Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Netflix Passes on Agent Carter

Despite a petition gathering over 125,000 signatures, Netflix has decided against renewing Agent Carter after ABC canceled it in May. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly at the Television Critics Association press tour, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said,
We’re looking for truly original brands to own and in that Marvel space we already have – so that was mostly why. They also have some output deal complexities. So when you pick it up, being able to pick it up globally is difficult even after it’s canceled. Some of those output partners still had it on the air, so they would argue its covered by their output. Unfortunately, it was a business decision more than a creative one.

Ehrenreich & Christensen Not in Rogue One

Rumors have been floating around the internet for a few weeks now that Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo or Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader would be appearing in Rogue One. A recently-scrounged-up interview with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy appears to shoot down those rumors.

Arrow 5x03 Title

Marc Guggenheim has tweeted the title page for the Arrow 5x03 script.

Nelsan Ellis Cast in Elementary

CBS has cast Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) in season 5 of Elementary as Shinwell Johnson, according to TV Line. Shinwell is a Doyle character who appeared in The Illustrious Client. He will appear for three episodes starting with the season premiere. The report describes the new take on the character as
a former drug dealer who’s struggling to get his life back on track after a long stint in prison. A surgical patient of Watson’s (Lucy Liu) more than a decade ago, Shinwell reappears in her life as a helpful tipster in a murder investigation. He begins working with Sherlock and Joan, leveraging various illicit connections from his past to help the pair solve cases. But the more time he spends navigating New York’s underworld, the closer he gets to sliding back into the life he’s so desperate to leave behind.