The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 18, 2018
Charmed is coming back, like it or not! The CW’s Charmed reboot will star Macy (Madeline Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery), and the original stars—and fans—are not necessarily happy. “Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye,” original star Holly Marie Combs tweeted in January 2018. But CW president Mark Pedowitz tells fans during a press call that he just wants them to give it a shot. “Hopefully they would give this new cast a chance. It is not quite the same, yet there are many similarities. Hopefully they’ll give it a shot. We are happy with who we cast, we think it’s a nice mix.” Charmed airs Sundays this fall paired with Supergirl on The CW.
Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) are joining Netflix’s upcoming sex therapy original Sex Education. Anderson will play the therapist and Butterfield plays Otis Thompson, a socially awkward high school virgin (also Anderson’s son). The series will launch in 2019.
Magnum P.I. is being rebooted. Take a look at the first-look footage above. This is a modern take on the classic series and stars Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.
The cast of Netflix’s Arrested Development are getting back pay after a dispute with 20thCentury Fox. The stars were up in arms over the expanded and recut fourth season of the Netflix series that led to seven additional episodes. The original 15 episodes were plumped up to 22 with the hope of bringing in new fans and landing a lucrative syndication deal. All in, Arrested Development has 75 total episodes, plus its upcoming fifth season, which lands May 29thand will likely consist of 17 episodes.
It’s become tradition for the superhero shows of The CW – The annual “Arrow-verse” crossover. Oliver Queen himself, Stephen Amell, has confirmed it’s return this December, and with that, characters will be visiting Gotham and interacting with the newest member of the crossover, Batwoman! The existing shows, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, will all be involved.
Stephen King’s IT sequel casts the adult version of Stanley in actor Andy Bean. Don’t know the name? Click here.
Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jonathan Kasdan says Lando Calrissian (played by Donald Glover) is pansexual in the movie. “I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity ― sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of. But there’s nothing overt about Lando’s sexuality in the film as nothing romantic goes on between him and any human or droid.”
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