In one of the more ridiculous stories we've read of late, the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is suing the producers of Netflix's upcoming Enola Holmes movie which follows…
The Trailer for ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is Here to Terrify You
The trailer for Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is here, and if anyone was concerned that they would sanitize the bloodsoaked gothic horror found in the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa-penned Archie Comic, they can sleep easy tonight — unless they actually watch the trailer. Then they’ll be sitting up in bed with all the lights on.
Like the blood-soaked gothic horror comic on which it is based, the show appears to focus on teenage witch Sabrina’s coming-of-age 16th birthday, where she will finally be given as a bride to her lord and master Satan. Complications arise in the form of Sabrina’s mortal boyfriend Harvey and Madam Satan — freshly returned from the pits of hell seeking vengeance on Sabrina for the sins of her father.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Debuts on Netflix October 26, 2018.
‘Locke & Key’ Series Ordered at Netflix
A live-action adaptation of the award-winning horror comic Locke & Key is finally getting made. Netflix is taking the comic-book-based project straight-to-series -- ordering 10 episodes of the series before even…
First Look at Netflix’s ‘She-Ra: Princesses of Power’
Noelle Stevenson's She-Ra: The Princesses of Power reboot at Netflix is coming along nicely. Dreamworks Television released some new preview art for the series, and announced that the show will…
‘Daughters of the Dragon’ Unite in New Clip from ‘Luke Cage’
The ‘Daughters of the Dragon’ have arrived.
Colleen Wing is joining season two of Luke Cage — teaming up with Misty Knight to clean up a bar full of thugs in a recently released clip.
As a team, the Daughters of the Dragon were created by Chris Claremont and Marshall Rogers in Marvel Team-Up #64 way back in December 1977. Ironically, they were given the name as an insult by Iron Fist foe Davos.
Although they were given equal billing with Spider-Man on the cover, Colleen and Misty were only in a handful of scenes in the actual comics, and quickly became supporting cast in the Power Man and Iron Fist ongoing series.
Even with limited exposure, the duo has built up a cult following over the years, and longtime fans couldn’t be more thrilled with this development. (Spin-off series, anyone? -Ed.)
All that’s missing from this scene is a robot arm — and we know it’s coming.
Noelle Stevenson’s ‘She-Ra’ Reboot Is Almost Upon Us
Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) wasn't even born when She-Ra debuted in 1985, but she felt an instant connection to the show as an adult. “I was always looking for the…
‘She-Ra’ Returns to Television with a New Cartoon
Noelle Stevenson brings a new take on the ‘Princess of Power’ to Netflix in 2018
For the honor of Greyskull! She-Ra is returning to television in 2018 via new animated series on Netflix, according to an article in Variety. Noelle Stevenson was announced as the showrunner, and she confirmed the news with a tweet early yesterday morning.
The news is out: I'm showrunning a new She-Ra reboot for Dreamworks TV and Netflix! https://t.co/v7IJhYxXi1 pic.twitter.com/gtLn2yLQLZ
— Noelle Stevenson (@Gingerhazing) December 12, 2017
Stevenson is known for writing complex and strong female protagonists. She won an Eisner award for her creator-owned graphic novel Nimona and shares several others for her contributions to the breakout hit Boom! Studios comic Lumberjanes.
“I’ve been working on this in secret along with some really incredible talent for almost two years now,” said Stevenson. “Stay tuned for more details over the next few months – can’t wait for you to see what we’re doing.”
She-Ra: Princess of Power debuted in 1985 as a spin-off of the popular He-Man cartoon. She-Ra is secretly Princess Adora, twin sister to Prince Adam, a.k.a. “He-Man.” Adora was kidnapped at birth by the evil Hordak and taken to Etheria where she grew up and was mind-controlled to serve as a captain in the evil Horde. After being rescued by He-Man, Adora learns of her true heritage and gets her own sword of power. She decides to return to Etheria as “She-Ra” to help lead the “Great Rebellion” against Hordak.
The show was cancelled in 1986, after 2 seasons and 93 episodes, but it retained a cult following in syndication.
Very few details are known about the reboot. But with Stevenson running the show, it’s a safe bet it will be stranger and better written than the campy original.
She-Ra joins six other Dreamworks cartoons on the streaming service, including Trolls: The Beat Goes On, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Harvey Street Kids, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants,Trollhunters (Part 3) and 3 Bellow.
This news is sure to bring a smile to Heroic Girl Stella Grace, who watched the show religiously when she quite little.
Jessica Jones Season 2 Gets a Release Date and a Trailer
Netflix announced that Jessica Jones will return on March 8, 2018, for a second season of our favorite booze-soaked, super-powered private detective.
We don’t know a lot about what Jessica will be facing in the second season, but we do know that she is not finished dealing with the past. David Tennant is back as Kilgrave, whispering into Jessica’s ear from beyond the grave.
“Having David back on set was amazing. We had such a great run the first season, and it felt like a celebration, having him back.” star Kristen Ritter told Entertainment Weekly. “The content is maybe not much of a celebration [laughs], but having him be present and spending time with him on a personal level kind of felt like one.”
While Kilgrave left an indelible mark on our heroine, there are more issues in Jessica’s past that need to be dealt with, according to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.
“In season 1, we focused on Jessica’s trauma, on Jessica facing her abuser, but in season 2, we wanted to go even deeper than that, she said. “As you’ve seen in season 1, she was somewhat of a mess even before Kilgrave came into her life, so it was really just about digging deeper into this chaos and peeling back those layers, just going to the core of her being. That was our objective.”
Final Trailer for ‘Stranger Things 2’ Turns It up to Eleven
The last trailer for Stranger Things Season 2 has arrived, and it features the triumphant return of superpowered girl hero, Eleven.
The new season shows the gang from season one reunite to combat a new menace from the Upside Down– giant tentacled shadow monsters that threaten to tear apart the entire town. Will, still recovering from his time in the Upside Down, appears to be the only person who can see the monsters. But after the events of last season, no one is doubting his visions this time.
“These are not nightmares,” David Harbour’s Hopper says. “It’s happening. And it all leads back to here.”
Stranger Things Season 2 debuts on Netflix on October 27th.
Black Superhero Drama ‘Raising Dion’ Series Greenlit at Netflix
Creator Dennis Liu will help write and direct. Michael B. Jordan set to produce.
Two years ago,music video director turned comic-book writer Dennis Liu made a bit of a splash by directing a trailer for his self-published comic Raising Dion. The trailer focused on the exploits of a single black mother trying to raise her 7-year-old son after learning he has superpowers.
The trailer was exceptionally well-made, and the comic got picked up for the creator-owned athology IF. Now Netflix has announced a 10-episode series based on the comic has been ordered straight to production vial Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Productions.
The series follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark (Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities. The ten-episode series will premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world.
By using the idea of “superheroes” as a setting rather than a genre and moving the point of view to Nicole, Liu was able to turn the traditional tropes and narratives on their head and gave us a story that was refreshing and honest. The series also smartly sidestepped a series of stale tropes. Nicole is not superwoman, keeping up with Dion is clearly taking a toll. On the other hand, she is not to be pitied — downtrodden and crushed by the world.
The challenges that single mother Nicole faces as she struggles to keep her son safe from harm and make sure he becomes a good and moral person are the same struggle that every single mother faces.
“I started this project many years ago because I wanted to see more diverse representation on film and television,” said Liu. “More than ever, we need more stories told from different points of view and my hope with Raising Dion is to create a cinematic experience for all families that will lift your spirits and make you laugh and cry.”
No release date has been set yet, but late 2018/early 2019 seems likely. The original comic, which explores Nicole’s relationship with Dion’s father is available for free download on Liu’s website.
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