Two popular genre shows with unclear futures just got some good news. A third did not.
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Since there are approximately eleventy billion time travel shows on TV right now, you could have made a bundle betting on which one would get cancelled first if you named Time After Time, ABC's reimagining of a 1979 movie involving H.G. Wells (yes) and Jack the Ripper (yes, again) travelling on Wells' time machine (third yes) to the present.
Say hello to the latest live action Marvel heroes: Up-and-coming actors Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt have been cast in the title roles for Freeform's long-in-gestation Cloak and Dagger series.
American gothic gets a lot of play on TV and film. There's last year's mystery drama American Gothic, the upcoming horror film American Gothic and the 1995 Sam Raimi-produced bug nut wild TV show American Gothic. Southern gothic, the much more fun and fantastical localised form of the gothic genre, gets much less play. Outside of a few Tennessee Williams adaptations and a rogue season of American Horror Story, the Southern gothic genre often feels ignored.
Last year, our ABC produced a series called Glitch. It's a paranormal TV show, but talks about interpersonal relationships in that inimitable style that our national broadcaster does so well. If you've seen it on TV, you might be surprised to know that it's on Netflix now. If you've seen it on Netflix, you might be surprised to hear that it was produced with funding from the ABC.
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and the Rock could team up and have the unstoppable power to produce every single piece of future entertainment.
The last year has been a tough time for free to air TV. Even Freeview, the peak body representing the FTA channels, says viewing habits have "changed dramatically" -- everyone is using their phones instead. Netflix and Stan and catch-up apps from every major digital TV channel means that you don't need to watch TV, unless you're dead-set on watching The Bachelor live and in real time. To that end, within a month Freeview will do its bit to speed that push away from the big screen and onto mobiles with a single unified app that streams all 15 major FTA channels to your phone.
The one-two hit Marvel TV fans took when both Agent Carter was cancelled and Agents of SHIELD spinoff Most Wanted was dropped by ABC was a rough one. While we've had answers as to why Agent Carter came to a close, why Most Wanted was left behind was never discussed -- but it turns out the reason was a simple one: It just wasn't that good.