Hello there again Glompians! A new edition of Weekend News Recap is here and there is a lot of television news to talk about. This week, we talk Supergirl, Marvel’s Agent Carter, a Krypton tv series, Sons of Anarchy spinoff and more. Here are the biggest pop culture news stories from May 9 – May 15.
Supergirl Leaves CBS and Moves to The CW
This past week, networks revealed which shows were to be renewed and which shows would get the axe. One popular series in question was CBS’ Supergirl. Though the series was doing quite decent with ratings, it just cost too much money produce on CBS. So rather than hitting Supergirl with a fistful of kryptonite, The CW decided to give the series new life with their network which loves their superheroes. Supergirl will join series like Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. The news has many fans excited at the possibilities of future crossovers and more.
Superman Prequels Series Gets the Greenlight from Syfy
Syfy announced that they have ordered a pilot for the Superman prequel series. The show is set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet and it will follow Kal-El’s grandfather as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The pilot will be produced and written by David S. Goyer with Colm McCarthy set to direct the pilot.
Marvel’s Agent Carter is No More
Among the long list of shows receiving the axe from ABC, was Marvel’s Agent Carter. The series only lasted two seasons and due to poor ratings, the network decided to put the show to rest. With everything that is going on in the MCU, it’s unsure that we will see the beloved Marvel character anytime soon. The cancelation of Agent Carter also lead to Marvel’s Most Wanted, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, to have the plugged pulled on it as well, long before it ever had a chance to air. Also among the list of shows cancelled by ABC were Galavant and The Muppets. And yes, I’m heartbroken that The Muppets got cancelled.
Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Gets a Title
Kurt Sutter is going revisiting the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy but this time, it’s going to tell the story of a different club, the rival tuned ally, Mayans. FX has ordered a script for the spinoff series which is titled Mayans MC. Sutter will develop the series with Elgin James, who will also write the script. The series is described as “a dark, visceral family drama that takes a new look at the most American of icons, the 1 percent outlaw, this time, reflected through a Latino lens.”
Andre the Giant Biopic in Development
Finally, some movie news! A film about the world’s most famous giant, Andre the Giant, is being developed. The WWE Hall of Famer’s daughter, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, will help bring the 8th wonder of the world’s story to film. The biopic will be based off of the 2015 graphic novel, André The Giant: Closer To Heaven. Robin Christensen-Roussimoff said that her personal pick to direct the film would be Joss Whedon but that she is not sure who the studio has in mind.
Which one of these projects are you most excited about? Let us know!