Saved mere days after cancellation last year, the Sony produced time-travel drama Timeless has been cancelled for a second time by NBC.
The drama saw NBC reverse its cancellation after its first year due to public outcry by its loyal and very vocal fan base. The shows first season had sixteen episodes, while the second season was shortened to only ten episodes.
The second season two part finale that aired on May 13th had over 4 million viewers. I
t was a cliffhanger where future versions of Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Lucy (Abigail Spencer) appeared to tell their younger selves it was time to save Rufus (Malcolm Barrett).
NBC has cut a check for Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan‘s (The Shield) time travel series Timeless. We’ve got the trailer for the new series and it looks interesting. Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful) stars along with Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll) and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker). Are you ready for more Time jumping adventure? (more…)
Obviously, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg must be feeling pretty good about how well they’ve adapted the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon Vertigo comic book series Preacher, because they are about to tackle another major Ennis title. Preacher premieres on AMC next month, and the early buzz has been very, very positive, so why not next tackle the book that Ennis himself once said he hoped to “out-Preacher Preacher” with. Yes, for their next trick, Rogen and Goldberg are planning on adapting The Boys, an Ennis book released under Wildstorm and Dynamite, for a channel that will loosen even further the cuffs on violence, language and sexuality: Cinemax. (more…)
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg already have one Garth Ennis comic book adaptation, Preacher, coming to television on AMC, but word around the Internet is that the pair are also working with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke on getting Ennis’ The Boys on the small screen. Could The Boys, with all its crazy, gloriously gory, over the top, depraved sexual humor actually make it on the small screen? If there was a movie, that actually followed the comic, it would have to be rated NC-17.
The CW has a huge respect for their original network shows, a dedication that a lot of other networks don’t carry for their created series. With such a fan base the network has seen the need to expand on their content and delve into spin-offs through several backdoor pilots. In April, The Vampire Diaries made way for the New Orleans vampire melodrama The Originals and Barry Allen, DC’s second Flash, will be revived in an appearance in season two of Arrow and is on the fast track to his own pilot series. Now it looks like CW is going after Eric Kripke‘s long running Supernatural franchise.
Headed into season nine, with a rumored tenth season being its last, the network has given the green light to a new pilot written by Supernatural supervising producer Andrew Dabb. In an announcement through Deadline, this new series from Warner Bros. TV will differ from the on the road adventures of Sam and Dean, focusing on the city of Chicago and the clashing hunter and monsters in the city limits. Not much else is known, as the spin-off is still in its early stages, but some fans are calling for guest star Felicia Day to star somewhere in it.
Her character, the I.T. expert turned hunter in training, proved to be a fan favorite for the series and is one of the few regulars still alive and kicking. The inclusion of her character would be a welcome connection to the new show, but there is some worry that her character wouldn’t be strong enough for a reoccurring weekly role.
What do you think though, would Day be a good choice as series regular?
Source: CBM, Variety
J.J. Abrahms is hoping use his Midas touch on his latest television project Revolution. Imagine a world where electricity doesn’t work. No ph0nes, lights, refrigeration, even the cars and trucks stop running. It would be like a giant EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) hit the world. Planes falling from the sky.
If you don’t think it would be a big deal just picture yourself in your car driving to work, home, or on the highway to start your vacation. Now your car, heck, no one’s car is moving, your miles from home, do you even have a bottle of water or food for the walk home? The average commute for an American worker drives is 16 miles. How long would that take you to walk?
Revolution has a lot of familiar faces, Billy Burke (Twilight), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) and Andrea Roth (Ringer). Other cast members include Tracy Spiridakos (Syfy’s Being Human), Graham Rogers and Anna Lise Phillips.
Revolution is being written by Eric Kripke, produced by Abrams and directed by none other than Jon Favreau. If that doesn’t get your nerdy juices running I don’t know what will.
What do you think of the Revolution cast? Will you be tuning in?
Destiny of the Endless might need to check his book again, because it seems there’s still a glimmer of hope left for a TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman sometime in the future.
News broke last week that Supernatural creator Eric Kripke would not be moving ahead with a proposed Sandman series for “a lot of varying reason,” leaving the future of any adaptation of the classic comic in doubt. Kripke’s involvement in Sandman on TV dates back to last September, when news broke that he was developing ideas for the series.
But all is not lost, according to DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who tweeted last week that “The Sandman is AWAKE,” and even said he’s working with Gaiman on the project.
But Gaiman isn’t so optimistic. He had this to say on his blog Tuesday:
I saw a bunch of press about whether there is or isn’t a Sandman TV series: as far as I know, nobody has actually optioned SANDMAN as a TV series from DC Comics, who own it. Eric Kripke (of Supernatural fame) pitched his approach to DC and to me last year, and we liked it and we liked him, but it didn’t feel quite right at that point, so we passed.
I think that this year the people at DC Comics (and me) will talk to a lot of people who want to make a Sandman TV series, and if we find the perfect person with the perfect way of treating the material, it’ll happen. And otherwise it won’t.
Gaiman has said more than once that he’d rather see no Sandman adaption than a bad Sandman adaptation, and it doesn’t look like he’s feeling any pressure to adapt his magnum opus to another medium.
And it’s high time we asked ourselves: Is Sandman on TV something we really want? Or, for that matter, Sandman at the movies? It’s a brilliant comic book, brilliant beyond brilliant, and maybe that should be enough. After all, what are the odds that any actor will ever pack the simple gravity of presence needed to play Lord Morpheus of the Dreaming? They’re slim. But for now, either way, all we have is more speculation.
You are the personification of all dreams, captured, tortured for 70 years, escape and rebuild your kingdom; sounds like a pretty good TV show. When you have the power of creating anything you desire it sounds like utter joy, personally a gold painted Bond woman with bucket of beer sounds like a perfect weekend. Anyhow, Vertigo‘s ‘Sandman’ series created such a buzz last September with news of it’s possible jump from paper to screen thanks to Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. Well put away the black clothing and set aside the eyeshadow because the adventures of Dream of The Endless is staying just that, a dream.
40 winks my ass.
Before the Supernatural panel at PaleyFest yesterday, speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, Kripke spoke about the current state of of the series. He said-
” … just didn’t quite happen this season through nobody’s fault, and hopefully we can do it again in the future.”
There’s always next year, maybe after Fringe gets canceled (in another 3 seasons).