ICYMI: Game Of Thrones continues to be the most pirated show for the sixth year in a row! Plus Ian McKellen talks Gandalf reprisal!
Welcome to issue #7 of Fantasy After Dark! We have plenty of fantasy news for you, but before you dive in, you can catch all the latest news from last week!
For the sixth year in a row, the HBO series Game Of Thrones remains the most pirated show of 2017.
Ian McKellen may reprise his role as Gandalf! He didn’t actually confirm it as Amazon is still developing a series based on the J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic, but McKellen implies that he doesn’t think anyone else could play the renowned character. Check out the full interview here!
Now, let’s get started! Spoilers ahead: you’ve been warned!
Guess Who: Netflix Series Sabrina Finds Its Star!
The hit CW show Riverdale is getting its own sister-show titled Sabrina, and it recently found its lead. Kiernan Shipka, best known for her role in Mad Men, has been cast as Sabrina Spellman. Prior to the casting, the showrunners were looking for an actress who is legally 18 years or older, who could portray a 16-year-old.
Set in Greendale (Riverdale’s sister-city), the series will take a dark twist to the 1990s show Sabrina the Teenage Witch and will instead bring to life the comic book written by Riverdale’s showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and published by Archie Horror. Sabrina is being adapted by Aguirre-Sacasa. The show is expected to premiere during the 2018-2019 television season on Netflix.
Interviews: Stranger Things Star Talks Hellboy Reboot, Says It’s The “Hardest Job” He’s Ever Done!
Stranger Things star David Harbour recently discussed his role as Hellboy at the 2018 Golden Globes, and the star gets pretty candid about his stunts and, well, his age! Let’s just say Hellboy does a lot more stunts than the ever-brooding Chief Jim Hopper:
“The action that I’m doing in the movie, the rolling around on the ground and punching — things that a 40-year-old man should not be doing — and on top of that, the tremendous amount of prosthetics and makeup, but at the end of the day we would shoot some pretty beautiful stuff.”
You can catch Harbour as Hellboy in theaters next year on January 11, 2019!
Coming Soon: The Originals Final Season Gets Its Premiere Date!
It’s a great day for The Originals fans! You guys no longer have to wait to find out when the season is premiering — Friday, April 20 at 8/7c on the CW! The fifth season of The Vampire Diaries sister show will be its last. Don’t forget to mark your calendars to see all of your favorite vampires and werewolves one final time!
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