Once again this week, we’re bringing you a roundup of all of the best and most exciting television news we’ve found over the past seven days. With so many incredible shows on the small screen right now, and countless more coming in the months and years to come, there’s a lot to get through, so let’s dive right in!
Teyonah Parris teases 'incredibly sad' WandaVision finale
Fan-favourite WandaVision star Teyonah Parris - who plays the adult version of Monica Rambeau in the Disney+ exclusive series - opened up in a recent interview with THR about the show's impending finale.
Though she of course was very veiled in her answer when questioned about how she’d describe the last episode of the season, she did say it was “epic and incredibly sad. I mean, the whole show is incredibly sad to me, but I’m putting those words together.”
This doesn’t give much away about the upcoming devastation and chaos we’re expecting, but it does solidify our belief that all of the funny, happy times we’ve seen play out in episodes gone by were simply breaking down our walls, so that tragedy can strike when we least expect it.
Following the conclusion to Episode 7 and that major twist, we can only imagine what else Marvel Studios have got hidden up their sleeve…
Teaser drops for Amazon fantasy series The Wheel of Time
Based on the best-selling 14-novel-long series of the same name, Amazon's upcoming show The Wheel of Time has a lot riding on becoming the next big fantasy series. Following the conclusion of Game of Thrones, there's certainly a gap in the market!
This week, Prime Video finally dropped a teaser for the series, albeit an extremely short one. Still, they marked the release with a description that also gave us a peek into what we should expect when it makes its debut.
Describing the video, the show's official Twitter explained: "The video starts with ominous sounds over a black screen, then a script page that's mostly blurred appears. The visible line reads 'And inside, he sees something protected from the ravages of time - a ruby-encrusted dagger'.
“The script dissolves to show a dark hallway inside a massive stone structure. A dim light shines through a window, showing rubble lying on the floor. We then see a man's hand opening a gold box. From the box, he removes the dagger as a voice says 'Alright, let's make a deal.'
“The video then ends with a shot of something mysterious that quickly fades to black.”
Not much to go off for someone who hasn’t read a page of the book series, but certainly enough to keep us intrigued!
No Mr. Big in Sex and the City reboot
Following years of rumours that Sex and the City would make its return to the small screen, January 10th, 2021 finally saw the official announcement that the show would indeed be enjoying a comeback, under the new title, And Just Like That….
With filming set to begin in New York later this year, we already know that original cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon will be making their return. Kim Cattrall however, will not be reprising her role.
It’s now also been revealed in a report by Page Six, that Chris Noth won’t be returning to the role of Mr. Big. It's going to be very interesting to see how his absence is explained, as the character got married to Carrie in the first Sex and the City movie, before also appearing in the sequel.
Still, after previously stating he “hated” the ending to the first big screen venture, it’s not all too surprising that Noth won’t be involved here.
Tim Burton directing Wednesday Addams series for Netflix
Following the success of the recent animated Addams Family film, fan-favourite character Wednesday Addams is going to be getting her own live-action series exclusive to Netflix, directed by none other than the brilliant Tim Burton.
This marks Burton's first move into television, where he'll be telling the coming-of-age story of arguably the most interesting member of the spooky, kooky family. We’ll see Wednesday at Nevermore Academy where she’ll have to face the regular trials of being a student, as well as some strange and mysterious challenges that we could only expect from this strange world.
Right now, all we have is some artwork from Netflix, but we’re sure we’ll get casting reveals and more in the coming weeks!
Marvel Studios reclaim Jessica Jones and Punisher rights
Following the cancellation of the Marvel shows that Netflix had power over, it was reported that Marvel Studios would have to wait for at least two years before they would be able to do anything with the characters, if that was what they so desired.
Now, with it being two years since both Jessica Jones and The Punisher were axed by the streaming service, Marvel Studios are able to do whatever they like with the pair. Bringing them into the Marvel Cinematic Universe may not be high on their priorities as far as we all know, but behind-the-scenes, some big moves could be being made.
After seeing huge success with them on Netflix however, they’d be foolish to not at least consider bringing them back to life, in one way or another.
Netflix’s Fate: The Winx Saga renewed for second season
Abigail Cowell, Hannah van der Westhuysen, Precious Mustapha, Eliot Salt and Elisha Applebaum will all be returning for the second season of Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix. The streaming service announced on Thursday (February 18th, 2021) that the show would be making its return, after they gave it the green light to continue.
We've been promised additional casting news for Season 2 in the coming weeks and months, and it's been confirmed that Brian Young will be making a return as showrunner and executive producer.
Young said of the news: “The six episodes in Season 1 only scratched the surface of this incredibly rich world and the powerful fairies who inhabit it. As Bloom's story continues to evolve, I can't wait for you to learn even more about Aisha, Stella, Terra, and Musa! And you never know who might show up at Alfea next term…”
J.J. Abrams rebooting Constantine series
After signing a landmark deal with Warner Bros., J.J. Abrams will now be working on a couple of DC projects for the DC Universe.
We already know that he's going to serve as an executive producer on a Justice League Dark TV series, but now it’s been revealed that he’ll also be rebooting Constantine for the small screen.
According to Deadline, HBO Max will be debuting the darkest take on Constantine we've seen in live-action, with Guy Bolton serving as a writer. Matt Ryan won't be returning to the role, despite playing him for years as part of The CW’s DC universe.