Welcome to another edition of YA Onscreen! TV’s on everyone’s mind these days, with cancellations and renewals and reverse cancellations and pilots and all the other stuff that goes along with coming in fast and furious. I can barely keep up! But I’m trying, just for y’all.
And now, for the news.
Christmas has come early, in the shape of new Freeform Santa, Isaiah Mustafa.
Here’s a “CW Scorecard,” a list of what’s new, renewed, or canceled.
Shizz hit the fan last Thursday when the Internet found out that Fox had canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In a rare example of the good the Internet can do, less than two days later NBC ordered a 13-episode run. (NINE-NINE!)
Fox has released teasers for some of their fall pilots, including an adaptation of Justin Cronin’s vampire novel, The Passage. (Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar! #ripPitch #stillmad)
The Russo Brothers, best known for being huge jerks (DO NOT click this link if you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War and don’t want to be spoiled) are working on a TV adaptation of Rick Remender’s comic Deadly Class, about an assassin school for the kids of crime families. Syfy’s just released a first look.
The official trailer for Luke Cage, season two, is here.
A series based on the movie Edge of Seventeen is headed to YouTube Red.
There are also a few things going on in the world of movies. My particular favorite of the week—and another example of the good side of the Internet: Someone found that there's something strange about Loki's, uh ... mischief area … in Thor. (H/t to Stephanie for the excellent phrasing.)
Here’s a list of highly anticipated 2019 movies, including Chaos Walking (Poo, Todd! </3), Hobbs & Shaw (yes, the Fast and Furious spin-off), and Captain Marvel. Obvs, take the release dates with a grain of salt.
Laika, the studio behind stop-motion movies like Kubo and the Two Strings, is planning a fifth movie called Missing Link. It’ll star the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, and Timothy Olyphant, to start.
A Ms. Marvel movie adaptation is “definitely sort-of” going to happen. At the very least, someone somewhere has had the idea and maybe voiced it out loud.
Here’s a trailer for the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
What did I miss? Head to the comments to let me know, or to chat about any of the above!