Geek showbiz news has been rolling in, and we round it up here.
The Amazon spinoff of The Boys
is moving quickly, with Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
) and Lizze Broadway joining the cast as young superheroes, according to Deadline
. The show will be set at a college exclusively for young adult superheroes, who compete for the best assignments in the best cities. Development on the new series was first revealed in September (see "’The Boys’ Spinoff in Development
Westbrook Studios, the production company of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, is developing IDW Publishing graphic novel Canto
as an animated feature, according to Deadline
. Comic co-creators David M. Booher and Drew Zucker will exec produce; Booher is writing the screenplay.
The TV series based on the Wild Cards
book series has moved from Hulu to Peacock, according to Variety
. The book series was co-edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass, who are involved as executive producers. There was a plan for two series at Hulu (see "Hulu’s ‘Wild Cards’
"); no word on whether the same will be true at Peacock.
WarnerMedia’s Rooster Teeth animation studio is developing an animated series based on the Slam!
graphic novels published by BOOM! Studios, the company announced. The series will be an adult animated half-hour telling the story of two women on a banked track roller derby team. The graphic novels are by Pam Ribon and Veronica Fish; Ribon is attached to adapt and exec produce the series.
The Powerpuff Girls
live action series, in development at The CW (see "’Powerpuff Girls’
"), has found its three leads: Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
.), Dove Cameron (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
.), and stage actor Yana Perrault. In the series, the characters have grown up and resent their childhoods having been lost to crimefighting.
An animated limited series based on bande dessinee Asterix
is planned for Netflix, the streamer announced. This will be the first-ever animated series featuring the property. The story for the new series will be adapted from Asterix and the Big Fight.