In this edition of TV Bits:
- Robert Rodriguez is bringing two new projects to Tubi (not to be confused with Quibi).
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna developing pop star comedy at Hulu.
- Netflix signs deal with animation studio Titmouse (don’t laugh).
- Saved by the Bell reboot rounds out its cast.
- The Equalizer reboot with Queen Latifah gets pilot order at CBS.
- Watch a featurette from Better Call Saul season 5.
- HBO Max orders new comedy pilot produced by Good Place creator Mike Schur.
- Matthew McConaughey reuniting with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for FX series Redeemer.
- Toni Collette will lead Netflix series Pieces of Her.
- Say goodbye to Ray Donovan.
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If you’re still disappointed that the Deadpool animated series previously ordered by FX isn’t happening anymore, and the hilarious script pages mocking the cancellation written by would-be showrunner Donald Glover only made you lament the show’s cancellation even more, we have a treat that might make you feel a little better.
One of the animation studios who vied for the chance at being behind the Deadpool animated series was Titmouse. They’ve done work on the Netflix adult animated comedy Big Mouth, the underrated live-action animated hybrid Son of Zorn, and Marvel’s Black Panther series for BET. Now that the Deadpool animated series has been scrapped, Titmouse has posted the test footage they created as part of their pitch, and it makes us wish they got the job. Read More »
Tonight, for one night only, Nerdland is playing in theaters across the United States courtesy of Fathom Events. The wacky, wild, and bizarrely sweet animated film tells the story of two 30-year-old friends, John (Paul Rudd) and Elliot (Patton Oswalt), on the hunt for infamy. Sick of waiting around for fame to drop on their laps, the actor who doesn’t act and the screenwriter who barely writes decide to do whatever necessary to grab headlines.
Director Chris Prynoski‘s (Metalocapylpse) buddy picture sprang from the mind of screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker many years ago. Walker, best known for Se7en, spent plenty of time and money trying to make Nerdland. It was originally planned as a live-action film that David Fincher was going to direct, but after years of hearing “no,” Walker’s story finally got told as an R-rated animated feature, thanks to the fine people at Titmouse Inc., the animation production company behind The Venture Bros., Superjail!, and Metalocalypse.
Walker recently spoke with us about his love letter to Los Angeles, the Jonah Hill draft of Nerdland, working with David Fincher, and far more. Below, read our Andrew Kevin Walker interview.
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