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TV Series of The Purge Soon To Be A Reality?

Cinemablend is reporting that popular movie series The Purge is being turned into a television show by series creator James DeMonaco. The movie series has had three highly successful films and the writer/director is very excited about the prospect of being able to tell these stories in a different format, specifically in ten, one-hour segments.

Speaking about the format idea, DeMonaco told Cinemablend, “… why I like the idea of a maybe 10 hour TV thing on this, the one thing you really can’t do on the films is, just because of mere real estate and time, is you can’t get into the nuance and complexity that would drive someone to commit a terrible act on this night. Whether it’s revenge or out of passion, but what might be interesting in a TV show is with a flashback narrative, if you start on Purge Night but you go back to show how people have gotten to where they are. Where you see a couple that’s gone haywire on this night, but let’s show everything that’s led up to this moment of a husband trying to kill a wife — the cheating or the accusations of cheating or money problems. It will be interesting to show those arcs, those dramatic and complex arcs that get people to where they pick up a gun or a knife and kill someone else. I think there’s something cool that we can do with the real estate of TV — 10 hours, potentially.” read more

Fall TV – The Horror! The October Premieres (Part 1)

The fall TV shows just keep premiering as fast as we can watch/record them. October is a long month so we are breaking this segment into two parts.

Ash vs. Evil Dead. Sunday, October 2. 8PM on STARZ.

Ash is back again, baby! In fact, things are getting serious now because this guy is taking us home and introducing us to his father. And we thought we were just going to have some laughs and kill some deadites. This season of Ash vs. Evil Dead opens with Ash’s attempted life of retirement with his friends Pablo and Kelly going horribly wrong in the way it always does with our favorite anti-hero. What follows is a trip to Ash’s hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan, where Ash will try to right the wrongs of his past. Part of that is meeting up with a former sweetheart, Linda B. (Michelle Hurd) and trying to find common-ground with his father (Lee Majors). Although this may sound like a typical drama, let’s remember that this is the Evil Dead universe and nothing happens without buckets of blood, relentless snark, and violence that will make you both laugh and gasp. If you didn’t see Season 1 yet, get caught up now and get ready for Season 2! read more

Fox Unleashes Holy Hell with The Exorcist TV Series

Following in the footsteps of A&E’s Damien and Bates Motel, Fox will unleash holy Hell with The Exorcist TV series this fall.  Based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and the 1973 film adaptation, the series focuses on two priests, Fr. Thomas (Alfonso Herrera) and Fr. Marcus (Ben Daniels), who want to take very different approaches to ridding a family of a demon that possesess their young daughter.

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis stars in a small screen version of the story, which promises to place a greater emphasis on the toll the possession takes on the family.  The pilot was penned by Jeremy Slater ( The Lazarus Effect) and will premiere on Fox on Friday, September 23rd. read more

DARKNET Season 1 – Review

Darknet Season 1 – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: A macabre web site called Darknet links the tales in this chilling anthology series whose protagonists face a range of unnamable horrors.

Darknet is a horror anthology web series designed for a 21st century internet mindset. Adapted from the cult Japanese television series, Tori Hada, by Vincenzo Natali (HAUNTER, SPLICE, CUBE) and Steven Hoban (HAUNTER, SPLICE, WOLVES, BLACK CHRISTMAS, GINGER SNAPS TRILOGY). Darknet offers snippets of people’s lives being interrupted by vivid instances of unexpected violence or shocking strangeness. Viewers become part of the Darknet, a mysterious closed network of disturbing imagery and stories that exist just under the surface of our ordered and safe society. read more

UPDATE: ‘The Mist’ TV Adaptation Gets Series Order on Spike

We previously reported that a TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist had gotten a pilot on Spike. The project, from TWC-Dimension Television, has now gotten a straight-to-series pickup.  The decision was made after hearing the series pitch the network said.

Sharon Levy, EVP, Original Series, Spike TV, said, “From the brilliant mind of Stephen King and the incredible production team at TWC-Dimension TV, The Mist will take audiences on a thrilling ride through a small town grappling with a mysterious and shocking horror.Christian and the entire team at TWC-Dimension TV have crafted the framework for a compelling and distinctive series that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience.” read more

The Truth Is STILL Out There “The X-Files” – The Event Series Hits Blu-ray & DVD June 14

 

“THE X-FILES” – THE EVENT SERIES

The Truth Is STILL Out There on Blu-ray & DVD on June 14

 

The Complete Series Boxset Featuring Every Season on Blu-ray Also Available

 

“The X-Files”  – The Event Series

Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of “The X-Files”™ is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy®- and Golden Globe® Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. 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

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Season 1 Bonus Clip “The Infected”

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Season 1 Special Edition– BONUS FEATURE “The Infected” Clip

Greg Nicotero & team talk about how they created the “freshly turned” walkers for FEAR THE WALKING DEAD.

“?Fear The Walking Dead?: The Complete First Season” Special Edition ??will available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on March 22??.?   Season Two ? of “Fear? ?The Walking Dead” ??premieres on ??Sunday, April 10 at 9PM on AMC ??.?  

 

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

Lady Gaga to Return to ‘American Horror Story’

In an interview with NYC’s Z100, Lady Gaga reportedly answered  “yes” to the question if she would be returning to FX’s horror anthology series.

Gaga won a Golden Globe for her role last season, as ‘The Countess.’   No other details were given on the topic. The sixth season of AHS, which is currently untitled, will premiere later this year.

Source: Deadline