Tuesday, October 1, 2013

IN OTHER NEWS... 10/01/2013

And IN OTHER NEWS... the first Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser, a sneak peek at tonight's Agents of SHIELD, a new John Constantine show in the works and more!

Agents of SHIELD
Here's a look ahead at tonight's episode, airing at 8PM EST on ABC. (And although it's not at all genre-related, if you're a child of the 80s, stick around after Agents of SHIELD for The Goldbergs. You can thank me later.)

We're still a week away from Arrow's return but this Wednesday (8PM EST) The CW is airing a catch-up/behind-the-scenes special, Arrow: Year One for all those who missed out on the first season's awesomeness.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Here's the first teaser for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron.

Everybody's favorite Scouse Sting look-a-like John Constantine is to get the small screen treatment as Warner Bros. and DC hope to build on the success of their other comic-to-TV adaptations with Constantine.

Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are on a roll this development season with a third high-profile project. Constantine, a drama based on the characters in DC Comics’ John Constantine stories, has sold to NBC with penalty. It is written/executive produced by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, the go-to writer for Warner Bros.’ feature DC adaptations. Constantine centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

No word on how true to the original the adaptation will be or whether Keanu Reeves will be reprising the role (because, you know, the movie adaptation was so good....) but we'll keep you posted.
The Returned
It seems the zombie apocalypse isn't going away just yet, as A&E is to develop a new undead-themed drama based upon the 2004 French movie, Les Revenants.

But before you get too excited about the prospect of yet more headshots and shambling hordes, you should probably know that Les Revenants was more esoteric in its approach (well, it is French) and develops in manner akin to a mystery-thriller rather than as a post-apocalyptic free-for-all.

No word yet on when the show will go into production or even air but we'll keep you posted.
I can see this show becoming something of a guilty pleasure and, despite the trailers, last week's inaugural episode was actually a lot of fun. Anyway, here's a brief look at tonight's episode, airing at 10PM EST on SyFy.

Thunderbirds are Go!
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SFX brings us the news that the 2015 reimagining of Gerry Anderson's classic TV show, Thunderbirds, is to feature not only the voice talents of Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope but that David Graham will reprise his role from the 1965 series as Parker.

With the returning Doctor Who finding a new audience among younger viewers (alongside us old farts who watched it first time around) here's hoping Thunderbirds are Go! can work a similar magic.
Face Off
Here's a look ahead at tonight's episode of Face Off in which Roy will no doubt yet again win the Foundation Challenge and then be safe during the Elimination Challenge, which will then be won by one of the female competitors.

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