Category Archives: This Week in Sci Fi TV

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Game of Thrones Prequel Update, Bryan Fuller Joins Vampire Chronicles Series, and More

HBO Boss Give Update on Game of Thrones Prequels The prequels and spin-offs to HBO’s hit fantasy epic Game of Thrones are moving along, but it will be a while before they hit the small screen. According to what HBO president Casey Bloys told Deadline Hollywood: There is not going to be anything in any scenario where we… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Will Smith to Return for Bright 2, The Orville S2 and Game of Thrones S8 Target 2019 Premieres, and More

Bright 2 Brings Back Most of the Principals from the First Film Netflix already announced plans for a sequel to its urban fantasy film Bright, and now we know that most of the team from the first movie will be returning. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are set to return in the leading roles and David Ayer will… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: A Look at the Mid-Season Schedule, a Micronauts Animated Series, and More

Sci Fi and Fantasy Remains Strong in the 2018-17 Season Mid-Season kicks off next week with three premieres and seven shows returning from hiatus (more on that below), and then there is plenty more coming in the weeks and months that will follow.  At this point, there are only four new shows scheduled to debut on the broadcast… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Netflix Orders Bright 2, A Chew Series Could Be in the Works, and More

Netflix Sees a Bright Future The blockbuster-style urban fantasy film Bright, starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and Noomi Rapace, only just debuted on Netflix today, but the streaming service has already decided it wants a second movie according to Business Insider.  The first came with a price tag of $90 million and was written by Max Landis (Chronicle)… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Disney Buyout of FOX Opens Door for Superhero TV Show Crossovers, Netflix Picks Up The Frankenstein Chronicles, and More

Could the Defenders Crossover with The Gifted, Agents of SHIELD, and More of the Marvel Universe? Disney bought 21st Century FOX this week (and they will probably buy you next) which will ultimately bring together the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Avengers franchises on the big screen.  But the buyout also has implications for the Marvel television shows like… Read More »

Sci Fi TV News: Netflix Moves Forward with The Witcher, A She-Ra Reboot is on the Way, and More

The Witcher Hour Approaches at Netflix Netflix’s is pushing forward with its adaptation of The Witcher based on the books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski (and also the video games). Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who has written and executive produced Daredevil and The Defenders, will be leading the production. Variety gives the following description of the project: The Witcher chronicles… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Quentin Tarantino Wants R-Rated Star Trek, Twilight Zone Reboot is Official, and More

Bringing you the latest sci fi TV news and also recapping stories from this past week. More sci fi TV news at this link. Sci Fi TV on the Big Screen: No PG-13 for Star Trek if Tarantino Will Direct We reported earlier this week that Quentin Tarantino is in talks to helm the next Star Trek movie… Read More »

Sci Fi TV News: Quentin Tarantino Wants to Do a Star Trek Movie, Constantine Arrives on Legends of Tomorrow, and More

Sci Fi TV on the Big Screen: Quentin Tarantino May Beam Aboard the Star Trek Franchise Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) has covered his share of genres during his legendary career, but he has never done a straight up science fiction film. That may change, though, because now he has an idea that fits with the Star… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Mid-Season Schedule, CBS Gets Its Own Dark Fairy Tale, Weekly News Roundup, and More

The Preliminary Mid-Season Schedule is Now Posted The Fall season is already winding down, but don’t expect a long hibernation for this year’s sci fi and fantasy shows. While most will go on break within the next week or two (you can see a rundown of the Fall finales at this link), the first few weeks of January… Read More »

Sci Fi TV News: Bryan Fuller is Leaving American Gods, George R.R. Martin Confirms Nightflyers Series, And More

The Showrunners Must Go On for American Gods Word broke yesterday that Starz’s hit series American Gods, based on the Neil Gaiman book of the same name, will be losing its showrunners. Bryan Fuller along with co-showrunner Michael Green are departing the series that is currently in the early stages of second season production. According to Deadline Hollywood,… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Amazon Heads to Middle Earth for Lord of the Rings Prequel, Galaxy Quest TV Series Update, and More

Weekly rundown of the latest sci fi and fantasy television news. See a list of prior week columns at this link. Amazon Shells Out a Significant Amount of Money to do a Lord of the Rings Prequel Series. Following up on last week’s announcement that Amazon was considering a Lord of the Rings television series, the streaming service has… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: A Star Wars Live Action Series, A Lord of the Rings TV Series, and More

Weekly rundown of the latest sci fi and fantasy television news. See a list of prior week columns at this link. The Upcoming Star Wars Live Action Series Will Run on Disney’s Streaming Service Along with the blockbuster announcement that another trilogy of Star Wars movies is on the way, Disney has also announced that a live action… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: The Orville Gets Renewed, A Twilight Zone Reboot Is on the Way, and More

Weekly rundown of the latest sci fi and fantasy television news. See a list of prior week columns at this link. The Voyage Continues for The Orville FOX announced this week that their new sci fi dramedy series The Orville will continue trekking into a second season. That show got off to a strong start ratings-wise when it had… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Showtime Picks Up Kingkiller Chronicle, John Carpenter To Direct Halloween Night TV Pilot, and More

Weekly rundown of the latest sci fi and fantasy television news. See a list of prior week columns at this link. Showtime Acquires The Kingkiller Chronicle Showtime has picked up the television adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ fantasy book series The Kingkiller Chronicle. Development on that series began over a year ago and the premium cable network has decided… Read More »

This Week In Sci Fi TV: Karl Uban Talks Judge Dredd TV Series, The CW Dips Into DC Vault Again,and More

Weekly rundown of the latest sci fi and fantasy television news. See a list of prior week columns at this link. Karl Urban Explains What It Will Take To Get Him Back To TV For the Judge Dredd TV Series Earlier this year, Rebellion Productions and IM Global Television announced plans to do a Judge Dredd TV series… Read More »