Geek TV news has been coming in over the past several days, and it's time for another geek TV news round-up!Variety. A new series tentatively titled Dark Shadows: Reincarnation, a modern-day continuation of the strange saga of the cursed Collins family from Collinsport, Maine, is being developed by writer and executive producer Mark B. Perry. A Tim Burton Dark Shadows movie was released in 2012 (see “’Dark Shadows’ Earns $550K at Midnight Shows”), the last time the property had high visibility.
Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox and A24 will collaborate to develop Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea fantasy book series into a TV show, according to Deadline. Fox had optioned the books last year prior to the author's death, and was given Le Guin's blessing to turn the series into films. However, the adaptation has been reworked into a television series, for which A24 would provide financing. Earthseawas last adapted by Goro Miyazaki for the Studio Ghibli anime film, Tales From Earthsea (see "'Tales From Earthsea'").Variety. This would be the second time Steinfeld had a starring role in a TV series; her first was the role of Emily Dickinson in the Apple series Dickinson. Also, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios has added Jonathan Igla (Mad Men) as a writer and executive producer.The addition of Igla completes most of the creative hiring for Marvel's Phase Four shows.The Hawkeye series was first announced in July at San Diego Comic Con (see "'Hawkeye' TV News"). 'Watchmen'"). Deadline. The case, which began in 2013, asks for $280 million in damages (see “’TWD’ Lawsuit Asks for Eye-Popping Number”).
The voice actor who played Lord Zedd and Finister on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has passed away. He also voiced more than 150 characters for TV and movies including Rico from the Robotech series (1985), Brainy Smurf from The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976), and Movar from the Transformers: Robots in Disguise series (2000). He was 70 years old.