'SWEET TOOTH,' 'TROLLHUNTERS' TRAILERS; 'INVINCIBLE' RENEWED FOR TWO, 'THE WORLD OF DARKNESS' IN DEVELOPMENT FOR TV; 'GOT: HOUSE OF DRAGONS' IN PRODUCTION; ELIZABETH BANKS VOICES PEBBLES; 'PAPER GIRLS' CASTING
Geek TV Round-Up
Posted by Jeffrey Dohm-Sanchez on April 29, 2021 @ 9:24 pm CT
Netflix has released a trailer for the live action adaptation of Vertigo’s Sweet Tooth, by Jeff Lemire. Eight one-hour episodes are planned.
Twitter. This news comes one day prior to the conclusion of Invincible season one, which has an impressive list of voice talent (see "'Invincible' Reveals Cast").
The Hollywood Reporter. Eric Heisserer, who was nominated for an Oscar for writing the Arrival (2016), will join writer and producer Christine Boylan (Punisher, Constantine) and production company Hivemind (The Expanse, The Witcher) to adapt the WoD universe to film. Recently, Paradox Interactive's publishing partner Renegade Games Studios announced that they will reprint three Vampire: The Masquerade books, which are part of WoD (see "Renegade’s' Printings of 'Vampire 5E' Books Headed to Retail").
HBO's Game of Thrones: House of Dragons is officially in production, the streamer announced on Twitter. The spinoff series, starring Paddy Considine as King Viserys I (see "'Game of Thrones' Spinoff Casting"), will be released in 2022.
Entertainment Weekly. Banks, who is also an executive producer for the show (see "'Flintstones' Reboot"), will voice a grown-up version of Pebbles. The new show is set 20 years after the original series, when all of the kids are young adults and Fred, Wilma, and the Rubbles are nearing retirement.
Netflix dropped a new trailer for Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (trailer below). This new animated movie, executive produced by creator Guillermo del Toro, is set in the world of the Tales of Acadia trilogy (see "Confessions of a Comic Book Guy -- Let’s Say So Long to All The Sad Astronauts") and will start streaming on July 21.
Deadline. The four leads for this upcoming TV series (see "Amazon Orders 'Paper Girls,'") will be played by Sofia Rosinsky (Fast Layne), Camryn Jones (Cherish the Day), Riley Lai Nelet (Altered Carbon), and Fina Strazza (A Christmas Melody). The project will begin filming in Chicago later this year.
Waterstone CEO Will Run Three Companies
May 13, 2021
James Daunt, CEO of Barnes & Noble and Waterstones, will run Paper Source along with the two booksellers.
Opens Expanded Store, Plans Tenth Store
May 13, 2021
Phil Boyle's Coliseum of Comics is absorbing two competitors this year, opening an expanded store, and planning a tenth store in the chain.