New television series don’t only premiere on television and streaming services—sometimes you have to turn to places like YouTube or networks’s digital platforms to catch everything. For example, Vixen arrives today on CW Seed. It’s an animated series that happens in the same universe as The Flash and Arrow (and yes, there are crossovers). Read today’s TV-Cap to learn more about Vixen, to see new trailers for Ash vs Evil Dead and The Walking Dead, to get a look at the lair that is not the Batcave in Gotham, and more.
A Man and His Chainsaw. Only one man can keep the shadows safe, and his name is Ash. He’s coming back on Halloween in Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead, but Bruce Campbell isn’t alone. A new trailer for the series has footage we’ve seen before but also shows off more of the supporting cast and a scary Deadite. [Nerdist]
All the Hawks. We knew Hawkgirl was a regular part of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow cast, but now we know she’ll also be joined by Hawkman. Executive producer Phil Klemmer confirmed to DCLegendsTV.com that Hawkman will be a regular part of the show rather than just making cameo appearances. For those wondering: yes, the relationship between Hawkman and Hawkgirl from the comics will translate to the television series. Klemmer said, “…The way we’ve imagined them is that they’ve obviously been reincarnated through the ages together, but the fact that he remembers their previous lives and she doesn’t… it gives them very much like a Bogie & Bacall sort of [relationship].” Read the entire interview at DCLegendsTV. [Comic Book Resources]
Getting Icy. It’s time to meet another leader in Season 3 of The 100. The Ice Nation was mentioned in Season 2, and their queen is coming into the picture. She’ll be played by Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives). She’s apparently ruled her people for many years and “does what she must to maintain her power, even when it puts her at odds with those closest to her.” Another fierce female character? That sounds about right for The 100. [TV Fanatic]
Dramatic Lighting. What will Season 6 of The Walking Dead bring for the survivors? I don’t believe it will be anything good because nothing positive seems to last for long. A new promo from AMC doesn’t answer any questions, but it does show off the cast in artful and striking shadows. That’s… something. The zombie drama returns on October 11. [/Film]
The Right Tunes. Twin Peaks has a number of names returning from the original series, including Angelo Badalamenti. The composer’s music for Twin Peaks is one of many factors that made the show so memorable, so it’s no doubt a relief to fans that he’ll be adding his touch to the revival as well. Showtime hasn’t confirmed the news yet, but it sounds like a done deal—sources say Badalamenti is already working on the score. [TVLine]
Letting It Go. It’s no secret that HBO’s Game of Thrones is outpacing George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. They’ve been following that trajectory for a while now. Martin’s spoken about it before, but during an appearance at WorldCon last week, he remarked that he can’t worry about it like he used to. He said, “There was a period where I was worried about that. Then I said, ‘to hell with that.’ Worrying about it isn’t going to change it one way or another. I still sit down at the typewriter, and I have to write the next scene and the next sentence … I’m just going to tell my story, and they’re telling their story and adapting my books, and we shall see.” Yes, yes we shall. [Nerdist]
Not the Batcave. Young Bruce Wayne and Alfred are about to explore a dark underground place on Gotham. However, the secret lair beneath the Wayne abode isn’t the Batcave. David Mazouz (Bruce) says, “It’s definitely not the Batcave. What is down there are clues to Thomas Wayne’s secret life and what he was trying to do before being killed.” But is it the soon to be Batcave? [TV Insider, photo: Nicole Rivelli/FOX]
We’re Not Scared. People apparently have strong feelings about all things related to The Walking Dead. The premiere episode of Fear the Walking Dead gathered an average audience of 10.1 million. Yowza. The figure makes it the most watched series premiere ever for a cable show. That’s almost double the numbers The Walking Dead pulled in when it debuted in 2010. [Vulture]
Owning the Ring. Need a Jon Stewart fix? Of course you do. Stewart recently took to the ring to host WWE’s SummerSlam and after joking about wrestling being more real than politics (it’s not a stretch, guys), he got in on the action too by taking on John Cena. Jon vs. John. It has a nice ring to it. [Deadline]
Unpredictable. Meet Mari McCabe. She’s a fashion designer, an orphan, and also Vixen. She can channel the power of animals through her family’s Tantu Totem, and she’s sassy as heck. She’s the star of a new digital animated series set in the same universe as The Flash and Arrow. The first episode of Vixen dropped today, but the above featurette will give you an idea of what to expect. You can watch the series premiere at CW Seed. [Nerdist]
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