AMC has its eyes on yet another Stephen King adaptation. Legends of Tomorrow finds itself a bloodthirsty new villain. Armando Iannucci talks space jets. Plus, NBC teases a few details for its streaming shows. To me, my Spoilers!
Spider-Man: Homecoming 3
According to Comic Book, production on the latest Spider-Man film begins this July in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and Iceland.
Gretel & Hansel
Bloody-Disgusting has five new character posters for Gretel & Hansel.
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
A new Birds of Prey trailer details the film’s soundtrack listing.
Legends of Tomorrow
Deadline reports Joanna Vanderham will play a major villain in season five described only as “a ruthless killing machine with daggers made of bones. Wherever she goes, death follows.”
Showrunner Eric Kripke publicly offered a role on The Boys to Jeffrey Dean Morgan on Twitter for the show’s third season.
In a heartbeat!
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) January 16, 2020
According to Deadline, Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman, Betsy Brandt, and JJ Feild will star in upcoming episodes of Soulmates, a new anthology series from AMC set fifteen years in the future, “when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a way to find your soulmate.”
Deadline also reports Facebook Watch has cancelled Limetown after one season.
AMC has ordered a pilot for a new series adapting Stephen King’s Sleeping Beauties, in which “a strange mystical occurrence causes all the women to fall asleep.” [Bloody-Disgusting]
NBC has also ordered a pilot for La Brea, a new drama from writer David Applebaum in which “a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles” tearing “a family in half, separating mother and son from father and daughter. When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primeval world, alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and if there is a way back home.” [Deadline]
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai
Speaking with Collider, co-executive producer Brendan Hay revealed the upcoming Gremlins animated series at HBO Max is scheduled to debut “sometime in 2021.”
Getting to do a horror and horror comedy aimed at slightly older kids is a very different beast [from Netflix’s Harvey Girls Forever!] but still been a lot of fun and yeah, so that’ll come out sometime in 2021.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond
Meanwhile, the latest Walking Dead spinoff will debut Sunday, April 13 on AMC in the U.S. No word on an Australian release. [TV Line]
Armando Iannucci discussed the Avenue 5's jet propulsion system in a recent interview with /Film.
Did you see the joy in my face when they actually described to me planning long-distance journeys to Mars. [The] ways to protect yourself from radiation poisoning is to pack the walls with human waste, since human waste forms a very good shield against radiation. So the space station is covered in human waste. Just the glee when we realised, oh great, what would happen if there was a leak? And so we packed that in, and the fact that you can’t fly with lots of fuel because it’s just inefficient, so you’ve got to rely on these very, very precise gravitational sling shots, which is really the cause of the problem. So I wanted to pack it with hard sci-fi, the laws of physics. We obey the laws of physics, apart from gravity. And then people like Josh get annoyed that they can’t just throw money at the laws of physics to change them.
A woman claims she’s pregnant with the devil in the trailer for Evil’s season finale, airing in two weeks.
Finally, Alan Tudyk plays an alien practicing medicine in Colorado in the first trailer for Syfy’s adaptation of Peter Hogan’s Resident Alien.
— SYFY (@SYFY) January 16, 2020
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