Last week in television: Fear the Walking Dead, Sense8, The Gifted, Inhumans, Preacher, The Mist, and more
In the past week we’ve already shared the news that Odette Annable was cast as Reign in Supergirl Season 3, as well as the news that the new Amazon Horror series Lore has cast Holland Roden in leading role.
Below you’ll find the following updates:
A look ahead ad AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, Sense8 has been cancelled by Netflix, a new tv spot for FOX’s The Gifted, Inhumans casting news, the official season 2 trailer for AMC’s Preacher, a character study for Spike’s The Mist, and Sin City is being developed for television.
Fear the Walking Dead featurette offers a look ahead
Ahead of it’s season 3 premiere tonight, AMC have released a featurette for Fear the Walking Dead. The footage explores where the series is headed for season 3 with commentary from the cast and crew. The series stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James Henri, Mercedes Mason, and Ruben Blades, with the official season 3 synopsis reading as follows:
As Fear the Walking Dead returns for season three, our families will be brought together in the vibrant and violent region formerly known as the U.S.-Mexico border. International lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well. Madison has reconnected with Travis, her apocalyptic partner, but Alicia has been fractured by her murder of Andres. Madison’s son is only a few miles from his mother, but Nick’s first action as a leader saw him and Luciana ambushed by an American militia group – the couple escaped death, Luciana was shot, and Nick no longer feels immortal. Recovering both emotionally and physically, Strand has his sights set on harnessing the new world’s currency, and Ofelia’s captivity will test her ability to survive and see if she can muster the savagery of her father.
Fear the Walking Dead season 3 premieres tonight, June 4th on AMC.
Lead image credit: Michael Desmond/AMC
Sense8 cancelled by Netflix
Following the recent release of Sense8 season 2 on Netflix, the streaming service have announced that the sci-fi series from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski won’t be returning for a third season. Cindy Holland, Vice President of Netflix’s original content, had the following to say about Sense8 coming to an end:
After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable. Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world. We thank Lana, Lilly, Joe and Grant for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.
Given the adult themed and often controversial content of the series, it seems unlikely that the series would be picked up by another network, but we’ll keep readers updated in the event that anything changes.
New tv spot for FOX’s The Gifted
FOX have released a new tv spot for their upcoming series The Gifted. The project is a collaboration between Marvel Studios and FOX, written by Matt Nix (APB, Burn Notice) and directed by Bryan Singer (the X-Men franchise). Executive producers are Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones). The series stars the series stars Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood) and Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Sean Teale (Reign), Jamie Chung (Gotham), Coby Bell (Burn Notice), Emma Dumont (Aquarius), Blair Redford (Satisfaction), Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3). The official synopsis:
Family adventure series The Gifted, from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
The series is expected to air on FOX this fall, with an official trailer due out tomorrow, May 15th.
Marvel’s Inhumans adds new cast members
Marvel Studios and ABC continue to add cast members to their upcoming series Inhumans, and according to Screerant three new additions have been added. Henry Ian Cusick, most known for his roles as Desmond Hume on ABC’s LOST and Markus Kane on CW’s The 100, has reportedly been cast in the role of Dr. Evan Declan, a new character written for the series. Other additions include Michael Buie (Grey’s Anatomy) and Tanya Clarke (Banshee), who will be portraying King Agon and Queen Rynda, the parents of Black Bolt and Maximus.
Set to debut on ABC this fall, Marvel’s Inhumans will consist of 8 episodes. Based on the Marvel comic of the same name, the series stars Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Ken Leung as Karnak, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran, and Ellen Woglom in an undisclosed role. The drama is being written and executive produced by Scott Buck (Dexter) who is serving as showrunner, with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory executive producing. The official synopsis for the series reads:
After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.
Prior to its television debut on Tuesday, September 26th on ABC, Marvel’s Inhumans is set to screen in IMAX theaters for two weeks starting Friday, September 1st 2017.
Preacher season 2 official trailer
Season 2 of AMC’s Preacher is set to air this summer and the network have now released an official season trailer. The series stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Coletti, and Graham McTavish. New additions include Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones), Pip Torrens (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, My Week with Marilyn), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul, Fargo), Malcolm Barrett (Dear White People), Justin Prentice (13 Reasons Why, Awkward) and Ronald Guttman (Mozart in the Jungle, Mad Men). From the season 2 press release:
The expanded second season, consisting of 13 episodes, is a genre-bending thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award® nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
Preacher returns to AMC on Sunday, June 25th.
The Mist character profile: Meet Eve Copeland
Spike network have released a new character profile for their upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist. The clip puts the spotlight on character Even Copeland, played by Alyssa Sutherland. Adapted from the King novella of the same name, The Mist has been reimagined for the small screen. The series will consist of 10 episodes and is slated to debut this summer. Christian Torpe serves as creator, executive producer, and showrunner for the series, which stars Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire), Alyssa Sutherland (Vikings), Gus Birney, Danica Curcic (Nobel), Okezie Morro (World War Z), Luke Cosgrove (Shiver), Darren Pettie (Mad Men), Russell Posner (The D Train), Dan Butler (Frasier), Isiah Washington, Jr. (The Wire) and Frances Conroy (American Horror Story). The official synopsis reads as follows:
When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test in The Mist.
The Mist centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.
The Mist premieres on June 22nd on Spike.
Frank Miller’s Sin City being adapted for television
According to Deadline, Frank Miller’s graphic novel series Sin City is being developed as a television adaptation. The series will reportedly be a departure from the films and is expected to follow the source content closely, while also adding some original content. Glen Mazzara (The Shield, The Walking Dead, The Omen series) is serving as showrunner. Len Wiseman (Underworld, Sleepy Hollow, Lucifer) will direct, with Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) producing along with Miller, Mazzara, Wiseman and Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
The series has yet to be picked up by a network, however more news is expected soon.
That brings our television related news from the past week to an end, be sure to check back next Sunday for the latest updates.