April 17, 2012
Well, Chucksters, it’s been a long few months without our favorite show. We’ve heard from many, many fans who still miss the show dearly, people who still discuss their favorite episodes and still wear their chucks with pride (yeah, you can include us in that group!). It’s a tough transition, we know. But the good news is, many of the cast members have already moved on to new projects. So while you might not see them out there saving the world on a weekly basis, you will hopefully be seeing their faces again soon. Where? Read on to find out.
In case you haven’t heard from the many, many tweets and articles by excited nerds everywhere, Adam Baldwin will be guest staring on Castle tonight. That’s right, not only do we get the man back on our TV screens, but we also get to see him reunited with Nathan Fillion, his co-star from Firefly. If you’ve never watched Firefly, now might be the time to remedy that (hello Hulu Plus!). And if you’ve never seen Castle, well tonight would be a great night to jump in! Check it out, Monday nights at 10pm/ABC.
While Adam Baldwin enjoys some quality time on Castle, Zachary Levi is busy shooting Let It Go, a comedy pilot for Fox. The show stars Zac, Joel David Moore and Kat Foster. And we know at least a few Chuck crew members are working there too. For those of you not familiar with the television industry, pilots for major networks are generally shot each year during the spring. Just because a network orders a pilot, does not guarantee that the show will be picked up by the network, or even that the pilot itself will ever air. However, there is a decent amount of buzz about the show, and Fox must realize that Zac carries a built-in audience wherever he goes, so we’re certainly hopeful. The show’s fate will be revealed by the time the network upfronts roll around. In the meantime, you can follow Zac on Twitter for the occasional tweets and pics from set. Many of his new co-stars are also part of the online community. If you tweet them, please be kind and respectful. Show them how awesome the Chuck fans can be!
So, as the boys keep themselves busy in the states, the lovely Yvonne Strahovski is off in Australia shooting the film I, Frankenstein. According to her Twitter account, we can expect to see the movie next February. Can’t wait that long? Well no worries, she’s got another film, The Guilt Trip, due to be released this fall. So yes, Chucksters, we’ll get two Yvonne movies in the span of six months. It doesn’t make us miss Chuck any less, but we’ll happily take Yvonne on the big screen!
Last, but not least, in “news you can use”… Chuck will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 8th. We’re certainly excited! The list of bonus features promises some fun… and probably a few tears as well. We know many, MANY fans have been asking about the chances of a Chuck movie someday. We’ll be honest with you guys, a film is a long shot, but we all know that sometimes long shots hit their mark. Any possible movie is probably a few years off, but in the meantime, Warner Brothers needs to realize that Chuck is still very much in demand. The easiest way for us to show that is to buy the show on DVD or Blu-ray. So go ahead and pre-order season five. Don’t have the previous seasons? Well order those too. Worst case scenario, you’ll be in for an awesome rewatch. Best case scenario, you’ll show some execs that the Chuck fans are still out here and hungry for more!