NBC's 'Persons Unknown' – Trailer

-Summer Mini-series Seems to Have One Foot in Genre-
According to NBC.com
PERSONS UNKNOWN is a 13 episode one hour mystery “in which a group of strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives.”

Oscar-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS) created the series and executive-produces with Heather McQuarrie and Remi Aubuchon.
The series stars Alan Ruck (STAR TREK: GENERATIONS), Lee Purcell (THE UNKNOWN) and Jason Wiles (THE STEPFATHER 2009).
Premieres Monday, June 7th at 10/9c.
Seems to have a little bit of that PRISIONER vibe, with more of a blue-collar spin.

Laurie Holden To Take on The Walking Dead

Actress Laurie Holden
Actress Laurie Holden

Another week, more cast member for AMC’s zombie series, THE WALKING DEAD, are confirmed. This time it’s Laurie Holden’s (SILENT HILL, THE MIST) and newcomer Steven Yeun’s
turn as they’ve both just been cast in Frank Darabont’s (THE GREEN MILE, THE MIST) comic book adaptation.

THE WALKING DEAD television series is set to follow the plot of Robert Kirkman’s comic in telling the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. Holden will be playing Andrea, a sharp shooter who falls for a man twice her age and Yuen has been cast as Glenn, a young man who saves Rick when he travels to Atlanta.
Both will be joining a cast which includes Andrew Lincoln (ENDURING LOVE, LOVE ACTUALLY) and Jeffrey DeMunn (THE MIST, THE X FILES). Holden (who must have impressed Darabont when she worked with him on THE MIST), in particular, is a brilliant choice to play Andrea as she’s proven herself an actress capable of playing strong, independent women and was impressive in both THE MIST and SILENT HILL.
THE WALKING DEAD starts shooting soon and is due to hit TV screens this October.

Lucas Working on a Star Wars Comedy Cartoon

A still from the Robot Chicken Star Wars parody
A still from the Robot Chicken Star Wars parody

That’s right, not quite content to leave his favourite galaxy just yet, director George Lucas (INDIANA JONES, STAR WARS) is planning yet another entry for the STAR WARS franchise; an animated comedy series. According to The Hollywood Reporter Lucasfilm Animation have announced their plans to a air a new series based on an irrelevant and comedic look at the STAR WARS universe.

Rather ironically both Seth Green and Matthew Senreich (who both worked on ROBOT CHICKEN parodies of the original STAR WARS films), as well as Brendan Hay of THE DAILY SHOW, are to lend a helping hand in proceedings. Green says,

The ‘Star Wars’ universe is so dense and rich; it’s crazy to think that there aren’t normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined. What do these characters do when they’re not overthrowing empires?

With Senreich adding,

We’re going to pull back the curtain of some of those behind-the-scenes shenanigans.

Almost everything about this new series seems a bit off. Why bother working for Lucasfilm Animation in making a comedy STAR WARS when they’ve both already done a fine job at it already? Besides, do we really need more STAR WARS, comedy or not? After the prequel trilogy and the CLONE WARS series I can’t say the prospect interests me in the slightest.
There’s no word yet on when the series will begin but I’d be surprised if it didn’t end up being broadcast on Cartoon Network or Adult Swim.