Watchmen: HBO President Optimistic About Series

 

 

The 2018 Summer TCA Press Tour began on Wednesday with HBO's presentation. According to Deadline, the network's president Casey Bloys said “I have very, very high hopes" about the Watchmen pilot. He went on to say “They did a great job. [Damon Lindelof] wrote a phenomenal script, and Nikki Kassell did an amazing job shooting the show. I think we see it in a few weeks.” He added that the prospects are looking good and if the pilot is ordered to series, they would want to move ahead with production as soon as possible.

HBO was acquired by AT&T with a mandate to compete with Netflix, so all eyes are on how the network is going to proceed. Brandon Katz noted in The Observer that they need some new high-quality, splashy projects, and that Watchmen "is the perfect big bet to launch HBO forward into the blockbuster content battle."

Prospects seem good, but the waiting continues until the end of summer, when the final decision will be made whether the series is picked up or not.

Podcast: Tom Talks Cruel Intentions

 

Podcast Like It's 1999

 

Phil Iscove, creator of Sleepy Hollow and current writer for ABC drama Station 19, created a podcast that covers the abundance of excellent movies released in 1999. Each week, Phil and his co-host Kenny chat with guests about a movie of the guest's choice from that year. Tom skyped in for a nice long conversation about the movie Cruel Intentions, starring Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Selma Blair. You can find the podcast on iTunes or wherever you normally get your podcasts (don't forget to leave a review!) or use this link

NOTE: Tom stresses early on in the podcast that he finds this movie pretty problematic and did not actually choose it.

 

Happy Birthday, Tom!

 

Today we celebrate Tom Mison,

 

the man with the best left eyebrow

 

and the nicest calves in the business.

 

He is charming,

 

funny,

 

clever,

 

and very, very humble.

 

Please give a tip o' the hat to Tom,

 

and wish him the most wonderful of birthdays.

 

Here's hoping he has a fantastic day filled with joy and laughter and many happy returns.

 

Feel free to leave your birthday greetings below in the comments, or tweet them today using the hashtag #TMisBDay. No guarantee he'll see them, but putting good wishes out into the world is never a bad idea, eh?

 

Sleepy Hollow: UK's Paramount Channel Re-Airs Series

 

 

Sleepy Hollow first aired in the UK on the Universal Channel, a pay station, but now the series will be resurrected and all 4 seasons will run on the new, free Paramount Channel. The pilot aired on Wednesday, July 18th and the series will continue every Wednesday at 9pm. If you missed it, you can catch up with their My5 app or on the My5 website.

Paramount also released this trailer:

 

SLEEPY HOLLOW SEASON 1 PROMO - PARAMOUNT NETWORK from Channel 5 Press Office on Vimeo.

 

Metro included the show in their "What To Catch This Week" column, and singled out Tom's performance:

"Brit actor Tom Mison (pictured, with Nicole Beharie) banishes all thoughts of Johnny Depp in the film version with a casually charismatic turn as Ichabod Crane"

 

Photo by Brownie Harris/Fox