Classic Comedy STRIPES is Being Developed as a TV Series

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Another classic film from the 80s is getting a series adaptation! This time, CBS is developing a show based on Bill Murray and Harold Ramis‘ comedy Stripes. I love that movie! I just recently watched it again last month and it’s one of those movies that still makes me laugh! Variety offers the following details:

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Marvel’s Netflix Deal is Coming To an End and Future Shows Will Be Developed For Disney’s Streaming Service

Well, as much as I don’t want to subscribe to another stupid streaming service, it seems like Disney is going to make me. We already knew that Disney would be killing off their deal with Netflix and Hulu and that all of their films and TV shows, including all of the Star Wars and Marvel stuff, will exclusively stream on their upcoming streaming service.

Now, it seems like any future Marvel series that would normally be developed and streamed on Netflix will be moving to the Disney streaming service in the future. I know this was a safe assumption, but hearing confirmation of their plan for it in the Wall Street Journal was still a little jarring.

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Female-Led Greatest American Hero Reboot Pilot Ordered by ABC

The reboot of The Greatest American Hero with a female lead gets a put pilot commitment from ABC

A reboot of the early ’80s TV series The Greatest American Hero has gotten a put pilot commitment from ABC, according to Deadline. The half-hour, single-camera comedy will feature Meera, an Indian-American woman as the lead. The reboot comes to us from Fresh Off the Boat writer/producer Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby. 20th Century Fox TV will co-produce with ABC Studios. Fruchbom will write the script. She’ll produce with Mandy Summers from Fierce Baby as well as the original show producer Steven J. Cannell’s daughter, television director Tawnia McKiernan.

Meera will reportedly be a 30-year-old Indian-American woman from Cleveland, “whose talents include tequila drinking and karaoke and not much else. Then some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet, and the world has never been in more unreliable hands.”

Based on the ABC-TV series which ran from 1980 to 1983, The Greatest American Hero follows a nebbishy teacher who becomes a reluctant superhero after extraterrestrials give him a special suit with powers he can barely understand or control when he loses its instruction manual. The original stars William Katt, Robert Culp and Connie Sellecca. The LEGO Movie and former Han Solo movie directors were attached to a reboot of The Greatest American Hero back in 2014.

What do you guys think of the idea of a reboot of The Greatest American Hero with a female lead? Did you watch the original series back in the early ’80s with William Katt? Is the theme song now stuck in your head? We want to hear from you! Leave us your thoughts in the comments below

Brenton Thwaites Will Play Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin in DC’s TITANS Series

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Brenton Thwaites (The GiverPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) has been cast in the role of Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin in the upcoming live-action DC series Titans. He’s a pretty talented young actor and I didn’t expect an actor like him to end up in the role as he’s been in a bunch of big movies. This will be his first TV gig.

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Ralph Macchio and William Zabka Talk About Reprising Their KARATE KID Roles in COBRO KAI and Offer New Story Details

Last week we learned that The Karate Kid was getting a prequel series called Cobra Kai. The series takes place 30 years after the events of the original film and Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are reprising their role of Daniel Larusso and Johnny Lawrence! This series could seriously end up being one of the best things ever!

The series was previously described as revolving “around a down and out Johnny who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. It reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita).” The show is also said to follow the duo “addressing demons from their past and present frustrations — through (what else?) karate.”

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Teagan Croft Cast as Raven in Live-Action Teen Titans

Teagan Croft Cast as Raven in Live-Action Teen Titans

Deadline reports that the first cast member for the live-action Teen Titans series, simply titled Titans, has been found with Australian newcomer Teagan Croft set to play Raven.

The daughter of the demon Trigon, Raven is a powerful psychic primarily using psychic empathy, either absorbing emotions or pain of others and even healing them. Raven is also capable of telekinesis, teleportation, and astral projection.

Hartley Sawyer Joins The Flash Season 4 as Elongated Man!

Hartley Sawyer Joins The Flash Season 4 as Elongated Man!

The CW and DC Entertainment have announced a new heroic addition to the season 4 cast of The Flash with Hartley Sawyer (Saving the Human Race, Miss 2059) as Ralph Dibny, aka Elongated Man!

One of The Flash’s most iconic allies, Ralph Dibny — a.k.a. The Elongated Man — is a fast-talking private investigator with investigative skills that rival those of Batman. Upon discovering he has the power to stretch his body to any shape or form, Dibny uses his new abilities to help Team Flash solve one of Central City’s greatest mysteries. He joins other newcomers Danny Trejo as feared bounty hunter Breacher and Neil Sandilands as the big bad for the new season, The Thinker.

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DC’s BLACK LIGHTNING To Become Series At CW

Super Producer and writer Greg Berlanti is adding a fifth superhero TV series to the CW next season. The network, which already has ArrowThe FlashDC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirlhas ordered a new series based on another DC property, Black Lightning. Entertainment Weekly describes the show:

“Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.”

Black Lightning is one of DC’s first major African-American superheroes; he was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977.

One thing is for certain, despite DC’s recent trend in more than disappointing features, you have to say their television game has been pretty strong. It really is something unique and special when one network has so many properties in one place.

What do you think about the addition of Black Lightning to the CW family?

First Marvel’s Inhumans Photo Reveals the Royal Family

First Marvel's Inhumans Photo Reveals the Royal Family

Marvel Entertainment and ABC have officially released the first Marvel’s Inhumans photo at EW, and you can check it out in the gallery below! In addition, executive producer Scott Buck revealed some details, including: When the story begins, Attilan (the home of the Inhumans) will not actually be on Earth; Ellen Woglom’s character is a new one and not from the comics; and lead character Black Bolt will primarily communicate in sign language in the series.

“Black Bolt is a very difficult character I would think for Anson, but for any actor to play,” Buck tells the outlet. “But Anson is tackling it in a hugely fantastic way. It’s a little bit difficult to write him, because Black Bolt does not speak, but yet he is our hero and he is the center of the show, so it does certainly present challenges in how you tell his story, but fortunately we came up with a really good story. Anson is terrific. I think everyone’s going to be very pleased and excited by his Black Bolt. We’re not doing voice over. If you read the comics, you see Black Bolt does find a way to communicate to people, but he’s also a very enigmatic character as well, and he keeps a lot inside. That’s part of what’s so fascinating about him is that a lot of times, we don’t know what he’s thinking.

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Gabriel Luna to Return as Ghost Rider for Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Finale

Gabriel Luna to Return as Ghost Rider for Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Finale

TVLine brings word that the upcoming season 4 finale of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will see fan-favorite Gabriel Luna return to the series as Robbie Reyes, aka Ghost Rider. The spirit of vengeance last appeared in the series in episode 4.08. The outlet reports that Ghost Rider will team up with the titular agents to stop the evil Aida. The Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 4 finale is set to air Tuesday, May 16 on ABC.

The next episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, titled “Farewell, Cruel World!,” is set to air Tuesday, May 2 and is officially described as follows:

“Farewell, Cruel World!” was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Vincent Misiano.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.

Guest starring are Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, Mallory Jansen as Madame Hydra/Aida, Jordan Rivera as Hope Mackenzie, Briana Venskus as Agent Piper, Maximilian Osinski as Agent Davis, Patrick Cavanaugh as Burrows, David O’Hara as Alistair, Ricardo Walker as Agent Prince, Rheagan Wallace as Marilyn and Richard Whiten as Gedrick.