The end of the May brings loads of geek TV updates.
Locke & KeyDeadline. Under the deal, the project will be redeveloped and two of the Locke siblings recast. It director Andy Muschietti directed the Hulu pilot, but is unavailable for a Netflix take because he is working on It: Chapter Two. He will serve as executive producer alongside Cuse and Barbara Muschietti, as well as IDW’s Ted Adams and David Ozer.
The adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic series seems almost as cursed as the family at the center of the story. Originally, Fox ordered a TV series and made a pilot, but it never made it to the small screen (see “'Locke & Key' Trailer”). Then the rights were sold to Universal for a movie adaptation (see “'Locke & Key' Movie 'Dead'”). When IDW launched an Entertainment division, it took another shot at adapting it themselves (see “'Locke & Key' Being Developed for TV”). Hulu, which seemed particularly enthusiastic about the adaptation initially, passed on the show in March (see “'Westworld' Season 2 Trailer, Animated Deadpool Show Nixed”). Nate Corddry, Samantha Mathis, Owen Teague, and Danny Glover starred in the Hulu pilot.
More than 500 classic Doctor Who episodes will air on Twitch May 29 through July 23. The social streaming video service is partnering with BBC Studios on the digital broadcasting event. The episodes cover 26 seasons, dating from the show’s 1963 debut to the 1980s. Episodes will air at 11:00 a.m. PDT daily, Monday through Friday. Subscribers to the digital channel will have access to exclusive emotes inspired by the first seven Doctors. Doctor Who is an immensely popular property, inspiring comics, merchandise, and more. The thirteenth incarnation of the Doctor -- the first woman -- recently debuted (see "Thirteenth Doctor Who Announced"), and Titan, who holds the rights to comics based on the series, announced an all-woman creative team for an upcoming series based on the character (see “Kids Comics Roundup: New Comics, Graphic Novels Announced”).
Deadly ClassThe Hollywood Reporter. Mick Betancourt (Chicago Fire, Necessary Roughness, Law & Order: SVU) will take over as co-showrunner alongside Rick Remender and Miles Orion, both of whom adapted the series for TV. Syfy recently dropped a behind-the scenes look at the adaptation of Remender and Wes Craig’s comic series (see “First Look at ‘Deadly Class’”).
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Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys has added Elisabeth Shue to the cast. Shue will play Madeline Stillwell, the vice president of Hero Management for Vought, who determines where superheroes are assigned and manages public relations disasters that result from collateral damage. She joins lead Karl Urban (Billy Butcher; see “Billy Butcher Cast for 'The Boys'”), Jack Quaid (Hughie), Karen Kukuhara (Female), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jesse T. Usher, and Nathan Mitchell (see "Friday Geek TV Round-Up")
The Death of Superman