This week’s Sci-Fi News Roundup has a little bit of everything from TV to book.
TV, Movies, and More
Netflix is continuing to throw new series at us and this one looks quite interesting. Alba Baptista and Toya Turner are set to star in a new series, Warrior Nun, which is inspired by the Manga novels. The novels are written by Simon Barry and follow a 19-year-old woman, Ava, who wakes up in a morgue. She has a new lease on life and a very interesting, divine artifact embedded in her back. Ava also discovers that she is part of an ancient order that is tasked with fighting demons on Earth. Baptista and Turner are also joined by Tristan Ulloa, Thekla Reuten and many more. For more details, head over to Deadline Hollywood.
Netflix is giving us more zombies with a new series called Black Summer and they just dropped the trailer for it. It’s a post-apocalyptic prequel to SYFY’s Z Nation, which was recently canceled after five seasons. The series starts with the breakdown of society after a virulent zombie virus outbreak. The lead is played by Jaime King as Rose, a young mother trying to find her daughter. Black Summer was created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams. For more details head over to SYFYWIRE.
While some shows are getting kicked to the curb, others are renewed. Starz has just renewed American Gods for Season 3, barely a week after the Season 2 premier. The showrunner’s position was originally held by Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Jesse Alexander, but it is now being taken over by Charles “Chic” Eglee. The change was due to needing to find someone who could get the show back on air in a timely manner. Neil Gaiman, author of the book the series is based on, is thrilled to be working with Eglee, based on a statement he gave. For more details about American Gods, check out TVLine.
Disney has made a huge jump for the release of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil from its original release date of May 2020 to October of this year. Angelina Jolie will once again reprise her role as Maleficent and fans are thrilled. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will have a bit of competition during the Halloween season as an untitled Blumhouse movie and the MGM’s animated version of The Addams Family, will also be premiering around that time. While a new teaser poster was dropped, we also found out that Joachin Ronning will be directing this sequel. For more details head over to Deadline Hollywood.
After the success of Netflix’s adaptation of Bird Box, it should come as no surprise that there is a follow-up novel coming out. Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box, says that the sequel will be coming out on Oct. 1. The story will follow Malorie, hence the title of the book: Malorie, and what happens after reaching the Rick refuge site. Malerman is said to give Netflix the credit, which inspired him to tell more of her story. The novel will specifically be from Malorie’s point of view and about what happens to her after reaching the refuge point. There are no details on whether this means Netflix will do a sequel movie or not, but I would say the chances are pretty good. For more details head over to Nerdist.
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