Chips Ahoy seem to got jokes these days. Filmed in hidden-camera style, a package of Chips Ahoy! on a supermarket conveyor belt seems to come to life, wriggling and giggling, much to the amazement (and fright) of shoppers. Yes, I’m only posting this because a) it’s cute and b) I have this lame hope that they’ll send me a big old box of cookies.
Felicia Day really started something when she worked up the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel – but Caper, a new webseries from Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage, Person of Interest) and Mike Sizemore (the stage version of Howl’s Moving Castle), may have exceeded even her expectations. Caper is about a group of superheroes/roommates who, after finding that superheroics don’t pay the rent, decide to go rogue.
The cast is exceptional – The 4400’s Joel Gretsch is a regular and the poverty-stricken superheroes are played by Beth Riesgraf (Leverage), Abby Miller (Justified), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) and Hartley Sawyer (Glory Daze). The superheroics are done in animation, motion comics style. The series is directed by Donald Murphy (The Town, No Country for Old Men). Check out the trailer after the jump. Caper debuts on Geek & Sundry next month.
Disney’s Marvel and Netflix are going to Hell’s Kitchen for four series to be based on Marvel superhero characters – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. All four series will be live-action and are planned to run in 2015 – leading into a miniseries event, The Defenders.
For more, check out the press release after the jump.
Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, from Jenji Kohan (Weeds), is based on the Piper Kerman memoir detailing the year she spent in jail.
Piper Chapman has a pretty nice life – complete with fiance´ (Jason Biggs) – until a favor she did for her drug smuggling ex-girlfriend (Laura Prepon) catches up her and she finds herself in a federal women’s prison. Check out the first trailer for the series after the jump. All thirteen episodes of Orange is the New Black will premiere on Netflix on July 11th.
CBS.com has announced web-based extensions of its hit shows Elementary and Person of Interest – as well as shows examining tech innovations, smart appliances and the world of videogaming.
Baker Street Irregulars will follow the ‘motley crew of characters who assist the modern-day Sherlock in solving cases with their unique talents,’ while Person of Interest: Animated is an ‘anime style’ show that ‘will extend from the TV series to deliver bigger-than-real-life action.’ Other shows include: Next Big Thing, CNET Appliances, GameStart and Baller Status.
For more on the new shows coming to CBS.com, follow the jump to the official press release.
House of Cards, Netflix’s first in-house drama series, is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and UltraViolet on June 11th. The complete first season will be released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The acclaimed political series (with a MetaCritic.com score of 76/100) – which stars Kevin Spacey as powerful but slighted Democratic House Majority Whip Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife/partner in political revenge – is based an equally well-received series of British miniseries that starred Sir Ian Richardson.
In less than two weeks, The Online Network will learn if their investment in creating new episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children is a good one. After checking out the preview of One Life to Live, above, follow the jump to the preview of all My children following the jump.
The Online Network has announced a premiere date for the next incarnation of its two beloved soap operas, All My children and One Life to Live – April 29, 2013. The soaps will be free on Hulu, and will be available on iTunes and to subscribers of Hulu Plus.
The Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series reintroduced the characters of the hit video game, and two prior movies, to a huge audience (60 million views). That was more than enough to earn a second season – the trailer for which premiered online during the Streamy Awards.
To its already high-powered cast – Michael Jai White (Jax), Jeri Ryan (Sonya Blade), Tahmoh Penikett (Lt. Kurtis Stryker) – Mortal Kombat: Legacy II adds Marc Decascos (Kung Lao), Cary Hiroyiki-Tagawa (as Shang Tsung, reprising his role in the movies), Casper Van Diem (as Johnny Cage) and more.
As for a release date, all the trailer says is that Mortal Kombat: Legacy II is ‘Koming Soon.’