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Misc. News on Pilots and Series
robboDate: Thursday, 29 Aug 2013, 01:43 | Message # 526
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paul giamatti heads to FX for 1980s miami detective drama `hoke` earlier this year we were surprised to learn that upcoming `amazing spider-man 2` star `paul giamatti` would take to TV again for a guest stint on `downton abbey` though it seems FX has in mind a longer stay for the `emmy-winning` star. the cable network has officially ordered a pilot for 1985 miami homicide drama `hoke` featuring giamatti in the title role of a mid-life crisis enduring detective. the series is described as a darkly comedic drama drawing a base from author charles willeford`s novel series, `sideswipe` new hope for the dead` and `the way we die now` in addition to experiencing a mid-life crisis, hoke moseley doesn`t let his possible insanity stop him from nosing around hard-boiled murders in the miami scene. `hoke` production will begin in miami sometime later this year. in addition to his starring role, giamatti will serve as executive producer for `hoke` while his company touchy feely films maintains first-look deal with FX productions signed in summer of last year, `hoke` is being produced in-house by FX productions.
 
robboDate: Saturday, 31 Aug 2013, 02:08 | Message # 527
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HBO developing `Westworld` tv series from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan.

just when you thought `game of thrones` might be the most epic HBO series ever produced, the pay cable network has signed a deal to adapt `michael crichton`s` 1973 sci-fi tale `westworld` partnering with J.J. abrams` bad robot, `jonathan nolan` and `Jerry weintraub` the original Yul brynner-James brolin film inspired its own TV series and movie sequel, so which will HBO`s  new version follow. according to deadline, bad robot`s `westworld` has recieved a pilot production commitment, and will tell the tale of `a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin` person of interest` creator and `the dark knight` co-writer jonathan nolan will write the script with `burn notice` scribe Lisa Joy, nolan directing the pilot. nolan and Joy will executive produce with abrams, weintraub and Bryan burk, with kathy lingg co-executive producing. the original 1973 `westworld` told the story of a future resort wherein guests could pay to live out time period fantasies brought to life by sophisticated human-like androids, before the robots began running amuck and killing the resort`s crew. the film spawned the sequel `futureworld` and eventually the short-lived 80s TV series `beyond westworld` westworld` also marks bad robot`s first major cable sale, and one of HBO`s largest pilot commitments in years.

The original film starred Yul Brynner as the robot gone awry while James Brolin and Richard Benjamin starred as tourists who got more than they bargained for. Check out the original trailer below:

 
KevinInEnglandDate: Saturday, 31 Aug 2013, 10:38 | Message # 528
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Yeah! I always thought that was a great film. Mind you, they never gave us much 'you know what fantasy'.  I wonder who could have featured in a new series of Westworld? Any thoughts guys?????
 
robboDate: Monday, 02 Sep 2013, 00:35 | Message # 529
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`orphan black` on BBC three. `orphan black` the acclaimed BBC American sci-fi starring `Tatiana Maslany` which is set to premiere on the channel in mid-late september. Maslany stars as troubled orphan and single mum `Sarah Manning, who gets a surprise when she sees someone who looks exactly like her throw herself in front of a train, when sarah steps into the dead woman`s shoes to escape her drug-dealer ex-boyfriend, she quickly finds herself in the middle of something a lot more dangerous, `Orphan Black` has developed an impressive cult following in the states so it`s terrific that we`re finally getting this very promising show over here, with a second season already confirmed, make sure you catch it.
 
robboDate: Monday, 02 Sep 2013, 01:08 | Message # 530
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syfy UK sets premiere date for `Haven` season 4. the fourth season of `Haven` will receive its UK premiere on syfy UK on thursday september 26th at 9pm, it has been announced. based on Stephen King`s novella the colorado kid, `Haven` tells the story of `Audrey Parker, an FBI agent who comes to the idyllic town of `Haven, maine on assignment only to discover a personal connection to the town through her long lost mother, `Audrey` opts to stay in `Haven` to investigate `the troubles` a series of paranormal events that have previously struck the town and have suddenly started up again, the drama series is produced by entertainment one and stars `Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour, the show`s fourth season picks up six months after the devastating events of the season 3 cliff-hanger, in which the town was pummelled by a violent meteor storm, resulting in `Audrey and `Duke vanishing into thin air leaving an injured `Nathan marooned in Haven.
 
KevinInEnglandDate: Monday, 02 Sep 2013, 02:15 | Message # 531
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I can recommend Orphan Black. I've seen the entire series and read her interview. Tatiana basically said that recording it was a very challenging task and was very tiring. She is only interested in making one more series but perhaps the Producers/Directors might be able to persuade her to make a 3rd series - who knows.
Highly recommended IMO.
 
robboDate: Tuesday, 03 Sep 2013, 00:28 | Message # 532
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Under The Dome, off to a flyer in the UK on channel 5, the CBS drama series `Under The Dome` got off to a solid start. the series premiere, which initially aired on Monday August 19th, drew a consolidated audience of 2.98 million viewers. that is a gain of almost one million viewers on the initial overnight figure of 2.03 million viewers. with those numbers, `Under The Dome` ranks as the highest rated US premiere on channel 5 since `Dallas` and its 3.8 million viewers in September 2012.  decent show getting better each episode,
 
robboDate: Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013, 00:27 | Message # 533
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Fox Sets UK Premiere Date For `The Walking Dead` Season 4.  the fourth season of AMC`s  zombie series `The Walking Dead` will receive its UK premiere on fox on Friday October 18th at 10pm, it has been announced.  in the show`s fourth season, rick and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. the group`s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. season 4 also introduces several new characters including `Bob Stookey` Lawrence Gilliard Jr, `The Wire.
 
robboDate: Saturday, 07 Sep 2013, 02:34 | Message # 534
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SYFY`S `Dominion` Legion` TV Series Casts `Kings Star Christopher Egan, `Lost` Vet And More. Syfy has been culling from the well of genre movies for its latest TV developments, most recently greenlighting the pilot for a `12 Monkeys` series, while today brings our first casting for `Legion` sequel series `Dominion` former `Kings` star Christopher Egan will head up the cast, backed by `Lost` baddie Alan Dale and `300` star Tom Wisdom, but how closely will the new story follow the 2010 film. Syfy`s `Dominion` will pick up 25 years after the catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind, as depicted in `Legion` The series specifically focuses upon the journey of rebellious young soldier Alex Lannen `Egan` who discovers himself to be the unlikely savior of humanity. Dale will play Rysen, the human general who emerged victorious against the angels, now the ruler of Vega formerly Las Vegas, one of four human cities left intact after the war. Rysen negotiates politics from within the militarized city, maintaining the society`s calm and watching over his daughter, Claire. finally, Wisdom will assume Paul Bettany`s film role of Michael, the greatest warrior archangel, who helped humanity defeat the angels during the war. Michael now resides in Vega, using his supernatural abilities to defend the city from enemy attack. `Dominion` will produce a 90-minute pilot/movie directed by the feature`s director and co-writer Scott Stewart, while `Sons Of Anarchy` writer Vaun Wilmott will pen the script for Syfy`s adaptation of the film.
 
robboDate: Sunday, 08 Sep 2013, 00:06 | Message # 535
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`Hannibal` Season 2 `Sex And The City` Vet Cynthia Nixon Added To The Menu. it`s been a good long while since `Hannibal` served up any fresh appetizers of its second season, though its seems our preparation for the 2014 course has at long last begun. Among the many delectable courses in casting we expect for the year, `Sex And The City` star Cynthia Nixon has joined `Hannibal` season 2 in an important new role, but as whom, you ask, we`ve learned that Nixon will take the recurring role of Office of the inspector General in FBI oversight employee Kade Prurnell, specifically tasked with investigating the events of the first season, and even worse, whether or not Jack Crawford `Laurence Fishburne` holds any culpability for them. casting details of `Hannibal` season 2 have proven somewhat limited until now, though we know series creator Bryan Fuller previously expressed a desire to cast `Pushing Daisies` alumni Lee Pace, Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Friel, and Chi Mcbride, and would love to have music icon David Bowie as Hannibal`s Uncle.
 
robboDate: Monday, 09 Sep 2013, 03:39 | Message # 536
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Anna Hopkins  And William Atherton Join SYFY`s `Defiance`  Anna Hopkins `Nikita` and William Atherton `Life` have joined the cast of SYFY`s flagship drama series `Defiance` for its upcoming second season, which is currently in production in Toronto. They join James Murray who was also recently added to the cast of the series for its second season. Atherton has been cast as Viceroy Mercado, a jaded earth republic official who is Major Pottinger`s `James Murray` commanding officer, while Hopkins has been cast as Jessica `Berlin` Rai, an earth republic soldier and documentarian who makes propaganda films that shine a positive light on the earth republic occupation of `Defiance`
 
robboDate: Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013, 01:17 | Message # 537
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`The Returned` French Horror Hit To Air On Sundance Channel In The US.  French zombie drama `The Returned` is to air in the US. The Sundance Channel has acquired the US broadcast rights to the eight-part supernatural series, The Returned Pierre Perrier. `Series 2 could be like Rosemary`s Baby` The show - which recently aired on Channel 4 in the UK - is based on the 2004 feature film `Les Revenants` We decided to take zombies to a new and utterly original level - we made them French` said Sarah Barnett, president of the Sundance Channel. `The Returned` explores the impact on the members of a village community when their deceased friends and relatives return, unharmed and un-aged. The series will premiere on the US on Halloween October 31, and will continue on Thursdays at 9/8c. A second eight-part season will begin shooting in early 2014 and will air on Canal-Plus in its native France.
 
robboDate: Sunday, 15 Sep 2013, 03:34 | Message # 538
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New Friday The 13th Movie And TV Series In Development. What with the other day being Friday the 13th, it seemed an appropriate time for producer `Sean S. Cunningham` to announce that a cameras will roll on a new instalment in the classic horror series next year ahead of a release in 2015, while development in also underway on a TV spin-off entitled `Friday The 13th Crystal Lake Chronicles` there will be another `Friday The 13th` which will probably get shot in the spring` Cunningham tells FearNet during a promotional interview for the release of `Friday The 13th The Complete Collection` Blu-ray. `If it all goes as i would like, it would then be released at the beginning of 2015, It won`t be a continuation of the 2009 Reboot though. It`ll be a fresh story. Cunningham then went on to discuss his plans for the franchise`s second small screen spin-off. `I think there will also be `Friday The 13th Crystal Lake Chronicles` Which is sort of a `Smallville.
 
robboDate: Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013, 01:59 | Message # 539
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`The Walking Dead` Season 4 Christian Serratos Joins As Rosita Espinosa. Putting aside that other major `Walking Dead` news of the day, it seems the AMC horror drama has some surprises of its own in store for season 4. Following a suggestive casting announcement that previewed three major comic characters soon to join the cast, `Twilight` star Christian Serratos has been announced to play comic character Rosita Espinosa So, how will we meet the character, Serratos will appear in a recurring capacity over the course of season 4, with the potential to join the cast as a regular in season 5. Details are light surrounding the character for the moment, considering how AMC tends to tweak its source material, though Rosita will most likely appear with her two comic companions in tow, burly military man Sgt. Abraham Ford, and secretive brainiac  Eugene Porter.
 
chrisdvanneDate: Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013, 19:58 | Message # 540
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Former 'Caprica' showrunner reveals details on the second season (the show was cancelled after only 1 season) at Airlock Alpha.

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It would've been the beginning of the human-Cylon war


'Caprica' showrunner reveals details on the second season

Now if Josh Friedman would do the same for the 3rd season Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles...


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