The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for December 14, 2017
Netflix is reviving yet another beloved TV show from the past. The 1980s cartoon She-Ra is expected to arrive in 2018. It’s described as a “modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans.” Netflix says that “fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor made for today.”
Netflix is also working with DreamWorks on the upcoming animated shows, Trolls: The Beat Goes On! and The Boss Baby: Back in Business. Both shows are set for a 2018 debut.
Fox is considering a revival of the animated show, King of the Hill.
A series based on Hannibal Lecter (again) is also in the works, but it’s in early stages of development. NBC is in early talks to bring back Frasier as well as The Munsters.
The Library of Congress has released its annual list of 25 movies it is adding to its National Film Registry (NFR). Among the additions are Die Hard, Goonies, Memento and Titanic, for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance” to American heritage. The films named to the registry include blockbuster, documentaries, shorts and indies. The 2017 selections bring the grand total number of films in the registry to 725.
USA Network has renewed Mr. Robot for Season 4. The series stars Rami Malek as a cyber-security engineer and Christian Slater as a mysterious leader of an underground hacker society. Slater recently received his third consecutive Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series. (He won the award in 2016; he also won an Emmy for his role in Mr. Robot that year).
And lastly, below is a real trailer for a real movie coming out. Live action Woody Woodpecker movie. I started watching it and thought it was a spoof. Nope. It’s a thing. Lose 90 seconds of your life, give it a view: