Nikita executive producer and showrunner Craig Silverstein recently teased season 3, including the new Division, romance, and the future (or lack thereof) of some characters.

Silverstein recently spoke with IGN about what to expect in the upcoming third season.

A new feel

In discussing how the new season will have a decidedly different feel now that Nikita’s mission from the first two seasons — take out Percy — has been completed, Silverstein says that “essentially what you’ve been watching for two years is an origin story. Even though everyone had origin stories before then, you’re watching the formation of a super group. Now you’re going to see it move into action.”


Silverstein also teases that some characters will acclimate to their new lives more easily than others. Nikita, in particular, will have a hard time. “Nikita, when we first meet her, is in a yoga class with other women, out in public, and these two girls after class ask her to grab a tea or something,” he describes.

“She doesn’t know how to react right away because she’s not used to being a normal person being talked to by other normal people now that she doesn’t have to duck the sight lines of surveillance cameras and live in one of her fabulous lairs.” This season will mark an entirely new experience for her.

New (and old) villains

With Percy dead, Amanda is the big threat hanging over our heroes. And though she does not appear for a while, “[t]he specter of Amanda is raised in the first episode,” Silverstein reveals.

While the season will start out focusing on catching the “Dirty Thirty” rogue agents who did not return to Division after Percy’s death, Amanda is “sort of the big picture at the top of their target list. She’s actually responsible for what we learn in the first episode,” he goes on to add, “which is they sent out this recall order, and many agents came back in, some agents didn’t.

“Everybody got a mass email, basically, two hours after the email from Division saying, ‘Don’t go back in. You’ll be executed. Come join me.’ Not many of them did, but some of them listened to her warning.” Ari will be alongside Amanda as well, though their relationship will be rocky.

The characters

When it comes to the show’s core romantic relationship, Michael and Nikita, Silverstein teases that “[t]here’s a big change for them in the very first episode, in which we do a very typical Nikita thing where you expect a show to do something like this later on and we do it early. Then I’m going to have something happen a little later on that is pretty traumatic for them…”

As for Nikita’s protege, Alex, Silverstein says, “[S]he’s focused on the future, although, I think there’s a lot of pain in her past that she thinks she’s dealt with but really hasn’t dealt with yet. Having her relationship with Sean is going to dredge some of that stuff up.”

When talking about the remaining supporting cast, Silverstein teases ominously that ex-Navy SEAL Sean Pierce, new Division head Ryan Fletcher, and former Guardian Owen Elliot are “not going to get along. Maybe someone’s going to have to die” because Division is “[m]aybe a little too crowded” with all of them.

And with Devon Sawa now a series regular, Silverstein previews that the writers have “a really cool backstory — or lack thereof I should say — for Owen, and he’s going to pursue that. The way that he bounces off of the two relationships — Michael and Nikita and Alex and Sean — I think is going to be really fun to see, too. He’s just a wild card.”

The show will also explore a more grown-up Birkhoff this season. “[N]ow he kind of feels like he’s running the joint. He gets to experiment with all of this stuff,” Silverstein says. “He’s gotten more character to him. He’s shown his nobility, which I don’t think was something that he really ever showed in the first season until maybe the very end.”

Redemption

According to Silverstein, “a major theme” of the season will be whether Division can be redeemed, which was first brought up last season with the flashbacks to Division’s founding and the introduction of Carla. “I think that is the chief concern,” Silverstein says. “We start to raise it in the first episode. We talk about it in the first, second, third, fourth episode…”


What do you think of the interview? Are you looking forward to season 3?

This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

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This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

Opening Monologue

In the opening monologue, Emma Stone reminisced about her previous appearances as host. It all led up to an awkward rendezvous with Bobby Moynihan.

The Hunt For Hil

In a digital sketch, the show spoofed the Hillary Clinton sightings happening in her hometown in upstate New York. Check out The Hunt for Hil.

Jennifer Aniston meets Vanessa Bayer’s Rachel from ‘Friends’

Jennifer Aniston stopped by Weekend Update during Vanessa Bayer’s incredible Rachel impression. Aniston and Bayer star in the new movie “Office Christmas Party.” Check out the cameo below!

Debette Goldry

Kate McKinnon reprised her character Debette Goldry — a golden age actress who had to do crazy things to get the roles she wanted.

Shawn Mendes performs on ‘SNL’

Shawn Mendes performed two songs on the show as well. Check out his performances of “Treat You Better” and “Mercy.”

Coming Up on ‘SNL’

Next week John Cena will host SNL with musical guest Maren Morris. On December 17 Casey Affleck will host along with musical guest Chance the Rapper.

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

Most notable in the trailer is baby Groot! He was well-loved in the first film and many wondered how involved he would become in the second film, given that he had been reborn after saving his friends. It appears that baby Groot will be just as involved in the action as before, and is causing trouble of his own! It should be fun seeing if Rocket can keep up with his friend as he grows.

Also touched upon in the trailer is Star-Lord’s feelings for Gamora. Somehow his friends are surprised by this news, and Drax even thinks it’s hilarious when the secret is made public. This whole scene makes us even more anxious to see this group together again. Only a couple more months to go! May 2017, can you please hurry up?

The official synopsis for the film teases:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

What do you think of the first teaser trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’?

In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?