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Supergirl’s Superman to draw from many sources

The incarnation of Superman who’s appearing on Supergirl this season will draw from many different previous versions, according to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. Speaking to Collider, Kreisberg explained how they devised the Superman played by Tyler Hoechin. “We cherry pick the best parts and things that we love. So, there’s a little bit of the Christopher Reeve Superman … Continue reading

RIP Mission: Impossible’s Steven Hill

Steven Hill, who played Dan Briggs, the first leader of the IMF on Mission: Impossible, has died aged 94. Hill started in radio, and moved to television in its very early days in the US, making his first appearance in 1949, a year before his film debut. He was cast as IMF leader Dan Briggs, … Continue reading

Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses adapted for BBC One

Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel Noughts and Crosses is going to be dramatised on BBC One. The story is set in an alternate world where black people are the ruling class, and Africans had made Europeans their slaves. Now there is segregation and interracial love is forbidden. Sephy is a ‘Cross’ and the daughter of a prominent … Continue reading

American Gods descend on Amazon Prime

Starz’ adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods will follow the channel’s other fantasy series, Outlander, onto Amazon Prime in the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. The show stars Ricky Whittle as protagonist ex-con Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday who enlists Shadow Moon as part of his cross-country mission and Emily Browning as Shadow’s … Continue reading

Jack Thorne joins Moore’s Philip K. Dick series

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child co-writer Jack Thorne has joined the team working on Philip K. Dick adaptations for Channel 4. Thorne, who is also adapting Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for the BBC, will be working with Outlander’s Ronald D. Moore on the series, which also includes scripts by Matthew Graham, David Farr and Kelly Marcel. Breaking … Continue reading

Joseph Fiennes commands The Handmaid’s Tale

FlashForward’s Joseph Fiennes has been cast as the Commander in Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic SF novel The Handmaid’s Tale. A founding father of Gilead and powerful, high-ranking official, Commander Waterford rules the household where Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a handmaid. Bruce Miller’s 10 part screen version, is the story of life in the … Continue reading

Hugo Awards announced

This year’s Hugo Awards were presented at MidAmeriConII in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 20th. Winners are in bold. Best Novel (Works 40,000 words and above) The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Orbit) The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Roc) Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow) Uprooted … Continue reading

The Lost Boys refound by the CW?

A TV series based on the 1980s vampire movie The Lost Boys may be heading to the CW. iZombie creator Rob Thomas is behind the reinvention of the 1987 film, according to the report at Deadline. The idea is that the show will have a seven-season, anthology-style run, telling a story spanning 70 years, each season … Continue reading

Dirk Gently comes to Netflix

BBC America’s new Dirk Gently series will be broadcast on Netflix outside the United States, the streaming service has announced. Netflix is co-producing the show with BBC America, along with AMC Studios, Ideate Media, and IDW Entertainment, and all eight episodes will be released in December. The series is written and executive produced by Max … Continue reading

Hulu order Marvel’s Runaways

The adventures of Marvel’s Runaways will be coming to Hulu, the streaming service has confirmed. Based on the comic created by the award-winning team of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, with Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage to write and showrun. “Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually … Continue reading

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