Daniel Espinosa’s science-fiction/horror film Life – starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebeccas Ferguson and Ryan Teynolds – has been chose to close this SXSW Film Festival 2017.
SXSW also announced a number of late additions to its program – including the film adaptation of David Leitch’s adaptation of the manga hit Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy and John Goodman.
Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports that NBC has cancelled the quirky, love-it-or-hate-it cop/conspiracy series, Life [a series which I gave a glowing review last fall – that being the way life goes…].
Ausiello is also reporting that My Name is Earl and Law & Order have joined Chuck and Medium on the list of shows whose fates will be determined later – May 19, to be exact.
Further, Ausiello notes that if Chuck returns, it will be on a new night – and one the network’s new shows [likely Parenthood] would lead out from Heroes.
NBC is also prepared to carry on with Law & Order: SVU, with or without Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni – Ausiello reports that NBC has made them an offer to continue as Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler.
Now that the writer’s strike is over we are starting to get some answers about the future of freshmen shows. ABC is keeping just about everything and based on this announcement NBC is still unsure what it’s going to do. For me the big disappointment of the season was Chuck – it’s just too much like Reaper and not as good, and Bionic Woman. Bionic is a terrible show, but I would like to see NBC give it a chance to find it’s footing. Life is just boring, I’m surprised to see that get picked up. Here’s the full press release.