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Fantasy series The Dresden Files in development as a TV show

Fox21 Television Studios has won a competitive bidding war for the rights to Jim Butcher’s New York Times bestselling book series The Dresden Files and is set to development a TV adaptation of the contemporary fantasy.

Launching in 2000, The Dresden Files follow Harry Dresden, a private investigator and wizard who explores supernatural disturbances in modern day Chicago, coming into contact with vampires, demons, spirits, faeries, werewolves, outsiders, and other monsters.

The first book in the series, Storm Front, was published back in 2000, and spawned a further 14 instalments, the last of which, Skin Game, was released in 2014. The Dresden Files was previously adapted for the small screen by the Sci-Fi Channel back in 2007, with Paul Blackthorne (Arrow) starring in the title role in the short-lived series.

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The Dresden Files: Book Series Being Developed as a New TV Show

The Dresden Files is headed to the small screen ... again. Deadline reports Fox21 Television Studios is developing a new TV show based on the books by Jim Butcher.

The fantasy novels "follow private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago." The books were adapted as a TV series by Syfy in 2007, but the show was cancelled after only one season.

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TVLine Items: Dresden Files Reboot, Trek's New Number One and More

Consulting wizard Harry Dresden is headed back to TV: Fox21 Television Studios is developing author Jim Butcher’s contemporary fantasy novels The Dresden Files into a series, our sister site Deadline reports.

The books were previously adapted into a 2007 Syfy drama starring Paul Blackthorne (Arrow) as the titular private investigator/wizard, who takes on supernatural cases from human and nonhuman clients, in addition to consulting for the Chicago Pd’s Special Investigation unit. In the novels, Dresden faces off with a variety of creatures — magic, vampires, demons, spirits, faeries, werewolves and other monsters are real — while realizing that his cases
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‘The Dresden Files’ Fantasy Novels Optioned By Fox21 TV Studios For Series Development

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‘The Dresden Files’ Fantasy Novels Optioned By Fox21 TV Studios For Series Development
In a competitive situation, Fox21 Television Studios has optioned the rights to The Dresden Files, the long-running New York Times bestselling series of contemporary fantasy novels written by Jim Butcher for series development.

The books follow private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. In the world of The Dresden Files, magic is real, along with vampires, demons, spirits, faeries, werewolves, outsiders, and other monsters. Harry Dresden works as the world’s only “consulting wizard”, accepting supernatural cases from both human and nonhuman clients, as well as the Chicago Pd’s Special Investigation unit. As the series progresses, Dresden takes on an increasingly important role in the supernatural world at large, as he works to protect the general public, making getting by as a working wizard and private investigator difficult for him. He finds himself facing off against an increasing variety of
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Arrow Vet Not Returning for Season 7

The CW’s Arrow is saying good-bye to another series vet, as it makes plans for its recently ordered Season 7.

TVLine has learned that original cast member Paul Blackthorne, who plays Star City lawman-turned-interim mayor Quentin Lance, will not be returning to the CW drama next season as a series regular.

The news comes just weeks after Willa Holland made her final appearance as Thea Queen.

Prior to his six-season Arrow run, Blackthorne’s TV credits included The River, The Dresden Files, Lipstick Jungle, Big Shots, 24 and Presidio Med.

Arrow airs Thursdays at 9/8c, with this season’s finale landing
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Preview of Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files comes to comic books this Wednesday with the launch of the all-new story Dog Men courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment; take a look at a preview of the first issue here…

Jim Butcher’s worldwide bestselling Dresden Files saga continues in this original limited series!

Harry Dresden is a man on the edge—and that is something that can be dangerous to friend and foe alike. He’s been drafted by a senior member of the White Council of Wizards to investigate a series of murders in rural Mississippi. As always, there’s more afoot than is immediately apparent. The question is, will Harry’s state of mind keep him from seeing it, and will his actions lead him into direct conflict with the wizard who’s depending on his help?

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1 is out on June 14th,
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Emily S. Whitten: Dresden Files’ Jim Butcher Talks Peace Talks

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I am, as I have previously noted, a big fan of Jim Butcher’s long-running series about the modern-day wizard Harry Dresden, a.k.a. The Dresden Files. The stories and characters are great fun and the books just keep getting better, and more complex, and deeper overall. If you haven’t encountered the series before, I highly recommend it; and of course Wikipedia has a handy list of all of the books if you need to see where to start.

At Dragon Con in 2013, I sat down with Jim to hear more about book fifteen of the series, Skin Game. It was a delight talking with Jim and getting to learn the latest on a world I’ve grown to love. And now, fortunately, I’ve gotten to have that experience again – this time, at Dragon Con 2016 and with book sixteen, a.k.a. Peace Talks. Jim shared all
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The Dresden Files Conjures Up a Card Game

While we’re still hopefully awaiting the day that the film adaptation of Jim Butcher’s supernatural detective novel series The Dresden Files (we included it our list of great horror book series) hits screens, it’s good to see that the franchise… Continue Reading →

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Zoo Adds Warehouse 13's Joanne Kelly

Zoo Adds Warehouse 13's Joanne Kelly
Having survived some (really) wild adventures at Warehouse 13, Joanne Kelly will next brave (very) wild animals on CBS’ Zoo.

RelatedBig Brother, Zoo, Good Wife Creators’ Follow-Up Get Premiere Dates at CBS

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actress has landed the recurring Season 2 role of Allison, the Deputy Secretary of Defense who is actively seeking a solution to the animal crisis… and who shares a surprising history with Mitch (played by Billy Burke).

An adaptation of the James Patterson novel, Zoo was renewed back in October after emerging as last summer’s most watched scripted series (averaging 6.4 million
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Emily S. Whitten: On Being of the Tribe of Geekdom

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So I’m lying on the physical therapy table today, mostly trying to not concentrate on how painful whatever my therapist is doing is (“But it’s the good pain ­– the good pain!” I assure myself as I grasp the edge of the table) when the therapist next to me and his patient start talking about having just seen the Deadpool movie. Naturally I can’t help but join the conversation.

“So what did you think?” I inquire, and both of them enthusiastically agree that it was great. “Have you read the comics, or did you come to the character through the movie?” I ask. Neither has read the comics, although the patient’s son has. But both agree that they are looking forward to the sequel already; and after some talk about Deadpool, the conversation slides easily and naturally into Netflix’ Jessica Jones and Daredevil, and then hops over to The Dresden Files.
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"Bitten" - Enter Laura Vandervoort

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Take another look @ actress Laura Vandervoort, who plays a female 'werewolf' in the TV series "Bitten", in a revealing pictorial for "Maxim" magazine, plus footage from the shoot:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef
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Sense8 season 1 review

We take a look at the Wachowski's latest outing, the Netflix sci-fi drama Sense8. Spoilers lie ahead...

This is a spoiler-y review.

A collaboration between the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski sounded almost too good to be true, but Netflix delivered last Friday with the release of the entire first season of Sense8. If Daredevil gave genre fans an incentive to subscribe to Netflix, Sense8 gave them a reason to stick around.

The first season of Sense8 may not pack the same entertainment power as Daredevil, but Sense8’s long drawn – some might even say overdrawn – character-driven moments and slowly unfolding plot make the series almost as worthy of binge watching.

The premise of the series sounds like rehash of material that has already been seen countless times in genre fiction over the past three decades. Who has any interest left for yet another psychic powers story? Yet, from its first moment,
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Star Trek: 47 geeky things about the Next Generation films

From Star Trek: Generations through to Star Trek: Nemesis - here are 47 nerdy spots in the Next Generation films...

Since Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, the Star Trek cinematic outings have proved to be a smorgasbord of references and famous actors (or those who would go on to be), and often had complex behind the scenes events that stopped some rather, ahem, fascinating moments making it to the final version. We found lots of nerdy spots in the first six films here.

This time out we look at the films featuring the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and choose 47 factoids. Granted, there's a lot more than that of interest, but we've tried for ones that you might not be aware of.

Oh, and there are some major spoilers...

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

1. The first of the Next Generation films was something of a rush job as principal photography
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Emily S. Whitten: Literary Lacquers

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I have a thing for rainbows. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always liked rainbows. Not the upside-down-smiley-face, fluffy-clouds-on-the-ends drawings of rainbows (I kind of don’t like those), but real, elusive, illuminated water droplets in the sky and spectrums created by prisms rainbows. I have even been known to run out into the rain to get pictures of a really good (really big) rainbow.

I also have a thing for nail polishes – my collection of colors and varieties is embarrassingly large – and have been known to play around with sort of complicated designs for kicks, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle nails, Iron Man arc reactor nails, magnetic polish nails, and Union Jack nails. (And so many more, but I can’t find all the pictures, alas! You should have seen the Burberry nails.) I’m also always on the lookout for cool nail polish products, like
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Defiance Season 3 Adds Lee Tergesen (as a Castithan!), Plus Two Others

Defiance Season 3 Adds Lee Tergesen (as a Castithan!), Plus Two Others
Oz alum Lee Tergesen has signed up for a major stint on Syfy’s Defiance, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Also boarding Season 3 of the sci-fi drama are Conrad Coates (The Strain, The Dresden Files) and Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained).

Following the events of the Season 2 finale, Defiance picks back up on the eve of an impending military siege upon the titular town, which has fallen on hard times following the collapse of its mines. The citizens face further threat with the surprise arrival of the Omec, a mysterious and nearly extinct alien race of warriors marked by the decades of
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Comic Book Release List – November 12, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Alternative Comics

Hawd Tales #1, $4.99

Andrews McMeel

Baby Blues Collection Wetter Louder Stickier Tp, $18.99

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #215, $3.99

Archie Comic Publications

Jughead And Archie Comics Digest #7, $4.99

Sabrina #1 (Robert Hack 2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99

Sonic The Hedgehog #266 (Rafa Knight Super Smash Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99

Sonic The Hedgehog #266 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $3.99

Avatar Press

Crossed Badlands #65 (Gabriel Andrade Torture Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #65 (Gabriel Andrade Wraparound Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #65 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), Ar

Crossed Badlands #65 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $3.99

Crossed Badlands #65 (Michael Dipascale Fatal Fantasy Cover), $3.99

Black Library

Warhammer 40K Gods Of Mars Hc, $24.99

Book Palace

Art Of Modesty Blaise Sc (not verified by Diamond), $39.99

Illustrators Magazine #8, $24.99

Boom! Studios

Amazing World Of
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Constantine TV Review

Constantine TV Review (NBC)

The world of sci-fi television is growing by leaps and bounds, and the comic-related realm is especially skyrocketing as of late, but even in the new era of television, Constantine is a massive gamble. A weird hybrid of film noir-esque motifs and traditions, and the wildest fantasy filled with demons, angels and everything in between, it’s a story tailor made for self-professed comic geeks. Superheroes are one thing, but Constantine, popular as it is within its own circle, is a niche in a niche, and it’s in a small box in the corner of that room besides.

Convincing the numbers NBC is going to want isn’t going to be easy, and the somewhat half-hearted special effects budget isn’t going to help.

John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is introduced to us inside a mental hospital, and he tells us through narration that he’s checked himself in…
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"BItten": Laura Vandervoort Covers "Maxim"

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Take another look @ actress Laura Vandervoort, who plays a female 'werewolf' in the TV series "Bitten", in a revealing pictorial for "Maxim" magazine, plus footage from the shoot:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef
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Comic Book Release List – August 6, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

215 Ink

Enormous #2 (Cover A Mehdi Cheggour), $3.99

Enormous #2 (Cover B Christian Dibari), $3.99

Abstract Studios

Rachel Rising #27 (not verified by Diamond), $3.99

Sip Kids #1, $4.99

Action Lab Entertainment

Fracture Vice And Virtue Tp, $11.99

Amaze Ink (Slave Labor Graphics)

Collected Works Of Filler Bunny Tp, $11.95

I Feel Sick #1 (New Printing), $4.95

I Feel Sick #2 (New Printing), $4.95

Amigo Comics

Rogues Volume 2 Cold Ship #3 (Of 5), $3.99

Amp! Comics For Kids

Muddy Max Volume 1 The Mystery Of Marsh Creek Gn, $9.99

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Reading With Pictures Comics That Make Kids Smarter Hc, $19.99

Antarctic Press

Rod Espinosa’s Steampunk Fables Tp, $14.99

Archie Comic Publications

Archie #658 (Dan DeCarlo Betty Variant Cover), $2.99

Archie #658 (Dan DeCarlo Veronica Variant Cover), $2.99

Archie #658 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Archie The Married Life Volume 5 Tp, $19.99

Death Of Archie A Life Celebrated Tp,
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Comic Book Release List – July 2, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

215 Ink

Enormous #1 (Cover A Mehdi Cheggour), $3.99

Enormous #1 (Cover B Riley Rossmo), $3.99

3D Total Publishing

Digital Art Masters Volume 9 Sc, $49.99

Action Lab Entertainment

Jack Hammer #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Ionic), $2.99

Jack Hammer #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Rafer Roberts), $3.99

Archie Comic Publications

Betty And Veronica #271 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Betty And Veronica #271 (Jeff Shultz Marilyns Variant Cover), $2.99

Fox Volume 1 Freak Magnet Tp, $14.99

Sonic Universe #65 (Sega Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic Universe #65 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99

World Of Archie Double Digest #41, $6.99

Asylum Press

Fearless Dawn Hard Times #1 (One Shot), $3.99

Attaboy’S Yumfactory

Hi-Fructose Magazine Quarterly #32, $7.95

Avatar Press

Caliban #4 (Facundo Percio Design Sketch Incentive Cover), Ar

Caliban #4 (Facundo Percio Regular Cover), $3.99

Caliban #4 (Facundo Percio Terror Cover), $3.99

Caliban #4 (Facundo Percio Wraparound Cover), $3.99

Extinction Parade War #1 (Raulo Caceres
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