You gotta love reality shows. Of course we all KNOW reality shows are the furthermost thing from reality. Turn on the camera, give the cast a “script” and let the mayhem ensue.
But what about a zombie survival show?
Here’s what Deadline just posted about the show Fight Of The Living Dead:
Cinedigm has acquired Alpine Labs’ hybrid competition reality series Fight Of The Living Dead, the first original series acquisition for ‘Con TV, Cinedigm’s direct-to-consumer, streaming network targeting Comic-Con and pop culture fans. The announcement was made today by Cinedigm EVP Digital Networks Erick Opeka and Alpine Labs Co-Founder Kevin Abrams and partner Jami Denenber. Fight Of The Living dead is produced by Alpine Labs and Revolver Picture Company who describe FOLTD as “an unprecedented mash-up of the reality and scripted genres” that “follows nine top YouTube stars as they attempt to survive the first 24 hours of a simulated zombie apocalypse. … With a potential launch viewership base of more than 10 million subscribers, FOTLD is well positioned to take full advantage of all avenues of distribution.”
Thanks to Paste magazine we’ve got this cool update about season 2 of Hemlock Grove.
A lot has changed since Hemlock Grove debuted on Netflix last year. The Eli Roth-produced series (based on a novel by Brian McGreevy) received mixed reviews for its story of supernatural happenings in a small town. While there were critics who leaned towards negative reviews, viewers latched on to the intertwining struggles of the wealthy Godfrey family and the mysterious, working class newcomer Peter Rumancek and his mother Lynda. Now back for a second season, Hemlock Grove comes armed with a new show runner, Charles “Chic” Eglee, whose credits include The Shield, Dexter, and The Walking Dead. New actors have joined the fold and Madeleine Martin—who played Becca Moody on Californication—has taken over the role of Shelley Godfrey from Nicole Boivin. The biggest change, though, is that the plot of the show now goes beyond the book upon which it is based. Continue reading “Hemlock Grove season two update” »
Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is set to air on May 11th. Penny Dreadful is a horror series where some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
From Variety comes the newest TV spot.
Here in Atlanta, Constantine is about to start production.They’ve had an open casting call for the last few weeks but have now wrapped that up. From the Escapist comes the latest from the writer/producer David Goyer on the production and his thoughts about the source material.
Writer/producer David Goyer says NBC’s Constantine will try to follow the original comic book more closely than the 2005 film.
Up until just a few years ago film and television tended to be unkind to comic book adaptations. Sure, you might get the occasional gem (usually animated), but overall the history of people trying to transform comics into other media is lined and littered with failures.
Case in point, the 2005 Keanu Reeves version of Constantine. Sure, it’s probably not the worst film version of a comic ever made, but it was a pretty terrible adaptation of the Hellblazer book on which it was based. It’s understandable, in turn, that franchise fans would perhaps be a bit apprehensive about ongoing plans to bring the franchise to NBC.
March 2nd “Still” “An enlightening mission springs from a request from one of the group members.”
March 9th “Alone” “One group finds a shelter; a group has a realization about protection.”
March 16th”The Grove” “After establishing a new shelter, the group considers things returning to they way they used to be.”
March 23rd “US” “Survivors rely on brutality and faith.”
Season Finale “A” (lexandria safe- zone) “Many paths collide; Rick faces sheer brutality; the group struggles to survive.”
All new episode of the Vampire Diaries. Total Eclipse of the Heart.
The Originals airs Tuesday nights on The CW network.
Here ya go Vampire Diaries fans! It’s this week’s newest clip. The Vampire Diaries returns April 18th.