The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 16, 2018
The BBC and Netflix are partnering on a major new series adaptation of the classic vampire tale Dracula. The team behind Sherlock (Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat) are taking on the Bram Stoker tale. Three 90-minute installments of the series, which is set in 1897, have been commissioned. Moffat and Gatiss said: “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”
Peter Dinklage hints at Tyrion’s fate.. and it’s not good. We last saw Tyrion spying on Daenerys and Jon’s boat cruise. Peter Dinklage hints at Tyrion’s fate in a conversation with Vulture about the Game of Thrones’ final season: “I feel very, very — I’m trying to find the right word. I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is — death can be a great way out.” Of Tyrion’s trajectory on the show, he said: “He certainly developed a deeper sense of responsibility over the course of the show. He was a pretty irresponsible character to begin with. He used his position as the outcast of his family like an adolescent would. He pushed it in their [the Lannisters’] faces. The beauty of Tyrion is that he grew out of that mode in a couple of seasons and developed a strong sense of responsibility. Not morality, because he always had that, but what to do with his intelligence.”
Sometimes dead is better. Watch the official trailer for Pet Sematary, based on Stephen King’s terrifying novel. In theatres April 5, 2019.
According to a new report from Variety, Warner Bros. will not be moving forward with Batman and Superman movies featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. This means that a sequel to Man of Steel is off the table, though the report did not indicate that the studio is looking to recast the character of Superman even if it is looking for a Batman beyond Affleck.
Netflix is welcoming three new DreamWorks Animation Television kids series to its stable of shows in 2019 and 2020. The new shows: Archibald’s Next Big Thing, inspired by the children’s book from Tony Hale, Tony Biaggne and Victor Huckabe and following the hijinks of a chicken; Gabby’s Dollhouse, a show created and executive produced by Traci Paige Johnson (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and Jennifer Twomey (Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi), it unboxes a surprise before hopping into a fantasy world of cat characters; Rhyme Time Town, about Daisy the Puppy and Cole the Kitten as they embark on an adventurous world filled with nursery rhymes and imaginative play. Since 2013, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released 16 original series.
Monday afternoon, the official Watchmen Instagram account shared a first look at the upcoming series from Lost and The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof. The brief video footage, which depicts an officer of the law with their face covered by a yellow cloth, has already set the pic’s comments section ablaze with wild guesses as to who the mysterious character could be:
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