Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, The Jetsons) has directed an episode of the second season of Mandalorian, he revealed on Twitter on May the 4th.  "I am truly humbled to say I have now had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe," he tweeted, alongside an image with Baby Yoda.  The second season of The Mandalorian will begin airing on Disney+ in October, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealed in the company’s conference call last week.

The Battlestar Galactica reboot that Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) is developing for NBC’s streaming service Peacock (see "Esmail on ‘Battlestar Galactica’") has a showrunner: Michael Lesslie, according to Deadline.  Lesslie wrote and executive-produced The Little Drummer Girl, and has a screenplay credit for Assassin’s Creed.

HBO will produce a series based on Hellraiser, according to Deadline.  Halloween director David Gordon Green will direct the pilot and several additional episodes, according to the report.  Writers include Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil) and Michael Dougherty (X-Men United, Godzilla: King of the Monsters).

Rob Pereyda is the new Head of Anime, Editorial, and Publishing at Netflix. Pereyda had been at VIZ Media for several years as Vice President, Business Development and Strategy.

Pokemon Journeys: The Series is moving exclusively to Netflix with the series’ 23rd season, the streamer announced.  The first 12 episodes of the series will drop June 12, with additional new episodes added to Netflix quarterly for the duration of the season.  Kids WB, Cartoon Network, and Disney XD have all aired Pokemon on cable in the past.