TV News: Ghost, Orphan, Fertile, Jodie, Legion

Tv News Ghost Orphan Fertile Jodie Legion

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
As part of the Annecy International Animation Festival, Netflix held an anime panel which included a first look at character artwork from “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045,” the upcoming new series reboot from “Ultraman” directors Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama. The project marks the first time the IP will be fully-animated in 3D computer animation and the first time the franchise will have two directors shaping its execution. [Source: Netflix]

Orphan Black: The Next Chapter
Serial Box, in collaboration with Temple Street, have announced “Orphan Black: The Next Chapter” – a ten-part audiobook series that will pick up events several years after the series closed out its five season run. Actress Tatiana Maslany will reprise her roles from the show for this. Malka Older (“Infomocracy”) will showrun the audio series, with Mishell Baker, Lindsay Smith, Madeline Ashby, E.C. Myers, and Heli Kennedy. [Source: io9]

Fertile Crescent
Hulu has handed out an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for Syrian civil war drama “Fertile Crescent” starring James Purefoy. The story explores the conflict through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search for his estranged, presumed-dead sister. Felix Moati, Melanie Thierry, Souheila Yacoub, Joe Ben Ayed, James Floyd and Dean Ridge also star. [Source: The Live Feed]

Tracee Ellis Ross is set to play a prominent role, both as a star and executive producer, of MTV’s upcoming adult animated series “Jodie,” a reimagining of the classic animated show “Daria”. The series is dubbed a satire of the post college workplace and personal adventures of Gen Z.

The new series will center around Daria’s good friend Jodie Landon (Ellis Ross), an African American character from the original series. Viewers will follow her as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech. The series hails from creator and head writer Grace Nkenge Edwards. [Source: Variety]

FX has released a new featurette offering a look at the third season of their X-Men drama series “Legion”. The final season of the show sees David Haller (Dan Stevens) finding things becoming even more complicated with the arrival of the time-travelling mutant Switch. The series is scheduled to return on June 24th.