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Crystal Reed and Maria Sten Join ‘Swamp Thing’

Casting has started to heat up for the Swamp Thing series coming to DC Universe digital streaming service in 2019. Two cast announcements have been revealed by Deadline in the last two days. Crystal Reed has signed on to play the female lead in the series, Abby Arcane. Maria Sten also joins the cast as Liz Tremayne.

Reed’s character is described as a smart and caring, CDC Doctor whose strong sense of empathy puts her at the center of a horrific life-threatening epidemic in her hometown, where she faces emotional demons from her past. read more

Frank Miller’s Sin City Being Brought to Television by The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara

Deadline is reporting that Glen Mazzara (show runner for early seasons of the Walking Dead) will be writing and producing a new television series based on Frank Miller’s Sin City.

Mazzara is joined by “Underworld helmer Len Wiseman, whose TV credits include Sleepy Hollow and Lucifer, will direct. Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) will oversee and produce with Miller, Mazzara, Wiseman and Bob & Harvey Weinstein.”

The program will reportedly “… be a far departure from the films, introducing original characters and timelines within the Sin City universe.”   It is unclear if the series will follow the cinematic style of the films or the artwork of the comic at this time, or if it will go in a more realistic direction. read more

‘Lucifer’ Renewed for a Second Season by Fox

Fox has renewed ‘Lucifer’ for a second season.  Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV produce the series, which is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg DC Entertainment’s Vertigo.  Tom Kapinos, who wrote and executive produced the pilot, serves as an executive consultant on the series, which is excutive produced by  Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson.  Len Wiseman is an executive producer as well, and a director on the show.   ‘Lucifer’ stars  Tom Ellis, Lauren German and Kevin Alejandro. read more