Post by Trish Morgan on Jun 11, 2010 2:29:07 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JUNE 11, 2010.
Just in: VPN Fall Line Complete
Adding to the fall lineup for 2010-2011 is MJ Calder's "Edge of Vision" and although the network is still looking around for some new, original programming, the fall lineup has reached its capacity, and now its time to enjoy a full good year of virtual series!
Post by Trish Morgan on Jun 7, 2010 2:55:35 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JUNE 7, 2010.
Update: 'New Fall Schedule'
The VPN has released its new fall schedule, however, its not completely official with the network currently looking for a few more shows to fill a new night to accompany Destined on 'Wednesday Nights'. Take a look guys!
THE VPN ANNOUNCES 2010-2011 SCHEDULE
Sister Shows "Trinity" and "Watchtower" are fill with explosive action, uniting in all new back to back episodes on Monday Nights. To be concluded with the rise of all mutantkind with "X-Men Legends".
Tuesday Nights pair ass-kicking slayers together to stop the spread of evil side by side with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Faith the Vampire Slayer".
The Supernatural Themed Wednesday Night tells the tale of the Freeman Siblings, with Chris Davis' "Destined".
Things heat up on Thursday Nights with "Story of a Girl", "Winchester" and "The Path Not Taken"! Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of emotional breakdowns, underage pregnancies, and killer twists that keeps the drama flowing!
Friday Nights are out of this world, literally, with Brian Melanson's cult classic "The Protectors", taking you into a galaxy of broken hopes and dreams. Following the explosive opener is Matthew James' all new "The DIU" giving the "X-Files" a run for its money!
Saturdays are red-hot Sexy, kicking the night off with "Thoughts without Thinking", and concluding with the steamiest show of the fall "Watchdogs!" Get pumped, get loaded, get ready for the hottest night in network television!
"Fabulous Cordy" and the short-lived (to be finished) "Connor" are currenlty on indefinate hiatuses.
During the break in 2011, Jack Malone concludes the "Angel" saga, with a three-part not to be missed mini series. The previous Wednesday Night "Final Season" has officially been cancelled.
The show is currenlty looking to fill Wednesday night's "Supernatural Themed" event with two more shows, more to come in the next two weeks.
Post by Trish Morgan on Jun 7, 2010 1:46:52 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JUNE 7, 2010.
Exclusive: Not So 'Fabulous' News
On the Angel side of things for Jossverse Week here on the VPN, the Network has informed me that the status of 'Fabulous' Cordy isn't that great. However, we have it on good authority the show will not be prematurely canceled, and series creator Nicole Rodriguez is working with the network to continue the show.
"Don't give up on Cordy yet," Chief Executive Chris Davis informed us, "we're all hoping to see the highest rated show on the network return, and will do our best to see it happen."
Speaking of making things happen, unfortunately Angel's final season will not.
...but its not gone yet.
"The network has decided to bring Jack Malone back to succesfully wrap Angel's story up in a three part mini series, coming next fall," Davis continued, "being a fan of the work he's done so far on the series, I'm glad to say that VPN will officially finish Angel for the fans of the show, and we're all excited to see what Jack pulls off for us in the three part conclusion."
Post by Trish Morgan on Jun 7, 2010 1:37:36 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JUNE 7, 2010.
Scoop: Have we lost 'Faith'?
Its Jossverse Week everybody! You're probably wondering what happened to all the Jossverse shows this fall, well finally I have some answers; some exciting news, some great news, and some bad news. Lets start with the network's very first Jossverse series: Faith the Vampire Slayer!
"Its been a real struggle getting back onto the project," Malone claimed, "the episode guide has been staring at me for months now but I just can't seem to get an episode done." Our we about to lose our Faith here? After just two seasons of the series? Creator Jack Malone told us not to worry!
"I have a huge third season planned and I'm not going to throw that away." In fact, the Network has come to the decision to cut back a few episodes to see that the second season can end this year with the third starting sooner rather than later. "I believe there will now be about 15 episodes, possibly 16, but we've decided to cut the season short."
Malone concluded with saying he'll be changing it up a bit for the final few episodes, and on the subject of Oz's return (which was hyped throughout the whole season after he departed the show), he said, and I quote, "we'll bring him back first episode in the season's return."
So that's it for Faith the Vampire Slayer, everybody. We haven't lost our bad ass biatch yet!
Post by Trish Morgan on Jun 5, 2010 6:36:04 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JUNE 5, 2010.
Leaked: 'Watchtower' Renewal Updates
Whoa, cool your engines guys, Watchtower hasn't been renewed! But, the news I've received by the network is a second season has just been pitched to the network, and its looking like two cast members are missing from the list. Who are they?
"We can't discuss contracts in full, but negotiations are currently taking place with one of the previous members of the first season," Malone revealed to VPtoday. But what about the other mysterious character that doesn't seem to be there?
"Watchtower will say goodbye to one of their characters by the end of the first season," he explained, "but we feel their character gets full closure towards the end of that season, and thought best to say goodbye."
Post by Trish Morgan on May 29, 2010 2:15:22 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 29 MAY, 2010.
Scoop: Checkmate, Deadshot, Plus More!
"It was so fun getting to kick some ass..."
Spoilers for the upcoming episode "Deadshot" ( the episode that introduces a new DC Comics Character into the universe) have been hitting the web like crazy. And the most talked about concept of the episode that has the fans going wild is Chloe Sullivan as the new Green Arrow!
"Well she's not the new Green Arrow," actress Allison Mack laughed, "she's just stepping out into the field a bit more in this episode, and taking on the big bad herself - without the use of computers!" Mack went on to say that the episode was a blast to do, and she really had fun working with ABC's Lost star Terry O'Quinn. "He was fantastic! Such an inspiration, and he really sunk his teeth into the character."
"I like to say the episode tells three different stories. The first involves Chloe and Oliver, which constantly develops softly throughout the course of the episode, but being the main point of Chloe's actions," Mack explained, "the second story, of course, involves Deadshot - Floyd Lawton. His background is shared to the audience, lightly, without saying too much to detract from the story at hand, which with him, involves mainly Chloe and Emil."
"The final story that runs through this episode is the amazing Perry and Mia duo, that I loved so much when reading," she continued, "it involves Checkmate, blackmail, kidnapping, so much going on there. And I know Michael was fun to really show a more macho side to his character!"
Post by Trish Morgan on May 27, 2010 6:33:37 GMT -6
'Checkmate's Presence still Remains...'
Getting off the phone with Executive Producer Chris Davis, the man behind Watchtower's sister show Trinity (which follows the adventure of Lana Lang in her own town of Odyssey), I've been informed that although Amanda Waller crosses over into that show as a series regular, Checkmate is still a big part of the first half of the season.
"The arc began with Perry White, and it will carry out through that character," Davis told VPtoday, "and its presence in the second episode has impacted the characters in a way that carries over for the majority of the first half."
The Executive Producer of Watchtower went on to explain that the creative minds behind the project wanted to bring Maxwell Lord back into the picture, but scrapped the idea down the track as they didn't want to detract too much from the overall flow of the first half, and the story that had to be told there. "There are only thirteen episodes in the first season, and we although Jack really wanted Checkmate involved in its progress, he and I decided it best to focus on the main characters, and their arcs."
From what I'm hearing, it appears Deadshot will have a lot of references to Checkmate, and Perry will be thrown into the mix once again as a group of surviving members of her infamous Suicide Squad blackmail him as a means to take down the organization. But how will it all conclude?
"The main episode to check out for the actual Checkmate arc would be the second episode," Davis continued, "however, the story slowly carries on through the remaining episodes of the first half."
Post by Trish Morgan on May 26, 2010 4:03:54 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED MAY 26, 2010.
Scoop: 'The Emerald Archer' Justin Hartley!
Justin Hartley, actor on the VPN's most acclaimed series Watchtower, was wonderful enough to talk about this extraordinary new series, in which he plays DC Comics Character Oliver Queen (The Green Arrow), and several arcs that will be running throughout the first half.
"I'm really excited to carry out this character's story in a way that doesn't have to be put to the side to limelight Superman," Hartley told VPtoday, "and with him being a central character of the show, its been fun exploring the new stories told with Oliver Queen." The actor went on to say that he's loving the feedback from the premiere and can't wait for the fans to really see the show unravel itself, and lead into the mid-season finale.
"There's a lot planned in this first half. The key points it hits on is relationships, and what kind of relationships Chloe shares with each character; and how they develop and build up so that by the time the war between them and Emil starts, everyone has been established to have some sort of relationship with Chloe Sullivan," he revealed. Asking him about the juicy tidbit that was revealed yesterday by series creator Jack Malone, Hartley told VPtoday that in the fourth episode, and I quote, "the Chlollie relationship really hits its high point!"
And how does he view this iconic relationship?
"I think Chloe really grounds him, and sets him straight," he answered, "we all know Oliver to be a playboy, and the majority of the time he puts his identity as Green Arrow ahead of everything else, which is what ruined his relationship with Lois back on Smallville. But this time, Chloe and Oliver can really connect and they understand each other," he continued. "Each and every script we've been receiving has made me love the two as a couple more and more, and from what I've been told by the producers, there's a lot more between the two on its way that even carries out in the second half of the season!"
So, what's your thoughts on the Chlollie relationship? Do you think Chloe's a keeper for our favourite bachelour playboy? Head on over to the Spoilers & Speculation thread of 'Watchtower' and discuss the news!
Post by Trish Morgan on May 23, 2010 21:02:21 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED MAY 23, 2010.
Exclusive: 'Gifted becomes Destined'
VPN's own supernatural drama series has undergone some serious alterations to the plot, characters, and even...the title. "Gifted" has know become "DESTINED" and has been changed for production reasons. The series will remain in the 2010 lineup, to air this fall on the VPN. DESTINED has completely changed its course, removing the "Charmed" spinoff from the series to give it a more original tone. More about the plot and characters are coming soon but for now, it's time to say goodbye to the original cast and say hello to the new one.
ORIGINAL GIFTED CAST Chris Cyper, portrayed by Chad Michael Murray Brandy Cyper, portrayed by Michelle Trachtenberg Victor Parks, portrayed by Shawn Ashmore Tiffany Peterson, portrayed by Summer Glau Lena Cyper, portrayed by Morena Baccarin
DESTINED CAST Christopher Freeman, portrayed by Craig Horner Brandy Freeman, portrayed by Chyler Leigh Noah Parks, portrayed by Ryan Kwanten Constance Vega, portrayed by Lauren Cohan Gabriel, portrayed by Wentworth Miller
Post by Trish Morgan on May 15, 2010 3:04:36 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED MAY 15, 2010.
Exclusive: 'Its Not Easy..."
The VPN has released a promotional trailer for the most acclaimed series of the fall, "Watchtower", which airs this month on the 24th May. The promo includes an amazing soundtrack for the angsty, heroic, and action packed TV Spot, being the last of the VPN's promotion. Hopefully the 5 spots have brought in enough viewers to see Chloe Sullivan continue her heroic path, now in Gotham City!
In the next few weeks you can expect spoilers, news, previews, and much more goodies -- and we hope you enjoy the series premiere this May, on the 24th. The trailer can be viewed below:
Post by Trish Morgan on May 4, 2010 6:50:51 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED MARCH 4, 2010.
Exclusive: 'Michael McKean' & 'Watchtower'
Earlier tonight I was lucky enough to run into the marvellous actor, Michael McKean, who was enjoying a good night out with his beautiful wife Annette O'Toole (the wonderful Martha Kent). Catching up after their meal, which by the way looked delecious, he was up to answering a few questions!
"Perry White is a very complex character," he begun, when questioned about the character he portrays, "in the eyes of Chloe, he's a role model, someone to look up to. But when he looks back at her, she's him; someone whose career was rising to the top, then dropped immensely, throwing her back to the bottom of the barrel." McKean went on to say that being a character not in on the 'Watchtower secret', he hasn't had much involvement with the project as the heroes of the show have, but, and I quote, "Perry is always developing, especially in the first few episodes. And having heard several upcoming storylines for the man, things are going to get very interesting in his rather, ordinary life."
But what about the heroes, as he mentioned before? "Oh, I'm still involved in that aspect!" he revealed, "my last scene I had to shoot I was being chased down by an assassin and was saved by the Huntress!" If you aren't hooked yet, a deadly assassin chasing down Gotham Daily's editor in chief has got do it!
"Originally, I believe the producers intended on having Perry in the first season, to warm Chloe up to the reporter side of her life again, but a few days ago, I had a meeting with the creators and signed on for another year," the actor revealed, "whether or not I'll be back for sure, you never know on sci-fi shows, I'll be there if they need me!" Did this decision have anything to do with the major upcoming storyline as McKean mentioned before. "You'll have to wait and see..."
Post by Trish Morgan on Apr 25, 2010 11:56:24 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED APRIL 26, 2010.
Scoop: 'Eyes Only' on 'Watchtower'!
This May, Chloe Sullivan makes her transition into her very own virtual series, taking place after the hit CW Series 'Smallville'. With only a few more weeks left before its premiere, we've been bombarded with questions that now we'll be taking the time to answer! Are you ready for this 'Eyes Only' scoop on Watchtower?
Question: I've always loved Chloe when she was at the Daily Planet! Now she's at Gotham Daily do we get our classic reporter gal back?
Great Question! My very reliable source tells me that you'll be seeing Chloe crack down on a big story in the series premiere, this may 24th! Not only that, but "we've just finished cracking down a story in the second half of the season which really digs into Chloe's journalistic roots."
Question: I'm a huge Chlollie fan but I've always loved reading fanfiction on the idea of Chloe and Bruce Wayne. Can we expect any Chruce, even just a slight touch of it?
"With all good superhero shows there's got to be angst," reveals executive producer Chris Davis, "and Watchtower will have its very own between Chloe, Oliver and Bruce that will stir up some trouble." So look like you'll not only get some Chruce, but a whole triangle seems to be forming between the three. Intrigued, you should be!
Question: Ack, I am so sick of seeing Chloe resort to running away from the big bad of the episode on Smallville. Please tell me Oliver teaches her a few moves! Please!
Having a sneak peek at the premiere myself I can tell you that Chloe will not only be behind the computer, but out in the field getting down and dirty like all heroes should be. "Chloe's spent years in a town where she was constantly put in danger, and has picked up on a few moves along the way," Jack [Malone] reveals, "however, she's nowhere near trained or ready to take on a threat by herself, but we hope to explore that as the series goes on."
Question: Is Emil really evil? He was so funny on Smallville, and I have a bit of crush on the guy.
"Emil has a different view on the world," executive producers Chris Davis and Jack Malone told VPtoday, "and although the season begins exploring his darker roots, as the smoke slowly clears between Chloe and her arch nemesis, we'll begin to see that he's not as bad as we thought." They continued by informing me that he's not planning to destroy the entire planet, but he wants to change the world for the better; however we all know those never go as planned. "He may be viewed as a tragic hero, or a tragic villain, either way he's trying to leave his legacy on the world as many scientists have, only with Chloe in the way he has to resort to some villainous actions."
Question: Can you confirm the DC Comic villain showing up in the fourth episode, still untitled.
I can. The episode is called "Deadshot" and the villain is of the same name -- should look him up. He'll be played by Terry O'Quinn from ABC's Lost.
Question: Will Mia take up the identity of Speedy?
"Mia has a long journey ahead of her," creator Jack Malone revealed, "and this first season really dives deep into her story and origins as best as possible." Questioned on the suit and title, they were very quiet, pulling an 'anything's possible' quote on us. Be sure to expect more spoilers on Mia and her persona 'Speedy' as the season goes on, and hopefully we'll get some good news.
Question: In Season Seven of Smallville, Chloe had meteor powers, that of a healer. Will those powers resurface?
Thanks for asking! Wonderful question! "So far, we're leaving that to the Smallville producers," executived producers Chris Davis and Jack Malone revealed, "but given the right story we might delve into that again, just don't know how exactly to mould that into this season." In other news, I've been given a confirmation that a series regular will fall victim to Emil's experiments, becoming a metahuman with powers. Who? I can't say, so you'll just have to wait and see. Which brings us to our final question...
Question: Not to rush you guys or anything, but we've been dying to see him on Smallville, and with news of him being on Watchtower, I have to ask -- will we see Batman this season!
"Unfortunately, no," producers revealed, "but you will see Bruce hitting several milestones leading him to becoming the Caped Crusader." Another reliable source told me they have it on good authority that the mid season finale will contain many cliffhangers, one of which involves Bruce that will tie the character closer to the mythology, and prepare him further to becoming Batman.
So thats it for this month's Q&A. Next month we'll be exploring 'Trinity' and the questions flooding in on that fantastic show!
Post by Trish Morgan on Apr 24, 2010 18:13:03 GMT -6
News Posted: April 24th 2010 Scoop: The Path Is On the Move!
Big news for the Path today! As the show gets back onto track, Brian has reveled to the VPN that his show has moved away from Miami. Now people are confused Why move away from the city? And Brian had this to say about the big move. "The Path has just had a huge change as they go to the small town of Celebration, Florida, Just miles away from Walt Disney World. I feel that this show fits to have a small town and it gives us the freedom to create our own areas and even use some places that exist already!" Brian has already started shooting there and has re-shot the first two episodes to accommodate the changes. Miami will be used in the future for one episode and such. The Path Not Taken airs July 15th and is going to be more amazing! Welcome to your new home!
Post by Trish Morgan on Apr 21, 2010 22:01:02 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED APRIL 22, 2010. Breaking News: 'Protectors' This Friday'
Being the first Science Fiction show on the Virtual Productions Network (VPN), producers of 'The Protectors' have decided to run a pre-screening special event that will air this Friday. It will air at 9/8c. "The series itself takes these characters, and shows the viewers the future, their world," leading star Katie Cassidy stated, "And the fans will get to see that in the pre-screening event." So mark your calenders and be ready to take a ride into the distant future - this friday at 9/8c.
NOTE: Friday Nights have been opened up as the new Science Fiction nights, and will air all sci fi classics that the network decides to pick up. The episode will be taken down the following night, so be sure to check it out!
Post by Trish Morgan on Apr 2, 2010 6:41:06 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED APRIL 2, 2010.
This Just In: You've Been Fooled!
All scoops posted yesterday were mere pranks to stir up some trouble in the hearts of many, as it was that time of the year. Thats right! April Fools! So, don't expect a series on Lois & Clark coming to the VPN from series creators Chris Davis and Jack Malone; and Gifted is still on its way!
Post by Trish Morgan on Apr 1, 2010 23:11:56 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED APRIL 1, 2010 Scoop: 'Gifted' Canceled? Again?
It's a bad day for 'Gifted' fans on the network, who have been awaiting the return of the series that was canceled by producers last year and rebooted and picked up again that same year. The series that was originally scheduled to premiere it's first season this June has been canceled! Here is what showrunner, Chris Davis had to say, "We really wanted to get this series out there but in the end we had to face the facts that it just wasn't working...". More information will be released soon.
Post by Trish Morgan on Apr 1, 2010 20:04:41 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED APRIL 1, 2010.
Scoop: 'Lois & Clark' Coming to VPN!
Rumors had been speculating on the return of Lois and Clark on the series Watchtower, where creator Jack Malone had expressed his opinion of wanting to have one or the other on the show sometime soon. However, news has just hit that the network has asked Trinity and Watchtower creators to greenlight a new series based on the iconic couple, following the same timeline as their own show. A thirteen episode first season has been purchased and is set to air around the same time as Watchtower. Stay tuned for more information on the Lois & Clark untitled project. Updates coming soon!!
Post by Trish Morgan on Mar 21, 2010 0:59:09 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED MARCH 20, 2010.
Scoop: Jolie...Back To the Big Screen?
Gifted producers' exclusively confirm that the Angelina Jolie has been replaced by Morena Baccarin for the role of "Lena Cyper". Jolie had this to say about her replacement, "I've just been so busy with upcoming films, I thought it would be best to let a few projects go. Sadly, Gifted was one of them. I'm going to miss working with Chris and the cast, It's truly been great working with you guys and I'm thankful for the experience!" As for her replacement, Baccarin expresses her thanks to Gifted's casting directors for choosing her over the many talented actresses that auditioned for the role and looks forward to diving into her new role.