Preview: watch the first two minutes of JJ Abrams & Alfonso Cuaron’s Believe.
Believe premieres Monday, March 10 after The Voice.
(That’s a pretty excellent two minutes. Classic Cuaron with the long shot - even though I’m pretty sure it actually cuts a few times. It still looks great.)
Hit French series The Returned (Les Revenants) is getting an American remake. A&E Network has nabbed rights to the supernatural/suspense drama, which will be developed as a co-production between A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America. There is no writer in place but I hear the network is in discussions with Carlton Cuse, executive producer/co-showrunner of A&E’s breakout hit Bates Motel to take on the adaptation.
This news is a few months old, but I recently watched the series (it’s now streaming on Netflix!) and wrote a review of it, which you can read here.
I highly, highly recommend it.
Though I haven’t seen ABC’s Resurrection (which premieres Sunday night) these two shows are based on the same idea and look very familiar. I’ll check out Resurrection, but I think it will be extremely hard for that show to be better than The Returned.
A naughty magazine (prop) has made its way from the island to White Pine Bay.
Top: LOST. Sawyer had this magazine in his stash.
Bottom: Bates Motel, season 1 episode 3. Norman finds this in Officer Shelby’s dresser when trying to look for Keith Summers’ belt.
LOST star Nestor Carbonell is set to make a guest appearance on Person of Interest, his former costar Michael Emerson’s hit CBS drama, E! News has exclusive learned. Looks like they stayed friends off the island!
Carbonell, who currently stars on A&E’s Bates Motel, will play Matthew Reed, the POI of the week in the April 1 episode. According to the show’s producers, Reed “is a tough, but charismatic criminal prosecutor, who’s haunted by a dark secret from his past.” (x)
LOST fans report in after meeting an SNL star:
"I had the occasion to meet SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan this weekend as he did a show at my school. In a conversation after the show he mentioned that he was a big Lost fan and tries to sneak Lost references into sketches. Usually they’re so obscure that even die-hards might miss them like Jack’s seat number, etc."
And here we have some evidence of that. Above is a screenshot (at the 1:53 mark) from this sketch where you can clearly see he’s written the number 108. Also, check him out on Twitter and you’ll see he’s wearing a Dharma hoodie in his avatar. He’s a funny dude and a LOST fan.
“In the first meeting that I had with HBO, when I was trying to woo them in to letting me come aboard because they already owned the material, they said, ‘How do you see this show, tonally?’ I said, ‘If LOST and Friday Night Lightshad a baby and then that baby was severely neglected, that would be The Leftovers.’”
You can pick the book up here.
The new CBS dramatic thriller Intelligence tells the story of Gabriel (Josh Holloway), a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. As the first human ever to be connected directly into the global information grid, he can hack into any data center and access key intel. With an elite team, headed by Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), Gabriel and his partner, Secret Service agent Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), fight to protect the United States from its enemies.
"I’ve always wanted to play a spy," Holloway said in an interview.
Intelligence premieres tonight at 9/8c on CBS.