Romper Stomper
News

The Bold Type, Romper Stomper acquired; grown-ish renewed; + more

Internet TV

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

  • Nikohl Boosheri and Stephen Conrad Moore promoted to regulars on Freeform’s The Bold Type
  • Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Sara Rue, Mary McCormack and Robert Klein to guest on NBC’s Will & Grace
  • Katie Holmes to recur on Showtime’s Ray Donovan

New US TV shows

Filming Justice League
Weekly Wonder Woman

Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #37, Trinity #17, Batman #39, Wonder Woman/Conan #5

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including which alternative reality she’s in this week

Everyone’s starting to get back into the swing of things, now the New Year hangovers have passed, so the news is a little fuller this week.

Film news

Assuming you weren’t too traumatised by having seen it in the cinema, Justice League is now available to pre-order on Blu-Ray/DVD/download/microfiche/oil painting/tortoise. Due out next month in the US at least, the superset of promised features is:

  • Road to Justice
    Journey alongside DC comic creators as they explore over fifty years of the Justice League, from comic books to animated adventures to their cinematic debut.
  • Heart of Justice
    Discover the heart, soul and mind of the Justice League, as the cast and filmmakers share their admiration for DC’s iconic Trinity: Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman.
  • Technology of the Justice League
    From Batman’s arsenal to Cyborg’s alien tech, interface with the Justice League database to learn their most advanced secrets.
  • Justice League: The New Heroes
    Join Ray Fisher on a personal tour to meet the newest members of the Justice League: Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg.
  • The Return of Superman
  • Bonus scenes not seen in cinemas
  • Steppenwolf the Conqueror
    Join actor Ciarán Hinds and the filmmakers as they reveal the story behind mankind’s ancient enemy and the Justice League’s greatest challenge.
  • Scene Studies: Revisiting the Amazons
    Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences
  • Scene Studies: Wonder Woman’s Rescue
    Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences
  • Scene Studies: Heroes Park
    Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences
  • Scene Studies: The Tunnel Battle
    Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences
  • Suit Up: The Look of the League
    Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson explores the innovation and artistry that goes into creating the costumes of DC’s iconic heroes.

As you can see, quite a lot of special features involving Wonder Woman and the Amazons, which is nice. No word on how many or what the deleted scenes are, but it’s probably not an entire Zac Snyder cut, so don’t set your hopes too high, fanboys.

Although no Oscar yet, Wonder Woman is up for a Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award. Nope, never heard of them before, either.

Meanwhile, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are forming some kind of double act, it seems. As well as being interviewed together, they’re now doing charades on The Tonight Show:

Comics news

Not much really in terms of actual comics news. But nu52 Wonder Woman writer Brian Azzarello is off designing taps for pubs now. No, really, he is.

Comics reviews

Diana made no fewer than four appearances in comic books this week. In Justice League #37, Diana goes on TV. Again. Meanwhile, in Trinity #17, she (and one or more male pals) ends up powerless in an alternative universe last seen in an old comic and has to do a lot of fighting. Simultaneously, over in Batman #39, she (and one or more male pals) ends up powerless in an alternative universe last seen in an old comic and has to do a lot of fighting. And over in Wonder Woman/Conan #5, we finally learn if Diana and Yanna are the same woman.

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Jean-Claude Van Johnson
News

The Tick renewed; I Love Dick, JCVJ, One Mississippi cancelled; + more

Internet TV

  • Amazon cancels: I Love Dick, One Mississippi and Jean-Claude Van Johnson
  • renews: The Tick
  • Anthony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott et al join Amazon’s The Boys
  • Apple green lights: adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s You Think It, I’ll Say It, with Kristen Wiig
  • Netflix acquires: Endemol’s Nicky Jam: El Ganador

International TV

Italian TV

  • Sebastian Koch, James Cosmo, Richard Sammel et al join Rai’s The Name of the Rose

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

The Magicians season 3
International TV

What have you been watching? Including The Magicians and Cardinal

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend anything you’ve been watching this week

We’re over the first phase of new US TV shows this week, ready for the next phase in February, which means there haven’t been many new additions to the TMINE viewing queuing. Last night’s premiere of Black Lightning (US: The CW; UK: Netflix) will be getting a review on Friday, while elsewhere this week, I previewed Sky Atlantic’s forthcoming Britannia and reviewed CBC (Canada)’s Burden of Truth, so it wasn’t entirely uneventful. The Magicians was back as well.

Nevertheless, that still left a little time for me to watch an episode of Lucifer out of curiosity to see if it had got more interesting. I’ll be discussing that after the jump with the current regulars: The Brave, Cardinal, Engrenages (Spiral), Falling Water, Great News, Happy!, SEAL Team, Star Trek: Discovery, Will & Grace and The X-Files, as well as the season finale of Marvel’s Runaways. Two of those will be leaving the TMINE viewing queue forthwith – can you guess which ones?

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Baron Noir
French TV

Baron Noir returns for season 2 next week in France

Baron Noir was one of TMINE’s favourite shows of 2016, a marvellous French political drama that somehow managed to predict and combine the Corbyn Labour leadership competition and Brexit then relocate them to France and actually inject them with some charisma.

Now it’s back, ready to regale us with a second season – at least in France. Here’s the rubric (with spoilers for season 1, obvs):

Caught between the extreme right and religious fanaticism, to ‘save the Republic’ Amélie Dorendeu, candidate for the presidential election, decides to follow the risky strategy of ‘Baron Noir’ Philippe Rickwaert, who’s just out of prison and forced to be her secret counsellor pending his trial.

But the country’s divisions are creating an unprecedented institutional crisis. Will Rickwaert’s tactical genius succeed in reconciling the irreconcilable? Will Amélie become the woman of state that he had dreamed or his worst enemy – the one who knows everything about him and more? Will the Baron Noir assume his own destiny and reveal his true nature?

There’s a great big trailer over on the Canal+ web site, along with clips and featurettes, but here’s a few smaller trailers that Canal+ has deigned to put on YouTube.