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Andrew Tejada

American Gods Won’t Continue for Another Full Season

Fans may be saying a long farewell to Shadow Moon, Mr. Wednesday, and the rest sooner than they anticipated. According to Deadline, American Gods will not be returning for a fourth season. Although those who watched all way to the end may be unsatisfied with the dramatic event the series ended on, viewership was actually one of the show’s many issues.

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Supergirl Will Save the World From a Superpowered Lex in Her Final Season

After fighting against legions of evil aliens, twisted humans, and a rocky first season on CBS, it looks like Supergirl’s final opponent will be Lex Luthor. The two will clash for the last time before the show flies off into the sunset. Though the new trailer for the final season indicates that Supergirl will have to put a lot on the line if she wants to claim one more victory.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Broadway Stars Join the CW’s Powerpuff Girls

The CW’s Powerpuff Girls pilot has found three actresses to play the heroines made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. According to Variety, Chloe Bennet will play Blossom, Dove Cameron will play Bubbles and Yana Perrault will assume the role of Buttercup. Two of these lead actresses have plenty of experience starring in superhero shows already.

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The Avatar: The Last Airbender Co-Creators Will Return to Animate Their Franchise

Long ago (around seven years ago), Avatar: The Last Airbender fans thought the animated adventures of this elemental universe had come to an end with the Legend of Korra finale. But everything changed when Nickelodeon announced Avatar Studios, helmed by series co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante Dimartino, with more animated tales in the Avatarverse on the way. Although the journey here wasn’t an easy one, fans hope this decision will bring balance to their beloved world.

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The Last of Us TV Series Casts Stars From The Mandalorian and Game of Thrones

HBO’s The Last of Us TV series has cast its leading roles. According to Deadline, The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal will play post-apocalyptic survivor Joel, the man tasked with keeping teenaged Ellie safe. Ellie will be played by Bella Ramsey, who gave an iconic performance as Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones. Between the show’s complex storyline, creative team, and these new additions this may be the best video game adaptation made for TV since The Witcher.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Old Presents a Different Kind of Body Horror

What happens when you combine body horror with the existential fear of growing up? You’ll get something like M Night Shyamalan’s Old. A recently-released trailer shows that the famous horror director is following the story of the movie’s graphic novel source material pretty closely… but we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s an extra twist along the way.

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Ryan Coogler Developing Series Set in Wakanda for Disney+

You won’t need to pack your bags or vibranium jacket to visit Wakanda soon. According to Deadline, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has made a 5-year television deal with Disney.  His first scheduled project will be a drama set in Wakanda that will be featured on Disney+. Given the number of characters that we have been introduced to so far, there are few places where the show could go.

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Snowpiercer Is Getting an Express Ticket to a Third Season

The mighty train will keep on rolling next year. TNT has confirmed that it has ordered a third season for its hit sci-fi show Snowpiercer.  Since the series is being renewed for another go around the icy tracks before season two has premiered, it sounds like the showrunners have more stories to tell even after we see the fallout from season one’s wild twist ending. (Spoilers below the cut.)

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Pixar’s Soul Aims to Spark an Appreciation for Life

The opening of Pixar’s Soul serves as a great metaphor for the movie as a whole.

In the first scene, we’re introduced to a black musician named Joe Gardener, voiced by Jamie Foxx. As he teaches a class of young students, we discover he has a deep passion for jazz. Joe beautifully demonstrates his talents in a scene packed with stunning visuals and excellent sound design. His students, on the other hand, are less sure of themselves and sometimes play off-key. Although they want to handle their instruments better, they don’t quite have the hang of it yet. Ultimately the scene represents what Soul is—a movie that has plenty of passion and beauty, but misses a few notes along the way.

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