We round up geek TV news from recent days.
The co-creator and showrunner of hit Netflix series Russian Doll is developing a new Star Wars series for Disney+, according to Variety. Leslye Headland will also write the new series, which is reportedly a female-centric series in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects. And speaking of other projects, The Mandalorian, which was already in production on a second season before Covid-19 shutdowns (see “’The Mandalorian’ Renewed”), has been re-renewed for a third season.WarnerMedia Streaming Service Takes Shape”) will launch on May 27, WarnerMedia announced. At launch two original shows with geek potential will debut, new Looney Tunes cartoons and The Not Too Late Show with Elmo, from Sesame Workshop. Trailers for both are below. The streamer will also offer thousands of hours of archival content, including DC Universe series Doom Patrol.
Amazon Prime will air the new Genius Brands animated series Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, the company announced. The new series for kids 4-7 stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (see “’Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’”), with scripts by Fabian Nicieza.
The final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on ABC on Wednesday, May 27, Marvel announced. The new storyline will kick off with a time travel story that finds the team in 1931 New York.