TV News: Legends, Comic, Unbelievable, Sharp

Legends of Tomorrow
The CW has released a new synopsis for the fourth season of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” which explains why Matt Ryan’s John Constantine has joined the crew as a regular. The new season will debut on October 22nd, here’s the synopsis:

“When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with ‘Fugitives’ – magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends. Having been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine, these Fugitives are now returning to our world in droves and making a real mess of things.” [Source: CBM]

Comic Book Men
AMC has cancelled its reality series Comic Book Men after 96 episodes across seven seasons. Filmmaker and series creator Kevin Smith announced the news on Sunday night on his social media channels.

Set in Smith’s comic book shop Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, the series followed Smith, and co-hosts Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnson, Mike Zapcic, and Ming Chen as they navigated the trials and tribulations of running the New Jersey-based store. [Source: Twitter]

Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever have all been cast in Netflix’s eight-episode limited series “Unbelievable” which hails from “Erin Brockovich” writer Susannah Grant, former anchor Katie Couric, CBS TV Studios, “Elementary” producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, and filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko.

The story follows a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth. Cholodenko is set to direct and executive produce the first three episodes of the series in which Collette and Wever will play the detectives. Grant will serve as showrunner. [Source: Deadline]

Sharp Objects
The upcoming limited series adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s novel “Sharp Objects” for HBO could well get a second season. Though the series covers the entirety of Flynn’s book, the author tells THR that a follow-up season isn’t out of the question: “My characters always go on in my imagination. They have full working lives in there, and I keep in touch with all of them…I would never say no [to another season]. I know exactly what happens to them.” “Sharp Objects” premieres on HBO on July 8th. [Source: THR]