On this episode of Collider TV Talk (April 11th, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss the following:
- Series finale of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
- Game of Thrones Season 6 synopsis revealed
- Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developing The Boys for Cinemax
- Benedict Cumberbatch begins shooting Sherlock Season 4
- Superhero rundown
- Highlights and lowlights
- Pilot review: The Girlfriend Experience
- Twitter Questions
The finale of The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story aired this past Tuesday and yes, like in life, OJ got off. With the success of the true crime genre and series like this, it’s not shocking that networks are looking to strike while the iron is hot with news that CBS is purchasing the JonBenet Ramsey story.
SPOILER WARNING: This week, Game of Thrones released an extremely verbose synopsis of the first episode that read “Jon Snow is dead. Daenaryes meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.” Then we got an exclusive extended clip from the first trailer when Liam Cunningham who plays Davos Seaworth, appeared on Conan. The entire cast made it to LA last night for the Season 6 premiere and then, this morning a brand new trailer was released.
With Preacher about to air on AMC, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have teamed up again to bring a beloved, ultra violent comic books series to life on TV. This time Cinemax will be the landing spot for The Boys. Supernatural creator Eric Kripke will develop writer Garth Ennis and illustrator Darick Robertson‘s cult classic about former CIA-Special Ops who hunt, track and regulate the not so noble superheroes and vigilantes that inhabit the planet. The adaptation will come from Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey, Neil Moritz’s Original Film and Sony TV.
It’s official: Benedict Cumberbatch no longer needs sleep, breaks, or a life off screen. Direct from principal photography of Dr. Strange, Cumberbatch jumped directly into Sherlock Season 4 for BBC-1 and eventually Netflix. It’s been two years since Season 3 left us with some pretty juicy cliffhangers, but the entire team behind the series are back. Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss released a statement which ended with the line, “…This is the story we’ve been telling since the beginning, a story about to reach its climax…”
SPOILER ALERT: This week on Arrow, Laurel Lance, played by Katie Cassidy, was killed and answered the season long question of who is in the grave. The fan reaction was mixed, with many people thinking it was smoke and mirrors and the death was a fake. Multiple reports from producers and writers have said that Laurel is in fact dead. It was also reported that Katie Cassidy will appear on The Flash as Vixen, but in different times and Earths.
SPOILER ALERT: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., like most Marvel properties, has been the benchmark for Superhero TV lately. The fans of TV Talk have been asking us to discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we listened. So if you’re caught up on your AoS then stay listening, if you’re not, you might want to wait until you see the the sidebar change.
FreeForm, formerly ABC Family, has placed a straight to series order for Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. This superhero love story, is based on the comic book duo of teenagers Tandy Bowen, who can emit light daggers and Tyrone Johnson who has the ability to engulf others in darkness. Cloak and Dagger is targeted toward young adults, or the 14-34 “Becomers,” demo.
HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS
- Rhea Seahorn’s performance on Better Call Saul
- Melissa McCarthy returns to Gilmore Girls
- Bloodline Trailer
- Conan in Korea
- Ray Donovan season 4 trailer
PILOT REVIEW: The Girlfriend Experience
Christine Reade (Riley Keough) is a law student and an intern at a prestigious firm but her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide “The Girlfriend Experience” – emotional and sexual relationships at a price. Juggling two lives, Christine is drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy.
PICKS OF THE WEEK: Outlander Season 2