News Bits: Arrow, Blood, Imprisoned, Descendants

Taking the stage at Kansas City Planet Comic Con, actor John Barrowman told the crowd that he will NOT be part of The CW’s DC Universe next season after multiple appearances across the shows from “Arrow” to “The Flash” to a major role in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. His character of Malcolm Merlyn will play a role in the final episodes of the current fifth season of “Arrow”. [Source: Twitter]

Blood Drive
The trailer has been released for Syfy’s new thirteen-episode straight-to-series order “Blood Drive” which hails from creators John Hlavin (“Underworld: Awakening”) and David Straiton (“Bates Motel”).

Alan Ritchson and Christina Ochoa star as Los Angeles’ last uncorrupt cop and a sexy femme fatale, respectively, in a cross-country Death Race-style road trip drama which includes cars that run on human blood.

Laurence Fishburne, Juan Pablo Raba, Edward James Olmos, Jon Huertas, Esai Morales, and John Heard have all joined the indie thriller “Imprisoned” for Equitas Entertainment and 13 Films.

Paul Kampf is directing from his own script, described as a revenge thriller wrapped around a love story with the question of the sacrifices made for love. Juana Acosta and Fernanda Urrejola also star. Kampf, Holly Levow, Tom Sperry, and Luillo Ruiz will produce and filming begins mid-May in Puerto Rico. [Source: Variety]

Descendants 2
The first official trailer for Disney’s telemovie “Descendants 2” has arrived along with a new music video for the fantasy film’s biggest musical track -“Ways to be Wicked”.

Set for an unprecedented and simultaneous premiere across five networks (on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime), the telemovie will screen on July 21st at 8pm US-ET.