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Development: Netflix gives us Infinity War for Christmas; Steven Universe returns; CBS orders supernatural legal drama

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Nov 19, 2018

Netflix will give us the gift that keeps on giving... infinitely; the Cartoon Network announces when Steven Universe will return; and CBS is serving up a legal drama with a supernatural twist, all in our latest development roundup.

First up, Netflix announced today that Avengers: Infinity War will premiere on its streaming platform on Christmas Day. The MCU mega-crossover was a blockbuster smash when it hit theaters at the beginning of the summer, and if you haven't picked it up on home video, now you can stream it as many times as you like in preparation for the still-untitled follow-up due in theaters this May. 

Netflix made the announcement via Twitter with a simple "Oh, snap."

This nears the end of Marvel's deal with Netflix, which won't have the rights to stream any new releases from 2019 on, as Disney will be saving those for its own platform, Disney+.

(via Variety/Twitter)


Next up, the Cartoon Network also took to Twitter to spill the beans on when we can expect the next batch of Steven Universe episodes. After a four-month hiatus, the animated series will return on Dec. 17. 

Titled Steven Universe: Diamond Days, the first episode, "Legs From Here to Homeworld" was screened at this year's San Diego Comic-Con back in July. The next day, it was available to stream from the Cartoon Network's website. That episode, however, ended on a cliffhanger, which has left devotes in the dark about what happens when Steven confronts the mysterious White Diamond for the first time. 

The five new episodes will stream weekly, culminating in a finale episode on Jan. 21 next year. Five new songs will be released concurrently alongside the new episodes. If that weren't enough, there's also the Steven Universe movie to look forward to

(via Polygon/Twitter)  


Finally, Deadline reports that CBS has ordered a legal drama, which in itself is nothing new, but this one will have a supernatural element. Titled Bodhi, the series will follow a bigshot lawyer who inherits his father's law firm. The twist: all his father's clients are ghosts, whom he is able to see and hear. 

In order for them to rest in peace, he has to team with his private investigator brother in order to help close their cases. 

J.J. Abrams mainstay Greg Grunberg will play the brother, as well as write and executive produce the series with producer Jonathan Shapiro, who has a lengthy history with legal procedurals. 

(via Deadline)


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