Fall TV is right around the corner – well, for me, I guess it started last night with Haven – so it’s time to decide what I’ll be covering here at Read the Screen. Based on last year’s interest levels, I’m going to keep writing about Bones and Elementary every week, and will cover those shows as completely as possible. I’m inclined to stick with Sleepy Hollow as well – thoughts? I could swap that out for something like The 100 or About a Boy, if you guys would rather read about those. Let me know. As you saw earlier today, I will be linking over to my Haven recaps at TheTelevixen, but that will be on my list of shows for news/videos/other general coverage, along with those above and The Vampire Diaries.
I’ve decided not to review any of the comics-based shows (Arrow, The Flash, S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Constantine) on a weekly basis, because I felt like I was in over my head last year with Arrow because I know so little of the source material. If you’re interested in those shows, though, let me know and I’ll try to keep up with general coverage and check in on them occasionally.
Thoughts? Opinions? Other obvious shows based on books that I haven’t listed above because it’s Friday and I’m tired?
She’s getting her own show at midseason, but first, Agent Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell) will appear on the season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is set to air on September 23rd.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been announcing a bunch of recurring and guest casting for its second season, which starts on September 23rd. Adrianne Palicki has been cast as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird in at least one episode, with the possibility of returning. Simon Kassianides will play the recurring role of Bakshi. Henry Simmons will play recurring mechanic Alphonso “Mac” Mackenzie, while Kyle MacLachlan will recur as Skye’s father. Brian Patrick Wade will play the Absorbing Man, and Lucy Lawless has been cast in a secret role.
ABC, the CW, and NBC all picked up and renewed a bunch of shows yesterday, and by my count, we’re going to have no fewer than seven Marvel or DC Comics adaptations on the air next TV season. Here’s the rundown:
On the Marvel side, ABC renewed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and picked up Agent Carter, about Agent Peggy Carter (from the Captain America movies, played by Hayley Atwell) in the 1940s. I am excited about that one – old timey spies! Female lead and showrunners!
And on the DC side, as I previously posted, Fox had already picked up Batman prequel Gotham – here’s the trailer, if you missed it – and Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive interview with showrunner Bruno Heller if you’d like some more information on the show.
The CW had already renewed Arrow, and yesterday they picked upArrow spinoff The Flash as well as DC Comics adaptation iZombie, from Veronica Mars showrunner Rob Thomas.
And last but not least, NBC has orderedConstantine, an adaptation of DC Comics’s Hellblazer starring Matt Ryan.