On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we tackle YouTube’s booting of smaller channels from their partner program (including ours), the potential of a Black Widow solo film, Bright getting a sequel (minus Max Landis), and Gillian Anderson leaving American Gods.
One of the more inspired bits of casting in Starz’s television adaptation of American Gods was Gillian Anderson as ‘Media.’ Sadly though, it looks like she won’t be back when the show returns for it’s second season.
It was first reported an article on The X-Files in the LA Times earlier this week. After mentioning how Anderson may not return as Scully after this season, they reported:
[She] will not be appearing again as the new god Media in the second season of “American Gods” on Starz. Anderson says the departure of showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green means she will not return to the show.
Fuller and Green left the show back in November, and have still not been replaced by the network as showrunners and producers. Honestly, this is not a good sign for the show, and there are fears that more of the cast may end up departing.
While we’re super excited for Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods, we admittedly haven’t been keeping up on the casting too much. I mean once we knew who was playing Shadow and Mr. Wednesday, we were pretty much onboard and just started waiting for the thing to finally air.
For those unfamiliar with the book, Media is one of the “new gods” who have formed in the modern world… and rather than spoil the story at all, I’ll just say that Anderson is perfectly cast in the role. Honestly, I’m just excited to see more of her on American television.
American Gods is expected to premiere later this year.
The revival of The X-Files was a ratings success for Fox, and besides two particular episodes was a pretty solid installment for the franchise. I mean, it had some of the show’s best and worst episodes in a six episode season — it was very X-Files-y. With that in mind (and a cliffhanger ending), many have been asking if we were going to get more of the series.
The answer is “almost certainly, but not for a while.”
It’s being reported that Fox chairman and CEO Dana Walden has stated that Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are all on board for another season. The only obstacle is just how busy all of them are, so we shouldn’t expect it for at least another year.
This is good news for fans of the show, especially since (as previously mentioned) that revival season ended with a ridiculously dumb cliffhanger ending. Lord knows how they plan on getting themselves out of it, but I look forward to seeing them try.
We’ve known for a bit that Fox has greenlit a six episode revival of The X-Files. What we haven’t known is when exactly this revival would hit the airwaves. Well, now we do.
Fox has announced that the The X-Files will return to television on January 24, 2016.
I’m skeptical about bringing back a series which was such a product of its time, but since series creator Chris Carter is showrunning the show has a shot. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both back and starring, and Mitch Pileggi will appear as well (although we don’t know for how many episodes).
On this episode we talk about the announced animated Batman movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward, Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi taking the reigns of Godzilla 2016, the X-Files limited series being confirmed, Sony’s bizarre desire to make a Robotech film franchise, Gen Con’s reactions to Indiana’s RFRA, and an awesome little convention in DeKalb called Karoshi Con.
And we have a whole bunch of new listener mail to boot!
Over the last few months it’s been rumored that FOX wants to bring back The X-Files. Well it’s now been confirmed that the show will return to airwaves as a limited, six episode series.
Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both back, with series creator Chris Carter at the helm. Production begins this summer, but it’s unknown when the episodes will actually hit the air.
It’s believed the limited series will focus on stand alone episodes, without dipping heavily into the mythology. They attempted the exact same thing with 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe, and personally I believe it’s a mistake. Those clamoring for more of The X-Files universe are the ones who want to know more about the core mythology. If we wanted to see two people with intense chemistry solve unexplained mysteries… we could just watch more Supernatural.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we visit the DC Carnival of Sadness with news that Supergirl will be a procedural and that Zack Snyder wants a dark, gritty Green Lantern (oh, and there’s some Brainiac stuff in there too). We look forward to Community‘s season 6 premiere date, contemplate the return of The X-Files, and sing for joy at Simon Pegg co-writing the next Star Trek.
Trae also went to Nezumi Con, and talks about his experiences.
According to recent reports, Fox is trying to bring back the X-files. The term “reboot” has been thrown around a lot, but as they’re trying to get Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny on board (along with series creator Chris Carter), it seems like the term “revival” is more appropriate.
Think what they did with 24.
Right now everything is preliminary, so nothings been decided yet — but as this is driven by the network, as long as the creative talent is on board, it might actually happen.
I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, frankly. The X-Files came out of the 90s paranoia that doesn’t necessarily feel as right these days. Of course, I’ll still tune in if it happens.