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‘Legion’: First look at new original series from FX and Marvel debuts at Comic-Con

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The first official trailer for Legion, the highly-anticipated original drama series from FX Productions and Marvel Television, was debuted this afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con during the Cup O’ Joe Panel featuring Marvel COO Joe Quesada.

The upcoming series will follow David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and visions might be real. Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Katie Aselton, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Bill Irwin and Aubrey Plaza.

Noah Hawley, creator of the hit series Fargo, will serve as an Executive Producer alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, and John Cameron. Legion is scheduled to debut on FX sometime early next year.

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Believe it or not, a shit-ton of people watched the ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale last night

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This may come as a surprise to you, but a lot of fucking people watched the series finale of Game of Thrones last night. In fact, so many fucking people watched the series finale of Game of Thrones last night that the show now holds several of HBO’s viewership records.

According to HBO, a grand total of 19.3 million people watched the series finale of Game of Thrones on HBO, HBO Go, and HBO Now last night, exceeding the previous series high of 18.4 million viewers from last week’s episode.

The finale was also the most-watched single telecast on HBO ever, with 13.6 million viewers tuning in for the 9:00 p.m. airing of the episode, breaking the record previously held by The Sopranos season 4 premiere, which had 13.4 million viewers, for the last 16 years.

None of this is particularly surprising considering Game of Thrones is inarguably the most popular show in the world right now, but the fact it was able to break a damn cable TV record in an age where cable TV is practically obsolete is beyond impressive if you ask me.

I say that as someone who never has been, and never will be, a fan of Game of Thrones, and now I just have to pray to god that this is the last piece I ever have to file about this godforsaken television program. I mean, it probably won’t be, but whatever.

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The moms of Hawkins have the hots for Dacre Montgomery in this new ‘Stranger Things 3’ clip

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Among the dozens of binge-worthy selections coming to your television in the coming months is Netflix‘s eagerly awaited Stranger Things 3, which debuted its first clip today revealing what it’s like to spend a hot summer day by the pool in Hawkins, Indiana in 1985.

In the clip, the kids are nowhere to be found. Their moms, however, are present, and they can’t seem to take their eyes off Dacre Montgomery’s Billy Hargrove as he and his glorious mullet check-in for lifeguard duty.

While it should certainly be interesting to see how the relationship between Mike and Eleven, as well as the one between Max and Lucas, develop over the course of the summer, I’m a little less intrigued to watch a bunch of middle-aged moms drool over a shirtless high school-aged boy, so let’s hope the show doesn’t spend too much time on that.

Either way, this Stranger Things 3 clip makes it seem somewhat evident that Billy will likely be a much more important character than he was in season 2, and I’m looking forward to watching how his character evolves (or doesn’t) in the forthcoming season.

All eight episodes of Stranger Things 3 will hit Netflix on July 4.

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Ruby Rose kicks a whole lot of ass in the action-packed first trailer for The CW’s ‘Batwoman’

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As someone who has little to no interest in the seemingly dozens of superhero TV shows currently airing on The CW, I was pretty astonished by just how damn intriguing the network’s new Batwoman series starring Ruby Rose seems to look after watching the first look trailer released today.

In this version of Gotham City, Batman has mysteriously disappeared and the local police department is being overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs controlling the city’s streets, wreaking havoc everywhere they go and leaving the residents of Gotham in despair.

Enter Kate Kane (Rose), who returns home after being dishonorably discharged from her military school and decides to take matters into her own hands by continuing the legacy of her missing cousin, who just so happens to be none other than Bruce Wayne himself.

While some of the dialogue could certainly use a little polishing, everything else here in the Batwoman trailer looks fucking great to me, especially the batsuit, which we saw in that first look image back in October and bears a striking resemblance to the one from the actual DC Comics.

The series also stars Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Elizabeth Anweis, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, and Camrus Johnson, and is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti, which is not surprising since that dude produces literally everything these days.

Batwoman will air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on The CW beginning this fall.

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