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Disney ‘Alien’ TV Series About Spreading The Wealth

Leave it up to Hollywood to lecture us about spreading the wealth, as that is what the new Alien TV series from Disney and Noah Hawley is apparently all about. Oh, and of course, it’s set on Earth. Alien TV series also about inequality Noah Hawley spoke with Vanity Fair about the series, which is …

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‘Alien’ TV Series In Development At FX Hulu

Disney announces FX Hulu is developing a new Alien series that will be set on Earth and has Ridley Scott involved. The head of FX, John Landgraf, made the official announcement during the Disney Investor Day presentation. Details include the series is being developed by Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley as executive producer with …

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Watch: Legion Comic-Con Trailer

Marvel and FX debuted the first Legion trailer at Comic-Con.

Synopsis:

“Legion” introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

Legion debuts in early 2017.

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Watch: Taboo Trailer; From Ridley Scott & Tom Hardy

Check out the trailer above for the new FX original series Taboo from Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott.

ABOUT TABOO
Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

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Y The Last Man TV Series In Development At FX

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Brian K. Vaughan’s Y The Last Man will see the light of day as an FX TV series.

THR reports following the movie rights having reverted from New Line Cinemas, Vaughan and Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are bringing to life Y The Last Man at FX.

Y: The Last Man was a popular DC Comics Vertigo comic book that began in 2002 running for 60 issues. The plot of Y: The Last Man centers around the last man on Earth – actually one of two last males of all the mammals – with the other being Yorick Brown’s pet monkey. The series sees various post-apocalyptic and political themes play into the mix with Brown visiting geneticists, presidents and secret agents.

Our own Ken Porter covered Y: The Last Man in his Alt Beat comic book colum from a while back: “This series is a good-old fashioned combination of apocalypse, road trips, and a study of the human condition. Superhero comics can give us action on a fantastic scale, but Y: The Last Man delivers action and adventure in a realistic science fiction setting. The stakes are always high and the situations vary with every issue.”

The report notes a search is currently under way to find a writer to develop the Y The Last Man series with Vaughan, and a director for the potential series has not yet been determined.

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Marvel & FX Developing X-Men’s Legion TV series

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Per the official info below, Marvel and FX are developing a new TV series based on the X-Men character Legion, who in the comics is Professor X’s estranged son, David Charles Haller, who is an omega-level mutant suffering from a multiple personality disorder.

Interestingly enough, the info makes no mention of Professor X, mutants or the X-Men (possibly because Fox owns the movie rights), though we do see X-Men producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg are involved.

This may be a good sign for the live-action Fox X-Men TV series as well, as Marvel would need to sign off on that project.

It may also signify that relations between Fox and Marvel are improved — following the rumors of eccentric billionaire Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter being at odds with Fox over the Marvel-licensed characters at the studio.

There has also been a rumor of an Avengers/X-Men movie for 2020.

Update: Fox and Marvel are developing a HellFire TV series.

Legion info:

FX Networks has ordered the pilot for Legion, the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.

The pilot introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

Noah Hawley (Fargo, Bones) will write the pilot and serve as an Executive Producer along with Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superman Returns), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martain), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Daredevil), Jim Chory (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Daredevil) and John Cameron (Fargo, The Big Lebowski).

The pilot for Legion will be produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production.

“Legion is just the sort of ambitious story that Noah excels at,” Grad said. “His adaption of Fargo for television was one of the most acclaimed television events in recent memory. It’s also an honor to partner with Marvel on Legion and to enlist such an accomplished team of Executive Producers to create this pilot.”

Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the Executive Producers of the Emmy and Golden Globe -winning FX limited series Fargo.

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Guillermo del Toro The Strain FX Teaser

Check out a short teaser for the upcoming new TV series from Guillermo del Toro with The Strain.

The Strain debuts this Summer on FX starring Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.

Synopsis:

The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.  He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.  As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

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American Horror Story Season 4 Green Lit

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For viewers of the popular show, it should come to no surprise that FX has green lit season 4 for American Horror Story.

No official subtitle has been revealed, but Season 4 of American Horror Story will debut in 2014 with 13 episodes.

“Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer,” John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Prods said in a released statement. “Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Alexis Martin Woodall and the entire production team and cast responsible for the American Horror Story franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries.  American Horror Story: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better.”

The latest season, American Horror Story: Coven, follows a band of witches and stars Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates.

The series airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET on FX.

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American Horror Story Season 3 Premiers October 9th; Episode Titles Revealed

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The highly anticipated third season of American Horror Story looks to debut on October 9th.

In addition, the first three episode titles for American Horror Story: Coven have also become known.

SpoilerTV has the episode titles and air dates from a Fox promo site:

Episode 3.01 – “Bitchcraft” (09-Oct-2013)
Episode 3.02 – “Boy Parts” (16-Oct-2013)
Episode 3.03 – “Replacements, The” (23-Oct-2013)

American Horror Story: Coven, as the title suggests, will center around witches in the city of New Orleans. The series stars Jessica Lange as the witch, Fiona, with Sarah Paulson playing her daughter, Cordelia. Kathy Bates plays the serial killer Madame LaLaurie; Angela Bassett plays Marie Laveau, the voodoo priestess, and the series also stars Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti LuPone and Emma Roberts with Jamie Brewer.

Executive producer Tim Minear and the cast of American Horror Story: Coven recently mentioned the themes in the show as well as further details, and we also got a first look at Jessica Lange and Jamie Brewer in set photos.

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American Horror Story: Coven Will Be Full Of Witches, Serial Killers, Voodoo & Fun

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The hit series on FX will return with a third series this Fall with American Horror Story: Coven, which is currently being filmed in New Orleans.

We’ve already seen a first look at series star, Jessica Lange, and now we learn about what to expect from her character in the third season as well as a few others.

Per the third series title, “Coven,” Jessica Lange will play a witch named Fiona, where at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour (via THR) the actress offered the following: “Some of us play witches, some of us play historical characters. I do play a witch. We move back and forth in time. It encompasses a lot of different stories. I’ve shot two days so far, one day entrances and exits, the other day a scene. I don’t know who the character is yet. It comes in little dribs and drabs.”

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American Horror Story: Coven will also feature real life characters that are just as horrific as the series suggests. Academy-award winning actress Kathy Bates will play the real life persona of Marie Delphine LaLaurie (pictured left), aka Madame LaLaurie, a prominent member of the Louisiana social scene who happens to be a serial killer of black slaves.

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Likewise,  Angela Bassett will portray Marie Laveau (pictured right), a known practioner of Voodoo, stating here character is loosely based on the real life counterpart: “It’s been interesting being in New Orleans, there’s such a regard and respect for who she was. She was a woman in 1801 who lives to be 80 years old, who is a very influential person in the city. My character is based loosely on her.”

Speaking of all things that cackle in the night, American Horror Story: Coven will not only feature Jessica Lange as a witch, but witches from Salem will make their way South as they escape persecution.

We also learn this time up, Sarah Paulson will play daughter to Jessica Lange’s character, with Cordelia.

American Horror Story: Coven won’t be all dark as the title suggests, as this year looks to offer more humor than any of the previous and be a lot of fun for the audience.

“This year is a drama but there is a lot of humor, and we are embracing a kind of velocity and fun with the series,” executive producer Tim Minear said. “It’s not the same as it was the past two years, but I think it can be more fun for the audience.”

Minear also goes on to state that American Horror Story: Coven won’t be all bedknobs and broomsticks as themes presented throughout this season suggest mature topics.

“Within that idea, the idea of minority groups going after each other and doing the work of the larger culture for the larger culture [will be explored],” Minear offered. “While there is a strong feminist theme that runs throughout Coven this year, there are also themes of race, oppression and there is a very strong theme of family, specifically mothers and daughters.”

American Horror Story: Coven airs this Fall on FX also starring Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti LuPone and Emma Roberts with returning fan-favorite actress Jamie Brewer.

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First Look At Jessica Lange In American Horror Story Season 3 Set Images; Reveals Jamie Brewer

Season 3 of American Horror Story is currently filming in New Orleans where a lucky fan got to meet Jessica Lange as well as snap a few images.

And the images reveal that Jamie Brewer returns for Season 3!

Brewer played the daughter to Lange in the first season.

Reportedly there is a funeral taking place in the first episode of Season 3, which is what we see here with everyone dressed in black.

Or it could be that they are all witches!

American Horror Story Season 3 is subtitled “Coven.”

American Horror Story: Coven returns to FX this Fall also starring Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe , Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates , Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone and Emma Roberts.

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Man of Steel, Iron Man3, Stark Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6, The Purge To Debut On FX Network

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:8876:]]FX Network has aquired the cable rights to a bunch of heavy-hitters.

The network will have the rights to air the following movies first, which includes Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6 and The Purge.

The following will air on FX some time in 2015 (via Deadline).

Iron Man 3
Pain and Gain
Oblivion
The Croods
A Good Day to Die Hard
Evil Dead
Identity Thief
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Mama
Zero Dark 30
Star Trek Into Darkness
Fast & Furious 6
The Purge
Man of Steel.

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American Horror Story Season 3 Will See Sarah Paulson & Evan Peters Return

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5090:]]In addition to Jessica Lange, two more members of American Horror Story will be returning for season 3.

At a press screening for next week’s American Horror Story: Asylum season finale, co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that both Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters would be coming back.

“I’m just now meeting with a lot of actors so I don’t want to say too much, but they’re actors Jessica wants to work with — so she’s sort of become a non-credited producer on season three because she loves doing the show,” Murphy said, reports THR.

We also learn a few details about season 3 as it’s said to center around Jessica Lange and be a modern-day story with her character described as a “really glamor cat sort of lady.” The season will also feature time jumps, which the second season had as well.

Murphy also doesn’t rule out actors from the first season.

“I will say that for season three, we are going to have some actors from season one who will return. I like that idea. I know that those actors are interested in that,” he said.

“What Season 3 is about is more historical in nature,” Murphy continued.” I’m also interested into getting into a horror romance. That’s certainly something that’s going to be in the water for season three.

“You’re going to see a very different tone in season three, but that’s the joy of the show. I think as a person right now I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a little bit more fun,” he said.

Both Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, in addition to Lange, will now have been featured in all three seasons. Season 2 saw Paulson play the victim to Zachary Quinto’s Bloody Face, with Lana Winters. Peters played Kit Walker, who aliens were seemingly interested in. In Season 1, Peters played the serial killer Tate, with Paulson having the small yet important role of a psychic who clued viewers into the plot of Season 2.

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