The latest geek TV news has Batman villains, Gelflings and Skeksis, the JSA, and much more.Netflix Plans 'Dark Crystal' Series”).
Two the Locke siblings in Neflix’s Locke & Key series have been recast. Connor Jessup (Falling Skies) has been cast as eldest child Tyler Locke, and Emilia Jones (Utopia) will play only daughter Kinsey Locke reports Deadline. Jackson Robert Scott, who played youngest child Bode Locke in the Hulu pilot (see “Misty Knight's Bionic Arm; 'Heartthrob' Optioned; 'Locke & Key,' 'Titans,' 'Quantum and Woody' Casting”), is staying on for the Netflix take. Netflix took on the show when Hulu scrapped the project after filming a pilot (see “'GOT' Dates, 'Daybreak' on Netflix, 'Locke & Key' Series Order, Tom King Writing TV Series, 'Judge Dredd' Pilot, Lobo on 'Krypton'”)
The Stargirl series on DC Universe has cast three more members of the Justice Society of America. Henry Thomas (Haunting of Hill House) will play founding member Dr. Charles McNider, a.k.a. Dr. Mid-Nite (via Entertainment Weekly). S.W.A.T.’s Lou Ferrigno Jr. has been cast as Hourman, a.k.a. Rex Tyler, and Brian Stapf (The Purge) will play Ted Grant, a.k.a. Wildcat (via TV Insider). They join Joel McHale, who plays Starman, and star Brec Bassinger (see “Joel McHale Is Starman”) on the series, which will air sometime in 2019.
Distinctively-voiced filmmaker and actor Werner Herzog will have a role in Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian. Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), and Omid Abtahi (American Gods) will also have roles in the series, which stars Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos) in the title role, along with Gina Carano and Nick Nolte (see “Nick Nolte in 'The Mandalorian'”). Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, and Dave Filoni are directing episodes of the Star Wars spinoff, which will air on Disney+ (see “'Watchmen' First Look, 'Pennyworth' Cast, CBS Orders 'Secret Six' Pilot, 'The Witcher' Adds Leads, 'The Mandalorian' Directors”).Deadline. Strange Times began as a fringe news website before evolving into a graphic novel, merchandise, and YA novel trilogy.
Showtime’s adaptation of Halo has stalled with the departure of director and executive producer Rupert Wyatt (Planet of the Apes). Wyatt has left due to changes in the production schedule, according to Deadline. The Amblin Television series has been in development for some time, originally with now-defunct Xbox Entertainment Studios. After four years of back and forth with filmmakers, Showtime greenlit 10 episodes in June (see “'Halo' Comes To Showtime”). Showtime is now looking for a new director with the intention to move forward.
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