Picture Credits (l-r): Showtime, Syfy/USA Network, Marvel Studios
Picture Credits (l-r): Showtime, Syfy/USA Network, Marvel Studios

With so much news doing the rounds, we've pulled five of the most exciting announcements and developments from the world of television to keep you in the loop! Here’s some of the big reveals that have taken place over the past seven days…

Three animated Game of Thrones shows in development

Picture Credit: HBO
Picture Credit: HBO

Following the huge success of the original Game of Thrones series, HBO have been working on a number of shows set in the same universe, delving into some of the lore that didn't make it into the first run. Now, it's been revealed that HBO Max are working on a total of three animated spinoffs.

The news comes after it was reported that one of the live-action spinoffs, based on the slum of Flea Bottom, would not be going forward.

Though details on the animated shows are sparse, THR are claiming that one will be based around the Golden Empire of Yi Ti, which was inspired by Imperial China. With a rich history to explore that wasn't touched upon in Game of Thrones, there is plenty of material ripe for the picking. We can’t wait to see what else HBO has up their sleeves.

Loki director leaves series

Picture Credit: Marvel Studios
Picture Credit: Marvel Studios

Despite enjoying huge success on the first season of Loki, director Kate Herron has said that she won’t be making a return for the now-confirmed second season of the Disney+ original Marvel Studios series.

In a statement to Deadline she explained: “I’m not returning. I always planned to be just on for this and to be honest, Season 2 wasn’t in the — that’s something that just came out and I’m so excited. I’m really happy to watch it as a fan next season, but I just think I’m proud of what we did here and I’ve given it my all. I’m working on some other stuff yet to be announced.”

No names are floating around just yet when it comes to Herron’s replacement, but with the great response the inaugural season saw, they’re going to have high expectations to live up to.

Teaser for Chucky TV show revealed

If you’re a horror junkie like most of us at Female First, then you’ll be super excited to know that the Chucky film series is making the leap to the small screen this fall, premiering in October on Syfy and the USA Network for American audiences.

Though there’s no word on when it’ll make it to British shores just yet, we’re sure that plenty of UK networks will be bidding for the rights to air the series. Following the huge success of shows such as Bates Motel, which was based on the classic Psycho movie characters, as well as beloved original series American Horror Story from Ryan Murphy, it’s clear that horror is still a genre that can get millions of people sitting in front of the screen.

The trailer showcases the series’ Chucky doll, which looks closer to the original than many of the adaptations we’ve seen in recent years. Returning are Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly, reprising their roles as the titular killer and his Bride, respectively. Bring on the chaos!

Jennifer Carpenter could return to Dexter revival

Picture Credit: Showtime
Picture Credit: Showtime

Note that we will be discussing spoilers for Dexter’s original run in this entry!

News broke earlier this week via THR that Jennifer Carpenter would be making a return to the revival series of Dexter, despite her character meeting a tragic end at the hands of her murderous brother during the show’s original run.

After being shot, Debra Morgan would only survive the rest of her life in a vegetative state and so, Dexter thought the only option would be to take her off of life support and let her pass away. So, exactly how she is going to make her return to the show remains to be seen.

Could Dexter’s actions be haunting him to this very day? Will he be dreaming about his deceased sibling? There's not too long to wait now until we’ll find out!

WandaVision’s Agatha Harkness WILL return

Picture Credit: Marvel Studios
Picture Credit: Marvel Studios

If you were a fan of Kathryn Hahn and the villainous Agatha Harkness during Disney+ original Marvel Studios series WandaVision, then you’re in luck; she’ll be making a comeback to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future.

Speaking during an interview with review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige teased: “Someday. Someday soon. You will see Kathryn Hahn in Knives Out 2 next, then maybe an assortment of other things. But within the MCU, it can’t come soon enough. Let’s put it that way.”

Exactly how she’ll play a part in Phase 4 of the MCU storytelling remains to be seen, but following the events of the Loki Season 1 finale, there are a whole host of different reasons and ways she could return. 

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