If you’re going to transplant one actor from Fringe to a new part in Fox’s supernatural conspiracy drama Sleepy Hollow, then you couldn’t do much better than John Noble, and Deadline is now reporting that the actor has just signed on for a recurring part in this fall’s first new hit. Noble will play Henry Parrish, who Deadline describes as “a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help the series’ protagonist, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison).” There’s no word yet though just how many episodes Noble will appear in, or when his appearances will begin.
Did you see the series premiere of Sleepy Hollow this past Monday? If you didn’t, you missed a rare treat, a bizarre conflagration of National Treasure, Washington Irving, The X-Files, Grimm, and Twin Peaks,and what kills you is that you buy it hook, line and sinker. Sleepy Hollow may end up being the best tongue-in-cheek, campy genre TV show since the heyday of Hercules and Xena (oddly enough Sleepy Hollow co-creators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman got their start on those shows).
Anyway, if you haven’t seen Sleepy Hollow yet, you should at lease be prepared to see it stick around for a while. The first episode was watched by 10.1 million viewers and a 3.5 in 18-49 demo. The show was Fox’s biggest opening for a fall drama series in seven years.
What do you Bastards think of Sleepy Hollow? Looking forward to more Noble-level zaniness? Sound off below.
For the next great DC Animated movie, Warner Bros is adapted the Geoff Johns-penned Gary Frank-drawn Superman: Brainiac. Under the title Superman: Unbound, the film will be released sometime later this year on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download, and The Nerdist has the first trailer for the new film.
Superman: Unbound features the voices of Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Superman, Stana Katic and Molly Quinn (Castle) as Lois Lane and Supergirl respectively, and John Noble (Fringe) as Brainiac. Below is the desciption of the five-act Action Comics storyline that Unbound is based on.
Before he came to Earth, the people of Superman’s homes planet Krypton had battled Brainiac, a cold and callous alien obsessed with the control of knowledge. Now Brainiac has set his sights on destroying Earth and finishing off the Last Son of Krypton once and for all. This epic battle will change Superman’s world forever.
Friday’s final Fringe was very middle of the road in terms of finales to beloved series: it didn’t offend with any out-of-left-field direction (“Starbuck’s an angel,” “Jerry and the gang go to prison,” “the whole series took place in a snow globe”), but it didn’t really surprise with any developments either. But for the fans that stuck it out through the time changes and the consistent on-the-bubble hopes for renewals, Fringe delivered a fine finale that blew them a kiss goodbye and left them with the feeling of having just eaten fresh baked cookies. All’s well that ends well. At least that’s how I see it. (more…)
“Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11,” the premiere episode of Fringe‘s fifth and final season picks up some hours after last season’s back door to an extra season episode 19, “Letters of Transit.” Strangely, if you want to jump on Fringe in its final hours, this episode offered a great opportunity, an exposition dump that sets up the characters and their world heading into the final stretch. We’ll go into the episode briefly after a hardy breakfast of tea and egg sticks…