The Spine of Night
Raved about SXSW premiering hand-rotoscoped animated feature “The Spine of Night” has seen its North American rights acquired by RLJE Films and corporate sibling Shudder.
The animated fantasy horror film will now hit theaters in late 2021 and in 2022 on Shudder which also has UK, Australia and New Zealand rights. Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel and Joe Manganiello lend their voices to the ultra-violent fantasy. [Source: Deadline]
Jordan Fisher (“Hamilton,” “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” “Teen Wolf”) has scored a recurring guest star role as Bart Allen (aka. Impulse) in The CW’s “The Flash”.
Bart is the future son of Barry aka the Flash (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) and is said to be “the fastest teenager on the planet.” Fisher will appear towards the season’s end. [Source: Variety]
CBS has handed out a whopping three season renewal order for its sitcom “Young Sheldon,” keeping the “Big Bang Theory” prequel series on the air until at least 2024.
The series debuted in 2017 and is currently in its fourth season. The order guarantees it will continue through until at least a seventh season. The series averages 9.6 million viewers per episode. [Source: TV Line]
Former “Lost” and “Sense8” star Naveen Andrews will join Amanda Seyfried in Hulu’s Elizabeth Holmes-focused limited series “The Dropout”.
The series traces how Theranos founder Holmes raised hundreds of millions to fund a biotech startup touting a blood-testing machine that didn’t really work. Andrews will play Sunny Balwani, Holmes’ business partner and secret boyfriend throughout. [Source: The Live Feed]