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Development: Animated Constantine possessing The CW; Cops and Robots hires director; Alex Hirsch heads to Netflix

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Aug 27, 2018

In today's development news, Buddy robot/cop film Robots and Cops tracks down a director, Constantine heads back to The CW, and Gravity Falls' Alex Hirsch finds a home at Netflix.

Robots can be funny too (have you met, L3-37?), and now Cops and Robots is ready to provide yet another example. The android comedy has found a director in Eric Brevig, according to Deadline.

Penned by Matteson Perry, the title pretty much says it all. Cops and Robots follows Ian Williams, a cop partnered up with the first android police officer, James Johnson. The pair must work together to prove their worth and avoid getting upgraded and replaced by newer models.

Brevig won an Oscar for VFX Special Achievement for his work on Total Recall. He's also worked in the VFX department on giant genre blockbusters like Men in Black, The Maze Runner, and The Day After Tomorrow. But this won't be his first time in the director's chair, having helmed 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Before Constantine jumps on the Waverider with DC's Legends of Tomorrow, he'll make an appearance in animated form on The CW. The CW Seed animated series Constantine: The Legend Continues will air on the broadcast network Oct. 15 following the season premiere of Arrow at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Directly after the special, which will be hosted by Constantine himself, Matt Ryan, stick around for a special sneak peek at the upcoming season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow with producers and cast. DC's Legends of Tomorrow will premiere the week after on Monday, Oct. 22, at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Finally, Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch may soon have more magical projects in the works. Netflix has signed a multi-year overall deal with Hirsch to develop new series and features for the streaming giant.

Gravity Falls aired for two seasons on Disney XD, receiving critical acclaim and winning Annie and BAFTA awards. The unique series followed the Pines siblings as they encountered magical and mythical creatures while visiting their uncle during the summer. 

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