On TNT’s fantasy adventure series The Librarians, the team will face off with Santa’s brother, the Patron Saint of Thieves; battle a casino that steals luck and, the wake of Charlene’s passing, attempt to keep The Library grounded to humanity.
So, same old, same old.
The Librarians return with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, December 20th (8/7C).
TNT has turned the page to Chapter Two, ordering another season of magical dramedy series The Librarians. The fantasy series proved to be one of the hottest shows on cable last season, pulling in an audience approaching 11.4 million each week.
The Librarians’ second season will, once again, be ten episodes and will premiere later this year. For more, follow the jump.
TNT has resurrected The Library and Librarian Flynn Carsen. Thankfully, the two-hour series premiere – The Librarians and The Crown of King Arthur/The Librarians and The Sword in the Stone –hew closer to the delightfully odd first TNT movie, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear than its sequels in terms of quality. If the first two episodes are a fair sampling, then The Librarians (TNT, Sundays, 8/7C) is deliciously sly and deliriously fun.
TNT has greenlit the sequel series to their hit Librarian movie trilogy, The Librarians. Noah Wyle is back as Flynn Carsen, but now the job is just too big for any one person, so he’s recruiting help – and Wyle is more of a recurring guest star than the lead. The cast is a bit of an all-star aggregation – Christian Kane from Leverage, Kick-Ass 2’s Lindy Booth, John Kim of Neighbors and The Pacific and the great John Larroquette as The Library’s reluctant caretaker. Joining Wyle in recurring roles are returnees Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin and Orphan Black’s Matt Frewer will also recur.
Check out the press release for more details. The Librarians is being produced with plans to launch in late 2014.
TNT’s new trailer for Falling Skies – premiering on Sunday, June 19th at 9/8C – includes a good look at two different types of aliens including multi-legged type referred to as a ‘skitterer.’ I have a feeling that this series will turn out to be what V should have been.
Every so often, you need a little low-budget, B-movie fun. The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice [TNT, Sunday, 8/7C] provides exactly that. This time, Flynn Carson’s [Noah Wyle] New Orleans vacation is interrupted in unique style as it comes to light that the Judas Chalice – the chalice made from the silver of the thirty coins paid to Judas Iscariot for Christ’s betrayal – has come to light. Obviously, The Library would like to add it to their private collection.
Curse of the Judas Chalice continues to mine the Indiana Jones format to good effect. The movie opens with Carson bidding on a vase from the early Ming Dynasty [circa 1411] and having to destroy it to obtain the real treasure inside. There follows swordplay – and a throw pillow is involved – all of which leads to Carson’s girlfriend breaking up with him.
From there, a serious meltdown and a strange dream lead our hero to take a vacation in New Orleans – where he encounters a statue and a woman that were in said dream. Mix in a former KGB agent and Russian government official named Kubicek [Dirkan Tulaine], who has a lead on the chalice; a decrepit history professor named Professor Lazlo [Bruce Davison], and a legend that suggests that the Judas Chalice can resurrect vampires and you’ve got a potent mix for adventure. Once Carson encounters the woman from his dream, Simone [Stana Katic], singing in a club, the action comes fast and furious.
Curse of the Judas Chalice is a bit of a comeback for the franchise. As with the Indiana Jones films, the second chapter wasn’t quite right [and Gabrielle Anwar was no Sonja Walger – whom we see in the opening credits here for some reason]. Where the second Librarian movie was too silly, Curse is just silly enough. The idea of resurrecting vampires combines well with revelations that make sense of Judson’s [Bob Newhart] appearance in New Orleans to give the series an extra layer of the epic.
Jonathan Frakes keeps things light and breezy and Marco Schnabel’s script is witty and slightly deranged. Add in genial performances and solid effects and the result is an entertaining bit of froth that will provide a cheery couple of hours – which is exactly what it sets out to do.