CW series The Flash will end after 9 seasons. The DC Comics show starring the superhero whose ability is to do stuff real fast is notable as it is the most successful/longest running of the DC superhero shows; plus it is the last of the DC shows set in the 'Arrowverse' - these are the DC tights & powers shows that were set in the same TV universe established with the Arrow TV show.
It will end with a 15-episode final season.
The Flash was always a frustrating series in that it was remarkably bold and ambitious in telling some very weird, very comic book-y stories requiring heavy special effects work on what was obviously a TV-sized budget. And impressively, it got away with far more on screen than it ever should have. Talking smart gorilla villain Gorilla Grodd being an especially notable achievement. But at the same time it was so-often bogged down by terrible teen drama soap opera relationship drama that lacked that same level of bold ambition.
Cinema Paradiso: The Series. No, really.
Paradiso will be a 6-episode TV series developed by Rome-based producer Marco Belardi. He is currently in the US negotiating with a yet-to-be-named US streaming service. The show will be filmed and delivered in 2023, with the plot reflecting that of the film, only with the backstories of the characters fleshed-out.
Elements being weaved into the “Paradiso” series include “the strength of a mother, the solidarity of a friend, sex as a taboo, forced relocations, eloping, and marked social differences,” according to materials cited by Belardi.
Six seasons and a movie
Alison Brie on that pesky Community movie promised by Dan Harmon a lifetime ago:
"You know what, I'll say it. There's been movement," Brie said. "There's been some talks. People are talking and certain things — wheels are turning. I said it!"
Three seasons and another season
My enthusiasm for a Community movie is limited. Actually, my enthusiasm for a movie version of any TV show is pretty limited. Why be that which you are not?
But... a new season of Happy Endings? I'm listening.
Trying to bring back a TV series that has been out of production for more than a season is frought with danger. It never tends to work - it is impossible to recapture the lightning twice. A TV show works because it is the perfect confluence of writers and performers (and other production staffers) who happen to come together at the exact right time. That can't be replicated.
But I loved short-lived comedy Happy Endings ever so much and I'd be happy to see these mad bastards give it a go. Series star Casey Wilson yesterday revealed that she is working with Adam Pally on a podcast recapping the series.
She was inevitably then asked if the show will come back:
“I mean, it’s the most frustrating answer, which is that they have made much movement and much efforts, but a lot of the producers are all kind of in different places,” she said. “And I don’t know, they’re just structurally trying to work it out, but everybody wants to.”
As a relatively new parent, a slow clap for the writing team of Evil which managed to bring to the screen maybe the most disturbing creature I have ever laid eyes on.
Great show. Maybe not a wise viewing option for recent or soon-to-be parents, perhaps.
- The Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune 24/7 channels have launched on Pluto TV. Jeopardy! will offer a selection from 250 episodes hosted by Alex Trebek from 1984-2021, while Wheel of Fortune will offer a selection from 250 episodes aired over the past five years.
- Everything Everywhere All At Once writer-directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan will produce and direct a new A24 pilot for Showtime titled Mason. Read: Variety
- The Amazing Race: Australia is set to again travel the world post-pandemic. "Strewth, that's a bloody big Eiffel Tower." Read: Variety Australia
- Visa disputes a Judges finding that it ‘intended to help’ Pornhub and its parent company monetize child porn. Read: Variety
Star Wars: Andor debuts Sept 21 on Disney+.
Shark Bait debuts on Tubi August 1.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners debuts on Netflix in September.
Cars on the Road debuts Sept 8 on Disney+.
I Came By debuts on Netflix August 31.
Everything I Know About Love debuts August 25 on Peacock.
Folks, the week is just getting started. Lets make this a good one.