Can "streets ahead" become galaxies ahead? Of all the 'Community' season 5 guests we've observed thus far (and there have been some shiny ones), the latest is by far our favorite. 'Firefly' icon and 'Castle' star Nathan Fillion will make a guest appearance in 'Community' season 5 alongside our beloved Greendale gang, but who will the former Malcolm Reynolds play this time around?
Up until now we'd observed that production on 'Castle' season 6 had gone swimmingly, recently casting 'House' star Lisa Edelstein for a recurring role as photos from the set emerged. Now however, 'Castle' season 6 seems to have hit an unusual snag, as normally affable star Nathan Fillion reportedly refused to show up for work this past week, citing a conflict with producers at ABC studios.
The major network Upfront presentations won't roll out until next week, but most of the big five have already shored up a number of new and returning series to be presented at the coming events. And while certain series like ABC's 'Castle' are considered a lock for next season, new rumors suggest that ABC may opt to renew the Nathan Fillion-starring detective drama for a full two seasons, much as FOX did for 'Glee' earlier this year. Get the scoop on 'Castle's future early inside!
Although 'Monsters University' reunites much of the original cast of 'Monsters, Inc.,' plenty of new voices have been added to the mix, making this one of the most star-studded Pixar movie to date. Heck, it's DreamWorks-esque how many big names are associated with this movie. The voice actors involved have been slowly revealed over the past few months, but a few more were announced today, including John Krasinski and Nathan Fillion.
As much as we enjoy the back and forth banter between 'Castle' and his beloved Kate Beckett, we have to confess that Nathan Fillion never had a better female companion than Gina Torres' Zoe Washburne. Well, he had Morena Baccarin too, but she was literally a companion. In any case, 'Castle' is on course to continue its round of 'Firefly' love, casting former Serenity shipmate Gina Torres for an upcoming episode, but will her role be on the side of good?
Joss Whedon's legendary sci-fi series 'Firefly' may have come and gone, with all its actors ten years older and firmly entrenched in other projects, but no true fan (or Browncoat) will ever lose faith in the ability to re-light the 'Firefly.' Toward that end, this Satuday will see the Science Channel airing 'Firefly: Browncoats Unite,' a ten-year anniversary retrospective of the beloved series. Of course, the question will always remain if the series could return in some format, but even then, what stories is Nathan Fillion revealing that were never produced for TV?
Fans of ABC's 'Castle' and Nathan Fillion alike know that the actor loves to indulge his 'Firefly' fanbase by including nods toward the legendary cancelled sci-fi series, everything from costumes to characters, but might season 5 see the biggest 'Firefly' reference to date? Earlier we'd heard that a famous sci-fi director would helm an episode featuring a murder at a comic convention, but what about the murder is secretly a tremendous nod to Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion's FOX past?
Nathan Fillion is perhaps already a god to his many devoted fans, but now he's about to play one. Fillion, star of geek favorites like the 'Firefly' TV series, its big screen spinoff 'Serenity' and the cult horror hit 'Slither' has signed on to star in 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters', the follow-up to 2010's 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'.
No power in the 'verse can stop it.
While 'Firefly' fans (Browncoats) still clamor away at the notion of a reunion of FOX's tragically-shelved space-faring heroes even ten years later (come on, LOOK at Nathan Fillion now), the shiny people at 'Castle' are about to do us a big damn favor. TVGuide reports that Nathan Fillion's one-time 'Firefly' co-star and former 'Chuck' star Adam Baldwin has been tapped for a guest turn on the ABC writer/detective drama this spring!