In response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, the entertainment industry has done some serious reevaluating of their practices in regards to race. Perhaps most specifically is the decision by several animated television programs to replace white voice actors playing people of color with voice actors of the correct ethnicity...
FOX’s upfront announcements have come and gone, cementing that The X-Files won’t return for another round just yet, even if its revival season cliffhanger left off on a pretty urgent note. David Duchovny has his own opinions on what a new season would need, but Gillian Anderson says FOX hasn’t even so much as inquired about her availability.
Of the many proto-Batman figures FOX’s Gotham has introduced in two seasons, perhaps none has seemed so bizarre as the pilot’s “Ivy Pepper,” a young figure implied to be the series’ take on Poison Ivy, and occasionally reappearing in minor roles. Now, it looks like Season 3 will course-correct to introduce a real Poison Ivy, aged up and recast.
The Simpsons has had plenty of chances to experiment in its 27+ years, but will venture surprisingly modern (as in to the second) with an upcoming “live” segment animated by motion-capture. A first look at the new clip has arrived, but will The Simpsons ever stage an entirely live episode?
The Simpsons obliquely anticipating future events has become a common phenomenon, though never quite so regrettably as a 2000 episode that referenced “President Trump” in our future. Now, writer Dan Greaney looks back on the unfortunate premonition, noting the line was intended to envision an America that “went as bad as it possibly could.”