This week for TVEnthusiast’s weekly news show, The Week’s News, it is Upfronts season, which means a lot of cancellations and series pick-ups. Before that, however, we have other news. Britain’s Channel 4 is teaming up with Sony to bring a new science fiction anthology series to screens everywhere. The project, Electric Dreams, is being produced by Ron D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), and will focus on the works of Author Philip K. Dick (The Man in the High Castle). The news comes on the heels of Channel 4 losing Black Mirror, another science fiction anthology series, to Netflix. Misfits creator Howard Overman is bringing an exorcism comedy to Netflix and Channel 4. The series, titled Crazy Face stars Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (The Inbetweeners 2). If at first Locke and Key doesn’t get picked up, try, try, try again. Joe Hill, Author of the Locke and Key comic book series, is writing a pilot episode for a new adaptation of his story. A pilot was made for the series in 2011, but Fox passed on the project. The 2011 pilot was made by Josh Friedman (Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles), with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Fringe).
Now on to the Upfronts. Cancellations included Marvel’s Agent Carter, Galavant, and The Grinder. New pick-ups included many time travel projects, and film adaptations, such as Lethal Weapon, and Frequency.
This week’s question: Which Upfront cancellations stung the most? Which pick-ups are you most excited for?
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