One surprise this year was FX and Marvel’s partnership with Legion. The television show based on a relatively unknown X-Men-related character, Legion focused on mental illness under the guise of a superhero TV show. David Heller (Dan Stevens), an incredibly powerful mutant spent much of the first season coming to grips with his power, and the fact that he had the parasitic Shadow King (another equally powerful mutant played brilliantly by Aubrey Plaza) buried deep within his already fragile mind. The show gave us some great mind-tripping visuals, as well as an intriguing story.
It wasn’t that long ago that the creators of Amerian Horror Story confirmed that they were working on a seventh season on the cult horror show. Having torn apart and reassembled various tropes of the genre in a parade of glorious Frankenstein’s monsters in the six seasons so far, the seventh season, Roanoke – due to hit screens in spring this year – expects to meet with the same fanfare as it tackles the fabled Lost Colony. Though there are still a few months before the season is aired, the show has already been renewed for two more seasons after it finishes. (more…)
The seventh season finale of Archer concluded on the kind of cliffhanger that left fans at a total loss to guess where the show was going next. It seemed a very real possibility that the next chapter of the ex-spy now private eye’s story would be left to the annals of fan fiction. It was the kind of ending that could’ve been an epic blaze of glory that had people talking for a long, long time. Perhaps a fitting end to the world’s crudest spy. (more…)
We learned nearly a year ago that FX Networks had renewed “The Strain” for a third season. Based off Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain Trilogy, the vampire outbreak series has a strong following. It was a bit surprising when it was announced that season three would only consist of 10 episodes, three shorter than each of the past two seasons (13 apiece). It will be great seeing Dr. Goodweather (good ol’ Eph) and his allies enter the 24th day since the outbreak. To whet our appetite so we can endure the next two months until its debut, FX has released the official trailer for season three.
The transformation has begun.
It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die.
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history…and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures. They need to find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable…before they become monsters themselves.
The Strain stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquín Cosío.
After six seasons of intrigue, espionage and a brief stint drug dealing, the Archer crew returns to cause just as much mayhem ever. The seventh season sees the team returned to their old ways under the new guise of The Figgis Agency, following the dissolution of all previous business attempts. Now full time – but unqualified – private dicks, begrudgingly working underneath Cyril, they embark upon a season-long mystery that takes them into the circles of movie stars and the clutches of murderous clowns. (more…)
A few weeks ago, FX launched the seventh season of Archer. For anyone who has been living under a rock for the past seven years, the animated comedy follows the explosive, often drug fuelled misadventures of the World’s Most Dangerous Spy, Sterling Archer. Working for his domineering mother’s organisation, the International Secret Intelligence Service, Archer and his colleagues delve into the darkest intrigues of national security, blundering their way through shoot-outs and drunken orgies with the world’s most wanted criminals. (more…)
There has never been a better time for campy shows starring unencumbered male bravado than the 80s. Shifting easily between light-heartedness and ultimate danger, a perfect balance of sweat and body hair was achieved in shows like MacGyver, Miami Vice, Hawaii Five-O, The A-Team, and Knight Rider. But there was one show that excelled at the genre, one show that made mustachioed car jumps over the other ones; that show was Magnum, P.I., starring Tom Selleck. It’s no wonder then that FX‘s Archer, a show satirically steeped in that same overwhelming male bravado, would choose Magnum, P.I. as the template for a promo spot. FX has released a new teaser for Archer‘s upcoming seventh season. It’s a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of Magnum, P.I. and it is glorious. Check it out below!
A live action X-Men TV show!?! What!?! Yes, it’s true! A few months ago FX placed an order for a pilot episode of a show called Legion, which is to be based on one of the more interesting and eccentric characters in the X-Men universe. Ever since then, fans have been waiting for more details about the show and today finally brings some. Marvel TV and FX have announced the casting of Rachel Keller as the lead actress for the show. No additional casting information is known at this time, including who will play the titular character of Legion, but the casting of such a strong, new actress will be exciting for many, especially fans of Fargo where Keller was a breakout star of the second season.
There’s a great big world of comic books beyond superhero stories. For example, the biggest series on basic cable, The Walking Dead, is based on a long-running black and white comic book where there’s nary a super-power or cape and cowl in sight. Hollywood now seems to be turning to that idea non-superhero comics might make good TV. Preacher is currently in production to air sometime next year on AMC, and this after years of attempted development to turn it into a feature film. And now, according to sources, another Vertigo comic, Y: The Last Man, is about to follow a similar course. (more…)