The latest geek TV news includes new teasers, new shows, and new cast members.New 'Umbrella Academy' Trailer”). We’ll find out in just a few days if the Umbrella Academy can save the world in eight days on February 15. 'Twilight Zone'”) confirms an enduring interest in genre anthology shows. Further, Hivemind has a decent resume, with The Expanse and upcoming adaptations of The Witcher (see “'The Witcher' Adds Leads”) and Gideon Falls (see “'Gideon Falls' Optioned”) under its belt.
Speaking of The Expanse, season 4 of the once-on-the-chopping-block series has wrapped filming according to an Instagram post by actor Lyndie Greenwood, who is playing Dr. Elvi Okoye in the show. Seasons 1 through 3 are now available to view on Amazon Prime, which picked up the popular series (see “Will Amazon Embrace 'The Expanse'?”) after Syfy declined to renew it for a fourth season (see "The Renewed, The Cancelled, The Rebooted: 'Gotham,' 'Lost in Space,' 'iZombie,' 'The Expanse,' 'Charmed,' 'Star Wars,' and More").Exclusive: Michael Polis Buys Into Captain Action”).
Netflix’s Locke & Key adaptation has added two more to the roster. Thomas Mitchell Barnet (Saving Hope) has been brought in as a series regular, and Asha Bromfield (Riverdale) will have a recurring role, according to Deadline. Barnet will play Sam Lesser, a troubled young man who is easily manipulated by the demon Dodge. Bromfield will play Zadie, a horror fan and sole woman member of the Savini Squad at Matheson Academy until Kinsey Locke joins the group. Kinsey is being played by previously cast Emilia Jones (Utopia), who assumed the role after Hulu scrapped the project and Netflix acquired it (see “'GOT' Dates, 'Daybreak' on Netflix, 'Locke & Key' Series Order, Tom King Writing TV Series, 'Judge Dredd' Pilot, Lobo on 'Krypton'”). Connor Jessup (Falling Skies) and Jackson Robert Scott (It) play the other Locke siblings (see “'Locke & Key' and 'Stargirl' and 'Mandalorian' Casting”).
Deadline. In the series, the main character is the sole survivor of a plane crash who acquires the talents of the people who died in the crash. Originally a male professor by the name of Nicholas Dane, it appears that the character will be a woman named Nicole Dane in the TV series. Previous attempts have been made to adapt the comic for film, most recently by Zach Whedon (see “Zack Whedon Gets 'Talent'”).