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The CW Announces iZOMBIE Renewal; New Series CHARMED, LEGACIES & ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, But No WAYWARD SISTERS

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Well, the TV gods have both smiled and frowned on us today.  Hot on the heels of Fox canceling two of our favorite shows (more on that here), The CW has blessed us with a renewal of iZombie and the announcement of several new series that should scratch our horror itch, including two “reboots” and the rumored offshoot of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, titled Legacies.  Sadly, however, the long hoped-for Supernatural spin-off has been thwarted yet again.

First things first… iZombie will be getting a well-deserved fifth season, which we expect to kick off mid-season much like the currently airing Season 4 (its finale, “And He Shall Be a Good Man,” arrives on Monday, May 28th).

As for Wayward Sisters, the well-received backdoor pilot that aired earlier this year during Supernatural‘s 13th season, exec producer Andrew Dabb broke the bad news on Twitter:

But there’s lots more horror ahead; here’s the scoop on the three new series that should be of interest to the genre crowd courtesy of Deadline:

LEGACIES
Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Legacies is the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves… in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires, and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Executive Producer/Writer: Julie Plec, Brett Matthews
Executive Producers: Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo
Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment

CHARMED
After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Executive Producers/Writers: Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin
Executive Producer/Story by: Jennie Urman
Executive Producers: Brad Silberling (director), Ben Silverman, Carter Covington
Auspices: CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO
After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Executive Producer/Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie
Executive Producers: Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank (Amblin Television); Lawrence Bender, Kevin Kelly Brown
Executive Producer/Director: Julie Plec
Based on the Roswell High book series, by Melinda Metz
Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions

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Netflix’s NARCOS Star Says I LOVE ZOMBIES

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The star of Netflix hit series Narcos Juan Pablo Raba will topline black comedy-horror film I Love Zombies. Henry Rivero (El Comandante) will co-direct alongside César Oropeza (Puras joyitas), author of both the screenplay and the popular graphic novel.

On top of that, Variety reports that Goya Award winner Marcelo Pont Vergés (The Secret in Their Eyes), the comic-book illustrator, is also attached as film production designer.

The film was confirmed at Cannes by MadLove co-founders Natalia Agudelo and Nicolás Herreño with Alief‘s Miguel Govea and Brett Walker, and David Matamoros and Angeles Hernández at Zentropa Spain.

I Love Zombies not only aims to seek an audience for its main piece, the movie, but to use multiple initiatives of interaction that try to create loyal fans,” said producer Natalia Agudelo, a former director of Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM).

The film is set to begin filming next year.

Synopsis:

The film narrates a dystopian tale of socio-political intrigue with dark humor and action, where a Central Government’s suicide expedition enters into devastated areas in what used to be a big capital city, now infested with cannibal corpses. Two intertwined stories result from that move, showing a vice-plagued and cruel post-apocalyptic world. The first involves Kid, a young man traumatized by the death of his family at the hands of a horde of walking dead; the other features Lover, a skilled zombie hunter (Raba), whose survival techniques go beyond pragmatism to assassination.

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iZOMBIE Season 5 Will Be Final Season

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Last week we let you guys know that, while The CW passed on the Supernatural spin-off Wayward Sisters, they had given a fifth season to fan-favorite zombie-comedy series iZombie.

And as cool as that news was, it looks like it comes with a caveat. Yes, it looks like the upcoming fifth season of iZombie will be it’s last.

Series star Rose McIver took to Twitter to confirm the news the other day writing: “So the fifth season of iZombie will be our last. I am therefore committed and excited to make it the best one yet! Really proud to be on a show that celebrates the misfits and I pinch myself every day that I get to be a part of the iZombie world with you guys. Thank you.”

The show, which is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, is rumored to return during the midseason schedule. We’ll let you know when we hear more.

Are you sad to see the series go? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Synopsis:

Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible.

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Must See: Gorgeously Grotesque THE AXIOM Trailer

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Six months ago out very own RKSDooM reviewed an indie horror movie called The Axiom. Specifically, he called the film a “stylish and clever slice of independent horror” and his review really caught my interest. So much so in fact that the film shot onto my must-see list as soon as if finished the review.

You can read said review HERE.

Anyhow, info on the film has been scarce since but that all changes today as we have your first look at the film’s poster and gorgeous trailer. Genre sales specialists Devilworks is repping world rights on the supernatural thriller, which was launched at the recent Cannes Film Festival.

You can check the poster out to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is written and directed by Nicholas Woods and stars William Kircher (The Hobbit), Hattie Smith, Zac Titus, and Nicole Dambro. There isn’t currently a release date but we will make sure to keep you guys up to date on the film.

Synopsis:

A young woman who, at the risk of her friend’s safety, travels into a National forest, in search for her missing sister. Once in the wilderness, they discover they have entered a multi-dimensional world full of monsters.

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