VFX and Television
Linda Romanello and Christine Bunish
Issue: Volume 41 Issue 2: (Edition 2 2018)

VFX and Television

Networks, cable television, and streaming programming platforms are all offering a rich pool of visual effects opportunities for studios across the globe. Whether it's women transformed into mermaids, a hit man turned hero who gets help from a CG sidekick, the unraveling of decades-old mysteries and secrets in a small German town, a retired superhero who recharges his powers to aid his community, or another optimistic superhero in a blue tick suit dedicated to saving his city, studios around the world are boosting a slate of new shows with some serious VFX.

  • Black Lightning
    Black Lightning

    Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, The CW's new series Black Lightning follows the retired superhero and current high school principal Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams), who ...

  • Dark

    Dark, a German sci-fi thriller series, debuted on Netflix's streaming service last December. It spans six decades with story lines set in 1953, 1986, and 2019 in the fictional German town of Winden. M ...

  • Happy!

    Nick Sax (played by Christopher Meloni), an alcoholic ex-cop turned hit man, gets the full Roger Rabbit treatment in the Syfy series Happy! When Nick is revived after being shot and left for dead, he ...

  • Siren

    On Freeform's newest series, Siren, mermaids are real. But in the series' fictional coastal town of Bristol Cove, they're not the cute and lovable sorts like Disney's Ariel who live "under the sea…." ...

  • The Tick
    The Tick

    The Tick recently wrapped its first split season on Amazon Video. The series mixes tongue-in-cheek humor with the high--energy action of an almost invulnerable superhero clad in a blue tick costume. T ...