COMIC REEL: Hudson Up For "The Flash" Role; Gimple Teases "The Walking Dead"

Wed, December 18th, 2013 at 8:45am PST

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

ARROW

TV Line spoke briefly with "Arrow" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg about the future of Barry Allen on the show prior to his debut in "The Flash" pilot.

"What happened in Central City at the end of [the fall finale] was certainly big news," Kreisberg told TV Line. "Right now, we’re focusing hard on writing the Flash pilot and breaking the rest of the season of Arrow. But hopefully there will be some synchronicity between the two [shows], in anticipation of getting to see more of Grant [Gustin] and The Flash."

Meanwhile, the exec also spoke with TV Guide, teasing the appearance of Katrina Law as Nyssa Al-Ghul.

"She's the next wave of the League of Assassins that comes to Starling City," Kreisberg told TV Guide. "She's certainly exotic, beautiful and smart. She has some interesting secrets as well."

In "The Flash" news, Comic Book Movie uncovered an interesting casting rumor from the Cross The Streams podcast: "Ghostbusters" actor Ernie Hudson may be in line for a role on the "Arrow" spinoff.

"I'm meeting the creators next week," Hudson said of "The Flash." "So, I have to prepare for that."

The actor went on to describe the possible role as the "adoptive dad" of Barry Allen. Leaked and unconfirmed character descriptions indicate Hudson may be up for the role of Detective West.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

THE WALKING DEAD

TV Guide spoke with "The Walking Dead" showrunner Scott Gimple about how the events of the midseason finale will affect Rick and Carl.

"It's going to hit [Rick] in a way that we haven't seen before," Gimple told TV Guide. "If it's just the two of them, [Carl is] going to have to step up quite a bit because circumstances are wildly different and a lot will depend on him in terms of them just surviving. They don't have an awesome, dual-layer fence and brick buildings to hide behind. They're out in the world."

Meanwhile, former "The Walking Dead" showrunner Frank Darabont is suing AMC over profits for the series. The suit alleges that Darabont is not only owed profits from the series, but also that he was wrongfully terminated by the network.

Airs Sundays on AMC

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

A new "Amazing Spider-Man 2" poster has hit online, giving a decent look at New York under siege from a lightning storm.

Opens May 2, 2014

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Opens July 11, 2014

SHERLOCK

The anticipated third season of "Sherlock" is set to debut January 1 on BBC, and Digital Spy spoke with series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss about the approach to the newest season.

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TAGS:  arrow, the flash, the walking dead, amazing spider-man 2, dawn of the planet of the apes, sherlock

 
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