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Hulu’s ‘Future Man’ is Like ‘The Last Starfighter’ Meets ‘The Terminator’ Meets… Something?

We now have the first trailer for Hulu’s original science fiction comedy Future Man, and it actually looks really funny. Straight up lampshading its Last Starfighter inspiration, it’s about a janitor recruited via a videogame to help a group of people from the future stop the apocalypse.

But where it isn’t aping The Last Starfighter, it’s a timetravel comedy where characters are forced to argue the merit of killing babies and preventing people from getting laid. And honestly? It looks pretty funny.

Future Man hits Hulu November 14.

Hulu Orders Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ to Series

Well, it’s official – Hulu will now have their own Marvel property. Deadline is reporting that the streaming service has ordered Marvel’s Runaways to series.

Runaways is about six children of supervillains who literally run away. Based off the comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, a film was originally being developed intended for release way back in the MCU’s Phase 2 set of films, but was scrapped to refocus the film series on the Avengers.

Hulu announced they were developing Runaways for television back in August, when they commissioned a pilot. The cast looks pretty amazing for the show, and I think it will be an entertaining addition to the superhero television landscape.

Runaways is expected to premiere in 2018.

Via Deadline

Hulu’s Adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Gets a Full Trailer

Hulu’s television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale is coming in just over a month, and the streaming service has finally put out a full trailer for the highly anticipated series. Set in a near future dystopia, a totalitarian theocratic regime has taken over the United States.

It’s a stark political allegory that, due to political events over the last year, feels far more timely than it did when the series was initially greenlit. The series looks beautiful, has a pretty damned solid cast, and may be one of the most important shows this year.

The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 26th on Hulu.

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.

Marvel Fills Out the ‘Runaways’ Cast With the Parents

The plot of the upcoming Hulu series Runaways is that a bunch of teenagers find out their parents are literally supervillains, and decide to (you guessed it) run away. Earlier this month, Marvel announced the actors played the titular kids on the show, but now we get to know the rest.

Marvel has now introduced us to the Parents.

The members of “The Pride” will be played by Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Brittany Ishibashi, James Yaegashi, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, Annie Wersching, Kip Pardue, James Marsters, and Ever Carradine. It’s a pretty outstanding cast, with a lot of genre television under some of their belts.

Still no word on when the series will eventually premiere on Hulu, but it keeps looking better every day.

Via Marvel

This Year’s Geeky Super Bowl Ads You May Have Missed

Look, it’s commonly accepted wisdom that only a minority of nerds and geeks really care about organized sports. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with liking sports, but it’s just not as common in our community as it is in the rest of the general populace.

That said, every year during the Super Bowl ads for things us geeks are extremely interested in debut, and we really want to see them. To help out those of you who chose to skip Sunday’s game though, we’ve rounded up most of them right here… because we’re good people.

Let’s get started then. Continue reading This Year’s Geeky Super Bowl Ads You May Have Missed

Cast For Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ Announced

Marvel has now announced the cast of their forthcoming Hulu series Runaways. Based off the comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways is about six children of supervillains who, get this, run away.

The cast includes Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer (One Day at a Time) as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) as Chase Stein, and Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School) as Molly Hernandez. As these are all younger characters none of these actors have huge resumes, but the diverse cast looks promising.

Runaways was originally intended to get a film way back at the beginning of the MCU’s Phase 2, but it was cancelled so the company could focus on the Avengers core of the franchise. This Hulu series was first announced last August though, and marks the first collaboration between Marvel and the Hulu streaming service.

Via Marvel

Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ Series In Development For Hulu

Marvel’s just popping up all over on Televison, from the X-Men derived shows coming to FX and Fox to the Defenders corner of the MCU on Netflix to Agents of SHIELD on ABC to Cloak and Dagger on Freeform… their brand is just all over the place. That’s not even counting their kids’ shows too.

Well, another network/service is getting a crack at a Marvel show now, with the latest report being that a Runaways pilot is being produced for Hulu.

Based off the comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways is about six children of supervillains who literally run away. It was originally intended to get a film way back at the beginning of the MCU’s Phase 2. That film was cancelled so the company could focus on the Avengers core of the franchise.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will showrun the series, and beyond the pilot additional scripts have been commissioned as well. While it’s too bad we won’t see Runaways on the big screen, it’s nice to know we’ll get some version soon.

Via Screenrant

Episode 76 – Everything is Terrible

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss the tragic loss of young actor Anton Yelchin, the rather craptastic new fan film guidelines put out for Star Trek by Paramount and CBS, The CW leaving Hulu behind, Tyler Hoechlin’s casting as Superman on Supergirl, the new Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, and how Wizard World finally came to their senses and cancelled their ridiculous cruise.

And yeah, the video on this version is pretty janky thanks to a software upgrade. We swear we’ll fix it for next time.

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The CW Shows Coming Faster to Netflix, But Leaving Hulu

The CW is home to a large amount of geek-friendly television. Between four different DC superhero shows, Supernatural, and shows like The 100, it’s hard to find a place with more genre programming on broadcast television. Well, there’s good news and bad news for cordcutters who enjoy watching those shows… but the bad news is pretty damn bad.

And I think The CW has screwed up.

We’ll start with the good news though — Variety is reporting that The CW and streaming service Netflix have signed a new deal to bring shows to viewers faster. One of the frustrating things for people trying to catch up with shows on The CW has been that the previous season of the show wouldn’t go online until the next season is about to start. The new deal Netflix and The CW have signed will instead bring full seasons of The CW shows to Netflix just two weeks after they conclude on air.

But there’s still some massively bad news.

Since 2011, The CW shows have had their most recent episodes available for streaming on Hulu. While only the most recent five episodes have been available on these programs, it meant that cordcutters (like myself) had an easy option to keep up with the network’s programming. Frankly, as The CW isn’t available over the air in my part of the country, without cable, Hulu was the only option to get their shows on a television for people like me.

Well, that option is going away.

You see, this October that agreement with Hulu is ending. This means the only way to view in-season programming legally for a lot of people will be The CW’s website and mobile app — and with no solution for Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV viewers, it means that these people will effectively be cut off from The CW’s programming.

I mean, unless they turn to less than legal methods — which with programs like Plex may actually be easier to use than The CW’s official methods.

Honestly, I’m angry. Personally, I’m facing a situation where I no longer have legal access to a large number of shows that I watch. If the shows were moving to another paid service, like CBS All Access, I’d understand. But that’s not what’s happening – instead they’re just going away.

And I can’t see that helping the network.

Via Variety