Sometime in June, we first heard that Lord and Miller would develop a new “live-action / animation hybrid” series for FOX, with a creative team and partial cast already in place. Now, SNL alum Jason Sudeikis has signed on as the titular animated Barbarian for Son of Zorn, along with a host of others for the bizarre project.
Gotham gave out a few tidbits of Season 2 from its Comic-Con 2015 panel, though only those in attendance got to see new footage. Now, the DC drama goes batty with villains in two new trailers for the fall premiere, including a new look at the Batcave, and the so-called “Rise of the Villains.”
Forget the Emmy snubs, FOX’s Empire just won the fall. We won’t have to wait until September for a fresh look at the Lyons’ latest drama, as FOX has officially dropped the first Empire Season 2 trailer online, chock full of money, power, and some serious Orange.
Back in April, X-Files showrunner Chris Carter offered up a cryptic suggestion that the once spun-off, thrice-dead Lone Gunmen might return for the 2016 revival, and it seems that mystery is officially afoot. Not only with the conspiracy theorist hacker trio return to life for The X-Files event series, we know when the first official trailer might arrive.
FOX’s Gotham proved somewhat light on announcements at Comic-Con 2015, the only major casting since a questionable love interest for Bruce, but now the GCPD has a major new Shield on the force. Hot off the Freak Show, Vick Mack - er, Michael Chiklis will clean up Gotham city streets as a Season 2 Regular.
If we were wondering why The Flash star Robbie Amell seemed absentee for Season 2 or Legends of Tomorrow, FOX’s X-Files revival may officially have closed the case. Not only will Amell join the revived sci-fi conspiracy thriller as a new FBI agent, he’ll be joined by Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose.
The X-Files’ 2016 return hasn’t revealed very much beyond a few photos and scant teases of new footage, but a number of familiar faces will at least populate Mulder and Scully’s revived investigation. Comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani is the latest to sign on for The X-Files event series, but as whom?
Unlike some series, FOX’s The Mindy Project scarcely faced any danger after its initial cancellation, quickly landing on Hulu with a 26-episode order. FOX may yet live to regret their decision however, as the revered Joseph Gordon-Levitt will kick off The Mindy Project’s Hulu tenure with a guest appearance in the Season 4 premiere.
Whatever your feelings on FOX’s Gotham, the Bat-prequel drama certainly crammed in a number of recognizable Dark Knight names, occasionally in tyke form. That trend looks to continue in Season 2, as Gotham adds a Goldbergs star as young Master Bruce’s new “love interest,” Silver St. Cloud.
Every Emmy season brings with it the requisite snubs, even as yesterday’s nominations finally acknowledged Tatiana Maslany and more, though the breakout success of FOX’s Empire seems largely to have been overlooked. Series creator Lee Daniels had … what you might call an adverse reaction about it.