We round up geek TV news from the last few days.
AMC has greenlit a 10-episode first season of a third series tied to The Walking Dead, joining the core series and Fear the Walking Dead. It’s co-created by former core series showrunner Scott M. Gimple and The Walking Dead writer Matt Negrete, who will serve as showrunner of the new series. Two young female leads will play characters who came of age after the zombie apocalypse in the series, which will debut in 2020. While ratings of the core series were down last season, it’s still the #1 show on cable (see "’Walking Dead’ Ratings Plummet, but Still Strong").
The fourth season of AMC’s Preacher series will be the last, according to a tweet by executive producer Seth Rogen, which indicates that it will begin airing on August 4. The series was renewed for the fourth season last fall, with production slated to begin in Australia early this year (see "’Preacher’ Renewed").
Distribution of Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir is broadening. The Disney Channel has begun airing the first two seasons in the U.S., joining Netflix, which has rights to the first three seasons. A live action movie is in the works, and Action Lab has comic rights (see "Live Action ‘Ladybug & Cat Noir’").
Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts Debut Set", which debuted last week and has 480,000 views to date).
John Cho (Harold and Kumar movies) has been cast to play Spike Spiegel in the Netflix live action Cowboy Bebop series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll be joined by Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage), Danielle Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Alex Hassell. The 10-episode series has anime creator Shinichiro Watanabe on board as a consultant (see "Live Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Happening").