TV Talk: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Trailer; ‘Iron Fist’ Casts Danny Rand

     March 21, 2016

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On the debut episode of Collider TV Talk (March 21st, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries, Mark Ellis and Dennis Tzeng discuss the following:

  • Taboo mini-series with Tom Hardy, produced by Ridley Scott
  • Superhero Round-Up
  • Streaming Spotlight
  • Power Rankings
  • Twitter Questions

game-of-thrones-season-6-character-poster-full-2The trailer for season 6 of the HBO series Game of the Thrones was released on March 8th for the upcoming season that will debut on April 24th. The one minute and forty-one second trailer was full of swords, dragons, sex, darkness, blood, and ominous dialogue all set to Chris Issak’s “Wicked Game.” You’ve had two weeks to obsess and pour over the trailer.

Netflix and Marvel announced that Finn Jones has been cast as Danny Rand in the upcoming series Iron Fist along with a promo teaser image. Rand returns to New York City after missing for years, and fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. Iron Fist will be Netflix’s 4th Marvel series alongside Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage that will eventually round out The Defenders.

Tom Hardy is coming to TV in a FX mini-series, Taboo, which he’ll be starring in and producing alongside Ridley Scott, Steven Knight and consulting producer Chips Hardy, Tom’s father. The original series follows James Keziah Delaney who returns to 1816 London after being presumed dead while traveling to the ends of the earth. Hardy and Knight previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed film Locke and BBC-2 drama Peaky Blinders.

And in recent renewal news, AMC has ordered a 3rd season of Better Call Saul. Gotham on Fox will see a 3rd season, while The CW just hit the auto-renewal button on its entire lineup, highlighted by a 3rd season of The Flash, a 5th season of Arrow and a 2nd season of the rookie series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

SUPERHERO ROUNDUP


marvel-punisher-poster-daredevil-jon-bernthalEvery week on TV Talk we’ll discuss the TV happenings in the superhero realm. That being said, we had a huge week with the release of Daredevil season 2 on Netflix.

This weekend at Silicon Valley Comic Con Jeremy Renner was asked about possibly doing a Hawkeye TV series to which he responded very positively saying he thinks the Netflix model is a really great model, and if there’s ever a way to explore the character, maybe it’s in that world.

AMC screened the pilot episode of Preacher at South by Southwest to rave reviews. Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, composed of both pure goodness and pure evil; which might have enough power to rival that of God Himself.

STREAMING SPOTLIGHT

Each week, we’ve decided to feature one TV show that’s currently only available on streaming services. This week we’ll be talking about the Hulu period drama 11.22.63. James Franco stars as Jake Epping, a High School english teacher who, with the help of Al Templeton, played by Chris Cooper, goes back in time to try and stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

POWER RANKINGS

Now it’s time for our TV power rankings. Each week we’ll break down what show we think is performing really well, and others that may be lacking.

  1. Daredevil
  2. American Crime: The People VS OJ Simpson
  3. Better Call Saul
  4. The Walking Dead
  5. Billions

TWITTER QUESTIONS


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