TVLine Items: Arrow's New Detective, The Defenders Adds 3 Allies and More

Could Arrow‘s Prometheus be a woman?

I’m just going to casually (recklessly?) put that out there, in the wake of news that Juliana Harkavy — whose TV credits include episodes of The Walking Dead and Constantine — has been cast on the CW drama in the recurring role of Tina Boland, a detective (formerly of the Central City PD) who is no fan of costumed crimefighters.

Described as “brash but tactful, Tina isn’t impressed by anyone, let alone vigilantes like Green Arrow. She’s tough, speaks her mind and has the skills and experience to back it up,” reads the breakdown. She will first appear in the back half of the season, our sister site Variety reports.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well….

* Andrew Caldwell (Good Luck Charlie, Hannah Montana) will recur on Season 3 of iZombie as Harley Jones, a gun-loving anti-government extremist itchin’ to kill him some brainmunchers, Deadline reports.

* Jai Courtney (Spartacus: War of the Damned) has joined the Season 2 cast of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer, playing an indie movie darling sweet for Amy Poehler’s Susie, Deadline reports.

* Tony winner Idina Menzel will guest-judge Dancing With the Stars next Monday, she announced on Twitter.

* Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd will perform at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, to be held in Paris (meaning: no tickets for Matt) and airing Dec. 5 on CBS.

* The latest teaser for Netflix’s Marvel’s Tyler Perry Presents The Defenders confirms that Jessica Jones‘ Carrie Anne Moss, Daredevil’s Elden Henson and Jessica Jones‘ Eka Darville will be reprising their roles as Hogarth, Foggy and Malcolm.


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  1. TheloNaGrapso says:

    What’s the joke with Tyler Perry and Defenders supposed to be? someone please explain.

    • Wordsmith says:

      Just that the show already has at least one too many prefixes on its title, coupled with the fact that Tyler Perry has a zillion projects and loves to slap his name on them.

  2. Luis Roman says:

    What would Luke Cage make of Madea?

  3. Bigdede says:

    Foggy? Seriously? So I have to watch him whine in The Defenders also? And what’s the point of Malcolm? I just hope Misty gets her bonic arm

  4. Ian says:

    Misty holding a gun on Jessica? Sigh. Didn’t watch Luke Cage, won’t watch Iron Fist, and screw The Defenders.
    I hope Luke stays in jail. Seems to be the only place he can keep it in his pants. I don’t need to see Jessica be hurt and fight with Misty and Claire over a man. Bye.

    • Wordsmith says:

      Dude, if you actually watch Luke Cage, you’ll feel pretty sheepish about that stance. I’d argue that they actually make him into the most admirable of the Defenders thus far.
      Also, why the reflexive hate for Iron Fist? What do you know that the rest of us don’t?

      • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

        Yeah, that reflexive hate was… curious.

      • Ian says:

        Ive heard and read enough in passing about Luke Cage to call bull**** on that “admirable” statement. You can argue your opinion all you want.
        And Iron Fist perpetrates the white savior trope, so no, not interested.

        • SG says:

          Why are you here commenting? No one actually cares what you think.

        • Wordsmith says:

          I’m glad you invited me to argue my point all I want. I think I’ll take you up on it…
          So, why is Luke the most admirable of the Defenders? In short, because he stands up for his community, and he does it in the most respectable way.
          Jessica Jones has a journey that’s mostly about saving herself and stopping the madman who victimized her. She rescues others along the way, but it’s incidental – it’s not really her mission.
          Daredevil fights for his neighborhood, like Luke, but he does it anonymously in a mask. His journey is about walking the fine line of becoming a monster in order to fight monsters. By contrast, Luke fights in broad daylight and using his own name, making himself into a symbol of hope, rather than fear. As the show points out, he’s like Harlem’s Captain America. And he does all of this despite the fact that, as a big, strong black man, the entire world is constantly trying to paint him as the villain.
          For the record, he’s also the only one of the three who deliberately doesn’t kill anyone.
          Also, when all is said and done, Luke faces up to his crimes and turns himself in.
          Yes, he gets friendly with several of the female characters, but come on – they’re all consenting adults, and more often than not, they’re taking advantage of him more than he is of them.

        • Wordsmith says:

          Oh and as for the notion that Iron Fist *perpetuates* the White Savior trope, that really only applies if he’s saving exclusively non-white people. Maybe that’s the plan, but I doubt it.
          If you’re concerned about cultural misappropriation, with an American gaining kung fu powers, then shouldn’t Daredevil and Elektra’s ninja training be just as offensive?

    • Rodline J Ulysse says:

      Wow! You must be fun at parties.

    • bigdede says:

      If you watched Luke Cage you would know Misty wouldn’t fight or even blink over another man. She doesn’t give a care who Luke is sleeping with.

  5. Luli says:

    Still waiting for Trish… Or has she been announced already????