We round up the geek TV news from recent days during the coronavirus shutdown.
BOOM! Studios has signed a two-year TV first-look deal for live action and animated series with Netflix, the companies announced. In the past, BOOM! has done TV development deals with Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max, Peacock, CBS All Access, and Disney+. BOOM! CEO and Founder Ross Richie lauded the partnership. “We generate 20+ new original series a year and are thrilled to partner with a streamer that is as prolific as we are,” he said. “BOOM!’s unique partnership model benefits creators by positioning them to be packaged with high-end directors, screenwriters, and producers.”Variety. Titan Comics has the English-language graphic novels.
The CW is resuming new episodes of many of its geek shows this month. New episodes of Nancy Drew started last Wednesday, April 8. Riverdale comes back this Wednesday, April 15; Katy Keene on Thursday, April 16; The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, April 21; Batwoman on Sunday, April 16; and Supergirl on Sunday, May 3; via TVLine. WarnerMedia shut down production on all of its comic-based shows for the CW last month (see “Dozens of TV Productions Come to a Standstill”); this is the run-off of material produced before the shutdown.
Ciudad, the long-gestating feature film project the Russo brothers sold as a graphic novel to Oni, is finally getting a release by Netflix on April 24, starring Chris Hemsworth. The project has been around since 2008, and at one time was going to star Dwayne Johnson (see “Russo Bros’ ‘Ciudad’ Movie”). It’s now titled Extraction, and the graphic novel, which was published in 2014, is out of print. Trailer below.