True Detective Season 2 polarized much moreso than its first outing, to the point Season 1 director Cary Fukunaga hasn’t even watched it, let alone considered returning. Now, another notable director snubs his nose at Nic Pizzolatto’s sophomore slump, as horror icon David Cronenberg admits to passing over a “bad” script.
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Somewhere, Alan Moore’s beard is tingling. Zack Snyder’s cinematic adaptation of the iconic Watchmen comics divided fans, some sticking with assertions of the source material as “unfilmable,” others acknowledging the film’s effort. That conflict may end up sparked anew, now that Snyder has officially met with HBO for a Watchmen TV series.
By now, we know the drill when it comes to American Horror Story teasers and opening credits. Creepy imagery here, desolate locales there, performers in spooky makeup, et cetera, and so on. So arrives the American Horror Story: Hotel opening credits, albeit with a strangely commanding religious twist.
The world of Twin Peaks dimmed with the recent passing of its iconic “Log Lady” Catherine Coulson, yet Showtime rolls forward with another addition to next year’s reboot. Prison Break and Arrow star Robert Knepper will grab some fine coffee with the cast, but has the mystery surrounding our new Twin Peaks lessened?
Now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 has kicked off the Inhuman invasion with a bang, and Jessica Jones busts up enough bars to cross Daredevil’s radar, Marvel TV has never stood taller against its cinematic brethren. Crossovers haven’t exactly been a two-way street however, even as Kevin Feige calls it “inevitable,” with a kingly big bad in mind for our new Spider-Man.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones gave us a clever tease of our new Netflix hero by its first preview footage, and now the second Defender gets even more pulverizing by the latest. Crank up the Joan Jett, Jessica Jones is knocking back shots and knocking back bars by her latest brawl.
The onslaught of fall 2015 premieres applies to more than primetime, and the not-so-ready-for-primetime players are eager to show their stuff, some moreso than others. Case in point, SNL arrives with its first Season 41 premiere promos, as Miley Cyrus pulls double duty, and threatens booty as host and musical guest.
FX Ryan Murphy mystery American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has made curious choices teasing its 2016 debut, first presenting hilarious photos of the cast, then focusing solely on their voices, and now the back of their heads. Literally follow the American Crime Story cast with our first official footage of the new series! Maybe!
Game of Thrones fans are no stranger to scrutinizing production and trafficking wild rumors, and HBO itself has discussed the possibility of a big-screen closer to its George R.R. Martin adaptation, but don’t start lining up just yet. Martin himself debunked the latest rumor, at least for the time being.
The breakout success of Sarah Koenig podcast Serial spurred many a follow-up rumor, from an American Crime Story season, to continued speculation on the announced Season 2 subject, but as is often the case, the truth is far stranger. Phil Lord and Chris Miller have optioned Serial for a new scripted TV series, with a unique take on the concept.