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Ray Park Did Darth Maul’s Motion Capture for Clone Wars Revival

Ray Park does the motion capture for Darth Maul in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars revival. Debuting the key figure in 1999’s The Phantom Menace, the actor played the physical part of the character while Peter Serafinowicz provided his voice. Following his abrupt (supposed) death in Episode I, he’s never appeared on the big screen again until his cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story which also marked Park’s return. But as the beloved prequel animated series return for a proper send-off thanks to the Disney+ platform, the Scottish martial artist is set to reprise the character, but this time, on the small screen.

Maul has previously appeared in Clone Wars where he was initially revealed to survive his fall in the fight against Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Brilliant voice actor and Star Wars enthusiast Sam Witwer provided the voice for the former dark lord. In the show, fans have seen an exploration of his and Kenobi’s complex relationship. With the impending resurrection of the show, viewers will see more of Maul’s life before he re-appeared in Star Wars Rebels, and to ensure that the character is loyal to his appearance in The Phantom Menace, creator Dave Filoni tapped the services of Park to do the motion capture for the character.

Related: What Clone Wars & Rebels Characters Officially Look Like In Live-Action

During this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago (live streamed over at Star Wars‘ official Youtube channel), an Ahsoka-centered trailer for Clone Wars‘ newest season was debuted. Toward the end of the clip, fans see Maul squaring off with Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice. After premiering the video, Filoni revealed that Park did the motion capture for Maul. “When you see Maul fighting, it’s gonna be really Maul fighting. There’s just something unique about the way Ray moves,” he said.

Considering that Maul’s next and final encounter with Kenobi was done in Rebels, fans will more likely not see the arch-nemesis in Clone Wars. Nevertheless, the fact that Filoni and his team took the time and effort to actually ask Park to return to do Maul for the show is an indication that they’re pulling all the stops to make sure that they nail down what’s expected to be the ending of the show. If anything, they could’ve done him in the animated show without the need for a physical actor since they were able to pull that off for years.

Perhaps the fact that Park was previously tapped to appear in last year’s Solo made it easier for him to appear in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There’s a chance that part of his deal to return was reprise the character again in the prequel series. And considering that there’s a slew of Star Wars content coming thanks to Disney+, the door is wide open for him to play the role again moving forward.

More: Star Wars Celebration 2019 Round-Up: The Biggest News & Reveals

Source: Star Wars


2019-04-16 05:04:48

Ana Dumaraog

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Revival Trailer – Ahsoka Returns

A brand new trailer for the revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for a seventh season teases the conclusion of the prequel story and the return of Ahsoka Tano. Before Disney acquired Lucasfilm and helped relaunch Star Wars on the big screen, it was only Clone Wars that was providing fans of a galaxy far, far away with new content that wasn’t books. Through five successful seasons, the series explored the time between Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

While many fans came to love the show for the deeper relationship it gave Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, the star of the series eventually became Ahsoka Tano. The padawan of Anakin initially annoyed many in the animated movie that predated the series, but series creator Dave Filoni continued to feature her and make her a fan-favorite. Unfortunately, the entire story of Clone Wars was cut short after Disney bought Lucasfilm, leaving the series’ story unfulfilled. Ahsoka did return in Star Wars Rebels, but it wasn’t in the leading capacity.

Related: Unresolved Star Wars Plot Threads The Clone Wars Can Finally Finish

Last year at San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars was being revived for a seventh season that will serve as the proper conclusion to the series. A short teaser was released at that time, and now at Star Wars Celebration (via Disneyland Experience), a full trailer for the new season has been released. The trailer begins with a brief recap of past events before diving all-in on what fans can expect to see in the final episodes, which look to be plenty focused on Ahsoka.

As it was previously unclear what Ahsoka had been up to between leaving the Jedi Academy and reappearing in Star Wars: Rebels, this trailer highlights that she’s found a home in the underground world of Coruscant. While she does this to try and stay out of the fight it would appear, we know that won’t last. The original teaser showed her teaming back up with the Mandalorians. In this trailer, we actually get to see her working alongside the clone army and Anakin, who has given her dual lightsabers back.

The end of the trailer is likely to leave fans buzzing even more, as it teases the return of Darth Maul once more. He recently made a reappearance on the big screen in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but he is in a very different place there than he was during season 6 of Clone Wars. The clash between Ahsoka and Maul will hopefully be worth the wait, even though Maul mentions that he is actually looking for Obi-Wan – and fans of Star Wars: Rebels know he will eventually find him.

With an official release date not yet revealed for the revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it is unlikely that this will be the last piece of footage to be released. Disney’s streaming service Disney+ is set to be the home of the new season and with the service launching in November, it hopefully won’t be too long after this launch that the new season is made available.

More: Every Star Wars Show Coming to Disney+

Source: Disneyland Experience


2019-04-14 09:04:41

Cooper Hood

Veronica Mars Revival Teaser Confirms Summer Premiere Date On Hulu

The Veronica Mars revival teaser trailer reveals she’s making her big return on Hulu this summer with all-new episodes on July 26, and she’s hoping to still be friends after such a long time. Fans have been eagerly anticipating news of the show’s return ever since it was confirmed Hulu would revive Veronica Mars in September 2018, so this news has been met with cheers from all corners of the internet.

The Veronica Mars comeback will be in the form of an eight-episode miniseries, in which Neptune’s most intrepid blonde must solve a string of murders over Spring Break in order to save the city’s tourism industry. After the parents of one victim hire Mars Investigations to track down the killer, Veronica (Kristen Bell) is once more roped into the never-ending battle between the wealthy and the working class.

Related: Veronica Mars Revival Casts Battlestar Galactica‘s Mary McDonnell

Hulu dropped the bombshell on Friday, accompanied by a fun teaser that features Bell once again taking on the role of the feisty investigator. After listing off all the Spring Break disasters she has to deal with on the walk to her car, she grabs her camera and her trusty taser to show she’s “good to go.” While none of the other cast members are shown, audiences can expect plenty of reunions as several original cast members are set to return – in addition to all the new ones we’ll meet in a few months.

This is far from the only time that Veronica Mars has reinvented itself, as the show has gone through a few incarnations since it premiere on UPN in 2004. First it had to move to The CW in 2006, only to be cancelled a year later to the dismay of fans and critics alike. After a passionate campaign to resurrect the series, a film follow-up was released in 2014 and brought two companion novels along with it. But the revival marks the first episodic series for Veronica since she was in college, and a lot is certain to have changed.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Given the sheer number of original cast members returning – especially Jason Dohring, Francis Capra and Percy Daggs III, who were huge factors in all three seasons of the original show – viewers can expect to see the same dynamics they fell in love with continue to play out. Since it’s five years after the film ended, though, the characters will be older (if not wiser) and perhaps find themselves in very different circumstances. Only time will tell if fans like where their favorites have ended up, or if they’ll want to rewind the clock after watching.

More: Kristen Bell Says Veronica Mars Revival Will Be More “Adult” Than Original Series

All 8 episodes of the Veronica Mars revival will be available on Hulu starting July 26.

Source: Hulu


2019-04-12 03:04:36

Tatiana Hullender

7 Things We Know So Far About The Twilight Zone Revival (& 3 We Hope To See)

Sci-Fi fans rejoiced when they heard the Twilight Zone was getting a reboot. Not just that, but it’s in the hands of the amazing director of Us and Get Out, Jordan Peele.

A lot of time has passed since the original Twilight Zone. The original was filmed in black and white and ran from 1959 to 1964. It was an anthology science fiction series full of twists, drama, and sometimes comedy.

RELATED: Twilight Zone: Nightmare At 30,000 Feet Ending Explained

With the first episode of the 2019 revival having premiered on April 1st, there is a lot of talk as to what to expect out and what fans hope for Jordan Peele’s version of the Twilight Zone.

10 (We Know) Some Actors Have Already Been Revealed

According to Buzzfeed, actors that have already been revealed include Ike Barinholtz (Blockers), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Rhea Sheehorn (Better Call Saul), Seth Rogan (Neighbors), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time), Steve Harris (The First Purge), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids).

We also know that Ike Barhinholtz, Taissa Farmiga, and Rhea Seehorn star in an episode together that will apparently dive into the theme of toxic masculinity. Also DeWanda Wise accepted the role without reading the script.

9 (We Hope) Updated Sociological Issues

Knowing Jordan Peele’s work, this is likely going to be a true about the Twilight Zone reboot. In fact, Peele has said that the reboot was important right now because of the current political climate.

RELATED: Twilight Zone Review: The Latest TV Revival Doesn’t Quite Live Up To Expectations

The original show was a chance to have conversations about different issues that faced us such as conformity, what makes us human, and how we can be complicit in our own destruction. Some would even call it a form of activism and have written academic papers explaining how the original show was an act of social justice.

However, issues develop and adapt with time. Today there are other demons and perspectives for the Twilight Zone to tackle such as online trolls, gun control, and illegal immigration. Hopefully Peele will  not disappoint on that front.

8 (We Know) No Episode Remakes

 A lot of fans were hoping for their favorite episodes of the Twilight Zone to be remade. However Jordan Peele reflected that he did not want to make a direct replica of work that has already been done so well. So there will be no remakes of the old episodes

However, there is good news for nostalgic fans. There will be plenty of easter eggs such as characters, locations, and objects that will hint at old episodes. There will be moments and even full episodes that pay homage to the old episodes in their own way.

7 (We Know) Some Episode Titles

So far the titles of the episode we know are “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,” “Wunderkind,” “The Traveler,” “Replay,” and “The Comedian.” Through already seeing “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,” it was easy to predict that is was paying homage to the old Twilight Zone episode, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” just from it’s title.

RELATED: First Episode of The Twilight Zone Revival Is Available For Free on YouTube

All the other titles are too general to make assumptions without seeing them. Through the definition of “Wunderkind,” we can say it will probably be about a child prodigy.

6 (We Hope) It Will Not Always Be Just In CBS All Access

The biggest block fans face to watch the Twilight Zone reboot is that it is exclusively on CBS All Access. That means fans and interested parties will have to pay a subscription to CBS to watch the reboot. Due to this, a lot of fans will probably choose to not watch it and just wait it out to see if there will be a way to watch the show for free or for less money. Others will likely wait out until the reboot is over and then binge watch it with an All Access free trial.

Whatever the case, hopefully CBS will decide to make the show a little more accessible.

5 (We Know) Reviews Have Been Mixed So Far

A lot of critics who watched the premiere have noted that something is missing from Jordan Peele’s reboot. This could be nostalgia still coming to terms with the new, but it could also be something more. Few to no critics have called the first couple of episodes “bad” but many of them are saying that they do not live up to the original series.

The Daily Beast has called the reboot a “predictable Dud.” The New York Times has written that the series is “trying to find it’s dimension,” and that the first two episodes of the premiere were the weakest of the four (they loved the episode “Replay”). Newsday’s review said that the reboot would make the original director and writer, Rod Sterling, proud.

4 (We Know) Some Small, But Key Differences From Original

A couple small differences between the reboot and original series concern maturity rating, length, and budget.

R-rated profanity is going be a key difference to get with the times. After all, characters need to speak like how people realistically speak today. Modern language has become rather more profane compared to in the 1960s. Another difference is that the series will have a much larger budget than the original. So more can go towards the little details like make-up, costume, and setting.

Also the episodes will be longer than the original, ranging from 30 to 60 minutes.

3 (We Know) Will Be Different From Black Mirror

Jordan Peele is no stranger to Black Mirror, which has been noted to be like a modernized Twilight Zone. Entertainment Weekly interviewed Peele on the subject and he said, “Black Mirror is an absolute masterpiece, and we wouldn’t have moved forward with our show if we didn’t identify what is unique to Black Mirror and what is unique to Twilight Zone.”

RELATED: Twilight Zone: The Comedian Ending Explained

A rule Peele made for himself and the rest of the staff is that they do not need to explore technology. One of the actors, Kumail Nanjiani, mentioned that while Black Mirror has a more cynical view of humanity, the Twilight Zone would show it’s dark-side but be ultimately optimistic.

2 (We Know) Producers Got Carol Serling’s Blessing For the Reboot

While the original shows writer and producer, Rod Serling, passed away in 1975, his wife, Carol Serling, is still around. The executive producers of the reboot, Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon, found it important to get her blessing if they are to recreate the traditional narrator of the show (which was originally the role of Rod Serling).

“The Rod Serling narrator character was omniscient, mischievous and haunting but also avuncular and comforting — someone who anchored you back into this world and told you how surreal it was,” Rosenfeld said. “It broke the conventions of TV and I’m glad Carol was on the same page.”

1 (We Hope) It Will Be Good Enough For A Season 2

The baseline is that the world wants to see more of what Jordan Peele is capable of. In fact, one complaint for the Twilight Zone reboot is that there is not enough of that Peele creativity in it and that it is too tame. However, that could be just because he wants to be careful in the beginning. After all, Peele was initially reluctant to take on the Twilight Zone.

People want to like this show. The Twilight Zone and Jordan Peele seem like a good pair. So hopes are that it’s just uphill from here and that we will get even more seasons in the future.

NEXT: 10 Classic Twilight Zone Episodes To Watch Before The Reboot


2019-04-08 07:04:17

Allison Stalberg

Veronica Mars Revival Casts Battlestar Galactica’s Mary McDonnell

The Veronica Mars revival has added Battlestar Galactica vet Mary McDonnell to the cast. The detective series starring Kristen Bell was canceled after three seasons, to the dismay of fans. After the successful premiere of the Veronica Mars film in 2014, the show is being resurrected with Hulu picking up the series revival. Members of the original cast are slated to return, with the addition of new faces such as McDonnell.

Originally airing on the CW, Veronica Mars follows a teen (played by Bell) who believes her worse plight in life is getting dumped by her boyfriend until the tragic death of her best friend Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried). As Veronica’s life unravels, she follows in her father’s sheriff footsteps, and into the life of mystery and crime solving. Created by Rob Thomas, the series ended on a cliffhanger in 2007. In 2013, Thomas and Bell joined forces to start a Kickstarter campaign to produce a Veronica Mars feature film. Fans eagerly flocked to the Kickstarter page with their open wallets, and the project broke records, earning $2 million in eleven hours. After the success of the film, it didn’t take long for Warner Bros. and Hulu to show interest in reviving the show for an eight-episode run. The slated cast list has familiar and fresh faces ready to dive into the new series.

Related: Hulu’s Veronica Mars Revival Casts J.K. Simmons

According to TV Line, McDonnell will play a caring and good-natured therapist. The plot of the revival will find Mars hired to solve the murder of spring breakers in Neptune, which unravels one epic mystery. However, at this time, is unclear how many episodes McDonnell will appear in – and who the character is that will be pouring out their heart in her therapist’s office. McDonnell is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress with an impressive list of credits to her name, including Donnie Darko, Grey’s Anatomy, Fargo and Battlestar Galactica – in which she played President Laura Roslin. Given McDonnell’s vast range of talent, there’s no doubt her character will entail more than just therapy work.

Fans of the original series have responded positively with the announcements of series alumni returning. Familiar faces will include, Rose (Max), Daggs III (Wallace), Capra (Weevil), Jason Dohring (Logan) and Ryan Hanson (Dick). Veronica Mars has added further intrigue with its slew of new faces, such as Patton Oswalt, Clifton Collins Jr., Tyler Alvarez, J.K. Simmons, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste – who worked with Bell on The Good Place.

Each new cast member brings a new component to the neo-noir mystery series. Therapists – onscreen and offscreen – can be part of some of the most altering, revealing and edgy relationships one has. Hollywood has explored this bond in numerous works such as How to Get Away with Murder, You and The Sopranos. Given McDonnell’s natural charm, depth, and aptitude in her work, she’ll no doubt contribute to the mystery, and perhaps mystery-solving, of Veronica Mars. While there’s been a lapse in time between the feature and the revival, there hasn’t been a lapse in the fan base. Each detail revealed about the project only furthers the anticipation for Hulu’s Veronica Mars.

More: Veronica Mars Revival Video: Kristen Bell Returns To Classic Set

Source: TV Line


2019-04-03 07:04:10

Bethany Guerrero

Roseanne Blames Co-Star Sara Gilbert for Revival Firing & Cancellation

Roseanne Barr is still quite angry about about being fired from her show, and now specifically blames former co-star Sara Gilbert for her downfall. Regardless of one’s opinion concerning Barr herself, there’s no doubt that Roseanne is a deservedly iconic sitcom, and worthy of inclusion in any hypothetical TV show hall of fame. Running for nearly a decade, Roseanne was one of the defining comedies of the 1990s, and cast a welcome focus on a family of working class people that struggled with everyday issues.

In the current age of remakes, revivals, and sequels to classic TV shows, it wasn’t too surprising when talk got around to bringing back Roseanne. Of course, the biggest wild card coming into ABC’s Roseanne revival was the titular lead actress herself. Barr’s politics had taken a hard right turn in the time since her show ended, going from vocal liberal firebrand to stalwart supporter of Republican candidate (and ultimately president) Donald Trump. While she’s certainly entitled to her opinions, Barr had also developed a reputation for engaging in fiery and antagonistic pro-Trump rhetoric on Twitter, and most dangerously, sharing and promoting various conspiracy theories.

Related: Roseanne Cancellation Drama: Every Tweet & Reaction

With that in mind, any TV network going into business with Barr had to know full well what they were getting into. It’s hard to believe ABC executives didn’t foresee a scenario in which Barr unleashed a racist remark on Twitter, and sure enough, that infamously happened. Whether they anticipated it or not, ABC wasted no time in firing Barr, and canceling Roseanne, which had just recently been renewed for another season. Barr has since blamed multiple culprits for her behavior, including Ambien, anti-Trump forces in Hollywood, and at one point, her co-stars for “throwing her under the bus.” Now, as part of a new interview with The Washington Post, Barr has set her sights on one particular person she blames for her career spiraling downward: onscreen daughter Sara Gilbert.

She destroyed the show and my life with that tweet. She will never get enough until she consumes my liver with a fine Chianti.

Based on her own words, Barr seems to believe that at the point Gilbert sent out her Tweet condemning Barr’s actions, there was still a chance of salvaging the Roseanne revival. To be fair, ABC’s cancellation announcement did follow Gilbert’s Tweet very closely. That said, the idea that Gilbert weighing in is what ultimately made ABC – and parent company Disney – decide to cancel a top-level moneymaker like Roseanne is a huge stretch. It recalls Barr’s prior insistence that she was fired due to her support of Trump, when she was already a vocal Trump supporter prior to ABC greenlighting the revival, a similar stretching of logic. For her part, Gilbert told The Washington Post:While I’m extremely disappointed and heartbroken over the dissolution of the original show, she will always be family, and I will always love Roseanne.

While Barr recently returned to stand-up, and remains active on the conservative political talk scene, it’s still unclear if her mainstream acting career will eventually recover. People have certainly come back from doing worse. That said, Barr’s continued refusal to accept full personal responsibility for what happened to her – she’s expressed remorse publicly several times, but always ends up backtracking later –  is only likely to delay any possible moment of redemption career-wise. In the meantime, ABC just renewed Roseanne-less spinoff The Conners for season 2.

More: What To Expect From The Conners Season 2

Source: The Washington Post


2019-03-22 10:03:26

Michael Kennedy

Original Sliders Cast Members Talking to NBC About Revival

Original Sliders cast members Jerry O’Connell and John Rhys-Davies are in talks with NBC about a possible revival of the 1990s sci-fi series. In the age of TV being dominated by adaptations, reboots, revivals, and sequels, it makes sense that Sliders has finally entered the conversation. Premiering in 1995 on FOX, Sliders was never a huge ratings smash, but quickly amassed a fiercely dedicated if not exactly massive fanbase. In the early days of the internet, Sliders and its many journeys to different parallel worlds were a hot topic of discussion, and episodes were dissected on various fan websites.

Unfortunately, Sliders had problems with consistency, mostly due to issues behind the scenes. Seasons 1 and 2 were pretty short for network TV, only running for 23 episodes combined. Then, season 3 saw the series get reworked in an effort to improve ratings, with fan-favorite character Professor Maximilian Arturo (Rhys-Davies) killed off and replaced in the cast by Kari Wurher’s Maggie Beckett, a character clearly designed with the goal of trying to add more sex appeal to the show. Season 3 also saw multiple ridiculous episodes that attempted to copy whatever was popular in movies at the time, including episodes about zombies, vampires, and attacking snakes.

Related: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed for Season 7 at NBC

FOX canceled Sliders after season 3, but Syfy picked it up for seasons 4 and 5, which saw even more cast member turnover. Finally, the show ended on an infuriating cliffhanger. However, Sliders might finally get a definitive conclusion after all, as Rhys-Davies tells Flickering Myth that he and O’Connell have recently been in talks with NBC about reviving the series. Here’s his full quote.

Jerry had been pestering me for a number of years and we’re actually talking to NBC at the moment to see if there’s any possibility of rebooting the series. They’re looking into the basic question of who actually owns it? At the moment we don’t seem to be able to find that out. I would do it again, if just to show how it should be done. It could have been the best show on television, it could still be on the air. I think maybe if we got another chance at doing it with the new technology, but also new stories, I think we could do something quite extraordinary. I wouldn’t want to do it for the rest of my life, but I would do it for a season or two if it was right.

While Rhys-Davies uses the word reboot above, the rest of what he says definitely points toward a revival with the original cast, provided they would all agree to return, and any legalities can be ironed out. One assumes O’Connell would come back as Quinn Mallory, if he’s been part of the talks. That leaves Cleavant Derricks and Sabrina Lloyd, who played Rembrandt Brown and Wade Welles, respectively. Beyond the cast though, the revival would face a creative obstacle right away, in deciding where exactly to pick up from.

For those in need of a refresher, Syfy’s Sliders season 4 and 5 saw Wade killed off and Quinn written out by combining him with an oddly different alternate universe double. With Arturo also dead, the only real path to reviving Sliders with the original cast would likely be to pretend the Syfy seasons never happened, and possibly even retcon most of season 3, including the introduction of Wuhrer’s character. This would no doubt annoy fans wanting a resolution to season 5’s cliffhanger, but it’s doubtful many would be interested in the prospect of a revival with the Syfy cast anyway.

More: The Good Place Renewed For Season 4 At NBC

Source: Flickering Myth


2019-03-18 04:03:18

Michael Kennedy

Prison Break Season 5: Why the Revival Series Was a Mistake

Prison Break season 5 may have finally given the Michael Scofield and his brother Lincoln a happy ending, but the “final” season was something of a mistake. Prison Break season 1 was a pulpy, highly entertaining thriller with great characters and provided a fresh take on the prison subgenre. From the beginning though, the series had an inbuilt flaw – the concept itself. Season 1 had to end on the Scofield’s escaping, and Prison Break season 2 found them on the run. Of course, they were back in another prison by the end of that season and the pattern would repeat in ways that soon became very tedious.

Prison Break then began to introduce convoluted conspiracies and shady government agencies to extend the concept, and the narrative focus of season 1 quickly became lost. The show ended with Prison Break season 4, which revealed in a flashforward that Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) died, presumably of the terminal brain cancer he was diagnosed with. A TV movie called Prison Break: The Final Break later revealed he sacrificed himself to save his wife and brother one last time by electrocuting himself to open a locked prison door.

Related: Prison Break’s Revival Finale Explained

So, Michael was definitively dead – until Prison Break season 5 arrived in 2017. Prison Break season 5 followed a number of high-profile revivals of popular shows like The X-Files and Twin Peaks, and the new show was pitched as a limited miniseries. Of course, the show struggled to explain how its lead character could still be alive – even if he survived the electric surge from The Final Break, there was still the terminal brain cancer issue. The show would eventually explain his survival via some farfetched retcons.

Prison Break had something of an issue with reversing major characters deaths before this. Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) originally left the show during a contract dispute in season 3, with Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) discovering her character’s severed head in a box. Callies later returned for Prison Break season 4, with her death handwaved away as an elaborate ruse by the villains. While Prison Break was never exactly realistic, the increasing reliance on silly twists gradually turned fans off.

Michael’s emotional death in season 4 at least offered some closure, but Prison Break season 5 even undid that. It’s difficult for audiences to invest in the stakes of a show when it’s brought back not one, but two deceased main characters. Prison Break season 5 didn’t offer much in the way of fresh ideas for the central concept either, contriving another convoluted conspiracy to reunite all the main characters again.

If nothing else, Prison Break season 5 was designed as something of an ending for the series, reuniting the brothers once and for all. That said, no sooner had the series ended that talk of season 6 appeared. Season 5 even hints at this, with Michael being offered a government job to make use of his unique skills. Star Wentworth Miller also revealed he pitched an endearing silly season 6 idea where the brothers are locked up by their psychotic, previously unrevealed brother Tag and they’d have to relive their past escapes in a new prison.

Creator Paul Scheuring, on the other hand, appears content that Prison Break season 5 is the end, and it really should be. The original series of Prison Break should have ended earlier than it did and trying to extend its lifespan gradually weakened the show. Season 5 proves the show should have been left alone, and there’s nothing the brothers can break out of any more that will seem fresh – expect maybe space prison.

Next: Michael Scofield’s Death Explained


2019-03-11 01:03:04

Padraig Cotter

Twilight Zone Revival Casts Greg Kinnear To Star In An Episode

Greg Kinnear has joined the cast of CBS All Access’ Jordan Peele-produced revival of The Twilight Zone. In addition to producing, Peele will also step into the shoes once worn by Rod Serling and take on hosting duties on the revival series, which is set to debut in 2019.

As Twilight Zone returns to screens for yet another revival, the show will be armed with a heavy-hitting cast of well-known actors, some of them taking on new versions of classic Twilight Zone roles. Adam Scott has already signed on to take the William Shatner role in a new version of the classic episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” while Jacob Tremblay, John Cho, and Allison Tolman were also recently announced to be starring in an episode called “The Wunderkind.” Kumail Nanjiani and Sanaa Lathan too have been named as cast members.

Related: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Twilight Zone

Now, according to Deadline, Greg Kinnear has signed on to the new Twilight Zone series to star in an episode called “The Traveler.” Plot details on the episode have not yet been revealed, but it was previously reported that Walking Dead star Steven Yeun will also star in it. As no episode details have been released, it’s not known if this is another remake of a classic Twilight Zone episode or a completely original story.

An Oscar-nominee for 1997’s As Good As It Gets, which he starred in alongside Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, Kinnear most recently starred in the final season of Netflix’s House of Cards. The actor is also reportedly set to take the lead in a new series remake of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds currently being developed for European television. Kinnear will also play iconic comedian Bob Hope in Misbehaviour, a film about the controversial 1970 Miss World beauty pageant. The actor got his start on television as the original host of Talk Soup before moving on to serious movie roles, and in recent years has made his way back to TV on series like Rake, The Kennedys, and Electric Dreams.

Jordan Peele and company obviously want to maintain as much of an aura of mystery around the new Twilight Zone as possible, and so they’re keeping a tight lid on things when it comes to actual story details. However, it’s safe to say the series has collected a very impressive cast so far, which is very much in keeping with the original Twilight Zone, which over the years featured a host of very talented actors including Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Peter Falk, Jonathan Winters, Carol Burnett, and Dennis Hopper.

More: The 15 Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time

Source: Deadline



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2018-12-13 04:12:02

Hilary Duff Teases a Possible Lizzie McGuire Revival

A revival of the beloved teen sitcom Lizzie McGuire could be happening soon, as teased by Lizzie herself, Hilary Duff. In an era of reboots, remakes, and revivals, it’s not unusual anymore when a popular TV series makes a comeback (see: Fuller HouseCharmed, and DuckTales), and Lizzie McGuire may be the next in line to make a return.

Lizzie McGuire premiered on Disney Channel in 2001 and ended on February, 2004 after a total of 65 episodes. The sitcom mixed live action with an animated version of the title character, which addressed the audience directly to share Lizzie’s thoughts and feelings. A film based on the series was released in 2003 giving a sort of closure to some of the characters, but fans may have a chance to see what they have been up to after all these years given a recent tease of a series revival.

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In an interview with ET, Hilary Duff opened up about the possibility of a Lizzie McGuire revival, saying that there have been conversations, but that it’s “definitely not a go”. However, she would love to play the character again, not only because she holds a special place in her heart, but because of the importance Lizzie played during the show’s run. She said:

“I mean I love her so much. I think she was so important to girls at an important time in their life. If she could be important to them again at this age, I think that would be amazing”.

The series certainly resonated with its audience, and it has potential to continue doing so with new generations. Lizzie McGuire explored many teenage-related topics – from first dates and buying your first bra to bullying and eating disorders – but the teenage days are now in the past, and Lizzie’s teenage years would in the past. However, Duff believes there’s one thing Lizzie hasn’t experienced yet: motherhood. She explained that she doesn’t “think she’s a mom yet, but she might be getting there soon,” adding that “it could be a possibility or it could be nothing, so we’ll see”.

After The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Duff continued with her musical career with the release of her second album, Metamorphosis, in 2003, and she appeared in the family comedy Cheaper by Dozen that same year. Since then, Duff has released three more studio albums and has appeared in various films and TV series, such as A Cinderella Story, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and Gossip Girl. She’s currently part of the main cast of the comedy-drama series Younger.

A Lizzie McGuire revival would not only be a great dose of nostalgia for many fans, but could also help clear up a few things about some characters that didn’t show up in the film – mainly Miranda Sánchez (played by Lalaine), Lizzie’s best friend who didn’t show up in the last episodes of the series, nor in the film. Hopefully, the revival will go beyond conversations and we will get an official confirmation at some point.

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Source: ET



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2018-12-08 01:12:33