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WonderCon 2016: Wynonna Earp Cast and Creators Q&A

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When new TV shows make it onto our radar, there are a lot of key questions that cross our minds. Most important of those are: “Is it something that will interest me?” and “Is it going to be any good?”

During this past weekend’s WonderCon 2016, we spoke with the cast and creators of the new Syfy series “Wynonna Earp” to try to answer some of those questions.

Based on a comic series of the same name published by IDW, “Wynonna Earp” is the story of a young woman descended from the famous gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Wynonna and her family have been cursed since the time great granddaddy Wyatt took down a bunch of outlaws. They’ve revived in the form of demons, and they’re none too happy to find the Earp line still alive and well. Using Wyatt’s peacemaker gun, Wynonna battles the demons to protect her hometown and family.

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Speaking with the show’s executive producer, Emily Andras, we learned more about “Wynonna” and what to expect from the show.

Emily: “Wynonna Earp” is like “Buffy” meets “Justified.” It’s okay that we can see the zipper in the back of a monster’s suit because we’re more invested in these characters. Character development is always more important than the budget you have to work with.

Character and comic creator Beau Smith lent truth to Emily’s statement of taking care with the characters and story.

Beau: There were a lot of times in the making of this show that I’d think to myself, “Why didn’t I write that?” That’s the best compliment a writer can give to another. Emily and her team have done a great job taking the story I created and making it even better; I can’t say that enough.

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He went on to explain a little bit about the origins of “Wynonna Earp.”

Beau: Some of my biggest inspirations for “Wynonna” were the old western films Tombstone and Silverado. Tombstone was all about family and loyalty. All of my buddies say that Silverado is a girlie western, but it really had that sense of loyalty that was important in westerns. That was what inspired the importance of loyalty and family in Wynonna Earp.

Tim Rozon, the actor playing Doc Holliday in the show, had a lot to say about the western aspects of the show.

Tim: The western parts of the show were where I felt most at home. This is the era that Doc is from. It’s the modern parts that are tough. Give Doc a cellphone, and he won’t know what to do with it. But put a gun in his hand, and he’s right where he belongs. I actually got a replica Colt Thunderer when I found out I was going to be on the show. I would walk around the house scaring my cats just practicing my draw.

Tim Rozon & Michael Eklund

The western inspiration for “Wynonna Earp” was a popular subject during the press roundtables. Actor Michael Eklund, who plays villain Bobo Del Rey in the series, put in his two cents on the matter as well.

Michael: “Wynonna” is fun because it’s like being a kid again. We all played cowboys growing up, and now we’re adults getting paid to do this.

While the western subject was prevalent during the interviews, the cast and writers assured us that the other different themes combine well in “Wynonna.” The supernatural flows seamlessly into the old west; romance blends with familial loyalty. “Wynonna Earp” promises to have a lot going for it, so keep an eye out for it when it premieres this Friday, April 1, on the Syfy channel.

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The Predator Lands In Ghost Recon: Wildlands

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In one of the most unexpected announcements of the week, the Predator will be arriving in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands tomorrow as part in the form of a free DLC event titled “The Hunt”, which will last until early January. The event can either be played solo or in co-op, and if you are able to take down a Predator (which Ubisoft have promised won’t be easy), you’ll be rewarded with a ton of cool shit, including the Predator’s thermal vision helmet.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released to positive reviews back in March,with particular praise going towards the huge open world. Meanwhile, we’ll next be seeing the vicious alien hunters on the big screen when The Predator arrives on August 3, 2018.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: The Hunt Official Synopsis:
Ubisoft and FoxNext Games partner to bring the Predator to Ghost Recon Wildlands!

A new free mission is available for all players: The Predator hids in the Wildlands and he comes to find a new challenger. Hunt him and beat him in the hardest fight you ever known to get exclusive rewards!

New Predator contents are also available:
– Unlock new customisation items from the Predator movie as Predator gears and other iconic characters.
– Play as the Predator with the new PVP class in Ghost War.

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Hunt a Serial Killer Through Chicago In My Eyes On You

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Developer Storymind Entertainment have released the first gameplay trailer for My Eyes On You, and it looks like we’re in for something completely truly unique, in terms of both visuals and narrative.

My Eyes On You takes place in a near future version of Chicago, with FBI agent Jordan Adalien hunting an elusive serial killer known only as the Man in the Red Mask. The decisions you make will also dictate whether the game’s plot stays closer to reality or heads in a supernatural direction, so you’d better be careful what you wish for. Whilst searching for clues will be one of your main areas of focus, combat will also play an important role, too.

The trailer for My Eyes On You certainly gives off a strong Blade Runner 2049 vibe, so if that’s your thing, you’re probably in for a great time. It will be available on PC and consoles, although a release date has not yet been confirmed.

Storymind Entertainment social media links:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/StorymindEnt
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storymindent
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StorymindEnt

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Netflix Renews The Punisher Solo Series for Season Two!

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I’m going to let you guys into a bit of my life here and let you know that I am basically in a constant state of kicking myself for not having found the time to watch a single episode of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series.

I love the f*cking Punisher and I think Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is quite possibly the best version (love ya, Tom Jane) of the character we have ever seen on screen.

Big or small.

It’s with this in mind that we wanted to share the awesome news the Netflix has officially given “The Punisher” the greenlight for season 2!

Yes, Frank Castle will be back to shoot more people in the back of the face sooner than later. The announcement was made recently on Facebook and you can check out the post below.

After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you thought of the first season of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series in the comments below or on social media!

“The Punisher” is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot, Jim Chory, and Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast features Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R Moore, and Paul Schulze.

Synopsis:
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

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