ICYMI: Nick Offerman joins Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, Matt Davis joins The Originals spin-off, and Iain Glen discusses the Game of Thrones series finale!
Hello and welcome to another edition of Fantasy After Dark!
In case you missed last week’s issue, here’s a sneak peek! The esteemed Parks and Recreation alum, Nick Offerman, has been cast in the upcoming Amazon and BBC supernatural series based on Neil Gaiman’s book of the same name, Good Omens! Offerman has been cast as the U.S. ambassador and father of the child warlock.
Alaric Saltzman is also back on television! That’s right, TVD fans. Matt Davis will reprise his role of Alaric for a new spin-off of The Originals which was originally a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. The spin-off will be centered around Klaus and Haley’s child, Hope. Further details on the premiere date of the spin-off is currently unknown.
In other news you may have missed, Iain Glen, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont on HBO’s ever-popular series, Game of Thrones, discussed his thoughts on the series finale and what fans can expect. On reading the script during the table reading, he said:
“When I read it, I thought it was rather brilliant. I am a bit of a fan of the series as well, and it satiated my expectation and hopes … But we will just have to see. You know with something this big like Game of Thrones, you cannot please everyone. All I can say is that we will be doing what we have done before and the writers have written great episodes. They have had a great strike rate up to now and I am sure that will continue.” – Iain Glen
Guess Who: The Netflix Sabrina series has cast its Prudence and its Harvey Kinkle, and he knows a thing or two about dancing!
The upcoming Sabrina series from Netflix is reviving the Sabrina The Teenage Witch series based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and there’s been a ton of casting news lately.
We can now announce that two new additions have been added. First, Ross Lynch who is known for his roles in Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally and Teen Beach 2, has been cast as Harvey Kinkle, the male lead opposite Kiernan Shipka. Harvey Kinkle in the series is Sabrina’s boyfriend and the son of a coal miner.
Tati Gabrielle has also been cast in series as Prudence, the leader of the trio group of witches, The Weird Sisters and a student at the Academy of the Unseen Arts. Gabrielle’s previous roles include The 100, Freakish, and Tarantula. The Sabrina series from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. Television is still early in production, but we will bring more news as it comes!
Interviews: CEO and Chairman of Fox discusses the possibility of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer revival and HBO drama chief discusses budget issues for Game of Thrones spin-offs!
With the age of revivals everywhere, fans of Buffy The Vampire Slayer are itching for the series to be revived as well. The chairman and CEO of Fox, Gary Newman, discussed the possibility while speaking at the INTV conference in Jerusalem. This comes after Fox’s revivals of The X-Files and the upcoming revival for 24 that is currently in development. According to Newman, however, Joss Whedon is playing a large role in whether or not this happens. Here’s what Newman had to say about it:
“It’s something we talk about frequently. Joss Whedon is one of the greatest creators we’ve ever worked for. When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. Reboots aren’t actually a focus for us. Most of the time it starts with a creator coming in. Admittedly, we chased The X-Files for a while. But when we first brought it back it was Chris and David and Gillian. The 24 franchise… we’ll always want it.”
– Gary Newman (CEO of Fox)
Also speaking at the INTV conference was the Chief of Drama at HBO, Francesca Orsi, who discussed plans for upcoming projects including Game of Thrones. If you hadn’t heard, there are somewhere between three and five spin-offs possibly planned, but also detailed that budgets were somewhat of a concern. Here’s what she had to say:
“There is a conundrum if we do take off on one of these Game of Thrones spin-offs, where do we start? We can’t obviously start with the budget of season 8 but would it be a Game of Thrones season three budget?”
– Francesca Orsi (HBO Chief of Drama)
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