Taking a step away from the cinema once a week, What’s On The Box?! will bring you all of the latest and greatest news in the world of television.
Fresh on the heels of the Season 2 premiere trailer for The CW’s Arrow at Comic-Con, Collider announces that show creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg are fast tracking a new series for The CW based on DC superhero The Flash. The Flash will be introduced in the second season of Arrow, full powers, costume and all. After the story arc is complete, The Flash will zip on to his own show. The article also mentions The CW is putting a hold on a potential Wonder Woman show as well. It seems this Amazon warrior princess can’t get any love these days, having had another pilot cancelled by NBC in 2011.
Don’t fret Sherlock fans. Although season three has been pushed back, The BBC has released a teaser trailer to get you through until the premiere:
In somewhat of a shocker, Buzzfeed broke the news that Parks and Recreation stars Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will depart the NBC cult fave this coming season. The duo’s characters have been dancing around each other the past few seasons and with the recent attempts to have a baby together, perhaps this is what will propel the two to depart Pawnee.
And for a bit of the News of the Weird: During the Television Critics Association press tour, cable channel FX announced plans for a Fargo miniseries, starring none other than! Billy Bob Thornton? Deadline reports the limited series will run 10 episodes and feature Thornton as the villain. All characters will be new to the Fargo universe, so do not expect any cameos from Margie Gunderson. Thornton does have experience working in the realm of The Coen Brothers, having played the lead in the 2001 film The Man Who Wasn’t There. The Coen Brothers themselves have given their blessing on the script and will produce the series.
For fans of the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire, Indie Wire has images from the new season. Season 4 of Boardwalk Empire, which stars Steve Buscemi and Kelly MacDonald, premieres on Sunday, September 8th at 10 PM EST.
While most celebrities enjoy fan interactions, it seems Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul goes out of his way to make sure fans know they are appreciated:
Speaking of Breaking Bad, the final season kicks off on August 11th, on AMC. If you are not caught up yet, hop on over to Netflix, because they have just added Season 5 to the instant streaming library. Make sure you get caught up before the final 8 episodes get started next week!
Finally, for fans of Phineas and Ferb and Marvel: Disney is taking full advantage of its new stable of heroes by releasing a cross-over special with the dynamic duo helping the super squad get their powers back and save the Tri-State Area from Doofenshmirtz and a collection of Marvel baddies. The hour long special will air on August 16th at 8 PM EST.