BUZZ News Shorts: Dead Of Summer, Cat’s Cradle, Gotham & More


GOTHAM: L-R: James Frain in the “Rise of the Villains: Scarification” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

Gotham “Scarification”

••• Two episodes of Gotham (“Scarification”, “Strike Force”) plus Amazon’s pilot for The Man In The High Castle and Game Of Thrones’ “Hardholme” are among the telefantasy shows nominated for American Society of ASC AwardsCinematographers awards. [via Deadline]

••• US network ABC Family has ordered a new supernatural horror show called Dead Of Summer from Once Upon A Time showrunners Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis, along with Once writer Ian Goldberg. It’s set in the late ’80s at a summer camp called Clearwater where a dark, ancient mythology awakens. What’s supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares. “Dead Of Summer is about what happens when summer camp goes wrong – really, really wrong,” said ABCF executive vice president Karey Burke. [via Deadline]

••• Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley is set to adapt Kurt Vonnegut’s wonderfully bizarre 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle as a limited series for FX. Good luck with that one! [via The Hollywood Reporter]

••• Syfy has given a greenlight to Channel Zero, an anthology horror series in the vein o American Horror Story (ie, each season is one story) from Nick Antosca and Max Landis (Chronicle). The network has ordered 12 episodes, which will air in two self-contained, six-episode seasons in fall 2016 and fall 2017 and become the centerpieces of the channel’s annual 31 Days of Halloween programming event. The first six-episode installment, “Candle Cove” is about one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television programme from the ’80s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood. [via Deadline]

••• Anthony Mackie and Paul Bettany debate whether Falcon or the Vision is the better superhero in this new video from MTV’s After Hours.

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