We know that The CW will be introducing Batwoman during this year’s annual Arrowverse crossover, but it’s now been confirmed that she’ll be getting her own solo series in 2019. Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) is penning the pilot, and she will be executive producing the series alongside DC veteran and production juggernaut, Greg Berlanti.
“Batwoman revolves around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet: in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
Nickelodeon is in the midst of reviving many of their classic NickToon properties, and Rugrats is considered by many to be the gold standard. One of the greatest animated series ever made. Now, the show is returning with a new 26-episode series, and live-action/animated CG hybrid movie.
“Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” Interim Nickelodeon President Sarah Levy said in a statement. “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.”
While not exactly a teaser trailer, Netflix is ramping up the marketing for Season 3 of Stranger Things by unveiling a few potentially important new details through the above trailer. First, Hawkins has a new hangout, the Starcourt Mall, which is sure to be a recurring mainstay for the season, as well as giving Steve Harrington a job, alongside Stranger Things newcomer Maya Hawke, who will play Robin in the third season.
Additionally, it’s said that the Starcourt Mall is opening “Next Summer” all but confirming a Summer 2019 release for the much-anticipated season.
During this weekends finals of the World Cup, the BBC debuted the first official trailer for Series 11 of Doctor Who spotlighting Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor, as well as her new supporting cast. Joining Whittaker will be Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill.
A new logo, brighter tone, and smiling Doctor, as well as a new tagline: The Universe is Calling. All things point to this new direction mirroring the debut of Matt Smith’s Doctor, which ushered in a new era for the character.
Showtime has announced that it has greenlit a 10-episode series-order of the live-action adaptation of Halo, based on the award-winning and fan-favorite Xbox franchise. Kyle Killen (Awake) will serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) set to direct multiple episodes as well as executive produce the series.
Fans have been anxiously awaiting an adaptation of Halo since early rumors of Microsoft parading scripts with actors dressed as Master Chief into boardrooms began circulating years ago. Halo is being produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft and 343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, with production set to begin in 2019.
Netflix has released the first official teaser trailer for Matt Groening’s latest animated series, Disenchantment. The trailer references his other famous projects, Futurama and The Simpsons, before introducing us to the King and his daughter, with little much else to go off of. Netflix also released an official synopsis, giving us a better idea of what to expect.
From the mind of Matt Groening, comes the 10-episode adult animated comedy fantasy series, Disenchantment, launching on Netflix, August 17, 2018. In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.
DC Entertainment has revealed a new trailer and website, giving us plenty more details on their upcoming streaming service, The DC Universe. The service will feature original programming, such as Titans, Swamp Thing, and Harley Quinn, as well as all past animated and live-action DC films and television series, and even include a comic reader giving fans first access to the latest DC Comics releases.
The beta sign-up is officially open on the website, so head over and get signed up for your chance to be the first to give it a try.
Nickelodeon has revealed several new details on the upcoming animated reboot, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In addition to the rocking new opening and theme song, seen above, it’s been revealed that Raphael and not Leonardo is the leader of the turtles in this early incarnation.
A release date is not currently set, but the series is expected to have a massive showing at this year’s SDCC, so expect more news, soon.
James Wan (Aquaman, Insidious) is set to co-direct the upcoming Pilot episode of the DC Universe streaming adaptation for Swamp Thing, alongside TV genre veteran, Deran Sarafian. Sarafian’s directing credits include shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House, and Fringe.
With directors for the pilot set, we should hear casting for the adaptation very soon, with details already released from casting sheets.
That Hashtag Show is reporting that Frasier and Transformers: The Last Knight star, Kelsey Grammer, is being eyed to take on the role of The Chief for the DC Universe upcoming adaptation of Doom Patrol. The casting is still in early talks, but that would certainly be some fantastic casting for a very deep character.
Eccentric, brilliant, paternal, and mysterious. The Chief is a noted scientist, wealthy investor and, of course, leader of The Doom Patrol. The Chief rescued each member of his team from horrific accidents, nurtured them to health, resuscitated their self-esteem and sent them into the world to defend a populace that sees them as little more than freaks. His disarming manner does little to conceal a steely determination and unwavering devotion to defending Earth from Evil’s oddest entities.
Castlevania showrunner Warren Ellis has confirmed on his Twitter that the second season of the animated video game adaptation has been delayed from a summer release, and will be hitting Netflix later this year, with an extended 8-episode release.
Ellis also confirmed that the show is set deviate slightly from its video game source material, with many surprises in store for fans. Even adding that the back half of the season made director Samuel Deats cry while recording. An official release date has not been set, but expect more soon, perhaps from SDCC.
Telltale Games and Netflix have announced a new partnership that will see the narrative game studio creating a game based on the streaming service’s wildly popular supernatural series, Stranger Things. Telltale typically releases episodic titles with new characters, often expanding lore and mythos for series, so possibly expect more of the same here.
Netflix is working hard to expand the world of Stranger Things, just recently even inking a deal to create novels based in the world, as well, with the first book being about Eleven’s mother, Terry Ives.
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that MTV is giving Aeon Flux another go with a live-action adaptation TV series in the works from Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis, and The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd.
Aeon Flux tells the story of an assassin from the anarchist nation of Monica in ongoing conflict with rival country Bregna. Set in a dystopian future where the two cities are the last remaining vestiges of humanity, Aeon goes out on missions to fight for her side’s cause.
Warner Bros. Animation has announced a new series bringing back the classic characters, Looney Tunes Cartoons, but rather than go the traditional route, they’re doing something a little different. Each episode will consist of a series of short animations, ranging from 1-6 minutes, with each one being illustrated by a different animator, giving them each a completely unique feeling.
Looney Tunes Cartoons places these characters into the hands of some of the best artists in the business and into an animated shorts format that will remind many of the time when they first fell in love with Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the gang.
Geoff Johns has announced that he has stepped down from the role of Chief Creative Officer with DC Entertainment, and beginning immediately, the role will be assumed by Jim Lee. Don’t take the news too harshly, though – as Johns has announced the formation of Mad Ghost Productions and an exclusive writing and producing contract with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment to create content across films, television and comic books, based on current DC properties.
In addition to the announcement Johns revealed that the first collaborative project between the two companies will be Green Lantern Corps, which he is officially writing and producing under the new banner.