As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.
Between Sons of Anarchy, Justified and plenty other landmark dramas of recent years, there’s been no shortage of visibility for The Shield’s prolific cast and creators, save the actual series itself. Now, the Strike Team returns prettier than ever, as creator Shawn Ryan confirms a 4K conversion that will enable a Shield Blu-ray and upgraded streaming.
Mileage may vary as to which American Horror Story season proved the strongest, though we’ve at least grown accustomed to their yearly Halloween presence. That is, until series creator Ryan Murphy crafts his scariest move of all, potentially placing two separate fall and spring seasons of American Horror Story in 2016.
American Horror Story: Hotel had nothing to show by its presence at Comic-Con 2015, but with filming in full swing, Season 5 is dripping an elevator’s worth of fresh blood. Not only do we have our first photos of the cast, but also fresh details on a “drillbit dildo” killer, connections to the first season, and much more.
The pickup of Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter’s FX followup The Bastard Executioner seemingly put to rest any immediate notion of an Anarchy spinoff (or prequel miniseries), but it seems you cant keep a good motorcycle gang down. Sutter has reportedly begun work on a spinoff after all, one focused on the Mayan motorcycle gang featured heavily through the series.
FX bosses may have billed American Horror Story: Hotel as a light reinvention of the series, especially with Jessica Lange no longer front and center, but the return of Ryan Murphy’s famously psycho teasers feels perfectly familiar. There’s a guy with no eyes, and maybe even some Gaga in the latest two sneak peeks!
Kurt Sutter’s FX Sons of Anarchy followup The Bastard Executioner has hacked off a few teasers and trailers by now, but we still haven’t found the strongest sense of the new medieval-set series. That changes with a full behind-the-scenes trailer for the series, chock full of testimony from cast and crew, and new footage.
Considering its October premiere, American Horror Story: Hotel has kept fairly well under wraps, likely owing to the limited filming block available to new star Lady Gaga. Now, Gaga’s Hotel character has stepped out onto the streets in full fashion view, but what might it reveal about Season 5?
Kurt Sutter will soon return to FX without missing a beat from Sons of Anarchy’s final ride, this time around heading to medieval Wales for The Bastard Executioner. Already the series had a bit of Teller carryover in Katey Sagal, but how likely are Charlie Hunnam or other SAMCRO greats to put in appearances on The Bastard Executioner?
American Horror Story franchise vet Lily Rabe was among the last confirmed to return for Hotel, and wasn’t fully identified by the TCA panel’s recent rundown. Now, we’ve learned that not only will Rabe appear in the traditional two-part Horror Story Halloween arc, but she’ll do so as famed Monster killer Aileen Wuornos.