Trailers | CTV upfront pickups; Batman and Harley Quinn

CTV announced on May 30, 2017 its acquisition of two new Marvel comic book adaptations, Fox’s The Gifted and ABC’s Marvel’s Inhumans, as part of CTV’s overall upfront. The big draws for CTV includes CBS’ Young Sheldon and Me, Myself and I, two trips to ShondaLand with ABC’s For the People and a Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, ABC’s Roseanne revival, David Shore’s new ABC drama The Good Doctor and Tassie Cameron’s new ABC drama Ten Days in the Valley.

While this is all hype until the 2017-18 primetime network television season starts, Gloryosky is interested in the Shore and Cameron dramas. Martin Gero is also an executive producer on ABC’s Deception (another CTV pickup), so the influence of shows like Rookie Blue, The LA Complex and Flashpoint lingers on in the American network consciousness. The CTV Upfront is June 7, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario.

The Batman and Harley Quinn DC Universe Original Movie, the series’ thirtieth, interests Gloryosky for Kevin Conroy reprising his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Loren Lester reprising his role as Nightwing/Dick Grayson. It’s the latest Bruce Timm animated film project, and it’s hard to believe Batman: The Animated Series is twenty-five years old at this point.

A sticking point for Gloryosky is Melissa Rauch playing Harley Quinn – compared to Arleen Sorkin and Tara Strong, Rauch is a bit lacking, yet the Timm involvement gives Batman and Harley Quinn at least some of that DC Animated Universe feel. There’s actually a Loren Lester featurette in the Blu-ray versions of Batman and Harley Quinn, which is surprising as he’s overlooked for his work on Batman: The Animated Series…and in Batman and Harley Quinn’s marketing. Lester appears in cape narratives from time to time, so he’s not hurting.

Batman and Harley Quinn appears on DVD and Blu-ray August 29, 2017, and on digital formats August 15, 2017.

C. Archer
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