The latest geek TV update is stacked with classic fantasy series and more.Disney Nabs Narnia”) and Prince Caspian (see “'Caspian' Conquers Quietly”), and Fox released a film based on Voyage of the Dawn Treader (see “Fox Backs 'Narnia'”). Under the deal, Netflix will develop projects set in the Narnia universe with Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham, and Vincent Sieber acting as executive producers for the resulting series and producers for the feature films. Deadline. The one-hour episodic series will be released via Amazon Prime Video, produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, and written, showrun, and executive produced by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck). Much like the long and winding road followed by the 14-novel series, the screen version of The Wheel of Time has been a long time in the making. After several years of false starts (see “Universal Acquires Wheel of Time”), Sony announced that the adaptation was back in development last year (see “'The Black Company,' 'Locke & Key,' 'Wheel of Time,' 'New Warriors,' 'Defenders'”). At one point in time, Dabel Brothers had the rights to make comics based on the series (see “Dabels to Adapt Wheel of Time”) The Hollywood Reporter. The move comes in the wake of the expiration of Gaiman’s first-look deal with Freemantle, which was behind the Starz series based on American Gods (see “Starz Goes 'Straight to Series' With 'American Gods'”). Gaiman is already working on a six-part adaptation of Good Omens, the novel he co-wrote with the late Terry Pratchett, for Amazon. David Tennant, Michael Sheen, and Frances McDormand star in the satirical look at the apocalypse, which will bow in 2019. THR. Several factors contributed to the cancellation, including low ratings, expense, and a change of programming strategy at Cinemax. The supernatural horror series, which stars Patrick Fugit, debuted in 2016 (see “Cinemax Orders Full Season of Kirkman's 'Outcast'”), but the second season was delayed until this summer.
Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone is officially in production. CBS All Access ordered the series late last year (see “CBS All Access Enters 'The Twilight Zone'”), shortly after the groundbreaking box office success of Peele’s horror movie Get Out. The new take on the seminal anthology series will air on the streaming network in 2019, with Peele on board to host and narrate in place of the late Rod Serling.'GOT' Dates, 'Daybreak' On Netflix, 'Locke & Key' Series Order, Tom King Writing TV Series, 'Judge Dredd' Pilot, Lobo on 'Krypton'”), the genocidal last survivor of the planet Czarnia. The second season of the series, which doesn’t have a release date yet (see “'Locke & Key' At Netflix, Classic 'Doctor Who' On Twitch, 'Deadly Class' Replaces Showrunner, 'Krypton' Renewed, 'The Boys' Casting, 'The Death of Superman'”), is expected to expand into the larger universe , and details on how Lobo will fit into the action are pending, but the decision to include the may have to do with the rumored pursuit of a feature film centered on Lobo.