ICYMI: The Cloverfield Paradox and Altered Carbon ratings and Westworld season 2 trailer
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Both The Cloverfield Paradox and Altered Carbon debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago. Nielsen has released its SVOD Ratings for both the movie and the freshman cyberpunk series. The Cloverfield Paradox pulled in an average of 5 million viewers over its first seven days on the platform. Altered Carbon averaged about 2.5 million viewers over its first seven days.
Hot Topic: New Doctor Who comic following the Thirteenth Doctor to debut this fall!
The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), who made her first appearance in last year’s Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time,” will be getting a new comic! The comic, titled Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor, will be debuting this fall and will be written by Jody Houser.
Artwork will be done by Rachael Stott and Enrica Angiolini will act as the series’ colorist. Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor will be published by Titan Comics. The eleventh season of the BBC’s Doctor Who will premiere sometime in 2018.
Guess Who: Roswell reboot gets a series lead and director, and Bradley Whitford joins The Handmaid’s Tale for season 2
The CW recently announced that it’s planning a reboot of the sci-fi classic Roswell. Casting for the currently untitled series has begun and Jeanine Mason (Grey’s Anatomy) has been cast as the series lead, Liz Ortecho. It was also announced that the creator of The Originals, Julie Plec, will be directing the pilot episode.
Additional casting news about Hulu‘s upcoming second season of The Handmaid’s Tale has been released. Bradley Whitford will be joining the series in a recurring role and will be playing Commander Joseph Lawrence.
Interviews: Altered Carbon showrunner Laeta Kalogridis talks about a possible second season, Dichen Lachman discusses Reileen, Chris Conner on bringing Poe to life, and more!
With Netflix’s recent release of the cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, EW sat down and discussed the series with showrunner Laeta Kalogridis. She discussed everything from the future of the series to working with specific cast members again in the future.
“I loved working with the entire cast. There isn’t anybody I wouldn’t want to work with again. Exactly what form that would take in that world, we have a lot of freedom. I would never rule out working with Martha [Higareda] again ever.”
‒ Laeta Kalogridis (Altered Carbon, showrunner)
“In a way, violence begets violence. She already grew up in a very violent environment, with domestic abuse, in terms of her mother and father’s relationship. She then ends up in the yakuza world, which is a matter of nurture. Her relationship with violence will be very different from someone else who doesn’t grow up in that environment.”
‒ Dichen Lachman (Reileen Kawahara)
The season finale of the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery was recently released. The finale had some major twists that will impact where the series goes next in its second season. Series composer Jeff Russo talked with Variety about the use of a familiar Star Trek musical theme and more. Alex Kurtzman, one of the executive producers on the show, also discussed the finale’s cliffhanger, the future of the show, and more.
Coming Soon: V getting movie reboot from original creator!
Kenneth Johnson, the creator of the 1980’s series V, is working on a new version of the classic series. The movie, which is titled V The Movie, doesn’t yet have a release date. The original miniseries told the story of an alien invasion. The aliens disguised themselves as humans and soon found themselves facing off against a human resistance to their rule.
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