Last Week’s Episode: Get Garf’d

Last Week's Episode

We’ve made it to Wednesday, and that means I think you deserve that nap you want. This week we get spooky, mocapped, and celebrate being extremely weird.

(Mostly) Comic Book TV

ABC wants to help Marvel to bump up their count of woman heroes with whatever replacing Agents of SHIELD, which wraps after this season. [Newsarama]

Amazon and Paramount are eyeing a television adaptation of the classic Paul W. S. Anderson space horror film Event Horizon, with Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs. Kong, You’re Next) at the helm as producer and director. [Variety]

Executive producer Caroline Dries confirms that CW’s titular Batwoman is Jewish, but “organic” indicators of her background haven’t made their way into the show yet (a bat mitzah flashback was cut). [io9]


Can’t wait for these two to become best bros.

Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians) might be joining the already star-studded cast of Marvel’s The Eternals, which rules because Minn-erva had about 2 minutes of screentime in Captain Marvel and Chan deserves better. [Variety]

Lucy Lawless has a new show coming up, My Life is Murder, and while promoing it said she’d loved to do a Xena movie with Renee O’Connor, about Xena and Gabrielle at their actress’ respective ages.  [New York Post]

Despite eating over 800 lbs. of cod annually, The Rock (and other less cod-filled action stars) has clauses in his contract about just how beat to hell he can be onscreen. [WSJ]

Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series and a thousand others) will appear as Batman in the flesh in upcoming CW Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths [io9]

Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Black Panther, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle) will be back behind the camera as the director for Venom 2. [THR]

Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) will be honored at TIFF this year as the recipient of Ebert Director Award [TIFF]


Kickstarted animated short, Hair Love, about a Black father mastering his daughter’s curls, hits die release as an opener for Angry Birds 2. [EW]

Nickelodeon (subsidiary of Viacom) will be buying Jim Davis’ Paws, Inc., which means the rights to Garfield and other Davis properties. Davis retains control of the comic strip but expect a wide range of Garfield media in the future (hoping Garfield & Friends gets a release). [Newsarama]

Grab Bag

Guillermo del Toro shouted out the weirdos and the immigrants while receiving his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. [Remezcla]

The New York Film Festival slate has been announced with some familiar directors, including Pedro Almodóvar, Bong Joon-Ho, Agnès Varda, Noah Baumbach, Edward Norton, and of course, Martin Scorsese. [Lincoln Center]

Afton Richardson left ABC procedural The Rookie, and in a recent Instagram post explained it was due to unaddressed harassment and racism on set. [Shadow & Act]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.