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‘Westworld’ Season 2 Casts Neil Jackson and Jonathan Tucker
Jackson, best known for his roles on “Sleepy Hollow” and “Absentia,” will be playing Major Craddock, a commanding military officer. For the uninitiated, while the park was a private enterprise, it employed military staff members to oversee some of the responsibilities. . »
- Carli Velocci
Chris Hardwick Leads Comic-Con Moment of Silence for ‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman John Bernecker
Chris Hardwick started Friday’s “Fear The Walking Dead” Comic-Con panel in Hall H with a tribute to stuntman John Bernecker, who died July 15 after an accident during filming on the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead.” Hardwick also announced that in memory of Bernecker, the producers of “The Walking Dead” had decided to moderate the show’s Friday Hall H panel themselves. Hardwick continued to moderate the “Fear the Walking Dead” panel. “I think it’s important to just say it’s a horrible thing that’s happened, there’s not a silver lining I can see,” the host of “The Talking Dead” said. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
Amazon US Streaming Deal for Sky’s Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks Series ‘Tin Star’
Amazon has taken the US rights to “Tin Star,” the upcoming cop thriller starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks. It will play on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service later this year, after it bows on the Sky Atlantic channel in the U.K.
The series has Roth (“The Hateful Eight”) as Jim Worth, a British cop who moves the Rocky Mountains to start a new life as a local police chief in an idyllic rural community. He takes on an oil firm who are setting up locally, with disastrous consequences for his family, setting up a revenge plotline that plays out over the ten parts. Hendricks (“Mad Men”) plays a lobbyist working for the oil firm.
“We are thrilled to be adding ‘Tin Star’ to Prime Video in the U.S. this fall,” said »
- Stewart Clarke
‘Arrested Development’ Season Five Will Be a Very Bluth Murder Mystery
“The central spine of that story of is the death of Liza Minnelli’s character, and a bit of whodunit,” Bateman told Entertainment Weekly Radio. “That’s sort of a central thread around which [creator Mitch Hurwitz] is going to braid in all the colorful plot complications that he knows how to do.”
Read More‘Arrested Development’ Will Officially Return To Netflix For Season 5
Fans will recall that the fourth season ended with Lucille’s death, which appeared to be a murder. The show’s first season on Netflix after a long hiatus, the fourth season took a turn by telling each episode from a different character’s perspective, which received mixed reviews. Bateman opened up about the fourth season’s structural issues: »
- Jude Dry
John Boyega Slams ‘Game of Thrones’ For Lack of Diversity: ‘There Are No Black People’
“There are no black people on ‘Game of Thrones.’ You don’t see one black person in ‘Lord of the Rings,'” Boyega said in a recent interview with GQ. “I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen. Because you see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.”
- Jude Dry
TV Rating: ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Zoo’ Hold Steady for CBS Thursday Win
Airing at 9 p.m., “Big Brother” averaged a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers. At 10, “Zoo” averaged a 0.6 and 2.9 million viewers, with both shows holding steady from their airings last week.
On NBC, “Hollywood Game Night” (0.9, 2.9 million) suffered a drop in total viewers but was even in the demo. “The Wall” (1.1, 5 million) was also down in total viewers. “The Night Shift” (0.7, 4.2 million) was even at 10.
On ABC, “Boy Band” (0.5, 2.3 million) hit a new low in total viewers. “Battle of the Network Stars” (0.7, 2.5 million) was even, while “The Gong Show” (0.6, 2.7 million) took a hit in the key demo.
Fox’s “Beat Shazam” (0.8, 2.8 million) was down in the demo, while “Love Connection” (0.7, 2.3 million) improved in that measure.
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (0.4, 1.8 million) was even on The CW, as was “Hooten and the Lady” (0.2, 1 million).
CBS topped »
- Joe Otterson
Remote Controlled: Nicole Kidman on ‘Big Little Lies’ — ‘I Didn’t Realize How Disturbing It Was Going to Be’
Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.
The project began because she and Reese Witherspoon, both of whom would ultimately serve as executive producers, weren’t finding enough compelling, complex roles to play. “This was born of Reese and I feeling frustrated that we weren’t being offered the roles that we wanted,” she says. “We were reading things and they just weren’t enough. So this was born out of not having an opportunity, and we got lucky. We were able to make it happen.”
Kidman says the first sense she got that the series was a success came from watching the episodes with her own husband. “When he started to say, ‘When does the next one get here?' »
- Debra Birnbaum
And the Title of American Horror Story Season 7 Is...
After sharing a multitude of teases for American Horror Story's seventh season -- ranging from bees to clowns to intriguing dye jobs -- producer Ryan Murphy finally revealed the title. So without further adieu, get ready for American Horror Story: Cult.
Clues were first teased at San Diego Comic-Con »
- Sadie Gennis
'Stargate' Revived as MGM Launches Digital Franchise Destination
After a feature film and a number of TV series spinoffs, the Stargate franchise is coming back to life.
Producers MGM have revived the franchise as a 10-episode digital series — Stargate Origins — that will live exclusively on a dedicated subscription-based platform called Stargate Command.
The new series, which will feature 10-minute episodes, will follow fan-favorite character Catherine Langford (originally played by Elizabeth Hoffman) and explore a new chapter in her early history surrounding the portal. Young Catherine embarks on a new unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save the Earth »
- Lesley Goldberg
Timeless @ Comic-Con: One Mother of a Villain and More Season 2 Preview
Timeless, NBC’s miraculous comeback show, celebrated its surprise un-cancellation/Season 2 renewal during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday.
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As a reward for all the fans’ love and devotion, co-creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan dropped some tiny teasers about Season 2. (The writers’ room doesn’t start up until September, with an eye on a spring/summer 2018 premiere, so not much is set in stone yet.)
“Lucy’s mom [played by Susanna Thompson] is going to be one of the major Big Bads,” Kripke previewed. “And Rittenhouse does have their hands on the time machine. »
‘Wonder Woman’ Star Saïd Taghmaoui Joins ‘Legion’ Season 2
“Wonder Woman” star Saïd Taghmaoui will play Amahl Farouk — aka the Shadow King — in “Legion” season two. Noah Hawley, the creator of the FX drama series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics, announced the casting Thursday at Comic-Con.
“We are going to meet the Shadow King,” Hawley said.
The Shadow King was played in season one by Aubrey Plaza, who portrayed the character in the guise of protagonist David Haller’s friend Lenny, and Quinton Boisclair, who portrayed him as a monster who haunted Haller. Both actors will appear as those iterations of the character in season two.
The Shadow King was the only “Legion” character besides Haller taken from the Marvel comic books. All the other characters were original creations for the show. Executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who also produced Fox’s “X-Men” films, said that the character had originally been considered for a role in those movies. »
- Daniel Holloway
BBC Says New ‘Doctor Who’ Actress Will Be Paid Same as Current Star
The first female Doctor will have to continue the fight to preserve hope and light in the universe, but there is one thing she won’t have to struggle for: pay parity with her male predecessor.
The news comes on the heels of the recent firestorm faced by the BBC after its top stars’ salaries were released and it was revealed that the highest-paid female celebrity, Claudia Winkleman, makes less than a quarter of the highest-paid male star, “Top Gear’s” Chris Evans, each year. In addition, only one-third of stars making over $194,000 (£150,000) per year are female.
Hall added that he was very pleased with the appointment of a female Time Lord.
“And I do think it is time for [the] 13th Time Lord to be a »
- Erin Nyren
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Preview: Winter Is Here, and So Is Daenerys — Watch
“I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms, and I will.” Take that as an official proclamation, as it’s spoken by the newly returned Daenerys Targaryen in a preview of what awaits us in “Game of Thrones” over the next several weeks. HBO released the new footage just now at Comic Con, and thanks to the magic of the internet, you can watch it even if you aren’t in San Diego. What a country!
Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Couples, Fandom, and Deaths: 7 Things We Learned from This Year’s Comic-Con Panel
From there we see Cersei Lannister and Jon Snow preparing for the imminent arrival of both Dany and the impressive army behind her; we also hear from Lyanna Mormont, who emerged last season as not only a fan favorite but one of the show’s best characters: “Winter is here, your grace.” Indeed, Lady Mormont.
- Michael Nordine
‘Twin Peaks’ Panel Kicks Off With Surprise David Lynch Video Visit – Comic-Con
David Lynch was not scheduled to be a part of Twin Peaks Comic Con panel today, but the Oscar-nominated director showed up anyways via a bizarre video clip that only he could have made. Introduced by moderator and Leftovers boss Damon Lindelof, the video feature Lynch addressing the crowd in Hall H with O.J. Simpson jokes and constant interruptions from an unseen intruder off camera. Before the video was shown, Lindelof asserted to the crowd the meaning that Twin Peaks… »
Syfy Acquires ‘Con Man,’ Adding Alan Tudyk’s Emmy-Nominated Indie Comedy To Its Lineup — Exclusive
The Emmy-nominated, record-breaking independent online comedy “Con Man” has found a new home, one that producers deem a perfect fit: Syfy. The network announced Friday during the show’s Comic-Con panel that it had acquired both seasons of the “Con Man,” which will premiere on television this September.
The Alan Tudyk series is a somewhat fictionalized version of his experiences as a well-known sci-fi actor who attends a lot of fan conventions. This is big news not just for fans of “Con Man,” but for anyone fascinated by the evolution of the concept of independent television.
Read More‘Timeless’ Cancellation Was a ‘Mistake,’ and Fans Get Thank You Video at Comic-Con – Watch
“Con Man” was born in 2015 via a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign launched by Tudyk, his fellow “Firefly” star Nathan Fillion and producer P.J. Haarsma. Over two seasons the show has featured a huge cast from the fan convention world, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
This is What The Incredibles 2 is Going to Be About
Superhero movies have come out on a regular basis for decades and decades. However, few of them can match the success of The Incredibles, which was centered around a super-powered couple and their children being forced to confront someone from their past as superheroes. In part, the success of the movie can be attributed to a winning combination of heart and humor. However, it should also be noted that The Incredibles boasted relatable characters as well as memorable personalities. Regardless, people who have been keeping an eye out for a sequel should be glad to know that their wait is
This is What The Incredibles 2 is Going to Be About »
- Nat Berman
Game of Thrones @ Comic-Con: Daenerys and Melisandre Face Off in New Season 7 Trailer — Watch
The Mother of Dragons versus the Red Woman… we don’t know who’s going to win this standoff, but we definitely want to watch it go down.
VideosGame of Thrones: The Stars Pick Their Favorite Scenes to Film So Far, From Big Battles to Bathtubs
Game of Thrones hit Comic-Con on Friday with a panel moderated by former cast member Kristian Nairn (Rip, Hodor), but the unquestioned highlight was the trailer they unveiled for the weeks ahead. In the video above, we see Daenerys get a visit from Melisandre, who tells her: “I believe you have a role to play… »
‘Game of Thrones’ Couples, Fandom, and Deaths: 7 Things We Learned from This Year’s Comic-Con Panel
With one episode of Season 7 already out, the “Game of Thrones” Comic-Con panel was bound to be a close-lipped affair. Twelve episodes remain overall, and no one is eager to have any of the few remaining moments spoiled.
But the group in San Diego — including Isaac Hempstead Wright, John Bradley, Natalie Emmanuel, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Jacob Anderson, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, and Gwendoline Christie — had to say something during their hour in Hall H, and Kristian “Hodor” Naim’s moderation did draw out a few choice secrets. Here’s what we learned about Season 7, the final year, and more:
Read More‘Confederate’: The ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators’ Controversial New HBO Series Is a Massive Risk Tormund’s Flirtations with Brienne Aren’t Entirely One-Sided
It took just one photo for the “Game of Thrones” fandom to find their new favorite couple in Westeros, and the first question of »
- Ben Travers
‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer Reveals Melisandre Counseling Daenerys
A new trailer for Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” shows Melisandre in the court of Daenerys Targaryen.
“I believe you have a role to play, as does another,” the Red Witch tells the Mother of Dragons at the close of a new trailer revealed Friday at Comic-Con.
Watch the trailer here:
"If we don't band together we will die."
Watch the #GoTS7 "Weeks Ahead Preview" released in Hall H at #SDCC2017. #GoTSDCC #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/VdXMwF7R1n
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) July 21, 2017
Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego Friday, Sophie Turner — who plays the elder Stark daughter on the show — said that the character has changed dramatically from Season 1, when as a young woman she wanted only to marry.
“She’s always on the search for happiness, but she doesn’t see the world through rose-colored glasses now,” Turner said. She added, “She’s woke now, guys. She’s real woke. She »
- Daniel Holloway
O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Attracts 13 Million On Traditional TV
Nearly 13 million people watched on traditional TV as a Nevada board approved parole for O.J. Simpson after listening to him describe himself as an affable guy who has led a “conflict-free life” and paid his dues without complaining. CBS clocked the biggest crowd from 1-3 Pm Et: 3.1 million viewers – 748K of them in the news demographic. Another 2.3M tuned in to ABC, including 544K 25- to 54-year-olds. NBC logged 1.9M viewers including 548K news-demo viewers, and Fox… »
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