Roswell Reboot, The 100 & More Renewed At The CW For Additional Seasons

The CW network announces the renewal of its TV shows still on the bubble, bringing back Roswell, New Mexico; All American; In the Dark and The 100 for additional seasons. This follows on from the news in January that its 10 other current shows including Riverdale and Supernatural had scored renewals.

A reboot of the teen drama, Roswell, New Mexico sees the daughter of a pair of undocumented immigrants discover that the love of her teenage life is an alien of the extraterrestrial variety whose secret she must keep as fear of alien life on earth begins to mount. All American follows a young football player from a rough neighbourhood as he is recruited to play for an upscale rival school. In the Dark sees a blind woman attempt to solve her friend’s murder when the police decline to investigate. With The 100 season 6 set to premiere next week, the show is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi series set a century after a nuclear war devastated life on Earth. In season 1, an orbital colony where humanity survived sent down a hundred juvenile delinquents to establish whether the planet is habitable, and must survive in the hard world.

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Per Deadline, all The CW’s shows have been renewed, including Roswell, New Mexico; All American and In the Dark for season 2 and The 100 for season 7. Many freshmen TV shows never make it past their first season, and for each of the network’s debuting dramas to survive cancellation is quite an achievement. Of the renewals, CW president Mark Pedowitz stated,

“We’re thrilled to have this roster of 14 exceptionally creative and distinctive series, including all five first year shows, as the foundation on which to continue to build the multiplatform future of The CW. One of our key long-term goals has been to continually add more original programming all year round, especially in midseason and summer, and with these returning shows and the new series we’ll order as we get closer to the May upfront.”

While the renewal of every one of the network’s shows is an unusual – perhaps even unprecedented – achievement, it does also mean that there will be that much less opportunity for any new shows to make an impact, or even be commissioned. With six pilots all vying for a series spot, including the prospective Arrowverse addition of the Ruby Rose-starring Batwoman, competition will be fierce. In addition to Batwoman, The CW has pilots that include the Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, Jane the Virgin spinoff Jane the Novela, The Lost Boys adaptation, an untitled Nancy Drew project and the series about a gender non-conforming high school grad titled Glamorous.

While some space will be offered by the recently finished Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, abridged final season of Arrow, and Supernatural, Jane the Virgin and iZombie each coming to a conclusion, this may be a year that further new programming might need to take a back seat. But since The CW expanded to Sundays with original programming, the network does have some room to expand.

Next: What To Expect From The 100 Season 6

Source: Deadline

2019-04-25 01:04:04

Andrew Marshall

Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing Renewed For Season 8 By Fox

Fox has renewed Last Man Standing for season 8. Starring Tim Allen, the sitcom follows Mike Baxter in his daily life as an executive at a sporting goods store. While immersed in testosterone in his work, Mike is happily married with three daughters and must grasp at his masculinity in a woman-dominated household.

Created by Jack Burditt, the series originally aired on ABC. The renewal marks the second season for Fox and eighth overall. Aside from Allen, Last Man Standing also stars Nancy Travis –  as Mike’s wife, Vanessa Baxter – Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, and Amanda Fuller as their daughters. Despite being one of ABC’s top-rated sitcoms, the network canceled the show in 2017 – to the dismay of fans. Discussions arose about CMT picking up Last Man Standing, but due to budget issues, the network had to decline. After an online petition from fans reached almost half a million signatures and amid a frenzy of reboots and revivals, Fox picked up Last Man Standing. The revival was met with several cast changes, including Molly McCook to replace Ephraim as one of Mike’s daughters. Today, the family multi-camera comedy celebrates its continuation.

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According to Deadline, Last Man Standing will return for the eighth season. The news of renewal pairs well with the premiere of the show’s 150th episode, which airs this week. Last Man Standing segued Allen back into the television world after his run as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on the smash hit Home Improvement. Several fans have noted the symmetry of the sitcoms and gave a nod to Allen’s roots when Jonathan Taylor Thomas – who played his son on Home Improvement– appeared in an episode of Last Man Standing. Before his spot as series regular, Allen was busy with his roles in Galaxy Quest, The Santa Clause, and the Toy Story franchise. Allen expressed his excitement at continuing his role as Mike:

“Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh. It’s another big high-five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar. Thanks to our family at FOX who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show: Last Man Unable to Stand.”

Recently, Fox is in a slew of transitions with Disney’s recent deal to acquire certain 21st-century fox film and TV assets. While audiences are waiting with bated breath to see which shows survive, Last Man Standing is safe for next season. The show will join Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and 9-1-1 on Fox’s 2019-20 television schedule.

Last Man Standing is an example of how fans can have influence over their favorite shows. In the world of TV, there will always be budgets, politics, and mergers, but the united efforts of fans to save a series from cancellation has been impactful. Petitions were signed for Sense8 and Timeless. Social media was flooded with grievances after Brooklyn Nine-Nine was axed. Executives of Arrested Development had their mailboxes filled with fake bananas after a dismal second season. These shows, plus many others, were brought back to life. Perhaps those were who were recently upset about a cancellation can respectfully voice their opinion about it and be heard. After all, it is the fans responsible for the ratings. For now, Allen and his crew will be standing strong for another season of Last Man Standing.

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Source: Deadline

2019-04-19 05:04:16

Bethany Guerrero

Good Girls Renewed for Season 3 at NBC

NBC has renewed Good Girls for season 3. Created by Jenna Bans, the crime comedy drama series follows the trials and tribulations of three struggling Detroit women who successfully rob a supermarket. On March 3, Good Girls season 2 premiered.

On Good Girls, Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Retta star as the three titular characters. As Beth Boland, Hendricks portrays her first notable TV drama character since her 80-episode run as Joan Holloway on AMC’s Mad Men. As for Retta, she most recently had a main role on Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, though she’s perhaps best known as Parks and Recreations’ Donna Meagle, a character she portrayed from 2009 to 2015. Rounding out the main cast, TV veteran Whitman stars as Annie Marks, the younger sister of Hendricks’ character. Good Girls season 1 aired from February to April 2018, and the series was renewed for season 2 approximately one week after the season finale.

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Per Variety, NBC has now ordered Good Girls season 3. The decisions comes six episodes into Good Girls season 2, with the series set to air the remaining episodes this month. While the Good Girls season 1 U.S. viewership mostly stayed steady from episode 3 onward, the numbers for Good Girls season 2 have significantly declined from the initial 10 episodes, though the current viewership numbers have also stayed mostly the same as well. As Variety notes,  “When taking into consideration delayed viewing (in live+7), the series averages 4.1 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49.” Alongside the aforementioned actresses, Good Girls’ main cast also includes Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, and Matthew Lillard. In recurring roles, Zach Gilford, June Squibb, and Alison Tolman also appear on the NBC series. 

While NBC has already renewed numerous comedies and dramas for the 2019-2020 season, the most notable is the season 21 renewal for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. On March 29, Dick Wolf’s police procedural series made television history by surpassing the original Law & Order’s 20-season run, making it the longest-running live-action primetime series. Meanwhile, star Mariska Hargitay also made the record books, as she’ll reprise her character Olivia Benson for a 21st consecutive season. For Good Girls, the expectations and goals are more grounded in telling an effective, timely story about modern females. NBC Entertainment’s co-presidents of scripted programming, Tracey Pakosta and Stacy Katz, stated that, “We’re so excited to continue following the friendship and adventures of these three incredible women while also exploring relatable issues in both funny and surprising ways.”

For NBC, Good Girls’ season 2 numbers may continue to decline throughout the remaining episodes, but there’s a good reason for that, as the main competition will be HBO’s Game of Thrones. So, with the Good Girls season 3 renewal, NBC seems to acknowledge the show’s impact thus far, along with its potential in a post-White Walker Sunday night world. For now, the Good Girls cast and crew can rest easy, knowing that they have the opportunity to push forward with new stories. 

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Source: Variety

2019-04-13 08:04:51

Q.V. Hough

NCIS Renewed for Season 17 at CBS

CBS has renewed NCIS for season 17. Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill, the police procedural stars Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former U.S. Marine sniper who commands the titular Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

To date, Harmon and co-star David McCallum (as chief medical examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard) have starred in 378 episodes of NCIS. In April 2003, CBS released two “introductory” episodes, both of which were written by Bellisario and McGill. Approximately five months later, NCIS officially premiered as part of CBS’ fall lineup, and has since earned three Emmy nominations while being a perennial ratings powerhouse. In 2009, the spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles premiered and continues to air a decade later, while NCIS: New Orleans was introduced in 2013 and has since aired over 100 episodes. During NCIS’ entire primetime run, cast members Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, and Michael Weatherly all surpassed 300 episodes. In 2018, NCIS was was the fourth most-watched television show. 

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Per Variety, NCIS will return for a 17th season. In an official statement, CBS Entertaiment’s president Kelly Kahl described the series as “a global juggernaut,” while noting the devotion and commitment from long-time fans: “They are passionate about the characters, the plot lines, and the storytelling.” NCIS is reportedly the highest-rated drama on television, and will conclude its 24-episode season 16 on May 21. For the current NCIS season, Diona Reasonover was promoted to the main cast as Kasie Hines. 

Last January, CBS announced that it may step away from Nielsen Media Research in order to more effectively calculate data. The following month, CBS officially renewed The Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon for two more seasons. Most recently, the network has made headlines by premiering The Twilight Zone reboot, a CBS All Access series which is produced and hosted by Jordan Peele. Despite the hype and anticipation for the series premiere, and a re-telling of a classic episode, The Twilight Zone hasn’t matched the pop culture momentum of Peele’s sophomore feature, Us. By renewing NCIS, CBS has embraced a familiar and proven franchise, one that continues to land big viewership numbers.

Now 83 years old, NCIS’ co-creator Bellisario is a legitimate icon of television production. Shortly after the series premiered, Bellisario earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this coming after he’d created and produced landmark series like Magnum P.I., Quantum Leap, and JAG. Moving forward, it’ll be interesting to see if NCIS season 17 includes a variety of directors and writers, or whether they enlist a relatively big name to attract younger viewers. After 16 seasons, however, the NCIS formula seems to be working just fine. 

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Source: Variety

2019-04-13 08:04:37

Q.V. Hough

Hanna TV Show Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon

Amazon renews the Hanna TV show for season 2. Based on Joe Wright’s 2011 action adventure film starring Saoirse Ronan, Hanna’s entire first eight episodes released on March 29. The series explores the relationship between a father and daughter in a remote part of Poland, and why they attract the attention of the CIA. 

Created and written by British filmmaker David Farr, Hanna stars English actress Esme Creed-Miles as the titular main character. In the other main roles, Joel Kinnaman stars as Hanna’s father Erik, and Mireille Enos portrays CIA agent Marissa Wiegler. Hanna reunites Kinnaman and Enos, who previously starred together on the AMC series The Killing. In May 2017, Amazon first ordered Hanna to series, and the first teaser premiered last January. Three weeks later, Amazon released a new promo during the Super Bowl, and Hanna’s series premiere was released after the football event. Alongside the main cast, Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Andy Nyman has a recurring role as a CIA agent, while rising Polish actress Joanna Kulig portrays Hanna’s mother.

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Per The Wrap, Amazon has officially ordered Hanna season 2. Given the series premiered just two weeks ago, the decision to move forward suggests that Amazon subscribers are not only tuning in, but that the entire series is resonating as well. In general, streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon typically take three to six weeks before ordering new seasons after full-season releases. For Hanna, Amazon enlisted Sarah Adina Smith to direct the first two episodes, while Taboo director Anders Engström was brought on to helm the final penultimate production, along with the season finale. Given Hannah’s bold visual aesthetic and unique premise, along with the cast chemistry, Amazon executives clearly see multi-season potential, with Amazon Studios’ co-head of television, Albert Cheng, stating “Hanna has had a tremendous response, and we’re thrilled with not only how it has performed for us on the service, but with the action-packed world David Farr has created for the series and the stellar cast.” Check out Amazon’s official confirmation of Hanna season 2 below.

While Hanna’s 19-year-old lead, Creed-Miles, may be relatively unknown, she’s undoubtedly familiar with the film industry. Her father is actor Charlie Creed-Miles, and her mother is The Walking Dead’s Samantha Morton, a two-time Oscar nominee. Meanwhile, the careers of both Kinnaman and Enos have steadily increased in recent years, as the former portrays Rick Flag in the DCEU (Suicide Squad), and the latter consistently lands lead roles in both film and television. From 2011 to 2014, Kinnaman and Enos starred in all 44 episodes of The Killing, thus creating a unique character dynamic for Hanna.

Aside from Amazon’s last drama series Homecoming starring Julia Roberts, the studio’s other recent original dramas haven’t necessarily fared that well. But with Nicolas Winding Refn’s crime series Too Old to Die Young set to premiere this June, Amazon will maintain some buzz during the spring, especially as more viewers not only discover Hanna, but also watch the series from beginning to end. 

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Source: The Wrap

2019-04-12 09:04:01

Q.V. Hough

Documentary Now! Renewed for Season 4 At IFC

IFC renews Documentary Now! for season 4. Known for its retro visual aesthetic, the mockumentary series has twice been nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Inspired by a 2013 Saturday Night Live sketch entitled “Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros: History of Punk,” Documentary Now! was first ordered by IFC in March 2014. Former Saturday Night Live cast members Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers, and Bill Hader created the series, along with former Saturday Night Live director-producer Rhys Thomas. For IFC, they co-produce with Saturday Night Live’s creator Lorne Michaels. The seven-episode Documentary Now! season 1 premiered in August 2015, and concluded with a popular two-part production called “Gentle & Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Parts 1 & 2,” in which the aforementioned Hader and Armisen parody the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles. Comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney scripted three episodes of Documentary Now! season 2, along with the Documentary Now! season 3 episode “Original Cast Album: Co-Op,” which parodies D.A. Pennebaker’s 1970 documentary Original Cast Album: Company.

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Per Deadline, IFC has officially renewed Documentary Now! for season 4. The press release statement aligns with the series’ comedic premise, as Armisen notes, “Every project in existence is great. All shows are of equal money and value, and this one is no different.” In addition, Meyers suggests, “This has been, and always will be, a cash grab.” An official premiere date for Documentary Now! season 4 hasn’t been set, primarily because “Fred, Bill and Seth are super-busy.” Since 2014, Meyers has hosted the NBC talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers, with Armisen serving as the bandleader. Prior to that, Meyers was a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2001 to 2014, while Armisen appeared on the series from 2002 to 2013, and also co-created the IFC satire series Portlandia.

As for Hader, he’s the co-creator and star of the HBO series Barry. On March 31, Barry season 2 premiered, and will complement the return of HBO’s most popular program, Game of Thrones. On Barry, Hader portrays the title character, a hitman trying to jumpstart his acting career in Los Angeles. Barry season 1 premiered in March 2018, and Hader ultimately won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. In addition, his Barry co-star Henry Winkler also won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. As a whole, Barry received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and was renewed in April 2018. 

While Documentary Now! is fundamentally about comedy, it’s also a series that takes pride in attention to detail, and being faithful to its original source material. At times, the Documentary Now! jokes are so dry that some viewers may gloss over the inherent comedy, all the while reveling in the authenticity and quality filmmaking. All of the Documentary Now! creators are well-versed in comedic writing and improvisation, while Hader is known to be a knowledgeable cinephile, one who appreciates international and independent cinema. Moving forward, Documentary Now! will be able to provide laughs while making astute commentaries about pop culture, both past and present.

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Source: Deadline

2019-04-08 08:04:42

Q.V. Hough

Law & Order: SVU Renewed For Season 21 At NBC, Making TV History

NBC renews Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for season 21, making TV history in the process. Created by Dick Wolf, the NBC crime drama stars Mariska Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson. To date, Hargitay has won both a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for her lead performance. 

In 1990, Wolf debuted the NBC series Law & Order, which ultimately aired for 20 seasons through May 2010. Based on the series’ success, NBC ordered a spin-off, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which premiered in 1999. The series follows detectives from New York City’s 16th precinct who investigate sexually-based offenses. For the first 12 seasons, Christopher Meloni co-starred as Detective Elliot Stabler, but left the show in 2011. Since then, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has continued its “ripped from the headlines” approach, with Hargitay staying on board for the entire run. In September 2018, NBC premiered Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 20, and the latest 22-episode installment is scheduled to conclude in May. 

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Per Deadline, NBC has renewed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for season 21, marking a significant moment in television history. Not only has Law & Order: Special Victims Unit surpassed Gunsmoke and Law & Order as the longest-running live-action primetime series, but Hargitay’s Olivia Benson is now the longest-running character for the same category. Previously, Kelsey Grammer’s titular Frasier character survived 20 seasons, along with the characters portrayed by Gunsmoke’s Milburn Stone and James Arness. Currently, Hargitay has starred in 458 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 

Hargitay is the daughter of actress and model Jayne Mansfield. In 1967, the blossoming American icon was killed in a car accident at age 34. Hargitay’s father is actor Mickey Hargitay, who made four movies with his late wife and later made a cameo as “Grandfather” in a 2013 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit entitled “Control.” Before landing her famous role, Mariska Hargitay starred on the CBS soap opera Falcon Crest in 1988, and also had a main role in the network’s short-lived series Tequila and Bonetti. Hargitay returned to CBS again for a lead role in the sitcom Can’t Hurry Love, and ultimately landed a career-changing role on NBC’s medical drama ER. In the series’ fourth season, she portrayed desk clerk Cynthia Cooper in 13 episodes. 

Given how much the world has changed since the original Law & Order premiered, the franchise has become especially relevant given its willingness to address current news stories. Furthermore, Hargitay’s Olivia Benson is one of primetime television’s most endearing yet tough characters, and fans can easily identify with her journey and conflict. Plus, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit isn’t merely a nostalgic show for NBC to keep around, as the series has reportedly won its new Thursday 10pm time slot among regular dramas in the key 18-49 demo.

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Source: Deadline

2019-03-29 12:03:36

Q.V. Hough

The Conners Renewed For Season 2 At ABC

ABC’s The Conners is renewed for season 2 by the network. The Conners was a bit of an experiment for the network. That’s not just because it’s a tradition multi-cam sitcom, something that’s rarely found on TV anymore. The series is a spinoff of the Roseanne revival, which first premiered in 2018. After being off the air for more than a decade, Roseanne proved to be a huge success for ABC and was almost immediately renewed for season 2.

However the return of Roseanne meant a new spotlight shining on its controversial leading lady, Roseanne Barr. After the season 1 finale of the Roseanne, revival Barr sent out a racist tweet. The controversy this tweet caused resulted in ABC reversing its decision to renew the series. ABC cancelled Roseanne and replaced it with The Conners, which kept the cast and storylines from Roseanne but without Barr herself. Now The Conners is building its own legacy outside the shadow of Barr.

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TV Line reports that not only is The Conners getting a season 2, it will be an expanded season. The Conners season 1 only had 11 episodes in total. The Conners season 2 will bump the number of episodes up to 13. This is obviously not only longer than season 1, but the Roseanne revival, which only ran for nine episodes. In an even bigger show of faith for the series, the primary cast members of John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and Lecy Goranson are all getting salary bumps for each episode.

The quartet’s characters of Dan, Jackie, Darlene and Becky, respectively, will remain front and center of the spinoff. However, they might be the only Conner family members to be given such a platform. Currently the only actor to remain a series regular on The Conners season 2 (outside the principal four actors) is Ames McNamara. McNamara plays Mark, the son of Gilbert’s Darlene and Johnny Galecki’s David.

Interestingly Emma Kenney who plays Darlene and David’s daughter Harris is unconfirmed for series regular status. It is expected, though, that Kenney, along with the rest of Conner family, will appear in season 2 in some capacity, they just might not be regulars. This includes Michael Fishman (D.J.), Maya Lynne Robinson (D.J.’s wife Geena) and Jayden Rey (D.J. and Geena’s daughter Mary). Galecki also hopes to return and likely will have more opportunity to do so with his current series The Big Bang Theory ending. The uncertainty of the rest of the cast’s returns might sound alarming, but there’s little room for serious concern. As The Conners has a smaller episode count than most sitcoms, even if the rest of the cast becomes guest stars, they’ll appear more frequently than a guest on a regular sitcom.

While The Conners has only been renewed for season 2, fans can probably expect it to be the first of many renewals if the cast remains interested. Averaging about 7.5 million viewers an episode, The Conners is ABC’s most popular comedy and their third most popular show overall. It falls behind only The Bachelor and Grey’s Anatomy in terms of ratings. This is an incredible achievement for a spinoff to a series that originally ended in 1997. If The Conners maintains these numbers, it could easily outgrow Roseanne‘s own impressive longevity.

More: What To Expect From The Conners Season 2

Source: TV Line

2019-03-22 11:03:57

Derek Stauffer

Psycho-Pass Renewed for Season 3

Psycho-Pass is probably one of the most well-known dystopian anime series around. Spanning multiple spin-offs (including novels, prequels, and video games alike), the franchise went from strength to strength until its second series, Psycho-Pass 2, proved to be a divisive move amongst fans of the original. Now, after years in the making, Psycho-Pass Season 3 has officially been announced.

It’s been almost five years since Season 2 of Psycho-Pass ended, and almost four years since Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness was released. All things considered, it’s been quite the wait for fans of the series; producer Akitoshi Mori first hinted at the anime being continued in 2015, but this latest announcement is the first definitive confirmation that Psycho-Pass Season 3 is actually going to be a reality.

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The official Psycho-Pass website now has a landing page advertising the third season of the highly-acclaimed anime series. Not much is known about the overall production, aside from the fact that some key players involved in the previous seasons are going to also be helming it. Director Naoyoshi Shiotani will be reprising his role after working on Psycho-Pass: The Movie. On top of that, it’s also been revealed that the characters of Arata Shindo and Kei Mikhail Ignatov will be played by Yuuki Kagi and Yuichi Nakamura respectively. Lastly, it looks like the creator of the manga, Akira Amano, will be working on designing the characters.

While we don’t know anything else about the direction of the latest season of Psycho-Pass quite yet, fans are hoping that it’s going to be a return to form for the popular series. There’s been a number of film and game properties since the last official season of the anime, but none of them have managed to truly capture the love of the community quite like Psycho-Pass Season 1. That being said, the star-studded cast of this most recent season could go some way to assuaging any doubts that people may have about whether or not the direction of the latest work is going to be a positive one.

With the controversy of Season 2 still reasonably fresh in everyone’s minds, along with its much-maligned villain, it’s not unreasonable for fans to hope that this new season will mark a new beginning. Psycho-Pass‘ original season was chock-full of meaningful representation, from having a strong female protagonist to a successful LGBT relationship, and it’ll be interesting to see what Psycho-Pass Season 3 can bring to the table in the current climate.

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Source: Psycho-Pass

2019-03-09 03:03:11

Ginny Woo

Walking Dead Renewed For Season 10 at AMC

Ahead of its midseason premiere, AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a tenth season. While season 9 is only half over, fans of the post-apocalyptic zombie series can look forward to the show continuing into 2020.

Major changes were made to The Walking Dead during the first half of season 9, beginning with a huge time skip which saw the show jump forward by 18 months. After five episodes, the show lost its lead, when Rick (Andrew Lincoln) was supposedly killed while blowing up a bridge. Rick’s “death” was followed by an even bigger time jump. Six years passed, and the entire landscape of The Walking Dead has gone through a massive transformation. The last few episodes have introduced new allies and new villains, known as the Whisperers. The Whisperers are a mysterious gang of humans who pretend to be zombies.

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The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang posted a video on Instagram announcing that the series had been renewed for season 10, which will air in October. The video includes a shot of the Whisperers, which is a clear indication of what direction the show will take when it returns for its tenth season. Eight more episodes remain in season 9, so it was never likely that the new storyline would be resolved in such a short time, particularly since the coming of the Whisperers culminated in the death of Jesus (Tom Payne), a key character on the show.

The Whisperers are one of the biggest antagonists in The Walking Dead comics, so it’s not surprising that they’ll be sticking around for more than one season. The storyline involving Negan, for example, lasted for three seasons, so it remains to be seen how long Alexandria and the other communities will have to deal with them.

A tenth season for The Walking Dead was expected, despite all the recent talk of falling ratings. The show’s numbers have been declining since season 7, and its low ratings have broken records several times in its current season, causing some to question the show’s future. However, AMC has expressed plenty of confidence in The Walking Dead brand. In fact, AMC has a decade of content planned for The Walking Dead universe, though its not clear how many more seasons the show itself is expected to last. It should be noted that though The Walking Dead certainly isn’t at its highest point, it remains one of the highest-rated shows on TV.

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Season 9 of The Walking Dead returns Sunday, February 10, on AMC.

Source: Angela Kang

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