The latest news on several geek TV projects is totally insane-y.
Inhumans probably won’t be returning for a second season. The confirmation came during a talk with ABC entertainment president Channing Dungy (via Variety). “It didn’t perform up to the level we would have wanted,” she said. IMAX and Marvel Studios had already forsworn the series after abysmal reviews and ratings (see “IMAX, Marvel Studios Swear Off 'Inhumans'”).
Netflix has found the lead for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka. Netflix has ordered 20 hour-long episodes for the series about the teenaged half-human, half-witch (see “Sabrina the Teenage Witch's Chilling Adventures Move To Netflix”). A release date is yet to be announced.
Deadline. Animaniacs will begin airing in 2020. Hulu and Warner Bros. also inked a deal that makes Hulu the exclusive streaming home for the original Animaniacs episodes, Pinky and the Brain, Elmyra and the Brain, and the complete Tiny Toon Adventures.
Likely surprising no one, Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2017, marking the sixth year in a row that is has topped Torrent Freak’s top ten (see “'Westworld' Among Most Pirated For 2016”). Geek TV dominated the illegal downloads in 2017, taking up eight spots on the list: The Walking Dead (repeat performance at #2), The Flash (#3), The Big Bang Theory (#4), Rick and Morty (debuting at #5), Sherlock (#7), Vikings (#8), and Arrow (#10).
'Deathstroke,' 'Polar,' 'Godzilla: Monster Planet,' Live-Action 'Dora,' 'Hellboy'”) and is scheduled to debut the streaming platform on January 17. While some of the title cards are in English, the audio on the trailer is in Japanese. Regardless, it has some pretty impressive shots of an animated take on the original movie kaiju.