Killing Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis Clip & Will Rothhaar Featurette

Killing KennedyNational Geographic has released a new clip from their upcoming TV movie Killing Kennedy. It features Rob Lowe as JFK giving a famous speech about the Cuban Missile Crisis and Will Rothhaar as Oswald watching the speech with his friends and family.

Also check out this featurette in which Rothhaar talks about finding the humanity in his character:

Arrow Thoughts & Open Thread: Crucible

Arrow[SPOILERS BELOW FOR LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE OF ARROW]

I’ll admit that last night’s episode of Arrow, “Crucible,” didn’t quite draw me in the way that most of the episodes have this season, but it was still solid. I also have to admit that I’m loving the scenes in which Oliver acts as himself this season, maybe even more than the Arrow stuff. The party at the beginning with Felicity more or less acting as his hostess was delightful, and though I’m still not really shipping them the way a lot of fans are, I love their dynamic and I thought her “Do you have any happy stories?” was the line of the episode. I also liked the Cash for Guns event, because again, that’s a real thing that Oliver is putting his resources toward.

Other thoughts:

  • I’ve been wanting Laurel to get more of a story, and it seems like Sara’s reappearance is setting her up for that, but I’m not necessarily thrilled with the addiction storyline route.
  • Love how Roy Harper keeps getting called Abercrombie.
  • I think I forgot to mention last time that I’m thrilled to have Bex Taylor-Klaus back on my TV – I loved her in The Killing – and this week I was very glad to see that they seem to be doing something other than a love triangle with her, Roy, and Thea.
  • Speaking of: “You know you’re dating a moron, right?” “It’s my first and last thought of every day.” Heh.

What did you think of the episode?

TV in Development: Remy Chandler, Gone for Good, The Perfectionists, & More

  • NBC has Thomas Sniegoski’s Remy Chandler urban fantasy series.
  • They’ve also got Harlan Coben’s Gone for Good.
  • The CW is working on Sara Shepard’s The Perfectionists.
  • Tom Tykwer is adapting Volker Kutscher’s Gereon Rath novels about a detective in 1920s Berlin into a show called Babylon Berlin.
  • Chernin Entertainment is adapting Swedish thriller De Redan Doda into show The Swede.

AMC Renews The Walking Dead

The Walking DeadAMC has announced that hit show The Walking Dead has been renewed for a fifth season, with Scott Gimple staying in place as showrunner. From their announcement:

“This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.

Trailer: X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future PastMarvel has unveiled the first full-length trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be in theaters on May 23rd. It stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, and more.