The end of the May brings loads of geek TV updates. 

Locke & Key

The Locke and Key adaptation has hopefully found the key to fruition. Carlton Cuse and IDW Entertainment are in final negotiations with Netflix for a series order. Netflix will reportedly license the property, not pick up the existing pilot that was made for Hulu, reports Deadline. 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.

Doctor Who

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 Class

The adaptation of the Image Comics series Deadly Class has replaced showrunner Adam Targum over creative differences with network Syfy, according to The 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’”).

Krypton

Syfy will be returning to pre-Superman Krypton with a second season of the series. The series has proven to be a ratings boon for the network, scoring the best debut season since Ascension (2014) and the highest general viewership since Defiance (2015). The series focuses on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El as he struggles to restore honor to the fallen House of El and also features Adam Strange (see “'Krypton' Gets Release Month”).

The Boys

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

One of comics’ landmark stories is coming to the DC Universe movie line courtesy of Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. The Death of Superman adapts the 1992-93 storyline that pit the Man of Steel against Doomsday. The feature-length animated film comes to digital streaming on July 24 and to physical media on August 7. Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) voices Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) stars as Lois Lane, and Rainn Wilson (The Office) provides the voice of Lex Luthor. The all-star cast is rounded out by Jason O’Mara (The Man in High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Aquaman, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash. Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) and Jake Castorena (Justice League Action) co-direct from a script by Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights).