Last week in television: Mr. Robot, The Walking Dead, The Defenders, Inhumans, American Horror Story, and more
The past week has seen a number of exciting updates in the world of television, and we bring you the following:
Mr. Robot season 3 teaser trailer, a special message from the cast of The Walking Dead, new images from Marvel’s The Defenders as well as a new clip from Marvel’s Inhumans, teaser trailers for American Horror Story: Cult, and an official trailer for David Fincher’s Mindhunter series.
We also welcome you to check out our latest review of Dark Matter.
Mr. Robot season 3 teaser trailer and release date
Hello, friend. USA network have finally released the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated 3rd season of Mr. Robot. The series also stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, Bobby Cannavale, Stephanie Corneliussen and BD Wong. It was recently announced that Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire) will join the upcoming season. Additionally, show creator Sam Esmail will direct all 10 episodes of the new season of Mr. Robot.
Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world. Picking up immediately following the Season 2 cliffhanger, Season 3 will explore each character’s motivations and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot.
Mr. Robot season_3.0 premieres 10.11.17 on USA Network.
The Walking Dead cast celebrates it’s 100th episode with a special thanks to fans
Ahead of it’s season 8 premiere which marks the 100th episode of the series, the cast of The Walking Dead has a special message to the fans. In case the above video is region restricted, here is an alternate upload. This season sees Rick’s group reband to join forces with friendly communities against Negan and the Saviors in hopes of getting out from under their control once and for all. The season premiere also marks the 100th episode of the series.
Speaking to EW, showrunner Scott M. Gimple recently stated that fans can expect this season to be more action packed as they tackle the All Out War arc from the comic books.
“It’s massively heavy on the action,” says Gimple of the Rick vs. Negan face-off. “I really wanted to push into different ways than we’ve done things in a long time, just by virtue of we’re a show going into its eighth year and I really don’t want to do what we’ve done before, even if we’ve done it really well. If we’re super satisfied with it, that’s why we shouldn’t do the same thing. And because of that and really mostly because of the narrative itself, I had us embrace a really action-heavy story for several episodes in a row.”
In the same interview he also declared that they’re attempting to give the new season it’s own tone:
“We’re pushing ourselves to structure the stories in different ways, or at least, different ways than we’ve done in a long time,” hints the showrunner. “It’s action on action on action.”
As with previous seasons, the 8th installment of The Walking Dead includes 16 episodes beginning on October 22nd in the US and globally on the 23rd.
Marvel’s The Defenders new poster and production stills
A new poster and several new production stills have been released for Marvel’s The Defenders. Marvel’s The series 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.
Consisting of of 8 episodes, the seires also stars Sigourney Weaver as the villainous Alexandra. Reprising their roles from various Marvel Netflix series are Luke Cage’s Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Scott Glenn as Stick, and Elodie Yung as Elektra, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, among others.
Marco Ramirez (Daredevil) and Doug Petrie (Daredevil) are executive producers along with Drew Goddard (Daredevil, The Martian), Jeph Loeb (Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage) and Jim Chory (Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage).
Blind ninja. Smart-ass detective. Bulletproof ex-con. Kung Fu billionaire. Marvel’s The Defenders centers on four outsider heroes that have to put aside their personal issues and come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy New York City as we know it.
The Defenders will launch on Netflix globally on August 18, 2017.
In related news, EW are reporting that J.R. Ramirez (Power, Arrow) has been cast in season 2 of Jessica Jones. Ramirez will be a series regular as Oscar, a devoted single father who moves into Jessica’s building as the new superintendent.
Image credits: Marvel, Netflix
New clip from Marvel’s Inhumans
Maximus and Medusa face off in a new scene from Marvel’s Inhumans, in which the Inhuman Queen gives her brother-in-law a stern warning. Consisting of 8 episodes, the series is based on the Marvel comic of the same name and 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, Henry Ian Cusick as Dr. Evan Declan, Michael Buie as King Agon, Tanya Clarke as Queen Rynda, and Ellen Woglom as original character named Louise.
The superhero 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.
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.
Marvel’s Inhumans has premiere date of Friday, September 29h on ABC. Prior to its television debut, Inhumans is set to screen in IMAX theaters for two weeks starting Friday, September 1st.
American Horror Story season 7 teasers
Ahead of the season 7 premiere, FX network have released a slew of creepy new teasers for American Horror Story: Cult from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The series stars Alison Pill as Ivy Mayfair-Richards, Billy Eichner as Harrison Wilton, Billie Lourd as Winter Anderson, Cheyenne Jackson as Dr. Rudy Vincent, and Colton Haynes as Detective Samuels. Additional cast includes Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lena Dunham, Adina Porter, Frances Conroy, Leslie Grossman, and the recently announced Emma Roberts.
While no official plot has been released, this season is expected to be politically focused and inspired by the recent election, taking on real-life issues through allegory.
American Horror Story: Cult premieres September 5th on FX.
David Fincher’s Mindhunter series trailer from Netflix
A new series from director David Fincher (Zodiac, Se7en, Gone Girl, Fight Club) titled Mindhunter is coming to Netflix this fall. Based on Mark Olshaker and John Douglas’ book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series stars Jonathan Groff (Looking, Glee), Holt McCallany (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (I Used to be Darker, Take What You Can Carry). The story follows two FBI agents as they develop new techniques that will allow them to track serial killers and rapists.
How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks? Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff & Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers.
Mindhunter debuts on Netflix on October 13, 2017.
That wraps up our television related new from the past week, be sure to check back next Sunday for the latest updates.