Despite its reputation as one of TV’s best, if least-seen dramas, Halt & Catch Fire is officially coming to a … well, halt. AMC has doused the fire with an official Season 4 renewal for 2017, albeit intended as the computer drama’s last.
AMC tech drama Halt and Catch Fire just made it to a third season, thanks to significant buzz from its second run improvement, and fans finally know when the series will reboot. Season 3 will arrive in August, moving from Texas to Silicon Valley with a double-premiere.
Blumhouse Productions is the company behind horror franchises like Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious, as well as several other genre offerings, like this year’s unexpected surprise The Gift and last year’s Oscar favorite Whiplash. Found footage, ghosts, drama, thrills and chills — there’s one frontier Blumhouse hasn’t conquered yet: romance. But their next project has just acquired two excellent actors to help them do just that, as Lee Pace and The Leftovers star Carrie Coon have signed on to star in The Keeping Hours.
The age of “Peak TV” (yes, we’re sick of that phrase too) leaves any number of compelling dramas in the dust, even after lavish critical praise. Thankfully, AMC computer drama Halt and Catch Fire has eked its way to a third season in 2016, joined by FX Middle East thriller Tyrant. Which … you know. Sure.
NBC’s Hannibal put a darkly dreamy spin on one of cinema’s most iconic villains, but did you know the network ordered the series on the strength of creator Bryan Fuller’s pilot script alone? Or that it has its own chef to craft its culinary cannibal delights? These are just some of the delicious morsels to savor in the ninth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which serves up an appetizing look at NBC’s Hannibal!
Lee Pace recently expressed interest in reprising his villainous role of Ronan the Accuser in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,’ which might not be very easy, given the events of the first film. And while anything is possible in the realm of superhero films, director James Gunn says Ronan will not be coming back for round 2—though he doesn’t rule out the possibility of Ronan’s revival at some point.
A lot of Blu-rays and DVDs put blooper reels on their DVD and Blu-ray releases, but Marvel Studios’ tend to be the best. When you get a bunch of really charismatic actors in crazy costumes and give them very silly dialogue, their inevitable mistakes are just so much funnier. Watching an actor mess around on set is funny, but watching an actor dressed like your favorite superhero goof around on set is hilarious. So, it should go without saying that the blooper reel for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is a real winner.
Before interviewing Lee Pace—who returns to Middle-earth as the Elvenking, Thranduil, in the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’—I conducted a completely scientific poll (it was not scientific at all, I randomly asked my friends), asking “Where do you think Lee Pace is from?” Of the seven people I asked, only one knew that Pace was born in the United States. (This particular person guessed Nebraska, the correct answer is Oklahoma and/or Texas.) What’s most remarkable about this is just how shocked people look when they find out that Pace went to high school in Houston. (Honestly, this all seems like a compliment. An “actor from England” seems to have more prestige than “an actor from Houston.”)
The new 'Hobbit 3' banner is basically a "Top 10"-y list of things to look forward to in the film. Taking the same storyboard format as previous key art for the earlier installments, this latest poster chronicles some of the epic moments to come, including a fiery showdown with the dragon Smaug and one blood-spattered battle.
Well, if the second season renewal of AMC's 'Turn' and the early season 2 order for 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul' have taught us anything, it's that the network truly can't afford anymore misfires. To wit, the critically and commercially snoozed-upon 'Halt and Catch Fire' has officially been granted a second season, bringing Lee Pace's computer revolutionary back in 2015.