The end of February brings an abundance of geek TV news.
The Walking Dead’s Season 8 ratings slide doesn’t seem to be abating. Despite the exit of a major character, the midseason premiere was the lowest-rated for the series to date, drawing a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.3 million viewers according to Variety. The season also debuted to lower ratings than previously (see “The Bloom Is Off the Corpse?”) Regardless, the midseason premiere was still the top-rated show for the day and easily bested its cable competitors. The Walking Dead also remains the top-rated show for the demographic, holding that position for six seasons running.'X-Men: Dark Phoenix,' 'Ant-Man 2,' 'Fahrenheit 451,' 'Starship Troopers'"). The film debuts in May. Deadline. Each episode of the series based on Dave Stevens’ beloved comic book character will feature a pair of 11-minute stories and an original song.
Lord of the Rings alum Miranda Otto has been cast to play Zelda Spellman, the stricter of Sabrina’s two aunts, in Netflix’s adaptation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) plays the lead in the 20-episode series about the teenaged half-human, half-witch (see “'Runaways' In, 'Inhumans' Out, Sabrina Cast, 'Animaniacs' Return, 'Got' Most Pirated, It's Godzilla's World on Netflix”). A release date is yet to be announced.
Bruno Bichir (Narcos, Absentia) has been cast in Titans. He will play Dr. Niles / The Chief, a brilliant but controversial medical scientist, in a recurring role reports Deadline. He joins Minka Kelly (Dove) and Alan Ritchson (Hawk) (see “First Look at Hawk and Dove”), Brenton Thwaites (Robin) (see “First Look at Robin's Costume”), Anna Diop (Starfire), and Teagan Croft (Raven) (see “Misty Knight's Bionic Arm; 'Heartthrob' Optioned; 'Locke and Key,' 'Titans,' 'Quantum And Woody' Casting”). The show will air on DC’s direct-to-consumer digital service (see "Live-Action 'Titans' Will Air on DC Digital Service") in 2018.