TV THIS WEEK: The CW is back with The Flash, Charmed, Supergirl, Black

To put it mildly, The CW is sucking most of the air out of the room this week. The network’s schedule is loaded with genre fare, and a big chunk of it finally returns this weekend for the fall. From superheroes to witchy reboots, here’s the rundown. The CW’s (arguably) flagship superhero series The Flash …

Brilliant! Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor gets her own limited-edition Barbie doll

Doctor Who is entering a whole new era with Jodie Whittaker‘s 13th Doctor. Fans are thrilled with what they saw in the premiere and eagerly looking forward to what’s next. As Whittaker’s Doctor breaks the glass ceiling of time and space on the iconic show, she’s also making strides in another perhaps unexpected, but welcome …

The Dark Crystal prequel creators promise 'pure puppetry' and no CGI at NYCC

Tonight at the “Netflix and Chills” panel, Linda Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company (and daughter of the late puppeteer) was joined by director Louis Leterrier on SYFY WIRE’s Main Stage at NYCC to talk about the upcoming prequel series to Jim Henson’s classic movie The Dark Crystal.  The series, titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, will revisit …

NYCC: Netflix shares debut date and first bizarre footage from The Umbrella

As the sun went down and night crept in on New York Comic Con on Friday, the cast of the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Umbrella Academy took SYFY WIRE’s Main Stage for the “Netflix and Chills” panel. After the cast was introduced to the crowd, the panel wasted no time by diving right into an exclusive look at the trailer, …

The House of Dracula: The best cinematic offshoots of the Dracula family tree

Dracula, like Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur, and Stan Lee, is an ubiquitous and eternal movie character. And he has been for more than eight decades. Ever since Bela Lugosi brought the Transylvanian Count to life in Tod Browning’s 1931 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula has been resurrected again and again in new adaptations, remakes, …

Feel like you're in Hogwarts at the NY Historical Society's Harry Potter

When the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition debuted last fall in London to mark the 20th anniversary of the series’ U.K. publication, we were spellbound. It felt like we were walking through the halls and classrooms of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Now the exhibit has made its way across …

The Mandalorian: Jon Favreau's new live action Star Wars show sounds like a

One of the biggest draws of Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney Play, is the promise of all that Star Wars related content. One of the biggest names attached is The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, who previously announced he’d write and produce an original Star Wars series exclusive to the platform.  Earlier tonight, Favreau, who voiced Rio Durante …

Exclusive first look at IDW's Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #1

Back in July during SDCC, SYFY WIRE injected your summer with a blast of exclusive Francesco Francavilla cover reveals for IDW’s Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle. These tempting Halloween-themed treats are destined for readers of all ages, and now we’re revealing a first glimpse into the October pages to prime you for the cosmic …

Director Jeremy Saulnier talks onscreen violence and crafting the cold, brutal

Jeremy Saulnier’s career has been a lot like one of his movies: The dial starts at 11 and just keeps steadily ramping up from there. Following his directorial debut with the indie horror comedy Murder Party, Saulnier’s embarked on a three-movie run of tense, violent thrillers; first, with 2013’s revenge drama Blue Ruin, then 2015’s …