It’s a golden age for geek TV and there seems to be no slowdown of plans for more in the coming months and years. We round up the geek TV news here.
Deadline. The first season just ended and the second season has not begun production. A new star will be cast for the Greg Berlanti series.
CBS has ordered a first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a new series to be aired on CBS All Access, according to Variety. The new series will spin off the first of the new Star Trek series created for CBS All Access, Star Trek Discovery, with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck as Captain Pike, Number One, and Mister Spock, according to the report. It will take place on the Enterprise before the arrival of Kirk as captain. The style will be more episodic and less serialized than the other two Star Trek series on the streamer.
The feature adaptation of Ball and Chain, the Homage comic by Scott Lobdell with art by Ale Garza, has found a home at Netflix, the streamer announced. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will star (see "Rock, Blunt on ‘Ball and Chain’").
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The CW has released its schedule for the upcoming season, pushing back most of its programming to dates it believes will allow it to produce the shows after emerging from pandemic shutdowns, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rather than launching its new season in October, the first wave of new shows will begin airing in January, including Superman & Lois, Flash, Black Lightning, Riverdale, Nancy Drew, and Batwoman. A second wave of shows will debut at some point later, including Supergirl and Kung Fu. The Arrowverse crossover for the new season will include only two shows, Batwoman and Superman & Lois.