It was announced earlier this year that the pending animated “Deadpool” TV series for FX from Donald and Stephen Glover had been canceled, and that Marvel, FX, and the Glovers had parted ways. Glover afterwards had leaked 15 pages of a possible script from the show that referenced the cancellation. Glover also said, “For the record: I wasn’t too busy to work on ‘Deadpool.’” However, now, the CEO for the network, John Landgraf has revealed in a Variety interview that the decision to part ways was Marvel’s.
When Landgraf was asked if there was a chance of reviving the show with the Glovers and Marvel, he replied, “No. I think that Marvel will revive it, because they have the rights… They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen [Glover] wrote. We would have done [the] show that Donald and Stephen wrote, but it wasn’t our decision. When Marvel decided not to do that show, we parted company with them as did Donald and Stephen.”
HBO has announced the title and premiere date for Flight of the Conchords’ new live special. The special, Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo, will air on October 6th at 10 p.m. Eastern. The special was recorded during the duo’s “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” at the Eventim Apollo. According to a press release, the special will include new material. Watch a teaser below.
Black Thought from the Roots has released a song for the JAY-Z-produced docuseries “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.” The song, which is titled “Rest in Power,” Black Thought raps about the killing of Trayvon Martin and the inequality in America, the music video also features images of Trayvon, Black Lives Matter activists, and more. Watch below.
The first episode of “Rest in Power” premieres on Monday, July 30th at 10 p.m. Eastern on the Paramount Network.
Kurt Vile appears in a new “Portlandia” clip where he portrays Carrie Brownstein’s new roadie in an elaborate birthday present from Fred Armisen. Armisen reveals their new home decor, including vintage equipment, rock’n’roll memorabilia, and a venue bathroom. Watch it below.
Actor and comedian Charlyne Yi has accused Marilyn Manson of racist comments and harassment. Yi went on Twitter detailing an incident on set of the medical drama “House.” “On the last season of ‘House’ [Manson] came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show & he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a China man,” she wrote, continuing with, “I genuinely hope he gets help.” The tweets have been deleted. Yi also called out comedian David Cross for racist comments he made towards her at a 2007 party.
Adult Swim has announced a new TV special with Eric Andre. “Eric Andre Does Paris” will premiere on Monday, February 19th at 12:15 a.m. Eastern time. According to a press release, it will show André “[hitting] the streets of Paris, France to ponder existential questions with French people.” André created, co-wrote, and executive-produced the special and it is directed by Kitao Sakurai, who works on “The Eric Andre Show.”
Donald Glover’s series “Atlanta” will return to FX on March 1st. A new teaser has been released ahead of its “Robbin’ Season” premiere and is soundtracked by Yellow Days’ “Gap in the Clouds.” Watch it below.