Emmy Award Winner Wayne Brady Joins Cast Of BLACK LIGHTNING As Gravedigger

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The third season of BLACK LIGHTNING on the CW is underway and while many are hurrying to get to the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover, this season in itself is revving up with action. Now we are being alerted to another too talent getting in on that action.

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Nominee, Wayne Brady has joined the cast in the recurring role of Tyson Sykes aka “Gravedigger”. Brady is set to beging appearing in the beginning of 2020.

Sykes is a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “super soldier” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise. After the war, Sykes defected to the country of Markovia rather than return to a segregated America. His aim to create a sovereign land for metahumans within Markovia sets him on a collision course with the ASA and Black Lightning.

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BLACK LIGHTNING stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a former olympian and high school principal who takes back up the mantle of his vigilante persona to help save his town of Freeland. He is also joined in his fight by bis two super powered daughters, genius wife and adopted father. It airs Mondays 9e/8c on THE CW.

 

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Marvel’s HELSTROM On Hulu Announces Its First Cast Members

After it was announced that GHOST RIDER would not be moving forward on HULU it was also said that Marvel Studios wanted to control the Marvel television properties. Even though it was said HELSTROM would move forward on the on the streaming platform there were some who were unsure of its future. Well this is a pretty safe assurance that all systems are go on the fiery series.

The main cast of the supernatural superhero series has been announced and it includes alum from both FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, HOMELAND and THE ROYALS.

HELSTROM will be led by Tom Austen (THE ROYALS) and Sydney Lemmon (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) as supposed serial killer offspring Daimon Helstrom and Ana Helstrom. Plagued by their family background  the duo will hunt after the world’s vilest of the vile while dealing with some family drama of their own. Elizabeth Marvel(HOMELAND, UNBELIEVABLE)  will play the long-institutionalized Victoria Helstrom RAISING DION’s Ariana Guerra, BALLERS Robert Wisdom, June Carryl and Alain Uy will also star in the live action series.

Check out the character breakdowns below.

Tom Austen (GRANTCHESTER, THE ROYALS) as Daimon Helstrom – A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished.

Sydney Lemmon (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) as Ana Helstrom – By day, Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatized by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him, even as she secretly worries her father will return.

Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, The Meyerowitz Stories) as Victoria Helstrom – Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for twenty years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children.

Robert Wisdom (Ballers, Watchmen) as Caretaker – Caretaker is a guardian of knowledge of the occult. He uses his knowledge and his relationship with Ana to help keep demonic forces at bay.

June Carryl (Mindhunter, Dead Women Walking) as Dr. Louise Hastings – A psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind, Hastings is head of the psychiatric hospital where Victoria is being monitored. She has watched over the Helstrom family for years, caring for them as best she can.

Ariana Guerra (Raising Dion, Insatiable) as Gabriella Rosetti – A woman balancing logic and faith, Gabriella arrives from the Vatican to help Daimon and Hastings uncover cases of demonic possession. She wants to save everyone she can, including Daimon.

Alain Uy (The Passage, Paper Tigers) as Chris Yen – Yen is Ana’s business partner and her closest friend — some would say surrogate brother. He carries out the bulk of the auction house’s responsibilities and assists Ana with whatever she needs.

Last Son Of Krypton Poses With The Last Son Of Krypton In This New Crisis Image

Everything is coming up Superman with this new image of both Brandon Routh and Tyler Hoechlin both suited up as the man of steel in this photo taken over the weekend. Routh will suit up as the KINGDOM COME version of Superman and Hoechlin is the current Arrowverse version.

Both are suiting up for the big CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover event this December on The CW. Tom Welling from SMALLVILLE is also set to appear as Clark Kent, it has not been confirmed if he also will have the “S” on his chest

Could ALL Of The Marvel Television Shows Soon Be Falling Under The Marvel Studios Banner?

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One of the big things that Marvel Studios is doing on top of the Phase 4 and 5 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the big MCU TV shows they are producing for the Disney plus streaming site. Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige is developing a number of big budget TV shows for the Disney+ streaming service. But now it seems that may not be all because days after Hulu pulled the plug on GHOST RIDER, it’s now believed that all future live-action small screen productions will fall solely under Feige’s Marvel Studios banner.

A Marvel Television insider recently told Variety that they at HULU have “several” live-action projects in the works. But for know the only one that known is HELSTROM as the rest have either been scrapped or have uncertain futures. RUNAWAYS and CLOAK AND DAGGER (both which are set to air upcoming seasons) have yet to be renewed beyond their upcoming seasons.

It’s being reported that the plan now is for Marvel Studios to basically be in charge of everything to ensure that the stories put out there are of a consistent quality. With the Disney+ shows, “Marvel Studios execs and Feige held meetings early on to discuss how to maintain the visual standard fans have come to expect from Marvel’s films while still bringing their budgets more in line with other TV shows.”

Marvel Television has never really recovered from the embarrassment of THE INHUMANS, which many do not like to speak of. Along with the cancellations of the Marvel Netflix shows it is very understandable. But the animated projects which are set to hit HULU are still all set to go .

Now, it sounds like Marvel Television’s future projects will mostly be of the animated variety.

Osric Chau Is Going From SUPERNATURAL To Superhero In CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS

Just when you find yourself asking yourself how much more star studded can the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover get, the CW goes and drops another incredible actors name who’s added to the lineup.

Osric Chau is set to recur as Ryan Choi,  a physics professor at Ivy Town University. Choi will more than likely be suiting up and shrinking down as the new Atom considering Choi takes that torch from Ray Palmer in the comics.

It was also previously mentioned that Brandon Routh who play’s Ray Palmer/The Atom is leaving DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW after this season along with his wife Courtney Ford who plays Nora Darhk.

GHOST RIDER Series Not Moving Forward On Hulu

Just when people were getting excited for the arrival of the GHOST RIDER series on Hulu, that excitement has to be quelled as now the series will no longer be moving forward. This was reported as an exclusive from Deadline.

Deadline is reporting that seemingly the reason for the series not going forward is creative differences between Hulu and the GHOST RIDER team.

Even though Gabriel Luna will not be reprising his role on Hulu as Robbie Reyes, MARVEL’S HELSTROM is on track as well as four connected animated series. MARVEL’S M.O.D.O.K, MARVEL’S HIT-MONKEY, MARVEL’S TIGRA AND DAZZLER SHOW and MARVEL’S HOWARD THE DUCK, set to roll out in 2020, culminating in a special event, MARVEL’s THE OFFENDERS.

It is not yet known if the series will shopped elsewhere but there has been rumors that Marvel Studios is interested in bringing a Ghost Rider show to the Disney plus streaming site.

 

The Green Arrow Will Live On In An ARROW Spin-off On The CW

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The CW’s flagship superhero show ARROW is set to end this year after its 8th and final season. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is expected to meet his final demise during the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover this season, which will also be the final episode for the show.

But even though Oliver Queen will be gone, the heroics of the Green Arrow will still live on. The CW has set a spin-off that will be headlined by Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy.

The backdoor pilot for the upcoming series will be set as an episode during the upcoming final season of ARROW. The new superhero show is set to follow Mia Smoak (McNamara) as the new Green Arrow as well as the Canaries, Laurel Lance (Cassidy) and Dinah Drake (Harkavy).

This is not the first time that ARROW has been utilized to give shows in the arrowverse a backdoor pilot. This was the case with THE FLASH.

No date has yet been given for the airing of the upcoming spin-off series.