Last week in TV: 'Castle', 'Louie', David Bowie, 'Mr Robot' and more
Not the best of weeks for the fans of Castle, Agent Carter and Sean Harris.
In a cancellation spree this Thursday, number of TV shows including, Castle and Agent Carter were discontinued.
Started in 2009 and starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic in lead roles, Castle's cancellation came as a surprise to many fans. The series finale will air on 16 May.
— Castle (@Castle_ABC) May 14, 2016
On the other hand, Agent Carter's cancellation was more expected after the Hayley Atwell signed up for the lead role in the upcoming courtroom drama Conviction.
According to a TV Line poll, 83 percent responders wanted the show to be renewed but at the same time the second season had hit an all time low in terms of rantings.
Actor Sean Harris drooped out of the TV adaption of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Harris was supposed to play the role of Mad Sweeney. Pablo Schreiber will be replacing Harris' on the show, reports Deadline.
Louis CK had an update on his show Louie this past week which has been on an "extended hiatus" since last May, and one which many of his fans won't be too happy to learn about.
"I think the guy that I played on the show... I don't think I have stories for that guy anymore," CK said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. But he also went to add that the show might return "with a different set of stories from a different angle a little further down the road."
But for all the shows and characters that are taking a leave, there are plenty of new ones to look forward to.
DC Comics drama Supergirl has been renewed for a second season. The show, starring Melissa Benoist, will return later this year.
Jesse Eisenberg is all set to make his directional debut with Bream Gives Me Hiccups. Eisenberg will be writing and directing the comedy show based on his collection of stories of the same name, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be making a return to TV with half-hour sitcom based on a family of marijuana dealers whose world is turned upside down when their illegal enterprise suddenly becomes legal in their home state, reports The Wrap.
The Russo brothers have previously worked on Community, Happy Endings, and Arrested Development.
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's critically acclaimed comic book series Locke & Key is set to be adapted for the small screen according to its publishers, IDW Entertainment, reports SlashFilm.
This will be the second attempt to bring the comic book to the TV, the first being fizzled out after pilot episode.
Entertainment Weekly released the first look for the upcoming TV adaption of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The show will star Laverne Cox (Dr Frank-N-Furter), Reeve Carney (Riff Raff), Christina Milian (Magenta), Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia), Victoria Justice (Janet), Ryan McCartan (Brad) and Adam Lambert (Eddie).
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 14, 2016
Another show with a 'first-look' out is DC Comic's new comedy Powerless.
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk and Christina Kirk, the show follows a "spunky young insurance adjuster (Hudgens) specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right. SlashFilm has the first images.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) May 12, 2016
Netflix is all set to bring roll out a six-part series Crazy Face from Misfits creator Howard Overman, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The series, a "a dark comedy with unexpected twists", will star Cara Theobold and Susan Wokoma.
After the release of long and star-studded cast for its return, it was revealed that late David Bowie was also supposed to make a cameo on Twin Peaks.
In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, actor Harry Goaz, who plays Andy Brennan in the show, said that the music legend, who also had a cameo in the 1992's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, was set to return to make a cameo, but it didn’t happen before the musician’s death this year.
And finally, Mr Robot released an interactive promo video for its upcoming season two.
The video, featuring US President Barack Obama, is marketing done right. Watch it here.