Return of Wolverine Hero

Development roundup: Wolverine podcast regenerates; A Discovery of Witches finds two more seasons; Green Knight rides again

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Nov 5, 2018

In our latest development roundup, that mega-popular scripted Wolverine podcast regenerates for a second season, A Discovery of Witches finds a second and third season, and David Lowery joins forces with A24 to take on Green Knight.

First up, the Wolverine-centric podcast Wolverine: The Long Night is coming back for another 10-episode run. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second installment will be called Wolverine: The Lost TrailRichard Armitage will reprise his voicework as Wolverine, as the new run will follow him to New Orleans. There he'll cross paths with Gambit, who'll be voiced by Bill Heck.

The podcast's creative team, including novelist Benjamin Percy, director Brendan Baker, and sound designer Chloe Prasinos, will also be reprising their roles. Wolverine: The Lost Trail will debut on Stitcher sometime in late 2019.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Next up, A Discovery of Witches was just given two more seasons, per a report from Deadline

The supernatural drama, based on the books by Deborah Harkness, will have its series premiere on Sundance Now and Shudder this January. Even though that's still several weeks away, the show has already been acquired for Seasons 2 and 3 by AMC, which owns both streaming platforms.

In the series, vampires, witches, and demons all hide in plain sight among humans, going about their daily lives. When Diana (Teresa Palmer) realizes she's a descendant of Salem witches and happens to unlock an enchanted manuscript, she realizes she has to embrace the magic within her. She also sparks up a relationship with a 1,500-year-old vampire (Matthew Goode), as one does.

(via Deadline)

Finally, after directing Robert Redford in the good-natured crime story The Old Man and the Gun, Deadline has word that filmmaker David Lowery is re-teaming with A24 studios to adapt Green Knight.

The story is based on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the oldest and most celebrated in English literature. The story follows the titular Sir Gawain, a member of King Arthur's Round Table, who beheads the green knight and has to wait a year (and a day) for his reward to test his loyalty to the king.

This fantasy epic will be the third big-screen retellling, following 1973's Gawain and the Green Knight and 1984’s Sword of the Valiant, as well as the first not written or directed by Stephen Weeks. Lowery, who worked with A24 on last year's A Ghost Story and previously helmed Pete's Dragon, will direct the new adaptation.

(via Deadline)

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