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New X-Men TV Series, Netflix's "Stranger Things" Review - Collider TV Talk

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On this episode of Collider TV Talk (July, 18th 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss: -X-Men series in the works -Steven Soderbergh on season 3 of The Knick -Kathy Bates joins new series Disjointed -Superhero Rundown -Spoiler review of Stranger Things -Highs and Lows -Twitter questions Variety reported last week that FOX is getting into the X-Men business with a new action-adventure series from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. The network has given a put pilot commitment to the untitled superhero series, which will follow “two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.” The news comes a year after FOX announced their first planned Marvel series, Hellfire, which fell off the docket when showrunners Evan Katz and Manny Coto dropped off to shepherd 24: Legacy. The report confirms that Hellfire is no longer moving forward. In a report from The Playlist, Steven Soderbergh spoke at an event at The Nitehawk theatre in New York City and discussed The Knick season 3 and the future of auteur television. He said, “I’m chasing stories and want to work with people that aren’t scared…So right now, as we all know, there’s some really interesting stuff happening in the TV space. What I would like to see happen is what we did on ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ and what we did on ‘The Knick’ which is auteur driven TV. Filmmakers and directors that really take on a whole show and do the whole thing. I just think you get a better result, you get something that’s more unified and more specific, as opposed to having multiple directors coming in.” Kathy Bates, The Oscar and Emmy-winning actress, is teaming up with TV uber-producer Chuck Lorre for a new Netflix comedy, Disjointed. Netflix has made an initial order of 20 episodes straight to series of the cannabis fueled half-hour multi-camera comedy, which will star Bates as a lifelong marijuana advocate who’s living the dream as the owner of her own Los Angeles cannabis dispensary. Josh, will Netflix finally get the pot dispensary comedy right? Superhero Rundown Famed comic book artist and Marvel Entertainment chief creative officer Joe Quesada designed the key art for the brand new Luke Cage poster. Quesada said, “You’ve got one shot to encapsulate a character with a pose that’s provocative and that you hope will someday be iconic.” Marvel’s newest superhero series hits Netflix September 30. Sasha, thoughts on the Luke Cage art? Last week The CW released first pictures of Wally West as Kid Flash. In a post on the DC Comics website, it’s noted that Wally’s costume is very similar to that of the comics, with the yellow and red design, as well as the exposed hair. The yellow design also looks a lot like Reverse Flash although the red pants differentiate it. David, thoughts on the Kid Flash images? The CW’s newest female hero, Supergirl, has added beloved gay character, detective Maggie Sawyer will officially return to live action. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Floriana Lima will join the Supergirl cast as a series regular “inspired by”, but still named Maggie Sawyer, in this iteration “a detective for the National City Police Department who takes a special interest in the cases involving aliens.” The John Byrne-created character was first introduced in 1987 becoming one of the first openly gay characters in mainstream comics. Sasha, is this a great addition to the cast of Supergirl? Stranger Things Review (Spoilers) Highs and Lows Twitter Questions Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ColliderVideo Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ColliderVideo Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colliderdotcom Follow Josh: https://twitter.com/JoshMacuga Follow Sinéad: https://twitter.com/SineaddeVries Follow David: https://twitter.com/griffinde Follow Sasha: htt...