On this episode of Collider TV Talk (May 9th, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss the following:
- Supergirl rumored to be moving to CW
- New Iron Fist set pics revealed
- Seth Macfarlane’s new live action sci-fi television series
- New Ryan Murphy anthology series Feud announced
- The Path renewed by Hulu
- Superhero rundown
- Highlights and lowlights
- Streaming spotlight
The rumor mill about the girl from Krypton and her future on Network TV is at an all time high. Super Girl just wrapped its freshman season on CBS and although 13 million viewers tuned in for the heavily marketed premiere, about half that many tuned into the finale. Last week, The Wrap reported that CBS’ head honcho Les Moonves is in talks with Warner Brothers TV about the future of the show and its 3 million dollar per episode license fee… AND that’s when the move to The CW rumor caught fire, which seems to be all speculation, with multiple outlets picking up the story. So it would appear CW could be home for a Season 2 of Supergirl entering the DC Universe along with The Flash and Arrow.
Seth Macfarlane, best known as the creator of Family Guy and the voice behind the Ted franchise, got a 13 episode straight to series order at 20th Century Fox TV for an hour long sci-fi dramedy. This will be MacFarlane’s first starring role in a live action series for TV, where he’s best known for his voice work and animated prowess. The yet to be named project will be set 300 years in the future with a rag tag crew of space explorers on a ship best described as ‘pre-owned.’ When asked about the series, MacFarlane said, “I’ve wanted to do something like this show ever since I was a kid, and the timing finally feels right.”
Ryan Murphy, the TV producer behind American Horror Story, The People Vs. OJ Simpson and Scream Queens, announced this week that he will be bringing another anthology series to life with Feud. The series will star Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon as Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, respectively, and will investigate the story behind their toxic rift during the filming of the 1962 movie, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. Murphy will executive produce alongside Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner as well as direct multiple episodes, of which got a full 8 episode order at FX.
In renewal news, Hulu has picked up their original show The Path for a second season and The Mindy Project which they picked up when it was cancelled at FOX, for a 5th season. Both series are available only on the streaming site and unlike Netflix or Amazon, releases the shows on a more traditional weekly basis.
The first set photos of Finn Jones as Danny Rand in the upcoming Netflix series Iron Fist were released to the public last week. It shows Danny in martial arts poses, homeless chic attire and some candid moments with actress Jessica Stroup who plays Joy Meachum.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Agent Carter getting a third season is highly unlikely and Marvel’s Most Wanted, the spin-off from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. following the exit of Bobbi and Lance, has also been cooling behind the scenes and isn’t guaranteed a season order.
HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS
- Game of Thrones
- Vice Principals/Bill Murray
- Jon Stewart coming to HBO for the election
- Launch of Comic Con HQ