Plus TV Deal for AfterShock’s 'The Lost City Explorers' in Latest Geek TV Roundup
The latest geek TV roundup has trailers, renewals, first looks, new shows, and more!
AfterShock Comics has teamed with Fox 21 to bring Adam Glass and Dennis Calero’s The Normals
to TV. Glass, who executive produced Supernatural
and wrote Suicide Squad
, who has a development deal with the studio, and producer Warren Littlefield (Fargo
, The Handmaid’s Tail
) are also partnering on the project. The Normals
is a sci-fi tale that centers on a man who learns that his perfect life and family aren’t real, so he sets about saving them by saving the world.
The Gifted will be drawing deep from the well of X-Men lore for its second season. Fox unveiled the first trailer for the new season, which shows the Mutant Underground meeting the “real underground,” the Morlocks. The trailer also introduces the major villain for the season, powerful Hellfire Club mutant Reeva Payge, who is played by Grace Byers (Empire). It also appears that Stephen Moyer’s Reed Strucker, whose powers had been suppressed by his father, might be getting them back. The season debuts on September 25 on Fox (see “Trailer for Matt Groening's 'Disenchantment,' 'Halo' Comes to Showtime, 'Gideon Falls' Optioned, 'The Gifted' Season 2 Sets Debut, More 'Star Trek,' Amazon Is 'Invincible'”).
Disney unveiled the first look of the star of the live-action Kim Possible
film (via Variety
). Newcomer Sadie Stanley takes on the role of a normal high school girl who spends her spare time saving the world. The movie also stars Buffy the Vampire Slayer
veteran Alyson Hannigan as Kim’s mom, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Connie Ray, Ciara Wilson, Erika Tham, and Isaac Ryan Brown. The Disney Channel original movie is co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky and will debut in 2019 (see “'Black Panther,' 'Venom,' 'Avengers,' Unveil New Posters, Live Action 'Kim Possible'
Netflix has dropped a new trailer for Matt Groening’s new animated series, Disenchantment
. The irreverent animated series from the Simpsons and Futurama creator centers on Hard-drinking princess Bean (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), her elf companion Elfo (voiced by Nat Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (voiced by Eric Andre). The trailer reveals more of the story and features more comedic homicide than the teaser released earlier this month (see “Trailer for Matt Groening's 'Disenchantment,' 'Halo' Comes to Showtime, 'Gideon Falls' Optioned, 'The Gifted' Season 2 Sets Debut, More 'Star Trek,' Amazon Is 'Invincible'
”). The show bows on the streaming giant on August 17.
Syfy’s cult favorite Wynonna Earp
has been renewed for a fourth season. The announcement was made during Comic-Con, shortly after the debut of the third season about Wyatt Earp’s demon-hunting great, great granddaughter. The fourth season will run 10 episodes and air in 2019. The show, which stars Melanie Scrofano as the title character, is based on the IDW comic by Beau Smith (see “Beau Comic Gets TV Deal
Marvel’s Iron Fist
Season 2 has a first look and release date. The Netflix series will premiere on September 7 at 12:01 a.m. PT globally. In the trailer, Danny Rand has taken on the role of protector of his city in the absence of Matt Murdock / Daredevil. It doesn’t reveal much about the larger story for the season, but it does show Finn Jones’ Iron Fist dealing blows to some back alley baddies. Jessica Henwick is returning as Colleeen Wing, Sacha Dhawan is back as Davos / Steel Serpent, and Simone Missick will appear as Misty Knight. Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness) has been cast as villain Typhoid Mary.
AfterShock has a second TV deal in the works, inking a deal with Universal Television to bring The Lost City Explorers
to the small screen. The sci-fi comic series about a group of teens who become underground urban explorers is written by Zack Kaplan, illustrated by Alvaro Sarraseca, and colored by Dee Cunniffe. Kaplan will executive produce and write. Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer from AfterShock Media will also executive produce.