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Devils

Devils premieres October 7th on The CW Network (Starring Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey)

Devils

  • By Michael Jacobo
  • Photo Courtesy of The CW Network

Leave it to television to turn ordinary, mundane, yet omnipresent stories and worlds into engaging episodic narratives you won’t be able to get enough of. Take for example, Devils, an Italian thriller with a very familiar face starring in it. Set in the high-stakes world of banking, trading, and whatnot, Devils (or Diavoli in Italian) shines a light on the gritty underbelly of that world, with consequences going beyond the exclusive circle of financial traders.

An international co-production headed by a team of Italian talent, Devils is set in London during 2011, when a financial crisis rages across Europe. Meanwhile, Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi in his first English-speaking role) is enjoying the millions he’s getting from ripping off the the general population. He’s also on track for promotion, having been mentored by the American, Dominic Morgan (McDreamy himself, Patrick Dempsey), until a sex scandal throws that out the window, and Dominic betrays. Looking to redeem himself, Massimo ends up unraveling a dark conspiracy that sets an agenda for global events, and must choose between joining or fighting the devils.

Based on the book by Guido Maria Brera, Devils will have its US premiere in October. Ahead of its Italian premiere, the series was renewed for a second season.

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Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing premieres October 6th on The CW Network

Swamp Thing

  • By Michael Jacobo
  • Photo Courtesy of The CW Network

The DC Universe is chock-full of amazing and classic superheroes. You got Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, even the Atom, even Catgirl. But there’s one that isn’t very well-known. He’s could very well be the punk rock of DC heroes (or anti-hero).

Aside from a few super-cult movies in the 1980s, the Swamp Thing has been relegated to side. Last year, a series was announced and premiered on the DC Universe streaming service, where it joined fellow DC outcasts The Doom Patrol (although it wasn’t a part of the same universe). Though canceled just days after the premiere, the series was still streaming on DCU, and now will be broadcasted on The CW this month, where it’s been confirmed that it shares the same universe as the network’s Arrowverse. In the series, Andy Bean (Power, IT: Chapter Two) stars as Alec Holland, a disgraced scientist who tragically dies. A myserteous swamp-borne virus, however, revives Bean and turns him into the Swamp Thing. Crystal Reed (Gotham), Jeryl Prescott (The Walking Dead), and Derek Mears (Friday the 13th) also star. The series was created by Mark Verheiden (Falling Skies) and Gary Dauberman, who’s written the Annabelle and Nun films for the Conjuring franchise. With the talent behind the series, it’s safe to say The Swamp Thing is unlike any DC show you’ll ever watch.

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COBRA KAI

Cobra Kai is streaming on Netflix (Starring William Zabka and Ralph Macchio)

COBRA KAI

  • By RICH ANDREW
  • Photo Courtesy of NETFLIX

Creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg have resurrected the movie magic of The Karate Kid with their hit series Cobra Kai. Back then, we fell in love with Ralph Macchio (The Deuce) as Daniel LaRusso, whose schoolyard bullies were no match for his epic crane kick. Thirty years later, expect the impossible because this time we’re head over heels for the blonde bully himself Johnny Lawrence, played brilliantly by William Zabka (To Appomattox). Down on his luck, Johnny decides to reboot his old dojo, and his first student is Miguel, a scrawny teenager getting beat up by neighborhood bullies. Johnny’s son Robby wants nothing to do with his deadbeat dad, so he takes a job at a car dealership owned by Daniel, who quickly becomes the father figure Robby longs for. The long-standing rivalry between Johnny and Daniel only heats up further as Daniel teaches Robby some karate, Mister Miyagi style. And when their students face off in the All Valley Tournament, it’s the show’s writers who brilliantly land every emotional punch. With a dynamite cast that includes Xolo Maridueña (Parenthood), Courtney Henggeler (Fuller House), Tanner Buchanan (Game Shakers), Mary Mouser (Room 104), Jacob Bertrand (Kirby Buckets), Nichole Brown, Gianni Decenzo (Saint Francis), Randee Heller (The Resident), and Martin Kove (Day 13), Cobra Kai is a love letter to our youth.

Cobra Kai” is now streaming on Netflix

Away

Away is streaming on Netflix (Starring Hilary Swank, Talitha Bateman, and Josh Charles)

Away

  • By Debbie Emery
  • Photo Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix’s latest drama series sees Hilary Swank battling a dilemma few parents have had to face: whether to stay home with her family in the wake of a health crisis or lead a mission to Mars? The Million Dollar Baby Oscar winner stars as American astronaut Emma Green, who in charge of an international crew attempting to be the first people to reach the red planet via their spaceship, Atlas. Aside from facing division and revolt following a fire before they’ve even left their staging base on the Moon, Emma gets the devastating news that her husband (Josh Charles) has suffered a stroke back in Earth. Should she continue with the biggest career opportunity of her life, or return to care for their teenage daughter, Lex (fantastically portrayed by Talitha Bateman)?

Created by Andrew Hinderaker, executive-produced by Jason Katims, and from showrunner Jessica Goldberg, Awaywas inspired by an Esquire magazine article written by Chris Jones. “I love that this commander of the mission to Mars is a woman and that’s not the drama of the story,” Swank told Deadline. “That shows how far we’ve come towards equality. The drama was these richly, racial backgrounds, these people who are on this journey, working towards a goal together, while having this gravitational pull to Earth, these families that made it a love story.”

The 10-episode series is currently streaming on Netflix.

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