TV News: Legends, Gods, Hannibal, Pines

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
During The CW’s upfront presentation, it was indicated that the ensemble DC Comics superhero show “Legends of Tomorrow” would be premiering in January. Now, an official tweet from the show’s writers room indicates we won’t see the series until a few months later – sometime in the spring.

Whether it will be fully after or during the next seasons of “Arrow” and “The Flash” is unknown at this point. Actor Grant Gustin, speaking at the Saturn Awards, tells Collider he’s “going to be a part of that [Legends] right out of the gates as well”. He also indicates next season of “The Flash” will sport a season long ‘Big Bad’ who will be “revealed kind of immediately”.

American Gods
Famed fantasy author Neil Gaiman will pen episodes of the upcoming Starz series “American Gods” which is based on Gaiman’s novel. Producer Bryan Fuller confirmed Gaiman’s work for the series at this week’s Saturn Awards and says the show’s first two scripts are already done.

Gaiman has had experience with penning scripts for television before including an episode of “Babylon 5,” two episodes of the Matt Smith run of “Doctor Who,” and the 1990s mini-series adaptation of his work “Neverwhere”. [Source: Variety

Hannibal
Myself and the wonderful trio of Blake Howard, Maria Lewis and Sam Spettigue from Graffiti with Punctuation are teaming up for several audio podcasts reviewing the third season of NBC’s “Hannibal”. Our take on the first three episodes of the new season is now out and you can download it from here directly or from iTunes.

Wayward Pines
In surprising news, FOX’s critically slammed event series “Wayward Pines” may be actually get a second season due to consistent and huge DVR lifts. The logistics are a problem though as options on all actors lapsed a long time ago, but there is talk of the second instalment being a potential anthology-style format with a different cast.

Premiering to a woeful 1.0 rating Live+Same Day, that figure jumped to 2.1 in L+7. Even more surprising, the show has actually gone up slightly in subsequent L+7 ratings, posting 2.3, 2.2 and 2.4 in subsequent episodes. [Source: Deadline]

Supergirl
Global Entertainment has officially released a new trailer for CBS’ “Supergirl” series featuring new scenes not shown in the original trailer released back during the upfront.