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Development: Ridley Scott set to direct Travis Fimmel in Raised By Wolves; CBS orders Evil pilot; Captain Marvel pre-sales soar

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Jan 9, 2019, 10:30 PM EST

January is the perfect month to get excited about new shows and movies, and what better way to do that than catch up with our latest development roundup? We have news on Sir Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated TV directorial debut, a new supernatural pilot from CBS, and reports on how well Captain Marvel is already doing in advance ticket sales.

Firstly, Deadline reports that Scott’s sci-fi drama Raised by Wolves, from his production company Scott Free Productions, is taking shape nicely after adding former Vikings star Travis Fimmel (shown above) to its cast.

TNT has given a straight-to-series order for the show, which tells the tale of androids bringing up human children in galactic colonies, a premise that will no doubt be in safe hands with the Blade Runner (1982) director.

According to the report, Fimmel will be playing a character named Marcus, although there are no further details at this stage. The actor has a number of other upcoming projects going on at the moment, including playing Wyatt Earp in an as-yet-untitled anthology series. He recently played Anduin Lothar in Warcraft: The Beginning (2016).

Next up, CBS is getting pilot season started with a religion-themed supernatural drama titled Evil, according to Deadline. Creators of The Good Wife Robert and Michelle King are writing and executive-producing the show, which, per the report, focuses on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles and demonic possessions.

The duo’s company King Size Productions has an overall deal with CBS, and they are also said to be developing Girls With Guns along with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions.

Evil is expected to hit TV screens sometime later this year.

And finally, Marvel’s first female-led movie, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, is looking like a serious threat to the summer blockbuster season.

According to Fandango (via The Hollywood Reporter), in terms of pre-ticket sales the movie is already in the top three of MCU movies within the first 24 hours of being on sale.

A new trailer for the movie was shown during the college football national championship game on ESPN earlier this week, just as tickets went on sale — which no doubt helped boost the excitement and anticipation for the movie. Have you bought yours yet?