by David Speakman·Comments Off on Sneak Peek: New Superhero series, ‘Arrow’
Watch the extended, 3.5 minute preview of the new CW series, Arrow, based upon the DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow.
Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island. He has been changed by his ordeal and must hide the truth about the man he’s become while making amends for the actions he took as a boy. Arrow premieres this Fall on The CW.
From the Studio:
Coming Wednesdays this fall! Watch a preview and learn more at http://cwtv.com/shows/arrow After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante — to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on — and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
by David Speakman·Comments Off on Trailer Park: ‘Falling Skies’ – Season 2 trailer
The first sneak peek at the new season of Falling Skies on TNT.
FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Few survivors have banded together to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Season 2 Returns This Summer.
by David Speakman·Comments Off on Fringe @ WonderCon – Clips of the team’s favorite ‘Walterisms’
WARNER BROS. PRESS RELEASE
Ever wonder what Walter wonders? WonderCon did. Check out these “Walterisms” compiled by the friendly folks at Fringe unveiled at today’s panel session
WonderCon fans “fringed out” at the mind-altering panel session featuring series stars Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Blair Brown and Seth Gabel and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. With everybody’s fates hanging in the balance between two universes, two timelines and too many creepy bad guys to around, the Fringe team dished on doppelgangers, shapeshifters, Observers and whatever’s in store for Fringe which airs on Fridays at 9/8c on FOX.
by David Speakman·Comments Off on Sneak Peek: 4 minutes of new ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’
Fresh from this weekend’s WonderCon in southern California, Warner Bros. releases a clip of the new Green Lantern series which will begin playing as a part of the new DC Nation programming block, Saturday mornings on the Cartoon Network.
DC Nation plants a flag at WonderCon! Check out these way-outta-this-world Green Lantern: The Animated Series clips of Hal Jordan, Kilowog and Razer in action, seen for the first time at today’s WonderCon session!
Hal Jordan and all of his DC Entertainment pals from Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice were covered in-depth in the first-ever DC Nation panel session at WonderCon. Featuring Young Justice producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman, Green Lantern producers Jim Krieg and Giancarlo Volpe, and DC animated shorts producers Lauren Faust and Ben Jones, this talented crew answered fan questions about bringing some of the most legendary heroes from the DC Universe together in the new DC Nation block airing Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.
by David Speakman·Comments Off on First Look: ‘Arrow’ as played by Stephen Amell – costume photo
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
WARNER BROS. PRESS RELEASE –
Please find attached the first image from The CW’s new pilot Arrow, starring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and Arrow.
After being marooned for five years on a remote island, former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime.
Arrow’s suit was designed by three-time Oscar(R)-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood.
Arrow pilot director/executive producer David Nutter said: “When I directed the pilot for Smallville, I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero. ARROW is a different show – darker and harder-edged – but it’s the same core idea. We’re creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood’s great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort.”
Arrow is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, who is directing, from a teleplay by Kreisberg & Guggenheim, story by Berlanti & Guggenheim. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-executive producer.
ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television and is based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics.
(C) 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photo Credit: Joseph Lederer
by David Speakman·Comments Off on NBC renews Grimm – orders 22 episodes for second season
Good news for current Grimm fans and those afraid to become fans, fearing the show will be cancelled: NBC”s sole freshman bright spot, the dark fantasy dramedy Grimm, will be back for a second season, according to a report at Deadline.com.
The show which already has an 18-episode order for this year as an additional 22 episodes coming for its second season., the report said.
The series stars David Giuntoli as a homicide detective Nick Burkhardt who is presumedly the last in the bloodline of the Grimm family, which aside from writing fairy tales, has a long history of hunting supernatural monsters.
It was created by David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Eureka) , Jim Kouf (Angel, Ghost Whisperer) and Stephen Carpenter (Soul Survivors). And given that pedigree, the show has a very Angel flavor in is quirky attitude, humor and zippy dialog.
SERIES SNEAK PEAK
The following is an official sneak peek for those interested in getting to know this series:
Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Well, those weren’t stories, they were warnings.
by David Speakman·Comments Off on Felicia Day rolls a natural 20 and lands ‘Supernatural’ guest spot
Joss Whedon and fanboy favorite, actress Felicia Day (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, The Guild), just landed a guest spot on the April 27 episode of Supernatural, TV Guide reported Thursday.
The actress, known as the “geek goddess” for her real-life love of role-playing games, will play the title character in the episode, The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo, where Day plays a computer-savvy woman who has a run-in with Sam and Dean Winchester, the report said.
It is unknown if this episode is a stand-alone monster of the week episode or part of the year-long story arc that has been dogging the main characters of the series, played by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki.
by David Speakman·Comments Off on TNT Announces return date for ‘Falling Skies’
Set your DVRs (if you can) for June 17 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – that’s the date and time the TNT network has set for the return of Falling Skies, the surprise No. 1 summer drama of 2011.
The first for 10 new weekly episodes will premiere every Sunday in that time slot for 10 weeks running – with a possible break over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Starring Noah Wyle as an unlikely resistance leader as the second season picks up with the ragtag survivors continuing their extraordinary life of survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Executive produced Steven Spielberg, it also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight and Connor Jessup.
by David Speakman·Comments Off on More cast added to NBC’s JJ Abrams-made science fiction drama pilot, Revolution
The NBC pilot, Revolution, is a an intriguing post apocalypse science fiction drama where survivors try to adapt to a world devastated when all forms of fuel-produced energy ceases to exist. It’s the newest project by the two-man team of JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Star Trek, Person of Interest, Alcatraz) and new partner, Eric Kripke (Supernatural).
Similar to the 2004 S.M. Stirling novel, Dies the Fire, where for some mysterious reason the laws of physics changes and no modern power sources work is being produced by Warner Brothers and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens).
Casting directors have pulled a mix of veteran actors and relative newcomers to fill out the cast of characters, who are struggling to reunite with one another after all artificial transportation suddenly stops working.
Perhaps the most familiar face in the crowded cast is actor Billy Burke, best known to movie goers as Charlie Swan, the near-silent father of Bella in the Twilight films.
Andrea Roth (Ringer, Rescue Me) as Rachel Matheson
Anna Lise Phillips (Terra Nova, Farscape) as Maggie
Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga, Red Riding Hood) as Bass (?)
Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon a Time) as Captain Tom Neville
Graham Rogers as Danny Matheson
J.D. Pardo (The Twilight Saga) as Nate Walker
Tim Guinee (The Good Wife, 24, Stargate SG-1 ) as Ben Matheson
Tracy Spiradakos (Being Human) as Charlie Matheson
by David Speakman·Comments Off on CW names Scott Wolf, Craig Horner, Amber Stevens to lead sci-fi musical Joey Dakota
CW’s in-development show, Joey Dakota, apparently could not decide on one genre so it chose a handful: time travel, action thriller, comedy and musical.
Currently in development and ordered to pilot, the network had named Legend of the Seeker star Craig Horner as the title character – a 1990s rocker whose death changes a generation (Kurt Cobain, anyone?).
The hero of this story is not the very-dead-by 2012 Dakota, but a documentary filmmaker.
Yes, a documentary filmmaker as hero. She is name Maya Beaumont and is played by actress Amber Stevens (Greek, The Amazing Spider-Man) who is mysteriously transported back to 1990, meets Dakota and falls in love with him before being transported back to 2012.
The crux of the show – she must fins a way to travel back in time to try to save her music love.
To do this, she will need the help of the mysterious Franklin Morgan, played by Scott Wolf (V, Everwood, Party of Five) who may know what she needs of time travel. But the pitfalls are the “butterfly effect” disastrous consequences of her actions.