With shooting in New York underway for the upcoming Netflix Daredevil spinoff show, little has actually been leaked about the specifics of the Punisher series starring Jon Bernthal. But it looks like a few casting bullets have fallen from the clip.
Joining the returning Bernthal will be Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO’s Girls) and Amber Rose Revah (Son of God). In addition, set photos have revealed a well known Daredevil cast member taking five with the Punisher. We’ll get to that in a bit. First, onto the new casting! (more…)
A tale of death and misfortune in the lives of three innocent children, A Serious of Unfortunate Events has been roundly applauded as a great feat of young adult literature. Narrated by the heartbroken Lemony Snicket, who often seems more preoccupied with his beloved Beatrice than with the misadventures of the three Baudelaire orphans, it follows the children through a plot of mystery and intriuge as they try to unearth the truth about their parents’ fiery death. Haunted by their creepy old relative, Count Olaf, as he pursues their inheritance, their struggle through thirteen books takes them all over the world and into the heart of a secret society… (more…)
It was kind of a surprise when Marvel Studios decided to use the Punisher in Daredevil season 2, and it was kind of a surprise when they cast Jon Bernthal to play the part of the shoot first/no questions later vigilante Frank Castle. But the success of Daredevil, and the success of Bernthal’s portrayal, gave Marvel an opening: maybe they could finally have a solo Punisher adventure that won’t suck. We don’t when, we don’t know how, but apparently the new Punisher series is currently in production in New York City, if a spy picture of a grizzled Bernthal on the street is to be believed. (more…)
How did you enjoy Luke Cage? The latest Marvel/Netflix hit the air (web?) this past weekend, which means we’re one step closer to seeing the team-up of all the Marvel/Netflix heroes in The Defenders. (It also means we got to enjoy another great Netflix series, but anyway…) Only one thing stands in our way now: Iron Fist. The fourth plank in the Defenders team has been assumed to be coming out in 2017, but with Luke Cage out of the way, Netflix is now officially putting down stakes for the man with the dragon tattoo and mad martial arts skills. When spring arrives, so will the Fist. (more…)
And it’s a sweet Christmas indeed! Hot off the trails of Marvel’s Netflix original series’ Daredevil Season’s 1 & 2 and Jessica Jones, comes the fourth installment in the Marvel Cinematic TV Universe, in the steel-hard grip of Luke Cage.
This article is based off half in the 13 episode run. It will discuss what to expect as far as the tonal qualities from the show as well as character performances and motivations. So basically its Spoiler free.
Like it’s predecessors, location is a central character in the all around tone and vibe the show emits. In Daredevil, Hell’s Kitchen’s gritty confines gave the show an immediate palpable danger. In Jessica Jones, we’re given a broader stroke of the New York landscape, traveling from Hell’s Kitchen to the Upper West Side and beyond. With Luke Cage, we’re given Harlem. Bathed in a familiar yellow colored light in almost every scene and second only to Cage himself, Harlem IS the main character of the show. From the very beginning, the pulse, the sounds and the soul of the city beat like an unending drum. Sometime’s the beats are slow, smooth and cool, other times furious and untamed. Harlem is ever present; its landscape feels small and intimate but the characters it’s bred are loud, large and dangerous. (more…)
As one of the shows that is really putting Netflix on the map in terms of being a creator of amazing original content, Daredevil has treated the world to a stellar two seasons so far. The first season was a true masterpiece of television, with every tiny detail carefully considered to the extent that there was hardly a fault to be found in the casting, the dialogue, the soundtrack… well, all of it. The second season proved a worthy follow up, with so many pieces falling perfectly into place. It opened the door for other darker Marvel shows, like Jessica Jones, to get screen time and even has a spin-off on the way in the form of Punisher. (more…)
With Stranger Things being greenlit for a second season, production is about to begin for the fan favorite show. The producers have already started releasing a few details about the show, including the titles for the upcoming episodes. Due to the critical and fan praise for the show, they know that expectations are high and producer/director Shawn Levy promises that season two will be “next-level” and fans will be happy with where everything’s going.
Netflix and Marvel‘s Luke Cage is almost here, by the end of the week we’ll all be binge watching the latest in a string (Daredevil, Jessica Jones) of highly entertaining and critically acclaimed Marvel television series. If only ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could get on the band wagon. Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage first appeared in Jessica Jones and now he’s got his own problems to sort out. Will there be some hints or even a cameo of the upcoming Iron Fist? Maybe, but even if there isn’t Marvel has set a high bar and it will be interesting to see if Luke Cage can maintain that high standard. (more…)
The subscription service that is revolutionising the way the west watches television, Netflix became a household name practically overnight. Having all your favourite shows and a boatload of movies available to view on demand makes life so much easier for anyone with a job or a hobby or a life, who can’t always be there when shows are broadcast live. It saves having to remember to record stuff and costs a hell of a lot less than buying or renting everything you want to watch individually. Already instrumental in forging the future of home viewing, Netflix moved into creating its own original content in 2013.
There are tons of things you can watch to get to grips with the kind of content Netflix is capable of creating, and it’s well worth doing. Though it’s as guilty of the occasional dud as any other network, there is enough great quality original stuff on there to keep you occupied for months on end.
If you’re new to Netflix and want somewhere to start, you could do a lot worse than checking out these cool shows. (more…)
The trio that made up the “build team” on the hit show, Mythbusters, looks to be getting their own Netflix show. Confirmed at this years DragonCon, the show will be called the White Rabbit Project. About 2 years ago, the team which, consisted of Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, and Tori Belleci, suddenly and unexpectedly announced that they would be leaving the show. Little did anyone know that Mythbusters would only be around for one more season following their departure. Now the quirky build team will make a triumphant return with their own show.