What’s better than an hour-long premiere of a new season of Homeland? Why, back-to-back brand new episodes of Showtime’s hit drama, of course. That network is making some scheduling changes to its fall lineup, and if you are a fan of Homeland or anticipating the premiere of the network’s new drama The Affair, everything’s coming up roses for you this Monday.
Luckily, creator and showrunner John Logan (Skyfall) has spent the better part of a decade creating this world in his mind, and he let Comic-Con fans know that Season 2 will be much larger, expanding some of those stories, while also bringing a familiar human character to head the antagonistic front.
Showtime’s been planning new series The Affair for more than a year, nabbing more than a couple of high profile actors to star in the series, which will follow the rise of an affair from the perspectives of the involved man and woman. Plenty of time has passed, but The Affair is finally on the way, and this week the subscription cable channel released the first teaser for the series.
This season will largely take place in those overseas settings, with Carrie back on the front lines that she’d been yearning to get back to for years. This presumably means we’ll get to spend less time with good ol' Saul (Mandy Patinkin), but it looks like Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) will be in Carrie’s neck of the woods.
Dermot Mulroney has signed on for a recurring role in Shameless's fifth season, which is expected to air in 2015. From the character description it sounds like he'll play a potential -- ok, most likely eventual -- love interest to Fiona. Spoiler alert if you're not caught up on Shameless through Season 4!
When Showtime decided to create a TV series based on the lives and research of Dr. William H. Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), they dredged the two mostly forgotten names up out of history and created a series that is fun and impressive. Masters of Sex is a show that capably looks at life through a cultural lens.
The finale was a perfect marriage of Penny Dreadful’s peaks and faults, and thankfully the majority of the parts I didn’t enjoy as much will seemingly pay off in a big way for Season 2. So, spoiler alert, here are five ways that Season 2 can improve to become an even better series when it returns next year. Maybe you’ll get your portrait on the wall when we’re done.
With endlessly repetitive patterns of oblivious destruction, she is much like a scrubs-wearing tornado; only tornados eventually dissipate and cease their violent ways. This pattern is, of course, precisely what makes Nurse Jackie such engaging television, six years into its Showtime run.
The addiction-based medical dramedy Nurse Jackie will soon become the network’s resident senior as Showtime will bring it back for Season 7, and it looks like Edie Falco’s titular anti-heroine is in deeper trouble than ever before.
Bloom will play Rebecca, a “young woman who abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find love in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.” There will also be musical elements incorporated, which brings to mind HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, though skewed more towards Bloom’s writing style.
Not only did Crowe write the script for the pilot, but he’ll also be directing, making this his first trip into the world of TV. Interestingly, Roadies is getting a one-hour pilot, though they’re aiming to make it a half-hour series should Showtime give it a full order.
If you’ve been watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, you’re privy to the deliciously evil sex and violence that its characters are embedded in. Fans should be happy to hear that 2015 is going to be even more lust-filled and bloodied, as Showtime has renewed Penny Dreadful for Season 2.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles star Laila Robins has signed on to be a series regular, while Corey Stoll, perhaps best known from Season 1 of Netflix's House of Cards, will officially serve as a “guest star.”
The past few years of horror’s televised resurgence have given us the tension-stuffed realism of NBC’s Hannibal and the absurdist camp of FX’s American Horror Story, and after watching the first two episodes of Showtime’s gothic literary mash-up Penny Dreadful, I’m nearly convinced that this is the best of the bunch.
For its upcoming violently gothic horror Penny Dreadful, Showtime is giving the entire world an all-access pass to the series premiere, “Night Work,” nearly two weeks before it will officially air. And you’re going to want to watch it as soon as possible, because it’s a doozy