"We infect the infected"
Back in May we got to see a trailer for the forthcoming second season of The Strain, which premieres on FX this Sunday night, and today we get a newer, very similar trailer for the show. The earlier trailer has been taken down, for whatever reason, and this new trailer is listed as the “OFFICIAL” season 2 trailer so … there you have it. We don’t get to see much in this short 30 second clip but the action is just days away. The Strain returns on July 12, just as summer begins to heat up.
Posted under: 'The Strain'
"Sometimes it can take a lifetime to start living"
Earlier this week we learned that Caitlyn Jenner published her first blogpost on her official website ahead of the debut of her docuseries TV show I Am Cait premiering on E! later this month. Today we get to see a just-released new promo video for I Am Cait that features incredibly inspiring new footage from the series. Caitlyn interacts with her family and friends … but, as you can see above, she also interacts with a trans youth group which is simply too amazing for words. I have been very graciously invited by E! to an early screening of the premiere episode of I Am Cait and let me tell you, I am BEYOND excited to get my first look at this new series. I’ll have more information about the screening in a week or so. Until then, please enjoy this latest look at Caitlyn Jenner‘s revolutionary new TV series and get ready, I Am Cait will premiere on E! on Sunday July 26.
"Elodie [is] the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive & deadly physicality"
Back in April, not long after Marvel’s Daredevil season 1 was released to rave reviews on Netflix, star Charlie Cox revealed his wish that the famed Marvel Comics superhero characters Elektra and The Punisher be included in the forthcoming second season of the show. In May, leaked audition footage seemed to suggest that producers were looking to cast Elektra for Daredevil but nothing was officially confirmed. In June we learned that The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal was cast as The Punisher / Frank Castle in DD season 2 (who will be a villain of sorts for Daredevil, as opposed to a fellow hero) but we got no word about any other characters cast for the show. Which brings us to the news today that actress Elodie Yung has been cast as Elektra Natchios in Marvel’s Daredevil season 2. Altho they were really coy about the character’s inclusion, I knew that Elektra had to be a part of Daredevil‘s second season. This is excellent, excellent news. More »
THANK THE GODS
Back in May we learned the scary news that voice actor Harry Shearer had been let go from voicing characters on The Simpsons due to a contract dispute where the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement. Fox made it very clear that they were willing to move forward and find some other voice actor to take over Shearer‘s roles as Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, etc. Today we learn the very happy news that the two sides went back to the bargaining table and managed to work out a deal. Harry Shearer has signed on for two more seasons of The Simpsons so, at least for the foreseeable future, this horrid crisis has been averted. More »
We are 201 days away from the premiere of the newly rebooted season of The X-Files coming to Fox next year and to celebrate, the studio is highlighting all 201 episodes of the series — one day at a time — leading up to the show’s return to television. Each day, a different episode will be highlighted as we count down the days until the new season of The X-Files premieres in February 2016. To kick off this 201 day countdown, Fox has released the promo video above which features the first NEW footage from the X-Files reboot. Watch carefully at the :32 min mark to see the short but sweet new footage. Altho it seems like it is far off in the distance, The X-Files will be back on our TV sets sooner than we imagine. Check out the video above and let the countdown commence!
Posted under: 'The X-Files'
BUT ... he says they are "still investigating possibilities"
Just a couple of weeks ago, we learned that sad news that NBC has decided not to renew the brilliant TV series Hannibal for a 4th season next year. Not long after news of the show’s cancellation was announced, creator Bryan Fuller gave us hope that other networks (including Amazon, which is the digital rebroadcast home of the series) were considering picking up the show for a 4th season. Today we learn the bad news from Fuller himself that both Amazon and Netflix have passed on picking up Hannibal for a new season of episodes. Damn. The really bad news here is that the show’s actors have been released from their contractual obligations to the show … meaning they are now free to take roles in other shows … meaning if they do, particularly star Mads Mikkelsen, then it is very likely that the Hannibal TV series will be dunzo for good. He tells us that they are “still investigating” other opportunities for the show to live on but the fact that both Amazon and Netflix have passed does not bode well for the survival of one of my favorite TV shows :( More »
Posted under: 'Hannibal', Bryan Fuller
Back in May, after we learned that ABC renewed Agent Carter for a second season, we learned that the show will be moving to Los Angeles … so that Peggy Carter can fight crime in Hollywoodland. Today we get our first look at the promo poster that will be released for Agent Carter season 2 at San Diego Comic-Con this coming weekend. As you can see below, the illustrated poster takes full advantage of celebrating Peggy‘s move to Tinsel Town and teases, I think, what is sure to become a really fun new season of episodes. The illustrated SDCC promo poster for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 has also been released, you can see that poster as well after the cut. More »
This is going to be incredible.
As I sit her at my computer, listening to Jay Z and pondering the meaning of life, love, and all those drinks I had last night, one profound truth has occurred to me: Life was better with Empire. There’s been a sort of lull over the past few months and I realize now that it’s partly due to a severe lack of Empire, and I’m holding on to any news about Season Two and its impending arrival. If you don’t mind a little casting SPOILER, click inside for more!
Posted under: Kelly Rowland
The End of an Era
Sonia Manzano, the woman known by generations of Sesame Street fans as Maria, has revealed that she will be leaving the show at the end of the current season. After 44 years playing the role of Maria, the woman who lived on Sesame Street with her husband Luis and runs the Fix-It Shop, Manzano has decided that she is ready for retirement. Friends of mine are lamenting the news of Sonia‘s retirement but as sad as it may be that she is leaving the show, I’m so happy for her that she is ready to rest, relax and retire. More »
The stockboy rides again
At the end of May, Starz released the first teaser video for its upcoming TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead, based on characters from the cult classic Evil Dead / Army of Darkness movies. Today we get our first look at actor Bruce Campbell as Ash as he will appear in Ash Vs. Evil Dead, the role he originated and will likely continue to play until the end of time. This first look at Bruce as Ash comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine which features Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice on this week’s cover … as if you needed another reason to pick up this issue when it hits newsstands. Ash rides again, have a look below. More »