Alas poor Yorick...
FX drama Y: The Last Man has been cancelled. Based on the comic of the same name, the series starts with a pandemic event that kills off almost all of the men. And that right there put the series on the wrong-footing. Were audiences interested in making their way through a pilot with a pandemic event considering the past year and a half?
In updating the politics of the comic series, the show certainly leant into a lot more of the politics to do with gender and identity (impossible to avoid when considering the subject). That will no doubt lead to a lot of Twitter bros claiming "Go woke, go broke" - but that mostly ignores the fact that the comics were pretty progressive themselves back in the early 00s. The reality is that the show was maybe a little bit less fun than it needed to be. It never quite found the fun in the post-apocalypse.
The series is currently being shopped around elsewhere. If it landed at HBO Max, that wouldn't be a huge surprise considering it was based on a Warners-owned DC Comics series.
Mel Brooks has a new TV show
Still-hilarious 95 year-old Mel Brooks is finally getting around to a sequel with the new Hulu series History of the World, Part II.
“History of the World, Part II” is described as a sequel to the 1981 film. The film was made up of segments set during different periods of world history. Among those was the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the French Revolution. Like most of Brooks’ work, it also featured musical numbers, including one about the Spanish Inquisition and, of course, “Jews in Space.”
The new show is being referred to as a variety show, but I suspect that just means it'll be sketch based, like the film. Also working on the show: Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, and Kevin Salter.
Mel Gibson coming to TV for John Wick prequel
A TV prequel series based on the John Wick movie franchise sounds like the sort of thing that can get attention on its own. And yet, here we are with some casting news that is bringing a whole lot of attention to The Continental.
Mel Gibson, persona non grata since it was revealed he's a bit of a racist shit, will star in what is being billed as a three-night event TV series.
The Continental will explore the origin behind the hotel-for-assassins, which increasingly has become the centerpiece of the John Wick universe. This will be accomplished through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, who is dragged into the Hell-scape of a 1975 New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the New York’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the iconic hotel, which serves as the meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals.
- The only bad thing about the Jack Ryan TV series, Abbie Cornish, will return to the series for its fourth season. Read: Deadline
- The trans employee resource group at Netflix has released a list of demands for the company ahead of Wednesday’s walkout. Read the list: The Verge
A return to 1313 Mockingbird Lane
Here's your first-look at the cast of Rob Zombie's The Munsters film.
(That's Daniel Roebuck on the end - most memorably known for playing Dr. Leslie Arzt on Lost and Jay Leno in The Late Shift).
You can read more about it at /Film:
Marvel's Hit Monkey debuts Nov 17 on Hulu.
The Lost Daughter debuts on Netflix Dec 31.
Mayor Pete debuts Nov 12 on Amazon Prime Video.
Tear Along The Dotted Line debuts on Netflix Nov 17.
What's next? Tomorrow.