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Amazon Orders Full Season of Garth Ennis Comic Adaptation ‘The Boys’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon just added Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s  twisted superhero satire The Boys to their schedule, ordering an eight episode first season.

The dark comedy will be produced by the team that also brought Ennis’ Preacher to the small screen, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Amazon Studios’ head of scripted series Sharon Tal Yguado stated that “In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre.  With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.” read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: November 2017 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of November 2017! read more

‘Preacher’ Renewed for Season Three

According to executive producer Seth Rogen, AMC’s Preacher will return for a third season in 2018.

Rogen tweeted out the following announcement on his official twitter account yesterday:

For those of you that need to catch up on Preacher Season Two, the Blu-ray set will be released on November 14th.  Critics reacted to season two very favorably (90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), but the ratings did dip a bit from the first season.  The first season averaged well over 3 million total viewers while the second season brought in an average somewhere in the range of 2.5 million viewers. read more

Graham McTavish and Richard Armitage Join Cast of Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’

What do The Hobbit and Castlevania have in common? Up until last week, nothing; but that’s all about to change! Adi Shankar, the producer of the upcoming Netflix animated series based on Konami’s popular Castlevania series, recently announced that two well-known Dwarves from Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit have been cast as voice actors in key roles for the upcoming show!

Graham McTavish, who played Dwalin in The Hobbit and The Saint of Killers in Preacher, appeared in Shankar’s announcement video to reveal that he has been cast as Dracula in Castlevania. He also reported that his Hobbit co-star, Richard Armitage (The Hobbit’s Thorin Oakenshield and Hannibal‘s Francis Dolarhyde), will voice the legendary protagonist, Trevor Belmont. read more

Karen Berger’s Dark Horse Imprint Establishes a New Line of Creator-Owned Comic Books and Graphic Novels for Publisher

According to a recent press release from Dark Horse Comics, Karen Berger, the award-winning comic book editor and the founder of DC Comics’ Vertigo line, will “acquire, edit, and oversee Berger Books, a new line of creator-owned comic books and graphic novels to be published by Dark Horse Comics.”

Berger, who was the guiding force behind some of the greatest comic stories ever told (including Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Garth Ennis’ Helllblazer and Preacher, and Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol to only name a few), will bring some of her “magic” to Dark Horse Comics in the near future. read more

Preacher Artist Steve Dillon Dead at 54

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Preacher co-creator and artist Steve Dillon is dead at 54 years old.

Dillon’s untimely passing came as a shock to many in the comic community and is even more tragic due to the recent success of AMC’s Preacher series.  Entertainment Weekly quoted DC Entertainment Group Editor Marie Javins saying that “His name, along with writer Garth Ennis, is practically synonymous with Preacher,”  said in a statement obtained by EW. “But I know him as a lovable wisecracker who enjoyed New York, and could always be depended on to deliver a sly remark. Steve had a great sense of humor; it’s fitting his last work for DC was a cover of a tin foil Dogwelder. To the rest of the world, he’s a giant among creators and artists. He will be missed by us all here at DC and Vertigo.”  read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 4, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 4, 2016

This week’s releases include TV seasons of American Horror Story: Hotel, Preacher and Penny Dreadful. As for movies we have The Purge: Election Year and The Wailing, along with new special editions of several horror classics. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

American Horror Story: Hotel [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

Synopsis: Check in to the fifth season of the deliciously diabolical series from creators Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, starring a killer cast that includes Lady Gaga – in her Golden Globe®-Winning role as The Countess – along with Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Matt Bomer, Denis O’Hare and Sarah Paulson. A string of grisly murders is traced back to the sinister, sensuous Countess (Gaga), an infamous resident of the stylish Hotel Cortez in downtown Los Angeles. American Horror Story: Hotel is a visually stunning, visceral feast. Come explore the hidden corridors of this fiendishly entertaining show with accommodating extras. read more

Preacher Season One Second Highest Rated New Drama of Year

AMC announced today via a press release that Preacher Season One was the second highest Neilsen-rated drama of 2016.  Preacher finished second only to FX’s American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson in the coveted 25-52 year old demographic.   The Garth Ennis-Steve Dillion adaptation averaged 3.0 million viewers per episode and will return for an extended second season next year.

This is an impressive number considering the source material was of a highly controversial nature and that the first season debuted at the start of the summer season, a traditionally slow period for television viewing. read more

Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS & AMC’s PREACHER Renewed

12 Monkeys has been renewed by Syfy for a 10-episode third season. The series is based on the 1995 film of the same name. It is centered around Cole  (Aaron Stanford), who is sent back in time from a terrifying future, to try and prevent it from developing. He joins forces with  Dr. Railly (Amanda Schull) in the present day to try and defeat the ancient evil organization known as the Amry of the 12 Monkeys. It also stars Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa and Todd Stashwick.

Source: Deadline read more

Trailer & First Look at AMC Drama Series ‘Preacher’

First look photos for the upcoming drama series ‘Preacher’ have been released by AMC.   They feature the lead characters of the series,  Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) and Tulip (Ruth Negga).   It will premiere at SXSW, head of it’s debut in May on AMC.   It is based on the 1990’s cult comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios.

The story centers on a preacher named Jesse Custer (Cooper) in West Texas, who is possessed by an entity that causes him to develop an unusual power.   When he comes together with his badass ex-girlfriend Tuplip (Negga) and  Cassidy, an Irish vagabond, the three are thrown  into an insane world, in which the cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and beyond live. read more