Showtime Eyes Gattaca Series
The team behind Homeland is looking to bring Gattaca to Showtime.
A series based on the 1997 movie that starred Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman is in development at the cabler, with Homeland vets Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon attached as executive producers, our sister site Variety reports. The duo co-created the project with Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club), and Gansa will serve as showrunner if it moves forward.
The plot of the potential series is being kept under wraps. The film, which went on to reach cult status after its theater release, centered on Vincent Freeman (Hawke), an “in-valid” person who was born outside an eugenics program that screens for genetic defects. Vincent took on the identity of the genetically superior Jerome Eugene Morrow (Jude Law) to realize his dream of going into space. Thurman played Irene Cassini, Vincent’s “valid” coworker with whom he falls in love.
Doctor Who spinoff starring Jemma Redgrave will focus on UNIT
A Doctor Who spinoff starring Jemma Redgrave will focus on UNIT, the fictional military research organization that has appeared in the mothership show, our sister site Deadline reports. Russell T. Davies will serve as showrunner again for the spinoff that will be released on Disney+. Redgrave will reprise her role as Kate Stewart, a character that has appeared in 10 episodes throughout the series, who is now running the UNIT.
Star Trek: Discovery Will End with Season 5
Season 5 cast includes Martin-Green as Captain Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Saru, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, David Ajala as Cleveland “Book” Booker and Blu del Barrio as Adira. Source: TVLine.com
Well I haven't been watching Discovery for a few years now, but this only seems to be the fourth season but I have to say, this comes a bit as a surprise to me! I would have thought they would remain stubborn and keep going on! See story below:
The Paramount+ series starring Sonequa Martin-Green will end with Season 5, TVLine has learned. The final season will arrive in early 2024.
“As lifelong fans of Star Trek, it has been an immense honor and privilege to help bring Star Trek: Discovery to the world,” executive producers and co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise said in a statement. “The ‘Trek’ universe means so much to so many — including us — and we couldn’t be prouder of everything Discovery has contributed to its legacy, particularly with representation. If just one person sees themselves, or the possibilities for their future, in a new way because of Discovery, then we think we’d have made Gene Roddenberry very proud.”
The duo continued, “To the fans around the world, thank you for joining us on this incredible journey. Your love for these characters and your excitement for every episode, every season, has meant the world to us. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been working on for this final season; we appreciate your patience in the meantime and trust us when we say it’ll be worth the wait. We love you all! LLAP”
After convincing Ten-C to stop using their galaxy-destroying DMA at the end of Season 4, the farewell run finds Captain Burnham (Martin-Green) and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering a mystery that “sends them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries,” per the official description. “But there are others on the hunt as well, dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.”
The Way Home Renewed for Season 2 at Hallmark Channel
Haven't seen this myself, it however is a time-travel drama, so there I thought it belongs here. The Way Home has been renewed for a second season!
The time-traveling family drama, starring Andie MacDowell and Chyler Leigh, has been picked up for Season 2, TVLine has learned.
The show “tells the story of three generations of women — Kat Landry (Supergirl vet Leigh), her teen Alice (Sadie Laflamme-Snow) and Kat’s mother Del (Cedar Cove‘s MacDowell) — who are all strong, willful and independent,” per the official synopsis.
“More than 20 years prior, lifechanging events prompted Kat to move away from her small, Canadian farm town and she remains estranged from Del to this day,” the description continues. “At a crossroads in her life, Kat moves back with Alice to her family’s farm though the reunion isn’t what Kat envisioned. When Alice and Kat unwittingly discover the ability to travel between the past and present, mother and daughter are determined to unearth the truth around the earlier tragedies as they try to change the course of events. Kat’s childhood friend Elliot (Awkward‘s Evan Williams) is there for them in both eras as they navigate their journeys across time, helping the three women find their way back to each other.”
The cast also includes Alex Hook (I Am Frankie), Al Mukadam (Pretty Hard Cases), Jefferson Brown (When Hope Calls) and David Webster (In the Dark). (source TVLine.com)
4000 Visitors who've visited 22750+ pages!
It just amazes me but I am also very happy that the website keeps getting traffic by SCI-FI fans! It seems like it is growing also, which I nice to notice.
Since August 2022 I restarted the website and very soon visitor numbers were getting up! Last month there were 720 visitors and in December 2022 there were 561 people who checked out the website. I know, it doesn't look that professional but apparently the content is interesting enough for SCI-FI fans to keep coming back.
Only one downside for myself, but understandable, it that the number of pages people check out, is in decline. But as I said, that is understandable because the content of course changes, gets updated, but most of it stays the same of course. Again, thank you for visiting and the ones who commented also, I also want to thank you extra, because it is nice to know it is appreciated!
Avenue 5 Cancelled at HBO
Continued: The writing was on the wall for Avenue 5‘s fate when the actors were released from their contracts last May after their options expired. Laurie has since signed on to join the cast of the Apple TV+ spy thriller Tehran for its upcoming third season. - Source TVLine.com
This is a real shame, but it was expected, at least by myself. Avenue 5 ran for two short seasons, 2.5 years apart from each other. It was fun, quirky, either you loved it, or hated it.
Avenue 5‘s journey through outer space has ended: HBO has cancelled the sci-fi comedy starring Hugh Laurie after two seasons, TVLine has learned.
“Going to space with Armando Iannucci has been an incredible journey,” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement. “While we will not be moving forward with a third season of Avenue 5, we look forward to many more adventures together.”
Avenue 5 starred Laurie as the captain of a interplanetary cruise ship that got knocked off course and had to find a way to survive with angry passengers and dwindling supplies. Josh Gad co-starred as the ship’s billionaire owner, with Zach Woods as the ship’s head of customer relations. Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ethan Phillips led the supporting cast. Veep creator Armando Iannucci created the series and served as an executive producer.
Debuting in January 2020 with a nine-episode freshman season, Avenue 5 was renewed for Season 2 a month later, but didn’t return until two and a half years after that due to COVID-related production delays. The eight-episode sophomore season wrapped up this past November.
The Peripheral Renewed for Season 2
Flynne Fisher’s complicated future will continue to unravel: Prime Video has renewed The Peripheral for Season 2, the streamer announced Thursday.
“We are thrilled to continue the journey into Season 2 and delve deeper into the incredible world that [author William] Gibson created,” creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan said in a statement. “On behalf of Scott Smith, Vincenzo Natali and the entire team, we’re grateful to our partners at Amazon and, most of all, to the fans.”
Based on the bestselling novel by sci-fi pioneer Gibson, The Peripheral follows the aforementioned Flynn (Kickass‘ Chloë Grace Moretz), a smart young woman who’s stuck in a dead-end town until she gets a taste of a new path courtesy of a virtual reality-esque headset. But that supposedly fictional reality turns out to be more real than ever, as she’s pulled into a strange world of knife-wielding robot chauffeurs, disappearing cars and ear-shattering explosions.
La Brea Gets Early Season 3 Renewal
Continued: Also, just as the reunited Harris family took said leap into the 1988 sinkhole, Gavin had his first “vision” in a while — and it wasn’t of the past, but a future moment where Eve is dying! And ahead is on top of a looming murder mystery that kicks off with the second episode back.
Good news, La Brea, currently in the middle of its second season, gets an early renewal! I have to be honest I didn't expect this!
NBC is staying put in the land(s) Down Under, having given an early Season 3 renewal to La Brea — just as the back half of Season 2 kicks off tonight at 9/8c, with back-to-back episodes.
TVLine hears that the initial Season 3 order is for just six episodes, though that could be increased down the road.
Through the first half of its 14-episode sophomore run, La Brea is averaging 5.4 million total weekly viewers and a 0.6 demo rating (with Live+7 playback), ranking seventh among all NBC dramas behind the mighty #OneChicago trio and the Law & Order franchise.
La Brea when it first bowed in September 2021 followed Eve Harris (played by Natalie Zea) and her son Josh (Jack Martin) as they and others who had toppled into a mysterious Los Angeles sinkhole navigated the strange world they had oh-so-gingerly landed in. Meanwhile, above ground, Eve’s estranged husband Gavin (Eoin Macken) and their daughter Izzy (Zyra Gorecki) tried to make sense of what happened, while also puzzling over how Gavin’s “visions” fit into it all.
When last we tuned into the Australia-based production, Eve, Gavin, Josh, Izzy, Gavin’s mom Caroline, Riley and Sam had outwitted a team of Lazarus agents to leap out of 1988 and return to 10,000 B.C. When Season 2 resumes this Tuesday night, they will aim to breach the Lazarus Tower and upload Caroline’s computer virus that will stop all sinkholes — despite knowing that this means they will never get home again. Sam and Riley, however, are resolved to squeezing in a trip back to present day L.A. before said portal gets shut down.
Kindred Cancelled at Hulu
Hulu has cancelled Kindred, the adaption of Octavia E. Butler’s celebrated novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. TVLine has reached out to Hulu for confirmation.
The story follows Dana James (WeCrashed’s Mallori Johnson), a young Black woman and aspiring soap writer who has “uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own,” per the official synopsis. “But, before she can settle into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time. She emerges at a nineteenth-century plantation, a place remarkably and intimately linked with Dana and her family.”
Season 1 ended with Dana returning to 2016 after being violently whipped by Thomas (True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten), where she concluded that keeping Rufus alive until her next ancestor was born might make the jumps stop. As Dana braced for a return to the past, Denise received a startling phone call from Alan: Olivia had been found… in the present. (Read our full finale recap here.)
The Last of Us Renewed for Season 2
Continued: The series premiered on Sunday, Jan. 15 to 4.7 million total viewers. Episode 2, which aired last Sunday, drew 5.7 million viewers that night across HBO and linear telecasts in the United States. That surge of 22 percent from the series’ debut marked the largest Week 2 audience growth for any HBO Original drama series in the network’s 50-year history.
After only two episodes into the first season, HBO renewed The Last of Us for season two!
HBO has renewed its buzzy video-game adaptation for Season 2, TVLine has learned. The sweeping, post-apocalyptic drama is set decades after a fungal outbreak has turned the better part of the global population into zombie-like creatures known as “infected.” Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as stars as Joe, a grieving man tasked with transporting a teen girl named Ellie (played by Game of Thrones‘ Bella Ramsey) who appears to be immune to the fungus’ terrifying effects. Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann, who created The Last of Us video games, serve as executive producers.
“I’m humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations,” Druckmann said via statement. “Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog and PlayStation, thank you!”
Mazin added via statement: “I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey… The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in.”
Titans, Doom Patrol Both Cancelled at HBO Max After 4 Seasons!
Both shows will come to an end when their respective fourth seasons wrap up later this year, our sister site Deadline reports.
“While these will be the final seasons of Titans and Doom Patrol, we are very proud of these series and excited for fans to see their climactic endings,” an HBO Max spokesperson said in a statement to the trade.
UPDATE: James Gunn, who in November became CEO of DC Studios with Peter Safran, noted on Twitter, “The decision to end the series precedes us. But I certainly wish the best for the talented group of creators, actors, and the rest of the crew that produced both shows.”
Titans offers up a gritty take on the Teen Titans franchise as a group of strangers — including Dick Grayson aka Nightwing (played by Brenton Thwaites), Rachel Roth (Teagon Croft), Kori aka Starfire (Anna Diop) and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) — team up to fight evil and become a surrogate family in the process.
Season 4 found the gang investigating a dark prophecy in Metropolis, which is Superman’s home turf. The fall finale, which aired in December, ended with Sebastian (The Originals’ Joseph Morgan) completing his fulfillment of the Red Moon ritual.
Meanwhile, Doom Patrol centers on a group of offbeat superheroes who all survived horrific accidents and assembled to investigate the strange happenings of the world. The team includes Rita (April Bowlby), Cliff aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), Larry aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer) and Cyborg (Jovian Wade). The midseason finale teased the apocalypse to end all apocalypses as the gang gears up for a fight against the big baddie Immortus.
Snowpiercer's Final Season Cancelled at TNT!
Didn't see that coming, Snowpiercer cancelled! It already would have been its final season but that won't happen now either, which is a slap on the face for the cast & crew and also for the fans of this show. It will be shopped around, to other networks but we all know this usually is a slim chance of succeeding, but still, you never know.
The fourth and final season of Snowpiercer, TNT’s sole surviving original series, won’t air on the cabler after all. The news come barely a week after Warner Bros. Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels claimed “we’re done with that chapter” in which numerous shows under the company umbrella were cancelled, scrapped, un-renewed or unceremoniously removed from HBO Max.
“We can confirm that TNT will not air Season 4 of Snowpiercer,” reads a statement from a network spokesperson. “This was a difficult decision, but our admiration for the talented writers, actors and crew who brought Snowpiercer’s extraordinary post-apocalyptic world to life remains strong. We have been working collaboratively with the producers since last year to help the series find a new home where fans can continue to enjoy the compelling story and exceptional visual experience. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”
Indeed, producer Tomorrow Studios will endeavor to find the dystopian drama’s farewell run a new home. “We love Snowpiercer and believe Season 4 completes a story with incredible talent that will entertain viewers while exploring issues of climate change and class warfare,” Tomorrow Studios CEO/partner Marty Adelstein and president/partner Becky Clements said in a joint statement. “We are so passionate about this series that we have acquired the rights to control the franchise. We hope to find the perfect partner shortly and finish a great ride with the final season.”
Back in June 2022, TNT announced that Snowpiercer — which stars Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly and had received an early Season 4 pick-up — “will end after a successful, multi-season run on TNT.” At the time of that announcement, production was underway on its final batch of episodes. Since then, Seasons 1-3 were quietly scrubbed from HBO Max.
Snowpiercer, upon Animal Kingdom ending, was TNT’s only remaining scripted original. The network was once a scripted powerhouse . Source TVLine.com
Alien TV Series Finally in Pre-Production at FX!
Looking forward to this, to be honest, did not think it would become a series because it took so long but now finally there seems to be some progress!
The Alien franchise certainly isn't dormant, with Ridley Scott currently exec producing the next installment of the Xenomorph film mythology from director Fede Álvarez. But arguably the most interesting continuation of the franchise is writer/director Noah Hawley's still untitled FX series that's been in development since 2020. At today's Television Critics Association Winter press day for FX (attended by SYFY WIRE), John Landgraf, Chairman of FX Content and & FX Productions, gave an overall update on their upcoming slate of 23 series in 2023, including the status of Hawley's series.
Unfortunately, the Alien series will not be one of the 23 shows slated to premiere because Hawley's fifth season of Fargo is on deck first. As the showrunner and a director for Fargo Season 5 — which will star Juno Temple and Jon Hamm — Hawley intends to fill the same roles for the Alien series, which means he wasn't able to juggle both projects at the same time.
However, Landgraf confirms that Hawley has written all the scripts for the Alien series, which have been read and reviewed by the studio. And as the production on Fargo winds down, the Alien series is now in "active pre-production." Landgraf said, "He's meeting with the production designer now. And it starts production this year." With that timeline, a 2024 premiere could be in the cards.
FROM Season 2: Premiere Date Set for Sci-Fi Horror Series
Good news! The second season of "From" has been announced! It will be returning in about 3 months and a bit, on April 23, 2023. This seems far away but we will be there before you know it. For me this show was one of the surprises of 2022!
The contemporary sci-fi horror series will kick off its second season on Sunday April 23, it was announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena. Created by John Griffin, who executive-produces alongside Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Fringe), FROM unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town that traps all those who enter.
In Season 2, “hidden truths about the nature and terrifying origins of the town begin to emerge, even as life for its residents is plunged into chaos by the arrival of mysterious newcomers” aboard a bus that pulled into town at the very end of Season 1. On the casting front for Season 2, Scott McCord has been upped to series regular status, as Victor. Additionally, these new series regulars appear as passengers aboard the aforementioned bus: A.J. Simmons (Reacher), Angela Moore (Nancy Drew), Deborah Grover (Anne With an E), Kaelen Ohm (Hit & Run) and newcomer Nathan D. Simmons.
3000th Visitors who watched 18000+ pages!
A very nice Christmas present, this website had it's 3000th visitor yesterday, and these visitors checked out more than 18000 pages, which is an average of a little over 6 pages per visitor which I am very proud of.
When I started this website a little over two years ago I never imagined it would be visited like this. I mean, there are so many websites out there with similar content, way more professional but perhaps because here it is only about SCI-FI TV shows, nothing more, people keep coming back. Because it is clear what you'll find here. But that is just a guess, I don't know what the reason is, I am just happy this website seems to be filling a (small) gap.
Again, I want to say thank you, I hope you will keep coming back here from time to time, to check it out. if you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments.
Henry Cavill to Star in Warhammer 40,000 Series Adaptation
Now that he’s hung up his Superman cape, Henry Cavill is diving into another adaptation: The former Witcher star is set to headline an Amazon series based on Warhammer 40,000, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series — which is still in early development, with no writers attached yet — springs from the popular board game, set 40,000 years in the future where humans are locked in a never-ending war with aliens and magical beings. (Cavill is reportedly a Warhammer fan and even paints the game’s miniature figures himself.) Amazon is in final talks to lock down the rights to the game after a lengthy bidding war.
Cavill is best known for playing Clark Kent/Superman in big-screen blockbusters like Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He’s no longer playing the role on the big screen, however, after new DC boss James Gunn announced the next Superman film will feature a younger actor playing the famed superhero.
He also starred as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s hit video game adaptation The Witcher, which debuted on the streamer in 2019. But in October, Netflix announced that Cavill would not be returning for the show’s fourth season, with Liam Hemsworth taking over the role of Geralt. (Despite the Superman news, Cavill will not be coming back to The Witcher to reclaim the lead role, TVLine has confirmed.) Cavill’s other credits include The Tudors, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Enola Holmes.
Quantum Leap Renewed for Season 2
It looks like Ben Song will be stuck traveling through space and time for another season: Quantum Leap has been renewed for Season 2 at NBC, TVLine has learned.
“We’re leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life,” NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s president of scripted content Lisa Katz said in a statement. “As we continue to bring audiences to our must-watch dramas, it’s gratifying to know Quantum Leap will have a prominent place next season both on our NBC schedule and next day on Peacock.”
Set 30 years after Sam Beckett (played in the original series by Scott Bakula) vanished in the Quantum Leap accelerator, the new Leap follows a new team assembled to restart the project. Everything changed, though, when Ben (played by Raymond Lee) made an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving his team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it.
Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson), who Beckett leapt into during the Vietnam War, leads the crew working diligently to bring Ben home. Others include Ben’s fiancée Addison (Caitlin Bassett), a decorated Army vet who appears as a hologram only Ben can see and hear whilst leaping; Ian Wright (Cowboy Bebop’s Mason Alexander Park), who runs the Artificial Intelligence unit “Ziggy”; and Jenn Chou (Bosch’s Nanrisa Lee), who leads digital security for the project.
The Nevers Cancelled After One Season
Joss Whedon’s The Nevers is being pulled from HBO Max, TVLine has confirmed, essentially bringing the HBO sci-fi drama to an end after one season.
Only the first half of the show’s 12-episode order has aired, and Variety reports that the remaining six could eventually stream on another platform The Nevers was set in the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign, as London is beset by the “Touched”: people, mostly women, who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities — some charming, some disturbing.
Among the Touched were Amalia True (Outlander‘s Laura Donnelly) and Penance Adair (Red Rock‘s Ann Skelly). “They are the champions of this new underclass,” the show’s official synopsis reads, “making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces — to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.”
Whedon — who stepped away from the day-to-day of the project in Nov. 2020, saying he was “genuinely exhausted” — created the series and executive-produced it with Bernadette Caulfield, Ilene S. Landress, Doug Petrie, Jane Espenson and Philippa Goslett, who took over as showrunner following Whedon’s departure.
Dark Tower Series Adaptation at Amazon
Mike Flanagan is hitting the ground running at Amazon. Just days after announcing that he was fleeing his longtime perch at Netflix for Amazon Studios, the man behind the Haunting franchise and Midnight Mass has revealed that one of the first projects he and producing partner Trevor Macy are eyeing is a series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.
“We view it as a as a series that’s going at least five seasons” followed by two standalone films, Flanagan tells our sister site Deadline. “I have an enormous amount of it worked out in my brain… I have a pilot script I’m thrilled with and a very detailed outline for the first season and a broader outline for the subsequent seasons. I think eventually, if we’re able to get it going, there are some other writers I want to fold into that process whom I’ve worked with before; I think they would be really fabulous for a very small, intimate writers room where we can continue to break it.
“The pilot script is one of my favorite things I’ve ever gotten to work on,” the auteur adds. “It’s been surreal working on that. So we’ve been floored and grateful that Stephen King trusts us with such an undertaking, something so precious to him.”
Flanagan is careful to note that this potential new iteration of Dark Tower may or may not end up at Prime Video. “We actually have those rights carved out of our Amazon deal, which doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t get behind it at some point — you don’t know,” he explains, adding, that it’s “something we’ve been developing ourselves and are really passionate about finally getting it up on its feet at some point.”
Daredevil: Born Again: Disney+
Matt Murdock is getting a new series and… a new girlfriend?As reported by our sister pub Deadline, Margarita Levieva (Revenge, The Deuce) is joining Daredevil: Born Again, Marvel’s upcoming revival series on Disney+, as a possible love interest for Charlie Cox’s titular hero. Additionally, Sandrine Holt (American Gigolo) is also boarding the ensemble, possibly as a new romantic squeeze for Vincent D’Onofrio’s returning mob boss Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin).
Born Again‘s 18-episode first season, which is being written and executive-produced by writing duo Matt Corman and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs), is set to bow on Disney+ in Spring 2024 — as part of the newly detailed Phase 5 of the MCU. The cast also includes Michael Gandolfini, who starred as a young Tony Soprano in the Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark.
Cox starred as the titular superhero in Netflix’s Daredevil for three seasons until its cancellation in 2018. He made a surprise cameo as Murdoch in the 2021 film Spider-Man: No Way Home and most recently suited up as Daredevil for the live-action series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
D’Onofrio, meanwhile, appeared as Fisk in the Disney+ series Hawkeye, where he was last seen being confronted by Maya Lopez, aka Echo (Alaqua Cox), in an alleyway. TVLine.com
Moonhaven Renewal reversed! No Season 2
Moonhaven was supposed to return for a six-episode Season 2 in 2023. At the time that it was renewed, the streamer touted it as its number one most-watched exclusive series and most-watched new series behind Dark Winds.
Only a couple of days ago I told you here that Moonhaven was renewed for season two! It was a news item from July but I only found out 2 days ago. Today, yeah really, on TVLine.com it is announced the the renewal is reversed! In other words, Moonhaven is CANCELLED, no season 2! This sucks!
AMC+ will not be returning to the colony of Moonhaven, cancelling the sci-fi series after it had previously renewed the show for a second season in July 2022. Per our sister site Deadline, which first reported the news, the unrenewal/cancellation comes as part of programming write-downs by AMC Networks.
From writer-producer Peter Ocko (Lodge 49, Black Sails), Moonhaven centered on Bella Sway (played by newcomer Emma McDonald), a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler 100 years in the future who finds herself accused of a crime and marooned on Moonhaven, a utopian community set on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the Moon to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. A skeptic in Paradise, Bella is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven’s miracles and teams with a local detective to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth’s last hope before they are destroyed themselves.
The cast also includeded Dominic Monaghan, Joe Manganiello, Kadeem Hardison, Amara Karan and Ayelet Zurer.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Premiere Delayed Until March 2023
The adventures of the Mandalorian and Grogu, which were originally expected to resume in February 2023, now won’t get underway until Wednesday, March 1, Disney+ announced on Twitter. The news comes on the heels of the live-action Star Wars series Andor recently wrapping its freshman run — and landing on TVLine’s list of the 20 Best Shows of 2022.
The Mandalorian‘s freshman run spanned November/December of 2019, followed by a sophomore season that unspooled a year later. The series’ Season 2 finale famously featured the CGI-assisted return of Star Wars vet Mark Hamill, as a post-ROTJ Luke Skywalker, who came looking for Grogu to properly train the Force-sensitive rugrat.
Mando (played by Pedro Pascal), Grogu, Luke and Ahsoka Tano (spinoff-bound Rosario Dawson) also figured into episodes of this year’s The Book of Boba Fett, in which Grogu made the difficult decision to forego formal Jedi training, bid Luke adieu, and return to Mando’s side.
Given the events of The Book of Boba Fett Episode 5 — where Din Djarin was told by the Armorer that he “is a Mandalorian no more,” because he had removed his helmet/shown his face to others — and judging by The Mandalorian’s Season 3 trailer, Disney+’s flagship Star Wars series next will find Mando, with Grogu in tow, zipping around in his Naboo N-1 starfighter and aiming to reclaim his status by visiting the “living waters” in the mines under Mandalore. Something which Bo Katan might not be too keen about!
Confirmed returning cast members include Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Amy Sedaris and Giancarlo Esposito.
2500th Visitor and the website was two years on November 17!
Last week this website had two milestones! First one, on November 17 this website is 2 years online. As you might know, for a period of 10 months not much happened due to personal circumstances. However since early August 2022 the website is being updated on a daily basis again and since then people also started coming back to it.
I am proud to see that last week this website had its 2500th visitor! This may no mean much to some but to me it does! I mean without any advertising this website continues to be visited by SCI-FI fans. So I will keep going on with bringing you news about SCI-FI, write blogs about my (re) watches, anniversaries and such.
Resident Alien Order Cut from 12 to 8 episodes! A bad sign?
I don't know if indeed this is a bad sign but it sure is a pity to cut down from 12 to 8 episodes. And here I was thinking that Resident Alien is the only succesful show currently but apparently this isn't the case it seems. Would be a shame if this shortened third season would be it's last, but as SCI-FI fans we are used to it unfortunately.
Could this be a bad omen for Resident Alien? The order for the Syfy series’ upcoming third season has been reduced from 12 episodes to 8, our sister site Deadline reports.
The show, which stars Alan Tudyk, consisted of 10 episodes in its first season, while Season 2 was split up into two halves, totaling 16 installments. The series received a 12-episode renewal for Season 3 in July, ahead of its return for the back half of Season 2, which saw a ratings decline, per Deadline.
For scoop on what’s ahead in the abbreviated third season, check out TVLine’s post mortem Q&A with creator Chris Sheridan. - TVLine.com
The Imperfects Cancelled at Netflix
Netflix has cancelled The Imperfects after one season, TVLine has confirmed. This is the second series to be axed by Netflix on Tuesday, following the cancellation of Partner Track.
The Imperfects focused on three twenty-somethings — one of whom was played by Designated Survivor‘s Italia Ricci — who undergo an experiment gene therapy that turns them into monsters. In the aftermath, the trio must “band together to hunt down the scientist responsible and force him to make them human again,” per to the official logline.
The cast also included Rhianna Jagpal (To All The Boys 3) as Abbi Singh; Iñaki Godoy (Who Killed Sara?) as Juan Ruiz; Morgan Taylor Campbell (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) as Tilda Weber; Rhys Nicholson (the upcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race: Down Under) as Dr. Alex Sarkov; Kyra Zagorsky (The 100, Helix) as Isabel Finch; and Celina Martin (The Other Kingdom) as Hannah Moore. Source: TVLine.com
Westworld Cancelled After 4 Seasons
Westworld cancelled after 4 seasons! To be honest I already thought the 4th season would be its final season somehow. But apparently this was not the case now that HBO it officially announced the cancellation! News item below from TVLine.com
The announcement was made on Friday afternoon — nearly 12 weeks following the airing of Season 4’s finale, which saw Hale (played by Tessa Thompson) best William (Ed Harris) and then crush his pearl into dust, while Christina (Evan Rachel Wood) used the Sublime to return to the titular Westworld for “one last loop around the bend,” where in a bit of narration she shared her hope that “maybe this time, we’ll set ourselves free.”
Maybe! But now, who is to say?
As recently as last month, Jonathan Nolan, who showran the series with producing partner Lisa Joy, said, “We had always conceived of a fifth and final season,” adding, “We’re still in conversations with the network.”
But HBO on Friday issued a statement that said, “Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have taken viewers on a mind-bending odyssey, raising the bar at every step. We are tremendously grateful to them, along with their immensely talented cast, producers and crew, and all of our partners at Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. It’s been a thrill to join them on this journey.”
Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films in turn issued a statement saying, “Making Westworld has been one of the highlights of our careers. We are deeply grateful to our extraordinary cast and crew for creating these indelible characters and brilliant worlds. We’ve been privileged to tell these stories about the future of consciousness — both human and beyond — in the brief window of time before our AI overlords forbid us from doing so.”
Based on the 1973 sci-fi film written by Michael Crichton and created for television by Nolan and Joy, Westworld since its October 2016 debut has evolved to deliver a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the question of free will.
The Sandman Renewed for Additional Episodes at Netflix
There is no end to The Dreaming at Netflix: The Sandman has been renewed for what the streamer is referring to as “more episodes and stories to be adapted
from multiple graphic novels.”
Netflix is specifically not referring to this as a second season.
“Millions upon millions of people have welcomed and watched and loved The Sandman on Netflix, from established Sandman fans to people who were simply curious, and then became obsessed with the Lord of Dreams, his family and their goings-on,” creator Neil Gaiman says in a statement. “It gives me unbelievable pleasure to say that, working with Netflix and Warner Bros., Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and I will be bringing even more of The Sandman stories to life. There are some astonishing stories waiting for Morpheus and the rest of them (not to mention more members of the Endless Family to meet). Nobody is going to be happier about this than the Sandman cast and crew: they are the biggest Sandman fans there are. And now it’s time to get back to work. There’s a family meal ahead, after all. And Lucifer is waiting for Morpheus to return to Hell…”
The series follows Morpheus (played by Tom Sturridge), lord of a mystical realm known as The Dreaming, who is the keeper of all of humanity’s dreams (and nightmares). He and his siblings — Death, Desire, Despair, etc. — are collectively known as The Endless: embodiments of the concepts they represent. The cast includes Gwendoline Christie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Boyd Holbrook, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Steven Fry and Vanesu Samunyai.
In August, Gaiman warned fans that despite positive reviews and high viewership, The Sandman‘s renewal was far from assured. The series “is a really expensive show,” he wrote. “And for Netflix to release the money to let us make [a second season] we have to perform incredibly well.” In addition to its original, 10-episode run (read a finale recap here), The Sandman released a two-part, live action/animated 11th episode called “A Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope” last summer. TVLine.com
Watchmen's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Star in Wonder Man Series
The actor, who previously played Doctor Manhattan in HBO’s Watchmen series and currently appears as Black Manta in the Aquaman films, has been cast as Disney+’s titular Wonder Man, our sister site Deadline reports.
First introduced in 1964, Wonder Man (aka Simon Williams) has been depicted as a gifted engineer who gains superhuman abilities and becomes an enemy of The Avengers, though he has also fought alongside the Marvel team in multiple capacities.
Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and writer-producer Andrew Guest (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community) are developing the live-action series about the longtime Marvel character, with Guest serving as head writer. Filming reportedly could commence as early as 2023.
Though specific details about the show’s plot remain under wraps, Ben Kingsley is reportedly reprising his role as the villainous Trevor Slattery, a character he previously played on the big screen in Iron Man 3 and Shang-Chi.
Stargirl Cancelled at The CW!
Haven't seen anything of Stargirl to be honest. I thinking of checking it out but there is so much other stuff I prefer to watch at the moment that I still hadn't got around to it. And today the CW announces it is cancelled. Creator Geoff Johns Promises 'Complete Closure' at End of Season 3.
DC’s Stargirl will power down after its current, 13-episode season, it was announced on Monday morning.
The not-entirely-surprising cancellation news comes eight episodes into Season 3 of the superhero team-up series, which has been averaging 660,000 total viewers and a 0.1 demo rating (with Live+7 DVR playback) — down 25 and 50 percent from its sophomore run.
The news also comes less than a week after it was announced that Nancy Drew will be entering its final season in 2023, as will The Flash and Riverdale. Earlier this month, the Nexstar group took control of The CW, resulting in the exit of longtime CEO Mark Pedowitz and many other changes as the network steers toward targeting an older audience.
In a statement, executive producer Geoff Johns — who based the character of Courtney Whitmore off his late sister — said, “Stargirl has always held a special place in my heart for many reasons.
“With all the brewing changes at the network, we were aware this was possibly the last season,” he shared, “so we wrote with that in mind and have delivered what I believe to be the best season of Stargirl yet, with complete creative closure.”
Of note, as you read Johns’ words: Stargirl wrapped filming on Season 3 back in March. TVLine.com
WandaVision Spinoff With Paul Bettany
Vision is eyeing his own TV series: Marvel is developing a WandaVision spinoff for Disney+ with Paul Bettany set to reprise his role as Vision, according to our sister site Deadline.
The series — tentatively titled Vision Quest, with a writers’ room reportedly starting up next week — will be about Vision “trying to regain his memory and humanity” after the events of WandaVision. (Viewers will remember that Vision, after his death in Avengers: Infinity War, was resurrected as part of his wife Wanda’s sitcom dream world, while the original Vision was reconstructed and reactivated by S.W.O.R.D.) An appearance by Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda on the spinoff is still a possibility, per Deadline, but the series will focus on Bettany’s Vision.
WandaVision creator Jac Schaeffer is set to serve as showrunner on the Vision spinoff as well. Another WandaVision spinoff, Agatha: Coven of Chaos — with Kathryn Hahn reprising her role as the titular witch — is already slated to debut in the winter of 2023-24.
Bettany played android Vision in the Avengers films and then opposite Olsen’s Wanda in WandaVision, which debuted in January 2021 as the first of Disney+’s Marvel series. (Bettany earned an Emmy nomination for the role.) His other TV roles include A Very British Scandal and Manhunt: Unabomber.
The Man Who Fell To Earth - Won't be Returning!
Well now it has been finally announced, I was waiting for it for quite a while, The Man Who Fell to Earth hasn't been renewed for a second season. I believe, as I read the story, it sort of was intended to be a one-season project, limited series. There was some consideration to do more seasons but ultimately it was decided not to which is a pity, really loved it, great acting, great story but it will stay with only one season unfortuately. See below full article or on source: TV Line.com
Though Showtime “flirted with the idea” of expanding The Man Who Fell to Earth into additional seasons, the network has “ultimately decided to embrace it as a one season story well told.”
“Our thanks to the extraordinary Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, John Hlavin and Sarah Timberman who did a great job of turning the David Bowie film into such a resonant tale for our times,” a Showtime spokesperson tells The Hollywood Reporter. “And kudos to a wondrous cast led by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris and Bill Nighy for bringing it to life. Alex and Jenny originally intended The Man Who Fell To Earth to be a close-ended story. While we flirted with the idea of expanding it into a second season, we all ultimately decided to embrace it as a one season story well told.”
Inspired by both the 1963 Walter Tevis novel and the iconic 1976 Bowie film, The Man Who Fell to Earth starred Academy Award nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) as the titular alien, named Faraday, and Justin Falls, a brilliant scientist and engineer.
The Man Who Fell to Earth was executive-produced by co-showrunners Kurtzman and Lumet (Star Trek: Discovery), Hlavin (TV’s Shooter), Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Ejiofor, Rola Bauer and Françoise Guyonnet. Its final episode aired July 3.
Beyond and Back - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Roundtable
Saw this earlier today on You Tube, roundtable with a part of the main DS9 cast. Have yet to watch it myself, gonna do that this weekend but wanted to let you als know that this is available. Nana Vistor, Terry Farrell & Colm Meaney are the actors in this roundtable. Enjoy!
Help getting the new Babylon 5 pilot a reality in 2023!
Yesterday September 19th 2022 JMS asked the help of #B5 fans all over the world with trying to persuade @WarnerbrosTV to definitely pick up the new #Babylon5 pilot for 2023. Well this has gone trending very quickly, it is a huge success already! JMS however said he did not want to see it just trending, he wants to snap the internet in half! Well it seems to working at the moment, everywhere I see #B5onCWin23. So if you haven’t seen it yet, do your part and chip in, let WarnerbrosTV know that you want the new Babylon 5 on your TV in 2023! Let them know what B5 has meant to you over the years, how much you want to see a follow-up series, preferably next year! Use below use below # and send it to WarnerbrosTV.
2000+ visitors, 13,000+ page views, average 6,54 per visitor
Two months shy of two years since this website is online and knowing that for about 10 months there was little to no update on this website, I am still happy to see that the last two months, since the website is operational again, it reached its 2000th visitor!
Together these 2000 visitors have watched more than 13,000 pages, average at this moment of 6.54 pages per visitor, which is also an increase from when this website had its 1000th visitor, which had an average of 5.69 page per visitor (5,600+ pages). I am happy that without much advertising, people come and visit this website, I hope you continue to visit and please if you have any comments you can always leave it behind on any page at the bottom. I want also to thank www.jouwweb.nl for making this possible.
So I want to thank you all, who visited this website since November 2020, when it first came online, and who came back early August 2022, when I jump-started this website. I hope at least some of you keep coming back in the future. I will do my best to keep you informed about news about SCI-FI TV shows and again bore you with my rewatch, anniversary and other blogs! :-)
Blade Runner Series From EP Ridley Scott Ordered at Amazon
In addition to Scott, Luisa and Green, executive producers include Kosove and Johnson, Ben Roberts, David W. Zucker, Clayton Krueger, Cynthia Yorkin, Frank Giustra, Isa Dick Hackett and Tom Spezialy (Watchmen) — the latter of whom will also serve as a writer.
Blade Runner 2099 was first put into development in February. Casting and a timetable for release have not been announced as of press time.
Blade Runner 2099, ordered by amazon as a TV show, this is interesting, although perhaps not original I'm still mildly curious about this new show. See full article below or on TVLine.com.
Prime Video announced Thursday that it has formally ordered the new live-action limited series Blade Runner 2099, with Ridley Scott on board as an executive producer. Silka Luisa (Shining Girls) will serve as showrunner, while Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049) will serve as a non-writing EP.
“The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is considered one of the greatest and most influential science-fiction movies of all time, and we’re excited to introduce Blade Runner 2099 to our global Prime Video customers,” Amazon Studios’ head of global television Vernon Sanders said in a statement. “We are honored to be able to present this continuation of the Blade Runner franchise, and are confident that by teaming up with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa, Blade Runner 2099 will uphold the intellect, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors.”
Added Alcon Entertainment co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson: “We are delighted to continue our working relationship with our friends at Amazon. And we are beyond excited to continue to extend the Blade Runner canon into a new realm with the provocative storyline that Silka has created. Audiences first discovered Ridley Scott’s brilliant vision for Blade Runner 40 years ago, and since then, it has become one of the most influential science-fiction films of all time. Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up sequel, Blade Runner 2049, then became one of the best reviewed sequels of all time. So, we recognize that we have a very high bar to meet with this next installment. Together with Silka and our partners at Amazon, and Scott Free Productions, we hope that we can live up to that standard and delight audiences with the next generation of Blade Runner.”
Help get a new Stargate show with Brad Wright at the helm!
I've have just been watching this podcast about the future of Stargate and there is some concern that Amazon perhaps is going for a new Stargate show without Brad Wright, which of course is impossible. But as you can see in this video you'll see that Brad Wright himself is frustrated at the moment and I don't think he expects that his pilot script will see the light of day, which would be unacceptable if you ask me.
There are ways you as a Stargate fan can help, first you can sign a petition here, second you can let amazon know @amazonstudios, you want Stargate back #WEWANTSTARGATE, Brad Wright's Stargate of course! #BRADWRIGHTSTARGATE. You probably think: this won't help one bit. But Amazon apparently is monitoring social media to "feel" what is the general concensus, what do the fans want, so perhaps this will help, nothing is certain, but doing nothing certainly won't help!
Handmaid's Tale to End With Season 6
In addition to series star/executive producer Elisabeth Moss, returning series regulars include Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Sam Jaeger.
The Handmaid's Tale, which will starts its 5th season next week on September 14th, has been renewed for a 6th and final season. Showrunner Bruce Miller also confirmed that there will be a spin-off called The Testaments that is set years after the original.
The Lord giveth, and He taketh away: The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for Season 6, which also will be its last hurrah.
Hulu announced the dystopian drama’s fate Thursday at the Season 5 premiere event, which took place at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In addition, the streamer confirmed that Handmaid’s showrunner Bruce Miller is “actively developing” a sequel series, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel The Testaments, that picks up years after the events of the original show.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 begins streaming on Wednesday, Sept. 14, with a two-episode premiere. Single episodes will follow weekly.
Per the official Season 5 synopsis: “June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Nick and Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.”
Resident Evil Cancelled at Netflix
When it comes to a plan for the series, showrunner Andrew Dabb previously told TVLine that he had outlined a beginning, middle and end to the story.
“Whether that’s two seasons or three seasons or four seasons or five seasons, we’ll let the audience dictate to us,” Dabb said. “I will say that the deeper we get into it, the more story we’re finding as we bring in more elements from the games and expand these worlds and these characters.”
Mere weeks after Resident Evil came to Netflix with its first season, Netflix cancels the show! Really didn't expect a verdict so early but it did! I was going to check it out but now I am not so sure if it has any value! See Article below, source TVLine.com.
That’s a wrap for Resident Evil at Netflix.
The apocalyptic series has been cancelled after one season, TVline has confirmed. (Our sister site Deadline was the first to report the news.) Resident Evil centered on Dr. Albert Wesker’s (played by Lance Reddick) creation of the pharmaceutical drug Joy (containing the T-virus) and the apocalyptic aftermath it creates 14 years later.
The eight-episode series followed Albert’s daughter Jade Wesker (Charlie’s Angels’ Ella Balinska) in her fight for survival in a “world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and mind-shattering creatures,” per the official synopsis. Amid this absolute carnage, Jade is “haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the sinister Umbrella Corporation, but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie (Adeline Rudolph).”
Season 1 ended with Albert sacrificing himself in 2022 to help Jade and Billie escape from Evelyn after it was revealed that Billie had been infected with the T-virus. Before dying, Albert left his teenage daughters an address for Ada Wong, telling them to seek her out. Meanwhile, in 2036, Billie shot Jade in the stomach and kidnapped her daughter Bea after watching Jade’s giant, genetically modified crocodile refuse to harm the young girl.
The Umbrella Academy Renewed for 4th & Final Season at Netflix
As I mentioned in my TV update BLOG earlier this week, a fourth and finale season of the Umbrella Academy was expected. Today the rumors are confirmed! One more season to go which means the producers can give the show a proper send off.
Netflix has renewed its adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s comics for a fourth and final season, TVLine has learned.
“I’m so excited that the incredibly loyal fans of The Umbrella Academy will be able to experience the fitting end to the Hargreeves siblings’ journey we began five years ago,” series creator Steve Blackman said in a statement. “But before we get to that conclusion, we’ve got an amazing story ahead for Season 4, one that will have fans on the edge of their seats until the final minutes.”
Cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya and Colm Feore are all set to return for the final season; Blackman will be back as showrunner and executive producer as well.
Blackman previously told TVLine that his original vision for the show indeed spanned only four seasons. “I have what I think is an end to the TV show,” Blackman said in June. “Netflix may want more than that, but I have a sweet thought of where I think the show should end and where we’re going.” (Fans of the source material can rest easy, though: Blackman reassured us that Way “wants to do stuff for another decade, and he’s going to do volumes and volumes.”)
Y: The Last Man Cancelled at FX on Hulu
Well that didn't take long, Y: The Last already cancelled! Hadn't even had the time to check this out! See full article TVLine.com or below:
The story of Yorick Brown will remain unfinished (for now?): Y: The Last Man has been cancelled at FX on Hulu, executive producer Eliza Clark announced via Twitter on Sunday.
“We have learned that we will not be moving forward with FX on Hulu for Season 2 of Y: The Last Man,” Clark wrote. “I have never in my life been more committed to a story, and there is so much more left to tell… It is the most collaborative, creatively fulfilling and beautiful thing I have ever been a part of. We don’t want it to end.”
Although the series will not continue at the streamer, Clark expressed hope that the show will find a new outlet. “FX has been an amazing partner. We have loved working with them, and we’re sad [the show] is not moving forward at FX on Hulu,” Clark added. “But we know that someone else is going to be very lucky to have this team and this story… We are committed to find Y its next home.”
Foundation Renewed for Season 2
Good news from AppleTV+, Foundation has been renewed for a second season. Only 4 episodes have been released till now so it's fairly sure Foundation has very good viewing numbers! See full article below or click on the link.
Brother Day (played by Lee Pace) and his lush, royal blue garments will live on for another day. Foundation has been renewed for Season 2 at Apple TV+, TVLine has learned.
“Since my childhood I’ve dreamed of how Hari Seldon and Eto Demerzel would look and sound — what Terminus and Trantor would feel like,” showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer said in a statement. “Now, with Season 2, our audience will get to visit more of [author Isaac] Asimov’s indelible characters and worlds, including Hober Mallow, General Bel Riose, and all the Outer Suns.
“I’m thrilled that a whole new generation of fans are reading Asimov’s brilliant masterwork,” Goyer added. “We’re playing the long game with Foundation and I’m grateful to my partners at Apple and Skydance for entrusting me with this epic. Buckle up. We’re about to fold some serious space.”
Adapted from Asimov’s influential trilogy, the series centers on efforts to preserve civilization after Dr. Hari Seldon (played by Jared Harris) predicts the (very) eventual fall of the Galactic Empire. A band of loyal followers “venture to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation in an attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization,” per the official description. “Enraged by Hari’s claims, the ruling Cleons — a long line of emperor clones — fear their unrivaled reign may be weakening as they’re forced to reckon with the potential reality of losing their powerful legacy forever.” TVLINE.com
Babylon 5 Creator J. Michael Straczynski Developing Reboot for The CW
Well I did not see that coming! A reboot of B5! On the CW. I am not sure what to think about this, of course I would have loved a continuation in some way in the Babylon 5 universe, I have been hoping for it for 25-30 years but a reboot is not something I would prefer. One positive thing is of course that JMS is in the lead here, so it definitely is in the best hands possible but still a reboot is not what I would have preferred. Of course I still will check it out because Babylon 5 is my all time favorite show (together with ST: DS9) - See full article below from TVLine:
J. Michael Straczynski is returning to outer space, with a “from-the-ground-up reboot” of Babylon 5 for The CW.
The original Babylon 5 debuted in 1993 and presented a future-history story covering the years 2257-2262, with each year corresponding to one season. In doing so, Babylon 5 is regarded as the first TV series to introduce viewers to the concept of a five-year arc, with a defined beginning, middle and end. Straczynski won over a dozen awards for his work on the series, including two Hugo Awards, the Saturn Award and the Ray Bradbury Award.
Following the original series’ five-season run, which netted five Emmy nominations and two wins (for makeup and special visual effects), Straczynski continued to tell stories in the Babylon 5 universe — with the TNT series Crusade, feature-length films, and a series of novels, novelizations, short stories and comics from DC.
TVLine has learned that the reboot Straczynski is developing for The CW follows John Sheridan, an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background, who is assigned to Babylon 5, a five-mile-long space station in neutral space. Babylon 5 serves as a port of call for travelers, smugglers, corporate explorers and alien diplomats at a time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war. Sheridan arrival triggers “a destiny beyond anything he could have imagined,” when an exploratory Earth company accidentally triggers a conflict with a civilization a million years ahead of us, putting him and the rest of the B5 crew in the line of fire as the last, best hope for the survival of the human race.
Star Trek: Picard Renewed for Season 3
It was suggested for a while now, but it has been confirmed, Star Trek: Picard has been renewed for a third season, not sure it will be its last. I believe, before, it was inclined so, that there would only be 3 seasons. But no word about that in the TVLine Article. Star Trek: Picard's 2nd season is scheduled to return in February 2022 and there is also a new season 2 trailer here.
Looking forward to more Star Trek: Picard, thought the first season was quite enjoyable!
Manifest Saved by Netflix for Fourth and Final Supersized Season
It was coming for a while now but now it finally has been announced that there will a fourth and last season of Manifest! Netflix is doing one big season of 20 episodes! The episodes will be added in parts, not sure yet how this will be done but those are mere details! Fantastic news all around, one more season, 20 episodes, this sounds much better than a miniseries or a movie. See article: TVLine:
Manifest Season 4 has been officially cleared for takeoff, in the form of a supersized farewell run on Netflix. News of the big “save” came on, yes, 8/28 (and at 8:28 am PT) — more than 10 weeks after NBC grounded the supernatural-tinged family drama following a cliffhanger-filled Season 3 finale. The series’ fourth and final season will span 20 episodes, to be split into parts to be determined.
“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” showrunner Jeff Rake said in a statement. “Never in my wildest dreams could I have envisioned the worldwide outpouring of love and support for this story, its characters, and the team who work so hard to bring it all to life. That we will be able to reward the fans with the ending they deserve moves me to no end. On behalf of the cast, the crew, the writers, directors, and producers, thank you to Netflix, to Warner Bros., and of course to the fans. You did this.”
“Since its premiere on Netflix in June, Manifest has proven very popular with our members,” Bela Bajaria, Netflix Head of Global TV, noted. “Jeff Rake and his team have crafted a beguiling mystery that has viewers around the world on the edge of their seats and believing again in second chances, and we’re thrilled that they will bring fans some closure with this final, super-sized season.”
Cancelled Manifest Working to Retain Cast, Writers as Possible Season 4 'Save' by Netflix Looms (Report)
Well it really seems to become a reality! Manifest is most likely back for a fourth season! Recently saw the season 3 finale and currently the series finale and it indeed was a huge cliffhanger! I have to say I became quite fond about this TV show so I really hope the 4th season will be a reality soon!
See full article here TVLine and below:
Manifest is doing its best to ready Season 4 for takeoff, in the event that ongoing talks with Netflix about “saving” the cancelled NBC drama prove successful .
As reported by our sister site Deadline (though both Netflix and producer Warner Bros. TV declined to comment), Manifest producers are scrambling to make deals with cast members (whose contract options expired in June) and writers past and new, in the event that a deal is sealed for the streaming giant to give Season 4 a home.
Netflix of course and quite famously pulled off similar when, three years ago, it renewed Fox castoff Lucifer — also a WBTV production — for a fourth (and then fifth and sixth) season. (Saving Manifest, Deadline notes, presents similar complications as Lucifer did, seeing as its global rights, as well as worldwide rights to all existing seasons, were already promised elsewhere.)
This latest development comes two months after NBC grounded the supernatural-tinged family drama following a cliffhanger-filled Season 3 finale.
All the while, Manifest stayed airborne in the pop culture conversation, by rapidly ascending and topping the Nielsen streaming charts, and also by claiming the No. 1 spot on Netflix’s own popularity poll for a near-record 27 straight days. It was shortly after the latter feat that rumblings grew louder that a beyond-last-minute save by NBC and or Netflix was in the works; NBCU has since dropped out of the conversation, leaving Netflix as the lone possible savior.
At that time that Manifest was grounded, series creator Jeff Rake shared with fans, I’m devastated by NBC’s decision to cancel us,” adding: “That we’ve been shut down in the middle [of a planned six-season run] is a gut punch to say the least. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story.”
In the weeks that followed, Rake would reassure Manifesters — a la “We’re trying to find a way to conclude the series. Could take a week, a month, a year. But we’re not giving up” — all as he angled to find someone to A) finance at the very least a two-hour wrap-up movie and B) offer a home to same.
Among the twists that fans were left to process at the close of Manifest‘s double-episode Season 3 finale (SPOILER ALERT!): Recently discovered 828er Angelina (fatally?) stabbed Grace in the course of kidnapping her “guardian angel” baby Eden; young Cal vanished into thin air upon touching the tail fin, then later reappeared at home a full five years older; Captain Daly materialized inside the 828 cockpit at Eureka, moments before the entire plane disappeared with a flash of light; and Michaela and Zeke looked to be on the verge of a break-up talk.
DARK CITY Director ALEX PROYAS is in early stages of a new series based on the 1998 1998 Cult Classic
More than 20 years on from its 1998 theatrical release, Dark City remains a sci-fi classic, a film that’s collected a devoted cult following for director Alex Proyas’ deft merging of horror, spaced-out science fiction, and high-concept existential questioning — all packaged in a good old-fashioned noir detective story.
Now Proyas reportedly has some big Dark City news that’ll definitely have longtime fans tuning out all other distractions: a brand-new series set within the Dark City universe. Bloody Disgusting caught his recent comments on the new series — which he reportedly described as being in the “very early stages” — during Proyas’ recent Q&A at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival, where the famed director of The Crow showed up to premiere a new 20-minute short titled Mask of the Evil Apparition.
“Dark City right now is really an intriguing one to me because we’re developing a series, a Dark City series,” Proyas told host (and fellow filmmaker) Joe Lynch, via BD’s report.
Snowpiercer Snags Very Early Season 4 Renewal at TNT
Continues: “All of our seasons embark on an emotional, unexpected ride and the well-plotted storylines will continue to evolve and remain relevant to audiences. We’re excited to keep the train running into Season 4.”
Like before season 2 aired, Snowpiercer was already renewed for season 3, but TNT also renewed the show for a fourth season! I have to admit I have not yet seen an episode but I have to say I am getting curious because of the faith TNT has in this show. See full article TVLine.Com
TNT continues to ride the gravy train that is Snowpiercer, renewing post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama for a fourth season.
The early pickup (the show’s third season only recently wrapped production) was announced by leading man Daveed Diggs via an on-set video, which you can watch above.
Season 2 of the dystopian drama ended with the exploding of the XXXL Snowpiercer/Big Alice train into two — and then having the streamlined, 10-car “pirate train” double back to find stranded engineer Melanie Cavill. Alas, Layton (Daveed Diggs) and Alex (Rowan Blanchard) would discover Melanie didn’t survive her elongated isolation at the research station. (Or did she? As TVLine’s post mortem confirmed, Jennifer Connelly will be back for Season 3.)
Elsewhere on the Season 3 casting front, Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) will play Asha, though no character details have been made available, while Mike O’Malley (as Roche) and Chelsea Harris (as Mr. Wilford’s right-hand advisor Sykes) have been promoted to series regular.
“Snowpiercer has been an incredibly successful series for us that continues to capture the imagination of viewers, grow audience and maintain strong ratings,” said Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, co-heads of scripted original programming for TBS, TNT and truTV, in a statement.
Waterworld TV Series is coming!
Well I did not see this coming! Waterworld for the small screen! I believe movie wasn't even a big success but still apparently there is money to be made with this TV spin-off. See full Article below from TVLine.com
The wettest movie ever filmed is, appropriately, headed for streaming: A TV series follow-up to the 1995 Kevin Costner film Waterworld is in the works from original producer John Davis. The new series would catch up with the movie’s characters 20 years later, Davis tells Collider, adding that it’s currently in development at Universal Television and has found a streaming outlet, though he declined to reveal which outlet. Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) is attached to direct.
The original Waterworld film was set in a post-apocalyptic future where the planet is almost entirely covered in water due to global warming. Costner starred as a mysterious drifter known as The Mariner, with a cast that included Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Dennis Hopper. Plagued by bad press during filming — it was the most expensive movie ever made at the time — Waterworld opened to lukewarm reviews and tepid box office.
Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker and Showrunner Chris Chibnall Out
It was expected and now it is official, Jodie Whittaker is leaving Doctor who and not only she but also Doctor Who's showrunner. See below for full article TVLine.COM
BBC on Thursday confirmed longstanding rumors that Jodie Whittaker will be leaving Doctor Who; a trio of feature-length specials (airing next year, following Season 13) will serve as her sendoff. And Whittaker won’t be hitting the exit alone: The aforementioned specials — the first of which will air in January 2022, with the final one airing in Fall 2022 — will also mark the end of the road for showrunner Chris Chibnall.
“My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life,” Whittaker said in a statement. “I cannot thank Chris enough for entrusting me with his incredible stories. We knew that we wanted to ride this wave side by side, and pass on the baton together. So here we are, weeks away from wrapping on the best job I have ever had.”
Added Chibnall: “Jodie and I made a ‘three series and out’ pact with each other at the start of this once-in-a-lifetime blast. So now our shift is done, and we’re handing back the Tardis keys. Jodie’s magnificent, iconic Doctor has exceeded all our high expectations.”
Whittaker’s run as the Time Lord will have lasted three seasons, the same duration as six of her seven most recent predecessors. To date, Doctor Who’s first female lead has appeared in 22 episodes, with another eight to come (in this fall’s Season 13).
There’s no word on who will succeed Whittaker as the Fourteenth Doctor.
Manifest Uncancelled!? Possible Renewal at NBC and Netflix!
Few weeks ago Manifest got cancelled after 3 seasons! To make matters worse, the season finale of course ended on a cliff-hanger! Now it looks like Manifest is getting a second lease on life! NBC and Netflix are in talks of renewing Manifest for a 4th season! Most likely due to its success on Neflix! If this really gets through, it would be great news obviously. See Article below from TVLine.com:
Just weeks after NBC cancelled the sci-fi drama after three seasons, TVLine can confirm that the network has restarted talks with Warner Bros. Television about a possible Season 4.
As an added twist, Deadline reports that Netflix is also taking part in the renewal talks, signaling a possible mutually beneficial arrangement between NBC and the streamer.
Reps for NBC, Netflix and Warner Bros. Television declined to comment. Speculation about Manifest‘s potential un-cancellation was first floated by Showbiz411. The news — which is no doubt giving Timeless fans a serious case of dé·jà vu — comes as Manifest has been burning up Netflix’s consumer-facing “Top 10” widget in the wake of its mid-June cancellation at NBC.
Shortly after the release of its first two (of three) seasons to the streaming service last month, the supernatural-tinged family drama debuted on Netflix’s daily “Top 10” module at No. 2, then soon enough rose to the top spot. There, Manifest remained for 27 straight days, tying Netflix’s Tiger King for the second-longest run at No. 1; only Netflix’s own Ginny & Georgia has proven (a bit) more consistently popular, having spent a record 29 straight days at No. 1. Manifest also topped Nielsen’s weekly streaming chart for the week of June 14. Regardless of the outcome of the new NBC/Netflix talks, Manifest showrunner Jeff Rake has resolved to find financing for, at the very least, a two-hour movie to bring some sort of closure to the rest of his six-season plan. “Your support is awe-inspiring,” Rake tweeted to Manifesters in late June. “We’re trying to find a way to conclude the series. Could take a week, a month, a year. But we’re not giving up. You deserve an end to the story.”
TV Show 'HALO' still in Progess, moves to Paramount+
No news yet on when the nine-episode first season of Halo will make it to Paramount+, but seems to be 2022.
Well I reported about Halo long time ago on my other website, probably also 2013 or something. It always kept lingering but it's apparently is coming for real! Although showrunners are walking away one by one. Still, this could be real interesting so I still am holding out hope.
Source: Syfywire: After almost a decade of promises for a live-action Halo TV show, Paramount+’s iteration of the video game adaptation is moving forward. However, the two showrunners — Steven Kane and Kyle Killen — will apparently not be.
According to Variety, Killen had already left Halo before production even started last year. The rigorous shooting schedule in Budapest was the reported reason for his departure. Kane has stayed on and become lead showrunner, and production is currently ongoing. While Kane will stay through post-production, he will not return to the show if it gets picked up for a second season, as he wants to return to the U.S. for personal reasons.
The series is based on the extremely popular Xbox video game that takes place during a major 26th-century conflict, where humans are fighting aliens known as the Covenant. The path for a live-action TV version of Halo has been a rocky one. The first news about a potential adaptation came in 2013, when Microsoft announced it was teaming up with Stephen Spielberg to develop a show.
The project eventually moved to Showtime in late 2019, with Kane and Killen attached. When COVID happened, production was delayed. Then parent company CBSViacom moved the series from Showtime to Paramount+ in February of this year.
Given the series is still in production, the good news is that the odds are in our favor that we’ll finally (finally!) see a live-action Halo on screen. The series stars Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, and Jen Taylor as Cortana.
More than 1000 visitors and 5600+ page views
Well it’s been about 7 months since this website has been live and earlier this month (June 14th) I got the message that this website passed the 1000th visitor which have watched more than 5600 pages. I realize it’s perhaps not huge but still, I almost do not advertise, don’t do anything to reach more people and with this in the back of my mind, I have to say I was pleased when I got this message from www.jouwweb.nl where I created this page!
So I want to thank you all, who visited this website since November 2020. I hope at least some of you keep coming back in the future. I will do my best to keep you informed about news about SCI-FI TV shows and of course also bore you 😊 with my rewatch blogs!
Manifest Cancelled After 3 Seasons
This sucks! Manifest cancelled after 3 seasons! I thought it was already too amazing this show got 3 seasons because...well..it is SCI-FI, but I was really hoping for another season. This really sucks!
TVLine has confirmed that the supernatural/sci-fi/family drama has been cancelled at NBC, and will end with Season 3 (which aired its cliffhanger-filled finale on June 10). Showrunner Jeff Rake, in turn, has expressed his hope to land the Warner Bros. TV production on another outlet; get details.
Manifest Season 3 averaged a little more than 3 million total weekly viewers and not quite a 0.5 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers) — down 21 and 31 percent from its sophomore run. Out of the 14 dramas that NBC aired this TV season, it ranked No. 7 in the demo (besting, among others, the renewed New Amsterdam and The Blacklist) and 10th in total audience.
After two seasons of teases and dangled loose threads, Manifest aimed to give viewers much more to chew on with Season 3. “I think that the audience is going to feel satisfied in that this is a very eventful season,” showrunner Jeff Rake told TVLine ahead of the premiere. “I know that at times in Season 1 or Season 2 was the show was accused, with love, of not moving the ball forward enough, that the burn was too slow. Well, my strong suspicion is that Season 3 will not be accused of that. There is a lot of forward momentum, a lot of card turns, and a lot of big surprises. It will be a very satisfying experience for people who are anxious for stuff to happen.”
Jupiter's Legacy Cancelled — But Netflix Already Ordered Spinoff
continues: Supercrooks centers on a “ragtag gang of super-villains, con-artists, petty thieves and leg-breakers who all band together for the heist of the century and the most outrageous crime story you’ve ever seen in your life. Crime pays and they’re going to prove it. Some people just want to have the time of their lives and make a little dirty money while they’re doing it. If the superheroes get in the way they’re going to be spitting teeth.”
Well that's fast! Jupiter's Legacy already cancelled, less than a month after it's premiere! Must be some kind of record for Netflix!? But apparently a spin-off is already in the works, see full article TVLine:
Jupiter’s Legacy will be short-lived: Netflix has cancelled the eight-episode adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s graphic novels less than a month after the premiere of Season one.
According to Deadline, however, the streamer is keeping the franchise alive via Supercrooks, a new super villain-themed series set in the Jupiter’s Legacy universe.
Jupiter’s Legacy starred Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas) as Sheldon Sampson, the leader of the superhero team; Leslie Bibb (Popular) as Grace Sampson, Sheldon’s powerful wife; Ben Daniels (The Exorcist) as Walter Sampson, Sheldon’s older brother; Elena Kampouris (American Odyssey) as Chloe Sampson, Sheldon and Grace’s daughter; Andrew Horton (Doctors) as Brandon Sampson, Sheldon and Grace’s son; Mike Wade (SEAL Team) as Fitz Small, another member of The Utopian; and Matt Lanter (Timeless) as George Hutchene, Sheldon’s best friend-turned-nemesis.
DEMIMONDE: J.J. ABRAMS says 1st Season of his SCI-FI FANTASY HBO series is written!
Continues: Described by HBO only as "an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama," The Hollywood Reporter said back in 2018, when news of the series first dropped, that Demimonde is about a family who gets into a horrible car crash. When the mother, a scientist, falls into a coma, her young daughter begins nosing around her experiments and, in doing so, gets “transported to another world amid a battle against a monstrous, oppressive force.” The girl’s father then follows after her.
Although Abrams is an executive producer on HBO's sci-fi drama Westworld, Demimonde is the first show he’s written since 2008's Fringe. HBO picked up the series and gave the show a straight-to-series order after a lengthy bidding war with Apple.
Interesting! It sounds like this could be very entertaining, hadn't heard about this till now but I will keep an eye out and will keep you informed here. SYFI WIRE!
J.J. Abrams has made some significant progress on that upcoming sci-fi fantasy series he’s producing for HBO. In fact, he’s revealed that the first season of Demimonde has been written.
Speaking with Collider, Abrams explained that one unexpected benefit of being under lockdown due to the coronavirus was that the writers were able to take their time with the story.
“One of the remarkable and unexpected benefits of this otherwise trying and in many cases painful time has been that the projects that we've been working on have been allowed to gestate and simmer,” he said.
“The writing has been able to happen without that more typical urgency of pre-production and production.” Having this extra time, according to Abrams, allowed the show’s writers “to not just outline the season, but write the season.” Abrams added that, even as film and television productions begin to resume a more normal schedule and process, he hopes allowing creative projects to take their time and not be constantly rushed becomes the standard, rather than the deviation.
“I feel like we're in a place that feels like it should be more the norm than it ever is to really kind of know where you're going to go,” he said, adding: “I just feel like that's one of the things that this time has allowed us to do in a way that I don't think we've ever had the luxury before.”
Debris Cancelled After 1 Season at NBC
As expected, it happens again, Debris is cancelled after only one season. The ratings weren't steller from the beginnning, whatever that means these days but they seemed steady. Oh well, it's not like it is a surprise, it is a SCI-FI show.
For full Article: TVLine
NBC won’t be picking up any more Debris: The hard sci-fi drama has been cancelled after one season, our sister site Variety reports.
Created by Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman, Debris in its 13-episode freshman run averaged shy of 2.8 million total viewers and not quite a 0.4 demo rating. Out of the 14 dramas NBC has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 10 in the demo (besting The Blacklist, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Good Girls and the acquired Nurses) and 11th in total audience.
The season/now series finale introduced an ominous INFLUX leader, named Otto and played by Fringe favorite John Noble, and left viewers puzzling over Brill and Dahkeya’s plans for some “other” iteration of MI6 agent Finola Jones.
“I’m so happy that [John is] on board because it’s a great character and where he goes and how he expands is really complex,” Wyman told TVLine. “[Otto] is very, very, very, very, very knowledgeable in things that nobody else is, and there are reasons for that that we’re going to get into.”
In a midseason TVLine Q&A, series co-lead Jonathan Tucker spoke directly to sci-fi fans’ concerns about Debris‘ fate, saying, “Some people are like, ‘Will NBC cancel it, before it has time to get [where it’s going]?’ I can’t speak to that with the degree of confidence that I can having read all of the scripts and having spoken to Joel [Wyman], who knows the last line of the first season and knows the last scene of the last season, but I can say the partnership with NBC, up until this point and particularly after the premiere, has been remarkable.
Dystopian Drama Wool Gets AppleTV+ Adaptation Starring Rebecca Ferguson
This could be interesting, a dystopian drama with Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible 5 & 6) in the lead. I haven't read the books but of course the premise is not original, but sure will check this out!
See for full article TVLine.com
Wool, Hugh Howey’s best-selling trilogy of dystopian novels, is headed for the small screen.
The adaptation has snagged a series order at AppleTV+ and will star Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation and Fallout) as its lead. The story is set in a “ruined and toxic future where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep,” reads the official description. “There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.”
Ferguson is set to play Juliette, an independent and hardworking engineer living inside the community.
In addition to her role as Ilsa Faust in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Ferguson has also appeared in Men in Black: International, Doctor Sleep, Florence Foster Jenkins, and will star in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Dune adaptation. On the TV side of things, she played Elizabeth Woodville in the British historical drama The White Queen.
Wool will be written by Graham Yost (Band of Brothers, Justified), who is also currently writing for the streamer’s upcoming war drama Masters of the Air. Morten Tyldum (Defending Jacob) is set to direct and executive produce, with Ferguson, Yost and Howey serving as additional EPs.
Hello Tomorrow & Paper Girls - Two new upcoming SCI-FI shows
Hello Tomorrow -
The retro future-themed project, which has snagged a 10-episode series order, centers on an ambitious traveling salesmen (played by Crudup) hawking lunar timeshares. Crudup’s Jack possesses an unshakeable faith in a brighter tomorrow, which inspires his coworkers and revitalizes his desperate customers. It also, however, threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him.
Hello Tomorrow! is created by Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jansen (Netflix’s Bloodline). The duo will co-write the series and serve as EP alongside Crudup. The End of the F***ing World‘s Jonathan Entwistle is attached to direct and EP. - TVLine
Paper Girls -
For the uninitiated, Paper Girls follows four young women — Mac (Fast Layne‘s Sofia Rosinsky), Tiffany (Cherish the Day‘s Camryn Jones), Erin (Altered Carbon‘s Riley Lai Nelet) and KJ (A Christmas Melody‘s Fina Strazza) — who, “while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world,” according to the official logline. “As they travel between our present, the past and the future, they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate.”
Wong is set to play the adult version of Erin. In the series, “when the two Erins finally come face-to-face, they are forced to confront the gap between their childhood hopes, dreams and ambitions, and the reality of their grown-up life.” - TVLine
Resident Alien Renewed for Season 2
Great news, Resident Alien with Alan Tudyk has been renewed for a second season! See article below, TVLINE:
In a major victory for morally conflicted extraterrestrials posing as human doctors everywhere, Syfy has renewed Resident Alien for a second season. The pickup comes just days after TVLine bestowed upon the series’ titular star, Alan Tudyk, its coveted Performer of the Week title. Coincidence? You be the judge!
The renewal may also be connected to the fact that freshman dramedy is killing it in the ratings. Per Syfy, Resident Alien ranks as the most-watched new cable drama in the last year in total viewers. To date, the Jan. 27 premiere has accrued 9.3 million viewers across all platforms and NBCU networks.
The 10-episode first season concludes on Wednesday, March 31 at 10/9c.
“With Resident Alien, everything just came together in perfect harmony,” enthused Lisa Katz, NBCUniversal’s President of Scripted Content, “a script by Chris Sheridan that leapt off the page, a lead performance by Alan Tudyk, whose nuance between comedy and menace was pitch perfect, and a team of producers, cast and crew who were all striving to do something great.
“The appeal of this show transcended the sci-fi genre in a way that enabled us to bring in a broader audience,” Katz continued,” and as the series continues we hope to encourage more and more fans to discover Harry’s very particular perspective on humans.”
Star Trek Voyager Doc, Crowdfunding Finished! over 1M!
The crowdfund raising is in it's second day and already the original goal of $150.000 has been surpassed by 300+%! Currently it's close to the $500.000 mark and this will definitely will be done. There a number of stretch goals and one of them is lengthen the movie from 60 minutes to 90+ minutes and this goal already has been reached, which is fantastic of course! It's very possible that one of the next stretch goals adding HD scenes, like they had done with the DS9 doc. If you want to pitch in, here on Indiegogo you can find the Voyager crowdfunding page.
Jupiter's Legacy Gets May Premiere Date on Netflix
Another highly anticipated clash of superheroes is coming to the small screen, this time via Netflix. The eight-episode adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Jupiter’s Legacy graphic novels will premiere on Friday, May 7, TVLine has learned.
Here’s what we can expect, per Netflix’s official synopsis: “After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards.
Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas) as Sheldon Sampson, the leader of a superhero team known as The Utopian; Leslie Bibb (Popular) as Grace Sampson, Sheldon’s powerful wife; Ben Daniels (The Exorcist) as Walter Sampson, Sheldon’s older brother; Elena Kampouris (American Odyssey) as Chloe Sampson, Sheldon and Grace’s daughter; Andrew Horton (Doctors) as Brandon Sampson, Sheldon and Grace’s son; Mike Wade (SEAL Team) as Fitz Small, another member of The Utopian; and Matt Lanter (Timeless) as George Hutchene, Sheldon’s best friend-turned-nemesis.
Executive producers include Millar, Quitely, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott, Steven S. DeKnight, James Middleton and Sang Kyu Kim.
The 4400 Reboot Gets Straight-to-Series Order at The CW
The 4400‘s straight-to-series order came in the same breath that The CW moved forward with three pilots for this development season: Naomi, a DC superhero series from Ava DuVernay; a live-action Powerpuff Girls update; and a dramedy about two millennial nuns.
Didn't see this one coming to be honest! A reboot of The 4400! Currently I am rewatching the original show on Blu-Ray. Kinda interested in this reboot. See article below (TVLine)
The former home of The 100 will now make room for The 4400. The CW announced on Tuesday that it has given a straight-to-series order to The 4400, a sci-fi drama based on the original TV series that ran on USA Network for four seasons in the mid-2000s and starred the likes of Joel Gretsch, Megalyn Echikunwoke and, yes, future Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali.
In development for more than two years (originally with a different creative team) and now penned by executive producer Ariana Jackson (Riverdale, UnREAL), the reboot follows 4,400 overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized people who vanished without a trace over the last hundred years and are all returned in an instant, having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them.
“As the government races to analyze the potential threat and contain the story, the 4400 themselves must grapple with the fact that they’ve been returned with a few… upgrades,” reads the official synopsis, “and the increasing likelihood that they were all brought back now for a specific reason. Besides Jackson, the CBS Studios production also counts Anna Fricke and Laura Terry among its EPs.
Chiwetel Ejiofor to Play Title Alien in Man Who Fell to Earth
Continued: Ejiofor is primarily known for his film work, particularly for playing kidnapped and enslaved Black man Solomon Northup in the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. His other major film roles include Doctor Strange, The Martian and 2012. But he has also appeared on the small screen in a number of British crime dramas like Trust, Dancing on the Edge and The Shadow Line. Source: TVLine.com
This sounds interesting, all the more because of Chiwetel Ejiofor who is playing the lead role in this upcoming SCI-FI show:
Crank up the Bowie: Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) has signed on to star in Paramount+’s series adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth.
The sci-fi series, first ordered by Paramount+ (currently known as CBS All Access) back in August 2019, centers on an alien (Ejiofor) “who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future,” per the official description. It’s based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name, which inspired a 1976 film starring glam rocker David Bowie in the title role.
“Chiwetel Ejiofor’s stage and film career are staggering in their bravery, commitment and quality,” co-showrunners and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet (Star Trek: Discovery, Clarice) said in a statement. “He’s everything we could imagine and a million things we can’t. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”
George Clooney to Reboot Buck Rogers
For a lot of years now reboot rumors of Buck Rogers have been going around. Now George Clooney wants to give new life to this SCI-FI icon. Originated from a comic but the movie and TV show in 1979 remain popular and has recently been released on Blu-ray in North America. Which was not the first Blu-ray release, UK, Germany and Australia preceded them. Anyway, at this moment a limited series is considered but who knows, if that would prove succesful, perhaps a full series could follow.
Mira Furlan, Delenn from Babylon 5, has passed away
Very sad to learn today that Mira Furlan has passed away at age 65. To be honest I have nothing more to say at this moment, except that Mira is one of many Babylon 5 actors who has gone beyond the rim! Keep Mira alive by watching her work.
Check out J. Michael Straczynski's Twitter account for more info about this very sad news.
Snowpiercer Renewed for Season 3 , Ahead of Season 2 Premiere
TVLine article Continues:
In Season 2, a new power struggle emerges, causing a dangerous rift as people are divided between their loyalty to Layton and to Mr. Wilford, who has a new train, new technology and a game plan that keeps everyone guessing. While Layton battles Wilford for the soul of Snowpiercer, Melanie leads the charge on a shocking new discovery that could change the fate of humanity.
Before the first episode of season 2 aired, TNT has renewed the show for a third season! This does not happen often so it's clear TNT has a lot of faith in it. Perhaps the fact that Netflix is also streaming it the next day, perhaps made it easier to renew. It generally has favorable reviews on Rotten Tomatoes but I haven't seen it yet.
See TVLine article:
Snowpiercer won’t be running out of track anytime soon, now that TNT has renewed the dystopian drama for a third season — ahead of Season 2’s Monday, Jan. 25 premiere.
Starring Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly, Snowpiercer debuted as the most watched new cable entertainment program of May 2020, and marked TNT’s largest premiere since The Alienist in 2018. Season 1 is now available to stream on HBO Max.
At the end of Season 1, the survivors of the revolution found themselves trying to maintain a fragile peace amongst the newly merged classes, with Layton (played by Diggs) emerging as the train’s leader. But upon discovering that Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) is in fact alive and headed their way on a rival train, Melanie (Connelly) risked venturing outside to prevent her boss from invading Snowpiercer. While Melanie was outside, it was revealed that Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard) — the daughter she thought had died — is alive and has become Wilford’s protegee.
“It doesn’t seem like it’s going to be an easy ride for Melanie with her daughter, where she ‘steps into a hug,’” showrunner Graeme Manson told TVLine. “For one, we’re still unclear as to the charisma and the capacity of Wilford. We have our ideas about him through Melanie and through his myth, but what kind of life has Alexandra been living [on Big Alice]? What she believes about her mother, I think, is one of the biggest questions to kick off the top of the season.”
Crowdfunding announced for Star Trek: Voyager Doc, March 1st!
Talked about this in the beginning of December, see below, yesterday Garrett Wang announced that there will be a crowdfunding for the Star GTrek: Voyager documentary which is currently in production! Like with the DS9 documentary, which was a huge success with the crowdfunding back in 2018 I believe.
Garrett Wang ask us, Star Trek fans, to help make the Documentary happen! Think about what that meant for DS9, HD footage, great interviews, nostalgia and a season 8, although just in the minds of the writers in the writers room! A 2-hour doc and special features almost as long as the doc itself.
In this video Garret Wang ask us to help with the crowdfunding which is still 2 months away so you can save extra money you can spend on the doc! :-) - Click on Garrett below to see vid!
Boba Fett Series Confirmed as Mandalorian Spinoff
If you watched the season finale of The Mandalorian you saw a surprising end, in de middle of the end credits. There were many speculations but today Jon Favreau revealed that there will a new series besides The Mandalorian called: The Book of Boba Fett. Like the Mandalorian season 3, The Book of Boba Fett's first season will premiere in December 2021. So another new Star Wars show added to the buch that were revealed some two weeks ago.
In this link you will find the complete article on TVLine.
Matthew Rhys as Alien Spy in FX's Comic Book Adaptation Wyrd
Another new sci-fi show in development with Matthew Rhys (The Americans) in the as an Alien spy who has come to earth to observe humanity.
See article here:
Matthew Rhys is back in the spy game… but his homeland is a little further away this time, The Emmy winner will star in the upcoming FX drama Wyrd, based on the Dark Horse comic book of the same name, our sister site Deadline reports. He’ll play Wyrd, an extraterrestrial sent to Earth to observe humanity. “When his people don’t come back for him, he’s forced to assimilate, all while investigating paranormal activity and searching for a way home,” per the official description.
Oscar nominee Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) will write the series and serve as an executive producer; Rhys will be an EP as well. The original Dark Horse comic Wyrd, which debuted last year, is described as “James Bond meets The X-Files” and centers on “a seemingly invincible, never-aging private detective who is all too happy to help out with matters out of the ordinary… for the right cost.”
Alien TV Series in the Works at FX
Rumoured for a long time now but is actually confirmed now by FX chief John Landgraf. Alien TV Series had no real details but said The Alien series will be “set not too far into our future,” and would be “the first Alien story to be set on Earth.
Alien is coming to Earth, by way of FX.
FX chief John Landgraf announced on Thursday during the Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day 2020 presentation that “FX is moving quickly to bring audiences the first television series based on one of the greatest science-fiction/horror classics ever made — Alien.”
Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion) is set to executive-produce the series, working with Sir Ridley Scott (who famously helmed the seminal Alien films and recently helped bring the hard sci-fi series Raised to Wolves to life on HBO Max).
Landgraf offered no details, but said FX’s Alien series will be “set not too far into our future,” and would be “the first Alien story to be set on Earth.”
2 Star Wars TV Shows + 3 new Marvel upcoming Marvel shows!
Also nice to know is that season 3 of The Mandalorian will return before Christmas 2021! That's about a year from now!
Source: TVLine: Marvel, TVLine: Star Wars
It's a good time to be a sci-fi fan nowadays, currently we are spoiled with sci-fi on TV/Streaming and in the near future more on the way! Disney is bringing 2 new Star Wars shows in the next few years! The Star Wars character of Ahsoka Tano is getting her own Disney+ spinoff, just weeks after making her applauded live-action debut on The Mandalorian.
Ahsoka will star Rosario Dawson, who brought the previously animated character to life in the fifth episode of The Mandalorian‘s sophomore run.
The 2nd show is called Rangers of the New Republic, which is also set within the timeline of The Mandalorian. Last one is called Andor of which the production has already started two weeks ago. Watch the trailer here.
Of course there 3 more new Star Wars series coming which already had been announced. Acolyte, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Lando.
Disney is also coming with 3 new Marvel shows. One of them is starring Samuel Jackson. Secret Invasion stars Jackson as Nick Fury and Captain Marvel‘s Ben Mendelsohn as the shapeshifting Skrull named Talos. The project, based on the 2008 Marvel Comics crossover of the same name, follows a sect of Skrulls who have infiltrated all aspects of life on Earth.
Meanwhile, Armor Wars, headlined by Don Cheadle as James Rhodes (aka War Machine), explores Tony Stark’s worst fear coming true: What happens when his tech falls into the wrong hands? Finally, Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk) portrays genius inventor Riri Williams in Ironheart, about the creator of the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.
Other Marvel shows in development: She Hulk and Loki , see trailer Loki here and Falcon and Winter Soldier , see trailer here. Also Wandavision which starts on January 15th on Disney+ and Hawkeye which also starts in 2021, no definite date yet.
The Handmaid's Tale Renewed for Season 5, Before Season 4 Premiere
The Handmaid's Tale already has been renewed for first season 4 episode has been aired! Seems to happen more often now than in the past, early renewels. See article below.
June Osborne still has a lot of fight left in her: Hulu’s dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for Season 5, well ahead of its Season 4 premiere.
Season 4 does not yet have a premiere date, but it’s “coming soon,” sometime in 2021, as affirmed Thursday during the Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day 2020 presentation.
There was no news, however, on the sequel series that was first announced in September 2019. Back then, it was said that Handmaid’s showrunner Bruce Miller was developing an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Testaments, which picks up more than 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale. See also Season 5 Announcement on YouTube.
The Orville: Season 3 Production Resumes for Hulu Sci-Fi Series
The Orville is finally back in production with its 3rd season which was abruptly ended because of COVID 19 back in March 2020. Furthermore TrekMovie also reveaved that it will be an 11-episode 3rd season and the episodes will be longer than the standard 42 minutes of network shows. That is one of the major changes from moving from FOX to HULU. There is no streaming date yet but it's the hope that the first episode will stream on HULU before the end of 2021, which is still a long wait!
Work on season three originally began in October of 2019. They were a bit less than halfway through filming when things shut down in March 2020, and they expect the season will take five or six months to complete. (TVSeriesfinale)
For All Mankind Renewed for season 3! 2 Months before S2 Debut
Quite unexpected at this point but All For Mankind alreasy has been renewed for its 3rd season. Season 1 debuted late last year, season 2 starts in 2 months on February 19th 2021, check out the teaser trailer here.
See here complete article:
Apple TV+ is headed back into space: The streamer has handed For All Mankind an early Season 3 renewal, more than two months ahead of its second season premiere.
The alternate history drama, starring Joel Kinnaman, explores what would have happened if the USSR beat the Americans to the moon and the global space race had never ended.
Season 2 debuts Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, with a new episode dropping each week.
‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Documentary Production Has Resumed
The Star Trek: Voyager Documentary production has resumed. After the DS9 doc it soon became clear that there would also be a Voyager doc, although it will be different than "What We Left Behind". David Zappone will also be at the helm for this documentary but in a TrekMovie’s Shuttle Pod he said it would take longer of course because of the current situation.
See here the complete article on TrekMovie.com and there you will also find the podcast where Joe Kornbrodt also talks about about the hope and a possibility for DS9 and Voyager to get a HD (blu-ray) release.
The Expanse Renewed for Sixth and Final Season
The Expanse has been renewed for a 6th and final season, even before it's fifth season has yet to be available on Amazon Prime. Amazon Prima uncancelled The Expanse in 2018 after Syfy cancelled the show. On the one hand a shame that it will end after 6 season, on the other hand we were lucky to have gotten 3 more seasons.
Amazon is keeping The Expanse in orbit for a bit longer, renewing the sci-fi drama for a sixth and final season, TVLine has learned. The news comes less than a month before the show returns for its fifth season on Wednesday, Dec. 16. While most of the show’s cast will return for the final season, Cas Anvar — who was the subject of a sexual misconduct investigation earlier this year — will not be back as Alex Kamal.
“From the moment we committed to bringing this show to life up until this final season, we have worked tirelessly to honor the vision of the writers,” Expanse executive producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a statement. “We have prided ourselves on having one of the most diverse casts on television and giving a platform to stories that matter. A special thanks to Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the writers of both the books and series, and to Naren Shankar, the series showrunner and Executive Producer. It continues to be an honor and privilege to work with this team. We also would like to thank Amazon for their continuing support to help us tell this story in its fullest and to bring The Expanse to a global audience.”
Adds Shankar, “The dedication and artistry of everyone who helps bring The Expanse to the screen is incredible. Our fans are awesome, and we cannot wait to get rolling on Season Six!”
A high-action, realistic sci-fi adventure, The Expanse — which aired its first three seasons on Syfy, before getting “saved” by Amazon — follows the crew of the Rocinante, an illegally salvaged warship that stumbled on a vast conspiracy and a mysterious alien technology that threatened to upend the balance of power and the fate of humanity.
According to the official synopsis, Season 5 picks up as multitudes of humans leave the solar system in search of new homes and vast fortunes on the Earth-like worlds beyond the alien Ring, and a heavy price for centuries of exploitation of the Belt finally comes due and a reckoning is at hand. For the crew of the Rocinante and the leaders of the Inner Planets and the Belt, the past and present converge, bringing forth personal challenges that have wide-reaching repercussions throughout the Solar System. Amos (played Wes Chatham) returns to Earth to confront his past and the legacy of the life he fought to leave behind; Naomi (Dominique Tipper) reaches out to her estranged son in a desperate bid to save him from his father’s toxic influence; Bobbie (Frankie Adams) and Alex (Anvar) confront the collapse of Mars as they chase a shadowy cabal with ties to terrorists and criminals; Holden (Steven Strait) wrestles with the consequences of his own past with the Protomolecule, the aliens who built it, and the mystery of what killed them; Drummer (Cara Gee), with a new crew, fights to escape who and what she used to be; and Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), refusing to be relegated to the sidelines, fights to prevent a terrorist attack unrivaled in history.