TV Talk: ‘Defenders’ to Film End of Year; ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Preview

     April 18, 2016

On this episode of Collider TV Talk (April 18th, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss the following:

  • Defenders to begin filming at the end of the year
  • Renewals and cancellations
  • Superhero rundown
  • Highlights and lowlights
  • Streaming spotlight
  • And more… 

In an interview at a Netflix event in The UKthe-defenders-netflix, Daredevil himself, Charlie Cox revealed that the Defenders series for Netflix will begin filming at the end of the year. Daredevil co-showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez will serve as showrunners for The Defenders, with Drew Goddard staying close to the properties in the role as an executive producer. So, Luke Cage is slated for September 30th of this year, Iron Fist in 2017, The Defenders and possibly Jessica Jones season 2 somewhere in the mix as well.

Next on TV Talk, what show would be complete without talking the 6th season of Game of Thrones? The show is now 6 days, 2 hours and 41 minutes away from its debut with an eventual crash of HBO GO and the launch of 936 new podcasts themed around “Winter Coming.” But with all that excitement, in true Game of Thrones fashion, fans were stabbed through the heart when, in an exclusive interview with Variety, show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said they are mulling over the idea of ending the battle for the Iron Throne with just 13 more episodes once this sixth season is over. Seven episodes for season 7; six for the 8th and potential final season. Also HBO says the potential Game of Thrones spinoffs are quote, “up in the air.”

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The currently untitled Star Trek TV series that will debut on CBS in January of 2017 and then exclusively stream on CBS All Access has been given a timeline. According to Birth. Movies. Death., the show will be set between Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: The Next Generation. That leaves a 70-year chunk of the series’ timeline open to explore. Though it’s a rumor, it’s hard to predict just where the new series will fall. But if true, then the TV series will exist in Star Trek‘s original continuity and not the rebooted timeline of the J.J. Abrams’ films. Bryan Fuller will be serving as show runner with exec producers Alex Kurtzman, Nicholas Meyer, and Rod Roddenberry; all names that have been synonymous with the Star Trek universe.

In renewals and cancellation news, New Girl, Man Seeking Woman and Fear the Walking Dead, all got the green light for new seasons, while Episodes will see its end after 5 seasons along with Louis C.K.’s, Horace & Pete – which will end just after 10 episodes.

SUPERHERO RUNDOWN 

At the Captain America: Civil War premiere, Cheo Hodari Coker, screenwriter and executive producer of Marvel’s Luke Cage, said he wants the show to be The Wire of the Marvel TV Universe.


Iron Fist, the last Defender to be introduced in the Netflix Marvel Universe has cast David Wenham as its villain, Harold Meachum as a ruthless corporate leader who was partners with Danny Rand’s parents at the time of their deaths. What role he plays in Danny’s past and future will be revealed over the course of the series.

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which airs on The CW, got off to kind of a slow start, but in typical fashion, Greg Berlanti and his own super team of producers and writers are pulling off the time traveling Legends series in dynamic fashion.

HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS

Highlights

  • DICE
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes on SNL
  • Billions Season 1

Lowlights

  • Confirmation
  • Late Show with Stephen Colbert finally gets a showrunner
  • MadTV Reboot

STREAMING SPOTLIGHT – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2


TWITTER QUESTIONS

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