You’d think a long weekend would lead to a lack of television news, but that hasn’t been the case. Read today’s very independent TV-Cap and devour juicy tidbits like finding out how to binge Constantine for no dollars, learning some intel on a possible musical version of HBO’s True Blood, and seeing a behind the scenes look at the upcoming new and shiny Samurai Jack.
Cast Some Spells. If you’re among those who miss seeing Matt Ryan as John Constantine on NBC’s Constantine, you can relive the past thanks to CW Seed. The CW’s digital platform has all 13 episodes of Constantine available to stream for nada–you don’t have to utter an incantation or trade anything. You can binge to your heart’s content. With CW deciding to stream the series, I can’t help but wonder if Ryan will appear in more of the DC-verse on the network (he made a single guest appearance in season four of Arrow). [Nerdist]
Meet a Queen. Westeros has seen a women take a seat on the Iron Throne before and lead the realm, and her name was Rhaenyra Targaryen. Man, those Targaryens really like the “a” before “e” names. Michael’s latest History of Thrones tackles the subject and reading it will help scratch your Game of Thrones itch.
A Rematch? Arrow’s Stephen Amell had a bone to pick with wrestler Stardust, a.k.a. Cody Rhodes, at WWE Summerslam last year. They antagonized each other on Twitter, they fought in the ring–it was a whole thing. But they must have made up because Rhodes is coming to season five of Arrow. The news broke at Heroes & Villains Fanfest in New Jersey. You can watch Rhodes and Amell make the announcement in the above video, also shared here on Nerdist. Also, several Arrow cast members appeared together on a panel at the convention and teased the season five villain and discussed Olicity; read all about that at TVLine.
Look Out. The Titans are finally returning to the screen. Season one of Attack on Titan was released way back in 2013, and fans have been waiting for season two. After some rumors and delays, the Attack on Titan website has released a teaser image (above) and announced the anime series will return in spring 2017. [Comic Book Resources, Image: Shingeki]
Music with a Side of Blood? The New York Post has reported a musical based on HBO’s True Blood, a supernatural drama based on books by Charlaine Harris, is in development for Broadway. I could see the over-the-top to the point of amusing story working for a stage romp. It’s in the process of being revised, but features music by Nathan Barr and is directed by Pam MacKinnon. Read more at the Post. [TVLine]
Celebrate! IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! has crossed the 100th episode milestone, and to celebrate, they’ve decided to allow fans of the show to relive every moment in the easiest way possible. They’ve shared a video that compiles every single episode of the show. Think of it as eating a 100-layer comedy cake with every bite. Watch the video right this way. [A.V. Club]
A Little Peek. Noah Hawley is at the helm of FX’s Legion, you know, the upcoming X-Men television series focusing on the mutant David Haller. Played by Dan Stevens, Haller has schizophrenia and isn’t entirely positive about what is real. Hawley shared a peek at the character in a post on Instagram, embedded above. [Nerdist, Image: Noah Hawley]
How It Happened. In case you haven’t heard the news, Samurai Jack is returning for season five with 10 brand new episodes–and yes, creator Genndy Tartakovsky is back and so is voice actor Phil LaMarr. Get the scoop on why they went with making another season of the show instead of doing a movie, and get a behind the scenes look at the new episodes in the above video. [Nerdist]
Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones (including the season six finale) are ahead.
All Growns Up. Jon Snow has walked down the path less traveled for the entirety of Game of Thrones. Believing himself to be Ned Stark’s bastard, he sort of exiled himself to the Night’s Watch at Castle Black way back in season one. He rose to leadership there, and now he’s the King in the North. YouTuber TheGaroStudios put together a supercut of Jon’s journey so you can see everything he’s gone through so far in the HBO series. [Nerdist]
Are you planning a Constantine binge? Do you think we’ll see the lead character show up in Arrow again? Let me know in the comments.
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