Midnight Supercar Debuting in March

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Given that this is a blog of my favorite news, it only makes sense this would be here. While I don’t include car-related news often, it’s nice to see something that I can report on. NHK has revealed a new series, titled Midnight Supercar, debuting on March 28th.

The series will be similar to Night at the Museum, when a down-on-her luck car designer enters the Nagoya Motors Heritage Museum to look at the Nagoya 2000GT (It’s actually an incredibly rare Toyota 2000GT). After midnight, however, the museum comes alive and it’s up to her and a courageous racing driver brought to life by the magic of the museum to stop the 2000GT from being stolen. The series is live-action, so the image above is strictly promotional. Hit the jump to see a few more official images.

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First Look at Black Lightning’s Thunder

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It was only a matter of time before we had confirmation that Black Lightning’s daughters would be suiting up in the series, as well. They’re nearly as famous as he is, with several animated incarnations to speak of. Now, star Nafessa Williams has shared an official look at her Anissa Pierce in full costume as the heroic Thunder.

Williams also confirmed on Twitter than Thunder would be a lesbian like her comic book counterpart. Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. (after The Flash) on The CW. Hit the jump for a look at the full image.

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Stranger Things 3 Confirmed by Netflix

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Just in case there was any doubt, Netflix has confirmed that Stranger Things will be getting a third season, possibly as soon as Fall 2018. The company made the announcement on Twitter after submitting a poll asking fans whether or not the show should be renewed. “For the love of Steve, duh,” the tweet reads. “So hold tight baby darts — season three is officially happening.

Stranger Things’ second season debuted October 28th to massive critical acclaim, and record streaming numbers. Ross Duffer stated that they envisioned the second season as a movie sequel rather than a traditional followup. “I told Matt, ‘I don’t want to call it season two, I just want it to feel like a movie sequel,’” Ross said. “If you have a successful movie, No. 2 is always a little bit bigger.

R-Rated Harley Quinn Animated Series in the Works

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It appears Warner Bros. has placed the success of Deadpool squarely in its sights, with the announcement of an R-Rated Harley Quinn series on the way from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey. The adult-oriented show will debut on Warner Bros’ upcoming DC streaming service, with 26 half-hour episodes already ordered. Margot Robbie is set to be approached to voice the character. Check out the first piece of promo art for the film above, and the synopsis below.

Harley Quinn who has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. The series features Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains, old and new, from the DC Universe.

Crisis on Earth-X Crossover Event Full Trailer

The CW has posted a full trailer for the upcoming 4-part Crossover event, Crisis on Earth-X pitting heroes from Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow against an evil alternate universe ruled by Nazi-versions of the same heroes. The crossover is set to be feature-length, spanning the course of four hour-long episodes, and is sure to contain more than its share of surprises and cameos.

The crossover event begins Monday, November 27th, on Supergirl, and will air on each DCCW show the rest of the week, in order.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Extended Season 5 Trailer

At the end of season 4, Coulson and his rag-tag group of agents were captured by a mysterious organization, and upon waking up, found themselves in deep space. Season 5 is set to continue that story, with the gang being kept aboard what looks like a Kree vessel, attempting to stop a threat to the Earth, and save themselves.

COULSON AND THE TEAM ARE LOST IN SPACE, ON THE TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC’S ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’

“Orientation (Part One)”/”Orientation (Part Two)” – Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space, and that’s just the beginning of the nightmare to come, when “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns for its highly anticipated fifth season with a special two-hour premiere, FRIDAY, DEC. 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Hitman Series Being Developed by Hulu

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Deadline is reporting that Fox 21 and Hulu are working together on a TV series based on the hit video game franchise, Hitman. Developed by IO Interactive, the series has enjoyed cult-classic success across several generations of game platforms. However, two failed films have never allowed to prosper in other media.

The pilot is being written by Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise, and is set to be a cornerstone of Hulu programming in the future. The episodic nature of television could lend itself incredibly well to a Hitman series, so only time will tell.

Lord of the Rings TV Series in the Works

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Amazon Studios has announced a multi-season commitment for a massive-scale Lord of the Rings television series that will focus on lesser-known Middle Earth stories such as The Silmarillion, and more. The show will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema.

Here’s the press release in full:

“‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be takingThe Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”

“We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for ‘The Lord of the Rings,’” added Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins. “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”

Ellen Page Cast as White Violin

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The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Juno) has joined the cast of Netflix’ upcoming 10-episode adaptation for Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy. Page has been cast in the role of the iconic White Violin, the only member of the Hargreeves family without supernatural abilities.

This incarnation of the character is described as, “the black sheep of her dysfunctional family. She is the only one of Reginald Hargreeves’ adopted children with no supernatural abilities. A meek and insecure wallflower, Vanya struggles to find her place in the world.”

First Look at Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor

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Earlier this year, the BBC announced our very first female doctor, as Jodie Whittaker (Attack the Block, Broadchurch) was cast in the role. Now, after months of waiting, we finally have our first look at her official Time Lord get-up in the series, standing in front of the iconic TARDIS.

Whittaker is set to debut as The Doctor in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, airing next month on the BBC. Hit the jump to check out the full image.

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Jesse Rath Cast as Brainiac-5 in Supergirl

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Two Brainiac’s in less than a week! It’s been revealed that Supergirl has cast Jesse Rath (Defiance) in season three as Brainiac-5, a reformed Brainiac from the year 3000, who is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. It’s set to be a recurring role in the DC Comics adaptation, and ensures the arrival of the future team of heroes in the future.

Brainiac-5 will appear in episode 10 of this season of Supergirl, titled “Legion of Super Heroes” (was there ever any doubt?).

Blake Ritson Cast as Brainiac in Krypton

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After accidentally releasing an incredible trailer for SyFy’s Krypton series, fans have been hotly anticipating what could be a surprise-hit. Now, Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons) has been cast as Brainiac in the upcoming series, ensuring fan excitement will hit a fever pitch when it debuts next year.

Brainiac is described as a parasitic, hyper-advanced alien android of immense intelligence. One of Superman’s oldest and most dangerous rogues, he hasn’t been seen in live-action since James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) portrayed a version of him in Smallville.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Voice Cast Announced

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The incredible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series is coming to an end, and with it, beginning in 2018, Nickelodeon plans to launch a new series. The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will star the band of brothers as they encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City.

The 2D-animated series will star the voice talents of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil. The series is set to debut in 2018, on Nickelodeon.

 

New Warriors Not Airing on FreeForm After All

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel’s New Warriors is no longer set to air on Disney’s FreeForm network, and is being shopped to other outlets. Rumors are strong that the series, which is “testing through the roof” with audiences and executives could end up on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, making it an ideal foil to DC’s live-action Titans.

New Warriors is set to star Milana Vayntrub as Doreen Green, AKA Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii.

Chantal Thuy Cast as Grace Choi in Black Lightning

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Variety has learned that Chantal Thuy (Pretty Little Liars, Madam Secretary) has been cast as DC Comics hero, Grace Choi, in the upcoming Black Lightning series. In the series, Grace Choi is the first person Anissa Pierce, daughter of Black Lightning confides in about her abilities. She’s the daughter of a Bana Amazon and has great strength and resilience.

In the comics, she became a mainstay of the group, The Outsiders, after being recruited by Nightwing.