AERIAL AS­SAULT

SCI-FI TV ROUND UP

SFX - - Red Alert -

First, some good news: Dis­ney is de­vel­op­ing a new Star Wars live­ac­tion series to de­but in 2019. The bad: it’ll air ex­clu­sively on Dis­ney’s own stream­ing ser­vice, mean­ing you’ll have to take out yet an­other sub­scrip­tion.

And be­cause it’s the month for bring­ing mas­sive fran­chises to TV stream­ing ser­vices, Amazon has green­lit a mega-bud­get series set in Mid­dle-earth. It’ll be set be­fore the events of The Lord Of The Rings – so that means ei­ther pre-Hob­bit, or be­tween The Hob­bit and LOTR. Could this be Sil­mar­il­lion: The Series?

Get Out di­rec­tor Jor­dan Peele is work­ing on a Twi­light Zone re­boot for CBS All Ac­cess, the home of Star Trek: Dis­cov­ery.

Red Dwarf cre­ator Doug Naylor says chances of series XIII are “high to cer­tain”, with Craig Charles adding, “We’d like to do as many as we pos­si­bly could.” A stage show is also on the cards.

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