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And the Winners are… How did WandaVision, Mandalorian, The Boys, and More do During this Year’s Emmy Awards?


The 2021 Emmy winners have been announced and after a massive amount of nominations, we now now how all of the “geek” shows did. “Geek” shows were well represented in acting categories, technical, and more.

Below are the categories where shows like WandaVision, The Mandalorian, and more were nominated and how they did! The ones in bold are the winners. The below includes the Creative and Primetime award winners.

Creative Emmy Awards

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Courtney B. Vance as George Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Whitey’s on the Moon”) (HBO)
  • Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes / War Machine on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode: “New World Order”) (Disney+)
  • Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten on The Crown (Episode: “Gold Stick”) (Netflix)
  • Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth on The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 9: The Marshal”) (Disney+)
  • Carl Weathers as Greef Karga on The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 12: The Siege”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Outstanding Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown (HBO)
  • The Underground Railroad (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming

  • Debbie Allen for Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Netflix)
  • Dondraico Johnson for Genius: Aretha (Nat Geo)
  • Brooke Lipton for Lucifer (Netflix)
  • Mandy Moore and Luther Brown for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
  • Mandy Moore for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)

  • The Mandalorian – Matthew Jensen (Episode: “Chapter 15: The Believer”) (Disney+)
  • Grown-ish – Mark Doering-Powell (Episode: “Know Yourself”) (Freeform)
  • Hacks – Adam Bricker (Episode: “Primm”) (HBO Max)
  • Made for Love – Nathaniel Goodman (Episode: “User One”) (HBO Max)
  • Servant – Marshall Adams (Episode: “2:00”) (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)

  • The Crown – Adriano Goldman (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • Bridgerton – Jeffrey Jur (Episode: “Art of the Swoon”) (Netflix)
  • Euphoria – Marcell Rév (Episode: “Trouble Don’t Last Always”) (HBO)
  • Lovecraft Country – Tat Radcliffe (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian – Baz Idoine (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • Perry Mason – David Franco (Episode: “Chapter 2”) (HBO)
  • The Umbrella Academy – Neville Kidd (Episode: “Right Back Where We Started”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

  • WandaVision (Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”) (Disney+)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Nightshade”) (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “I Am.”) (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • The Umbrella Academy (Episode: “The Frankel Footage”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling

  • Bridgerton (Episode: “Art of the Swoon”) (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Episode: “War”) (Netflix)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)
  • Ratched (Episode: “The Dance”) (Netflix)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “Don’t Touch That Dial”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Main Title Design

  • The Good Lord Bird (Showtime)
  • Between the World and Me (HBO)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “Adjournment”) (Netflix)
  • Halston (Episode: “Versailles”) (Netflix)
  • Ratched (Episode: “Pilot”) (Netflix)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: “Terra Firma, Part 2”) (Paramount+)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup

  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)
  • Pose (Episode: “On the Run”) (FX)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: “That Hope Is You, Part 1”) (Paramount+)
  • This Is Us (Episode: “There”) (NBC)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Ludwig Göransson for The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)
  • Kris Bowers for Bridgerton (Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”) (Netflix)
  • Martin Phipps for The Crown (Episode: “The Balmoral Test”) (Netflix)
  • Adam Taylor for The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “The Crossing”) (Hulu)
  • Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq for Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Rewind 1921”) (HBO)
  • Siddhartha Khosla for This Is Us (Episode: “Birth Mother”) (NBC)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Carlos Rafael Rivera for The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “End Game”) (Netflix)
  • Jeff Russo for Fargo (Episode: “East/West”) (FX)
  • Jeff Russo and Zoë Keating for Oslo (HBO)
  • Nicholas Britell for The Underground Railroad (Episode: “Chapter 2: South Carolina”) (Prime Video)
  • Christophe Beck for WandaVision (Episode: “Previously On”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

  • Blake Neely for The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
  • Michael Abels for Allen v. Farrow (HBO)
  • Kris Bowers and Michael Dean Parsons for Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe for Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

  • WandaVision (Episode: “Breaking the Fourth Wall”) (Song: “Agatha All Along”) (Disney+)
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (Song: “Comedy”) (Netflix)
  • The Boys (Episode: “The Big Ride”) (Song: “Never Truly Vanish”) (Prime Video)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “Adjournment”) (Song: “I Can’t Remember Love”) (Netflix)
  • Soundtrack of Our Lives (Song: “The End Titles”) (YouTube)
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Episode: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Birthday”) (Song: “Crimson Love”) (NBC)

Outstanding Music Supervision

  • Ciara Elwis and Matt Biffa for I May Destroy You (Episode: “Ego Death”) (HBO)
  • Alexandra Patsavas for Bridgerton (Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”) (Netflix)
  • Sarah Bridge for The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • Amanda Krieg Thomas, Alexis Martin Woodall and Ryan Murphy for Halston (Episode: “The Party’s Over”) (Netflix)
  • Liza Richardson for Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Strange Case”) (HBO)
  • Randall Poster for The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “Adjournment”) (Netflix)
  • Dave Jordan and Shannon Murphy for WandaVision (Episode: “Don’t Touch That Dial”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series

  • The Crown – Yan Miles (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • The Crown – Paulo Pandolpho (Episode: “Avalanche”) (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Wendy Hallam Martin (Episode: “The Crossing”) (Hulu)
  • The Mandalorian – Dylan Firshein and J. Erik Jessen (Episode: “Chapter 11: The Heiress”) (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian – Andrew S. Eisen (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian – Jeff Seibenick (Episode: “Chapter 15: The Believer”) (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian – Adam Gerstel (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • The Queen’s Gambit – Michelle Tesoro (Episode: “Exchanges”) (Netflix)
  • Mare of Easttown – Amy E. Duddleston and Naomi Sunrise Filoramo (Episode: “Fathers”) (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown – Amy E. Duddleston (Episode: “Miss Lady Hawk Herself”) (HBO)
  • WandaVision – Nona Khodai (Episode: “On a Very Special Episode…”) (Disney+)
  • WandaVision – Zene Baker, Michael A. Webber, Tim Roche and Nona Khodai (Episode: “The Series Finale”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • Bridgerton (Episode: “After the Rain”) (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Episode: “War”) (Netflix)
  • Halston (Netflix)
  • The Mandalorian (Episodes: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • Perry Mason (Episode: “Chapter Three”) (HBO)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)

  • WandaVision (Disney+)
  • Emily in Paris (Episode: “Emily in Paris”) (Netflix)
  • Hacks (Episode: “Primm”) (HBO Max)
  • Ted Lasso (Episode: “For the Children”) (Apple TV+)
  • United States of Al (Episodes: “Pilot”) (CBS)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour)

  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode: “One World, One People”) (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: “That Hope Is You (Part 1)”) (Paramount+)
  • The Umbrella Academy (Episode: “The End of Something”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

  • Love, Death & Robots (Episode: “Snow in the Desert”) (Netflix)
  • Cobra Kai (Episode: “December 19”) (Netflix)
  • Mythic Quest (Episode: “Everlight”) (Apple TV+)
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks (Episode: “No Small Parts”) (Paramount+)
  • Ted Lasso (Episode: “The Hope That Kills You”) (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “End Game”) (Netflix)
  • Fargo (Episode: “East/West”) (FX)
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor (Episode: “The Two Faces (Part Two)”) (Netflix)
  • The Underground Railroad (Episode: “Chapter 9: Indiana Winter”) (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “The Series Finale”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • The Boys (Episode: “What I Know”) (Prime Video)
  • The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Chicago”) (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “End Game”) (Netflix)
  • Genius: Aretha (Episode: “Respect”) (Nat Geo)
  • Mare of Easttown (Episode: “Sore Must Be the Storm”) (HBO)
  • The Underground Railroad (Episode: “Chapter 1: Georgia”) (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “The Series Finale”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie

  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • The Boys (Prime Video)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode

  • Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: “Su’kal”) (Paramount+)
  • The Crown (Episode: “Gold Stick”) (Netflix)
  • The Nevers (Episode: “Ignition”) (HBO)
  • The Umbrella Academy (Episode: “743”) (Netflix)
  • Vikings (Episode: “The Signal”) (Prime Video)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • Doom Patrol (HBO Max)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)
  • S.W.A.T. (CBS)
  • Warrior (HBO Max)

Outstanding Stunt Performance

  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)
  • Cobra Kai (Episode: “December 19”) (Netflix)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode: “Truth”) (Disney+)
  • Gangs of London (Episode: “Episode 2”) (AMC+)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “I Am.”) (HBO)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Julianne Nicholson as Lori Ross on Mare of Easttown (Episode: “Sacrament”) (HBO)
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler on Hamilton (Disney+)
  • Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness / Agnes The Nosy Neighbor on WandaVision (Episode: “Breaking the Fourth Wall”) (Disney+)
  • Moses Ingram as Jolene on The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “End Game”) (Netflix)
  • Jean Smart as Helen Fahey on Mare of Easttown (Episode: “Sacrament”) (HBO)
  • Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton on Hamilton (Disney+)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Boys (Prime Video)
  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • Pose (FX)
  • This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

  • I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • The Underground Railroad (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson on This Is Us (Episode: “Forty: Part 2”) (NBC)
  • Jonathan Majors as Atticus Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)
  • Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles on The Crown (Episode: “Terra Nullius”) (Netflix)
  • Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset on Bridgerton (Episode: “Art of the Swoon”) (Netflix)
  • Billy Porter as Pray Tell on Pose (Episode: “Take Me To Church”) (FX)
  • Matthew Rhys as Perry Mason on Perry Mason (Episode: “Chapter 8”) (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Uzo Aduba as Dr. Brooke Taylor on In Treatment (Episode: “Brooke – Week 5”) (HBO)
  • Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown (Episode: “48:1”) (Netflix)
  • Emma Corrin as Princess Diana on The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne / Offred on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Home”) (Hulu)
  • Mj Rodriguez as Blanca Evangelista on Pose (Episode: “Series Finale”) (FX)
  • Jurnee Smollett as Letitia “Leti” Lewis on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Holy Ghost”) (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Paul Bettany as Vision on WandaVision (Disney+)
  • Hugh Grant as Jonathan Fraser on The Undoing (HBO)
  • Ewan McGregor as Halston on Halston (Netflix)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton on Hamilton (Disney+)
  • Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr on Hamilton (Disney+)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Michaela Coel as Arabella on I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin on Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch on WandaVision (Disney+)
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon on The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan on Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon on The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)
  • O-T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Home”) (Hulu)
  • John Lithgow as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan on Perry Mason (Episode: “Chapter 4”) (HBO)
  • Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on The Crown (Episode: “Gold Stick”) (Netflix)
  • Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “The Crossing”) (Hulu)
  • Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon on This Is Us (Episode: “In the Room”) (NBC)
  • Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Testimony”) (Hulu)
  • Michael K. Williams as Montrose Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Rewind 1921”) (HBO) (posthumous)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher on The Crown (Episode: “Favourites”) (Netflix)
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret on The Crown (Episode: “The Hereditary Principle”) (Netflix)
  • Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Testimony”) (Hulu)
  • Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Progress”) (Hulu)
  • Aunjanue Ellis as Hippolyta Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “I Am.”) (HBO)
  • Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles on The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Home”) (Hulu)
  • Samira Wiley as Moira on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Vows”) (Hulu)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Bridgerton (Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”), Directed by Julie Anne Robinson (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”), Directed by Benjamin Caron (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Episode: “War”), Directed by Jessica Hobbs (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “The Wilderness”), Directed by Liz Garbus (Hulu)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 9: The Marshal”), Directed by Jon Favreau (Disney+)
  • Pose (Episode: “Series Finale”), Directed by Steven Canals (FX)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Hamilton, Directed by Thomas Kail (Disney+)
  • I May Destroy You (Episode: “Ego Death”), Directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel (HBO)
  • I May Destroy You (Episode: “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”), Directed by Sam Miller (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown, Directed by Craig Zobel (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit, Directed by Scott Frank (Netflix)
  • The Underground Railroad, Directed by Barry Jenkins (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision, Directed by Matt Shakman (Disney+)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • The Boys (Episode: “What I Know”), Written by Rebecca Sonnenshine (Prime Video)
  • The Crown (Episode: “War”), Written by Peter Morgan (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Home”), Written by Yahlin Chang (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”), Written by Misha Green (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”), Written by Dave Filoni (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”), Written by Jon Favreau (Disney+)
  • Pose (Episode: “Series Finale”), Written by Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J, Janet Mock, and Ryan Murphy (FX)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • I May Destroy You, Written by Michaela Coel (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown, Written by Brad Ingelsby (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit, Written by Scott Frank (Netflix)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”), Written by Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron (Disney+)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”), Written by Jac Schaeffer (Disney+)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “Previously On”), Written by Laura Donney (Disney+)

Grendel is Coming to Television from Netflix

Grendel Omnibus Vol 1

An unexpected comic property is heading to Netflix. Matt Wagner’s award-winning Grendel is heading to the small screen as Netflix has ordered 8 episodes of the series. The show will star Abubakr Ali who will be the first Arab Muslim male actor to lead a comic adaptation. The series will be written and executive produced by Andrew Dabb and is part of Netflix’s first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment whose Dark Horse comics published the comic series.

Grendel was originally published by Comico but eventually moved to Dark Horse. First appearing in October 1982 in the Comico Primer anthology, the character got his own series in 1983 moving publishers due to financial trouble.

The story is about Hunter Rose, an assassin and successful author who seems to avenge the death of a lost love going to war against New York’s criminal underworld.

Also cast in the series are:

  • Jaime Ray Newman as Jocasta Rose
  • Julian Black Antelope as Argent
  • Madeline Zima as Liz Sparks
  • Kevin Corrigan as Barry Palumbo
  • Emma Ho as Stacy Palumbo
  • Erik Palladino as Teddy Ciccone
  • Brittany Allen as Annabelle Wright
  • Andy Mientus as Larry Stohler

Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye Gets its First Trailer

After a lot of anticipation Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye has released its first trailer teasing what we can expect when it debuts later this year.

Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, Hawkeye also features Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez. Helmed by Rhys Thomas and directing duo Bert and Bertie, Hawkeye debuts exclusively on Disney+ on November 24, 2021.

This holiday season, the best gifts come with a bow.

Hawkeye Poster

Discover the Secrets of Alexandria in this New Look Inside The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe

AMC NetworksSkybound Entertainment, and Image Comics have unveiled an all-new look inside The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe, the upcoming hardcover going behind-the-scenes of all three of AMC’s landmark The Walking Dead TV series, featuring an in-depth look at the iconic town of Alexandria, top secret details on the evolution of Merle Dixon, never-before-seen concept art from The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and more.

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe is available at comic shops on October 20, 2021 and everywhere books are sold on October 26, 2021, featuring an in-depth compilation of behind-the-scenes pre-production and production art from AMC’s three iconic TWD series—The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Plus, fans will discover never-before-seen original sketches, concept art, storyboards, special product illustrations, and more from the shows inspired by Robert Kirkman’s comic book turned pop culture phenomenon.

Marking AMC Networks’ first venture into book publishing, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe, from writer Matthew K. Manning and Creative Director John J. Hill, also features an introduction by Chief Content Officer of  The Walking Dead  Universe Scott M. Gimple and fun facts from creators and crew members on all three series.

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe standard edition can be pre-ordered right now everywhere books are sold, in both print and digital formats, along with A special edition, featuring a new cover by superstars David Finch & Dave McCaig, can be exclusively pre-ordered at the Skybound Store. The AMC Networks Publishing Limited-Edition Exclusive featuring a new cover utilizing the three-circle symbol displayed throughout the shows by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn is also available to pre-order here. 

Review/Recap: Stargirl S2E1 “Summer School: Chapter One”

Stargirl’s season two premiere starts off with a flashback to the a Golden Age, with a young Rebecca meeting a young boy named Bruce in small town Indiana. Young Bruce coaxes her to disobey her mothers’ order to stay on the porch, causes her to almost get hit by a car and steal a present from her neighbors birthday party stash on the nearby front porch. The present turns out to be a possessed doll and Bruce turns out to be an evil entity and Rebecca ends up presumably dead and found by her mother with her screams heard while the camera ominously focuses in on her family mailbox in front of the abandoned front porch and the name McNider.

We then flash to the future with Stargirl and her team patrolling before curfew strikes on the hunt for supervillains but, no one believes that any ISA members remain free except Courtney who really wants to stay on patrol. The other team New JSA members head home and Stargirl retreats to her home to go over old JSA files to find some new evil to go up against.

Life As They Know It: Courtney becomes so involved in finding evil where there might not be any that Pat tries to remind her to enjoy the quiet moments and life itself. With no one willing to go on her over vigilant quest with her this episode sets Stargirl up to be the superhero who cried wolf, especially when we seen the glowing orb in her makeshift lair near her research. This set up makes it feel like the supervillains aren’t going to be the only foil to the team this season, Stargirl is going to have to go up against finding a workable solution for maintaining work/school/life balance. Courtney isn’t the only one having problems, Beth discovers her parents are getting a divorce, Hourman Jr., finds a mysterious trouble site in the woods on his way to school and Yolanda/ Wildcat has made crying in a confessional her daily routine as she deals with the memory of losing someone she cared about and then having to kill his father to save herself and the rest of the JSA.

Episode MVP: Not a major character by any means but, Zeek gave me joy. His character is a comedic delight that added a bit of levity to an otherwise dark and serious episode. He oversteps, he’s nosy, pushy and wants to put a flamethrower on Stripsey but, damn it if watching him do whatever he’s gonna do no matter what Pat says and watching Pat get all flustered while trying to be small town polite isn’t the most awesome thing, IDK what is.

New Storyline, Who This? This season Courtney has an unfortunate run in with Artemis in the lunchroom where she flips her classmate and the run in leads me to believe that we are about to get more Artemis. Whether she’s going to be a villain or join the JSA is yet to be seen but, whichever way this storyline goes I’m sure it’s going to be interesting. There’s also the OG Starman who’s looking for his old sidekick/driver and potentially his staff.

Best Scene: It’s a tie for best scene. This episode we get an emotional scene between Pat and Courtney in the school hallway after finding out that not only did she attack a fellow student (see above paragraph) but, she is failing several classes and has to go to summer school in order to continue on the junior year. The two talk about how her Stargirl duties in some cases are going to have to come in second to school , Courtney makes a quip about Pat quitting his superhero duties which stings a little but, they come back full circle and compromise enough to have them both leave without a bad taste in their mouths. The second scene that’s worth mentioning is a more action based one than an emotional and cerebral one. Watching Stargirl go toe to toe with the owner of the green orb in what we are lead to believe is an intruder with villainous intent we discover it’s actually the Green Lantern’s daughter! But, that fight scene was amazing!

Overall: As far as second season premieres go, this was a solid episode. It tied up some lingering questions from the season finale, delved into the emotional and mental backlash of the teams actions from last seasons finale, added some new insights and storylines , all while making sure the episode was cohesive and interesting. The premiere also set up a less campy tone than the other CW /DC collaborations and even though the show is centered around high schoolers some of the plot point are not only universal but border on adult. The show goes dark but, in a way that pulls you in and revolves around emotional depth, multidimensional character development and a genuine story that you care about. The writers and director managed to hook me in by the time the credits rolled and make me eager to see how the rest of the season plays out.

Rating: 8.4

Review/Recap: DC’S Legends of Tomorrow S6E12 Bored on Board Onboard

Still stuck in space after saving the Earth in the cosmic bowling competition, The Z’s swap back and the Legends find themselves ship bound for over two weeks trying to find ways to keep themselves busy. Mick’s still pregnant, Constantine and Fancy Z stay cozied up, Nick and B enjoy some gaming bro time and Eva & Sarah get their wedding planning on.

In order to kill time Constantine uses his magic to transform the team into a live action magical version of Gary’s board game that is a murder mystery adventure using his house as a board game. Mick and Gary are still on the ship in real time and a distressed vessel docks the ship carrying a wounded Kayla.

Constantine’s vamp blood powered magic has terrible consequences for the team making everything wonky, Legends are becoming their characters, some are dying and they might end up trapped in the game forever. Back on the ship Kayla is super peeved that they left her and took her ship and while Mick wants to tell her about their bundles of brain incubating joy, Gary advises it against it because she could decide to kill him and or the babies.

Episode MVP: There was very little interaction between this episodes villain and a majority of the team. So, the episode MVP this time around is based on an unexpected pairing who yielded an entertaining result. Gary and Mick. They did not get as much screen time this week as the rest of the team but, their team up to stop Kayla from resurrecting a big baddie is comic gold. In a show with so many extreme personalities and a double dose of camp it was fun to watch them play off of each other and even though they get knocked out for their efforts it was good to see their characters bond a little.

Best Scene: In keeping up with the romantic arc between Fancy Z and Constantine that hit a nice peak with the Buzzcock’s duet on national TV that saved the planet this episode gave us some more depth to the relationship between the ships other couple. But, the best scene didn’t involve Z and Constantine but, Z and B who talk feelings, red flags and love. The siblings share a super sweet moment where they both share their thoughts on the Constantine situation and how something is off but, dig deeper into their own sibling relationship in a way that feels authentic , pulled the heartstring and added depth to their characters.

Overall: Even though only about five minutes of the episode moved the story along and set up the seasons final battle, this episode was a damn good filler. It showcased the personal issues of the characters in a way that added depth and gave us insight into their motivations and needs. There were a lot of moments and scenes that played in a way that made me have very real feelings about imaginary characters and at times I got swept up in the show, which is a good thing especially when watching something in the space cowboy/fantasy /comic/sci-fi genre. Legends is always a treat to watch and six seasons in it is still consistent and one of the best DC shows on the TV.

Rating: 8.9

Superman: The Complete Animated Series is Coming in October

Superman: The Complete Animated Series

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Superman: The Animated Series with a fully remastered Blu-rayTM box set. Superman: The Complete Animated Series, which includes several hours of bonus features headlined by an all-new documentary detailing the creation of one of the most beloved animated Super Hero cartoons in history, will be available starting October 12, 2021.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), the Emmy Award-winning Superman: The Animated Series was the perfect follow-up to the landmark Batman: the Animated Series. Producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett elevated The Man of Steel’s animated presence with an imaginative, heartfelt look at Superman’s adventures in Metropolis alongside Lois Lane and opposite the villainous likes of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid and more. Premiering on September 6, 1996, the series continued WBA’s dominance in Super Hero animation, once again setting new standards for storytelling, art direction and acting performances – and garnering 11 Emmy Award nominations and two Emmy Award wins, including top honors as the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program of 1998.

The remarkable Superman: The Complete Animated Series box set features nearly 21 hours of entertainment spread over six Blu-ray™ discs, including all 54 exciting episodes, an all-new series-defining featurette entitled Superman: Timeless Icon, a special video commentary episode and three specially selected episodes with audio commentaries by the showrunners.

All 54 episodes have been remastered from the original 35mm Interpositive sources, giving special attention to extensive color correction, dirt and scratch clean up, and adding a grain reduction pass to create a pristine picture, all while making sure not to affect the original lines in the artwork of the animation. The audio was retransferred from the original audio masters, and the series is presented in its original aspect ratio (4×3).

The producing quartet of Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, and Glen Murakami headed production of Superman: The Animated Series alongside executive producers Jean MacCurdy and Haven Alexander. Shirley Walker and the Dynamic Music Partners (Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter) composed the award-winning score, while eight-time Emmy Award winning dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano guided a star-studded voice cast. Curt Geda and Dan Riba served as animation directors for more than half of the episodes.

The Superman: The Animated Series cast continued the unrivaled presentation of guest stars that Batman: The Animated Series had initially established. The lengthy cast list is filled with luminaries, their laurels including one Academy Award and 10 Oscar nominations; 37 Emmy Awards and 186 Emmy nominations; 16 Golden Globe Awards and 54 nominations; five Annie Awards and 38 nominations; four Grammy Awards and 14 nominations; and nine individuals honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Ed Asner, Mark Hamill, William H. Macy, Marion Ross, Malcolm McDowell, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Michael York, Roddy McDowall and Paul Williams.

Tim Daly (Madame Secretary, Private Practice, Wings) led the cast as Clark Kent and Superman alongside Dana Delany (Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives, China Beach) as Lois Lane, David Kaufman (Danny Phantom, Stuart Little) as Jimmy Olsen and Clancy Brown (Dexter,The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants) as Lex Luthor. The star-studded cast included series regulars – and their characters – Lauren Tom (Angela Chen), Victor Brandt (Professor Hamilton), Corey Burton (Brainiac), Joseph Bologna (Dan Turpin), George Dzundza (Perry White), Brad Garrett (Bibbo Bibbowski), Shelley Fabares (Martha Kent), Joanna Cassidy (Maggie Sawyer), Lisa Edelstein (Mercy Graves), Mike Farrell (Jonathan Kent) and Michael Ironside (Darkseid).

Notable series guest stars featured Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Dean Jones, Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Morse, Al Roker, Brian Cox, Jason Priestley, Peter Gallagher, David Warner, Michael Dorn, Christopher McDonald, Bruce Weitz, Andrea Martin, Miguel Ferrer, Ron Perlman, Bud Cort, Gilbert Gottfried, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Laraine Newman, Nancy Travis, Xander Berkeley, Jonathan Harris, John Glover, Sandra Bernhard, Jack Carter, Ernie Hudson, Henry Silva, and Robert Patrick.

Superman: The Complete Animated Series – Enhanced Content

Superman: Timeless Icon (New Featurette) – An all-new bonus feature, produced specifically for the remastered Blu-ray release of Superman: The Animated Series, reveals the complicated journey of the show and those who created the new mythology for The Man of Steel, as told by producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba, writer Bob Goodman, casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano, and Tim Daly & Clancy Brown, the heralded voices of Superman and Lex Luthor, respectively.

A Little Piece of Trivia (Featurette) – So you think you know your Superman trivia? Wait until you hear about the series’ connection to Telly Savalas! A brain teaser to entertain every Superman: The Animated Series fan!

Superman: Learning to Fly (Featurette) – Get into the minds of the creative team behind Superman: The Animated Series as they detail the birth of this animated version of Superman and his incredible worlds. Featured speakers include producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker.

Building the Mythology: Superman’s Supporting Cast (Featurette) – The characters around Superman get the spotlight in this in-depth look at everyone from Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White to Maggie Sawyer, Lana Lang, and Ma & Pa Kent. Producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker give viewers the inside scoop.

Menaces of Metropolis: Behind the Villains of Superman (Featurette) – Your hero is only as good as the villains around him, and Superman: The Animated Series has a rogues’ gallery of top-grade baddies, including traditional opponents Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Bizarro, Metallo, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Toyman and Parasite, as well as new villains created for the series – like Live Wire and Luminus. Producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, directors James Tucker and Dan Riba and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano give us a tour of the villains.

The Despot Darkseid: A Villain Worthy of Superman (Featurette) – Darkseid takes center stage in this examination of one of The Man of Steel’s most vicious adversaries, plus other Fourth World characters that appear in Superman: The Animated Series. The featurette includes producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami, writers Rich Fogel and Stan Berkowitz, director James Tucker and Charles Hatfield (Department of English, Cal State Northridge).

Audio Commentaries

  • Stolen Memories – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Curt Geda and art director/producer Glen Murakami.
  • The Last Son of Krypton – Part 1 – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami.
  • The Main Man – Part 2 – producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami.

Video Commentary

  • Mxyzpixilated – producer Bruce Timm, producer/writer Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and moderator Jason Hillhouse.

Intriguing combos in new images from Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Whether they’re allies or foes, it’s the combinations of characters in any given moment that makes Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms so intriguing – as evidenced by the four new images released today. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the feature-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack on August 31, 2021.

Check out this new look at the film!

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