"Homeland" alum Miranda Otto is set to work on another espionage/political thriller, this time in the forthcoming Fox reboot of "24." Like the 2014 limited event television series "24: Live Another Day," the new series, titled "24: Legacy," will consist of 12 episodes.
Otto's is the second major casting for the new "24" reboot, after that of Corey Hawkins, which was announced earlier last week. Hawkins, who also appears in AMC's "The Walking Dead" and who starred in last year's acclaimed "Straight Outta Compton," was cast in the lead role. The part, Fox CEO Dana Walden said, "was originally conceived as being a diverse actor."
The new Jack Bauer-less "24" will reportedly retain the original's format, but will have an entirely new cast. According to TVLine, Otto will play the female lead, Rebecca Ingram, the former Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) chief. In "24: Legacy," Ingram will be rethinking her decision to leave the counter-terrorism agency. The character is reportedly married to Senator John Donovan, the casting for whom is underway. more >>
Sterling Archer will be paying homage to Burt Reynolds' classic "Magnum, P.I." character Thomas Magnum when the adult animated series "Archer" returns to air its seventh season next month.
To tease the upcoming Season 7, FX released a shot-for-shot remake of the intro to the '80s crime drama series, with Archer as the mustachioed private investigator. The teaser, which was shot-for-shot accurate and featured the "Magnum, P.I." show theme, delighted many "Archer" fans.
But, as viewers know, this isn't the first time that the FX animated series has featured a "Magnum, P.I." reference. In Season 2, Archer dealt with a drug lord in a scene that closely resembled one in the controversial "Magnum, P.I." episode "Did You See The Sun Rise?" more >>
A lot has been said about the two-year jump that Showtime espionage drama/thriller "Homeland" took between its fourth and fifth seasons. It allowed viewers to see Carrie's (Claire Danes) maternal side, it shone the spotlight on the differences between Carrie and her mentor Saul (Mandy Patinkin), and, in terms of where each character was at the end of Season 4, the time gap worked.
But will a similar jump between Seasons 5 and 6 make sense? Probably not. As The International Business Times and Melty point out, creating a wide time gap between the last season and the next one would undo the great storytelling that led to Season 5's cliffhangers. Will Carrie accept Otto's (Sebastian Koch) proposal? Will Quinn (Rupert Friend) live or die? Will Carrie and Saul reconcile?
These are questions that could potentially lead to major series moments and, as such, a time jump of more than a few months could disappoint many "Homeland" fans. more >>
Actress Rachael Taylor, who plays Trish Walker, the titular character's best friend and foster sister in "Jessica Jones," is ready to bring Marvel's Hellcat to life in the series' forthcoming second season, should the superhero ever make its way to "Jessica Jones."
In an interview with Comic Book Resources and other members of the press, Taylor said, "I mean, I try not to get ahead of myself and think about it too much, because it's easy to get carried away and think about things."
"You don't want to count your eggs before they hatch, I guess, because we just found out about the second season today -- and this is my first show that's gone to a second season, so I'm super stoked," she revealed. more >>
Clarke (Eliza Taylor) may have spent the first few episodes of the third season of "The 100" far from her family and friends at Arkadia, but a reunion with at least some of them is inevitable, especially if her friends manage to save her from her captor Roan (Zach McGowan).
Taylor recently spoke to E! News and revealed what a future reunion with the ones Clarke left behind would be like. "Oh, they're all going to be terrible, in a good way," the actress said. "There's a lot of confrontation that needs to happen."
First, her friend Bellamy (Bob Morley) probably won't be very happy with Clarke, seeing as how she left him to lead the Sky People at the end of Season 2. "With Clarke and Bellamy, Clarke just said, see ya, this is your responsibility now," Taylor revealed. "So he's not happy about that." more >>
Things will be very different in DC when "Scandal" returns with the back half of its fifth season. Picking up six months after Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) had her abortion, broke up with Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), and exited the White House, "Scandal" continues on with a "changed" Olivia, a "stoic" Fitz, and a Mellie (Bellamy Young) who may be having second thoughts about her political aspirations.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Young at EW's Screen Actors Guild Awards party on Friday and the actress hinted at what's in store for the former First Lady/Senator Melody "Mellie" Grant in Season 5B. "The [midseason] finale really saw Mellie personally emancipated — she went through this filibuster process, which was not a premeditated thing, and really found her footing, found her voice as a politician," the actress said.
When the popular political drama/thriller resumes, Mellie will be busy running for president. "She's so excited to be part of the presidential campaign, but I think she's really learning that it's easier to be a backseat driver now that she's behind the wheel," Young revealed. She adds that her character now makes sometimes unbelievable mistakes. more >>