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Kiefer Sutherland Really Wanted Jack Bauer to Die Before ‘24: Legacy’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2016 @ 10:06 PM
The very existence of FOX’s upcoming 24: Legacy serves as reminder that Jack Bauer’s time has passed, producers even having entertained the thought of killing off their beleaguered hero in 2014 revival Live Another Day. That said, it seems Kiefer Sutherland himself led the charge in killing off Jack, casting serious doubt the actor would ever agree to reprise the role.

FX's 'Tyrant' Trailer: 'Homeland' Producer Drama Combs the Desert in Cryptic First Promo

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 15, 2014 @ 6:48 PM
Much like last week's 'Justified' season 5 finale, a number of eyes will be on FX tonight for the Coen brothers-adapted premiere of 'Fargo,' so what better time to preview some summer wares? The first teaser-trailer for FX's 'Homeland'-produced Middle Eastern drama 'Tyrant' has arrived, but what does the cryptic desert promo reveal about the buzzworthy new drama?

FX 'Homeland' Thriller 'Tyrant' Adds 'Mob Doctor' Jordana Spiro

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 7, 2013 @ 8:15 PM
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Yesterday brought the most recognizable casting yet for FX's forthcoming Middle Eastern thriller pilot 'Tyrant' in 'Weeds' star Justin Kirk, and today another TV-friendly face has joined the buzzworthy new series. Former 'My Boys' and brief 'Mob Doctor' star Jordana Spiro has been announced to join the cast in a role opposite Kirk, but as whom?

'Weeds' Justin Kirk Joins FX Drama 'Tyrant' From 'Homeland' Creators

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 6, 2013 @ 8:45 PM
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For some time we've been hearing about 'Homeland' showrunner Howard Gordon's buzzworthy new FX drama pilot 'Tyrant,' initially set to be directed by Ang Lee until the 'Life of Pi' helmer bowed out for 'Harry Potter' vet David Yates, but now the Middle Eastern thriller has smoked out its most recognizable casting yet. 'Weeds' toker and 'Animal Practice' doc Justin Kirk has been added to the pilot in a major role, but as whom?

FX's 'Tyrant': Middle Eastern Drama From 'Homeland' Producers Casts First Leads

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 25, 2013 @ 4:32 PM
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FX's buzzworthy Middle Eastern drama 'Tyrant' made a few waves recently when acclaimed 'Life of Pi' director Ang Lee dropped out of helming the pilot, only to be replaced with David Yates of the 'Harry Potter' franchise, but now some casting news has finally emerged from the series. Actors Mehdi Dehbi and Moran Atias ('Crash,' 'White Collar') have joined the series in regular roles, but what do they reveal about the 'Tyrant' story?

Comic-Con 2013: 'The X-Files' 20th Anniversary Reunion Panel is Out There!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 26, 2013 @ 11:22 PM
Last year's 'Firefly' 10th anniversary Comic-Con reunion panel may have been the talk of the town, but this year X will really mark the spot. Legendary sci-fi series 'The X-Files' will hold its own 20th anniversary reunion panel at Comic-Con 2013, but who will show up to celebrate 'The X-Files' legacy? Will the truth really be out there?

Sean Bean's 'Legends': TNT Greenlights New Spy Series from 'Homeland' Producer

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 8, 2013 @ 5:30 PM
While we all remember what happened the last time Sean Bean headed up a 10-episode series on cable, something tells us TNT's 'Legends' has a bit more stability in mind. The cable network has officially greenlit for 2014 the new spy thriller series based on the Robert Littell spy novel of the same name, starring Bean, Ali Larter and 'True Blood's Tina Majorino, but will 'Legends' prove the next big hit for TNT? Preview the new spy thriller series inside!

FX Buys 'Homeland' Producers Middle East Drama 'Tyrant'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 10, 2012 @ 4:30 PM
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'Homeland' won't be signing off for good any time soon, what with the truckload of Emmy accolades given for the first season, and the second's ratings recently overtaking 'Dexter,' but that isn't about to stop producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff from launching the next buzzy drama. The pair have teamed with FX and a former 'LOST' writer to develop 'Tyrant,' a new Middle Eastern intrigue drama that has all the executives excited. Who is the 'Tyrant,' and why will it have you talking?

'Homeland' and 'Terminator' Scribes Developing Robot Drama for NBC

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 30, 2012 @ 9:00 PM
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Somebody get Will Smith on the line, because this one sounds a little familiar.  'Homeland's executive producer Howard Gordon and 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' writer Josh Friedman are combining their love of drama and robots for NBC, developing a high-concept mystery series set in humanity's future.  NBC has certainly attempted its share of complex, layered sci-fi in recent years, but will a robot uprising be the next big buzz?