TV Talk: ‘Legion’ TV Adaptation Ordered to Series; ‘Westworld’ Coming This Fall

     June 1, 2016

On this episode of Collider TV Talk (May 31st, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss the following:

  • Netflix to stream Disney titles including Star Wars
  • HBO’s Westworld series to be release fall of 2016
  • Superhero Rundown
  • Highlights and Lowlights
  • Streaming Spotlight
  • Twitter Questions

star-wars-force-awakens-logoIn their continuing plot to take over the television and movie world, Netflix announced that starting in September they will be the exclusive streaming home for all Disney properties. That means that beginning with 2016 theatrical releases, titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Disneynature, and Lucasfilm will be made available to Netflix subscribers to watch during that first pay TV time period, which occurs after the Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD releases, an option that in previous years would go to HBO or STARZ.

HBO’s Westworld, the series that seemed like the Sisyphus of the HBO universe, finally got a release window in late fall of 2016. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy wrote the script with Nolan directing the pilot and finale of the project based on the 1973 Yul Brynner-James Brolin film. Westworld takes place at a resort set in a future where guests pay to act out elaborate fantasies in different time periods run by sophisticated human-like androids. HBO hasn’t released an exact date, but they’re finally pulling the trigger on the much hyped series and not holding off until 2017, like early reports had reported.

true-detectiveIn Cancellation and Renewal News, Limitless at CBS appears to be the last victim post up-fronts; FX’s The Americans is also ending but only after the announced Season 5 in 2017 and Season 6 in 2018. And during a Hollywood Reporter discussion with HBO’s new head of production, Casey Bloys, it appears that we may never see a True Detective Season 3.

SUPERHERO RUNDOWN

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Image via Chris Large/FX

Noah Hawley’s Legion series was just picked up for series at FX! The man behind Fargo discussed his plans to tie it into the X-Men cinematic universe. The show has a cast in line with Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey in the lead role, along with Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart. Hawley wrote the pilot and is exec producing alongside Laura Shuler-Donner, Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer with Marvel’s Jim Chory and Fargo EP John Cameron. In an interview with Vanity Fair Hawley said that with over 9,000 superhero stories right now, his goal is to do something whimsical and imaginative.


HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS

Highlights

Lowlights

  • Get Shorty 10 episode miniseries
  • Sasha kept watching Containment
  • Showtime’s NHL Series
  • Bloodline Season 2
  • Bachelorette

STREAMING SPOTLIGHT

Peaky Blinders is a gangster family epic set in Birmingham, England in 1919, just after the First World War. The story centers on the Peaky Blinders gang and their ambitious and highly dangerous boss Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy).

TWITTER QUESTIONS

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Image via HBO


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