“Lucifer” writer Mike Carey spoke with CBR about the recent news of a show in development at FOX, which reportedly will likely follow the writer’s original run on the DC/Vertigo comic.
“It’s in the nature of these things that projects in development are cloaked in a certain degree of secrecy. Peter and I knew from a long time back that ‘Lucifer’ was one of many projects that Warner were considering as potential movies or returning series. Then things got really quiet, which means one of two things: either something is happening, or absolutely nothing is happening. And from the outside there’s no way of telling which of those two it is. The box is closed, and the cat is both alive and dead.
“Then we got the news and realized that the cat is alive. Not to mention infernal, fallen and demonic. We’re very excited at the possibilities this opens up, and very curious to see how the creative team on the series handles the core characters and situations. There are lots of different ways into the story and lots of different ways of navigating once you’re up and running. Obviously the starting point for ‘Lucifer,’ the bedrock, is a set of characters defined by Neil Gaiman in ‘The Sandman,’ and I’d assume that that’s the story the pilot will tell — some version of the ‘Season Of Mists’ storyline from ‘Sandman,’ with or without Morpheus in the mix. But after that it’s all very much up for grabs. I’m watching in fascination. It will be very cool if our characters and plotlines end up being referenced.”
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Spoiler TV has posted a number of new photos from the upcoming “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” episode “Making Friends and Influencing People,” including new looks at Simon Kassiandes as Bakshi, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, Dylan Minnette as Donnie Gill, and Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons.
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
The CW has posted the synopsis for “Sara,” the second episode of “Arrow’s” third season, which includes Colin Donnell’s return as Tommy Merlyn — in a flashback — as well as Matt Ward as Komodo.
COLIN DONNELL RETURNS AS TOMMY MERLYN IN A FLASHBACK; MATT WARD GUEST STARS AS SIMON LACROIX, AKA KOMODO – Lance (Paul Blackthorne) calls the Arrow (Stephen Amell) when another archer appears in town and starts skewering businessmen. Diggle (David Ramsey) uses A.R.G.U.S. to find the archer’s identity; he is a man named Simon Lacroix (guest star Matt Ward), who goes by the codename Komodo. However, the team hits a rough patch with the mission and gets help from a surprising source – Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Meanwhile, Oliver begins to worry that he hasn’t heard from Thea (Willa Holland), which forces Roy (Colton Haynes) to tell him the truth about why she left town. Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) pursues Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). In the flashback, Maseo (guest star Karl Yune) tells Oliver that Amanda Waller has ordered his first kill. As Oliver looks down the scope of the rifle, he sees the target is his best friend, Tommy (guest star Colin Donnell). Despite her promise to her sister, Laurel debates sharing a secret about Sara (Caity Lotz) with Lance. Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu.
CW president Mark Pedowitz says that there may be plans for more “Arrow” spinoffs in the network’s future.
“What you’ll see embedded in ‘Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ is that we’ll have the ability to test characters out,” Pedowitz told AdWeek. “Is there room to grow them into the next show? I cannot tell you yet. There are discussions going on.”
Returns October 8 on The CW
The CW has also released the first synopsis for “The Flash’s” second episode, appropriately titled, “The Fastest Man Alive.”
BARRY HAS FUN WITH HIS NEW POWERS BUT A SETBACK MAKES HIM QUESTION HIS ABILITY TO BE A HERO – Barry (Grant Gustin) escorts Iris (Candice Patton) to a university gathering honoring scientist Simon Stagg (guest star William Sadler). When six gunmen storm the event, Barry changes into The Flash and tries to stop them. While he does save a man’s life, he passes out before he can capture the robbers, which frustrates him. As Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) scramble to find out what’s wrong with Barry, Joe (Jesse Martin) comes down hard on Barry for taking the law into his own hands and risking his life. Barry realizes that it wasn’t six gunmen but a metahuman named Danton Black (guest star Michael Christopher Smith), who can make multiples of himself. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the “red streak.” David Nutter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns.
Debuts October 7 on The CW
THE WALKING DEAD
Variety reports that Tyler James Williams has joined the cast of “The Walking Dead” as a character named Noah. No further details were released about Williams’ role in the series. The actor is likely best known for his roles on the short-lived NBC sitcom “Go On” and Chris Rock’s “Everybody Hates Chris.”
Returns October 12 on AMC
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Fox has launched two new viral websites for “X-Men: Days of Future Past”: Tandem Initiative, which relies more on community activity, asking users to submit photos of their genetic gifts and abilities; and M-Underground, which is dedicated to revealing conspiracies involving mutants in the world of the X-Men.
Comic Book Movie has posted an “X-Men: Days of Future Past” featurette that delves into making the awesome Quicksilver scene.
Releases on DVD/Blu-ray October 14
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
A new featurette has popped up online in anticipation of “Transformers: Age of Extinction’s” Blu-ray release that delves into Michael Bay’s directing style.
Releases on DVD/Blu-ray September 30
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS
Disney XD’s “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” is getting a crossover with Disney Channel’s live-action series “Jessie,” according to TV Guide. The two shows will cross over in the “Ultimate Spider-Man” episode “Halloween Night at the Museum,” which will see both Spider-Man and the “Jessie” characters attempt to save Halloween.
Halloween episode airs October 10 on Disney Channel, October 19 on Disney XD.
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