On this episode of Collider TV Talk (May 16th, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries, Sasha Perl-Raver and Kara Warner discuss the following:
- Joel Kinnaman to star in Netflix series Altered Carbon
- Supergirl moves to The CW
- Superhero rundown
- Highlights and lowlights
- Streaming spotlight: Narcos
- Josh’s Pick: The Wonder Years
Last week ABC went all French Revolution and put the guillotine to Agent Carter, Castle, Nashville AND The Muppets. After a disappointing season 2 of Agent Carter, it wasn’t a shock that we wouldn’t see Hayley Atwell reprise her role, but 8-year vet Castle fell victim to contracts and loss of a main cast member; the Muppets got zero traction and even less marketing, and with Nashville getting the guitar axe at the Disney owned studio, it shocked a lot of fans.
In the wake of all the cancellations last week, CBS, the most watched network, pulled the plug on the last CSI franchise, CSI: Cyber, but greenlit a reboot of MacGuyver and a series spinoff of Training Day. MacGuyver will star Lucas Till (of X-Men fame) as the man with the ability to make bombs out of household items which, thankfully, inspired the likes of MacGruber. Training Day on the other hand stars Bill Paxton playing the Denzel Washington type role in the series with newcomer Justin Cornwell taking on the Ethan Hawke, young cop, role.
As reported by Variety, Joel Kinnaman has signed on to star in the Netflix series, Altered Carbon. The series is based on the Richard K. Morgan novel that takes place in the 25th century, where the human mind has been digitized and souls are transferable. Kinnaman will play Takeshi Kovacs, a former interstellar warrior who was put into “storage” and later downloaded into the future. Game of Thrones’ Miguel Sapochnik, who directed Season 5’s critically acclaimed episode Hardhome, will tackle the first episode with Laeta Kalogridis, who wrote Terminator Genisys and Shutter Island, writing the series and serving as showrunner.
We talked last week on TV Talk about the possibility of Supergirl heading from CBS to The CW and last week, it was made official. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Supergirl will make her way to The CW and move production to Vancouver where Greg Berlanti’s Arrow and The Flash call home.
Krysten Ritter, who plays Marvel’s Jessica Jones, sat down with Digital Spy last week letting us in on some of the goings on in Marvel’s Netflix TV Universe. The superhero with a love of cheap whiskey and sexual soirees said Jessica Jones season 2 would shoot immediately after The Defenders and also that she can’t say if she’s shot anything for Luke Cage.
Wentworth Miller, who plays Leonard Snart a.k.a. Captain Cold, left Legends of Tomorrow this past week in the most dramatic way. However, immediately after the episode’s release, super producer Greg Berlanti said that Miller would be a character who would be present in the CW/DC Universe and that we will see him again and often.
Not only did ABC go ahead and cancel everything last week including Christmas, they also crushed fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when they didn’t pick up Marvel’s Most Wanted, the much anticipated spin-off of the adventures of Bobbi and Lance played by Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood. The two left the series during a tearful bar scene and fans have been clamoring for their return, but apparently ABC didn’t hear their pleas.
And finally in some happy news, Powerless, a DC Comics comedy about regular folks dealing with the damage left behind by superheroes is a go at NBC. The cast includes, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk and Vanessa Hudgens. Hudgens will play Emily, an insurance adjuster left to clean up the mess left behind by the superheros and the villains who love to try and kill them and in the process destroy cities.
HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS
- Inside Amy Schumer
- Game of Thrones
- Banshee, one more to go
- Preacher Featurette/New Trailer
- Mr. Robot trailer
- CSI:Cyber RIP
- Fear the Walking Dead
- The Night Manager
- Feed the Beast trailer
- Network trailers: 1 out of 5 are decent
Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and Steve Murphy, a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture and ultimately kill him.