The Messengers comes down on The CW tonight at 9p and you don’t want to miss this Sci-fi drama with a religious theme.
It is a normal day, until some mysterious object crashes down on to Earth. The object sends off a shock wave that effects 5 people. When they are hit by it, they die. Within minutes of their death, they come back to life and they have a message for us. What it is, we don’t know but it appears to be heaven sent.
Who are The Messengers? There is Joshua Jr (Jon Fletcher) who is a televangelist. Erin (Sofia Black-D’Elia), a mother of a young girl, who is trying to escape her abusive cop boyfriend. Peter (Joel Courtney), a socially awkward teen. Raul (JD Pardo), a federal agent whose cover was just blown. And Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a NASA scientist who saw the object come down before it turned her into a Messenger.
We don’t know what their message is just yet, but the message of the pilot is we want to know more more more. We will just have to tune in every Friday at 9p to find out that more more more.
If you thought it was shocking when Elena became a Vampire on The Vampire Diaries, that is nothing as compared to what the actress who plays her revealed today. Nina Dobrev announced that she is leaving The CW show at the end of the season.
She posted the below message on Instagram:
Dearest TVD Family,
I’ve just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there’s still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I’ll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever.
I think this is a really smart decision on her part. The Degrassi beauty has a huge career ahead of her and now she is free to do movies and other television shows. She has the potential to be the next Sarah Michelle Gellar and Katie Holmes.
When it comes to the drama, it will be interesting to see how they handle her departure and if they can go on without her? I am not sure that they can, but other shows have survived without their leads like ER, NYPD Blue and CSI to name a few.
To read the rest of her statement, then click here!
If you are like me, then you think the whole Zombie genre has grown tired. You also long for the days, when you liked shows and movies about the undead. Well, iZombie that debuts on The CW tonight at 9p is the show for you.
Liv (Rose McIver) is a medical student, who is all work and no play. That is until a friend of hers at the hospital asks her to go to a party. For some reason, there is a Zombie attack at it and everybody dies including Liv. Somehow, she wakes up and now she is a Zombie. She is dead, but she is still a functioning human being.
For 5 months, she has been reinventing herself as the new person she is. Instead of practicing medicine on the living, she is working on the dead at the morgue. It’s a natural food supply for the starving Zombie. Part of her new menu is brains and she suffers a side effect when she eats them. She starts to get visions from the dead person’s memories and that helps her solve their murders.
Liv teams up Detective Clive Babinaux (Malcolm Goodwin) and together they solve the murder cases. He doesn’t know her secret, but Liv’s co-worker, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), figured it out and he wants to find a cure for her.
Each week, Liv will eat and gets a new case to solve, and we get a medical examiner procedural with a Zombie twist that is enjoyable to watch. This is a smart show with a lot of brains, no pun intended.
So tune in for a show that you will love at first bite, I mean sight.
Nina Dobrev was spotted as a furry unicorn and her friends were dressed up as other furry animals, so are they secretly Furries? Nope, they were just having a snow day sleepover in their animal onesies at Jessica Szohr’s house. But for a second it was to think otherwise!
Ian Somerhalder is directing an episode of Vampire Diaries and he definitely changed up his look for his new job. Damon wore a black tutu over his jeans and it appears his castmates like Nina Dobrev approve of his fashion choice for the part. How can you not take him seriously looking that?
Nina Dobrev might seem like a dainty flower, but she is so much more than that. The Vampire Diaries’ star took part in a Spartan Race over the weekend, and she didn’t care if she was covered with more mud than mud wrestler. The victor stood there valiantly as she held up the medal and wearing her wet dirt with pride.
I bet you she couldn’t wait to get home and take a long hot shower to get all of that stuff of her.
The CW announced today what shows they are bringing back next season and it is pretty much all of them. Those g8t shows are ARROW (Season 4), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 2), REIGN (Season 3), SUPERNATURAL (Season 11), THE 100 (Season 3), THE FLASH (Season 2), THE ORIGINALS (Season 3), and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season 7). The only show not picked up is Hart of Dixie which is just starting out its season this Friday.
So with all of these pickups that doesn’t leave much room for anything new. But with the successful year they are having, do they really need any shows?
Last week, The Flash became The CW’s biggest series premiere ever. This honor is so well-deserved because it is a well-done show that is bringing families together. Fathers and a lot of sons are watching it together because of their love of comic books and some daughters are watching it because it is right up their alley. Then when the episode is done, they get to talk about it. Those girls learn the mythology of it, and those guys talk about how they got it right.
Before the show airs it’s second episode tonight at 8p, find out the mythology of how this show came about and what is coming up. A few weeks ago at The CW TCA Summer Press Tour Day, Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment Geoff Johns, Executive Producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti and actors Grant Gustin and Tom Kavanaugh talked about all of that.
Will they stick to the mythology?
Geoff Johns: If you’ve seen the pilot and you’re a fan of the books, you know we’ve incorporated almost everything from the mythology into it and added a whole new backstory with S.T.A.R. Labs and that team incorporated that. But it’s probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever, as deep as we’re going to go and as many characters as we’re using, especially in the first nine episodes we’ve planned out pretty tightly.
How The Flash is different than Batman?
Geoff Johns: He could have easily become a Batman like character, but Barry Allen’s an optimist and having that hope of keeping hold of that hope despite the tragedy in his past makes him an even better hero. And the lightning bolt is really something that hits Barry and allows him to literally and emotionally move forward in his life, reconnect with people in a different way and explore that heroic side that is inside him, but maybe not he wasn’t physically capable of doing.
Casting Grant Gustin as Barry Allen.
Andrew Kreisberg: Grant was literally the first person to read for Barry. And after that, it was sort of over.
Casting Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon.
Andrew Kreisberg: Won the part with your singing. He came in to meet, and Peter Roth (Chief Executive of Warner Brothers Television) was there and found out he was Broadway. And Peter said, “Give us a tune,” and he started singing, and Peter went, “He’s the guy.”
Casting the original Barry Allen to play his dad:
Andrew Kreisberg: John Wesley Shipp, all three of us are huge fans of the original “Flash.” Having all grown up “Flash” fans, that show meant the world to us and ended far too soon as far as the three of us were concerned. So when we were sitting down and talking about developing this series, all three of us were like, “Whatever we do, we’ve got to get John Wesley Shipp.” He was so sweet and so generous and so kind and so, like I think he was sort of surprised that the show had meant as much to us and to a lot of people as it did, because I think it ended far too soon for him as well. So to get to have that link to the past and be able to have him be part of the show and it’s not just a gimmick either. It’s not a cameo. He’s playing one of the most important parts on the show. So much of what Barry is doing, he’s doing for his father. That last scene between the two of them was they did it, like, four or five times, and we all cried every time we watched it.
Who will be playing Captain Cold?
Greg Berlanti: Wentworth Miller will be playing Captain Cold in episode 4 of our show. And Leonard Snart, we’ll be seeing his origin and the origin of the Rogues.
Is Grant Gustin a fast runner?
Grant Gustin: GRANT GUSTIN: Yeah, no, I actually was very fast as a kid but, ironically, hated running. And I quit soccer because I thought it was ridiculous that we were running back and forth. But yeah, I actually have always been pretty fast, luckily.
Is Tom Cavanugh a fan of comic books?
Tom Cavanugh: I spent part of my childhood in Africa, and we had no television and anything, but we did have comic books. And I think that left an imprint where I thought, “Well, you know, I know a lot. I know a lot about comic books.” And I kind of maintained that level of what I considered to be my level of knowledge until I met these guys. And then I realized I’m totemically very much on the low end and know next to nothing. I used to think I knew stuff, and now I realize I know nothing.