HBO and Damon Lindelof are setting up a pilot for a ‘Watchmen’ TV series. Watchmen is the 1986-87 comic series that was written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series is set to be a part of the same universe as the comic, but have new characters. The property was previously made into a film in 2009 directed by Zack Snyder. (more…)
Alan Moore’s Watchmen is far more than standard fare for most avid comic readers. Written by one of the cantankerous old gods of the medium and widely regarded as one of – if not ‘the’ – greatest comic series ever created, its film adaptation was notoriously divisive among genre nerds. Some sided with Moore’s opinion that it shouldn’t have been adapted at all, while others loved seeing their favourite comic brought to life. Now, with David Lindelof’s television series officially in the works, the screenwriter has spilled the beans on just why and how he’ll make it work AND adapt it without ‘adapting’ it. (more…)
Your favorite show is going to be canceled. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but nothing on TV, Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu can last forever. Everything is destined to end at some point. Well, except maybe The Price Is Right, but that show has earned its immortality. For fans of The Expanse, judgement day came when Syfy announced on May 11th that they were canceling the show after the conclusion of its 3rd season. Fans were devastated. But then a curious thing happened: Brooklyn Nine Nine had also been canceled but was then saved as fans voiced their support. Emboldened, The Expanse fans rallied and a movement was born. Petitions have circulated, banners have flown, and the fans are determined to cancel the cancellation. With rumors and speculation abound, The Expanse remains canceled at the time of this writing (though Amazon is heavily rumored to be picking it up).
Win, lose, or draw, the show has earned a loyal following for several reasons. Strap in and get ready for the juice, as we take a look at why The Expanse deserves to be saved.
It was only days ago that Syfy’s The Expanse was unceremoniously read its last rites. The epic space saga, based on James S.A Corey’s compelling novels, was a firm favourite with many, which is why news of its demise seemed to come as a shock. Fortunately, those same fans now have reason to rejoice. It seems Amazon has already capitalised on the show’s cancellation to snatch it up and order a fourth season. (more…)
Guillermo Del Toro has made quite a name for himself as a writer, director and producer whose chief concern is weird fiction. Whether he’s crafting tales of gothic suspense and dark parables of fantasy and horror, letting his Lovecraftian influences bleed onto the screen, inviting his audience to munch popcorn while giant machines and savage kaiju do battle, or faithfully recreating comic book characters, he’s made a career out myths, monsters and the supernatural. So when Netflix broke the news that he’ll be at the helm of their first horror anthology series, 10 After Midnight, there may as well have been a peal of thunder, a flash of lightning and a gust of howling wind keening through a doorjamb. This is the kind of news that should have fans of the weird and horrifying gleefully hiding their garlic and crucifixes, brushing the dust off their necronomicons, and staring into the mirror while they chant the director’s name three times. “Del Toro. Del Toro. Del Toro.” (more…)
AMC will soon begin airing the third season of Preacher (based on the comic book series of the same name published by Vertigo/DC). The show stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as the outlaw Tulip, and Joseph Gilgun as the Irish vampire Cassidy. Last season saw the trio leave Texas on a road trip that found them in New Orleans looking for God, who happened to be a big fan of Nawlins Jazz. The first trailer and details on the new cast members have been revealed.
Thundercats is a classic cartoon that aired from 1985-89. Which starred Lion-O and his friends, Tygra, Cheetara and, of course, Snarf battled the evils of Mumm-Ra after fleeing their own world. The popular franchise produced a line of toys, video games and comics following the adventures of Lion-O and his friends. In 2011, Thundercats made a return to television only to be cancelled after one season. The new series called, Thundercats Roar, has both a good and bad history to live up to.
That’s right. The Princess Of Effing Power is coming to Netflix. The 80’s cartoon that saw moderate success as a the spin-off of He-Man is being rebooted by DreamWorks with the creator of Lumberjanes spear-heading the project. DreamWorks could give us a solid reboot for a beloved cartoon that sorely needs the update. Familiar names lend their voices to the series and gives us hope for the future of She-Ra. (more…)
The CW CEO Mark Pedowitz makes an announcement on Lucifer and the Supernatural spin-off Wayward Sisters, riling up fans about the fate of the shows. The CW also laid down some bittersweet news for iZombie fans while shaking up the schedules for the DC superhero shows.
In Detective Comics #233 (July 1956) a new character joined the pantheon of characters. DC introduced a female counterpart to Batman, Batwoman. Originally created to be a love interest for Batman who had a utility purse instead of the belt Batman wore. She had weapons disguised as feminine products such as lipstick, compacts, charm bracelets and hairnets. The character was removed from the series when Batgirl/Barbara Gordon was created. But Kathy Kane would return to the comics, and now it looks like she’ll be coming to TV screens too.