Netflix Releases Dark ‘House of Cards’ Season 5 Teaser During Inauguration

The internet streaming giant released an aptly-timed teaser trailer for the upcoming season of House of Cards during the inauguration. The trailer which, was quite disturbing in that it was a dark and gloomy day and all you saw was an upside down American flag blowing in the wind, was shared on twitter with the message “We make the terror.” Oh, and the Pledge of Allegiance was playing in the background. That’s not creepy at all!

Season five premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, two senior writers who have been with House of Cards since 2014, have been promoted to showrunners of the award-winning Netflix original series, from Media Rights Capital.

House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks and Joel Kinnaman. Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, the fifth season of House of Cards is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.

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‘Emerald City’ is the Dark Trip to Oz You’ve Been Waiting for

EMERALD CITY -- "The Beast Forever" Episode 101-- Pictured: (l-r) Oliver Jackson Cohen as Lucas, Adria Arjona as Dorothy -- (Photo by: Rico Torres/NBC)

I don’t know about you…well, depending on how old you are…but I absolutely LOVED Return to Oz as a child and NBC’s take on the yellow brick road classic reminds me of that same dark and twisted version of Dorothy’s adventure.

Emerald City has so much color and life just like those ruby red slippers we all remember, except no slippers in this one. There are so many twists and turns and the fight between science and magic, you won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming 10-episode event series:

EMERALD CITY -- "The Beast Forever" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Adria Arjona as Dodorthy -- (Photo by: Rico Torres/NBC)

Dorthy Gale is played by Adria Arjona (True Detective). She’s Hispanic and breathes new life into the boring, frantic character who was always in a state of cry-talking in the original Oz. You know, when you’re talking and yet crying in the background at the same time? No? Ok, cool. Anyways, she kicks ass and it’s refreshing to see someone like her on my screen.

EMERALD CITY -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Toto -- (Photo by: Michael Muller/NBC)

Toto is the cutest German Shepherd you ever did see! No yapping here, folks!

EMERALD CITY -- "Prison of the Abject" Episode 102 -- Pictured: Oliver Jackson Cohen as Lucas -- (Photo by: Rico Torres/NBC)

Scarecrow is played by the handsome Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Each of the characters are unlike anything you remember from the original. They’re dark and harboring some type of secret.

EMERALD CITY -- "The Beast Forever" Episode 101-- Pictured: Vincent D'onofrio as The Wizard -- (Photo by: David Lukacs/NBC)

The great and powerful Oz is played by Vincent D’Onofrio who wears a wig that’s just ridiculous. He’s trying to destroy all presence of magic in the land and basically starts a fight between the witches who we’ll get to in a moment.

EMERALD CITY -- "The Beast Forever" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Oliver Jackson as Lucas, Toto, Adria Arjona as Dorothy -- (Photo by: Rico Torres/NBC)

The yellow brick road is actually trying to kill you! Sure, it looks beautiful in the picture above, but it’s all fake. It’s opium disguised as poppy pollen which is ridiculous since it’s such a long road. How will anyone survive???

EMERALD CITY -- "The Beast Forever" Episode 101-- Pictured: Joely Richardson as Glinda -- (Photo by: David Lukacs/NBC)

EMERALD CITY -- "The Beast Forever" Episode 101-- Pictured: Ana Ularu as West -- (Photo by: David Lukacs/NBC)

The witches!! There are so many of them and the lovely Joely Richardson is such a fantastic edition to the series as Glinda. And let’s not forget about West, played by Ana Ularu, who totally reminds me of Fairuza Balk who was in Return to Oz…twist!

The first two episodes are sort of slow and you tend to lose focus on his storyline but that changes as you get into it.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Emerald City premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Friday, Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

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‘The 100’ Season 4 Trailer: From the Ashes We Will Rise

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The trailer for the upcoming season of The 100 is finally here and there are so many things we need to talk about. Let’s break it down, shall we?!

First of all, I’m so glad Alie is gone. I was getting a little tired of that storyline but that’s just me. And, okay, maybe most of you. We left off with Clarke pulling the kill switch only to find out that “the nuclear power plants that weren’t destroyed by the bombs are melting down. No drinkable water, pre-cancerous lesions will form”….basically, they’re all going to die in 6 months time. Great! These poor kids can’t catch a break!

Meanwhile, there’s a lot of steamy moments happening like Emori and Murphy, Marcus and Abigail and hopefully Clarke and Bellamy because I need that to happen already!

Can we talk about Octavia for a minute? She is becoming even more of a badass, which I didn’t know was possible, and Indra is just so darn proud of her. She’s being called the Skyripper for obvious reasons. I mean, we saw what she did to Pike in the season 3 finale. Girl don’t give AF anymore! She’s out for blood.

Roan is becoming quite the leader in his own right and building up a new army of followers. Basically, everyone is trying to save their own group but killing others in the process.

Last but not least, we see Clarke as she turns around with her face covered in the pre-cancerous lesions.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

Season 4 of The 100 premieres Wednesday, Feb 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the CW. 

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AMC Sets ‘Humans’ Season 2 Premiere Date, Releases Key Art and Trailer

Humans, the sci-fi series that deals with the age-old question of what it means to be human within the advancement of technology, is back for a second season after being gone for over a year.

AMC, along with Channel 4 and Kudos, renewed the series in July of 2015 for a second season that will premiere on Monday, February 13 at 10/9c. In addition to the premiere date, the network has revealed the key art for season 2 with a tagline, “Reboot. Recharge. Rebel.” The network also released a new trailer for the upcoming season and will air a marathon of season one season on December 30th from 9:00 A.M. ET/PT – 5:00 P.M. ET/PT.

The eight-episode second season picks up several months after the events of season one, with Niska (Emily Berrington) still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her synth family, Mia (Gemma Chan), Leo (Colin Morgan), and Max (Ivanno Jeremiah), unaware of her location, are each trying to find their place in the world while Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) attempt to mend their marriage. As unconfirmed reports of synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple yet seismic decision sees the past return dramatically and surprisingly to the door of the Hawkins house.  Joe, Laura, and the entire family are faced with a difficult choice that will put the family under an intense spotlight. As an emerging form of intelligent life – the synths – and an established one – humanity – fight for their places in the world, a thrilling multi-stranded narrative evolves which continues to ask: who has the right to determine what it means to be alive?

Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Jessica Jones) joins the cast as Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert who is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness. Sam Palladio (Nashville, Episodes) plays Ed, a struggling café owner trying to breathe life into his family business; Marshall Allman (True Blood, Prison Break) plays Milo Khoury, a young Silicon Valley billionaire, founder and CEO of a leading technology company intent on changing the world; Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise, Olympus) as Hester, one of the most unique Synths on the planet; Bella Dayne (Man in the High Castle) as Astrid, a free-spirited young Berliner who will be tested by someone special who comes into her life; and Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Cucumber, Banana) as Renie, a bullied seventeen-year-old “synthie,” a fast-growing subculture of humans pretending to be Synths.

Humans is written by Vincent and Brackley with Joe Barton, Charlie Covell and Iain Weatherby. The series is produced by Kudos in association with Matador Films. Executive producers are Derek Wax (The Hour, Capital) and Chris Fry (The Smoke, Spooks) for Kudos; Vincent and Brackley; and Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström for Matador Films. The series is produced by Paul Gilbert and directed by Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch), Carl Tibbetts (Black Mirror: White Bear), Francesca Gregorini (The Truth About Emanuel) and Mark Brozel (Dickensian). HUMANS was commissioned for Channel 4 by Beth Willis and Simon Maxwell, and Joel Stillerman and Kristin Jones for AMC.

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Netflix Sets ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Premiere Date, Releases First Trailer

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Amy Sherman-Palladino’s series about a fast-talking mother and daughter a.k.a Lorelai squared finally has a premiere date and trailer.

Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will premiere Thanksgiving weekend on November 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. PT. The series will consist of four 90-minute episodes, covering a different season of the year. The streaming giant teased the first two minutes of Winter for the critics in the room, but since you weren’t there, we’ll just have to show you the first official teaser trailer.

The series will be released all at one, per usual, even though Sherman-Palladino would prefer a week-by-week situation. And don’t worry, the last four words are just as important this time around, so don’t go spoiling it for everyone, ok?!

The cast was thrilled to return to step into the shoes of these now iconic characters. “I knew it would be special right from the get-go,” said Scott Patterson who plays Luke. “The more time goes by, the more satisfying it becomes and the show becomes iconic.” Patterson gave a nice shoutout to the ATX Television Festival for “driving it home to all parties involved.”

Lauren Graham added: “For me, it was an incredible experience. It was like going to college when you’re really ready. We were given the gift to go back knowing those things and it was a rare opportunity.”

Of course, someone brought up the Melissa McCarthy controversy which Sherman-Palladino quickly shot down, saying, “we all knew between us that we would make it work one way or another. It somehow took on a life of its own. She and Lauren [Graham] have a weird Lucy and Ethel thing and you kind of have to see it, to get it.” “Melissa came on one of our last days and it was so great,” added Graham. “Had it not happened it would have felt like a gap.”

Let’s not forget all of Rory’s boyfriends, all of whom  will “make an appearance in one way or another,” says Bledel.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Premiere Preview: One Month Later

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MR. ROBOT — “eps2.0_unm4sk%u2010pt2.tc” Episode 202 — Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)

Fsociety, man!

Our favorite hacker-drama series Mr. Robot is back! USA Network’s critically acclaimed series returns for a 10-episode second season on Wednesday, July 13 with every episode written and directed by Sam Esmail. Let’s not leave out the amazing music from Mac Quayle.

 

The season one finale left us with a lot of unanswered questions: Elliot succeed in taking down E Corp, but did he really? We saw the CEO, Phillip Price, tell someone that he knows who’s responsible. The trailer (seen below) makes us feel crazier than we did the first time around.

Back in January at the Television Critics Association, Esmail revealed the “there will be a lot more backstory shown in season two…and the timeline will be a little clearer.”

The techno-thriller follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater). Following the events of fsociety’s 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season will explore the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.

Mr. Robot airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA Network.

Official Synopsis:

back. one month later and omfg, five/nine changed the world. elliot in seclusion. angela happy at evil corp. fsociety delivers malicious payload. TANGO DOWN?

The season 2 trailer:

Here are some stills from Mr. Robot Season 2, Episode 1:

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Trailer is Finally Here: ‘I Choose Violence’ (WATCH)

GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 6 - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

Oh. Em. Gee.

HBO has finally released the first full trailer for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. There is so much anticipation for the sixth season, mostly because of all the back and forth about Jon Snow, but mostly because this is the first time the show will extend beyond George R.R. Martin’s series of novels.

The network has provided teasers here and there, but this is the first actual footage we’ve seen from the new season. With regards to Jon Snow, well, “he’s gone,” is the first thing you hear in the new trailer. So, there’s that.

Meanwhile, we see Cersei after the hell she went through last season and her and Jamie want to fight back and take what’s rightfully theirs. “I choose violence,” is a pretty good indicator of what’s to come.

The trailer is set to James Vincent McMorrow’s version of “Wicked Game,” giving you a sense of the calm before the storm.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 24 at 9/8 on HBO.

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