Geek showbiz news has been rolling in, and we round it up here.
Variety. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner of the core live-action The Witcher series, will also run The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a new animated spinoff series. Korean company Studio Mir is producing the animation. Netflix also has a live action prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, planned, and S2 of the core series was in production when Covid hit (see "’The Witcher’ Prequel Announced"). And manga creators CLAMP will design characters and WIT Studio will develop and produce a new series based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
Funmation Gets Robotech"). A collector’s Blu-ray edition will be released on September 28, with all 85 episodes of a newly remastered high-definition version of Robotech: The Series, an exclusive two-pack of Robotech figures, and four 3" patches. Robotech: The Series will also begin streaming this fall. Funimation will also release standard home video versions of Robotech: The Macross Saga on September 28, The Masters on November 16, and The New Generation on December 14.
’Demon Slayer’ Wins the Weekend"), will join the other Demon Slayer content on the service this Tuesday, June 22.
Jupiter’s Legacy, the Netflix series based on the Mark Millar comic, was the top streaming series the week after release (May 10-16), according to Nielsen data via Media Play News, with over a billion minutes streamed of the 8 episodes combined. Despite its popularity, Millar revealed that the series will not have a second season (see "’Jupiter’s Legacy’ Ends").
Variety. She did acknowledge some doubt, "I mean, with Marvel, you can never say no."