AMC is taking its largest contingent ever to SXSW 2017 – with panels, signings, a screening and a pop up restaurant!
The network’s big screening is the world premiere of The Son – followed by a Q&A with star Pierce Brosnan.
Preacher Season Two will be the subject of a panel with executive producer Seth Rogen, showrunner Sam Catlin and co-executive producer/comics creator Garth Ennis.
The most unusual event is the pop up Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant – where Better Call Saul fans can sample Gus Fring’s menu from Friday, March 10th to Sunday, March 12th – and maybe even run into Bob Odenkirk and/or Giancarlo Esposito on Sunday.
AMC has announced the premiere dates for its Winter/Spring 2017 slate – Season Two of Into the Badlands, Better Call Saul and The Son.
Martial arts drama Into the Badlands returns on Sunday, March 19th; new series The Son (bringing Pierce Brosnan back to series television for the first time since Remington Steele) makes its debut on Saturday, April 8th, and Better Call Saul returns to its familiar Monday night slot on April 10th.
Series details and premiere times follow the jump.
Say Happy Valentine’s with The Walking Dead, Comic Book Men and Better Call Saul.
The Walking Dead’s winter premiere will bring a little heart (and assorted other organs) to your homes on Sunday, February 14th (9/8C) – followed by a little four-color geekery on the winter premiere of Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men (Midnight/11C).
Then, on Monday, February 15th (9/8C), the network brings Slippin’ Jimmy McGill in Better Call Saul’s second season premiere. Follow the jump for details on all three premieres.
The first season poster for Better Call Saul symbolically represented a man who was constantly being thwarted in his effort to actually do his job well.
Season two’s poster tells it that it will be even more of an uphill battle/slog for Jimmy McGill – even if he’s not quite as quick to err on the side of doing the right thing. Check it out after the jump.
Season two of AMC’s Better Call Saul premieres onMonday, February 15th.
With the proliferation of television programming it seems like a good time to split my annual list of favorite shows in three. Let’s face it, most network television works within some pretty specific limitations while cable gets to ignore most of them the result being two different types of programming that probably should no longer be compared by the same criteria (other than whether they’re good enough – that will always apply). And then there’s genre – sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book shows – to further complicate things.
It’s been a bumper year for television on both platforms and in all genres, so bear in mind that these are my favorites – your mileage may (and probably will) differ.
The American Film Institute has named its top films and television series for 2015.
The AFI lists their choices alphabetically so there’s way to tell which got the most votes, but it’s interesting to note that Star Wars: The Force Awakens made the the film list and Better Call Saul made the television list.
A special award was given to Mad Men – undoubtedly for its high level of quality throughout its seven season run. For the full list, follow the jump.
It’s become the norm that summer presents us with an increasing number of good TV shows in the summer months. As someone who remembers when summer meant reruns, reruns and more reruns, this is absolutely a Good Thing – even if it means that there’s little to no breathing room between the regular and summer seasons to recover from one and prepare for the other.
This summer we’ve had all kinds of cool shows, dealing with all sorts of even cooler ideas – whether it’s fun new space operas; the quest to find out what comes after death; plumbing the memories of the recently deceased; evolving into a gestalt-like new kind of human; exploring the concepts of identity and personal ownership via cloning; examining what makes us human – and whether that can be replicated, or just watching the transformation of a decent guy into the ultimate ambulance chaser, there’s been plenty of great television for all tastes.