Nerdy News: Trailers For GLOW & The Gifted, Timeless Renewed, Jughead Eating & More!

G.L.O.W. stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and is Netflix’s upcoming series based on the true story of the women’s wrestling show that started in the 80s.

Guts, glitter, glory… Are you ready to GLOW? Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life turns out not to be what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling super stardom. GLOW is executive produced by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie), Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie), Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black).

The series debuts June 23rd on Netflix.

Some sad news to report, actor Powers Boothe passed away yesterday at the age of 68. He had an incredible career (not to mention an incredible voice) – he starred in Tombstone, Sin City, and Deadwood just to name a few. He also voiced Gorilla Grodd in Warner Bros. animated Justice League series and he took on two roles in the Marvel Universe in recent years, a World Security Council member in The Avengers and Gideon Malick on Agents on SHIELD.

In a shocking move, NBC un-cancelled Timeless after fans rallied around it for three days. Co-creator Eric Kripke took to Twitter to share the exciting news:

In other news, Starz has renewed American Gods for Season 2 as well!

X-Men film spinoff New Mutants has officially named its first two cast members. The Hollywood Reporter says The Witch and Split star Anya Taylor-Joy will play Magik while Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams will play Wolfsbane (that one was previously revealed by director Josh Boone). THR writes, “Fox is making serious efforts to find ethnically appropriate actors, conducting wide searches for a Native American to play Moonstar and a South American for Sunspot.” New Mutants will be released April 13, 2018.

Marvel’s TV properties are starting to really add up! Besides their Netflix offerings we’ve got Legion on FX, Inhumans coming to ABC, Runaways at Hulu, and New Warriors (featuring Squirrel Girl) and Cloak & Dagger coming to Freeform (previously called ABC Family). We also knew Fox was working on an X-Men series from Bryan Singer and with its first trailer we also get the official title – The Gifted.

Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, and Jamie Chung star in this series (said to be connected to the film universe) from executive producer Matt Nix. CBR notes a lineup change this new show will bring. “When Fox’s Gotham returns for its fourth season, the Batman prequel series will shift from its traditional Monday night slot to Thursdays, at the slightly earlier time of 8pm,” they write. The Gifted will take Gotham’s original slot, Mondays at 9 pm, giving it a lead-in from another comic book adaptation, Lucifer.

The Flash’s Wally West/Kid Flash Keiynan Lonsdale came out as bisexual on social media and it’s great.

I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys (yes), I like growing, I like learning, I like who I am and I really like who I'm becoming. Spent way too many years hating myself, thinking I was less valuable because I was different.. which is just untrue. A couple years ago I was able to accept myself, & it saved my life, but now I've gotten to a new road block & I feel kind of lost. I gotta take the next step & actually embrace who I am, which is pretty exciting. Not faking shit anymore, not apologising for falling in love with people no matter their gender. I've become bored of being insecure, ashamed, scared… no one should feel like that about themselves, especially when there is so much good life to live. Ya know more & more I see so many young people being their best / truest selves, it's fucking inspiring… so what have I been waiting for!? Who knows. Everyone in their own time. I hope we can all learn to embrace who we are & not judge people who aren't exactly the same as us. The truth is we are all family, we're all one. Just love. Keiy. ❤

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In case you can’t read the caption there he wrote:

I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys (yes), I like growing, I like learning, I like who I am and I really like who I’m becoming. Spent way too many years hating myself, thinking I was less valuable because I was different.. which is just untrue. A couple years ago I was able to accept myself, & it saved my life, but now I’ve gotten to a new road block & I feel kind of lost. I gotta take the next step & actually embrace who I am, which is pretty exciting. Not faking shit anymore, not apologising for falling in love with people no matter their gender. I’ve become bored of being insecure, ashamed, scared… no one should feel like that about themselves, especially when there is so much good life to live. Ya know more & more I see so many young people being their best / truest selves, it’s fucking inspiring… so what have I been waiting for!? Who knows. Everyone in their own time. I hope we can all learn to embrace who we are & not judge people who aren’t exactly the same as us. The truth is we are all family, we’re all one. Just love. Keiy. ❤

And I just found out he’s Australian!

Lastly…I have no words for The CW filming, and releasing, this video of Riverdale star Cole Sprouse (Jughead) eating a burger…erotically.

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  • Glow intrigues me! Well, the Orange Is the New Black connection does, anyway.

    As for Jughead…why is everything so gosh dang blue in that show?

  • WHERE’S JUGHEAD’S HAT?!

    I don’t understand how they got Blink’s makeup right in the movie, but in the TV show she just has a magenta smudge below her eye?

    official ranking of TV superwomen by green-ness of hair

    gold: Green Fury

    silver: Madame Hydra

    aluminum: Polaris

    CBR is wrong. Gotham always airs at 8 on Fox. I’m happy it won’t conflict with Supergirl anymore … unless it starts conflicting with Legends of Tomorrow.