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During the Super Bowl tonight, Fox took the opportunity to offer a first-look at the revival of the Jack Bauer character in 24: Live Another Day. The limited event series consists of 12 episodes and finds Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer thwarting terror abroad in London four years after the events of the show’s series finale. This first trailer offers a tantalizing look at what to expect by way of an innovative one-shot, culminating in the triumphant return of Bauer and, of course, Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub). Production began in London just last week, so expect plenty more promos in the months to come. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and click here to check out all of the other Super Bowl 2014 commercials. The show also stars Benjamin Bratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, and Stephen Fry. 24: Live Another Day will premiere on Fox May 5th.
As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about the network’s current and upcoming line-up. During the interview, he talked about where things are at with the event series Wayward Pines and Gracepoint (the American version of Broadchurch), how Gotham will very much be the Batman origin story with many of the well known characters, and that the series will lead up to Bruce Wayne finally putting on the Batman cape in the final episode, the 13-episode second season of Sleepy Hollow, and the likelihood that Bones will return for another season, with Stephen Nathan as showrunner, since Hart Hanson will be moving on with Backstrom. Check out what he had to say after the jump. What’s the status of the upcoming shows that you’re currently going into production on? REILLY: For our 10-episode event series, Wayward Pines, we are currently in production on Episode 5. For our new event series, Gracepoint, we’re going to do 10 episodes. We are fully cast, and we go into series production in two weeks. We picked up Backstrom, which was produced for CBS last year. I love the pilot. We are keeping it almost entirely intact. I can’t be happier to be in Hart Hanson’s great hands again with Rainn Wilson out front. Hart has already written four episodic scripts, and we go into series production in March. Hieroglyph is our new 13-episode, incredible adventure set in ancient Egypt, and is currently prepping ...
20th Century Fox is atop a short list of movie studios looking to adapt Mark Millar's upcoming comic book, a space fantasy adventure titled Starlight. Intended to be a six-part miniseries, Starlight is described as a mash-up of Flash Gordon and The Dark Knight Returns, as it centers on a space hero returning to Earth to settle down, but is called into action when his old spaceship shows up. The comic, written by Millar and illustrated by Goran Parlov, will show up in stores next March under the Image comics banner. Hit the jump for more on its potential movie adaptation. News of Fox looking to acquire the rights of Starlight comes courtesy of Latino Review. The report also has Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) on board the project as a producer, and as part of Kinberg's recent deal with the studio, he's also signed on to adapt the property. As Heat Vision reports, Kinberg is currently producing another of Millar's projects in Kindergarten Heroes, which has Carter Blanchard attached to pen the adaptation. Kinberg is busy expanding Fox's X-Men universe and handling revisions of the studio's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot (in addition to a remake of Murder on the Orient Express), so it will be interesting to see if there's more Kinberg-Millar collaboration to be found in the near future. Another of Millar's comic book properties set up at Fox is the action-thriller The Secret Service. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), the picture stars Colin Firth (The King's Speech) as a veteran secret service agent ...
Fox has released an extended trailer for the new upcoming series Almost Human. Executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman, the series is set in the not-too-distant future where human cops enforce law alongside android partners. Karl Urban plays a human cop with a synthetic leg and a clear prejudice against robots who is assigned a robot partner, played by Michael Ealy. The buddy cop genre isn’t exactly a novel idea, but as with most network series, execution is the key to success. Wyman found a groove with Fringe that conjured up a loyal fanbase, and with Almost Human he and Abrams appear to be playing in a more commercial-friendly sandbox. Urban’s a charming fella and the world building appears to be strong, so hopefully Almost Human delivers the goods. Hit the jump to watch an extended movie-style trailer for the show, and click here to watch the opening eight minutes. The series also stars Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook, and Minka Kelly. Almost Human kicks off a two-night premiere this Sunday, November 17th and continues on Monday, November 18th. Here’s the official synopsis for Almost Human: ALMOST HUMAN - Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams ("Fringe," "Lost," the "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman ("Fringe," "The Mexican") and starring Karl Urban ("Star Trek"), Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell," "Common Law") and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor ("Six Feet Under,"), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers ...
Science is amazing. It’s a shame that a growing number of people in today’s society lack a basic understanding of how our world works, but hopefully that can change a bit next year when Fox revives the classic 1980 Carl Sagan PBS documentary series Cosmos. The “sequel” series, dubbed Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, is presented by famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and boasts Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan (Sagan’s widow) as executive producers. This trailer is more of a teaser than anything, showing glimpses of some really exciting footage from the upcoming series, but I love how it presents Tyson as a kind of science superhero that’s come to save us all from idiocy. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The 13-part Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey will premiere sometime in 2014 on Fox.
As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about the network’s current and upcoming line-up. During this interview, he talked about the impact that recent violent events will have on his decision-making process, as they go into pilot season, the status of the In Living Color reboot, how he feels the dual stories are going on Glee, why they’re pairing up Bones with The Following on Monday nights, and that they definitely plan to continue developing genre shows, after the end of Fringe. Check out what he had to say after the jump. Question: How much impact will recent violent events have on your decision-making process, as you go into pilot season? KEVIN REILLY: You have to absorb everything. We’re in the culture business. You are constantly monitoring cultural shifts, current events, shifts in mores, things that reflect society and, at times, we try to drive it. It comes with a responsibility. I don’t like to trivialize an issue by drawing a direct linkage between anything, but we take everything we put on the air with the utmost responsibility. I have a lot of sleepless nights. Since the early days of television and Elvis on Ed Sullivan, you’re trying to find that line. Current events and tragedy are all part of it. I think you can’t be reactionary and you can’t draw a direct linkage, but all of the above is on your mind when you’re making these decisions. How do ...
After eight seasons, the hit Fox drama House comes to an end with its series finale on May 21st. Following a one-hour retrospective special that will look back at this groundbreaking series and feature interviews with the series’ stars and producers, the emotional series finale, directed by series creator/executive producer David Shore, with find the team treating a drug addict patient (guest star James LeGros) that results in Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) examining his life, his future and his own personal demons. During this recent interview to reflect on the end of the popular TV show, David Shore talked about what he’d most like the show to be remembered for, how fans of the series can expect a bittersweet ending, why the House/Wilson friendship has endured, the biggest surprises of the show’s success, how proud he is of what they accomplished over eight seasons, what it was like to direct the final episode, and that he never had an endgame planned out from the beginning, but that things never veered too far off of his original vision. He also talked about his plan to continue in television and develop something new, and that he is looking forward to exploring new characters, new ideas and a new setting. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers. Question: When people look back on this show, what do you want them to most remember about it, years from now? DAVID SHORE: ...
Fox unveiled their new lineup for fall 2012 earlier this morning, and we recently posted full trailers for the network’s new comedy shows. Now it’s time to take a look at Fox’s new dramas, and Kevin Williamson’s (Scream, The Vampire Diaries) serial killer series The Following is most certainly a standout. The trailer is genuinely chilling, and Kevin Bacon stars as an FBI agent who is reeled back into the department after a notorious serial killer (James Purefoy) he put away years ago escapes from death row. The serial killer creates a network of communicating with other active serial killers in the country, thus creating quite the problem for Bacon’s character. Sadly, the series doesn’t debut until midseason so we’ll have to wait a while to check out the full pilot, but I’m beyond intrigued by this trailer. The other new Fox drama, The Mob Doctor, is decidedly less promising. Jordana Spiro (My Boys) stars as a Chicago surgeon with a lifelong debt to the Southside mob. I wasn’t particularly taken by any of the characters, but I presume the series could eventually prove promising. Hit the jump to watch the trailers. In case you missed anything, here’s all of our upfront coverage thus far: NBC’s Fall 2012 Schedule Trailers for NBC’s New Dramas Trailers for NBC’s New Comedies Fox’s Fall 2012 Schedule Trailers for Fox’s New Comedies Here’s the synopsis for The Following: THE FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of ...
Much to the happiness of its devoted fanbase, Fox recently picked up the sci-fi drama Fringe for a fifth and final 13-episode season, allowing the series to provide the climactic conclusion that it’s been heading towards. The two-part finale, airing on May 4th and 11th, will see the Fringe team pushed to their breaking point, as they face off against David Robert Jones (Jared Harris) and desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone. During this recent interview to discuss the remainder of this season, showrunners/executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman talked about how much the fan and social media support has meant to them, the impact the final episodes of this season could have on Season 5, their hope that they’ll get Leonard Nimoy back for the final season, that contrary to what has been reported there was no alternate ending that was shot in case the show didn’t get picked up, what they were doing when they found out they would get a final 13 episodes to finish telling this story, that they definitely know where and how the series is going to end and what they’re saying with the final season, and that they hope to continue the story with some comic books, once all is said and done. Check out what they had to say after the jump. Question: Between who viewers saw in the amber, in Episode 19, what Joshua Jackson has said about Episode 19 informing Season 5, and Walter ...
With only eight episodes left in Season 4, and the fate of the drama series still undetermined, Fringe is answering questions and pulling out all the stops, so as not to leave fans disappointed. Life-threatening events will continue to raise the stakes, and both the characters and the audience will learn more about the uber-plot of this season’s big bad guy. During this recent interview, executive producers/writers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman talked about keeping all of the universes and timelines straight, how the latest episode (“The End of All Things”) will effect things to come, to remember that nothing is as it seems, that they haven’t written the season finale yet, the importance of the fan support to the success of the show, the state of sci-fi on TV today, and the chances of a Season 5. Check out what they had to say after the jump: Question: Now that you have at least four universes going on, at any one time, is it confusing? Do you film them separately? How does that work for you guys and the actors who are trying to keep everything straight? J.H. WYMAN: The characters and actors are so in tune with what they’re doing that the minute they get an opportunity to play in one universe or the other, or one time or the other, they jump at it. It’s a huge deal for them. We don’t really have to talk to them much. They’re so great. They know exactly where they are, what their ...