Sci-fi development roundup: Spacebound and Black Adam moving forward

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Nov 1, 2017

Fox is developing a new alien sitcom, currently titled Spacebound. The logline: "An alien goes on an intergalactic coffee run and finds herself stranded on 'the worst planet in the universe:' Earth. A group of eccentric friends takes her in and she discovers she might actually be the most functional person in the world."

The series comes from writer/actress Emerald Fennell, who most recently appeared in The Danish Girl. She has also appeared in Pan, Anna Karenina, and Call the Midwife. As a writer, she worked on the British sitcom Drifters. Fennell will write Spacebound as well as executive-produce on the series. Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (Uncle Buck, Scrubs, MADtv) will serve as showrunners.

Meanwhile, Adam Sztykiel is in discussion to write Black Adam for DC Entertainment. Set to star Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam is based on the comic book character first seen in 1945 and revived in the 20th century. In his modern iteration, Black Adam comes from a line of ancient Egyptian pharaohs and has been both a supervillain and an antihero.

Originally, Black Adam was going to be part of the Shazam movie, but it recently split into its own film. Sztykiel's previous projects have included Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and he's the creator of the TV series Undateable.

(Via: VarietyThe Tracking Board)