Ooh! Joel David Moore – of Bones – is directing a “semi-dystopian” adaptation of Timon of Athens! That story calls it a “modern day Gatsby,” which makes me realize I might not have any idea what Timon of Athens is about. Huh.
I know we all laugh at the “Romeo & Juliet sequel” concept, but I hear that the book Still Star-Crossed is actually quite good, so the show will be worth a look. Anyway, they’ve cast Clara Rugaard to play Juliet… in flashbacks, I assume?
This is one of those headlines that made me simultaneously say “WHAT?” and “Well, of course.” James Franco has been cast in the lead role in J.J. Abrams’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63, about an English teacher who time travels to try to stop the Kennedy assassination. The show will be coming to Hulu; no date has been set yet. What do you think of this casting?
Syfy has announced that Haven, based (rather loosely) on Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid, will return for its fifth season beginning on September 11th. A TVLine exclusive has the first images of the new season, as well as this description of the premiere, “See No Evil:”
” . . . the gang learns that the victory is fleeting, as they are quickly thrust into uncharted waters. Duke is now a ticking time bomb, at death’s door and fighting to contain all the Troubles within him, while Nathan faces his greatest fear that Audrey — the woman he’s fought so desperately to save — may be gone forever. Making matters worse, Haven is hit by a strange new Trouble that’s silencing the townsfolk.”
Will you be watching? I’ll admit I haven’t liked the past few seasons as much as the first two, but I’m still looking forward to heading back to Haven.
CBS has released a preview for season two of Under the Dome, which will premiere in June. Are any of you planning to watch? Confession: I never convinced myself to finish the first season, and now I’m torn about whether I should bother trying to catch up to watch the second season. Thoughts from anyone who made it to the end?
CBS has just announced that Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome will return for season two on Monday, June 30th at 10/9c. I know a lot of us were disillusioned with the way this show progressed in its first season – will you be tuning in for season two?