Welcome to the TV and movie edition of our weekly round-ups. In this FinalBoss feature, we’ll bring you bitesize chunks of the latest news from the movie and TV worlds. This week we have news from the worlds of The Witcher and The Walking Dead, lots of movie release dates, including the regular Tenet update, and a first look at Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
The Witcher Prequel
Netflix’s The Witcher is expanding its universe with a prequel series titled Blood Origin. The six-part limited series will be set 1200 years before the main show and tell the story of the first witcher. The series will be set in an elven world and show the ‘conjunction of the spheres’, the event that led to the worlds of elves, monsters and men becoming one.
The Walking Dead Universe
Lots of news from The Walking Dead coming out of last weekends Comic-Con@Home. The long-delayed season 10 finale, A Certain Doom, will air on October 4. But it’s not really the finale anymore, because season 10 is gaining six extra episodes to be shown in early 2021. Season 11, which will welcome back Lauren Cohan as Maggie, will be delayed until the second half of 2021.
Following A Certain Doom is the premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the third show in the franchise. It is a limited series of two 10 episode seasons. Set in Nebraska, 10 years after the apocalypse, it will focus on two young female characters. It will air on AMC in the US and Amazon Prime in the UK.
The other show in the universe, Fear The Walking Dead, will be back for season 6 on October 11.
His Dark Materials
Terence Stamp is joining the cast for series 2, with the first trailer being shown at Comic-Con@Home.
Movie Release Calendar Shuffle
Tenet has a release date again! It is currently due in 70 countries, including the UK, on August 26. It will then open in select US cities on September 3, though those cities have yet to be named.
Disney has pulled Mulan from its release schedule as they assess the ongoing pandemic and its impact on cinema openings. However, they still have a strong-looking second half of the year with –
Aug 28 – The New Mutants
Sep 18 – The King’s Man
Oct 23 – Death On The Nile
Nov 6 – Black Widow
Nov 20 – Soul
Dec 11 – Free Guy
Dec 18 – West Side Story
There are no specifics but a new Star Wars trilogy was due in December 2022, they’ve been shifted back a year with Star Wars movies due in December 2023, 2025 and 2027.
Christmas is the time for sc-fi, with a big run of Avatar sequels due, part 2 has been delayed from 2021 until 2022 with instalments 3, 4 and 5 following in 2024, 2026 and 2028.
Over at Paramount, two big movies have given up on 2020. A Quiet Place II is set for April 2021, a year later than originally planned. Top Gun: Maverick has gone from Christmas blockbuster to summer blockbuster, now scheduled for July 2 2021.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is confirmed for April 8 2022.
UK Box Office
Cinemas continue to open slowly around the UK. Onward retains top spot with Trolls moving up to second spot. New movie Dreambuilders enters at number 3 and rounding out the top 5, the extended edition of Fellowship Of The Ring, aka the greatest film of all time. Go see it if you can!
- Trolls World Tour
- Dirty Dancing
- The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring
The lack of new releases means cinemas continue to fill their schedules with classics. If you missed an all-time favourite first time around, this might be your chance!
Coming to Netflix in September, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, an animated series focusing on a bunch of kids at dinosaur camp on Isla Nublar at the same time as events in Jurassic World are happening.