The WWAC slack is trying to convince me to watch The Boys, but I’m currently knee deep in hate (?) watching all of Lucifer because I keep hearing good things about it, and also Tom Welling was in a season. Two Supermen coming to the Arrowverse just aren’t enough for me. Anyway, this week is all about being thirsty and/or queer! Is that…Leo season?
Netflix’s Big Mouth got renewed for three more seasons. Brutus Pink, the production company of Big Mouth creators Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, also has a deal in place to develop more animated content for the streaming service. [THR]
Fans of Netflix’s Tuca & Bertie aren’t quite ready to let it go, and have started a petition to save Lisa Hanawalt’s delightfully weird buddy comedy (I’m a fan okay!). [Paste]
Okay one more bit of Netflix news — their newest animated series Twelve Forever just dropped. Netflix nabbed this Julia Vickerman (Yo Gabba Gabba!) series from Cartoon Network. It has a cast full of comedy names (Steve Agee, Matt Berry, Briget Everett, Sam Brown, Noel Fielding, Amy Sedaris, etc) but is decidedly for kids, and is about an ~imaginative girl who wants to (you guessed it) be twelve forever.
Kaldur, Aqualad — now — Aquaman, on Young Justice: Outsiders, is confirmed queer in the latest episode, catching him up to his comics counterpart. [CBR]
Our very own Rosie Knight suggested Sif as a potential queen for Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, and Jaimie Alexander seems to be all in (and really, who wouldn’t be?).
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 30, 2019
HELLO I WOULD MAKE A GREAT LESBIAN VIKING https://t.co/l6ArBqEvla
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) July 25, 2019
Not to just make this section mostly gay tweets but I appreciate Stephanie Beatriz’ queer hustle.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay were announced as showrunners for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show — it’s not surprising that you’ve never heard of them, because they’ve never made a television show before. What I’m saying is, apply for that dream job!!! [AVClub]
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions are partnering with Amazon to develop a show based on Julia Hart’s Fast Color. Hart and co-screenwriter Jordan Horowitz will be involved. [Shadow & Act]
The Criterion Collection announced a beautiful boxed set of the first 15 Godzilla films, known as the Shōwa Era. Each film has a gorgeous cover done by some of the best names in comics, including Sophie Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Monarobot, Takashi Okazaki, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Ronald Wimberly. [Polygon]
Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, was not a fan of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’s depiction of her late father. [TheWrap]