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Batman: The Animated Series – Season One Print Showcase By George Caltsoudas

This Friday, April 12, 2019 Bottleneck Gallery will be striking terror into the hearts of Gotham’s criminals with George Caltsoudas Batman: The Animated Series showcase!

Batman: The Animated Series is arguably the definitive interpretation of the Caped Crusader outside of comics. Paul Dini and Bruce Timm created the ultimate love letter to the entire Batman universe, and the show has since become a cartoon classic. 

Last year, George Caltsoudas took on a personal illustrative project to create art for his favorite episodes from the show, and we’ve been skulking in the shadows, eagerly waiting to work with him on creating officially licensed prints from his project! George’s gorgeous prints parallel the “dark deco” design that the show pioneered, while also showcasing George’s unique interpretation of each episode.

Batman: The Animated Series – Season 1 by George Caltsoudas
Giclee prints
Hand-numbered (editions vary)
16 x 20 inches
$40 each

George’s entire showcase of prints will be available for purchase on Friday April 12, 2019 at 12PM ET HERE.

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The Secret Game of Thrones Shake Shack Menu Is Only Available If You Order in Valyrian

HBO is collaborating with hamburger chain Shake Shack to produce two Game of Thrones themed menu items, the Dragonglass shake and the Dracarys burger. 

The catch is you can only order them by speaking Valyrian!

Shake Shack has provided a guide to placing an order with pronunciation guidance.

Please note that this is only at a the Madison Square Park Shake Shack in the Flatiron District. The Dragonglass Shake will be available through 5/19, while the Dracarys Burger will be available through 4/21, while supplies last.

Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.

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Watch AMC’s NOS4A2: Frozen Season Premiere Official Teaser

AMC has released a Frozen Season Premiere teaser which you can watch below.

The series stars Zachary Quinto as the main antagonist Charlie Manx, Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Olafur Darri Olafsson as Bing Patridge, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen, and Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen.

NOS4A2, based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

The Goldfinch‘s Ashleigh Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

The first season is slated to premiere Sunday, June 2 at 9pm/8c.

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Monsters At Work Coming to Disney+ In 2020

Disney+ has just revealed a monstrous lineup of actors who are lending their voices to Monsters At Work, the new animated series inspired by the world of Disney Pixar’s Academy Award-winning film Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their beloved characters, Mike and Sulley, when the series premieres on the streaming service in 2020.

The series for families picks up six months after the events of Monsters, Inc.The Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvests the laughter of children to fuel Monstropolis—after all, laughter does generate 10 times more energy than screams do. We’ll follow a new monster, Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Superstore’s Ben Feldman), an enthusiastic and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of following in the footsteps of his idols—Mike and Sulley—and making his way up to the factory Laugh Floor as a Jokester.

Crystal and Goodman won’t be the only familiar voices we’ll hear. Keep an ear out for John Ratzenberger, who will be voicing Yeti and a new character, Bernard; Jennifer Tilly, reprising the role of Celia Mae; and Bob Peterson, who in Monsters At Work will voice Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc.character, Roz.

Monsters At Work also stars Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong BFF; Henry Winkler (Barry) as scatterbrained boss Fritz; Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) as an opportunistic plumber named Duncan; Alanna Ubach (Coco) as Cutter, a monster who always plays by the rules; Stephan Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team; and Aisha Tyler (Archer) will lend her voice to the role of Millie Tuskmon, Tylor’s mom.

The series, which is produced by Disney Television Animation, was developed by and is executive produced by Bobs Gannaway—a Disney animation veteran whose credits include Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Planes: Fire and Rescue. Ferrell Barron (Planes: Fire & Rescue) produces, and Kat Good (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero) and Rob Gibbs (Monsters, Inc.) direct.

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Stephen King Bringing Lisey’s Story To Apple TV+ 

JJ Abrams and Bad Robot is turning Stephen King’s 2006 best-selling novel Lisey’s Story into a limited series event for Apple TV+. Oscar winner Julianne Moore will star as the titular lead with Stephen King writing all eight episodes.

Inspired by King’s near-death experience in 1999, the novel tells the story Lisey, a widow who’s coming to grips with the sudden loss of her husband and the realities and revelations that come with those harrowing meditations. It’s often been described a romantic horror thriller.

The series marks the third project that Abrams is developing for Apple TV+. As previously reported, Abrams is teaming up with Sara Bareilles for Little Voice, and also reuniting with Alias’ Jennifer Garner for an adaptation of the 2017 memoir My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.

This is also the third King adaptation for Abrams, following Hulu’s 2016 adaptation of 11.22.63, starring James Franco, and their ensuing anthology series Castle Rock, which returns for a second second later this year or early 2020.

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Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy Renewed For A Second Season

Netflix has announced that The Umbrella Academy has been renewed or a second season. The live-action superhero series will return with a 10-episode order with production set to start this summer in Toronto, Canada.

On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Season 1 stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.

Page, Hopper, Castañeda, Raver-Lampman, Sheehan, Gallagher, and Justin Min are set to reprise their roles in Season 2. Additional casting will be announced later.

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Gotham’s Joker Is Finally Revealed

The end is rapidly approaching for the fan-favorite Fox Batman prequel series Gotham and to celebrate April Fool’s Day, the network has released a teaser for the upcoming final two episodes of the fifth and final season teasing the return of Cameron Monaghan as a horrifying new version of the classic villain The Joker.

The series stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman. Gotham also features Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy, Alexander Siddig as Ra’s Ah Ghul, and Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone.

The fifth and final season airs Thursday nights on FOX. The final episodes will return on April 18.

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Watch The First Episode of The Twilight Zone Online For Free

Following The Twilight Zone‘s series debut today, CBS All Access has released the full first episode on their YouTube channel for those without a subscription to the streaming service. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, you can watch the first episode titled “The Comedian” in the player below!

The ensemble cast is consists of Peele (Get Out) as the host, Seth Rogen (Invincible) Greg Kinnear (Brigsby Bear), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), John Cho (Searching), Ike Barinholtz (Blockers), Taissa Farmiga (The Nun), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Luke Kirby (Glass), Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy), Adam Scott (Ghosted), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), Alison Tolman (Fargo), Jacob Tremblay (The Predator), Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Joker), Betty Gabriel (Get Out), Percy Hynes White (Gifted),  James Frain (True Blood), Tracy Morgan, Seth Rogen (Long Shot), Chris Dowd (Bridesmaids), and Amy Landecker (Transparent).

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Watch The Official NOS4A2 Trailer For AMC And Joe Hill’s Horror Series

AMC has released the official full-length NOS4A2 trailer for their upcoming supernatural series.

The series stars Zachary Quinto as the main antagonist Charlie Manx, Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Olafur Darri Olafsson as Bing Patridge, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen, and Virginia Kull as Linda McQueen.

NOS4A2, based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

The Goldfinch‘s Ashleigh Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

NOS4A2 is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The series is executive produced by Joe Hill, Jami O’Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels), who created the show for television and will serve as showrunner, and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The cast also includes the previously announced Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.

The first season is slated to premiere Sunday, June 2 at 9pm/8c.

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Pennyworth Teaser Gives First Look At Batman Prequel Series

Epix has released the official Pennyworth teaser for their upcoming Batman prequel series centered on the origin story of Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

Pennyworth will star Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Medici) as Alfred Pennyworth, Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) as Thomas Wayne, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza, Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes, Jason Flemyng (The Curios Case of Benjamin Button) as Lord Harwood and Polly Walker as Peggy Sykes.

The series follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father.

Alfred Pennyworth is described as a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. You would never take him for an SAS killer, thanks to his honest, open-faced, and witty demeanor. Alfred doesn’t know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become, and he doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.

Pennyworth comes from executive producer and writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI), who will also direct.

The 10-episode, one-hour drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Production on the Warner Horizon Scripted Television series began last October at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK. The series will arrive on Epix this summer.

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