Sweet/Vicious still has a chance at a second life

Unfortunately, our show was about something extremely important. “We’re fighters,” she concluded. That is what happened here. “MTV killed us slowly and not so kindly, but they said if you could find a studio that will partner, we’ll go forward, which didn’t happen,” executive producer Stacey Sher said. After an unusual wait, MTV announced the show’s cancellation in late April. We’re still incredibly hopeful. They were very proud of the show and many people there, most of whom are no longer there, contributed greatly to the show. “We hope it’s not only 10 episodes.”
“Looking at the cancellation of our show, it is easy to feel like maybe your story doesn’t matter, and that could not be more false,” creator Jennifer Kaytin   Robinson said. But hope is not lost. Go inside the TV festival with all our coverage, available here. That’s why I’m so sad this show has been canceled.”

Show Full Article Sweet/Vicious   or not, I’m not going to stop telling those stories, and neither is any woman on this stage.”
If given more seasons, Robinson mentioned plans to explore sexual assault through the eyes of LGBTQ and racial communities. Entertainment Weekly is on the scene at ATX in Austin, Texas. “Shows get canceled for reasons that have literally nothing to do with the show. Tears were flowing during the   Sweet/Vicious panel at ATX Saturday, but cheers rang out when talk turned to the possibility of saving the show. And your stories matter so much. “That’s when I found out that half of my friends had been raped and never told anyone,” she said, wiping her tears. They went through a lot of regime changes and it was challenging. [MTV] has been very gracious and have kind of said that they’ll make it very easy for us. … You are valid and you are heard. “We found four studios, so all we really need is a network right now. “It’s everywhere and we have no idea. As it were, working on such a series was eye-opening for everyone involved, particularly Bennett, who broke down during the panel as she shared her experience preparing for the role and talking to survivors. The short-lived but beloved series, which aired for 10 episodes on MTV last year, followed Jules (Eliza Bennett), a sexual assault survivor turned vigilante, as she teamed up with slacker   hacker Ophelia (Taylor Dearden) to take down rapists on their college campus.

Mahershala Ali stars in trailer for latest Madden NFL game

Additionally, the Need for Speed series is getting a makeover clearly inspired by The Fast and the Furious films. The Force re-awakens on November 17. Noting that fans have been clamoring for a single-player story mode (The Force Awakens’ John Boyega even tweeted at the developer requesting it), Battlefront II will feature an original story set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. You each play as inmates attempting to escape prison and must work together to break out. A Way Out is a two-player, co-op-only game that is played entirely in split-screen, so you’ll always see what your partner is doing. Check back throughout the week for more E3 coverage. The game is scheduled for early 2018. The Oscar-winning Moonlight actor is lending his voice and likeness to Madden 18: Longshot, which, in the football franchise’s first-ever story mode, sees you playing an aspiring young player trying to make it to the NFL. It releases November 11. Next, EA showed a tantalizingly brief teaser for Anthem, the new game from Mass Effect developer BioWare. The trailer shows cars careening down highways, taking out other cars Burnout-style, and culminates in a character jumping off the roof of a vehicle over an oncoming car and landing on a truck. Finally, the publisher showed more of Star Wars Battlefront II, the sequel to the 2015 multiplayer-only shooter. More details will be unveiled at Microsoft’s Xbox conference on Sunday. Boyega then showed up on video to announce that Finn and Captain Phasma would be coming to the game as downloadable content later this year, and all of Battlefront’s DLC will be entirely free. E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo that previews the year’s biggest upcoming video games, officially starts Tuesday, but Electronic Arts kickstarted the week of gaming goodness with its EA Play event on Saturday where they showed off sports games, Star Wars, more sports games and… Mahershala Ali? The game launches August 25. The publisher also showed off the next game from the creators of critical darling Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Show Full Article

Batman actors honor Adam West: ‘Thank you for showing us how it’s done’

Thank you for showing us all how it's done. “Like many others, Adam West as Batman was part of my childhood. Justice League‘s Ben Affleck, the latest incarnation of the character, saluted the ’60s-era Caped Crusader Saturday, along with Val Kilmer, Will Arnett, Jason O’Mara, and Kevin Conroy. The OG Batman who influenced every actor who played the role since. Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front the batmobile. RIP Mr West. We’ll miss u Adam,” he wrote. His recent voice work was superb. A real gent. The Dark Knights of the silver and small screens have banded together in honor of their comrade, Adam West, who died on Friday night at the age of 88. O’Mara (voicing the character in films like Justice League Darker and Batman: Bad Blood) praised West for influencing “every actor who played the role since” and his “superb” voice work. The Batman of my childhood. He was always so kind when we met. RIP Adam West. “Thank you for showing us all how it’s done.”
Kilmer, who played the title character in 1995’s Batman Forever, shared, “Ah dear Adam West. “Adam West exemplified heroism. https://t.co/cR941zFvlJ
— Jason O'Mara (@jason_omara) June 10, 2017

I always thought Adam West was really funny. We know you’ll miss him too.”
Jason O’Mara and Kevin Conroy, who have voiced animated Batmans, joined the overwhelming response from the industry after the actor’s death. We'll miss u Adam pic.twitter.com/5ddeOrUCSp
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) June 10, 2017

Goodbye my friend pic.twitter.com/VxdRwnCCSM
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) June 10, 2017

DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns released a statement with publisher Jim Lee shortly after the news of West’s death broke. “Batman’s popularity will be forever linked with Adam West. I got in
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) June 10, 2017

For Arnett,   West “will always be Batman.” For his LEGO Batman Movie producer Phil Lord, he lost “a childhood hero who showed us Batman was kind and good and flawed and funny.” Fans may recall Easter eggs and a scene in that film featuring West’s Bruce Wayne. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. @therealadamwest
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 10, 2017

Ah dear Adam West. Batman eclipsed him, but he used that to send himself up. He brought us so much entertainment and was a truly class act. I got in.”

Adam West exemplified heroism. We’ll miss him like crazy. Conroy honored “the Batman of [his] childhood” by posting a still from Batman: The Animated Series. Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front the batmobile. Lord shared one of them (the shark repellent) over Twitter. You will always be Batman
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) June 10, 2017

RIP to a childhood hero who showed us Batman was kind and good and flawed and funny. The image comes from a scene in which Conroy’s Batman is explaining how West’s Gray Ghost impacted his life. “He was the greatest. He was always so kind when we met. Watching those reruns every day after school, Batman made reading comics that much more real for me growing up,” Johns said. A real gent. “He’ll be deeply missed.”
The comic book house called West “a huge contribution to the Caped Crusader’s status as a true pop culture icon. — Jason O'Mara (@jason_omara) June 10, 2017

Adam West has passed. pic.twitter.com/8eSYWk2bkd
— philip lord (@philiplord) June 10, 2017

“Our beloved AW passed away last night,” West’s family announced in a statement on the actor’s official Twitter account. Kind, funny and an all around great guy,” Affleck tweeted. “He brought us so much entertainment and was a truly class act. His work helped bring comic books into the mainstream, and encouraged a generation to discover the wonderful stories and characters that made up Batman’s world through the pages of comic books like Batman and Detective Comics.”

Show Full Article He brought joy to legions of fans around the world and was the gateway for many of them to discover or in some cases rediscover their love of comic books,” Lee added.

Adam West: His 10 best Family Guy moments

Mostly, it’s just making sure the Noid doesn’t ruin the freshness of West’s pizza. Is it because his name is really “Adam We”? He’s one of the characters we get the most requests for more of.”
As fans and members of the industry continue to cope with the loss of West, we celebrate a voice role he spent 17 years perfecting. the black hole, “What?!,” tinkle fairy, and Family Guy‘s Clue parody

Show Full Article 2. 4. 6. 5. It’s moments like this when his Cat Launcher comes in handy. Fighting fire with fire

In one of the fan mail episodes of   Family Guy, the Griffins get superpowers after they’re coated in toxic waste. 7. Their encounter is one of the more adult scenes on Family Guy, but, then again, children aren’t really this show’s prime demographic. Light Bright

Highlighting West’s ongoing delusions, he suffers an identity crisis when he can’t find enough pieces to finish spelling his name on the Light Bright board. 10. Bask in the glory that is this nearly 30-second clip of him eating his favorite candy. “It turned out we had the same kind of comic sensibilities   and got along well,” West told IGN. Why aren’t there enough pieces? Only instead of pyrotechnics or transformative abilities, he gets lymphoma. 9. MacFarlane described the character to The A.V. Cat Launcher

If you’re a pizza guy bringing Mayor West a pizza with Canadian bacon instead of actual bacon, he’ll consider it an act of war. Taffy

Mayor West loves his Taffy. Shouting match

To offer some context, Stewie is screaming because he walked in on his parents having sex on the living room floor. West chases the delivery man around town, slinging frantic cats in his face. The Adam West song

The Adam West song is really simple and easy to pick up. Seth MacFarlane first worked with Adam West, who died Friday at age 88, on the Cartoon Network series Johnny Bravo. The town wants to put a stop to their rampage, so the mayor tries to become a superhuman himself. It’s just two words — and West himself will walk you through it. Honorable mentions

West at the mayoral debate (shown above), “I’m a tomato,” 95 percent helium, West vs. West kills the Noid

When Meg gets a job as the mayor’s assistant, she learns firsthand what the day-to-day is like for local government. West falls in love

What starts as his first attempt at doorbell dashing becomes the moment West falls in love — with Lois’ sister, no less. It’s that simple. “Somebody’s stealing my water”

During Meg’s reporter phase, she heads to the mayor’s office to try and find kernels for her first big story. Club as an “alternate-universe Adam West” in the vein of “actors getting into politics.” He said, “The first couple episodes we did, we got a great response from fans in their teens, who I can’t imagine, necessarily, know who he is from the old Batman show. Melissa McCarthy might want to incorporate that into her Sean Spicer impersonation should she return to Saturday Night Live next season. Years later, as MacFarlane was gaining notoriety, he reached back out to the Batman actor for a role in his new series, Family Guy, as the disillusioned mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island. West’s press conference

West has a pretty foolproof plan for dealing with the press: If he can’t see them, they can’t see him. 8. West tries to avoid her at every turn, like when he throws himself out a window because she “can’t interview a dead man.” When she finally tracks him down, she finds out he’s been spending taxpayer money to find out who’s stealing all his water. Officer Joe Swanson is the unfortunate soul having to deal with this. 1. 3. Yes, we should never forget that West became Peter’s brother-in-law. West is screaming because, well, he’s Adam West.

Doctor Who: Mark Gatiss on how The Onion influenced his new episode

The only idea I had was the Ice Warriors on Mars! Mark Gatiss’ latest episode of   Doctor Who is something he’d actually like to watch himself. This slightly steam-punky Victorian space travel. I couldn’t have her being completely astonished all the time because she’s actually had some adventures and things and been through the mill of it. Since this was an idea you’ve had for a while, did it get any tweaks along the way? ET on BBC America. I remember years   ago in my first one, there’s a bit where Rose puts her foot in the snow outside the TARDIS and it’s like she’s putting her foot in the past. But it’s only references to it because the key to a show like   Doctor Who   really is that you just don’t have the scale or the money to do the Civil War, so you do the tiny bits in the aftermath. At the end of the episode, they turn out to be the good guys. That’s what’s interesting. I knew exactly how Matt would react in that situation and just let it tinkle along. It took till 2010, the “Waters of Mars,” for Doctor Who to actually show Mars. MARK GATISS:   It depends on what the brief is. Go on.” So that’s how it started. I wanted to get that kind of feel to it. So I’ve got Bill when she first arrives, she’s just kind of going, “Bloody hell, it’s Mars. “‘Victory of the Daleks’ is like a 45-minute war film, ‘Empress of Mars’ is like an H.G. It’s always great when you get a new set of eyes and ears as it were. Yes! He’s essentially the third companion now. Then I came up with this idea,”What if the Victorians got there?” The Doctor says, “Well, they didn’t. [Laughs] It’s a strange thing. What really appeals about Bill and how Pearl’s played her is this very funny, sparky freshness. Steven said to me, “We need to do Churchill and the Daleks,” and he asked me to do the Doctor meets Robin Hood and things like that. Is there anything else you can share about that? Then in their third story, which is called “The Curse of Peladon” with John Pertwee, they are members of the Galactic Federation and the Doctor doesn’t trust them because they’re Ice Warriors. When they first appear in 1967, they’re frozen on Earth and they’re revived and they’re trying to conquer the Earth. You see, the Ice Warriors are the first, and maybe the only, villains in Doctor Who   who’ve been presented in different sorts of ways. I’m on the F—ing moon!” So I wanted to get some of that, without the swearing. It was a very clever twist, so I was keen to present that same thing. And how was writing for Matt Lucas as Nardole? As always with these things, you’re opening a window into the possibilities of this. The big thing was just trying to get in the enthusiasm. Just because they look monstrous and they’re bright green and scary, they’re not necessarily going to be the bad guys.” It’s the notion that “Don’t judge by appearances.” The Doctor never does. Show Full Article She really just is an ordinary girl and she’s thrust into this amazing world. I’ve now done a third of all the Ice Warriors stories, so there’s a lot of room to invent, and a lot of backstory that’s never been done. I’ve known Matt for 20 years and we’ve been very good friends for many years. The last time I got the Ice Warriors back, I said, “I’ve always wanted to do an episode on a submarine, and I wanted to bring the Ice Warriors back.” With this one, I was actually going to do a sequel to “Sleep No More” from last season, because I had an idea to do a modern day one, set in the city of London, full of high-powered bankers and executives who were trying to stay awake to increase productivity and they stumble against the same process with the same catastrophic, monstrous results. He bookends the episode. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How do you approach writing your episodes for the show? I think it’s really interesting to explore those things and say, especially through the eyes of a new companion, “Don’t make assumptions. But he’s going to appear in every episode now.” That wasn’t the plan, but everyone just loved having him around and the presence of him. It’s a new departure. Doctor Who airs at 9 p.m. The Doctor’s not automatically going to side with the people from Earth because in this scenario they’re the aggressors. You teased that they’re going to be a different kind of Ice Warrior than we’re used to seeing. Is there a question you’re trying to answer or a villain you want to use? So one of the brilliant things about this season, and obviously the pilot is called that for a reason. And Edgar Rice Burroughs, who wrote a whole book series about colonizing Mars. Wells extravaganza,” Gatiss (who also writes and runs   Sherlock) tells EW   of Saturday’s hour. Considering you’ve written for many of the different companions now, what has been your favorite thing about writing Bill or even for Pearl as a performer? But in that situation, she asks the questions you think you would ask in the likely event something like that happened to you. Essentially it’s a red desert. There’s an Ice Queen in it — the first female Ice Warrior, and she’s the Empress of Mars, long buried and apparently dead, but asleep. The interesting thing actually is, the Ice Warriors have been very famous Doctor Who   monsters and they’re always in the top three, and yet there aren’t actually very many stories with them in it. Jon Hall/BBC
The Ice Warriors are in a more sympathetic light than we’ve ever seen them because they’re the ones being attacked. It’s me! F—! So I just wanted to see the Ice Warriors in their own environment really. It’s like falling down the rabbit hole, suddenly everything changes. In fact, “Cold War,” my previous Ice Warriors story was only the fifth episode in the whole series. It doesn’t have to be very much. Because my episode is quite later on in the run. “It’s great fun, and to me, it’s the quintessential Doctor Who   thing to have Victorians getting to Mars. Not only does it feature his favorite villains (the Ice Warriors), but they’ve been given a bit of an H.G. You can look at things in a new way. I just thought it was interesting to add a feminine element into it. The other thing I’ve loved is H.G. [Laughs]
Did anything about the way she played the character surprise you because you hadn’t thought of Bill that way as a writer? Years ago, there was a separate cast of Ice Warriors who were called the Ice Lords, who were less physically imposing and warrior-like. That was very straightforward. I’m on Mars.” Because that’s what you’d do. I was very keen to preserve that moment because I always remember saying, “What if that happened to you?” What on Earth would it be like if you could go back in time or go into the future? I’m on the moon! You could start watching Doctor Who   from there and it would all make sense. What’s always great is you can ask the questions again, like “Why is it bigger on the inside? It’s impossible.” But when they get there, it’s just full of red coat soldiers. The Ice Warriors are one of my favorite baddies as well so I’m very pleased with it.”
EW caught up Gatiss to discuss what is now his   ninth episode for the series, what it’s like writing the Ice Warriors (who now have a   queen), and how The Onion (yes, The Onion) influenced the Victorian-filled episode. Does that change your approach to writing them? [Laughs] You wouldn’t go, “Oh yeah it’s another planet.” You know The Onion, the great satirical American paper, they did a book a few years ago called, Our Dumb Century, which was all these mocked up front covers of The Onion from 1900 to 2000, and the one for July 12, 1969, the headline was, “Jesus Christ. I’d always thought it was an achievable alien environment. It works on two levels. Man Walks On the F—ing Moon.” [Laughs] That’s probably what I was actually thinking. So I just did that. It would be so extraordinary, wouldn’t it”? He wasn’t going to be in it, but then Steven said, “Can you put Matt in it? Steven’s going, Peter’s going, so I just said, “Can I do this story I was always wanted to do?” Which is the Ice Warriors at home on Mars, and Steven said, “Yeah. In their second story, a couple of years later, they’re trying to conquer the Earth by controlling the weather. It’s about the pilot of the alien spaceship, but it’s also effectively a reboot. I remember as a child what a shock it was. You take a little fragment of the story rather than trying to do the epic. That’s been one of the fun things about this, to just make up new stuff. Wells twist thanks to some Victorians that have made their way to Mars. What is a Time Lord?” You always put yourself in the perspective of a new audience member. So she’s a bit more together. Wells‘ “First Men On the Moon” kind of things, about Victorian space travel and things like that. But then I thought it’s the end of an era. It’s a shift in tone from the last hour he wrote for the long-running sci-fi   series (season 9’s “Sleep No More”), which saw   the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his then-companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) grapple with the consequences of getting too little sleep   — and caused a few viewers to miss a few winks of their own. And then this supposed transcript of Neil Armstrong saying “Copy that Houston. There’s been a civil war on Mars, that’s why they’re all in hiding.

Batman beyond: Adam West’s 14 best cameos and appearances

Fairly OddParents, various
In the mid-2000s, West voiced an animated version of himself on the Nickelodeon show, where   his alter ego was a parody of Batman called Catman. 8. Pure West,” the actor said as an animated version of himself on The Simpsons. Darrin, however, suspects Gertrude to be a witch and tries to sabotage the matchmaking. Family Guy, various

West debuted as Mayor Adam West on   Family Guy   in the show’s second season. In the years that followed, the actor maintained a healthy career of cameos, voiceover roles, and appearances on shows ranging from Bewitched and Murder, She Wrote to cartoons like Fairly OddParents and Johnny Bravo. Show Full Article Funny or Die, 2011

As one of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme victims in this Funny or Die sketch, West was a little “strapped for cash,” so he decided to sell some of his old Batman paraphernalia at a garage sale and maybe get a free trip to Arby’s out of customers if he shared some stories about the Penguin. The not-so-heroic vigilante often needed the help of Timmy and his fairy godparents in getting out of dicey legal situations caused by his incompetence. Adam West, who died Friday at age 88, made his name on television in the ’60s-era Batman   as   a campier version of the Dark Knight. On the show, Bruce Wayne, voiced by Kevin Conroy, placed his hand on the shoulder of West’s Simon Trent and explained how he was his childhood hero. Homer, Bart, and Lisa slowly backed away from what they assumed to be a senile actor talking about how Batman used to dance and Catwoman used to be played by Julie Newmar, Lee Meriweather, and Eartha Kitt. With Animaniacs returning to television, this is also a celebration of what made the cartoon series so great. 5. The episode never aired, however, as the network canceled the show and pulled the remaining installments from the schedule in April. The Simpsons, various

“I didn’t need molded plastic to improve my physique. Check out his 14 best TV cameos and appearances ahead. 10. Animaniacs, 1997
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One of his more ridiculous Batman parodies, West returns as the Dark Knight alongside his sidekick, Chicken Boo as Robin. He dies more easily in this new setting because, while he is still dancing, the Penguin has updated his arsenal with the times: Instead of poison gas, he now fires anthrax. Jay Leno’s Garage, 2016

Back in West’s day, Batmobiles weren’t massive tanks like they are in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight or Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Both played celebrity heads in jars in a 2013 episode, with West being the one attached to a bat’s body. Unless you were the Noid, you were probably on his good side. 4. 9. 13. 7. A fan of Jem and the Holograms who once tried to get superpowers by rolling around in toxic waste, the witless wonder defended the citizens of   Quahog, Rhode Island with his cat launcher. 11. 2. The plan, however, backfires on Spence, who’s ultimately punished for double-dipping. The King of Queens, 2005
Spence (Patton Oswalt) is pretty pumped to go to a sci-fi convention with Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno, but he ends up ditching him for West when the Batman decides he wants to be his guest. Futurama, 2013

Continuing his animated voiceover cameos with Futurama, West popped up this time with his Batman   costar Burt Ward, who played Robin in the ’60s series. 14. Batman: The Animated Series, 1992

West voiced animated versions of himself across various Batman-related properties, including Batman: The Brave and the Bold and The Batman, but his performance as Gray Ghost on Batman: The Animated Series is a tribute to his legacy. Bewitched, 1964
Before Batman, West guest-starred on Bewitched in the season 1 episode “Love Is Blind.” Samantha has Darrin invite a handsome artist named Kermit (West) to dinner as a potential suitor for her friend,   Gertrude. The Big Bang Theory, 2016

Leonard, Howard, and Raj were debating who’s the best Batman when their fourth passenger, West, claimed Bale’s iteration was overrated: “I never had to say, ‘I am Batman.’ I showed up, people knew I was Batman.” If it were up to him, he’d be on top of the list, Bale would fall below Michael Keaton, and “pretty boy Clooney” would sink to the bottom. West also filmed a guest appearance as Dean West, chairman of Wayne Industries, who arrives in Charm City to make some cuts from the company following an attack on Gotham. 1. Afterward, they celebrated with burgers. Robot Chicken, 2015

AdultSwim’s Robot Chicken aired a special DC Comics episode with West voicing an animated version of his Batman. The actor rolled up in Jay Leno’s Garage with his classic ’60s Batmobile and challenged the former late-night personality to a race. West also lent his voice years later to an animated version of the ’60s Caped Crusader on the show. 6. 12. 30 Rock, 2009
In a season 3 episode of Tina Fey’s NBC comedy, West popped up to celebrate Jack’s (Alec Baldwin) birthday — though the fictionalized version of the Batman   actor wasn’t exactly a hit at the party: His Penguin reference fell flat, as no one in the room seemed to know who he was, and he flubbed Jack’s introduction by calling him “my good friend, Jake Delahee.”
3. Powerless, 2017

NBC’s DC-based sitcom Powerless brought on the comic book mainstay as a narrator for the season premiere.

From the archives: Adam West reflects on Batman series in 2014 video interview

“ The same with Burgess Meridith as Penguin. Evidentially the visual is stunning. In a way, a   DC Comics series was responsible for the existence of Marvel Studios’ greatest villain. To the Batcave! It was by no means the most intense or serious Batman we’ve ever seen, but that was its charm. To Jacob's parents: I was so moved by your story. “I think with the new Blu-ray DVD package, all 120 episodes, from Gorshin to Gabor, I’ll probably watch. Asked if he had much to do with the creation of the new boxed set, West deadpanned: “Yes, yes I played Batman.”   You can watch the video here:

“We set a tone of zaniness, humor, comedy, and satire for the adults. He never lost the twinkle and charm that made his show so memorable. It was wonderful to use that.”
We also discussed a hidden legacy of the show: the actor Josh Brolin. Blowing smoke in my face under the cowl. And yet the kids could be entertained and they would believe it all,” West explained. The Riddler. “The villains, of course, had a lot to do with the success of the show,” he said, singling out Burgess Meredith as the Penguin and Frank Gorshin’s green unitard-clad Riddler. Waah waah waah. https://t.co/bcy6FRGMHr
— Adam West (@therealadamwest) October 4, 2016

That’s what good guys do. One of his last tweets was this image, passing Batman off to another generation. Show Full Article Farewell, old chum. The cape and cowl helped, he acknowledged. As we say goodbye to Batman, it’s worth remembering that West had a tremendous heart as well. “Frank, I think, was my favorite. That’s no doubt why the show endures to this day and will live long beyond him. His family held a funeral where mourners dressed as the late little boy’s favorite thing: superheroes. When West read about this, he sent out his own bat signal to the family. I'm praying for you to have strength. He brought a certain manic intensity to the role, which I enjoyed and loved to play off,” West recalled. “Well, we were a very romantic set,” West said. “There are new memories all the time, but I don’t watch them all that many times,” West told us back then. I loved Jacob, too. They really scrubbed it up beautifully.”

He gave credit where it was due, specifically to two deceased castmates. With Adam West’s death Friday at 88, Batman fans the world over are mourning the loss of the not-so-dark knight,   who played the television series’ title character throughout its run from 1966 to 1968, leaving an indelible, explosive “POW!” on the hearts and minds of many comics fans. We were the first show on in color, twice a week. With my 3yo grandson 💙 pic.twitter.com/vyhlUYNAyF
— Adam West (@therealadamwest) April 18, 2017

This past fall, 6-year-old Jacob Hall died in a school shooting at Townville Elementary School. At Comic-Con in 2014, I had a chance to sit down with West to discuss the restoration and upcoming release of all 120 episodes of the series on Blu-ray. “Sometimes I’ll climb into my Bat-jammies and try to get lucky,” he joked. West played it straight — as stoic as possible — while the world of this candy-colored Gotham swirled around him and Robin sidekick Burt Ward. His father, James, played an armored car guard in one episode   and met Josh’s mother, Jane Cameron, on the set — meaning Batman was historic in a trans-dimensional way: Josh Brolin is currently playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. You say live-wire, and Frank really was.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane pays tribute to Adam West: ‘You’re irreplaceable’

Mayor. He knew comedy, and he knew humanity. You’re irreplaceable.”

— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 10, 2017

West played the delusional, unscrupulous mayor in more than 100 episodes of Family Guy, with the most recent installment airing last month. “Adam West was a joy to rk with, and the kind of guy you always wanted to be around. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given, Mr. West also voiced another character that was a distorted version of himself in a 1997 episode of the animated Cartoon Network series Johnny Bravo that MacFarlane wrote. Show Full Article “I am beyond fortunate to have had the privilege of working with him, and he will be profoundly missed by all of us. The 88-year-old actor was, of course, most famous for playing Batman, but he also was well-known for lending his voice to another role — that of the Quahog Mayor Adam West on MacFarlane’s animated Fox sitcom. The death of Adam West is hitting Hollywood hard, and   Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is among those honoring the TV legend, who died on Friday after a battle with leukemia. “Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend,” MacFarlane said in a statement on Twitter. The 88-year-old actor was, of course, most famous for playing Batman, but he also was well-known for lending his voice to another role — that of the Quahog Mayor Adam West on MacFarlane’s animated Fox sitcom. MacFarlane was then inspired to bring West into the Family Guy fold. His positivity, good nature, and sense of fun were undeniable, and it was always a big jolt of the best kind of energy when he walked in to record the show.

Alias writers address potential reboot

Entertainment Weekly is on the scene at ATX in Austin, Texas. “It would be amazing to do it; we’ve even talked with J.J. [Abrams],” co-executive producer Josh Appelbaum said during the panel, which was moderated by EW’s Sara Vilkomerson. Why not?’ ‘Well, I’ve grown this hair and that hair has been with me for 14 years.’ ‘I only want a few hairs. “Everything was done with enthusiasm, generosity, and warmth,” Olin says, explaining that Garner insisted on doing her own stunts in the early seasons. Well, we’ll pay you for the little bit of hair.’ By now she’s sitting down with her friends. We wouldn’t want to do it unless it was absolutely perfect.”
Appelbaum was joined by fellow writers and executive producers Ken Olin, Sarah Caplan, André Nemec, and Monica Owusu-Breen to dish on the famous red wig, memorable guest stars, and Sloane’s grim fate. Here are the highlights:
The real heart of Alias: The writers all concur that Garner was an amazing leading lady. “I go to the girl, ‘Would you mind, can I take a little snippet of the bottom of your hair?’” Caplan says. She was phenomenal… She had a great stunt double, but she wanted to do everything. I don’t have any money on me, J.J. She loved doing the stunts. doesn’t have any money on me, so I wrestle $39 off various members of the crew.”
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Show Full Article Finally, she agrees that we can buy a little bit of the hair. “The right idea would have to come. “She was like a professional athlete. “‘We’re looking for this certain color. After all, the series ended with Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) and Michael Vaughn’s (Michael Vartan) daughter Isabelle exhibiting similar abilities to the ones that first marked Sydney as a candidate for the CIA in her youth — a seemingly perfect setup for a revival. Everything you could throw at her.”
The birth of the red wig: After struggling to find the right shade of red — they had three options, none of which worked — Caplan and Abrams had been scouting at UCLA and ran into a woman with what Caplan called “badly dyed hair” that was blonde on top, but red underneath. The director thinks yours is the perfect color.’ She looks at me and she goes, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Really? The Alias writers room reunited at the ATX Festival on Saturday, where they addressed the increasingly popular question head-on. Go inside the TV festival with all our coverage, available here. She’s very smart. Will Alias be the next show to get the reboot treatment?

Burt Ward and other celebrities pay tribute to Batman star Adam West

— el-p (@therealelp) June 10, 2017

RIP Adam West it was a pleasure to work with you for a week and watch you for a lifetime. We were acquaintances in my adulthood. Such a super funny, cool, charismatic actor. “You were MY Batman. Our families have deep love and respect for each other. First person I saw who was funny, badass & cool all at once. “Farewell Adam   West,” director   Edgar   Wright   wrote. He was truly the Bright Night.”
Read on to see tributes from other stars like Kumail Nanjiani,   American Gods   showrunner Bryan Fuller, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, and more. A legend as Batman but also, Ty Lookwell https://t.co/BtEBu6uH49
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) June 10, 2017

Guy who dresses up like a bat to fight bad guys & has an infinite money for impossible gadgets is a weird & silly idea. Such a super funny, cool, charismatic actor. You were MY Batman. a lot. Adam West got it. Adam West was every bit as gracious and loving in person as you'd expect. — Andy Daly (@TVsAndyDaly) June 10, 2017

RIP Adam West, hilarious voice actor and my favorite (and most Gif-able) Batman. POW! Loved the show as a kid, still love the show now. “We met once in 1987 and I was too embarrassed and too foolishly ‘cool’ to tell you what you meant to my childhood,” writer Neil Gaiman said on Twitter. — Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) June 10, 2017

Sad to hear of Adam West's passing. I will forever miss him. WEST pic.twitter.com/3uS4BwYqyi
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) June 10, 2017

RIP Adam West. A wonderful man who will b missed. You'll be sorely missed ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9024TwjGmi
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) June 10, 2017

Holy heartbreak Batman. Loved the show as a kid, still   love the show now. — Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 10, 2017

Farewell Adam West. POW!”
Burt Ward, who played Robin to West’s Batman on the TV show and remained close friends with the actor for years after, told   Variety   he is “devastated” by the loss of one of his “very dearest friends.” “Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years,” he said. “We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend. RIP https://t.co/AacQeNstF9
— Slash (@Slash) June 10, 2017

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— Robin Lord Taylor (@robinlordtaylor) June 10, 2017

Really saddened to hear of Adam West's passing. Soon after news broke that Adam West — who played Batman in the ’60s television series — died at age 88, celebrities began paying tribute to the late actor on social media. — Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) June 10, 2017

Gotham City has lost a legend. We will miss you! We met once in 1987 and I was too embarrassed and too foolishly "cool" to tell you what you meant to my childhood. — Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 10, 2017

rest in peace adam west. pic.twitter.com/6QAZnOhtMs
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 10, 2017

REST IN PEACE, MR. Adam West was a big part of my childhood. Rest in Peace Adam West.

Bonnaroo 2017: U2 bring their ‘Joshua Tree’ tour to the Farm

The crowd wasn’t shy in welcoming the familiar tunes, something that wasn’t lost on the frontman. Bono’s fascination with the disparity between the America in front of his eyes and the City Upon A Hill the country once fashioned itself to be still cracks loudly. U2 has never been one for subtlety, and their message was clear as ever here:   The Joshua Tree   was far bigger than anything the group had done before it — and it has cast a long shadow across all that they’ve attempted since. festival when they took the stage at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. “What an extraordinary thing Bonnaroo is,” he said before taking his final bow. The last tune also cued the singer-activist’s first socially conscious aside of the evening: “Some people may think Martin Luther King’s dream is dead,” he said, “but not at Bonnaroo tonight…but maybe the dream is just telling us to wake up.”
A moment later, their epic, LED-light display flickered on as uniquely American illustrations and scenes, including Anton Corbjin’s desert photography (also featured on the original album cover), flooded the Farm. That energy shifted, however, as soon as the group launched into their encore. As a result, there were several moments where it felt like there was a genuine disconnect between the material and its audience. The scene they depict on the album is bleak, one of fading hope and inescapable chaos. Rarely ones to look back, they’ve both launched a 30th-anniversary release of their seminal 1987 record, The Joshua Tree, as well as a massive, still-expanding world tour. But in the world the collection has been reborn into on this tour, the overwhelming longing and dismay resonate just as well. When the Irish rockers released The Joshua   Tree,   the 11 songs were remarkably combative, existential, audacious — which is to say, yes, very U2. U2’s final batch included “Beautiful Day,” off 2000’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind —   with a nod to the headliner that will command the fest’s Saturday evening, they included a snippet of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge” — along with “Elevation,” also off Behind, and “Vertigo,” off 2004’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. No.1 singles are housed on that record: “With Or Without You” — during the performance of that track, Bono declared, “These songs belong to you now!” — and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” Both were met with thunderous excitement and prompted enthusiastic sing-alongs. Of course, bringing a 30-year-old album to a massive festival like Bonnaroo, which is attended by a large swath of music fans, is not without its challenges — one being that many attendees weren’t even born when The Joshua Tree released. Over four decades into their career, 2017 has turned out to be a year of firsts for U2. “Thank you for naming it after me.”

Show Full Article At 11 p.m., the band boarded the main stage with startlingly sparse production. Just a few lights outlined the famous figures and, as they have done along the run, they warmed up the crowd with a small set of songs that were each released before The Joshua Tree. Here, they tapped War‘s   “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and   “New Year’s Day,” plus “Pride (in the Name of Love)” off 1984’s   The Unforgettable Fire. They closed with a one-two punch of “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” and “One,” both off 1991’s Achtung Baby. And for the duration of the performance, it was the display that ruled the show. The band’s only two U.S. Those grooves felt totally at home in the hills of Tennessee, and the desperate-to-dance crowd responded in kind. “Bullet the Blue Sky,” a song about American violence abroad and another highlight of the evening, was, at the time of its debut, a surprising dovetail into the blues for the band. The Joshua Tree was underway. And Friday night, they headlined their very first U.S. He dedicated “One Tree Hill” to the eldest daughter of Chris Cornell, who died last month at age 52.

Detroit teaser previews Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film during NBA Finals

Watch the latest teaser above. The official logline for the film remains general, highlighting “a gripping story” set against “one of the most terrifying moments” of civil unrest, but the preview centers on an incident at a motel. The film will premiere in theaters Aug. With a script by Mark Boal, who won a screenwriting Oscar for Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, Detroit also features Anthony Mackie, Jack Reynor, John Krasinski, Kaitlyn Dever, Jeremy Strong, and more. A new teaser for Detroit debuted with haunting footage of director Kathryn Bigelow’s film set during the infamous Detroit Riots. Show Full Article “Being black is almost like having a gun pointed at your face,” actor Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) says in character. “I’m just gonna assume you’re all criminals,” says one racially motivated cop, played by Will Poulter (War Machine). Police, one played by Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s John Boyega, swarm the vicinity and terrorize the guests. While Marvel’s first trailer for Black Panther dominated the airspace during the NBA Finals game on Friday night, another movie preview slipped in between commercial breaks. 4.

Watch John Cena deadlift Jimmy Fallon: ‘Bro, I’m John Cena’

John Cena is the kind of guy who celebrates his 40th birthday by deadlifting more than 600 pounds   — as opposed to what   Jimmy Fallon suggested: relaxing on an island. Show Full Article “Sunday nights on Fox are gonna be a very inspirational ride,” he told Fallon before offering the host a lift. Never let age define drive. Watch the feat in the clip above. “Bro, I’m John Cena,” the actor and WWE star reminded the late-night host on The Tonight Show Friday night. #EarnTheDay #NeverGiveUp @WWE @Tapout @espn @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/JMptCq4Vmj
— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 23, 2017

“This is awkward,” Cena shouted amid audience applause. To further prove his muscle, Fallon asked Cena if he could deadlift a person and, to the delight of the audience, Cena could — and he demonstrated by deadlifting Fallon. “Here’s the thing: You gotta think, ‘Stiff as a board, stiff as a board,’” Cena advised. It was no challenge for someone who already pulled this off earlier in April. Cena came on The Tonight Show to promote American Grit, which returns this Sunday for season 2. Bringing in 40 with 602.

This Is Us season 2 kicks off with ‘huge’ revelation, says Mandy Moore

This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman already spilled the beans on a major puzzle piece coming in the season 2 premiere, so star Mandy Moore was able to offer another big tease to Jimmy Kimmel on Friday night. “So you will know how a big piece of the puzzle is solved after the first episode.”
Earlier this week, Fogelman teased out This Is Us season 2 during a pre-Emmys For Your Consideration panel with PEOPLE and EW editorial director Jess Cagle. “The very first episode will offer a huge piece of the puzzle as to the big question that most people want to know, which is how Milo Ventimiglia’s character, Jack, the sort of patriarch of the family, passes away,” Moore dished. Show Full Article He said the question about how Jack passed away will be strung out   “over the course of the season.” While Fogelman hasn’t read many of the theories online, his writers have and he says he has “not quite seen anybody in the vicinity of being right.”
This Is Us season 2 doesn’t premiere until the fall, but at least we have something to watch as the cast members surprise fans, pal around with Billy Eichner, and hit up Hollywood Game Night.

MTV ups the ante for The Challenge season 30 with a $1 million prize

battle (and probably hook up with one another) for the show’s most significant prize pot to date. MTV is changing the game for the 30th season of   The Challenge   by   making the cash prize bigger than ever before — one million dollars big, to be precise. BMX biker T.J.  

Show Full Article Lavin will be back to host as 30 favorite challengers from across   The Real World,   Road Rules, and   Are You the One? Last season’s prize was $350,000, so we can only imagine how much more grueling this round will be. The Challenge   XXX: Dirty   30, set in South America,   will premiere Tuesday, July 18, and it’ll be “the highest intensity competition to date,” according to the network.

Adam West, television’s Batman, dies at 88

Adam West, who became famous for his poker-faced portrayal of Batman in the campy 1960s TV series, has died after a battle with leukemia, The Hollywood Reporter   reports. (A feature film version of the show was released in 1966 as well.) He was equally comfortable as Batman’s alter ego in the series, the ascot-wearing, slightly smug millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne. After Batman   left the air, West turned down the role of James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever,   saying he thought the role should go to a British actor. West, possessed of a deep, rumbling voice and a finely chiseled face, was a perfect choice to portray the Caped Crusader in the 1966-68 TV series. He was thus something of a fresh face behind the cowl of Batman. West and his costar Burt Ward, who played Robin, went along with the jokes, rarely cracking smiles, which increased the effectiveness of the show’s put-on quality. Show Full Article Before his Batman fame, West had a limited feature-film career and appeared primarily in episodic television roles, on such shows as   The Outer Limits   and Overland Trail. The series, conceived by producer William Dozier, was intended to be a swinging-’60s version of super-heroism, a winking parody in contrast to the stalwart straightforwardness of the George Reeves-Superman   series. Indeed, West became an expert in playing variations on himself, in cartoons ranging from Family Guy   (as “Mayor Adam West”) to   The Fairly OddParents   (as Catman). In 1991, West starred in the TV pilot Lookwell,   a highly regarded script by Conan O’Brien and Robert Smigel that was never picked up by a network, but which enabled West to star as a fantasy version of himself — a former TV action star who tries to solve crimes in real life. He also provided the voice of Batman in numerous cartoons. As his attempts to elude Bat-typecasting diminished, West continued to appear as Batman in public appearances   and wrote a 1994 autobiography titled Back to the Batcave. He was 88.

The Mummy’s Jake Johnson on Tom Cruise: ‘He’s willing to get hurt for your entertainment’

Go to   PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. With Universal’s   The Mummy   hitting theaters on Friday, Jake Johnson (who plays Chris Vail in the film) took part in a round of “Co-star Crush” on   EW: The Show   in order to   share the love for his fellow cast-mates, and there was a lot to go around. Show Full Article Vance, and director Alex Kurtzman, watch the full video above. The Mummy is now in theaters. About the film’s leading man Tom Cruise, Johnson said he’s “the hardest working man I’ve ever worked with,” adding the action star is also “willing to get hurt for your entertainment.” (Apparently, according to costar Annabelle Wallis, Cruise is willing to almost get vomited upon, as well). To see what Johnson had to say about Wallis, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Courtney B. Catch more of Jake Johnson in the full episode of   Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).

Jimmy Kimmel challenges Spelling Bee champ to a ‘war of words’

“There’s a new champion that’s about to jump on that spelling horse right now,” Jimmy Kimmel trash-talked Ananya Vinay, the 12-year-old champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, when the late-night host challenged her to defend her title on Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday night. The short answer is she did — but she was at a significant disadvantage. Watch the Kimmel Spelling Bee above. It didn’t help that the judge couldn’t offer proper origins or definitions for the words, either. In the end, Vinay was able to tie Kimmel and earn a trophy when she figured her last word to be “luscious.”
Vinay won the Scripps Spelling Bee after correctly spelling 35 words, her last one being “marocain.” CNN’s New Day hosts   Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota tried to trip her up on television with “covfefe,” but it doesn’t really matter that she couldn’t spell it because it’s not a real world. Show Full Article As with Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s past spelling bees, Guillermo, dressed in a bumblebee costume, purposefully mispronounced words to trip up Vinay. Kimmel, meanwhile, is used to this kind of trickery, so he was able to at least guess “yarmulke.”
Since Vinay had no issue spelling “gifblaar” during the official Scripps National Spelling Bee, she likely could’ve easily spelled “sleuth” and “coalesce,” but she couldn’t decipher Guillermo’s pronunciation.

Jessie star Debby Ryan may be heading to Netflix with former CW pilot

Show Full Article The darkly comic project, which hails from CBS Television Studios, was previously ordered to pilot at the CW but not picked up to series. Written and executive produced by Lauren Gussis (Dexter,   Once Upon a Time),   Insatiable   centers on a   disgruntled civil lawyer turned beauty pageant coach (Dallas Roberts) who takes a vindictive, bullied teen (Ryan) under his wing. EW has confirmed that Netflix is nearing a deal for a   13-episode series order for Insatiable, an hourlong drama starring Disney Channel alum   Debby Ryan (Jessie, The Suite Life on Deck). With reporting from Lynette Rice. The project is inspired by the true story of   Bill Alverson, whom the New York Times   once called “The Pageant King of Alabama.”
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news about Insatiable. One door closes, and another opens.

Wynonna Earp boss on that big season 2 premiere twist

Doc is a great con artist unto himself and one of the best poker players ever born. How will   Wynonna   deal with all this grief? Show Full Article So what does that do to Doc? As always, Wynonna’s guilt and feelings about some things are going to cause her to be oblivious to other things. But look, sometimes people need time to process their disappointment and what that means. It’s Black Badge. But hey man, if we can’t surprise you on a show like Wynonna Earp, what can we do? That’s one of the things I want to explore this year. Some really sad stuff happened last year, like Wynonna obviously had to shoot Willa. Spoiler alert! We are going to see a slightly different Wynonna for the first few episodes. There’s still going to be issues of trust and betrayal and mistakes made and what not. I would say Doc was pretty preoccupied. She may be paying attention to the wrong things, which may have massive consequences going into this season. You never know. ET on Syfy. But Nicole had basically gotten a promotion that was then denied her by her girlfriend, and yes, for all the right circumstances. So unless circumstances change, it’s going to be really difficult for him to come back. It’s just good, too, to start with that energy and that action. So she’s going to feel a lot of pressure to kind of move into a leadership role. I really just wanted to take off like a rocket ship. That last scene with her and Dolls — was that him saying, “I’ll be back eventually”? We saw that Doc is now closer to Waverly. They’re clearly crazy about one another. That is part of the mystery. What are its goals? But it’s Wynonna Earp. There’s certainly some tension there. What is this thing’s plan, too? Because in the past, they’ve had a particularly antagonistic relationship that kind of developed into a bromance. Is Waverly aware   she’s being possessed? But hey. She rebels against authority. So there’s a lot of pressure on her to mature and maybe transform into a character that doesn’t fit naturally with who she is and frankly isn’t a good fit for what makes her successful as the Earp heir, as a demon hunter. That’s really going to be part of the danger, the wrestling for control going forward. [Laughs.]
Doc was ready to go after Dolls by himself. And that’s not Wynonna’s strong suit. His skills of observation are very, very good. Will that be a big deal for them going forward? She’s so selfless. She’s focused on her journey. But I think he definitely has a soft spot for Waverly. Stay tuned! Those dimples. That was him saying goodbye. But how much she realizes is happening is deliberately obtuse. She looks pretty dead to me. It’s interesting. And they might need all the help they can get. It depends on how crafty this thing with Waverly is, right? So I don’t know how much she understands or remembers about what happened to her and how it’s going to manifest itself going forward. And I really feel like we didn’t have many scenes left where they all got to be together as a group. That had   to be what we needed to do. Someone’s going to have to notice it! Will we see her resort to some of her old coping methods? We had all these cliff-hangers. So that push-pull is going to be really interesting. He’s on the run. It was so fun! It was the most important and pressing thing. But there’s still obvious competition between them and mistrust. When you get shot between the eyes, and you’re bleeding out on the floor, I would say you’re pretty dead. Especially if you look like Melanie Scrofano. In some ways, the last episode last year and the first episode this year feel almost like a two-parter. But we’ll have to see how that plays out. I think we had like 11 cliff-hangers that Past Emily delivered on a silver platter with a big note that said “f– you” to Future Emily that we all had to figure out. That’s the other thing too. They’ve fought alongside one another now. They have this closeness, especially since they kind of bonded last season. It would be for me. Nicole (Katherine Barrell), however, remains safe from this deal, though she’s slightly upset at not being included. But what I certainly see is shades of Waverly acting like herself in episode 1. So starting with all this action and this ticking time bomb gave us an excuse to really maintain this spirit of fun that is so critical to Wynonna Earp. I mean, everyone   has a soft spot for Waverly. Why was Doc so willing to go off and help Dolls? We knew we had to answer all these cliff-hangers in a way that satisfied and felt earned. So even though Dolls’ scenes in the past seem to have been clear romantically to Wynonna, Doc doesn’t want to be the second choice. Everyone had so much fun running around those woods and that facility. Where’s the first place they’re going to look for the fugitive? She’s just like the heart of the show. That’s all I’ll say about that! Is he going to start seeing that there’s something not kind of right with her right now? EMILY ANDRAS:   That was really important for us. EW caught up with showrunner Emily Andras to discuss some of the episode’s big moments and what fans can expect from the rest of the season. There’s no doubt about it. What is it going to do in Waverly? What’s his plan now? Not only has she killed Willa, but the other thing that has happened is, essentially, she has lost Dolls. True. At the same time, Wynonna’s still going to have to process those emotions and that guilt. Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10 p.m. So I’m not sure how much she is aware of the fact that she has this other personality, or other entity, riding alongside her. Just them trying to become a team. The gun-toting, revenant-banishing   Earp heir (played by Melanie Scrofano) may have rescued her partner Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson), but she also had to bid him goodbye as he went on the run to avoid his former bosses. And Dolls obviously whispered something to Doc before he left. The prospect of just starting with that grief didn’t seem very sexy or fun to me, unfortunately. And we never want her to. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The season 2 premiere jumped right in, as though season 1 was just setting everything up. When he left the dynamite there at the end, did he know there was a creature there? I feel like the Waverly we know and love would try and warn the others that something is wrong with herself. And I think it’s fun sometimes to just start with that energy. This article contains spoilers from the season premiere of   Wynonna Earp so quickly get to another page because you won’t be able to   unmake your peace. Wynonna Earp has a lot on her plate now that season 2 has officially kicked off. But in a way, that challenge was really fun. Because of that, in some ways, we had it easy because we knew we had to rescue Dolls. But she’s still our sexy, fun, quippy, winky, whisky-swilling badass. How will that impact his relationship with Wynonna and even Waverly? Back home with his family, right? But she’s also a beautiful, hot-blooded woman who doesn’t apologize for her sexuality. I don’t think she can get away from that part of herself. It was a good group bonding experience for the cast and the crew and everybody because we just had to start at Mach 10. The possibility of romance is always   on the table. What are its wants? He can’t come back. She’s not someone who sets the rules, she’s a person who breaks them. Is there any romance coming up for Wynonna, or is she just focused on her journey? Was that the case? So just the emotion of the scene really felt to me like a goodbye. She hates authority. Eliza’s officially dead? And then after, episode 2 feels like the first episode of season 2, which I like. However, she will have the support of Black Badge in general, now that she, Doc (Tim Rozon), Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), and Jeremy (a Black Badge scientist played by Varun Saranga) have agreed to a contract with the organization, which they’ve signed in their   blood. Yes. How much does this thing want to be disguised? But at the same time, he seems to reject Wynonna’s advances at the end of the episode. I don’t know! He’s kind of the top dog. Who would expect that there was a creature just sitting there in a crate? Those dimples can’t be lonely for long. Waverly and Nicole had that big discussion at the end of the episode there about how she wanted to be a part of that mission and that contract. Yeah, they kind of did. Willa’s stepping outside of Purgatory’s boundaries with Peacemaker, and Bobo Del Rey’s death has not only scattered the   rest of the 77 revenants Wynonna must dispatch back to the afterlife, but also   let in a variety of   demons and other supernatural monsters from around the Ghost River Triangle area. There’s a lot of stuff being thrown at these characters. And just checking.