Sci Fi TV Development: Amazon’s Galaxy Quest Revival Put on Hold, Plus a Reboot of Misfits, a Cloak and Dagger Series and More

By | April 12, 2016

News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. If you have tips or more info on these or other productions, please pass them along in the comments.

Galaxy-Quest-Alan-RickmanNews has been slow of late, but Freeform (formerly ABC Family) just announced three projects in development and a few more trickled though over the last few weeks as well. And one important update: that previously announced revival of Galaxy Quest by Amazon was actually going to be a sequel with all or most of the original cast, but after the death of Alan Rickman it has been put on hold.


Network: Freeform

Production Team: Josh Schwartz (Executive Producer), Stephanie Savage (Executive Producer)

Status: Early Development

About: “A drama based on a hit British series, a group of twentysomethings are exposed to a mysterious chemical and subsequently develop peculiar superpowers.” Source: THR

Comments: Freeform (formerly ABC Family) will be considering this reboot for their late 2016 or early 2017 schedule.


Network: Freeform

Production Team: Zack Stentz (Writer, Executive Producer), McG (Executive Producer), Mary Viola (Executive Producer)

Status: Pilot Ordered

About: “Lore tells the story of the lone survivor of an ancient race of paranormal beings who is abducted and forced to put his extraordinary abilities to work for the government. When an old nemesis resurfaces, this arrangement turns into an uneasy alliance, and the only hope for survival in a dangerous world of mystery and magic.” Source: Source: THR

Comments: Freeform will be considering this for their later 2016 or early 2017 schedule.

Cloak_and_Dagger_TV_SeriesCloak and Dagger

Network: Freeform

Production Team: Joanna Coles (Executive Producer), Marvel Television (Production Company)

Status: Pilot Ordered

About: “Cloak and Dagger centers on the interracial romance between Cloak and Dagger, aka Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from different backgrounds who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.” Source: THR

Comments: Based on the Marvel Comic Book of the same name, Freeform will consider this for their late 2016 or early 2017 schedule.

The Boys

Network: Seth Rogen (Executive Producer), Evan Goldberg (Executive Producer), Eric Kripke (Writer / Executive Producer)

Production Team: Cinemax

Status: Early Development

About: Based on the comic book of the same name, “the series is set in a time where most of the superheroes are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behavior, compromising the safety of the world. It centers on a CIA squad, known informally as “the boys,” whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, eliminate some of them.” Source: Deadline Hollywood

Comments: Cinemax will be considering this series for their late 2016 or early 2017 schedule.


Network: FOX?

Production Team: N/A

Status: Very Early Development

About: According to “DC Entertainment has registered a trademark for the name Pennyworth, for a ‘production of live-action, dramatic comedy television series.'”

Comments: Speculation is that this could be a spin-off of FOX’s Gotham, but not much else is know about the project at the moment.


Network: TV Land

Production Team: Noelle Valdivia (Creator / Executive Producer), Corinne Kingsbury, (Creator / Executive Producer)

Status: Pilot Ordered

About: This comedy series “centers on a successful but shallow woman who, after dying in a car accident, realizes she prioritized all the wrong things in her life. Now, she has a second chance to achieve enlightenment against all odds — in purgatory.” Source: Deadline Hollywood

Comments: TV Land will be considering this for their late 2016 or early 2017 schedule.


Network: CW

Production Team: Clive Barker (Creator / Executive Producer), Angela Mancuso (Executive Producer)

Status: Early Development

About: “Weaveworld is set in 1980s England and revolves around The Seerkind – a race of people with the capacity to invoke magic. The book received a contemporary makeover in the CW adaptation this season, centering on an app designer teaming up with a young pastry chef destined to be guardian of a mythological realm in an epic battle against evil for control of a magical world.” Source: Deadline Hollywood

Comments: This is based on the Clive Barker novel of the same name, The CW will consider this for their 2016-17 schedule.

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