

Coming in February!"

Images via Funko:

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The Wretched Photos: Press Release: "Indie filmmaker Nathaniel Davis wrapped up filming "The Wretched" in well known haunted locations in Oklahoma. The film tells the story of three actresses on a road trip who stop at a haunted bed and breakfast, unbeknownst to them, the guests are used as human sacrifices by the psychotic demented owners,
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Fifteen Produces Real Terror for Some Viewers

Tagline: “Not Watching Might Kill You” "Fifteen" debuted on the Periscope App', this past October 29th. The film was shot live, by the actors. A short film, "Fifteen" involves a pre-Halloween party and a serial killer. The film starred Neil Napier ("Helix"), Sarah Booth and Hannah Kat Jones. The film was developed from a script by Gavin Michael Booth (The Scarehouse). And, the full film is available here. From the synopsis, two roommates are getting ready for a Halloween party. But, there is an unexpected masked guest. Holding his phone and the Periscope App', this killer films his misdeeds, until he finds out that this is the wrong house to mess with. The full film is approximately 20 minutes long. The camera switches hands a couple times as the killer stalks his prey. The original broadcast included thousands of horror viewers, with some believing the film was actually real. Fans
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Round-Up: Over Your Dead Body Trailer, South Of Hell Teaser, Hemlock Grove S3 Clip, Indigenous, The Dark Numbers

The trailer for Takashi Miike's Over Your Dead Body along with details about the film can be seen after the jump. Also: a new teaser for South of Hell, a clip from Hemlock Grove's third season, VOD news for horror-thriller Indigenous, and The Dark Numbers TV development deal.

Over Your Dead Body: Press Release: "A beautiful actress (Kô Shibasaki of 47 Ronin and Battle Royale) plays the protagonist in a new play based on a legendary ghost story. She pulls some strings to get her lover cast in the play, although he's a relatively unknown actor. With the cast in place, rehearsals for the play, about an abusive relationship and a grudge, begin. But off stage, some begin to develop their own obsessions. Trapped between the play and reality, they are horrified to find that a real grudge can cross the blurred line between reality and fantasy. Will love flourish?
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Round-Up: South Of Hell, Madman T-Shirt, Anguish Release Details, 8 Films to Die For, American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire Clips

We tv's South of Hell marathon kicks off on Black Friday, November 27th. Also in this round-up: the Cavity Colors' Madman shirt, Anguish and 8 Films to Die For release details, and a look at two teaser clips for American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire.

South of Hell: Press Release: "New York, NY, October 15, 2015 -- We tv announced today that it will offer its next scripted series, “South of Hell,” as a true programming event – rolling out all seven episodes of the supernatural thriller in order in a Black Friday Binge, beginning at 6 pm Et/Pt on Friday, November 27th. All episodes of the series will premiere back-to-back as the suspense and drama unfolds and escalates over seven intense hours. At the conclusion of the binge, the entire series will be available on VOD, download to own and Tve platforms.

“As viewer demand rises for TV Everywhere opportunities and audiences increasingly binge watch their favorite content,
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Neil Marshall To Direct, Jordan Hayes To Star In ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’ Pilot

Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) has signed on to direct USA Network's drama pilot Poor Richard’s Almanack. Jordan Hayes (Helix) is set for a starring role in the project from writers Jim Danger Gray (Orange is the New Black) and Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones), Legendary TV and Universal Cable Prods. Weaving between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically, Poor Richard’s Almanack is described as an edge-of-your-seat character thriller…
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Scoop: Carla Gugino Joins Showtime's Cameron Crowe Pilot Roadies, Replacing Christina Hendricks

Scoop: Carla Gugino Joins Showtime's Cameron Crowe Pilot Roadies, Replacing Christina Hendricks
Carla Gugino is with the band, having boarded Showtime’s Roadies pilot from Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous).

RelatedShowtime Picks Up Roadies Pilot From Cameron Crowe, J.J. Abrams

Roadies follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes — the crew members who get the show on the road. Gugino will play the band’s production manager Shelli, a world-class multi-tasker, passionate music fan and tireless work partner to the band’s tour manager (Old School‘s Luke Wilson). The duo’s unique personal and professional relationship is forever
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'Arrow' Season 4 Brings in 'Teen Wolf' and 'Star Trek' Stars

'Arrow' Season 4 Brings in 'Teen Wolf' and 'Star Trek' Stars
With production getting under way on Season 4 of Arrow, The CW Network series has just added two new cast members. Access Hollywood reports that Jeri Ryan has signed on to play Jessica Danforth, while Jr Bourne has come aboard to portray DC comics villain Double Down. Both actors are signing on for just one episode apiece, with Jeri Ryan appearing in the second episode of Arrow Season 4, and Jr Bourne guest starring in the third episode.

Jessica Danforth is a new character who doesn't originate in the DC Comics. She is described as a friend of Oliver Queen's family. The character's political ambitions "put her in the crosshairs of a menacing antagonist." It isn't clear if there are plans for the character to return later on in Season 4 or not. But she could certainly return, especially with her strong connection to Oliver.

Jr Bourne's Double Down does have origins in the comic books,
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Arrow Taps Star Trek: Voyager Alumna Jeri Ryan as Potential New Mayor

Arrow Taps Star Trek: Voyager Alumna Jeri Ryan as Potential New Mayor
Arrow is taking aim at Jeri Ryan, tapping the Star Trek: Voyager vet to guest star in Season 4.

RelatedArrow Season 4: Baron Blitzkrieg Cast for Oliver’s Next Flashback Arc

Per AccessHollywood.com, the actress will appear in Episode 2, titled “The Candidate,” as Jessica Danforth, a friend of the Queen family.

As teased in Ask Ausiello, the character is vying to be the new mayor and is a longtime pal of Moira’s; as such, she was once close with Oliver and Thea. Her political ambitions will make her a target for a menacing antagonist.

RelatedArrow Casts Mr. Terrific and Anarky

Ryan’s many,
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