Netflix’s politically incorrect animated family is back for another season of F is for Family. Patriarch Frank (Bill Burr) is having a crisis as he was fired at the end of last season from his job as a baggage handler at the local airport and now has to stay at home while his wife Sue (Laura Dern) becomes the new primary money earner for the family with a job at the Tupperwaresque Plast-a-ware. It looks like everything that was great about the first season, especially Burr’s constantly pissed off vocal performance as Frank, is back for this coming season and all episodes of it start streaming on May 30th. Check out the new trailer below.
Netflix is pretty much unstoppable right now as far as their original shows go and in December, they are adding another animated comedy with F is for Family, from the mind of Bill Burr. Burr stars as the patriarch Frank Murphy in the 70’s when you could “smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport”. Laura Dern plays Sue Murphy, Justin Long is Kevin Murphy and Haley Reinhart is Bill Murphy. Michael Price, a veteran of The Simpsons, is co-writing the show with Burr. The first season will be six episodes and all of them will drop on streaming on December 18th. Check out the NSFW (for language) trailer below.
The Crow reboot shooting in early 2015: The Crow reboot, possibly starring current Dracula Luke Evans, might be shooting early next year, according to producer Ed Pressman. Original comic author James O’Barr is a creative consultant on the movie and it’s a total reboot, retelling the tragic story of Eric Draven and his quest for revenge.
Fox developing an Archie TV series: Fox has tasked Arrow/Flash showrunner Greg Berlanti to develop a drama called Riverdale, based on Archie comics. The show will feature Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Kevin Keller and Josie and the Pussycats and will be, “a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade”
The Conjuring 2 delayed, James Wan back to direct: The Conjuring 2 was supposed to hit in the summer of next year but it’s been pushed back into 2016, possibly to accommodate returning director James Wan, who is currently working on the Fast & Furious series.
More “The Martian” casting: Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi movie starring Matt Damon added Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan aka The Winter Soldier this week.
Static Shock show in the works: Previously appearing in animated form on The WB before being added to the DC universe proper, Static Shock is returning in a live action series from one of the producers of Django Unchained. There’s no network yet but DC’s strategy when it comes to shows could place it anywhere.
Disney loses John Carter rights: After delivering one of the biggest bombs in cinematic history, the rights to the John Carter IP has reverted back to the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, who are going to try and look for another studio to try again to bring the Confederate soldier turned Martina superhero to the big screen.
ABC making a Bachelor Party TV show: ABC is developing the Tom Hanks comedy classic into a new show, which may possibly be an anthology centered around different wedding parties and their various pre-wedding festivities.
Morena Baccarin joining Gotham: The Firefly/Homeland star is joining Gotham in the pivotal role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who is one of the biggest influences on young Bruce outside of Alfred and was featured regularly on the Animated Series.
Bill Burr getting an animated series on Netflix: Recent Breaking Bad regular and fantastic comedian Bill Burr will be bringing an animated series to Netflix called F is For Family, that will be set in the 70’s and be based on Burr’s childhood growing up during that era. Burr will play the father of the family in the show while Laura Dern plays his wife and Justin Long, his son.
Rumored Mummy plot: Following up on the final scene of Dracula Untold, the new rumored plot for the Mummy reboot seems to be set in the modern day, as a team of NAVY Seals uncovers a hidden tomb while hunting terrorists and one of them seems to become possessed by the spirit of a pharaoh, not Imhotep, who was featured in both the original and Brendan Fraser versions of the story.
Adam McKay wants to direct a Marvel movie: McKay apparently recently helped Paul Rudd rewrite the script for Ant-Man and he now seems to want to take on another Marvel property. There doesn’t seem to be any in the near future that fit his style but you never know what could happen.
If you’re hungry for more Sharknado style insanity, then you should definitely keep an eye out for Zombeavers when it hits later this year. A group of dumb coeds head out for a weekend of partying in the country, only to find that the cabin they are staying in is next to a beaver dam infested by zombie beavers. It seems completely self aware in it’s awfulness and it looks like there’s going to be all sorts of over the top kills for beaver and human alike along with all the double entendres regarding beavers you would hope to hear with a movie this ridiculous. I really appreciate the fact that it looks like they made a bunch of practical zombeavers, so it’s not all terrible CG. Bill Burr is apparently in this movie as well, although I don’t think I saw him in the trailer and it was written by Al and Jon Kaplan, who did all the amazing Arnold and Stallone musical videos on youtube. There’s no solid release date yet but hopefully the Zombeavers will be unleashed on VoD and DVD soon.
You didn’t have to search the Internet far and wide last week to find the most tense scene of last week’s premiere of “Breaking Bad”. Walt’s “tread lightly” threat to Hank basically meant that all bets were off. There were to be no compromises. Walt was back to dying from cancer, and he wasn’t going to give Hank even the slightest of advantages over him.
It doesn’t take long for Hank to try to exhaust his options. He tries to talk calmly to Skyler and paint her as a victim. Perhaps that would’ve worked some point last season, but now with the money laundering firmly in place and her and Walt on the same level, her willingness to give up everything to Hank isn’t too high. She’s just about as guilty going along.
Hank knows that he has to have some sort of proof to bring to his confidants at the DEA. After Skyler turns down Hank’s plea for information, Marie is brought in only to have her emotions flare up, resulting in a slap to Skyler’s face and Marie attempting to take Holly away from them. Marie is exasperated. It seems a little like she wants to end this more than Hank does.
Meanwhile, Walt enlists the help of Saul’s goons to dispose of the gigantic pile of money left in the storage unit. After baking in the hot New Mexico sun all day, Walt returns home to a frantic Skyler. Walt passes out from exhaustion then makes Skyler promise to protect the money — or else all of Walt’s schemes would have been for nothing. Despite how evil Heisenberg has gotten, Walt seems sincere that his number one concern is his family. Skyler agrees and says it would be best to be quiet for a while. But as Hank later corners a detained Jesse, you have the feeling the real storm is a’comin.
Breaking Baddest: Lydia hires Todd and his uncle’s goons to take out the competition (remember Declan?) and restore order to her frustrated Czech buyers. Cold blooded.
Now We’re Cookin… With Bad Cop Show Clichés: You may remember the two cop doofuses who are grilling Jesse as the same pair that were suspicious of him when Brock was poisoned.
Question of the Week: Here’s one for you, the reader: do you think Jesse will give up on Walt easily? It’s clear that he’s been bothered by the events of last season (and well, overall). Does he squeal to Hank the first chance he gets?