The Geek TV News is heating up, and it's time to start rounding it up!Hollywood Reporter. Ruby Rose, the former lead Batwoman, departed from the show in May (see "Ruby Rose off 'Batwoman") which led The CW to create an entirely new character to inherit the mantle (see "New 'Batwoman' Character"). Leslie will become the first African American actress to play Batwoman on a live-action TV show or film. Deadline. Tomie will be played by Adeline Rudolph who is known for playing Agatha in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Junji Ito's Tomie was optioned last year for this upcoming adaptation (see "'Tomie' on Quibi").
Speaking of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix revealed that it's ending the series with S4 according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show was renewed back in 2018 as a Part 2 16-episode order, but Netflix decided not to pursue it any further than that (see " 'Sabrina' Part 2 Trailer ").Variety. Comedy Central announced that they have ordered two seasons of the show from Judge and 3 Arts Entertainment. The animated duo of heavy metal aficionados have been bounced around for years for a reboot, the last attempt happening in 2011 with MTV (see "'Beavis and Butt-Head' to Return").
Nickelodeon has licensed The Smurfs from LAFIG Belgium and IMPS for a new animated series and consumer product line according to License Global. The new series will be CG-animated and launched in the U.S. in 2021. Nickelodeon also recently announced that SpongeBob's movie will be skipping theaters and headed to streaming (see " 'Spongebob' Skips Theaters ").
Frolic Media has announced a deal with Tapas Media to adapt the Korean webtoon Yes, My Boss! for TV. This deal includes cross-platform rights and Frolic Media will launch it as a podcast while it is developing the TV series.