The one factor these ghosts would possibly get busted for is rocking too laborious: Netflix’s upcoming Julie and the Phantoms is all a few boy band from the nice past and it’s simply dropped its first trailer.
The collection, from showrunners Dan Cross and Dave Hoge alongside govt producer Kenny Ortega (Excessive Faculty Musical), appears to present the highschool coming-of-age drama a little bit of a supernatural oomph. And one of many lifeless musicians is performed by Jeremy Shada, voice of Finn from Journey Time, so what’s to not like? Tunes, tragic backstories, and unattainable romances await within the first footage.
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The lead, performed by Madison Reyes, is coping with a demise within the household and the boys, performed by Charlie Gillespie, Shada, and Owen Patrick Joyner, are right here to assist. Consider it like Ghost for the YA crowd…however with even extra pop music.
Julie and the Phantoms — which additionally stars Booboo Stewart, Cheyenne Jackson, Carlos Ponce, Sonny Bustamante, Jadah Marie, Sacha Carlson, and Savannah Lee Might — has its 9 episodes hit Netflix on Sept. 10.
Subsequent, one of many subsequent style exhibits coming to NBCUniversal streamer Peacock shall be based mostly on a sci-fi quick by an ex-Pixar artist.
In accordance with Selection, Peacock has snapped up Skywatch from Colin Levy (Inside Out, Monsters College) to adapt right into a present. Mainly, they’re making a collection based mostly across the quick beneath:
Form of a drone dystopia, huh? Lotta Wall-E vibes, however with a way more critical conspiracy drama at its core. No phrase on whether or not the unique solid (together with Jude Legislation) will present up within the new collection. Levy will direct and write alongside Mike Sundy, who was additionally co-writer on a characteristic script adaptation. The latter venture will function extra fleshed-out supply materials for the present.
No timeline has but been set.
Lastly, Amazon is scrapping plans to adapt Iain M. Banks’ Tradition collection — that of aliens, AIs, and boundless potentialities — which might have began with the sci-fi e-book Contemplate Phlebas.
The Verge studies that Dennis Kelly, who was main the variation for Amazon, stated that work has stopped on the venture. “We’d talked about it for two or three years and it went a certain way along,” he stated. “I’d written probably 20-30 pages of the bible, but once I got a sense that it wasn’t going to happen, I had to stop writing because you become emotionally attached to the work.”
“In the end, I just think the estate didn’t want to go through with it. It wasn’t the material,” Kelly defined, “it was just because I think they weren’t ready to do it, for whatever reason. I’m a little mystified myself, to be honest.” His instincts appear to be on the cash, contemplating that the Banks property (the writer died of most cancers in 2013) stated that no, the “timing wasn’t quite right.” However that’s mainly all of the reasoning it provides.
No phrase on whether or not this implies Amazon will switch the rights elsewhere, maintain onto them till the timing is proper, or in any other case sit on the venture. All followers know is that the 10-book collection will stay off-screen for now.