TV RECAP: Agent Carter cancelled, Supergirl moves to The CW, Preacher preview!
It’s been a busy week for the world of comic-based television shows, so to keep you up to date with everything that has been going on, here’s a little recap of some of the main stories from the past few days;
Firstly, hot on the heels of the news that Warner Bros were trying to reduce costs on the series, it has been confirmed that Supergirl has been renewed for a second season, but that it will be changing networks, joining The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow on The CW.
With the series ranking as CBS’ most expensive first-year show, the move had already been made to shift production from L.A. to Vancouver in an effort to cut costs. Interestingly, the series is produced by Greg Berlanti, who also produces the other three CW comicbook shows. Quite what this means for the continuity of the show – which has already been established as occurring in a different universe from the exploits of Oliver Queen and Barry Allen – remains to be seen, but it wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility to see more cross-promotion and guest appearances in the future.
In less positive news, it was revealed that Marvel’s Agent Carter was being cancelled by ABC.
While the Hayley Atwell led show proved to be a critical success by most accounts, this sentiment never really translated into ratings, with even the announcement of the second series coming as something of a surprise to industry insiders.
It’s particularly disappointing given the fact that the show featured such an incredibly positive female role model, something which is still – shamefully – seen as the exception rather than the rule on Television these days. The internet has been quick to voice their outrage, and if you feel like joining them, a Change.org petition has been set up to try and get the show on Netflix. While these kind of things never really make all that much of a difference in the grand scheme of things, there are some great comments about the show, so it could be useful as a ‘self help group’ of sorts.
And finally, with the season premier of Preacher just over a week away, AMC have released a special sneak preview of the first issue, featuring Tulip (player by Ruth Negga) kicking some serious ass.
You can check it out in all its glory below.
Preacher premieres May 22 at 10/9c on AMC.
The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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