DC TV Shows Not Doing So Well on Fox, Two New Concepts Announced
It’s the time of year when TV networks present their show schedules for the coming year to advertisers (called the “upfronts”), so there’s been lots of news regarding what’s coming back and what’s been cancelled. While iZombie got renewed at the last minute (for what will be its final season), and all of the CW’s DC shows are safe (given their sister company status, not terribly surprising), the DC shows on Fox aren’t doing quite as well.
Lucifer, which I quite enjoy, won’t get a fourth season, although star Tom Ellis is plugging a #SaveLucifer campaign. And apparently there are two unaired episodes, although the season 3 finale aired earlier this week.
I guess we’re going to find out with Pennyworth, a 10-episode 2019 series for Epix set in 60s London where the man who becomes Batman’s butler “forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father”. It’s from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller and executive producer/director Danny Cannon, the guys behind Gotham. As long as the well keeps drawing, you can keep going to it.
Also announced is another show for the DC streaming service DC Universe. Doom Patrol, a spin-off of the Titans streaming series, will start in 2019 with 13 episodes.
On the cable channels, Preacher will get a third season. (I often forget about this because I don’t watch it. I love the cast but can’t take the violence.) And I’m curious to see if Krypton gets another season on Syfy, since I have never heard anyone say anything about it.