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Halo: Showtime’s Live-Action Series Puts Out Master Chief Casting Call

Showtime‘s looking for a few good people to joing the ranks of the Space Marines – and there’s a particular currently vacant green helmet and armor that Halo fans should take particular interest in. The cable giant is looking for a male actor (“a Spartan-like warrior of large build”) to take on the live-action lead role […]

‘Halo’ Live-Action Series Gets 10-Episode Order from Showtime

After taking development fire for the past five years, Showtime has officially given a 10-episode season order for a scripted drama series based on Microsoft‘s Halo video game franchise. Along with the episode announcement also comes word that Awake‘s Kyle Killen will serve as the project’s executive producer, writer and showrunner, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of […]


Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh: Ridin’ Along With The Make-Believe Cops

As I watch less and less network television because it’s getting more generic and repetitive, I find myself asking, why so much cop shows? Cop shows and stories are pretty much the genre default for movies, TV and a lot of comics. Studios, TV networks must feel they are drama’s comfort food by now, a […]

The First Few Moments Of Awake Episode 2 Are Just As Good As Episode 1

After last week’s ambitious, captivating premiere (still available to view online), Awake‘s creators have their work cut out. They’ve got a narrative set-up that needs to remain unresolved, yet they still have to find ways to push it forwards. Still, there’s a lot of insight, character and interesting material to be mined from the basic set-up […]

Watch The Full First Episode Of Awake Now… And Then Tell Me What It’s Like

Awake is, without a doubt, the one new thing on TV that I’m actually excited about and looking forward to. Creator Kyle Killen and star Jason Isaacs are both really superb, and the “split reality” premise seems to be targeted on some genuine and engaging drama. I’ve recently flagged up a handful of clips, including […]

Watch The First Seven Minutes Of Awake

There’s a lot to take in during the first seven minutes of Kyle Killen‘s high-concept mystery show Awake, and some of it obviously won’t pay off until you see the rest of the episode, possibly even longer. But it’s strong stuff already and it’s good to see all of the essential set-up get put down […]


Full Trailer For Awake Looks Even Better Than The Clips

Previously, I posted some clips and context for Awake, the NBC  mystery drama series that will kick off in the Autumn. It was created by Kyle Killen and stars Jason Isaacs. There’s also now a full trailer for the show, and it looks like must-see stuff.

First Clips From Kyle Killen’s Awake – And It Looks Great

Created by The Beaver‘s screenwriter Kyle Killen, Awake – formally known as REM – is a new series commission from NBC that everybody is already comparing to Inception. Tsk. Thankfully, the show itself appears to have a lot more imagination than those writing about it. I’ve read, and loved, the pilot script and now, NBC have put […]