As we roll into 2018, we take a look at the latest geek TV news.
Mutants will unite for a second season of Fox’s Gifted. The first season, which wraps with a two-hour season finale episode on January 15, has held a solid #3 ranking among new dramas in the 2016-17 season. The series, which focuses on the Strucker family and the Mutant Resistance and notably lacks cameos from any of the major X-Men, debuted on October 2 (see “'The Gifted' Comic-Con Trailer”).Variety. In the story, a group of scientists and a telepath travel to the edge of the Solar System in hopes of contacting alien life. Gretchen Mol (The Notorious Bettie Page), Eoin Macken (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter), David Ajala (Jupiter Ascending), Sam Strike (Mindhunter), Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf), Angus Sampson (Insidious series), Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship), and Brian F. O’Byrne (The Magicians) have been cast in the series, which is co-produced by Universal Cable Productions and Netflix. Martin will executive produce, but he won’t be as closely involved with the series as he is with Game of Thrones, which is headed into its last season and several new spinoffs (see “Fifth 'Game of Thrones' Spinoff in the Works”).
Speaking of Game of Thrones: In news that has many diehard fans in tears, the eighth and final season of the immensely popular HBO series will not air until 2019. There are only six episodes in the final season, but the series is heavily reliant on special effects and HBO is shooting multiple versions of the finale to ensure that its spoiler proof (see “HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Ending Is Spoiler Proof”).
Krypton has a bow date: March 21. The series, which will air on Syfy, takes place two generations before Superman’s home planet is destroyed and focuses on Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe). Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) will also make an appearance in the series (see “'Krypton' Gets Release Month”).