Variety has published it’s top 15 highest paid tv actors for 2016, and Nathan Fillion has managed to score himself in the top 10. With the rankings, he ties with Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family at $12 million.
Joss Whedon is back with a new passion project, and he’s enlisted a few friends — a few very famous, superhero friends — to help.
The writer-director has launched Save the Day, a super PAC focused on encouraging Americans to get out and vote on Election Day. The first phase of that effort is a star-studded PSA that launched Wednesday featuring the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Julianne Moore, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Leslie Odom Jr.
Nathan Fillion has post-Castle plans, for what typically would have been his first day back at the ABC series’ set. And those plans are pretty…. hairy.
Speaking with Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by ZTE — where he and Alan Tudyk were promoting Con Man, their web series about a sci-fi actor’s adventures on the convention circuit — Fillion questioned if there was any way to have a “proper send-off” (versus down-to-the-wire cancellation) for a series, after eight years.
“[I’ve worked] with amazing people that I love so very, very much… [and] I’ll miss them dearly,” the actor said. “But its been eight years since I haven’t had a plan” for that first Monday after Comic-Con, when production on Castle traditionally resumes.
As Castle Season 8 enters its final stretch, the yet-to-be-renewed ABC drama is facing two different finales and three possible futures.
And if Castle does return for Season 9, it could look one of two ways: like the show that fans currently know, or a variation that accounts for an altered cast.
“Obviously our hope is that we come back ‘all hands on deck’ for Season 9, but everybody needs to make deals,” co-showrunner Alexi Hawley explains. With leads Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic at the end of their one-year contract extensions, “There’s stuff up in the air, so we are trying to leave it in a very dynamic way which leaves open the possibility that maybe the…
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The Krewe of Orpheus has revealed its 2016 monarch.
Reigning over the Lundi Gras parade will be four-time People’s Choice Award winner, Nathan Fillion.
Fillion is best known for his role as the title character Richard Castle in ABC’s hit television series, “Castle,” which is going into its 8th season and has aired more than 150 episodes. Joining Fillion on his ride will be his real-life leading lady, Krista Allen, star of CW’s “Significant Mother.”
Parade co-founder and native son Harry Connick, Jr. will be returning to ride with the Krewe of Orpheus for the 2016 parade. The Grammy & Emmy Award winning musician, actor, and “American Idol” judge will also make a special appearance at the Orpheuscapade.
Headlining the 2016 Orpheuscapade will be Chevy Metal featuring Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters fame. The 70’s rock cover band is known for playing deep cuts off albums such as Van Halen, Queen, and Bryan Adams as well as their spontaneous concerts featuring Hawkins’ Foo Fighter bandmates and other surprise celebrity musical guests.
Although it’s been over 10 years now since we last journeyed through space with the crew of the starship Serenity, fans of Joss Whedon’s cult classic Firefly television series have never given up hope that we’d see the crew of Captain Malcolm Reynold’s starship one more time. While Star Wars fans and Trekkers might be loyal, it’s fair to say they ain’t got nuthin’ on Browncoats when it comes to fan devotion.
And while this isn’t news of a Firefly revival (one day, kids… one day… remember, you never thought you’d get a seventh Star Wars movie either) we’ve got the next best thing. The good folks at Loot Crate are about to make all you Browncoats out there very happy, as the company has just announced that they will be releasing a new bi-monthly service with QMx (Quantum Mechanix) called the Firefly Cargo Crate.
So exactly what can fans expect from the Firefly Cargo Crate? For starters, it’ll be delivering five to seven exclusive Firefly collectibles, wearables, and gear, all of which are valued at over $65. As part of this crate, where the theme is appropriately “Everything’s Shiny,” fans will be able to get an exclusive figure of the “Hero of Canton” himself, Jayne Cobb, which you can see below.
In short, this is a crate made for Browncoats by Browncoats. Shy of news that…
ABC’s Castle will return from the holiday break a week later than planned. But that’s hardly the most interesting scheduling news at hand.
To then get back on schedule, Castle will air on Sunday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — leading out of a special telecast of The Bachelor. That episode, “Witness for the Prosecution,” sends the series to the courtroom in a bit of a “first.”
So, to be crystal clear: Three new episodes in eight days.
Even eight seasons in, ABC’s Castle has some fresh territory to be explored. Namely, a courtroom trial for one the many murders Beckett & Co. have solved.
And while the murder case at hand is not one viewers have seen unspool on-screen, the testimony of one Richard Castle promises to take viewers on a trip down memory lane.
“I think it will be a treat for our longtime fans,” says co-showrunner Terence Paul Winter, “because it refers to several things that have happened in the last few years.”
“He’s an ‘interesting’ guy to give testimony. He has to take the stand— annnnnd it kind of goes sideways,” Winter shares with a laugh. Adds Hawley, “So then there’s fallout from that, some scrambling to do damage control!”
It really shouldn’t be a shock that the cast of the new Vimeo series Con Man delivered one of the most fun panels of this year’s New York Comic Con — they’ve been friends in real life for years, and they all have an undying love for conventions like this one and all the people who attend them.
The silliness began right away, as stars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion came on stage behind cardbord cut-outs of one another. Throughout the panel, the cast was constantly cracking one another up, and the audience as well. Felicia Day had to take a moment after she and Seth Green started riffing about if someone cosplaying as Daenerys Targaryen has brought three Chihuahuas along with her to a McDonalds. The pair were also all giggles when they began to imagine how a kung fu movie would look as a laugh track sitcom. It was clear these actors were having as much fun as the audience.
And the panel really was all about the fans. Tudyk, who created and stars in the semi-autobiographical Con Man as struggling actor but convention superstar Wray Nerely, thanked the audience excessively for making the series possible. The show was made possible through crowdfunding site…
Castle and Nashville, ABC’s last two “holdouts,” this winter will adopt the extended midseason break plan originated by such sister series as Once Upon a Time, Scandal and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Castle, which in recent years has only taken five or six weeks off in the winter, this season will air its fall finale on Nov. 23, then not resume Season 8’s 22-episode run until early February, TVLine has learned. This marks the first time since Season 2 (its first full season) that the procedural has not aired an original in January.
For Castle fans — the wait for February could feel particularly long. Because in the wake of the two-part premiere’s final twist, “Things are going to constantly evolve [for Rick and Kate], and by the time we get to the end of our fall finale, which will be Episode 8, there’s another shift and change that’s incredibly dynamic,” co-showrunner Terence Paul Winter said.
With Castle and Nashville on board, every returning ABC fall drama now is following the “gap” scheduling plan that was designed to deliver more continuous stretches of original episodes (and thus temper ratings erosion) and was first braved by Once (which last winter was on…
He’s best known for solving intricate crimes on ABC’s Castle. But the lovable Nathan Fillion can’t figure out how to stop getting pranked by co-star Jon Huertas.
Fillion spoke with ABC’s Albert Lawrence about the rambunctious pranks that Huertas throws his way on the set of Castle.
“I can always rely on him to put a smile on my face when I’m not supposed to be smiling,” Fillion said. “He’ll say something or do something and look at you like ‘try not to laugh, go ahead, deal with that.’”
Fillion also talked about how he keeps in touch with fans on social media.
“Here’s what I’ve learned: When you have access to something like the internet and you have a voice, anybody can tweet about anything,” Fillion said. “There are people on my Twitter feed that I recognize and I go ‘oh, that persons always good.’”
Watch the season premiere of Castle Monday, September 21 at 10 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. CT on ABC.
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Halo 5: Guardians may continue Master Chief’s story from Halo 4, but it doesn’t begin with the exploits of the universe’s most famous spartan. Instead, it begins with the man looking for him, Jameson Locke, and his team.
Xbox has unveiled the opening cinematic for Halo 5, which showcases Locke (played by Mike Colter) and his team — which includes returning fan-favorite Nathan Fillion as Edward Buck from Halo 3: ODST — dropping into battle on a mission. Watch the scene above to see the epic battle unfold, as well as get a sense for how the team plays off one another on and off the field.
Halo 5: Guardians will hit the Xbox One on Oct. 27.
When the cult sci-fi show Firefly was canceled after only 7-episodes on Fox a decade ago, lesser sidekick actors would have disappeared into the entertainment abyss. Alan Tudyk (Knight’s Tale) could of been one of those tragi-comic fallen heroes, always in the shadow of his bigger or more successful co-star Nathan Fillion (Castle). But that was not the future in store for Tudyk, he instead kept acting and landing good roles– all while continuing to attend conventions based around his past sci-fi success.
For over a year-and-a-half, Tudyk decided to start drawing from all the fresh and fun stories that he experienced at 14-years of conventions. Thus, the Con Man idea came to fruition. His first task was to start hitting up all his successful and talented acting friends and see if they would be interested in such a concept. Of course, they all said “hell yes!” After taking his project the normal route of studios to hit nothing but “no’s”, Tudyk decided to do something different…
Earlier this year Alan launched one of the most successful Indiegogo campaigns for his Con Man. Con Man would go on to raise 4.2 million dollars, making it the most successful web series ever and the third highest film to ever raise…
I’m sitting at a table with Alan Tudyk, and we are waiting for a delayed Nathan Fillion. A door opens behind us and a tall man walks through; Tudyk sits up in his chair and pushes his glasses back on before slumping down again. “Not Nathan.”
Tudyk is speaking with me at San Diego Comic-Con about Con Man, the web series funded through Indiegogo that he wrote and directed. At the time of our interview, the Con ManComic-Con panel is still to come later in the day. “I’m introducing everyone to our baby,” Tudyk says. “I just hope it doesn’t crap its pants. You know, you always want your baby to be good when company comes over – especially when it’s 6500 people that you’ve invited,” referencing the packed crowds of Comic-Con’s Hall H.
If you’re a Castle fan fretting over what designs the series’ new showrunners may have on your beloved newlyweds, Nathan Fillion would like to share some reassuring words.
“Don’t be worried,” he said with a smile while stopping by TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Fillion and his Firefly co-star Alan Tudyk were there to talk about their latest project, Con Man — a separate post on that project will be up later — but the actor took a moment to answer Michael Ausiello’s queries about what the Castle‘s regime change might mean for Rick and Kate.
“In order for a show to continue and to move forward, things have to change,” he said. “And things have changed, every year, for these two.”
Fillion also fielded questions about new castmate Toks Olagundoye (The Neighbors) and whether a Season 9 would have him feeling fine. Press PLAY on the video above to hear what he has to say.