Thursday, May 5, 2016

SETH MACFARLANE TO CREATE AND LEAD SF SPACESHIP DRAMEDY TV SERIES! ANDREW GARFIELD, CLAIRE FOY TO 'BREATHE'! JOSH HUTCHERSON TO LEAD 'FUTURE MAN' TV COMEDY

'BREATHE' CASTS
ANDREW GARFIELD & CLAIRE FOY
In today's casting news, 'Deadline' reports that Andy Serkis will direct inspiring drama movie BREATHE starring Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield (I don't think I've ever heard of a more unappealing casting in my life, especially given the nature of the movie)! Based on the true story of Robin (Garfield), a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralysed. Claire Foy will portray Robin’s devoted and determined wife Diana. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, travelling the world and transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life!

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SETH MACFARLANE IN SF DRAMEDY SERIES AT FOX
In TV news, here's something I don't think we've had before: a sf comedy drama series! Seth MacFarlane will apparently create, produce and star in new sf hourlong dramedy series, currently untitled, which already has 13 episodes ordered by Fox! Set 300 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.
JOSH HUTCHERSON TO LEAD HULU'S NEW COMEDY SERIES
Speaking of sf comedy series, Hulu is also preparing one with Josh Hutcherson and Eliza Coupe which has just added Derek Wilson to the cast as well! Titled FUTURE MAN, this high concept half hour sf comedy series will see Hutcherson playing Josh Futterman, a janitor by day, world-ranked gamer by night, who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humans after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion. Derek Wilson will play Wolf, a futuristic soldier, another character in the Cybergeddon video game, who has no respect for Josh and no faith in his ability to carry out the mission.

27 comments:

  1. Wasn't Firefly a sf comedy drama series?

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    1. I don't think it was intended to be :) DARK MATTER at SyFy also has comedy elements

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  2. Glad to see Andy Serkis is directing now. He's been cheated out of several acting awards.

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    1. but sadly it seems he has zero taste for casting :) You take an inspiring, warm story and cast cold, mediocre actors in it?

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  3. The two SF Tv-series sound promesing!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  4. SF is apparently the way to go. I can't believe there was no mention of zombies in either of these. Are we seeing a shift in viewing?

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    1. that is because zombies do not live in space :)

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  5. Oh, this is where The Amazing Superman is now. Good to know. :)

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    1. it is strange that he still has a career

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  6. The Brits and the Aussies have done comedy sci-fi long ago. Red Dwarf from England was brilliant. I can't remember the name of the Aussie show, but it was a sci fi comedy with Hitler as the bad guy. It was weird, but hysterically funny.

    I'm not a big fan of Seth McFarlane but I'll wait before I decide if I'd like it. The HULU series sounds promising to me. They do turn out some great stuff.

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    1. I don't think I've seen anything from Seth, but he does seem idiotic a bit :)

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  7. I wonder if the Seth McFarlane series will be crude like his other works.

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    1. if it is I hope it gets cancelled after the first few episodes :)

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    2. I can't even stomach Family Guy. It has got to be the worst series ever. I don't know what anyone sees in it. It's all just nasty rubbish!

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    3. yes, that one and ARCHER as well...

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  8. These shows are right up my alley. Looking forward to some new SF!!

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    1. more sf tomorrow as well and then something epic on Sunday

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  9. It's fun to see how Andy's moved along in his career since playing Golum. He's so talented!

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  10. Seth & Scifi.... can´t miss it!!! :D Cheers Dez!

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  11. Looks like great series are coming. I haven't really watched TV lately but always love to get the updates on those great series and programs

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  12. But we had Firefly for comedy drama, didn't we?

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    1. Fran, that was like a lifetime ago

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  13. If he's Future Man, I'm Past Man.

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