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Prometheus To Feature In Arrowverse 2017 Crossovers

Are you a fan of The CW Arrowverse?

Did you watch Arrow’s fifth season?

If you answers to both questions are yes, then you’ve met Prometheus (no relation to 2012’s Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel).

Prometheus

Prometheus was the villain to beat, a player on a whole new scale for Oliver and the other members of Team Arrow. Even though he died at his own hands at the end of the season, he won, he caused Oliver enough damage to last a lifetime. And now, its been confirmed that Prometheus, or at least a variant of the villain, will be appearing in the annual crossover event.
This year’s crossover is titled, Crisis on Earth-X, and will be a fallout between our heroes and villains around the multiverse on the occasion of Barry and Iris’ wedding. Prometheus, from Earth-X, has been billed to appear as a formidable foe for Oliver; it’ll be wonderful.

Crisis on Earth-X

The crossover episodes have become a yearly event since inception in 2015; every year keeps getting bigger and better. After last year’s Invasion, one might be tempted to think no way forward, but this year promises to be better.

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Film Of The day: Merlin

Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure drama television programme created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps, starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on BBC One from 20 September 2008 to 24 December 2012 for a total of 65 episodes. The show is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his relationship with King Arthur, but it differs from traditional versions. The show was influenced by the US drama series Smallville about the early years of Superman (Wiki).

Merlin was extremely popular in the years leading up to a boom in TV serial programming. It was a must watch. In the league of the original Prison Break, Lost, Legend Of The Seeker, Kyle XY, etc., TV shows that had good story, awesome characters, and an impressive cast – Colin Morgan, James Bradley, Angel Coulbey, Katie McGrath, John Hurt, Anthony Head – to mention but a few.


Merlin is a reimagining of the legend in which the future King Arthur (James Bradley) and Merlin (Colin Morgan) are young contemporaries. Arthur’s father Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head) has banned magic in Camelot, its use punishable by death, forcing Merlin to keep his magical powers secret from everyone in Camelot other than his mentor Gaius (Richard Wilson). Arthur grows from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends, and Merlin develops into his colossal role in creating the powerful Camelot (Wiki).
Merlin discovers that the king, Uther Pendragon, outlawed magic twenty years earlier in an event known as the Great Purge and imprisoned the last Dragon deep under the kingdom. After hearing a mysterious voice inside his head, Merlin makes his way to the cavern beneath Camelot where the Great Dragon (voice of

John Hurt ) tells Merlin that he has an important destiny: to protect Uther’s son, Arthur, who will return magic to Camelot and unite the land of Albion .

When Merlin meets Arthur, Merlin believes that he is an arrogant bully and Arthur, likewise, has a less than stellar opinion of Merlin. After saving the prince’s life Merlin becomes his servant and the two begin to respect and trust one another. Merlin eventually becomes close friends with Arthur, and another servant named Guinevere (Angel Coulby ). But when Uther’s actions eventually cause his ward Morgana (Katie McGrath ) to turn against Camelot, Merlin must work together with the Once and Future King (Arthur) to save Albion.

Genius Season 2 Will Star Antonio Banderas

National Geographic channel’s major hit for 2017, Genius, returns for another season, which comes as no surprise, seeing that the show raked in 10 Emmy nominations for its first season. For its sophomore year, Genius, will be taking a bow away from the maddening world of sceince as could be seen in the life and times of Albert Einstein as played by veteran Geofrey Rush.

Genius’s sexond season instead will focus on the arts, the life and times of Picasso, and he’ll be played by Antonio Banderas.

Anthonio Banderas with a moustache


Anthonio talked about his excitement playing the role,

“The life story of Pablo Picasso has long since fascinated me and I have so much respect for this man, who also comes from my birthplace Málaga. I am thrilled to work with National Geographic, Brian, Ron, Ken and the rest of the ‘Genius’ team to tell an authentic story of one of the most innovative painters in the world.”

Anthonio Banderas is a movie veteran, well known for action movies played over the years – Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Spy Kids, and more recently, The Expendables franchise – he’s quite good at what he does. The role of Picasso, the painter, would give him a stage to showcase another side of his acting chops.

Genius season 2 has no premiere date yet.

Arrow Season 6 Will Feature Deathstroke’s Backstory

Deathstroke, as played by Manu Bennett, remains the one of the best villains of the CW’s hit show, Arrow; contested heavily by Prometheus.

With Oliver Queen’s personal journey into the Green Arrow ended with season five, the storytelling takes a different format, more time to be focused on supporting characters.

Deathstroke was brought into Team Arrow as a necessary evil to ensure the defeat of evil master planner, Prometheus; giving him the opportunity to return to the show’s narrative after a substantial absence.

Reports from showrunner, Marc Guggenheim, revealed that Deathstroke gets his own two episode story arc, episodes 5 & 6 of the new season to further dive into what made the man we know as Slade Wilson. I expect this would be tales prior to his arrival at Lian Yu – his personal life, military training, and he events that led to his arrival on the island with Billy Wintergreen.

Marc revealed also that a Deathstroke episode arc would have long been featured on the show but was shelved to make room for DC’s Extended universe (their version of the MCU), and now, since the DCEU didn’t seem to need the character anymore, the Arrowverse was free to make use of him once again.

Arrow season 6 premieres on October 12, at 9 P.M., on the The CW.


Returning TV Shows Of September 2017.

​The 2017-2018 season is almost here. Many old shows would be returning, new ones would be added to augment the ones cancelled: This is the golden age of TV.

Below is RR’s list of shows expected to air his September.
September 1:

Narcos (Netflix, Season 3)

American )

September 5:

American Horror Story: Cult (FX, Season 7)
September 6:

You’re the Worst (FXX, Season 4)
September 8:

BoJack Horseman (Netflix, Season 4)

Spirit Riding Free (Netflix, Season 2)

Fire Chasers (Netflix, new docuseries)

One Mississippi (Amazon Prime, Season 2)

Con Man (Syfy, new shortform drama series)

September 10:

The Orville (Fox, new drama series; moves to regular time slot on September 21)

Outlander (Starz, Season 3)

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, Season 3B)

September 12:

The Mindy Project (Hulu, Season 6; final season)
September 13:

South Park (Comedy Central, Season 21; moved from August 23)
September 17:

Vice Principals (HBO, Season 2; final season)

69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (CBS, live awards special)
September 18:

Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Season 25)
September 21:

Gotham (Fox, Season 4; moved from September 28)
September 22:

Fuller House (Netflix, Season 3)
September 24:

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, new sci-fi/drama series; premiere also on CBS)

Talking Trek (CBS All Access, new aftershow series)
September 25:

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Season 11; moves to regular slot November 2)

Young Sheldon (CBS, new comedy series; moves to regular slot November 2).
September 26:

NCIS (CBS, Season 15)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Season 4)

This Is Us (NBC, Season 2)

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC, new drama series)

Lethal Weapon (Fox, Season 2)

The Mick (Fox, Season 2)
September 27:

The Blacklist (NBC, Season 5)

Criminal Minds (CBS, Season 13)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Season 19)

Chicago P.D. (NBC, Season 5)

Modern Family (ABC, Season 9)

Designated Survivor (ABC, Season 2)

Empire (Fox, Season 4)

Star (Fox, Season 2)

Liar (SundanceTV, new drama series)

Rosehaven (SundanceTV, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
September 28:

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, Season 14)

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, Season 4)

The Good Place (NBC, Season 2; time slot premiere)

Will & Grace (NBC, new comedy series revival)

Chicago Fire (NBC, Season 6)

Missions (Shudder, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
September 29:

Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC, new drama series)

MacGyver (CBS, Season 2)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Season 8)

Blue Bloods (CBS, Season 8)

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, Season 19; first “all stars” edition)

The Exorcist (Fox, Season 2)

Z Nation (Syfy, Season 4)
September 30:

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Season 43)

Trailer Alert: Narcos Season 3

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It’s been a long wait since the final days of Columbian druglord, Pablo Escobar on Netflix; finally, we have the trailer for the new season here.

This season will feature the biggest threat since Escobar’s demise – The Cali cartel.

Narcos season 3 airs Sept. 1; all episode will be available for streaming on Netflix.