The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’ TV Series Gets Amazon Pickup for 2018
It was early last year that Sandman and American Gods creator Neil Gaiman finally got the chance to pitch a TV adaptation of his first novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. Now, Amazon has finally picked up the tab for 2018, green-lighting a six-part limited series.
‘Rogue One’ Has Another ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Connection That Didn’t Make the Movie
Rogue One made impressive effort not just to tie into the original Star Wars films, but also the animated Star Wars Rebels in at least three instances. We’ll even meet a younger Rogue One character on Rebels in 2017, though the film’s visual guide might also tease another Rogue favorite making an animated debut at some point in the series.
Kevin Smith’s ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ Held Up Over Legal Dispute With Creators
Last we heard, Kevin Smith’s TV take on The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension was likely bound for Amazon, so what’s the holdup? Apparently the original writer and director, as MGM is now suing the pair for the rights to proceed with Smith’s TV series.
‘Walking Dead’ Won’t Spoil the Comic Ending, Says Robert Kirkman
Whether or not The Walking Dead turns into a 50-year franchise like Star Trek, the AMC series will inevitably either conclude before, or extend beyond Robert Kirkman’s comic source material. Whenever we get to that point, Kirkman at least confirms the two mediums will craft different endings, so as not to spoil one another.
CBS ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Premiere Boldly Delayed to May 2017
Star Trek fans have waited years for the franchise to return to TV, and will wait longer still, it seems. Despite CBS initially scheduling the new Discovery series for a January 2017 bow, the newest Star Trek saga has been pushed back to May over production demands.
‘Dark Tower’ TV Series Still in the Works, Says Ron Howard
There’s no stopping The Dark Tower from making its way to movie screens this time, but one still has to wonder if Ron Howard’s ambitious, multi-platform adaptation might have simplified its approach to finally go before cameras. Well, whether or not Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey succeed in bringing The Dark Tower to life, Howard says a TV tie-in series is still in development.
NBC Has ‘Grimm’ News for Fans: Season 6 Will Be the Last
Fans have remained loyal to NBC’s Grimm ‘til the last, propelling the supernatural cop drama through a whopping six seasons on Friday nights, but all fairy tales end sooner or later. So it is, that NBC confirms Grimm Season 6 will mark the end for all your favorite Wesen.
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Probably Returning THAT Scaly Character
Among the many Game of Thrones questions Season 6 tabled for the penultimate year, at least one fan-favorite character dropped off the map in what seemed very much like a suicide mission. Now, eagle-eyes in Belfast have likely confirmed said character’s return, while a surprising easter egg from Season 2 might help illuminate their path.
‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spinoff ‘Mayans MC’ Gets Script Order With Elgin James
Just a few short weeks ago, Sons of Anarchy boss Kurt Sutter gave a vague update that the FX biker drama spinoff had moved forward, something the network now formalizes. Not only does the tentatively-titled Mayans MC spinoff has a script order, but a co-creator and showrunner in Little Birds alum Elgin James.
Doris Roberts, Star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Dies at 90
Sad news for fans of veteran actor and multiple Emmy-winner Doris Roberts, as the iconic Everybody Loves Raymond star has passed away. Apart from her famed role as Ray’s mother Marie Barone, Roberts is also remembered for her work on Broadway.
Report: CBS ‘Star Trek’ Series Returning to Original Franchise Continuity
Among the many questions raised by CBS’ announcement of a new All-Access streaming Star Trek for 2017 under Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller, fans had to wonder if a TV return would follow the J.J. Abrams reboot films, return to the original timeline, or perhaps exist independent of both. Now, reports suggest that not only is the original continuity back in play, we know which Star Trek properties the new CBS iteration will fall between.
‘Game of Thrones’ Bosses Deny Changing Season 6 Over Rape Criticisms
Distracted thought we are by every clue toward Jon Snow’s return, Game of Thrones fans remain uneasy at the prospect of further depictions of sexual violence, and disproportionate misfortune for female characters. A prior Game of Thrones director even suggested producers had heard concerns, and would tone down sexual violence in Season 6, but not so, say showrunners. What fun!