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More than fifteen years after the publication of Neil Gaiman‘s Hugo and Nebula Award winning novel American Gods, Starz broadcast the first episode of the television adaptation today. Though it’s still incredibly recent, advanced previews are already getting great reviews, from long time fans of the book and people coming to the series with fresh eyes alike. It seems that the various components of the series, after fans have ached for it for so many years, have fallen into place in a way that will at meet high expectations, with a stellar cast including Ricky Whittle as protagonist Shadow Moon and Ian McShane as his con artist Old God mentor, Mr Wednesday.
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Sorry Star Trek fans. It appears that your next trip to boldly go where no man has gone before will be delayed. Star Trek: Discovery the new show in the fan-beloved series set to debut on CBS All Access in May 2017, pushed back from its original January 2017 scheduled debut has now hit another asteroid road block, and this one’s big; Series co-creater and Showrunner Bryan Fuller is stepping down from his duties.  (more…)

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In about a month (or less), Star Trek: Discovery will begin production in the Toronto area, marking the first time in almost 12 years that a Star Trek series has been in production. Surprisingly, much of the specs of Discovery remain a mystery, in fact it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that we knew the show was named Discovery. In that clip released at San Diego Comic Con, showrunner Bryan Fuller said there was a clue about when the show took place, an all-important detail for continuity obsessed fans. Well that, and other information about the new series was revealed yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour as Fuller took an info-dump on those in attendance. (more…)

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It’s been a busy San Diego Comic Con for writer/producer Bryan Fuller, who has not just one, but two huge new series to promote before the discerning nerd audience. Of course the first is Starz American Gods based on the Neil Gaiman book, which has been filming in and around Toronto since last spring. Meanwhile, the other series hasn’t even announced a cast yet and is expected to begin filming in a couple of months. Of course the second series is the new Star Trek show for CBS All Access, so there is arguably more attention for this news that Fuller shared at the con, the series’ official title. (more…)

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Neil Gaiman‘s now legendary novel American Gods was first released in 2001. Coming from such a flexible and dedicated writer – whose work ranges from Sandman to Coraline, Wayward Manor to Doctor Who – its solid cult status is hardly surprising. The book explores belief in all its forms, showing modern incarnation of gods through characters like Media and The Intangibles (spirits of the stock market), as contemporary faith shifts away from established religion. (more…)

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In less than one Earth year, we will have Star Trek back on our televisions. Granted those televisions will have to be tuned into the CBS steaming site All Access, but still, for the first time in over a decade, we will be able to watch a weekly Star Trek adventure. Of course, Star Trek did start out as a multi-platform multimedia entity. For three years in the 1960s it was a TV show created and overseen by Gene Roddenberry, and while his failing health prevented him from having a lot to do with the show from about the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, his influence persisted through to the end of Enterprise in 2005. Now we’ve learned that when the new Trek begins next year, a Roddenberry will, in fact, be taking part. (more…)

Here’s a project we haven’t heard about in a while! American Gods, the new TV series based on Neil Gaiman‘s deeply meditative fantasy novel about faith and mythology, has its Shadow Moon, and by that, we mean it’s main character. Playing the man caught in the cataclysmic battle between the old and new gods is Ricky Whittle, who you may know as Lincoln, the Grounder with a heart of gold in the CW’s post-apocalyptic drama The 100. Whittle has experience surviving what happens after the end of the world, but can he help stop it from happening? (more…)

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To all you Hannibal fans out there (myself included) it seems like nothing but bad news lately, and not to add insult to injury, but I’m about to add insult to injury. To recap, NBC decided to cancel Hannibal about three episodes into its third season, but since Hannibal isn’t a wholly owned product of NBC, and the network merely licensed the internationally-made series to air in the U.S., there was a very good chance that Hannibal could be picked up elsewhere. In fact, show producer Bryan Fuller was absolutely certain of it. Well, those odds got slightly more narrow today as Fuller tweeted that neither Netflix nor Amazon, the two likeliest candidates for a Hannibal reprise, have passed on picking up the show. (more…)