Welcome to another week of YA Onscreen; hopefully a shortened week for many of you! Ah, the best weeks are those with three day weekends. Thanks, Labor Day! Though I feel like because of the holiday, we’re a bit light on the entertainment news so…no, thanks, Labor Day (ah, who am I kidding, I still love you). Anyway, let’s see what was happening over the last seven days:
Introducing the cast of The Originals spin-off Legacies. Just based on the photo, let’s play the game, “Who will be involved in a love triangle?” (Hint: it’s probably all of them.)
Crazy Rich Asians is on track to be the most successful rom-com in nine years. Good for them, but I’m really hoping that means we’ve got a rom-com revival on our hands in the coming year. Make it happen!
It’s September, so for some that means it’s already Halloween season. Check out Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween schedule so you can prefill your calendar with all the good stuff.
You can watch the entire first episode of the new CBS show, God Friended Me, a month early by going to Twitter. I was curious about this show (having enjoyed Hall in the now-defunct The Mayor) so I may be checking it out myself.
To quote our own FYA-er, Kandis: It’s happening! Squee!
For all you video-gamer fans out there, Henry Cavill, who, as another article put it, is “the human version of a maxed-out muscle slider on a character selection screen”, has just been announced for the role of Geralt of Rivia from the The Witcher games. He’ll star in an eight-episode miniseries from Netflix.
Supernatural’s co-showrunner is finding it difficult to write the upcoming season without Dean’s presence (since Jenson Ackles will be playing Michael after Dean let him use his body, or some such... I’m super behind on the show, y’all).
I can’t vet this article for you because I have not yet watched the season finale of Younger yet, but the show’s boss says that Josh is still a viable option for Liza, which, duh, because they’ve persisted in keeping him around and it's definitely not because they’re giving him good, thoughtful storylines. At some point we gotta end the back and forth and commit, people.
Whoops! During an auction not hosted by Freeform or the creators of Shadowhunters, some items going up for bid were from episodes that have yet to air—and said items revealed some pretty big spoilers. (Rest easy if you want to click the link; there are no spoilers involved.)
Check out the new poster for season four of Outlander. I’m just happy it looks like Sam Heughan gets to use his real hair, at least has a better/shorter wig than before (he was looking mighty weird in season three, which I am still slowly getting through).
Susan Dennard’s The Witchlands series will be developed into a live-action television series by the Jim Henson Company. No word on when this will be released.
Do we live in a post-comedy world? Is stand-up getting less funny but more meaningful?
That's it for the week! Let us know what we missed in the comments.