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Tyler Hoechlin Departing Teen Wolf as a Regular; More Info on Season 5 & Full PaleyFest Panel

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Some sad news has hit the Net with regard to MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” which returns in June for its two-part, 20-episode fifth season: Tyler Hoechlin, who portrays Derek Hale, won’t be back as a series regular.

Exec producer Jeff Davis told Buzzfeed: “[He] decided he wanted more time to pursue movies. We talked and creatively agreed that maybe this was a good season to refocus on the teens of ‘Teen Wolf,’ and while he won’t be a series regular anymore, I can say that you probably won’t have seen the last of Derek Hale. We love him and miss him.”

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Davis also revealed a few tidbits about most of the remaining characters, and we have the highlights below.  For the full details, be sure to hit the above link.

What is Season 5’s theme? “The tagline of this season that we use in the writers room is: ‘The rules have changed.’ The 20-episode season will be very much the world of the supernatural being turned upside down. The big fear of Season 5 [is]: Who’s going to go away? Much of the previous seasons were about Scott finding and building a pack; this is going to see him possibly losing it — possibly ending up on his own without his friends by his side, wondering how he’s going to face life without them.

Regarding Scott (Tyler Posey): “What happens when everyone’s faith in him is tested? He’s going to go through a lot of difficulty this season.

Regarding Stiles (Dylan O’Brien): “This is very much a season of secrets and how secrets can break a group of friends apart and how people can lose faith in each other. It’ll be interesting to see when Stiles loses faith in Scott, where his relationship with Malia is tested and broken. We’re going to have a lot of character drama and conflict with that.

Regarding Lydia (Holland Roden): “She’s going to have a lot to do this season, but it’s very much secret. All I can say is that the cold open of the season premiere is all about Lydia.

Regarding Kira (Arden Cho): “We really dive into the myth behind the kitsune – how it affects her life and how it affects her relationship with Scott.

Regarding Liam (Dylan Sprayberry): “How much can he keep his secret identity a secret? His best friend, Mason, is going to need to know at some point.

Regarding Mason (Khylin Rhambo): “We get to know him a lot better, and one of the things we find out about his background is that he is the unexpected child in a family of adult siblings… he needs a pack of his own.

Regarding Malia Tate (Shelley Hennig): “The Desert Wolf [her mother] is huge for Malia. It’s going to affect her deeply and make her question the kind of person she is. It could even affect her relationship with Stiles and tear them apart.

Regarding Argent (J. R. Bourne) and Peter (Ian Bohen): “[With the refocus on the kids], you may not see Argent or Peter Hale in the first few episodes, but do not count them out.

Regarding Deputy Parrish (Ryan Kelley): “He is a big deal [in S5]. You may not find out what he is in [the first half], but within the 20 episodes you will definitely know.

Lastly, regarding Theo (Cody Christian): “He’s a lone wolf desperately in need of a pack… Theo is someone who has been in Beacon Hills before. This is kind of a return.

Not enough for you? Then check out the show’s recent PaleyFest panel in its entirety below. For more info visit the official “Teen Wolf” website, “like” “Teen Wolf” on Facebook, and follow “Teen Wolf” on Twitter.

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Syfy Renews Z Nation for a 5th Season; Season 4 Finale Airs Tonight!

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Syfy’s popular zombie series “Z Nation” just keeps shambling on, and tonight the two-episode Season 4 finale, “Mt. Weather/The Black Rainbow,” airs. If you’re a fan of the show, we have good news for you… it’s not over yet as David Latt of The Asylum has announced on Twitter the pickup of “Z Nation” for a 5th season! So you can expect lots more adventures with the gang in 2018.

Below is the official word from David along with a brief synopsis of what’s ahead tonight in the finale, which kicks off at 9/8c.

Synopsis:
In the mind-bending two-hour Season 4 finale, Warren and the team must stop Zona from launching operation Black Rainbow, which will cleanse the landscape of both zombies and humans. In Part 2 the secret of Warren’s Black Rainbow dream is unlocked when they reach their final destination. The cast includes Kellita Smith as Roberta Warren, Keith Allan as Murphy, Russell Hodgkinson as Doc, Nat Zang as 10K, Gracie Gillam as Sgt. Lilley, DJ Qualls as Citizen Z, Ramona Young as Kaya, Justin Torrence as President Donald Trump, Michael Berryman as The Founder, Micheal Daks as Mr. Sunshine, Anastasia Baranova as Addy, Sydney Viengluang as Sun Mei, Joseph Gatt as The Man, and Natalie Jongjaroenlarp as Red.

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First Look at Chris Alexander’s Space Vampire

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Who says all vampires have to be all extra-broody or sparkly or take up residence in Transylvania? Certainly not indie filmmaker Chris Alexander, who has just unveiled the first images and posters for his latest foray into film, Space Vampire!

The movie stars Ali Chappell as a beautiful female alien parasite who falls to earth with an intent to drain women of their life forces. As if women don’t have enough problems in this day and age!

Alexander wrote, directed, edited, filmed, and even provided the score for this intergalactic terror tale. Talk about a jack of all trades, eh?

Enough talk! Dig in!

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Rob Zombie Narrates Charles Manson’s Last Words to a Wider Audience

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Charles Manson. The name alone lives on in infamy even long after his physical remains lay rotting… and rightly so. A new docudrama entitled Charles Manson: The Final Words is on its way, and we have new details and behind-the-scenes imagery for you. Check it out!

The flick made its premiere on the REELZ Channel, and Breakthrough Entertainment has announced that they’ve acquired worldwide distribution rights to the project that features narration from Rob Zombie and is home to the final interview given by America’s most notorious and now deceased cult-leader and mass murderer, Charles Manson.

The opportunity that we have to offer this distinct and truly unique documentary to our international clients is beyond exciting for Breakthrough Entertainment,” said Craig McGillivray, Vice President, Distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment. “We are continuously focused on sourcing captivating new premium content that pushes the envelope and generates mass attention such as this amazing film from James Buddy Day and Pyramid Productions.

The two-hour film narrated by musician Zombie focuses on the so-called Manson family murders told from Manson’s perspective using never-before-seen case files, pictures, and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside California State Prison. The feature documentary reveals new details that unveil the true story and motives behind the grisly murder spree. The audio used in the doc contains the last recorded interviews with the infamous killer conducted by director and producer James Buddy Day.

It has been a truly distinct project for us and an experience that very few producers encounter. This film has the potential to captivate global audiences, and we are very excited to have Breakthrough Entertainment on board to share this one-of-a-kind documentary,” says James Buddy Day, Executive Producer at Pyramid Productions.

Look for more on this one soon!

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