TrulyLuminary’s Top 5 Most Anticipated New TV Series

With all the new shows being ordered to series, we thought we’d make a list of the Top 5 that we’re looking forward to seeing! So, without further ado, the list:

5. Selfie

The ABC-produced sitcom, starring Karen Gillan and John Cho, is a modern adaptation of My Fair Lady. The series focuses on Eliza Dooley (Gillan), who is more concerned with her social media accounts and getting “likes,” than being liked.

“After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media ‘followers’ than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.” Cho will be playing Henry, the man in charge of re-marketing Eliza.

Why are we excited about Selfie? Well, we’re glad you asked!

The series will show us a new side of the actors, who have done quite a bit of Sci-Fi/Fantasy work in the past; Gillan on the BBC series Doctor Who and in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Cho in the Star Trek reboot.

4. The Flash

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With all the hype around superheroes right now, there’s no question as to why The CW ordered DC’s The Flash to series! Starring Grant Gustin, this show got it’s start in an episode of Arrow.

In case you aren’t familiar with him, here’s a little bit about the character straight from DC comics:

“Young Barry Allen’s life stopped the minute his mother was murdered. The true killer never found, its mystery obsessed Barry, driving him to become a forensic scientist. Consumed by his work, he spent his life chained to his desk, solving every case that flew across it. But when a freak lightning bolt hits a nearby shelf in his lab, Barry receives super-speed, becoming the Flash. Now, he’ll race up buildings, across oceans, and around the world to get his man — while getting introduced to a world so much bigger than his old life of microscopes and cold cases.

Able to run at near light-speeds, his powers provide the ultimate caffeine kick: He can run up buildings, move so swiftly he phases through objects, create sonic booms with the snap of his fingers — and never needs to order delivery. Despite his speed, Barry can become so obsessed with crime-solving he can still lose track of everything else around him, leaving the fastest man alive constantly running a minute behind.”

Looks like The Flash will be airing at 8 PM on Tuesdays on The CW! Here’s a first look:

3. Gotham

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It sure seems like DC comics will be taking the television route with their stories as they bring yet another adaptation of their comics to primetime.

“Gotham is a story about the origins of the great DC Comics super-villains and how they came to be. Catwoman, The Riddler, Penguin, Poison Ivy. What made The Joker The Joker? How Scarecrow became Scarecrow,” says Bruno Heller, writer and executive producer.

“A lot of what this show is about is the relationship with a young Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne.” (Mirror.)

What we’re excited about: the back stories! Who doesn’t want to know why these villains are the way they are?

The show will air on Fox on Mondays at 8 PM.

2. Marvel’s Agent Carter

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Agent Carter is a spin-off of the hit ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.LD, and is very big news for fans of the Captain America franchise.

From Marvel’s website:

“Marvel’s Agent Carter, starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad.

Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.

Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Marvel’s Agent Carter is executive produced by Christopher Markus, Steve McFeely, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Jeph Loeb.”

The show will run for 13 episodes in the same time slot as S.H.I.E.L.D and will bridge the the time that S.H.I.E.L.D is on hiatus.

If this clip doesn’t convince you that Hayley Atwell is amazing, we don’t know what will!

1. How to Get Away With Murder

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The ABC and Shonda Rhimes-produced legal drama is unlike anything we’ve seen thus far.

The  synopsis, courtesy of IMDb: “A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot that will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.”

Why we’re excited about it: Have you seen the trailer? No? Watch it!

What do you think of these new series? Which ones will you be watching? Did we miss one that you think should be on the list?

Stan Lee’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Cameo Revealed

A few weeks ago, amid rumours that Stan Lee would not be making a cameo in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, it was announced that he, in fact, will be making an appearance.

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MoviePilot reports that Stan Lee will be playing a Xandarian citizen in the film, although it is unknown what he will be saying.

Guardians is a Marvel Entertainment adaptation of their comic book of the same name. The synopsis from IMDb: “In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.”

“Xandar is the home of the Nova Corps – seen in trailers and promotions – with Glenn Close their leader, Commander Rael…” reports MoviePilot. 

The film stars Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close, and is directed by James Gunn.

Photo courtesy of MoviePilot
Photo courtesy of MoviePilot.

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theatres August 1.

Marvel Releases New “Guardians of the Galaxy” Stills

Guardians of the Galaxy is a new Marvel film, set to be released on August 1.

The movie, directed by James Gunn, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Glenn Close, and John C. Reilly. The film’s synopsis, from IMDb: “In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.”

Here are the new stills!

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Will you be seeing Guardians when it hits theatres?

First Look – Photos of Karen Gillan and John Cho in New ABC Sitcom “Selfie”

The first stills from the modern adaptation of My Fair Lady, titled Selfie, have been released.

The series is very social-media based, and stars Gillan as Eliza Dooley who is “more concerned with getting “likes” than being liked,” according to upandcomers.net. “After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media ‘followers’ than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.” Cho plays Henry, who decides to take on the challenge of re-marketing Eliza.

The cast also includes Allyn Rachel, Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and David Harewood. Will you watch Selfie when it premieres on ABC?

Two New “Guardians of the Galaxy” Stills Released

Marvel is having a stellar year with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and now, Guardians of the Galaxy.

MTV released two new stills from the new film, which feature the character Peter Quill/Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt. The new pictures show off the character’s costume, most notably the famous mask.

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The movie stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Vin Diesel, and John C. Reilly and will be on the big screen August 1. Will you go see Guardians when it hits theatres?

New Still from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Marvel fans, here’s a treat. USA Today has released a new still from Guardians of the Galaxy. The still is of the character Nebula, played by Karen Gillan of Doctor Who fame.

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Karen Gillan as Nebula in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Guardians of the Galaxy has a star studded cast; the list includes Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close, to name a few. The official synopsis, from the Guardians IMDB page: “In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace).”

The film, directed by James Gunn, is the first original title from Marvel’s “Phase 2” of movies; as reported by flicksandbits.com, “Phase 2” included titles such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, and Iron Man 3 among others. Ant-Man will kick off “Phase 3”.

First Look – Exclusive Trailer and New Images from “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Marvel’s production company has been working with Walt Disney Studios to get a highly awaited adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy comic books onto the silver screen.

The film has an incredible cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, and Lee Pace. Plus, actors John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, and Peter Serafinowicz are also all members of the extensive cast.

Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (image via Collider)
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (image via Collider)

Just yesterday, the first official trailer was released and Collider shared some terrific new images as well. The trailer gives us a nice introduction to the characters and gives us an expansive look at the world director James Gunn has created.

Overall, the tone of the trailer is very comedic and it looks like this is going to be a hilarious and action-packed film that audiences will enjoy. Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters this summer on August 1, 2014. Watch the trailer and take a look at some of the first images below:

(Image via Collider)
(Image via Collider)

What do you think of this new trailer? Would you have had like to seen more of the storyline rather than character introductions? Are you looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy being out in theaters?

Sources: Collider (Image post #1), Collider (Image post #2), YouTube, and IMDbPro