As Mariah Carey once again pointed out on Halloween, "It's Time" for the holiday season (see below).  And, it is also time for another showbiz round-up!

The Westworld series has been officially cancelled by HBO Max, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  This critically acclaimed series ends after four seasons and 54 Emmy nominations.  Westworld S4 dropped back on June 26, 2022 (see "Trailers for 'Westworld' S4").

The CW will be ending the Stargirl series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The series starring Brec Bassinger will wrap up with a series finale on December 7, 2022.  Stargirl ran for three seasons, starting back in 2020 (see "'Stargirl'").

Netflix has renewed The Sandman for a second season.  The renewal was confirmed by Neil Gaiman via his Twitter account (see below).  This was much to the relief of Sandman fans who had patiently waited for a renewal announcement since the series captured the Nielsen's #1 streaming series spot for the week ending August 14, 2022 (see "'The Sandman' Is #1).

20th Century Studios released an official trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water (see trailer below).  This long-awaited sequel by James Cameron, starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Kate Winslet, hits theaters on December 16, 2022 (see "2022").

Marvel Studios has cast Aubrey Plaza in the upcoming Agatha: Coven of Chaos series, according to Variety.  She joins with Kathryn Hahn (who plays Agatha Harkness in the series) and Joe Locke ( who debuted in Netflix's adaptation of the graphic novel/web comic Heartstopper)  to star in this new WandaVision spinoff (see "'WandaVision' Spinoff").  Marvel also recently announced a second WandaVision spinoff, Vision Quest, with Paul Bettany returning as The Vision (see "Second 'WandaVision' Spinoff").

Disney has cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the lead in their upcoming Wonder Man series, according to Variety.  Abdul-Mateen II has starred in other comic film adaptations before, as he portrayed Black Manta in the first Aquaman movie and will reprise the role in 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' (see "'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' Updates").

For more information on geek movie releases, check out ICv2's Best in Shows Index page. Currently, our calendars show releases running through 2027.