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Although season four just ended, people are already dying for season five of Game of Thrones. The hit HBO show has become must-see TV. In fact, I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t watch the show. With good reason too! While GoT may have a weak storyline or character here or there, it’s always engrossing, always exciting and – more times than not – usually pretty upsetting.

Many don’t know what’s coming in the next season but we do know who will direct it. HBO has revealed the directors for season five and it’s a mix of newcomers and seasoned pros, but mostly newcomers. It’s a small group of guys (and only guys – more on that later…) but you have to remember the show only has ten episodes a season. But these five men will be getting quite a fill because they are all taking on double duty.

So who will be bringing the bloodshed and battles and boobs next season? Let’s have a look.  (more…)

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It’s been a not-so-long and arduous search, but the producers of Arrow have found the young man who will take the part of Barry Allen in the second season of the series, and the potential spin-off series The Flash. His name is Grant Gustin, and if you don’t know his name, then you’re neither a fan of Glee or the recently defunk re-invention of 90210.

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The question’s been asked: will The CW’s success with Arrow inspire other DC Comic’s heroes to join the network’s line-up, and apparently, there might be an answer later today at the annual Television Critics Association gathering in Los Angeles.

Deadline has learned that later today at The CW panel, the network will announce that their are actively developing a new series based on The Flash by the Arrow team of co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter. The series will be developed by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Comics writer and co-publisher Geoff Johns with the intention of introducing The Flash in an upcoming episode of Arrow before spinning him off into his own series next fall. The CW recently used this strategy in creating The Originals, the spin-off of The Vampire Diaries that premieres this fall.

Nothing’s official yet, although Deadline says adds that “expanding DC’s footprint on the CW has been a priority for the network and DC sibling Warner Bros. TV.” The previously in-development pilot script for Amazon, a series based on Wonder Woman, was quietly put on hold this past spring, so The CW seems to be banking on Flash now for more superhero success on TV, which could be a trend if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes off on ABC as many people expect.

This won’t be the first time The Flash has come to TV screens as you might recall. John Wesley Shipp (Dawson’s dad) starred as the scarlet speedster in a short-lived 1990 series on CBS that has enjoyed some cult status in the years since it was cancelled.

More news as it develops.

Source: Deadline

Stephen Amell Cast as Green Arrow in CW Pilot

And I’m guessing you, like me, are thinking, “Who!?” Stephen Amell may be an unknown to you and me, and probably most of the comic book crowd, but he’s a familiar face on the CW. He’s appeared on both The Vampire Diaries and 90210 and he’s had roles on Hung and Private Practice. Is the the kind of resume we want for the guy assuming the role of the emerald archer?

Hey, it’s not Justin Hartley, so that’s good news, right?

Actually, I’ve seen next to none of Hartley’s performace on Smallville. Maybe he would have been the better choice.

Either way, even with their title-character cast the CW’s Green Arrow pilot has a long way to go. At the moment the developing pilot has snagged David Nutter as a director and Andrew Kreisberg to write the script with Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. They’re still looking to cast other primary roles like Dinah Lance, who may or may not be Black Canary in the show, and Green Arrow’s nemesis, Merlyn.

I would love to have this show succeed because GA is one of my favorite heroes on DC’s roster, but I’m afraid they’ll be going in the direction of New 52 GA, of which I’m not a fan. And Kreisberg was responsible for the run of Black Canary/Green Arrow I really, really wanted to be good but in reality was really, really bad. But it might still be good, maybe? All right, I’m an eternal optimist, so shoot me.

What do you think of Amell as the choice for Oliver Queen?

Source: Splash Page