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Many comic books properties are no stranger to development hell, the condition of almost permanently being adapted to film or television. Or maybe being developed for film, then television, and then back to film. And on and on it goes until it sometimes it eventually makes it to air. So is this the time for the IDW comic Locke & Key? That remains to be seen, but what we do know now is that the comic has once again been picked up for development as a TV show, this time on the streaming site Hulu. And there are some not-so-insignificant names attached too.  (more…)

Are you one of the many Marvel fans that has been waiting for years to see Runaways brought to life?  Since it was announced that Hulu would be producing an original show based on the comic book series for the streaming service, eager fans have been patiently awaiting any bit of news on the progress of the production.  The comic book series, which focuses on a group of teens who find out their parents are part of a society of villains, has very loyal fans; fans that will likely be rather vocal when it comes to all aspects of the new Hulu series.  Today, Marvel brings good news to even the most discerning of those fans.  The Pride (which is the name of the aforementioned society of villains) has officially been cast and, as usual, Marvel got it right. (more…)

Marvel TV Announces Cast for ‘Runaways’

It’s getting so that there’s going to be a Marvel show on every channel, every day of the week! Following up on announcements concerning the casing of Cloak and Dagger earlier this week, Marvel TV is now announcing the cast for their other teen superhero show, Runaways. The hotly anticipated series based on the fan favourite Marvel Comic has been a long time coming, but the eventual Hulu series now takes a giant step forward now that we know the faces that that will be appearing on the show as various beloved characters. (more…)

New Marvel Show Will “Runaway” To Hulu

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Looks like the Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon have another sandbox to play in. Currently, we have the feature films on the big screen. On the small screen, we have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will soon have Damage Control (in development) on ABC. Marvel also has an untitled show in development by John Ridley (rumored long to be Kamala Khan) on ABC as well. On the Netflix side of the television world, we have the more gritty and “street level” superheroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher. Marvel also has Cloak and Dagger on Freeform which will follow the heroes Cloak and Dagger described as a “superhero love story” with a YA twist. Now it looks like we will have yet another show for the small screen. This one will appear on the streaming service Hulu. (more…)

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For the chord cutters, Hulu has been almost a salvation. Unlike Netflix, the streaming and video on demand service have been perfect for those who wanted to be entertained without breaking the bank. Users had the option of using the free service which would show television shows a few days after the episode aired with advertisements. The other option would be for users would be the paid service, Hulu Plus, where they would either pay $7.99/month for limited commercials, or $11.99/month for no commercials. Unfortunately, Hulu will be changing their business model and doing away with the free service, becoming a full subscription service. (more…)

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Here’s a good news/bad news situation, though the powers that be would likely want you to focus on the good news. Fans of the CW‘s very popular line-up of shows were disappointed, angered and upset earlier this year when the network’s deal with Hulu expired, and it looked like a new one would not be reached. Given that a lot of people watch their favorite CW series in the days following its network airdate on Hulu, it seemed like people were going to have to either pirate those programs or, God forbid, get a cable account. So the good news is that all the shows presently on the CW’s schedule will now be coming to Netflix. The bad news? They won’t be coming as soon as you’d like. (more…)

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This has been a hard summer for a lot of great filmmakers, but two of them are not named Russo. Joe and Anthony Russo kicked off the year with a smash success called Captain America: Civil War, which received praise from critics and got a lot of butts into theater seats. You can pretty much call them the Kings of Summer, well, this summer anyway. Yet, despite that, they seem to hear the siren song of TV. These gentlemen spent their pre-Marvel years chronicling the adventures of the Bluth family and the Springdale Community College, and now they seem to want to chronicle the new tales of one of New York’s most notorious (fictional) street gangs. (more…)

The CW Flirts With Starting Its Own Streaming Service

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Popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu may be seeing some competition in the near future.  The CW, the network famous for its DC-related television shows such as Arrow, The Flash, and less recently Smallville may be getting its own stand-alone streaming service quite soon.  With the streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime outputting shows that are both critically and culturally acclaimed, as well as incredibly lucrative, it’s hard not to see the allure in the idea.  Could this be the end of TV as we know it?  Maybe… (more…)

Hulu May Be Offering Advert-Free Viewing

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The range of options for lovers of movies and television shows is growing. Companies like Netflix started the trend and now you can choose from a variety of online “networks” when you need to get your fix of visual media. One of the bigger companies is, of course, Hulu. The problem with Hulu, however, is that they pay the bills using standard advertising. Which means you have to sit through a bunch of commercials if you want to watch what they have to offer. In the near future, however, that may change, as Hulu is exploring the possibility of offering advert-free viewing. (more…)

‘Myst’ TV Series Coming to Hulu?

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If Nerd Bastards has learned anything by serving the socially awkward since our inception, its that there’s a shared history we all seem to have.  Of those many commonalities, one stands out – high school.  Now if you’re anything like us, the 1990s were spent arched over a monitor playing FPS’s and adventure saga’s, and dreading every day of your sophmore year.  Well rejoice you nerd bastard, Deadline is reporting that Legendary TV is developing a series based on the bestselling graphic adventure puzzle video game, Myst!  Warning – some spoilers if you’ve never played the game! (more…)