Last Week in TV: 'The X-Files', 'Arrested Development', Stanely Kubrick's 'Napoleon', 'Star Trek' and more
'The X-Files', 'Arrested Development', Stanely Kubrick's 'Napoleon', 'Star Trek', Kanye West and more in in this week's TV wrap-up.
Thought you had enough of a bunch of superheroes running/flying/jumping/swimming around saving/destroying the world with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse? Well, make space for few more of them.
In a crossover which network CW's chief Mark Pedowitz dubbed as “our biggest one ever,” Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow are set to share screen time together come December, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Justice League who?
Minority Report, the TV show based on the Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise movie, became the latest show to be cancelled last week, reports Deadline. The show, which premiered last September, failed to attract audience even after an major marketing campaign.
House Of Lies on the other hand will see a more natural demise.
The show, which is in its fifth season, will end after the final episode of the season on 12 June, which will also serve as the series finale, reports Deadline.
Based on a book by Martin House of the same name, the show's final episode is shot entirely in Cuba.
Meanwhile, based on a story by Washington Irving, supernatural drama Sleepy Hollow is all set to return for a forth season. The new season is expected to premier in 2017.
The X-Files is, which was revived in early 2016 for its 10th season is also moving towards its next installment.
“Hopefully this season we will be able to get it done and that the same time next year (May), we will have something to announce,” Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walde said when questioned bout the shooting schedule of the upcoming installment, reports the Deadline.
Arrested Development will be 'definitely' returning for a fifth season on Netflix, according to creator Mitch Hurwitz.
"It'll happen. It'll definitely happen... I say that because the actors want to do it, the studio wants to do it, Netflix wants to do it, I want to do it. It's just making it happen. There's no one resisting," Hurwitz said in an interview with Esquire.
Yes Hurwitz, no one's resisting.
Fun fact: The Bluth family’s stair car (yes, the blue and white one) had a cameo in Captain America: Civil War. Directors Russo Brothers, had previously worked on Arrested Development and even won an Emmy for that.
After the announcement regarding the cancellation was made, a fan launched an online petition to get it picked up as a Netflix series.
As of writing this copy, the petition has close to 1,00,000 signatures. You can add yours too here.
What do you get when you combine Stanely Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and Cary Fukunaga?
A mini- series on the life of French leader Napoléon Bonaparte.
Napoleon, an ambitious project Kubrick worked on for large part of his life but could never could make it, was picked up by Spielberg in 2013.
Now in a major update, Kubrick’s brother-in-law and executive producer, Jan Harlan revealed to Stanley Kubrick and Me author, Filippo Ulivieri, that True Detective season one director Fukunaga would direct the entire six-hour miniseries. Ulivieri posted the story on his Tumblr page.
Yes, the best news was deliberately saved for last.
And finally, here are some TV show trailers/teasers that dropped during the last week.
Star Trek: All Access is coming back and now you have have we have a logo-trailer(!?!) for it. The show will be out in 2017.
The trailer for the season 3 of Peaky Blinders, starring Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy, is out. The show will return on Netflix on 31 May.
After an amazing interactive promo video, the official trailer for Mr Robot's 'season_2.0' is out. If you thought the season 1 was crazy, just watch this 1.44 minutes of pure awesomeness.
And in a bid to bring your favorite movies to the small screen, Fox has released the trailers for the TV shows Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. More details and the trailers themselves on SlashFilm.
And finally finally, here is Kanye West delivering an epic (and we don't use that world loosely) rant on The Ellen DeGenres Show for your viewing pleasure.
The artists will perform at a concert called Ek Sath: India Will Rise Again, to raise funds for COVID-affected orphans, widows, people with disabilities
Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to California approved; movie mogul to face additional sexual assault charges
The judge said there was no reason to delay Harvey Weinstein’s transfer any longer, denying his lawyer’s request to keep him at a state prison near Buffalo.
Netflix's Penguin Town explores endangered life of African critters who make annual trips to South Africa's Simon Town
Endangered African penguins usually arrive in November and stay for six months, mixing with humans as they go about their penguin tasks, which includes finding a nest and breeding