TV News: Walking, Fist, NBC, Beast, Top, Dark

The Walking Dead
AMC has revealed that the mid-season finale of the current eighth season of “The Walking Dead” is set to clock in at 88 minutes. The episode will air on December 10th.

The eighth season premiere saw two flash forward storylines – one near present day and one years in the future. The show hasn’t come back to those glimpses…yet. [Source: Cleveland.com

Iron Fist
Spoiler TV has updated production schedules for various shows and indicated that the second season of Marvel and Netflix’s “Iron Fist” will begin shooting on December 6th. Finn Jones began training for the new season back in September. [Source: Spoiler TV]

NBC
NBC has announced its January mid-season premiere dates with the second season of “Taken” to premiere on January 12th. Additionally the network’s regular shows like “This Is Us,” “The Blacklist,” “The Good Place,” “The Brave” and the various “Chicago” shows are all returning the first week of January aside from the third season of “Blindspot” which also returns January 12th. [Source: NBC]

Beast Mode
TNT is developing “Beast Mode,” a TV series inspired by the life of boxer and trainer Ann Wolfe. Wolfe compiled a professional record of 24-1 with 16 of those wins coming by way of knockout and has held championships in multiple boxing organizations in multiple weight classes.

The series will follow a feisty, damaged woman with a kill or be killed mentality. While this quality makes her an excellent trainer, it tends to cause problems in the rest of her life. David Schneiderman wrote the script for the project and will serve as executive producer. [Source: Variety]

Top Boy
The Ronan Bennett-created British drama series “Top Boy,” which ended in 2013 after two seasons, is getting a new third season on Netflix. The story chronicles two drug dealers at an East London housing estate with the new season to debut in 2019 as a Netflix original.

The new episodes will pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane Robinson), his spiritual brother, partner, and sometime rival who is fresh out of prison. [Source: Deadline

Dark
Netflix has premiered the official trailer for their first German original series, the ten-episode supernatural drama “Dark” which hits the streaming service December 1st.

Set in the present day in a small town, the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. The mystery ties back to the same town in 1986, opening abysses that turn the concept of time on its head.