As the pilot of Mr. Robot said, hello friends. It’s just lovely to be back with you and back in the loop of television news after a short trip. Keep reading today’s TV-Cap to learn about Mr. Robot‘s premiere date, to see key art for Feed the Beast, to learn where Twin Peaks is currently filming, and more.
— Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) April 20, 2016
— Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) April 21, 2016
We’re Not Done. USA’s Mr. Robot ended season one on a confusing note. Actually, confusing is sort of a theme of the series. The provocative drama makes you think, and it will likely do so again when the second season returns on July 13. More FSociety, more cast members, and more work to be done–sign me up. [Nerdist]
Another Adaptation. FX has found success with Fargo, a series based on the world introduced in the film, and other networks are eyeing that approach. Case in point: Crackle is working on a scripted series based on the film Snatch. They’ve placed a ten episode order for the show that will be loosely inspired by the source. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snatch will feature “a group of twenty-something up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.” [Comic Book Resources]
Miniseries Event! Idris Elba’s name is popping up in all sorts of credits recently, and I couldn’t be more pleased about the talented actor getting so much work. He’ll be adding an event miniseries on Showtime to his portfolio soon. He’s signed on as the lead and executive producer for Guerrilla, a six-part story written by John Ridley about the ’70s Black Power movement in the United Kingdom. It will air on Showtime. [Nerdist]
Who’s Hungry? We all have dreams, and Tommy Moran and Dion Patras–played by David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess, respectively–are two best friends who want to open a restaurant. AMC’s original series Feed the Beast will follow the duo as they try to achieve their goal and navigate challenges in their business and personal worlds, like a local mobster and family hiccups. AMC has released key art for the series; it’s above and so is a snazzy teaser. Feed the Beast will debut on May 31. [Image: AMC]
Another Chapter. MTV has renewed The Shannara Chronicles for a second season. The first season of the fantasy adventure drama was based on the second novel from Terry Brooks’ series of books, so I’m looking forward to learning how MTV will continue the story. [TVLine]
All Grown Up. It’s been rumored that Vikings is about to take a leap forward in time; photos from the set support this theory and some casting news gives it support too. Alex Høgh Andersen is playing Ivar the Boneless, Ragnar Lothbrok’s son. He has a series regular role, and he’ll make his first appearance in the April 21 episode. Like Ragnar’s other kids, Ivar has appeared as a child thus far. [Deadline]
Spooky Stories. The podcast Lore dives into the origins of horror stories we know from pop culture and through urban legends, and it has quite the following. The series created by Aaron Mahnke has caught the eye of Gale Anne Hurd (executive producer, The Walking Dead) and she’s working on adapting the podcast into an hour-long anthology series. She’s working with Propagate Content to shop the series around. [The Hollywood Reporter]
— Desiree Gruber (@desireegruber) April 19, 2016
Ooh La La. We thought Showtime had wrapped production on its revival of Twin Peaks, but as it turns out, they’re not done. Kyle MacLachlan, David Lynch, and series cinematographer Pete Deming have been spotted in Paris. My guess? Agent Dale Cooper has gone there in the search of the perfect slice of pie, obviously. [Nerdist]
Will you be watching the next season of Mr. Robot? Share your theories about the ending of season one in the comments.
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