TV Talk: ‘Supergirl’ Finds its Superman; ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Returns for Season 9
On this episode of Collider TV Talk (June, 20 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss the following:
- The CW finds its Superman for Supergirl
- New season announced for HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Making a Murderer directors to do scripted series America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker
- Game of Thrones discussion
- Superhero rundown
- Preacher review
- Highs and Lows
- Pilot review: Animal Kingdom
Two weeks ago on TV Talk, we discussed Kal-El aka Clark Kent aka Superman appearing in at least two episodes of Supergirl this season when it airs on its new home, The CW. Now we know who will fill the red and blue tights. In a report from TV Line Supergirl has cast Tyler Hoechlin, probably best known for his role on MTV’s Teen Wolf and his recent turn in Richard Linklater‘s Everybody Wants Some.
In a report from Variety, HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed that Larry David will do another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm for season nine. Larry David said of his decision to return, “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’” The HBO comedy series began in October of 2000 and its last season concluded in 2011. That makes it HBO’s longest-running series of all time.
Making a Murderer creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will venture into scripted TV with Variety reporting the duo will be teaming with George Clooney and Grant Heslov‘s Smokehouse Pictures on America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker. The drama, originally a Huffington Post series written by journalist Steven Brill, tells the true story of a shady division inside pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson that created a powerful drug and marketed it aggressively to children and the elderly while allegedly manipulating and hiding data about its terrible side effects.
Next, the crew give their review and reaction to last night’s Game of Thrones with a short discussion by the entire panel. Be wary, there be spoilers beyond!
Season 3 of The Flash won’t arrive until October, but executive producer Greg Berlanti has apparently decided to show fans the direction the show is headed. Star of the show, Grant Gustin tweeted the title of season 3’s first episode – Flashpoint; which could refer to Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s 2011 comic book story arc Flashpoint, in which Barry Allen wakes up to find that his entire world has changed.
In Arrow casting news, Josh Segarra has been added as Adrian Chase, Star City’s new district attorney who will be a friend, not foe, to Mayor Oliver Queen. Introduced in the pages of New Teen Titans Annual #2 back in 1983, Chase became Vigilante as a means to fight crime outside of his official jurisdictions. Also in the casting rumor mill, thanks to a mysterious tweet from Arrow stunt coordinator James Bamford, Spectre could also be a HUGE addition to the cast.
The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow is getting an actual Justice League member in season 2. According to Deadline, Nick Zano will play DC Comics character Dr. Nate Heywood, aka Commander Steel. In The New 52, a cousin also named Nate Heywood, became Citizen Steel.
HIGHS AND LOWS
- First images released for Starz’ American Gods
- Penny Dreadful season 3 Finale, end of show
- James Wan to re-direct MacGyver pilot
- Orphan Black renewed for 5th and final season
- O.J. Simpson 5-part documentary series
- Trailer for Young Pope with Jude Law
- First trailer released for HBO’s WestWorld
- Netflix lands Nick Kroll animated series Big Mouth
- Ben Affleck to be Any Given Wednesday’s first guest
- Eminem to produce music for Joe Carnahan Narc series
Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy’s Life, Oceans 13) as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities, with Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow) as her second in command. Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars, It Follows) and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, An Inspector Calls) also star.