Last Week’s Episode: 88th-Greatest Villain of All Time

Last Week's Episode

What news goes above the fold this week? Why, it’s Stephen Sondheim’s return with a new Broadway musical, Square One, which he reportedly just did a reading of with Nathan Lane and Bernadette Peters! And with that, merrily we roll along to this week’s Last Week’s Episode.

Television

Matt Wagner’s Grendel will be hitting the small screen for Netflix with Abubakr Ali (Little Voice, Katy Keene, Power Book II: Ghost) playing Hunter Rose/Grendel. Wagner will serve as an executive producer for the series, series, which will be written Andrew Dabb (Supernatural). (Also, according to IGN and wikipedia, Grendel ranks 88th in villains). [Deadline]

Arden Cho (Chicago Med, Miss 2059, Teen Wolf) is the lead in a new legal series, “Partner Track,” based on a 2013 Helen Wan novel. Georgia Lee (The Expanse) is the show creator and co-runner along with Sarah Goldfinger, [Deadline]

Anthony Mackie will be producing and starring in a live-action adaptation of Playstation game Twisted Metal. He’ll be playing John Doe, a milkman (?) who I guess does crime. Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) will write and executive produce the series. [Deadline]

The Atlantic has an amazing look at “the unwritten rules of Black TV” and the writers’ rooms that make it. [The Atlantic]

She-Ra might be coming back to Netflix, but in live action this time — and with no connection to the much loved sapphic cartoon. [Variety]

Turns out LeVar Burton actually doesn’t want to host Jeopardy after all, much to Twitter’s disappointment — but it turns out he’s got a ton on his plate and is pretty happy about it! [Yahoo!]

Michael B. Jordan’s production company is planning to produce a series based on Charlie Jane Anders’ Victories Greater than Death novel, thru Amazon Studios. [Deadline]

That horrible CBS competition show that was set to pit activist against activist for prize money is being retooled into a documentary series after being the Internet grabbed their righteous pitchforks, and I think that’s a wise choice. [Variety]

Animation

The Proud Family revival/reunion is going to be a star-studded affair, with Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Normani, Leslie Odom Jr.,  Chance the Rapper, Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, and a whole host of other celebrities will be showing up. [Vulture]

LEGO Star Wars is getting a sequel-trilogy focused Halloween special that looks…trippy. [EW]

Actor Tom Kane, known for voice roles in the Star Wars and Marvel universe, most recently on The Bad Batch, has announced his retirement following a stroke. [ComicBook.com]

Movies

Elvira is back! The mistress of the dark will return for a movie marathon, Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special. You can catch her on Shudder TV September 25th. [Bloody Disgusting]

Missed this last week (and I actually still haven’t watched it because I want to go in totally unspoiled) but damn am I amped.

I’ll just leave this headline here: Shang-Chi star Meng’er Zhang’s favorite part of filming? ‘Punching Simu in the face’ [SyFy]

Simu Liu’s Reddit history has surfaced, and there are some less than stellar posts. He hasn’t responded (but possibly has subtweeted). [CBR]

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.

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