Monday, February 17, 2014

NEWS: REVENGE Graphic Novel, GAME OF THRONES Trailer, Why the Anthology Series is All the Rage

ABC's REVENGE soap opera spills into graphic novel
The graphic novel takes place years before Emily took the guise of a wealthy Hamptons socialite in the first Revenge episode, and the 19-year-old goes on her first mission in Switzerland after training under her Japanese sensei, Takeda.

"The parts of the history we're bursting to tell is the origin of the woman you see that shows up in the pilot, as differentiated from the girl who was thrown into (juvenile detention) when her dad was taken from her," says REVENGE executive producer Sunil Nayar.

Hardcover graphic novel "Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne," is coming out Sept. 3 from Marvel Comics. The book is written by Erica Schultz and TV series scribe Ted Sullivan, with art by Vincenzo Balzano and Dustin Nguyen.

TRUE DETECTIVE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY and Why the Anthology Series is All the Rage
Anthologies tell shorter stories with set end points. Reality TV competitions may be able to crown a winner after a few months, but a narrative can't be as perfunctory with its arcs and twists. There's the hope among showrunners that the third act of a season can now be a more fully realized anchor of their vision than ever before. Shows canceled at the end of or middle of a season don't have this luxury, and we've all seen plot-heavy series that have had to keep their ultimate finale in sight but always at a distance. What if the end were to come quicker, and at a point everyone's aware of from the start?

Stacey Slater finally speaks! EASTENDERS fans rejoice
Stacey, played by Lacey Turner, left our TV screens in December 2010, fleeing to Mexico with daughter Lily to escape being prosecuted for Archie Mitchell’s murder. But when Kat spotted her on a bus trip in London, she made it her mission to find her and this week Stacey berates Kat for putting her new life at risk.

WGN America Developing Eliot Ness Drama Series With Dennis Lehane & Michael Dinner
Famous prohibition agent Eliot Ness wasn’t even 30 years old when hit the pinnacle in his career by taking down Al Capone with his law enforcement team dubbed The Untouchables. The following two decades of his life are the subject of NESS, a drama series in development at WGN America from THE BLACKLIST duo of Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment.

Photo: David Tennant, Anna Gunn in Fox's BROADCHURCH remake GRACEPOINT
Tennant (DOCTOR WHO) co-starred in the original series and will reprise more-or-less the same role in the Fox version of the show, a brittle detective here named Emmett Carver. Gunn (BREAKING BAD) will play detective Ellie Miller, his partner, whose son was a friend of the victim. The drama tells the story of an investigation into the murder of a young boy in a small town.

HOUSE OF CARDS Viewing Soars on First Day of Season 2
The drama series’ second season that Netflix made available early Friday is getting far more sampling than its first season did, according to data provided by broadband technology firm Procera Networks.

A whopping 15% of Netflix subscribers on one particular Internet service supplied by an unspecified U.S. cable operator (Procera can’t identify its clients) watched the first episode during a six to eight hour period monitored Friday. That's a massive increase compared with a similar measurement Procera made last year when just 2% of “Cards” viewers watched at least one episode over the course of an entire weekend (and that bow was aided by a free-month discount to new subs).

The New GAME OF THRONES Trailer Is All About Vengeance

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