12 Great Netflix Shows Yet To Premiere In 2018

Netflix has given the world a lot of great shows in 2018, and surprisingly, it still has quite a few to give. Those curious about the best of the best the streaming service has to offer in the final months of the year need look no further as we have 13 entries highlighting the creme de la creme of Netflix streaming.

The Great British Baking Show (Collection 6)

The Cast: Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood, Sandy Toksvig, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith

Why We’re Pumped: The Great British Baking Show has been one of the premiere food shows on television, and now the latest season has arrived for Netflix viewers to binge to their heart’s delight. Granted, it’s already aired in the U.K., so those with friends across the pond may want to avoid conversations about the show in the meantime. Those who don’t can watch in peace and be wowed by the mouth-watering dishes that are showcased each episode.

When Does It Premiere: Friday, November 9

Narcos: Mexico (Season 4)

Cast: Diego Luna, Michael Peña, Matt Letscher

Why We’re Pumped: Narcos has already proven its television worth keeping tabs on in its first three seasons, and the lineup for Season 4 is a testament to that. The series grabbed stars in Diego Luna and Michael Peña as it prepares to tell the story of the Guadalajara cartel in the 80s. We’re excited for the story that’s in store, but also to see these two actors doing their thing in what should be an exciting season.

When Does It Premiere: Friday, November 16

She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power (Season 1)

Cast:Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka, Lorraine Toussaint

Why We’re Pumped: She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power looks a lot different than the series of old, but that’s not a bad thing. Change is the only constant, after all, and the animation and tone of trailers thus far looks very similar to one of Dreamworks Animation’s other animated Netflix show, Voltron: Legendary Defender. We’re psyched to see how Season 1 plays out, and whether or not it will pave the way to a future Masters Of The Universe series.

When Does It Premiere: Friday, November 16

Frontier (Season 3)

Cast: Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron

Why We’re Pumped: Hype surrounding Frontier hasn’t been particularly high since its Netflix debut, but with Aquaman set to make a splash in December, more might be encouraged to check the Canadian drama set in the 1700s. Those who do who have a love of Momoa and his ass-kicking characters won’t be disappointed as Declan Harp is almost as much of a badass as Khal Drogo. Come for Momoa, stay for the dramatic storylines and harsh world of fur traders.

When Does It Premiere: Friday, November 23

Death By Magic (Season 1)

Cast: Drummond Money-Coutts

Why We’re Pumped: Death By Magic is another magic series on Netflix that promises to show some of the most dangerous stunts that have claimed magicians in the past. Magician Drummond Money-Coutts isn’t just going to examine these dangerous feats; he’s going to perform them as well. It’s an interesting premise that teases potentially life-threatening situations, and a look at what went wrong in the situations where other magicians failed.

When Does It Premiere: Friday, November 30

F Is For Family (Season 3)

Cast: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long

Why We’re Pumped: The dysfunctional Murphys are always a blast to watch, even if some subscribers have forgotten them and this show may have existed. Now, almost a year-and-a-half after being renewed, Season 3 is finally set to arrive and feature more of the politically incorrect family and a reminder of the way things were for some families back in the 70s.

When Does it Premiere: Friday, November 30

Ratched (Season 1)

Cast: Sarah Paulson

Why We’re Pumped: Who wouldn’t be pumped by the news that living television legend Ryan Murphy is producing a spinoff of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest? Even better, it’s a series called Ratched and will follow the iconic nurse character. Many details have been kept under wraps since the original announcement in 2017, but we do know Sarah Paulson will play the nurse and Ryan Murphy was believed to have directed the pilot. That’s all we need to know!

When Does It Premiere: 2018

Fuller House (Season 4)

Cast: Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber

Why We’re Pumped: There are whispers floating around that Season 4 will be the final season of Fuller House. If that’s the case, then fans need to make the most of these upcoming episodes, which are said to be jam-packed with guest stars. While we’d love to see another season that could wrap up the series neatly and possibly allow for an Olsen twins appearance, we’re still grateful there are still episodes to come in 2018.

When Does It Premiere: Friday, December 14

Watership Down

Cast: James McAvoy, John Boyega, Olivia Colman, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Daniel Kaluuya, Taron Egerton , Peter Capaldi

Why We’re Pumped: Who would’ve thought a miniseries about a small group of rabbits would be one of the most star-studded affairs Netflix may do in 2018? The classic Richard Adams novel adaptation has a slew of big names to recreate the story of rabbits and a harrowing journey. It’s also been revealed recently that Sam Smith will be recording the theme song for the original, so that’s something to look forward to as well.

When Does It Premiere: 2018

Dogs Of Berlin (Season 1)

Cast: Fahri Yardim, Sebastian Achilles

Why We’re Pumped: Netflix’s original international offerings have brought some solid shows to America in 2018, and it looks like there’s another promising one coming out of Germany before the year’s end. Two Berlin detectives are forced into working together and attempt to take on the criminal underworld. Apparently, things get a bit sticky as the synopsis teased the men will begin to question whether they’re truly on the right side of the law. We’re excited to find out why!

When Does It Premiere: 2018

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 8)

Cast: Josh Keaton, Steven Yeun, Jeremy Shada, Rhys Darby

Why We’re Pumped: Voltron: Legendary Defender is gearing up for its final season, and those who have been watching thus far know it’s been a hell of a ride. The show has perfected that balance of a kids’ show that appeals to adults almost effortlessly, which is not a feat many shows achieve. It’s been a gem in Netflix’s animated lineup for a while now, which will make it all the harder to say goodbye this December.

When Does It Premiere: Friday, December 14.

Holiday Specials

Cast: (various)

Why We’re Pumped: Netflix is not afraid to get in the holiday spirit, and this year they’re getting weird with it. This includes a one-off Christmas special for Jaden Smith’s weird anime Neo Yokio, and a special holiday edition of Nailed It! called Nailed It! Holiday! Let’s be honest, it’s not all that hard to get excited during the holiday season, but it’s going to be even easier with Nicole Byer making us laugh with her crazy show.

When Does It Premiere: 2018

For a full list of offerings headed to Netflix before the year is up, be sure to visit our Netflix premiere guide. For a look at what’s happening on cable television as the weeks wind down to the end of 2018, visit our fall premiere guide.

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Mayans M.C. Finale Connected To Sons Of Anarchy In Big, Shocking Ways

Warning: many spoilers ahead for the Season 1 finale of Mayans M.C. on FX.

Mayans M.C. finally hit the airwaves in 2018 as the long-awaited spinoff of Sons of Anarchy, and it quickly proved to be a big hit. The show could have a long future ahead of it on FX, and the Season 1 finale guarantees that fans will be dying to find out what happens next for however long the wait is until Season 2. The episode featured some unexpected and shocking ties back to Sons of Anarchy that few probably saw coming.

The most unexpected tie to Sons of Anarchy in the Mayans finale came with the bombshell reveal of who murdered EZ’s mother all those years ago. The mystery of her death has been an undercurrent of the series, even when none of the Reyes men were explicitly dwelling on her. After all, if not for EZ’s quest to track down her killer, he never would have wound up behind bars. Who could have guessed that the truth would lead to a Sons character?

Yes, the truth behind the big mystery is that none other than Happy Lowman killed EZ’s mom. EZ finally learned the truth when the Mayans were joined by some SAMCRO members at a party, in what should have been a joyous event for all. Well, as joyous an event as is possible for a show set in the Sons of Anarchy universe, anyway.

Happy’s arrival brought him face to face with EZ, who realized that Happy is the man who killed his mom. His role as an enforcer on Sons of Anarchy put him in the position to get very violent with those who got in his and SAMCRO’s way, so it’s not shocking that he would kill somebody. The fact that he killed the Reyes matriarch of all people does come as a shock. The episode didn’t reveal why Happy killed EZ’s mother, but the twist does seemingly promise more crossovers between Mayans and Sons.

Showrunner Kurt Sutter weighed in on the Happy twist, and he revealed that it wasn’t the culmination of an arc he’d planned from the beginning. Additionally, Happy as the killer isn’t just a Sons of Anarchy cameo for the sake of a cameo. Instead, the inclusion broadens the scope of Mayans M.C. and connects it to the larger mythology already in place thanks to Sons. In a chat with THR, Sutter had this to say about Happy as the killer of EZ’s mom:

I started thinking about the payoff with EZ chasing the ‘one-armed man who killed his mom. I wanted it to pay off and find out who that guy was, and plug that guy into the bigger mythology. I didn’t know if it was going to be a cartel guy. Was it going to be a cop? Would it have something to do with EZ’s dad? In the shaping of the season, I realized, “What if we intersect with the mythology that’s already there?” We did the historical mythology homework to realize at the time [EZ’s mom died], Happy was a Nomad. We established him as a button guy and a killer for hire. That piece of it worked, in terms of it not impacting the Sons mythology. He wasn’t a member of the charter at that time. He was free and clear. Then the trick was, how do we allow EZ to have that reveal? It can’t be someone he’s seen before. We established that it’s not how they buy their guns. In a previous episode, we saw they bought guns from the San Bernardino charter [of the Sons of Anarchy], so there was no direct conflict with Charming or with Redwood. We could criss-cross the mythologies in a way I was good with, because it doesn’t impact the Sons mythology at all.

If the Happy twist wasn’t enough of a connection to Sons of Anarchy, there was another. Jax Teller was explicitly mentioned on Mayans M.C. for the very first time. We’ve known for a while that we shouldn’t hold our breath for Charlie Hunnam to somehow reprise the role for Mayans, so the name drop was a nice treat. Here’s how it happened.

The Mayans were seated at their table to discuss a new arrangement with regard to supplying the cartel. The Mayans came to the conclusion that SAMCRO would be able to supply the cartel “under the radar,” going through the Mayans to keep the feds out of the entire situation. The deal would allow the Mayans to continue their relationship with the Charming chapter of SAMCRO that was the center of Sons of Anarchy.

Marcus Alvarez was the one to mention Jax, saying this:

Our club has a relationship with Charming. Volatile past but a profitable peace. I’m gonna make sure I keep that promise to Jax Teller.

Sentimentality aside, Bishop did his job as leader and clarified that it would be their chapter to handle the business between SAMCRO and the cartel. Therefore, the entire group had to be on board with the risky arrangement. Unsurprisingly, the Mayans gave unanimous approval, and the stage is set for more Sons of Anarchy crossovers in the future of Mayans M.C.

Only time will tell how far the spinoff will go in touching on its parent show. Mayans has already proven that it can stand on its own without relying on Sons for material, so future crossovers will hopefully only enrich the new show’s arcs. We’ll have to wait and see.

Mayans M.C. was renewed for a second season back in October, so there’s no need to worry that there will never be any payoff on the cliffhanger. The ratings were excellent from the beginning, proving that it has the potential to carve out a niche on FX to last for years. The second season is slated to debut at some point in 2019.

For some viewing options sooner than the new year, swing by our fall TV premiere schedule. If you’re in the mood to relive some of the Sons of Anarchy glory days, you can find the series streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

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Lethal Weapon’s Cole Cliffhanger Proves The Show Definitely Doesn’t Need Riggs

Many spoilers ahead for Episode 6 of Lethal Weapon Season 3, called “Panama.” If you haven’t caught the episode yet, feel free to check out some of our spoiler-free articles until you get the chance to tune in.

Season 3 of Lethal Weapon has seen the focus of the series shift due to the departure of former co-lead Clayne Crawford, who played Riggs. Crawford was ousted from the series after allegations of misconduct, and the cast actually thought Lethal Weapon was cancelled before plans were put in place for a new character to step in as Roger’s partner. All eyes have been on Cole to discover if he really has what it takes to fill a void that might have been left after Riggs’ death.

After all, what is Lethal Weapon without Murtaugh and Riggs? Well, Season 3 has proved that Lethal Weapon is so much more than Murtaugh and Riggs thanks to the rich supporting cast, and “Panama” ended on a cliffhanger all about Cole that proves the show definitely doesn’t need Riggs, despite some of fans’ early fears about Season 3.

Riggs was the one whose tragic backstory drove a lot of the series, with the Murtaugh family largely as a constant and stabilizing force for the man haunted by his previous life. Cole is different from Riggs in nearly innumerable ways, but he did step in as somebody with a complicated past with the potential to come back and bite him.

Instead of a cop whose wife and unborn child were killed, Cole is a former CIA agent who lost part of himself by doing dirty deeds overseas, and it cost him his wife and daughter, although both are still alive. “Panama” saw Cole’s former life and dark deeds invade his new life in Los Angeles, and that is extraordinarily dangerous now that he has formed a relationship with his daughter and begun to put down roots with those around him.

Early in the hour, Cole realized that he was being followed by folks he thought he’d left behind when he moved on from the CIA. His past was invading his present, and he encountered his former handler who brought him into the CIA and turned him into a deadly assassin. The episode showed Cole via flashback as he was tasked with his first bloody mission to kill a man out to dinner with a woman who seemed to be his wife.

At first, Cole seemed like he wasn’t going to be able to pull the trigger, even after he followed his mark into the bathroom. His hand shook as he aimed the gun, and that was enough of an opening for his target to fight back. The two got into a dangerous scuffle with a loaded gun between them, and Cole eventually gained the upper hand, pulling the trigger and killing the man. They were so close together that Cole ended up sprayed with blood.

He finished the job of killing the guy just as his wife ran into the bathroom, panicking at the sight of the man she loved covered in blood and looking pretty dead. When she first rushed in, she was too frantic to even notice that Cole was in the room, instead screaming for help and cradling the dead man. Then, in one fateful moment, she glanced up, and there was Cole reflected in the broken bathroom mirror.

Flash forward to the present, and the woman (played by guest star Leonor Varela of Captive) is back with a vengeance. The person who was left crying and terrified in the bathroom all those years ago became a woman set on vengeance with cartel ties to back her up. Despite signs pointing toward her interest in a list of CIA operatives and their families, Cole’s handler figured out she really only wanted Cole. He made a deal that she’d forget the list and he would make sure she got Cole.

Unfortunately, Cole thought he was in the free and clear until the very end of the episode. He was chatting with his daughter, promising to pick her up and watch as she engaged in a debate in front of an audience. She was nervous about the task in front of her and clearly relying on her dad for support. Sadly, nothing good really ever seems to stick for Cole, and he was immediately surrounded by bad guys as soon as he hung up the phone.

Well, he did what he could to fight back, but even a lethal weapon like Cole can’t take out a bunch of adversaries who are armed and ready. The trailer for next week’s episode proves that he’s going to have to fight for his life and perhaps even end up buried alive. As if he wasn’t already battling demons! We’ll have to wait and see how he gets out of his latest predicament and if he’ll be able to recover mentally any time soon.

We’ve seen on more than one occasion that Cole can deal with physical pain without too much trouble; emotional scars run deeper for him. In this way, he is similar to Riggs, and we can probably count on his flashbacks continuing similar to how Riggs’ continued prior to his death. “Panama” managed to use Cole’s backstory to drive a dangerous story, much as earlier seasons did with Riggs.

Cole can carry a decent chunk of the show as well as Riggs did while continuing to mix up the series and take it in some unpredictable directions. Lethal Weapon is a different show now that Riggs is gone, and that’s certainly not a bad thing. Here’s to the future!

“Panama” was directed by fan-favorite actress Keesha Sharp, and it also introduced Bailey’s new partner, known as The Gute. This new character is a sign of growth for Lethal Weapon, and she’s important to the franchise for some key reasons. The Gute will stick around to work with Bailey, and their dynamic already proves to be intriguing and perhaps a bit dysfunctional until they get used to each other.

This episode was actually the first half of a two-parter, so be sure to tune in next week to learn what happens next after Cole’s big cliffhanger. New episodes of Lethal Weapon air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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The Gifted Spoilers: How That Big Mutant Death Could Have Devastating Consequences

Warning! The following contains spoilers for The Gifted episode “iMprint.” Read at your own risk!

Things are heating up on The Gifted, as the latest exchange between the Mutant Underground and Purifiers resulted in a big character’s death. Unfortunately, it was Shatter that happened to get caught in the crosshairs as the mutant who’s been on the show since Season 1 met his end while trying to aide the Mutant Underground’s escape. It was an event that led to potentially devastating consequences for two individuals, namely Reed and Jace.

For Reed, he might’ve been able to save Shatter had he been able to help the Mutant Underground escape the Baltimore station a bit faster. Of course it wasn’t all on him, but once Blink got knocked out it was time for him to attempt to channel his emotions and try to use his powers at will. He was eventually successful, albeit only after Shatter had taken a reinforced bullet straight through the back via Jace.

The Mutant Underground escaped though things were far from okay with Reed later on in The Gifted. Caitlin and Lauren arrived home to find portions of the house destroyed, and Reed begging them not to come any closer. Distraught and glowing, he informed them that he had lost control of his powers and appeared unable to shut them off. Given he and Shatter had bonded not long before the mutant’s sacrifice, it appeared Reed took some blame for what happened.

He wasn’t the only one feeling guilty either, as Jace wasn’t happy that he had to kill the mutant Shatter. The Purifier had done his best so far trying to keep from the movement contained in its mutant roundup effort, but was forced to act when Shatter began to chip away at a Purifier he crystalized. Now that he’s crossed that line, it will no doubt be harder for him to sway any Purifier into showing restraint in the future.

The Gifted fans had a mixed response to Shatter’s death on social media, although all seem unified in the fact they were sad to see him go. Some were disgruntled the Fox series brought the character back only to have him killed off, while others were grateful the character got to share his story before his goodbye. Both sides can take solace in the fact that Shatter’s death will not be in vain, and will certainly have an impact in the coming episodes.

The Gifted airs on Fox Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. For a look at what else is happening on television in the coming weeks and as 2018 draws to a close, head on over to our handy fall premiere guide.

Why Ryan Coogler Isn’t Bothered By The Pressure Of Making Black Panther 2

Having already proven himself with Fruitvale Station and Creed, Ryan Coogler was hired by Marvel to direct and co-write Black Panther, and that decision paid off. Met with critical acclaim and making over $1.3 billion worldwide (it was a bigger domestic hit than Avengers: Infinity War), Black Panther proved to be one of the more memorable Marvel Cinematic Universe installments, so it wasn’t to surprising to hear that Coogler is returning for Black Panther 2. Needless to say there’s a lot riding on Coogler to make the sequel as good, if not better, than its predecessor, but Coogler won’t let the pressure get to him since he’s compartmentalizing the work. Coogler said:

Of all the sequels to tackle as your first, Black Panther 2 is definitely a huge endeavor. However, as Ryan Coogler also noted in his interview with Indiewire, each of the three movies he’s already directed came with their own “very specific amount of pressure,” which, during the creative process, felt “insurmountable each time.” So yes, Black Panther 2 comes with its own challenges, but as Coogler made clear, he’s handling it like he would any other project: by ignoring the outside noise and doing his best to deliver a story that’s meaningful.

Rather than sign onto Black Panther 2 immediately after it was clear Black Panther was successful, Ryan Coogler reportedly took his time coming up with a new deal for the sequel. Now that the paperwork has been signed, the plan is for him to start writing Black Panther 2 early next year, with production then beginning either in late 2019 or early 2020. So it will likely be three years until Black Panther 2 finally hits theaters, but hey, good work takes time.

When we left off with T’Challa at the end of Black Panther, he’d decided to reveal Wakanda’s true nature to the world and establish a Wakandan outreach center in California in the building where his uncle N’Jobu was killed by his father, T’Chaka. Then came the events of Avengers: Infinity War, where Wakanda became a key battleground in the fight against Thanos’ forces, and unfortunately, T’Challa found himself among the unlucky half of the universe turned to dust by the Mad Titan. However, Avengers 4 is expected to bring back most, if not all, of the heroes who disappeared at the end of Infinity War, so once T’Challa has been restored to life, the path to Black Panther 2 will be opened.

Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for all the latest updates concerning Black Panther 2. In the meantime, find out what else is in development for the MCU by browsing through our handy guide.

PS4’s Spider-Man Really Came Through For Sony

Superhero games might seem like a quick way to cash-in on the popularity of a franchise and make some quick bucks on home consoles or PC. However, quick cash-ins are a dangerous endeavor and have oftentimes resulted in games becoming sales failures. Insomniac Games didn’t want to do a cash-in when it came to Marvel’s Spider-Man, and it turns out that the hard work, dedication, and attention to detail really came through for both Insomniac Games and Sony.

Bloomberg is reporting that Sony’s PlayStation division managed to pull in some strong numbers throughout the quarter and a lot of it was thanks to the release of the first-party title, Marvel’s Spider-Man, which launched on the PS4 as an exclusive back in September.

As noted in the Bloomberg report, Marvel’s Spider-Man selling 3.3 million copies during its first three days on the market helped bolster the market profile for Sony, which has led to the company beating market forecasts even after Sony lifted its revenue expectations for the September quarter.

The PlayStation division saw a 65% revenue increase in year-over-year performance compared to the same time in 2017.

The article notes that this was due to a lot of forward momentum that Sony picked up back in early 2018, starting with the release of God of War in the spring, which not only garnered a lot of positive feedback from critics but also managed to sell 3.1 million copies during the first three days of release. This momentum carried over into the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man in September, when the game topped God of War’s sales within the same three-day sales period, and then went on to follow that up with some post-launch DLC in October.

It seems as if Insomniac Games was wise in how the studio gauged market interest in the game by keeping DLC rolling out at regular intervals, especially given that Marvel’s Spider-Man has one of the highest percentages of platinum trophies achieved among PS4 gamers. For reference, in order to acquire the platinum trophy it means you’ve completed all the major quests and side-quests in the game and completed every other trophy requirement. So, despite it being a massive open-world game, gamers absolutely love the world that Insomniac crafted based on the Spider-Man property.

Analysts expect Sony to maintain strong revenue throughout the remainder of 2018 thanks to other strong releases such as Red Dead Redemption 2, and the popularity carried over from Activision and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

However, it was Marvel’s Spider-Man that probably took a lot of people by surprise, because superhero games have been hit and miss over the years, with only Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham series being a high-quality example of a great superhero game and a great open-world stealth-action title, overall. And, now, Insomniac gets to join that rare and illustrious club of developers who can say that Marvel’s Spider-Man was one of the few games that helped push Sony above and beyond the analysts’ forecasts.

Ronda Rousey And Other WWE 2K19 Pre-Order Characters Are Now Available For Purchase

Leading up to its release this past October, WWE 2K19 promised gamers access to some legendary pro-wrestlers such as Rick Flair and Rey Mysterio. Another special bonus was none other than former UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. Well, if you didn’t pre-order the game but you wanted to play as those characters, you can purchase them right now.

The news was rolled out over on the WWE 2K website, where 2K Games announced that the DLC packs are currently available featuring Ronda Rousey, Rey Mysterio, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, the Undertaker, and special editions of both Ric Flair and Charlotte Flair.

The DLC packs for WWE 2K19 are available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on Steam for PC for $7.99 each.

The DLC packs also come with more than just the playable characters. You’ll also be able to play in new arenas as well, including the Starrcade 1983 arena.

But, the DLC is more than just filling out the already expansive roster in WWE 2K19 for home consoles and PC. There’s also brand new story content for players to battle through, including a specialized Tower for Ronda Rousey, where players will follow Ronda’s journey into the WWE battle against five opponents while earning in-game currency to unlock additional content.

There’s also a special Tower story for Rey Mysterio as well. After departing from the WWE back in 2015, Mysterio returned to form at the WWE in 2018, just in time to make the cut in 2K Games’ latest wrestling outing. As Mysterio, players will have to defeat five opponents, including one of Rey’s best friends and biggest rivals, Batista… yes, the same one from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

Both Rey Mysterio and Ronda Rousey are packed into the DLC known as the Ronda Rousey & Rey Mysterio Pack. Separate from that pack is the Wooooo! Edition Pack, which, as mentioned, contains the new arena and the special costumes for Ric Flair and Charlotte Flair, along with the other legendary superstars from specific eras, such as the 2002 rendition of the Undertaker, and the 1980s versions of Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat.

There are also additional DLC packs available for the game as well, including the Accelerator pack for $4.99 that allows you to quickly unlock all the content in the game save for the DLC unlockables. You can also have all your custom characters instantly upgraded with all their overall attributes and rankings without having to actually play through WWE 2K19 to level them up.

There will also be new DLC made available, such as the New Moves Pack for $3.99 and the Rising Stars Pack, which will feature superstars from the NXT brand for $9.99. And, finally, there’s the Titans Pack, which will be available for $9.99, and features returning superstars like EC3 and Bobby Lashley.

Alternatively, you can gain access to all of this content for $29.99 if you purchase the season pass for WWE 2K19.

Political Candidate Dan Crenshaw Says Pete Davidson Doesn’t Need To Apologize For Eye Patch Comment On SNL

Pete Davidson has made plenty of headlines over the past months thanks to his whirlwind romance, engagement, and subsequent breakup with Ariana Grande. Now, the Saturday Night Live player is making news for a whole other reason: Weekend Update. Davidson starred in a Weekend Update segment that had him sharing his first impressions of various political candidates, and he got himself into hot water when he mocked one candidate — who also happens to be a war veteran — for his eye patch.

Some called for Pete Davidson to apologize, but Dan Crenshaw has come out and stated that he doesn’t need an apology. Here’s what Crenshaw had to say:

Well, there you have it! Dan Crenshaw doesn’t require an apology from Pete Davidson because he doesn’t believe people should be required to apologize for everything others feel is problematic. Crenshaw undoubtedly wasn’t thrilled that Davidson poked fun at his eye patch, and that’s not even all Davidson had to say in his commentary on Crenshaw.

Pete Davidson opened by saying that Dan Crenshaw looks like “a hitman in a porno movie,” and Davidson could barely contain his own laughter to deliver the joke about the Texas congressional candidate. It was after the hitman line that Davidson dropped his joke about the eye patch, saying that he was sorry for the hitman joke because he knows Crenshaw “lost his eye in war or whatever.”

It’s the “or whatever” that really rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way, although Weekend Update co-host Michael Che could be heard bursting out into laughter off-screen at Pete Davidson’s joke. In fact, Che could also be heard incredulously laughing as soon as he saw a picture of Dan Crenshaw in his eyepatch and realized that Davidson was going to mock him.

Neither the porno hitman or the “or whatever” was enough to outrage Dan Crenshaw into demanding an apology. That said, he also shared some less-than-complimentary words about Pete Davidson and Saturday Night Live in his talk with TMZ:

To Dan Crenshaw, Pete Davidson’s Saturday Night Live comments simply weren’t funny. Pete Davidson got some laughs on SNL, but veterans may not have all appreciated the humor, as Crenshaw evidently did not. It should be interesting to see how quickly this story fades away. With the end of campaign season and SNL undoubtedly moving on in the next episode, the jokes at Crenshaw’s expense may lose their edge.

Only time will tell. New episodes of SNL air Saturdays on NBC. For some additional viewing options now and in the not-too-distant future, swing by our fall TV premiere schedule. Be sure to check out our list of upcoming SNL hosts as well.

Zack Snyder Just Explained A Potential Batman V Superman Plot Hole

Since he can’t match Superman in brawn on his own, Lex Luthor has to rely on his impressive intellect to find other ways to stick it to the Man of Steel. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he kidnapped Superman’s mother, Martha Kent, to make the Kryptonian hero comply with his demand: killing Batman. In the two years since Batman v Superman came out, some of you may have wondered why Superman didn’t just use his powers to track down where Martha was being held captive. According to director Zack Snyder, that question was answered in a cut scene, which you can get a taste of below.

Recently this behind-the-scenes picture from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was making the rounds on Vero, leading to Zack Snyder being asked if this is the part of the movie where Kal-El flew up and started listening to all the voices around him, which would have been an overload of pain and anguish. Snyder responded:

Even though Superman is capable of so many greats feats, contrary to Lex Luthor‘s opinion, he’s not a god. There’s only so many people he can save, meaning that whenever he’s living as Clark Kent or even while he’s on the job elsewhere in the world, there will always be others suffering. That’s why he didn’t use his super hearing to figure out Martha’s location; doing that would have been too overwhelming what with all the other horrible events he’d have to ignore to find her.

Instead, Superman flew to Gotham City and threw down in fisticuffs with Batman like Lex Luthor wanted, although he tried to explain the situation beforehand, but Bruce Wayne just wasn’t having it. Fortunately, it all worked out in the end, as a well-timed utterance of “Martha” stopped Batman from killing Superman, and the Caped Crusader rescued his former adversary’s mother while Superman flew back to rub defeat i Lex Luthor’s face. Unfortunately, Doomsday was soon after unleashed and killed Superman, so the Man of Steel didn’t get to enjoy victory for long.

Needless to say that Superman went through a lot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but his time buried six feet under wasn’t permanent. In Justice League, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg resurrected him using the Kryptonian genesis chamber and one of the Mother Boxes, and while Clark Kent woke up very cranky, he eventually regained his senses, donned a new Superman costume and helped stop Steppenwolf from turning Earth into another Apokolips.

Superman has now begun a new chapter of his life, though ironically, currently Warner Bros and the DC Extended Universe have no plans to have Henry Cavill reprise the character anytime soon. As for what else is in development for the DCEU, you can check out our handy guide for that information.

Pride And Prejudice Adaptation Coming To Lifetime With Big Twist

It is a truth universally acknowledged that for as long as there are folks who love the story of Lizzie Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, there will be a market for adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. Whether it’s a Hallmark movie loosely based on the beloved story or a big screen adventure (with or without zombies), people love Pride and Prejudice. The tale is getting another adaptation, and this one brings an exciting twist. Lifetime is adapting Pride and Prejudice in a modern setting, and that’s not all.

Not only will the new TV movie be set in a modern time period, but it will also feature an all-black cast playing the beloved characters. Called Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta, the project will deliver a version of the story so many know and love with twists that guarantee it won’t be just more of the same.

Tiffany Hines, known for projects like Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, Bones, and Hit the Floor, will play Lizzie Bennet, with Juan Antonio of Empire playing Will Darcy. Let me just say that I’m relieved Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta updated Darcy’s name from “Fitzwilliam” to “Will!” No details about their courtship have released just yet, but some light has been shed on changes to other characters.

The Mr. Bennet of the Pride and Prejudice novel is a father who really only shows affection for Lizzie out of his five daughters, and he’s rather detached from most of the events of the book. For Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta, Mr. Bennet is Reverend Bennet, a Southern Baptists pastor to be played by Reginald VelJohnson, who is arguably best known for his role as Carl Winslow on Family Matters.

The Mrs. Bennet of the novel who is obsessed with finding husbands for her daughters will be the author of a self-help book on Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta. Given that the self-help book is about finding the perfect husband, it’s probably safe to say that Mrs. Bennet’s preoccupation with getting her daughters hitched will be part of the Lifetime movie. She’ll be played by Jackée Harry of Sister, Sister fame.

The rest of the cast has been filled out as well, including Lizzie’s four sisters. Raney Branch is Jane, Brittney Level is Mary, Reginae Carter is Lydia, and Alexia Bailey is Kitty. Caroline Bingley has been cast (with Keshia Knight Pulliam to bring her to life), although interestingly, her brother Charles and usually Jane’s suitor is not yet listed in the report from EW. Will Charles be absent and replaced by somebody else in Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta?

Kellee Stewart will play Charlotte, and Victoria Rowell will play Catherine. No description for Catherine has hit the web just yet, but if Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta‘s Catherine is anything like Jane Austen’s Lady Catherine de Bourgh, she probably won’t take too kindly to Lizzie, especially once she notes Will’s interest in her.

The only bad news is that we don’t have an exact premiere date for Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta just yet. The TV movie will premiere on Lifetime at some point in 2019. For some viewing options between now and then, swing by our fall TV premiere guide.