Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Dragonlordxxxxx, Dec 18, 2017.
He was Bond twice brah
S3 of Shooter has finished
anyone watched it yet?
s2 was terrible
was this any better?
It was okay, nothing special.
Loki, Scarlet Witch and Other MCU Characters to Get Their Own TV Shows on Disney Streaming Service
Disney is enlisting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the company prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service. The entertainment giant is in early development on an ambitious plan for a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These series will likely include shows centered on Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies.
There’s an important distinction from other Marvel small screen efforts, however. The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Avengers films and their spin-offs, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to play them in the streaming shows. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio productions. Each series is expected to include six to eight episodes. Marvel Studios will produce the shows and Kevin Feige, the guru of all things MCU, is expected to take a hands-on role in their development.
The pricey gamble with one of the crown jewels of the Disney film empire is a sign of how much the company has riding on its direct-to-consumer platform. As companies such as Netflix and Amazon continue to grow their user base, Disney is trying to find a way to establish a toehold in the streaming revolution upending Hollywood. The company has kept the details of the service close to the vest, beyond saying that it will likely cost less than Netflix and will launch at some point in late 2019.
Disney has already started to unwind its licensing deals in order to put as much premium content on the platform as possible. That’s meant that the company is forfeiting billions of dollars in profit, as well as shouldering the cost of developing the technology. The company has announced a number of high-profile projects, including a Star Wars series overseen by “Jungle Book” director Jon Favreau, a show based on “High School Musical,” and a live-action “Lady and the Tramp” film. The company also plans to offer several new releases when it launches, including its live-action “Dumbo” film and “Captain Marvel.”
Many of these projects are expensive bets. The Star Wars series will reportedly cost $100 million and the movies are expected to carry budgets north of $25 million. However, Disney has to spend big to make an impression. Netflix, its main rival, has 125 million subscribers globally and has lured top talent like Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”), Kenya Barris (“Black-ish”), and Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy”) to its platform with record-setting deals.
The Marvel series are in early development and writers have yet to be attached to the projects. Marvel TV Studios and Disney have been active with shows that include ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and Netflix’s “Daredevil,” but sources say those shows will stay under Marvel TV banner with these limited series set under Marvel Studios.
Storylines for each series are still being teased out, but Disney appears to be holding back some significant fire power for the big screen. Insiders stress the Avengers that have gotten their own movies like Iron Man and Captain America will not be featured in the series with the studios focusing on characters who have served as second tier characters in the MCU.
When all is said and done, the Avengers shows could be the streaming service’s most ambitious project both in terms of their scope and budget. Most important, it gives the service something that will attract comic book fans and represents the type of content Netflix would love to get its hands on.
Ooooo.... good call.
This is basically Pretty Little Liars with superpowers.
My son is easy to find shit for. We watching things like One Punch Man together... and now that I think about it, my daughter likes that too lol.
Fuck it, I'm down.
Limited series usually end in better stories.
Marvel Female Superheroes TV Series in the Works at ABC from Wonder Woman Writer Allan Heinberg
Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg is aiming to bring more female superheroes to the screen, this time in television. ABC has given a production commitment to an untitled hourlong drama from Heinberg, Marvel Television and ABC Studios. Written by Heiinberg, it is about female characters with superpowers.
In typical Marvel fashion, further details are being kept close to the vest, but I hear the drama is based on lesser-known Marvel characters. There have been a number of fairly obscure female superhero team-ups that have appeared sporadically in Marvel comics over the years, including A-Force, Lady Liberators and Fearless Defenders.
Heinberg, who is under an overall deal at ABC Studios, is executive producing the potential series with Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb.
Launching a new Marvel series has been a priority for ABC, with the Heinberg project emerging as a strong contender from the get-go, Deadline hears.
“In terms of Marvel, we have some things that we are in discussions with them right now that we are in development,” the network’s entertainment president Channing Dungey told Deadline last month. “I’m very excited about it.”
Being a female-centric, the new series would fit nicely into ABC’s lineup that has strong appeal to women with such drama series as Shondaland’s Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder and the recently-departed Scandal, as well as hot newcomer The Good Doctor.
ABC previously developed Jessica Jones before the female superhero project migrated to Netflix as part of the big Marvel TV package.
While he is probably best known for writing the blockbuster DC movie Wonder Woman, Heinberg has a strong TV series and Marvel pedigree.
He worked on Shondaland series at ABC and ABC Studios for more than a decade. Heinberg first joined Grey’s Anatomy in 2006, segueing to Scandal before segueing to become co-creator/showrunner of The Catch, which aired for two seasons. Heinberg’s previous TV writing and producing credits include The Naked Truth, Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C. and Looking.
For Marvel Comics, Heinberg created and wrote Young Avengers and its sequel, Avengers: The Children’s Crusade with co-creator/artist Jim Cheung.
Additionally, for DC Comics, he co-wrote JLA: Crisis Of Conscience with Geoff Johns (art by Chris Batista), and re-launched Wonder Woman in 2006 with artists Terry and Rachel Dodson. Heinberg is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.
I'd be more excited if it was Patty Jenkins.
Wonder Woman succeeded not just because of the writing, which was still iffy at times, but by great performances by Gadot and Pine and fantastic direction by Jenkins.
Bella and the Bulldog Star Brec Bassinger Cast as the Lead in DC Universe's STARGIRL
DC Universe and Geoff Johns have found their Stargirl. Brec Bassinger, best known for starring in Nickelodeon's Bella and the Bulldogs, has been tapped to play the title role in the streaming service's straight-to-series drama Stargirl.
Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America. The character was the first created by Johns in 1999 and launched his career as a comic book writer. He named the character after his sister, Courtney, who died in the 1996 explosion of TWA Flight 800. The character made her first appearance in July 1999's Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1.
"There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl, and after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger. Brec's warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I'm so grateful she's signed on for the role," Johns said.
The character is described as smart, athletic and kind. This high school teenager's seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to her school, make friends and deal with a stepfamily, Courtney discovers her stepfather has a secret: He used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero's cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.
Johns exec produces the Warner Bros. TV-produced series alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Johns will pen the pilot.
For her part, Bassinger spent two seasons (39 episodes) starring as Bella in the live-action Nickelodeon comedy Bella and the Bulldogs. Her credits include Hulu's All Night and recurring roles in The Haunted Hathaways, School of Rock, The Goldbergs and Code Black. She filmed multiple pilots and a feature (Liar Liar Vampire) for Nickelodeon.
DC Universe, which launched this month, is a subscription video-on-demand service that features original scripted programming as well as a library of TV and film content, all in the DC Entertainment universe.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Provide the Score for WATCHMEN TV Series
The Dragon Prince Netflix
The purge TV show is really good, this franchise is becoming one of my favorite.
First Look at THE BOYS TV Adaptation from Official Poster Recreating Issue #1 Cover
Showtime can go fuck themself for cancelling I'm Dying Up Here. Boooooo!!!!
In case someone wanted an update for the Nations of the World Song*.
* Dude did that in ONE TAKE!!
Robert Jordan's Epic Fantasy THE WHEEL OF TIME Gets a Series Order from Amazon
The long-gestating TV show based on Robert Jordan's epic The Wheel of Time novels is officially a go at Amazon.
The streamer confirmed on Tuesday that it had ordered the one-hour action fantasy to series, with Sony Pictures TV co-producing and Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who adapted the books for TV, serving as showrunner.
Spanning 14 volumes, The Wheel of Time has sold more than 90 million copies internationally, making it the biggest-selling fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings (which, coincidentally, Amazon is also adapting for TV).
Set in a sprawling world where magic exists but can only be used by women, the story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization the Aes Sedai, as she embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women. Moiraine's interest in these five lies in the fact that she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual who prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it. The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, most notably the cyclical nature of time found in Buddhism and Hinduism.
“The Wheel of Time is endlessly fascinating and resonates hugely with fans as one of the best-selling global book franchises, and we were drawn to its timely narrative featuring powerful women at the core,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, speaking in London at the Amazon Prime Video Presents showcase. “We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with devotees who’ve found the book series transformative and welcome new ones by bringing it to life on Prime Video for viewers worldwide.”
Added Sharon Tal Yguado, head of event series for Amazon Originals: “Developing and producing Robert Jordan’s beloved 14-book series for TV is a big undertaking, and we don’t take it lightly. We believe that Rafe’s personal connection to the material and soulful writing will resonate with the book’s passionate fans.”
Said co-president of SPT Chris Parnell: "In Rafe Judkins, we’ve found a brilliant visionary who is a true fan of the books and ready to bring Robert Jordan’s world to life."
Judkins commented: “For so many people, including me, this book series has served as a world to escape to, to lose yourself in, to devour and inhabit completely. And I couldn’t be more honored to be the one finally bringing that world to life on screen, for old fans to lose themselves in all over again and new fans to discover for the very first time.”
Judkins will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures (Beirut, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After) executive produce. Harriet McDougal is a consulting producer.
Not sure why it is talking about Moiraine, the story is mainly told from the perspective of three dudes, one of whom uses magic which is slowly driving him insane.
I just thought it was funny.
Like someone hyping me up a to watch a sports game,
Then it's women sports.
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