Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, cats and kittens! Welcome back to The Weekly Static!
But before we get started, it's time for another…
In case you're new to the neighborhood, let me get you squared away with a little reminder of what we do here: The Weekly Static is my righteously desperate-yet-endearing attempt at finding the lighter side and an interesting perspective on the past week in the land of the networks, cable, streaming, smoke signals, cloud formations, and shadow puppets.
Our goal? Pretty simple:
● Offer a blunt, honest perspective on a handful of random TV news posts from the past week that also highlights your relentless team of news-thirsty Bleeding Cool writers and the quality work they do.
● Spotlight a news item we might've missed that you should find interesting.
● Feed my insatiable ego with humble offerings of praise, adulation, social media shares, pizza, Superman Funkos, and a plethora of Eisner Award nominations.
So don't call it a comeback… The Weekly Static's been here for years. It's rockin' its peers… puttin' suckers in fears. Now it's gonna go make the tears rain down like a monsoon, so listen to the bass go boom:
CANNES — John Turturro will play William of Baskerville, the 14th century Franciscan monk who investigates a series of grisly murders in the high-end TV adaptation of Umberto Eco's bestseller "The Name of The Rose," set to start shooting in January at Rome's Cinecittà Studios.