Get ready for this week’s Sci-Fi News Roundup!
Enrico Colantino is joining Kristen Bell on the eight-episode revival of, Veronica Mars. Colantino will reprise his role as Veronica’s father and the head of Mars Investigations. The original series aired from 2004-2007 and is now being picked up by Hulu. Personally, I am thrilled to have this show brought back and can’t wait to see what trouble Veronica can get herself into. The series is set to premier some time in 2019. For more details on Veronica Mars and the cast, head on over to Deadline Hollywood.
Well, it’s official. Netflix has announced that Marvel’s Iron Fist will not be returning for Season 3. This news comes just a month after its second season, which was drastically better than season 1, concluded. This is a sad moment for Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick, who were leads in this series. This is the first small screen series that has been canceled from the comic giant on Netflix. With the Iron Fist, Danny Rand, out of the picture, how will Netflix remove him from the Defenders? Or, will he make an occasional appearance on the other Marvel series? For more information about Marvel’s Iron Fist, head over to Deadline Hollywood.
Netflix is at it again and this time they are bringing back the world of Narnia. Netflix just closed a deal with the C.S. Lewis Company to produce a series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ popular book series, The Chronicles of Narnia.Through this deal, Netflix will be working with Entertainment One to develop stories from Narnia into a series and films. Mark Gordon, along with Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber, will be executive producers for the upcoming series and films. This is very impressive because this will be the first time that the rights to all seven books of the Narnia universe has been held by one company. Wow! For more details about The Chronicles of Narnia and their new home, head over to Deadline Hollywood.
Grimm fans get ready to rejoice as we have just received some exciting news. NBC is creating a Grimm spinoff which will feature a female as the lead role. Grimm originally ran for six seasons and fans were heartbroken with the cancellation of the supernatural series. The show followed Homicide Detective, Nick Berkhardt, who discovers he is the next Grimm. Nick is constantly fighting for a balance between his life and the mythological world, all the while keeping peace between humanity and the mythological creatures that threaten to turn things upside down. The new series will feature some of the original characters, although none of the actors have officially been confirmed yet. For more details about the upcoming Grimm spinoff, head on over to Deadline Hollywood.
Armie Hammer is set to play one of the lead roles in the new movie, ‘Death on the Nile’. He will join Gal Gadot in this upcoming feature remake of the Agatha Christie classic, set to be released in December 2019. ‘Death on the Nile’ is the next chapter in the saga of detective Hercule Poirot, following, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Kenneth Branagh is back to direct the film and reprise his role as detective Poirot. The story-line will follow Poirot as he investigates a murder during a luxury cruise he just happens to be on. For more information, head on over to Deadline Hollywood.
Have you seen the new trailer for, ‘Pet Sematary’? It looks creepy! The original film will be Stephen King’s second big screen adaptations from one of his novels. ‘Pet Sematary’ follows the Creed family who just moved into a house in rural Maine. Their house is situated near a dangerous road where pets are constantly getting hit. There is a makeshift cemetery for the poor pets who lose their lives on this dangerous road, but the Creed family is about to find out that not everything that dies stays dead, even if it should. Head to SYFY for more details!
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