Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news.
The long-promised Galaxy Quest TV series has been on a very slow track to the small screen and its showrunner Paul Scheer just told The Wrap that it is “in a little bit of a hold pattern” at the moment. Apparently the firing of Paramount executive Amy Powell has stalled the progress of the series. But Scheer is still optimistic about it and says the following about the series:
We want to create this kind of thing that feels like this epic sequel, but a continuation. I compared it to what The Force Awakens is to Star Wars. It is continuing a story but bringing in new characters.
FOX’s The Orville has found some success with the blending of sci fi and humor, so perhaps Galaxy Quest can follow that same trend when it finally makes it to series, probably late 2019 or early 2020.
While not sci fi, the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory has plenty of appeal to genre fans and word broke this week that the show will be ending with its upcoming twelfth season. Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions had the following to say in a joint statement:
We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.
By the season end, the show will have amassed 279 episodes over its twelve seasons.
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The CW has announced the dates for this coming season’s crossover special that will introduce Batwoman to the Arrow-verse. It will start with The Flash on Sunday Dec 9th then continue in Arrow on Monday and Supergirl on Tuesday (The Flash and Supergirl will be swapping nights for the event). Legends of Tomorrow will not be part of the crossover this year.
Netflix has announced that a second Death Note movie, based on the Anime series, is in the works.
Freeform has set January 2019 as the targeted return of its dark fantasy series Siren.