By this time, USA Network series White Collar would normally be deeply in preproduction, getting ready to start filming in March. But not this year. It’s already mid-February, and there is still no decision on the future of the buddy crime drama whose most recent fifth season ended two weeks ago. I hear there has been some communication between USA and White Collar producer Fox TV Studios but no meaningful dialogue so far. Given the way Season 5 ended — with a cliffhanger involving the abduction of Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) — it is safe to assume that there will be some sort of continuation, likely a conclusion for the series. The question is what that sixth and final installment will be. I hear the network has been mulling a short miniseries to wrap the story in the vein of Showtime’s The Big C, while the studio would prefer a traditional final season. While Collar‘s status as one of USA’s signature series would weigh in favor of the second option. All of USA’s other established series – Monk, Burn Notice (also produced by FtvS), Psych and In Plain Sight — have received a proper send-off with a final season (While USA prefers to announce the end of its series when their last seasons hit the air for tune-in reasons, all producers are told at the time of the final renewal so they can plan their shows’ end game). Moved to fall for the first time since its first season, White Collar got dinged up against in-season competition but rebounded in January when the conclusion of Season 5 averaged 2.8 million viewers in Live+Same Day, up 22% from fall, and 955,000 adults 18-49, up 32%.
Matt Bomer, star of USA Network’s hit series White Collar, has joined the panel for the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Superman: Unbound this Friday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the WonderCon marquee evening event in the Anaheim Convention Center.
As the voice of Superman, Bomer will headline the post-screening panel discussion alongside Castle star Molly Quinn (the voice of Supergirl), producer/director James Tucker (Justice League), screenwriter Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and eight-time Emmy Award-winning dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Moderator Gary Miereanu will guide the proceedings, offering glimpses into future DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and exclusive prizes for some lucky fans in attendance.
In Superman: Unbound, a destructive force is devastating planets across the galaxy – with Earth next in its sights – and even Superman may not be capable of halting the destruction alone. Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 DC Comics release “Superman: Brainiac,” the film’s stellar voicecast also includes John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, and Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Superman: Unbound will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and For Download on May 7, 2013.
Prior to the premiere, the Superman: Unbound panelists Quinn, Tucker, Goodman and Romano will sign WonderCon-exclusive mini-posters from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the DC Entertainment booth.
Source: Superman Homepage
In case you missed Matt on Character Chatter, Laura posted a transcript of his Q&A.
M: Hey everybody! Thank you so much for taking the time to chat tonight. I’m so excited to hear from all of you. I’ll try to get to as many questions as I can, and give some running commentary at the same time. Happy Premiere!!
Q: If you could be any other character from WC, who would you be and why?
M: hmmmm…. I’d love to play both Peter and Mozzie for an episode. Peter, because it would be fun to be on the other end of things, and Mozzie because he has the easiest work schedule and gets to be funny all the time.
M: Treat, Tim, and I had to shoot the opening scene twice because of a discrepancy in his makeup continuity.
Q: what is the thing you like the most about neal caffrey?
M: He’s incredibly complicated, but he hides most of his feelings. That’s very challenging to play as an actor, but very fun as well.
You can read the full chat transcript here.
Neal is an exceptionally dapper guy. Has playing such a sharp dresser impacted the way you dress off camera?
Absolutely. Before this job started I think I just saw a suit a something you wear when you dress up. Once we started having conversations about the style and sartorial influences behind the character, I realized you could use a suit for so much more, in terms of self expression, using things like pocket squares and tie clips to express your personal style.
How about vice versa – has any of your personal taste made its way into Neal’s repertoire?
It’s definitely become more symbiotic over the years. There have been times when I’ve used some of my own wardrobe on the show, and there’ve certainly been times when I’ve worn Neal’s wardrobe in public.
Give me an example of a Neal piece that’s made its way off the show.
There’ve been quite a few over the years [laughs]. I certainly borrow more than I contribute.
I’ve always felt that Neal’s success as a con man is, in some small way, testament to the power of a great suit. Do you agree?
I think when you’re operating in the upper echelons of society the uniform is very important. It tells people a lot about you in a very brief period of time, and if you’re trying to con somebody in the white collar world, you’ve got to come correct in the wardrobe world. One thing I notice is, when we started doing the show and I’d be so dressed up, when I’d go to get coffee, or to a restaurant, for lunch, I found that I was treated differently than when I wore my flannel shirt and jeans [laughs].
You can read the rest of the interview here.
I added 21 more “White Collar” stills from Episode 4×8.
Captures from last night’s episode will be posted either tomorrow or Friday.
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