The 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour has officially begun, which means you’re about to get more TV news than you can handle! The CW decided to set a record with how many exciting announcements the network unveiled during all the panels — from early renewals to surprise character returns and more. Plus, last night was one of the biggest nights in TV as the Golden Globes handed out a ton of hardware to the small screen’s best and brightest. Today’s TV-Cap highlights everything you need to know, so check it out below.
Renewals galore. The CW gave out early renewals to every original series, with the exceptions of midseason shows and limited series Frequency and No Tomorrow. That means seven shows are already locked in for 2017-2018: Supernatural is returning for a record 13th season, Supergirl was renewed for season three, The Flash will return for season four, Arrow got a season six, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow earned a season three, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was renewed for season three, and Jane the Virgin gets a season four. It’s like Oprah’s Favorite Things: You get a renewal! You get a renewal! Everybody gets a renewal! [Nerdist]
Back from the dead. But wait, there’s more! The CW also decided to resurrect previously canceled NBC series Constantine as an animated series on digital platform CW Seed. Matt Ryan, who played John Constantine in the live-action DC Comics series, will return to voice his original role. We’ve already got a list going of what we need to see from this new/old series. [Nerdist]
Winner winner. Another year, another Golden Globes ceremony come and gone. Did your predictions come true? Who walked away with the hardware? Check out our full list of winners here.
Time-traveling Archie? The CW is about to bring Archie Comics to life in edgy, noir drama Riverdale, but in its earliest iteration, it was supposed to be a movie. That’s hardly surprising news, but it gets pretty weird: One studio exec thought the movie would work better if Archie time-traveled using portals to other dimensions … and that he should be played by Louis C.K. That certainly would have looked a lot different. [Nerdist]
Too many villains. The Flash is about to face more than his fair share of villains in the back half of this season. Returning faces include Gorilla Grodd (with Keith David cast as the voice of Solovar) and Black Flash (who will also be appearing on multiple DC TV shows … uh oh), while the villain for the upcoming crossover with Supergirl has been revealed as the Music Meister. [Nerdist]
Aquaman’s new gig. Before he takes to the seas as Aquaman in the DC movies, Jason Momoa can first be seen on the small screen in the new Netflix drama Frontier. The former Game of Thrones star plays Declan Harp, as he battles his former employers, the Hudson’s Bay Company, in order to unravel their attempts to control the fur trade in North America in the 1800s. The series also stars Alun Armstrong as Lord Benton, with Allan Hawco as Douglas Brown, Greg Bryk as Cobbs Pound, Shawn Doyle as Samuel Grant, Tantoo Cardinal as Kamenna, and Jessica Matten as Sokanon. All six episodes of Frontier’s first season will begin streaming on Netflix on Friday, January 20. Check out the first trailer below:
More braaaaaaiiiins. The zombie population on iZombie keeps on growing, and season three is probably going to see an all-out zombie apocalypse, according to showrunners Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright. Plus, find out which brain/personality series star Rose McIver vetoed for Liv to eat, and learn why Major (Robert Buckley) is about to steal the show with his teenage girl brain performance. [Nerdist]
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