The CW and HBO Max have jointly acquired Wellington Paranormal, a spinoff of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s 2014 vampire mockumentary (which has also spawned FX’s series What We Do in the Shadows). The show is the first joint acquisition by the two outlets; HBO Max parent company WarnerMedia jointly owns The CW with ViacomCBS.
Killing Eve is coming to an end with its delayed fourth season but BBC America is developing a number of potential spinoffs. The cat-and-mouse thriller, which stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, is set to start filming season four in the U.K. and across Europe early this summer and the eight-episode run will premiere in 2022. The network and production company didn’t disclose specific spinoff ideas and sources suggest that there’s nothing firm in the pipeline but it’s clear that the AMC Networks-owned channel is keen to extend the Killing Eve universe.
The network is developing a spinoff of the series — whose third season premiere recorded its biggest audience ever — called All American: Homecoming. It’s set to air as a planted episode later in the season and will focus on Geffri Maya’s recurring character, Simone Hicks, and another athlete as they make their way to a prestigious historically Black college.
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The potential Empire spinoff centered on Cookie Lyon starring Taraji P. Henson is not moving ahead at Fox. The spinoff was first announced as being in development back in July, part of a first-look deal Henson had signed with studio 20th Television. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the project will be shopped to other outlets.
Champions‘ Anders Holm and The Haves and the Have Nots‘ Tika Sumpter have been tapped to play mom and dad to a pre-teen version of Tracee Ellis Ross’ matriarch in ABC’s in-the-works Bow-centric, 1980s-set black-ishprequel/spinoff,
Remember that 1990s-set spinoff from The Goldbergs that ABC ordered to pilot last year? The network totally said Monday that the pilot, which was not picked up to series, will air at 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 as a regular episode of the fifth-year comedy.
CBS said Monday that Young Sheldon will air this coming season. The comedy is set during the childhood of Jim Parsons’ character on the original series. The precocious 9-year-old Sheldon is living with his family in Texas and attending high school.