‘iZombie’ Season 3 Finally Has a Premiere Date

The CW’s iZombie, adapted from the comic of the same name, has had two very solid seasons so far, and fans have been patiently waiting for the third season to arrive. Originally it was assumed the show would be back in January, but the network decided to delay the season until some vaguely defined time in the spring.

Well, thanks to a photo posted to the official Facebook page, we now have some clarity on that — iZombie will be back April 4th.

The show will be taking over the Tuesday 9/8c timeslot from Legends of Tomorrow (which will have just finished its season), which is the same weeknight the show has aired on for the last two seasons. It’s a pretty phenomenal show, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you can currently catch up on Netflix.

And you should.

The New Season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Will Be Here April 14th

The long wait for the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to television finally has an end in sight. Last night, in an email to Kickstarter backers, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson announced that the show would officially hit streaming service Netflix on April 14th. This falls in line with what we’ve previously heard, and while we wish it was coming sooner this means there is now a light at the end of the tunnel.

The revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 broke crowdfunding records back in 2015, and will mark the show’s first new episodes since 1999. The revived show will feature an all new cast, including Jonah Ray, Baran Vaughn, Hampton Yount, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt.

We’re pretty psyched up about the series return here at Nerd & Tie. I remember the first time I turned on an episode when I was a kid in the early nineties, and was completely hooked. And while it’ll be hard not to judge this new season against the old ones, hopefully it will stand proudly on its own.

Netflix’s ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Will Run At Least Through Season 6

One of the most surprising hits of the last year is the Dreamworks animatated reboot of Voltron on Netflix. And while Voltron: Legendary Defender season two came out just a month ago, thanks to information that came out of Toy Fair, we now know season three will arrive this fall.

Den of Geek has the news, and not only are we going to get a third season as early as September, but it turns out that Voltron: Legendary Defender has a whopping seventy-eight episode commitment from Netflix. This means we should be getting episodes at least through a sixth season.

Honestly, this is pretty exciting news. Voltron: Legendary Defender has been a fresh take on what a Voltron series could be. While there have been other attempts to create sequels and reboots to the series before, this is the one that got it completely right and has greatly expanded what a Voltron show can be.

And I’m glad we’ll get to keep enjoying it.

Via Den of Geek

The ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 ‘Promo’ is Trolling Us

We’re all fans of Rick and Morty here at Nerd & Tie, and waiting for Season three. No one should be surprised to learn that we jumped at the idea of a new promotional video for the long awaited series continuation. Strangers the creators may be, it’s easy to feel like we know them pretty well, and the new video claimed it was the opening scene. To say you should be skeptical about its contents is an understatement.

Love that they did this honestly.

You may honestly have to wait a while for the Adult Swim series to resume. Know what though? The wait should be worth it. Rules of television usually say that you shouldn’t have to wait more than a year between seasons, but while it’s been sixteen months it appears that season three is only just now starting production.

And I admit that it’s a little long.

So we still wait, and enjoy this little joke. Do I wish it was happening sooner? I do, though I’m pretty sure it’s going to be great.

Lynda Carter Will Return to ‘Supergirl’ in a Kevin Smith Directed Episode

Lynda Carter, best known for starring the classic Wonder Woman television series, appeared earlier this season of Supergirl as the mysterious President Olivia Marsdin. The character’s brief appearance teased a larger backstory that could lead to some serious repercussions, and we’ve all been waiting to know when she’d return.

Well, the good news is that we shouldn’t have to wait too long, because (as Screen Crush reports) Lynda Carter will be back later this season for sure. We know this thanks to an Instagram post by Kevin Smith.

This post is also why we know that her appearance will be in an episode directed by Smith as well, for obvious reasons. We’re not sure when the episode will air, but there’s obviously only so many episodes left in Season 2 at this point.

Supergirl airs Monday nights on The CW.

Via Screen Crush

The New Trailer for ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Looks Good

A new trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hit earlier today, and it sure is a trailer. I mean, I don’t know how much there is to say about a movie based on one of the oldest legends out there, because we all pretty much know the plot. What’s going to make the difference is execution of that story, and with Guy Ritchie directing we know it’s at least going to look good.

Beyond that? It’s a trailer. And trailers look like trailers. But hey, it still seems pretty cool.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword comes out May 12, 2017.

The First Promo for Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’s Hulu Original Series ‘Castle Rock’ Tells Us Nothing

Okay, I’ll admit it — the headline is a little misleading. The promo does tell us something, just not much about the actual show. Castle Rock, named after the fictional Maine town where many of Stephen King’s stories take place, is (according to Deadline) a limited anthology series put together by King and J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions.

The road to the promo is right in line with J.J. Abrams’s obsession with “Mystery Boxes,” where they tweeted out a “mysterious” image on Friday which included a URL to the video:

The promo just shows a list of stories, places, and characters all associated with the fictional town, and while it’s tantalizing it’s also kind of irrelevant as these are all things that probably won’t be anywhere near the show. At the very least this does establish the show’s tone.

Alex Meraz Will Play the Lead in WGN’s ‘Scalped’

WGN’s adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic Scalped finally started moving forward after a year of silence last week when it was announced that Lily Gladstone would be joining the cast. Well, news about the project continues to trickle in, and we now know who will be playing the lead role of Dashiell Bad Horse.

According to Deadline actor Alex Meraz will be taking on the part. Meraz is probably best known to audiences for his small part in Suicide Squad last summer, and is of mixed Lakota and Purepecha descent.

Considering for how long this project was silent, it’s nice to see that producers are finally actually doing something for once. It’s also, frankly, nice to see that the promise to have an all-native cast is being kept.

Via Deadline

So It’s Pretty Clear That ‘Jedi’ in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Plural

Since its reveal, the semi-cryptic title for the eighth episode in Star Wars‘s Skywalker saga has left many guessing as to what or who “The Last Jedi” is. The problem comes down to language, as Jedi is both the singular and plural form of the noun. This means that “The Last Jedi” could refer to one person, a group of people, or even (as John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats posits) the Ultimate Jedi who wastes all the other Jedi and eats their bones.

Well, we now have a clue now thanks to the film’s international titles.

You see, while English for the most part doesn’t modify it’s articles or adjectives based on the singular of plural status of a noun, a lot of other languages do. As we have now learned that the French title for the film is Les Derniers Jedi and the Spanish title is Los Últimos Jedi. For both of these, while they directly translate to “The Last Jedi,” the forms of “the” and “last” both are in their plural forms. We see the same thing in the German (Die Letzten Jedi) and Portuguese (Os Últimos Jedi) titles as well.

It’s pretty clear that the title refers to multiple Jedi then, and not just Luke Skywalker. We kind of expected this though, especially considering Episode VI’s title (Return of the Jedi) used it as a plural too, referencing both Luke’s taking up the mantle and Anakin’s redemption. Honestly I expect it refers to both Luke and Rey (who is clearly his new apprentice), as well as a reveal of more details surrounding Kylo Ren’s fall.

But hey, that’s just speculation at this point.

Via StarWarsNewsNet

Syfy Launching New Cosplay Competition Series ‘Cosplay Melee’

Syfy channel has announced their latest reality competition show, and it’s diving into the world of cosplay head first. Called Cosplay Melee, each episode four cosplayers will compete against each other to make the best cosplay they can — the winner taking home a $10,000 prize. The contestants will be judged by costumer Christian Beckman (who did costumes for The Hunger Games), cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp, and actress Yvette Nicole Brown.

Yvette Nicole Brown will also serve as the show’s host.

This isn’t Syfy’s first foray into Cosplay reality shows, but unlike Heroes of Cosplay, this looks like a show we actually want to watch. Frankly, this is the series we’d been hoping for all along. The network has a trailer up on their website, and it looks pretty solid.

Cosplay Melee premieres March 21st on Syfy.

Via TV Line

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