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Development Roundup: Fox sets Gotham Season 5 premiere date; Strange Angel returns; Darkhorse goes global

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Oct 29, 2018

Fox sets up its mid-season premiere dates, Strange Angel returns to CBS All Access, and Dark Horse Comics takes the world stage — all on deck in our latest development roundup.

First up, Fox has been putting its midseason schedule together, and the network's old Thursday night lineup is back. Starting Jan. 3, the fifth and final season of Gotham will premiere, followed by an all-new season of The Orville. Seth MacFarlane's outer-space comedy will also get a special Season 2 premiere on Dec. 30 following an NFL doubleheader. Also returning for a second season is the Neil deGrasse Tyson-hosted Cosmos, beginning March 3.

(via Deadline)


Strange Angel poster

Source: CBS All Access

Next up, CBS All Access has renewed Strange Angel for a second season, according to The Wrap. The series is produced by Ridley Scott, and tells the real-life story of rocket engineer and Thelemite occultist Jack Parsons, played by Jack Reynor. The series bridges the worlds of science and science fiction, with Parsons finding success in both his work and cult life.

The cult's infamous leader, Aleister Crowley, will be making an appearance as he forms a personal relationship with Parsons. At this point, no release date has been set.

(via The Wrap)


Finally, The Hollywood Reporter has word that Dark Horse Comics has partnered with Vanguard Visionary Associates. The Honk Kong-based company focuses on entertainment, which will give Dark Horse more opportunities to develop more ambitious projects in film and television. This includes properties the company already owns, but will also allow them to acquire the rights to outside material to adapt. 

It's also an opportunity for the publisher to reach new, global markets for its comic book library, focusing on China specifically. Dark Horse founder and CEO Mike Richardson said the deal "will offer resources that will take our company to the next level." 

(via The Hollywood Reporter


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