Everything’s coming up Comic-Con, guys. It’s a way of life for the next two weeks. Keep reading today’s TV-Cap to see who will be stopping by Conan while he broadcasts live from Comic-Con, to find out about the status of a Terminator television series, to learn about some big villains in Season 2 of Gotham, and more.
Choose Your Bag. Are you ready to bring home impossibly giant bags from Comic-Con? You can use them for laundry or storage, and hey, they’re helpful for hauling Comic-Con loot home. Warner Bros. is covering the bags with their properties including The Flash, Arrow, Supernatural, Supergirl, and more. Be prepared to barter with friends or strangers if you don’t get the bag you want the most. See all the designs at Give Me My Remote.
It All Comes Back. Nothing good ever really dies–not when it comes to the world of entertainment. The reboot train makes regular laps, funded by corporations eager to see which franchises are worth picking up. In the case of Time Warner, they’ve latched on to Scooby-Doo and Bugs Bunny to jump start their kids network Boomerang. Both series will get a total of 450 half hours of original programming, and it’s the first time that kind of programming has been developed for the network. I’m curious to see how they’ll update the humor and style to fit in the modern landscape. [Variety]
All the Rogues. I’ve teased about the high number of Batman villains who have appeared on Fox’s Gotham, but that’s because there have been so many. The series introduced quite a few familiar names in Season 1 and has already announced some for Season 2. The synopsis for the next chapter of the moody procedural comic book series goes there: “The stakes are higher than ever as Gotham explores the origin stories of some of the most ambitious and depraved Super Villains, including The Riddler, The Joker and Mr. Freeze, and Bruce Wayne uncovers more secrets from his father’s past.” The Joker and Mr. Freeze? Things are getting serious. The second season of Gotham will premiere on Monday, September 21. [Comic Book Resources]
Another Serving. The werewolves of Bitten are coming back for thirds. The Canadian show was already renewed for a third season by Space, and now, Syfy’s getting in on the action too. Season 3 will air on Syfy sometime in 2016. [TVLine]
Schedule This. News about panels at Comic-Con has been dropping for weeks, but the entire schedule is live now and it is so packed that I can’t wrap my brain around the number of panels happening. And it turns out, many of those panels are all about television. Who. Knew. I went through the whole list and sorted out all things TV and made a handy guide.
A Clarice Connection. The cancellation of Hannibal means lost opportunities and one of those opportunities was the introduction of Clarice Starling to the story. There’s some trickiness to that concept because of character rights issues–Bryan Fuller teased he could call her “Schmarice Schmarling” to get around it–but he did tell Vulture he asked “Schmodie Schmoster” if she wanted to direct an episode of Hannibal “because she’s a brilliant director.” Well, clearly that’s a thing that needs to happen. [Vulture]
As Long As There’s Chrismukkah. You can apparently turn anything into a musical if you have your ducks in order–even dramas about teens living in southern California. Jordan Ross is adapting and directing a musical based on The O.C. Yes, The O.C. as in the one with Seth, Summer, Ryan, and Marissa. Lindsey Rosin will produce. This team also made a musical based on Cruel Intentions. The O.C. musical won’t be a long-running affair, and in fact is a one night only event scheduled for August 30. No word on how to get tickets yet. [Nerdist]
No Waiting. CBS’s Extant is coming to Comic-Con as part of a panel moderated by none other than Chris Hardwick, but you don’t have to be at the convention to see a tease for Season 2. Actually, you don’t even have to wait to get a hint of what’s next for Molly (Halle Berry) and Ethan (Pierce Gagnon). Watch the preview of Extant Season 2 right here at Nerdist.
Possible Connections. The Terminator franchise has staying power. Setting aside talks about what’s worked and what hasn’t, there have been multiple films, a television series, and video games. During an interview with reporters at a press day for the latest film, Terminator Genisys, Skydance CEO David Ellison and CCO Dana Goldberg said a television series is “something that we’re developing as we speak.” Ellison said that if they do get a TV series in the works, it will have “connective tissue” to the films. You can read the complete comments at Collider, but the takeaway is that it’s possible we’ll get another TV series. For the record, I’d be OK with more of The Sarah Connor Chronicles. [Comic Book Resources]
Live from Comic-Con. Comic-Con changes in scope in ways large and small every year. This time around, there’s a particularly notable shift and first: Conan is broadcasting his show live from San Diego. It’s the first late-night show to do so during the con. As you can imagine, being at Comic-Con means access to a lot of guests and the lineup for Conan’s episodes from July 8 to July 11 has been announced.
Wednesday, July 8:
Thursday, July 9:
Stars of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Saturday, July 11:
Special surprise film cast.
Do you want to see another Terminator television series? Let me know your feelings on the subject in the comments.