It’s actually not really a spinoff. To be a real spinoff you need the same actor than in the original show. It’s more a rebooted spinoff. Warner took Clark Kent’s right hand guy from Smallville and gave him his own revamped show. In this version, Stephen Amell will wears the famous archer’s costume. Furthermore, the action will take place in Star City rather than Metropolis. Overall, Oliver Queen’s (Green Arrow) past seems to be compliant with the original character. Since Warner went with a different actor, they should have used the hype of the end of Smallville and start this show the following fall. Better yet, since it’s been over a year, why not go with Justin Hartley. He was loved by the fans, especially the ladies. Only time will tell if they can have the same success story than they did with Smallville. You can make up your own opinion by watching the sneak preview.
Smallville, Season 11
If you are a Smallville hard core fan, know that there is an eleventh season out in comic book. Clark has reached the full Superman status and is going head to head with his longtime friend and new nemesis, Lex Luthor. I didn’t have a look at it; I’m still grieving on the disappointing ending of the tenth season. I think it was disrespectful to deny the fans of a Superman/Lex Luthor scene. Sure we saw Superman but it was blurry computer generated images. The fans waited ten years to see Tom Welling wear the Superman costume. Was that really too much to ask? The storyline of the comic book is what happens to Clark after wearing the iconic costume. His feuds with Lex Luthor will become more intense while trying to juggle being a superhero, managing his career and having time for his relationship with Lois.
Superman’s Ladies Lana Lang and Lois Lane
Clark Kent had two great love in his life; Lana Lang and Lois Lane. The actresses who played the two roles in Smallville will both be starring in their own TV shows. The Vancouver native Kristin Kreuk stays at the CW and will have the lead role in “Beauty and the Beast”. It will be aired on Thursdays this fall, check your local listings to find the Canadian broadcaster.
Synopsis: Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…it was human. Years have passed, and Catherine is a strong, confident, capable police officer, working alongside her equally talented partner, Tess. While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Catherine agrees to protect his identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Catherine and Vincent, who are powerfully drawn to each other yet understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.
Erica Durance is coming home to play in a Canadian coproduction of CTV and NBC “Saving Hope”. She will bring to life Dr. Alex Reid. It will be aired on Thursdays at 9PM starting June 7 on both networks.
Synopsis: Charlie Harris, the charismatic Chief of Surgery of Toronto’s Hope-Zion Hospital, ends up in a coma, leaving the hospital in chaos – and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid, in a state of shock. Along with newly-arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran, Alex races to save Harris’ life. As the action unfolds, comatose Dr. Harris explores the hospital halls in “spirit” form, not sure if he’s a ghost or a figment of his own imagination. Reid, along with her fellow doctors, press on to save his life and those of their other patients, as they deal with the complicated and courageous decisions that are made in their daily struggle to keep hope alive.
- Arrow: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/arrow/about
- Smallville Comic Book: http://www.dccomics.com/comics/smallville-season-11-2012
- Beauty and the Beast: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/beauty-and-the-beast/about
- Saving Hope: http://shows.ctv.ca/SavingHope.aspx
Written By Patch for cinemaniax.net