We’ve seen plenty of X-Files footage and teasers by now, but with only six episodes arriving in 2016, and only two of them mythology-based at that, one wonders how many real spoilers will emerge from that long-dusty file cabinet. Plenty, as it turns out, thanks to a spoilery new super-quick teaser from Gillian Anderson!
FOX’s Futurama famously traded in nerdy math and science gags, but did you know multiple writers had actual PhDs and Harvard diplomas, even creating a real-life proof for one episode? Or that Simpsons creator Matt Groening nearly pulled the plug over FOX’s nerves about Bender? Set your cryo-tubes for the 31st century, as the 32nd episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ blasts off with the Planet Express crew for some sci-fi facts from Futurama.
Late last month, FOX Bat-prequel Gotham made one of its most villainous castings yet, setting Law & Order legend B.D. Wong as iconic Bat-foe Hugo Strange, though it was tough to imagine the Jurassic World baddie in the iconic bald, bearded spectacles look. Now, Wong offers an early look at Gotham’s Hugo Strange, with a suggestion of some unique applications.
For a superhero project with one of the most charismatic performers currently working locked in to star, Gambit has had a hell of a time getting off the ground. The X-Men spinoff film was originally slated to get Rupert Wyatt in the director's chair, but after butting heads with the studio over the creative direction of the film, Wyatt unceremoniously parted ways with producer/star Channing Tatum and the film. In the wake of Wyatt’s departure, Fox has been scrambling to find a worthy replacement, reportedly sitting down for heated chats with Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish, Straight Outta Compton’s F. Gary Gray, and Iron Man 3’s Shane Black.
Much as we never thought we’d say it, The X-Files has shown us enough of its six-episode revival by all the weekly trailers accompanying Gotham. That said, at least one shadowy, smokey figure has yet to show his face, remedied by the first official key art of FOX’s 2016 revival, even without an official explanation.
Broadcast TV has seen some muted ups and downs in the 2015-2016 season, though no official cancellations have taken place. Still, change is all around for FOX in 2016, banishing Sleepy Hollow to Fridays, while slotting in premieres for DC’s Lucifer, New Girl, and American Idol’s final bow.
Anyone boarding DC’s TV train over the last few months may have been drawn by the superhero syndicate’s streaming options, whether Arrow, The Flash or Gotham’s Netflix presence or beyond. That said, the comic company may opt for some major alterations to its availability, leaving some viewers waiting a year or more for the latest seasons.
The moment FOX’s revived X-Files announced that The Flash and Six Feet Under alums Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose would appear as a pair of upstart FBI agents, the TV-minded knew a spinoff might be in the cards. It seems that was in fact the case, at least initially, but has creator Chris Carter abandoned plans for a series without Mulder and Scully?
Back in the days of yore, or at least 2014, FOX tapped Lord and Miller to reboot 1981 Stephen J. Cannell classic The Greatest American Hero for a new series, though plans seem to have lost steam, until now. Believe it or not, the reboot will walk on air a second time, as FOX issues a pilot production commitment with a new writer.
The other day, FOX’s Gotham significantly upped its Batman quotient with the announcement of its Mr. Freeze, today doubling down with the addition of a younger Hugo Strange. Law & Order and Jurassic franchise vet B.D. Wong will suit up as the nefarious Strange, and that’s great! It’s also terrible, but great!