We round up the latest geek TV news.

Showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are parting ways with the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.  The departure from the show is reportedly due to conflicts with producer FremantleMedia over budget and creative direction according to Variety.  Fuller and Green were pushing for a budget increase for the second season of the show, which reportedly has a $10 million per episode budget currently.  Despite the impasse, Fuller and Green have plenty on their plates.  Fuller is currently working on a reboot of Amazing Stories for Apple (see “Male Companions in 'Doctor Who,' More DC For CW, 'Stargate,' 'Amazing Stories'”), and Green is working on the superhero family drama Raising Dion for Netflix.

Netflix’s take on Umbrella Academy has found its core cast (via Variety). Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones, Black Sails) will play Luther. Hamilton alum Emmy Raver-Lampman will play Allison. David Castaneda (Jane the Virgin) will play Diego. Genre regular Robert Sheehan (Fortitude, Misfits) will play Klaus. Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) will play Number Five. They join previously cast Ellen Page (X-Men: Days of Future Past), who has the role of Vanya. The series is an adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s comic book series from Dark Horse. It will air in 2018 (see "Gerard Way's 'Umbrella Academy' Comes to Netflix").

Scalped writer Jason Aaron reports that WGN has passed on the live-action adaptation of the series after reviewing the pilot reports Newsarama. The cast of the pilot included Alex Meraz as Dashiell "Dash" Bad Horse, Lily Gladstone as Carol Red Crow, and Gil Birmingham as Chief Lincoln Red Crow. When asked about whether the series was being shopped elsewhere, Aaron referred questions back to Warner Bros., which has not responded as of this writing. Scalped, a series set on a modern-day Native American reservation that was drawn by R.M. Guera, ran for 60 issues from DC’s Vertigo imprint. WGN optioned the property in 2014 and ordered the pilot last year (see “Vertigo Series 'Scalped' Gets Pilot Order”).

Netflix’s revival of cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 is getting a second season. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, officially the 12th season of the show, was announced by Joel Hodgson, Felicia Day, and Jonah Ray during MST3k’s annual Thanksgiving marathon. The new season doesn’t have a release date yet. Season 11 began airing on Netflix on April 14 after an immensely popular Kickstarter campaign (see "Confessions Of A Comic Book Guy--Impossible Things Are Happening Every Day"). Dark Horse secured a licensing deal earlier this year to release comics and merchandise based on the comedy series (see “Dark Horse Partners with 'MST3K'”).

CW has announced the series premiere for Black Lightning. The electrifying superhero played by Cress Williams will make his presence known on Tuesday, January 16, after a new episode of The Flash. The series based on Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden’s DC character also stars Jill Scott as villain Lady Eve (see “'Runaways' Teaser, Kirkman's TV Worlds Collide, 'Black Lightning' Villain Cast”).