The geek showbiz news has been thick the last few days, and we round it up here.
The Wonder Girl
series in development by Greg Berlanti at the CW is not getting picked up, according to Variety
. The one-hour drama series was planned to center around characters created by Joelle Jones (see "’Wonder Girl’ in Development
board game is being developed as an animated series at Fox Entertainment by Hasbro’s Entertainment One and Fox’s Bento Box Entertainment, according to Deadline
. The project has a low bar to become the most successful media adaptation of the game; a Clue
feature film back in 1985 earned $14.6 million (see "Board Game to the Big Screen
"), and a live-action miniseries on The Hub in 2011 largely disappeared without notice.
HBO Max has ordered adult animated comedy series Velma
, which will tell the origin story of Scooby-Doo character Velma Dinkley, the company announced. Mindy Kaling will exec produce and voice the character. The streamer also announced that it has put an animated series based on the Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack series Cover
into development with Rooster Teeth. Bendis will write and Mack will direct.
Casting for the Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
animated series for Disney Channel has been announced by the network. Diamond White stars as Lunella Lafayette (Moon Girl); Alfre Woodard will play Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi; Libe Barer will play Lunella’s best friend and manager, Casey; Sasheer Zamata will play Lunella’s mom, Adria; Jermaine Fowler will play Lunella’s dad, James Jr.; Fred Tatasciore will play Devil Dinosaur; and Gary Anthony Williams will play Lunella’s grandfather, Pops. Series executive producer Laurence Fishburne will voice the recurring role of The Beyonder. The series, originally announced three years ago (see "Geek TV Round-Up-February 2018
"), will air in 2022.
The My Little Pony
animated feature, originally planned for a theatrical release this September, will now go straight to Netflix, according to Variety
. The last MLP
feature was released theatrically in 2017.
HBO’s Game of Thrones
spinoff House of the Dragon
has added Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno to the cast, according to Deadline
. Other characters include Paddy Considine as King Viserys I (see "Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Casting
"), Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, and Emma D’Arcy.