Last week in television: Marvel’s The Defenders, Inhumans, Runaways, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, and Fear the Walking Dead

By ·May 7, 2017 12:21 pm

Last week was fairly quiet on the television newsfront, nevertheless we have some exciting updates including the following:

New images from Marvel’s The Defenders, teaser trailer and first look image for Marvel’s Inhumans, cast photo for Marvel’s Runaways coming to Hulu, a new Twin Peaks teaser from Showtime, Game of Thrones spin offs in the works at HBO, and a season 3 trailer and images for AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.

You can also check out our latest reviews for Riverdale, Fargo, Better Call Saul, The Flash, Supergirl, and The Leftovers. Furthermore fans of ABC’s LOST should check out: Imagining what LOST’s Sawyer and Miles buddy cop show spin-off might have looked like


New images from Marvel’s The Defenders

This week saw the first full length trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders coming to Netflix this summer, and now the streaming service has released new images from the series. Much like the trailer, the images show the team coming together as well as Sigourney Weaver’s villainous character Alexandra. Additionally, other characters from the Marvel/Netflix shows, including  Luke Cage’s Misty Knight, Daredevils Stick, and Claire Temple. The synopsis:

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

The Defenders will launch globally on August 18, 2017.


Marvel’s Inhumans first teaser trailer, poster, and more

Marvel’s Inhumans Imax teaser poster from ABC and Marvel Studios.

Inhumans cast: (From Left to Right) Eme Ikwuakor (Gorgon), Ken Leung (Karnak), Anson Mount (Black Bolt), Serinda Swan (Medusa), Isabelle Cornish (Crystal), Iwan Rheon (Maximus) via EW/Marvel Studios.

Marvel Studios and ABC have released the first official teaser trailer and poster for Inhumans, and additionally EW have unveiled a first look image of the Royal Family.  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.


Marvel’s Runaways cast photo and news

Marvel’s Runaways cast photo from Hulu.

According to Deadline, Hulu has ordered Marvel’s Runaways to series. Based on Marvel’s groundbreaking comic created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the series is written and produced by showrunners Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. The main cast includes Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein, and Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez. The official series synopsis:

Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents. The popular classic explores the younger side of the Marvel Universe in a new coming of age action series that will premiere on Hulu in the winter.

Runaways will premiere exclusively on Hulu this winter.


Twin Peaks reunites fans with familiar faces

Showtime have released a new Twin Peaks promo reuniting fans with familiar faces 25 years later, including Big Ed Hurley (Everett McGill), Carl Rodd (Harry Dean Stanton), Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie), Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz), Deputy Tommy “Hawk” Hill (Michael Horse), and FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). For further details on the series, check out: Everything we know about Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival so far

Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new Showtime limited event series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.

Twin Peaks will debut with a two-part premiere on Sunday, May 21st.


HBO plans to develop 4 Game of Thrones spin offs

Cersei and Jaime Lannister from HBO’s 7th season of Game of Thrones.

Variety are reporting that HBO have plans to develop 4 spin offs of Game of Thrones. Executive producers and showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff are expected to be attached to the four projects, along with Game of Thrones creator creator George R. R. Martin, though they do not have plans to write any of them. The four writers chosen to work on the projects are Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Brian Helgeland (Legend), and Carly Wray (Mad Men, The Leftovers). Martin is said to be working individually with both Goldman and Wray. There is currently no timeline for development of the projects, and the network plans to evaluate the projects once the scripts are in. We’ll keep readers updated as more news becomes available.

Game of Thrones season is set to premiere July 16th on HBO.


Fear the Walking Dead season 3 trailer and more

Cliff Curtis as Travis in season 3 of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.

Frank Dillane as Nick in season 3 of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.

Ahead of it’s season 3 premiere this summer, AMC have released a new trailer and images for Fear the Walking Dead. Additionally, titles for the first 3 episodes have been revealed as 3×01 “Eye of the Beholder”, 3×02 “The New Frontier”, and 3×03: “Teotwawki”. The season 3 cast and the official synopsis are as follows:

The series is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Colman Domingo as Strand and Danay Garcia as Luciana. Joining the cast as series regulars for season three are Dayton Callie (Sons of Anarchy, Deadwood), Daniel Sharman (The Originals, Teen Wolf) and Sam Underwood (The Following), who will play the Otto family, founders of a survivalist organization who prepared for the fall of democracy, but didn’t anticipate the rise of the dead, as well as Lisandra Tena (Chicago P.D.) as Lola Guerrero.

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 June 4th on AMC.


That wraps up our television news roundup from the past week. Check back next Sunday for the latest updates on these titles and more!


Lead image credit: Marvel, ABC, EW


Written by Jennifer Izykowski

Lead Writer

Jennifer is currently a stay a full time homemaker residing in the Adirondack region of upstate New York with a background in business management. At present, she provides care for disabled family members.

Hobbies and interests include homesteading, self defense and tactical training, hiking, photography, writing, reading, drawing, painting, television, comics, and film.

Specialty subjects include television, film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, and The Walking Dead comics and television series.

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