Just because it's the weekend, doesn't mean we're not keeping up with the latest developments in the world of genre. We do it all for you, folks, so let's get this show on the road, as they say. Who is "they"? No clue! Onward and upward!
First on the docket is the news that Netflix renewed Big Mouth for a third season. Sort of a no-brainer since the adult animated comedy from the mind of Nick Kroll packs some serious talent: John Mulaney, Jordan Peele, Maya Rudolph, Richard Kind, Jason Mantzoukas, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, and more.
The renewal was confirmed by the show's official Twitter account, which wrote "Puberty gets even messier. #BigMouth Season 3 is coming to @netflix in 2019."
Season 2 of the series debuted on Netflix back in early October to more stellar reviews from both fans and critics. Bringing back the lewd and hilarious adolescent adventures for a third outing was, like puberty itself, inevitable.
The show, an espionage thriller at the height of the spy-fi craze, ran from 1962 to 1969 on ITV and starred a pre-James Bond Roger Moore as Simon Templar, a sort of vigilante who travels the world and aids those that are unable to turn to the "system" for help.
Templar's character was created in the late 1920s by Leslie Charteris, a novelist, who wrote numerous books on The Saint's various exploits. Over the years, The Saint has been adapted for radio, the stage, TV, and film. In 1997, Val Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue starred in a modern (at the time) cinematic iteration from director Phillip Noyce (The Giver). More recently, a made-for-TV movie featured Tyrant's Adam Rayner as Templar, as well as Moore before the latter's death in May of 2017.
Season 3 of the show dropped on Netflix Friday, Oct. 19 and filled in fans on what happened to Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) after the events of last summer's Defenders miniseries. The new batch of episodes also saw Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) sprung from prison and the introduction of Benjamin Poindexter (Wilson Bethel), aka the classic villain, Bullseye.
If a fourth season of Daredevil is greenlit, it will dispel rumors that Disney is attempting to derail any future Marvel content on Netflix in order to move everything over to its own upcoming streaming service, Disney+. Over the last month, both Luke Cage and Iron Fist were canceled after two seasons respectively, despite positive reviews for both.
Nevertheless, D'Onofrio was quick to respond to fears that Daredevil would receive the axe, providing a simple "No" to a tweet about all of the shows being canceled.
Right now, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Punisher are the only Marvel shows still remaining on Netflix. Season 3 of Jessica Jones is currently in production, while Punisher's second season is expected to arrive in 2019.