It's that time of year again where many of our favourite US shows are coming to a close, some leaving us desperate for more, and others wondering why we bothered. Arrow faced off against Ra's Al Ghul and the League of Assassins, Frank Underwood had a turbulent first year in the White House, Gotham stumbled clumsily through contrived back-stories and Community has swung from one extreme to the other. But looking forward, what do we have on the fall (autumn to us Brits) horizon?
Whilst you're here, why not check out our coverage of CW's Legends of Tomorrow and ABC's The Muppets?
Probably the most anticipated of the fall line up, CBS' Supergirl tells the often understated story of Superman's only living relative, his cousin Kara Zor-El. Though frequently mistaken for simply a female Superman, Supergirl has proven to be a superhero in her own right. The trailer launched online to mixed responses, with critics praising the action sequences, but slating the trailer's blatant, and potentially patronising 'chick-flick' style, comparing it to Saturday Night Live's Black Widow parody. Despite the possibly misguided beginning, the preview quickly develops into an action packed, yet bright and vibrant (see Snyder? it can be done!) super-powered romp, the kind of show everyone wished Smallville had been. With the potential for cross-over appearances with CW's Flash and Arrow, the future looks bright for Supergirl. Check out the trailer below.
In a sea of TV remakes and reboots, you could be forgiven for dismissing Minority Report as just another money spinner, cashing in on the success of a sci-fi classic; but stick with it, because Minority Report isn't a remake, but a continuation of one of Spielberg's finest films to date. Imagine a world where murder was a thing of the past; three precognitive beings dream of crimes before they happen, and police officers arrest the 'guilty party' before they can commit murder, but is it right to imprison someone who hasn't yet committed a crime? SPOILER ALERT - Set 10 years after the 'Pre-Crime Division' is shut down, "Minority Report follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen".
Okay, so the acting is a little wooden in places, and we're witness to a number of unfortunately clichéd lines, but the philosophical quandaries surrounding the original film are still very much alive in the trailer, with officers clearly missing the older system in the wake of grisly murder scenes, and with the tonally muted, invasive society of 2065. I have high hopes for Minority Report, with the right direction and good writing, we could be seeing a genuinely great follow up to a great film, not to mention something to fill the void left by Almost Human. Check out the trailer below.
While we're on TV shows following on from feature films, check out sequel/remake of Limitless. "Picking up [after] the events of the film, a man discovers the power of a mysterious drug which allows him to access 100% of his brain, and he is coerced into using his new-found drug-enhanced abilities for good". The biggest difference in the trailer appears to be shift in focus from the original film; where Bradley Cooper's character, Eddie, used the wonder-drug purely for personal gain, the shows protagonist seems, however unwillingly at first, to assist the police, using his drug to help solve crimes.
Speaking of Bradley Cooper, perhaps the most surprising part about Limitless is that the Oscar-Winning actor will be a series regular on the show, reprising his original role from the films. SPOILER ALERT - Cooper survives the film, and becomes a morally ambiguous bad-ass, which is clearly reflected in this trailer; could Eddie be the bad guy of the series?
Another surprising appearance in the trailer is the fantastic Jennifer Carpenter, returning to the small screen after taking a break following disappointing Dexter finale and back in her 'tough bitch' cop role that she plays so well. Limitless has an awful lot of potential, and we're excited to see that explored in the show. Check out the trailer, below.
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