ABC/Freeform is bringing a British favorite Misfits to America in the form of a reboot. iZombie‘s Diane Ruggiero-Wright is set to pen the pilot and act as showrunner for the rebooted series. There’s new casting news as the series picks up Ashleigh LaThrop (Sirens), Tre Hall (Rebel), Allie MacDonald (Orphan Black) and Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie). (more…)
Freeform, the former ABC Family network is amping up their superhero line up aimed at a much younger crowd. Just the other day Freeform announced the development of Marvel‘s Cloak and Dagger, now they’ve brought back a fan favorite from across the pond, Misfits. If you haven’t heard of Misfits, then you’re in for a treat, the show is a lot of fun and the musical soundtrack is an incredible mix that will open your eyes to a number of fantastic British bands and musicians. (more…)
Gareth Edwards‘ new rendition of Godzilla opens tonight in theaters everywhere. But before that he was the guy known for making a micro-budget monster movie that looked like a blockbuster, and did it all on his friggin’ laptop. Monsters was one of a number of low-budget genre movies that showed that indie filmmakers could play with the big boys, and more often than not, put them to shame, and as it turned out, it was a proof of concept that showed Edwards was up for the job of making a new Godzilla. But now that Edwards has moved on to the big time, will we ever get a look back into the Monsters world? Good news! A sequel is on the way. It’s called Monsters: Dark Continent, and we have the trailer below. (more…)
There’s no official word from HBO’s Game of Thrones, but Iwan Rheon’s CV (Curriculum Vitae, or resume to us Non-Hollywood types) lists his latest role as “Boy” on season three of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Best known for his terrific work on the British Channel Four’s Misfits, Rheon is expected by all those in the know about Game of Thrones to play the role of Ramsey Snow.
Just like Jon Snow is the bastard son of Eddard Stark, Ramsey Snow is the bastard son of Roose Bolton. The Bastard of Bolton was mentioned a few times last season, but never shown on screen. Ramsey was sent by Robb Stark and Roose Bolton to reclaim Winterfell from Theon Greyjoy.
The picture below was taken recently with some of the cast of Game of Thrones cast members Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) at a bar in Belfast, Ireland, where production on Season 3 is underway.
This is some fantastic casting news for Game of Thrones. Rheon is a talented actor and his work on Misfits dramatically shows that he can handle delicate roles that deal with difficult character traits.
What do you think, is Rheon up for the challenge? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.
I’m sure some of you “Television Hipsters” out there are already tuned in to the glory of “Misfits” the award winning BBC show about British teens gaining super powers. For those of you who are not, grab on and hold tight. NerdBastards is gonna get you up to speed. Check out the trailer below to wet your appetite, then zip over to Hulu and check out the rest. There is also a great interview with one of the stars over at LATimes.
As you check out these videos pay close attention to the music. The sound track of “Misfits” will blow you away. It’s opened this NerdBastard to new and interesting bands and singers. Here’s the season one trailer to get things rolling.