Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the CW is in talks to develop a new “Green Arrow” TV series…but don’t get too excited if you’re expecting a Smallville spin-off starring Justin Hartley, who played Green Arrow/Oliver Queen on the show. EW says the people “developing the show: Executive producers/writers are Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters) and Marc Guggenheim (FlashForward), who also both worked on last year’s Green Lantern film, along with Andrew Kreisberg (Vampire Diaries, Fringe — plus he’s worked on the Green Arrow comic book). Berlanti Productions is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television.” So, is this a project you are excited about, or are you not interested unless it would be a Smallville spin-off?
Deadline.com is also saying that the series will simply be called Arrow and will feature a whole new origin story for the character, not the story that is told in the comic book.
How I Met Your Mother has been picked up for at least one more season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the last for the show. Creators of the show say that they are open to the idea of the show going on for more than 8 seasons as long as they have ideas, if the cast is up for it, and the network wants to hold onto it. (deadline.com)
Ted needs to meet the mother of his children eventually, so as long as the show has a plan on how to continue the story without it just feeling dragged out, then I think they should go for it. However, the show in my opinion hasn’t been as strong as it used to be…while I’m still a huge fan of the show, it just hasn’t been the same since about the middle of season 6 after Marshall’s dad died, but that’s a topic for another day. If they are going to drag it out, I think Ted should meet the mother, so the audience has a chance to see how their relationship develops and so we get a chance to see how all the other stories Ted has told are relavent. Doing this would bring the show back around to the beginning, and maybe we can get back to some of the classic episodes.
Bleedingcool.com spoke with Avatar producer Jon Landau about the much anticipated sequel, and reported that, “When the Avatar sequels were first announced, I believe that we were told to expect them in 2013 and 2014. Well, time keeps on slipping (slipping, slipping) into the future. According to Landau this morning, the first sequel is ‘four years away.’
So that’s 2016 by a literal count, though we could be bendy and assume that Christmas 2015 would also be an option. Expect Avatar 3 a year later, as the performance capture and cinematography would take place back-to-back with the second film.”
Landau promised that Avatar 2 was going to showcase advanced technology, from the 3D camera system used to the CG and performance capture, but also in terms of a higher framerate. This, he says, is the new frontier that he and Cameron are most interested in pushing.