We round up recent geek TV news, including a big change at Marvel Television.Hollywood Reporter, after a ten-year run as the head of the division. The move comes as Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige takes control of the television division from Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter (see “Feige Takes Creative Control of Marvel TV”), but had been planned prior to the move, according to the report. Loeb’s longest-running show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, will conclude in 2020 after Season 7 (see “’Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to End”). Loeb’s talk at an ICv2 Conference in 2009 traced his personal journey and the path of Hollywood and the comics industry, and how they all came together (see “Jeph Loeb on How Comics Became Hollywood Inspiration”). Full-Length ‘Watchmen’ Trailer”) drew 1.5 million viewers across all platforms, according to Variety. That’s better than the Season 2 premiere of Succession, HBO’s current “it” show, but behind the Season 2 premiere of Westworld last year, which drew 2.1 million viewers. Digital gave the show the biggest lift since the series premiere of Westworld in 2016, according to the report. Hollywood Reporter. The ratings reflect a new effort by Nielsen to track SVOD viewership, but only reflect U.S. television viewership and do not include multi-platform or international views. Attendees at the ICv2 Insider Talks in New York earlier this month got a look at the usefulness of Nielsen’s SVOD ratings in predicting product sales (see “Pro-Case Studies on Comics and Streaming”). WarnerMedia Streaming Service Takes Shape”) has landed a big fish, the rights to stream the films of Studio Ghibli, the company announced. This is the first time Ghibli films have been licensed to a streaming platform. Ghibli films available at the launch of the service will include Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and more. The Wind Rises, the last film by Hayao Miyazaki, will debut Fall 2020. Robotech’”). Deadline. It’s described as “baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sunglasses-wearing, oat milk latté and Adderall-fueled look at what happens when the high school queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong No. 2 Dionne steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans.” The property, originally a feature film and then adapted into a 90s TV series, has persisted as a license, for example in comics (see “’Clueless’ Comics to Comics”).
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Geek TV News Round-Up
Posted by Milton Griepp on October 23, 2019 @ 1:07 am CT