Does It Matter That The TV Version Of Constantine Is Straight?

This fall is seeing a huge crop of comic-book TV shows, and one of the most promising is Constantine. The trench-coated antihero who copes with the unsavory side of magic is getting a more faithful portrayal. Except he won't smoke. And now we're hearing his sexuality will be toned down too. Does it matter? » 7/14/14 12:58pm 7/14/14 12:58pm

11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read

Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft? We asked some great television writers, and they told us 11 books that every aspiring scribe… » 7/16/13 10:33am 7/16/13 10:33am

Why You Should Never Write Action Scenes For Your Blockbuster Movie

It's the height of summer movie season, which means that action movies are blowing up all over. And that makes this the perfect time to revisit some advice from John Rogers, creator of Leverage and writer of the new webcomic Arcanum. Here, he explains why you should never write an action scene. Ever. » 6/06/13 12:31pm 6/06/13 12:31pm

Are there going to be multiple "robot crime" shows on television soon?

Last we heard, Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) was still hard at work on the pilot of the untitled "robot-on-human murder" show he's creating with Howard Gordon. But that may not be the only robotic crime show that could be on television in the next year or two. » 12/10/12 3:00pm 12/10/12 3:00pm

Locke & Key, the canned TV pilot, resurrects as a movie?

Our hearts were crushed when the television adaptation of the comic Locke & Key (which was penned by the amazing Josh Friedman and boasted a pilot directed by Mark Romanek) was canned by FOX before it was ever released. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's comic book is exactly the kind of creepy mystery-solving the world… » 11/01/12 3:02pm 11/01/12 3:02pm

A New Android Cop Show, From the Makers of Fringe

Could there be dueling police dramas about robots a year from now? Just a few weeks ago, NBC picked up a show about cops and robots from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman. And now, Fox has ordered a pilot for a show about android cops from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, one of two showrunners on … » 9/06/12 1:20pm 9/06/12 1:20pm