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  • #31
    http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/08/26/sy...monkeys-pilot/

    SyFy orders '12 Monkeys' pilot

    Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film 12 Monkeys may become a series at SyFy.

    The cable net announced today that it’s developing a pilot about a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

    Production is set to begin in November on the script from Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita). The pilot is cast contingent — meaning, if they can’t find actors to fill the roles originally played by the likes of Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt in the movie — the project won’t go forward.

    The film grossed over $160 million and earned Pitt an Academy Award nomination.

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    • #32
      Streaming free: Torchwood Children of Earth Days 1 and 2. The other days in order thru the BBC America premiere of Miracle Day on Saturday. Encore airing of Orphan Black Season 1 begins at 10 pm weekly Saturday Sept 14.

      http://www.bbcamerica.com/torchwood/...-full-episode/

      NB: Torchwood is adult content unlike Doctor Who. You might not want children present to see this.

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      • #33
        http://variety.com/2013/digital/news...mc-1200838216/

        ‘The Killing’ Lives: Netflix Orders Six Final Episodes

        “The Killing” has cheated death for a second time.

        Netflix has ordered six episodes of what it is calling a fourth and final limited season to wrap up the Fox TV Studios series that began on AMC in 2011.

        Veena Sud is back as showrunner of the moody drama that stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as Seattle detectives enmeshed in murder cases. The U.S. adaptation is based on the Danish skein “Forbrydelsen.”

        “Killing” was canceled by AMC in 2012 after two seasons, only to be revived when Netflix teamed with the cabler in a shared-window pact. After a low-rated third season, AMC opted to ax the show again earlier this year. But Fox TV Studios, Sud and her reps at WME quietly assembled a pitch for a final half-dozen segs that was strong enough to interest Netflix, given the show’s existing following. The first three seasons of the show are already available for streaming on the service.

        Netflix emphasized in announcing the pickup the “Killing” this time around will be exclusive to its worldwide subscribers, which now number more than 40 million. As with all of its original series, Netflix will make the six segs available all at once, though a premiere date has not been specified. Production is expected to begin in February in Vancouver.

        “The rich, serialized storytelling in ‘The Killing’ thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder a proper send off,” said Cindy Holland, veep of original content for Netflix. “We are looking forward to offering fans – both existing and new — a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing.”

        Fox TV Studios topper David Madden said: “It’s a true testament to ‘The Killing’ creator Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show. We’re gratified that our partners at Netflix recognized this.”

        Mikkel Bondesen is exec producer of “Killing” along with Sud.

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        • #34
          http://www.nerdist.com/2013/12/veron...se-march-14th/

          VERONICA MARS Coming to Theaters for Pi, Set for Release March 14th

          A long time ago, we used to be friends… but we’ve definitely been thinking about Veronica Mars lately. This week it was announced our favorite teen PI would be returning to theaters on Pi Day. The Kristen Bell career-launching series will get its theatrical bow on March 14th to a much bigger audience than originally planned, due to great test screenings and the monumental buzz the film’s Kickstarter launched. The film will be getting a wide release in the U.S., much bigger than the original 100-or-so screens for which the Kickstarter plan called.

          In a note to Kickstarter supporters, Rob Thomas wrote, ”As you might remember, our original hope was that Warner Bros would be confident enough to give Veronica Mars a limited engagement run in a few US cities. But with the amount of attention the movie has received — thanks to your support — it looks like we’re going to get a much wider release than we ever expected.”

          Warner Bros. also released the first stand-alone clip from the film. The scene of Mac (Tina Majorino), Veronica (Kristen Bell), and Wallace (Percy Daggs III) arriving at their 10-year high school reunion was revealed in a shot of the script shared by Thomas during the Kickstarter campaign. But you can’t tell me that seeing Kristen Bell back in full Veronica mode, tearing down preppy douchebags, isn’t one of the coolest things you’ll see this week.

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          • #35
            The film will follow Veronica leaving her life as a New York City attorney to go back to Neptune to save her former beau Logan Echols from false murder charges. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the film, delving into the love triangle of the film, since apparently Veronica is living with Piz in New York at the film’s start:

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            • #36
              http://www.imdb.com/news/ni56642203/

              Prohibition will be over soon: Boardwalk Empire has a series end date. This year’s fifth season of HBO acclaimed period drama will be its last. The network made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Thursday, confirming recent rumors.

              Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, praised series creator Terence Winter and assured critics the show would have a strong conclusion: “It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” he said. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”

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              • #37
                https://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/love...ander-trailer/

                Love and Time Travel Abound in the OUTLANDER Trailer

                Finally, time travel-based romances and adventures are happening to women other than Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams! In the first trailer for Starz’s Outlander from Battlestar Galactica impresario Ronald D. Moore, we get a taste of what Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) will be in for as she travels through back through time to war-torn Scotland. With moody music, doublets being unbuttoned, soldiers on the march, and breathy tones explaining that it may seem crazy but she totally traveled back in time, this looks like fish-out-of-water fun mixed with the addictive, serial melodrama that one can expect from a Ronald D. Moore joint.

                The series, based on the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon, follows a 20th century nurse, Claire Randall, who gets transported back to mid-18th-century Highland, Scotland, a land ravaged by war. Starz has ordered sixteen episodes of the hour-long drama, and with seven novels under Gabaldon’s belt, there’s plenty of material to mine should the series succeed. And plenty of sex appeal too, as has become the norm for Starz series. At the recent TCA winter press tour, Gabaldon said, ”They sort of want to lick him,” in reference to Sam Heughan, who plays Highland hottie/main love interest James Fraser. So, consider investing in a microfiber cloth to wipe the saliva from your television screen when Outlander makes its debut later this year.

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                • #38
                  https://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/get-...-at-fxs-fargo/

                  Get Your First Snowy Look At FX’s FARGO

                  There’s no denying it; Fargo, the 1996 crime-drama from Joel and Ethan Coen, is a classic. A few years ago, word popped up that FX was planning to adapt the film into a mini-series. Well, that happened, and now we can get our first look at the result:



                  As is typical with initial FX trailers, there isn’t much to go on from this, just a snowy car and Billy Bob Thornton’s face. It does seem the show has captured the feel and tone of the Coen Brothers film perfectly, which is always a good sign (they’re serving as executive producers for the TV version).

                  According to the official synopsis of the series, “A drifter named Lorne Malvo (Thornton) arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman).”

                  It’s currently unknown how much of the film’s storyline will be in the series, if any of it at all. As of now, this seems more like a really cool crime drama that just carries the Fargo name. Either way, it’s damn cool, and in the age of True Detective, this could end up being something really special.

                  The series is being written by Noah Hawley and will premiere on FX this April.

                  UPDATE: Comedy duo Key & Peele have been announced to be joining the series for a 4-episode arc. The two will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key). Reportedly, the arc will begin with the two having a “violent run in” with Thorton’s Malvo and will become focused on finding him again.

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                  • #39
                    http://www.nerdist.com/2014/03/meet-...ason-2-photos/

                    Meet ORPHAN BLACK’s New Clone, Jennifer Fitzsimmons… Plus New Season 2 Photos

                    You know what they say: mo’ clones, mo’ problems. By the looks of the latest clone to join the pack, those problems are serious. Meet Jennifer Fitzsimmons, the latest clone to join the sisterhood like no other on BBC America’s Orphan Black. And if you couldn’t tell by the major hair loss on display below, she is very sick with the same disease that’s causing Cosima such duress.

                    Yikes. A 28-year old teacher and swim coach, “Jennifer is a bright-eyed Midwestern pure of heart girl,” according to one of the show’s co-creators, Graeme Manson. But, as other co-creator John Fawcett explains, Jennifer was naïve, “she didn’t know she was a clone, and was being monitored by her boyfriend. She gets sick, and with a kind of the version of the illness that Katja had. And of course, a version of the illness that Cosima has. Just that discovery alone is the kind of discovery that shakes Cosima. It really rattles her.”

                    Lucky for those hoping to learn more, there’s also a series of video diaries you can watch to introduce you to Ms. Fitzsimmons:



                    Anyone else have a case of the shudders? What has transpired between her, Dr. Leekie, and DYAD group for her to end up this way? Is her sickness really incurable or is something far more nefarious going on here? We have SO many questions. Guess we’ll have to wait until April 19th to have them answered.

                    We’re just over a month away from the second season of the series, but it’s a far different scenario from when season one debuted a year ago. With the cult-like status its garnered in such a short amount of time — especially among folks who write about TV — the show teamed up with Entertainment Weekly to make the grand unveiling. They also have several photos from the upcoming season that you can check out in a gallery.

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                    • #40
                      http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/there...on-2-premiere/

                      There are 3 Free Ways to Watch ORPHAN BLACK’s Season 2 Premiere

                      What the Dickens? BBC America really must love you Clone Clubbers and all future clone-lovers to be, because they’ve unleashed onto the world not one, not two, but three — count ‘em, 3! — totally free ways to watch the season two premiere of Orphan Black online. That’s right — you have pretty much no excuse at this point, people of the Internet, to get on board with the best new sci-fi show around.

                      Not only can you download “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” on iTunes (where they also have several other free goodies for you to e-hoard), the series opener is also available to stream or download on Amazon Prime, in addition to the video that’s up on the BBC America website itself. The only way the network could’ve made this easier for you all is if they’d showed up at your house with the episode on a fancy silver platter. And lest you need any more convincing, we’ve included a sneak peek at the episode, below. Now get to stepping and join the sisterhood like no other, already.

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                      • #41
                        http://www.imdb.com/news/ni57117703/

                        Netflix Sets August 1st Premiere for Fourth (and Final) Season of 'The Killing'

                        Netflix has announced that the final six episodes of "The Killing" will be available for streaming beginning on August 1st. Cancelled by AMC after just two seasons, Netflix negotiated the show's revival by teaming up with the cable network to bring it back for a third season in what Variety refers to as a "shared-window pact." Following the third season, AMC cancelled the show once again. This time, however, Netflix negotiated its own deal with Fox Television Studios for a fourth season. Veena Sud, who helmed "The Killing" when it first aired, has returned to the position of showrunner for its final season.

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                        • #42
                          Gotham trailer

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                          • #43
                            http://www.nerdist.com/2014/05/exclu...tive-season-2/

                            Exclusive: Jessica Chastain Offered Lead Role in HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2

                            It’s hard to deny the most impactful show of the last season was HBO’s True Detective. From the word “go,” audiences were instantly on board with the twenty year journey of Rust and Marty to find the elusive Yellow King. In the end, the series reached massive critical acclaim and was confirmed to be seeking a full blown Outstanding Drama Series for HBO come Emmy time. But with all this critical acclaim comes questions, since the series exists in an anthology format that would completely retool the cast and story arc in Season 2. The major question looming over next year’s production? Who is going to lead the charge?

                            Recent rumors have stated series creator Nic Pizzolatto was seeking a female-driven cast for Season 2 of the hit HBO series, and now today, Nerdist has learned exclusively one of the names that may be on the bill in 2015: Jessica Chastain.

                            According to sources, the Zero Dark Thirty actress has been offered a leading role in the second season but has yet to accept. As for official confirmation, we reached out to representatives for Chastain, who have declined to comment at this time.

                            This would be a major land for the HBO series. Chastain has taken off since Zero Dark Thirty (Interstellar, anyone?), and as she continues to rise, it would be fascinating to see what she could do with a character over a ten-episode arc. As for who would stand alongside the Academy Award-nominated actress, that’s anyone’s guess, but for now, this is the best result we could have asked for.

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                            • #44
                              http://www.nerdist.com/2014/05/true-...s-in-season-2/

                              TRUE DETECTIVE Will Feature Three Leads in Season 2

                              Get ready to modify that twitter hashtag because we’ve got some juice True Detective news for you. In light of all the recent rumors, series creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto dropped a couple nuggets of info regarding the next season of the adored series on the To the Best of our Knowledge radio program. The info has to do with the cast and location of Season 2 and has been transcribed by MTV:

                              “Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California — not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California — and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one. The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them. We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months.”

                              You’d think Hollywood would have shot every last inch of California at this point in our history, but we’re willing to give Pizzolatto the benefit of the doubt on that one. The more interesting tidbit of info here is regarding the amount of leads the season will have. Part of what made the first season feel so personal was the fact that it was limited to the story of Marty and Rust, throwing a third person into the mix would have really cut the amount of time we got to spend with each of them. Still, that story was designed to be a serious take on the buddy cop construct, and thanks to the anthology format, no one says Season 2 needs to follow that path, so this is most likely something Pizzolatto has taken into account.

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                              • #45
                                http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=41276

                                First Photo Of Tom Hardy As Both Ron And Reggie Kray

                                Apparently, anything Gary and Martin Kemp can do, Tom Hardy can do one better. And no, we don’t mean belting out a rendition of Gold. Hardy has taken on the task of playing not one but two Kray brothers in the new film Legend, which charts an incident in their nefarious rise to power. It’s now shooting and the first picture of Hardy has been revealed.

                                LA Confidential’s Brian Helgeland is once more in a historical criminal arena, adapting John Pearson’s book The Progression Of Violence. Legend dips into the dark underbelly of the swinging ‘60s, when sharp-suited gangsters warred for turf and control, and innocent people were caught in the middle of the conflict, even though criminals like Ron and Reggie Kray liked to claim they only went after the competition.

                                Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christoph Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri fill out the rest of the main cast for the film, which is rolling the cameras in London now after a successful trip to rustle up sales in Cannes. There’s no sign of a release date yet, but we’d expect Legend to arrive either later this year or mid 2015.

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