ICYMI: The Witcher saga becoming a Netflix series, a Harry Potter augmented video game in the works, Omens casting news and more!
Welcome to another issue of Fantasy After Dark! In our last issue, we gave news on The Witcher Saga, the new Harry Potter video game that could become the next ‘Pokémon GO!’ craze and there’s a new star joining Good Omens. Plus interviews with Alyssa Milano and Casey Lee, the CEO of Com2us who is working on The Walking Dead RPG video game.
In case you missed our last issue you can see what happened here!
Hot Topic: HBO’s Game of Thrones still reigns as the most pirated show of 2017 for the sixth year in a row
Even HBO Now can’t fix this one. A few years ago it was reported that a ton of people all over the world were illegally pirating Game of Thrones to get their fix due to it being a UK-based show with a huge United States following. HBO Now was HBO’s way to solve that but now for the sixth year in a row, GoT is still the top pirated show of the year, reported by Screen Rant. With the final season approaching, the show has broken many records and has been the most popular show in HBO’s history. Second in the most pirated television shows is The Walking Dead, and The Flash in third.
The article also notes the pirating was partially due to the episodes released prior to air by hackers. They may not keep the lead in 2018, however, because the eighth and final season will not air until the following year in 2019 which was just officially confirmed by HBO.
Interviews: Ian McKellen may revive his role of Gandalf
Fans of The Lord of the Rings may soon have a lot to be thankful for. In case you missed it first revealed in our latest issue of Streaming After Dark, the new streaming giant Amazon Studios is developing a series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic. Amazon has already made a multi-season production commitment to the series which is being produced by their studio company paired with the Tolkien Estate, the book giant HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. And to the news you’ve been waiting for. Ian McKellen may reprise his role as Gandalf in the upcoming series! This is what he said:
“What do you mean another Gandalf? I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked, but are you suggesting someone else is going to play it? Who would be suitable?”
He didn’t actually confirm it, but you can take what he said for yourself. You can view the full interview below!
Coming Soon: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 teaser and premiere date!
The series is based on the best-selling books by Lemony Snicket that you probably read some time in school, stars Emmy and Tony winner, Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Patrick Warburton, and K. Todd. Freeman. It was reported by ComingSoon.Net that the season will have 10 one-hour episodes in cinematic form and is expected to be based on books five through nine. A third season was already ordered by Netflix which will complete books 10 through 13.
You can view the teaser below!
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