Exclusive Interview With Artist Gabriel Rodriguez And The Official Trailer For Locke And Key

Next month the critically acclaimed comic book Locke and Key will be hitting Netflix. The first book was published back in 2008. The story revolves around the Locke family who moves into there ancestral family home after the murder of there father. The family discovers magical keys, which they must use against evil creatures who want the keys and their powers. At SDCC we had the amazing opportunity to interview Gabriel Rodriguez the artist behind Locke and Key. In the interview, we discussed how he met Joe Hill the writer of the comic book and a lot about art and inspiration. Check it out below. AOT: So how have you been joining your Comic-Con ? GR: Amazing. It’s always a great, great time of the year for me that I have the chance to come here and hang out with my friends and share with people the time with people from IDW. AOT:  You’re from Chile, right? GR : Yes. AOT: Do you spend most of your time there? GR: Yeah. I work a lot in Chile and come here …

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Robert Aramayo Will Replace Will Poulter In Upcoming ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series

lord of the ringsActor Will Poulter has officially departed from Amazon’s highly anticipated “Lord Of The Rings” series due to scheduling conflicts. Poulter will be replaced with actor Robert Aramayo, who many may recognize from his role as the young Ned Stark on HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”. Aramayo will take on a starring role in the Amazon series which will be a prequel to Tolkien’s infamous trilogy. Aramayo will play a mysterious character named Beldor, described as a young hero. Robert Aramayo will be appearing alongside Markella Kavenagh (The Cry), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years) and Joseph “Benjen Stark” Mawle, his fictitious brother in GoT. As a reminder, the first season of the “Lord of the Rings” series will look back on the Second Age of Middle Earth, a period preceding the original trilogy (and Peter Jackson’s adaptation). Showrunners J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay will have the opportunity to revisit iconic events from the era, such as the downfall of Númenor, the founding of Rivendell and the creation of the Rings of Power, prompting Sauron to grow in strength.

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Freeform’s ‘Party Of Five’ Reboot Puts A Fresh Spin On Original Concept

Being a huge fan of the original “Party Of Five” series which aired on FOX for six seasons from 1994 to 2000 we were thrilled to learn that the series was going to get a reboot on Freeform with a fresh twist. After having a chance to check out the all-new “Party Of Five” we were thrilled to see that the reboot definitely pays proper homage to the original series, however, it manages to tackle many topics, namely immigration, that play a major part in our current political climate today. Freeform’s “Party Of Five” stars Brandon Larracuente, Niko Guardado, Emily Tosta, and Elle Paras Legaspi as the five Acosta children who are left to fend for themselves after their parents are deported back to Mexico. This is the major difference between the new reboot and the original series in which the parent characters were killed and the children of varying ages were left to take care of themselves. In the premiere episode, we are introduced to the entire Acosta family who owns a restaurant and their five children range in …

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Song Producer Bryce Jacobs Talks Netflix’s Teen Apocalypse Dramedy “Daybreak”

By: Dan Moore Looking for a show to binge-watch this holiday season? One you might want to consider, Netflix’s teen apocalypse dramedy Daybreak.  Based on Brian Ralph’s graphic novel series of the same name, Daybreak is a genre-bending series that finds high school outcast Josh searching for his missing girlfriend Sam in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Joined by misfits, such as 12-year-old Angelica and Josh’s former high school bully, Wesley, now turned pacifist samurai, Josh tries to stay alive amongst the horde of Mad Max-style gangs (evil jocks, cheerleaders turned Amazon warriors), zombie-like creatures called Ghoulies, and everything else this crazy new world throws at him. One of the many unique aspects of the show worth mentioning, the musical element. Characters have to participate in a singing competition called American Ninja Idol. Think American Idol, but instead of going through to the next round, you get released to Ghoulies for dinner. The man in charge of reimaging songs from Smashing Pumpkins and Air Supply for this on-screen competition, Song Producer Bryce Jacobs.  Below Bryce gives us the inside scoop of his work …

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USA Network’s ‘Dare Me’ Will Be Your Newest TV Obsession

When we first heard the premise for the upcoming USA Network series “Dare Me” which will premiere on December 29th, we had our doubts about just how well this series would be able to hold its ground against the many other suspense/thriller series out there in the television landscape these days, and “Dare Me” left us pleasantly surprised! We seriously could not stop watching!  “Dare Me” became our newest television obsession and we think that it will be yours as well! The series is based upon author Megan Abbott’s best-selling novel by the same name, and Abbott also serves as showrunner alongside Gina Fattore. Peering behind the all-American facade, “Dare Me” dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading and the extreme lengths, both physically and psychologically that these young women will put themselves through in order to get ahead. The series stars Herizen Guardiola, Marlo Kelly, and Willa Fitzgerald (a fan favorite from the “Scream” franchise) and these actors do an impeccable job of drawing us in and making us care about these characters and their dilemma’s …

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Composer Jefferson Friedman Discusses His Score to DC Universe’s New Animated Series ‘Harley Quinn’

By: Dan Moore When DC fans remember David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, they probably first think of Margot Robbie’s incredible portrayal of Harley Quinn. This wasn’t the first time we have been introduced to this character, Harley Quinn originally appeared in the 1992 show, Batman: The Animated Series, and was voiced by Arleen Sorkin.  Since Suicide Squad, the character has reached a new level of popularity, spawning Halloween costumes and a whole new sense of punk style for young girls among many things.  Ahead of the follow-up, spin-off titled Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, due out in February, DC Universe has just released an animated series solely dedicated to the frequent accomplice and lover of Joker, titled Harley Quinn.  One of the many standout elements of the new streaming series is the score by composer Jefferson Friedman, which he has described as “power punk crossed with carnival music”.  Jefferson is no stranger to DC Universe, he scored the 2017 Vanessa Hudgens series Powerless.  To get a better idea of Jefferson’s scoring process for Harley Quinn …

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Ian Somerhalder Chats With Us About His Highly-Anticipated Netflix Series ‘V-Wars’

We can hardly contain our excitement for the release of Netflix’s newest binge-worthy series “V-Wars” starring Ian Somerhalder as Dr. Luther Swann. In the series, which is based upon the comics by Johnathan Mayberry and Alan Robinson, Dr. Swann enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes), into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against these “vampires.” Swann races against time to understand what’s happening, while Fayne rises to become the leader of the vampires. “V-Wars” is built upon many different layers and is not necessarily your typical vampire series. There are added levels of science fiction, social commentary, and human conflict. “V-Wars” will begin streaming on Netflix starting on Thursday, December 5th and will consist of ten episodes, however, to hold you over in the meantime, we caught up with series star and executive producer Ian Somerhalder to chat about the series, it’s creation, how it speaks to society as a whole and more! Speaking …

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Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free And Tony Basgallop Talk Apple TV+ Series ‘Servant’

Fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming premiere of the new Apple TV+ series “Servant” from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan and starring Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Rupert Grint, and Nell Tiger Free! “Servant” will begin streaming on Thursday, November 28th with the first three episodes and then a new episode will continue to roll out each Friday. We seriously cannot say enough good things about the upcoming series, as it had just hooked from the very start! It is our hope that “Servant” will receive the true recognition it deserves! We recently caught up with series stars Lauren Ambrose and Nell Tiger Free, as well, writer/executive producer Tony Basgallop to delve a bit deeper into their characters, discuss some of the various themes and symbolism within the series and more! When discussing the various religious themes found throughout “Servant”, Tony Basgallop comments, “I think it is more about faith than any particular religion. It’s about looking for a solution and it’s about trying to reason out an argument that you can’t process yourself, I think, for me, that’s what religion …

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Toby Kebbell And Rupert Grint Speak With Us About Upcoming Apple TV+ Series ‘Servant’

We recently had a chance to catch up with actors Toby Kebbell and Rupert Grint to discuss their highly-anticipated new series “Servant” executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan and coming to Apple TV+ on November 28th. Kebbell plays Sean an upscale chef who creates recipes to sell to very high-end restaurants. and Grint plays his brother-in-law Julian a hilarious, yet brash financial playboy of sorts! The chemistry between this pair is just amazing. It is not very often that you get to witness in-laws who are actually friends, but Julian is without a doubt one of Sean’s biggest allies throughout the course of “Servant” season one.  The chemistry takes not only on-screen but off-screen as well, as these two are an absolute joy to catch up as we discuss their roles in the series, plans for the future of “Servant”, backstories and more. We have also just learned that Apple has already renewed “Servant” for season two, just ahead of its upcoming premiere, so we are absolutely thrilled to be getting more of this series! As we know, Kebbell’s character …

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Upcoming ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Has Already Been Renewed For Season Two

Amazon is certainly sparing no budget for highly anticipated “Lord Of The Rings” series, as they have already reportedly spent a billion dollars on the project. While the first season is currently filming in New Zealand, it has just been revealed that the upcoming series has already been renewed for a season two! Amazon has plans to take the series over five seasons, with a possible spin-off and purchased the adaptation rights from the Tolkien Estate. Jennifer Salke, president of Amazon Studios, also said that season 2 writers were already meeting to write their first scripts. After the first two episodes of the series are completed by J. A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Penny Dreadful), Season 1 of the Lord of the Rings will enter a hiatus of several months. The objective of this break is to give the showrunners, J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay time to refine the rest of the adventure and ensure perfect consistency between the various events that will disturb the Middle-earth. While there is still little known about the casting for the series, …

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The Official Trailer For Netflix’s ‘V-Wars’ Has Arrived

Fans have been eagerly awaiting an official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming vampire series “V-Wars” based on the comic book by author Jonathan Mayberry and starring actor Ian Somerhalder and now it has finally arrived. “V-Wars” will mark the second vampire series lined up for Netflix, as they will soon be streaming the mini-series “Dracula” produced by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. In the adaptation of Jonathan Maberry and Alan Robinson’s story, Ian Somerhalder plays Luther Swann, a doctor who is trying to understand how a new virus turns human DNA into vampires. While vampires are conquering the world, his best friend, Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes), is a victim of the same evil. The two men will find themselves enemies in the coming war. Showrunners will be William Laurin and Glenn Davis and the first season will be composed of 10 episodes. The trailer gives us a quick glimpse of what is to come and we have certainly found ourselves intrigued by the premise of pitting humans against vampires, as it sure beats watching yet another zombie survival series. “V-Wars” will …

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M. Night Shyamalan Reveals Details About Upcoming Apple TV+ Series ‘Servant’

Apple TV+ is truly giving us something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with the release of their brand new psychological thriller “Servant” on November 28th. The series is directed and executive produced by Academy-Award nominated director M. Night Shyamalan and was created by British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominated executive producer and writer Tony Basgallop. We have had the chance to preview “Servant” and it is without a doubt in our opinion one of the very best new series to debut this year. Each and every episode left us on the edge of our seats with so many twists and turns it was like a psychological thrill ride. We enjoyed every moment spent with this series which is chock full of both unspeakable tragedy and engaging mystery. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, guess what? Bam! There is another complete twist in a different direction and you should always be aware that not everything is at it seems. Beginning November 28, the first three episodes of “Servant” will be available to watch exclusively on …

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