Static Bits: Renewals, Casting, and Sequel news For TYRANT, CATCH FIRE, POWER RANGERS, JURASSIC WORLD, MAD MAX and...
TV Renewal Notes
FX has renewed Tyrant for a third season of brotherly love and intradiction. It will be a 10-episode count.
AMC has renewed Halt and Catch Fire for a third season.
For some reason the series creators have been bumped to showrunners, aka, producers. It's really... odd, how AMC can have such turbulence within their ranks of some of their good shows.
Here's the other weird catch: Production will remain in Atlanta while the story moves to Silicon Valley.
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Movie Casting Notes
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Movie Sequel Stuff
And as quoted in one interview, the premise of running away from dinosaurs on an island can get old. So, um, like, sure... let's start having people run from them on the mainland. That will be so much more different!
Hell, I'd even suggest that the next one jumps 50 years into the future, where dinosaurs have re-taken the planet and we're a straggling species trying to get our foothold back. Hmm... too much "Planet of the Apes" like?
But still, all this running around from things that can eat us will get old, no matter where it takes place. We need some Pacific Rim or Avengers action in the mix!
So Mad Max Fury Road was more about NOT Max and all about Charlize Theron's character. But some rumors are floating around that Theron will not be returning to the franchise when they crank up the next one. (George Miller hopes to get two more out.)
Right now the only recurring actor said to be signed up is Tom Hardy. In fact he's locked in for three more films. But stay calm, getting locked up for three films does not mean three are coming. That's just good business planning by the studio to make sure they have Hardy for that many, just in case.
Have some fun with the Honest Trailers look at the latest Mad Max movie... (it does contain spoilers)
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OK, just kidding. I don't mind watching her either.
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