The latest geek TV roundup has trailers, release dates, new series, and more.Matt Groening's 'Disenchantment'”). The first ten episodes of the new series from the Simpsons and Futurama creator will land on August 17.
Showtime is entering the Halo universe with a 10-episode series. Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Television and 343 Industries are partnering on the project, which will be distributed by CBS Studios International. Kyle Killen (Awake) will executive produce, write, and showrun. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will also executive produce and direct multiple episodes. Production on the series about the 26th century conflict between humans and the alien Covenant is expected to begin in early 2019.Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino Reunite”). The Image Comics series is coming to television in partnership with the comic’s creators and Hivemind’s Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Kathy Lingg and Dinesh Shamdasani, who will executive produce. Gideon Falls will be developed as an hour-long horror drama. The comic centers on three seemingly disparate characters -- a washed up Catholic priest, an uncompromising sheriff, and a young obsessive recluse -- who are brought together by a long-forgotten local legend. More 'Gifted,' More George R.R. Martin, 'Game of Thrones' Final Season, 'Krypton' Debut”).
The Star Trek universe will be getting just a little bit bigger under the guidance of Star Trek: Discovery co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman. Under a 5-year, eight-figure deal between CBS TV Studios and Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Kurtzman will oversee the development of new Star Trek series, miniseries, and other content including animation according to Deadline. No specifics on the new projects were revealed, but there have been rumors of an eight-episode miniseries and a series with Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Jean Luc Picard. Kurtzman recently took over as showrunner for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery after the departure of showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg (see “New Showrunner for 'Star Trek: Discovery’”).Deadline. The eight-episode hourlong series is the first to be greenlit under the deal Amazon and Kirkman inked last year (see “Robert Kirkman Leaves AMC”) and is in line with Amazon’s present focus on genre programming. The series will be produced by Skybound, with Simon Racioppa (Teen Titans) serving as showrunner. Racioppa, Kirkman, David Alpert (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead) and Catherine Winder (The Angry Birds Movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will executive produce with supervising directors Justin and Chris Copeland (Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man). Invincible, which ended in February after a 15-year run, is about teenager Mark Grayson, whose father is the most powerful superhero on Earth, as he develops powers of his own under his father’s tutelage.